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: 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

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