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Victorious Festival 2017, Three Days of Southsea Sunshine

I am local to Portsmouth, and I admit that I became slightly concerned before attending my third Victorious Festival. Victorious refuses to stop growing. It engulfs the entire city, with stages on the southernmost coast, and a new campsite on Portsmouth’s northernmost border. With victory after victory (just thought I would get the references to being ‘victorious’ out of the way), it felt as though it might disastrously shut down Portsmouth for the bank holiday. Perhaps that is destined to happen one year, but the strongest line-up yet spearheaded by Madness, Stereophonics and Elbow, along with abnormally gorgeous weather, made...

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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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Photography: Truck Festival 2017

The twentieth edition of Truck Festival, held at Hill Farm, close to the sleepy village of Steventon in rural Oxfordshire boasted the finest lineup in the event’s history. From the metalcore of Bury Tomorrow to the pop punk of Roam to the indie pop rock of Superfood to the country twang of Catherine McGrath to the nostalgic sound of Franz Ferdinand and The Libertines, this TruckFest had it all. It also had rain, an awful lot of rain. But despite the best efforts of the British summer, Truck put smiles on faces wherever you looked. And so that was that: three days of rain, mud, slither and great...

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Live: Slaves @ Tunbridge Wells Forum

Idly scrolling through my Facebook feed on Monday I saw a notification from local band Lady Bird that they were playing on Thursday night supporting Slaves at The Forum, an intimate 250 capacity venue on the edge of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Ticket was by lottery, applications in a tight timeframe. Having seen them at the De la Warr Pavilion in Bexhill last year this was too good an opportunity to miss. Also on the bill were Joeythin, the electronic offshoot of Joeyfat who are becoming regulars on BBC Radio Six Music. I got lucky as there were 2,500 applications...

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Live: Community Festival @ Finsbury Park

Community Festival has found its home in Finsbury Park and if Saturday was any indication, the inaugural trip to North London has supplanted itself as a festival to watch going forward. Having just two stages, the Main Stage and the N4 Stage, made it pretty easy to find your away around and it was pretty clear from the moment walking in that Community has found its niche, tailoring itself for a young audience who are interested in nothing more than electric, thrashing sets of indie rock and pop goodness. I arrived just in time to see RedFaces, a foursome from Sheffield who...

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Kendal Calling 2017 Top Ten Artists You Should Not Miss This Year!

Kendal Calling 2017 – The top 10 Artists you should not miss this year! As Glastonbury comes to an end, the festival season itself really cranks up during July, and by far the best medium sized festival in the UK is Kendal Calling. Once again thousands of people are heading to the Lake District for a weekend packed of music, comedy, and many other activities that we detailed in our What to Expect article here: What to Expect at Kendal Calling Lowther Deer Park will be the beautiful setting for this blend of bands and artists, and is really one of the...

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Festival: Community Festival Adds Fresh New Artists in 2017

Just two weeks remain until this year’s Community Festival arrives to knock our socks off in North London. For those of you who haven’t heard, Community Festival, which started its days as multi-venue event in Shoreditch has relocated up North. Describing itself as a one-day celebration of the best things in music, this year’s event will continue to knock your socks off at London’s Finsbury Park on July 1st. If that wasn’t enough to wet your appetite, feast your eyes on the solid lineup that has been extended this week to include six exciting new acts, Kicking off the new lineup...

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Live: Live At Leeds Festival Turns 10

With the rise of city festivals, such as Sheffield’s Tramlines and Brighton’s The Great Escape, Live At Leeds has seen a steady growth in size over the years from a handful of bands in 2007 to 189 acts performing at 21 venues across the city on its 10-year anniversary. This year’s festivals attracted a host of well-known big acts as well as a plethora of equally fantastic lesser known ones. Headlining acts this year included Slaves, Rag’n’Bone Man, White Lies, Wild Beasts and Nothing But Thieves and it was one festival that I wasn’t going to miss. Besides being...

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Festival: Live At Leeds, Frightened Rabbit, VANT, The Hunna & Rag ‘n’ Bone Man

Already boasting an incredible day and night of invigorating new music and classic live moments, Live At Leeds has further cemented its position as the defining kick-off for the summer, with a string of new names joining the stellar bill of future stars and revered favourites. Frightened Rabbit (Photographer: Simon Jay Price) Leading the latest additions are cult Scottish heroes Frightened Rabbit, bringing their emotional and passionate live show to Leeds city centre in what’s sure to be a truly defining moment of the festival. Over the course of six studio albums Frightened Rabbit have become one of the nation’s...

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Festival: Bearded Theory with Seasick Steve, Skunk Anansie, Slaves & Madness

Bearded Theory Festival has announced three more stunning acts onto their already stellar line up for 2017. Platinum selling Scottish indie outfit GLASVEGAS join the Pallet Stage on Sunday, bringing their animated and renowned live show to the fields of Catton Hall. Their chart successes stem back to 2008 with their debut album going into the UK charts at number 2. The beautiful solid oak Woodland stage have bagged a coup in securing iconic post-punk band THE FALL to perform on Saturday night. Led by notorious king-pin front man Mark E. Smith, The Fall’s back catalogue is legendary, with nine Top 40 albums and a chart topping single...

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Festival: Standon Calling For Orbital, Clean Bandit, Laura Mvula & Slaves.

Bringing together a unique weekend of irresistible fun, extraordinary experiences and unrivalled entertainment, Standon Calling, 27 – 30 July 2017 in Hertfordshire, has over 11 years marked itself as the true epitome of what a festival is. Celebrating creativity, community and freedom – Standon Calling offers a genuine weekend escape that’s seen over 12,000 festival-goers return year after year – with 2017’s 12th edition only set to continue that story. Originators, visionaries and vital in defining an era for an entire generation, Orbital sit on the head-table of electronic royalty with a catalogue and legacy packed with forward-thinking music. Since emerging at the...

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