NME Festival blog: “Thumb-erlievable banter” – Example gives fan backstage tickets to RiZE Festival as an apology for insulting his looks

The musician didn’t take criticism of his new tune very well Example gave a fan backstage tickets to RiZE Festival this weekend after saying that he looked like “a beard had been drawn on a thumb” on Twitter. The musician – real name Elliot Gleave – released his nine-track mixtape ‘Bangers & Ballads’ on Friday (August 17). Responding to the single ‘Show Me How To Love’, fan James Hart posted on Twitter:… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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The Guardian festival blog: Trainee nurses given 500 free tickets to Glastonbury 2019 amid staffing crisis | Music

Glastonbury festival founder Michael Eavis is to give away up to 500 tickets for the 2019 event to trainee nurses in the Mendip area, where the festival is based. Speaking at Shepton Mallet’s summer fete in July, Eavis said he made the decision following a conversation with the local NHS trust chairman, who had complained about a lack of trainees. The tickets are available to Mendip-area students who are enrolled on a nursing course this year, according to a statement on the Glastonbury festival’s website. A spokesperson for the festival told the Guardian that, as well as a gesture of support for the NHS, Eavis wants the initiative to encourage more people to take up the profession. Somerset has a […]

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NME Festival blog: Michael Eavis to give 500 free Glastonbury tickets to trainee NHS nurses

The Worthy Farm owner’s gesture is in response to the nursing recruitment crisis Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has announced that he will offer up to 500 free tickets to local trainee nurses for next year’s festival. According to Somerset Live, Eavis spoke at Shepton Mallet’s hospital fete earlier this month (July 21) after the chairman of the local trust reportedly told him that there was “a real problem… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Glastonbury 2019 tickets – how to get them and when to register

We’re already longing for those Worthy fields. 2018 was Glastonbury’s fallow year, meaning it was time to give the fields a year off from the perpetual stomping of thousands and thousands of festival-goers. It also meant a summer spent pining after the Pyramid Stage but thankfully, Emily Eavis and her team will be back bigger than ever next year. It’s bound to be just as tricky as ever when it comes to bagging a… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Øya Festival 2018 – full line-up and tickets

Get yourself to Oslo Øya Festival have announced the final names to complete their line-up for 2018. Check out the full bill below. Held at Tøyenpark in Norway’s capital of Oslo, the acclaimed festival returns in August with headline sets from Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Lykke Li, Patti Smith and native Cezinando alongside the likes of St Vincent, Wolf Alice, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Brockhampton and many… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Parklife Festival issues warning over fake tickets

Manchester festival Parklife has issued a warning to fans over fake tickets. The police have told fans to watch out for counterfeit tickets in the run-up to the event, which takes place June 9-10 at Heaton Park. Liam Gallagher, The xx and Skepta are among the artists playing the festival this year. As Manchester Evening News reports, Great Manchester Police’s Chief Superintendent Graeme Openshaw urged music fans to be vigilant. “We recognise that for an event such as Parklife that there are many people who… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Live music festival has only sold 15% of its tickets

A festival billed as Jeremy Corbyn‘s “own Glastonbury” is struggling to shift tickets. According to the Huffington Post, only 15% of its ticket allocation has been sold, meaning only 2,500 tickets have been purchased the site’s capacity of 15,700 people. It’s set to held at the White Hart Lane Recreational Ground in Tottenham on June 16 and Labour MPs, and Trade Unions and are now being asked to promote the festival. The line-up for the festival so far includes The Magic Numbers, Rae Morris, Reverend and… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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READING FESTIVAL NEWS: Last chance to split the cost of your tickets with our Instalment Plan

Latest update from Reading Festival 🚨 LAST MONTH to split the cost of your Reading ticket with our Instalment Plan!! 🎪 Last chance to split the cost of your tickets with our Instalment Plan MAYDAY, MAYDAY. This is your last chance to take advantage of Reading’s Instalment Plan option, split the cost of your ticket into two handy chunks. Source

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