Category : Gig Guide

Not with a fizzle but with a bang: Secret Garden Party 2017

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It is with a heavy heart that we must wave goodbye to Secret Garden Party, an institution of British festival season since its debut in 2004. But every dog has its day, and as the festival closes its doors on over a decade of fun and madness, we take a … Read More

Top 5 acts to see at Secret Garden Party 2017

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To celebrate their last festival, Secret Garden Party are putting on quite a shindig. Booking only the best for their loyal punters, they’ve well and truly smashed the line-up this year. So, from knock-out headliners and to the gems in the rough, here’s The Gryphon’s top 5 acts to see … Read More

Local Leeds: Turnstones @ Santiago Bar, 9/5/17

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It’s a real privilege to witness a band’s debut show, and Leeds locals Turnstones made a bold impression as they supported Muffin at Santiago Bar. The band take influence from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Jam, The Clash, Radiohead, Oasis and Blur. However, the four-piece have a clear cut … Read More

Preview: Bestival 7th-10th September

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Another year, another summer. Another summer, another Bestival. Bestival is a staple of UK summertime — it is the last blowout that is forgotten in June, but law by September.  However this summer, Bestival comes with a twist. No more tedious ferry queues snaking for miles. No more questionable journeys … Read More

Preview: Houghton Festival, 10th-13th August

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Between August 10th and 13th, Craig Richards, in collaboration with the Gottwood team, are bringing their new art and music festival Houghton to the sprawling woodlands of Houghton Hall in Norfolk. Before we dive into festival specifics, the combination of Richards and Gottwood deserves a moment’s pause. Craig Richards has been a … Read More

Bluedot 2017: Top 5 Unmissable Acts

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This year’s Bluedot festival boasts probably the best line-up of a British festival in 2017. There’s a whole range of artists but all share one thing in common: the desire to keep pushing boundaries and smash pre-existing constructs. The festival takes in everything from the dirtiest techno, to the most … Read More

Preview: Isle of Wight Festival, 8th-11th June

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What better way to kick off the festival season than with a trip to the Isle of Wight? Exams have just finished and it’s time to blow the cobwebs away with some hippy-esque vibes. This year’s Isle of Wight Festival has a deliciously eclectic line-up which has something to offer … Read More

Stormzy @ O2 Academy, 8/4/17

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Leeds may be well and truly (ish) warming up for the summer, but the hottest place to be on a Saturday night in March was inside the small, dark O2 Academy, breaking a sweat with the London grime artist taking the UK by storm. In case the pun was missed, … Read More

Live At Leeds 2017 – 11 Acts Not To Miss

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In just over two weeks, venues right across the city will be awash with music for the stellar Live At Leeds. Not only that, 2017 marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, and it looks set to be its biggest year yet. Bringing together the best breakthrough talent with established acts from … Read More

Preview: Luke Sital-Singh @ Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, 18/5/17

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Singer songwriter Luke Sital-Singh first came onto the scene in 2012 with his debut EP Fail for You and this song was actually featured on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. He’s gone on to release more EPs and singles and was even longlisted for BBC’s Sound of…2014 alongside the likes … Read More