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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 »


LIVE: Real Friends Return To Manchester

Illinois five piece Real Friends may be performing in the cosiest of Manchester Academy’s gig spaces but they’ve already got a stage presence that exceeds the room’s capacity. The post-emo pop punk band return to the heart of the North a few months later than scheduled due to lead singer Dan Lambton’s struggles with ongoing anxiety, an issue that seems to have impacted the touring schedules of a number of popular acts at the moment. With everything back on track, the band return to town... Read more »


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 »