Nick Mulvey announced as Cambridge Folk Festival guest curator

Cambridge Folk Festival is excited to announce that local lad, Nick Mulvey will be returning to Cambridge in 2019 as the Festival’s guest curator. Responsible for selecting five of his favourite artists to deliver extraordinary sets for the Cherry Hinton crowd, Mulvey’s curation will proudly sit across the line up in August next year. Beyond his role as guest curator, Mulvey will also take to the main stage for his own performance. He returns to the event that has seen him graduate from emerging talent platform The Den in 2012 through the stages, to sit at the curatorial helm for 2019.   Mulvey says: “As a Cambridge boy born and bred I’m honoured to be the guest curator of next […]

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Beautiful Days Bandstand 2018 – you won’t want to miss this…

For 2018 the Beautiful Days Bandstand team have pulled out all the stops to bring you a weekend full of delicious delights. Get your ears around this lot and prepare yourself for three days of musical joy. And remember – if you don’t yet have a ticket there are a smalll number still up for grabs … but not many! Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer Now into the second decade of Chap-Hop, Mr.B has released seven albums, toured the world and garnered millions of video views of his musical world which many first dismissed as a joke. HIs oeuvre continues to spread beats, rhymes and manners across a world increasingly in need of it. ‘Hip-Hop comedy genius’- The Telegraph Davey […]

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10 Bands we want to see at Bloodstock 2019

We know there’s no such thing as too much metal but as Skindred proved beyond any reasonable doubt, a shot of vodka is needed in a session on the beer. if you don’t get what we mean by that crap analogy, we mean some other heavier music might be the injection that BOA wants (not that it needs it of course) The list below could have easily been much much more but our OCD says 10 sounds a decent amount. Code Orange Dead Cross The Bronx Zeal and Ardour Cancer Bats The Fever 333 Rolo Tomassi Anti Flag Every Time I Die Scars on Broadway

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Kendal Calling 2018 Preview – Part One

WHAT: Kendal Calling 2018 WHEN: Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July 2018 WHERE: Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, Cumbria, CA10 2HN, England MAP HOW: £145 for a weekend ticket – SOLD OUT WHO: THE LIBERTINES, CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN, RUN DMC, OCEAN COLOUR SCENE, JAMES, SHED SEVEN BUGZY MALONE and many many more Kendal Calling is one of the UK’s few independent music festival and is held annually. Starting in 2006, it has grown from a two-day, 900 capacity event to a 25,000 capacity 4-day music festival. In 2010 Kendal Calling was awarded the Best Small UK Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards, as voted by the public, and won the industry award ‘Best Small Festival’ at the LIVE UK […]

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Find your way into Boomtown 2018 – and last chance for tickets!

If you are already salivating at the thought of Boomtown 2018 but you are ondering when and how to get on site here is the best and only guide you need… More importantly perhaps have you noticed the new ‘Boomtown Springs’ camping area…it’s a bit tasty…and your last chance to get a guaranteed ticket to Boomtown 2018… Boomtown Springs Welcome to utopia in suburbia, the all new theatrical residential quarter in the heart of the city. Boomtown Springs Tickets Here. What is Boomtown Springs? The last opportunity to guarantee yourself a ticket to this years sold-out show, Boomtown Springs is an immersive theatrical camping experience in the heart of the fair, the likes of which have never been attempted before! […]

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Liven up your Latitude experience in 2018

OK – so having trawled through the Latitude playlist we’ve come to the informed conclusion that the bookers have been given a brief of trying to put everyone to sleep. That’s not knocking the bands who are playing…but there is a distinct theme that emerges…and it’s such a laid back one that it’s almost falling over backwards. So we’ve done a little sifting and shifting and here’s a playlist of 37 artists we think might wake you up – either through energy or ideas… Grace Savage Intelligence shines through Grace Savage’s songs. Bass lines are intrinsic and underneath everything there is a sense of meaning. Like a gravity well, she draws you in and takes you somewhere unfathomable. Nadine Shah […]

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Do you get our (Continental) Drift?

Continental Drifts presents…  LOVEBOX FESTIVAL Continental Drifts is proud to present Around The World In 80 Tunes, at the sold out Lovebox Festival, a musical journey across the the globe with world class DJs showcasing the sounds of Africa to South America, South East Asia to Eastern Europe. Expect the best Global Beats selections with DJs Hiphoppapotamus, Indian Man, Kobayashi and Yaaba Funk + amazing dancers! SATURDAY 14th JULY – THE SWEET SPOT 14:35 -18:35 CITADEL FESTIVAL On Sunday 15th July, hop on the Vintage Remix Train starting with Electro Blues and pulling up in the No 1 Station of Disco Remix, through soul, electro swing and more. Driven by the Antique Beat Hunters, DJ Chucks from The Correspondents, DJ Chris Tofu and Fizzy Gillespie, with Breakdance […]

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The Cravats – Dustbin of Sound (album review)

Alongside all the many festival press releases that come our way daily we get a scattering from hopeful PR types trying to get us to review new albums. Now as a rule we don’t review albums…after all, aren’t they a dying artform in these days of blip-vert culture. An anachronism hanging over us from the days when music really mattered? But thankfully of course there are still bands out there who have stood the test of time, weathered well, and remember what it means to package up 10 or 12 great songs into one long-playing dollop of listening pleasure. Welcome The Cravats – and their soon-to-be-released ‘Dustbin of Sound‘ (29 September). Back in 1977 the band rode the tidal wave […]

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Bloodstock Festival 2017 Preview

As UK’s premier metal festival prepares to enshroud Derbyshire in it’s black embrace once again, these are the bands that will be the jewels on Satan’s scepter. If you fancy going then be quick, weekend tickets have sold out and only a few day ones remain! Bloodstock Open Air 2017 is almost upon us. Before it opens it’s gaping maw in a guitar wailing scream, deafening all in a blaze of pitting and drinking, we take a moment to direct your attention to the lineup. Band to See – Ghost We’ll be honest with you. We usually we go with several youtube videos pushing various bands to buffer out the content. However just look at that lineup. There’s no way […]

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