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New website on its way

We've been putting the web updates on hold while we work hard on developing a brand new site that will be easier to navigate, read and and enjoy.  This current version of the site has served us well for...

Knock me out with a hockey glove - it's Playoff Weekend

It's back - and this time there's no Nottingham Panthers at the Elite League Ice Hockey Playoff Weekend 2014. Having lost out to Braehead Clan - the first Scottish side to qualify for the EIHL playoff...

Parklife Weekender 2013

Parklife Weekender Close to Sell Out If you haven’t already put the 8-9th June in your diary and bought your tickets then read on to find out what you’re almost missing out on. The Red Bull...

Echo Festival Croatia 2013 Line Up

Echo Festival announces final round of headline artists. DAVIDE SQUILLACE, KASSEM MOSSE, ANDRÉS, ION LUDWIG (LIVE) AND MADTEO JOIN THE FESTIVAL LINE- UP. 6-9th June 2013 Kanegra, Croatia    We've...

Anyone for pie?

The Nottingham Panthers kept marching along the trophy trail with their third successive playoff final victory and completion of the Grand Slam of league, challenge cup, and playoffs to end what has...

Nottingham Panthers Make Another Final

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Snoop Dogg not Top Dog

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Five in the afternoon seemed an odd time to put West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg on the Pyramid stage and perhaps it showed with a fairly mundane set from one of rap's icons. 

It must be a little bit humbling to be below Dizzee Rascal on the billing considering the history and status of Snoop with over three decades of hip hop under his belt but this set never really clicked.  I was expecting big things after previous year's performances from the likes of  Jay-Z and Q-Tip had really ripped it up but as is often Snoop's way, everything was a little subdued. 

My hopes of being uplifted with a smashing hip hop set later in the day were crushed when I learned Mos Def had cancelled his appearance after the sad news of a death in his family.

Things perked up a little when we met up with Jon McClure to watch Reverend and the Makers at the Leftfield stage.  Jon even wore his Freeq badge for their set.  Typically energetic and stacked full of very listenable tunes.  Jon is up to something on a new project which we will bring you news of shortly...