Review: Towersey Village Festival 2012

This is a fantastic small festival. In 2011 it featured the Cornish folk band 3 Daft Monkeys, and the hauntingly beautiful Saltfish Forty. Here is a review of Towersey Village Festival 2012 by guest blogger Tessa Gordziejko. Towersey Village Festival in Oxfordshire – now in its 48th year- has something special that brings people back year after year. I’ve been…

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Green Man 2012

Into this post-Olympic, rain-drenched mid summer, the tenth Green Man festival burst into life. Nestled in the Black Mountains of mid Wales, Green Man’s arena on Friday is a wonder to behold; still at this point a green and pleasant land with its beautifully positioned main Mountain Stage – a natural amphitheatre, with a convenient steep…

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A new rising star called Nova Festival

    It was a long awaited moment, but here it is, Big Chill founder Katrina Larkin with co-producer Victoria Burns new festival for 2012, called Nova. Big Chill combined a perfect blend of elements, planned with a meticulous attention to detail that made the festival such a pleasure. Everything worked – the intelligent mix…

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Paradise Gardens festival at London Pleasure Gardens

Well this festival sounds promising! One of my favourite bands, the mighty Alabama 3 are playing at Paradise Gardens, a free London weekend family festival with lots of entertainment for all ages. Up till this year, Paradise Gardens Festival has taken place at leafy Victoria Park in East London. This year, the festival is the…

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Review: Field Day, Victoria Park 2012

I’ve been to a number of Wireless and assorted day festivals in Hyde Park but generally not been won over. Prefer to wander around the arena knowing my tent, a cup of tea and a snooze on a musty sleeping bag are only a stroll away. But Field Day in east London’s Victoria Park was a…

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Mazzy Star ate my ears

The elusive Mazzy Star has a new album release mid 2012, so the band are now out on the road, yay! The band played at Field Day festival, at the same time as headliners Franz Ferdinand on the Eat Your Own Ears main stage. Mazzy played at the Village Mentality tent, and the awaiting crowd and sense…

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