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

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

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