Ocean Colour Scene The Leadmill in Sheffield is undoubtedly the city's most iconic venue. A blazing hot weekend in August has seen the Leadmill host a trio of massive outdoor gigs at the Don Valley Bowl, just outside of the city centre. I arrived on the Sunday for the third of these shows with a song in my heart and a few extra pounds round my waist. It has been a summer of indulgence...


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Moseley Folk Festival 2017 This is the 12th year that the Moseley Folk Festival has commandeered the park hidden away in the centre of Moseley village that gives a full folk three-day experience with a raft of artists including daily headliners Amy Macdonald, the legendary Fairport Convention and Laura Marling.


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The Magic Numbers As the lights dimmed, violins strummed and the particularly dapper Magic Numbers made their way to the stage to serve the small band of seated fans up an acoustic treat, it seemed that the venue, the artists and the set they were about to embark on, were the perfect marriage. Nice one promoters. What immediately strikes you with the softly, well-spoken Numbers is their angelic, somewhat perfect three-way harmonies. Haunting and mesmerising are two adjectives which spring to mind.


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V Festival Weston Park Stafford If day one was all about catching an eclectic mix artists (and in hindsight having one too many beers) day two was about the golden oldies with the likes of the ‘Charlatans’, ‘Weller’ and the ‘Phonics’ all performing. The sun had his hat on, pass was securely round my neck and all was right with the World – it was gonna be a good un!


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