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

15 ways to get the festival experience at home

Do try this at home. Okay, okay – so you were’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 …

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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 …

Missy Elliott set to headline Bestival

Missy Elliott has been announced as the Sunday night headliner at this year’s Bestival, joining Duran Duran and Chemical Brothers in a pretty eclectic selection. The US hip-hop artist will be bringing her intense stage presence to the Isle Of Wight and has said that she’s ready to impress: “I’m very excited to be performing at …

19 acts to discover at Glastonbury

The Glastonbury line-up is (as always) huge this year. We should know. We just spent a better part of a day trawling through it, picking out acts you may not be familiar with, should you find a gap in your schedule – whether that’s at Worthy Farm or watching from your sofa at home. Sure, we all …

Isle Of Wight Festival 2015 - review

Daniel Jeakins reports on a weekend at Seaclose Park, where Blur, The Prodigy and Fleetwood Mac topped the bill at Isle of Wight Festival Nostalgia is always an underlying theme at the Isle of Wight Festival, and it feels particularly apparent that this is an event celebrating the past as you arrive at Seaclose Park. Everything from …

Long Division Festival 2015 – in photos

Wakefield’s annual inner city music festival Long Division took place over the weekend, featuring performances from the likes of Ash, Fat White Family, Menace Beach and Allusondrugs. Here’s a selection of photos from the festival by Luke Hannaford… Allusondrugs Ash Brawlers Menace Beach Fat White Family Crybabycry Lovely Eggs

Florence and the Machine replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

Florence and the Machine have been confirmed as the replacement for the Foo Fighters at Glastonbury, after Dave Grohl’s injury last weekend forced the US rockers to cancel a series of UK tour dates. The NME reports an official statement from Glastonbury and Emily Eavis, which reads: “We’re very pleased to announce that Florence + …

Music Festivals Music News June 17, 2015

Download Festival 2015 - in photos

The annual gathering of all that is rock and metal took place at Donnington this weekend for this year’s Download Festival. Report and photos by Anthony Longstaff Over 80,000 people flocked to the epicentre of one of the world’s biggest metal and rock festivals last weekend, headlined by Slipknot, Muse and Kiss. The entire weekend was …

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