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PennFest, The Big Park, Penn

Last year I had a great time at this festival despite the poor summer weather. A little different this year, very warm, sunny and dusty! As in the past the music was spread over 4 stages offering a wide and diverse range appealing to many. It runs for two days Friday night had featured Feeder and The Kaiser Chiefs and I’m told went down a storm with the fans. I… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: Isle of White Festival, 2018 – The Golden Anniversary!!

Unprecedented hot weather meant that Isle of Wight truly turned Golden in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Without a Glastonbury this year #IOW50 was ‘the’ event to be at in 2018 and could seriously make Glasto returners think again next year. I love that moment in the build-up to the Isle of Wight festival when you get on the ferry and leave the mainland behind, it feels like you are… Keep Reading

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Isle of Wight Festival Weekend Tickets Sold Out!

Probably not a surprise really with the line up Isle of Wight have put on for their 50th Anniversary celebrations but unfortunately it’s now too late to get a weekend ticket as they have all sold out. There are other options though, with Sky TV broadcasts and a handful of limited day tickets still available. Flick of the Finger Magazine will be bringing you all the action from the whole weekend… Keep Reading

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Manic Street Preachers, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

A sold out venue for tonight gig, the last of the UK stadium tour to promote the latest album Resistance is Futile, and where better than in Wales. Local valley boys, James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore and Miles Woodward formed the Manic Street Preachers way back in 1986. They were later joined by Richey Edwards who contributed much to the songwriting and lyrics, as a band they have… Keep Reading

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Final Artist Announced for Saturday Main Stage at Pennfest

Returning On The 20th-21st JulY 2018 With A Full Line Up Now Confirmed Final Artist Now Confirmed For  Saturday Main Stage Following another sell out event last summer, Penn Street in Buckinghamshire is once again set to be home to a two-day music festival with camping and glamping available. Friday The Kaiser Chiefs Feeder, Example + DJ Wire, Gabrielle Aplin, The Bluetones, Roots Manuva, Goldie Lookin Chain Legends Set Friday… Keep Reading

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The Isle Of Wight Festival 2018 Have Added 23 Acts To The 50th Anniversary Line-Up.

The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 announces 23 new acts to be added to the bill. Camila Cabello, Manic Street Preachers, Chase & Status, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Haçienda Classiçal, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Kodaline, Soul II Soul, Feeder, Circa Waves, Sheryl Crow, Tom Grennan, Walking on Cars, The Skids, Louise, Ten Tonnes, Tokio Myers, The Professionals, Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly, Rothwell, Judas, Catherine McGrath. They join headliners Depeche Mode, The… Keep Reading

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Pennfest Lineup Taking Shape For 2018

Returning on the 20th and 21st July with a full lineup confirmed. And The Manics are back in town! Following another sellout last summer in Penn Street in Buckinghamshire is set to be home for the two day music festival with camping and glamping available. Friday Line up Kaiser Chiefs/Example + DJ Wire/Gabrielle Aplin/The Bluetones/Roots Manuva/Goldie Lookin Chain  Legends Set and Many More Saturday Lineup Manic Street Preachers/Lethal Bizzle/Melanie C/Badly… Keep Reading

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Manic Street Preachers Share New Video for International Blue

Resistance is Futile. The band’s 13th consecutive studio album for Columbia/Sony is released on 6th April 2018, their first new record in four years. The band will also be touring in April/May 2018 (dates below).  The video for ‘International Blue’ is also available from today. The film was made at various locations in Nice at the end of last year with long time collaborator Kieran Evans, the band described the track as being “Inspired by the city of… Keep Reading

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Manic Street Preachers Release New Single ‘International Blue’

‘International Blue’ is the first new release from Manic Street Preachers in four years and is available from today (8th December 2017). It is taken from the band’s 13th studio album ‘Resistance Is Futile’ out on Columbia/Sony on 6th April 2017. The single is unfiltered, classic Manic Street Preachers. Inspired by the city of Nice in the mid winter sun and the life’s work of French Nouveau realisme artist Yves… Keep Reading

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Manic Street Preachers Arena Tour Announced for 2018

‘Resistance Is Futile’, the band’s 13th studio album, is due for release on 6th April 2018 on Columbia/Sony (the album is the band’s 13th consecutive release for the label). Of their first new recordings in four years, the band said: “The main themes of ‘Resistance is Futile’ are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. It’s obsessively melodic – in many ways… Keep Reading

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Bingley Music Live 2017

Bingley Music Live was my very first exploration into concert photography and so certainly holds fond memories for me. This festival has grown in the 10 plus years it has been running, from a local “Party in the Park” into one of the most popular festivals of the summer season. Over the years, the line-up has seen the appearance of summer of the biggest artists of the 70’s, 80’s and… 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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Manic Street Preachers, Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Last summer, I saw the Manic Street Preachers perform their 1994 album ‘The Holy Bible’ in full. It was a lyrically dark, brooding record; a record that offered a window into the mind of the Manics’ lyricist Richey Edwards, a mind that at the time was contending with alcohol abuse, depression, self-harm and Anorexia Nervosa. Within 6 months of its release, Edwards had disappeared. The gig last year had a… Keep Reading

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