Boardmasters Surf + Music Festival 2016 Infected with festival fever, thousands sat above the sun-kissed sands of Cornwall’s Watergate Bay this weekend, on a picturesque hillside home to Boardmasters, one of the only British festivals that welcomes flip-flops over wellies.


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Lianne La Havas The stunning Lianne La Havas made her way to the stage donning a beautiful full length dress and trademark scooped up hair-do. Always elegant, always beautiful, tonight was much the same. The only difference tonight was her opening guitar of choice, as she was wielding a bass guitar – something I’d not seen her do before. Not that it mattered a jot, seemingly at home plucking 4 slightly thicker strings than the 6 of her more traditional guitar.


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Paolo Nutini Summer arrived in Manchester this week, at long last, and with the humidity came Summer In The City; a series of gigs hosted at outdoor venue Castlefield Bowl. With a line-up including The Charlatans and Noel Gallagher, it's a must-see set of gigs, especially with the first night being headlined by Paolo Nutini.


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Festival No.6 Portmeirion, home to the 1960’s TV show 'The Prisoner', is now home to the Festival No.6 which is a direct reference to Patrick McGoohan’s character in the series. This Italianate village was designed by Architect William Clough Ellis and built overlooking the River Dwryryd estuary and is a brightly coloured jewel nestled in the Welsh hillside.


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Lianne La Havas The Institute is fast becoming my favourite venue in the country’s second City. Not only is it a gloriously picturesque venue steeped in tradition and decadent grandeur of design, but it also has some blooming good acts on too – the most recent – Miss Lianne La Havas and her silky smooth vocal.


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Japandroids at Summer Sundae 2012 Here at GigJunkies we're lucky-so-and-so's as we get to go to some fantastic events and festivals. Summer Sundae is just one of those events. Spanning 3-days in August 2012, about when we were blessed by glorious sun and cooling winds, I got the chance to shoot bands from a very varied cross-section of the popular and alternative music scene. Get in!


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Lianne La Havas Lianne is out of hospital and very keen to get back on the road, the tour will now commence on the 17th October 2012 at The Fire Station in Bournemouth. All tickets purchased for Lianne’s earlier dates will be valid for the rescheduled shows beginning February 28th 2013at Junction in Cambridge.


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Lianne La Havas Every now and again, you go to a gig and although the act has played well and ticked all the boxes, the night lacked that certain pazzazz. Sometimes however, something special, nay magical happens. A night to savour. Some might call it a 'wow night'. Monday at The Glee Club in Birmingham was one such evening. The omens were good from the start when the main act, Miss Lianne La Havas pottered past and said hello to me. Glorious! Support came from the uber talented Marques Toliver who offered an act seldom seen, belting out glorious vocal on top of looped violin, whilst playing lead violin over the top. Ingenious. In a time when people are trying find a unique twist this was certainly one.


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