Posts Tagged ‘Festival’

Laneway 2015 @ RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 31.01.2015 – Part 3

It’s the evening of the Asian Cup Final and the VIP bar is a lot more full then it should be as Laneway reaches the pointy end of the day and the festival’s big names start to make their appearances. What’s interesting is that I can spot a number of reviewers preferring to watch the […]

Laneway 2015 @ RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 31.01.2015 – Part 2

As ever, there is a GPS tracker for the day, for as long as my phone battery runs for. As I have my laptop with me, I’m able to sneakily charge it up between bands from the comfortable confines of the VIP bar area with its luxurious and much appreciated air con. At least I […]

Soundwave 2013 @ RNA Showgrounds, Saturday 23 February 2013 – Part 3

Cancer Bats are yet another one of those Stage 4 bands that, a few weeks on, I have no clear recollection of. All the Stage 4 band have just all blended into one. Danko Jones fill some time between bands, although I don’t know anything about them. Band fatigue has well and truly set in […]

Soundwave 2013 @ RNA Showgrounds, Saturday 23 February 2013 – Part 2

Kyuss were another one of those bands that completely passed me by and I didn’t know much about them until I moved to Australia and found that they were really big in Newtown and their videos were always on the jukebox in the Sandringham. When the band come out, I’m trying to figure out if […]

Soundwave 2013 @ RNA Showgrounds, Saturday 23 February 2013 – Part 1

If there’s one constant to take away from every Soundwave, it’s that any plans to photograph the first couple of bands of the day always go straight out of the window as the photo passes are never ready to collect from the box office in time. It’s the same story every year. Looking back at […]

Laneway 2013 @ RNA Showgrounds, Friday 1 February 2013 – Part 3

Jessie Ware is a quick in/out photo opportunity, less than a song and a half to rush back to the rest of Pond’s set. I only last that long as the lighting is rubbish and I wait until the second song to see if there’s any improvement. There’s only two of us in the photo […]

Soundwave 2013, RNA Showgrounds, 23.02.2013 – The Belated Quick Round-Up

This year’s Soundwave was a whole lot of hard work. Earlier in the week it looked like it was going to be a wash out, with heavy rain forecast for the week, bringing back memories of the 2011 festival and standing in a few inches of water at the second stage. Although there was some […]

Laneway 2013 @ RNA Showgrounds, 01.02.2013 – The Quick Round-Up

Little went right at last year’s Laneway in Brisbane. Heavy rain in the days leading up to the festival and on the day itself resulted in the main stage being moved inside one of the tin-roofed cattlesheds, the sound was awful at every stage, even the outdoor Car Park stage, and thanks to technical issues, […]

Harvest @ The Riverstage, 19.11.2011 – Part 3

Having only seen the first three songs when Mogwai played Splendour back in July, needing to rush off for one final walk to the Amphitheatre stage for Kanye West’s headline slot on the first night of the festival, I’m in exactly the same situation at Harvest. Someone really needs to bring them out for another […]

Harvest @ The Riverstage, 19.11.2011 – Part 1

If there’s always a major downside to any festival, it’s the clashes between bands playing different stages at the same time. The bill gets announced, looks amazing, is full of acts you want to see, so you rush out and buy a ticket. Then a week or two before the festival, the timetable gets released […]

That Was The Year That Was 2011

As it’s already heading towards March, here’s the list of what I photographed during 2011 and sometimes even manged to find the time to blog about… Sunset Sounds – Day 2 @ The Riverstage, 6 January 2011 HEALTH @ Woodland, 15 January 2011 Big Day Out @ Gold Coast Parklands, 23 January 2011 Owen Pallett […]

Soundwave 2012 @ RNA Showgrounds, 25.02.2012 – Quick Round-Up

Soundwave over for another year and I can’t quite believe how much it hurts.  Even during the festival I started to notice it, with my back getting sore from carrying a camera bag weighing more than 10kg and my arms feeling increasingly tired from holding a camera pointed at events happening on stages across the festival site throughout […]

