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Rebecca Ferguson to swing by Preston

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:07:00 BST

The talented singer brings her flawless performance to the Guild Hall in 2018.

The Festival experience with... James

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:22:00 BST

Henry Lewis spoke to Jim Grennie about constant creativity, performing at Glastonbury and the band's Hacienda roots.

Roy Ayers to stop off at Liverpool's 24 Kitchen Street

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:15:00 BST

The 'Godfather of Neo-soul' brings the sunshine to the city in August.

Cardiff's Swn Festival announces 2017 line up

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:47:00 BST

The metropolitan festival boasts a stellar line up of the best established and emerging talent in alternative music.

Citadel Festival 2017 review

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:36:00 BST

Jordan Foster was lucky enough to spend the day at London's Victoria Park, enjoying a glorious smorgasbord of music.

Neo-psychedelic pioneers The Flaming Lips come to Birmingham

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:04:00 BST

The Flaming Lips come to Birmingham's Rainbow Venues, joined by Public Service Broadcasting for a summer celebration of psychedelia and post punk.

The Beat - Herder Festival 2017 review

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:30:00 BST

We took a trip to The Ribble Valley to experience immense attention to detail, new stages and a genre traversing line up.

Embrace added to Beano On The Sea line up

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:12:00 BST

They join Echobelly, Black Grape and heaps more at the festival on Hastings Pier.

The Essential Slick Rick

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:54:00 BST

As the legendary rapper gets ready to head to return to the UK for LIMF, Jimmy Coultas runs down his ultimate tracks.

Lovebox Festival 2017 Friday review

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:51:00 BST

Henry Boon was on hand to take on the wondrous delights of the London event, where Frank Ocean came good and a plethora of top talent shone in the sunshine.

Tickets now on sale for Bryson Tiller tour

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:00:00 BST

One of the biggest R&B phenomenons of the last few years will be heading to the Uk to tour - find out how to secure tickets.

Tramlines 2017: The top five

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:33:00 BST

There's a heap of top class acts representing all genres at this year's Sheffield spectacular, but who comes out on top? Read on to find out.

Govanhill Against Racism brings a multicultural celebration to Glasgow

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:02:00 BST

A genre traversing line up is on hand for the August bank holiday event.

James and Manic Street Preachers to play Live From Times Square series

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:24:00 BST

An impressive line-up of support slots are also confirmed for the Newcastle series.

Balaton Festival 2017 review

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:52:00 BST

We took one of Hungary's finest events to enjoy a melting pot of EDM, house and pop at this year's Balaton Festival.

Bluedot Festival 2017 review

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:19:00 BST

Grace Price-Salisbury enjoyed a weekend of music, science and wonder in the shadow of Jodrell Bank telescope at the second edition of Bluedot Festival.

Games Of Thrones cast went to Glastonbury and freaked out people on acid

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:40:00 BST

Kit Harrington and other cast members had a reunion at the festival last month, much to the surprise of other attendees.

Ocean Colour Scene and Boyzone to play Hastings Pier

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:37:00 BST

The events will take place over the August bank holiday weekend.

Radiohead at Emirates Old Trafford review

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:17:00 BST

The iconic band played their rescheduled gig at the cricket ground, Bradley Lengden went down to see if they were as good as expected.

Mount Kimbie to play string of UK dates

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:12:00 BST

Purveyors of ambient electronica, the two-piece have announced the dates as part of their UK tour.

Party starters Dub Pistols to tour the UK

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:19:00 BST

The genre-defying collective have announced a string of dates for November.

Daniel Miller interview: Pure electronic music

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:11:00 BST

Daniel Miller spoke with Marko Kutlesa about Mute Records and Novamute, the highs and lows being a label owner and his part time role as a DJ.

Positive Vibration 2018 confirmed for Liverpool

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:24:00 BST

The two-day celebration of all things Jamaican has super early bird tickets available for a limited time.

Martha Reeves Interview: ‘You don’t think tired, you think excited'

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:36:00 BST

Ahead of her Manchester Albert Hall show and subsequent tour, soul diva Miss Martha Reeves talks to Martin Guttridge- Hewitt about football, turning 76, and Detroit politics.

Kool G Rap at The Fleece, Bristol review

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:52:00 BST

In the midst of what seems like a renaissance for golden age hip hop, Kool G Rap made a rare visit to the UK and our reviewer Josiah Hartley went down to witness the event.

