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Top 5 Acts to see at Bestival 2017

By Tobi Olasupo – Photography Manager 1. The XX Seven years have passed since The XX first came to Bestival. It was potentially one of the most viewed performances in the festival’s history with thousands of people ramming the Big Top and thousands more watching them from outside, it was without doubt a groundbreaking moment for The XX and Bestival. This will be their third appearance at Bestival, headlining at The Castle Stage on the Friday. 2. Wiley The Godfather of Grime w

Download 2017 … Who’s headlining?!

By Nariece Sanderson – Head of Radio Remember last year when it rained so hard tents were literally amidst a river? Yeah. Well, this year it’ll hopefully be a bit drier! In fact, with these headliners, things will certainly be heating up… System of A Down This Armenian-American metal powerhouse is no stranger to headline slots. A Friday set likely to include banger ‘Chop Suey!’ and the likes of melancholy epic ‘Aerials’, System are going to bring the noise to Donington. Expe

Slam Dunk South Review

By Nariece Sanderson – Head of Radio Another fantastic year for Slam Dunk Festival South at The Forum, Hatfield; which took place on the 29th May. Here are some of the bands Trident Media managed to catch- complete with star rating. Until next year… keep it heavy. Our first live performers, Fort Hope (****) provide soaring vocals that ring through the Key Club stage, united with powerful melodies to challenge Arcane Root’s eye watering prog rock. They have solid arena seizing

Top 5 Artists to see at Wireless Festival 2017

By Tobi Olasupo – Photography Manager Wireless Festival 2017 returns to Finsbury Park once again after a triumph event last year. The Weeknd, Skepta and Chance the Rapper have been confirmed as headliners. Here are five acts who you should see throughout the weekend. 1. G-Eazy For the second time, the man from The Bay comes back to Wireless. G-Eazy adds a touch of tradition and class to his music and his live performances. After releasing a new project with Carnage. We hope t

Five Fab Slam Dunk Festival Performances you cannot miss!

By Nariece Sanderson It’s that time of the year where the Forum opens its doors for a mighty day of pop-punk, rock and metalcore. Here are five bands that may not be on your schedule… but really should. Vukovi Energy fuelled and charismatic, these Scottish sparklers will hit the Rock Sound Breakout Stage at around 3:20pm! Their tune Animal attracted the attention of Radio 1 and demands some dance moves Bowling For Soup What goes better than bread and butter? Comedy and rock.

Bestival – The Future Is Now

Image: Stevie Gedge [Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] I remember thinking once the fireworks were high in the sky and rain was pouring down my face that these were the best four days of my life. Just 11 months later and I’m not too far away from Bestival 2016, adding another amazing four days to my list. Image: Bryony Wharfe Last year, between 10th-13th September, I was at the Robin Hill Country Park in the Isle of Wight. The sun was shining high and everyone was wearing

We Are FSTVL 2016

[John Holt | Contributing Writer; Tobi Olasupo | Photography Manager] Saturday After a trip on the District line to Upminster station, we hopped onto the free shuttle bus to the Airfield of Dreams, where We Are FSTVL was being held this year. Upon arrival, the security team were working hard to check everybody in, get them a wristband and set them loose into the arena to explore the ten stages on offer to the eager festival goers. Starting proceedings on the main stage was GW

Hackney Holi Colour Beach Festival

[Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] “I’m sorry!” says my boyfriend as I sit there, my eyes full of orange powder paint, which he had just blasted straight at my face. It hurt a tiny bit at the time, but after a while, I saw the funny side and soon everyone was throwing colour into each other’s faces. Holi, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of sharing love, is a spring Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal and India. And this weekend, on a beautiful and cris

Slam Dunk Festival South 2016: Review

Nariece Sanderson | Contributing Writer Featured Image – Bryony Wharfe/Shelby Loasby It’s that time of year again folks. That time of year when tattoo-clad, snap-back wearing, hair dyed misfits descend upon the peaceful College Lane campus for a day of rock-fuelled havoc and fun. In it’s tenth year, the Slam Dunk festival organisers have shuffled the weekend around, luring the South date away from the cosy embrace of Sunday, to the cooler and windier clutches of Bank Holiday

BoomTown – The Revolution Starts Now

[Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] BoomTown, set up in Hampshire in 2009 as a humble village fair, is now growing rapidly with a strong hold on creativity, colour, expression, freedom and humanity. And that’s all within a magical pop-up city. Each year is a different chapter and this year from 11th-14th of August; it will be celebrating its eighth year, with the story of a brainwashed mayor and the aftermath of an alien invasion. The festival is structured around a ‘mythos

Trident Film Festival Shortlist announced!

