Category: Festival Reviews

Latitude 2014 – Live Review + Photos


Latitude is much more than simply a music festival; it’s a feast of the arts in which you can indulge yourself whatever your age. There is a seemingly endless supply of magnificent entertainment on show, no matter what you’re hoping to fill your senses with. For me, it was a combination of music and comedy, [...]

Calling Festival 2014 – Live Review

Calling Festival - Stevie Wonder

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th June, London One of the many things I had on my bucket list was to see Aerosmith play live. Call me a cynic, but (given their age) I had mostly given up on being able to fulfill that wish. However, when the chance came about for me to review a [...]

Camden Crawl 2014 – Live Review

Au Revoir Simone

Friday 20th – Saturday 21st June, London Friday Cymbals are the first band I have the pleasure of viewing live at the Camden Town Brewery, their first show of two for the weekend. Live, the bass is heavier and each layer of their music has such clarity that the synths, keyboards, guitars and drums can [...]

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 that by midday [...]

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 [...]