Summer Festival Summary


So the sheer number of Alternative Festivals this year, coupled with a malfunctioning camera (which has now been replaced by a phone!) means that it was impossible to report on Waregem, M’era Luna Festival, Infest and Dark Mills Festival.

So instead, here are a list of festivals, performances I saw, brief ratings and some pictures and videos I took. I have seen more bands recently including The Birthday Massacre, Luxury Stranger and Bitter Ruin and that I think it’s unlikely I’ll review at this point so please visit MissJade’s YouTube Channel to see videos from these gigs!

Waregem Gothic Festival – Belgium, Waregem 16th, 17th and 18th July

Bands seen:

Friday 16th July:

  • Funker Vogt - 3/5
  • Umbra Et Imago - 1/5
  • Covenant - 4.5/5

Saturday 17th July

  • Anne Marie Hurst - 2/5
  • Front Line Assembly - 3.5/5
  • Skinny Puppy - 5/5

Sunday 18th July

  • Vic Anselmo - 5/5
  • The Eden House – 4.5/5
  • Alien Sex Fiend – 1.5/5
  • VNV Nation – 5/5

Festival Highlight: VNV Nation

Best ‘Unknown by MissJade before the festival': Vic Anselmo

Special Mention: Covenant (for being massively off their heads on stage!)

M’era Luna Festival – Germany, Hildesheim 7th & 8th August

Saturday 7th August

  • Angelspit – 5/5
Angelspit performing at M'era Luna Festival 2010

Angelspit performing at M'era Luna Festival 2010

  • Brendan Perry – 1/5
  • Stolen Babies – 3/5
Stolen Babies at M'era Luna 2010

Stolen Babies at M'era Luna 2010

  • Laibach – 1.5/5
  • Rotersand – 5/5
Rotersand at M'era Luna 2010

Rotersand at M'era Luna 2010

  • Nitzer Ebb – 3/5
Nitzer Ebb at M'era Luna 2010

Nitzer Ebb at M'era Luna 2010

  • Unheilig – 3.5/5
Unheilig at M'era Luna 2010

Unheilig at M'era Luna 2010

  • Sisters of Mercy – 4/5

Sunday 8th August

  • Hanzel & Gretyl – 3/5
  • Zeraphine – 3.5/5
  • Skinny Puppy - 4/5
  • Placebo – 5/5

Festival Highlight: Placebo

Best ‘Unknown by MissJade before the festival': Stolen Babies

Special Mention: Hanzel & Gretyl (for performing their crazy slightly non-PC German jokes in Germany)

Infest – UK, Bradford 27th, 28th and 29th August

Bands seen:

Friday 27th August

  • De Vision – 2/5

Saturday 28th August

  • Agonise – 2/5
  • [x]-Rx – 4.5/5
  • Rotersand – 5/5

Sunday 29th August

  • Patenbrigade: Wolf – 4/5
  • Nachtmahr – 3/5
  • Project Pitchfork – 3.5/5

Festival Highlight: Rotersand

Best ‘Unknown by MissJade before the festival': [x]-Rx

Special Mention: Nachtmahr (for being hilarious by saying that they had made the woman put the cat in the wheelie bin!)

Dark Mills Festival – Merton Abby Mills, London Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September (only 4th attended).

Bands Seen:

Saturday 4th September

  • Rome Burns – 4/5
  • Diva Suicide – 4/5
  • Maleficent – 2/5
  • Vic Anselmo – 5/5
  • Beautiful Deadly Children – 2/5
Beautiful Deadly Children performing at Dark Mills

Beautiful Deadly Children performing at Dark Mills Festival

Festival Highlight: Vic Anselmo

Who I also had my picture taken with!

Vic Anselmo and MissJade at Dark Mills Festival

Vic Anselmo and MissJade at Dark Mills Festival

Best ‘Unknown by MissJade before the festival': Diva Suicide

Special Mention: Rome Burns (for being lovely people!)