Field Day 2018: Charlotte Gainsbourg and Oumou Sangare

I’ve always had a soft spot for Field Day festival: its curators have form in enticing lesser-seen artists onto their festival stages, such as Mazzy Star’s memorable set in 2012. Field Day’s move this year from Victoria Park to the considerably smaller Brockwell Park has not been without its issues – from pre-event concerns from…

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Port Eliot festival announces new Fashion Foundation

Port Eliot festival has developed a name for seeking out some of fashion’s movers and shakers, with intelligent and in-depth talks and discussions. This year they are taking things one step further with The Fashion Foundation – a new home for fashion and art. See designer, musician and muse, Daphne Guinness in conversation with The…

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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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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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