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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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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Winterville festival comes to Clapham Common

If you’re missing festival season, here’s something for Londoners to fill the gap. The city’s alternative festive experience Winterville heads back to  Clapham Common from 15th November to 23rd December.    The music lineup has just been announced: Mel C, Norman Jay MBE, Jazzie B, The Cuban Brothers, London Soul Train, DJ Yoda and lots more. Plus residences…

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Bearded Theory 2019 early news

EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT! REGULAR PRICE TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT £122. That’s £17 more. 4 (ish) pints. Go on, treat yourself. Get ready – tickets for Bearded Theory 2019 go on sale on Saturday 15th September and the first 1,500 tickets are discounted to £105. Some people are busy counting off the…

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Green Man festival review 2018

Something was definitely missing from Green Man festival 2018 – that wet stuff falling from the sky which churns the Brecon Beacons mud to a smelly mush. Instead, this year’s festival was blessed by sun and wafting clouds; so it was off with the cagoules and on with the fancy dress… and the fine weather…

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The Chemical Brothers and Crazy P at Bluedot festival

The Chemical Brothers set ends Bluedot festival 2018 on a high note, and the hordes pack out the Lovell stage to hear the godfathers of the electronic/dance scene; the sound so colossal and lasers so far-reaching you would think they were competing with the Jodrell Bank telescope itself

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Sea Change festival additions

Sea Change festival takes over the town of Totnes in south Devon over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. The event finds its way into multiple historic venues in the town. Founded and curated by Totnes’s own Drift Records, Sea Change presents special guests beneath the beautiful gold leaf ceiling of the Barrel House Ballroom, St. Mary’s…

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Bluedot 2018: out of this world music and science mashup

Bluedot festival moves into its third year with its unique brand of music, science and space mashup. There is probably no other festival like it: music fans can take their fill of several stages and science geeks have a wealth talks and workshops with experts, although its fair to say most festival goers dip into…

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Is Bluedot the UK’s most planet-friendly festival?

It has taken a huge effort for festivals to adopt an eco-friendly approach. But the days of walking over a crunchy carpet of beer cans to get to the main stage is well and truly over. None more so than at Bluedot festival, which, in its own words, ‘will be sending 0% waste to landfill…

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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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