… 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.
September 2020 update:
Festival season has drawn to a close. Bravely, Also Festival in Warwickshire went ahead, as well as a couple of folk events but it’s better we turn our eyes to next year now.
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. We’ve featured interviews with several young musicians including the brilliant Lounge Society, and Luca Wilding.
Get in touch if you’d like to recommend bands, DJs, gigs, new releases, festivals or venues. And also if you’d like to contribute and offer a guest blog piece – the chances are that we’ll say yes. Emails are checked on a daily basis.
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