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Parklife festival review – proof that Manchester is still mad fer it
A young crowd – who could make even twentysomethings feel fossilised – gleefully accepted their city’s rave mantle, losing it to Megan Thee Stallion, Bicep and more

Kemi Alemoru

13, Sep, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Reading and Leeds festival review – Stormzy and Liam Gallagher unite the masses
With thoughts of Covid banished in a blitz of teenage hugging, there are some terrific moments amid this disappointingly male-heavy lineup

Dave Simpson

30, Aug, 2021 @10:08 AM

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Reading and Leeds festival announces 2021 lineup
Stormzy and Liam Gallagher roll headline appearances over from 2020, but Rage Against the Machine no longer feature

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

31, Aug, 2020 @6:01 PM

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Disclosure: Energy review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
With nightclubs closed during coronavirus, the third album from the British pop-house duo has an unwittingly mournful quality

Alexis Petridis

27, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Disclosure: dance music’s superstars on cultural appropriation
After five years away, dance’s superstar duo have returned with a re-energising new album. They explain why they no longer fear nightclubs and why farming is the future

Sam Wolfson

22, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Coachella 2020 announced with headliners Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean
Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris and 21 Savage to also appear at California event that kicks off festival season

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Jan, 2020 @10:06 AM

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Songs of the summer 2018: our writers pick their favourite tracks
As we reach that time of year when debates heat up over which track will be named most likely to soundtrack the hotter months, which songs are Guardian writers picking?

Eve Barlow, Jake Nevins, Laura Snapes, Hannah J Davies, Dave Simpson, Michael Hann, Bryan Armen Graham, Benjamin Lee and Katie Bain

28, Jun, 2018 @3:10 PM

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Beyond Glastonbury: why Gorillaz and Disclosure are in a field of their own
More and more musicians are throwing their own festivals – is this the future of live performance or a cynical fad?

Gavin Haynes

09, Jun, 2017 @12:30 PM

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Leeds festival review – top marks for Red Hot Chili Peppers at post-GCSE blowout
Bramham Park, Leeds
The headliners’ two-hour set inspires multi-generational singalongs while Fall Out Boy and Eagles of Death Metal deliver David Bowie tributes

Dave Simpson

29, Aug, 2016 @1:14 PM

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Foals and Disclosure announced as Reading and Leeds headliners
The two acts reach the headline slot for the first time and will share top billing

Guardian music

28, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Adele v Albarn: when musical collaborations hit a bum note
The spat between the two over their failed writing sessions for 25 isn’t the first time two artists have failed to find harmony in the recording studio

Peter Robinson

04, Nov, 2015 @4:34 PM

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Disclosure: Caracal review – dance duo’s second is saved by the guests
There’s a lack of new ideas on the follow-up to Settle, but the big-name vocalists add some sparkle

Michael Cragg

27, Sep, 2015 @7:00 AM

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