The fact that he’s spent the last six weeks sitting pretty at No 3 in the charts with ‘The A-Team’ probably did local boy Ed Sheeran some favours when faced with the mixed blessing of opening the Obelisk stage on the rain-hammered Saturday.
Sheeran works hard. He’s charismatic as hell, and having turned up with more than our fair share of doubts, TG walked away from the young singer/songwriter’s set a full convert. He rapped, but we didn’t want to cringe, he played some beautiful acoustic guitar and he displayed a Tunstall-rivalling knowledge of looper pedals. What’s more, he seemed genuinely touched by the large crowd resolutely sticking out the weather – and enjoying themselves in spite of it.