Festival Review: 2Q Festival – Lincoln

2Q Festival Various venues, Lincoln, 3rd November 2018 Words and photos: Gary Lambert Lincoln, a relatively sleepy town famed for a cathedral, a castle and being in pretty much the middle of nowhere would not normally be the place you would head to early on a Saturday morning. Unless you lived somewhere in that particular … Continue reading

Live Review: The Smithdown Crawl – Liverpool

Smithdown Road Various venues, Liverpool, 13th October 2018 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert Back in May, Popped Music were proud to be a part of the community-centric Smithdown Festival looking to enrich the lives of the people of the Smithdown Road area. For those of you unfamiliar with the geography of Liverpool, Smithdown Road is … Continue reading

Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2018

Kendal Calling 2018 Words: Samantha Sadler Back again for the 13th year running, Kendal Calling once again totally smashed it out of the park for festival goers. The four-day music festival in the Lake District has been steadily growing year-on-year and as the crowds get bigger, the atmosphere gets better. I try to go to … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bluedot 2018

Bluedot 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina 2017 was our first visit and experience of Bluedot Festival and Jodrell Bank and it was a magical one. I’ve just read up last year’s review and looked through all the photos with fond memories and wondered…. how can I possibly write up this year’s any difference. Sure, … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool Calling 2018

Liverpool Calling 2018 22nd -23rd June 2018 Words: Jenni Kickhefer Photos: Graham Smilie  A warm summers evening welcomed the first  day of Liverpool Calling, taking place around Liverpool’s patron area, Seel St and Parr St, with  the venues being The Jacaranda Phase One, The Jacaranda, Parr St and Maguire’s Pizza Bar on Renshaw St.   Starting … Continue reading

Festival Review: Barn On The Farm 2018

Barn On The Farm 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ve been quite vocal in the past and will continue to be vocal about how much I love this festival called Barn On The Farm. A festival that’s like going home every year. A festival whose organisers seem to always be on the same wavelength … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock 2018

Bushstock 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina The thing about Bushstock Festival is that, as with many multi-venue city/town festivals, it has a major flaw. What?! What a way to open a review, I hear you cry. No, no, no…. you’re getting me all wrong. The flaw is too many top notch bands to see … Continue reading

Festival Review: All Points East – Catfish & The Bottlemen

All Points East – Catfish & The Bottlemen Words: Luke Pettican After a triumphant first weekend featuring the likes of The XX, Lorde and LCD Sound System, expectations were high for the return to music at Victoria Park after five days of community events. As the doors opened at 2PM, a surprisingly beautiful orchestral remix … Continue reading

Festival Review: Dot To Dot Manchester 2018

Dot To Dot Various Venues Manchester 25th May 2018 Words: Gary Lambert  Photos: Elena Katrina  Dot To Dot Manchester has to be one of the highlights in the Popped Music calendar.  There is pretty much the perfect balance of favourite music acts, bands that you have wanted to catch, and the odd surprise here and … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Great Escape 2018

The Great Escape 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina The Great Escape and I have had a whirlwind romance and I’m pleased to say, unlike most whirlwind romances, it’s not ended bitterly. Quite the opposite in fact. It might be over but I’m already looking forward to doing it all over again in 2019.  The … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool Sound City 2018

Sound City 2018 Words: Orla Joyce Photos: Fi Carrol With bright, sunny skies, we couldn’t wait to soak in all the talent Sound City had to offer! In its new location at the Baltic Triangle, we were all eager to explore the exciting new venues to dance the night away in. With little starting till … Continue reading

Festival Review: Live At Leeds 2018

Live At Leeds 2018 Words: Samantha Sadler Photos: Jacob Flannery I’ve had my eye on Live at Leeds festival for years but unfortunately for some reason or another, I was always unable to make it. But 2018 has been my year and the sun was shining down on all the festival-goers as they trampled the … Continue reading

Festival Review: SXSW 2018

SXSW 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina It’s a strange feeling this post-SXSW sensation. I feel both broken and exhilarated at the same time. There’s no amount of preparation you can take for either the festival nor the post-festival emotions. This festival is a beast. There is no other way to say it and I … Continue reading

Festival Review: Ritual Union 2017

Ritual Union 2017 21st October 2017, Oxford Words: Nick Jacques Prior to reviewing the brand new 1 day festival Ritual Union I had never been to Oxford so I was really intrigued to see what the music and venues had in-store for me. Wandering through these historical streets paved in prestigious academia, for a moment … Continue reading

Festival Review: Festival No.6 2017

Festival No.6 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington For the sixth year running, the peculiar, pastel-coloured village of Portmeirion, home of the 1967 TV Series The Prisoner, transformed into the bijou beauty that is Festival No.6. This idyllic, Italianate village sits on the southern shores of Snowdonia, providing an undulating backdrop of exquisite hillside and sandy coastlines. … Continue reading

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