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‘Joy Division ripped off orchestras to make our sound bigger’ Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

September 21, 2022 No Comments

If Coronation Street is the go-to Manchester reference for TV, then legendary bassist Peter Hook (‘Hooky’) must be the musical equivalent.

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Festival Review: Camp Bestival, Shropshire

August 25, 2022 Comments Off on Festival Review: Camp Bestival, Shropshire

At a time when most UK festivals are just staggering back to life after two years’ enforced downtime, Camp Bestival Shropshire represents something a bit unusual: an entirely new addition.

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Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

August 22, 2022 Comments Off on Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

The almost cult-like enthusiasm of Just So’s sizeable hardcore of repeat attendees is a wonderful thing that creates a real sense of community around this annual family arts festival as well, one assumes, a valuable bit of financial security for organisers Wild Rumpus when planning its next outing.

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Underneath The Stars festival by Steve Lacey

Festival Review: Underneath The Stars 2022, Barnsley

August 20, 2022 Comments Off on Festival Review: Underneath The Stars 2022, Barnsley

It’s the first time that we’ve attempted a festival with our children.

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Bjork at Bluedot Festival 2022 by Santiagraphy

Björk’s a bit bland but Bluedot Festival hasn’t lost its mojo

August 4, 2022 Comments Off on Björk’s a bit bland but Bluedot Festival hasn’t lost its mojo
Before the global pandemic we didn’t see coming, Bluedot had started to develop into a really fine festival, offering a well-curated line-up of music, talks and culture, often leaning towards science and electronica, in the remarkable environs of Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank.
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Music Review: Tom Jones, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

July 31, 2022 Comments Off on Music Review: Tom Jones, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

As I queued at the security bag search at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre, I found myself wondering whether they’d noticed any unusual trends in people’s bags that evening given how strongly associated Tom Jones is with the throwing of underwear.

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‘With World of Twist, people didn’t always get it.’ Gordon King talks to Northern Soul

July 26, 2022 Comments Off on ‘With World of Twist, people didn’t always get it.’ Gordon King talks to Northern Soul

The release of World of Twist’s debut album Quality Street on October 28, 1991 should have been a watershed moment for the Manchester-based band. Over previous months, their singles and live shows had been rapturously received and they’d built up an adoring fan base plus a huge sense of anticipation.

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Music Review: a-ha, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

July 9, 2022 Comments Off on Music Review: a-ha, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

There are a number of eyebrow-raising statistics about a-ha.

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Music review: The Eagles, Anfield, Liverpool

June 28, 2022 Comments Off on Music review: The Eagles, Anfield, Liverpool

A warm summer’s evening, and Anfield is filling up. There’s a buzz of anticipation. I love this place, it is so full of memories for me. But this isn’t another of those high-tension nights of European football. This is about recapturing a peaceful, easy feeling. 

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‘Music has been a constant over the years, like a coloured thread woven into cloth’

June 23, 2022 Comments Off on ‘Music has been a constant over the years, like a coloured thread woven into cloth’

Sometimes I think about how my life would be if I had made it as a hugely famous musician.

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