Category Festival reports

Oxjam 2018

Report on Oxjam Leicester Takeover 2018Read More

Cosmopolitan Festival, 18th August 2018

Reviewed by Trevor Locke

Not so much a carnival, more a festival. Now in its fifth year, this event has become established on Leicester’s annual cycle of public events. Cosmo celebrates Leicester as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country. It covers all forms of art but our interest was the music. Three stages were on offer – the main stage at Jubilee Square, The acoustic stage at the Clock Tower and the youth stage at Humberstone Gate.

This is an event we have covered before, here at MIL magazine

Archive copies of previously published reports on the event are also available from the Arts in Leicester archive website.

At the acoustic stage Andrea Kenny put on a rousing set. Andrea is best known for being the lead singer in Leicester band The Brandy Thieves...

Read More

The Fazed at Enderby Music Festival, 21st July 2018

with Billy Razor and New Age Grace (acoustic)

Tonight’s show was organised by The Dog & Gun, Enderby.

Reviewed by Lydia Till

Although the festival started at midday, we caught up with it later in the afternoon, Lydia Till reports…

Local bands and artists turned up at the Dog and Gun Pub in Enderby today in aid of Leicester’s own charity Loros. It is not the first time the pub has hosted a charity festival; this is the fifth year they held the event in hopes to raise money for the charity, as well as spotlight some local talent.

Billy Razor took to the stage for his first time performing at the event. He managed to keep the crowd entertained with a mix of covers recognisable to the crowd – like the likes of The Clash – as well as his own music...

Read More

Download Festival 2018 Overview

Friday 8th June – Sunday 10th June

Castle Donington, Leicestershire

Overview by Kevin Gaughan.

This years’ Download Festival had all the ingredients of being a right banger, with the weather forecast being ‘festival perfect’ (cloudy with sunny spells) and the usual selection of mega-headliners, I was expecting a capacity event.

The headliners were Avenged Sevenfold on the Friday, Guns N’Roses, marking their 30th anniversary since they last played, what was then, Monsters of Rock, on the Saturday, and the legend that is, Ozzy Osbourne, performing during his last ever global tour, on the Sunday. Definitely a crowd pulling line-up if ever there was one.

The crowd enjoying Ozzy Osbourne Photo: Kevin Gaughan

Also, this year, Download stepped up their efforts to be as eco-friendly and accessib...

Read More

Glastonbudget Festival 2018 overview

Overview of Glastonbudget Festival 2018Read More