The Flyover Show 2012 was our biggest and best yet. I have been running the show for 5 years with Artistic Director Soweto Kinch and in that time we have seen some amazing musicians under Hockley Flyover, from Ms Dynamite, Tumi, Julian Joseph, Eska, Akala and this year Maxi Priest and Wordsworth from the US.
The build up to this year was amazing – we created a new website for the show and it seemed to make a huge difference as we began to do the on the street marketing it became apparent that people knew about the show and were looking forward to it.
The day itself was really enjoyable too. For me highlights started early in the day when dancers from Birmingham Royal Ballet performed under the flyover. Their dance was so beautiful and the reaction from the crowd moved me to tears.
There were so many talented and great performers on the line up that day that the crowds were enthralled and the atmosphere maintained throughout the day. In particular Wordsworth MC who flew over from the US was particularly good and he had a great rapport with the crowd even jumping into the crowd and serenading members of the public.
By the time the sun had gone down the area underneath the Flyover was practically full and Maxi Priest performed to a capacity crowd.