NEWS & VIEWS

PLOUGH & HARROW, WHITNASH, LEAMINGTON SPA - BEER FESTIVAL 2015

Article text
THE RUSHMORE AT THE PLOUGH BEER FESTIVAL
After being impressed by last year’s festival I was pleased that I managed to get along again this year for a few hours on the Saturday.
Excellent choice of ales and ciders and the package deal of 4 pints, a festival glass and tee-shirt was a bargain at £15 and another bonus for me one of the ales on offer was one of my all-time favourites Cornish Knocker.
This year the pub as with last year put on a fantastic selection of entertainment and the three artists I managed to see were crackers.
First up not long after I arrived was a delightful country set by Paris Georgia including covers by the likes of Taylor Swift and her own material which was followed by a duo I last saw at the Warwick Food Festival (where they also impressed) Jake Melles and Harry Alexander and loved their interpretation of Abba classic Dancing Queen.
To finish my day a band I have heard a lot about and have wanted to see perform for a while now The Rushmore and I was not disappointed with their high energy brand of indie rock and quality original material and love their multi-layered full on sound.
Another successful festival and hopefully it will be back next year.

Andrew Lock