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Festival Reviews

Looking for a recap on your favourite music festivals this year, then check out our variety of reviews from festivals all over the world.  Our team of journalists and photographers bring to life memorable moments from the likes of Bestival, Isle of Wight, Creamfields to Glastonbury, Wireless and more!

You can also check out our full range of photo albums from festivals in our flickr account here

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September 2016

Bestival 2016 ‘The Future’: Reviewed!

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s that time of year again, where the rest of the UK has basically resigned itself to Autumn but Bestival-goers know that there is one last high summer fling to be had. Cars crammed with people and gear are flooding the ferry docks, horns are blaring, people are already on the drinks at 9am… off we go to the Isle. Upon arriving at Robin Hill, it’s clear something has gone awry. For some unknown reason they’ve decided to trickle-open the carparks, meaning those wanting to camp in yellow can’

Bestival 2016 – Sean Paul & Wiz Khalifa: Reviewed!

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The final day of Bestival 2016 has thankfully been a scorcher, and as we turn our sunburnt faces towards the main stage, it’s time for the first of tonight’s dual headliners – Sean Paul. Though, is it really a dual headline if they’re just one after another?

Bestival 2016 – The Cure: Reviewed!

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Day two at Bestival is a bit of a wash-out, with rain coming in until 4pm the arena is a sludgy mess and the wellies are out in force. Nevertheless it hasn’t dampened the Bestival spirit, the crowds are rolling in for tonight’s headliner, The Cure. Having played Bestival back in 2011 (a performance which was actually recorded for CD) they know it’s a vibrant and colourful festival… so naturally turn up in their standard undertaker-esque garb. Robert Smith’s unmistakable panda-eyed st

Bestival 2016 – Major Lazer: Reviewed!

By |September 13th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year, Rob Da Bank and co. have taken the far riskier, and frankly braver option of booking Major Lazer as their Friday night headliner. After a stellar daytime performance in 2014 they’ve been bumped into the top spot with good cause. The two year gap has seen Major Lazer release some huge anthems such as Lean On, Light It Up and Powerful (featuring Ellie Goulding), not forgetting the brand new Cold Water with Justin Bieber and All My Love with Ariana Grande. Tonight the rapidly filling are

August 2016

Bloodstock Open Air 2016 – Full Review

By |August 18th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s that special last month before Autumn sets in, the high summer sun shines down on the most inappropriately weather-attired crowd of the entire year, yes, It’s Bloodstock Open Air. I will never stop being equally amused and proud that the metal community rocks black tshirts, heavy denim, sticky leather and a mass of metalware regardless of temperature, or indeed comfort.

Reviewed: Slayer’s firey finale at Bloodstock Open Air

By |August 15th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A packed arena tentatively awaits the dropping of the giant white screen across the front of the BOA stage, as we prepare to close out Bloodstock Open Air 2016 with one of the biggest metal bands of all time, the almighty Slayer. As the curtain drops the thrash legends throw down hard, opening with titular track of their most recent album ‘Repentless’ amidst a stage almost sagging with the weight of the insane pyrotechnics they’ve rigged. Flanked by two humongous inverted crosses made from am

Reviewed: Mastodon headline Bloodstock Open Air 2016

By |August 14th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

With a UK legacy of great shows already behind them and a fanbase that can be measured in the sheer number of their tshirts on display in the crowd today, Mastodon have stake their claim on Bloodstock’s Ronnie James Dio Stage as headliners. Throwing down with moody opener ‘Tread Lightly’ Mastodon come out strong, unfortunately the sound does not. Luckily it’s quickly remedied and the melodic guitars of ‘Feast Your Eyes’, ‘Blasteroid’ and ‘Oblivion’ shine through. The crowd density of last nig

Reviewed: Twisted Sister’s final UK show at BOA 2016!

By |August 13th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Over the years, Bloodstock Open Air has been the stage for some seriously special and one-off performances, but this surely takes the win. For the last time ever on UK soil, playing their farewell tour ‘Forty and Fuck It’, glam metal heroes Twisted Sister are here to melt our faces off, fifteen minutes fashionably late of course. A photo montage of old tour memories plays over AC/DC’s ‘It’s a long way to the top (if you wanna rock and roll)’ and the tightly packed arena is already clapping along