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Solfest unveils first wave line up

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:45:00 BST

The likes of Dub Pistols and Stanton Warriors are some of the first names to be added to the bill at the Cumbrian event.

10 years of Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:43:00 BST

Ahead of a massive show at Liverpool Sound City, Henry Lewis takes a retrospective look at the The Cribs indie classic, 10 years since its release.

Maximo Park to play Dreamland in Margate

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:07:00 BST

Signalling the new era of Margate's Dreamland, indie giants Maximo Park begin a year of live music at the venue with a very special headline show.

Latitude Festival 2017 adds more names to its line up

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:57:00 BST

Leon Bridges, Mystery Jets, Katherine Jenkins and more are now in line for the July weekender.

Five of the best acts at Parklife Festival 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:41:00 BST

We're faced with the unenviable task of choosing the standout acts coming to Manchester for this year's Parklife festival.

Another huge line up announcement for Belladrum Festival 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:02:00 BST

Bella gets bigger and bigger, with the addition of plenty more artists for the August weekender.

Baltic Weekender Liverpool 2017 adds more acts to its line up

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:07:00 BST

The festival hits Liverpool in June.

Big Day Out Festival unveils first names for 2017 line up

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:10:00 BST

X Factor stars, pop icons, dance troupes and more hit Mote Park in July.

Five of the best female emcees on the scene

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:49:00 BST

We take a look at some of the baddest female emcees on the scene right now.

The festival experience with... Birdy

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:24:00 BST

Henry Lewis spoke to the singer-songwriter ahead of a busy festival season as she looks ahead to Rock Werchter, Glastonbury, Belladrum Festival and more.

Five of the best acts at Liverpool Sound City 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:41:00 BST

As we look ahead to the 10th birthday celebrations at this year's Liverpool Sound City, we've selected the handful of acts who are set to put the icing on the cake.

The Strypes come to LiVe in Preston

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:33:00 BST

Irish rhythm and blues band The Strypes head to Preston's LiVe venue following the release of their anticipated new album Spitting Image.

Metronomy interview: returning to the road, regrets, and elections

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:56:00 BST

Ahead of their Sound City headline show, Metronomy frontman Joe Mount has a chat with Martin Hewitt about their hiatus, juggling family life as a touring band and that general election.

Chigago seven piece Whitney to tour UK

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:29:00 BST

Indie seven piece Whitney come to Manchester's O2 Ritz and Birmingham's Mama Roux's following the release of their debut and a performance at huge Texas showcase festival SXSW.

The Festival Experience with... Ocean Colour Scene

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:34:00 BST

Henry Lewis caught up with frontman Simon Fowler to talk about Dion Dublin's musical prowess, being petrified at Glastonbury and more.

Steve Arrington of Slave comes to London

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:02:00 BST

Steve Arrington, formerly of funk and soul band Slave comes to central London's 229 The Venue this June.

Wrong Festival at Liverpool Docklands review

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:41:00 BST

The first incarnation of Liverpool's heavy all day event Wrong Festival brought the liked of Bo Ningen, Part Chimp, the Wytches and more to the city. We headed on down to the freakzone to see what it was about.

Midstock Festival 2017 hits Scotland in September

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:56:00 BST

Alt rock royalty, mighty selecters and more come to the festival between Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September.

May's general election decision could affect ticket tout clampdown

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:30:00 BST

Thersa May's decision to hold general election could affect review of laws and bills in relation to ticket touting.

Skiddle announces live acts for sixteenth birthday celebrations

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:05:00 BST

Skiddle is Sixteen and we'll be having a huge party in Manchester's Sound Control with a huge live line up.

Osunlade to tour with The Yoruba Soul Orchestra

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:41:00 BST

Osunlade and ten talented musicians from Greece, Italy and the USA will play in London and Brighton.

Five of the Best: Dizzee Rascal

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:20:00 BST

Not short of bangers in his back catalogue, Henry Lewis completed the difficult task of whittling down Dizzee Rascals best tracks to just five.

The Coathangers interview: Politics, kids at gigs, and that UK tour

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:05:00 BST

Ahead of their UK tour, Martin Hewitt caught up with The Coathangers bassist Meredith Franco to chat about their new EP Parasite as well as actual parasites.

Kool G Rap to tour UK for the first time in 25 years

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:36:00 BST

The legendary emcee and former Juice Crew member comes to the UK for a special headline tour. Kool G Rap will grace venues across the UK this June.

Ghostpoet heads out on UK tour

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:53:00 BST

The atmospheric emcee Ghostpoet heads out on a UK tour following the iminent release of new material. He'll be hitting venues in Manchester and Birmingham.

