Festivals / Tønder Festival Leads on Gender Balance

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Women are well represented at Tønder Festival, which is joining a European initiative aimed at presenting more female musicians on festival stages. About 40% of Women are well represented at Tønder Festival, which is joining a European initiative aimed at presenting more female musicians on festival stages. About 40% of the musicians performing at Tønder… Read more »

Festivals / The Sidmouth Folk Festival reclaims its roots for 65th anniversary

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The red-cliffed East Devon coastal resort of Sidmouth is home to England’s most iconic folk festival. Proudly championing traditional music, dance and song every year since 1955, The Sidmouth Folk Festival is a living, breathing tradition in itself, recognised as a cultural highlight in the South West regional calendar and acknowledged as a national treasure by festival-goers… Read more »

Festivals / FOLKEAST’S MAGNIFICENT SEVEN!

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It’s ‘lucky seven’ time for East Anglia’s unique, fast-rising FolkEast – England’s most easterly folk music festival. Not only is it the seventh year the event has been held in the glorious grounds of Suffolk’s 16th century Glemham Hall but this year it will offer diverse performances on no less than seven stages. The 2019… Read more »

Festivals / Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 40th Anniversary line-up announced

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Fairport’s Cropredy Convention three-day open-air music festival will celebrate its fortieth anniversary in 2019. Celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2019, the Convention presents three days of music in a stunning rural setting. Billed as Britain’s friendliest music festival, the event attracts up to 20,000 music fans of all ages from all walks of life. The festival… Read more »

Festivals / Threshold announce first wave of artists for 2019 festival

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With 4 months to go until Threshold Festival of Music & Arts 2019, organisers have revealed 12 artists from their burgeoning programme set to take over Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle on March 29-30. The line-up reveal is the first wave of information released by the event production team behind the festival, who last month celebrated Arts Council funding… Read more »

Festivals / Bearded Theory announces Suede and The Cult to headline

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This year looks like being an incredible one for Bearded Theory Spring Gathering at Catton Hall Derbyshire 23-26 May 2019. Indie legends SUEDE headline the Pallet stage on Friday night. Saturday is topped by legendary British rock band THE CULT, and Sunday is closed by founding member of the E Street Band Stevie Ray Zandt’s LITTLE… Read more »

Festivals / Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018: Not just your average festival

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The summer festival scene is often claimed to be a saturated market and, for sure, festivals come and go. However, having moved from its beginnings in Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury Folk Festival has staked its claim to being one of the biggest and best folk festivals around. Wandering onto the site, it’s easy to see why so… Read more »

Festivals / A tale of Bar Steward Sons, Beach Boys and Merry Hell!

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Summer is a coming, across the bridge and up the lane, to join the twenty thousand, come the sun or come the rain.  Weather proofed for all occasions, Simon Jones ventures to Cropredy 2018.     Summer eh? Who’d have it? Weeks of hot weather, a glorious run of sunny days and the very occasional… Read more »