Review: Bright Fest in Crouch End

Music festivals have been a bit thin on the ground in Crouch End of late. All credit, then, to Tom Bright, a young and enthusiastic musician / producer / festival creator for bringing a diverse lineup to the north London ‘village’ for the second year running; a free weekend fundraiser for the legendary Joe Strummer…

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Bright Fest free music festival, Crouch End

Crouch End is playing host to a gem of a free music festival this weekend. It’s Bright Fest, back for a second year, and it’s bringing some late summer light and love to the north London village of Crouch End in north London. The man behind the venture is Tom Bright, a musician himself with…

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How the Light Gets In festival

Want to prolong festival season? A mix of talks and music in serene Kenwood House accompanied by exciting food prepared by forward-thinking chefs await at How the Light Gets In, now the world’s largest philosophy and music event. It takes place the weekend of 21st and 22nd September. The theme this year is Unchartered Territory,…

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After Bluedot: 5 mins with Working Men’s Club

I managed to catch five minutes with Working Men’s Club after their set at Bluedot last Saturday. They’ve been in Sheffield doing a recording session, attending photoshoots, left to head off to Latitude… and they’re now on to Port Eliot festival. Busy busy. The in-depth interview is going to have to wait. Q Hi Jake,…

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Review: Bluedot 2019: a space celebration

Bluedot festival review. If the scientists at Jodrell Bank could put their collective heads together, it would be perfect if they could find a way of teleporting us back to the fields of Bluedot in order to do the festival all over again. That way it might be possible to experience the stuff you’d missed…

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Ealing Blues Festival 2019: Nick Lowe

Ealing Blues festival was given the thumbs up – and it managed to escape the rain. I was unable to go as I was at Bluedot festival (review to come) but I was sent these photos by a big Nick Lowe fan. He played an engaging acoustic set, and left his fans absolutely delighted. Here…

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Review: Anthropos festival makes its debut

Tessa Gordziejko attended the first Anthropos festival and has written a review of the occasion. It’s always exciting to find a new festival, but to be at the very first edition of a brand new festival is doubly intriguing. Such was Anthropos electronic/ psychedelic music and arts festival, an initiative of Cambridge-based Sven and Lars…

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Wickham festival near sell-out

If you’re thinking of heading to Wickham festival, better get your skates on. The strongest lineup ever has seen a surge in sales. Not surprising when their headliners include Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Lucinda Williams, The Proclaimers, Judy Collins, Graham Nash and Kiefer Sutherland. This is a real family festival but with an…

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