Festival is essentially ’The Inbetweeners at Glastonbury’ and we’re entirely fine with that
We’ve all been to at least one good festival, and one bad festival, right? It’s a rite-of-passage and a continued source of fun for adults for years to come - we’ll still be slipping down a muddy hill when we’re 70 - one blow-out a year should be actively encouraged.
Most festivals, however, are good and bad. Good because they’re fun, bad because at some point you’re going to need a “toilet”. And it looks like the makers of The Inbetweeners have summed up exactly that type of festival experience in their new film, aptly titled The Festival. Here’s the first trailer (lots of bodily fluids on display here, btw):
The film is from Fudge Park, the production company formed by Iain Morris and Damon Beesley (writer of The Inbetweeners), and will be directed by Morris and written by Keith Akushie and Joe Parham (Siblings).
It stars two Inbetweeners alumni in Joe Thomas and Hannah Tointon, as well as Hammed Animashaun (Black Mirror), Claudia O’Doherty (Trainwreck) and Flight Of The Conchords’ Jemaine Clement.
The official synopsis goes like this:
When Nick’s (Joe Thomas) girlfriend dumps him at graduation, he has a colossal meltdown in front of the entire university. He’s convinced his life is over, but his best mate Shane (Hammed Animashaun) has the perfect solution: three days at an epic music festival. With the help of “festival aficionado” and certified oddball Amy (Claudia O’Doherty), Shane tries to get Nick to embrace the music, the mayhem and the mud. From the creators of The Inbetweeners comes The Festival, a comedy about friendship, growing up, and going mad in a field.
It’ll likely be very, very childish, and very, very funny and it’ll hit cinemas August 17.