Monthly Archives: July 2014

Anarchy in SE25…It’s All The Rage, Kids!

Sure, some local festivals get big-bucks backing and cool trendy sponsors; others have perhaps more picturesque settings and off-duty supermodels doing chaz in the portaloos, while some can boast a musical heritage stretching back decades, but if it’s a downright bolshy attitude to authority coupled with a genuine hunger for fast ‘n’ furious rocknroll racket you’re after, then they sure know their stuff down South Norwood way. And, as Sunday’s SNCF ended amid uproar and insurrection sparked by security’s decision to plug the plug on Los Coños as a Stooges-inspired Nutella-smeared climax beckoned, observers were left to reflect once again on SoNo’s effortless ability to extract chaos and confusion from even the most meticulously-planned event. And it wasn’t like the crowd was particularly drunk or anything, but give South Norwoodites any excuse to get intransigent and we’ll seize the chance with both hands. The default setting, really. For God’s sake, we’re having […]

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Fest-Frenzy Ahoy! 2.30 Sunday Afternoon!

Groovy gravy, you lovely people! It’s on! Yer South Norwood Community Festival, that is – and with the weather looking not completely pants, proud SoNo garage-hooligans The Boston Brew will be taking the Main Stage mid-afternoon to offer you a selection of pounding performances artfully chosen for optimum jumping around like a loon crowd-pleasing pleasure.  Brew Krew disciples may well recall the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the band’s attendance at last year’s event, so the chaps are even more determined to serve up something special this time around. And it’s not just The Brew are gonna rock your universe – stick around for sets from plenty other SoNo scenesters, including long-time Brew buddies Ruby Red plus, rounding off the day to punky perfection, Los Coños. Promises to be one helluva day and one you miss at your peril. The day runs from 10am-6pm with two live stages, local arts ‘n’ crafts, […]

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