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Sunday 07 October 2012
Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in record time.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Londonewcastle Project Space, London
Thursday 19 July 2012
Coachella, the Californian music festival famous for its relentless sun, beautiful A-list guests and fondness for resurrecting dead rappers via hologram, has just announced the inaugural SS Coachella, a festival at sea.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
How does it feel to be topping the bill at this year's Latitude?
Thursday 12 July 2012
A live show from the 22-year-old singer-songwriter is always a joy to watch, from her delicate finger-picked folk songs to the country stomp of newer numbers such as "Sophia".
Saturday 07 July 2012
Elbow's status as perennial festival favourites saw them playing an energy-sapping 29 events last year. But not this summer, their frontman tells Andy Gill – it's time the 'travelling circus' hung around to soak up the vibe
Thursday 28 June 2012
Wanted: a manager to run Britain's biggest music festival. Must have Jay-Z on speed-dial and be willing to get their Wellies dirty.
Thursday 28 June 2012
Michael Eavis parts company with festival management after decade of success
Saturday 23 June 2012
When Glastonbury decided to take a year off in 2012, it must have seemed like a golden opportunity to the organisers of the Isle of Wight festival to temporarily take its place as the first big event of the summer music season.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Real sheep, real cows, real horses, real grass, real ploughing and two battling mosh pits are to open the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Tragi-comic pop artist Liz Green is, according to family lore, descended from a Liverpool line that includes executioners and rag-and-bone men. She's also a highlight of this year's Latitude festival.
Monday 14 May 2012
Tent poles: essential structural component to a night under canvas or increasingly an irrelevance? On the rare occasions that I thought about them, I assumed tent poles were a boring but vital part of the camping experience. But I've recently learnt that, thanks to the Vango AirBeam range of inflatable tents, poles are over. So if you don't want to look hopelessly unfashionable at a festival this summer, the only way is blow up.
Friday 11 May 2012
Privacy fears over microchip that would replace tickets – and cash
Saturday 14 April 2012
Wednesday 04 April 2012
“It’s going to be a whole lotta of fun tonight,” Liz Green sings, in her jazz-coated tones, on the perky 'Midnight Blues'. That’s about as jaunty as the 28-year-old’s music gets. She even warns us, jokily (and Green’s very droll, like a blend of Victoria Wood, Linda Smith and Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton), that “I’m going to try and depress you now,” before the exquisite lament 'Hey Joe', adding “it’s a sad song about my imaginary friend’s less than impressive love life.”
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