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NME Festival blog: Watch The 1975’s Matty Healy open up about their latest single and upcoming new album in revealing new interview

“It’s about anxiety…it’s quite sombre.” Matty Healy has opened up about The 1975’s latest single, ‘Frail State of Mind’ in a revealing new interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. You can watch the new interview below. As well as this, Healy also gave an update about the band’s upcoming new album, ‘Notes On A […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: 2019 UK Festival Awards – Applications are now open

Photography: www.themakers.co.uk The application process for the UK Festival Awards 2019 has now opened. The Awards will return to the Troxy in London on December 5th for a third consecutive year and promises to end the year with a big celebration. The prestigious annual ceremony boasts 20 award categories that lend kudos to teams and […]

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NME Festival blog: Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis open up about working with the music of The Beatles on ‘Yesterday’

“The Beatles are the Everest of music.” Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis have revealed more about their work with the music of The Beatles on their new film, Yesterday. The film, written by Richard Curtis and directed by Boyle, imagines a world in which everyone has forgotten the songs of The Beatles apart from one person, Jack […]

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NME Festival blog: Stewart Lee to open for Sleaford Mods at their huge London gig this autumn

“Sleaford Mods have descended upon me, like an enormous yes.” Comedian Stewart Lee will be opening for Sleaford Mods at their huge London show this November. Lee, who is currently developing his latest stage show, has previously spoken about his love of the Nottingham duo who appeared at ATP 2.0, which Lee curated. Interviewing the […]

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NME Festival blog: New 10,000-capacity music venue The Drumsheds to open in north London

The new space will open with this year’s Field Day festival London is to get a new 10,000-capacity music venue this summer, as The Drumsheds opens in Tottenham. The space features four interlinked warehouses and 10 acres of outdoor space, the latter of which can accommodate a further 30,000 people. The Drumsheds will be run […]

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NME Festival blog: Interpol are open to the idea of an ‘Antics’ 15th anniversary tour

“Those kind of shows to just be fun celebrations” Interpol frontman Paul Banks has said that he “likes the idea” of the band touring to celebrate the anniversary of their acclaimed second album ‘Antics’. The NYC trio released their sixth album ‘Marauder‘ last year, after taking the time to tour their seminal debut album ‘Turn […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Queen and Adam Lambert open the 2019 Oscars

The band’s biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, is up for Best Picture Queen and Adam Lambert opened the 2019 Oscars tonight (February 24) with a live performance. The band played instead of the traditional opening monologue, as the ceremony goes ahead with no host for the first time in 30 years. Kevin Hart was due to present […]

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NME Festival blog: F.B.I open inquiry into Ryan Adams’ communications with underage fan

It comes after a New York Times investigation which alleged an inappropriate relationship with a young fan The F.B.I are reportedly exploring allegations that Ryan Adams committed a crime by entering into alleged “explicit” communications with an underage fan. A report from The New York Times published yesterday (February 13) featured claims from several women, including […]

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NME Festival blog: ‘Are we good enough?’ – Twenty One Pilots open up about their insecurities

The duo are set to release their new album ‘Trench’ this week Twenty One Pilots have opened up about the insecurities they still feel, despite their global success. The duo, comprised of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, are set to release their new album ‘Trench‘ on Friday (October 5). Speaking to Kerrang!, Joseph explained the […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Open Source and Low Tech Disruption in Event Technology

Richard Fletcher is a researcher in festival and events with a particular focus on quantitative methods and audience surveys. He predominately works freelance or in association with De Montfort University, Leicester. You can find more of his work here, and can find him on Twitter here. For an industry so grounded in the physical world […]

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