KITE festival – Saturday review

Our vis­it to Kite fes­ti­val, set in gen­tle coun­try­side close to Oxford, was pret­ty much based on the fact that Grace Jones was set to head­line on the Sat­ur­day night – not that there weren’t plen­ty of oth­er attrac­tive propo­si­tions through­out this new music and ideas event. Chat­ting to peo­ple around the site it appears…

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LIINES: interview at Bearded Theory festival

Man­ches­ter band LIINES played a blis­ter­ing set on Sun­day 29th at Beard­ed The­o­ry fes­ti­val – the crowd was obvi­ous­ly lov­ing it – and there’s plen­ty of social media com­ments that indi­cate they’ve gained a raft of new fans. I was thrilled to catch up with Zoe McVeigh (vocals/guitar) and Leila O’Sul­li­van (drums) after they came…

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Bearded Theory 2022 Photo Album

Pho­tos from Beard­ed The­o­ry fes­ti­val at Cat­ton Hall, Der­byshire. The Pierce Broth­ers, Dub Pis­tols, Taran­tism, Fero­cious Dog, Astrala­sia, Fat White Fam­i­ly, LIINES, the Flam­ing Lips. Also The Selecter, Nova Twins, Emi­ly Capell and Frank Carter and The Sleep­ing Souls. And, as always, the bril­liant Cow­ley’s Fine Foods. 

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More artists for Camp Bestival, Dorset and Shropshire

Those with tick­ets for Camp Besti­val Dorset and Camp Besti­val Shrop­shire have some wel­come addi­tions to their line­ups – and those still hunt­ing for a tru­ly fam­i­­ly-friend­­ly event should check out these two sum­mer events. Camp Besti­val Shrop­shire The new­bie, Camp Besti­val Shrop­shire is a stand-alone event with all the fam­i­ly friend­ly ele­ments of the…

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Sea Change lineup for 2022 announced

Is there any­one who does­n’t fan­cy the idea of a fes­ti­val with only 600 peo­ple? The event in ques­tion is Sea Change, the – well let’s call it inti­mate – event takes place in Totnes, in a selec­tion of quirky and atmos­pher­ic town venues.  Sea Change Presents announces the first wave of artists for the…

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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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Sea Change festival to go ahead this summer

Some good news for the south west fes­ti­val scene. Sea Change fes­ti­val is back this sum­mer with a one-day event named Sea Change Presents. And the team are glad to announce that next year sees the full three-day event from 27–29 May 2022. This year’s Sea Change will see live music, film and con­ver­sa­tions hap­pen­ing at…

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Lost Village festival 2020: first announcement

The lit­tle Lin­colnshire fes­ti­val Lost Vil­lage has released its first line­up: Bom­bay Bicy­cle Club, Bonobo (DJ set), Four Tet, Djan­go Djan­go, Float­ing Points (live), Kojey Rad­i­cal, Dixon, Hon­ey Dijon, Ross from Friends, Craig Charles, Nor­man Jay and lots more. Lost Vil­lage cre­ates a son­ic tapes­try with red-hot emerg­ing names and estab­lished lumi­nar­ies in equal mea­sure. A…

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After Bluedot: 5 mins with Working Men’s Club

I man­aged to catch five min­utes with Work­ing Men’s Club after their set at Blue­dot last Sat­ur­day. They’ve been in Sheffield doing a record­ing ses­sion, attend­ing pho­to­shoots, left to head off to Lat­i­tude… and they’re now on to Port Eliot fes­ti­val. Busy busy. The in-depth inter­view is going to have to wait. Q Hi Jake, that…

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Review: Anthropos festival makes its debut

Tes­sa Gordziejko attend­ed the first Anthro­pos fes­ti­val and has writ­ten a review of the occa­sion. It’s always excit­ing to find a new fes­ti­val, but to be at the very first edi­tion of a brand new fes­ti­val is dou­bly intrigu­ing. Such was Anthro­pos electronic/ psy­che­del­ic music and arts fes­ti­val, an ini­tia­tive of Cam­bridge-based Sven and Lars…

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