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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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Download Announce 2017 Announced & Tickets

Download Festival 2017 Headliners – Tickets available Saturday  SYSTEM OF A DOWN BIFFY CLYRO AEROSMITH are your Download 2017 headliners! System of a Down return on Friday 9 June, followed by Saturday headliners Biffy Clyro and a closing performance from Aerosmith on Sunday. Also confirmed for Download 2017: Slayer, Rob Zombie, Prophets of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, AFI, Of Mice & Men, Sleeping With Sirens, Motionless In White, Simple… Keep Reading

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Copenhell 2017 adds new names to the festival

Copenhell – one of Europe’s biggest metal festivals, adds 4 new names to next year’s metal-fest: Once a year since 2010, the earlier B&W shipyard in the north docks of Copenhagen is, for a few days at least, transformed into a mayhem of metal-heads, presenting some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal. After having Black Sabbath grace the stage in 2016, it’s time to start teasing for next year’s… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Festival 2016, Manchester

A sunny Saturday afternoon saw the start of the first Manchester Neighbourhood Festival when eleven different venues hosted ninety one different acts. Running from mid-day until late in the evening there was a wonderful vibe at all the venues as people criss– crossed the city to the different venues. Whether it was Liam Fray, Blossoms and White Lies or young upcoming bands such as The Blinders and Cabbage that you… Keep Reading

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Rec Rock Festval 2016, Buxworth

Set in the Peak District Hills with views over Manchester the Rec Rock Festival is the perfect antidote to those monster mud festivals of the summer. Set up by Verve and Charlatans drummer Pete Salisbury and his wife Pam this boutique style festival with a capacity of around 1000 donates any profit to the local community, and in keeping with this sentiment, most of the bands play for free or… Keep Reading

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Leeds ‘On Roundhay’ Festival

Roundhay Park in Leeds as a venue has hosted The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Madonna and U2 to name just a handful of the top artists in the last 35 years. However, it hasn’t been used for live music for at least 10 years, that is until Harvey Goldsmith decided to twin the location with his successful South London ‘On Blackheath’ festival. 2016 sees the inaugural ‘On Roundhay’, a one-day… Keep Reading

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Leeds Festival 2016

Muddy & awesome – Die Antwoord and Cabbage stole the show: Leeds Festival returned to its home at Bramham Park for more bank holiday musical shenanigans. Headliners this year were Biffy Clyro, Foals, Disclosure and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. However it was party late comer Jack Rocks This Feeling who stole the show. The team at TF/JD have been doing the rounds at UK music festivals this summer, creating their… Keep Reading

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For a good cause – Pete Salisbury’s do-good festival, come by if you can: The past few years has seen a proliferation in UK music festivals but with the choice so great some have struggled to attract the crowds. Some of the more successful festivals have been the smaller, more varied independent ones of which the Rec Rock Festival is one. This not for profit community festival is run by The… Keep Reading

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Van’s Warped Tour 2016, Mountain View CA, 6. August

Van’s Warped Tour once again arrived in Mountain View, CA, and although the date was moved from June to August, the powerful atmosphere still remained throughout the day. As always, the tour garners long lines of diverse people; from small children to grandparents still full of angst, hundreds made their way to Shoreline Amphitheatre harboring excitement as the day begins. Of the seven stages to choose from, I began at… Keep Reading

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Noel Gallagher headlines Y Not Festival. Full Images & Review

Y Not Festival returned to its usual place in the Derbyshire Dales for its 11th year this month. This festival has steadily increased in size and after winning last year’s ‘Best Mid-sized’ event it jumped from a crowd size of 18.000 to 25,000 and sold out with weeks to spare. Despite the increase in size, the organisers have done well to maintain that boutique feel that has made it one… Keep Reading

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Blackthorn Festival 2016

Set on the edge of Etherow Country Park in Compstall close to Stockport and Manchester Blackthorn Music Festival is almost a showcase for young up and coming bands. The relaxed atmosphere in the tranquil surroundings of Whitebottom Farm sees many bands hanging out together and often camping for the whole weekend. With none of the silly food and drink prices seen at the bigger festivals, Blackthorn, at £55 for the… Keep Reading

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2000 Trees Festival 2016

From 7th July to the 9th July, 2000 Trees was celebrating its 10th Anniversary. The festival priding itself on ‘10 Years of Excellence’ included both big bands and up and coming bands. Flick of the Finger packed its bags and headed to Upcote farm, for a warm, music filled weekend. The festival began on the Thursday, but unfortunately I turned up too late in order to catch my most anticipated… Keep Reading

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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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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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