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Sziget Festival – Obudai Island, Budapest, Hungary, Monday August 10 – Sunday August 17

A year ago, Kasabian were in the middle of their biggest summer yet, incorporating a Glastonbury headline slot, a huge hometown show in Leicester...

Gentlemen Of The Road – Aviemore, Scotland, Saturday August 1

When staging their Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover festivals, Mumford & Sons have always sought out towns and cities off the beaten track. Sometimes,...

Novelist – Airspace, Brixton, London, Thursday July 30

In a moment of respite at stuffy Brixton venue Airspace, 250 necks, all glossy with sweat, crane up towards the balcony. Novelist, self-certified London...

Micachu & The Shapes – Soup Kitchen, Manchester, Tuesday, July 28

Ever since Micachu & The Shapes’ 2009 debut ‘Jewellery’ tore up pop’s rulebook – and then sampled the vacuum cleaner that hoovered it up...

Cherry Glazerr – The Garage, London, Thursday July 23

"The main difference I'm noticing between here and America is that there everyone's got their fucking phones out the whole time, whereas here you...

Latitude Festival 2015 – Henham Park, Southwold

When you’re watching a modernist dance performance featuring a gang of flamenco dancers attached to stage-wide elastic bands, while sunburnt drunk geezers stagger past...

Slottsfjell Festival – Tønsberg, Norway

Tønsberg is an orderly, unassuming place 60 miles south of Oslo that’s thought to be the oldest town in Norway. It’s also the birthplace...

Lovebox 2015 – Victoria Park, London

This year, east London’s usually polished Lovebox festival resembles a post-apocalyptic battle-scape, as soaring temperatures shroud Victoria Park in Mad Max levels of dust....

Muse – Download Festival, Donnington Park

Earlier today, as Muse drummer Dom Howard excitedly snapped Instagram pics side-of-stage, Mike Patton of reunited alt-metal legends Faith No More wiggled his hips,...

Blur – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

Barely two songs into Blur’s two-hour Blackpool warm-up show and it’s total chaos. During ‘There’s No Other Way’, the surging crowd causes the barrier...
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