Damon Albarn

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End of the Road 2021 review – phones firmly in pockets at life-affirming festival
From Little Simz to Richard Dawson, the indie stalwart’s 15th anniversary party provided a joyous slice of summer in a difficult year

Ammar Kalia

06, Sep, 2021 @10:43 AM

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From Ghetts to Genesis, Nick Cave to Arlo Parks: autumn 2021’s essential music
From Fontaines DC to the Valkyrie, a techno Halloween to Little Simz, this is the unmissable music of the next few months

Alexis Petridis, Ammar Kalia and Andrew Clements

25, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Gorillaz review – Damon Albarn and friends make a bit of live music history
Pop’s longest-serving imaginary band fill the reopened venue with deceptive chaos and the delight of feeling part of something again

Caroline Sullivan

12, Aug, 2021 @1:15 PM

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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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