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Mark Beaumont

Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014

Wolf Alice Might Be The True Saviours Of Rock And 4 Other Things We Learned At Bestival 2014

As Rob and Josie Da Bank’s annual fancy dress end-of-season party reaches its 11th year drenched in palm fronds and disco balls, in keeping with its Desert Island Disco theme, here’s what we learned from being stranded at the Isle Of Wight’s biggest ever Caribbean rave-up. 1.


Alex Hoban

Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014

The Reinvention Of Lauryn Hill: What To Expect From Her UK Comeback Shows

It's been two years since Lauryn Hill last graced a UK stage, and in the intervening period the tribulations of her private life have worked pretty hard to make it seem like she might not ever even make it back. But despite house arrest and a stint in jail for tax evasion, the famously erratic former Fugees singer is back out on the road, touring a new show that's sure to be as divisive as it is in demand. Prior to its arrival on British shores on September 20th, one of the show's first European airings took place last night in the Croatian coastal City of Pula.


Al Horner

Posted on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bestival Preview - 5 Must-See Sets From Outkast, Foals And More

Sad news, everyone - UK festival season is at almost at an end, with winter beckoning and only a smattering of exciting record releases to brighten up the gloomy months ahead. But hang on a second, it's not done quite yet - Bestival takes place on the Isle of Wight this weekend, offering one last hurrah for British festival-goers to check out their favourite bands.


NME Blog

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Leeds 2014: Three Of The Buzziest New Bands At Leeds Festival 2014

Since its advent in 1999, Leeds festival has grown to become a festival that pulls in a crowd of many cliques - there’s the teenagers, fresh-faced with their GCSE results in one hand and plastic tubes of neon paint dappling the other. There’s also the music enthusiasts, a clientele who congregate nonchalantly in the sidelines, tucking highlighted itineraries in their backpacks and bumbags.


NME Blog

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Instagram Video Reviews: What Leeds Festival Fans Made Of The Weekend's Big Performances

Reading and Leeds Festival may have shut its gates again for another year but, as ever, it's given us an array of talking-point sets. Between its world-beating returning heroes (Arctic Monkeys) to its breakthrough stars (Royal Blood, Jungle), via more controversial performers like Fat White Family, tongues were set wagging around both sites. To gauge a sense of what it was like to really be there at the front at some of the weekend's biggest sets, we got fans at Leeds to give their three-word instant reviews straight after the gigs. The bands taking the stand for judgement?

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