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Nordic Noise Festival 2016

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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 like: Day one On day one of the festival I got my press-access arm band, and hauled my camera gear into this former city tram depot (its day job is…

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Camden Rocks 2016

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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, rock and metal, including The Cribs, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Ginger Wildheart, Billy Bragg, Johnny Foreigner, Creeper, Sonic Boom Six and more. Reckless Love say,…

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Babymetal To Play Download Festival

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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 that merge thunderous modern metal with infectious J-pop, one of the most talked about current acts BABYMETAL are quickly gaining global critical acclaim with their mission statement: to bring metal…

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Coventry’s Godiva Festival 2016

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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 this year’s festival has secured a wide range of music with something for everyone. David Nuttall, Head of Service for Sports, Culture, Destination and Business Relationships at Coventry City Council,…

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Liverpool Sound City

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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 before anyone else. Headline acts this year include the below and many, many more. The partnership between Second Screen and Sound City has produced an app that allows users to…

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The Bank Holiday Gigantic Indie All Dayer, Manchester Academy

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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 to shy away from a grand gesture, we are ecstatic to reveal the full line-up to appear across all three Academy stages for the Bank Holiday extravaganza… The Line Up…

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2016 Music Festivals Guide – The Smaller But Cooler Festivals

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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 capturing the coolest acts around. They also form one of the most saturated festival markets in the world, so here are some of the smaller, cooler festivals which every music fan…

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