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Register Your Band To Play Live

FOTF are excited to announce that we’re holding a number of shows and are looking for bands and artists to play live. Play Live for Flick of the Finger by filling in the form below. The shows will be held throughout Manchester and the North West and in time, further a field. We are looking for bands and artists to play across all genre’s and you’ll play a number of… Keep Reading

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Live at Leeds Announce The Vaccines

Full to the brim with the very best new music names, Live At Leeds is once again the definitive destination to find the essential sounds for the year ahead – cementing its position as the leading new music event of 2018 with even more incredible names confirmed for May 5th, and their biggest lineup to date. Topping the bill with what’s sure to be a definitive Live At Leeds moment… Keep Reading

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Flick of the Finger 2017 Live Music Awards

Its been such a fantastic year for us here at Flick of the Finger and what better way to top it off with the FOTF 2017 Live Music Awards. We’ve been to so many amazing live shows, awesome festivals and witnessed some of the most exciting new bands breaking though in 2017.  Over 220,000 of you have visited our site and it’s now time to let the bands & festival… Keep Reading

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Rec Rock Festival 2017, Buxworth, Peak District

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,… Keep Reading

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Leeds Festival 2017

Leeds 2017 was an eclectic culmination of all the elements of the idyllic British festival, even those as ever elusive as consistent sunshine throughout. Indeed the impressively varied collection of artists and unending enthusiasm from the campers created a bubble in which we could all forget the constraints of offices and mortgages and instead focus upon revelling in the fantastic atmosphere. There were highlights for all as the main stage… Keep Reading

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Cotton Clouds Festival 2017, Saddleworth

With the problems seen at a couple of festivals recently it was great to see a new one day event, Cotton Clouds Festival, pull off an outstanding day. Arriving at the site, Saddleworth Cricket Club, just up the road from Mossley (Cabbage country) there was a certain amount of trepidation as it was raining and having played cricket there in my youth, I knew that the ground could be wet.… Keep Reading

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Kendal Calling 2017: An Outstanding Commitment By All!

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… Keep Reading

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Pitchfork Music Festival Coming To Chicago This Weekend!

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… Keep Reading

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FOTF Download Festival 2017 Review

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… Keep Reading

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Manchester Gets A Big Slice of Festival, This September

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… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Marika Hackman Talks To FOTF On New Album, UK Dates & Festivals

Marika Hackman has announced a series of in-store performance around the release of her new album ‘I’m Not Your Man’, out 2nd June on AMF Records (Loyle Carner) and Sub Pop in the US. Two stunning tracks from the album have been released so far, ‘Boyfriend’ and ‘My Lover Cindy’. On the eve of her mini tour, (more about that later), Marika took time out of to talk to Flick… Keep Reading

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Marsicans Announce May, June & Festival Dates

It’s fair to say that 2017 has so far been a tremendous year for Leeds four-piece Marsicans. It began with the release of their latest single, FRIENDS, the first of a string of scheduled releases on LAB Records planned for this year, which earned an array of hugely positive reviews; and a UK tour with Minnesota’s Hippo Campus, again generating thrillingly enthusiastic reviews. The single itself received repeated plays on… Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Festival 2017


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Hope & Glory 2017 Announces Ticket Payment Plan For Just £29.50

DO NOT miss out on the debut year of this festival! Hope & Glory 2017 is set to be one of the festivals of the year and its now easier than ever for anyone to go! From 6pm tonight (Thursday 23rd Feb 2017) you will be able to take part in the festivals payment plan for just £29.50. The festival will be taking place on the 5th & 6th August at Liverpool’s St… Keep Reading

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Subterranean Festival 2017

The line-up for the first ever Subterranean Festival, a brand new indie and rock festival in the heart of Cambridge which takes place on Saturday 23 September, has just been announced. Headlining the Underworld stage are Scottish three-piece rock band The Amorettes who will be bringing their distinctive style to the Festival. Since they exploded onto the music scene with the release of their album Game On, they have toured… Keep Reading

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1000Trees Festival 2017 Announces Headliners

37 brilliant acts also announced today including: NOTHING BUT THIEVES, JAMIE LENMAN and PULLED APART BY HORSES The multi-award-winning 2000trees Festival is a 10,000 capacity music festival set in the rolling Cotswold Hills. You’ll get two nights camping (three if you attend Thursday Early Entry night) and a friendly, intimate atmosphere – plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers. 2000trees Festival is all about the music, with… 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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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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