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Taylor Swift’s The City of Lover concert: an intimate celebration of her fans and career

Midway through Taylor Swift’s The City of Lover show at Paris' Olympia Music Hall, her band and dancers disappear off stage. The backdrop, which had...

Mitski stuns in Central Park as she bows out of the live arena (for now) with artful and emotional farewell

In June, Mitski shocked fans when she announced she was preparing to stop playing live “indefinitely”. “It’s time to be human again,” she wrote...

End Of The Road 2019 review: impeccable curation, and a rare sense of wonder

End Of The Road 2019 is a festival defined by surprises. The best of these perhaps comes when south London punks Shame perform a...

Slipknot Live in Toronto: the heavy metal veterans live return at Knotfest Roadshow captures the true spirit of 00s metal

Slipknot’s North American roadshow – complete with a travelling museum of band artefacts and memorabilia – is a blissfully brutal summer fare. With three...

Enter Shikari make Reading 2019 want to punch a gibbon

“Greetings carbon-based life-forms,” says Rou Reynolds, “we are Enter Shikari and we control pitch, rhythm and light to manipulate your emotions.” And that’s not...

The Distillers’ grindhouse glory takes Reading straight back to 2004

“We’re not hot,” Brody Dalle tells the crowd, clearly the coolest person at any swelterfest, “it’s been a long time, Reading…” Around 15 years,...

Fourth time’s the charm: Foo Fighters deliver their loud love letter to Reading

Dig up the grounds of Reading Festival and you'll practically find Dave Grohl's DNA buried in the earth. This is, after all, the festival...

Machine Gun Kelly shoots for glory with genre-fusing Reading Festival set

In 2019, Reading Festival is going through the most visible of reinventions. After years as the holy grail top table for fledgling rock giants,...

Post Malone’s one-man show gives Reading 2019 the ‘rockstar’ it wants

“Hi, my name is Austin Richard Post and I’m here to play you some music and get fucked up while we dooooo iiiiit,” screams...

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals cover ‘Old Town Road’ and keep the party going after Billie Eilish at Reading 2019

It’s not an enviable task following Billie Eilish on Reading Festival’s main stage. After what rumours are saying was one of the biggest crowds...
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