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The best is yet to come – the UK music festivals you can still go to in 2018

This year’s festival season is well underway, and unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard about the madness that has already...

Øya 2018: 10 Norwegian acts you need in your life

Held at Tøyenpark in Norway’s capital of Oslo, Øya Festival returns next with headline sets from Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Lykke Li, Patti Smith...

We need to talk about: cashless festivals, because they fucking suck

Oh – the tyranny of the cashless festival. Your entire weekend dictated by a little plastic card or wristband. You’re not the boss of...

Sock wrestling? Trapeze? The weirdest things you can do at festivals this summer

In case you hadn't heard, festivals aren't just about music anymore. Over the last few years, there's been a huge rise in extracurricular activities...

Melt Festival Day 3: the xx celebrate Pride as they close German weekender

“How are you doing Melt Festival?” asks Parcels's ‘tache-sporting  guitarist Jules  Crommelin, as Sunday (July 15)  of the German music festival heats up. “Are...

Nine Inch Nails bring blinding light and blistering energy to their Mad Cool 2018 set

If there were any lingering hangovers as Mad Cool 2018 came to a close, Nine Inch Nails made it their task to blast them...

The Horrors Citadel Festival performance is a short but sweet triumph

It’s 30 degrees at Citadel Festival, and there’s only one band that could coax tipsy punters out of the few safe shade spaces located...

Melt Festival Day 2: Fever Ray brings subversive and empowering rave-up to Germany

On stage, there are more pussies than Meow The Jewels.  “Melt Festival, are you ready for a shoooowwwwww?” enquires Pansy Parker  of the House...

Lovebox Festival 2018: Childish Gambino conjures up some summertime magic with dazzling headline show

The most important Donald in the UK this weekend didn’t spend his Saturday playing golf in Scotland or having his likeness mocked by a...

Dua Lipa brings fans to tears at Mad Cool 2018

Dua Lipa's performance at Madrid's Mad Cool festival last night packed such an emotional punch that fans who had been moved to tears were captured...
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