Festival Reviews

Camden Rocks 2016 By JPR Photography

Live: Camden Rocks Festival 2016

Camden Rocks must be the most affordable and spontaneous choice among us Londoners who enjoy live music. It’s quite obvious that this festival has always been more than just about the bands. There is a whole vibe of wanting to have a good time (and maybe more than just a couple of drinks) whilst also being able to watch a ...

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Live: Desertfest 2016

Come the end of April, Camden town descends into a sea of long hair, beards and beer guzzling monsters. Catering for the Stoner/Doom/Sludge/Psychedelic rock crowd across multiple venues, Desertfest finds its home in the heart of it all, cutting off and taking over Greenland Place (just off the side street by Worlds End) and having the Black Heart at the ...

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Saxon at Hard Rock Hell 2015 by Lisa Billingham of Billibee

Hard Rock Hell A Hard Rocker’s Heaven

Hosted at Hafan Y Mor holiday park in North Wales, Hard Rock Hell is on the more glamorous side of the rock and metal festival events calendar, with either a holiday home caravan or apartment as accommodation for the weekend. Given the weather, not only in Wales but for the time of year in general, the solid abode was welcome; ...

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Live Review: Damnation Festival 2015

Finally, the greatest time of the year was upon us. Damnation Festival 2015, based up in Leeds University. A day chocked so full of music that it’s hard to make any time to see the light of day, or rain (this is England after all). Damnation have done everything right, this is a real day long festival for the fans, ...

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Classic Rock Tours – Legends Of Rock The Originals 2015

Vauxhall 5* Holiday Park In Great Yarmouth How quickly twelve months passes when you’re having fun. Once again, Elaine and Eddie Yates have worked like Trojans to bring thirty-eight bands to the table for the annual LoR Originals music feast here in Great Yarmouth. A little down on band numbers this year and later start times, but some awesome sounds ...

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Review: Vans Warped Tour UK @ Alexandra Palace

As another year comes closer to the end, so does the Vans Warped tour UK. This year saw many bands, both old and new, come together for one of the best days of the year! With such a huge offering, we were only able to catch a fraction of the bands, but we did however catch the cream of the ...

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Review: Breakout Festival 2015

A gloriously sunny day at the coast; the setting could not be better. Hosted at Brighton Racecourse: Breakout Festival 2015. Upon arrival, I was surprised by the scale – having attended Butserfest just two weeks prior, I thought that was small despite having three stages! Breakout Festival sported just a single stage and a rather small area of asphalt in ...

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Review: Butserfest 2015

Butserfest: The UK’s biggest alcohol and drug free festival. I should have known that this was more of a youth event; what person in their right mind would choose to go to an outdoor music festival at which one cannot have a nice cold lager? Don’t get me wrong, I am not one to get tanked up and fighty, but ...

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Bloodstock 2015 Highlights: Sunday

Sunday  – the last day of the festival. A day where we look back on the best times this weekend and make the most of our last few hours at Bloodstock. But it’s not over yet! We have a full day of rock ‘n’ roll debauchery ahead of us. This morning we are greeted by London groove-metallers Skarthia on the ...

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Photo by Mark Lloyd

Bloodstock 2015 Highlights: Saturday

All photos by Mark Lloyd. Traditionally Saturday is the most ‘fun’ day at a festival, and looking at the line-up for today, Bloodstock 2015 shouldn’t be any different.It’s a bit sunny to be sporting black-metal face-paint but 1349 pull it off well. What a way to wake up! Something completely different on the Dio stage from Finnish folk-metallers Korpiklaani. Who ...

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