Festival Reviews

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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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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 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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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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RedFest 2014 Preview

RedFest is back for it’s 8th year! Last year saw headliners Bastille play a tremendous performance. Lead singer Dan Smith said “It’s crazy that we are headlining anything, let alone such an awesome festival as Redfest” before they descended into worldwide fame. The alt stage also saw great performances from Bleed From Within, Bury Tomorrow, and Feed The Rhino. This ...

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Review: Hit The Deck Festival 2014

Hit The Deck Festival takes place yearly, playing a day each in Bristol and Nottingham. RAMzine were at the Nottingham leg of the festival, and here are our selected highlights… Hit The Deck always proves to have an interesting and diverse line-up, with a mixture of big name bands and up-and-comers, 2014’s festival proved no different. First off the bat, ...

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Festival Preview: Hit The Deck 2014

This Easter weekend scores of rock fans will be pouring out onto the streets of Bristol (Saturday 19th) and Nottingham (Sunday 20th). But this is no Easter egg hunt – instead, these hungry music lovers will be in search of riffs, sing-alongs and the odd beer (or five). With a lineup covering a diverse range of genres, Hit The Deck ...

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HRH Prog Festival Review 2014

“New Prog for Old Ears and Old Prog for New Ears. ” That is the mantra for this year’s HRH PROG held at Hafn Y Mor, North Wales 20-22 March 2014. On Saturday I met a short grey man called Mark. He was wearing a blue woollen top, a pair of smart M&S jeans and fresh yachting shoes, he looked ...

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