Cornish band O’Deus beat 500 acts to play Obtain Competition – Cornwall Dwell


A band from Cornwall are “stoked” to have crushed a whole bunch of different acts to win a slot on the world’s most iconic rock competition.

O’Deus – who cross the divide between grunge and stoner rock – have been one in all simply seven bands to be picked by a panel of judges to play the opening evening of Obtain in June, alongside such legendary acts as Def Leppard, Slipknot, Instrument, Slash, Smashing Pumpkins and Whitesnake.

We at Cornwall Dwell are particularly happy for them because it was one in all our movies which caught the competition’s consideration.

Singer Amy Abbott mentioned: “We made a video with Cornwall Dwell at Gareth Younger’s Dice studio and that received us the eye.”

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“One of many guidelines of the competitors was that you simply needed to submit stay content material, nothing pre-recorded, so the stay video fitted the invoice.

“I take into consideration 500 bands took half initially and it has been taken down to simply seven. It hasn’t actually sunk in but.”

Dream of a lifetime for Cornwall’s O’Deus

The band – Amy, guitarist Richard Searby-Bates, bassist Yeti and drummer Christ Tofts – issued an announcement on Obtain’s Fb web page once they heard they’d been selected to play the Takeover stage on the competition’s opening evening, Thursday, June 13.

They mentioned: “We’re so stoked to be enjoying Obtain.  It’s nonetheless laborious to imagine. We put our hearts and souls into this band, and it’s a tick on every of our bucket lists for positive.

“It’s laborious for bands in Cornwall to interrupt out, so that is an unimaginable alternative and one thing very particular that we’ll always remember, particularly given the calibre of bands that entered. We will’t wait to tear it up on stage and have the most important social gathering of the summer season.”

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The Takeover takes place within the Doghouse Tent on the Obtain Competition on the Thursday evening earlier than the principle phases at Obtain begin up on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   

Operating since 2008 the Boardie Takeover has grow to be the occasion to attend on opening evening.

O’Deus might be enjoying the opening evening of Obtain

Amy, who has been singing since she was 18 and joined O’Deus a 12 months in the past, added: “It is a lifelong dream. The place higher to get observed than on the largest rock competition on the earth?”

She’s no stranger to Obtain – having been to each competition between 2015 and 2017. Her dream can be if Slipknot’s Corey Taylor popped over to look at the band play.

With a band with this a lot firepower and a rising fanbase, it wouldn’t be a shock if he did.

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