BB Blackdog ''Good Times with the White Rose''
Sounds as though a good time was had by all last weekend in Yorkshire, certainly looked a good turn out for the Saltaire Steampunk gathering, both in numbers and splendidness of appearance, Saltaire looking resplendent as a location.
Good comments from the private party at Sowerby Bridge on the Saturday too.
No activity on the playing front this weekend,with no appearance at the Whitby, Spring Goth and Steampunk weekend this time around, however i do believe a social visit is intended for Saturday.
All the best to good friends Gladstone making their Whitby debut, playing Steampunk Central at The Rifle Club on the Friday.
Writing now, with torrents of water flowing down the window, here in Derbyshire, awaiting the band of rain moving up from the South, seems an excellent time to give a brief mention to some of the outdoor stuff the band are involved with, now that spring is in the air!
On the Steampunk horizon and whilst not strictly outdoors, good weather definitely preferred for,The Asylum, National Steampunk festival at Lincoln over the weekend starting September 7th.
The biggest Steampunk gathering of the year, offering a highly eclectic program of events. BB Blackdog playing Saturday night.
Also A Journey Into Steampunk, a big music festival with BB headlining Friday at The Workhouse at Llanfyllin in Mid Wales August 25th/26th.
Two earlier, outdoor events with Steampunks in Springtime at Woodland Valley Farm near Ladock in Cornwall May 12th and Steampunk Solstice at The Lime Kiln, Wirksworth in Derbyshire on June 16th.
Other festivals include Patriot Games, The Patriot Pub , Crumlin, South Wales May 4th/5th. Rockfest, Lime Kiln,Wirksworth June 3rd. Mowfest, Nottingham June 15th. Exile Festival, Darley Dale, Derbyshire 29,30 June, July 1st. Graylands, Gwynedd, Wales July 7th. Rock And Blues, Pentrich, Derbyshire July 28th/29th and On Board The Craft, South Wingfield, Derbyshire Sept 7th/8th.
If anything take's your fancy, more details via the rather excellent new website, now up and running, though still short of it's completed format. That is www.bbblackdog.net. Apologies cannot link it, probably pilot error!