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The Festival Experience with... Eddy Temple Morris

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:30:00 BST

Henry Lewis sat down with the highly established tastemaker as he shared a plethora of festival memories.

Five Of The Best Acts at Camden Rocks 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:03:00 BST

Heading to Camden on Saturday 3rd June? Here's the five acts we think you should catch.

Enter Shikari tour stops by Manchester

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:44:00 BST

The St Albans gods of hardcore will swing by Manchester's Victoria Warehouse as part of their UK tour.

Five of the best acts at Field Day 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:45:00 BST

We've handpicked the finest acts coming to Victoria Park on Saturday 3rd June.

Musicians rally around Manchester

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:09:00 BST

Following on from the mindless events in Manchester, the music industry has shown its support with a fund now set up by the British Red Cross - learn how to donate.

Definitely Oasis bring the noise across the UK throughout 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:37:00 BST

The rock and roll tribute act will exhibit the music of the Mancunian icons in multiple cities.

EH6 Festival 2017 brings great music and cuisine to Leith in October

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:00:00 BST

The festival takes over ten venues in Leith between Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd October.

The Festival Experience with... ABC

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:13:00 BST

Henry Lewis spoke to Martin Fry about outrageous outfits, the longevity of '80s pop and his passion for cycling ahead of this year's Eroica Britannia.

Event news and updates following Manchester Arena incident

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:00 BST

Heading to an event across the North West tonight? (23rd May) Here is what is still on and what has been cancelled following the incident at Manchester Arena last night.

The Libertines at Wirral Live review

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:12:00 BST

We witnessed live performances from the Likely Lads, The Coral, Reverend and The Makers and a surprise guest in the form of Jeremy Corbyn.

UK to see dates for the Horace Andy tour

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:01:00 BST

The reggae singer and Massive Attack collaborator will tour the UK for three shows in the Summer.

Saint Etienne interview: A Homecoming

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:51:00 BST

Marko Kutlesa spoke to lead singer Sarah Cracknell to talk Pedro Almodvar, Queens Park Rangers and swerving the Britpop tag.

The festival headliners of 2001 - where are they now?

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:31:00 BST

We take a closer look at how some of the UK's biggest festivals have changed over the years.

Shane Filan comes to Liverpool for huge Autumn date

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:58:00 BST

The Westlife man will bring his forthcoming record "Love Always" to The Olympia in October.

Dutch Uncles Interview: Bad living conditions & good art tend to go hand in hand

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:29:00 BST

Ahead of our sixteenth birthday Dylan Wray chats with the guys headlining our live room, Dutch Uncles.

Hip Hop icons Main Source tour legendary album Breaking Atoms

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:00:00 BST

To celebrate one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time, Large Professor, Sir Scratch and K-Cut have reformed as Main Source and head on tour

Too Many Zooz visit the UK this summer

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:11:00 BST

The New York outfit have a string of dates in July and August.

Win 2 pairs of VIP tickets for Madness in Kent

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:30:00 BST

The icons of British music come to the Kent County showground on Saturday 12th August.

Win four sets of family tickets for Big Day Out 2017

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:39:00 BST

The festival comes to Mote Park on Saturday 1st July.

The Festival Experience with... Raf Daddy

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:28:00 BST

Henry Lewis caught up with one half of the 2 Bears to talk about Skiddle's 16th birthday, his finest festival memories and more.

Ducktails at Soup Kitchen in Manchester review

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:17:00 BST

Ducktails brings sun-drenched indie pop to the rainy city.

Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker exhibits new music in Manchester this winter

Thu, 11 May 2017 12:46:00 BST

Trading under his own name now, the producer will light up Manchester's Albert Hall in December.

Win a pair of tickets for Camden Rocks 2017

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:38:00 BST

The hard rocking one dayer hits London on Saturday 3rd June.

Madness set for massive summer gig with heaps of special guests

Wed, 10 May 2017 17:03:00 BST

The group come to Kent in August for an almighty show.

Golden age hip hop dons Souls Of Mischief hit the UK in June

Wed, 10 May 2017 11:48:00 BST

The California collective bring their finest work to date, including 2014's collab heavy There Is Only Now, to a slew of shows in June.

Hot 8 Brass Band to bring New Orleans to the UK

Tue, 09 May 2017 16:02:00 BST

New Orleans collective the Hot 8 Brass Band come to the UK to showcase their jazz style covers of popular songs across the country, including Manchester, Sheffield, Preston and Liverpool as part of carnival style party Fiesta Bombarda.

Kabaka Pyramid interview: "Reggae is the spirit of Jamaican culture"

Tue, 09 May 2017 14:32:00 BST

Following a run of sold out dates across the UK, political lyricist and rebel soul Kabaka Pyramid returns to perform his blend of reggae and hip hop. We give him a call to talk about what he loves about the genres.

Carl Barat interview: lightweights and heavy touring

Tue, 09 May 2017 12:38:00 BST

Ahead of extensive touring both with The Libertines and his new project The Jackals, we talked to indie don Carl Barat about what he looks forward to most about touring and his relationship with Pete.

