WINSFORD psychedelic rock band Deja Vega have had a rollercoaster year and the latest chapter was an intimate set at a major UK festival.

From playing a show at the Salty Dog in Northwich as part of The Charlatans’ festival to supporting Peter Hook and the Light at Middlewich FAB Festival, they have gained a reputation for energetic and loud shows.

Last weekend they had one of their biggest gigs yet, a setlist in the Tim Peaks stage at the Kendal Calling Festival in the Lake District.

Jack Fearon, lead singer, said: "It was absolutely amazing, couldn't have asked for a better gig at a festival like that.

"I got adrenaline rush from diving into the crowd.”

Despite it being a big show for them, Jack revealed how he was not feeling as nervous as usual before their performance.

" I was actually alright for it I don’t know why because I do usually get nervous but I felt quite calm before we played,” he said.

This year the festival featured performances by Catfish and the Bottlemen, Ocean Colour Scene, Run DMC and The Libertines who played both a headline set and a secret set on the same stage as Deja Vega.

Jack said: "Supporting the Libertines at an intimate gig was amazing.

"We didn't get to watch that many bands because we were moving our gear around and meeting friends.

“We played a festival in Wales on Friday so we only got there on the Saturday. It has been manic recently but it is what we live for.

“It is better to be busy, we had two weeks off recently and it was driving me mad being stuck in the house

"We are going to be busy again this month, we have a radio session for BBC Manchester and then we have an all-day festival in Scunthorpe, I love playing there we always get a good crowd.

"We've got our hometown gig as well at the Off-cut festival which should be really good.”

With a hectic schedule, it can be difficult to find time to get to the studio to pen new songs but Jack believes this has never been a problem for the band.

"When we're gigging we will be practicing in the studio and sometimes we will just start jamming and new songs have come from that before and we just take them on from there really.

"We are influenced by Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen and the music from the 60s, but when it comes to Deja Vega my main influences are American Punk and Krautrock, I like the songs to be fast so that is where the punk influence comes from.”

With 2018 looking like being the breakthrough year for Deja Vega, Jack knows what his personal highlight has been so far.

He said: "Kendall Calling to be honest, it was pretty amazing.

"It was packed from front to back and security had to stop people from coming in.

“People came up to us after our set saying that we were the best band they had seen all weekend.”