Music festivals

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Rab Noakes obituary
Singer and guitarist at the heart of the Scottish music scene who was a founding member of Stealers Wheel and wrote songs for Lindisfarne

Robin Denselow

21, Nov, 2022 @5:57 PM

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Will Australia’s festivals survive a wet, chaotic, expensive summer?
A string of music festivals and live events have been cancelled or scaled back due to weather, rising costs and logistical chaos. Will things ever get back to normal?

Ben Eltham

06, Nov, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Glastonbury tickets take over an hour to sell out after ‘technical problem’
Online sale lasts twice as long as usual as See Tickets website repeatedly crashes

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

06, Nov, 2022 @11:40 AM

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Was the age of the pop festival over already, in summer 1973?
Some felt they were now too organised and lacked soul, others lamented the sanitary facilities. By Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

30, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sŵn festival review – celebration of new music back at full strength
There’s something for everyone as hundreds of bands play across the city in this charming festival: the only problem is deciding who to watch

Huw Baines

24, Oct, 2022 @10:36 AM

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Rocketing costs and drop in ticket sales force musicians to pull tour dates
Animal Collective, Bonobo and Mercury prize winner Little Simz among acts to cancel concerts

Tess Reidy

23, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘There is no safety net’: music festivals in UK raise ticket prices as costs soar
Organisers grapple with increasing financial challenges amid ongoing effects of Brexit and the pandemic

Safi Bugel

21, Oct, 2022 @5:45 PM

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Glastonbury 2023: Emily Eavis addresses concerns over £340 ticket price
Co-organiser Emily Eavis blamed the increase on the ‘enormous rises in the costs of running this vast show’ and the continuing fallout from the pandemic

Laura Snapes

18, Oct, 2022 @9:23 AM

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Fragile UK music industry calls for support amid slow recovery
Brexit, inflation and pandemic have taken toll on sector that is almost a third smaller than in 2019

Mark Sweney

22, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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End of the Road review – post-punk, cosmic jazz and weirdo pop offer a genuine alternative
The real gold is further down the bill, from the angelic vocals of Circuit des Yeux to the distortion of Wu-Lu and the Vegas showman meets tropical funk of Perfume Genius

John Doran

05, Sep, 2022 @3:23 PM

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We Out Here festival review – celebratory weekend of raucous dance and cosmic jazz
Showcasing rising UK talents like Two Shell and the Comet Is Coming alongside Detroit legends Underground Resistance, Gilles Peterson’s festival is a delight

Jasmine Kent-Smith

29, Aug, 2022 @5:16 PM

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Reading festival review – vibrant pop takeover leaves rock in the shade
Dominated by the likes of PinkPantheress, Little Simz and Megan Thee Stallion, it’s left to Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice to remind revellers of Reading’s still-beating rock heart

Grace Medford

29, Aug, 2022 @3:05 PM

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