If you’ve never heard of Saytr Play before, where the hell have you been? Satyr Play are a feisty five-piece from Manchester, pioneering a pop-inspired genre different to anything else and their prodigious new single Honest Man certainly proves this. They always have had the nack to grab people’s attention and never let go, in a very diverse way you are invited into the wonderful world of Saytr play.
Cotton Clouds Festival returned to Saddleworth Cricket Club this weekend for its third year, with headline sets from The Wailers, Peter Hook & The Light, along with music from Reverend and the Makers and Tim Burgess, the weekend was always going to go down well.
Blackthorn Festival is a pretty small festival, held at Whitebottom Farm in Stockport. But don’t let the size of the festival fool you, over the weekend the three-stage event showcased some of the best local talent from the neighbouring city Manchester as well as bringing headliners The Pigeon Detectives and Scouting For Girls along with local food, drink and a strong sense of community.
In just two weeks Blackthorn Music Festival is returning to Whitebottom Farm for its 8th year. In the past, the festival has played host to some of the best upcoming talent from the surrounding Manchester area and further afield in the UK, while always topping the line up with unforgettable headliners.
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.
This year the lineup featured headliners Crystal Fighters, Jordan Rakei, Swim Deep and loads more, but I decided to see which new, emerging bands I could discover on the smaller stages