17 Hippies

17 Hippies (Germany)

Hailing from Berlin, veteran music collective 17 Hippies are an interesting mix.  For starters, there's only thirteen of them! And in all that, there's no percussion.  You don't miss it however, and if you can put aside their nonchalance for numerical accuracy you're in for a treat.

Impressive both visually and musically, they filled the main stage with accordion, guitar, violin, upright bass, trumpet and much, much more.

Their set was a fun blend of Eastern European and American folk. They mixed lyrically between German, English and French and kept a good balance between sombre and upbeat numbers, offering something for the front of stage crowd and the rug sitters at the back. Good old fashioned fun in the sun.

Nicole Russo