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The Big Weekend 2018, Chicago

The Big Weekend will take over the city of Chicago for three nights in October. The Big Weekend will feature performances of eleven incredible artists at five of the cities best venues. Hometown heroes Umphrey’s McGee celebrating their 20th year, Lettuce, Emancipator Ensemble, Leftover Salmon, Papadosio, The Revolution, and more, at the Riviera Theatre, Aragon Ballroom, Park West, House of Blues, and Concord Music Hall are all apart of the… Keep Reading

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Graveyard, Copenhell 2018

A time machine just landed on the old shipyard Copenhell and out came 4 Swedish guys, looking like something taken from the late 60´s They really sound and look like they just stepped out of a time machine. The hippie styling and the mustaches were fancy. But is it good enough for the metal packed Copenhell 2018? Or will it just be a misplaced kick in the balls? The authenticity… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: Isle of White Festival, 2018 – The Golden Anniversary!!

Unprecedented hot weather meant that Isle of Wight truly turned Golden in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Without a Glastonbury this year #IOW50 was ‘the’ event to be at in 2018 and could seriously make Glasto returners think again next year. I love that moment in the build-up to the Isle of Wight festival when you get on the ferry and leave the mainland behind, it feels like you are… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks Kicks Arse

Saturday: Camden Rocks is London’s premier rock festival in London’s premier rock location. On Friday I photographed Blossoms, a band so vanilla that prolonged exposure carries risk of poisoning. Quite why yesterday’s All Points East Festival audience of young people were going crazy over a band whose most exciting crowd interaction was: “Hello, we’re Blossoms from Stockport” was, and is, beyond me. Today however, I’m at Camden Rocks – over… Keep Reading

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Northern Invasion Festival, Somerset Wisconsin

After the dust settles, all we are left with is our memories. It’s been almost two weeks since Northern Invasion closed out its 4th year. It was my first year in attendance and it has taken me awhile to really formulate into words what was such a great experience. I went into this weekend with only knowing a handful of the artists. I checked out everyone ahead of time and… Keep Reading

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Eaux Claires Festival Goes Against The Grain

This years Eaux Claires Festival, in Eau Claire Wisconsin, will boldly test how much of a festival fan you truly are. This summer on July 6th and 7th, Eaux Claires will hold their 4th annual music festival on Foster Farms in North-Western Wisconsin.   The only catch is that this year they are opting out of the big-overly dramatic lineup announcement and will keep it a secret until attendees show… Keep Reading

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Isle of Wight Festival – The Golden Music Event of the Year!

What’s all the fuss about? Isle of Wight have announced a huge line up to claim top spot of all the festivals this year! At the Event Production Awards held at The Novotel in London at the start of the year, Isle of Wight Festival was named the Music Event of 2017, ahead of Glastonbury, better than Reading/Leeds and significantly in front of any other competition like Latitude and Boomtown… Keep Reading

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Fourth Annual Northern Invasion, Somerset, WI May 12th/13th!

Northern Invasion is coming back to it’s Somerset campsite with an amazing lineup! I don’t know how they managed it, but Northern Invasion managed to bill one of the best lineups I have seen in years. The headliners for the two night show contain some of Rock’s biggest names from the last two decades. Headlining Saturday night is the prog/heavy metal syndicate Avenged Sevenfold.  Closing out the night with Avenged… Keep Reading

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2000 Trees Festival’s Fourth Announcement has arrived!

The notorious 2000 Trees Festival has announced it’s fourth wave of bands. Joining the already packed out line-up this year is: Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes, Black Honey, And So I Watch You From Afar, Queen Kwong, Blood Command, Brutus, as well as some new and exciting UK bands in the form of Dead!, Funeral Shakes, Gloo, Nova Twins, Souer and more! Frightened Rabbit commented “We’re so pleased to be… Keep Reading

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More Bands Announced for 2000 Trees!

2000 Trees have just announced a few more bands playing this year! Enter Shikari have been the second headline act to be announced joining At The Drive In, who have announced that this will be their only UK show this year. Boston Manor, Black Foxxes, Conjurer, SHVPES, Holding Absence, Holiday Oscar, Chapter and Verse and Loathes have also been announced for the three day festival. With more bands still set… Keep Reading

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2000 Trees 2018 Announces First Lot of Acts!

