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Childcare: "LeeFest was actually the first festival we ever played"

LeeFest: making everyone's dreams come true.
Published: 8:52 pm, August 09, 2017
Childcare: "LeeFest was actually the first festival we ever played"
LeeFest Presents: The Neverland takes over John Darlings Farm near Tunbridge Wells this weekend for three days of magical fun including mermaids, pirates, hot tubs and tiki bars. A bunch of Dork’s favourite bands are also heading over, including Fickle Friends, Shame, Catholic Action, Fish, Kagoule, Wild Beasts and Childcare, who are returning to their first ever festival.

Are you looking forward to LeeFest? Is it a festival you've played before?
It was actually the first festival we ever played, I stood on the tall speaker stack and they turned my microphone off. But it's a cool vibe with good transport links.

Is there anyone else on the line up you’re looking forward to seeing, or catching up with?
We'll probably go and see Saint Clare because it's our bass player's solo act and she'd be annoyed if we didn't.

It’s themed around Neverland, from Peter Pan. When you were younger, what did you think you’d be when you grew up? Were you always destined for band life?
I wanted to be a builder (age 4), radio DJ (age 8), comedian (age 9), skateboarder (age 10), boyfriend of the Spice Girls (age 11), musician (age 15 after seeing Sum 41), behavioural economist (26).

If you could hang out with any of the characters from Peter Pan, who would you choose and why?
Obviously Noodler: not much is known about him, except for the fact that his hands are fixed on backwards and he is superstitious, like all sailors.

If you had your own fairy pal, what magical mischief would you get up to?
Steal a lot of stuff.

What do you think the main advantage of never growing up would be?
Staying young. Some might say you get to live forever but that's stupid because you could still be hit by a car or get a terrible illness.

If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would you pick and why?
6 was a pretty good year, I had 3 girlfriends and they couldn't get enough of me.

What bands or musicians did you listen to while growing up?
Rachmaninov, The Smurfs, Fatboy slime.

What else have you got coming up this year?
New single coming out very soon and some exciting shows we are about to announce. Making more sundried tomato and roasted fennel pesto.

LeeFest Presents: The Neverland takes place from 10th-12th August. Visit for all the info.

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