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Frank Brown Songwriters’ Festival draws near

October 25, 2015 in Events, News

Early November sees over 200 songwriters perform in Pensacola and venues along the Gulf Coast during the 31st annual festival… Tags: , , , , , , ,

UFO, MC5, Barclay James Harvest, Brinsley Schwarz

New UK festival Summer Days to launch in 2016

October 19, 2015 in News

Simply Red announced as first headliners for the new festival, which takes place at Clitheroe Castle in Lancashire in July… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Camp Bestival 2015

Live review: Camp Bestival (30 Jul – 2 Aug ’15)

September 10, 2015 in Events, Features

The award-winning family festival goes ‘wild’ at Dorset’s Lulworth Castle, with Kaiser Chiefs, Wretch 32, Alison Moyet and The Shires… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Live review: Bearded Theory festival, Derbyshire (22-24 May ’15)

June 12, 2015 in Events, Features

Songwriting takes a trip to the Derbyshire countryside to enjoy a weekend of ‘heritage’ alt-rock and a lot more besides…… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Radio 1 Big Weekend

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

April 20, 2015 in Festivals, News

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

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Live review: Beautiful Days 11

September 9, 2013 in Events, Features

Now in its 11th year, Beautiful Days is a refreshingly uncommercial fixture on the UK festival scene. Clare Blakely reports…… Tags: , , , , ,

Green Man Festival

Festival preview: Green Man (15-18 August)

July 15, 2013 in Events, Festivals

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

Cambridge Folk Festival

Festival preview: Cambridge Folk (25-28 July)

June 25, 2013 in Events, Festivals

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

Latitude Festival

Festival preview: Latitude (18-21 July)

June 18, 2013 in Events, Festivals

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

Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival

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

June 5, 2013 in Events, Festivals

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

Hop Farm

Festival preview: Hop Farm (5-6 July)

June 5, 2013 in Events, Festivals

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

INmusic Festival

Festival preview: INmusic (24-26 June)

April 24, 2013 in Events, Festivals

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

Isle Of Wight Festival

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

April 15, 2013 in Events, Festivals

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

Wychwood Festival

Festival preview: Wychwood (31 May – 2 Jun)

March 31, 2013 in Events, Festivals

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

Evolution Festival

Festival preview: Evolution Festival (26-27 May)

March 26, 2013 in Events, Festivals

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

The Great Escape Festival

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

March 16, 2013 in Events, Festivals

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

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Live review: Boomtown festival

September 15, 2012 in Events

Electronic music is the main draw to ‘the UK’s maddest city’ but ska, punk and reggae get a look-in too… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Shambala 2012

Live review: Shambala 2012

August 31, 2012 in Events, Features

One of the best-kept secrets on the festival calendar, Shambala’s stunningly diverse musical line-up offers something for just about everyone… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Live review: Camp Bestival 2012

August 4, 2012 in Events, Features

Set in the grounds of Lulworth Castle, Dorset, Camp Bestival is Bestival’s family-friendly little sister. Songwriting went along to investigate…… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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International music festivals in 2012

June 18, 2012 in Events, Features

Songwriting’s guide to some of the best music-based fun and frolics to be had in Europe and beyond this summer… Tags: