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Camden Rocks

I last went to Camden Rocks in 2014. I enjoyed the day but thought the over emphasis on hard rock left me …

The Great Escape 2016

My third visit to TGE and another enjoyable break. After my first visit, I dropped the criteria for TGE to be deemed …

SXSW2016

I love Austin. It’s a relaxed city with a great love of music. This was my third visit to SXSW and this …

Rockaway Beach

Now I’m not a snob. I don’t stay in posh hotels. When traveling, Travelodges are my mainstay and as a child, family …

Field Day 2015 (Sunday)

Over the last few years Field Day’s had some interesting line ups. This year’s featured the Savages and I’ve not seen them …

Primavera Sound 2015

I’ve always wanted to visit Barcelona, so Primavera seemed to give me a good reason to visit. Everyone I’ve spoken to about …

The Great Escape 2015

Last year was my first Great Escape. As it billed itself as Europe’s SXSW, I went to the festival with high expectations. …

Rhythms of the World 2014

And so it returns. After a rainy 2012 festival damaged Hitchin Priory’s grounds, there was no festival in 2013. As the organisers …

Camden Rocks

A new one day festival spread across a dozen or so venues across Camden. I much prefer Camden to Shoreditch, so I …

Great Escape 2014 – Day 3

Sometimes you have one of these days where you appear to be destined to see dross or changeovers. It’s one of the …

Great Escape 2014 – Day 2

First full day at the Great Escape and a big improvement in the weather. It’s amazing the difference a bit of sun …

Great Escape 2014 – Day 1

I’m not sure what I was expecting. Although it fashions itself as Europe’s SXSW, it clearly isn’t. Disappointingly, there’s almost no buzz …

SXSW Music 2013

SXSW Music doesn’t officially start until the Tuesday and even then it’s only really a few locations playing music. But with so …

Rhythms of the World 2012

Rhythms of the World is an annual ‘World Music’ festival that takes place in Hitchin. It used to take place within the …

Rhythms of the World 2011

Joan Ov Arc Skip Macdonald C W Stoneking Oi Va Voi Oi Va Voi Moishe’s Bagel Jim Moray Kanda Bongo Man Kanda …

SXSW Music 2011

It’s a few weeks since I returned from SXSW and thought I’d take some time to reflect on SXSW. I’ve reviewed SXSWi …

Rhythms of the World 2010

Rhythms of the World is two day ‘town’ festival in Hitchin. It markets itself as a ‘World Music’ festival but it’s increasingly …

Sing Ye From the Hillsides II

My second encounter with British Sea Power in the space of a week was their three day mini festival ‘Sing Ye From …

Rhythms of the World 2009

Dealers – ‘Cost’ The Dealers – ‘Pick a bale of cotton’ The Dealers – Wondering Etran Finataw Rebel Control Photos from the …