It’s hard to keep up with Fort Hope as they run around The Pit but all eyes are firmly glued in their direction. The band may be avoiding their gaze with sunglasses, perhaps to conceal a pounding festival hangovers, but the set is still an eye-opening introduction to the band. Sweeping high kicks and a boat load of spinning add to the theatrics but the band are more than a physical presence. “We heard him on YouTube and he was fucking great,” yells Jon Gaskin, inviting one enthusiastic fan on stage. As the pair performs ‘New Life’ together, it underlines exactly why Fort Hope is grabbing so much attention. It’s the little things that make them such a grand prospect.
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