Tag: calls

NME Festival blog: Charli XCX calls out sexism in the music industry in a series of tweets

Charli XCX has called out sexism in the music industry in a series of tweets. The musician said that despite her many achievements as both a singer, songwriter and business woman, she still feels that she isn’t taken seriously by the industry. Charli tweeted: “i am an artist, a songwriter who’s co written multiple ‘hits’ for […]

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NME Festival blog: Liam Gallagher calls out “pissflap” Kaiser Chiefs’ keyboardist Peanut over stage safety row

“It’s naff c**ts like you that give Leeds a bad name” Liam Gallagher has responded to criticism from Kaiser Chiefs‘ keyboardist Nick ‘Peanut’ Baines, after he called him out for recently pulling out of a festival gig due to “safety concerns”. Earlier this month, Gallagher pulled out of his appearance at Fall In Love Festival in Romania […]

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NME Festival blog: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor calls out Holocaust deniers

“A travesty to the memory of the survivors and disrespectful to the people who fought for them” Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has blasted so-called Holocaust deniers in an online statement. Taking to Twitter, the vocalist said “I’m gonna say this for the fuckers in the back: JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T BELIEVE SOMETHING IS REAL, THAT […]

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NME Festival blog: Morrissey calls for “freedom of speech” and shares quote from Noel Gallagher in wake of ‘For Britain’ badge controversy

“Why do YOU not have freedom of speech? Or freedom to wear a badge on TV?” asked the former Smiths singer Morrissey has spoken out again on the response to his support of far-right party For Britain, seeming to accuse his critics of attacking his “freedom of speech” – while also sharing a quote about […]

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NME Festival blog: Lily Allen calls out audience members who interrupt her Grenfell Tower tribute

Some festivalgoers interrupted Allen’s emotive tribute to the victims of the 2017 tragedy Lily Allen called out a small number of audience members who interrupted her tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy during her performance at the Isle of Wight festival this evening. Allen asked festivalgoers to take part in a moment of […]

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NME Festival blog: James Arthur calls out Glastonbury for booking “snobbery”

He believes that the festival’s organisers “look down” on him James Arthur has clarified the comments he made on Twitter towards the organisers of Glastonbury, reiterating that he believes that there is a “snobbery” about his musical background that continues to prevent him from securing big festival bookings. Arthur, who rose to fame after winning […]

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NME Festival blog: Justin Bieber comes under fire for defending Chris Brown, calls his past assault charge a “mistake”

He also compared the ‘Loyal’ singer to Michael Jackson and 2Pac. Justin Bieber has come under fire for defending Chris Brown, calling the singer’s past assault charge a “mistake.” In an Instagram post published Friday (May 3), Bieber shared, under the phrase “The Legendary Equation,” an image featuring Michael Jackson, 2Pac and Chris Brown. “MJ plus 2Pac […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Powerful Thinking calls for sustainable power suppliers

UK: In 2017, Powerful Thinking launched
 the Sustainable Power Supplier programme – an online resource for event organisers that connects innovative suppliers with a growing community of festivals committed to smart energy management. The programme was developed after Powerful Thinking’s third annual Industry Green Survey showed that a common barrier to implementing sustainable practices was […]

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NME Festival blog: Drake calls out Wiley over ‘culture vulture’ comments

“Man can chat what they want. If it’s a ting, let me know.” Drake has responded to comments made by Wiley calling him a ‘culture vulture’ in a new interview. After finishing up a seven-night residency at The O2 (temporarily renamed The O3) in London last week as part of his Assassination Tour, Drake sat down for […]

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NME Festival blog: ‘Star Wars” Oscar Isaac calls Oscars’ new popular movie category ‘pretty stupid’

The Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film award was announced earlier this month to much criticism Oscar Isaac has shared his views on the Oscars’ new popular movie category, calling the addition “pretty stupid”. The category for Outstanding Achievement In Popular Film was announced earlier this month and was met with a tepid reaction. Many stars […]

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