Best music photographs of June 2019 featuring: Africa Oyé, The Blinders, The Sugarhill Gang, Pale Waves

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The Courtneers Crowd – Warren Miller

The number of gigs may have slowed down but this hasn’t stopped the Getintothis team of photographers bringing in the goods, James Baker and Kevin Barrett unravel the best of June’s pics.

As stuttering as it may have been, it looks like we’re finally getting a taste of summer.

For festival goers and organisers alike, this couldn’t come soon enough.

The months of waiting and reading over line-up after line-up are finally coming to the end result of losing your voice singing along in a field with thousands of other fans. What’s not to love? Personally I couldn’t tell you…

The sun couldn’t have hit at a better time than it did for this year’s Africa Oyè in Sefton Park.

A triumph, yet again showcasing the best African & Caribbean music, culture and arts, we’d have been mad to miss it.

The energy and vibrancy of the festival made a treat for our photographers who were on hand for one of the true highlights of the Merseyside cultural calendar.

A couple of other notable highlights in the past month have come from the opposite end of the M62.

With Heaton Park welcoming a huge homecoming for Manchester stalwarts The Courtneeners, Warren Millar was on hand to  capture the atmosphere superbly.

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But it was a few other Manc heirs to the throne that stole the show as they blew away Stockport County’s Edgeley Park in the form of Blossoms, and rising stars The Blinders, where Gary Lambert was front row to shoot the intensity of Thomas Haywood mid-vocals. 

Back here in Liverpool it was a case of both goodbye, as The Love band featuring Johnny Echols played their final and farewell tour, and also hello to old friends of the Merseyside music scene, as the much loved The Great North Western Hoboes played a triumphant reunion gig at District for the first time in ten years.

And then, of course, there was Primavera Sound over in Barcelona, by now a firm fixture on the Getintothis calendar.

So good, that there were three of us there to sample what we have declared to be the best festival anywhere.

But for now we’ll let you enjoy the team’s best photos from the month of June.

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