Troubling news has reached The Watcher from the afterlife that the ghost of Jimi Hendrix is once again threatening to cause disruption to this weekend’s Greystock music festival. Hendrix, who is widely recognised in the music industry as being a noisy and highly disruptive influence due to his decidedly ungentlemanly guitar playing style and onstage pyrotechnics, was issued with an ASBO by Wivenhoe Town Council back in 2015 when his interruption of Banjo King Steve Austin’s rendition of the theme from Deliverance was deemed to be inappropriate.
Speaking to BBC Radio One this morning, Wivenhoe Mayor Dame Dannii Minogue noted: “There’ll be people coming from all over the UK to Wivenhoe this weekend and the last thing they need is to see acts like Kenny Violin, Acoustic Alan and Dave Dirgebox And The Crumpets being disrupted by the ghost of the firestarter, twisted firestarter playing his Star Spankled Banger. Guitars should be played up the right way with the right hand, not upside down, behind the back or turned up too loud. And under no circumstances should teeth or fire be involved.”
Greystock kicks off on Saturday, with U2, Musical Youth, Coldplay, Acker Bilk and Renée and Renato confirmed to headline.