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Mighty Hoopla Brings Pop To Brockwell Park

Now in its sophomore year, and relocated from East London’s Victoria Park to South East London’s Brockwell Park, Might Hoopla Festival brings out some of the cheesiest, pop fun to London. Following last year’s mammoth inaugural event, which saw massive pop acts such as Years & Years, All Saints, Will Young and Sophie Ellis-Bextor kick off proceedings to a crowd of some 15,000 revelers, this year sees the likes of Lily Allen, Melanie C, Louise and Belinda Carlisle bring the hits to Brockwell Park. And today comes the news that R&B behemoths TLC will be returning to the London...

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Love Supreme Festival – Heavyweight Lineup for 2018

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival is returning to Glynde Place, East Sussex for 2018 and this week announced an impressive lineup of artists who will be performing at the summer event. In 2017, the UK’s only major greenfield jazz festival boasted capacity crowds of 40,000 over the weekend and looks to break this record with an expansive, far-reaching bill of stars from across the jazz and soul spectrum. Joining the already announced Sunday headliners Earth, Wind & Fire are iconic UK songwriter Elvis Costello, former Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith frontman Steve Winwood and one of music’s...

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Kendal is Calling Again – See You In The Fields!

Fan-favourite, award-winning festival Kendal Calling have announced the huge lineup for 2018. Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Libertines, Run DMC and Hacienda Classical will be headlining with a huge supporting bill all heading to the fields this summer for an unmissable weekend of music, arts, comedy, food and drink in the beautiful Lake District. Set in the attractive Lake District’s Lowther Deer Park, this innovative, fan-focused, independent festival is renowned for more than just music, and visitors will also enjoy four days of arts installations, comedy, gourmet food, kid’s entertainment and a real ale festival all within the confines...

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Victorious Announce Brilliant Weekend Headliners

  Having previously revealed The Libertines and Kaiser Chiefs at the top of the bill for Friday night, Victorious (24-26 August 2018), the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival has today announced its huge Saturday and Sunday headliners, electronic pioneers The Prodigy (Sunday) and rock legend Paul Weller (Saturday). Topping the bill with a UK festival exclusive is one of the most exhilarating, influential and chaotic electronic bands of the past 20 years – The Prodigy. Following six no.1 albums and jaw-dropping live performances across the world, the original masters of big beat remain one of the most successful electronic acts of all time. This live show...

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Clean Bandit are to headline Neverworld 2018, also on the bill are  Rae Morris, Sub Focus, We Are Scientists, Denis Sulta, Tom Grennan and more who will join revellers to a spectacular kingdom of music, party and wonder Neverworld will take place 2nd – 5th August 2018  at John Darlings Farm near Hever in Kent. Headlining Neverworld is chart topping trio Clean Bandit, preparing to wow audiences with fan favourites as well as tease brand new tracks from their upcoming new album. Amassing hundreds of millions of Spotify streams, the Cambridge group bagged the number on spot in no less than 13 countries for smash...

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HRH C.R.O.W.S. Is Spreading Its Wings

HRH C.R.O.W.S. spreads its wings as HRH extends into Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock. HRH has always been shaped by its community, but when the fans approached us and asked us to extend the HRH experience into Country, well, we were wary. But when we went deeper and found out what they yearned for was a broad base of cool Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock bands, then all reservations disappeared. Head honcho Jonni Davis and his rebel posse put together HRH C.R.O.W.S. – Country, the HRH way: a dazzling spectrum of carefully-selected bands (as voted...

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Ramblin’ Man Fair Announce Next Wave Of Acts For 2018

Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018 Ramblin’ Man Fair is pleased to announce the next wave of bands for the event in 2018. These include The Cult (Main Stage Headliner, UK Exclusive), Gun (Main Stage), Chas & Dave (Blues Stage), Me & That Man (Country Stage), Goldray and Voyager (Both Prog In The Park Stage) with many more acts to be announced… The Cult (Main...

