ILLUMINAUGHTY HALLOWEEN – REVIEW

Psy-Trance:  the universal dance-floor divider. However, few can deny that when it comes to putting on a show, proponents of the Psy world pave the way, meaning that if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t need an excuse to ditch the usual glad-rags and pull out all the stops in favour of something far … Continue reading

MANCHESTER’S COOLEST COMEDY NIGHT, ‘BARGAIN BASEMENT’ – REVIEW

Comedy in Manchester, stand-up in particular, is nothing new.  Venues such as The Comedy Store, The Frog and Bucket, Bar XS, and the Opus, have, in conjunction with other independent comedy nights, been at the forefront of pushing the scene over the last few decades, giving rise to some of Manchester’s finest talent. So, when … Continue reading

MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE HIMALAYAS YOU SAY? DON’T MIND IF I DO!!! ESCAPE FESTIVAL – REVIEW

When it comes to summarizing Escape Festival, the annual event held in Naukcuchiyatal, India; the first word that undoubtedly springs to mind is ‘location’. Nestled within the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, the site boasts magnificent views including the glorious Naukuchital Lake. ‘Nau’, meaning nine, and ‘tal’, meaning lake, legend has it that any wondering … Continue reading

YOU HAVEN’T BEEN TO A FESTIVAL, UNTIL YOU’VE BEEN TO THE MAHA KUMBHA MELA

For most people, I imagine that the word ‘festival’ would typically bring to mind images of headline acts, disgusting toilets, ridiculous fancy dress, hippies, dancing, sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.  Now prefix the word ‘festival’, with the word ‘religious’. How do those images change for you? Until recently I believed that a religious festival … Continue reading