SOS Fest XII – Part I: Live at The Longfield Suite

Time for one of the highlights of my year, the rather excellent SOS festival. A festival envisioned 12 years ago by Lynne Hampson of Rocksector Records as an antidote to the plethora of family un-friendly festivals around at the time. Continue reading

The Quireboys, A Joker’s Rage, Massive And More Booked for SOS Festival 2019

Long-running independent metalfest S.O.S. Festival will return in 2019 and has announced a great lineup. The Quireboys, A Joker’s Rage, Massive, Skam, Luke Appleton (acoustic), Chris Appleton (acoustic), The King Lot, Witch Tripper, Florence Black and many more head the three-day bill from 12th to 14th of July in Manchester UK. With a £20 price tag for the whole weekend, all ages entry, free parking, metal market, food, ales, wines, disabled access and more, SOS has proven to be a fantastic value, a welcoming environment for families, and accommodating for all music fans. Tickets on sale now at the link below. Continue reading

SOS Fest 2017 Part 1: Prestwich, UK

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SOS (Schools Out for Summer) fest 2017 was celebrating its 10th year of existence, if you’ve not heard of it then you’re probably not alone but you’re still missing out. SOS fest is the jewel in the crown of small independent family friendly festivals. This festival instantly became an annual highlight for myself and my daughter, as it’s one of few place gigs the average nine-year old can attend and properly rock out, and even practice concert photography. Continue reading