16th Ash Music Festival 28th July 2007

This event was sponsored by the Lion Brewery and held from 11am to 7pm at Harper's recreation ground, Guildford Road, Ash, Surrey (opposite the Lion Brewery public house). There were various other attractions and side stalls for all the family. It is an annual charity event raising money for the Beating Bowel Cancer Campaign. This years line-up included Stroking the Toad (replacing Big Dog and the Bite), Rainmaker, Crash n Burn, Blue Touch, On Fire, Lemon Pie. The total raised on the day was £1900.

Venue: Harpers Rec, opposite Lion Brewery : Find the Lion Brewery on Google maps.

Admission: Adult £5, Children under 14 and O.A.P.s £1

For more info: e-mail michaelj.armitage@ntlworld.com

Global Gathering 27th-28th July 2007

This massive dance event takes place at Long Marston Airfield, nr Stratford-upon-Avon. This year's line-up includes Basement Jaxx, Faithless, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Erick Morillo, Armin van Buuren, Sasha, Ferry Corsten, Paul Dakenfold, Roger Sanchez, Pete Tong, John Digweed, 2manydjs, Armand van helden, Eric Prydz, David Guetta, Eddie Halliwell, One+one, Above & beyond, Sander Kleinenberg and many more.

Admission: by ticket only Sat £57.50 (VIP £97.50), Weekend £105 (VIP £155.00)

For more info: http://www.globalgathering.co.uk or http://www.myspace.com/globalgatheringfestival

Maryport Bitter and Blues Festival 27th-29 July 2007

Now in its 9th year, this event is set in the delightful harbour town of Maryport, on the beautiful Solway Firth. With 2000 years of history and boasting Georgian building, a Roman Fort, and Victorian dockyards. Local industries have included coal mining, iron making, shipping and shipbuilding. The Main Stage for the Blues Festival is in a marquee on a green in the town's harbour area, near to the marina and on one side overlooking the town, and out over the Solway Firth on the other. The trail takes place, within walking distance from the green, in pubs and clubs around town. This years performers on the Main Stage include A Lesser Concern, Kitto (Australia), Tony Joe White, Geno Washington and The PurpleAces (USA), Hamilton Loomis (USA), Kyla Brox Band (UK), Matt Scholfield Band (UK), Dave Kelly and Paul Jones (UK), Honeyboy Edwards, Homesick James, Robert Lockwood Jnr (US), Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes (UK), Two Timers (UK), Ian Siegal Band (UK), Chris Farlowe (UK), Eric Sardinas (US)

Trail includes : Blues House Coldshot,Funkydory, Hucklebuck, Gerry Jablonski, Greenmac, Jeff Chapman's RoosterLittle, Stevie and The Business, Lyndon Anderson Band, Little Big Dog, Marie McCormick, Memphis in the Meantime, Off the Hook, Olly Alcock, Red Spider, Robin Bibi, Roue 666, Sam Hare and Giles King, Sean Webster, Tantrum, The Roach Twins, The Stumble, Tin Pan Alley.

Admission: by ticket only

More Info: http://www.maryportblues.com/index.asp

One Night Stand - Acoustic 24th July 2007

This is a showcase event, giving a longer set to some of the talent first seen at the Workshop event.

Venue: Jagz, Station Hill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9EG

Admission: £4

More Info: http://www.onenightstandacoustic.co.uk or http://www.jagz.co.uk

Cry Wolf - Camphill Club (WRFC) 21st July 2007

Review: Cry Wolf

Venue: Camphill Club (WRFC), 10 Camphill Road, West Byfleet, KT13 6EF

Admission: members: free, non-members: £3.50

One Night Stand - Acoustic 17 July 2007

This is a Workshop event, a chance to try out something new, or just come along and listen.

Venue: Jagz, Station Hill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9EG

Admission: Free?

