Hultsfred festival wows NME: “We could stay here for ever”18 July 2012
Hultsfred Festival in Sweden has set the bar high for festivals this summer. The festival featured stellar performances from a superb line-up of acts this year including the eagerly anticipated first festival performance from newly reformed The Stone Roses.
The festival took place in a stunning public park near the small town of Hultsfred from June 14th – June 16th and has been described by The NME as “A weekend that should never end” and “We could stay here for ever”.
Hultsfred boasted an impressive array of artists. In addition to The Stone Roses, Hultsfred’s 2012 line-up included The Cure, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Gorillaz’ Soundystem, Kasabian, Slash, Garbage, Marina & The Diamonds, The XX and The Vaccines amongst others.
It was The Stone Roses’ first festival performance in 16 years and the Mancunian band played a 90 minute set at the festival which the NME have called a ‘triumphant return.’
The Observer also reviewed the festival and described The Stone Roses’ performance during their last song ‘I am the Resurrection’ as ‘a genuine, eye-moistening, lump-in-the-throat moment.’
The Cure also played a three-hour marathon set that finished in daylight just before 4am.