(((O))) Category: Festivals

ARCTANGENT, 2019 • SATURDAY

Cult of Luna, Caspian, Meshuggah – ArcTanGent’s superb if soggy Saturday line-up was nigh on exhausting. Gaz Cloud donned the wellies and squelched his way through a muddy but magnificent 11 bands in 12 hours.

ArcTanGent, 2019 • Thursday–Friday

“If you see me at ArcTanGent this weekend – remind me that I hate camping and festivals and to never do it again. Thanks” That was my Facebook status update on August 14, 2019. Three days later and my mind was changed completely. . . About one of those things. . .

Green Man Festival 2019

Green Man remains a gathering of like-minded, wonderful people – people who care for others, care for this earth we live on, and care for the utterly gorgeous music and art that makes the festival so special.

Festival Preview: ArcTanGent 2019 – Saturday

Here’s the lowdown on all the main players, plus a few recommendations from around the site, for the third and final day of this year’s ArcTanGent festival.

Festival Preview: ArcTanGent 2019 – Thursday & Friday

Chris Nicholls chooses his Battles and gets his Birds in Row as he previews the incredible line-ups on Thursday and Friday at ArcTangent 2019.

Supersonic Festival, 2019 – Birmingham

In Part 2 of our review of Supersonic 2019, Gavin Brown shares his Friday and Saturday highlights…

Supersonic Festival 2019 – Birmingham

In the first of a two-part series, Jared Dix finds a circle of musical life in his overview of Birmingham’s burgeoning Supersonic Festival.

Wild Paths Festival 2019, Norwich

Get up down and across to Norwich this October because Wild Paths Festival is going to be a buzz!

Festival Review: Roadburn Festival 2019

With a bit of delay, here is Sander van den Driesche’s review of the recent Roadburn Festival.

Villette Sonique 2019, Paris – Day 3

Therein lies the magic of Miss Holter; hers is the voice of dreams, who effortlessly show the way through the majestic gardens of Alice’s Wonderland . . . as though we’ve always belonged in these strange new places.

VILLETTE SONIQUE 2019, PARIS – DAY 2

The second evening of our grim summer of love at La Villette Sonique switched things up with some cutting edge talent from the alternative hip-hop scene. Most exciting of all was the long-awaited return of the psychotic rhyme-clown known as Danny Brown, promoting the acid-laced fever dream that is Atrocity Exhibition. . .

Villette Sonique 2019, Paris – Day 1

My first rendezvous was the lovely Cabaret Sauvage, set right along the Ourq canal running through the park, for an evening dedicated to ambient and experimental sounds. . .

Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest 2019

Still standing after 25 bands and an inestimable number of beverages, Jamie Jones makes a definitive din for Cardiff’s second Psych & Noise Festival. . .

Desertfest London, 2019 – Sunday

The Sunday finale featuring Witches past and present, the Devil’s whiskey-soaked blues, and not-of-this-world riffage cement why we love this festival!

Desertfest London, 2019 – Saturday

Saturday’s Desertfest brings the noise in celebratory and triumphant fashion.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Friday

Chris Ball and Andy Little Zig-Zagged their way between Blackwater and spilled beer to capture their thoughts on Desertfest Friday with a Wovenhand…

Festival Preview – Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest, 2019

The 2nd Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest promises to be a highlight of the year for the Welsh capital city, a categorically unmissable event for fans of underground music. Despite it’s name there’s a great deal of variety across the 3 days and 3 venues so we’ve broken it down and hand picked our Must Watch bands from the stacked bill for your delectation.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Sunday Preview

Sunday’s Desertfest sees stoner rock legends Fu Manchu headline the Roundhouse with a fitting supporting cast.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Saturday Preview

Saturday’s Desertfest encompasses many tastes and genres, as debutants, returnees and an anniversary celebration lie in wait for our delectation.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Friday Preview

Desertfest’s first day brings a brain-frazzling, mind-melting selection box of rockers, seers, psychos and musical explorers.

Hey Colossus – Centrala, Birmingham

About midway into ‘Back In The Room’ they fully take flight, a massive, shaking whirl of sound that surrounds and lifts you rather than simply flattens you with volume.

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