More Info: http://www.onenightstandacoustic.co.uk or http://www.jagz.co.uk

3rd Music in the Marsh 14th July 2007

This event is an all day music festival, and will take place in the grounds of the Saddlers Arms public house in Send Marsh, near Woking, Surrey on the 14th July 2007. The live music covers the Rock, Pop and Acoustic genres, and features many young, and some not so young local musicians. There are 2 stages, electric and acoustic, the music was alternating between them. This years line-up, is basically the same as last year's, as most of the band members are locals to the venue, but they'll be playing some different songs, honest. First on stage were 4 young ladies Sophie Gibbs, Emily Bothem, Jess Rowley with guitars and Bethany Fisher on Drums, going under the title Something About Buckets. This was entertaining although they had a backing track. This was followed by a rousing performance by Executive Relief. Then came Funktion, with the sweet and soulful voice of Rachel Brennan on lead vocals. Next up on the acoustic stage were the Kickstarts featuring Judith McGuigan on vocals, Eugene McGuigan (guitar), Chris Goulding (guitar and vocals), Ged Wade (bass guitar) and Keith Goulding (Drums). They played some classics from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Then we stepped up a gear with the monkey antics of Flying Tigers, The and some good old rhythm and blues. Next it was the return of Clampers, The with an always popular Oasis anthem. This non-stop musical extravaganza continued with New Dogs Old Tricks, featuring the vocal talents of Julia K and Jules Manning, with Val Delaurenzy (guitar), Keith 'MC' Rosetti (guitar), Kim Wallis (bass guitar) and Richard Blandford (drums). By this time the show was already running late, so One Night Only's set was cut. Then it was time for Magnum. That big band sound really got the crowd going. This was followed by Govnor, The featuring the landlord of the Saddler's Arms, Clive Dunford (guitar and vocals), Peter Firmo (bass guitar and vocals), and Matt Blair (drums and vocals). Next up were the youngsters from No Way off the Roof, who had been such a hit at last year's event. Then it was back again to the classics by the beatles and rod stewart with Elderley Brothers, The. Next up were Sultana. Although time was running out fast, we had the grand fanale with a few numbers from Lost Galacticos. The day was a great success and we managed to raise a total of £4,278. This will be divided (a little unequally, I must say), with £2,674 going to Ripley Scouts, and £1,604 to Ripley Brownees.

Admission: Entrance to this event is by ticket only (£5, from the venue)

Photos : See pictures from last year's event

Bad to the Bone - Camphill Club WRFC) 14th July 2007

Review: n/a

Venue: Camphill Club (WRFC), 10 Camphill Road, West Byfleet, KT13 6EF

Admission: members: free, non-members: £3.50

3rd Thornborough Music Festival 13-15th July 2007

Best access to this event set in the heart of the yorkshire dales, is by car or other forms of road transport, onsite parking is included in the ticket price. Grewelthorpe is located in North Yorkshire and is approximately half way between Newcastle and Leeds. The nearest towns are Masham and Ripon. There will be 4 stages, Mostly Acoustic, Pimpleton sonic, Pirate, and Sonic Henge. This year's line-up includes (in alphabetical order) Air Cav, The Alice Syndrome, Aphemia, The Arc of Manapples, Vincent Black Shadow, Bo Diddley Squat, Cardboard Cowboy, Olga Carolina, The Cartel, The Conspirators, Crawling Chaos, Croak Ditch, Karl Culley, John Davey, Delgenis, D'nile, Dr Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band, Education, Mark Ellis, The Folk Theater Partisans, Fran Rogers, Fuck With Fire, Rob Galloway, Lyn Geddes, Jon Gomm, Inner City Unit, Kid Ego, The Aaron King Band, Knievel, Kung Fu Rabbit, Las Sangras, Lumenari, Paul Middleton Angst Band, The Mosaics, Mulholland, The Murderhouse, Nuns Bleeding Guns, Papa G, Pig Iron, The Plug, Premium Trucks, The Purple Mushrooms, Red Go Green Stop, Scapegoat Kelly, The Sewer Suckers, Ryan Shirlow and the Bloody Marys, The Side Effects Sloths, The Smokstacks, Sue and Dave Swales, Tigerbomb, Tigers That Talked, Richard John Thompson, Toyshelf, Tunji, Waking The Witch, Benjamin Wetherill, Wild p Hucker, Carl Woodford, Ben Young and many more.

Venue: Limetree Farm, near Grewelthorpe : Map

Admission: Entrance is by ticket only £30 (includes camping and parking)

More info: http://thornbrough.chaosadmin.com/index.php

GuilFest 13th-15th July 2007

This event is held in Stoke Park, Guildford.

Headlining: Supergrass, Squeeze, Madness, Magic Numbers

Support: Where's Billy, 3am.....More TBC

Stages: BBC Radio2 (Main), Surrey Advertiser LIveClub, LiveClub

Admission: Entrance to this event is by ticket only

For more Information: GuilFest 2007

Wire Jesus in Oxford 11th July 2007

Come and support this great Reading based band - Wire Jesus. Also on the bill is Kate Chadwick

Venue: Exeter Hall, Oxford

Admission: by ticket only, £2 in advance - here, or £3 on the door

More info: http://www.thex.co.uk

Ambient Picnic Festival 8th July 2007

This is a large festival with Live Stage, Dance Tent, Acoustic Tent, Itsy Bitsy Lounge, Hogs back brewery bar, Countryside area, Natural healing area, Family arts area, Festival and eco stalls traders and catering. This year's line-up includes Subsource, Alex McCulloch (Shafunkers), Kindred Spirit, Th' Great Outdoors, Rotation Drum n Bass, Rowan Forest, Wobbly Squadron, Diversion Tactics, This Lonely Soul, Low Frequency Dive, Hindsight DJs, Susie Clark,
(Former) Dictators, Psychosis\Ravenous Soundsystem Djs, Andy Wilson Taylor, Rhizomes, Pineapple Tribe, Misfits in Audio, Electricity Comes from Other Planets, Dave The Hair, Kashmir + Knati P, Jay Carter,
Cling, The Little Things, Disasters In The Sun, The Razzle, Darkstate, Sean Taylor, Kal Lavelle, Natalie Ross, Laura Younger, The Whitaker Brothers, The Martin Harley Band.

