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Cotton Clouds 2019

Another incredible year at the best family festival around comes to a close With the likes of Peter Hook and The Light, Ash, Reverend + The Makers and the Wailers, it was always going to be good, but it was better than I could have expected.  For me, Friday kicked off with Saytr Play, who are possibly one of the greatest upcoming bands about, with a truly incredible stage presence.… Keep Reading

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Kendal Calling 2019

This year was the 14th Kendal Calling and my 10th, I’ve always been a genuine fan of the festival, I’ve been as a punter, performer, runner, photographer and several times as a writer, and it never fails to disappoint. The atmosphere is less frenetic than other festivals, a more family friendly laid back affair with places for kids to play and enjoy music. There is still no shortage of places… Keep Reading

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Reading and Leeds Festival Annouce Transgressive Late Night Takeover

Returning to conquer after-hours on the Alternative Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival 2019, influential indie label Transgressive Records will be celebrating fifteen years of the award-winning music company with their biggest ever Reading and Leeds takeover. Taking place on Friday night in Reading, and Saturday and Sunday in Leeds, they will be bringing their most exciting line up yet to the Alternative Stage with exclusive live sets, DJ slots… Keep Reading

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Rock USA 2019 Review

Rock USA returned to Ford Festival Park bringing an unforgettable experience to the massive showing of festival-goers. Not without it’s ups and downs due to the weather, the weekend was still a major success. Day 1.  Thursday (btw…starting a festival on a Thursday….brilliant!  We get a day to recover from all the weekend activities before heading back to work on Monday)   I arrived around 5:30 and was happy to… Keep Reading

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One Month To Go: Reading Festival 2019 Sold Out!

With over a month to go until Reading & Leeds Festivals 2019, taking place August Bank Holiday Weekend, excitement for the event is rising with the news that Reading Festival tickets, both day and full weekend, have now completely sold out! If you didn’t manage to secure a Reading Festival ticket, the same unmissable line-up can be seen across the whole weekend at Leeds Festival, with very limited day and… Keep Reading

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Baest, Copenhell 2019

The beast (Baest) cemented their superiority in death metal Hades stage, Friday: When it comes to old school death metal, there is none greater than the Danish band BAEST right now. I have seen Baest live once before, in the Pumpehuset venue in downtown Copenhagen, where they also tore the place a new one, but today they really took it to another level. The big black fabric with the Baest… Keep Reading

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Rob Zombie, Copenhell 2019

Brought the real party – a showoff in showmanship Helviti stage, Friday: When Rob Zombie and his team mates, guitarist John5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish takes the stage on Copenhell’s biggest one, it’s a matter of seconds before the ghoul-dressed bunch takes over the entire festival. From the get-go, there is SO much energy beamed out from the catwalk extension (setup for Scorpions later tonight), that it… Keep Reading

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The Psyke Project, Copenhell 2019

A masterpiece in hardcore perfection! This. Was. Freaking. Epic!!! Pandæmonium stage, Saturday: The Psyke Project is the closest thing you get to a mythical being in metal, and since they announced their resignation in 2014, and ended it all with an explosion of a show the same year, the members have all scattered to different bands, all the while there has been a dark and empty void left among metal… Keep Reading

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Excitment is Mounting for Leeds and Reading Festival 2019

Festival season is in full swing and it isn’t long until Foo Fighter’s The 1975, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots will be headlining Reading and Leeds Festivals. This year’s festival will be taking place Friday 23 to Saturday 25 August 2019.   We’ve had the chance to witness Twenty-One Pilots both on their own headline tour and headlining a festival this year. Trench is a temperate yet evocative genre-blurring masterpiece its tracks should… Keep Reading

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Distractions Summit and Showcase 18 – 20 July 2019 

Manchester has always been a place where technology, innovation and radical thought have shaped industry, politics, music and culture. Artists and innovators see the power of technology as the ultimate enabler of new music, art, and design, it gives emerging talent the means to both produce and distribute experimental music. This is the core value of new festival Distractions, which is a brand new three-day summit in Manchester that debates… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Weekender 2019: Sunday

