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Friday night on the Ronnie James Dio stage started with TesseracT who brought the crowd to fever pitch with a crowd surfing extravaganza. It’s pretty muddy out there now, it’s probably preferable to a circle pit at this early stage, and come to think of it, it may be a …

Bloodstock 2019 has well and truly started after a baptism by a most biblical storm, which hammered down on the press tent with rain so dense it looked like snow, and a crack of thunder that was way beyond the decibel limit of the main stage Words: Liz Medhurst Pictures: …

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It’s probably safe to say Dublin’s Academy is most likely as big as its going to get for Airbourne from now on when they visit the Fair City. Although they’ve frequented bigger rooms in the past like the Olympia Theatre and the Ambassador, it’s the 750 capacity venue on Middle …

It was billed as Ramblin’ Man Returns, and it did with a bang, following last year’s more subdued matter. With all five stages restored, and a line-up that could satisfy any glutton for the genre, this three-day extravaganza has set the bar for summer festivals. Words: Andy Rawll and Liz …

Thirty years Faster Harder Louder! It’s hard to believe that this festival started off in the small field behind the main stages where I’m currently sat writing this. It is now a truly massive festival, with such a status that it can sell out before even announcing any bands. The …

Things have changed a lot in the forty-three years since Kiss played their first UK shows. Starting off their first ever European tour in Manchester in May 1976, they packed out the theatres they played but were mostly dismissed as a gimmick or a novelty by a sceptical UK music …

It’s always great to see a hard working, talented band start to get the dues that they’ve paid for. Less than a year ago Hands Off Gretel were in Edinburgh displaying their mixture of raw, punky energy and grungy sounds laced with melodic sensibilities to a hardcore few. Tonight after …

American rock’n’roll troubadour Danny Vaughn has been there, seen that and sold the t-shirt at it throughout a career playing to big crowds as frontman of Waysted and Tyketto and smaller more, intimate shows most recently with fellow traveller Dan Reed. It’s a surprise then to both he and the …

I’ve seen Kiss a lot before. I’ve seen different line-ups, in and out of make-up. Over the years I’ve seen them in everything from clubs to stadiums, the Marquee to Madison Square Garden. Some gigs have been better than others but tonight Kiss truly went out on a high. Words …