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Music Review: Parklife, Heaton Park, Manchester

June 13, 2019 No Comments

The first time I went to Parklife I was 16-years-old.

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It’s festival season. At Manchester’s Envirolution, it’s plastic-free

June 8, 2019 No Comments

It’s no secret that us Brits love a good festival. Come rain or shine, we strap on our wellies, slap on the glitter and head for the fields to drink tepid cider, listen to loud music and generally have a bloody good time.

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Unmissable sights and sounds: introducing Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

June 5, 2019 No Comments

Stefan Tobler, founder of Sheffield-based And Other Stories, tells Northern Soul why he’s more excited about Doc/Fest than Cannes. 

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Parklife’s Northern Roots

June 3, 2019 Comments Off on Parklife’s Northern Roots

Since its inception ten years ago, Parklife has grown from a small one-day event in Platt Fields to a fully-fledged weekender in Heaton Park.

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Photo Gallery: This Is Tomorrow 2019, Newcastle upon Tyne

June 3, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: This Is Tomorrow 2019, Newcastle upon Tyne

Festival season is in full swing.

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Photo Gallery: Crowd shots at This Is Tomorrow 2019

June 3, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Crowd shots at This Is Tomorrow 2019

What makes a good festival?

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Music Review: Live at Leeds 2019

May 9, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Live at Leeds 2019

It’s up there with the best festivals for showcasing emerging musical talent in the UK. Live at Leeds has quite the reputation to uphold and 2019 didn’t disappoint.

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Review: Festival No.6, Portmeirion, North Wales

September 18, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Festival No.6, Portmeirion, North Wales

There’s an air of sadness at the end of a festival weekend as tents are packed up and the latest voguish accessories are put away (this year: glittery pleated capes, peaked caps and elaborately large feathers).

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“It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on “It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

“I don’t think you should be snobby about reading,” says Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival which is returning for the fifth time this month.

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Review: Northern Soul heads to (a rather muddy) Festival No 6 in Portmeirion, North Wales

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Northern Soul heads to (a rather muddy) Festival No 6 in Portmeirion, North Wales

The village of Portmeirion was created in 1925 (and finished in 1975) under the aegis of architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis who thought it would be a wheeze to conjure up a little bit of Italy on the North Wales coast.

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