Category: Festival Reviews

Hard Rock Hell VII (Thursday + Friday)


November 28th-December 1st, Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, North Wales Thursday The Crazy World of Arthur Brown seems to pop up all the time on my travels with his craziness and bizarre stage show, which today includes giving himself a fake blow job with his microphone under his long robe. He runs through hits from ‘Fire’ [...]

Hard Rock Hell VII (Saturday + Sunday)


November 28th-December 1st, Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, North Wales Saturday The Treatment The pretty boys of Rock come on with a new boy in their line-up who looks very much like Ronnie Wood. There seems to be a lot of women up the front for their performance, which is more impressive than a Heaven’s Basement [...]

Vans Warped Tour 2013 – Live @ Alexandra Palace (Saturday)


Saturday 16th November, London Attila (West Stage) open up the West Stage with their brand of Hip Hop / Metalcore with simplistic lyrics clearly done. If you have written this band off because of some of their lyrical content then you have made a big mistake, this is a band with a lot to offer [...]

Vans Warped Tour 2013 – Live @ Alexandra Palace (Sunday)


Sunday 17th November, London We Are The Ocean (East Stage) There doesn’t seem to be a lot of anticipation for WATO this weekend like there used to be and they have an unfortunate delay  in coming onstage after Watsky took a suicide dive off the lighting rig; everyone in the venue thought he was dead [...]

SHAKEDOWN 2013 – Live Review


Last Saturday saw the return of Brighton’s own mini mainstream festival Shakedown. Being a local Britonion shamefully I’ve actually never attend so what better time to start than now, especially when entry was free. As with any event small or large the first thing that crossed my mind like any festival goer was, “where is [...]

BESTIVAL 2013 – Live Review


      Thursday Early starts seem to be the order of the day as most of Britain decided to haul ass to the Isle of Wight for this year’s most fabulous and magical festy outing: Bestival 2013, the year of… well all things aquatic and ship-shape like. I say early starts only to emphasis [...]

CROPREDY FESTIVAL 2013 – Live Review (Part 2)


…Cropredy Festival 2013 Review Continued. Click here for Thursday & Friday (Part 1) Saturday Comedian, folk singer and guitarist Richard Digance, inspired by Billy Connolly,  always entertains in the first set on the final day of the Cropredy Festival.  He’s a poet, author and songwriter with an extensive catalogue of guitar styles including folk, blues and [...]

CROPREDY FESTIVAL 2013 – Live Review (Part 1)


The 33rd Cropredy Festival, Oxfordshire Every August, since the 1970s, the friendly and attractive village of Cropredy, near Banbury in Oxfordshire, has welcomed music-lovers of folk-rock to Fairport’s Cropredy Convention. Organised by Fairport Convention itself, it includes children and grandchildren of festival-goers who’ve been returning to this relaxed atmosphere for years. Thursday The legendary Fairport [...]

CAMP BESTIVAL 2013 – Live Review

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Yet again the highlight of my summer festival experience crashes full force on Camp Bestival 2013! This festival has built a firm association with the family/camping experience mixed with a bucket or two of finest tunes, a handful of surprisingly tasty pies, buns and savoury treats, and a wonderfully magical atmosphere of calm and fun – all [...]

STOP MAKING SENSE 2013 – Live Review (Part 2)


…SMS Festival 2013 Review Continued. Click here for Thursday & Friday (Part 1) Saturday Saturday, feeling a little worse for wear, I got to the mad queues, yes the only queue or hectic-ness you’ll see at Stop Making Sense, for the boat party. S**t. 2pm is too early, hundreds of people is too much, but Appleblim, [...]