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Bloodstock 2015 Highlights: Thursday and Friday

RAMzine readers will be familiar with other major rock festivals this year, but it is universally recognised that Bloodstock is tailor-made for metal-heads.  Since going ‘open air’ in 2005 this site has seen all kinds of acts from Slayer to Alice Cooper and everything in between. This year’s line-up was no different – four nights of carnage at Catton Hall ...

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Metaldays 2015

MetalDays 2015 – Festival Review

Any spare time I get throughout festival season, you can find me in a field in a tent – that’s my happy place. Each year I face the same dilemma, I dream of a beach holiday in the sun; I know I should travel more, but I just can’t draw myself away from the festivals. Music is what I live ...

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2000Trees by Jess Jones

2000 Trees Festival: The Highlights

If you’re beginning to tire of the sponsor-laden hoo-hah, countless ‘festival fashion’ articles and ever-increasing ticket prices that you get with mainstream festivals, it might be time to think about sizing down. Held on a farm near Cheltenham in basically the middle of nowhere with a capacity of just five thousand people, 2000 Trees takes music festivals back to what ...

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Download 2015 – Post-festival summary

Three days of fantastic festival performances from the best the world of rock and metal has to offer; Download festival has come to an end. Of course I am a little saddened but, with a quarter mile between stages and, to my count, 123 bands over the three days, I have probably walked over 20 miles over the course of ...

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Skarlett, by ©Neil Mach-2015

Review: Dames of Darkness Festival 2015

The fifth edition of The Dames of Darkness bash took place over two days on 9th-10th May 2015 at the excellent Robin 2 venue in Bilston. RAMZine attended to report on the festivities. Day One Opening the festival on day one was The Fall of Eve – a symphonic rock project formed by formed by Laura Tracey (Evangeline) with Michael ...

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Photos by Lauren Harris

Takedown Festival 2015

It’s not scorching here at Southampton Uni today, but the rain is keeping off and the sun is just resting behind the clouds. Optimum festival weather. For regulars to the festival there’s a feeling of being reunited with an old friend. For newcomers, there’s almost awe at the intimacy this festival holds. Either way, everyone is eager to begin… (District ...

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Hard Rock Hell 8 Review

Hard Rock Hell (HRH) feels like a very well kept secret, hidden by it’s location, hidden by the fact it always sells out, and by the fact that if you did choose to go to a festival, perhaps you didn’t think to go to one November. Whatever the reason, all these things are actually a positive. HRH promotes an atmosphere, far gone ...

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butserfest

Butserfest Review 2014

It’s not often I get over excited about a festival which declares itself alcohol free. In fact it would have to be something pretty special to get me there in the first place. And Butserfest is. Butserfest is now in its eighth year; after local young people told the council there wasn’t enough to do in the area. Growing year ...

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Redfest 2014 Review

Robin’s Cook Farm in Surrey played host to intimate festival Redfest, for 2 two days this July 2014 weekend. Redfest is now in it’s 8th year, the festival progresses a little each time round. Altogether this festival includes many contrasting genres: Rock, Indie, Dance. Redfest is decorated in an creative fashion, with lot’s of great photo opportunities, in a beautiful ...

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TECHFEST

Review: TECH FEST

Newark-on-Trent, seemingly quiet, but its an elaborate ruse. This year it was the host of TECH FEST, a completely unique festival in the fact that it actually has plumbed toilets and showers that cost nothing to use! Insane right? With two stages full of great bands and an after party over the two nights – this festival may be small, ...

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