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Bearded Theory 2018 With Robert Plant Jimmy Cliff, Jake Bugg & Sleaford Mods

Multi-award winning West Midlands festival Bearded Theory, 24-27 May Catton Hall, Derbyshire, have announced an astonishing line-up for 2018, securing a rare festival performance by one of the world’s greatest rock and roll voices, Robert Plant, to headline on Saturday night. The former Led Zeppelin frontman will be bringing his band The Sensational Space Shifters, who have been selling out venues around the world and will be performing a set full of classic hits and new material. In 1967, Robert Plant formed a group called the Band of Joy with drummer John Bonham. Soon, Bonham, Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page,...

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Black Deer An Americana & Country Festival With Passenger & Iron & Wine

Bringing you an experience like no other, Black Deer Festival promises you a jam-packed weekend of celebrating all things Americana and Country!  Black Deer mixes a fantastic music line-up backed with food, workshops, special curated area’s including one from Bolt motorcycles and more! Taking place on June 22nd-24th 2018 in the beautiful surroundings of Eridge Park, Britain’s oldest deer park, located on the Kent/East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells, just a mere 50 minutes outside of London.  You can expect an array of authentic americana-style meats, smokey whiskeys, bespoke custom bike showcases, storytellings from cultural pioneers, not to mention the incredible...

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Victorious Festival Announces Friday Night Headline Acts

Victorious, taking place from 24-26 August 2018, is the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival. The bill has been revealed for its opening Friday night – and it contains a quartet of the best live party bands the UK indie scene has ever produced – The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs, Shed Seven & The Lightning Seeds. Last year’s inaugural Friday night Opening Party with Madness was such a resounding success organisers have decided to do it again – only bigger and better with all the live action taking place in the huge main arena. Saturday/Sunday headliners will be announced soon but given last...

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Nick Cave All Points East, Along With Patti Smith, St Vincent & Courtney Barnett

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will be bringing their incredible live show to East London’s Victoria Park to headline a UK Exclusive stand-alone APE Presents… concert alongside very special guest Patti Smith . Regarded as one of the most intense and exciting live acts on the planet, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ’ recent sold-out run of headline shows saw them step up another gear to become bona fide arena headliners, garnering some of the best reviews of their decorated career in the process. Performing their newest album Skeleton Tree alongside the much-loved classics on the recently...

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Photography: Victorious Festival 2017

It’s rather pleasant outside and whilst we’re still occasionally getting a whiff of Indian Summer, there’s no stopping the inevitable slide into rain, wind, gutters full of leaves and longer evenings. What better time then to hark back to images of three of the best days of weather and music that Summer 2017 had to offer: Victorious Festival. Of course, you don’t only go to the seaside for the sun, and Southsea’s 2017 Victorious Festival had arguably its finest ever line up this year. When the sun goes down, the party continues… …and the headliners come out to play....

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Music Makers Festival @ Omnibus Theatre, Clapham

RockShot Mag recently headed out to South London’s Clapham on a sunny weekend for a very special event. Past the famous Common and the drinkers unwinding in the mottled sunlight was The Omnibus Theatre, an elegant host for Music Makers Festival.  A two-day independent music event curated with love by London-based musician Albert Man and his manager and co-organiser Manoja Ullmann, Music Makers’ concept derives from their aspiration to give independent artists an opportunity to showcase their talents to a wider audience. Albert and Manoja know the importance of having a community to support the independent music scene and...

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Tonbridge Calling Festival, A PhotoStory

Hundreds turned out in the glorious sunshine for the second year of Tonbridge Calling Festival on Saturday 12 August. The free, unticketed  event was set within an open park and seamlessly run by a team of 40 volunteers. It was set up last year with the vision of bringing a message of  unity to the town and strengthening community spirit. A diverse array of sounds, rythyms and culinary delights was provided for all. The energetic Penge community samba reggae band Pengenista Drummers woke up the town with their vibrant Brazilian Bahia rhythms as they marched along the river to the...

