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Distractions Summit and Showcase 18 – 20 July 2019 

Manchester has always been a place where technology, innovation and radical thought have shaped industry, politics, music and culture. Artists and innovators see the power of technology as the ultimate enabler of new music, art, and design, it gives emerging talent the means to both produce and distribute experimental music. This is the core value of new festival Distractions, which is a brand new three-day summit in Manchester that debates… Keep Reading

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Riot Fest Returns to Douglas Park For it’s 15th Anniversary

Ever wished you could listen to some killer live tunes, jump on a Ferris Wheel, then catch a freak show? Welcome to Riot Fest.  Riot fest is an annual music festival held in Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.  There will be five stages (Yes…I said 5), a section for the circus side show, more bars than you know what to do with – and excellent people watching. This years lineup… Keep Reading

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Chicago Open Air 2019, Seat Geek Stadium – 18-19.05.2019

Chicago Open Air lit up Seat Geek Stadium! Saturday morning I woke up with excitement for a weekend that I had been anxiously awaiting for months. I know Chicago Open Air had received a lot of grief about initial ticket pricing and such, but once I saw the names System of a Down and Tool next to each other I put all of that negativity behind me. That anticipation grew… Keep Reading

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Looking Forward to Liverpool Sound City 2019

Just 4 days to go before Sound City kicks off for the 12th year The UK’s leading independent festival of emerging music, arts and discovery, Sound City, is back in Liverpool this weekend. Embracing the wild spirit of discovery, the electrically-charged festival is again set to showcase 100s of the very best emerging bands, artists and performers from across the world and closer to home, as well as genre-defining headliners.… Keep Reading

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Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park With An Epic Lineup You Won’t Want To Miss!

How can you not be excited by an all-star lineup featuring four days of the worlds best musicians hitting the stage one after another? Lollapalooza is THE music festival in the Chicago area each and every year. This year’s lineup leaves our jaw’s on the floor as they manage to pack endless amounts of talent into one 4-day weekend. The headliners include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino (I personally can’t wait… Keep Reading

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Louder Than Life Returns To Louisville With Its Biggest Year Yet!

  Louder Than Life Returns To Louisville With Its Biggest Year Yet Featuring Guns N’ Roses And More To Be Announced April 8 The World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival Set For September 27, 28 & 29 At Festival’s New Home Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center Tickets On Sale April 8 At 9:00 AM ET Starting At $69.50   Quintessential rock band Guns N’ Roses, notorious for… Keep Reading

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Kendal Calling New Editions! Plus the FOTF Guide to the Dino-tastic theme……

The 2019 Kendal Calling line up continues to announce additions to its already colossal line up with festival favourites Don Brocco, Reverend And The Makers and The Pigeon Detectives being added to the bill. But the success of Kendal Calling doesn’t just lie with the savvy curation which expertly mixes of cutting edge break through acts alongside sing along nostalgia bands, its the atmosphere, the crowd, the comedy and all… Keep Reading

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Kendal Calling: Ones To Watch…

My initial reaction to the 2019 Kendal Calling line up mainly revolve around the exhilaration at dancing fantastically badly in my polka dot wellies to Nile Rogers & Chic after enough fruity cider to both rot my teeth and send me into a full blown alcoholic fuelled arms in the air crescendo of “Good Times” in Lowther Park. My second reaction was to re listen to every single Doves tracks… Keep Reading

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More Acts Announced For Tramlines 2019

The already outstanding lineup has just got even better With big acts such as; Two Door Cinema Club, Nile Rodgers, Doves, and Happy Mondays already announced for this years Sheffield based festival, it didn’t really seem like the lineup could get much better. But then the second wave was announced. Joining the above artists are a wide range of indie gods, guitar genies, and some of the best songwriters around… Keep Reading

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Bourbon & Beyond 2018

Bourbon & Beyond Announces Band Performance Times And Schedule For Bourbon Workshops & Culinary Demos **GENERAL ADDMISSION AND HOTEL PACKAGES ON SALE NOW** The World’s Largest Bourbon Festival Returns To Champions Park In Louisville, KY Saturday, September 22 And Sunday, September 23 Sting, John Mayer, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, And David Byrne Lead The Music Lineup The schedule of events for Bourbon &… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Y Not? 2018 – Who Was There?

As I sat last Sunday guarded from the relentless elements by my trusty poncho in Y Not’s misty mountain camping field I had an overwhelming sense of a bittersweet redemption story. After the antics of last year led to the festival being cast from popular acclaim and reduced to ridicule our proverbial fallen angel was gifted an opportunity by its loyal fan base to reclaim its previous pedestal. The festival… Keep Reading

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Download & Print Kendal Calling 2018 Stage Times

Kendal Calling 2018 is upon us and here’s who we’re looking forward to seeing. You can also download the below in a word document formate and take with you – please bare in mind that stage times are subject to change. Download Kendal Calling Lineup here. See you in the fields!! Keep Reading

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Bluedot 2018: An Unparalleled And Totally Unique Weekend.

One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Festival Kind… For the seasoned festival goer it’s becoming increasingly difficult to choose where to spend your hard earned cash, with so many festivals to choose from up and down the country, not to mention the booming european big hitters. With well over 200 festivals in the UK alone, how do you choose which festival to go to and more importantly,… Keep Reading

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Bluedot opens its gates for the 3rd year

Bluedot opens its gates for the 3rd year and this is what we know so far! Being a first timer at Bluedot, you never know what to expect, and this weekend is right up there with ‘expect the unexpected’ and when the official address for the venue is ‘ Jordell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, Earth – you get a sense that it’s not just another festival taking up space in your… Keep Reading

Copenhell 2018 reviews
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Deftones, Copenhell 2018

Eight years has gone since Deftones ravaged the first ever Copenhell, now it was time for another round. Deftones are well known for an experimental approach to metal, well composed songs and high intensity shows. The expectations were sky high, and as expected Deftones delivered an overwhelming and breath taking performance leaving the crowd wanting more. The band played an intense full 90 minutes show with only a few song… Keep Reading

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Northern Invasion Festival, Somerset Wisconsin

After the dust settles, all we are left with is our memories. It’s been almost two weeks since Northern Invasion closed out its 4th year. It was my first year in attendance and it has taken me awhile to really formulate into words what was such a great experience. I went into this weekend with only knowing a handful of the artists. I checked out everyone ahead of time and… Keep Reading

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THE CHARLATANS: Northwich 2 Days & Whats Left To Come…

The Charlatans have been collating their own festival in Northwich which started this week and is lasting for 10 days. Time to get down there if you’ve not done so already!! The 10 day Charlatans festival in Northwich will be featuring an exhibition, showing rare Charlatans memorabilia, a week of live bands at The Salty Dog pub, film screenings and podcasts – Craig Parkinson will be hosting The Two Shot… Keep Reading

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Fourth Annual Northern Invasion, Somerset, WI May 12th/13th!

Northern Invasion is coming back to it’s Somerset campsite with an amazing lineup! I don’t know how they managed it, but Northern Invasion managed to bill one of the best lineups I have seen in years. The headliners for the two night show contain some of Rock’s biggest names from the last two decades. Headlining Saturday night is the prog/heavy metal syndicate Avenged Sevenfold.  Closing out the night with Avenged… Keep Reading

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