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What Makes A Good Independent Music Festival?

What Makes A Good Independent Music Festival?

Matt Bacon December 1, 2016 0

So with the announcement of the Hellfest lineup this year there is, as with every major festival announcement, some controversy as to the quality of the lineup. Hellfest is of course one of the

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Lessons From Psycho Las Vegas

Lessons From Psycho Las Vegas

Matt Bacon September 8, 2016 Comments Off on Lessons From Psycho Las Vegas

So I obviously spent all of last week writing about Psycho Las Vegas and all of the fun I had there but I wanted to talk about something only tangentially tied in – the

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Sunday At Psycho Las Vegas: The Rise From The Sub Basement

Sunday At Psycho Las Vegas: The Rise From The Sub Basement

Matt Bacon September 5, 2016 Comments Off on Sunday At Psycho Las Vegas: The Rise From The Sub Basement

Sunday – the final day of Psycho. I was wiped out – as was pretty much everybody else – but somehow we would have to power through. After all some of the best sets

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Saturday at Psycho Las Vegas – Turn Round Quick

Saturday at Psycho Las Vegas – Turn Round Quick

Matt Bacon September 4, 2016 Comments Off on Saturday at Psycho Las Vegas – Turn Round Quick

I woke from my secular haze and stumbled into the haunting Las Vegas morning. I had passed out at 6 in the morning on a couch the night before and wondered why my whole

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Friday At Psycho Las Vegas – The Brain Boils

Friday At Psycho Las Vegas – The Brain Boils

Matt Bacon September 2, 2016 Comments Off on Friday At Psycho Las Vegas – The Brain Boils

I wake up. Another day. Another strange bed. Minimal sleep. The usual. I knew I’d have to go do some interviews and maybe get some food down my gullet but as for now I

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Psycho Las Vegas – The Madness Begins

Psycho Las Vegas – The Madness Begins

Matt Bacon September 1, 2016 Comments Off on Psycho Las Vegas – The Madness Begins

Psycho Las Vegas – the greatest American heavy music festival of all time? Probably. Freaks from all over the world gathered to see one of the most riotous and brilliantly put together lineups of

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Hellfest Day Three: A Return To Earth

Hellfest Day Three: A Return To Earth

Matt Bacon June 26, 2016 Comments Off on Hellfest Day Three: A Return To Earth

So we come to the final day. A day that had one of the sickest lineups that I have ever seen on any festival ever, and I’m not just saying that because of Black

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Day 2 Of Hellfest: Watch The Flames Burn Higher and Higher

Day 2 Of Hellfest: Watch The Flames Burn Higher and Higher

Matt Bacon June 23, 2016 Comments Off on Day 2 Of Hellfest: Watch The Flames Burn Higher and Higher

Day two of Hellfest saw me wake up with the first traces of festival plague. I had developed something of hack overnight – I would be wheezing far more than I would like this

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Day One Of Hellfest: The Survival Fires

Day One Of Hellfest: The Survival Fires

Matt Bacon June 22, 2016 Comments Off on Day One Of Hellfest: The Survival Fires

Ah day one of Hellfest. The air smells of infinite possibility. Maybe we’ll get to sleep with a rock star this year. Maybe we can avoid the mud that plagued the festival all weekend

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The Hellfest Chronicles, Part 1: The Adventure Begins

The Hellfest Chronicles, Part 1: The Adventure Begins

Matt Bacon June 21, 2016 Comments Off on The Hellfest Chronicles, Part 1: The Adventure Begins

Another year. Another Hellfest. Another godforsaken ride in a train across France to go see my grandmother. It’s been two months on the road for this weary soul and it feels as if I’ve

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