The tour kicked off at The Ampthill Literary Festival on the 27th of April before moving on to the Rickmansworth Canal Festival on 18th May (an annual haunt). From there to Cambridge’s Strawberry Fair on the 1st June, then back up to Worcester on the 12th for their Literary Festival. From 26th to 30th we were back at Glastonbury; this year on three big stages: Poetry and Words, Mavericks Cabaret Stage and for the first time, the Sensation Seekers Stage. Moving into July, we returned to Ledbury for the first time in eight years with a fantastic night at The Barn, part of the new Ledbury Fringe. Closest to home on the 14th, we were in Watford at a very special charity festival, raising money for the Ark Children’s Home in Nairobi. Then back on the road again, we finished the month with four days at the Larmer Tree Festival, then next stop deepest Dorset on 27th for Camp Bestival. August the 1st saw us in Blackpool, for Rebellion Festival, and then over to Wales for Green Gathering on 3rd. As we write we still have three dates left on the tour: Lakefest on the 11th, Stourfest, near Blandford on the 24th and finishing up at the rather splendid Blythe Power Ashes Festival in Tewkesbury on 25th. Here are a selection of photos and reviews thus far…….
‘The mighty beatrapping duo Antipoet were at their anarchic best in a crowded shelter in the pouring rain as a set of intermittently child-friendly familiar favourites – We Play For Food, Gimp Night and the sublime Wrong Question – mixed with excellent new material, quite literally went down a storm. Larmer without punk poet Paul Eccentric and double bassist Ian Newman, who is currently starring in a TV advert for Haribo, just wouldn’t be the same. They were just as good two days later’.
Cliff Moore, Bournmouth Echo 22nd July 2019
Punk Unkle album review by Lillabullero’s David Quayle: