(((O))) Category: Festivals

HRH Prog VI

A suitably epic review of the UK’s biggest residential Prog gathering: Krankschaft, Hawklords and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy are just three of the highlights in a weekend full of musical delights. Dive in…

LENMANIA

A reluctant icon returns.

TST All-Dayer: Friends & Favourites – Green Door Store, Brighton

Tatty Seaside Town, AKA Papa C, AKA Colin Wakefield has been at the heart of the Brighton DIY music scene for well over a decade . . . This, his second all-dayer of the year, has been entitled ‘Friends & Favourites’ and it’s easy to see why. Regulars, familiar faces, and leading lights of the British underground are all in attendance.

Damnation Festival 2017 – Leeds

Bruce Cowie does Damnation 2017, watches Big Business do the business, discovers that Myrkur are more like peanut butter than Marmite, and wonders why pasties cost more in the evening. . . Oh, and did he mention Wren?

ArcTanGent Festival 2017

It’s somewhat difficult to sum up three days packed with music, of course, everyone has different highlights and what’s probably more important, new and interesting bands to explore. The only downside being that it is impossible to see everything!

HRH PROG VI PREVIEW: INTRODUCING THE BANDS – SATURDAY

Focus, TFATD, Carl Palmer. . . Here’s our rundown of the bands appearing on the Saturday at HRH Prog VI in Pwllheli.

HRH PROG VI PREVIEW: INTRODUCING THE BANDS – FRIDAY

Here’s a rundown of the array of talent playing HRH Prog VI this Friday: Uriah Heep, The Von Hertzen Brothers, Caravan, Hawklords, Heather Findlay, Edgar Broughton and more!

HRH Prog VI Preview: Introducing The Bands – Thursday

There’s less than a week to go until HRH Prog VI lands in Hafan y Mor, a beautiful yet remote holiday camp in North Wales. Here’s a preview of the bands set to deliver on the opening evening: Mostly Autumn, Krankschaft and IO Earth.

Damnation 2017 – Eyesore and Tone MGMT Stages Preview

In his his inimitable style, Bruce Cowie reckons the best way to see Damnation 2017 is to and fro between the smaller stages (with the odd pasty break) and make sure you see Wren. . .

Damnation 2017 – Terrorizer Stage

In the second of our Damnation 2017 previews, Steve Fallows checks out the Terrorizer Stage, and finds it to be aptly named!

Damnation 2017 – Main Stage Preview

Damnation is a one-day festival that packs a mighty metal punch; and with so much choice, and so many clashes, it may seem challenging to find your way round. In the first of our previews, Steve Fallows demonstrates that if you keep it simple and stay with the main stage, you certainly won’t be disappointed.

Green Man Festival 2017

Karthik Murugesan and Michael Nash took to the Brecon Beacons and were literally blown away by Green Man Festival 2017.

Preview: Mammothfest 2017 – Brighton

A big event that is sustaining itself, putting up a stage for lots of jobbing UK bands, and pulling in an honourable selection of big, extreme international players. . . Get Mammothed!

Be Prog! My Friend – 2017

The curation at Be Prog! My Friend is as unique as the setting – in 2015 Be Prog! famously married Meshuggah and Camel. This year, challenging music is placed at the heart of a left-of-centre progressive bill. . .

Green Man Festival 2017 – Preview

Green Man is certainly not a Glastonbury or a Bestival in turns of scope and sheer size, yet I am hoping that it can provide the intimacy of a smaller festival alongside the atmosphere of a larger one.

UK Tech Fest 2017 – Sunday

Tech Fest’s Sunday brought The Pink Panther, a silent wall of death, and whatever the fuck a xylosynth is. . .

UK Tech Fest 2017 – Saturday

Tech Fest’s Saturday featured the battle of the century, waltzing, and far too many amazing bands bidding farewell.

UK Tech Fest 2017 – Friday

Tech Fest’s Friday brought Rick Sanchez impressions, sweltering heat, and several death metal titans…

Eindhoven Psych Lab Festival

Radar Men from the Moon… carry on with the ferocious assault in a completely new and immense set with an intensity I’ve rarely witnessed. In fact, the first three songs were so new, none of them have been given a title as they were only finished a couple of weeks previously!

UK Tech Fest 2017 – Thursday

Tech Fest’s Thursday brought inflatables, a shit-ton of rain, and some amazing music…

Raw Power 2017

Raw Power 2017 was incredible. I’ve never been to a festival before where every band was good, where everything ran to a good schedule, and where everything seemed to go smoothly. The line-up was flawless and the delivery was sublime. Thank you, Baba Yaga’s Hut.

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