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On Blackheath @ Blackeath Common – The Metropolist

On Blackheath was undoubtedly a smashing victory. Saturday afternoon saw Blackheath Common buzzing with the energy of thousands; people of all ages roaming the grass in search of things to do. There was no shortage of entertainment. The Neff Food Stage was a great place to rest and enjoy live cooking, boasting proper seating and a shield from the wind. Despite the cooler temperature and the frosty gales, each performance went off without a hitch to happy crowds. On the Giles Peterson World Stage, the act most noteworthy was soul/scat singer Zara McFarlane. Reminiscent of Billie Holiday with the power of Janis Joplin, Zara’s superbly controlled voice and classic talent won the audience over from the start. Read more…

Field Day @ Victoria Park – Whisper London

The British summer festival season kicked off with a flourish this weekend with Field Day in Victoria Park and Parklife up in Manchester. We decided to check out what the London event had to offer, and we certainly weren’t disappointed.   Whisper’s Music Editor Gabriella spent Field Day Sunday awaiting Pixies only London show of 2014 Sunday’s weather was perfect for festival going. Once again Victoria Park was packed full of festival enthusiasts, some who had undoubtedly been there the day before, but some who had come to revel in the glory that was Pixies only London show in 2014. Those expecting a barely standing reincarnation of the original powerhouse were undoubtedly pleasantly shocked. Pixies performed with just as much fervour and enthusiasm as ever. Opener “Wave of Mutilation” was an instant crowd pleaser, and from the first few opening rifts the hundreds of thousands gathered were singing along. While they continued touting out their greatest hits like “Here Comes Your Man” they also sprinkled in their lesser popular but exceptional numbers like “Crackity Jones” …