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Slam Dunk’s outdoor revamp shines as Creeper, Every Time I Die and more bring chaos to Hatfield House

Often plagued by horror stories of their former site buckling under the weight of a thousand sweaty moshers, Slam Dunk South’s decision to move...

How Tyler the Creator’s provocative, passionate and positive Primavera show proved his UK ban is yet another of Theresa May’s follies

Last Friday (June 1) Tyler, The Creator’s set at Primavera Sound wasn’t just a stand-out set from the entire festival; for the droves of British...

The best backstage snaps from Governors Ball 2018, from Shawn Mendes to Billie Eilish

If you've ever wondered what backstage at a festival looks like, it's usually a lot of white trailers, fancy drinks, and bands being coerced...

Governors Ball 2018 kicked off summer in New York with unmissable live action from Travis Scott to Wolf Alice – in photos

Summer in New York doesn't really begin until Governors Ball weekend. Every year, the long-running festival takes over Randall's Island Park in the middle...

Primavera Sound 2018, Day 3 – the NME report

The third and final day of Primavera Sound is all about one band. In every nook, cranny and corner of Parc Del Forum, there’s...

Diplo and Mark Ronson’s Silk City needs to be the soundtrack to your summer

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the first track from Diplo and Mark Ronson's new collaboration Silk City absolutely bangs. 'Only...

The Bad Seeds’ Jim Sclavunos: ‘Nick Cave keeps a very high bar’

Jim Sclavunos, drummer of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, has spoken exclusively to NME about the band's current tour and what to expect...

Jack White is past his prime in meandering Governors Ball headline set

Back in 2002, The White Stripes were considered one of the most exciting bands on the planet. Now, seven years after their demise, their...

Primavera Sound 2018, Day 2 – the NME report

After the hedonism of day one, Primavera’s Friday night gets off to a somewhat subdued start. Blame it on the hangovers, perhaps – there’s...
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