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Boardmasters 2019 offers up ticket refund information after it was abruptly cancelled due to “severe weather conditions”

Boardmasters 2019 have given an update on how fans can claim refunds after it was cancelled last night (August 6) due to bad weather conditions. The four-day music and surfing festival, which was to be held in Cornwall, was meant to kick off Wednesday (August 7) and conclude on Sunday (August 11). But the organisers were forced to pull the plug...

Franz Ferdinand drummer drops out of tour after his “finger was crushed by an ugly piece of art”

Franz Ferdinand at Mad Cool Festival 2018
Franz Ferdinand drummer Paul Thomson has been forced to drop out of the band's current tour, having sustained an injury from a falling "ugly piece of art". Read More: 50 geeky facts about Franz Ferdinand The Scottish indie outfit are out on the road at present, with recent dates taking place in France, Turkey, and Georgia. Tomorrow night (July 8), the...

Watch Franz Ferdinand debut new song ‘Black Tuesday’

Franz Ferdinand at Mad Cool Festival 2018
Franz Ferdinand have performed a new track called 'Black Tuesday' – check out the fan-shot video below. Read more: 50 Geeky Facts About Franz Ferdinand The Scottish indie outfit released their fifth album, 'Always Ascending', in February 2018. In a four-star review NME described the LP as "an irresistible dedication to having a good time." During a show at North Music Festival in...

Check out the line-up for Benicassim 2019

Benicassim have announced the first major wave of acts for their 2019 festival. Headlining at the 25th anniversary of the Spanish bash will be Kings Of Leon and Lana Del Rey, while The 1975, Franz Ferdinand, George Ezra, Jess Glynne and Blossoms also have high billings. This comes after Kings Of Leon topped the bill at Reading & Leeds last summer...

Florence + The Machine to headline Boardmasters 2019 – Giggs, Franz Ferdinand, Jorja Smith also on line up

Florence + The Machine will top the bill at next year's Boardmasters festival. The music and surfing festival in Cornwall will also see performances by Giggs, Franz Ferdinand, Dizzee Rascal, Jorja Smith, Wilkinson b2b Sub Focus, DJ EZ, IDLES, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Murray and Lady Leshurr. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rn406-X0Ac&feature=youtu.be Boardmasters 2019 runs from Wednesday 7-Sunday 11 August. Tickets are available via...

Franz Ferdinand to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2019

Franz Ferdinand will play a huge homecoming show on New Year's Eve, headlining Edinburgh’s Hogmanay for the first time. The Scottish indie heroes will take top billing at the Princes Street Gardens show, supported by Metronomy. Tickets will go on sale on 10am on Monday September 3 and you can buy them here. Singer Alex Kapranos said: "“Hogmanay is the greatest...

Scottish Album of the Year 2018 nominees announced

Young Fathers / Franz Ferdinand
The 20 nominees for the 2018 Scottish Album of the Year prize have been announced, with the longlist recognising the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Young Fathers and Mogwai. The ceremony for the prestigious prize - which offers a £20,000 award to the winning artist - will take place at Paisley Town Hall on September 6. The 2017 award was won by Sacred...

Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos slams Hackney Council after introduction of strict licensing laws

Franz Ferdinand live, 2017
Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has led the backlash against Hackney Council after it imposed strict new licensing laws on the borough's bars and nightspots. The new rules were passed on Wednesday night and will restrict new venues in areas including Dalston and Shoreditch from opening past 11pm on weeknights and midnight on weekends. But it has faced direct backlash from...

Massive Attack cancel Mad Cool performance due to the sound of Franz Ferdinand across the festival

mad cool, Massive attack, franz ferdinand
Massive Attack cancelled their performance at Mad Cool Festival due to the sound bleed of Franz Ferdinand playing at the same time. In a statement released through the Mad Cool Twitter in the very early hours of this morning (July 14). The festival wrote that Massive Attack cancelled their show "claiming that the sound of the stage where Franz Ferdinand...