With Bloodstock Open Air 2021 less than a few weeks away, the difficult journey out of lock-down, organising a festival that can actually go ahead, meeting all of the COVID-19 safe requirements and ensuring that the bands that have been booked can actually get to Derbyshire to play their allotted slots has been nothing short of both a nightmare and a miracle of perseverance of character in the face of adversity.
Words and Photos from Simon Ward Beyond the Gates is a metal festival dedicated to the true spirit of the underground, located in Bergen, Norway. The festival has been running since 2012 and the main venue is USF Verftet. The 2019 edition of the festival took place 21.08 – 24.08.2019 I make no secret of […]
Words & Pictures: Jon Theobold / Jon Theobald Photography When I originally heard that a new blues festival was taking place in Gillingham – where I grew up – at a school with somewhat of a reputation at that time, I was in parts excited, curious and slightly nervous. On arriving at the newly-named Woodlands Arts […]
Staggering home wanting a cup of tea but also harbouring a desire to worship at the dark lord’s alter, Bloodstock 2018 came to an end!
Bloodstock Open Air 2018 – Saturday Highlights – Pt I
Words: Alan Daly Pics: © Olga Kuzmenko Photography The first full day of Bloodstock 2018 starts out overcast but dry, as hungover heads come to life around the campsite. We make our way back to the arena to the sound of klaxons summoning the pre-noon risers to the Ronnie James Dio stage where British […]
Noting Winwood and Clapton on the same bill I couldn’t fail to appreciate the significance that the two performed in the same location, albeit in the same band – Blind Faith, nearly 50 years ago.
Heed the call, brothers and sisters! HRH Metal III announces line-up and will explode into life, at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, between Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th Feb 2019: music thundering out across state-of-the-art stages and arenas, with the venue and hotels awash with HRH’s longstanding comradeship, right-raucous fun and shenanigans. “We’ve forged something […]
Truck Festival announces the bill for the Veterans & Virgins stage run by Truck’s original organiser Joe Bennett. A place for artists new to Truck’s field of dreams, and Veterans of Truck festivals gone by… BBC Introducing in Oxford present Friday’s billing, with Dave Gilyeat and Liz Green compering debut Truck appearances from Self-help, Mother, Wednesday’s Wolves, Wolfs, […]