Damon Albarn

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Latitude festival review: a hyper-real return to glitter, beer and British musical brilliance
The first full-capacity festival since the pandemic began hosted a series of artists – Sons of Kemet and Self Esteem among them – that show how vibrant the UK’s scene still is

Kate Hutchinson

26, Jul, 2021 @12:47 PM

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Damon Albarn review – anecdotes and emotion
While the music, a mix of new songs and old hits, is often melancholy, Damon Albarn is on unusually chatty form before a grateful audience

Dave Haslam

16, Jul, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Manchester international festival 2021: the best music, from Damon Albarn to Arlo Parks
It’s time to welcome back live performance – from sizzling Afrorave to chart-topping pop and soothing neoclassical sounds

Sophie Harris

29, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Edinburgh international festival returns with music-heavy lineup
With theatre and dance scaled back, music dominates, including concerts from Simon Rattle, Damon Albarn, Nicola Benedetti and Laura Mvula

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Jun, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Live at Worthy Farm review – beautiful music marred by technical meltdown
Access problems mean this could be remembered as a failure – but the filmed performances, from Coldplay’s twinkling spectacular to Kano’s dynamic theatre, are superb

Alexis Petridis

23, May, 2021 @11:04 AM

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Live at Worthy Farm: follow along with Glastonbury’s livestreamed festival
With a lineup including Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, Haim and Wolf Alice, Glastonbury’s livestreamed show is the next best thing to being there. Follow along here as it airs online

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, May, 2021 @6:57 PM

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Behind the scenes at Glastonbury’s Live at Worthy Farm – photo essay
We joined Wolf Alice, Michael Kiwanuka, Haim, Jorja Smith, the Mutoid Waste Company and others as they made the film that replaces the Glastonbury festival this year

David Levene (photography), essay by Laura Snapes

22, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Glastonbury live-stream festival: Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka and Haim to perform
Damon Albarn, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Wolf Alice and Honey Dijon will also appear at Live at Worthy Farm, a ticketed virtual event on 22 May

Laura Snapes

31, Mar, 2021 @6:50 AM

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Gorillaz: Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez review – playful and potent collaboration
Damon Albarn provides the melodic anchor to this pioneering album that balances concept and fun

Kitty Empire

25, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Gorillaz: Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez review – the poignant sound of social distancing
Damon Albarn’s cartoon band mark their 20th anniversary with a record whose star guests – Elton John, Robert Smith and St Vincent among them – are folded into a fluent, brilliant whole

Alexis Petridis

15, Oct, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Sarathy Korwar, Flying Lotus and FKA twigs among 2020 AIM awards winners
Independent Music awards for artists outside major label system also honour Moses Boyd, Arlo Parks, Yaeji and AJ Tracey

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Aug, 2020 @8:45 PM

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Tony Allen obituary
Masterful drummer and co-creator of Afrobeat, the fusion of funk, jazz and African styles that he pioneered with Fela Kuti

Robin Denselow

03, May, 2020 @2:50 PM

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