NME Festival blog: Got the post-Reading & Leeds blues? Here are nine festivals you can still go to before the year is out

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of festival weekends You might not be a fan of the big festival boom – too many to choose from, not enough variety on the line-ups –but come autumn, it’s great. Why? Because it means there’s always another festival on the horizon, even if your tan has long faded. Here are nine festivals still to come this year. On Blackheath What’s the vibe: Wholesome family fun. If you… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: What Reading & Leeds first-timers thought of 2018’s festivals

Your first festival is a very special experience. My first festival saw me travel four hours only to find that we’d forgotten to pack the poles to our tent. I eventually ended up face down in a field after downing an entire box of wine. Reading and Leeds Festival is, for many, the first taste of a true festival blow-out. And this year was no exception. We’ve trawled through the socials to bring you the hot-takes from the festival… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Reading & Leeds Festival 2019 – headliner rumours, odds, ticket info and everything we know so far

Arctic Monkeys? Stormzy? The 1975? Dua Lipa? Who could headline in 2019? Reading & Leeds Festival may have come to a close for 2018, but we’re already looking ahead to 2019’s outing. This year saw Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar and Kings Of Leon all top the Main Stage – but who could follow them next time around? Have the dates been announced for 2019? Not officially, but Reading & Leeds traditionally runs during… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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The Guardian festival blog: Reading and Leeds festival review – glittery GCSE blowout has most diverse lineup yet | Music

‘The worst lineup ever” raged social-media users when this year’s twin-site festival was announced in February, while a recent tweet unfavourably comparing the event with that of 2000 (Oasis, Pulp, Primal Scream, et al) went viral. However, the former rock festival had to adapt to changing tastes. Huge, anthemic indie rock artists – the Vaccines and the Courteeners – still fill the field, but there are far fewer of them. This year’s event is the most culturally diverse yet, with rock, metal, rap, grime, dance and pop represented across seven stages. Some things don’t change, though, and the traditional post-GCSE results blowout attracts a largely teenage audience seizing the chance to paint their faces with glitter and try things they […]

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NME Festival blog: The Kooks’ Luke Pritchard likens band’s ‘playful’ new LP to their debut, recalls getting ‘booted off’ stage at first Reading & Leeds

The Brighton lads are set to release their fifth LP next week The Kooks‘ frontman Luke Pritchard has discussed the band’s “experimental” and “playful” new album, while recalling the time he got “booted off” stage at their first-ever Reading & Leeds. Check out our video interview above. The Brighton four-piece performed at Reading Festival on Friday evening (August 24). The show came ahead of their fifth record,… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Travis Scott gives microphone to fan who stormed his Leeds Festival set

The fan ended up joining in with Scott’s performance Travis Scott has had his set at Leeds interrupted by a fan who managed to make his way past security and onto the stage. Whilst Scott initially appeared confused at the invasion, he later handed the fan a microphone. The fan then rapped a verse of Scott’s track ‘Sicko Mode’. Travis Scott is rushed on stage by festival goer, Leeds Festival, Bramham Park, Leeds,… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Mike Shinoda weighs in on Kendrick Lamar’s Reading & Leeds booking: ‘He’s a unicorn’

The Linkin Park member will make his first appearances at the 2018 edition of the twin festivals since the death of Chester Bennington Mike Shinoda has given his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar‘s booking to headline Reading & Leeds 2018. The rapper will top the bill at Reading on Saturday (August 25) and Leeds on Sunday. He previously appeared on the Main Stage at the twin festivals in 2015. Speaking to the Guardian… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: 10 new acts that’ll blow your mind at Reading & Leeds this weekend

Soz gammons – there’s actually loads of bloody great music playing at Reading & Leeds this year. A tweet bemoaning the change of music in 18 years went viral earlier this week, despite there being, like, fucking loads of ace new music playing this weekend. Go on, go see them, then. Jimothy Lacoste When: Reading – BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage, Friday, 1:15pm / Leeds – BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage, Saturday, 1:15pm Why: His meme-ready… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Panic! At The Disco on co-headlining Reading & Leeds with Kendrick Lamar – and the chances of a collaboration

Brendon Urie speaks out on the ‘diversity’ of the line-up Panic! At The Disco‘s Brendon Urie has spoken out about the ‘honour’ of co-headlining this weekend’s Reading & Leeds festival alongside Kendrick Lamar – and the chances of a collaboration. Urie and co will share the top of the bill this weekend ahead of the hip-hop icon. Speaking to Kerrang!, the frontman said there was “no greater… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL NEWS: Reading & Leeds 2018 Official Playlist, a playlist by Reading and Leeds Festival on Spotify

Latest Festival Flyer update from Reading and Leeds Festivals Leeds Festival Source Who’s packing for Leeds right now then? 🙋‍♂️🙋 Stick our playlist on 👇 check the weather, pack extra layers, check what you can / can’t bring to the festival, check the weather again. GET EXCITED! 💛💛 Reading & Leeds 2018 Official Playlist, a playlist by Reading and Leeds Festival on Spotify Reading & Leeds Festival 2018 takes place on Friday 24th – Sunday 26th August. Tickets can be found here https://goo.gl/Pck1N6 Playlist updated reguarly with new releases! MORE RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS MORE RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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