Up until this point, FVF had given platforms to bands and artists that most people had never heard of. In December 2010, after two years of trying, we managed to book a young man called Ben Howard who gigged around the UK in a little van. Little did we know, by the time he arrived at FVF he’d be all over Radio 1 and signed to Island Records…

There were magical jellyfish floating around the site and we donated £2,500 for the Oxfam East Africa Appeal.

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