Category Archives: Festivals

Tramlines 2013

Across Sheffield, Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July It seems barely five minutes ago when Tramlines; Sheffield’s very own metropolitan festival, launched back in 2009. Bringing together a diverse mix of local & national acts across some of the city’s … Continue reading

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Tramlines 2012

They grow up so quick. It seems like only yesterday I attended the first ever Tramlines back in 2009. Now with three successful years under its belt, Sheffield’s fun filled free weekender is back, and as usual promises to bigger and better than ever before… Continue reading

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Vibrations Magazine – Slam Dunk Festival 2012

Returning for its seventh incarnation, it seems a lifetime ago since I attended the first ever Slam Dunk Festival way back in 2006. And how things have changed. It’s nice to see that from a single stage out on Millennium … Continue reading

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Glastonbury Festival 2011

With its 40th Birthday celebrations in 2010 received as an undisputed success, the challenge for Michael and Emily Eavis this year was deliver something equally diverse and memorable, without the grand sense of occasion to fall back on. Friday 24th … Continue reading

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Leeds Festival 2010 – Sunday 29th August

Looking at this final day line up it feels weird being more rock-orientated, as opposed to the more traditional indie friendly Sundays of recent years; with sets from A Day To Remember and Billy Talent getting the day off to a loud … Continue reading

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Leeds Festival 2010 – Saturday 28th August

It’s a jammed packed start to Saturday with both  Motion City Soundtrack and The King Blues‘ main stage slots providing a bright and upbeat start to the day. Next on, and although Thrice are notoriously poorly suited to the main … Continue reading

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Leeds Festival 2010 – Thursday 26th + Friday 27th August

Festival reviews are always a test of endurance for even the most patient of writers, and anyone who knows me knows patience is not my best quality.  So this year to make it that little bit easier for me to … Continue reading

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Tramlines 2010

In 2009 Sheffield at long last got its own festival in the shape of Tramlines. A free, city wide celebration of both local and national talent spread across Sheffield’s wide variety of venues the festival was an instant hit.  Now back with venues such as … Continue reading

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Tramlines 2010 – ‘Tramlines Times’ Festival Introduction

A sequel is never better than the original. That difficult second album. Forget these ill-founded clichés about second comings because Tramlines is back bigger and better than its predecessor. Imagine a ‘Terminator 2’, ‘Aliens’ and ‘The Bends’ mash up and … Continue reading

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Glastonbury 2010 – Worthy Farm 25th / 26th /27th June

As the original British music festival turns 40, founder Michael Eavis and daughter Emily promised something exceptional. Arriving on Wednesday morning to sweltering sunshine, maybe it wasn’t just the music they were talking about. Before the offical bands started on Friday, a slew … Continue reading

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