Bloodstock 2014 @ Catton Park, Derbyshire

By |August 10th, 2014|0 Comments

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Having already spoilt myself with expeditions to the dark heart of Europe over the summer I hadn’t much considered this the UK’s biggest little metal festival in competition to those foreign delicacies.  But some friends having a combined stag and hen do here, plus a review of the lineup showing there was a good deal of stuff on of interest, led me first to consider a day ticket then the week before the event pick up a weekend one for the price of a day.  At that rate the whole thing starts looking rosier and even though other commitments limit my overall attendance I’m excited enough to wake up at dawn on the Friday and head over.

Out of The Ashes Festival (Friday) @ Ellesmere Port

By |July 11th, 2014|0 Comments

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Once again, I sold my soul to rock’n’roll…
It was supposed to be a double festival weekend… I was all set to do Wakestock on Friday and Out of The Ashes from Saturday afternoon onwards, but the God of Logistics set me down on the wrong side of the world on Friday afternoon and there was simply no way I was travelling the length of the westbound A55 on a glorious weekend (anyone who’s tried it will know exactly what I mean).
So with Out Of The Ashes Festival in Ellesmere Port already in full swing and being a mere hop, skip and a jump from where I was, it would be rude not to participate.