As new music festivals go, Live at Leeds is the premier league – a metropolitan wurlitzer of entertainment and culture pinpointing talent from all corners of the globe then bringing them together for one blistering day. The great Northern city offers a playground for escapism, adventure and pilgrimage, spanning miles of terrain the venues are […]
Returning for a second year of sunshine-soaked entertainment in the grounds of Warrington’s Victoria Park, SJM Concerts’ Neighbourhood Weekender confirms its two-day residency for Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of May. For all attending the festival will provide a full roster of musical highlights alongside a fantastic selection of local food and drink.
It’s confirmed, Live at Leeds will return on Saturday, May 4th of 2019 for its annual bank holiday weekend jamboree where music lovers from all across the country commune to enjoy a day of new music discovery and live performance. The festival has built a world-class reputation over its 12-year span, known for its immaculate […]
Two creative institutions are teaming up to host a festive shindig of unforgettable live entertainment and innovative vision: Manchester-based powerhouse, Scruff of the Neck and London-hailing tastemakers, Distiller Music. The collaboration configures a stellar light bulb moment, connecting a pair of prominent music venues with a bill of artists, noteworthy and compelling.
2018’s edition of Off The Record underlined the festival’s fast-growing reputation as a key catalyst for spreading the awareness of and celebrating new music, with the conference taking place throughout the day on Friday 16th November and artists performing way into the night.
This year’s Neighbourhood gathering brought epic highs and communal revelry to Manchester’s city streets and venues. The third edition of the festival installs Neighbourhood as a burgeoning institution, the music day out raises the bar with each consecutive outing defining a savvy brand, strongly engineered and thoughtfully delivered.
At the end of another summer of great festivals we headed to the little town of Bingley, more specifically Myrtle Park, for the final day of Bingley Music Live for one last hurrah by way of seeing some great bands in a field with thousands of other people before the winter takes it all away […]
Once again, Bingley Music Live is back to see out the festival season with an array of great acts across three days in the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire hills. We’re heading down for the final day on Sunday, and with so many great bands to see in so little time, we thought it best to […]
Returning for its sixth year, it is once again the turn of Manchester Psych Fest to sway musical attentions in the direction of the dizzying colour-culture of the Manchester psychedelic scene.
This May, Liverpool’s Sound City returned for an early Bank Holiday weekend of live music and arts-based action. Experiencing a creative and cultural rebirth, the festival moved its operations to the Baltic Triangle: an area renowned for its modernist takeover of the historic part of town. Spread across two days, the event gave attendees an […]
Oh Leeds, you charmer you. A city that weaves and unwinds like an immense tapestry, revealing a thousand hidden gems, a thousand nooks and crannies, a minefield of cultural brilliance waiting to explode from under you at any given moment. And there is no better day to exemplify those most tantalising of features better than […]
Returning with a fresh and invigorating events programme, Liverpool’s three-day extravaganza of live performance and music industry panels continues over this coming May bank holiday weekend (4th/ 5th/ 6th May). Opening the weekend will be a day of insight and discussion as the Sound City+ conference brings a host of industry professionals to Liverpool’s historic […]
The day dawned to a sprinkling of snow on Friday 17th November, as if providing a blank canvas before the array of events ahead at M for Montreal.
Off The Record is the result of a collaboration between independent festivals Sound City, Kendal Calling, Bluedot and music blog Louder Than War. After a sellout first year, expectations were high with ticket holders travelling from all across the UK for the Manchester music conference and festival, but luckily it did not disappoint.
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I’m sure M for Montreal ranks up there as one of the friendliest music and culture festivals out there. A matter of hours in and I’ve fist-bumped the founder himself, gone ‘exploring’ the city with a music producer and radio host from LA, eaten breakfast with John Robb and been told that my accent is […]
Mud, madness and magic – Bestival delivers in spectacular style at its beautiful new Dorset home.
The end of summer generally also marks the end of festival season. This year, Bingley Music Live returned at the start of September to round off another year of excellent festival entertainment. Boasting a refreshingly eclectic line-up for a small festival – from legendary arena-sized acts to tomorrow’s indie leaders – it seemed like a […]
While this year’s Bestival has shifted location from the Isle of Wight, some things never change and 2017’s lineup looks as good as ever. So let’s dive into the creative and colourful world of the award-winning festival to highlight some of the moments we’re most excited about.
The 2017 edition of Kendal Calling served up a whole host of excellent amusements. Music may be the intended primary focus, but this festival thrives on much more than just its live stages: From the art installations, to the fringes of the outlandish, and the child-friendly play areas, literally every need is catered for. Though […]