FIVE FAVES OF TØNDER: THE FESTIVAL THAT NEVER SLEEPS

The Danes have a distinctive, peculiar way of applauding. To show their appreciation for a particularly good performance, rather than the ripple of unsynchronised clapping we (Brits and possibly the rest of the world) break out in, theirs is a chant-like clap in unison. It’s a sound I got used to with over four days of stunning […]

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Long Road Festival: 12 Acts to See or Run Around Trying

Unfortunately, we haven’t progressed very far with our ‘see-two-acts-at-once’ cloning device … probably because we’ve spent most of our time trying to convince each other that “camping is fun”. So some quick footwork is going to be required to make the most of the plethora of entertainment on stage this weekend at The Long Road […]

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Buckle, Boots and Black Deer: A Tale of Two Festivals

The FOMO was real. One weekend, two festivals (accidentally dividing more families than the Brexit vote). Each was set in a stunning U.K. park, each was offering an impressive slate of Country and Americana acts… and each started with the letter ‘B’. So, we drew straws – with no short straw really – and left […]

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The Siren, The Pitch and The Wardrobe

I feel like, in hindsight, tonight will have been a big deal. At the risk of jinxing it, I predict my great-grandchildren* will be queuing overnight to get tickets for the Yola Carter farewell tour and I’ll casually drop that I saw her back in 2016 playing in the back of a pub in a […]

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