How the Light Gets In festival

Want to prolong festival season? A mix of talks and music in serene Kenwood House accompanied by exciting food prepared by forward-thinking chefs await at How the Light Gets In, now the world’s largest philosophy and music event. It takes place the weekend of 21st and 22nd September. The theme this year is Unchartered Territory,…

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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,…

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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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Sea Change festival confirms Gruff Rhys and plenty more

Devon’s Sea Change Festival has announced the second wave of artists confirmed to appear in Totnes and Dartington this May. Gruff Rhys – Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker author and one-fifth of Super Furry Animals will be appearing. Also, Bill Ryder Jones, Lubomyr Melnyk, Maps, Du Blonde, who has just released her self-produced Lung Bread…

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Lost Village announces first wave of acts

Lost Village entices with a tasty lineup – so appealing it’s already on Phase 3 of its ticket sales, so it’s advisable to get your skates on if you fancy this award-winning small festival, packed with music, theatre, talks, comedy, restaurants, yoga plus lots of unusual and surprise events. Maribou State, Bicep, Modeselektor, Little Dragon,…

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Green Man festival review 2018

Something was definitely missing from Green Man festival 2018 – that wet stuff falling from the sky which churns the Brecon Beacons mud to a smelly mush. Instead, this year’s festival was blessed by sun and wafting clouds; so it was off with the cagoules and on with the fancy dress… and the fine weather…

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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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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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Port Eliot festival 2018 – the first lineup

Picturesque Port Eliot festival, set on the South East Cornish coast, has built a reputation for its thoughtfully curated lineup, a mix of music, comedy, workshops and talks. Food, fashion and literature also feature. The beautiful estate is buzzing from dawn to midnight and beyond with a huge variety of events, so one minute you…

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