Metal Festivals Shouldn’t Let Anselmo’s Outburst Slide

An online petition has been launched encouraging the organiser of Download Festival, Andy Copping, to drop metal supergroup Down from its line-up in light of its frontman Phil Anselmo performing Nazi salutes and chanting...

In Conversation with Sacha and Jon from Parklife

Parklife will return to Manchester's Heaton Park from June 10 - 11, treating 80,000 revellers to sets from Frank Ocean, The 1975, Stormzy, Boy Better Know and many more across its two sold-out days. Aside...


Insuring Good Times

The great British Summer. Long days, the beauty of the great outdoors, festival fever. And totally unpredictable weather. That can cause havoc for even the best-planned festival. As many events have discovered to their cost,...

An Interview with Vault Festival

Since its inception in 2012, London's Vault Festival has hosted over 250 productions – from comedy to political theatre and film from Britain’s most exciting emerging artists. Commencing January 27, the festival will return...

In Conversation with Flora and Josh from Samphire Festival

There isn’t a great deal of orthodoxy in the story of how Samphire Festival came to be. Founded last year by Flora Blathwayt and Josh Beauchamp – both romantic partners and total newcomers to...

An Interview with Lowlands

Lowlands Festival – or A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise if you’re not into the whole brevity thing – is one of The Netherlands’ most successful events, attracting around 55,000 visitors to its annual three-day...

An Interview with Groovefest Malta

MK, Jamie Jones, Kerri Chandler and Art Department are just some of the names confirmed for the first edition of Groovefest Malta, set to take place from April 29 - May 1 at venues...

An Interview with Electric Castle

Electric Castle will host its sixth edition this July, returning to the fifteenth century Transylvanian monument from which it derives its namesake with a characteristically eclectic cast of international talent. Amongst other auspicious factors,...

An Interview with Secret Solstice

Iceland's Secret Solstice hosted its fifth anniversary edition from June 21 - 24 during 96 hours of constant daylight. Featuring performances by Slayer, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, and Stormzy, the festival made a...

An Interview with Full Fat

It's a cliché by this point to talk about the festival market being saturated, which I do unashamedly further down this piece, but that's because it's largely rooted in truth. Assuming logistical provisions have...