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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.

Grunge girl band The Kut confirm huge 21 date tour

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:22:00 BST

The Kut take their ferocious grunge sound on tour with a string of dates across the UK this summer.

Jeremy Corbyn set to introduce Run The Jewels at Glastonbury Festival 2017

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:20:00 BST

The Labour Party leader will speak from the Pyramid Stage alongside Michael Eavis ahead of the rap duo's set.

Run the Jewels Manchester - review of the band's classic 2014 show

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:15:00 BST

Ahead of their return in November, we revisit Mo Stewart's review of Run the Jewels Manchester show in 2014. Find out how to see them when they next hit the city.

Jazz bass pioneer Stanley Clarke confirms UK tour

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:07:00 BST

A must for any jazz fan, Stanley Clarke is coming to the UK this summer.

Gottwood Festival 2017 review

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:07:00 BST

Eileen Pegg headed to Anglesey for a weekend of discovery, meandering through a festival site oozing the finest in electronic music.

Five of the best acts at Latitude Festival 2017

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:15:00 BST

Once again, the Suffolk weekender has delivered a deliciously diverse billing of acts, plucked from a heap of genres, that will come to Henham Park between 13th - 16th July. After much deliberation, we've picked out the five must see moments at Latitude.

Village Green Festival 2017 unveil trio of initiatives for this year's event

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:58:00 BST

Arts group Metal have teamed up with Grrrl Zine Fair, kicked off a WOMAD programme and curated a line up of local acts ahead of July's one dayer.

Northern Grip Festival returns this summer to combine biking and music

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:16:00 BST

The festival will hit Lancashire's Rossendale trails this July, while the festival site itself will host performances from a glittering array of DJs and live acts.

Seventh Wave festival 2017 brings electronic greats to Birmingham

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:40:00 BST

The event will take place in Birmingham between Friday 29th September and Sunday 1st October.

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017 unveils details of new stage

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:50:00 BST

The Trailer Trash Country & Western stage is the latest addition to the Inverness festival, with a huge bill of country stars on hand for rip roaring performances.

Parklife festival 2017 review

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:44:00 BST

Uncowed by terror, Parklife 2017 proved to be another triumphant celebration of the greatness of Manchester's musical spirit. Hannah Brierley was there to review.

Glamis Prom 2017 set to be biggest year yet

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:24:00 BST

Glamis Castle is set to host it's annual summer prom.

Wild Life Festival 2017 review

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:16:00 BST

Ellie Swain headed to Brighton for a weekend of top class live music and all conquering DJ sets.

Band Of Skulls confirm special UK tour this summer

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:00:00 BST

Guitar-driven three-piece Band Of Skulls will head out on tour in August, tickets on sale now.

Download 2017 Friday review

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:32:00 BST

Gareth Chubb went to the Donington Park hard rock spectacular, taking in performances from Prophets Of Rage, Machine Gun Kelly, System Of A Down and more.

Tom Zanetti and Fatman Scoop to play Prestfest

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:00:00 BST

Fatman Scoop and Tom Zanetti are the latest acts to be confirmed for the open air gig.

Now Wave Sunday Session review

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:38:00 BST

In the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack, Now Wave dedicated their Sunday Session to the victims' families. We sent Andrew Williams down to witness the emotional event.

Run The Jewels announce massive Manchester show

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:26:00 BST

One of hip hop's favourite duos have confirmed a huge show in Manchester later this year. Tickets are on general sale now.

Win four tickets to Farmfest 2017

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:50:00 BST

The boutique bash comes to Somerset in late July, bringing with it some of the finest electronic acts going.

The Festival Experience with... The Wombats

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:10:00 BST

Henry Lewis sat down with Dan Haggis to talk Postman Pat sang in Norwegian, a decade since The Wombats' debut and donning fancy dress at Bestival.

Five of The Best Acts at EXIT festival 2017

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:30:00 BST

Ahead of the massive Serbian event, we've cherry picked the acts who are set to deliver simply unmissable performances.

Field Day 2017 review

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:45:00 BST

Kristian Birch-Hurst was in the capital for the mightily eclectic one-dayer.

Newton Faulkner announced as Solfest 2017 headliner

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:00 BST

He joins Beans On Toast, Dub Pistols and more at the festival.

Disco icons Sister Sledge confirm Edinburgh date

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:38:00 BST

Sister Sledge are set to bring their soul and disco extravaganza to Scotland this summer.

The Festival Experience with... Alice Russell

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:26:00 BST

Henry Lewis spoke to the UK jazz star about working with Talking Heads' David Byrne, caning it at Bestival, her first Glastonbury and much more.

Chali 2na confirmed to support Roots Manuva on UK tour

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:49:00 BST

Some pretty special supports have been confirmed for Roots Manuva's tour later this year.

FLOOR Music Talks returns with Manchester independent venue special

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:33:00 BST

We'll be live streaming the panel discussion taking place on Thursday 15th June.

Five Of The Best acts at Wireless festival 2017

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:00 BST

With so many chart superstars and all round rap dons on display, it wasn't an easy task delivering the five must see acts coming to Finsbury Park this July.

Kevin Rowland interview: Searching For The Young Soul Rebel

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:00:00 BST

Ahead of his forthcoming appearances, including a slot at Festival No. 6, Marko Kutlesa caught up with Dexys Midnight Runners frontman Kevin Rowland to discuss his career, northern soul and British accents.

Reading and Leeds Festival 2017 unveil Alternative Stage line up

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 09:56:00 BST

The likes of Simon Amstell, Katherine Ryan, Sean Walsh and more join the bill at the sister festivals.

What the political parties are saying about the music industry

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:02:00 BST

Unsure what each political party is doing for you as a music fan? We've found out.

Noel Gallagher has been secretly donating to the Manchester victims fund

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:15:00 BST

The singer-songwriter came under fire from his brother Liam for not appearing at Ariana Grande's One Love benefit concert.

The Big Moon drop by Preston and Liverpool as part of their UK tour

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:55:00 BST

Garage rock girl band The Big Moon confirm dates in Preston and Liverpool.

Motown legend Martha Reeves to launch Manchester's Soul Town

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:31:00 BST

Manchester prepares to get the talc out as Motown and Northern Soul greats descend on Albert Hall.

Manchester's Cabbage confirm UK tour this Autumn

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:30:00 BST

Comrades assemble... Mancunians Cabbage confirm details of their tour later this year. Find out where and when to see them below.

The Festival Experience with... 808 State

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:40:00 BST

We caught up with Mancunian electronica innovator Graham Massey to talk about being petrified at Glastonbury, the Hacienda's role as a 'youth club' and reminiscing about Detroit with Derrick May.

Patrick Topping, Wolf Alice and more music stars join Labour Party rallies

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:25:00 BST

The likes of Reverend and The Makers, Clean Bandit and Floating Points will also take part in the outdoor rallies on Tuesday 6th June.

Crazy P, Flamingods and more in line for Samphire Festival this summer

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:05:00 BST

With a relocated campsite and an additional day, round two of the Somerset festival is set to be a glorious affair.

Camden Rocks 2017 review

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 17:46:00 BST

Henry Lewis enjoyed a hard rocking musical adventure around Camden, taking in performances from the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses, Reverend and the Makers, The Blinders and more.

Five of The Best Acts at Detonate festival 2017

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:10:00 BST

As ever, Detonate festival is expected to be an explosive affair once again this year and ahead of the Nottingham weekender we've selected our five must-see acts.