Music festivals

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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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Bluesfest cancelled after falling victim to Byron Bay Covid cluster
One of the largest music festivals in Australia cancelled by NSW government after local man tests positive to coronavirus

Kelly Burke

31, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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How to slow down in a fast-moving world | Brief letters
Brief letters: Olga Tokarczuk | Flags | Music festivals | Alan Turing | Art

Letters

29, Mar, 2021 @4:17 PM

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Music festivals return but lineups still lack women
Guardian analysis of 31 events reveals many still falling short on equal gender representation

Laura Snapes

26, Mar, 2021 @7:09 PM

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Ja Rule sells $122,000 Fyre Festival NFT artwork – with real painting thrown in
Musician joins vogue for unique electronic identifiers and is happy to be rid of art: ‘I just wanted that energy out’

Tom McCarthy

25, Mar, 2021 @3:31 PM

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'I got a job on a fishing trawler' – Covid: one year on, stars of music and theatre look back
In the second of our two-parter, rock stars, roadies, actors, dancers, composers and comics describe how their lives have been transformed without live shows – and imagine what now lies ahead

Dave Simpson , Imogen Tilden, Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

22, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Glastonbury hopes to stage one-off concert in September
Emily Eavis announces that event licence application has been made, along with plans for a ‘family-friendly, not for partying’ campsite during the summer

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Mar, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Isolaid festival turns one: what’s next for Australia’s favourite pandemic pivot?
Since the first live stream in March 2020, the weekly event has hosted 881 artists, resulted in record deals and evolved to a paid gig. As organiser Emily Ulman says: ‘It’s been immense’

Katie Cunningham

17, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Bill Harkin, designer of Glastonbury's Pyramid stage, dies aged 83
Design for stage, which has played host to everyone from David Bowie to Beyoncé, came to Harkin in a dream

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Mar, 2021 @9:09 PM

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Ian Brown pulls out of music festival over Covid vaccination row
Brown, a noted Covid sceptic, has withdrawn from the Neighbourhood Weekender festival in Warrington in September

Laura Snapes

04, Mar, 2021 @2:46 PM

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Isle of Wight festival moves to September as Download and Primavera cancel
Events originally scheduled for June are postponed and cancelled, as sector continues to press UK government for insurance scheme

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Mar, 2021 @2:21 PM

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Classical highlights: concerts and opera to watch in March
From witches to Weber, and Andriessen to Zimmermann – our pick of this month’s streamed music

Andrew Clements

28, Feb, 2021 @3:41 PM

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