American mezzo-soprano dedicates performance of 'Over the Rainbow' to LGBT community
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Wednesday 30 June 2010
Monday 28 June 2010
Whether you’re planning to entertain the kids al fresco, attend a music festival or stroll along the sea shore, make hay while the sun shines and take inspiration from our pick of perfect picnicware.
Saturday 26 June 2010
Revellers will have to manage without cash at music festivals next year, after organisers of events such as Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading said that they were switching to a system that allows payment to be made by security wristbands.
Friday 25 June 2010
This year's Glastonbury is devoting a stage to disabled musicians. Club Attitude, the club event from Attitude Is Everything will showcase both disabled and non-disabled musicians for five hours on the Hub Stage in the Shangri-La field tomorrow.
Monday 21 June 2010
The Glastonbury Festival has come a long way since its humble beginnings as the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival. First held in September 1970, attended by 1,500 and featuring T. Rex as its headline act, founder Michael Eavis would have been hard pressed to predict that 40 years later it would be Europe’s biggest music festival.
Monday 21 June 2010
Sunday 20 June 2010
Organisers of this summer's music festivals were urged to warn revellers about the dangers of so-called "legal highs".
Sunday 13 June 2010
Wednesday 09 June 2010
If you’re attending Glastonbury or Bestival this summer and want to avoid stinking portable loos, greasy hair and trench foot, check out our festival goer’s cheat list for 10 must-haves which will save your dignity.
Saturday 29 May 2010
Festival-goers and football fans are being warned to be wary of a new rash of online ticket scams.
Thursday 13 May 2010
From the world-famous likes of Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds to the latest niche-interest and boutique events, the UK has always had a rich tradition of hosting music festivals during its balmy southern months. These days, though, there are so many different events on offer that sorting the wheat from the chaff can be a bit bewildering. With that in mind, we've sat down, had a think and come up with our guide to the best lesser-known festivals coming up in the next few months.
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Thursday 13 May 2010
Watching Blur close Glastonbury last year with an emotionally charged performance, it was clear that it remains the king of festivals. But for those who've become lost in its frightening vastness, wandered dispiritedly through the dust-blown wastelands of Reading, Leeds and V, or are simply getting older and fancy a sit-down, the past five years has seen a huge rise in bespoke, boutique festivals. Green Man, Latitude, Wychwood, End of the Road, Cornbury and Truck are among the increasingly established names where musical pleasure on a more human scale is all but assured.
Saturday 01 May 2010
It's not really possible to imagine what they felt, the thousands of people who unwittingly arrived at music festivals proffering fake tickets. They had bought them from plausible-looking websites, handed over card details, paid hundreds of pounds and then... nothing.
Wolfgang Wagner: Composer's grandson who ran the Bayreuth Festival in sometimes controversial circumstances
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Wolfgang Wagner was the sole director of the Bayreuth music festival for 42 years. Grandson of the composer Richard Wagner and son of the British-born Hitler fan Winifred Wagner, he assumed sole control of the festival in 1966 and continued the process begun by his brother Wieland of staging Richard's operas in modern settings.
Friday 26 February 2010
Blooming this July, Secret Productions have now released tickets for the main event this summer and are pleased to announce the following artists are now confirmed...
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