OnBlackheath I headed to leafy south-east London this past weekend for one of the last summer festivals, OnBlackheath. The festival is sponsored by John Lewis and its fourth year. What makes the festival different is that it caters for all ages. A sea of families, running toddlers, strollers and Hello Kitty balloons welcomed me. With an array of activities to keep the children occupied, if I had any, this would also be a festival I would comfortable take them to.


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Boardmasters There’s something about a festival which evokes a certain amount of excitement, anticipation and a sense of ‘what the chuff is going to happen over the next few days?’ Boardmasters – set against the picturesque backdrop of the English Channel on the hills of Cornwall’s Watergate Bay – did exactly that, but did so in a delightful hilltop setting.


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Boardmasters Festival 2015 Boardmasters 2015, Cornwall’s own surf and music festival, takes place along the stunning Cornish coastline from Wednesday 5 August to Sunday 9 August. Festivalgoers enjoy five days of thrilling surf competition at Fistral Beach as well as a weekend of explosive live music on the stunning headland, Watergate Bay.


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Seasick Steve Rarely does the O2 in Sheffield get this rammed, but the fact that the bearded enigma from Oakland, California, Steven Gene Wold, AKA Seasick Steve is in town, has meant that tonight it is full, very full.


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Seasick Steve "I started out with nothing and I still got most of it left" is the self proclamation which has become Seasick Steve's catch phrase. It pretty much sums up everything about the bearded musical 'hobo'. What the man can do with a cardboard box guitar (the Diddly Bo) and a tin box drum simulator that he stamps on repeatedly (the Mississippi Drum Machine) borders on genius and the fact that he does it dressed in dungarees and a checked shirt makes him all the more endearing.


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