Tag: 2016

Bob Dylan The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016.

Bob Dylan now has a Nobel Prize to go along with his Oscar, as he has now been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up in a Jewish middle- class family in the city of Hibbing. As a teenager he played in various bands and with time his interest in music deepened, with a particular passion for American folk music and blues. One of his idols was the folk singer Woody Guthrie. He was also influenced by the early authors of the Beat Generation,...

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Live: Butserfest 2016, Tenth Anniversary.

2016 brings the tenth Butserfest to Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean. It is an event that has been cherished as an alcohol-free home for teenage fans of pop punk since 2007. That said, some bands might be a bit too profanity-laden to be ‘for all the family’. We asked writer Nick Pollard and photographer Natalie Lam to get toned up for the weekend and take a trek up and around Butser Hill. Pop rock five-piece, The Gospel Youth (Natalie Lam) Metalheads might also find it sacrilegious for a festival crowd to be singing Bangarang by Skrillex while waiting for a band fronted by a YouTube...

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Live: Victorious Festival 2016

Victorious refuses to stop growing. Every year causing a massive shutdown of the city, as the festival performances expand to dominate every square inch that southern Portsmouth has to spare. One can’t begin to imagine what pressure is on the musicians, to be the centre of a city’s attention. The sheer size of the crowd seeking that energy even seems to perplex a traditionally blunt Bob Geldof of Eighties new wavers The Boomtown Rats – “what the f— are you all doing up so early on a Saturday afternoon?”. It is just as well that the eccentric performance full of skipping about the stage...

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Love Supreme Festival 2016 with Grace Jones & Burt Bacharach.

Grace Jones, Burt Bacharach, Lianne La Havas, Caro Emerald, Melody Gardot and Kelis Amongst First Acts Announced For Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2016 *Kamasi Washington, Stanley Clarke, Gilles Peterson, Ibrahim Maalouf and new jazz supergroup Scofield, Mehldau & Guiliana also lined up for return of the UK’s only major greenfield jazz festival* Tickets on sale at 9am on Thursday February 11th http://www.lovesupremefestival.com/ Since its inception in 2013, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the most unique, varied and innovative musical events in the UK. It returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex this July...

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Festival: Victorious Festival 2016

 The festival for music lovers a stone’s throw from the sea, second wave (get it) of acts announced.  Victorious Festival is delighted to announce their second wave of acts appearing over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Pioneers of melodic indie, Scottish band, Travis make a fantastic addition to the weekend. Awarded Best Band at the BRIT Awards twice and having headlined Glastonbury after the release of their second album ‘The Man Who’ we’re thrilled to welcome them to the festival. The critically acclaimed Editors also join us on the Saturday, adding their own brand of dark indie rock to...

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Festival: Bilbao BBK Live. Arcade Fire & Foals

Arcade Fire & Foals Announced for Bilbao BBK Live Bilbao BBK Live (7-9 July) are proud to expand on their 2016 line-up, welcoming Arcade Fire for an exclusive festival performance, one of only two European dates the Canadian band will play this year! British five piece Foals also headline, bolstering an already impressive bill that features acts including Pixies, M83, New Order, Hot Chip, Years & Years, Courtney Barnett and Wolf Alice. Since their inception in 2001, Canada’s Arcade Fire have established themselves as true outsider champions. Straddling genres from dark, baroque pop and art rock through to modern...

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