Vaudeville Party – Frome Festival Launch Party

We’re very happy to be off to the party tonight to photograph the crazy shenanigans.

Once Upon a Time in the West Festival presents…
Vaudeville Party at The House of Agave – Frome Festival 2013 Launch Party

Come and kick off the Frome Festival in style at The Frome Festival Launch Party, hosted by the team from Once Upon a Time in The West Festival (coming in 2014, a new event in the area run by some old festival organisers). It’s an old time West affair, featuring Swing & Ska Outlaws on the run in The South West Heartlands.

Zen Hussies – Bristol based veterans of festival land, their infectious approach to Swing music never fails to impress. To see them live is to live life as it was meant to be.

New Groove Formation – fresh from The Levellers tour, NGF are a band forged in a cast of Ska & Hip-Hop – Arguably one of the most exciting new bands on the festival wagon trail.

Oscillator – featuring members of The Kooks, Elastica & Los Albertos, this is a pure thorough-bred band promising big things from their Ska-Funk sound.

Done your glad rags with a theme of The Old West – Saloon Girl, Outlaw, Gentleman, Lady or just come as you are – all are made welcome House of Agave.

Free After Party at The Griffin in Milk St – a late night of Electro-Swing featuring DJ JiveFish PHDJ – starting at midnight

Photos to follow!

Bearded Theory Festival

What a great festival Bearded Theory is. Lenssniper was the site photographer for Tornado Town this year. Fantastic people and a fantastic time was had by all. Photos will be up online soon.

Check out the site here

Spaceport – Singularity

The guys over at Spaceport HQ – AKA are busily planning the next party. The venue hasn’t been announced yet but it’s systems go for a March 30th launch.

Lenssniper will be there again on camera duties to cover the party – keep an eye out in the client section for the photos from the gig

Greenman Festival 2012

Lenssniper is very proud to announce that we’ve been booked to photograph the Greenman Festival again this year.  Really looking forward to seeing all the friends we made last year.

It’s been a long and interesting intervening 12 months since we were last at Glanusk Park, just have to hope that the weather is as kind this year.

Plasa Conference

If you are planning on visiting the Plasa conference this year you will be able to see some Lenssniper photographs being used for promotion at the Funktion One exhibition stand.

Funktion One Promotional Shots

We’re very proud to have recently supplied Funktion One Research with some new promotional photographs showcasing their PA systems.

These particular images show the Funktion One system being used for a full orchestra production featuring Charles Hazlewood as conductor and performer among other notable classical and contemporary artists including Adrian Utley from Portishead and Will Gregory from Goldfrapp.

Develop Conference

We are very excited to be attending this years Develop and Evolve conferences being held  in Brighton, UK.

We are covering the conferences on behalf of Imagine Magazine published by Wildfire Comms based in Bristol.

The conferences are dedicated to the international games industry.  There are talks from both industry luminaries to newly formed companies and indie game producers.

Running alongside the Develop conference on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July is the Develop Expo. It’s free for all visitors to attend and brings together some of Europe’s most innovative companies from every sector of games development.

At the heart of the Expo is the Develop Bar & Networking Lounge sponsored by Unreal Technologies so you don’t have to go far to buy colleagues a drink, have an informal meeting or just mix with other visitors.

Bloc Festival – Cancelled

I’m sure by now most people will have heard that this years Bloc Festival was cancelled.  We were supposed to be covering the entire weekend on the Main Stage featuring artists like Amon Tobin, Snoop Dogg and Orbital among others.

We had only been on-site a matter of a few hours before it became apparent that the entire event was going to be shut down.  From our own observations on the ground this was absolutely the right decision to take on the part of the organisers.  It’s a very sad outcome but was unavoidable.  We wish the organisers well and hope that the fall out can be limited and this unfortunate event doesn’t mean the end of Bloc.

Whilst we were there we met some fantastic festival staff that had been involved with Bloc Festival from the very beginning, they were all extremely upset by the turn of events and we wish them all the very best along with the organisers.

There has been much speculation regarding the reasons for the early closure but this really is futile, the MET and the organisers will make their reasons known as soon as possible in the mean time jumping to conclusions helps no-one.

“We are currently gathering information about Friday night’s events. We are also working to ensure that everyone will be refunded for their tickets. Please bear with us while we do this.

Thanks to all of you, as well as the many artists and crew who travelled across the world to come to Bloc – we are so sorry that we couldn’t deliver the experience we had planned.

And thanks so much to the event control, security, stewards, police and public who worked together to ensure that no one came to harm during the peaceful evacuation.

This is far and away the most important result of the night.

For those of you who are frustrated and angry – we hear you. For those sending love and support – thank you.

More news soon.

The Bloc team x”

Orchestra In A Field Photos

The photo collections from the Orchestra In A Field classical music festival are now on-line and can be viewed here.

There are also a selection of these images available via our Alamy page for anyone looking to use these images for editorial purposes.

This collection of photographs also includes the world premier performance by Charles Hazlewoods Paraorchestra.  A very inspiring performance from some very able musicians.