beats out 2000 others to play huge event in Spain.
By Blurt Staff
We love a success or good luck story. BLURT faves Polly Mackey
& the Pleasure Principle – our April “Best Kept Secret” winner, profiled
HERE – recently won the Supajam competition which had been entered by more than
2,000 bands from across Europe. The band
subsequently got to play at one of Europe’s largest summer festivals – the FIB
Heineken Festival at Benicassim in Spain, which took place last week,
July 16-18. They took to the stage Friday
night when Kings of Leon headlined. Other headliners include Oasis and The
Interestingly, he band heard that they had reached the final
five only to discover that the night earmarked for a final 5 playoff at London’s renowned Pigalle Club in Piccadilly coincided
with their lead guitarist being on holiday in France. They decided to take a
massive gamble and moved their bass guitarist to lead, keyboardist to bass and
drafted Mackey’s boyfriend (a drummer!) in on keyboards. After some fairly
tense rehearsals, they headed off to London
for the playoff.
Sounds like all the strategizing paid off. Salute!