Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2022 – Day 1

After a pandemic-induced break of 2 years it was great to get back to Oslo for Tons of Rock festival. This was my sixth year photographing the festival and it was lovely to see all my photographer friends again. Tons of Rock is an 80,000-capacity festival that has a very similar feel to Bloodstock - … Continue reading Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2022 – Day 1

Gig Review: Bullet For My Valentine / Defects – PRYZM, London (24th May 2022)

This is my first time seeing Bullet For My Valentine since 2008! Being as they are one of the groups that's got me heavily into metal back in the day I knew this was going to be a special evening. I must admit I haven't really heard too much of Bullet's material past the Fever … Continue reading Gig Review: Bullet For My Valentine / Defects – PRYZM, London (24th May 2022)

Gig Review: Download Festival Pilot 2021

All eyes were on Donington Park for the launch of Download Pilot - an experimental 10,000 capacity festival as part of the second phase of the Government’s Event Research Programme. No social distancing, no masks - and no limits on moshing. What makes the smaller pilot structurally unique from its former editions is intimacy. Gone … Continue reading Gig Review: Download Festival Pilot 2021

Festival Review: Wacken XXX Day 4

All good things must come to an end and as we hit the final day of Wacken XXX, Mark and I decided to go for broke and hit a few more bands than we'd managed so far. We finally had the lay of the land, and there was a lot to pick from. Having said … Continue reading Festival Review: Wacken XXX Day 4

Festival Review: Slam Dunk Leeds 2019

I've lived in Yorkshire for the past seven years on and off but unfortunately have never been able to attend Slam Dunk Festival as it coincides with the local festival Bands on The Square in Barnoldswick that I am normally part of the photography team for. My first trip to the festival was when the … Continue reading Festival Review: Slam Dunk Leeds 2019

Festival Review: Hellfest 2018 (22 – 24 June)

France’s soirée of festival season is Hellfest, based in the sleepy town of Clisson, which lies half an hour from Nantes in the Pays de la Loire region of the country, and this year is it’s 13th incarnation In the beginning, starting off more on the heavy side, it’s grown into one of the most … Continue reading Festival Review: Hellfest 2018 (22 – 24 June)