Tag: Edinburgh

NME Festival blog: A music festival in Edinburgh has banned mobile phones

It’s so punters live more in the moment Organisers of a music festival in Scotland have taken the drastic step to ban the use of mobile phones so that people can “actually live in the moment”. Attendees of FLY Open Air Festival, which takes place in Edinburgh between May 18-19, will have to lock away […]

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NME Festival blog: Florence + The Machine, Chvrches, Primal Scream, and more to play Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Johnny Marr, Courteeners, James, and Madness are also on the bill The line-up for Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 has been announced, with Florence + The Machine, Chvrches, and Primal Scream among some of the big names. The two-week festival runs between August 7-18 2019 with Florence + The Machine kicking events off with two shows on August […]

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The Guardian festival blog: UK refuses visas for a dozen Edinburgh book festival authors | Books

A dozen authors who were planning to attend this year’s Edinburgh international book festival have had their visas refused, according to the director, Nick Barley, who warned that the “humiliating” application process would deter artists from visiting the UK. The festival, which starts on Saturday and includes appearances from 900 authors and illustrators from 55 […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Youth takes centre stage at Edinburgh international festival | Culture

The Edinburgh international festival is to celebrate the virtuosity of youth and mark the harrowing loss of teenage lives in the trenches, a century after the first world war ended. This August’s festival will bridge the century by opening with a mass audience light show featuring five telegrams sent home by young soldiers, contemporary music […]

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