Jack Savoretti treats Wilderness Festival revelers

Friday 08th August 2014
Friday 8th August: Lucky Wilderness festival-goers were stopped in their tracks this morning as renowned acoustic performer, Jack Savoretti, held an impromptu gig on the 0950 First Great Western service from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh. 

Jack performed a selection of tracks including his new release Tie Me Down providing a glimpse into his planned set for the Wilderness Festival this weekend. 

Hundreds of festival goers, as well as stunned commuters, were lucky enough to witness the gig. First Great Western will provide 17 additional trains to help thousands of festival-goers travel to and from the event near Charlbury Station.

This performance is the third in First Great Western’s Summer Tracks campaign, a series of inspiring, surprise gigs taking place on trains and platforms on the Great Western network. 

Gabrielle Aplin kicked off the campaign for Glastonbury Festival with an impromptu performance at London Paddington. Folk duo, Lily & Meg, performed en route to Port Eliot in Cornwall and several more musical acts have been lined up to surprise and delight passengers throughout the summer season.

Jack Savoretti said about the performance: “Wilderness is such a great festival and I am so excited to play this weekend. This gave me the perfect opportunity to warm up for the gig and the crowd on the train were great – everyone was really up for it.

“Music should be enjoyed anywhere and it’s great that people have been able to kick-start their summer festival experiences on the train with First Great Western’s Summer Tracks gigs.” 

Philip Edgerton, head of marketing at First Great Western, added: “Wilderness has exploded onto the festival scene and, dedicated to supporting the communities we serve, we are proud to be affiliated with it. 

“We believe the festival experience should begin as soon as you get on the train, and that’s what we wanted to encapsulate with our Summer Tracks campaign – helping you to get to great places and allowing the fun to begin the minute you start your journey.” 

First Great Western will continue to brighten up train travellers’ journeys on all their key festival routes this summer. For further information visit: www.the-inside-track.co.uk 

For further information please contact: Emma Pritchard at 3 Monkeys
020 7009 3100 
FirstGreatWestern@3-Monkeys.co.uk