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Radstock 2013: 3 stages,10 hours, 24 bands

As far as inaugural festivals go, Radstock sure kicked off what could soon be one of the biggest one day events in the country with aplomb. Staggered over three stages and encompassing ten hours of live music, the event saw 24 bands grace the Liverpool O2 Academy. Sadly, without the aid of a *Warning, NERD … Continue reading

Final twelve bands confirmed for Radstock 2013

Don Broco are one of twelve bands who have been confirmed as playing Radstock Festival next year. The Bedford rock act, who have just finished opening on the Rock Sound Riot tour, have grown in stature over the past year off the back of their brilliant debut album Priorities. Frontman Rob Damiani said: “This is … Continue reading

Review: NEEDTOBREATHE rock the boat in Bristol

It was a cold night in Bristol and a small crowd was beginning to gather as the doors opened to welcome NEEDTOBREATHE’s loyal fans. The Thekla may not look or sound like a gig venue, but this old boat has picked up the moniker of the south-west’s “best small venue” in NME for the past two years. … Continue reading

Twelve bands confirmed for inaugural Radstock Festival

Twelve bands have been confirmed for the first ever Radstock Festival, to be held at O2 Academy Liverpool in March 2013. The announcement included the news that the festival will be headlined by Merthyr Tydfil’s The Blackout, who’s new album Start The Party, is due for release on January 21 2013. The festival will take … Continue reading

Boltfest 2012

Saturday saw London’s HMV Forum play host to Boltfest 2012, and Live and Loud Rock’s friend Toby Gibbons was lucky enough to attend the event… It is not very often a gig this special comes along. In fact a gig like this will probably never be repeated, especially considering it is a gig to celebrate … Continue reading

Alter Bridge Live at Wembley

Alter Bridge wowed crowds across Europe last year, and this release is the culmination of that tour, recorded Live at Wembley Arena. Having had the pleasure of seeing the Cardiff leg of the tour I was more than slightly disappointed to find out the CD/DVD would be recorded at Wembley, rather than in Cardiff. That said, … Continue reading

Hit The Deck Festival Announcement

14 bands have joined Deaf Havana on the Hit The Deck Festival 2012 line-up. Those playing the festival include Kids in Glass Houses, Of Mice and Men, The Swellers and We Are the In Crowd. The festival is scheduled for Sunday 22 April and takes places over four venues in Nottingham; The Forum, Stealth, Rock … Continue reading

Alter Bridge Live Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 23/11/11

Last night saw the continuation of Alter Bridge’s European tour at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff with support from Theory of a Deadman and Black Stone Cherry. Although I arrived at the venue after Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman, the crowd of people milling around outside the venue and within the confines of the merch … Continue reading

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