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Now James Arthur has accused Reading & Leeds Festival of “snobbery”

James Arthur has accused another festival of "snobbery", this time hitting out at Reading & Festival for not booking him. Earlier this summer, the singer-songwriter...

You Me At Six: “We’re doing an Inbetweeners backpacker trip to Thailand before we make our new album”

You Me At Six have how been a band for a decade and a half – and to celebrate the milestone they’re playing every...

Frank Carter: “Rock gigs have been dominated by men for years – all bands need to work to empower women”

One of the most celebratory moments of any Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes gig is when the frontman spares the song 'Wild Flowers' to...

Tyla Yaweh: “I want to travel the world, and become a household name!”

Floridian sensation Tyla Yaweh creates his own brand of hip-hop, which mixes trappy beats with rock-flecked production and lingering half-rapped, half-sung vocals. Watch our full...

The 10 essential Reading & Leeds 2019 sets to catch on BBC iPlayer before they disappear

Feeling rested after this year's Reading & Leeds yet? Whether you're still firmly in the 'post-festival sads' camp, or rested, washed and raring to...

Mura Masa: “Album two is done, and I can confirm it’s banging”

We all have fond memories of Reading and Leeds festival, but for electronic producer Mura Masa it holds an extra special place in his...

Campaign group calls on festival-goers to pay “tent tax”

Festival-goers should be forced to pay a £25 deposit to camp at Reading and Leeds, according to campaigners who are aiming to stop hundreds...

Hayley Kiyoko: “Sometimes it’s hard to find your people”

Reading and Leeds Festival is a bit of a rite of passage in the UK. Thousands of us have hopped on the train after...

Hobo Johnson interview: from sleeping in a car to a rock opera about cockroaches

"I made my first album while I was sleeping in a car," recalls viral rap-rock sensation Hobo Johnson of his early days and the...

2019’s festival season – reviewed!

Festival season is pretty much a year-round thing now, with inner-city winter festivals popping up all over the shop. The main schedule still runs,...

Aftermath of Reading Festival 2019 captured in aerial photos

The aftermath of Reading Festival has been pictured by a paraglider who captured aerial photos that show the tents and rubbish left behind. Andy Bexx...

Vomit! Broken bones! Oasis! Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly on wild nights out and working together

What's better than us interviewing one person? Two artists interviewing each other, of course. We present to you, Band vs Band with Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud.

PVRIS on new material, Marilyn Manson’s weird rider and Yorkshire puddings

"There have been some massive life changes," PVRIS singer Lynn Gunn tells us backstage at Reading 2019 before they make their return to the...

Foo Fighters at Reading Festival: Check out these intimate snaps of the band’s closing headline set

A new generation might have reclaimed Reading Festival, but on Sunday night (August 25th) festival favourites Foo Fighters still found a fertile audience as...

Poppy on meeting Marilyn Manson and her new album: “I have decided that it would be nice to light things on fire”

It's a little unusual to see a surrealist art-pop Youtube android Poppy strolling around amid the unwashed masses at Reading 2019. But now she's on a...

CHVRCHES on their love of Deftones, touring with Depeche Mode and big surprise on the way

We meet CHVRCHES backstage at Reading 2019, decked out all in black and sheltering from the sun on one of the hottest days of...

The story of Reading Festival 2019 – in photos

Reading Festival 2019 is at an end, and we've seen the likes of Post Malone, The 1975 and Twenty One Pilots deliver stunning sets...

A Day To Remember at Reading 2019 on their “positive” new album and what the future holds

"It's been a minute since we played, so I feel nothing but positive," A Day To Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon tells NME just a short...
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