• Editorial,  Music

    My Best Gig Experiences

    As a music journalism student, and as a fan of music in general, I have attended many many gigs in my lifetime. But certain artists have provided experiences which have left me feeling a different way compared to other gigs. This article will go through my top five gig experiences. Eminem – Leeds Festival 27/8/17 Where else to start. Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady, “The King of Rap.” Eminem is arguably the biggest artist who I have seen perform live and seeing him live was something that I’ve wanted to tick off my bucket list for a long time. My view wasn’t great as the crowd stretched so far back, but…

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    Barn on the Farm Preview: Interview – Hannah Grace

    It is now less than a month away until the barn doors swing open at the annual independent music festival Barn on the Farm. With a line-up boasting masses of emerging talent, singer-songwriter and regular BOTF performer Hannah Grace gave us her time to tell us all about her upcoming performance at the festival this year and her new, exciting project, the Farm Band. Q: Hi Hannah! How are you feeling about playing Barn on the Farm this year? A: I am so excited! I have been going to Barn on The Farm almost every year and it is by far my favourite festival. Q: This will be the third…

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    Barn On The Farm Festival: 2016 Line-up

    Barn on the Farm, an independent music festival known for discovering new up and coming artists, have announced more acts to join their already impressive line-up. The intimate festival, which is set on a small Gloucestershire farm, recently announced new additions Dan Croll and Rag n Bone Man, who will both headline the outdoor stage over the weekend. Other new acts include Eliza and the Bear, Fickle Friends, VANT, Port Isla, The Amazons and many more. Plus, for the first time ever, popular veterans of the festival Gabrielle Aplin, Hudson Taylor, Joe Keogh from Amber Run and Hannah Grace will come together to form the Farm Band, who will take…

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    Live At Leeds: 30/04/16

    Live At Leeds celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday, with a successful day full of live music. The annual festival’s line up boasted 180+ acts, performing on twenty-two different stages across the city. With such a huge variety of bands and artists for the 10,000+ strong crowds to see, there was certainly something for everyone. We headed down to the festival to catch the best up-and-coming artists from across the UK. 2:00pm – Flawes – The Wardrobe The first act we went to see was Huddersfield-based band Flawes. The alternative pop trio performed in the basement of The Wardrobe, a dark venue lit by multi-coloured fairy lights, giving the feeling…

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    Live At Leeds Preview: Interview – VITAMIN

    If you’re a local in the Leeds area you’ve probably either been to see local band VITAMIN or seen a tonne of posters promoting their many gigs in the city. The group, who met at school, have had a successful career so far, receiving praise from BBC Introducing… and being played on Radio 1 numerous times. We caught up with lead singer Jared to talk about their return to the festival and their upcoming debut album. Q: You performed at Live At Leeds last year – which venue did you play at and what was the atmosphere like on the day? A: We loved Live at Leeds last year! We…

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    Preview: Live At Leeds 2016

    Live At Leeds is back again this month and proudly celebrating its tenth anniversary with a huge line-up full of established and up-and-coming acts. The award-winning metropolitan festival will take place this year on Saturday 30th April in a variety of venues across Leeds and presents a convenient opportunity for fans to see new emerging artists as well as more established acts in different locations across Leeds – all in one jam-packed day! With the festival now in its tenth year, a huge accolade for such a small music event, the Live At Leeds line-up this year is bigger and better than ever before. With a variety of artists from across…

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    PREVIEW: TED HUGHES FESTIVAL 2014 – 24-26TH OCTOBER – HEBDEN BRIDGE

    Returning bigger than ever before, this years’ festival promises a number of must-see events. Kicking things off on Friday is Kristina Naomi, who will be delivering some of her own works as well as the winning selection of poems from the Ted Hughes Young Poet Award. Later in the evening, Hollie NcNish and Anna Freeman will take to the stage of the Town Hall. Hollie has garnered a number of high profile fans in recent times including Davina McCall and singer Pink who tweeted some of her works out to the millions that follow her. Anna meanwhile has performed in numerous countries, including Canada. Straight afterwards comes the ‘Ted Hughes…