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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.

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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Tramlines 2017 Set To Be Biggest Yet

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Organisers of the biggest event in Sheffield’s musical calendar – the annual inner-city music festival Tramlines – have unveiled the full lineup for its 2017 event. The festival will take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July, with UK rap queen Lady Leshurr and dancehall duo The Heatwave among the final additions as well as breaking artists Ms Banks and Our Girl. The Libertines All Saints / Kano / Metronomy…

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Creamfields: BBC Music Introducing Launches First Dedicated Dance

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BBC Music Introducing will be launching at Creamfields 2017, it’s first ever dedicated electronic stage, welcoming a selection of specially curated under-the-radar electronic artists from around the UK. We’re proud to welcome to Creamfields this year BBC Music Introducing, who will be hosting a stage at the festival for the first time. BBC Music Introducing have nurtured the careers of some of the world’s biggest artists including James Bay, Florence…

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Lechlade Festival Announces Full Line-Up

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Lechlade Music Festival organisers have announced the full line line-up for the 3-day May event. Taking place in the beautiful Cotswolds market town of Lechlade on Thames over the bank holiday weekend from 26th to 28th May. The boutique festival boasts riverfront glamping, artisan ales and fabulous food in a country park setting alongside the River Thames. Now in its seventh year, the diversity of bands highlights the wide range…

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Handmade Festival 2017, The 02, Leicester

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Hand made festival returned for its annual shenanigans at the 02 in Leicester this weekend, spread over 3 days with a pretty full on 75 band strong line up. Friday night remains a pub and club night in various city locations, however Saturday and Sunday see the festival well and truly planted in the 02 Academy within the grounds of the Uni. City festivals seem to be on the rise…

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Gigantic Indie All Dayer 2017 At Manchester Academy

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The return of Gigantic Indie All Dayer for a fourth massive volume. Better think again on scaling back your swelling record collection – as today, we are thrilled to announce the return of the festival that has always believed that bigger is better. We are delighted to reveal an all new line up of classic indie for 2017’s… GIGANTIC INDIE ALL DAYER VOL 4… A BIG, BIG LOVE… Renowned for…

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