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Photo Gallery: Skunk Anansie, Manchester Academy

August 22, 2019 No Comments

It’s been a couple of decades since Skin led Skunk Anansie onto stages and into our hearts but it felt like no time had passed at their most recent Manchester Academy gig.

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Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth Cricket Club

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Saddleworth has it going on.

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Explore how to craft authentic, concise and thought-provoking book reviews with Northern Soul’s Literary Editor, Emma Yates-Badley. In an industry where everyone’s a critic, what makes a book review engaging? This is an interactive workshop perfect for book lovers, bloggers and writers who are looking to brush up on their reviewing skills along with beginners who are interested in becoming part of the reviewer community. Find out how to hone your reviewing techniques, become confident in your ability to self-edit and learn how these skills are enormously beneficial to your own writing.

“Welsh music is not a genre.” Welsh artist Ynys chats to Northern Soul

August 21, 2019 No Comments

Dylan Hughes, formerly of Welsh band Race Horses, admits “it’s been a while” when asked where the bloody hell he’s been since the group split in 2013.

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“We’ve encouraged people to feel like the festival is theirs.” Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby talks about Underneath the Stars

July 29, 2019 Comments Off on “We’ve encouraged people to feel like the festival is theirs.” Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby talks about Underneath the Stars

As festival destinations go, Underneath the Stars takes place at one of the UK’s most attractively named places: Cinderhill Farm.

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Review: Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank Observatory

July 29, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank Observatory

Technically, this year’s Bluedot festival kicks off with a few performances on the Thursday night, but for Northern Soul, as for many other folks, it starts on arrival around teatime on the Friday.

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Review: Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2019, Tynemouth Priory

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2019, Tynemouth Priory

If I could paint a picture of my ideal festival location, it would be this. Ditch the muddy fields in the middle-of-nowhere and say ‘why-aye man’ to the postcard-perfect destination of Tynemouth, host of the annual Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

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Win a pair of tickets to legendary producer Trevor Horn live with orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to legendary producer Trevor Horn live with orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Win a pair of tickets to legendary producer Trevor Horn live with orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. 

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Album Review: More by Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip

July 20, 2019 Comments Off on Album Review: More by Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip

If you switched over to BBC Two‘s recent Glastonbury footage at just the right point after midnight on the Saturday, you’d have seen a cheerful, shaven-headed man in a floppy watermelon hat performing with his band, interspersed with interview clips of him declaring “I live off ideas and cheese and ham sandwiches…People come to me because they’ve had a hard day and they want some chaos, and I’ll bring them chaos…I’m like an old baby”.

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Review: BBC Music Introducing Manchester, Manchester International Festival

July 19, 2019 Comments Off on Review: BBC Music Introducing Manchester, Manchester International Festival

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ll be well aware that Manchester International Festival (MIF 2019) is in full swing.

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Music Review: Janelle Monáe, Manchester International Festival 2019

July 8, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Janelle Monáe, Manchester International Festival 2019

“I have total trouser envy!” said my friend Erin, aged 11 and three-quarters.

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