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Bearded Theory 2022 – A short-list of bands you shouldn’t miss

So – you are heading to Bearded Theory, and somewhere between the bars, the food, and the general camaraderie you probably want to see some bands play. As with every…
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51st Festival Reveals Second Wave of Artists & Stage Splits

Mark Knight, Steve Lawler, Kathy Brown, Mica Paris, Damage, Heartless Crew, Doc Scott, Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson, Rampage and more among new names announced Incredible special guests still to…
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Twelve bands announced for official Jordan Mooney memorial charity concert

It has today been announced that there will be an ‘Official Jordan Mooney Memorial Charity Concert’ https://www.concorde2.co.uk/events/the-official-jordan-mooney-memorial-charity-concert in order to celebrate the life of the famous punk rock and fashion icon that…
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Little Orchard Festival adds Kula Shaker to headline line-up for 2022

Little Orchard Festival takes place in the beautiful Cornish countryside at Healeys Cyder Farm in Penhallow (Truro) from 9 – 11 September.  It’s a great way to end the festival…
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BODEGA launch their new album and 70-day world tour from Brighton’s most intimate venue, The Albert

Watching BODEGA launch their new album (‘Broken Equipment’) was a must-see event. I go to a lot of gigs. Maybe not as many gigs as a few people I know…
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Hastings Fat Tuesday: an amazing Mardi Gras-on-sea (best bands)

Words: John Bownas, Pictures: Sara Bowrey What else are you doing at the end of February that is more important than a great five-day party by the seaside – at…
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Emtombed Festival 2022 – a brutally beautiful earbashing

Review and photos by Sara Bowrey ENTOMBED 2022 Entombed was brought to Hastings by Toxit Wotsit (the team behind Wotsit Called Festival) and local live promoters, Infected Umbrella. It was…
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SHIIINE ON WEEKENDER BUDAPEST

3 NIGHTS OF MUSIC & DISCOVERY IN THE HUNGARIAN CAPITAL – 6-9 MAY 2022 – FEATURING LIVE MUSIC FROM…SHED SEVEN || PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT || CAST || SPACE…
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Beers, Bands, Bratwurst & More – Hastings Oktoberfest

Hastings OktoberfestSaturday 1st October 2-10pm@ Horntye Park (indoors) Beers.Bands.Bratwurst & more Following the disappointment of 2020 & 21 we are delighted to announce that HASTINGS OKTOBERFEST is back for 2022…
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MADE Festival Launches For 2022 With New Site And Huge Phase One Lineup

MADE Festival returns for its 8th edition in its new home at Dunstall Park in Wolverhampton on Saturday 30th July. Just 16 minutes by train from Birmingham, the bigger site will allow the West Midlands’ biggest and best…
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Neck of the Woods – new festival for Norwich

KILIMANJARO LIVE PRESENTS A NEW FESTIVAL FOR 2022… NECK OF THE WOODS 29 MAY 2022 @ EARLHAM PARK, NORWICH FEATURING… THE KOOKS DMAS || SEA GIRLS || DODIE YONAKA ||…
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Sea Change – Totnes, 2022

SEA CHANGE RETURNS TO TOTNES TOWN – LINE-UP TO INCLUDE PORRIDGE RADIO, GWENNO, KATHRYN JOSEPH, CAROLINE, KATY J PEARSON AND MANY MORE CHILLY GONZALES TO OPEN FESTIVAL WITH SPECIAL THURSDAY…
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A Big list of festival traders

Are you looking for a festival trader for your event?   If so this list might help…it’s a random selection of food stalls, clothes, stalls, craft stalls, festival bars, and…
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We Out Here 2022 – The Playlist

“I really wanted to bring to the UK a festival that celebrates the elements of UK club culture, and the community that surrounds it, that I have been lucky enough…
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HASTINGS FAT TUESDAY PRESENTS THE MAGIC NUMBERS

The Magic Numbers close Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival’s unplugged Saturday. Saturday 26th February 2022 8pm The Brass, Hastings GET TICKETS The Magic Numbers are a UK-based four-piece formed in late…
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End of the Road 2021: an honest perspective on a great festival

A perfectly sized and well-catered for festival Festival-veteran John Bownas writes… (brilliant photos by Sara Bowrey as ever). Before a run-down on some of the musical highs (and near-misses) here’s…
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Hastings gets heavy as Entombed Festival takes over The Crypt

A new festival called ‘Entombed’ will hit Hastings hard next February – bringing an unhealthy but tempting mix of heavy punk, sludge and doom to the town’s legendary Crypt venue.…
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All Points East 2021 CELEBRATES THE BEST OF UK MUSIC AND BEYOND

NED DYLAN reports from the field…with photos by Sara-Louise Bowrey Last weekend All Points East returned to London with a line up that celebrated the best of UK music and…
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Beautiful People at Beautiful Days 2021

You are all lovely! So many happy faces at Beautiful Days 2021 – we don’t know where tyo start… here’s just a small selection of the wonderful people we met…
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HowTheLightGetsIn is back at Kenwood House in September 2021 for a weekend of electrifying debate, music and comedy.

