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‘goCarShare Sessions’
Rachel Sermanni, Likely Lads and Park Bench Society
On their way to Reading and Leeds Festivals
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Car sharing website, goCarShare teamed up with Reading & Leeds Festival over the bank holiday weekend to produce another set in the series of goCarShare Sessions, featuring up and coming artists Rachel Sermanni, Likely Lads and Park Bench Society. All three acts, who were performing on the BBC Introducing stage, were linked up with festival goers on the goCarShare scheme, allowing them exclusive en route live performances from some of their favourite bands!

Things were kicked off with Rachel Sermanni, the beautiful singer songwriter from Carrbridge in the Highlands, who got a ride to Reading Festival with Bertie. On the way she performed Waltz, which was inspired by a dancing dream, and is the first single from her album ‘Under Mountains’. She describes it as having a melancholy hopefulness. Viewers will also hear her sharing stories of lost voices, failing electricity, monopoly and performing to Japanese students in traffic jams.

Northern rockers Likely Lads a four-piece rock band from the city of York, were picked up from their local pub by Karen and taken to Leeds Festival. Along the way they revealed their past as ‘Northern Dell Boys’, discussed their version of The Inbetweeners car and performed a track from their latest release, ‘Far Too Late’.

Completing the trio was Park Bench Society, three teenagers from Loughborough who specialise in charming acoustic indie music full of ear-catching percussion. Andy picked them up and took them to Reading Festival. They performed a crazy, stripped back version of a track from their last EP called ‘Go Home’… the boys even decided to extend their performance and carried on playing off the back of the car when they reached the festival!

The ‘goCarShare Sessions’ chronicle bands sharing rides to festivals, with interviews, impromptu shenanigans and cut down performances en route, all filmed and wrapped into a beautifully shot video diary, available to download from

Past sessions include New York ‘pop-cock rock’ outfit Mother Feather heading to Nova Festival and experimental pop outfit - Laurel Collective heading to Secret Garden Party.

Since launch goCarShare has grown the community to over 12,000 members, established partnerships with more than 100 festivals, and this month celebrates passing 1 million miles of journeys being added to the site.

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