Whether your cup of tea or not, there’s no denying The Inbetweeners struck a chord with many. And while he may have set his beloved awkward young characters off on their way, director and writer Iain Morris is back with his particular brand of comedy in a new incarnation. Bringing Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas with him, he takes us to the setting of what has become a rite of passage for many young Brits: that of the music festival. Thomas plays Nick who is coerced into hitting one such muddy event after a bad breakup with his uni girlfriend (Hannah Tointon) by best made Shane (Hammed Animashaun). Chaos and hilarity (for us) ensues as does a more faithful representation of festival fun than Instagram would have you believe.

We were there at the London premiere in Leicester Square to hear from Joe Thomas why he keeps coming back for more (humiliation) working with Morris and his own experience of music festivals.

The supporting cast: Hannah Tointon, Hammed Animashaun, Hugh Coles, Emma Ribgy, Theo Barklem-Biggs and Big Narstie also spoke with us about their experience of making the film.

We also spoke to writer Iain Morris, who admitted that he pushes Joe Thomas to the limits for the sake of comedy, and hopes to continue to do so in future.

Singer-songwriter Miles Kane shared with us his excitement about the release of his new record Coup de Grace last Friday and he confessed that, at present, his collaboration project with Alex Turner – The Last Shadow Puppets – is on hold.

Finally, comedian Jimmy Carr joked about his career and memories from his music festival experiences.

By Sarah Bradbury. First published on The Upcoming on 14th August 2018.
Video: Filippo L’Astorina

The Festival is released nationwide on 17th August 2018.