Mogwai – Live in Aberdeen – Photo Gallery

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Artist: Mogwai
Event: True North Festival 2018
Venue: His Majesty’s Theatre
City: Aberdeen, Scotland
Date: 22nd September, 2018


Mogwai – Live at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen – Photo Gallery

Simon was in Aberdeen in Scotland to photograph Glaswegian giants Mogwai performing at His Majesty’s Theatre as part of the True North Festival 2018. A fantastic set from Mogwai included song from their new album as well as favourites such as Like Herod and My Father, My King.

Cool Britannia Festival, Knebworth – Photo Gallery

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Music Photography: Cool Britannia Festival
Date: 1st and 2nd September, 2018
Headline Acts: Happy Mondays, Ocean Colour Scene
Location: Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury


Cool Britannia Festival, Knebworth – Photo Gallery

“Iconic acts inspired by an epic era!”

The beginning of September saw the launch of a brand new epic music festival Cool Britannia — which which took place at Knebworth — the stately home of rock. The new festival was opened on Saturday with the premier of Britpop Classical. Britpop Classical features a full rock back of some of the country’s best session musicians together with an amazing horns section and orchestra, all backing a spectacular array of vocalists including The Farm’s Peter Hooton performing All Together Now, Saffron from Republica with Ready To Go, Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory covering Pulp’s Common People and the unique Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia, EastEnders) closed the set with Blur’s Parklife.

Rewind Festival North – Photo Gallery

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Music Photography: Rewind Festival North 2018
Headline Acts: O.M.D., The Jacksons
Location: Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Cheshire
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury


Rewind Festival North – Photo Gallery

Simon headed over to Capesthorne Hall in Siddington near Macclesfield for the latest Rewind Festival North. The festival is now in it’s fourth year at the Cheshire venue while celebrating is tenth year overall. Simon J. Newbury Photography has been at every Rewind North.

Bluedot Festival 2018 – Photo Gallery

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Music Photography: Bluedot Festival 2018
Headline Acts: The Hallé Orchestra, The Flaming Lips, Future Islands, The Chemical Brothers
Location: Jodrell Bank, Cheshire
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury


Bluedot Festival 2018 – Photo Gallery

Simon headed over to Jodrell Bank to photograph the four day music and science Bluedot Festival. Thursday night saw the return of Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra who played the score to the BBC’s Blue Planet. Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips headed back to Cheshire to headline on the Friday in the shadow of the giant Lovell Telescope with their usual extravagant pomp including balloons, confetti and of course a giant inflatable robot! Saturday saw a host of acts across the festival stages including: FEHM, Nadine Shah, Gary Numan and Future Islands. Professor Richard Dawkins also battled the music to discuss his latest book. Sunday was headlined by The Chemical Brothers with performances from Acid Mothers Temple, Shattered Ankles, Crazy P, Future Get Down, Hello Cosmos, Little Dragon and Vessels. Comedian Gary Delaney also appeared.

Here are some of the photos from Bluedot 2018 with an extended gallery on our Facebook page.

Music Photography: Manic Street Preachers live in Liverpool

Live Music Photography: Manic Street Preachers
Venue: Liverpool Echo Arena
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury
Show Date: 13.05.2016
Support Act: Editors


Live Music Photography: Manic Street Preachers live in Liverpool

Simon was at the Liverpool Echo Arena to photograph the Manic Street Preachers on their ‘Everything Must Go’ 20th Anniversary Tour. Support on the night came from Editors.

Music Photography: Bluetones Live at The Sugarmill

Live Music Photography: The Bluetones
Venue: The Sugarmill, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury, Tina Newbury
Show Date: 22.04.2016
Support Acts: Miracle Glass Company, LazyEye


Music Photography: Bluetones Live at The Sugarmill, Hanley

Simon J. Newbury Photography have photographed the Bluetones many times before at venues including Whatfest, The Box in Crewe, 53 Degrees in Preston and The O2 Academy in Birmingham. The band were back together on the 20th Anniversary Jukebox Tour of the UK.

Music Photography: They Might Be Giants – Manchester Academy

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Live Music Photography: They Might Be Giants
Venue: Academy 2, Manchester
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury
Show Date: 01.02.2016


Music Photography: They Might Be Giants – Manchester Academy 2

Simon was in Manchester for the latest UK tour from Brooklyn’s They Might Be Giants. Famous for such tunes as Istanbul (Not Constantinople), Birdhouse In Your Soul and Boss Of Me, the US band checked back into Manchester Academy having last played the venue back in 2013.

Music Photography: Ella Eyre – Albert Hall Manchester

Live Music Photography: Ella Eyre
Support: Flawes, Jasmine Thompson
Venue: Albert Hall, Manchester
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury
Show Date: 06.11.2015


Music Photography: Ella Eyre – Albert Hall Manchester

The end of a very busy fortnight of live music photography was Ella Eyre performing live at a sold out Albert Hall in Manchester. As well as covering Liverpool Music Week we managed to fit in shows from Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa and Glenn Hughes. We also headed down to Birmingham to photograph Caspian on their UK and European Tour.

Simon was up in Manchester to photograph Ella, just after winning her MOBO Award for Best Female Act. Support on the night came from Flawes and Jasmine Thompson.

Music Photography: Liverpool Music Week 2015

Live Music Photography: Liverpool Music Week 2015
Events: Richard Hawley – Grand Central Hall, Health – The Kazimier, Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Camp & Furnace, Josh T. Pearson – Scandinavian Church, SOAK, Deerhunter, Baio, LA Priest, Fraser A. Gorman, All We Are, Gulf, Clen Cut Kid – Camp & Furnace.
Photographers: Tina Newbury, Simon J. Newbury
Date: 22 October – 31 October, 2015


Music Photography: Liverpool Music Week 2015

We were back for our second year photographing at Liverpool Music Week. Last year we photographed post rock outfit Mogwai at the Camp and Furnace. This year we were able to cover more of the shows held across various venues in Liverpool. The first show was Richard Hawley performing live at The Dome (Grand Central Hall). Tina covered this show as Simon was just down the road at the Liverpool Echo Arena to photograph Joe Bonamassa.

Music Photography: Leeds Festival 2015

Live Music Photography: Leeds Festival 2015
Location: Bramham Park, Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Photographers: Tina Newbury, Simon J. Newbury
Date: 28 August – 30 August, 2015


Music Photography: Leeds Festival 2015

We were at Leeds Festival this year for the first year. Working as a team we covered all the extra stages including The NME/ BBC Radio One Stage, The Alternative Stage, The Festival Republic Stage, The Pit/ Lock Up Stage and the BBC Introducing Stage. Between us we shot a great number of bands, and a few comedians! Naturally we got to photograph a few nuns, superheroes and smurfs along the way!