Camp Bestival doubles up: Dorset and now Shropshire too

Why put on one fes­ti­val when you can organ­ise two? Camp Besti­val has giv­en birth this year to a sec­ond shindig, with the usu­al Dorset loca­tion being joined by Camp Besti­val Shrop­shire lat­er in the sum­mer. Fam­i­ly friend­ly event Camp Besti­val will be return­ing for 2022 to its home in Dorset at Lul­worth Cove. From…

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Victorious Festival 2022 first wave

Vic­to­ri­ous Fes­ti­val makes its first announce­ments for sum­mer 2022. The open­ing day, Fri­day, will see The Stereo­phon­ics head­line. Their 12th album called Oochya! is set for release in the spring. Also Mancs rock­ers James are set to appear.  Sat­ur­day sees The Wom­bats and Sug­ababes appear, while on Sun­day it’s the turn of Noth­ing But Thieves…

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Bearded Theory 2022: the second wave

Rea­son to cel­e­brate: Beard­ed The­o­ry fes­ti­val 2022 has just announced a sec­ond wave of artists which we’re reveal­ing right now. And they’re a crack­er. Or maybe that should be crack­ers, but that does­n’t sound right.  So here we go… tick, tick, boom! Yes, The Hives have joined the line­up and they’re well-known as a bril­liant live…

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Bearded Theory first reveal for 2022

What a joy to see Beard­ed The­o­ry fes­ti­val back on track for 2022. Dates con­firmed are 26–29th May, at its reg­u­lar spot of Cat­ton Hall, Der­byshire. The line­up is look­ing good, nay, amaz­ing with Pat­ti Smith to appear. Also Place­bo, and The Flam­ing Lips. The Flam­ing Lips will close the fes­ti­val on Sun­day, no doubt…

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Björk to be Bluedot 2022 closing headliner

Blue­dot fans may remem­ber that Björk was sched­uled to be one of the head­lin­ers for 2019 until the event was post­poned. The unique Ice­landic artist is now sched­uled for next year, 2022, where she will head­line the final Sun­day night show in a unique show with Man­ches­ter’s Hal­lé Orches­tra. Björk will be joined by The…

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Green Man 2021 review: frolics in the Brecon Beacons

Imag­ine all the ele­ments that make Green Man fes­ti­val so spe­cial, mul­ti­ply that sev­er­al times over and you’ll get the gen­er­al idea of the sheer plea­sure and excite­ment of this year‘s extrav­a­gan­za in the Bre­con Bea­cons.  The Green Man team did every­thing they could in order to go ahead this year and it was all…

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Review: Kaleidoscope festival at Alexandra Palace

There was a pal­pa­ble feel­ing of excite­ment in the air as peo­ple made their way up to Alexan­dra Palace for Kalei­do­scope fes­ti­val on Sat­ur­day 25th July. For many starved rev­ellers, this was the first occa­sion for well over a year that they were head­ing out to a fes­ti­val, this was lib­er­a­tion.  Every­one came with the…

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ODAS present new EP and West Yorkshire shows

ODAS music project found­ed by Dean Free­man, releas­es their sec­ond EP on July 12th. Called The Film Between The Takes EP2 the four-track instru­men­tal work fol­lows EP1 which saw its release in Jan­u­ary this year. What ini­tial­ly appealed to me about West York­shire based ODAS (for­mer­ly One Day, After School) was their con­nec­tion with poetry –…

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‘On Edge’ dynamic theatre and Parkour to highlight modern slavery

The excit­ing out­door the­atre pro­duc­tion On Edge is now out of lock­down and back on tour. The show is a unique and genre-defy­ing blend of per­for­mance skills, superbly ener­getic and engag­ing, mak­ing this a ground­break­ing piece of the­atre. Dance, cir­cus skills, pup­petry and park­our con­verge in this piece with a mes­sage: to high­light the issue…

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London day festivals happening this summer

It’s not been an easy sum­mer for fes­ti­vals, and each week brings fur­ther can­cel­la­tions. The good news is that a sur­feit of one-day music events is hap­pen­ing in Lon­don’s var­i­ous green spaces. Most fes­ti­vals have reached their final tick­et release, so if you’ve got your eye on some­thing, best snap those tick­ets up with­out fur­ther ado.…

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