Previews

Preview: Secret Garden Party 2006

by Richard Hensman

Since its inauguration in 2004, the Secret Garden has been offering an escape from reality for everyone with an inner child who remembers what it’s…



Preview: TDK Cross Central 2006


If you haven’t been left out of pocket by this stage of the festival season, you certainly will be by the close of the August...

Preview: Bestival 2006


If you’re one of those music lovers who thinks that this summer’s lack ofmud, smelly hippies, ill-advised facial hair and wizard hats made out ofhedges...

Preview: Metro Weekender 2006


It’s back – and it’s now in Cardiff as well as London!Metro Weekender is a two-day event over the festival-packed August Bank Holiday weekend, comprising...

Preview: Benicassim Festival 2006


Welcome to the Latin Quarter.Eight days, 100 bands, a sleepy town on the Med. The Benicassim organisers were on to a plan when they hatched...

Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds 2006


Some would say that the perfect way to end the summer holidays is to discover that quiet corner of this much-trodden planet and wilfully pass...

Preview: The Big Chill 2006


The Big Chill started life 12 years ago as a monthly Sunday club in the mattress-strewn confines of Islington’s Union Chapel. Back then there were...

Preview: The Great Escape 2006


SXSW has become gargantuan. The music industry event and festival, held annually in Austin, Texas, attracted everyone from latest sensations Tapes’n’Tapes to that old timer...

Preview: Cropredy 2005


Bert Jansch and his Pentangle as fore-fathers, the exotic, erratic, outrageously brilliant Incredible String Band occupying the lunatic fringe, resident larrikin John Martyn struggling to...