NME Festival blog: A collection of ‘Golden Girls’ action figures have been unveiled at Comic-Con

You can get your hands on all four for $114.99 A collection of Golden Girls action figures were revealed at Comic-Con last night (July 19). The 8 inch dolls of Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia which are dressed in real fabric clothing were unveiled at the San Diego event. They are currently retailing at $114.99 for […]

NME Festival blog: Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos slams Hackney Council after introduction of strict licensing laws

“It will rip the soul out of the area”. Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has led the backlash against Hackney Council after it imposed strict new licensing laws on the borough’s bars and nightspots. The new rules were passed on Wednesday night and will restrict new venues in areas including Dalston and Shoreditch from opening […]

NME Festival blog: Four suspects indicted in XXXTentacion murder case

Authorities believe they have identified the two gunmen and two accessories to the crime A grand jury has indicted four suspects in the XXXTentacion murder case. The rapper was shot dead in Broward County, Florida on June 18 as he was leaving a motorcycle dealership. He was 20 years old. Michael Boatwright, who was arrested […]

NME Festival blog: Listen to Jack White cover two Elvis Presley songs on new podcast

The Third Man Records honcho paid tribute to The King Jack White has covered two songs by Elvis on a new podcast. The musician, who also runs the Third Man Records label, was a guest on the season finale of Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History. During the recording, he also played a snippet of the track […]

Festival Insights NEWS: Boardmasters partners with Visit St. Pete / Clearwater

Photo credit: Top Left: Clearwater Beach; Top Right: Callum Morse (Boardmasters Festival) UK: This summer will see marketing agency BrandKiss partner Visit St.Pete / Clearwater with the long standing and popular surf and music festival Boardmasters. St.Pete / Clearwater boasts 35 miles of award winning white-sand beaches, showcasing an abundance of arts and cultural attractions. […]

NME Festival blog: Festival No.6 to take a break after 2018 event

“We will of course be throwing an almighty party this year and will make sure it’s the most outstanding No.6 to date!” Festival No.6 has announced that this year’s edition will be the last event “for now”. Since launching in 2012, the Portmeirion festival has seen headline performances from Noel Gallagher, Bastille and Pet Shop […]

NME Festival blog: Noel Gallagher says he picks “the best people” rather than the best musicians for his touring band

He also thinks he’s “got a pretty good judge of people” Noel Gallagher has revealed how he picks musicians for his touring band, saying he focuses on the best people rather than the best musicians. Gallagher is gearing up to perform at a series of festival dates over the summer, kicking off at Edinburgh Castle […]

The Guardian festival blog: Jay-Z in dispute with Philadelphia mayor over music festival | Music

Jay-Z is embroiled in a dispute with the mayoral office of Philadelphia after it announced plans to change the location of his music festival, Made in America. On Tuesday, a representative for Mayor Jim Kenney said this year’s festival would be the last to be held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the centre of […]

NME Festival blog: Watch the video for Brockhampton’s new song ‘1998 Truman’

Here’s Brockhampton… Brockhampton have shared the video for their new song ‘1998 Truman’, check it out below. The track debuted on Beats 1 last night, and comes accompanied with a music video directed by the band’s Kevin Abstract. The release comes shortly after the rap collective released ‘1999 Wildfire’ last week, which features Atlanta rapper […]

NME Festival blog: A new Spice Girls exhibition is coming to the UK

To help spice up your life A new Spice Girls exhibition is coming to the UK next month. The iconic ’90s girl group formed in 1994 and released three studio albums and a movie, before splitting in 2000. SPICEUP is described as “the biggest touring exhibition of Spice Girls memorabilia in the world.” It includes […]