(((O))) Category: Festivals
Dunk is back for its thirteenth year with one of its most incredible line-ups yet, with a mix of some of the most famous and respected bands in the industry performing side by side with a collection of the world’s most promising up and coming post-rock bands.
Our metal editor Sander van den Driesche went to the first instalment of Heavy Scotland, Scotland’s first proper metal festival. Includes photos by Bruce Cowie.
I’m coming back to Liverpool from the big smoke for one weekend in April and here’s why:
An exciting roster of over 150 participating artists are heading to the 11th edition of the electronic music festival.
With less than a month to go until HRH’s Prog V kicks off in North Wales, we present the first of our pre-event features: an interview with Chic Festivals charismatic and outspoken CEO, Jonni Davis.
Bruce Cowie reports back from another successful Damnation Festival in Leeds. Which includes a few words by Sander van den Driesche as well.
Our metal editor Sander van den Driesche gives you his preview for this year’s Damnation Festival in Leeds.
As it celebrates its fifteenth year, Spencer Blohm gives us a run down of what to expect at 2016’s Austin City Limits Music Festival.
The weather gods hate math rock. That’s the only conclusion you can really come to after a third (out of four) successive wet Arctangent. It’s starting to feel vindictive but it didn’t distract too much from another blinding festival. By Dan Salter
In short, Bearded Theory was probably the best festival I’ve been to in nearly 20 years. An absolutely outstanding event that will be the first on our calendar now for the foreseeable future. By Dan Salter
Stijn Van Hees went to the 10th, and very last edition of Belgium’s Yellowstock Festival. “…until it was all over for good and we started to realise how fucking special Yellowstock has been for all those years and how glad we were to have been a small part of it.”
Jamie Jones went to the second instalment of Cardiff’s Red Sun festival. “I finished the weekend utterly spent, having been riffed senseless for 3 days, with my liver feeling battered and my brain feeling bruised.”
They said it couldn’t happen again. In this case ‘they’ were the promoters themselves – despite a successful first year bringing 3 days of gloriously gnarly rock and metal to Cardiff’s Womanby Street the Red Sun team said they simply couldn’t repeat the trick this year. Then, just as it seemed all was lost, they pulled a surprise 180 and announced Red Sun II, set to take place this very weekend. By Jamie Jones
An institution for the past twenty years for any fan of punk and hardcore, Rebellion Festival in Blackpool is still going strong and is the highlight of the summer for thousands of punks from all corners of the world. The amount of legendary bands who have played in the past is breathtaking and this years lineup is no exception. The vibrant and varied punk event takes place from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th of August and Gavin Brown take a look at the top 10 bands you cannot miss over the events four days.
Gaz Cloud, Charlie Gardner and Dave Brooks attended this year’s HRH Prog Festival. Read their extensive coverage, which includes photos taken by Charlie as well.
Dave Cooper went to the first instalment of Panic Room Weekend at the Robin 2 in Bilston. “Perhaps dedicated mini-festivals such as this should not be just the preserve of established bands: they foster an increasingly dedicated audience, provide unique access to the musicians, and provide a showcase for other up-and-coming acts with a lot to offer.”
Richard Collins was at this year’s Raw Power Festival to review it for Echoes and Dust. He’s trying his best to remember what the actual fuck happened. Read on…
Steve Fallows went to the Manchester edition of this year’s Impericon Festival. “A great reminder of the depth and variety of music that lives in the world between metal and hardcore.”
Owen Coggins will be covering this year’s Temples Festival for Echoes and Dust and he tells you what bands he’s most excited to see. “After last year’s twin drone doom/hardcore triumph, and the first year’s inaugural success, this third edition sees Temples collect together another brilliantly distinctive line-up to satisfy the allround appetites of the distortion connoisseur, as well as proving they know their stuff well enough to absolutely nail the combinations of specific subgenre representatives.”
Andy Little was at this year’s edition of Desertfest London. “It was a great pleasure again, attending Desertfest. Its well organised layout, close community feel, friendly atmosphere, makes this a special annual event.”
Magda gives us a look some of the goodness to come at this year’s Dunk! Festival.