KITE festival – Saturday review

Our vis­it to Kite fes­ti­val, set in gen­tle coun­try­side close to Oxford, was pret­ty much based on the fact that Grace Jones was set to head­line on the Sat­ur­day night – not that there weren’t plen­ty of oth­er attrac­tive propo­si­tions through­out this new music and ideas event. Chat­ting to peo­ple around the site it appears…

Read More

More artists for Camp Bestival, Dorset and Shropshire

Those with tick­ets for Camp Besti­val Dorset and Camp Besti­val Shrop­shire have some wel­come addi­tions to their line­ups – and those still hunt­ing for a tru­ly fam­i­­ly-friend­­ly event should check out these two sum­mer events. Camp Besti­val Shrop­shire The new­bie, Camp Besti­val Shrop­shire is a stand-alone event with all the fam­i­ly friend­ly ele­ments of the…

Read More

Django Django Marble Skies at Rough Trade

Arty indie band Djan­go Djan­go show­cased their new album Mar­ble Skies at Rough Trade East. Their dis­tinc­tive sound is still there – the deep echo effects, the whoops, the har­monies – sun-dap­­pled and wist­ful, adding an inten­si­ty and beau­ty to their songs. And there’s always that com­pul­sive beat under­pin­ning their mate­r­i­al, almost forc­ing you to head…

Read More