Category: Festivals

Brecon Jazz 2014 – Live Review: Highlights

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Thursday 7th August – Sunday 10th August, Wales Friday Michael Wollny Trio Gifted pianist and composer Michael Wollny, from Frankfurt in Germany, is a highly regarded and critically acclaimed artist. He’s influenced by musician Björk, film-maker David Lynch, and painter Charlotte McGowan-Griffin. With an unrestricted and unorthodox approach to jazz, he was named Most Promising [...]

Camp Bestival 2014 – Live Review + Photos


Thursday 31st July – Sunday 3rd August, Dorset All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go and I’m speeding down to Camp Bestival! Well, not just me but all the other lovely festival types are too. But this year, we get there super early in the a.m., just to ensure we get a good pitch – [...]

Beacons Festival 2014 – Live Review + Photos

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Friday 8th – Sunday 10th August, Skipton Only in its second year, Beacons Festival - which ran from the 8th to the 10th of August and on a farm in the town of Skipton – has a different vibe compared to other festivals, or the usual idea people have of a festival. With a variety of things [...]

Standon Calling 2014 – Live Review

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Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August, Hertfordshire Standon Calling is a small-scale family, boutique festival based only a short ride from London, in the beautiful Hertfordshire town of Standon.  It originally started as a private birthday barbeque in 2002 at the 16th century manor house, Standon Lordship. The festival was as eclectic as it comes, with [...]

WOMAD 2014 – Live Review

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Friday 25th – Sunday 27th July, Charlton Park After driving around the dark, deserted country lanes of Wiltshire and eventually finding the right gate, I arrived to the quiet, magical buzz of WOMAD and was hit by the wonderful smell of dew-coated grass and tents making their first appearances of 2014. Colourful flags, extravagant new tents [...]

Ten Must See Acts @ Beacons Festival 2014

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Ten Must See Acts at Beacons Fest 2014 Only in its second year, Beacons Festival definitely has emerged as the real alternative music festival this year, with a massive array of different styled music available to everyone. Running from the 7th – 11th of July on a small farm in Skipton, there is so much more [...]

Merthyr Rock Returns To The Festival Calendar

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Following a 12 month hiatus, Merthyr Rock festival returns to the grounds of Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil on Sunday 17th August 2014. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND INFO… Now operated by Wales’ largest independent promoter Orchard Entertainment, who took over from previous operators Hay Festivals, the third edition of Merthyr Rock will take place on [...]

Secret Garden Party 2014 – Live Review

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Friday 25th – Sunday 27th July, Cambridgeshire Secret Garden Party has morphed into an odd beast of an independently run boutique festival – no matter what way you look at it, these days it’s a mainstream festival. Since its inception in the early noughties as an alternative to mainstream music festivals – allegedly amounting to [...]

Folk By The Oak 2014 – Live Review

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Sunday 20th July, Hertfordshire Set in the attractive grounds of Hatfield House, Folk By The Oak  is a one day festival with a  personality of its own. The large festival field, known as ‘The Queen Elizabeth Oak Field’, is where Elizabeth I was told that she had become Queen whilst sitting under an oak tree [...]

Secret Garden Party Announce Dates + Early Bird Tickets

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  23rd – 26th July 2015 Limited Early Bird Tickets on sale Monday 28th July 2014 Following a sold out weekend the Secret Garden Party puts a limited number of Early Bird tickets on sale today, Monday 28th July, for next year’s event, which takes place 23rd-26thJuly 2015. They are available from here… With its theme of ‘Goodbye Yellow [...]