The Festival experience with... The Amazons

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:10:00 BST

Henry Lewis caught up with one of the fastest growing rock'n'roll outfits in the country to talk favourite riffs, Glastonbury headliners and, of course, junk food.

Throwback Thursday: Foals 'Antidotes'

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:30:00 BST

We revisit Foals' path to glory and their debut album 'Antidotes'.

Wormfood announce 10th anniversary party celebrations

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:23:00 BST

The live music and Afro-electronica specialists celebrate on Saturday 13th January 2018.

Slaves added to House Of Common 2017 line up

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 14:25:00 BST

The punk duo join the bill at Clapham Common as main support.

Band of Skulls on the hunt for unsigned support acts

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:28:00 BST

The band tour this summer as an antidote to the usual quiet season for live music.

Five of The Best Acts at Lovebox festival 2017

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:26:00 BST

Bursting with contemporary, electronic sounds, Lovebox is once again set to deliver two days of huge name acts between Friday 14th - Saturday 15th July.

Pop heroes Busted hit Preston in October

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:00:00 BST

The pop rock trio hit Preston on Monday 16th October as part of their UK tour.

Eclectic bill set for Lindisfarne Festival 2017

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:32:00 BST

A pair of Scottish indie rock heroes will headline the event, which takes place between 31st August - 2nd September.

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas confirm UK tour

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:53:00 BST

Widely regarded as the embodiment of the Motown movement, the band tour the UK later this year.

AlunaGeorge to play intimate London show

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:21:00 BST

The duo will support one of the biggest bands in the world later this year...

The Festival Experience with... Lucy Rose

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:26:00 BST

Henry Lewis caught up with one of the UK's finest singer songwriters to talk brews, Latin American adventures and not getting too drunk at festivals.

Dance punk legends !!! (Chk Chk Chk) drop by Manchester in November

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:18:00 BST

Dance-punk agitators !!! (Chk Chk Chk) return to the UK with their hedonistic alternative electronica.

Clash Magazine announce details for their exclusive summer party

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:16:00 BST

Clash host the event on Thursday 29th June. Find out how to get on the guestlist...

The Jesus and Mary Chain confirm Liverpool show

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:02:00 BST

The influential Creation Records band play The Olympia in September.

A New Day Festival brings classic rock to Kent this summer

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:13:00 BST

Taking place across the August bank holiday weekend, the festival returns in 2017 following a successful debut last year.

Five Of The Best acts at Citadel 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:00 BST

A stunning day of music, science workshops, yoga, kids activities and more comes to Victoria Park in September, but which five acts are we tipping for greatness?

The Festival Experience with... Tom Grennan

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 BST

"It'll definitely be a whirlwind and I've already had to have a word with myself about it because at festivals I'm a loose cannon mate." Henry Lewis caught up with the gravelly voiced newcomer ahead of multiple festival dates.

Banksy's identity has been 'revealed'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:13:00 BST

A slip of the tongue by drum and bass icon Goldie may just have revealed all.

Sound Control is still open - for now

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:30:00 BST

The venue that hosted our 16th birthday celebrations looks in danger of closure.

Five of The Best Acts at Bluedot festival 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:24:00 BST

A mind blowing melting pot of science, music and wonder awaits those who travel to the Jodrell Bank Observatory for Bluedot 2017. With an out of this world line up to pick from, we've picked out the festival's five must see moments.

Beano On The Sea 2017 add more massive names to Friday line up

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:57:00 BST

The festival will bring the spirit of cool Britannia to Hastings in September for a weekend of Britpop legends and more.

Contemporary classical pianist Nils Frahm announces Manchester show

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:40:00 BST

The German composer and record producer has a huge show in Manchester in line for 2018.

More acts added to Ram Jam stage at House Of Common 2017

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:03:00 BST

A heap of big bass acts will join the legendary taste-maker this summer at his stage at Madness' huge event.

Further acts added to Manchester Psych Fest 2017 line up

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:00:00 BST

Manchester's trippiest display of psychedelic goodness returns this year with a huge bill of guitar weidling greats.

LCD Soundsystem announced for The Warehouse Project opening weekend

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:28:00 BST

The band will headline two shows this September as WHP17 launches.