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Synch 2009, Technopolis, Athens, Greece, 12-13 June

Contrary to the image that I’d had in my head, Technopolis, the venue for Synch Festival, wasn’t the techno equivalent of the Acropolis. I wanted the building to be made of glowstick pillars with great […]

Jun, 20
Coachella, Indio CA, 19-21 April 2009

Coachella, Indio CA, 19-21 April 2009

Received wisdom has always told us that the English like queuing but based on our first impressions of this Californian festival, Americans seem to quietly accept them too. Thankfully some still break the rules. It […]

May, 10
Bestival 5-7 Sept 2008

Bestival 5-7 Sept 2008

Bestival has basked in Indian sunshine for the last few years – but this year it bathed in mud. However, the acres of brown ooze didn’t dampen the festival’s spirits. People happily stomped around, grinning […]

Sep, 17
Shambala 22-24 August 2008

Shambala 22-24 August 2008

Whilst other festivals taste the credit crunch, Shambala gnaws on a locally sourced oat based, fair-trade chocolate topped, cereal bars. And very tasty it is too. August Bank holiday often leaves you spoilt for choice […]

Aug, 30
The Big Chill 1 – 3 August 2008

The Big Chill 1 – 3 August 2008

Not surprisingly after fourteen years of multiplying chills you pretty much know what to expect of this festival. There’s the consistent line-up full of regulars and the crowds of usual suspects – from pleasant family […]

Aug, 30
Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, 11-13 July 2008

Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, 11-13 July 2008

The sonic yaw of rock from a grounding in heavy metal, pushed through by the driving rhythms of twisted techno and dirty drum’n’bass; falling back on transcendental peace and harmony – still with a niggle […]

Jul, 30
Sónar Festival 19, 20, 21 June 2008

Sónar Festival 19, 20, 21 June 2008

Dan Davies goes for a festival but stays for a fiesta. I don’t care what people say about trench spirit, when it boils down to it, festivals are supposed to be in sunny weather, anything […]

Jul, 25

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