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Review: Festival Nº6 2014.

…tature – albeit that bit prematurely. For while there is no OutKast; no Yannis nor Nile Rodgers (this year), all of whom line up alongside London Grammar at the weekend’s concurrent Bestival, the prevailing sensation is that Festival Nº6 is certainly still the best festival going. A three-hour turn from Laurent Garnier in The Late Night Pavilion only consolidates this conviction… This increasingly ineluctable truth makes itself yet more…So on & so forth…

Review: Reading Festival 2014.

…possibly enjoy, nor even endure: blink-182. Having been so brutally lambasted online, following on from what I can only imagine to be a similarly insufferable show forty-eight hours previously at the “fuckin’ bullshit” Leeds Festival, Beavis and Butt-Head; no, Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus tonight rein in the explicit, lowbrow patter somewhat. But no matter how many thousands still deem Reading Festival to be a place where your friends will never…So on & so forth…

Fest Bests: Festival Nº6 2014.

…atitude, for one, prides itself on being ‘more than just a music festival’, and with an annual, multidisciplinary line up that represents perhaps the finest of its kind, few would be able to refute that mantra. Portmeirion’s Festival Nº6 meanwhile, now in its third year, professes to being ‘a festival unlike any other, in a place like no other’ and as per the aforementioned Festival Republic get-together, there is not one lonesome whiff of…So on & so forth…

Sunday, Reading Festival 2013.

…es a while to allow for the plush billows of becoming French musical perfumery to enter the bloodstream, and bring with them renewed sanguine aspirations for the new school year. You never cease to learn stuff at the Reading Festival, and this year’s edition was certainly no exception. Many a revelation was lost to the murky fug of memory left behind, though maybe the most apropos disclosure is that there remains oodles of enjoyment to be…So on & so forth…

Review: Wireless Festival 2014.

With Glastonbury having been and gone already, it’s now safe to say that the so-called ‘festival season’ has well and truly begun in earnest. And so for the first, and possibly last time, given Wireless Festival’s wont for hopping from one of London’s numerous leafy expanses to another, the major label love-in takes place in N4’s Finsbury Park. Indeed, the luxury of being able to eat some “damn croissants”, or rather crumpets, a half-hour prior…So on & so forth…

Review: Isle of Wight Festival 2015.

…of bill that self-ordained good-time summertime cognoscente Jimi Famurewa considers the sort belonging to a bona fide ‘festival’ proper – ‘a tricky thing’ to correctly define, or so he seems to opine. Nonetheless, this is a festival – and yes, it seems eminently appropriate to label it thusly – that has a real allure to it; one made all the more so this season by an irresistible slew of headliners old and, well, if not new, then slightly less…So on & so forth…

Fest Bests: Wireless Festival 2014.

…their decision to reform at their recent Roundhouse residency; we can but hope and pray that the same can soon be said of André 3000 and Big Boi’s long overdue reunion… When: Sunday, 6.45pm, Main Stage. Wireless Festival 2014 takes place July 4th–6th, with the regular array of ticketing options – or what’s left of them – available here. Further information, as well as the full line up, can of course be found at the festival’s…So on & so forth…

Competition: Win Two Weekend Camping Tickets to Festival Nº6 2014 with Dots & Dashes.

…med up with the UK’s most sought-after festivalFestival Nº6, to offer one lucky reader a pair of weekend camping tickets to this year’s shindig, set to take place over the weekend of September 5th–7th. ‘A festival unlike any other, in a place like no other’ is the sort of persuasive rhetoric applied repeatedly to pretty well every other nascent festival these days. However, to put all hyperbole to one side for a minute…So on & so forth…

Review: Reading Festival 2015.

…y an entire decade down the line. At which point, precisely this is to be drawn under the day’s festivities, with the second of three thus doing little to corroborate the firm belief that this was in fact a ‘more variegated [festival] than anticipated.’ But as Sunday dawns and drizzle begins to fall more or less interminably, Reading 2015 really comes into its own. Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! thrashes and thrusts a bluish arm to the tunes of…So on & so forth…

Fest Bests: Reading Festival 2015.

…ease Cope (namely Hope) instead? Probably not, no; nonetheless it matters not one jot, for this is sure to provide a pretty breathtaking (near-)conclusion to the weekend’s proceedings, either way… When: Sunday, 7.35pm, Festival Republic Stage. Who: We’ve been effervescing unapologetically effusive praise in the name of Toyboy & Robin ever since the gritty, yet on-point garage workout that is and was Everything You Want first surfaced…So on & so forth…