GLASTONBURY 2017 FROM THE SOFA

So the biggest weekend on the music calendar has been and gone for another year as Glastonbury festival 2017 drew to a close tonight. Fans of Mojo20 may have read our review piece from 2016 and in keeping with consistency, we’re back to give you our thoughts (from the sofa) on 2017. This means two things of course, firstly… we weren’t there again and secondly that there is a lot to talk about and multiple amazing performances that need addressing, and here we go

KINGS OF LEON – SHEFFIELD ARENA

Last night, the 10th of June 2017, Sheffield arena was host to one of the greatest modern rock n roll bands of the past 15 years as Nashville family band, Kings Of Leon continued the UK leg of their WALLS tour. At a massive arena, packed to the rafters, fans had travelled from far and…

RAZORLIGHT – LINCOLN SHOWGROUND

Friday the 26th of May, marked the start to the second May bank holiday and it was advertised as being one hell of a start. With posters, banners and roadside placards promoting the event for the months prior, this event had a huge build and potentially a large pay off if it all went well. Thousands…

BLOSSOMS – ENGINE SHED, LINCOLN

Tonight, the VO5 NME Awards tour came through Lincoln and landed at the one of it’s biggest venues, The Engine Shed, providing a stage for this years headliners, Blossoms. The up and coming indie-pop five piece have been building and maintaining momentum ever since being named the BBC sound of 2016 and proved all the critics…

THE STRANGLERS – ENGINE SHED, LINCOLN

The Engine Shed in Lincoln on the 7th of March 2017 was the setting for the first live performance in a string of many, making up the Classic Collection tour for legendary Guildford four piece The Stranglers. The iconic post punk outfit took to the stage and absolutely blew the crowd away for a solid…

SAARA AALTO – SENATE SQUARE, HELSINKI

On Monday the 5th of December, around ten thousand people descended on Senate Square in Helsinki, the site of the Helsinki cathedral and the ongoing December Christmas market, to welcome home one of their very own, Saara Alto, the Finnish top three finalist in this years English version of the X Factor.  Now, I couldn’t…

TOM ODELL / O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS

A complete “not-what-I-expected” extravaganza of jumping around, mass participation and cheering… no not the US presidential election, an evening with Tom Odell at Leeds O2! As a first album fanboy I walked in to the renovated church building on a cold Tuesday evening expecting a night of lighter-waving (mobile phones for the millennials), blubbing and gentle left-to-right swaying but…

GLASTONBURY 2016 FROM THE SOFA

Glastonbury is over for another year and it’s been another year where we haven’t attended. But, in the warmth and dryness of our own homes, we watched it from the comfort of our own sofa. Here’s what Stuart made of it. DISCLAIMER: BBC have been a little slack with uploading footage so some of the…

STEREOPHONICS / MOTORPOINT ARENA, NOTTINGHAM – 2ND JUNE

Stereophonics are one of those bands that you don’t truly appreciate until you’ve seen them live. I saw them before when they performed in Lincoln AGES ago but never really appreciated live music like I do nowadays. Thursday 2nd June would see me have another opportunity of seeing the band again and they didn’t disappoint….

LOST VILLAGE FESTIVAL / A DJ’S REVIEW

So if you’ve been on any of our various social media profiles, which you most certainly should have been, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you’ll have seen that we’ve recently got back from representing the Back to Mono brand at The second annual Lost Village Festival on the outskirts of Lincoln. Here’s what I have…

FOALS / BARCLAYCARD ARENA, BIRMINGHAM – 19TH FEBRUARY

Foals are without doubt one of my favourite bands and I had the pleasure of seeing them perform at Alexandra Palace, London on Valentine’s Day in 2013 which, you can read the review of here. Since then, they’ve released their critically acclaimed album, What Went Down which I was really looking forward to hearing live….