Monday 15 April 2013

Music Festivals 2013 (Index)

Whilst Breaking More Waves mainly deals in the currency of new music the other two areas we focus on, although to a lesser extent, are slightly more discursive articles and coverage of summer festivals.

2013 has already been a tough year for UK festivals with a number of small to mid sized events that we've attended in the past including Summer Sundae, No Direction Home and Festi Belly all announcing they are taking a year out. There has also been wide spread criticism that many festivals are playing safe and booking established heritage acts for headline slots rather than letting newer bands step up to the next level. However when festivals do so they are often derided for their choices. For example witness the backlash against Mumford & Sons headlining Glastonbury. The reality is of course that in difficult economic times festivals are less likely to take risks. 

With fierce competition between festival bookers for expensive big name exclusives and with punters generally having less money to spare it wouldn't come as a surprise to us if one or two of the bigger more well established UK festivals struggle again this year, especially if the notorious British weather causes havoc on some of them.

So as we dig out our wellies and sun cream, this short post (rather like one we did around this time last year) acts as an index to all of the music festivals Breaking More Waves will be attending in 2013. We'll be publishing previews and our post-event thoughts on each one as the year goes on and we’ll update this post with links to every piece. 

Also wherever possible we’ll be tweeting from each festival, so follow us on Twitter (here) to get all the action in 140 characters as it happens.

Our first preview of the first event in our calendar will follow later this week.

27 April

16-18 May

1 June

26-30 June

5-7 July

Blissfields Festival, Nr Winchester (Still to be confirmed)

18-21 July

1-4 August

7-11 August

25 August

5-8 September

14 September 

Southsea Fest, Southsea (Still to be confirmed)

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