Dear readers, performers, artists, advertisers, contributors, supporters and anyone working in arts or entertainment.

We did not want for issue 101 of SLAP Mag to be entered in to 'room 101'... But with the current situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) that we all find ourselves in, we are aware that producing a print edition of SLAP mag for April 2020 is not viable. Our distribution points are mostly public spaces where people gather, the current advice by the government is to avoid these (without, by the way, any support for those industries, or those who support them).

It would be unfair on our advertisers, many of which are stockists of SLAP Mag, it wouldn't be fair on our delivers to distribute them, and that's if there's anyone around to pick up a copy to read. The likelihood is, judging by our inbox this morning, many venues, pubs and theatres will be forced to close without any of the protections of an enforced closure scenario.

We hope you and your loved ones are not too badly affected either by the virus or by the long term consequences of.
Best regards
Isolate-Ed x

Slap Magazine: Issue 91 May 2019

Slap Magazine Issue 91 May 2019, May 2019

Where does the time go? It’s May already, my favourite month, and it’s the time of year we get to find out who will be headlining all the big festivals we have to look forward to. This year's top announcement has to be from Nozstock with Sleaford Mods and I for one can’t wait.

We continue with our festival preview features this month, with a look forward to Wychwood and Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul festivals as well as the brand new Stroud Steampunk festival. There are festivals happening locally throughout May - take a look at page 54 for a full list in our region, with something for everyone

Our cover features the Malvern-based charity ‘Rock Around the Hills’ who have created an interactive exhibition celebrating the story of rock, punk and progressive rock at the Winter Gardens from 1961 to 1990. The exhibition features images of over 400 posters, tickets, flyers and fanzines as well as recorded memories from audience members, musicians and promoters who were all part of the Malvern Winter Gardens story. From a time when it rocked to the sounds of bands such as The Jam, The Kinks, The Who, Pink Floyd, Motorhead, Hawkwind and many many more.

We also, as usual, bring you an assortment of local artists' new releases which, as always, will be on the SLAP Spotify, so please give them a listen and follow our playlist.

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