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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Port Eliot festival announces new Fashion Foundation

Port Eliot festival has developed a name for seeking out some of fashion’s movers and shakers, with intelligent and in-depth talks and discussions. This year they are taking things one step further with The Fashion Foundation – a new home for fashion and art. See designer, musician and muse, Daphne Guinness in conversation with The…

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All Points East: Alexis Taylor, Mattiel and Bjork shine

New London mega-festival All Points East at Victoria Park offered sparkling lineups: the first Sunday introduced slinky Texan outfit Khruangbin, followed by a dancey set from Alexis Taylor. Father John Misty offered lush vocals to a mellow early evening crowd before Bjork’s fantastical set ended the evening

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Turin Brakes live at the London Palladium: review

Turin Brakes know how to make the London Palladium feel as intimate as a rough-and-ready basement pub venue. They start by introducing songs from their brand new album. Over the next couple of hours or so, the band take us on a journey back and forth over the past 18 years, many members of the…

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