Tag: Challenge

The Guardian festival blog: Proms 2019 comment: There’s little here to challenge or feel exceptional | Music

If the content of last year’s Proms, the second season under the aegis of director David Pickard, was dominated by its obligation to mark a number of significant anniversaries, especially the centenary of the end of the first world war, there are no such overriding imperatives this time. It may be 150 years since Hector […]

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NME Festival blog: Netflix pleads with fans to stop ‘Bird Box’ challenge

Netflix has urged fans to stop taking taking part in the Bird Box challenge, after the horror movie inspired people to undertake everyday tasks while blindfolded. The popular thriller stars Sandra Bullock as a mother who tries to get her children to safety after an supernatural apocalypse occurs. However, the huge task is made even […]

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NME Festival blog: Justice talk challenge of recording a live album and hint at new music plans

The French production duo released the ‘live’ remix album ‘Woman Worldwide’ late last month Justice have spoken about the various challenges which are involved when recording a live album, while also sharing a few early details about their next studio project. The French duo, Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, recently released the record ‘Woman […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Legal challenge over use of sniffer dogs to deny entry to concert | Society

Police in New South Wales face a legal challenge over plans to turn away concert goers identified by sniffer dogs as having been in possession of drugs, even if no banned substances are found. The entry policy for the show by British dance music trio Above and Beyond at Sydney Olympic park on Saturday has […]

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NME Festival blog: Fall Out Boy take the ‘Yorkshire Burrito Challenge’

To celebrate their upcoming headline slot at Reading & Leeds 2018, Fall Out Boy have honoured the latter’s country cuisine by seeing how many ‘Yorkshire Burrito’s they can roll in 90 seconds. For those not in the know, a Yorkshire Burritos is a full roast dinner in a giant Yorkshire pudding, rolled up burrito-style – […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Skiddle undertakes 48-hour Festival Challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support

UK: Event and ticketing outlet Skiddle is taking part in the ‘ultimate festival challenge’, visiting 10 music festivals in 48 hours to help raise £150,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The stunt will take place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend and has never been attempted in the UK before. This feat of endurance will begin […]

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