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Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! The best ways to do a music festival ethically

Festivals are a bit of an odd one, aren’t they? What exactly, dear reader, is so enticing about staying in a well-worn tent amongst...

Never got over the post-Glasto blues? Here’s 11 ways to cure them at the Budapest’s brilliant Sziget Festival next week

There are, throughout the world, just a handful of festivals that manage to bottle a sense of the scale, ambition, fan-serving cheer and sheer...

“We’re headlining a motherfucking festival!”: Wolf Alice turn Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival into a massive school disco

Six years ago Wolf Alice played to a handful of people in the East Oxford Community Centre, as part of central Oxford multi-venue festival...

The 10 most iconic headline sets in Reading & Leeds festival history

The story of Reading and Leeds festival is an intriguing one. It's the longest-running popular music festival on the planet, appearing first in 1961...

Bring Me The Horizon bring their “touring freak show” to Electric Castle, and have their own Alex from Glasto moment

Bring Me The Horizon are in the middle of a packed summer, taking their brilliant new live show (or “touring freak show”) from festival...

Bluedot festival 2019 – nine great moments at last weekend’s science-and-music extravaganza

A damn-near perfect New Order set For so many years, New Order were one of those much-loved bands you might have warmly described as being...

Mad Cool 2019 – the homegrown Spanish talent at the Madrid mega-fest

Rosalía Easy description for us Brits: Spain’s biggest breakthrough pop star in years What went down: Wednesday’s Mad Cool Welcome Party was technically headlined by Bring Me...

“It’s a celebration of resistance”: Prophets Of Rage on their second album, ‘milkshaking’ and staying woke

“MAKE ESPAŃA RAGE AGAIN!” So read a banner draped over the back of the stage as Prophets of Rage battered through ‘Killing In Name’ at...

A sunny Saturday with Florence + The Machine, The National and more at Hyde Park – in pictures

This Saturday, Florence + The Machine and The National headlined the final Saturday of 2019's BST Hyde Park series. Between hailing the festival's 70%...

“Welcome to the matriarchy” – Lykke Li, Let’s Eat Grandma, Nadine Shah and more at BST Hyde Park

“I’m so happy today to be playing a festival that is 70 percent women,” Florence Welch remarks during Florence + The Machine’s headline set...
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