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Friday 29 July 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
"To sit down in a muddy, wet field is quite something," says James' Tim Booth, grinning at his dutiful audience. All sat down. "We haven't had anyone sit down in 12 years." Latvia loves James. Who knew? The indie veterans played at the first Positivus five years ago to 4,000 revellers. The largest festival in the Baltics now attracts 20,000 people to this remote forest in Salacgriva (pop. 3,467), nestled next to the beach. It feels like Latitude by the sea, and the line-up is strong.
Monday 20 June 2011
Glastonbury's acts will play this weekend to packed crowds but a raft of the country's other music festivals are floundering, as agents struggle to sell tickets for well below their asking price.
Saturday 04 June 2011
It is a romance as unlikely as the plot of a Louise Bagshawe novel.
Thursday 19 May 2011
Sunday 17 April 2011
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Festival stages will resound to veteran rock acts this summer because of a dearth in new stars breaking through to headline status.
Saturday 26 March 2011
Fans of the likes of Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Rihanna, The Strokes, My Chemical Romance and Muse have been targeted by unscrupulous conmen this week. The bands are among the headlining acts at this year's summer festivals, in Leeds and Reading and the V Festivals in Chelmsford and Staffordshire. The line-ups were announced at the same time as tickets went on sale.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Friday 04 March 2011
Thursday 24 February 2011
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was declared a God-like genius at the Shockwave NME awards and dedicated the prize to former Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain.
Thursday 24 February 2011
Rock superstars U2 are to headline this summer's Glastonbury after pulling out of last year's festival at the last minute.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Friday 18 February 2011
The man behind Take That's successful comeback live shows will be in charge of the closing ceremonies at the London 2012 Games, organisers announced today.
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