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Summer Festival Guide 2019: Our 15 Favourite Forthcoming Music Festivals


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It's officially summer now that June has hit which means it truly is festival season. We've already enjoyed BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, Slam Dunk, All Points East and myriad international events, but here are 15 more UK festival weekends that have got us super excited for the rest of the summer.

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When: 8th-9th June
Where: Heaton Park, Manchester
Headliners: Cardi B, George Ezra
More acts... Solange, The Streets, Migos, Khalid, Disclosure, Christine & the Queens, Nas
For fans of... Indie music, dance, hip hop and absolutely banging after-parties.
Bring... A lot of Dioralyte, but otherwise as little as possible. You won't be camping!

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The Biggest Month Of Festivals Is Upon Us! Here Are 5 Festival Survival Tips!


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August is the peak of summer time which means sun, fun and festivals. If you're a festival first-timer it can be quite daunting not knowing what to expect spending the weekend on a 24 hours party field. So, whether you're going to RiZe, Reading, Creamfields or Boomtown, you need to know these tips to help get you through.

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5. Pack light

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Kendrick Lamar And Kings Of Leon To Headline Reading And Leeds Festival


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The first announcement for the line-up of Reading & Leeds Festival 2018 has finally arrived, with Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco and Kings Of Leon headlining the three-day event. Fifty acts across several stages, with many more yet to be announced for the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Leading Friday's line-up in Reading and Saturday's in Leeds is Fall Out Boy, who dropped their seventh studio album 'Mania' in January; another US number one that included the single 'Young and Menace'. They'll be joined by the likes of Post Malone, Wolf Alice, Nothing But Thieves, Annie Mac, Mist and The Blaze.

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Liam Gallagher Leads New Additions For Reading And Leeds Festival 2017 Line-Up


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More than 90 names have been added to the already stellar line-up for Reading & Leeds Festival 2017, with Britpop legend Liam Gallagher heading up the new arrivals in a UK Festival Exclusive. He'll be joining the already announced headliners Kasabian, Eminem and Muse on the main stage.

Liam Gallagher joins the line-up for Reading & Leeds Festival 2017Liam Gallagher joins the line-up for Reading & Leeds Festival 2017

Also added on the main stage line-up are Massachusetts rockers PVRIS who are on their way with their second record, Def Jam talent Vince Staples, drum and bass legend Goldie, garage band VANT, Scottish duo Honeyblood and 'Lies' hitmakers Deap Vally.

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The Libertines Announce Week Of Small Shows Following Triumphant Reading Set


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The Libertines have announced a string of small live dates to celebrate the release of their new album Anthems For Doomed Youth on September 11th. The band will play five shows over the course of the week, with the first taking place on Monday (September 6th) at the Academy in Glasgow.

The LibertinesThe Libertines, Carl Barat and Peter Doherty at Leeds Festival.

They will then hit Nottingham’s Rock City on September 7th, followed by Bristol’s O2 Academy, then London’s Electric Ballroom before finishing on September 11th at Manchester’s Ritz. The small shows are the band’s first club gigs since 2004.

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Modestep - Reading Festival 2015 - Day 2 - Performances at Reading Festival - Reading, United Kingdom - Saturday 29th August 2015

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Limp Bizkit , Fred Durst - Reading Festival 2015 - Day 1 - Performances - Limp Bizkit at Reading Festival - Reading, United Kingdom - Friday 28th August 2015

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Tyler, The Creator Says He's Banned From Entering The UK For "3-5 Years"


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The often controversial rapper Tyler, The Creator has claimed that his shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals had to be cancelled because he is temporarily banned from entering the United Kingdom.

The American star, who is in the middle of a solo tour having founded the hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (often simply referred to as Odd Future), says he is not allowed to enter the UK for “three to five years” because of “lyrics written in 2009”, writing on Twitter on Wednesday night (August 26th).

Tyler The CreatorTyler, The Creator cancelled his Reading & Leeds performances earlier this week

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Mariachi El Bronx Lead Latest Additions To Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up


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Reading & Leeds Festival 2015's ever expanding line-up continues to grow with yet more acts announced to appear across the many stages; some of which are well-established, and some up-and-coming, but all definitely worth experiencing this year.

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Kicking off proceedings, Mariachi el Bronx will be bringing a little Mexican spirit to the UK festival - which will be just as well if the English weather lets us down come August. They'll be joining headliners Metallica, Mumford & Sons and The Libertines, plus many more top billing artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Alt J and Bring Me The Horizon.

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Metallica To Headline Reading And Leeds 2015


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The first announcement has been made as to who will be playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2015, and it’s a big one: Metallica have been confirmed as one of the three headliners!

Organisers announced on Tuesday (25 November) that the American legends of metal will appear at the festival for the first time since 2008, when they also topped the bill alongside Rage Against The Machine and The Killers. They also headlined in 2003 and 1997, so they’ve got plenty of experience of satisfying the festivals’ notoriously raucous crowds.

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Metallica headlined Glastonbury (above) this year, and will do the same at Reading & Leeds in 2015

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Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review


It came, It went, It conquered as per. Leeds Festival 2014 was a real pinnacle for this year's UK live music, cramming it's masses into the colossus fields of Bramham Park, this year's Leeds Festival was a true menace of a machine. From strolling the sights and stalls of the relatively tame arena, to hiking through the foothills of Red camp and afar, the beast of Leeds Festival was out in full glamour this year. Not only for the sheer size and scale of the glorified playground, nor for the big bad names it captured upon its stages, but purely the immense and sometimes overwhelming atmosphere of Leeds Festival is what attracts the crowds in their droves - (Each and EVERY year).

Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review

This year's line-up, though transparent in parts, boasted an array of big names and must sees. From Gerrard Way's premier solo show, right the way through to Macklemore's fur coat - teenage girl-screaming onstage antics. All considered, It is fair to say Leeds festival caters to the masses, though in doing so, often leaving the fringes of those masses at somewhat of a loose-end. Fear no-more, as this year with 10 arena stages and a dozen campsite venues, attendants waved farewell to mud-mooching moments of waiting around and embarked on the northern event of the year. With Oxfam blazers, slush puppy pleasantries and a number of near 24-hour rave spots all been thrown around, It was hard to find even a moment for the annual carbon monoxide poisoning - plastic bag burning ritual  around the camp fire. 

Without further ado, we present to you this year's top live sets and why they really made this year what it was.

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- MØ perform at Day 3 Leeds Festival, Leeds, England - Leeds, United Kingdom - Sunday 24th August 2014

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Arctic Monkeys Play Storming Reading Headlining Set Before Hiatus


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Arctic Monkeys stole the show at last night’s Reading festival, with a storming headlining set packed full of festival crowd pleasers. The set was the band's penultimate performance for a while before they go on hiatus after closing Leeds Festival on Sunday.

Alex TurnerArctic Monkey's frontman Alex Turner

The Sheffield four piece opened their set with ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ before delighting fans with classic 'Brianstorm'.

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Blood Red Shoes and Laura-Mary Carter - Blood Red Shoes performs at Leeds Festival, Leeds, Engand - Leeds, United Kingdom - Saturday 23rd August 2014

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Kate Nash - Reading Festival 2013 - Day 1 - Performances - Reading, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd August 2013

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