My Dream Festival: The Faim

After a long cold winter, it’s time to start thinking about festival season! And as always, this year kicks off with Slam Dunk Festival. The event takes place on Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May, and will once again be held one day after the other in Leeds, Hatfield, and Birmingham. At the helm this year sees Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World battling it out for the headline slot with PVRIS, Say Aanything and Trash Boat being just some of the big highlights.

As we miss the summer delight of festivals so much, we’ve grabbed a whole bunch of bands playing Slam Dunk this year to talk us through what would make up their dream festival, from location to bands and food. Australian pop rockers The Faim are preparing to hit the Breakout Stage so we caught up with drummer Sean Tighe to find out what a festival would be exactly like if he was in charge.


Where would your dream festival be held?
Sean: My dream festival would be held somewhere that is surrounded by beautiful nature. I like the idea of rock n roll and nature being side by side.

What would the theme be?
Sean: The theme would be back from the dead and the line up would feature many of the great acts I never got to see live. Hey…you did say this was a dream festival right?!

Who would play?
Sean: Top of the list would be Nirvana as they have been a huge influence on me as a musician. Followed by Prince who was the master showman and I’m sure his music would fit the nature vibe of the festival perfectly. Other highlights would of course be Linkin Park and one of the true rockers Tom Petty.

Who else would be on the line-up?
Sean: We’d have to be on the line up for sure and I think we’d invite a few of our friends bands to also help fill the line up out. Bands like The Faux, Those Who Dream and Flossy.

What food and booze would be served?
Sean: We love Australian Beer. Especially Little Creatures which is from our home town of Perth. I’m sure we’d also have plenty of food. Mike our guitarist loves pizza…so we’d have to keep him happy with plenty of pizza.

What extra non-music related entertainment would there be?
Sean: This would be a camping festival, near a lake…so lots of hiking and swimming would be in order as well.

The Faim play Slam Dunk Festival on Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May with a whole bunch of other bands that are listed on the poster below.

MAY 26 – LEEDS, City Centre (Slam Dunk North)
MAY 27 – HATFIELD, Hatfield Park (Slam Dunk South)
MAY 28 – BIRMINGHAM, NEC (Slam Dunk Midlands)

Tickets are available from Slam Dunk Festival‘s official website (here).

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