Wickham festival near sell-out

If you’re thinking of heading to Wickham festival, better get your skates on. The strongest lineup ever has seen a surge in sales. headliners including Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Lucinda Williams, The Proclaimers, Judy Collins, Graham Nash and Kiefer Sutherland. Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “There is a very real possibility that for the…

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Review: Bliss at Nambucca, north London

When the elements come together and the stars perfectly align, you have to take full advantage of the moment. Such is the situation Rachel Morrison and Tom Morrison found themselves in earlier this year: a chance encounter with a group of Brazilian musicians provided the ideal combination to reinvent Bliss, the band that she so…

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Womad and the Taste the World stage

Here at Gourmet Gigs towers, we love to hear of music and food combos. And at Womad festival, the Taste the World stage gives their global music stars the chance to shine in the kitchen and share their favourite recipes and stories. It’s a unique musical and culinary fusion. Artists hot-footing it from the main…

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W H Lung, debut album at Oslo, Hackney

W H Lung have taken around two years to release their first album Incidental Music. Even when interest in their deep and moody music started to escalate, the band were quite obviously going to do things in their own time. I first heard them at Bluedot festival two years ago and had one of those…

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The lineup: 12 best festivals for 2019

Ooh festival season! The thought of it fills me (and so many of you out there, obviously) with joy. The sheer diversity of the UK festival scene means you can truly immerse yourself in music, dance, talks, literature, art, nature… there’s bound to be a few which will tick all your personal boxes. Here’s my…

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