A break for the festivals – part one

It’s been suggested to me that I shouldn’t let Sonic Breakfast take the annual sojourn. I’ve still got big plans for this blog but the summer months get incredibly busy as I travel around the UK and beyond writing festival reviews for EFestivals.co.uk.

 Festival season is now in full flow. 

 I’ve reviewed the fabulous Handmade Festival here in my hometown of Leicester. It was great that a good friend from University days, Chops, was able to visit for a day of it. (Read the Handmade review here).

 I love Liverpool and get to visit more regularly now that my parents have moved to the Wirral. Photographer Sarah and I had a blast at this year’s Sound City and it was fun to catch up with good friends, such as Richard, who’ve now based themselves in the North West. (Read the Liverpool Sound City review here).

 In truth, I’ve probably been a bit excessive in my travel abroad this year. On leaving Liverpool, we flew out to Barcelona for a holiday and a trip to Primavera Sound. This was relaxing as I wasn’t reviewing. We realised how politically charged and all-round incredible was the set from Kate Tempest. Six months into 2017 and I’d already flown 5 times for festivals and fun. 

 After just ten days back in the UK, I flew out to Barcelona again for one of my favourite summer festivals; Sonar didn’t disappoint. My review is complete and should be published on eFestivals this week. It’s pretty much a festival every weekend for the next month and a half. I’ll keep linking to my reviews here until such time as I’m properly ready to launch Sonic Breakfast again.