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Parklife Day 2: It’s not all “Parkalife” as headliner Skepta dominates and Confidence Man bring the fun (and hotpants)

While Liam Gallagher may have jokingly renamed the festival ‘Parkalife’, the Manchester weekender is far from a guitar-led nostalgia fest. The new generation of...

‘Parkalife’! Liam Gallagher throws shade on Blur, asks where the bands are and brings Bonehead out for weekend-slaying Parklife show

At the suggestion of Liam Gallagher via Twitter, the second day of Manchester's Parklife became Parkalife – there’ll be no Blur references on his watch!...

Marilyn Manson Vs Ozzy Osbourne: Download’s battle of the Princes Of Darknesses

Sunday night at Download; a lesson in the evolution of danger. Ozzy Osbourne, reigning Prince Of Darkness through the 1970s and 80s, introduces ‘Suicide...

Parklife Day One: N*E*R*D bring the crowd invasions and A$AP Rocky welcomes Skepta at riotous Manchester weekender

Midway through Lorde’s euphoric early evening Parklife main stage performance, she pays unique tribute to the city’s hedonism. “There was this one guy at my...

Sublime, meet ridiculous: Guns N’ Roses’ Download headline set reviewed

Either AC/DC sent Axl Rose to a punctuality boot-camp or Slash was always Guns N’ Roses’ stickler for timekeeping. As anyone who stuck out...

“All things to all metalheads”: Avenged Sevenfold’s Download headline set reviewed

“Let’s get this fucking party started!” yells M Shadows, much to the chagrin of Andrew WK, who was convinced he got the party started...

10 acts you have to catch at Parklife 2018 in Manchester this weekend

Parklife begins tomorrow at Manchester’s Heaton Park, bringing with it an incredible, future-focused line up of artists and DJs. We’ve picked some of the...

“Their finest hour” – Walk on stage with The National at All Points East 2018

Last week, The National climbed yet another apex for one of their crowning performances while headlining All Points East Presents 2018. Watch our 'walk...

King Of Strings Joe Duddell on why festivals are embracing orchestral music

The kids love strings, apparently. Over the last two summers, music festivals have been embracing new shows that reinvent classic hits and give them...
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