An Interview With the DHP Family

If you live in Nottingham and enjoy such things as leaving the house at night and having fun then chances are you’ll have set foot in at least one DHP Family establishment. Rock City,...

Kanye West Confirmed to Headline Glastonbury; White People Get Mad on Facebook

Glastonbury has upset thousands of middle-aged, middle-class Britons with the announcement that Kanye West will headline its Pyramid Stage on Saturday June 27. Desperate to make their displeasure and ignorance known, many 'fans' of...


King of the North and the Rise of the eSports Festival

Music festivals in their purest form have pretty much hit a glass ceiling. The multitude of personality-defunct commercial weekenders with nothing to offer but ubiquitous, terminally mediocre guitar bands demonstrates that the industry lacks...

An Interview with Count Of Ten

UK: Aside from the fate that befell the crew of the Mary Celeste, the identities of the Loch Ness Monster and Jack the Ripper, and the origin of the Wow! Signal, the greatest entirely...

Sónar Reykjavík

The term ‘metropolitan festival’ is often a synonym for ‘multiple physically and stylistically disparate club venues temporarily united under a largely meaningless banner.’ Contrary to this trend is Iceland’s edition of Sónar Festival, whose...

The Glorious Incandescence of Joseph Peace

UK: It's difficult to summarise everything Joseph Peace does in one sentence; the only way to neatly put him in a box is if the box is on fire and he's wearing frilly golden...

An Interview With Camp Cooks

UK: In a stark contrast to the standard burger vans of yore, festival catering has become an astonishingly heterogeneous affair. Epitomising this heterogeneity - and challenging the 'hetero' part in the process - are...

The European Festival Awards and Eurosonic Noorderslag 2015

NETHERLANDS: Groningen's De Oosterpoort hosted two prestigious, simultaneous industry events from January 13 - 17: The European Festival Awards and Eurosonic Noorderslag. The former celebrated the achievements of many of the European festival circuit’s...

European Festival Awards 2014 Winners Announced

EUROPE: Europe’s best music festivals, artists and promoters of 2014 were revealed at the 6th annual European Festival Awards, which took place at Groningen’s De Oosterpoort in The Netherlands, crowning the opening night of...

The European Festival Market Report 2014

EUROPE: Ahead of the European Festival Awards and Eurosonic Nooderslag in Groningen (NL) next week, the former has released the European Festival Market Report for 2014. The data comes courtesy of the 2014 European...