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British Electric Foundation, A Photo Story At Rewind

Supergroups are one of a kind. In one place and on one stage, they offer you the chance to witness collaborations between the biggest musicians. Whether a tribute project or a band offering brand-new music, it’s always worth seeing what all-star groups have to offer. British Electric Foundation are one of the best and they should be. Having stormed the charts in the ’80s with performers like Tina Turner and the late great Billy Mackenzie, they bought all their electronic experience to  Sunday afternoon at Rewind The 80s Festival. The iconic group in full flight featuring the full Heaven 17 band...

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John Parr, Status Quo, Peter Hook & Other Great Photography Highlights at Rewind

British summer is well known for two things: unpredictable weather and the best festivals. So choosing the right festival experience can be crucial to keep your mood up during the downpours. Rewind The 80s gives you the opportunity to cruise through the decade with your smile in place, no matter the weather conditions. But it’s always good to have your waterproofs ready. Here are some of my personal highlights from the North edition of this year’s Festival writes Edyta Krzesak. I have to admit, two years ago when New Order were announced as headliners of The Other Stage at Glastonbury...

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Rewind North The 80s Festival 2017 Photography

Sometimes the best things in life start in an unexpected way. Imagine, you’re about to go to a festival, you’ve kept your ticket safely in your desk, and you’ve been getting excited as the date approaches. You pack your bags with the essentials: small stove, sleeping bag, waterproofs, clothes, and food. You’ve got your train ticket on your mobile, and you’re ready to go. Then your accommodation falls through. On the bright side, I discover this before setting off from London. But it’s the day of the festival, my train departs in 2 hours, and I have nowhere to stay....

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Festival: Slaves Announced As Special Guests For LeeFest

On the eve of the biggest LeeFest ever, they have announced their super secret final headliner, Slaves. This Kent born outfit are set to bring lip-snarling rabble-rousing energy and show stopping energy to John Darlings Farm. LeeFest have a proud history of supporting local up and coming talent and Slaves are safely considered to be part of the LeeFest family. Elsewhere on the already stellar bill Jake Bugg, Annie Mac, and Kate Tempest will lead the charge on what’s set to be an inspired weekend of music and arts. Fellow headliner Jake Bugg is poised for an eclectic performance...

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Live: Y Not Festival 2017

It looks like Y Not festival has finally found its answer and the operative word of the weekend was most definitely mud. Marred with problems from the start, the festival was cancelled on the morning of the final day, seeing only one out of the three main headliners perform, with other big names’ sets being cut short or reduced to DJ sets. The festival started with a bang with Feeder and The Skints headlining a Thursday set, drawing early crowds and getting what was a well-billed British summer festival on its way. In true British summer fashion, it didn’t...

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Live: Ramblin’ Man Fair Festival 2017

Ramblin’ Man Fair, the festival run by Spirit Of Rock that celebrates the best in classic rock, prog, blues and country is now in its third year. Whilst Download has strayed into pop punk territory and Bloodstock books bands with comical names (Infected Dead, anyone?) the Ramblin’ Man focus is on an altogether more relaxed and ‘grown up’ weekend. It’s the festival where you’re more likely to find a mosh pit in the queue for an ice cream than you are down the front. And this means that it’s a really inclusive, friendly and welcoming place to be. This...

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Upcoming Festivals

  1. Live @ Leeds 2018

    May 5
  2. Bearded Theory Spring Gathering

    May 24 - May 27
  3. Catfish & The Bottlemen @ All Points East

    June 1
  4. Field Day 2018

    June 1 - August 2
  5. Festival Of Voice Cardiff

    June 7 - June 17
  6. Download Festival

    June 8 - June 10
  7. Love Supreme Jazz Festival

    June 29 - July 1
  8. bluedot

    July 19 - July 22
  9. Cool Britannia

    August 31 - September 2

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