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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Kendal Calling 2017

Celebrated Northern festival, Kendal Calling returns for its 2017 programme to the gorgeous scenic surroundings of Lowther Deer Park in The Lake District. Crowned the ‘UK’s Best Small Festival’ by popular live ticketing agent Skiddle, this year’s event surely does live up to the significant hype. Providing entertainment for all ages, the large billing includes […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Lumineers at BST Hyde Park

Big summer concerts in Hyde Park are somewhat of an institution in London. Recently these events have been organised under the umbrella of the double-weekend-spanning British Summertime Festival, which has amassed itself an eye-watering list of alumni since 2013. I find myself attending the final day, roughly themed around the “Americana” genre, which is headlined […]

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Liverpool Sound City 2017

A decade of reinvention has transformed Liverpool Sound City from its modest beginnings back in 2007. Earlier editions saw ticket-holders venue hopping around the city centre’s independent bars to catch intimate performances from a left-field line up. Today, Sound City reflects its evolution with a barrage of big names and a move to the sprawling […]

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Dot to Dot 2017

Returning once again to the great city of Manchester (on a particularly scorching sun-packed day) was multi-venue spectacular Dot to Dot Festival, and this year was to mean even more for all who attended. The organisers switched up a few fundamentals this year, mainly being the inclusion of new venues like Old Granada Studios and […]

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Live at Leeds 2017

Live at Leeds continues to thrive, growing with ambition each passing year. For a mid-size inner city festival it does very well to cover all the bases: a plethora of diverse venues, a cornucopia of international acts and fresh talent, culture, and community. With the heavyweight billing, it means you to have to be ruthless […]