Shelby Loasby | Head of Print Budding film makers, actors, cinematographers, and animators have a lot to look forward to next Monday, 21st March. The Trident Film Festival is hosting it’s very first awards night in The Forum, and after over two hours of footage being submitted to the judging team on Thursday, a shortlist of some of the best student films has been made. Students from the University of Hertfordshire entered some of their best work to be judged for the following

VFestival 2015: One cannot deal with Olly Murs’ stage presence #FANGIRL

[Brad Johnson | Vice President Communications & Media] On one of the hottest days of the year so far, Trident Media ventured to down to Hylands Park in Chelmsford to sample the Essex and Staffordshire based festival, VFestival. Although we only attended the Saturday in Hylands Park, we had an amazing time and sampled some of the best in pop! The day started by basking in the mid day sun with a pint of Carling Cider! Team Trident with @HertsSUBrad at @vfestival #selfv pic.twit

Latitude Festival 2015: Festival Goer Interviews

[Tobi Olasupo | Photography Manager] Latitude had 35,000 people in attendance for their 10th birthday celebration, people of all ages from all over came to witness the grand festival. During Latitude, Trident Media spoke to a few people at random to get an insight of people’s university experiences and what advice they would give to those starting in the future. The three parties that were interviewed went to university at different times. Firstly we spoke to a couple called

Brownstock 2015: Interview with The Hoosiers

Photos by Bill Ahmed [Shelby Loasby | Head of Print] One of the biggest bands of our generation put on a spectacle at Brownstock Festival last weekend – the Hoosiers. Their energetic, highly entertaining and flawless performance, took us on a journey through their discography and reminded us of their unique and nostalgic sound. The boys rocked out to hits, ‘Cops and Robbers’ and ‘Worried about Ray’ before moving on to their latest album, The News from Nowhere, with ‘Fidget Br

Brownstock 2015: Up close with upcomers Youth Club

[Shelby Loasby | Head of Print] One man with a hat, three men with long hair, over thirty tattoos between them and a discography of music influenced by so many different styles; Youth Club are the kind of band that sound mesmerising in recording, and even better live. Their unique, mellow sounds combined with their energetic and flawless performance makes them ones to watch this year as they take to the charts and set to create the “authentic sound of summer.” The Southend ba

Brownstock 2015: Bigger and Better than ever!

[Shelby Loasby | Head of Print] Started at the barn, now they’re here! Generally known as Essex’s small, family festival, Brownstock 2015 proved that size doesn’t matter this weekend with an epic explosion of music, entertainment and unforgettable memories. From a shisha lounge, silent disco and fairground entertainment, to five different stages of a plethora of genres and artists, Brownstock had something for everyone. FRIDAY! The festival kicked off on Friday 10th July, wit

Latitude Festival 2015 Preview: Top 10 acts to see!

[Tobi Olasupo | Photography Manager] Latitude festival celebrates its 10th birthday this year! To mark this promising occasion they have gathered yet another hard hitting line-up of music, comedy, film, food and just about every form of performing arts you can think of. For the past decade, the Suffolk festival has built a status as one of the most miscellaneous and ambitious in the UK and this year adds yet more weight to that title. Here is a list of the top 10 acts to see

Brownstock 2015: 5 must-see attractions

[Shelby Loasby | Head of Print] We recently released the Brownstock 2015 Preview with the low-down on logistics and the all important, star-studded line-up. Now with less than two weeks to go, it’s time to take a sneaky peak at the top 5 attractions and activities you can expect to see at the most popular farm in Essex on 10th,11th and 12th July. “All ready at the Farm” | Brownstock.co.uk #1 Bump Roller Disco The ultimate mobile roller disco is new to Brownstock this year, an

Eastern Electrics 2015: Bringing the house to Hatfield House

[Tobi Olásupo and Shelby Loasby] Hatfield welcomes the biggest celebration of house and techno this summer with the Eastern Electrics Festival! After selling out last year, the festival returns to the historic Hatfield House, Saturday 1st August 2015, for an energetic day of music, entertainment and memories that will last a lifetime. With over 50 acts lined up, the festival is expecting to showcase the strongest and most varied plethora of artists it has ever seen since debu

Get Ur Freak On at Bestival 2015

[Shelby Loasby | Head of Print] It’s Trident Media’s summer of love, music and festivals and our latest festival news comes from Bestival 2015! The multi-award winning, four day festival in September, has announced its Sunday headlining act, the ‘First Lady of party-starting bangers;’ Missy Elliot! Considered as one of the greatest artists of all time, and a true musical innovator, the team at Robin Hill, Isle of Wight, are ecstatic to see Missy Elliott perform her first UK s