Deltiron festival in Cadiz

Things have been a bit quiet here at gourmetgigs while I’ve been in southern Spain. But as chance would have it, I was invited to a local music festival called Deltirón, in the breezy, friendly coastal city of Cádiz. I swapped a lifetime of festivals on home turf for palm trees, enviably balmy weather and…

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Good news about Bearded Theory 2018

Bearded Theory 2018 Spring Gathering should put a spring in your autumnly step. On Saturday, Earlybird tickets went on sale (as reported here on gourmet gigs) and they sold out in three minutes flat!. But never fear, festival lovers, as the regular priced tickets, still only a measly £115, are now on sale – an…

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Simon Aldred of Cherry Ghost at Festival No 6

Simon Aldred of Cherry Ghost will be joining Joe Duddell and the No 6 ensemble this year at Festival No 6 in Portmeirion. These Festival No 6 events in conjunction with Joe Duddell have primarily taken place in the picturesque but tiny Town Hall, requiring an hour or so of queueing (not what you feel…

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Green Man festival 2017 review

This year was the 15th anniversary of Green Man, the bucolic festival set in the Brecon Beacons. It is – since the demise of Big Chill – my favourite festival venue, with its lush mountainous setting and main stage framed dramatically by the Black Mountains. For those short of stature (like myself), you’ll always have…

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Late season festival news

If you’re feeling a tad underfestivalled, there are even more events to head off to late in the season. Nothing like prolonging summer with a weekend of wall-to-wall music. Or if you’re pushed for time, or had enough of damp tents, non camping festivals are springing up in abundance. Sea Change, Devon   25th to…

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Review: Leftfield at Bluedot festival

Review of Leftfield ‘Leftism’ at Bluedot festival, by Nicholas Mai “Come on Tom, let’s go and see some proper music”. And so the uncertain eight-year(ish) old boy dutifully follows his father into the tent where Leftfield are warming up the crowd nicely as the first of the big name opening Friday acts at this year’s…

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Music Day at Crouch End Festival

I am thrilled to announce a whole day of music on two stages – Crouch End Festival’s very own Music Day on the 11th June.Head for the green outside Hornsey Town Hall. And there’s an extra Music Night on Thursday 15th in the Supper Room in Hornsey Town Hall. I have had a hand in…

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Festival season updates

Here’s some more festival news with new and returning events to see you through to September. Bluedot Festival   7th – 9th July The stellar BlueDot festival, nestled under the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank, has day tickets at £59 per day. Daily lineups are on the site too. Leftfield performing Leftism on Friday, Hot Chip frontman Joe Goddard…

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Space 36: the Brexit issue

Waiting to Exhale: a creative exploration in response to Brexit A suburban house turned into an experimental and beautiful space for the creation of project-based art, this is the essence of Space 36, in Finsbury Park, north London. In 2016, the owners of the house, Ahmed Farooqui and Alan Swann, held an exhibition which they chose…

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