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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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NME Festival blog: Meet the sweet old grandma that Greta Van Fleet are named after

Turns out her favourite song is ‘Flower Power’ The sweet old grandma that Greta Van Fleet are named after has opened up about inspiring the Grammy-nominated band, and her new-found fame. Greta Van Fleet released their debut album ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army‘ in October. In a three-star review, NME said: “Ultimately, this is just a rock album that […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: DHP Family named as finalists in Live UK awards

UK: DHP Family’s venues, festivals, shows and staff have been named as finalists in this year’s national industry awards organised by Live UK. Rescue Rooms makes the final three of the venues under 800 capacity, having celebrated its 15th birthday last year with BBC 6 Music DJ and champion of independent venues Steve Lamacq returning […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Mariana Sanchotene named as new Director of Amsterdam Dance Event

NETHERLANDS: As of October 1, Mariana Sanchotene will be the new Director of the Amsterdam Dance Event foundation. She succeeds Richard Zijlma, who together with Buma Cultuur director Frank Helmink, is still responsible for the upcoming edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event. Sanchotene’s appointment coincides with the foundation’s transition into an independent entity. The Amsterdam […]

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NME Festival blog: Street named after Rihanna in Barbados

The Government of Barbados has named a street after Rihanna, changing the name of Westbury New Road to Rihanna Drive. The singer grew up on Westbury New Road, living there until she was 16. On Thursday (Nov 30), she attended the name-changing ceremony. She gave an inspiring speech, urging attendees to “believe their dream”. “On […]

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NME Festival blog: Beyonce named as the highest paid female musician of 2017

Queen Bey is ruling strong… Beyonce has been named as the highest paid female musician of 2017, after knocking Taylor Swift from the top spot. According to Forbes, the singer earned a staggering £79 million from both record sales and her massive ‘Formation’ world tour, which concluded in October 2016. The second spot, meanwhile, was […]

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NME Festival blog: Bono releases statement after being named in ‘Paradise Papers’ tax leak

Bono has issued a statement after being named in the ‘Paradise Papers’ leak. It has been claimed that he used a company based in Malta to invest in a Lithuanian shopping centre, allegations he describes as “distressing”. The U2 frontman allegedly used a company based in Malta, a famously low-tax jurisdiction, to pay for a […]

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NME Festival blog: British village pub named ‘best restaurant in the world’

An international poll of customer reviews has declared that a village pub in North Yorkshire is ‘the best restaurant in the world’. A poll published by TripAdvisor is behind the grand proclamation, with the travel company confirming that it was the first time since 2012 that a British establishment had landed the prestigious title. The […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Flare Audio named in Parliamentary Review as PM celebrates innovators

UK: Flare Audio has received recognition by the government as a leading UK innovator, following the publication of The Parliamentary Review this autumn. The annual review, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, showcases businesses that demonstrate best practice at every level of industry, and features a foreword by the Prime Minister. […]

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