Radiophonic Workshop celebrate 60th anniversary at Bluedot

Bluedot festival has added another suitably stellar addition to the lineup. The Radiophonic Workshop will be celebrating their 60th anniversary at the festival. They accompanied Orbital’s dramatic sundown set at last year’s event, and for 2018, in addition to playing a live set featuring iconic sounds and visuals from across their 60 year career, the…

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Turin Brakes live at the London Palladium: review

Turin Brakes know how to make the London Palladium feel as intimate as a rough-and-ready basement pub venue. They start by introducing songs from their brand new album. Over the next couple of hours or so, the band take us on a journey back and forth over the past 18 years, many members of the…

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Port Eliot festival 2018 – the first lineup

Picturesque Port Eliot festival, set on the South East Cornish coast, has built a reputation for its thoughtfully curated lineup, a mix of music, comedy, workshops and talks. Food, fashion and literature also feature. The beautiful estate is buzzing from dawn to midnight and beyond with a huge variety of events, so one minute you…

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Blossoms added to the Bearded Theory lineup

Stockport indie outfit Blossoms are the final headline act to be revealed for Bearded Theory, adding to an amazing lineup which includes Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Jimmy Cliff, Jake Bugg and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Oh, and The Coral, and Sleeper. They’ll all be appearing on the main ‘Pallet’ stage. So…

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Cool Britannia festival relives the nineties

A new festival bursting with 90s acts is all set for this August Bank Holiday weekend. Called Cool Britannia festival, the event is suitably set in the old-school festival site of Knebworth Park, and takes us on a journey back in time with a mishmash of Britpop(ish) era bands and dance acts.  If this sounds…

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Women, Children; and Loitering Men by Shirley Baker at Manchester Art Gallery

This is reposted from last year, as the exhibition has just won Best Art Exhibition at Manchester CityLife Awards. The ceremony was hosted at The Deaf Institute. From 19th May, Manchester Art Gallery will show the exhibition Women, Children; and Loitering Men, photographs by Shirley Baker taken primarily in the 1960s. Of Baker’s prolific output, these photographs…

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Django Django Marble Skies at Rough Trade

Arty indie band Django Django showcased their new album Marble Skies at Rough Trade East. Their distinctive sound is still there – the deep echo effects, the whoops, the harmonies – sun-dappled and wistful, adding an intensity and beauty to their songs. And there’s always that compulsive beat underpinning their material, almost forcing you to head…

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