Monthly: August 2011
As festival season draws to a close why not see it out with a bang by visiting the first ever Shrewsbury Fields Forever - right heart of the Shropshire countryside. The mighty Charlatans and Zane Lowe will be headlining the main stage across the weekend festival, which runs from 17-18 September, at the Shropshire Showground in Shrewsbury. The Charlatans, formed in 1988 and all of their 11 studio albums have charted in the Top 40, three of them being #1s. They have also achieved seventeen Top 30 Read more [...]
Headstock is a small but perfectly formed festival with a lot to say. Last year's Headstock was runner up for Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards and received rave reviews both from the media and the people who came. This year Headstock has grown into a two day, three night celebratory event which is a key milestone in developing the Country Park that Headstock is held in. Headstock festival is a quirky music and arts festival set in the beautiful 230 acre Newstead and Annesley Country Read more [...]
The festival is family orientated and based in the grounds of Hedingham Castle. (as seen in the Jonathon Ross Trailers). Head lining are The Fillers and Kings of Lyon supported by some up and coming acts. These include The Pins, Branco Heist, Ease Springs and The A-Ms. The Big Bear Fest is run by The Sam Bearman Trust as a vehicle for raising funds for charities. Our inaugural year is supporting Meningitis UK as we lost our son to this cruel disease in January. There will be plenty of entertainment Read more [...]
The 2011 freedom festival has been the cause of much debate over the last month or so due to the fact that it has re-incarnated itself from a free Pop music event into a more contemporary Arts and music festival. The news didn't go down well the teenagers of East Yorkshire who in the past have turned out in their thousands for what had become an essential free pop fest that rivaled any other free festival in the country. Even the ever optimistic team who contribute to ukfests poured cold water on Read more [...]
The pied piper of heroin aka Pete Doherty will be devoting his two sets at 2011 Reading and Leeds festivals to the memory of Amy Winehouse. If things go according to plan and Pete gets himself out of bed he will play the Leeds festival, which runs from Friday 26-29 August, and he will make his own special tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. The lovable wayward said he is "bewildered by Amy's death and He loved her music and hopes he can do it justice" The news of another live trubute cover from Read more [...]
The One Love Reggae and dub music festival is now in ts fourth year and going by the line up it looks like its going to be the biggest and best so far. The three day festival held in the Hainault forest country park in London runs from the 19 to the 21st of August and boasts the cream of the worlds greats Reggae artists. One Love, one Heart The One love reggae festival was first held back in 2008 to mark the 30th aniversary of one love one peace concert in Kingston's National arena April 22, 1978 Read more [...]
The organizers of Trib fest festival claim that Trib fest is Europe's biggest tribute music festival. By looking at the line up of bands we have come to the conclusion they they're probably right. Trib Fest tribute band festival 19th 20th 21st August 2011 The award winning tribute festival looks like the 2011 fest is going to be its biggest and best yet with over 45 top tribute bands confirmed so far. 20 of which will play the main stage. These bands cover a wide range of age groups. 25 Tribute Read more [...]
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