Festival Review: Skeleton Coast 2017

Skeleton Coast 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Gary Williams Skeleton Coast Festival returned to The Wirral last weekend for a bohemian bonanza that included Cabbage, Jane Weaver and The Sundowners. Wirral has always had a solid musical heritage, hailing acts such as The Lightening Seeds, The Coral and By The Sea. After a successful first … Continue reading

Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2017

Kendal Calling 2017 Words: Gary Feeney Photos: Trust A Fox Photography In my preview of Kendal Calling, I mentioned that organisers have a habit of claiming every year that that year’s edition has been their biggest and best. It seems, however, that reviewers do exactly the same thing because each time I’ve been at Kendal, … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool International Festival 2017

Liverpool International Festival 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Graeme Watt Europe’s largest free music festival, LIMF, returned to Sefton Park this weekend for a four-day celebration of musical diversity. With torrential rain and Merseyrail strikes hitting the festival hard, it was down to the spirit of the Liverpool people to bring the festival to life. … Continue reading

Festival Review: Blissfields 2017

Blissfields 2017 6th – 8th July 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Welcome to the stuff of dreams, hold onto your seats and prepare for something magical to happen. Blissfields festival is a little bit of wonder located somewhere between the unlikely towns of Basingstoke and Winchester.  This year the theme was the Bizarre and like all … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bluedot 2017

Bluedot 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina I’m not into science, or space, – my science teacher at school was mean and didn’t engage me in the slightest with the subject. I wasn’t really all that interested in Bluedot at first because of the large science aspect, however, it’s not all about science and so … Continue reading

Festival Review: Barn On The Farm 2017

Barn On The Farm 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Last year was the first year we went to Barn On The Farm and the moment I left I knew I would need to go back again for 2017 and my wish came true. As a tiny independent festival with a capacity of only 1500 … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock 2017

Bushstock 2017 Various Venues, London, 10th June 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Photos: Elena Katrina It’s a sweltering hot day in June and I’m sitting in a small wine bar in Shepherd’s Bush; breathing room only.  There’s a buzz in the air as the maximum capacity crowd fidget around the makeshift performance area of two stools … Continue reading

Festival Review: Sound City 2017

Sound City 2017 Clarence Docks, Liverpool, 27th-28th May 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gary Coughlan In Liverpool music terms, the last weekend of May means one thing…. Liverpool Sound City. So there was only one place for Popped Music to head. Obviously. This year Sound City had moved from its previous home of Bramley Moore … Continue reading

Festival Review: Dot To Dot Manchester 2017

Dot to Dot Manchester Various Venues Manchester, 26th May 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina I wish the Manchester leg of Dot To Dot 2017 was just another festival for me to go to, another event of live music, good times, and good people. However with the sickening events of the previous Monday as … Continue reading

Festival Review: Live At Leeds 2017

Live At Leeds 2017 Various Venues, Leeds Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina “I spy with my little eye… BAD BITCHES! DREAM WIFE FOR LIFE!” was without doubt Popped Music’s calling card at Live At Leeds. From early on in the event, photographer and editor Elena Katrina and fellow Popped photographer Fiona Carroll took up … Continue reading

Live Review: When In Manchester 2017

When In Manchester 2017 15th April 2017 Words: Julia Grantham Photos: Lydia Maycock Are you familiar with the phrase: “Don’t open all your Christmas presents at once?” Or words to that effect. I think it means something along the lines of: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait. Hopefully my friends from the band, Cupids, … Continue reading

Festival Review: Threshold 2017

Threshold 7 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Georgia Flynn & Elena Katrina Threshold Festival 2017, or Threshold7 to give it the preferred shortened name, was always likely to be one that would stay in the memory. From the announcement that a crowdfunding campaign was needed in order to raise some much needed funds, people seemed to … Continue reading

Festival Review: Flying Vinyl, London

Flying Vinyl The Oval London, April 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Photos: Courtney Farrell   If you’re a regular to Popped you will have heard of Flying Vinyl – probably for its delectable monthly collection of new music that is currently building me a rather cracking vinyl collection – thank you very much. But as it’s … Continue reading

Festival Review: Ditto Live – Liverpool

Ditto Live Camp & Furnace, Liverpool, March 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Mark Holmes Festival Season does not start on a Friday night before the clocks go back, but if it did then Ditto Music’s live event at Camp and Furnace in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool city centre would be the perfect way … Continue reading

Festival Review: Outlines 2017

Outlines 2017 Sheffield 3rd – 4th March 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Welcome to Festival Season 2017 – kicking off in early March (yes March!) with Sheffield’s Outlines Festival. The festival is put together by those awesome people behind Tramlines and has a massive focus on new and emerging music. So of course we … Continue reading

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