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Review: Leeds Festival

A festival which mixes huge artists with smaller lesser known bands as well as an incredible atmosphere.

Leeds Fest 2013 was the weekend when the weather decided it had had enough of being nice and instead thought it would be funny to make teenagers cry. After arriving at Yellow camp (the best place to camp, ignore the haters) behind a man in a monkey suit smoking a pipe it was time to enjoy a weekend full of highs and no lows because it was awesome.

Despite what some of you might think, we are in fact separate people, with distinctly separate lives and so unfortunately did not spend the whole weekend together. What we do know is that Wednesday night was so good and the Yellow Camp DJ was a God on the decks.

Thursday was a day of resting but by 2pm it was back to the stages and the music – something which only ended when the sky thought it would play a…
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Theatre

Review: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

One of the most anticipated shows of the year is finally here!

Review: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
One of the most anticipated shows of the year is finally here... and that rhymes. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, the much loved story of rags to riches by Roald Dahl has undergone two major film adaptations and is now on stage! The show's book is written by David Greig and mostly stays true to the original story but has some slight alterations. For instance, Violet Beauregarde has now become a famous rap star which gives her character an even bigger personality.

Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) does a good job in turning the book into a musical. His creative ideas really make the show what it is and without him I doubt it would be as enjoyable as it is! Creative is a perfect word to describe the show because a lot of how the factory is shown is genius and I have never seen anything like it before!…
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Music

Review: Latitude Festival

Latitude is once again the queen of the arts festivals!

Before Latitude had officially started, even on the Thursday beforehand, the excitement lingered through the air, along with the not so pleasant scent of sweat which – looking back – didn’t really leave. Despite the line-up not starting until the following morning, Latitude Festival in Suffolk sure knows how to get a party started!

With a DJ set from Jo Wiley in the beautiful and melodic woods that Latitude tucks away into the first night really put expectations high for what would be an incredible weekend.

The following morning kicked off in similar fashion with the highlight of Friday morning coming from Theme Park in the giant BBC Radio 6 Music Tent. Theme Park played a set lasting just under one hour – but boy everyone was in the mood for it! However, at times it did feel as though Theme Park were out of depth in such…
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