Tissues at the ready: Glastonbury’s benevolent overlord Michael Eavis will be stepping down from running the festival in 2020. But before he gets his commemorative carriage clock and knighthood for services to partying, he’s got six more years to make sure the Worthy Farm weekender remains the best bash in the world. He recently revealed his tactic for doing so to Music Week: pumping more cash into the grown-up fantasylands of Shangri-La and Arcadia. It’s a brilliant, typically Glastonbury answer to what Eavis sees as the ‘headliner problem’.
In this year's search for Britain's Best Small Venue in association with Jack Daniel's, you voted in your thousands to shortlist 11 awesome venues across the UK. There's not long left to cast your final vote and have your say in who should be crowned the ultimate best small venue in Britain, we hear why the venues have such a special place in the hearts of some of the bands who've played them.
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.
Each week, NME chooses the best books, clothes, boxsets, DVDs and more that you need to get your hands on. It could be pretty much anything. This week, it's the BFI Film Festival to the Breaking Bad Collector's Edition Blu-Ray. Shoes: Dr Martens 1461 Dr Martens have long been donned by musicians, from the 2-Tone groups of the '80s to Blur and Elastica in the '90s. The brand's 1461 shoe might not be as well-known as their stomping boots but they pack in just as much attitude.