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Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2022.

Here’s a Kendal Calling tip for you. If you really want to see any of the bands on Friday, get there on Thursday. I got to the outskirts of Lowther Deer Park at 12:30 pm, and eventually parked my car some 5 and-a-half hours later. I’m sure some lasting friendships were formed in the queues […]

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Tramlines Festival Review: Episode Three – Return of The Tramlines.

The first scene in Episode Three of the Star Wars trilogy takes place in an arid, desert environment. Tramlines takes place in Sheffield so that was never going to happen, and day three opens to a steady, south Yorkshire drizzle. For the sake of completeness I felt compelled to take-in at least one artist from […]

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The Osmonds: A New Musical review – Two and a half hours of non-stop “Osmondmania”

Director: Shaun KerrisonWritten by: Shaun Kerrison & Julian Bigg The Osmonds. If you’d asked me on Monday to name as many Osmonds songs as I could, I’d have struggled to get much further than Donny Osmond’s “Puppy Love”. As someone born in the ’90s, it’s unsurprising to hear that “Osmondmania” hasn’t been a part of […]

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Ultimate A-Z of Truck Festival 2022

Truck Festival returned for its 25th Anniversary in July and what a weekend it was! The weather was perfect, the line-up even more so and it could not have been a better way to come back and smash their big birthday year. There’s simply too much to write about from this year’s event so we’ve […]

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Tramlines Festival Review: Episode Two – Tramlines Strikes Back.

I’m going to start with a minor rant. If you’ve been following carefully then you’ll know that our Tramlines reviews have a bit of a Star Wars theme to them; for no other reason than they both come as trilogies. The villain in Star Wars was Darth Vader. For me, at Tramlines, the villain would […]

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Tramlines Festival Review: Part One – A New Hope.

A long time ago in a city far, far away (well it seems like that when you’re stuck in a contraflow system on the Woodhead Pass) there was a festival called Tramlines. A mighty plague swept through the South Yorkshire System and the Tramliners disappeared. Then in 2022 came a New Hope. Tramlines is Yorkshire’s […]

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Release: Truck Festival Triumphant in 25 Year Anniversary

After years of anticipation, Truck Festival made a triumphant return over the weekend – bringing together the artists soundtracking indie/alternative music fans on a daily basis to a celebratory festival experience that’ll stand as a beacon of the summer.  Living up to its reputation as boasting one of the best festival crowds on the planet, Truck Festival delivered […]

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Carnival atmosphere returns to Leeds with Mardi Gras Festival 2022

This weekend sees the return of Mardi Gras Festival to Leeds’ Roundhay Park. With live music, house music, markets and international street food, Mardi Gras promises to be one of the stellar dates in this years’ summer in Leeds. Following the huge success of the first Mardi Gras Festival, it’s back on July 2nd with […]

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival – Cast, The Boo Radleys, The Heavy North. 18/6/2022.

Wearing a John Lennon ‘Working Class Hero‘ T-Shirt he strode up to the microphone and greeted the crowd with, ‘HELLO MIDDLEWICH! Fuck me, I never thought I’d hear myself say that!’. You and me both John Power. Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival was celebrating it’s thirtieth anniversary. I bet it’s changed a bit in those […]

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW – TRAMLINES, 2022.

When my eldest daughter recently got her first proper job and uprooted herself to Sheffield, on t’other side of the Pennines, my initial sadness was quickly tempered by the thought that, ‘At least I’ll have somewhere to stay for Tramlines!’. Some of you will already be planning your weekend, dusting off your Fez or pith […]