Soundwave 2010 @ RNA Showgrounds, 20.02.2010 – Part 2

Late afternoon – early evening Paramore so crazy, so bad. Sounds like Avril Lavigne. V depressing that this is what girls aspire to. 3:56 PM Feb 20th via mobile web Thanks to the fucker in the Reel Big Fish crowd who just spat a huge greeny on me. 4:13 PM Feb 20th via mobile web  Think […]

Soundwave 2010 @ RNA Showgrounds, 20.02.2010 – Part 1

Soundwave might be rolling around again this coming weekend but a long-standing gap in my list of blog posts to complete has been the 2010 festival that was headlined by the reformed Faith No More.  After two years the details of the day are very sketchy to say the least.  Instead of anything meaningful (if […]

Soundwave 2011 @ RNA Showgrounds, 26.02.2011: Part 4

The evening before Soundwave I’d seen a fantastic set by Gang Of Four, who were playing a sideshow at The Hi-Fi.  It was so good that I decided that I really needed to go see them play again at Soundwave.  They are playing Stage 3, the stage furthest away from anything else. There should be a […]

Soundwave 2011 @ RNA Showgrounds, 26.02.2011: Part 3

The late starting Bullet For My Valentine means there’s not enough time to head over and photograph The Gaslight Anthem on Stage 3.  The size of the festival is even bigger than last year and with the stages all starting within 20 minutes of each other, photographing a band and then moving on to get to another […]

Soundwave 2011 @ RNA Showgrounds, 26.02.2011: Part 2

Although the day had ended triumphantly with Iron Maiden’s headline set, the beginning of the day gets off to a much more inauspicious start. I get to the front of the queue at the Guest Tickets booth to pick up my photo pass only to find it’s just a green paper wristband with “Photo” written […]

Brisbane Laneway 2011 @ Alexandria Street, 04.02.2011 – Part 2

“Les Savy Fav played. Some other bands were also present” This is where I try and remember anything about any of the other bands that played… I guess the writing was on the wall for Laneway’s status as a boutique festival this time last year, when some canny booking meant a bill that boasted Florence […]

Splendour In The Grass 2009 – Sunday Quick Round-Up

Sunday doesn’t exactly go to plan, with the slow editing and general Sunday morning sluggishness meaning I manage to miss both Danananananakroyd and Jack Ladder and despite aiming to get onto site to photograph White Lies, the traffic means I miss half of their set. So the day starts at a more leisurely starting time […]

Splendour In The Grass 2009 – Belated Saturday Quick Round-Up

Technology-wise, things didn’t go quite to plan, with the house we were staying in having no mobile reception for me to use my phone as a modem and upload some photos yesterday morning.  Saturday morning’s blog post was made by parking my car on the top of the nearest big hill and uploading from the […]

Splendour In The Grass 2009 – Friday

The closing hours of Thursday bring with them rumours that Jane’s Addiction – of all the bands on the 2009 Splendour bill, the one that I most what to see and the one that I most want to photograph – have cancelled their whole Australian tour. Friday morning brings confirmation of this, with Stephen Perkins […]

Splendour In the Grass 2009 – Thursday

  Another year, another Splendour.  It’s been a hard few weeks, what with a combination of work, working weekends to make up for the days I’m having off to go to Splendour, gigs, next day photo deadlines and The Ashes, so instead of feeling well rested and full of energy for a hard weekend’s photographing […]

Global Gathering 2008 @ Doomben Racecourse

Whilst the line-up for Global Gathering 2009 doesn’t have the same weight of performers as Parklife back in October, there is just enough on the bill to make requesting to cover it worthwhile, although in fairness if it isn’t for Kraftwerk playing I wouldn’t have been interested. The days preceding the festival had an ominous […]

Twitter Updates for 2008-11-30

Thinks it might have stopped raining enough to venture out to Global Gathering. Wish me luck… # Not happy. Waited 25 mins for train, they did a very last min platform change thanks to which i’ve got another 30 min wait… # Finally on train. Have missed 2 bands wanted to photo. The orb + […]