Metro Feature: European festivals

Posted on by Kate Hutchinson

"Today’s festival locations are often as impressive as the line-ups. So after the music dies, stay on for a few extra days and explore what the cities have to offer…"

Here's a wee piece I wrote on this for the Metro's festival guide, including Unknown, Montreux Jazz Festival, Way Out West and Oya. 

Click here to read the full article.

Review: End of the Road Festival 2011

Posted on by Kate Hutchinson

A couple of weeks ago, I went to review End of the Road festival for Drowned in Sound. I was an organisational disaster, but it was a super-lovely weekend in the end, and, best of all, I got to DJ with Anthony Chalmers from God Don't Like It inside a boat suspended above a flashing dancefloor while young children breakdanced. I am currently resisting the urge to say YEAHBEATTHAT. I suppose this is also the part where I tell you that I've been playing the odd record here and there since February and I rather like it.

Anyway, wonderfully, The Guardian have captured a split second of that moment in this short film about the festival.

You can read my review of it on Drowned in Sound here too, if you please. I swooned over Beirut rather a lot.