Successful first Penrith Wannasee Festival

Last weekend saw a unique event brought to the town, the turnstiles that are more used to having football supporters come through them welcomed thousands of music fans over a weekend that featured a star-striking variety of the world’s best tribute acts. Wannasee Festival was formed just last year, and its’ popularity at Bishop Auckland…

Live Review: The Courteeners (Heaton Park, Manchester 05/06/15)

There was some unjustified concern over this gig and had been so since it was announced late last year. A band that for all the cult following that I touched on in Wednesday’s preview, spent a long time on Manchester’s toilet circuit and the more cautious fans would have doubted their decision to play at…

Preview – The Courteeners at Heaton Park, Manchester

The city of Manchester has for many years produced the very best in music nationally and internationally. Two bands that have helped define the city for 25 years now are The Stone Roses and Oasis – both giants that have emerged from the area and spread like wildfire across the globe, one for longer than…