Preview: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 – Comedy

Once more, the great and good of the arts world will descend on Edinburgh for the world-renowned Fringe Festival this August. With around 4,000 shows and countless more performers descending upon the city between July 31 and August 26, OnTheBeat will do its best to highlight the standouts from this year's selection. For 2019, we [...]

Preview: Ones to Watch at Bushstock Festival, 15/06/19

Quick as a flash, the festival season is back upon us. Away from the tents and temporary toilets and tipis is a festival that has, for ten years now, brought a host of stunning artists to London's W12. Topping the bill at Bushstock this year is Matt Corby, Nova Amor and Gang of Youths, but [...]

Houdini Dax Live at Sŵn

We're still refusing to let go of Sŵn here at OnTheBeat and so to maintain the vivid nature of you Sŵn-based dreams here is James Ayles and his thoughts on the Houdini Dax gig from Saturday.  Amongst a host of innovations such as the excellent Sŵn Radio and a redesigned mobile app designed to make [...]

Sweet Baboo Live at Sŵn.

Don't let go of Sŵn just yet, we still have opinions to throw in your face... On a more humble note, we'd be awful grateful around here if you'd spare a few minutes to read James Ayles' thoughts on Sweet Baboo's set at the Moon Club for this years Sŵn Festival. Come on, we asked [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013 – The Debrief: Friday

Day two of Sŵn Festival 2013, for us not quite as intense or exciting as day one, but still a great day/night of fantastic music. Here's the second of four daily blogs about our Sŵn experiences, it's The Debrief. Our day started perhaps a little earlier than most people's, we met up with the guys at Quench Magazine on [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013 – The Debrief: Thursday

It's finally here, Sŵn Festival 2013 is in full swing and so far we are loving it. We're gonna be trying to keep you up to date with what's been going on, who we've been to see and anything else we think might interest you. So here it is, Sŵn Festival - Thursday, the debrief. We started [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013: Friday’s Band

Band of the Day - Temples It's been a joyful ride. One month and eight days. Seventeen Band of the Day blogs. Seventeen bands on the Sŵn Festival line up that really captured our imagination and tantalised us with their incredible music. The best thing about it is that we have barely scratched the surface. If [...]

SŴN FESTIVAL 2013: Wednesday’s Band

Band of the Day - Nadine Shah Here we are staring at the penultimate Sŵn Band of the Day with the festival Sŵn to start (can you believe that's the first time we've used that pun?). Be assured there will be no tears or sentiment as we prepare to stop building Sŵn up and start preparing to enjoy it, however today's [...]