Pet Shop Boys to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party

The Pet Shop Boys will bring their spectacular show to the Scottish capital after they were confirmed as the headline act at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party. [The Pet Shop Boys perform at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games – picture: PA] The duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, who shot to fame …

Music Festivals Music News August 28, 2013

The best gigs, tours and music festivals in July

As the summer festival season sets in, bands’ schedules get increasingly more hectic. While the bands may be out and about on the road, they’re stopping off at various festivals rather than taking in headline shows of their own. With that in mind we’ve tweaked the format of July’s edition of the Gig Guide, and …

10 unmissable shows to watch at Latitude

It may not be as sprawling as Glastonbury, but over the past decade Latitude has carved out a reputation as a place of musical (and cultural) discovery. As the Suffolk weekender prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer, Daniel Jeakins runs through 10 stand-out attractions from this year’s line-up. Alt-J What a special moment …

15 ways to get the festival experience at home

Do try this at home. Okay, okay – so you weren’t quick enough on the mouse pad to get your tickets to Glastonbury, Bestival seemed like too much of a journey and you were too skint for Reading & Leeds. But do you have to be at a festival in order to actually be at …

Music Festivals June 24, 2015

Stewart Lee to curate ATP 2016

The organisers of the All Tomorrow’s Parties series of festivals have decided to hand the reigns over to comedian Stewart Lee for next year’s ATP 2.0. The cult figure of alternative comedy is set to curate the group’s second festival ATP 2.0 set at the Pontins holiday camp in Camber Sands, North Wales. Lee joins a list of …

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