The best gigs, tours and festivals in August

While it’s safe to say that July is the heavyweight of the festival season, August is still packed to the gunnels with outdoor music events. In fact, the festival scene actually seems to be hogging some of our favourite acts, before they then jet off to embark on American or European tours. So, take this as …

Gig Guides July 31, 2015

5 essential acts to catch at Kendal Calling

Cumbrian festival Kendal Calling is kicking off at the end of July, with a humongous numbers of acts set to descend on the Lake District. If you’re packing your tent or jumping on the resale tickets, but you’re still trying to get your head around all on offer from the main stage and beyond – …

The best film releases in July

As blockbuster season continues, Alan Laidlaw is on hand to give you a look at the biggest cinema events around the UK, along with a round-up of the must see films coming to the big-screen. The big nationwide releases in July Amy Out July 3 Following on from his critically acclaimed Senna, Asif Kapadia takes a tender and thoughtful …

Film What's On June 30, 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 …

10 of the hottest tickets at this year’s Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has launched its 2015 programme and it’s set to be the biggest (and potentially best) yet. With 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows across 49 countries in 313 venues, the Fringe will bring the city to life in August. It’s the first time the number of performances has gone beyond 50,000 in the festival’s …

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