Dogfest (Gliderdrome Boston) 2024

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Well, after a brief hiatus, we’re thrilled to announce that Dogfest is back on! We’re all set to amplify your experience beyond anything you’ve seen before. If you were amazed by Dogfest 2023, prepare to be blown away this year. We can’t wait to share what’s in store and create unforgettable memories with you at Dogfest 2024.

We’ll also have a wider range of catering this year. More vegan and vegetarian options than last year so you can be sure of a nearby snack throughout the day and evening.

Reliving the Magic of Dogfest 2023

Before we dive into the excitement that Dogfest 2024 has in store, let’s take a moment to reflect on the sheer magic of Dogfest 2023. The atmosphere was electric, the crowd was buzzing, and the lineup was nothing short of spectacular. From the explosive opening performance by Black Water County to the soulful sounds of The Skints, every moment was a reminder of the profound impact music can have on our lives.

Who could forget the high-octane energy brought by Millie Manders and the Shutup or the heart-pounding presence of Ferocious Dog? These are the memories that music enthusiasts cherish for a lifetime, and they epitomize the unity and camaraderie that music festivals like Dogfest create.

Dogfest 2024: An Unforgettable Musical Journey Awaits

Now, as we eagerly look ahead to Dogfest 2024, the anticipation is palpable. We’ve been hard at work curating a lineup that promises to deliver an experience like no other. Whether you’re a fan of soul-stirring ballads, adrenaline-pumping rock anthems, or genre-defying musical fusion, Dogfest 2024 has something special in store for you.

UPDATE April 2024: Acts confirmed

Jack Kendrick
Darwin’s Rejects
Not Quite Dead Yet
Jess Silk
Gaz Brookfield
Random Hand
Headsticks
Shanghai Treason
Barstool Preachers
Ferocious Dog 2 Hour Set

A Gathering of Kindred Spirits

But Dogfest is more than just a music festival; it’s a gathering of kindred spirits who share a passion for music and a zest for life. It’s a place where you can let your hair down, be yourself, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a seasoned festival-goer or it’s your very first time, you’ll find a warm and welcoming community ready to embrace you.

Secure Your Spot at Dogfest 2024

With the resounding success of previous Dogfest editions, tickets for Dogfest 2024 are in high demand. We strongly advise getting your tickets early because we’re anticipating an epic turnout, and we don’t want you to miss out on the musical journey of a lifetime.

So, mark your calendars, dust off your dancing shoes, and prepare to immerse yourself in the magic of Dogfest 2024—a music lover’s paradise that awaits your presence. Stay tuned for updates on the lineup, schedule, and ticket availability as we get closer to the event.

In the meantime, get ready for an experience that will make your heart race, your spirits soar, and your soul sing. Dogfest 2024 is just around the corner, and it’s poised to be the music festival of your dreams.

See you there, where music knows no boundaries, and memories are made!

Stay in tune for more updates and announcements on Dogfest 2024.

Wickham Festival

Excitement is mounting as the renowned Wickham Festival gears up for another spectacular event in the heart of rural Hampshire this August. After the resounding success of last year’s festival, which overcame the challenges of Storm Antoni to deliver a memorable musical extravaganza, the 2024 lineup promises to be just as thrilling, featuring none other than Ferocious Dog and the legendary Levellers.

Ferocious Dog: Unleashing Musical Fury
Ferocious Dog, known for their high-energy performances and unique blend of folk-punk, are set to take the Wickham stage by storm. Renowned for their powerful and engaging live shows, this band is sure to captivate the audience with their passionate delivery and compelling tunes. Their presence at Wickham Festival is eagerly anticipated, promising to be a highlight for both long-time fans and newcomers alike.

The Levellers: A Legacy of Folk-Rock Mastery
Joining Ferocious Dog in this year’s lineup are The Levellers, a group celebrated for their folk-rock prowess and socially conscious lyrics. Their performances are a testament to their decades of experience, delivering music that resonates with audiences of all ages. The Levellers’ set is expected to be a blend of classic hits and fresh material, a treat for festival-goers looking for an unforgettable musical experience.

Wickham Festival: A Celebration of Music and Arts
Set in the picturesque surroundings near the historic village of Wickham, the festival has established itself as one of the UK’s most family-friendly and relaxed events. Winning accolades such as the Best UK Festival (capacity under 15000) at the Live UK Music Business Awards and the Best Festival category in the local Culture Guide Awards, Wickham Festival offers more than just music. With live performances across four stages and a variety of other entertainments, it’s a cultural feast for all ages.

