We Invented the Weekend free festival, Salford

We love to bring you fes­ti­val news – espe­cial­ly free ones that also ben­e­fit their local com­mu­ni­ty. We Invent­ed the Week­end, tak­ing place on Sat­ur­day 15th and Sun­day 16th June, returns to MediaC­i­ty and Sal­ford Quays. High­lights include North­ern Music Awards’ Best DJ DJ Paulette, Sacha Lord, Zed Bias, LIINES and a Sounds from The Oth­er City takeover. We Invent­ed the Week­end● The…

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Joe Goddard shares a track from his upcoming album “Harmonics”

There’s a new album called Har­mon­ics on its way by Hot Chip front­man Joe God­dard. It’s still a while till the release date of July 12th but there’s a tasty morsel just dropped in the form of a track and video to pique our inter­est – pre­vi­ous­ly shared is the track New World with Fiorious.…

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Best festival guide for 2024

Fes­ti­val sea­son is near­ly here again – our favourite time of the year. The fes­ti­val scene is always evolv­ing and this year sad­ly sees a few sig­nif­i­cant changes. Sev­er­al we thought of as a con­stant pres­ence on the fes­ti­val cal­en­dar are either tak­ing a fal­low year or have decid­ed to call it a day. No secret…

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Bearded Theory – what’s in store for 2024

The Beard­ed The­o­ry fes­ti­val line­up has plen­ty for fans old and new this year… and (checks cal­en­dar) it’s only two months away! Plus there’s all the oth­er fun stuff that goes on dur­ing what has always been one of the most friend­ly fes­ti­vals of the sea­son.  Beard­ed The­o­ry’s old timers… Some artists make their way…

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Review: Elephant Stone new album Back Into the Dream

Start­ing with a base point of indie-psych, Cana­di­an out­fit Ele­phant Stone’s sound radi­ates out, mor­ph­ing along the way into oth­er gen­res. Rishi Dhir, the band’s front man, sitar and bass play­er plus pro­lif­ic song­writer, remains stead­fast­ly at the helm, con­tin­u­ing to steer their sound in mul­ti­ple direc­tions – not least of all the con­cept album,…

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SDF new single European Bar, a dreamy wonderland

The artists on Lost Map Records rep­re­sent a diverse range of gen­res but nev­er­the­less are unit­ed by their strong cre­ative vision. Base camp is the wild island of Eigg, where the label’s own­er, John­ny Lynch, aka Pic­tish Trail, nur­tures and encour­ages his ros­ter of musi­cians.  And in this vein, pop and dis­co trio SDF’s captivating…

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Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival 2024

The UK’s ulti­mate Goth­ic week­ender – TOMORROW’S GHOSTS FESTIVAL // HALLOWEEN GATHERING – will be back for Autumn 2024.Fol­low­ing the resound­ing sell-out suc­cess of last year, the annu­al goth fes­ti­val will return to its spir­i­tu­al home of Whit­by in the wake of Hal­loween once more and presents the first names on the bill. Across its…

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Independent Venue Week at The Trades Club

While we spend Jan­u­ary snug­gling under duvets lis­ten­ing to lash­ing rain and howl­ing wind, the night time econ­o­my takes a hit. One area that can’t afford to lie dor­mant is grass­roots music venues. Per­fect­ly timed, Inde­pen­dent Venue Week is an annu­al cel­e­bra­tion of these unique, inti­mate places and aims to entice music fans out with…

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Debut EP release ‘Sex Yoga’ by Callis

West York­shire band Cal­lis unveil their long-await­­ed debut EP release 2nd Feb­ru­ary, called Sex Yoga. We won’t be for­get­ting that title in a hur­ry. The Tod­­mor­­den-based band have been described as a “Work­ing-class sym­pho­ny of North­ern grit, new wave nuances gal­vanised with a post-punk atti­tude”. Dean Molyneux (lead vocals, gui­tar), Bryn Davies (back­ing vocals, bass) and…

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Camp Bestival Dorset and Shropshire: first lineups

Camp Besti­val Dorset the UK’s favourite fam­i­ly fes­ti­val is land­ing back in Lul­worth Cas­tle, Dorset (25 – 28 July 2024) with a total­ly out of this world line­up and inter­galac­tic, aliens and space theme fea­tur­ing a galaxy-bend­ing UK fes­ti­val exclu­sive head­line per­for­mance from PETE TONG IBIZA CLASSICS – Jules Buck­ley & The Essen­tial Orches­tra, pop queen Paloma…

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