Festivals


A guide to some of the best music festivals in 2013

It’s that time of year when we optimistically stock-up on sun-cream, sensibly pack the wellies, scrape the mud off the tent and go out in search of live music… in a field. If this sounds like heaven to you, then here’s a rundown of the best music festivals this summer has to offer, hand-picked by the Songwriting team…

Festival preview: The Great Escape (16-18 May)

Brighton’s TGE has a reputation for showcasing emerging talent on the verge of universal acclaim. Who’ll be discovered this year?…

Festival preview: Evolution Festival (26-27 May)

Two days of music in the North East over the May Bank Holiday weekend, including Paloma Faith and The Vaccines…

Festival preview: Wychwood (31 May – 2 Jun)

Blasts from past, Soul II Soul, The Human League and Toploader, headline this very family-friendly fest at the Cheltenham Racecourse…

Festival preview: Isle Of Wight (13-16 June)

No Jimi Hendrix this year but another star-studded line-up nonetheless – this legendary 55 year-old event is still going strong…

Festival preview: INmusic (24-26 June)

Croatia’s largest open-air festival with an eclectic line-up including Arctic Monkeys, Iggy And The Stooges, NOFX and numerous European acts…

Festival preview: Hop Farm (5-6 July)

In 400 acres of unspoilt Kent countryside, this back-to-basics weekender will have no VIP area, no sponsorship and no branding…

Festival preview: Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul (5-7 July)

Does exactly what it says on the tin! This 3-day event in Birmingham celebrates the best in jazzy, funky soulfulness…

Festival preview: Latitude (18-21 July)

Kraftwerk, Bloc Party and Foals will headline this winner of the ‘Best Family Festival’ award, but Latitude offers much more…

Festival preview: Cambridge Folk (25-28 July)

Bellowhead, The Mavericks, KT Tunstall and Levellers headline an eclectic Friday and Saturday line-up at this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival…

Festival preview: Green Man (15-18 August)

A mystical mash-up of music, poetry, art and more in the Welsh mountains. Ten years old and hasn’t he grown!…

Final line-up for Radio 1’s Big Weekend announced

The line-up for Radio 1’s big weekend in Norwich has been announced, with Foo Fighters and Muse topping the bill…

SongTown & Nashville Unplugged launch songwriting festival

Nashville and LA industry pros will connect songwriters, publishers and producers during a three-day event of workshops, performances and networking…

Live review: Cambridge Folk Festival (30 Jul – 2 Aug ’15)

Songwriting saunters along to Cherry Hinton Hall for one of the friendliest festivals, featuring a wide array of folk talent…

Second wave of Reading/Leeds artists revealed

Foals and Disclosure join Red Hot Chili Peppers at the top of the bill for the festivals on 26-28 August…

The Who to headline Isle of Wight Festival

Ex-Verve man Richard Ashcroft will be their ‘special guest’ at the festival, which this year takes place on 9-12 June…

LIVE REVIEW: Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, 22-24.07.16

At the end of June, Tramlines Festival once more brought a veritable smorgasbord of musical delights to the Steel City…

 

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