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All you need to know about festivals. From the latest line up news to new up coming festivals you should most certainly check out.

Five in Five With: The New Faith

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The New Faith release their debut album ‘Me On You’ on 6th October. With a distinctly British sound evoked by a yearning heart and the dizzy inertia of youth, TNF’s uproarious soundtrack to growing up is the product of small town dreams, failure, control and loss. Balancing melodic genius with lyrical brilliance, their grandiose yet melancholic sound features gospel choirs and orchestral strings, laced with an addictive pop sensibility that…

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Festival Season 2017 Highlights: Music and More!

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The best festival fashion trends from three of the UK’s best festivals Well… here it is, my first EVER post! I didn’t really know where to start with this so I thought seen as the festival season is coming to a close (sobs into a bucket of ice cream), that I would jump straight in with my favourite highlights from the 2017 festival season, both fashion and music. Download: We…

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Rec Rock Festival 2017, Buxworth, Peak District

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A festival on top of a hill in the Peak District, mid September after four days of rain and severe storm warnings sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, but this years Rec Rock Festival turned out to be one of the best festivals of the season. A purely for charity event, this 3 day festival saw some of the best upcoming bands from the UK playing across three stages,…

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Bingley Music Live 2017

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Bingley Music Live was my very first exploration into concert photography and so certainly holds fond memories for me. This festival has grown in the 10 plus years it has been running, from a local “Party in the Park” into one of the most popular festivals of the summer season. Over the years, the line-up has seen the appearance of summer of the biggest artists of the 70’s, 80’s and…

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All Set & Ready To Rock: Bingley Music Live 2017

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Bingley Music Festival Myrtle Park is set to host something very special as Bingley Music Festival returns to the leafy setting for another year on 1st to 3rd of September. The festival, which is now in it͛s 11th year, burst onto the festival circuit back in 2007 and has quickly become one of Yorkshire͛s most celebrated outdoor music events. Returning bigger and better than ever, Bingley Music Festival is spread…

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FOTF Joins Rec Rock Festival For Their 3rd Year

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Fundraising boutique music festival, Rec Rock returns to rock the High Peak for a third year! Rec Rock is coming to Buxworth with an even bigger line-up. The High Peak music festival Rec Rock is returning to Buxworth this September for an extended weekend Friday 15th to Sunday 17th, with a larger than ever line-up – including a range of Northern talent, hot indie and rock acts and entertainment for all…

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Kendal Calling 2017: An Outstanding Commitment By All!

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Thursday the 27th of July 2017 was marked into British musical history as crowds, bands and rain all cascaded into Lowther Deer Park for the 12th rendition of the magnificent Kendal Calling. Keeping with it’s seemingly unstoppable growth the festival continued to shine this year with bigger acts, bigger crowds and the same goodwill and organisation that is quickly becoming the trademark asset, it has become the perfect blend of…

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Hope & Glory Announce Final Editions & Surprises

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With just one week to go until Liverpool’s newest boutique festival HOPE & GLORY takes over the city centre, the festival are pleased to announce more exciting editions and surprises to an already spectacular array of live music and entertainment taking place across the weekend of the 4th, 5th and 6th of August. Alongside the previously announced Black Grape, the first 1,200 early birds to purchase festival tickets, will also…

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Blackthorn Music Festival 2017

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As the summer get under way and all the bands prepare for their trek around the festival circuit, once again Blackthorn Festival provides the perfect springboard for the smaller bands on their way up the music ladder. Set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside Blackthorn is a smallish very friendly festival where band, fans and music business types all mingle and chat together with no real backstage areas. The four stages…

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Tramlines Festval 2017

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So this weekend saw the return of Tramlines festival hit Sheffield. A three day inner city music festival. The line-up consists of national and local artists with headliners this year such as The Libertines, Toots and the Metals, All Saint, The Coral, Kano and We are Scientists.   Now in its 9th year the festival seems to ramp up it game and attract bigger names every year. The festival takes place at…

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Happy Mondays added to Kendal Calling lineup

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Happy Mondays added as surprise special guests in association with with Amazon music. Kendal Calling has been named as UK’s best small festival by Skiddle. Famed for bringing the best musical acts to the beautiful Lake District and selling out in record-breaking time year upon year, Kendal Calling adds another accolade to its name as popular events and ticketing agent, Skiddle, crowns Kendal Calling as the ‘UK’s Best Small Festival’…

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Pitchfork Music Festival Coming To Chicago This Weekend!

