Monday, 20 July 2015

#woodhornfestival at @Ashington_FC this weekend! #food #beer #FREE #music event!

The Woodhorn lane festival 2015 runs from Friday 24th july, doors at 6pm, till Sunday 26th july 11pm closing. on Friday there will be 2 indoor stages of music. On both Saturday and Sunday there will be 3 stages of music running from approx 1pm till late.
The event is as always free, a bucket collection will be made for ‘Specialized’ a Music charity that supports the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The line up is as eclectic as ever, with styles from  indie, punk, jazz, performance art, rock, blues, metal and some with no name. Bands from all over the country will join us. Original bands as ever will feature heavily, but everyone is catered for with a number of covers bands, Saturday night will be concluded with a two tone covers set by the Skapones, but joined by one of the ‘Specials’ the one and only Roddy Radiation. Sunday has a blues rock feel, with some exceptions, and headlined by the always rocking Big Ray and the Hipthrusters.

.'The Shooting Of' , 
'St James Infirmary' ,
 'Petrol Terriers',
'The Middens',
 'Mechanical Mouse Organ',
' From Order Comes Chaos'.
'Go go midgets' 
9th avenue 
'Thee Strawberry Mynde'
'Black nevada' 
‘So She’
'All out attack' 
'the Smoking coconuts' 

'The Great and the Magnificent' 
'Roots system'
 'The SKAPONES' with very special guest RODDY RADIATION OF THE SPECIALS!
'Scratch the surface' 
'Black atom movement' 
'The Cadillacs'
'Bittersweet hearts'
'Ma Kellys boys'
‘The Lyndon Anderson band'
'Big ray and the Hipthrusters'

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

@BloodstockFest is only 3 weeks away #bands #details #tickets and chance to win tickets with @RFTKPromotions in #Newcastle

BLOODSTOCK HQ is a-buzz with activity with just over three weeks to go!   There’s still more bands to announce and we also welcome the return of the brutal-yet-amazing ‘Battle Of The Nations UK’ historical fighting team!

You can win tickets to Bloodstock with RFTK Promotions:

The New Blood stage on Friday sees a brace of additions; Hertfordshire melodic death metal outfit and Luton ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals winner, COUNTLESS SKIES ( and Gothenburg, Sweden’s WE ARE THE CATALYST ( - who also won DELAIN’s competition with Metal Hammer magazine to win a support slot on the Dutch symphonic rockers’ UK tour.  Joining the New Blood bill on Saturday are Midlands-based prog metallers, MARTYR DE MONA (, groove metal outfit and Norwich M2TM winners, SOULBORN ( and self-proclaimed ‘hobo sludge’ gang and Reading’s M2TM winners, VICTORIAN WHORE DOGS (  Sunday welcomes London death metallers SKARTHIA (, hard rock funk/schplunk metal men and London final M2TM winners, WRETCHED TOAD ( and lastly, the winners of the ‘Metal To The Masses’ Hobgoblin online video upload competition, Newcastle groove metal beasts, TOMBSTONE CROW (

Over on the Jagermeister Stage on Friday, hard rock four-piece CITY OF THIEVES ( join the fray.  On Saturday, the blues-based rockers PIG IRON ( grab a slot, as well as stoner/sludge squad, MORASS OF MOLLASSES ( and straight out of Valhalla, the truest of true cover bands, HANOWAR (; a bit like Manowar, but...well, you do the math!  Lastly for this announcement, Sunday sees horror-metal punksters, THE HELL PUPPETS ( join the Jager bill.  Final additions to all stages will be announced next week.

There’s plenty more on site to see and do besides the awesome bill!  Returning this year for Friday-Sunday are the very popular BATTLE OF THE NATIONS UK historical fighting team!  These guys have to be seen to be believed.  Catch their regular ‘demonstrations’ (read: ‘full-on’, no-holds-barred fighting with broadswords, maces and plenty of other historical weaponry) in their designated pen in the main arena.

This year, Halfords will be on site, so if you don’t fancy lugging your camping gear to Catton Park, or you just want a new blow up bed, get the full story and pre-order your necessities upfront at, then collect on site!  Simples!

If you’re travelling to BLOODSTOCK by train, don’t forget to book your Big Green Coach shuttle bus tickets to get you & your camping gear from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site.  There’s still time to book coach travel from 26 different locations around the country or a coach & festival ticket package.  Check out all the info & ticket options at

Tickets for BLOODSTOCK 2015 are available via the 24hr ticketline at 0871 230 5584 or online at, priced at the very reasonable £135 (plus booking fee) for a four-day Thursday through Sunday weekend ticket with camping, or £60 (plus booking fee) for a day ticket.  Limited VIP packages and upgrades are also available, plus pre-booked car parking at a cheaper rate than ‘on the day’.  Camper van pitches are now all SOLD OUT!  


BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at and

Monday, 13 July 2015

@CorbridgeFest : probably the best festival in the #Northeast ..#review

Here Comes The Summer:
 Family Festival with Teenage Kicks 

Priding itself on being the foremost family music festival in Northumberland, Corbridge Festival continues to grow in popularity. Providing entertainment for all ages it has grown every year and has the clout to attract great local artists and a big name headliner every year. The size hasn't got to the point where it becomes impersonal and corporate however, and sponsorship is from local firms for example Utilitywise for the main stage, and the Blue Bell pub for the second marquee stage.

