Gwyl 2021 – eight days of music and arts

Exciting and innovative new Welsh festival Gŵyl 2021 stretches over eight days and from the 8th to 12th March, the programme offers some exclusive and unique events. Presented by music-industry festival Focus Wales, this is a unique opportunity to listen to live panel sessions followed by live showcase performances. And on Thursday, Focus Wales 360°…

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Gwyl 2021 festival – ready to watch this weekend

There’s a feeling of spring in the air and festivals both online and live are tantalisingly looming on the horizon. The following week is good place to begin, with a brand new event to go out online. Called Gŵyl 2021, it showcases contributions from four Welsh festivals: Focus Wales, Festival of Voice, Aberystwyth Comedy Festival…

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Save Sea Change festival – crowdfunder now underway

Among those events and venues not chosen for the Cultural Recovery Fund last week was the wonderful, quirky little Sea Change Festival in Totnes, Devon. Sea Change is now in a perilous position and has had to cancel the event for 2021. A crowdfunder is now up, to help it survive and there are a…

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New Aerial festival in the Lake District

AERIAL is the Lake District’s innovative new festival of original work and commissions – online and free from 26 September 2020 Over 20 new works and commissions from over 40 artists will be accessible online and for free via aerialfestival.com from 26th September This was intended to be Aerial’s inaugural year but like all other…

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Victorious festival tickets on sale from Friday 28th August

This week, the iconic Victorious sign has once again appeared on Southsea seafront, ahead of festival tickets going on sale. The phrase ‘We Miss You’ can be found across Castle Field, the location of the festival’s second main stage. Historically, the Castle Field sign has been a teaser for artist announcements. However, this year the…

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Bearded Theory postponed to 2021

Bearded Theory, usually taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, was optimistically postponed till September and has now announced that the festival will take place in May 2021. The independent festival did its best to try and go ahead but this has not proved possible. Fortunately many of Bearded Theory’s acts for this year…

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Bluedot announces A Weekend in Outer Space

This Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2020, Bluedot festival is broadcasting a special free-to-view online weekend. The three-day extravaganza will include exclusive live performances from ORBITAL, DANIEL AVERY, RONI SIZE, BCUC, ANNA MATRONIC’S DEEP SPACE DISCO and ELBOW, interviews and panels including Brian Cox, Ann Druyan and Jim al-Khalili, plus much more. All will…

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Save Our Scottish Venues festival announced

Music Venue Trust (MVT) has just announced a fantastic lineup for Save Our Scottish Venues virtual festival. It takes place on Friday 19th June across three ‘stages’ and is streamed on livefrom.events. The event streams performances by Scottish musicians who have come together to support Scotland’s vital grassroots music venues who are facing closure due…

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Sea Change online festival

Take a trip, virtually speaking, to Devon and immerse yourself in Sea Change festival this weekend 25th and 26th April.  The distinctive and independent event, now into its fifth year, had to be postponed, much to everyone’s disappointment. Sea Change have organised a special version of the festival. Taking part are: Yann Tiersen, Shirley Collins,…

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Bluedot to host Inner Space parties

Bluedot brings their festival experience to your living room by hosting live streams across their social channels from some of the top acts performing at this year’s festival.  This weekend starts with Henge (above, at Bluedot 2019), with other notable acts on the bill hosting parties over the coming weeks. Henge was very popular at…

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