Music festivals

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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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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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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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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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Confusion reigns in UK music due to vaccine passports and event insurance
Boris Johnson’s statement that a double vaccine dose would be required to enter music venues is in doubt, and criticism is mounting around insurance for Covid cancellations

Rhian Jones

24, Aug, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Almost 5,000 Covid cases linked to Cornish music and surf festival
Organisers of Boardmasters say event had measures in place ‘above and beyond national guidelines’Coronavirus – latest updates

Steven Morris

23, Aug, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Green Man festival review – magical return for this psychedelic carnival
Mogwai, Nadine Shah, Fontaines DC and more mesmerise in the festival’s overwhelming, glorious comeback

Malcolm Jack

23, Aug, 2021 @2:59 PM

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UK musicians back call to end harassment of women at live gigs
Exclusive: Safe Spaces Now initiative launched as data reveals 40% of women under 40 have been sexually harassed at music event

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

13, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Renewed calls for federal protection for Australia’s live performance industry
Greens and Labor urge introduction of a government-backed insurance scheme to protect the devastated live entertainment sector

Kelly Burke

12, Aug, 2021 @12:49 AM

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‘Too late’: UK live events sector promised Covid insurance scheme
After months of calls for support and abandonment of a string of festivals and events, Sunak announces help

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

05, Aug, 2021 @9:30 PM

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‘Community, not profit’: the creative renaissance of Birkenhead
Across the Mersey from Liverpool, a group of grassroots promoters is trying to avoid that city’s redevelopment errors as they champion a vibrant cultural renewal

Patrick Clarke

02, Aug, 2021 @12:31 PM

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Three Choirs festival review – poetic harmony resonates with the times
A new commission from Gabriel Jackson came across vividly in the cathedral acoustic, in august company alongside a rare revived piece by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Rian Evans

30, Jul, 2021 @9:34 AM

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