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Monday, October 21st, 2019  

Sep 17, 2019 Live

"We like to create souvenirs." These are not my words but those of Jenny Thibault, one of the founders and festival directors of FME, Quebec's largest musical showcase event. More

Sep 17, 2019 Live

A thrilling and singular take of what a live show can be. More

Sep 11, 2019 Live Web Exclusive

In Europe the August Bank Holiday is traditionally one of the year's busiest when it comes to music festivals. Yet while the likes of Creamfields, Leeds, and Reading might attract six figure crowds with blanket television and radio coverage to boot, those with a more intimate feel undoubtedly provide a more satisfying outlet for the music connoisseur. More

Aug 30, 2019 Live Web Exclusive

"That doesn't look safe at all," says The National's Matt Berninger, sounding worried. "I don't think you'd be allowed to do that in Ohio. Don't fall, okay?" The subject of his concern is a cobblestone ramp, some five metres high, sans guardrail; fans are simply perched on the edge, some standing, some sitting. But no-one falls.  More

Aug 16, 2019 Live Web Exclusive

Having never been to Poland before, I am unsure what to expect from OFF Festival and as I approach the ominous looking makeshift entry gates built out of three shipping containers, a light plane immediately hurtles within spitting distance overhead to haphazardly land in the adjacent field.  More

Aug 07, 2019 Live Web Exclusive

The Brooklyn Mirage was overflowing with Bollywood-themed decor and a panoramic view of the glitzy New York City skyline to the west.  More

Aug 02, 2019 Live Web Exclusive

Perched high on the right bank of the Danube, overlooking the Serbian city of Novi Sad, the Petrovaradin fortress is the setting for a festival quite unlike any other Europe has to offer.  More

Jul 26, 2019 Live Web Exclusive

Splendour has gradually established itself as one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the East Midlands of England since first opening its doors in 2008. Now in its eleventh year, the 2019 edition hosted the festival's most mouth-watering line-up to date while breaking local records along the way.   More

Jun 26, 2019 Live Web Exclusive

I can remember distinctly an interview that James Dean Bradfield, the lead singer of Manic Street Preachers, gave what seems like many years ago now in which he opined quite strongly that he "couldn't imagine still doing this [fronting the Manic Street Preachers] when I'm 40." More