End of the Road Festival 2009

Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 22:58 | Category : Festivals, Live reviews
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This is a review of a music festival, but it may not be be much like the other reviews you read in newspapers or other, cooler music sites. These are mainly about the bands, as the writer flits from performance to performance, trying to cram as many short reviews of different acts without being too [...]

Return to centre

Wednesday, 16 September 2009, 22:44 | Category : Festivals, Lists
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I’m back from holidays and End of the Road Festival. Good times were had, and plenty of sun. I’m playing catch-up with all things blog-related, wading through hundreds of promo emails looking for the good stuff, and getting back into work and normal life again. Busy busy busy. I’ve got a bunch of blog posts [...]

End of the Road in sight!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 23:19 | Category : Festivals
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Just over two weeks now! In a fortnight’s time the Growl family will be camping in Dorset ahead of End of the Road Festival. Excitement is mounting already. Since I last wrote about it, the line-up has been finalised, the stage times have been set and the festival has sold out. So if you want [...]

End of the Road: the final word?

Thursday, 18 June 2009, 12:30 | Category : Festivals
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Since I last talked about End of the Road Festival, a whole bunch of new artists have been announced since the start of June. It’s shaping up quite nicely.
First we had the unsigned bands who applied to the competition to play at the festival. 950 bands applied and only 9 have been chosen. They are [...]

The obligatory SXSW post

Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 23:05 | Category : Festivals
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Bloggers across the Atlantic are getting all in a tizzy about SXSW. Over here us British bloggers couldn’t give a collective monkeys. We operate on a different scale. However, I’m aware that there’s a lot of stuff happening with one million bands and even more record industry peeps crowding into Austin, so here’s the good [...]

End of The Road Festival 2009: already looking good

Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 17:18 | Category : Festivals
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The second bunch of bands for this year’s End of the Road Festival was announced yesterday. I sort of expected to see Fleet Foxes in that list, and there they are. Some may force a yawn, but not me because (1) I’ve still not seen them live and (2) watching them in the lovely Larmer [...]