Surprises on the lineup at Bearded Theory 2019

There’s always a few surprises on the Bearded Theory lineup and for 2019, the team have managed to sweet-talk Doves into playing a festival set – they’ll be no doubt wowing the crowds on the Pallet Stage on Sunday. Doves are back for 2019 after a fair few years on ‘hiatus’, during which time they’ve…

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Heavenly celebrate at The Trades Club: Jimi Goodwin; Kid Wave

REPOSTING FROM 2015! Heavenly Records are celebrating their 25th anniversary by taking over the Trades Club for the weekend with a packed programme of shows. In order to cram it all in, they’re adding matinee performances as well as the usual evening ones. It feels slightly odd and indulgent to leave the snow, busy shops and cafes…

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Port Eliot lineup – the first wave

Gorgeous independent Cornish festival Port Eliot Festival has unveiled the first set of artists for 2019. Set on the ancient St Germans estate, the festival runs from 25-28 July 2019. Tickets and full details at porteliotfestival.com  LARGE THURSDAY line-up for weekend ticketholders headlined by Aldous Harding.  OPEN FIRE STAGE & Georgian Big Kitchen featuring the…

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Kendal Calling lineup!

KENDAL CALLING ANNOUNCES HUGE LINEUP FOR 2019 Courteneers, Doves, Manic Street Preachers, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Orbital to headline. They’ll be joined by Tom Jones, Years & Years, Gerry Cinnamon, Miles Kane, The Fratellis, Gomez, Idles, KT Tunstall, Mystery Jets, SlowThai, The Subways and Nina Nesbitt. There are four incredible days of music, arts,…

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Lost Village announces first wave of acts

Lost Village entices with a tasty lineup – so appealing it’s already on Phase 3 of its ticket sales, so it’s advisable to get your skates on if you fancy this award-winning small festival, packed with music, theatre, talks, comedy, restaurants, yoga plus lots of unusual and surprise events. Maribou State, Bicep, Modeselektor, Little Dragon,…

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Steve Mason: About the Light at Rough Trade

Steve Mason aired his new album About the Light at Rough Trade Steve Mason is back – with a beautiful and confident new album to start off 2019 on a positive note. About The Light dropped this week and he started promoting it with an appearance at Rough Trade East: I love these little gigs…

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Sea Change 2019 line-up

Metronomy, The Comet is Coming, Stewart Lee and Bagpuss are all confirmed for Sea Change 2019. The Totnes-based event, founded by Totnes’s Drift Record Shop, has moved from its former end-of-summer position to May Bank Holiday. The Quietus presents Gazelle Twin, with full line-up to follow. Hannah Peel and Will Burns, and Dutch 4-piece Pip…

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Independent Venue Week gathers pace

Having put on a few gigs myself at a local venue, a particularly atmospheric and beautiful space, which was subsequently sold off to be transformed into flats and a hotel, Independent Venue Week is a much-needed venture. Running from Monday 28th January to Sunday 3rd February 19, for IVW19 there are nearly 190 venues signed up…

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UP N GO Brazilian band play Nambucca

They call their music ‘pop soul funk’ – and the Brazilian outfit UP N GO play Nambucca in London. It’s  their second performance as they played a last-minute set at Ronnie Scott’s jam session, where the band got to show off their versatility with a set of covers to suit the jazz and blues evening…

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