I love live gigs everything about them, the atmosphere, the light shows, the dancers, the music,the crazy dancing and smiles on everyone’s faces. This summer I have had a ball and have been able to attend lots!!

Heres a snapshot of my favourites from over the last 5 months;

1.Coachella (full blog post Travel Blog: Venice the Venetian and everything in between…) An amazing oasis in the Californian desert were this year I witnessed GunsNRoses,Sia, James Blake,Wolf Alice to name but a few. I inhaled burritos and sipped on ice-coffees and cocktails.

2. Belsonic. A funky festival based in Belfast City Cente this year it moved out to the Titanic Quarter and I was lucky enough to attend on my birthday (full blog post An Absolut Amazing Birthday! Including my Slieve Donard Spa Review) . Elle Goulding was my choice of attendance this year but some of my favourite bands Biffy Clyro, Sterophonics and Bastille have also attended.

3. T-vital. Tennents Vital is another Belfast based festival which I attended over the last two nights. I love to see the line-up for T-vital as they get the biggest bands and every year they attract at least 40,000 gig goers to the Boucher playing fields. This year was no exception with the fabulous RHCP and Avicci ( full blog post to come soon.)

4.Feile An Phobhail Another longstanding music and arts festival based in the Falls park Belfast.(check out my blog Music Review:All Saints, Feile An Phobail, Belfast. Drinking anything you liked from there fully stocked bar, festival goers watch some amazing bands in a circus big top. My choice this year the fab 90s girl group All Saints.

And my favourite thing about attending all these gigs despite discovering lots of new sounds,from support bands and new albums is spending time with some of my favourite people.

Emer D xx