Victorious Festival 2022 first wave

Victorious Festival makes its first announcements for summer 2022. The opening day, Friday, will see The Stereophonics headline. Their 12th album called Oochya! is set for release in the spring. Also Mancs rockers James are set to appear. Saturday sees The Wombats and Sugababes appear, while on Sunday it’s the turn of Nothing But Thieves…

Read More

Review: James at Scala

James showcased their new album Girl at the End of the World at Scala, Kings Cross. We’re hoping we’ll hear one or two old favourites scattered here and there, but this show is really the launch of the new album and the first time they’ll be playing the material in front of an audience. Tim Booth comes…

Read More

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.

Read More

Good news just in: James and more artists for Festival No 6

One of my favourite festivals has just got even more exciting. A new headliner has been revealed for Festival No 6 – it’s the legendary Mancunian indie-rockers James as the surprise co-headline act on Sunday night. Said Jim Glennie from James: ‘I love Portmeirion and I can’t believe we are going to play a gig…

Read More

Bearded Theory Sunday 2015 – pirates, beards and bands

Sunday is unabashedly fun day at Bearded Theory. Proceedings kick off with Mr Motivator and a mass exercise session at the Woodland stage at the unearthly hour of 12 noon, and the place is packed out – Mr Motivator’s appeal is clearly undimmed. There’s so much to celebrate today. Firstly those threatening rainclouds are beating a retreat. It’s also Pirate…

Read More