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The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

Warrior Soul – The Barfly, Camden: 3rd June 2016

On the eve of Camden Rocks Festival 2016, Warrior Soul played a show at The Barfly, Camden with support from The Black Bullets and The Main Grains. Warrior Soul and The Main Grains also played Camden Rocks Festival but with 200 bands to see I decided it would make more …

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Dan Reed Network – 100 club, London – 15th June 2016

The opening act tonight is Scottish band The King Lot.  Sometimes they play a full electric set, but tonight they’re doing an acoustic set.  A three-piece, you have two guitarists and a drummer (tonight playing a cajon).  All three of them also do vocals, and when the three of them …

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Tremonti – Belfast, Limelight 1 – 14 June 2016

Gigs staged in the shadow of a festival often can be hit and miss affairs.  And with a lot of the Northern Ireland metallians returning from D(r)ownload turning left virtually as soon as they docked and heading straight down the motorway to Dublin for Slayer and Anthrax, you could have …

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Download festival 2016 – Lawnmower Deth

Not long before Sixx A.M were due to play, along with a few other photographers, I headed to the main stage where we were met by Lawmower Deth and their special guest – Kim Wilde.  We were then escorted onto the stage (to the puzzlement of the crowd) to get …

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Download Festival 2016 – Friday 10th June

Royal Republic (7) are the perfect Lemmy stage opening band for the weekend – fun, energetic and with a Volbeat-esque vibe to boot, they’re able to get things going in the best way possible. Finishing song Full Steam Space Machine is a particular highlight and the band look certain to …

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Camden Rocks Festival Review – 4th June 2016

Camden Rocks Festival took place on Saturday 4th June 2016. With 200 bands playing in 20 venues throughout Camden Town in North London. The venues are all within walking distance of Camden Town Tube Station. 2016 was the fifth event but my first, with so many bands to choose from …

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AC/DC, Live in London and Manchester, 04/06/16 & 09/06/16

Evergreen Rock giants AC/DC returned to U.K. shores this week, as part of their second stint of European shows on the ‘ Rock Or Bust’  tour. Of course, circumstances had changed since 2015, so Planetmosh were in attendance at both the London and Manchester shows to see whether the Rock …

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Bearded Theory festival 2016

Bearded Theory is a festival that covers a wide range of music – Rock, Punk, Ska, Reggae, Folk, Dance and almost anything else you can think of.  Held on the same site as Bloodstock festival it’s a great weekend, with a great layout, wonderful family friendly atmosphere and plenty of …

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Rock On Green Festival – 05/06/16 – Forum London

This past Sunday I headed to Kentish Town’s O2 Forum for the first edition of Rock On Green Festival; it was a bit surreal getting there and there not being a queue as it’s 4pm doors today. Initially there are only a hundred or so people there and the back part …

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The Soapgirls – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes – 4th June 2016

First up tonight were local Milton Keynes band False Idol.  They’re a young band and do a set based mainly on their own material but also including two covers – “Take me to Church” (Hozier) and “The Kill” (30 Seconds to Mars).  They’re a decent opener with a hard rock/pop …

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The Answer – Belfast, Limelight 1 – 3 June 2016

Time is relative.  For some, it passes slowly and as inexorably as the tides lap against a shore.  For others, it speeds past like a bullet from a gun, bearing down on its inevitable end.  For Northern Ireland’s hardest working hard rockers, The Answer, the past decade has been something …

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Magnum, Limelight 1 Belfast, 27/05/16

Much had been made in Belfast on local rock chatter and social media of the 25 odd years it had been since Magnum had last visited the city, but the night had rolled round quickly since they announced the date and a capacity crowd at the Limelight ensured it was …

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L.A. Guns – Birdwell Venue, Barnsley: 28th May 2016

Birdwell Venue is a former Working Mans Club on the outskirts of Barnsley South Yorkshire with good transport links, situated just off the M1, it’s easy to find and a has large car park. It’s a reasonable sized venue with a capacity of 350 seated, possibly more if the seats …

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Gov’t Mule – Forum, London – 12th May 2016

Tonight at the Forum was Gov’t Mule.  As usual there is no support act – Gov’t Mule prefer to play without support and do two sets.  Since both sets each last around an hour then fans get over two hours of music from Gov’t Mule, which is excellent value and …

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Magnum- The Holmfirth Picturedrome-21 May 2016

Having seen Magnum more times than I care to remember, they never fail to hit the spot, and for tonight’s gig at, The Holmfirth Picturedrome, the crowd are packed in like sardines, the place is rammed, Magnum are back, stronger than ever, no doubt helped by Magnum’s latest and nineteenth …

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Snake Oil and Harmony Tour 2016 – Live Rooms Chester 20/5/2016

Dan Reed and Danny Vaughn are both pretty much household names in the rock community and had been ships passing in the night in performance terms until a couple of years ago. They knew of each other, they had met, but they weren’t friends and they hadn’t played together. This …

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The Treatment – Islington academy, London – 13th May 2016

Tonight’s show was the final date on The Treatment’s UK tour.  Supporting them tonight are The Amorettes, the Scottish trio who have been the support for the whole tour, and Airrace, playing a very rare show. First up were Airrace, a melodic rock band that released a couple of albums …

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