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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 3 – Mote Park, Maidstone – 21 July 2019

RAMBLIN

Andy Nathan writes: Sunday was another day when there was a chance to check out a band in the tent before the main stage opened. This time it was used as the ‘Grooverider’ stage- I have no idea whether this … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 2 – Mote Park, Maidstone – 20 July 2019

Cheap Trick - RAMBLIN

Andy Nathan writes: Saturday at the Fair saw the full range of stages. When Ramblin’ Man started they had a dedicated prog stage attracting such heavy hitters as Marillion and Family, but that genre has been steadily marginalised. Saturday was … Continue reading

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Gig review: REWIND SCOTLAND – Scone Palace, Perth, 20 – 21 July 2019

I am sure every generation will lay claim to having all the best music. The music being played on TV and radio during your formative years is what you absorbed and, by default, sticks with you through life. For me and … Continue reading

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Gig review: CORNBURY FESTIVAL – Great Tew, Oxfordshire, 5-7 July 2019

Friday 5 July Arriving onsite just in time to catch the tail end of former Supergrass singer/songwriter Gaz Coombes set. Being a bit of a local musical hero his set was well received although he may have missed a trick … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL- Donington Park, Leicestershire, 14-15 June 2019

Def Leppard

The fact that Download ranks alongside the very largest of all the UK festivals is tribute to the enduring, if underground, popularity of metal and heavy rock  in all its forms. However in some quarters it gets a bad rap, … Continue reading

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News: WIN weekend camping tickets to REWIND SCOTLAND,19-21 July 2019

FOREIGNER - Manchester Apollo, 12 May 2018

This year’s Rewind Scotland festival takes place 19-21 July at Scone Palace, Perth. Headliners Bryan Ferry and Foreigner will be joined by Lulu, Paul Young, The Stranglers, Lisa Stansfield and many others. On the Comedy stage veteran stand-ups Phill Jupitus … Continue reading

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Gig review: CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL – Camden Town, London, 1-2 June 2019

Gig review: CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL – Camden Town, London, 1-2 June 2019

This annual gathering, wedged tightly into the crammed streets of central north London, has been on the go since 2009. It started with 25 bands and 5 venues. This year over 400 acts will be appearing across 20 stages. Saturday … Continue reading

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News: CORNBURY returns with headliners THE SPECIALS, KEANE and THE BEACH BOYS (5-7 July 2019)

Cornbury Festival 2019

The sixteenth Cornbury Music Festival is held in The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire 5-7 July. Joining headliners The Specials, Keane and The Beach Boys, artists include KT Tunstall, Elkie Brooks, Trevor Horn Band, Paul Cattack and Steeleye Span. Amongst the … Continue reading

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Gig review: SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION – Malmo, Sweden, 30 May-2 June 2019

State of Salazar

Melodic rock and AOR is an unlikely addition to the list of things-  ergonomic design, environmental awareness, and dark crime dramas- where Scandinavia leads the world.  The scene is particularly strong in Sweden, home of many of my favourite bands … Continue reading

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Gig review: BEARDED THEORY’S SPRING GATHERING – Catton Park, Derbyshire, 23 – 26 May 2019

Life, Love and Unity. The Dreadzone motto of “Life, love and unity” has never been more perfectly exemplified  than at Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering.  It’s a philosophy that seems to be embraced by the Beardy tribe.  Fields full of friendly folk, a fantastic line up, … Continue reading

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News: STONEDEAF – one day event features headliner Glenn Hughes (24 August 2019)

GLENN HUGHES – Electric Ballroom, London, 15 October 2018

Stonedeaf was previewed on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 12 May with tracks from Glenn Hughes, The Amorettes and Samarkind (16:50) This year’s Stonedeaf event takes place on Saturday 24 August at Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire. Headliner Glenn … Continue reading

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News: STEELHOUSE – Thunder and Thin Lizzy headline Welsh classic rock festival (26-28 July 2019)

Thunder - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23 July 2016

This preview of Steelhouse was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 5 May.  It features tracks from Hollowstar, Those Damn Crows and Thin Lizzy. (14:49) Melodic hard rockers Thunder and Thin Lizzy top the two-day Welsh … Continue reading

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News: BEARDED THEORY – Suede, The Cult and many more (23-26 May 2019)

BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL - Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 26-29 May 2016

In this festival preview, tracks from The Cult, Bar Stool Preachers and Reef.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 14 April 2019 (13:19) One of the first major summer festival events – Bearded Theory – takes place in … Continue reading

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Album review: CURVED AIR – The Second British Rock Meeting 1972

CURVED AIR - The Second British Rock Meeting 1972

Curved Air [Release date: 05.10.18] Dawn breaks grey on the last day of the 1972 Second British Rock Meeting at Germersheim, Germany. The festival has included sets from Pink Floyd, Humble Pie, The Strawbs, Savoy Brown, Lindisfarne and many other … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Butlins, Minehead, 25-27 January 2019

Zal Cleminson - GIANTS OF ROCK, Butlins, Minehead, 25-27 January 2019

Three more days of rock, roll and roast pork and “last man standing” is becoming an ever more recurring theme. “Last man” might mean, literally, the last remaining member of a particular touring band or maybe a sole representative plying … Continue reading

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News: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Cheap Trick added to Saturday line-up (19-21 July 2019)

FOREIGNER - Manchester Apollo, 12 May 2018

In this festival preview, tracks from Foreigner, Austin Gold and Elles Bailey. First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 21 April 2019 (13:03) Ramblin’ Man Fair have announced their Saturday main stage headliners at this year’s event (19-21 July … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL – Nottingham Trent University Students Union, 19-21 October 2018

Tokyo Motor Fist - ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL, October 2018

Now in its fourth year, anticipation had been steadily growing ever since the line up was announced in February for Rockingham, which accurately bills itself as ‘three days of the finest melodic hard rock from around the world’. Proof of … Continue reading

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Gig review – STONEDEAF FESTIVAL – Newark Showground, 25 August 2018

STONEDEAF FESTIVAL - Newark Showground, 25 August 2018

This festival had my attention from the first announcement. A group of enthusiasts lamenting the demise of the old one day Monsters Of Rock festivals wanted to resurrect the format for those sick of the multi day, multi stage festivals. … Continue reading

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Gig review: CROPREDY FESTIVAL, 9-11 August 2018

CROPREDY FESTIVAL, 9-11 August 2018

Day One: Thursday Cropredy 2018 kicks off with Fairport Convention doing a brief twenty-minute acoustic stint. We’ll be hearing a lot more from them later on in the weekend, of course, but a short opening set from the hosts has … Continue reading

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Gig review: GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL (Planet Rock Stage) – Olympia, London, 9 August 2018

Broken Witt Rebels - GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL - Olympia, London, 9 August 2018

While musical entertainment has been supplied for many years at the Great British Beer Festival, it has tended to be a bit ‘end of the pier’, whether it be oompah bands or covers acts. However this year the penny finally … Continue reading

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