Category: Festivals

Music Makers Festival, London 5 & 6 August 2017 – Preview

Music Makers Festival, London 5 & 6 August 2017 – Preview

With all the hype and mystery that surrounds the music industry, sometimes it’s good to get back to basics. At its heart, music is a creative expression that’s best when shared between friends. When a group of friends who make music come together to share their work with an audience and each other, there’s a recipe for something life-affirming to […]

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Newport Folk Festival 2017: Sunday Guide

Newport Folk Festival 2017: Sunday Guide

Like the first two days, the final day of Newport Folk Festival is loaded with marquee-worthy performers. There are several collaborations officially on the bill. To make things even more interesting, there is one time slot that features an unnannounced artist. Who could it be? Hmm… To assist with your planning, the Newport Folk Festival 2017: Sunday Guide is your […]

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Wild Child

Newport Folk Festival 2017: Saturday Guide

Just like Day 1, the second day of Newpork Folk Festival is filled with conflicts, as is expected. The first half of the day features several international artists, some of whom occupied many of our “Favorites of 2016” lists. The mid-afternoon to evening portions are littered with some of the biggest names in indie, folk, Americana, and alt-country. Oh, there […]

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Newport Folk Festival 2017: Friday Guide

We have arrived at our favorite time of year and one of our top two festivals. There is nothing like Newport Folk Festival, now in its 58th year! The Festival’s longevity is a testament to its influence and impact on music, such as when Bob Dylan went electric in 1966 or as recently as last year when Kris Kristofferson made […]

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Truck Festival 2017 – Review Part 2

Truck Festival 2017 – Review Part 2

The Revue’s Paul and Marcus continue their coverage of this year’s very muddy Truck Festival. Yesterday, they covered some highlights from the main stages. Here are some of their favourite bands from the outlying stages. Paul’s hot list: This is where it’s at. Smaller stages always provide the artists that you lose your heart to. So much talent, so little time to write […]

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Truck Festival 2017 – Review Part 1

Truck Festival 2017 – Review Part 1

The Revue sent the two-headed photography monster of Paul and Marcus down to Oxfordshire to cover the 20th annual Truck Festival. They found 174 bands, 17 DJs, a great deal of rain, and a few inches of mud. In this report they cover some of what they saw on the two main stages (out of the seven on offer). Watch out […]

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Standon Calling Festival – preview

Standon Calling Festival – preview

About Standon Calling Standon is a small village in the Hertfordshire countryside that has hosted a festival since 2006. Like most of the offering on the packed UK Summer festival agenda, it has grown from a garden party into a full-scale family-friendly festival – with hot tubs, massages, Horrible Histories, fancy dress prizes and even a dog show. They don’t […]

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Xavier Rudd

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – In Photos, Part 3

We’ve already shared photos from the first seven days of RBC Bluesfest, splitting them up into two segments (Part 1 and Part 2). With the number of performers featured on the multiple stages at one time, schedule conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every gig, here are some quick highlights of memorable sets from the final three days of […]

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Truck Festival 2017 – Weekend Preview

Truck Festival 2017 – Weekend Preview

It’s the twentieth year of Truck Festival, the independent music festival based in Oxfordshire, England. It all began after the organisers decided that all the main music festivals had become too obvious and commercialised. Twenty years on and they’ve got three cracking headliners in The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, and The Vaccines, and a whole list of amazing up and coming […]

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July Talk

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – In Photos, Part 2

Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge thanks to all the talented artists on the lineup. With the number of performers featured on the multiple stages at one time, schedule conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every gig, here are some quick highlights of memorable sets from the first four days of the fest. Day 5 – Thursday, July 11th […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 10 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 10 Picks

It’s finally here, the final day of RBC Bluesfest 2017. Ten days of the National Capital’s biggest music festival comes to end. There’s an element of relief from the marathon, but concert withdrawal will surely set in a few days from now. We’ll try to alleviate any symptoms with a couple of photo essays later in the week. But first […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 9 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 9 Picks

It should be another packed night at the RBC Bluesfest because superstar rockers Muse are in the house. There is, however, plenty of other artists to check out on this full day. We offer our picks for Day 9. The full schedule can be found here. Follow the Ottawa Bluesfest on social media as they tend to have contests during […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 8 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 8 Picks

Day Eight of RBC Bluesfest 2017 arguably features the most outstanding set of “local” talent with a few bands and artists making waves across Canada and abroad. The Ottawa and area performers may actually overshadow most of the non-local musicians. The full schedule is here, but we offer a few choice selections. As always, follow the Ottawa Bluesfest on social […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 7 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 7 Picks

Thursday heralds Day Seven of RBC Bluesfest 2017. By now, you’ve likely figured out the best spot in front of the stage to get a good angle for the show, decided which poutine stand has the best gravy to curd ratio, and which port-a-potty has the least amount of lines at 8:30. However, you may not have decided what to […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 6 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 6 Picks

Day Six of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is, in our mind, the best day. Conflicts abound right from the start until the very end. We’re not sure what we’ll be doing, but we’ll definitely try to catch as much as we can. If you’re wondering what else is on tap, check the full schedule here. Follow the Ottawa Bluesfest on social […]

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Pokey Lafarge

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – First Half in Photos

Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge thanks to all the talented artists on the lineup. With the number of performers featured on the multiple stages at one time, schedule conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every gig, here are some quick highlights of memorable sets from the first four days of the fest. Day 1 – Thursday, July 6th […]

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performing at Ottawa Dragon Boat 2016

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 5 Picks

After an evening off where the stages remained dark, Day Five of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is here. To help kick of its second week, here’s a couple of ideas of artists to take in on a Tuesday, along with a snapshot of local talent taking to the stages. If you’re wondering what else is on tap, check the full schedule […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 4 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 4 Picks

Day four of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is here. The Festival will be taking a two-day break, so get your fill of music in today and go hard and stay late. Pink is the headliner, but there are plenty of other options to check out, and we’re here to help. In addition, we’ve included quite bits on the local talent on […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 3 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 3 Picks

The first weekend of RBC Bluesfest 2017 has arrived, and it’s a pretty busy day with plenty of variety. We’ve offered four must-see performers plus give you the rundown on the local musicians playing today. If none of the below appeals to you, then see the full schedule here to see who else is performing. In case you’re wondering, 50 […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 2 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 2 Picks

Day 2 of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is yet again full of country music, but there is plenty of variety. We offer a couple of picks plus preview the local performers. This is just a small sample, but the full schedule is posted and can be found here. If you’ll be on site, be sure to follow Ottawa Bluesfest on social media, […]

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