Previews

Preview: Metro Weekender 2007

by Ben Hogwood

The English Bank Holiday. Traditionally a time of anti-climax, where the weather closes in and the best laid plans go south. However for music fans…



Preview: The Green Man 2007


The Green Man Festival began life in 2003 as the baby of folky duo Jo and Danny.Indeed, I once emailed the pair about covering the...

Preview: Cropredy 2007


At the 2006 Cropredy festival, the Friday night saw about four hours of bliss. Magic, almost.Deborah Bonham was at her lung-bursting best, while the lovable,...

Preview: Lovebox Weekender 2007


As the festivals jostle for position, looking to attract the wallflowers yet to commit themselves to a weekend in the British summer outdoors, Groove Armada’s...

Latitude 2007 : preview feature


Come hell or high water – the latter of which has seemed more likely, given the apocalyptic downpours which have marred this summer – the...

Preview: Summercase 2007


Global warming is something of a misnomer. If you live in England, summer this year seems to be more about flooding, hailstones, thunderclaps and washed-out...

Preview: Secret Garden Party 2007


To describe last year’s Secret Garden Party in a few words just wouldn’t be possible. So you’ll have to forgive us for using a few...

Preview: SuperSonic 2007


If festivals were kids in a schoolyard, SuperSonic would be the one crying in the corner; misunderstood, lunch money scattered at its feet by the...

Preview: Tales Of The Jackalope 2007


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The Big Chill 2007


Let’s dispel some of the misconceptions about the Big Chill.Firstly: that it’s full of hippies listening to whale song in a smoke induced haze.Secondly: that...

Tales Of The Jackalope 2007


A man in a giant owl suit stands proudly over a “Keep Off The Grass” sign, and a packed hall goes crazy to the cranked-up...

Preview: Beachbombing 2007


When you say the word festival most people think of wide eyed hippies struggling out of rancid portaloos in the middle of a muddy field.For...

Preview: O2 Wireless Festival 2007


Festivals are big business. Long gone are the days when they were an excuse for a group of like-minded souls to gather in a field,...

Rock Ness 2007


Apart from the mighty colossus that is T-in-the Park, Scotland’s festival season can seem a little sparse.While there may be plenty of action for the...

Preview: Faster Than Sound 2007


As befits an offshoot of the Aldeburgh Festival, which since 1948 has provided a showcase for new musical ideas and has commissioned many sterling pieces...

Preview: Gatecrasher 2007


When it comes to dance music the party gets well and truly underway this weekend with Gatecrashers Summer Soundsystem.After a four year absence, Gatecrasher returns...

Glastonbudget


Listen. Glastonbudget. Tribute bands. Ace. In fact, completely and totally ace, all round. No argument.Where else this year could you possibly hear the greatest hits...

Festivals Focus 2007: The Dream Trip (part 2)


You should just about have recovered from four days of hedonism to take things down a notch for Cambridge Folk (26-29 July).Joan Baez, Steve Earle...

Festivals Focus 2007: The Dream Trip (part 1)


If time, money and a job were not a worry, you could spend six months on the festival circuit. Given the opportunity would you do...

Preview: Spitz Festival Of Blues


The Spitz Festival of Blues 2007 was declared open on April 4 in an orgy of marinated chicken wings and pork ribs, to the dubious...

Camden Crawl 2007 : preview feature


Stamina is the key to survival. The idiom isn’t just applied to the Camden Crawl. You’re going to need it as we slip into festival...