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Field Day, Victoria Park, London

“Be healthy! Be strong! Have no fear! Be free!” yells Patti Smith from Field Day’s main stage, arms outstretched like a priest addressing their...

Brandon Flowers – Brixton Academy, London

His lamé jacket flashing gold in the spotlights, rock’s homeliest hero punches home his story like Mayweather hammering Pacquiao. During opener ‘Dreams Come True’...

Liverpool Sound City

Wayne Coyne dressed as a frog surfing the crowd in a giant bubble, Fucked Up’s blood-spattered frontman Damian Abraham brawling with an audience member,...

The Strokes, Mac DeMarco, Run The Jewels: Primavera Sound 2015, Barcelona, Spain

“Where the fuck are you going? Where the fuck are you fucking going?” Jason Williamson’s demented barking stops a departing crowd in its tracks....

Foo Fighters – The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland

There is no grand entrance, no overblown fanfare, not even a hint of pomp and circumstance. Dave Grohl simply guns it onstage from behind...

The Prodigy – Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading

Beneath five large dishes suspended in front of a massive photograph of an insouciant fox, Prodigy MC Maxim stalks in a full-length fake fur...

The Strokes – Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta

Striding out to greet a 30,000-strong crowd, The Strokes look ready to tear hearts and eardrums apart. It’stheir first gig of 2015, and their...

Super Furry Animals – Cardiff University Great Hall

For a band with such a forward-thinking outlook as Super Furry Animals, it seemed initially surprising that the main reason behind their first tour...

Coachella 2015

In between sightings of Clint Eastwood, Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber, you’ll be surprised to find that Coachella is actually a music festival, not...

Nicki Minaj, The 02 Arena, London

"Who here got someone they wanna shit on tonight?" Nicki Minaj asks the O2 Arena before launching into faecal-themed brag track 'Did It On...
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