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Into the Wild 2018 – a little slice of perfection

If the big festivals are starting to leave you feeling bloated and overwhelmed it might be time to consider something a little lighter – because a little less is sometimes…
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Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival 2018 – retrospective

It’s safe to say that this is one fringe with real benefits… principle amongst which are (1) it’s in Hastings (2) it’s 99% free entry and (3) the quality of…
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Long Division: Warehouse 23, 2018 (review)

Steve White writes… So, after a week of almost constant sunshine Saturday decides to be wet, windy and miserable. Wakefield is damp and grey when we arrive but beginning to…
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The Magic Numbers and Penelope Isles: Brighton Old Market

Opening up for The Magic Numbers at Brighton’s Old Market are a starry-eyed young band called Penelope Isles. Somewhat confusingly none of the band members are called Penelope Isles –…
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Why are Alabama 3 still able to be so good?

On paper a 20-year-old hash-up of country styled techno tunes delivered by nine blokes of a certain age doing occasional choreographed dad-dance routines should be growing tired – some might…
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Bestival 2017 review: mopping up and reflecting

It’s so hard to separate a festival from its weather or any tragedy that happens within its gates. Regardless of anything else, extremes of hot or cold, wet or dry…
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Boardmasters 2017 – REVIEW

Firstly, I’d like to take a moment for the people of Boardmasters who had their makeup and mirrors taken away on entry. We all thought there was some sort of…
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Boomtown 2017 – 97% fun, 86% safe

Once again Boomtown has shown the world how to really ‘produce’ a festival. As Rome announced during the stupendously amazing Sublime with Rome show on Sunday night – “You guys…
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Ghost at Bloodstock 2017 Courtesy of Tim Finch (http://www.timfinch.net/)

Bloodstock Festival 2017 Review

So it’s been a week since Bloodstock and it’s took that long to take in what we saw. It kicked off Thursday with the Sophie Lancaster Stage but it was…
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Nozstock 2017 Reviewed

Hats off to the Nozworthy clan. Herefordshire ought to give the freedom of the county if such a thing exists) to this family of free-thinking hedonists. For, as the creators…
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Zooquarium 2017: reviewed and in photos

Headlining Zooquarium’s first edition on a windswept, but otherwise dry and warm (in sheltered spots), Hastings Pier was Ratboy. The darling of the music press also proved a big hit…
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The Vicar’s Picnic 2017: a proper grown up little festival

Check below for links to all out photo galleries. Rate the festival if you went this year (login securely with Facebook) You can’t go wrong with an audience made up…
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The best festival in Central Europe delivers everything but the killer blow

Not even a bristling and pitch-perfect set from Radiohead could save the sense that the mighty Glastonbury lacked something truly special this year. Maybe I’m smarting from the fact that…
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Village Green Festival 2017: reviewed and pictures

Follow the links to each of our great photosets: The Idea 13 Stage: Village Green Festival 2017 Providing a truly eclectic mix of artists hand-picked by those in the know……
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Download Festival 2017: the Twitter story

As Sunday night draws in we’ve scanned the Twitter-sphere for people’s reactions to Download Festival 2017…and without a shadow of a doubt this year has been a vintage one…if you…
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The Skids – reviewed live, June 2017

The Skids are nine dates in to their 40th anniversary tour when they arrive in Leeds tonight. It’s a gig I’d been looking forward to since the tour was announced.…
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Vintage Trouble – your new bucket list band

¥ If you haven’t yet experienced a Vintage Trouble live show you should add it to your bucket list and get ready for something just a little bit special. What…
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Bearded Theory 2017

Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering once again drew crowds and bands from the length and breadth of the country – if you were there here’s a few memories to hang on…
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Hastings Fat Tuesday 2017 – reviewed

Hastings Fat Tuesday (which is actually a five-day Mardi Gras) is a fantastic little festival. Nowhere else in the UK has quite the same grass roots music dynamic at play.…
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