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Don’t Forget!!  Pitchfork Music Festival Returns to Union Park this weekend! In its 12th year Pitchfork Music Festival brings some amazing musicians to Chicago over the course of the three days.  With headliners LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange you don’t want to miss a single day. You also won’t want to miss some of my personal favorites that I can’t wait to see. Madame Ghandi is going…

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FOTF Download Festival 2017 Review

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Download.. the heaven for all metalheads, emo kids and those who seek refuge in the heavier side of music. Although I’m more used to head nodding than heading banging, for one weekend in a summery June, I find myself in midst of a sea of mosh pits, devil horns and the worst array of haircuts since Woodstock 69, and after a hungover, 4 hour coach journey, I find myself standing…

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Cotton Clouds  Is  Ready For Lift-Off This Summer. 

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Taking place on 12th of August, the one-day extravaganza in Saddleworth (Greater Manchester) will host radiant performances from the likes of The Coral, The Sugarhill Gang, Nick Heyward, The Whip, PINS, Everly Pregnant Brothers, Clint Boon (DJ set) and many more. A brand new festival for 2017 conjured up from the blue-sky thinking of brothers Max & Rick Lees, this summer the pair invite you leave your troubles behind and…

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Camden Rocks Festival 2017, London

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13,785 steps, 250 bands, 24 venues, 1 ticket. Camden Rocks 2017 The heart of London’s music scene beat a powerful united rhythm on Saturday 3rd June as thousands came together to enjoy the sound and spectacle of the annual Camden Rocks Festival. On any given night in Camden you’re hard pressed to stand on the street and not hear live music free-wheeling down the pavement. The place is littered with…

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Manchester Gets A Big Slice of Festival, This September

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Manchester’s leading Music media and event company, Slice of Nice Music and Events continue their passion and commitment to making new music and great music reach as many people across Greater Manchester as possible after securing a five year deal to host their very own music festival. “When we began four and half years ago we had a mission to deliver the full music experience to Manchester.” Says Slice of…

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Lechlade Festival Sunday 28th May

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Continuing to blot out everything in favour of the music I headed back to Lechlade festival for a second day. Saturday had been a great day, what was in store today? Would it be as good, would it be better, all questions that were spinning around my mind as I entered the festival site, I’ll leave you to see what you think? I aimed to catch up with bands from…

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Camden Rocks FOTF Top Picks Part 2

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Last week we published Part One of our ‘Top Picks’ from this years’ Camden Rocks Festival – a festival that seems to grow incrementally year on year. Last year: 200 bands, 20 venues. This year 250 bands, 25 venues – all in one day, all on one (unbelievably good value) ticket. In the final days before the event on June 3rd, we hit you now with our Part Two picks. With…

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Lechlade Festival 2017

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With the world in such disarray at the moment, it was great to be able to escape and Immerse myself totally in Music. Lechlade Festival is more than just Music though, and encompasses other attractions too, It was promoted as a family friendly festival, and included Live Music, DJ’s an array of various stalls and plenty of attractions to keep the children happy. With over 100 bands booked, the music available was diverse to…

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Camden Rocks FOTF Top Picks Part 1

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With Camden Rocks looking set to be bigger than ever this year with over 200 bands, here’s our FOTF Top picks. With Bands such as The Coral, Milburn and Carl Barrat and Reverend and the Makers toping the headline list, there are literally 100’s more that are a must see! All tickets to the fifth year event in 2016 sold out and 2017 looks set to be no different. £39.50 get…

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