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…

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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….

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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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