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

August 2016

Y Not Festival 2016 Review

By |August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |

After receiving the award for 'Best Medium Sized Festival' of 2015, Y Not Festival stopped at nothing to raise the bar this year. Returning to the festival for the second year in a row, I had high hopes that it was going to phenomenal, with headline acts this year including Editors, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Madness along with many more huge acts covering every angle of music.

Leefest Presented The Neverland, and it was awesome. Review 2016

By |August 1st, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We headed to the Neverland for some mermaid watching, pirate mutinies and lost boy adventures as well as some incredible music over the weekend.

July 2016

The Adventure that was Benicassim, 2016.

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

Festival International de Benicassim is one of the biggest parties of the summer, and the best news is that it's held at a seaside town in Spain. Basically a holiday with the best nightlife you can imagine, not only does it pull incredible DJs such as Snakehips and Jamie XX, but also dance and electronic heavyweights such as Major Lazer and Chemical Brothers. Throw in one of the best live bands of all time Muse and the rapper gliding from strength to strength Kendrick Lamar, and there's no reas

T in the Park 2016 Review

By |July 17th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We headed up to Strathallan Castle in Scotland for the epic T in the Park Festival. With Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Stone Roses & Calvin Harris headlining, we knew we were in for a treat. Read our review here.

June 2016

Download 2016 – FULL REVIEW!

By |June 17th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You can’t deny it, something out there really has it in for Download Festival. It’s the same story every year – burnt for the first two days camping and then incessantly soaked for the rest, it’s like… metal is the music of the devil… or something… Campers have been steadily pouring in since Wednesday, setting up epic tent-collectives with all manner of décor (bra-bunting is a particular favourite of mine) and it’s set to be a belter of a weekend, even though we’re probably all going home wit

Isle of Wight Festival 2016 Review

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

Isle of wight 2016 celebrated 40 years of punk, with Artist such as The Damned, Adam Ant, The Corrs, Status Quo, Iggy Pop and Richard Ashcroft... With big headliners Stereophonics, Faithless, The who and Queen with Adam Lambert, bringing many anthems from over the decades to the crowd and capturing the British Punk scene within one festival, an outstanding weekend with some legendary music.

Iron Maiden – Download 2016 Review

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

Well, the arena is awash with the kind of sludge you dream up monsters emerging from and everyone we pass is in varying states of ‘fuck-it’ at this point. Little has been done to calm the quagmire overnight it seems and as the rain poured steadily throughout the day (and then horrifically during Nightwish’s set) there are actual rivers becoming moats between the stages. If you were the guy throwing yourself down the hill with wild abandon after the first falling-over incident, because why the he

Black Sabbath – Download 2016 Review

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

Well what can you say about the finality of one of the most prolific bands in history’s last ever show at their spiritual home of Donington Park? The band have played here time and time again, Monsters of Rock, Ozzfest, Download – Donington in all it’s incarnations. Black Sabbath are sewn into the fabric here and the arena is awash with black shirts in all shapes and sizes, from a tour history spanning decades and generations. Families making sure their kids get to experience this once in their

Rammstein – Download 2016 Review

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

Despite a day of heavy downpours over a now very boggy Donington Park (yes yes, we’ve heard the monikers… Drownload… Downpour Festival…), thousands of expectant faces are turned towards the main stage for tonight’s headliner – German heavy metal powerhouse, Rammstein. There’s nothing quite like a side of S&M or pyrotechnics alongside learning how to count to vier whilst headbanging, and Rammstein promise a whole lot more than just their stage show.

Common People Southampton 2016 – FULL REVIEW!

By |June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As one of Bestival's satellite babies, Common People Southampton was always going to be hit and in it's inaugural year 2015 proved you can have all the feel of the festival in the middle of a city, but now round 2 has started on the common and there's a new sense of ownership, like Southampton has taken CP to heart. Over in Oxford a new dawn rises on a sister festival, but we're getting the kinks-ironed-out experience of a trialled triumph and the site looks incredible. Towering high right in