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: 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 Preview: Hope & Glory Festival 2017

Hope & Glory 2017 Words: Gary Feeney Find Hope & Glory online: Website // Facebook // Twitter There’s been an explosion of new festivals in recent times, but few have caught the eye quite like the Hope & Glory has. Taking place in Liverpool’s stunning St George’s Quarter on 5th & 6th August, the 12,500 … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Clay

Clay Words: Gary Lambert It seems that slowly but surely people are turning off the middle of nowhere festival, and getting more excited by the offers of metropolitan festivals. Tents are being replaced by party pads as people realise that you can still see a lot of music whilst also having a shower each morning … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Trampolene

Trampolene Words: Leander Hobbs Talking poems, politics and Pete Doherty with Trampolene frontman Jack Jones They must put something in the water in Wales. How else do you explain the sheer breadth of musical talent that has rolled gently out of the valleys in the last 50 years?  Huge stars born and made by a … 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 Preview: Blissfields 2017

Blissfields 2017 6th – 7th July, Winchester Blissfields Online: Website // Facebook // Twitter Tickets on sale here Words: Leander Hobbs   What started out 16 years ago as a small gathering of friends at Bradley Farm near Alresford has turned into one of the most celebrated and must attend festivals of the summer. Over … 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 Preview: Barn On The Farm 2017

Barn on The Farm 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for Barn on The Farm Festival 2016 are on sale here Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Barn On The Farm started the same year Popped Music was born and last year was the first year we actually got to go. Shocking news I know but … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Bushstock 2017

Bushstock 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for Bushstock Festival 2016 are on sale now £35 (+fees) here. Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Bushstock Festival remains one of my personal favourite festivals over the season and it’s not just because I’m a huge fan of Communion, who put it all together. I’ve lost track as … 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 Preview: Dot To Dot Manchester 2017

Dot To Dot 2017 – Manchester Various Venues, Manchester, 26th May 2017 (ALSO: Bristol 27th May 2017 // Nottingham 28th May 2017) Words: Gary Lambert Keep Up To Date: Website // Facebook // Twitter Dot to Dot holds a unique place in the often congested and identikit festival season by being a tightly organised, metropolitan … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2017

Liverpool Sound City 2017 Tickets for  Liverpool Sound City are on sale now  here. Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter This year’s Liverpool Sound City is celebrating quite an impressive birthday – it’s 10th! And it sees a new home, only a little way down the road, to Clarence Dock, but a new site … Continue reading

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