Pictures: Freedom Festival Friday - Spiritualized, Abandoman and more
From flame-haired Lily La Scala singing George Formby's Fanlight Fanny, to the space-rock of Spiritualized, Friday night at the Freedom Festival proved to be surprising, eclectic and a little sexy.
It took in the hilarious Circus Ronaldo - reviewed in glowing terms by Lucy Lyon here - and the brilliant Irish hip-hop improv of Abandoman, who turns the rubbish in your pocket into quick-fire comic rap.
Taste Of Freedom - reviewed here by Lucy Leeson - showcased the best of this year's performers and got the evening off to a cracking start in the Teatro Spiegeltent, by the side of the Marina.
From there it was a short stroll to the Yellow Bus Stage, where Hillbilly Troupe hit an early evening high with their energetic blend of Irish folk, skiffle and rock'n'roll. Ska stars Liberty Skank and the indefinable Gypsy Hill kept the standard high throughout the night.
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For those who just wanted to chill and enjoy a wander, there were pop-up bars, galleries and grills in Humber Street, and markets and musicians on every corner.
Psychedelic rockers Spiritualized headlined on the Pier Stage. Frontman Jason Pierce had promised "something for everyone" before the free gig, but if truth be told, despite - or because of - the band's dreamy excellence, this was one for the shoegazers. Expect much more fun on Saturday night when Martha Reeves and her Vandellas will encourage lots of dancing in the street.
On Friday night, more fun was to be found back in the Teatro Spiegeltent, where Comic Strip, featuring stand-up, some of the country's top burlesque performers and the odd reading from Mills and Boon (complete with audience sound effects), went down a storm. Saturday's paid-for highlights include comedian Patrick Monahan and uncanny mindreader Doug Segal. On the evidence so far it will be well worth forking out a fiver or so to see at least one of them.
For full details read our guide to Freedom Festival day three.