Five of the best acts at Dot to Dot 2017

Tue, 09 May 2017 10:45:00 BST

We've handpicked the five acts who are set to shine this May bank holiday weekend.

Check out Skiddle's 16th birthday playlists

Mon, 08 May 2017 17:20:00 BST

Ahead of our massive 16th birthday party at Sound Control on Thursday May 18th we've created a pair of playlists for Spotify and YouTube.

BBC Radio 1 to host exciting free events in Hull

Mon, 08 May 2017 11:22:00 BST

BBC Radio One to host huge list of free events on the run up to The Big Weekend. Including exclusive peformances from You Me At Six, Creeper, Professor Green, Bastille and many more.

Live at Leeds 2017 review

Fri, 05 May 2017 15:42:00 BST

Ben Jolley was lucky enough to witness the Yorkshire festival first hand , enjoying heaps of top music.

Mighty Hoopla brings pop superstars to London this summer

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:33:00 BST

The likes of Will Young, Years & Years, All Saints and more will come to the capital in June.

Swans interview: Michael Gira on the end of an era

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:04:00 BST

Ahead of their Manchester performance at the huge Victoria Warehouse, Martin Hewitt spoke to Swans frontman Michael Gira about the new incarnation of the band and their live and loud improvised sets.

Scouting For Girls interview: "We never expected this"

Fri, 05 May 2017 13:02:00 BST

Ahead of the decade anniversary of their seminal self-titled debut, we caught up with frontman of Scouting For Girls, Roy Stride. We had a chat about the state of the indie scene, his son's band and the past ten years.

More added to Manchester Strange Waves II line up

Fri, 05 May 2017 12:57:00 BST

Strange Waves psych all dayer return to Manchester's O2 Ritz for the second year, they've added Beach Fossils, Dead Pretties and Tempesst to the line up.

Japandroids interview: "We're not angels by any means"

Fri, 05 May 2017 11:15:00 BST

Ahead of festival appearances at Reading and Leeds, Daniel Dylan Wray caught up with one half of Canadian duo Japandroids. David Prowse talks friendship, studio time and avoiding social media.

Huey Morgan interview: influences, tastes and ass-grabbing

Thu, 04 May 2017 17:30:00 BST

Ahead of his Hare and Hounds DJ set, we caught up with Fun Lovin Criminal and 6Music DJ Huey Morgan to chat about what he loves about spinning tracks.

Now Wave to host Sunday Session featuring Whitney

Thu, 04 May 2017 15:55:00 BST

Manchester promoters Now Wave bring a whole host of indie rock over two floors to the O2 Ritz venue this June. Including Whitney , Bill Ryder-Jones, Childhood, Froth and more.

Rap sensation Roots Manuva heads out on UK tour

Thu, 04 May 2017 15:53:00 BST

Hip hop and reggae blending legend Roots Manuva is heading out on a UK tour in Autumn, including dates at The Troxy in London and Manchester's O2 Ritz. Find out how to grab tickets.

The Mouse Outfit interview: Escape Music

Wed, 03 May 2017 11:00:00 BST

We revisit our chat with the Mancunian hip hop collective ahead of their performance at Skiddle's 16th birthday party.

Jazz icon Kamasi Washington comes to Liverpool

Tue, 02 May 2017 12:49:00 BST

Jazz pioneer Kamasi Washinton debuts live incarnations of his transcending sound in the city of Liverpool as he comes to the O2 Academy this June.

Sounds From The Other City 2017 review

Tue, 02 May 2017 10:15:00 BST

Henry Lewis was in Salford on bank holiday Sunday to embark on a musical journey across the city.

FestEvol Gardens at Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool review

Tue, 02 May 2017 09:58:00 BST

With a brand new venue and a stellar line up to match, FestEvol Gardens returns to Liverpool. We went down to check it out and this is what we thought.

Twin Atlantic interview: Growing up, touring and identifying as emo

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:29:00 BST

Ahead of their headline slot at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse for the British Sound Project, we caught up with bassist of Twin Atlantic Ross McNae, to chat about the glamour of touring and their new album

The Soul Rebels Brass Band head out on UK tour

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:56:00 BST

Ed Sheeran at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham review

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:47:00 BST

Having just been announced as one of this year's Glastonbury headliners, Ellie Kemp saw the pop sensation at Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena and this is her verdict on the night.

Wheatus interview: "We're very proud of Teenage Dirtbag"

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:10:00 BST

We caught up with Wheatus frontman Brendan B. Brown ahead of their UK tour to discuss 'Teenage Dirtbag' and whether he ever got to see Iron Maiden...

The Big Moon interview: Making our mums proud

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:12:00 BST

Dan Wray caught up with The Big Moon bassist Celia Archer ahead of their festival schedule to talk about the tour diet and the loved-up lyrics of their album.

BBC Radio One Introducing and Piano Sessions come to Hull

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:52:00 BST

BBC Radio One and BBC Piano Sessions come to Hull's Albemarle Music Centre for two free events showcasing the best in new music as well as intimate versions of their