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Festival: Glastonbury 2017 – Times Like These

American rockers Foo Fighters have just gone and (finally) announced their upcoming headline slot for Glastonbury 2017! Originally billed to headline the 2015 festival’s Friday night, the five-piece were forced to pull out following frontman Dave Grohl’s unfortunate accident at Sweden’s Ullevi festival in Gothenburg, where the nicest man in rock fell off stage during the band’s second song, breaking his right leg, only to return to the stage with the leg in plaster to complete his set. Florence + The Machine were subsequently bumped to Glastonbury headliners and the rest is history. We always knew the Best Of...

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Live: Glastonbury 2016 – Mud, Brexit and All-English Headliners

Described by festival founder Michael Eavis as the muddiest ever Glastonbury, revellers can at least be thankful that the rain was largely kept at bay during the four festival days, although a torrential spell during Friday, a good downpour over that night, and some drizzle here and there over the remaining days ensured Worthy Farm’s famous mud was kept topped up. Hell, this year’s edition is probably just as memorable and mentioned for its sludge-like mud as for any of the bands, the resulting substance described by one as a kind of chocolate mousse. Attendees can also be thankful for...

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Rock Media: Dream Glastonbury Headliners.

Every year, when the Glastonbury line-up starts to be announced, there’s always the debate around which band or artist will take to the coveted headlining spot. Some of the world’s biggest acts have headlined at the festival since it became an annual event back in the 1980’s. However, many of the biggest acts never got the chance to grace the main stage.   Smartmobile Casino recently conducted a survey to find out who music lovers have always wanted to see on the Pyramid Stage. In the list were some of the greatest entertainers from the last 30 years, and...

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Festival: Glastonbury 2016: Extended Line-up Released

Following the slow release of headline act names over the last month or so, an extended line-up for this year’s Glastonbury Festival has been announced today. So for those signing the petition against Coldplay headlining Glastonbury’s famous Pyramid Stage for a historic fourth time, questioning the superstar appeal of Adele on Saturday night or unaware of the genius that is the Muse live show, there are a plethora of musical acts that can divert your attention in addition to the non-music areas Glastonbury is famous for such as the Circus field, the Unfairground, the mysteriously hidden Piano Bar and of...

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Rock Media: The Rolling Stones. Charlie Is My Darling.

This year’s Glastonbury Music Festival features the Rolling Stones, on their “50 and Counting Tour”, performing on Saturday, June 29th . On Sunday, June 30th a special screening of The Rolling Stones Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965 from ABKCO Films will take place in the Pilton Place Cinema Tent on the festival grounds. The Glastonbury audience will be treated to newly discovered concert and interview footage, woven into an intimate behind-the-scenes diary of life on the road with the young Stones. Shot during a quick two day tour of Ireland, just weeks after “(I Can’t Get No)...

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Live: Simple Plan @ Bristol Academy
Live: Simple Plan @ Bristol Academy
Published On: March 27, 2016

 When people think about the pioneers and major influencers of pop punk, they think Blink 182, New Found Glory, Good Charlotte and rightly so. But there is another inclusion and more often than not the Canadian 5 piece Simple Plan are missed off that list. They have been around for fifteen years and have released their fifth and most Continue Reading

All Quiet Now:  John Renbourn.
All Quiet Now: John Renbourn.
Published On: March 27, 2015
The musician was found at his home in Hawick in the Scottish Borders on Thursday after a suspected heart attack. He was due to play a gig at The Ferry in Glasgow with fellow guitarist and inspiration Wizz Jones but sadly he did not show. John Renborn In the mid-1960's he met Continue Reading

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