Garden Stage, Friday 2024
Perhaps more connected to the natural world than any other British band, they have a very personal understanding of the urgency of the climate and biodiversity crisis facing us. Their new album was written by night in a wind-battered shed on a coastal hilltop – whilst by day lead singer/songwriter Brian Briggs manages a wetland nature reserve where he has seen migratory wetland bird numbers declining year on year. As traffic died away in 2020, the crescendo of bird song sparked the rediscovery of an almost child-like joy in creativity and expression, and in the strange sense of isolation and togetherness the band reconnected. Many bands write about nature – Stornoway ‘live’ nature, and we need Stornoway more than ever before.
One of the UK’s best loved bands. Feel the outside world flood into your soul, as Stornoway break down the walls between you and the land that made you…