Follow The Sun Festival is just around the corner, and you’d be silly to miss Bel Esprit play one of their fantastic live sets! We caught up with the band to see what they had in store at the festival!
For anyone who might not know Bel Esprit, could you tell us a little about yourself?
We’re a five piece indie rock band from Southampton. It’s probably fair to say we’d consider ourselves a live act over everything else. Those are the kind of bands that really impress us. We’ve played a handful of major festivals (Isle of Wight, Y Not, Common People) and have been played on BBC 6Music and BBC Introducing.
What do you have planned for your set at Follow The Sun? Do you have any surprises in store?
We played our new single ‘Red Weather’ every date on our tour earlier this month. People have been connecting with it and it’s great to see! We’ll probably play ‘Follow the Sun’ too. When in Rome…
The Edge Of The Wedge has a 100 person capacity. Do you prefer playing small or large venues? How do the two compare?
Part of the reason we all got into music is because of those rare shows with such a good atmosphere that everyone in the room can feel some connection. You rarely get those outside of bands at small local shows. You need different songs for stadiums.
Who are you looking forward to seeing at Follow The Sun?
Wild Front and Marsicans are both huge artists in the indie music scene at the moment. We’re excited to see Tom Millichamp again after we played with him in Southampton earlier this year and Me and the Moon who we’ve played with a few times! The whole lineup is really strong.
Why should people come and see you?
The last gig we played at The Edge of the Wedge was absolutely crazy, Fahad blacked out for a few seconds and Billy was playing his keyboard on the floor at one point! The aim is to get a fair few people along again and all go crazy! We’ll be around all evening after so come say hi and watch the other bands with us!