In Photos: The Blinders at 2Q Festival 2017

Extended photos from their set on Saturday at Derby's metropolitan festival

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The Blinders lit up the afternoon at 2Q Festival 2017, bringing their new punk sounds and raucous presence to The Silk Mill Museum stage.

The unconventional venue was too large and oversized for many of the bands that played it, but for The Blinders it was packed.

Striking the same cross-generational chord that has seen Cabbage become such a counterculture hit this year, the audience was a mixture of young and older fans.

The Blinders on stage at 2Q Festival on 1 April 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood
The Blinders on stage at 2Q Festival on 1 April 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood

Tom Haywood, Charlie McGough and Matt Neale only had time to play a short set, before heading off to a more dedicated gig in Sheffield in the evening.

The Blinders are currently in the process of hyping a “pseudo-documentary” of their recent tour with promoters This Feeling, and their latest track Ramona Flowers.

Tom Haywood of The Blinders at the barrier at 2Q Festival on 1 April 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood
Tom Haywood of The Blinders at the barrier at 2Q Festival on 1 April 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood

And while it was a relatively austere and well-behaved audience compared to their own gigs, it’s obvious that the Blinders hype is spreading from their north-west base.

The Blinders now have a busy and complicated schedule of headline shows and support slots throughout the year to come.

That includes dates supporting The View in May, and spot supports with Cabbage, Idles and The Shimmer Band.

Tom Haywood and Charlie McGough of The Blinders on stage at 2Q Festival 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood

The Blinders aren’t yet festival staples, but are confirmed for Camden Rocks Festival, Kendal Calling and Hope and Glory among others to date.

They’re also at The Great Escape, on 20 May, playing the Jack Daniels stage at midnight.

Check out photos of The Blinders by Katy Blackwood in our gallery below:

Katy Blackwood
Katy Blackwood is the Editor of FEISTY. She's been a self-confessed music geek, stan and encyclopedia since her childhood, loving both new and older sounds alike. Katy started out as a contributor to various magazines before founding FEISTY as an independent, female-led platform for new music.

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