The festival taking place mid-July in Cheltenham has announced it’s first lot of bands for this year. At the Drive In have been the first headliner to be announced for the festival, with Creeper, Arcane Roots, Basement, Hell is for Heroes, Touché Amoré, Turbo Wolf and Gold Key have also being announced on the Radio 1 Rock Show. Radio 1 Rock Show host Daniel P Carter explains it as ‘a… Keep Reading

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Bloodstcok Welcome Doro, Fozzy, Bloodbath and Septicflesh

Bloodstcok are excited to announce four more additions to their August 2018 line-up. German metal legend, Doro will be our Friday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner!  With a career spanning over 30 years and 17 studio albums under her belt (including 4 with Warlock), Doro’s current label Nuclear Blast recently celebrated her 30 year anniversary with a 3 DVD box set, ‘Strong & Proud’; a great place to start if… Keep Reading

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All Set & Ready To Rock: Bingley Music Live 2017

Bingley Music Festival Myrtle Park is set to host something very special as Bingley Music Festival returns to the leafy setting for another year on 1st to 3rd of September. The festival, which is now in it͛s 11th year, burst onto the festival circuit back in 2007 and has quickly become one of Yorkshire͛s most celebrated outdoor music events. Returning bigger and better than ever, Bingley Music Festival is spread… Keep Reading

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Pitchfork Music Fest Day 3, Union Park, Chicago

Day 3 at Pitchfork Music Fest was one for the books! In typical fashion I arrived right before the opening act came on.   I wasn’t sure if Sunday’s lineup could live up to Saturday, but a few acts had caught my eye and I was excited for those.  I arrived at the photo pit for Kilo Kish.  I went through and checked out all of the artists prior to… Keep Reading

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Pitchfork Music Fest Day 2, Union Park, Chicago

Join me!… as I reminisce on the second day of Pitchfork Music Festival The Sun was in full swing, and it made it hot and sweaty for all in attendance on Saturday. Day Two was probably the one I was looking forward to the most.  It was also the most crowded day with more people in attendance than either Friday or Sunday.  I have to assume it is mostly due… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks FOTF Top Picks Part 2

Last week we published Part One of our ‘Top Picks’ from this years’ Camden Rocks Festival – a festival that seems to grow incrementally year on year. Last year: 200 bands, 20 venues. This year 250 bands, 25 venues – all in one day, all on one (unbelievably good value) ticket. In the final days before the event on June 3rd, we hit you now with our Part Two picks. With… Keep Reading

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Tramlines 2017 Set To Be Biggest Yet

Organisers of the biggest event in Sheffield’s musical calendar – the annual inner-city music festival Tramlines – have unveiled the full lineup for its 2017 event. The festival will take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July, with UK rap queen Lady Leshurr and dancehall duo The Heatwave among the final additions as well as breaking artists Ms Banks and Our Girl. The Libertines All Saints / Kano / Metronomy… Keep Reading

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Hastings Fat Tuesday – Unplugged Saturday

Hastings Fat Tuesday; the first festival event of the year for me and the one I look forward to with hope and anticipation watching bands be creative in their sound, playing unplugged. Hastings Fat Tuesday has been running 9 years now and bands are queuing up to play on one of the days with this year being no different. Spread over 16 venues across Hasting Old Town there are 200… Keep Reading

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Stellar Line Up For Camden Rocks 2017

Sheffield’s recently reformed indie pioneers Milburn have joined the line-up for Camden Rocks Festival, alongside Camden’s own Carl Barat & The Jackals, The Rifles, The King Blues, The Membranes and many more. Following a sold-out fifth year in 2016, this year will see Camden Rocks Festival up the stakes again, set to host a staggering 250 bands and artists across 25 of Camden Town’s venues on June 3rd 2017. “We can’t wait to play this year’s Camden Rocks… Keep Reading

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Van Morrison & Jeff Beck, The O2 Arena, London

Two iconic heavyweights of popular music close out BluesFest 2016 in London’s docklands. Jeff Beck and Van Morrison shared the limelight in the capacious environment of the O2 Arena on Sunday night and basked in the sound of rapturous applause and sight of standing ovations as they did so. This was the closing act to a three-day festival that for the past couple of years has been held under the… Keep Reading

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