Venue: Hook Road Arena, Surrey, Epsom, KT18 5BY

Admission: Entrance to this event is by ticket only, £6, Noon to 9pm

More Info: http://www.ambientpicnic.co.uk

Cornbury Oxford Music Festival 7th-8th July 2007

This event is one-of-a-kind. a musical carnival disguised as a country fayre, a open air party, tailor-made for the whole family. With crooners, farmers, gourmet chefs, morris dancers, rockers, superstars, toffs, urbanites, and the little old ladies who make exceptional cakes. Held in the
spectacular grounds of Cornbury Park near Oxford.

Headlining: Saturday :David Gray, The Waterboys Sunday: Blonde, The Feeling

Support: Saturday: The Proclaimers, Scott Matthews, Hothouse Flowers, Imelda May, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Broken Family Band, Bettye Lavette, Dan Reeder Sunday: Suzanne Vega, Midlake, Osibisa, Seth Lakeman, Flook, T & Latouche, Indigo Moss, Rafael & Lola, Wilber

Stages: Main, Word, Oxford Folk, Riverside

Admission: Entrance to this event is by ticket only (Day £45, 2 Day £80, under 5s Free)

For more information and tickets: http://www.cornburyfestival.com

Deeply Vale & Bickershaw Festival 07th July 2007

For more information see : http://www.deeplyvale.com/news_story.asp?newsID=10

Summer Nights 06th-22nd July 2007

A series of open air concerts in the grounds of 2 stately homes, Blickling Hall in Norfolk and Petworth House in West Sussex. This year's lineup includes Peter Gabriel, Madness, Bryan Ferry, Status Quo and the Once In A Lifetime show featuring The Osmonds, David Essex & Bay City Rollers.

06th Status Quo, 07th The Osmonds, David Essex & Bay City Rollers, 08th Bryan Ferry.

13th Bryan Ferry, 15th The Osmonds, David Essex & Bay City Rollers, 16th Peter Gabriel, 22nd Madness

Admission: Entrance to this event is by ticket only

For more info: http://www.summernightsonline.co.uk

T in the Park 6th-8th July 2007

This event held in Balado, by Kinross. As well as live acts the festival will include alternative entertainment.

Friday: Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party The Coral, Lily Allen....More TBC
Saturday: The Killers, Razorlight, Brian Wilson, Arcade Fire, The Kooks, The Skids, My Chemical Romance, Rufus Wainwright, Amy Winehouse, James, James Morrison, Lost Prophets, The View, Babyshambles, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist, Present Brian Placement, 7 inches of Fury, Klaxons, Bright Eyes, Jamie T, CSS, Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, The Saw Doctors, Little Man Tate, Gogal Bordello, Dogs, Green Velvet, Miss Kitten, Steve Bug, Adam Beyer, Ame, Soundstream/soundhack, Alloy Mental... more TBC
Sunday: Snow Patrol, Scissor Sisters, Kings of Leon, Kasabian, Queens of the Stoneage, The Fratellis, Paolo Nutini, Damien Rice, Avril Lavigne, Interpol, Wu-Tang Clan, Goo Goo Dolls, Maximo Park, Editors, Just Jack, Mika, Dav Clarke, Ocean Colour Scene, Tori Amos, Badly Drawn Boy, The Gossip, The Maccabees, The Pigeon Detectives, Felix Da Housecat, The Hold Steady, Tiga, Josh Wink, Slam, Booka Shade, Hardfloor (Live), Digitalism ...More TBC
Admission: Entrance to this event is by ticket only (SOLD OUT)

For more information: http://www.tinthepark.com

BloodStock Open Air festival 6-7 July 2007

As the name may suggest this is a heavy metal festival. It is divided into this open air event taking place at Catton Hall, and an indoor event later in the year. Already confirmed to play are Benediction, Beyond all reason, Blind Guardian, The Hollow Earth Theory, Korpiklaani, Mendeed, Nephwrack, Rise to Addiction, Sinnergod, Testament.

Venue: Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, South Derbyshire, DE12 8LN : Map

Admission: by ticket only, see Bloodstock tickets