Category Archives: Festival Reviews

Download 2014 Review

I reviewed Download for (Original post can be found here):


In recent years, people have been asking “who are the next big headliners?” all too often. Biffy Clyro stepped up at Sonisphere 2011 and played the best sets of their career at Reading and Leeds last year, but Biffy appeal to a far bigger audience than just the traditional rock/metal crowd. Who out of the metal world could step up to the plate and stand shoulder to shoulder with the greats? This year, Download booker Andy Copping decided that this debate needed to end and booked Avenged Sevenfold to headline the Friday night of Download 2014. With a Number One album over here and across the pond, a UK arena tour under their belt and countless solid hits, surely there should’ve been no question that now was their time. However, metal fans are fickle and a lot refuse to let the new blood take centre stage alongside their peers.

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Camden Rocks Festival

I helped to review Camden Rocks festival for (Original Review here):


Event: Camden Rocks Festival
Venue: Various, Camden
Date: Saturday 31st May 2014

The capital’s loudest one day festival, Camden Rocks is blessed with sunshine and good vibes, and there’s a real buzz around The World’s End pub – the festival’s central hub – from lunchtime. With seemingly half the festival’s 8,000 punters turning up to the party at the same time, the wristband queue wraps right round the black and the street beers are flowing freely. Continue reading Camden Rocks Festival