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: 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

Festival Review: Off The Record

Off The Record Manchester November 4th 2016 Words: Gary Lambert & Elena Katrina Photos: Elena Katrina Friday 4 November 2016 was hopefully a memorable day in world of new music in the UK as it saw the debut of Off The Record, a one-day festival dedicated to the bands that have not yet been discovered … Continue reading

Festival Review: Mirrors 2016 – London

Mirrors 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Photos: Jane Jimenez As ever the centre of Hackney was a hive of activity on the weekend. On any other weekend, this would just be another busy scene in London. People going about and doing their own thing etc, but when the Mirrors festival rolled into the heart of Hackney … Continue reading

Festival Review: Neighbourhood 2016

Neighbourhood 2016 Various Venues, Manchester, October 8th 2016 Words: Gary Lambert and Elena Katrina Photos: Gaz Jones and Elena Katrina It would have been harder to make Manchester city centre more abuzz than the Saturday afternoon of the inaugural Neighbourhood Festival. With the general Saturday crowd, thousands of rugby league fans milling about, Manchester Metropolitan … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Tenement Trail 2016

The Tenement Trail 2016 Various, Glasgow 8th October 2016 Words and Photos: Alice Haden With the festival trending on Twitter, hundreds of fans fled the streets of Glasgow (mainly Sauchiehall Street) to find the best kept secrets this industry has to offer. Playing in some of the city’s best venues were the likes of Sweaty … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia

Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia 2016 Liverpool, 23rd – 25th September 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Photos: Gaz Jones I arrived at the Camp & Furnace venue in the Baltic triangle area of Liverpool with high expectations for the International Festival of Psychedelia. With a wide ranging line up from indie-psych favourites Super Furry Animals to … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bingley Music Live 2016

Bingley Music Live 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Graeme Watt Bingley Music Live is a wonderfully strange event. Popped Music, and this writer in particular, are big fans of it. For one, it is a really small festival which means a wide variety of bands can be seen without doing too much damage to your … Continue reading

Festival Review: Always The Sun

Always The Sun 10th and 11th September 2016 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina “Who calls their festival always the sun?!” calls out a nonplussed Jamie from Get Inuit during their soggy set. “Always the Rain…. only joking! They’re paying us….!” He might be joking but he does have a point – it was always going … Continue reading

Festival Review: Y Not Festival 2016

Y Not 2016 Words and Photos: Fi Carroll The fact that Y Not 2016 is barely over and early birds tickets for next year’s festival are already sold out emphasises just how amazing this festival truly is. I’ve always classed Y Not as my favourite of all festivals and after spending an epic four days … Continue reading

Festival Review: LeeFest 2016

LeeFest 2016 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Well well well Lee what have you gone and done eh? Only actually accidentally achieved every other music lover’s dream  – throw a non party as a garden “festival” and then end up having it on a farm. With three realms -The Never Woods, Mermaids Lagoon and Skull … Continue reading

Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2016

Kendal Calling 2016 28th -31st July 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Kendal Calling Official   The low-key opening of Kendal Calling’s Thursday is very, very much the antithesis of low key. Despite the occasional wafting of rain through the site, everybody in the fields seemed to be ready to wage war on body, mind and … Continue reading

Festival Review: Beat Herder 2016

Beat Herder 2016 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Daisy Smart/Elena Katrina I first discovered Beat Herder festival only last year, perhaps because it’s not really known for being a festival for the kind of music we write about – but it does have an entire stage dedicated to it and that is partly why we returned, … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Liverpool International Music Festival 2016

LIMF 2016 23-24th July 2016, Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina   As Leanne from Radio City’s Breakfast Show screamed every time she was on stage, Liverpool International Music Festival is the largest free music festival in Europe. This has to stay in our minds throughout the event. This is not a festival where … Continue reading

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