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Essential Dos and Don’ts For Leeds Festival 2017

You might be eighteen and going with a group of mates to celebrate end of exams and the end of school. You might be going with your new boyfriend or girlfriend as an alternative to going abroad. You might even have finally managed to convince your mum-in-law to look after the kids while you get away with your partner for a weekend. No matter who you are, who you’re going with or how old you are, there’s something for everyone at Leeds Festival 2017. Here’s some... Read more »

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Five Acts You Can’t Miss At Parklike 2017

Heaton Park, five miles from Manchester’s city centre, is home to an 18 hole golf course, museum, and adventure playground. However, once a year, it becomes a different kind of adventure playground when it’s taken over by Parklife Festival. Formly known as the Parklife Weekender, the festival returns at the beginning of June for its seventh year, with two unmissable headliners. However, look closer at the smaller text boxes on the fabulously multi-coloured poster and website and you’ll find more performances that you won’t want... Read more »

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Slam Dunk Festival 2017: Essential Playlist

This year’s Slam Dunk North Festival is just around the corner. The annual event which takes over Leeds, Birmingham, and Hatfield at the end of May celebrates all kinds of music and sports bands from a wide range of genres. This year’s line-up is no exception, from alternative-hardcore headliners Enter Shikari, pop-punk titans Neck Deep, and punk stars Against Me!, the weekend is guaranteed to be a rowdy mess of moshpits and crowdsurfers. Check out our Essential Playlist below or listen along on Spotify. Sorority Noise... Read more »

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LIVE: Glass Animals Bring The Albert Hall To Life

Imagine a room full of people in a Wesleyan church, worshipping a crazed, chanting angel and a revolving pineapple disco ball. Does that seem odd? That was two hours of Glass Animals at the Albert Hall, Manchester last week. It was difficult to imagine how the songs from their two critically-acclaimed albums, ZABA and How to be a Human Being respectively, would translate live. Glass Animals are celebrated for their flavoursome, downright bizarre songs that don’t exactly inspire the same reaction as, say, Foo Fighters... Read more »

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NEW NOISE: Cleargreen

Just a year on from their maiden gig at Bolton’s Blind Tiger, Cleargreen have made a name for themselves by packing out some of Manchester’s best-loved venues with their fervent fan base, and with a new EP and bigger gigs in the pipeline, there are still better things to come from the band. Most recently headlining Manchester Academy 3, the four-piece from Kearsley in Bolton have quickly found their place in their neighbouring city’s local music scene, but they insist that this is just the... Read more »