Celebrated Northern festival, Kendal Calling returns for its 2017 programme to the gorgeous scenic surroundings of Lowther Deer Park in The Lake District. Crowned the ‘UK’s Best Small Festival’ by popular live ticketing agent Skiddle, this year’s event surely does live up to the significant hype. Providing entertainment for all ages, the large billing includes […]
A decade of reinvention has transformed Liverpool Sound City from its modest beginnings back in 2007. Earlier editions saw ticket-holders venue hopping around the city centre’s independent bars to catch intimate performances from a left-field line up. Today, Sound City reflects its evolution with a barrage of big names and a move to the sprawling […]
Lovebox’s artier sibling looks set to give it serious run for its money.
International and homegrown bands will collide at this year’s Live at Leeds festival. A music event in a metropolitan oasis that proves you don’t always need to grab your wellies and a tent to enjoy the festival season.
The space-age sounds of Ted Zed will send you into a hallucinogenic daze fuelled by buzzing electronics and entrancing psychedelia. Zed’s retro-inspired alternative rock is heralded by many as visionary, and with tracks like ‘Believe’ and ‘I’m Gold’ no one is going to contest that.
We at Bitter Sweet Symphonies are firm believers that sometimes great things come in small packages, so we wanted to pull together our list of the best small, independent and family-friendly festivals, along with some of the best urban festivals that we think shouldn’t be missed this summer.
Scruff of the Neck introduced us to their pop-up festival this time last year and what a lovely day it was, for all the low-down on what happened last year head here. This year’s festival proved to be even bigger and even better than last year’s. Scruff of the Neck proved just what you can […]