Last year’s festival saw memorable performances from The Saw Doctors, Midge Ure, Mary Black, and Fisherman’s Friends, among others. This year, with the inclusion of Ferocious Dog and The Levellers, the festival is set to raise the bar even higher.

Get Involved and Stay Updated
As always, the festival organizers encourage fans to get involved through social channels and provide feedback. This continuous evolution and responsiveness to the audience’s voice are what make Wickham Festival a continually fresh and exciting event.

With tickets already selling fast, fans of Ferocious Dog, The Levellers, and fantastic festival experiences are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Keep an eye on the official Wickham Festival website and social media channels for the latest updates, lineup announcements, and more. Get ready for an unforgettable weekend of music, arts, and community spirit at Wickham Festival 2024!

Northern Kin 2024 (Durham) **Postponed**

A Beautiful New Home for Northern Kin Festival

The Northern Kin Festival has found its beautiful new home, and it’s nothing short of spectacular. But that’s not all that’s new; the festival is making significant strides to enhance your overall experience. One of the most exciting developments is the massive improvement in food and drink options.

A Feast for Every Palate

Hungry festival-goers will be delighted to know that Northern Kin is expanding its range of food traders. There will be an array of culinary delights available, including options for vegetarians, vegans, and those with gluten-free preferences. But that’s not all! The festival is also bringing in local artisan food providers, offering you even more specialized choices. All this will be conveniently located in the new Food Court area, ensuring you never go hungry throughout the festival. And the best part? Competitive prices, so you can enjoy fantastic food without breaking the bank.

Raise a Glass to Great Drinks

The festival isn’t just upgrading its food options; it’s also taking care of your thirst. Northern Kin is collaborating with festival bar specialists to run multiple bars at the new site. Among these is a bigger, better real ale bar with a wider selection to please every palate. Additionally, there’s a premium bar with specialist options, and even a can bar for your convenience. The cherry on top? Competitive drink prices and an increased number of bar staff to minimize your wait time. After all, we want you to have a fantastic time without worrying about your wallet!

Ferocious Dog Announces In-Store Signings Across the UK to Celebrate ‘Kleptocracy’

Exciting news for all Ferocious Dog fans! The band is set to hit the road for a series of in-store signing events across the UK to promote their upcoming album, “Kleptocracy.” The much-anticipated tour promises not only a chance to meet the band but also to experience a special treat—at Canterbury & Leeds.

Exclusive Mini-Acoustic Sessions

As a special bonus, Ferocious Dog will perform a mini-acoustic set at Canterbury & Leeds, These sessions are rare and not to be missed, providing a glimpse into the band’s creative process and the music’s raw power in its most stripped-down form.

Each event offers fans the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the band, get their hands on autographs, and for a Canterbury & Leeds stores get to hear acoustic renditions of some of the new tracks.

Signing Tour Details

The tour will make stops in several key cities, ensuring that fans across the country have the chance to join in the festivities.

London 17th May, 1pm, Banquet Records Click For Tickets
Nottingham 18th May, 1pm, Rough Trade Click For Tickets
Swansea 19th May, TBC, Derrick’s Music Click For Tickets
Brighton 21st May, 1pm, Resident records (Pre-signed)
Canterbury 22nd May, 12pm, Vinyl Store Jr (Mini Acoustic Performance)
Bedford 23rd May, 12pm, Slide Record Shop Click For Tickets
Leeds 24th May, 12pm, Crash Records (Mini Acoustic Performance) Click For Tickets

Each event offers fans the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the band, get their hands on autographs, and for a Canterbury & Leeds stores get to hear acoustic renditions of some of the new tracks from “Kleptocracy,” along with a few surprises.

About the Album

“Kleptocracy” promises to deliver the fierce, driving sound that Ferocious Dog is known for, coupled with lyrical depth that challenges and provokes. The album is a reflection of the times, packed with energy and the band’s trademark folk-punk spirit. Each track tells a story, making “Kleptocracy” one of the most anticipated releases in the folk-punk genre this year.

Don’t Miss Out!

The in-store signings are expected to draw large crowds, and availability may be limited. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot, as the mini-acoustic sessions are a one-of-a-kind experience that Ferocious Dog is excited to bring to their loyal fans. It’s not just a chance to hear the new album first-hand but also to engage with the music and stories behind it.

Stay tuned to Ferocious Dog’s official website and social media pages. This tour is an opportunity to support live music, pick up a copy of “Kleptocracy,” and be part of a special moment with one of the folk-punk scene’s most compelling acts.

Whether you’re a long-time listener or new to their music, these events are the perfect way to dive deep into the world of Ferocious Dog. Join us in celebrating “Kleptocracy” and experience the power of music in its most authentic form. Don’t forget to mark your calendar and spread the word!

