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Secret Garden Party

Abbots Ripton, Cambridge
Last weekend we headed to Abbots Ripton for the festival full of bohemian free-loving, where glitter (and lots of it) is a must on entry... we are of course talking about Secret Garden Party! Read more...

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HP Connected, Scala
On what had been one of, if not the hottest week of the year so far, Dan Smith and co played an epic set in Scala, Kings Cross’ intimate multi story club. Read more...



Eden Sessions - Eden Project
Elbow and Doves have been bosom buddies since they both emerged from the Manchester Indie scene back in the late 90's, so it's not surprising to see Jimi Goodwi... Read more...


Pet Shop Boys

Royal Albert Hall - Prom 8
Pet Shop Boys go all classical - and hit a few flat notes. In recent years, pop duo Pet Shop Boys have been involved in a range of projects. Read more...

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Eden Sessions - Eden Project
Black/Frank/Charles, whatever he's calling himself these days, leads the band, including new bassist Paz Lenchantin onto the stage and after a stuttering start ... Read more...


2000 Trees Festival

Upcote Farm, Cheltenham
In the beautiful surroundings of Upcote Farm in Cheltenham, 2000 Trees festival is a gem of a find if you’ve been lucky enough…I found this festival in 2008 whe... Read more...


Raleigh Ritchie

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Thursday evening saw a host of talent grace the stage at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. The relatively small venue found itself full up with music lovers expect... Read more...


Lovebox Festival

Hackney, London
In the blazing hot sunshine, we headed over to Victoria Park in Hackney on Friday and Saturday for the annual Lovebox Festival. Read more...


The Afghan Whigs

The Electric Ballroom, London
The Afghan Whigs dressed all in black, look big, powerful and intimidating as they dominate a rather cramped stage. Read more...


Franz Ferdinand

Summer Series at Somerset House
The Glaswegian indie band are back after an absence from the music scene for some years with an outstanding new album release in 2013 aptly titled 'Right Though... Read more...


Electric Daisy Carnival

Milton Keynes Bowl
Saturday 12th July saw one of the most renowned dance music festivals take place at super venue, the Milton Keynes Bowl. Read more...


Neil Young

British Summer Time Festival, Hyde Park
“I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to be singing on the same stage as Neil Young” said Tom Odel sitting behind his piano on the main stage at Hyde Park. Read more...


Wireless Festival

Finsbury Park/Perry Park
Festival season is fully underway and as the weekend becomes a thing of the past and we trudge in numbers back to work, the memories of Wireless Festival 2014 s... Read more...


Fat Goth

T in the Park
You know you're getting old when you observe the line ups for the numerous major summer music festivals and fail to recognise or have any Read more...


Love Supreme - Jazz Festival

To put it simply the love supreme jazz festival was a saxcess! Read more...


The Libertines

British Summer Time Festival, Hyde Park
With the odd plastic bottle flying up into the small Ferris wheel beside the stage, The Rifles tore into their set on Saturday afternoon at the British Summer T... Read more...


Black Sabbath

British Summer Time, Hyde Park
Walking into Hyde Park on Friday night was an uplifting experience, with the sun shining over the British Summer Time Festival; the village Read more...

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The Shires

Borderline, London
The Shires are a newish duo who sing and play Country music, though with more than a whiff of these islands about it. That’s natural as they come from England, ... Read more...


Dizzee Rascal

The stage was set on a beautiful summers evening for the opening Eden session of 2014. After a Luke warm set from the Mercury music prize nominated Katy B...... Read more...



Calling Festival
The weather was quite dull for this first day of the Calling Festival. Luckily, skies and moods cleared up for the exceptional line up act: Aerosmith. Read more...


Alicia Keys

Mawazine, Morocco
At a conference for the local and international press on the morning of the show Alicia Keys is joking and laughing with the gathered Read more...


Hat Fitz & Cara

The Talking Heads Southampton
All this banter shouldn’t, and doesn’t, distract from the music which is absolutely excellent. Read more...


Fatoumata Diawara

Mawazine, Morocco
I had no idea what to expect when I ventured over to the Bouregreg stage overlooking the river, to hear Fatouma Diawara for the very first time. Read more...


Radio Riddler

The Jazz Cafe
Last Wednesday, exactly 30 years after the release of Prince’s mythical album “Purple Rain”, Radio Riddler launched their lastest album, a proper reggae tribute... Read more...


Ricky Martin

Mawazine, Morocco
Ricky Martin, came on all in white to grand fanfare with "Come With Me" (check out the video below) milking the expectant crowd for every clap Read more...


Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters

Mawazine, Morocco
It's not every day you bump into a bona fide rock legend while eating your scrambled eggs but today at the luxurious L'Amphitrite Palace Hotel it was the case. Read more...


Mawazine Festival

As part of our 'musical destinations' series we return to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, for their thirteenth series of Mawazine. Read more...


John Waters with Stewart D'Arrietta

Looking Through a Glass Onion
Opening at The Arts Centre in Melbourne, “Looking Through a Glass Onion” celebrates the life of John Lennon. Lennon was a powerhouse and will forever be remembe... Read more...


Howling Bells

Scala , London, Kings Cross
Tonight the sublime Howling Bells play the Scala in Kings Cross. A converted theatre and one of my favourite London venues. Read more...


Capital FM Summertime Ball

Wembley Stadium
On Saturday, June 21 the hottest artists on the planet descended on Wembley Stadium for Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone. Read more...

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