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 »

Festivals / The Hives to headline Friday night at Beautiful Days 2018

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Monochrome five piece The Hives have been announced to headline Friday night at Beautiful Days. The unconventional Swedish rockers, whose hits including ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’, ‘Tick Tick Boom’ and ‘Walk Idiot Walk’, are renowned for their unmissable and energetic live show. Also added to the Main Stage bill are Manchester band… Read more »

Festivals / Sark Folk Festival returns in 2019

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The organisers of Sark Folk Festival have announced the dates for next years festival, 5th to the 7th July 2019. This comes after the festival took a year out in 2018 for a breather. The success of this little festival took everyone by surprise as soon as it left the starting blocks, not least the committee… Read more »

Festivals / Bath Folk Festival now in its 9th Year – 11 – 19 August 2018

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Now in its ninth year, Bath Folk Festival runs from 11th – 19th August 2018 and presents great opportunities for players and listeners alike. The festival features concerts, lively pub and café sessions, storytelling, dance and the popular Bath Traditional Music Summer School, where students learn traditional music for five days under the tuition of… Read more »

Festivals / Irregular Folks Summer Session – Oxfordshire 7th & 8th July 2018

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Just two weeks away and Irregular Folks Festival is covering two days for the first time. The press release bills the ‘eclectic music, maverick comedy, artisan drinks, eye-opening cinema, plus a uniquely bizarre lecture series’ However they got me at the bit that says ‘Set in the grounds of an artisan gin distillery’. IRREGULAR FOLKS SUMMER… Read more »