NME Festival blog: Eminem fans react as he releases surprise album ‘Kamikaze’

Is it a hit? This morning, Eminem fans from across the world woke up to the spontaneous release of a brand new Eminem album. ‘Kamikaze’ is the rap icon’s tenth studio album, and it’s proved extremely divisive among listeners. As ever, debate has spread like wildfire on Twitter – with fans being very vocal about their honest thoughts on the new record. Many have been shocked by Shady’s excessive dissing towards numerous figures on today’s mainstream rap scene, including Earl Sweatshirt and Lil Yachty. For others, it was a throwback – they picked up on familiar 2000s vibes, and enjoyed reminiscing on The Marshal Mathers LP. Of course… it was shock and excitement that first found absolutely everywhere: THERE’S A […]

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NME Festival blog: What Reading & Leeds first-timers thought of 2018’s festivals

Your first festival is a very special experience. My first festival saw me travel four hours only to find that we’d forgotten to pack the poles to our tent. I eventually ended up face down in a field after downing an entire box of wine. Reading and Leeds Festival is, for many, the first taste of a true festival blow-out. And this year was no exception. We’ve trawled through the socials to bring you the hot-takes from the festival… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: VO5 Heading Out: Will Hardy’s weekend at Boardmasters Festival

It doesn’t matter if you’re not much of a surfer dude or a beach bum, there’s something to get stuck into at Cornwall’s Boardmasters Festival. The Newquay festival is no doubt the South West’s finest musical extravaganza, with Years & Years, George Ezra and more all playing. It was a no brainer, then, to send Will Hardy along to catch the wave. READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Relive Saturday at Rize Festival with stunning photos of Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man, Rita Ora and more

Don’t call it V Festival! This weekend, Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex, was host to the first ever Rize Festival. Yes, it was pretty much V (which bowed out last year, having returned to the site annually since 1996) with a different name, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a good time had by all. It was a riot from start to finish, with Liam Gallagher bring his inimitable rock’roll swagger to the opening Friday night. Picking up where he left off, indie lads Stereophonics and Maximo Park continued to fly… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Reading & Leeds Festival secret sets – the best hidden shows in recent years

From Green Day to Foals Words: Jack Menzies They’re music’s worst kept secret – the Reading & Leeds Festival secret sets. The festival loves a last-minute shock announcement, where they reveal a massive act gracing a small stage at Little John’s Farm in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds. Liam Gallagher, Bring Me the Horizon and Frank Carter are all rumoured for this year, so keep your eyes peeled. First,… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: The best is yet to come

There’s still time to get your festifix This year’s festival season is well underway, and unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard about the madness that has already ensued. From Drake’s surprise set at Wireless to Liam Gallagher’s fishy encounter at Benicassim, it’s been a pretty hectic couple of weeks. Maybe you’re feeling glum about not getting to any this summer or maybe you’re… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Five acts you can’t afford to miss at Creamfields 2018

The biggest dance event of the year Festival season is in full swing, and line ups are being thrown at us left right and centre. We’ve handpicked those special acts that you won’t want to miss at this year’s Creamfields. Giggs: Saturday, Horizon Stage Why he’ll be great? Everyone knows that you can rely on grime to get the people going, and this is certainly the case with Giggs. Quite a different vibe from… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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