… to Gourmet Gigs recommend and review mainly-music website. The focus is on up and coming bands rather than trips down memory lane. The other big part of the website is festivals – with reviews and recommends plus a few new ones too. Why ‘gourmet’ gigs? Because this site started with food on almost equal billing to the music, but in the end the music won out! Still an appropriate name as we love a gig that could be considered of gourmet standard! And we do occasionally feature restaurants.
August 2020 update:
Most festivals have been postponed or cancelled. There are a few ‘events’ taking place such as: Carry On Kelmarsh at Kelmarsh Gall & Gardens – two more weekends to go. Socially distanced camping and lots of activities at the Shambala festival site.
Festivals are taking a huge hit and several will not survive. The current situation is a disaster not just for the organisers and musicians but for all those small ventures that rely primarily on the festival circuit in order to survive, such as boutique camping ventures. For those who regard attending festivals as a regular annual pleasure, hopefully things will turn around soon and we can look forward again to music in the fields.
Please also support all the current campaigns trying to get this government to help with the arts and contact your local MP too. A small portion of that £1.57 billion package that Rishi Sunak gave to the arts has found its way to our venues but they still need your and my help to keep ticking over.
Gourmet Gigs began on June 3 2012 with Field Day festival in Victoria Park where I saw the elusive Mazzy Star. I’ve had some memorable moments like seeing David Bowie in Hanley, Staffordshire in the Ziggy Stardust days. My first festival was Buxton in 1972 with John Peel announcing the bands. It took place on a freezing cold windy moor but I remember absolutely loving the whole experience.
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One upside of the current situation is the ability to focus on more up and coming artists. It’s great to see that The Lounge Society, who are interviewed on gourmetgigs, have just bagged themselves a slot at the Green Man Festival 2021 on the Green Man Rising stage plus a £750 development fund.
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