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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The Chameleons winter tour now includes Membranes for two shows

Mem­branes added to Chameleons tour. Look­ing way ahead, if you can bear to think of it, there’s the per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to leave pre-Xmas mania aside and dip into the warm cocoon of a local venue to see The Chameleons plus – for Lon­don and Man­ches­ter only – Mem­branes. Pio­neer­ing post/punk band – CHAMELEONS – will…

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Best festival guide for 2024

Our favourite time of the year is here again. 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 the chal­lenges are mainly…

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Camp Bestival Dorset and Shropshire day splits and tickets

Camp Besti­val Dorset at Lul­worth Cas­tle (25 – 28 July 2024) has announced day-by-day line­ups, as well as day tick­ets for the four-day week­ender.  A hand­ful of lim­it­ed ear­ly bird day tick­ets will go on sale at 10am on Thurs­day 21 March, with adult tick­ets prices from £80 and chil­dren tick­et prices from £18 for…

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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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The Wedding Present celebrate Bizarro

The Wed­ding Present cel­e­brate the 35th anniver­sary of their sem­i­nal album Bizarro, and will be per­form­ing it live and in full at shows this autumn. They will also play hits from their back cat­a­logue. The shows will see the David Gedge-led indie leg­ends per­form­ing a 90-minute set that will include the 1989 album, togeth­er with…

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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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Sparks release: No.1 In Heaven & Noël – Is There More To Life Than Dancing?

Spe­cial dou­ble coloured vinyl release – April 20th. CD releas­es – May 17th Cel­e­brat­ing the 45th anniver­saries of the Sparks album No.1 In Heav­en and the Sparks writ­ten-and-pro­­duced lost gem Is There More To Life Than Danc­ing by Noël, these two records will be released on coloured vinyl – white and green respec­tive­ly – on April 20th through Lil’ Beethoven Records. Both…

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