… to Gourmet Gigs, the mostly-music website. Our focus is on up and coming artists rather than trips down memory lane. The other big part is festivals with reviews and recommends. Why ‘gourmet’ gigs? Because this site started with food on almost equal billing to the music, but the music won out! Still an appropriate name as we love a gig that’s gourmet standard. And we’re still up for featuring food!
Good news is that Gourmet Gigs will be at Bearded Theory festival! Not long to go now… there are still some tickets available for the 4-day event with Patti Smith, Placebo, Eat Static and more on its illustrious lineup. Read last year’s review here.
We compiled our ‘Recommended Festival‘ list a while back, listing our favourites for this year. What a pleasure to see so many back on track besides several new ones making an appearance, while some established ones are spreading their wings such as Camp Bestival.
A note about venues… it seems every month there’s a venue somewhere in trouble. The latest is Nambucca in Archway in north London, somewhere I’ve been to many times. It’s a great space with a friendly bar and it’s tragic that it will be closing.
Gourmet Gigs began on June 3 2012 with Field Day festival in Victoria Park where I saw the elusive Mazzy Star, review here. 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. People were shouting ‘Wally’ at night… was that the forerunner to ‘Alan’… or was it a cry for ‘substances’? Any older people out there enlighten me?
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