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Kendrick Lamar ‘busiest artist of the festival season’


Kendrick Lamar has been the busiest artist of the festival season, according to figures compiled by gig-tracking website Songkick. Having put together listings from hundreds of festivals over the world this summer, the website found that the Compton rapper had played for the most time on festival stages this year, with Lamar performing for more…

114 arrests at V Festival Chelmsford

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ESSEX Police made 114 arrests at Chelmsford’s V Festival over the weekend including 22 for drug-dealing. The majority of those apprehended were sniffed out by the police drug dogs, who were identifying those carrying contraband at the entrances to the Hylands Park venue. As of 11pm on Sunday August 18, officers had made: 75 arrests…

Vertigo festival cancels due to ‘unforeseen licensing issues’

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Vertigo Festival, which was due to take place in the Italian mountains in Piedmont on August 15-17, has been cancelled. Organisers of the electronic music event say they took the decision due to “due to unforeseen issues with the submission of licensing documents in the run up to the event”. Vertigo organiser Rick Frost said:…

Baby born at Glastonbury named after medical centre

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A baby born as the Rolling Stones headlined the Saturday night at Glastonbury Festival has been named after the event’s medical centre where she was delivered. Heidi Wesson and Sean Crothers’s daughter clearly decided Wild Horses wouldn’t keep her from making her entrance to the world, and she arrived in the early hours of Sunday…

Glastonbury crime falls 33 per cent

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Crime at Glastonbury Festival was down 33 per cent compared to 2011, according to a report in NME. There were 150 arrests and 104 reported thefts from tents. There are 177,000 people on the site at Worthy Farm, Somerset.

Police granted extra powers for Reading

POLICE HAVE been granted extra powers to help keep crime low at this year’s Reading Festival. The dispersal orders, which allow police to move on groups of people from certain areas, helped reduce crime at last year’s event, police told the BBC. They will also be used to break up large groups outside the site…

Four die as stage collapses

AT LEAST four people have died after a stage collapsed in high winds at Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Gusts of up to 60mph are believed to have caused the accident, in which a further 40 people are thought to have been injured. The collapse happened at around 9pm local time as some of the…