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Review: Wireless Festival 2014.

…stival season’ has well and truly begun in earnest. And so for the first, and possibly last time, given Wireless Festival’s wont for hopping from one of London’s numerous leafy expanses to another, the major label love-in takes place in N4’s Finsbury Park. Indeed, the luxury of being able to eat some “damn croissants”, or rather crumpets, a half-hour prior to Tinie Tempah’s ironically humongous Main Stage slot, not least post-Glastonbury, is most…So on & so forth…

Dots & Dashes’ Festival Frolics, 2014.

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Sunday, Reading Festival 2013.

…how tonight at Reading’ read the Nine Inch Nails lynchpin’s Twitter prior to his first return to the festival in six relatively silent years. ‘The lying promoter and the band following us (whoever the fuck they are) fucked us on our production’ he continued, a steaming setlist furiously punched into his iPhone notes then beginning: ‘fuck you festival republic’ and right from the off, there’s an underlying…So on & so forth…

Competition: Win Two Weekend Camping Tickets to Festival Nº6 2014 with Dots & Dashes.

Dots & Dashes have teamed up with the UK’s most sought-after festivalFestival Nº6, to offer one lucky reader a pair of weekend camping tickets to this year’s shindig, set to take place over the weekend of September 5th–7th. ‘A festival unlike any other, in a place like no other’ is the sort of persuasive rhetoric applied repeatedly to pretty well every other nascent festival these days. However, to put all hyperbole…So on & so forth…

Fest Bests: Wireless Festival 2014.

Set to celebrate its decennial this summer, London’s Wireless Festival may have been through many a transmogrification – whether that be locational, or indeed in terms of the music on offer. It’s had the odd dalliance away from the capital as well, taking to Leeds’ Harewood House for a brief sojourn midway through the oughties. And this year, for those of a more exploratory nature, Perry Park, Birmingham is to host a concurrent…So on & so forth…

Review: Field Day 2014.

Needless to say, it’s no longer entirely necessary to pilgrimage – lukewarming crate of cider cradled in arms; sweat dribbling your back, as it malodorously fills the ravine made by your ailing spine; impossibly enormous rucksack attached to your back – to what can, at times, feel the ends of the Earth in order to access, and perhaps even enjoy the so-called ‘festival experience’. And Field Day, now in its eighth year, is just about the most con…So on & so forth…

Competition: Win Two Weekend Camping Tickets to EXIT Festival 2014 with Dots & Dashes.

…ing Ceremony’ of sorts. This is set to celebrate the event’s scooping the ‘Best Major European Festival’ gong at the 2013 Festival Awards Europe, EXIT seeing off stern competition from many an admirable international behemoth (including Glastonbury, Rock Werchter, Roskilde and Sziget) to get over the line. Moreover, in honour of its fifteenth year in existence, EXIT is to host the tangential Sea Dance Festival (July 15th–1…So on & so forth…

Review: Saturday, Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts 2014.

In his review of Nick Mulvey’s long overdue solo début, First Mind, Tom McMinigal commented on the incomparable songsmith’s ‘cheerfully ascending star’, and Glastonbury makes his speedy rise palpably apparent. For Mulvey has gone from The Park, to the Pyramid Stage, in the space of a year and to mark the occasion, he’s backed by a full band to imbue his quietly majestic anthemia with spades of grandeur anew. Of a wet and weary Saturday morning,…So on & so forth…

September

…[INFO/TICKETS] 16th: Kate Bush, Eventim Apollo [INFO/SOLD OUT] / Carter Tutti Void, Oslo [INFO/TICKETS] / iTunes Festival: Blondie, Roundhouse [INFO/FREE] 17th: Kate Bush, Eventim Apollo [INFO/SOLD OUT] / 20,000 Days on Earth feat. Nick Cave, Barbican Centre [INFO/TICKETS] 19th: Kate Bush, Eventim Apollo [INFO/SOLD OUT] / Jon Hopkins, Royal Festival Hall [INFO/TICKETS] 19th–21st: The Dylan Weekends: Black Magical Bedlam feat. Gruff Rhys & You…So on & so forth…

Review: Friday, Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts 2014.

‘Down here on the Somerset Levels we’ve had the wettest winter for 200 years’ begin Glastonbury magus, Michael Eavis’ programme notes. And while the 2014 edition of this revered Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts may not have been the most remarkable (last summer wasn’t a fallow one, with this no particularly meaningful anniversary) it was no less meteorologically ludicrous than we’ve come to anticipate down on Worthy Farm. Having ridden o…So on & so forth…