Festival season updates

Here’s some more festival news with new and returning events to see you through to September. Bluedot Festival   7th – 9th July The stellar BlueDot festival, nestled under the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank, has day tickets at £59 per day. Daily lineups are on the site too. Leftfield performing Leftism on Friday, Hot Chip frontman Joe Goddard…

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Space 36: the Brexit issue

Waiting to Exhale: a creative exploration in response to Brexit A suburban house turned into an experimental and beautiful space for the creation of project-based art, this is the essence of Space 36, in Finsbury Park, north London. In 2016, the owners of the house, Ahmed Farooqui and Alan Swann, held an exhibition which they chose…

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Bearded Theory photos 2017

Photos taken around the festival site, including some lovely festival goers I encountered, Magical Sounds dance tent and The Woodland Stage area. Plus artists Skunk Anansie (Skin), The Alarm, Cast, Alabama 3, African Head Charge, Drum Machine, The Selecter, 3 Daft Monkeys, Glasvegas, Vintage Trouble. For Bearded Theory review, click here Bearded Theory, Catton Hall, Derbyshire….

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Review: Bearded Theory festival birthday bash

Bearded Theory Spring Gathering or “festival” as it is usually called, has reached an important milestone – its tenth birthday. The hairy-faced contributor to the festival world has grown and blossomed, from bum fluff through designer stubble to full beard. The celebrations opened on a perfect sunny Thursday afternoon with a surprisingly large crowd, perhaps due to the lineup being stuffed…

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More festival recommends and news

Festival season is approaching fast – only five weeks till some of us will be sleeping, or at least trying to, in our tents. Here are a few more events to whet your appetite, and some festival news too. Some festivals are getting low on tickets, so don’t ponder for too long. And if you’re a foodie,…

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Sea Change festival in Totnes reveals the lineup

Sea Change Festival burst onto the scene last year and now the Totnes event, taking place around the town itself, has just revealed its lineup for this summer. It’s an event that finds its way into the most intriguing locations in Totnes, including a restored cinema,sparkling ballroom, 15th century church and walled garden, among many others….

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The best of festivals for 2017

Rejoice – festival season is just around the corner. So what’s in store for 2017?  There’s definitely a trend towards offering debates, talks and workshops. And kids are well catered for with high quality and original learning activities, take Bluedot’s Planetarium and Bearded Theory’s OFSTED approved school. But hey, let’s not get too serious about it all. Festivals primarily…

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Bearded Theory 2017 announces final acts

It might be fair to say that Bearded Theory Festival is spoiling us. And not with chocolates.   Well, it is their 10th anniversary year, so we were expecting a lineup par excellence. And indeed it is. Having revealed the headliner for Saturday night as Seasick Steve, they’ve now gone and added another three acts to…

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Desert Trip – from an English perspective

Desert Trip festival: some of the heavyweights from my teens in one palm-tree-fringed, sun-soaked paradise. Normally I steer clear of this type of mega-concert, but nevertheless this sounded somewhat appealing. I reminded myself that I’d rather hang out at a UK festival, hearing younger, more relevant music in a friendly atmosphere, all the while imbibing abundant quantities of alcohol…

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Early Birds for Bearded Theory 2017

It’s the big one – Bearded Theory 10th Anniversary Special THURSDAY 25TH – SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017 TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER AT 9AM FIRST 1500 TICKETS FOR SALE AT EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT PRICE The organisers of Bearded Theory have confirmed that their award-winning family-friendly Spring Gathering will return to celebrate its 10th anniversary between…

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