I’m Megan Downing, an English Literature graduate from University of Southampton. I work for MTV as a Digital Media Intern.
I am the Music, Arts and Culture Editor for The National Student. I am the Membership and Communications Officer for the Student Publication Association, I write about music for 7BitArcade, and contribute regularly to The Culture Trip.
I have a passion for live music and this is where I began in student journalism. Reviewing a gig or festival is still where my heart lies four years on.
One thing you should know about me is that I have an unhealthy obsession with Kevin Spacey.
Live review: Jack Garratt @ Shepherds Bush Empire, London
The one band band wowed the London crowd...
Live review: Florence + The Machine @ Apple Music Festival
Florence + The Machine brought the Apple Music Festival to a spectacular close on Monday 28th September with a hit filled set, and an energetic live performance.
Live Review: Disclosure @ Apple Music Festival
Disclosure performed to a packed Roundhouse for Apple Music Festival...
Live Review: The Weeknd @ Apple Music Festival, The Roundhouse
The illusive Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd lived up to the hype…
Festival preview: Apple Music Festival 2015
Apple Music Festival's line up is looking better than ever before...
Festival review: Reading Festival 2015
Music Editor, Megan Downing, tells you her highlights from Reading Festival...
Theatre Review: The Producers at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (26/05/2015)
Music, Arts and Culture Editor Megan reviews the latest production of Broadway classic, The Producers.
Interview: Years & Years
Megan Downing caught up with one of the hottest bands of 2015, Years & Years, backstage at Common People festival.
Festival review: Common People
A glorious weekend of sunshine and music at Southampton's inaugural Common People festival.
Featured festival: Reading Festival
Reading Festival is a staple in the UK festival calendar - we explore the highlights of the sterling line up for 2015.
Featured festival: Boardmasters
Boardmaster 2015 is looking to be the best yet as the festival reaches its tenth year.
Hear this: Brandon Flowers - I Can Change
The Killers frontman, Brandon Flowers, is previewing his second solo album with a brand new song titled ‘I Can Change’.
Hear This: Son Lux - Change Is Everything
Son Lux have released the first single from their fourth album.
Featured festival: Common People
The creators of Bestival and Camp Bestival are back with a brand new metropolitan festival in the heart of Southampton.
Featured festival: Somersault Festival
Music, Arts and Culture Editor Megan previews this year's Somersault Festival.
Theatre Review: To Kill A Mockingbird at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
This adaptation of the Harper Lee classic is simple yet breathtaking. A truly unique take on the novel.
Arts Review: Cirque Ã‰loize Cirkopolis at the Mayflower Theatre (11/03/15)
French-Canadian dance troupe Cirque Éloize graced the stage of Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre last week with their breathtaking new show Cirkopolis.
Theatre review: Edward Scissorhands @ The Mayflower (03/03/2015)
The Tim Burton classic is brought to life on the stage at the Mayflower Theatre.