New Album “Kleptocracy” May 17th 2024

Ferocious Dog’s “Kleptocracy” – A Bold Statement in Folk Punk

Ferocious Dog, a band celebrated for their fusion of traditional folk music with the raw, unapologetic energy of punk, has made a striking return with their latest album, “Kleptocracy.” This album, a powerful critique of political greed and corruption in the UK, marks a significant evolution in the band’s discography, both musically and thematically.

Lyrical Bravery and Political Commentary

“Kleptocracy” is a fearless deep-dive into the murky waters of governmental misconduct. The lyrics are poignant, charged with emotion and a sense of urgency that resonates in today’s political climate. Tracks like “Kleptocracy”, “SusLaws”, “Brixton’s Burning” and “Anger on the streets” are not only musically captivating but also paint a vivid picture of societal discontent and the struggle for justice.

Musical Fusion and Artistry

Musically, the album is a testament to Ferocious Dog’s ability to blend genres seamlessly. The use of folk instruments like the fiddle and mandolin, intertwined with aggressive punk rhythms, creates a sound that is both unique and familiar. The band has managed to elevate their musicality while staying true to their roots, a feat that is evident in tracks like “Merthyr Rising” and “Running with The Hounds Again” where the melody is both haunting and invigorating.

Vocals and Songwriting

The lead vocals in “Kleptocracy” are more passionate than ever, conveying a sense of raw honesty and strength. The songwriting, intricate yet accessible, allows listeners to connect deeply with the themes and messages. Each song tells a story, engaging the audience not just with melodies but with meaningful narratives.

Surpassing Previous Works

While Ferocious Dog has always been known for their bold statements and energetic performances, “Kleptocracy” might just eclipse their previous albums. The combination of timely political commentary and musical experimentation makes this album not only relevant but potentially influential in the folk-punk genre.

This new album takes the band’s signature sound to uncharted territories. The fusion of traditional Celtic instruments with the visceral punch of punk rock has always been their hallmark, but “Kleptocracy” elevates this blend to a new level of sophistication. Songs like “A Place We Call Home” and “Blood Soaked Shores” showcase a maturity in composition, blending intricate melodies with a raw, unfiltered edge that speaks directly to the listener’s soul.

The thematic depth of “Kleptocracy” is particularly noteworthy. Each track serves as a poignant critique of the current socio-political landscape, addressing issues from economic disparity to the erosion of civil liberties with a deftness that is both enlightening and mobilizing. It’s a soundtrack for the times – a rallying cry for awareness and action that resonates with the frustrations and hopes of a generation.

Moreover, the album’s production quality signifies a step up from their previous works. There’s a clarity and richness to the sound that enhances the impact of both the lyrics and the instrumentation. This polished production does not detract from the band’s raw energy; instead, it complements their intensity, ensuring that the message is delivered with both power and precision.

In “Kleptocracy,” Ferocious Dog has not only continued their tradition of challenging the status quo but have also pushed their musical boundaries. This album could very well be a defining moment in their career, marking a transition from a band known for their lively performances to one recognized as serious commentators on the state of the world.

Their ability to encapsulate the spirit of rebellion and resilience in their music is what sets “Kleptocracy” apart. It’s an album that doesn’t just speak to the fans of folk-punk; it speaks to anyone who hears the call for a fairer, more just society. As such, stands as a testament to Ferocious Dog’s evolution as artists and activists, marking a significant chapter in their journey and in the history of folk-punk music.

Potential Impact and Legacy

“Kleptocracy” is poised to resonate well beyond Ferocious Dog’s existing fan base. Its relevance in the current socio-political environment gives it the potential to become a landmark album in their career. It’s an album that not only entertains but also provokes thought and discussion.

Conclusion

In “Kleptocracy,” Ferocious Dog has delivered an album that is both a musical triumph and a powerful social commentary. It’s a bold, unflinching look at the state of politics, wrapped in a sound that is unmistakably Ferocious Dog. This album is sure to leave a lasting impact on listeners and the folk-punk scene alike.

Honoring a Legacy: The Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund

At Ferocious Dog, we believe in the power of connections, community, and leaving a lasting impact. One of the most remarkable ways we’ve seen this come to life is through the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund. In this blog post, we’re proud to share the story of how Lee Bonsall’s legacy continues to shine through this incredible initiative.

The Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund

Remembering Lee Bonsall

Lee Bonsall was more than just a beloved friend; he was an inspiration to us all. His positive energy, dedication, and love for life touched the lives of everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

Tragically, Lee’s journey was cut short in 2012, leaving a void in our hearts and the community. Yet, his memory lives on, not only through the positive change inspired by his spirit.

The Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund: A Tribute to Passion

In the wake of Lee’s passing, his family, and friends came together to establish the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund. This charitable organization was born out of a desire to honor Lee’s legacy by supporting causes close to his heart, particularly those related to community engagement.

The fund’s mission is clear: to make a difference in the lives of others while keeping Lee’s memory alive. Over the years, the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund has provided support for various charitable initiatives, embodying the values and passions Lee held dear.

Our Commitment to the Future

As Ferocious Dog, we are immensely proud to be a part of this ongoing journey. We’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible spirit of unity and passion that Lee Bonsall’s memory continues to inspire. It’s a reminder that life has the power to heal, to bring people together, and to leave a lasting legacy.

Moving forward, we remain dedicated to supporting the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund. It’s our way of paying tribute to our dear friend Lee and ensuring that his legacy lives on, not only in our hearts but in the positive impact we can make together.

Join Us in Celebrating Lee

We invite you to join us in celebrating Lee Bonsall’s memory and the incredible work of the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund. Whether you’ve been a part of the Ferocious Dog community for years or are just discovering our journey, your support makes a difference.

Stay tuned for updates on the charitable initiatives of the fund and how you can get involved. Together, we can continue to honor Lee’s legacy and make a positive impact on the world through community and compassion.

Thank you for being a part of this journey. Lee’s spirit lives on in every act of kindness and in the love we share.

With gratitude and unity.

Discover Ferocious Dog: Your Gateway to the World of Music and Gigs

Welcome to the brand-new Ferocious Dog website! We’re thrilled to have you here as we embark on an exciting journey of music, connection, and unforgettable gigs. In this inaugural blog post, we want to give you a sneak peek into how this website will serve as your ultimate resource for all things Ferocious Dog.

Get to Know Ferocious Dog

For both devoted fans and those new to our music, this website is your portal to dive deeper into the world of Ferocious Dog. Here’s how it will help you:

  1. Explore Our Music: With an easily navigable discography section, you can explore our albums, EPs, and singles. Get ready to immerse yourself in our captivating folk-punk tunes, each telling a unique story. You can listen to previews, read lyrics, and discover the inspiration behind the songs.
  2. Learn About the Band: Ever wondered about the people behind the music? Our ‘Band Members’ page introduces you to the talented individuals who make up Ferocious Dog. Learn about their musical backgrounds, influences, and what drives their passion for creating music that resonates with so many.
  3. Stay Updated with News: Be the first to know about the latest happenings in the world of Ferocious Dog. Our blog will keep you informed about band news, announcements, and insights into our creative process. Whether it’s a new album release or an upcoming gig, you’ll find it here.

The Promise of New Content

We believe in the power of music to connect people, and this website will be a dynamic hub for that connection. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  1. Fresh Music: As we continue to create new music, you’ll find it right here. From singles to full-length albums, this website will be your go-to place to discover our latest releases. We’ll also share the stories and inspirations behind each song, giving you an intimate look into our creative process.
  2. Gigs and Tour Updates: Our gig calendar will keep you in the loop about upcoming performances and tours. You’ll never miss a chance to experience the electrifying atmosphere of a Ferocious Dog gig. Get ready to mark your calendars and join us on the road.
  3. Exclusive Content: Stay tuned for exclusive content, such as behind-the-scenes videos, interviews, and live recordings. We want to share our music journey with you, and this website will be the platform for these intimate moments.

Connect with Us

We value your support and want to stay connected with you. Here’s how you can engage with us on this website:

  1. Join Our Mailing List: Be part of our mailing list to receive exclusive updates, early access to tickets, and special offers. We’ll keep you in the loop without filling your inbox with spam.
  2. Follow Us on Social Media: Connect with us on social media platforms for real-time updates, interactive content, and a glimpse into our daily lives as musicians. Your comments and messages mean the world to us.
  3. Share Your Thoughts: We want to hear from you! Use our contact form to share your thoughts, questions, or even fan stories. We love hearing how our music has touched your lives.

In Closing

This website is not just about us; it’s about you, the incredible community of fans who have supported us on this musical journey. We can’t wait to share our music, stories, and experiences with you in this new digital space.

So, whether you’ve been with us from the beginning or are just discovering Ferocious Dog, we invite you to explore, engage, and stay tuned for the incredible music and memories we’ll create together. Thank you for being a part of our adventure, and here’s to many more gigs, songs, and moments shared.

Stay fierce, stay passionate, and let’s make music together.

Warm regards, Ferocious Dog