Back to the fields: festivals for 2021

Our festival piece looks a little different this year. It’s been a difficult and rather harrowing task putting it together as many have decided – and are still deciding – to cancel, mainly due to the lack of Government-backed covid insurance. Operating on a knife edge is everyday stuff for festival organisers, but this is…

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The lineup: 12 best festivals for 2019

Ooh festival season! The thought of it fills me (and so many of you out there, obviously) with joy. The sheer diversity of the UK festival scene means you can truly immerse yourself in music, dance, talks, literature, art, natureā€¦ there’s bound to be a few which will tick all your personal boxes. Here’s my…

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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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