Horwich isn’t a place I go looking for bands, I grew up just around the corner from the Bolton borough and never expected to see any exciting new artists playing there anytime soon. But this year Horwich Music Festival caught my eye, with exciting headline artists and a variety of music through the day, I was eager to go and see what it was all about.
Over bank holiday weekend, Neighbourhood Weekender came back to Warrington’s Victoria Park for its second year, bringing headliners George Ezra, Richard Ashcroft, Primal Scream, The Vaccines and many more artists for the two-day event. This year, there was no genre favoured in the lineup, but instead, a wide variation of artists were carefully chosen and the festival brought together some of the best musicians from across the board, catering to everyone’s taste. The diverse line-up, along with the well-timed sets made sure you could see every band you wanted to, while also discovering new artists and having a dance in the sun (of course)
Every year I look forward to Dot to Dot Festival, I always find it’s a great place to discover new artists, while also watching some of my favourite emerging bands. The metropolitan festival takes place over three days, one day in Manchester, one in Bristol and the last in Nottingham. Each day taking over a number of venues in the city and showcasing the same headliners but also a further line up of artists local to that area.
Dot to Dot is a metropolitan festival, taking place in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham over the last May bank holiday weekend. For me, Dot to Dot always feels like the start of summer, it’s always one of the first UK festivals, the sun is always shining (at least when I have been) and I spend the day wandering around Manchester and watching my favourite bands