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242. OnRoundhay: Roundhay Park, Leeds [17.9.16]

242a_OnRoundhay [170916]Artists: James / Primal Scream / Wolf Alice

Venue: Roundhay Park, Leeds

Date: 17.9.16

With sponsorship from John Lewis and Puffin Books, and an emphasis on being family friendly, the inaugural OnRounday event had a somewhat middle-class feel, but proved to be a rather pleasant one-day festival.

It was nice to see so many kids enjoying their first experience of live music, from an excellent selection of bands. The family-friendly vibe (or possibly the expensive drinks) seemed to ensure that the event was devoid of the usual herds of drunken knobheads – always a plus-point!

OnRoundhay would be a welcome annual event, so long as they can match the high standards of its first year.

242b_OnRoundhay [170916]242c_OnRoundhay [170916]

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057. The Reading Festival [25.8.91]

055_Reading Festival [1991]

Artists: The Sisters of Mercy / Ned’s Atomic Dustbin / Nitzer Ebb / The Family Cat / New Fast Automatic Daffodils / Catherine Wheel / The Pooh Sticks

Venue: The Reading Festival [1991]

Date: 25.8.91

Compered by the late, great John Peel.

055. The Reading Festival [23.8.91]

055_Reading Festival [1991]

Artists: Iggy Pop / Sonic Youth / Pop Will Eat Itself / Dinosaur Junior / Chapterhouse / Silverfish / Babes in Toyland / Revolver / The Belltower

Venue: The Reading Festival [1991]

Date: 23.8.91

My first festival. With hindsight I regret not seeing Nirvana, who were relatively unknown at the time. We also had a Nirvana backstage pass, which we never used. A wasted opportunity!