The cancelled gigs of 2020 feel like it really is in the past as Iron Maiden finally made their Belsonic debut two years after it was originally scheduled. This was the band's fifth visit to Belfast overall and the first time that they had played an open-air festival here. Support came from American bands Tempt … Continue reading Review – Iron Maiden, Ormeau Park, Belfast Belsonic Festival 13/06/22
Looking back at the Reading Festival over the years and the three festivals that I went to.
Sunstroke Festival returns after 25 year hiatus
The return of Sunstroke.
2005 – festivals
My last ever Irish festival.
2004 – festivals
My last two festivals ever in Scotland and England.
2003 – festivals
The solo festival.....
Stiff Little Fingers – Putting the Fast in Belfast
Putting the fast in Belfast...3 times.
2002 – festivals
That year was a busy one festival wise. As well as doing the normal weekend festivals like Witnness in Ireland and back to the Reading Festival in England, 2002 saw the first arrival of Ozzfest in Ireland and for the first time Belfast getting it's own festival with Tennent's Vital. So onto my first metal … Continue reading 2002 – festivals
2001 – festivals
The summer of 2001 saw me going to two festivals that year - T in the Park over in Scotland and the second Witnness festival in Ireland. T in the Park took place over the weekend of 7-8 July. This was my first visit to a Scottish festival and it was really good. Very much … Continue reading 2001 – festivals
2000 – festivals
I finally caught the festival bug a bit late. Took me to go to the first really big one, Glastonbury (see previous blog, 1999 - festivals) to really want to experience it again. From 1990 to 1994 the annual Trip to Tipp (Feile) completely bypassed me. This was a three day event at Semple Stadium … Continue reading 2000 – festivals