Starting on Tuesday, CMJ Music Marathon is just that - a five-day endurance test of a festival where over 1,000 new bands play hundreds of venues throughout New York City. We've got our own NME showcase at Glasslands on Wednesday night, with Fat White Family just announced as the (not so) secret special guests. Read more about that below, along with all the other acts playing CMJ we think you need to take note of.
As of this morning you can add native American headdresses to a list of items vendors are prohibited from selling at Glastonbury 2015 without prior authorisation. The list includes everything from booze and fags to candle flares and flags, and it got us thinking about other things that should be banned from festivals that are antisocial, offensive and above all REALLY ANNOYING! Now we don’t want to get too prescriptive here, but let’s be certain about this, there are clowns out there who need to be stopped.
Zilker Park in the heart of south Austin is home to 358 acres of rolling grass, a gorgeous swimming hole at Barton Springs and, for two consecutive weekends in October, some of the best and biggest bands on the planet. The first weekend has just wrapped up and while headline sets from the likes of Beck, Eminem and Pearl Jam have dominated most of the headlines, here's five things we learned from exploring the Texan capital's biggest outdoor festival: 1.
Counting down the hours till next summer and the advent of festival season 2015 already? Us too. In the meantime, we wanted to know everything about your festival experiences over the summer, from the bands you saw to the drugs you took. Here's a breakdown of how NME readers responded - in infographic form.
The dust may have now settled on festival season 2014 but discussion continues to rage: are our festivals safe? Do weekenders abroad offer better value for punters and promoters alike? And are escalating ticket costs pricing regular people out of live outdoor music events? There were some big themes coming out of the UK's summer season.