Day 2 of the Warrington based festival, and it delivered an absolute storm of talent From solo acts, to some of the best bands on the scene at the moment, Neighbourhood Weekender showcased some truly class talent. Kicking it off were a high-spirited WhenYoung, who after performing on the Viola Beach Stage last year, took to the 2nd Stage this time around, and what a performance it was. A perfect… Keep Reading

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Riot Fest Returns to Douglas Park For it’s 15th Anniversary

Ever wished you could listen to some killer live tunes, jump on a Ferris Wheel, then catch a freak show? Welcome to Riot Fest.  Riot fest is an annual music festival held in Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.  There will be five stages (Yes…I said 5), a section for the circus side show, more bars than you know what to do with – and excellent people watching. This years lineup… Keep Reading

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Chicago Open Air 2019, Seat Geek Stadium – 18-19.05.2019

Chicago Open Air lit up Seat Geek Stadium! Saturday morning I woke up with excitement for a weekend that I had been anxiously awaiting for months. I know Chicago Open Air had received a lot of grief about initial ticket pricing and such, but once I saw the names System of a Down and Tool next to each other I put all of that negativity behind me. That anticipation grew… Keep Reading

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Lechlade Festival Expecting Record Numbers Next Weekend

Lechlade Festival expecting record numbers next weekend! The fine, dry weather has reportedly boosted ticket sales, with camping tickets almost sold out for the 3-day festival taking place over the bank holiday weekend. “The site build is underway and we can’t wait to open the gates on Friday” says Festival Director and Founder Jennie Rainsford, “we’ve experienced bumper sales in the last few days. Live in Vehicle pitches sold out… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks – Final Line-up and Stage Times Announced

Camden Rock Festival is thrilled to announce this year’s finalised phenomenal line-up, alongside the running order for each venue and band. The hottest event in London is taking place on Saturday 1stand Sunday 2ndJune 2019 and it will bring over 400 bands across 20 venues all within Camden Town. Heading this year Camden Rocks line-up are acclaimed punk and folk singer songwriter Frank Turner and talented alt-rock quartet Deaf Havana.… Keep Reading

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One Month Till Download: Final Line Up Additions

You heard it – it is only one month until the big old happy Download fam gets together in the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. Continuing to keep up the hype for the big weekend Download have announced the final bands to complete the #DL2019 line-up. Start practising your circle headbanging now as symphonic metal titans, Epica, are coming to Donington Park with their magnetising mix of heavy metal grit… Keep Reading

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Looking Forward To Lechlade Festival…

Lechlade Festival Full Line Up Revealed Now in its 9th year, Lechlade Festival returns over the bank holiday weekend from 24th to 26th May 2019. The boutique festival in the Cotswolds is jam-packed with over 100 performers, including Ivor Novello award-winning, Brit Award-nominated band The Feeling as headliners.  The Feeling burst onto the British pop scene in 2005 and enjoyed a string of Top 10 hits, including: Sewn, Rosé, Fill My Little… Keep Reading

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Get Ready For A Dead Dead Good Weekend!

A magical musical menu for hungry appetites in gigtastic Northwich! Yes you read that right. Northwich has all you could want in terms of musical majesty this weekend. Forget the city centre, this is the only place to be from the opening FREE launch night on Thursday until you’ve emptied your overdraft on Saturday. That said, it’s all made up of affordable bite size chunks so have a look at what’s on… Keep Reading

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Looking Forward: Neighbourhood Weekender 2019

The Incredible Festival Is Back At The End Of The Month Ahead of it’s return, we are looking at what to expect from this years Neighbourhood Weekender festival With acts such as Richard Ashcroft, George Ezra, Nothing But Thieves, The Vaccines, Sam Fender and Gerry Cinnamon, festival goers are in for one hell of a weekend with this lineup, and if the set-up is anything similar to last year, then… Keep Reading

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Liverpool Sound City 2019 – Sunday

Another stunning day in the sun as Sound City wrapped up for another year. In the shadow’s of Liverpool’s stunning cathedral, the Baltic Triangle was the perfect place to host this incredible weekend of music.  A stunning mix of astonishing artists made the Sunday for Sound City a day to remember, and was a perfect end to a great weekend of music, art, poetry and fun. The main stage was… Keep Reading

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