Combining critical thinking and challenging debate with diverse music and vibrant culture, HowTheLightGetsIn September 2021 is back for their first physical festival in two years The event is taking place…
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Festival Insights NEWS: An Interview with Festival Safe

Founded by Jon Drape of Broadwick Live, Festival Safe is a website that acts as a centralised hub for all manner of generally applicable festival safety details. It’s one of…
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Festival Insights NEWS: How to Develop a Festival in an Emerging Market

Zé Diogo is a team member of Ourbookings, a Lisbon based promoter of electronic music that operates a number of festivals, record labels, and the Ministerium club. As one of…
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Festival Insights NEWS: An Interview with Positive Vibration

Positive Vibration – the UK Festival Award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage – will return to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle in June for a weekend of music, art, food,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Skiddle announces partnership with Safe Gigs For Women

UK: Skiddle, the UK’s biggest event guide & ticketing outlet, has announced that it will be partnering with Safe Gigs For Women, working together to combat sexual harassment and assault…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Midas’ machines run first Vitality Big Festival

UK: Midas’ generators powered London Marathon Events’ Vitality Big Festival in Greenwich Park on March 4, across the finish line from the inaugural Big Half marathon. Eleven thousand amateur runners,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Latest Greener Event & Festival Award winners announced at GEI10

Photo credit: Ben Challis UK: A Greener Festival has revealed the latest recipients of its Greener Festival Awards and Greener Events Awards. The Greener Festival Awards, a scheme led by…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Gigantic implements new tools into ticketing platform

UK: Leading ticketing company Gigantic is set to develop a host of new features for promoters following the successful adoption of its new service last year. Since launching its dashboard…
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Festival Insights NEWS: The Crowd Connected 2017 Festival Insights infographic

The average festivalgoer walks over four miles a day, makes more than three trips to food and drink outlets and spends 45 minutes in sponsor activations. That’s according to analysis…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Where Brand Sponsorships & Live Streaming are Heading in 2018 (Part II)

Kim Owens is the founding editor of Kaffeine Buzz, a veteran technology and entertainment journalist, and a marketing consultant with over two decades of expertise in delivering branding and content…
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Festival Insights NEWS: And the winners of the UK Festival Awards 2017 are…

Photography: http://www.themakers.co.uk The UK Festival Awards held its 14th edition on November 30 at Troxy, London. The sold out ceremony saw hundreds of the UK’s key organisers and suppliers come…
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Festival Insights NEWS: AVA Festival and Conference reveals first details for fourth edition

UK: Belfast’s AVA Festival and Conference has announced details for its fourth edition, set to take place from June 1 – 3 2018. True to form for the techno-centric event,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: The Future is Now: How Blockchain is Already Transforming the Music Industry

Jason Roberts is the co-founder and CEO of HelloSugoi. In June 2017, he launched the world’s first blockchain-based event ticketing platform. He is also the co-founder of the popular ‘Real…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Arcadia to host 10th anniversary show in London

Photo credit: Chris Cooper UK: The festival phenomenon Arcadia has announced its biggest standalone event yet, taking place in London from May 5 – 6 to celebrate its 10th anniversary.…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Implementing Technology for your Festival or Event

Growing up in Nova Scotia, Natasha Hillier always worked in the family business whenever time would allow. Her family’s entrepreneurial spirit inspired her to seek out a Bachelor of Commerce…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Are Safety Advisory Groups (SAG) Being Misused?

Duncan White is part of Symphotech’s team of health and safety experts and has over 30 years of experience as a former fire officer with Devon & Somerset Fire &…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Shining a light on Creativity at Boomtown Fair

Jon Newman is a project manager at Utopium, a Bristol based lighting and rigging company that has 25 years’ experience delivering bespoke lighting, rigging and technical support to creatively enhance…
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Festival Insights NEWS: A Better Way to Provide Festival Essentials

Jodie Boyd is the Founder of Pic ‘n’ Mix Festival Kit. Spurred by a passion for music combined with experience working within the industry, she launched Pic ‘n’ Mix Festival…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Reading Festival awarded Gold Standard for disabled audiences and artists

Photo credit: Attitude Is Everything UK: Attitude is Everything, the UK’s leading authority on live music accessibility for deaf and disabled people, has awarded Reading Festival Gold Status on its…
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Festival Insights NEWS: How Creative Production Companies are Transforming Festivals

Nathaniel Hanna is the Managing Director of Stax Creations. After studying Visual Communication at the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, he took his expertise into the third dimension in…
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Festival Insights NEWS: The Cashless System: Friend or Foe?

Having frequented many bars and festivals themselves, brothers Jonathan and Julian Gomma set up Beetle Juice in 2012 along with their best friend Harry Sloan to create a unique and…
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