There’s something for a variety of musical tastes, too. From those who enjoy a few easily recognisable covers, to die-hard originals seekers, Corbridge has it sorted. We caught the Blue Bell stage opener, Hannah Lamb as we arrived. She has a delightful resonant voice and, accompanied by her own guitar, worked through a number of covers including a lovely version of Coldplay’s Fix You, an improvement on the original, like a lots of covers of this song are. More fodder for the covers-lovers came from the rather excellent rock band River Rain on the main stage and the soulful Anna Harrison on the Blue Bell Stage belting out bluesy cover versions. The AMS (Academy of Music and Sound, Gateshead) provided a forum for budding artists and bands to play in a festival setting, and had as its headliner the local favourite, Jen Stevens and The Hiccups. We managed to catch the Jake Fletcher Band in between running around the other two stages. An interesting sound with Hammond organ and Dylenesque vocals. It was good to see Charlie Dancer on the main stage with a full band, this changed songs I had only heard previous as acoustic performances into big indie rock numbers.
Peppering proceedings were rhyming interludes by Jazz Riot (formerly Pipe Riot until the Piper left) -Ettrick Scott shouting forth political bile, Daily Mail criticism and  cosmetic advice with accompaniment from a young and talented Dean Parker on jazz guitar. A quote from young audience member : “All the faces I could see were either shocked or laughing!” Compère was Steffen Peddie. Steffen has come on noticeably as the festival host, and shone today keeping the audience ready for the acts on offer.
No family festival is complete without some for of Ska, and The Talks brought it with style. A great humoured performance from these Yorkshire folk,

Local talent was on tap at the festival, with Alex Dobson getting a singalong going in the Blue Bell tent. Silent Houses, Kobadelta, So She, The Carl Cape Band, and other great northeast acts had that tent buzzing. Hadrian Border Brewery pumps kept proceedings oiled with their delicious ales. This was the first time I had seen Jinski live and their folky rock worked so well in this environment. Ourselves and Us are continuing to grow with each member adding their style to the mixture to make a very tasty concoction.
Back at the main stage, Chris Helme was as ever, amazing. He engages so well with an audience and gives them the music they know from his Seahorses days.
Erica of The Wonderstuff
This being a festival I can’t mention every artist, they all contributed to this event in their own way. Miles and Erica of the Wonder Stuff entertained with their fiddly diddly songs and Angie Brown got people, from old punks to youngsters singing along to 90’s dance and danced-up versions of soul classics. The crowd were jumping around and loving her performance, there was no need for her apology for using a backing tape.

Angie Brown
The Undertones
The headliner, The Undertones made this festival even more of a bargain. The singer, Paul McLoone has exactly the vocal style made famous by Feargal Sharkey and had a commanding presence on stage. The whole band played the hits including Here Comes The Summer and Teenage Kicks with a youthful energy some band in their twenties fail to summon up. The crowd lapped up this enthusiasm and this was a fantastic climax to the festival.
the Undertones

There was, as always a variety of local caterers at the festival and plenty of activities for the kids. Sweets, local meat products in bread, pizzas, ice cream, weren't going to starve here, It’s worth mentioning that dogs are welcome too. There’s something really special about Corbridge Festival. It’s not just the great music, the food, or the ale. It’s the people.

Corbridge Festival crowd...class

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Thursday, 9 July 2015

@TheStaggDo smashes @KickStarter target in 2 days and is reaching for a new one! @LostVoiceGuy says why

The North East film-making duo who brought you the low-brow Geordie comedy The Stagg Do are astounded by the recent success of their Kickstarter crowd sourcing campaign which smashed its 30-day target of £4,000 in less than 48 hours. 
They now plan to build on the momentum of their success and are going for a “stretch” goal of £7000 which will help them pay for  more UK screenings as well as show the film in the US. 
Their initial Kickstarter campaign was designed to pay the costs of BBFC accreditation which is a requirement for films to be screened theatrically in the UK or released on DVD. 
“The whole thing has thrown me for a loop,” said American-born James DeMarco, co-writer and director of the film. 

“I thought it would go down to the wire. Nobody expected this much love from our fans. I’m still shell-shocked.” 
The self-professed Geordie comedy, which screened to a near sell-out crowd on its world premiere at the O2 Academy Newcastle last summer, stars well-known North East actors Craig Conway, Bill Fellows, local comic sensation, Lee Ridley aka The Lost Voice Guy, as well as two non-actors from Walker in the lead roles. 

Shot in several North East locations during the summer of 2011, the film tells the story of three Walker lads who want to throw a surprise stag do for their best mate, Staggy, at an infamous gentleman’s club, The Cock’s Inn, under the guise of a camping trip.  But the bride-to-be doesn’t trust them and insists that they bring her father, a right wing high court judge. Now the lads must find a way to ditch the overbearing tyrant and get to the The Cock’s Inn by midnight or miss out on the party of a lifetime.

Here is Lee Ridley aka The Lost Voice Guy expressing his support for the project:


              Please click image to play Lee's campaign update.

If you are interested in learning more about TSD Kickstarter campaign, please click on the link below.


"...for a fully independent film, it carries with it the respectability and charm of a potential cult following.” What Sie Says review

“...this has the potential to become a cult classic… If you have the opportunity to see the film I thoroughly recommend you do so." IMDb review

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