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So what’s it like going to the first gig in 18 months?

22 Jul Royal Blood at the O2 Academy, Bristol on 21 July 2021

Forget Covid, I’m old enough now that it’s been a couple of years since I went to a gig. But what a re-entry into live music, what a mix of emotions!

I live in a forest, work from home and the most packed place I usually experience is the local Waitrose, so it was with no small amount of anxiety that I went to the Academy in Bristol, capacity 1,600, to see Royal Blood.

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Onefest…a bit cold

17 Apr


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A very special performance by one of the world’s leading contemporary musicians was given to a small festival crowd in near-freezing conditions in a muddy field outside Marlborough at the weekend.

OneFest – billed as the UK’s first music festival of the year, and the successor to last year’s community pub-related HoneyFest – was headlined by Damon Albarn, the maestro behind Britpop champions Blur, cartoon band Gorillaz and more leftfield works like 2007’s Oriental pop-opera Monkey, Journey to the West. Continue reading