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This year’s Carnival will be a powerful tribute to Grenfell

The Notting Hill Carnival is undoubtedly the greatest 48 hours in the British party calendar, not least because the annual event – which brings...

Charlottesville: All you fascists bound to lose

In the 1940s, legendary American folk singer and political activist Woody Guthrie wrote the lyrics to a song called ‘All You Fascists Bound To...

The Tory festival sounds like the worst thing ever

If you thought the shambolic mud bath that was last month’s Y Not Festival was bad, then just wait until you hear about the...

Stop clubbing at 37? You must be joking, right?

A new study – and by ‘study’, we of course mean ‘press release by a brand that wants to sell you stuff by making...

A women-only music festival? Totally worth the extra toilet queues

I can’t remember the first time I had a shitty experience at a gig or music festival because I’m a woman, but I do...

I’ve fallen in love with stadium gigs

A confession: I’ve spent years avoiding stadium shows. For a long time, the ideal place for me to see a gig was in a...

Glastonbury’s mix of activism and escapism is what makes Britain great

If you’re very lucky indeed, you’ll be reading this from the questionable comfort of a wonky camping chair, possibly with a bit of congealed...

You have the power to change this country

The general election is so close you can almost taste it, and, as it stands, it looks like June 8 might taste far sweeter...

JME’s put his faith in Corbyn – I have too

There have no doubt been many significant meetings in the run-up to next month’s General Election, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s casual café-based chat...

Where are all the female festival headliners at?

Shake out your sleeping bags and scrape the mould off your tents, because the great British festival season is nearly upon us. I can...
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