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All the latest news and announcements festivals for festivals across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Tickets for festivals are also available.

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Frodsham Festival 2016

So, the first day of the three day Frodsham Festival came along yesterday and it didn’t disappoint. Traffic stopped me getting there for the first act, however I was on time to catch the wonderful Cabezudos, the amazing Fireflys and the ‘we still know how to work a crowd ‘ Icicle Works. Cabezudos performed superbly once again, with their usual, all out performance. A 30 minute set that came and… Keep Reading

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Cream Fields 2016: The Full Line up

Following its 7th consecutive sell-out last year, the UK’s No.1 dance festival Creamfields returns this summer and with a 4th day added has officially become the world’s biggest electronic music festival! The multi award winning Creamfields is undoubtedly a rite of passage for any electronic music fan or artist, with over 70,000 fans flocking from around the world every August Bank Holiday to witness performances from some of the biggest… Keep Reading

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Guy Garvey, Sounds Of The City, Manchester

This summer some of the most acclaimed live artists are taking over Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl for Sounds Of The City 2016. Opening the series on Friday 1st July for a special hometown show is one of Britain’s great vocalists and songwriters Guy Garvey. Guy Garvey has spent the last twenty five years as a member of Elbow and as one of the UK’s most recognised and celebrated musicians and lyricists.… Keep Reading

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Embrace Announce Secret Festival 2016

Embrace have announced details of their third yearly event The Secret Festival, taking place this year (as it did so successfully last year) at Lotherton Hall, near Leeds Saturday 3rd September After years of playing Secret Gigs in weird and wonderful locations throughout the UK (BesBest caves, forests, boats, stately homes) Embrace curated their first Secret Festival in 2014, winning BEST NEW FESTIVAL in the UK Festival Awards that year. As in previous years, apart from… Keep Reading

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The Secret City Festival 2016, Tennessee

During World War II there was a secret so well-kept that many people still do not know about it. In 1942 the U.S. government chose the site of Oak Ridge, Tennessee to house a uranium producing plant that would be a staple in the Manhattan Project and help build the first atomic bomb. It was a dangerous attempt, and in order for it to work, the entire city would have… Keep Reading

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Camden Rocks 2016

Drones / Damn Dice / Evil Scarecrow / Black Casino & The Ghost / Suzie Stapleton / Gun / Ginger Wildheart / Hands off Gretel / The Graveltones / Carl Barat & The Jackals / The Cribs I’m getting used to these city festivals where you hare around the town looking for cramped sweaty venues to see relatively unknown artists play their heart out to a new audience. It’s a… Keep Reading

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Slam Dunk 2016

On Sunday 29th May, Flick of the Finger headed down to Birmingham’s NEC for the Midlands edition of the biggest event of the year for pop-punk/rock music fans. With it being the 10th Anniversary, the festival was proposed to be bigger and better than ever with a new, larger venue and a stellar line up, including headliners such as Panic! at the Disco, Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory… Keep Reading

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Nordic Noise Festival 2016

Nordic Noise Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a little gem of a festival among the bigger ones. On 13-14. June, the small festival had its 4th. anniversary. Poor audience turnup, but musically we were in for a few surprises… The 4th. year of this smaller, but cooler, festival, was very intimate. This was my first Nordic Noise experience, but I’m proud to have witnessed it. Read on about what it was… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks 2016

Zebrahead, Black Spiders, Yuck & more confirmed for Camden Rocks 2016 Returning for its fifth year on June 4th, Camden Rocks Festival have just announced Californian skate-punks Zebrahead, power-rock force Black Spiders, and, revered for their brutal live shows, Nottingham’s HECK to join the 2016 bill alongside London’s acclaimed noise-pop connoisseurs Yuck, Finnish glam-metal giants Reckless Love, and many more. The line-up already features some huge names in indie, punk,… Keep Reading

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2000 Tree’s 2016 Line up

THE BASICS The multi award winning 2000trees is a 5,000 capacity music festival set in the rolling Cotswold Hills. You’ll get 2 nights camping and a friendly, intimate atmosphere – plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers. THE MUSIC 2000trees is all about the music. We’ll give you more than 80 of the absolute best new and underground acts from the worlds of rock and indie, plus… Keep Reading

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Babymetal To Play Download Festival

The metal wonders taking the worls by storm make their debut in the Download Festival line up Fresh off the back of a sold out Wembley Arena show, the “metal phenomenon on a mission” BABYMETAL are confirmed for their first main stage appearance at the mighty Download Festival. Download takes place on 10-12 June 2016 in Donington Park. Tickets are on sale now. With their exhilarating and irresistible live shows… Keep Reading

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Coventry’s Godiva Festival 2016

Thirteen new bands have been added to the Coventry Godiva Festival 2016 weekend line up, which almost completes the musical line up for the festival. The bands named are: Luna Kiss, Kiko Bun, The Prophets, Ravens, Ekkah, Idle Noise, April, Emma McGann, The Paradimes, The STRiKE, Cliff Hands, The Tuts and Sounds of the Sirens. With the music line up for the weekend almost complete, festival organisers are confident that… Keep Reading

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Bingley Music Live 2016

Eighteen more incredible acts, including Sigala, Lightning Seeds, All Saints, Black Grape and We Are Scientists, are the latest acts to join the line-up for Bingley Music Live 2016. The Myrtle Park festival, which takes place 2-4 September, already boasts headliners Tinie Tempah, Travis, Echo and the Bunnymen and Sigma. The headlining act on Friday 2 September are Echo and the Bunnymen, who are set to thrill the crowd with… Keep Reading

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Liverpool Sound City

Crowned ‘Best metropolitan festival’ at the UK Festival Awards, Liverpool Sound City is an unrivalled 2-day festival of incredible live music and arts, capturing the city of Liverpool and reinforcing it as the cultural core of the UK. One of the first music festivals of the year, Sound City sets the standard for all music festivals that follow, by offering music lovers the very best breakthrough acts and major names… Keep Reading

Download Festival
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Download Festival 2016

Like many UK festivals, Download often finds itself facing the pitfalls of a typical English summer and 2015’s event is no different. Download Festival 2015’s Friday’s headliners Slipknot performed in front of a sea of mud and an intense set of soggy downpours. But thats enough about the shitty UK weather, Who will be smashing the stage this year? Download Festival 2016 Main Acts Friday 10th June Rammstein. Korn. Killswitch Engage. Alien Ant Farm.… Keep Reading

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The Bank Holiday Gigantic Indie All Dayer, Manchester Academy

With its reputation as a riotous first fixture in the festival calendar and an un-missable event for the connoisseur of indie, the annual music marathon proudly returns to kick-start the season once again with an almighty bang. Whilst the festivities won’t be getting underway until the Saturday 28th May 2016, we have been bursting to share with you the bands already booked up to ensure this is the line-up you’ve all been waiting for. Never one… Keep Reading

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2016 Music Festivals Guide – The Smaller But Cooler Festivals

With the larger music festivals now pretty much sold out, costing a bomb and some lines ups like V just looking shamefully pants – we had a look at some of the smaller music festivals which still have tickets available, wont break the bank and all in all – probably a little cooler. Music festivals in the Uk are now renowned around the world for their creativity and their clout in… Keep Reading

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