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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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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Django Django Marble Skies at Rough Trade

Arty indie band Django Django showcased their new album Marble Skies at Rough Trade East. Their distinctive sound is still there – the deep echo effects, the whoops, the harmonies – sun-dappled and wistful, adding an intensity and beauty to their songs. And there’s always that compulsive beat underpinning their material, almost forcing you to head…

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