Archive for May, 2006

Love Leeds Festival

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Nice atmosphere at this one, great festival-goers.
Spoilt for me by the way the press were treated.
I was asked to sign a disclaimer which stated that I would send all my photos of the event within 7 days to the promoter Terry George, who would then be free to use the photos in any way whatsoever. I crossed out those clauses, signed it and handed it in. The guy is a millionaire, and also does some professional photography, it is pure greed. There were 7 official photographers onsite who were all paid nothing, again Terry took ownership of their photos and sold them on the official website. I couldn’t get into any of the photo pits, and we were barred from entering the VIP area (access is standard at every festival I’ve been to).
By contrast, at Hi:Fi North we had a press tent in the VIP area, and massive amounts of free water, beer and cider. And fruit!
In view of this, I’m not keen to promote the festival so this post is text only!

Hi:Fi North - Ian Brown

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Hi:Fi North - Editors

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Hi:Fi North - Maximo Park

Sunday, May 28th, 2006