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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Sea Change festival confirms Gruff Rhys and plenty more

Devon’s Sea Change Fes­ti­val has announced the sec­ond wave of artists con­firmed to appear in Totnes and Dart­ing­ton this May. Gruff Rhys – Welsh musi­cian, com­pos­er, pro­duc­er, film­mak­er author and one-fifth of Super Fur­ry Ani­mals will be appear­ing. Also, Bill Ryder Jones, Lubomyr Mel­nyk, Maps, Du Blonde, who has just released her self-pro­­duced Lung Bread…

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Green Man festival review 2018

Some­thing was def­i­nite­ly miss­ing from Green Man fes­ti­val 2018 – that wet stuff falling from the sky which churns the Bre­con Bea­cons mud to a smelly mush. Instead, this year’s fes­ti­val was blessed by sun and waft­ing clouds; so it was off with the cagoules and on with the fan­cy dress… and the fine weather…

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Bluedot 2018: out of this world music and science mashup

Blue­dot fes­ti­val moves into its third year with its unique brand of music, sci­ence and space mashup. There is prob­a­bly no oth­er fes­ti­val like it: music fans can take their fill of sev­er­al stages and sci­ence geeks have a wealth talks and work­shops with experts, although its fair to say most fes­ti­val goers dip into…

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All Points East: Alexis Taylor, Mattiel and Bjork shine

New Lon­don mega-fes­ti­val All Points East at Vic­to­ria Park offered sparkling line­ups: the first Sun­day intro­duced slinky Tex­an out­fit Khru­ang­bin, fol­lowed by a dancey set from Alex­is Tay­lor. Father John Misty offered lush vocals to a mel­low ear­ly evening crowd before Bjork’s fan­tas­ti­cal set end­ed the evening

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Port Eliot festival 2018 – the first lineup

Pic­turesque Port Eliot fes­ti­val, set on the South East Cor­nish coast, has built a rep­u­ta­tion for its thought­ful­ly curat­ed line­up, a mix of music, com­e­dy, work­shops and talks. Food, fash­ion and lit­er­a­ture also fea­ture. The beau­ti­ful estate is buzzing from dawn to mid­night and beyond with a huge vari­ety of events, so one minute you…

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Green Man 2016 review: indie and lots of weather

Fore­casts were for gales, thun­der and tor­ren­tial rain. What we actu­al­ly got were tan­ta­lis­ing peeks of sun, and show­ers which float­ed down with clock­work reg­u­lar­i­ty like a sprin­kler sys­tem. If you’ve ever want­ed a qui­et word with the Met Office when they get things wrong, by for­tu­nate coin­ci­dence there they were, at Ein­stein’s Gar­den, Green Man’s science /…

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World music and world food at Womad

In the third of my ‘fes­ti­vals and food’ series, Gourmet Gigs this week takes a look at the gor­geous glob­al food treats at Wom­ad. The fes­ti­val might be known pri­mar­i­ly for world music, but it has steadi­ly built a name for itself in the food are­na too, and the Taste the World stage has proved pop­u­lar over the…

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Field Day festival 2016

I was tempt­ed to call this piece “A Tale of Two Fes­ti­vals”. Sat­ur­day at Field Day 2016 was pri­mar­i­ly geared towards a mid-twen­ties crowd, with plen­ty of dance music and DJs on offer. The cen­tre of the site fea­tured the fes­ti­val’s delight­ful Vil­lage Men­tal­i­ty area where games and gen­er­al silli­ness were in full flow on the ‘vil­lage green’, com­plete with hay…

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