Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth

A late call to come to this one. A few years back Therapy? played Troublegum in full for the first time, this year they played Infernal Love.

Metallica are of course the big draw at this years even playing their On Demand set chosen by the fans so this should be one epic show not to be missed.

I spotted Kerbdog were playing a few days before the festival nestled away on the Bohemia tent. They are one of the bands from my youth who I fucking loved! They have a new Pledge Music project so if you like them get on it.

Calling Festival 2014, Clapham Common, Clapham, London

Simon asked a week before if I fancied going to see Aerosmith at the weekend as it was buy 1 get 1 free on the tickets. As The Jezabels were also playing I thought why not.

Both The Jezabels and Aerosmith put on good sets worth the ticket price alone which was great as the rest of the festival was pretty dire.

Richie Sambora was the only other act I thought put on a good show, people were into Thunder, not knowing any of their material I wasn’t.

Line up
Toseland, Lonely The Brave, Tax The Heat, Chantal Claret, Joe Bonamassa, Thunder, Radkey, Heaven’s Basement, Aerosmith, The Jezabels, Walking Papers

Camden Rocks, Camden, London

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For twenty five quid this multi venue, multi band festival is a great deal, one I’ll be doing again in the coming years.

The Virginmarys were the stars of the day playing three shows at The Forge, Dingwalls and the aftershow at Underworld. I managed to catch all of them with the acoustic one at Forge being the best.

Ginger had performance of the day although had I managed to catch the whole of the acoustic Terrorvision show I think that may have stole the title.

Other shows I caught included New Device, Sonic Boom Six, Nine Black Alps and The Xcerts in the Jazz Cafe who I thought had a great vibe to them.

As with all festivals you never manage to see all the bands you want. I’d have loved to seen The subways and as mentioned the whole of Terrorvision but sadly that wasn’t going to happen as i wanted to see all 3 Virginmarys shows.

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Rijsoord v SHO, Sportpark Rijsoord, Ridderkerk, Holland

Rijsoord 5 – 1 SHO

I saw Spijkenisse win on the Saturday which meant that SHO had to win this game for any chance to win the league.

The entire Spijkenisse squad turned up to watch Rijsoord destroy their only challengers to the league title. Spijkenisse were humble in their victory by cheering every goal, letting off fireworks and doing a conga around the pitch throughout the game :)

Report: voetbalrotterdam.nl [Dutch]

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