Five of the best: FestEvol

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:09:00 BST

Ahead of the fantastic FestEvol Gardens event this upcoming bank holiday weekend, we take a look at the bands you'll be a fool to miss. With three stages you'll be spoiled for choice, but we've narrowed it down.

EXIT Summer of Love 2017 sees massive acts take on Europe

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:30:00 BST

A slew of massive events will take place across Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro this summer with the likes of Liam Gallagher, John Newman, The Prodigy, Duke Dumont, Hardwell, Fatboy Slim and more all involved.

FarmFest 2017 adds Roots Manuva to line up

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:04:00 BST

The festival hits Gilcombe Farm in Bruton between Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July.

Big Daddy Kane interview: Hip-hop’s transition and cleansing

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:02:00 BST

Prior to his UK tour, hip hop icon Big Daddy Kane chats to Nikita Rathod about why he's excited to return, his current projects and the present scene.

Carl Barat and The Jackals live shows

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:35:00 BST

Co-frontman of the Libertines brings his own sound as he's joined by his band Carl Barat and the Jackals to dates across the UK, including Liverpool, Camden and Derby.

American Football to play Manchester Albert Hall

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:49:00 BST

Seminal emo band American Football come to Manchester's Albert Hall for a special headline show.

More acts added to House Of Common 2017

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:59:00 BST

The Madness headlined event gets bigger and bigger.

Daniel Wakeford tours the UK with his ecstatic pop

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:15:00 BST

After his appearance on the cult reality show The Undateables, Daniel Wakeford brought out his debut album, and now brings his music to life through a tour of the Uk, hitting Manchester and Birmingham.

Former Pharcyde members to perform Bizarre Ride II in full

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:03:00 BST

Former members of The Pharcyde are joined by producers of their influential album The Bizarre Ride II for a live performance of the album in full, celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Five Foreign Festivals to get excited about in 2017

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:00:00 BST

We've homed in on five foreign festivals we're most looking forward to in 2017.

R&B legends Soul II Soul to perform across the UK

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:38:00 BST

Soul II Soul to play an extensive run of UK live dates, including DJ sets from founding member Jazzie B.

Husband and wife duo Peaking Lights to come to Manchester's Soup Kitchen

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:23:00 BST

Husband and wife duo Peaking Lights offer their unique and psychedelic sound to Manchester's Soup Kitchen for a live performance.

Smoove and Turrell embark on 'Crown Posada' tour

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:17:00 BST

One of the UK's most loved soul acts Smoove and Turrell embark on a UK tour, hitting Bristol, Liverpool, Stoke-On-Trent and North Shields.

Joyce Sims celebrates album anniversary with live dates

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:59:00 BST

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of her seminal album, 'Come In To My Life', soul songstress Joyce Sims embarks on UK tour claiming dates in Leicester, Birmingham and Manchester.

Five of The Best Acts at City Sound Project 2017

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:54:00 BST

We've selected from the highly diverse billing that will be coming to Canterbury during the April bank holiday weekend.

Hackney Colliery Band bring their bold and brass covers on tour

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:52:00 BST

Covering some of the most loved mainstream singles on a full brass band, The Hackney Colliery Band bring their noise to live dates across the UK, including Great Yarmouth, Manchester, London and festivals.

Eskimo Dance at SSE Wembley review

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:28:00 BST

Nikita Rathod went down to Wembley's SSE Arena to check out Eskimo Dance, headlined by grime God Wiley and joined by some of the best emcees Britain has to offer, this is her verdict of the night.

Mac DeMarco comes to Liverpool

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:00 BST

Hero of the hipsters and 'Salad Days' singer Mac DeMarco comes to Liverpool's Mountford Hall venue this November.

Beat-Herder 2017 add more names to line up

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:37:00 BST

Kelis, Crystal Fighters and more join the bill.

Glasgow's Hard Rock Cafe hosts Rockathon Charity Event

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:33:00 BST

Glasgow's Hard Rock Cafe holds host to some huge rock names in aid of local children's hospital charity.

Manchester to host Great Northern Ska Festival

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:46:00 BST

The Great Northern Ska Festival comes to Manchester and brings with it the most exciting bands of the genre. Including the Skatallites, Rhoda Dakar of the Bodysnatchers, From the Jeramiah Ferrari and more.

12 year old joins rockers Korn on tour

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:21:00 BST

He steps in for regular bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu.

Soul Crusade welcomes RnB greats to Southend in May

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:44:00 BST

The one day festival hits Garon Park on bank holiday weekend.

Electric Wave Festival brings music and watersports to Snowdonia

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:57:00 BST

The festival makes its debut this July.