Event Reviews

The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

Rockingham – Nottingham, Rock City – 24 October 2015

The second morning of the inaugural Rockingham fest dawns overcast and mizzly, but that doesn’t darken or dampen the spirits of the early risers making their way from all directions for the slightly earlier start to Saturday’s proceedings (well, we have gone from six to seven acts performing over the …

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Glenn Hughes – Picturedome, Holmfirth, 25/10/2015

Last night, the small town of Holmfirth played host to a monumental collaboration of Hard Rock and Soul from the Rock Legend Glenn Hughes, and the insanely talented Doug Aldrich. For a Sunday evening, in this intimate picture house venue, you wouldn’t anticipate such a lively turn out of eager …

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Delain – Marble Factory, Bristol, 22/10/15

It doesn’t matter how many times you attend, the Marble Factory in Bristol is a very odd venue, even more so when people don’t usually start turning up for a gig until about fifteen minutes before doors open – and that’s taking into account them opening late as well. Nevertheless, …

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Joe Bonamassa-Liverpool Echo Arena 23 October 2015

Joe Bonamassa makes a welcome return to these shores since his four night residency at London’s Hammersmith Event Apollo back in March. The current tour is only eight dates though, and a most are sold out. Joe’s popularity has skyrocketed since he played his first UK date to less than …

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From Hell To The Unknown: 15 Years Of The Distortion Project – Belfast, Katy’s Bar/Limelight 2 – 17 October 2015

In these straitened economic times – marked from the music business’ perspective by increasing numbers of venues closing down and promoters going bankrupt – success stories are few and far between and thus should be acclaimed, celebrated and heralded at every opportunity.  Which is exactly what today’s proceedings were all …

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Hanzel Und Gretyl – Audio, Glasgow, 14/10/2015

Together with autumn chills and colours the concert season knocks on your door.  October, November and December seem to be the busiest months gig wise.  So if you are in Glasgow, then after seeing the dark and mysterious Sisters of Mercy (or the charming Devin Townsend) on Monday, you are …

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