Tag: City

NME Festival blog: Foals, DMA’s and The Streets to headline Manchester’s Sounds of the City 2020

Another winning line up Manchester’s Sounds of the City has announced Foals, DMAs and The Streets will be appearing at the 2020 event. The festival sees each act headlining an individual gig at the 8000 capacity Castlefield Bowl in the centre of the city. Other acts announced for the event next year include The Kaiser Chiefs […]

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NME Festival blog: Frank Ocean to throw a brand-new club night in New York City

It’s called PrEP+, and it’s happening tonight Frank Ocean will debut a club night called PrEP+ at a venue in New York City on Thursday, October 17. As the FADER reports, the announcement was made by the magazine Gayletter, which had featured Ocean as the cover star of its 10th issue earlier this year. “PrEP+ […]

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NME Festival blog: The Cure’s Simon Gallup forced to pull out of Austin City Limits performance due to “another serious personal situation”

It comes after he was forced to pull out of a performance in Japan earlier in the year The Cure‘s Simon Gallup was forced to pull out of the band’s performance at Austin City Limits Music Festival last night (October 12th) and return to the UK due to “another serious personal situation.” Headlining the Honda […]

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NME Festival blog: Black Sabbath made Birmingham the Home of Metal. Shouldn’t the city repay the favour?

Birmingham is crying out for a permanent museum to the birthplace of an entire genre, and there’s a pretty good one in town right now… Earlier this summer, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler returned to Birmingham for the opening of an exhaustive exhibition about Black Sabbath, the band they formed in […]

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NME Festival blog: Stan Lee to have street named after him in New York City

Stan Lee Way will be a fixture in the Big Apple Marvel legend Stan Lee is set to have a street named after him in New York City. The co-creator of such iconic fictional characters as Spider-Man, the amazing Four, Hulk and the X-Men will be honoured forever in the Big Apple. As reported by the New […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Turin city break: the best music, restaurants and culture | Travel

Without Turin, Italy would be a totally different country. It was pivotal to the unification in 1861 and served as the first capital, until 1865. Its royal palaces were home to the ruling House of Savoy until the second world war and then its factories – and the influx of migrant workers they attracted – […]

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The Guardian festival blog: 10 of the best city music festivals in the UK | Travel

Brixton Disco Festival, London In dark times, disco offers a seductive, defiant escapism. In its second year, this festival will explore that wider cultural resonance in film screenings and Q&As, before partying late in venues around Brixton’s Windrush Square, which will be turned into an open-air roller disco. Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco and dance […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Sound City+ announces first guests for this year’s conference

UK: Sound City has announced that its conference component, Sound City+, will return to Liverpool from May 3 – 5. Taking place across the entire festival weekend, the programme promises to offer insight into the most pertinent issues and debates within the music industry. The award-winning conference will offer a chance for musicians, industry professionals […]

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NME Festival blog: Philadelphia passes bill to symbolically ban R Kelly from the city

“This city doesn’t welcome him” The city of Philadelphia have passed a bill that symbolically bans R Kelly from ever stopping by for a visit. On Thursday (January 31), the Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed a resolution to “mute” R Kelly. While the bill doesn’t officially ban the singer from the city, it serves as […]

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NME Festival blog: New York City cop actor Ice-T baffles Twitter after admitting he’s never tried a bagel or coffee

The internet has lost its collective mind over the revelation Ice-T has caused a stir online after revealing that he has never consumed a bagel or coffee – despite portraying a cop in an NYC-based crime series for almost 20 years. The rapper and actor – whose real name is Tracy Lauren Marrow – stars […]

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