The seventh edition of the “Summer Well” holiday festival, which took place on the Stirbey estate, ended on Sunday evening with the electrifying concerts held by Editors and The Bloody Beetroots.
Under the threat of rain, the rockers of Editors began their concert on the Summer Well stage, set-up as a hangar for airplanes, with huge fans and strong lights, with the song “Cold.” The performance went on with songs such as “Sugar,” “Blood,” “Life is a Fear,” “The Pulse,” “Ocean of Night,” or “A Tone of Live,” to the applause of the few thousand spectators.
“Thank you so much for Summer Well. It has been unforgettable for us,” said the band’s soloist when the concert seemed to be over.
The British band returned on stage for a four-song encore. The songs “Nothing,” “Munich,” “Marching Orders” and “Papilion” were accompanied by pyrotechnic effects to the audience’s delight.
British rock band Editors has released five albums so far. The debut album “The Back Room,” including the songs “Munich” and “Blood,” was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The second album, “An End Has a Start,” brought the band a Brit Award nomination for best British band. The third album “In This Light and On This Evening,” made in 2009, went straight to the top of the UK chart, and the fourth album, “The Weight of Your Love,” was made in 2013 and was followed by “In Dream” in 2015.
The code yellow for rainfalls was felt all evening, with showers coming down throughout the duration of the concerts. The first to take the stage on Sunday was German singer Roosevelt.
For the first time at Summer Well, the Brits of Nothing But Thieves brought the alternative rock arrangements on stage, their style being compared to that of the Foals, The Neighborhood and Civil Twilight.
“We love you, Romania! Thank you for receiving us,” said Nothing But Thieves’ soloist at the end of the concert.
One of the most expected concerts was that of Jasmine Lucilla Elizabeth Jennifer van den Bogaerde, known as Birdy. The British, dressed in a green dress with rhinestones and barefoot, delivered a show that alternated energetic and slower moments. “I’m for the first time at Summer Well. Thank you!,” Birdy told the thousands of spectators.
She played either piano or guitar songs such as “Skinny Love,” “Wings,” “People help the people.” A winner at the age of 12 of the 2008 Open Mic UK contest, Birdy ended her concert with a selfie made with her band and the audience at Summer Well.
The British of Glass Animals came up next, who brought indie rock rhythms to Summer Well. The concert was an unprecedented one, the band’s soloist playing some tracks on the drums. At the end, he threw some pineapple fruit to the public.
After the Editors, the rockers of The Bloody Beetroots entered the stage for the final Summer Well performance.
Summer Well opened its doors on Friday with a picnic in the evening and a performance by the Bucharest Symphonic Orchestra. On Saturday, the stage of the Stirbey estate saw the performances of Oh Wonder, Honne, The Kills, Metronomy and Interpol.