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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British Sea Power at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

You know you’re at a British Sea Pow­er gig when there’s some slight­ly weird stuff at the merch stall and the stage is full of foliage.  The band’s new March release Let The Dancers Inher­it the Par­ty has had pos­i­tive reac­tion from fans – it’s a tri­umphant, upbeat and play­ful col­lec­tion, designed to give us hope in these dark times,…

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News

British Sea Pow­er con­tin­ue their tour of the UK with lat­est album Let the Dancers Inher­it the Par­ty at The Trades Heb­den Bridge. Date: 28th July. They are play at Green Man Fes­ti­val in August.   If you can’t get away once school has start­ed in Sep­tem­ber,  On Black­heath in south Lon­don might do the trick over…

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Review: Festival Number 6 2015

Fes­ti­val Num­ber 6 feels as if it has ful­ly got into its stride. It offers a dizzy­ing array of intel­li­gent­ly-curat­ed events, from bands and DJs to com­e­dy, night­time pro­ces­sions, work­shops and talks, plus some­thing this fes­ti­val has come to excel in – inter­views and inti­mate per­for­mances by a hand­ful of the main-stage artists.

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Review: Bearded Theory Friday/Saturday 2015

Beard­ed The­o­ry Fes­ti­val has got its mojo back. Not that it ever real­ly went away, it just went through a dip last year with the new site to adjust to, cou­pled with relent­less rain. But for 2015, the weath­er smiled down on Beard­ed The­o­ry, the fes­ti­val site was look­ing all new and improved and the con­fi­dence was back. Arriv­ing at Catton…

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Review: Suede and British Sea Power play Kenwood House

Suede and British Sea Pow­er play­ing in the grounds of Hamp­stead­’s Ken­wood House is an irre­sistible oppor­tu­ni­ty, espe­cial­ly as com­plaints from near­by res­i­dents mean con­certs here are few and far between. As Suede’s set draws to a close, Brett Ander­son remarks how pleased he is to be back in Hamp­stead, an area he loves. As head­lin­ers, Suede are indeed…

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