The Franks played down at the Indiependence festival in Mitchelstown again this year. They’re ever-present at this festival and while you might say that you’re seeing the same bands this year but now have to pay for it, the multi-stage festival has a lot more bands packed into the schedule which makes it well worth it. I wonder what the plans are for next year.
But getting back to the Franks, this wasn’t one of their best performances I thought. Perhaps the vibe in the tent was one of relief to be out of the rain but most weren’t the fanatical Franks fans you’d expect to see at their gigs. To say it wasn’t their best performance is a little unfair; the gig atmosphere wasn’t ideal but that wasn’t down to them. You’ll always get a mix of fans at performances in a festival scenario which I’m sure people will experience this weekend at Electric Picnic. I hope to get to the Franks gig when they hopefully play their annual Christmas gig in Cork.
See a few more photos in the full set.