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The Great Western Festival returns to Glasgow

The Great Western Festival, in collaboration with the 432 promotion company, started in 2019 and is set in Glasgow. Instead of being concentrated in one outdoor area with multiple stages, like a traditional festival would, TGW consists of multiple venues scattered around Great Western Road. What is interesting about these venues is that they are […]

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50 years on: the lasting legacy of Woodstock Festival

It’s been 50 years since the most iconic music festival in history: Woodstock. Extensive and, at times, shambolic lengths have gone to re-create the near mythical, folkloric essence of this event. In January of 2019 the announcement of an anniversary festival was made –  Woodstock 50. This did not come to fruition however, and instead […]

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BBC Radio 6 Music Festival: Car Seat Headrest & The Lemon Twigs @ St Luke’s

Arriving in Glasgow last Saturday, Scotland’s cultural capital had an atmosphere of excitement and electricity as BBC Radio 6 Music Festival took over five main venues in the city. Walking past the bright flashing neon lights of The Barrowlands, I approached St Luke’s, which was illuminated by a magnificent, colourful, rotating projection of lights. Outside […]

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BBC Radio 6 Music Festival: Bonobo, Thundercat & Songhoy Blues @ Barrowland Ballroom

LA-based but Brighton-born electronica producer, Bonobo headlined the Barrowland Ballroom on the Saturday of the BBC 6music Festival in Glasgow. Bringing a talented array of musicians, he effuses tracks that already exist as meticulously honed studio efforts with a new exhilarating vitality. The sprung floor of the much-loved dance venue is put to good use […]

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BBC Radio 6 Music Festival: The Shins, Grandaddy & Honeyblood @ O2 Academy

Walking into the O2 Academy for BBC Radio 6 Music Festival was like walking into a neon forest—tree branches glazed with fluorescent paint lined the balcony, glowing under backlights. A dozen or so lightbulbs hung from the ceiling, creating an intimate feeling in the otherwise large venue. The room was abuzz with the chatter of […]