Category : Festival Feature

Oxjam Takes Over Leeds for One Night Only

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Oxjam came back for its fifth year in Leeds this weekend – bringing with it another day packed full of incredible music. For only £2 a venue, or £10 for a wristband with access to all 5 venues, you could see 30 plus bands and over 12 hours of live … Read More

Queer Identities in Music: From Bowie’s Ziggy to ‘Trans Dysphoria Blues’.

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With last Thursday marking ‘National Coming Out Day’, Tom Poole reflects on  ‘queerness’ within the music industry, and how artistic output has served to challenge conventions in recent years. I had just turned 13 when I heard Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’ for the first time. I wasn’t yet into music all … Read More

Why Leeds Festival Is Here To Stay

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There’s no getting around the fact that the crowd at Leeds Festival was very young. It’s been that way for years, with the festival gaining the reputation of being what The Guardian called a “GCSE festival”. Though that might not seem “cool” for more experienced festival-goers, there’s an upside to … Read More

Green Man sets festival season alight

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Green Man: part festival, part hippie commune, part a mystical glimpse into a utopian festival future. With spectacular performances by the likes of Fleet Foxes, an epic final closing set from War on Drugs and the perfectly mesmerising hippie celebration of the burning of the giant green man installation placed … Read More

Latitude 2018: A Dustland Fairytale

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The Killers ‘A Dustland Fairytale’ epitomises Latitude Festival in a nutshell: a beautiful, dreamy escape from everyday life paired with a dangerous amount of dust swarming around. Latitude makes you feel like you’ve left the real world behind, everyone mutually celebrating in true festival fashion with an overdose of flower … Read More

Melt Festival 2018: Discovering the Different

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I arrived at Melt festival to grey clouds and the threat of rain. The night before in Berlin, I was caught in a horrendous thunderstorm after England were (deservedly) dumped out of the World Cup, which had quite literally dampened my spirits and expectations for the weekend. However, any potential … Read More

Reading & Leeds Festival: Strength in Diversity

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With so many festivals taking place over the summer period, it’s hard to pick just which ones to go to. If you’re into multiple genres of music, you might not be happy with a festival like Wireless or Download, which specialise in their respective genres. Leeds Festival, however, has always … Read More

Paradise Found: Love International 2018

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Love International blessed the beautiful, sun-kissed garden town of Tisno for it’s 3rd helping of hedonistic antics at the end of June, and the team have solidly improved on an already stellar reputation with a festival that leaves little to be desired. After going for just the weekend portion of … Read More

Bands, Booze & Bangers: 2000 Trees 2018

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When it comes to festivals, everyone has their favourites. There’s the hometown heroes, the local field you’ve been tramping to every year without fail for as long as you can remember, going to see bands your mum and dad like that you’ve never heard of. There’s the aspirational favourites – … Read More

Bluedot Festival 2018: A Weekend of Discovery and Inspiration

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Bluedot is not your typical music festival. Taking place at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Bluedot festival presents a quality line-up of music along side science talks, ranging from sustainability and climate change to space exploration, panel discussions, and immersive theatre. All of this is set against the backdrop of the iconic … Read More