Festival Reviews

Isle of Wight Festival 2021 Review

by john / Sep 24, 2021 / 0 comments

Everyone I spoke to agreed that this year’s IW Festival was the one they had enjoyed the best of all of the IW Festivals since 2002, and why was that? Because it happened at all!!!

TRNSMT 2021 Festival Review

by john / Sep 18, 2021 / 0 comments

AFTER a year off, TRNSMT Festival returned in almighty fashion at Glasgow Green over the weekend. Yes, things were a little different this year – the September weather wasn’t quite the glorious sunshine we’ve come to expect at the event and there was the small matter of a lateral flow test to take before entering – but there was that familiar feel of excitement and celebration in the air; perhaps even more so than usual.

All Points East 2021 Review

by john / Sep 03, 2021 / 0 comments

Having only begun in 2018, All Points East is relatively new to the London Day Festival scene, but it has quickly risen to the top of the summer calendar for alternative live music in a smaller and more intimate setting than many of its competitors. Usually a festival spread over a couple of weekends, this year they instead opted for 3 days over the August Bank Holiday weekend, with Friday headliners London Grammar and Jorja Smith promising an eagerly-awaited return to live music.

Reading Festival 2021 Review

by john / Aug 31, 2021 / 0 comments

With several keynote cancellations from artists we were looking forward to, on Friday morning I found myself really scrabbling together 2 days of music that I’d really enjoy. That being said though, there were some absolute stand out artists that blew us away across the weekend.

Field Day 2021 Festival Review

by john / Aug 30, 2021 / 0 comments

Kicking it off on the North Stage is BBC Radio 1’s Jaguar, she’s always been a huge supporter of up and coming dance music with her weekly Radio 1 BBC Introducing Dance show, playing the best emerging talent. She’s carried this through with her set at Field Day, playing tracks from LF System, Hannah Laing and Bristol based Borai who’s had great success on his recent release with Denham Audio ‘Make Me’. Jaguar has recently set up a free programme called Future 1000. The aim is to introduce 1000 young female, trans and non-binary students to electronic music by 2022.

Green Man Festival 2021 Review

by john / Aug 25, 2021 / 0 comments

Painfully apart for two long years thanks to the horrors of the pandemic, last weekend we returned to the rolling Welsh mountains for another glorious Green Man Festival.

Boomtown Becomes Inclusive - Not Just for Ravers!

by jessicajolly / Aug 16, 2018 / 0 comments

The EDM weekender that Boomtown once was has, in just a few short years, blossomed into a large scale music and performance art festival with something for everyone.

Noisily 2018 - ‘Only tell the good ones about this place’: why Britain’s littlest festival is better than Burning Man

by mintyhit / Jul 20, 2018 / 0 comments

‘Only tell the good ones about this place’: why Britain’s littlest festival is better than Burning Man

By James Hough

If 2018 set the benchmark for long, hot summers, at least Noisily had an ace up its sleeve: nestled beneath the wooded glades of Nosely estate, Lincolnshire, the UK’s best alternative electronic music festival felt like an oasis of shade among this year’s scorched-earth festivals..

The Cure - 40th Anniversary Show - BST Hyde Park

by jessicajolly / Jul 09, 2018 / 0 comments

Few sights will be funnier this festival season than watching Goth kids hide in the remote areas of shade that Hyde Park had to offer on a sweltering 30 degree London day, glaring at colourful Pride attendees and beer drenched football fans.

Tinderbox 2018

by jessicajolly / Jul 04, 2018 / 0 comments

Tinderbox, a 3 day multi-genre festival in a Danish forest, has blossomed in it’s 4th year, offering an impressive line-up and beer logistics so smooth it brings tears to an English person’s eyes.