2018 Nottinghamshire Festival seeks to “recapture the spirit of Monsters

Stonedeath, a new one-day festival for 2018, will take place at Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire on 25th August 2018. The festival boasts a daily capacity of 10,000 with camping available on both Friday and Saturday nights. The main headliner is yet to be confirmed, but organisers claim it is “is a name guaranteed to excite classic rock fans.” […]Read More

V Festival worst value for money of all UK festivals

Research by GoCompare has found V Festival represents the poorest value for money out of 15 of the main UK festivals. They looked at factors such as the cost of the ticket, overall cost of the day, and the number of artists scheduled to appear.   Glastonbury achieved best value through this formula, with 1644 […]Read More

Metallica on stage: Visualised

A data visualisation firm has produced a stunning chart cataloging Metallica’s live performances from 1982 to 2012. This stunning infographic charts which songs have been played the most, those songs that have never been played live, in addition to metrics such as ‘song power,’ and mapping Metallica shows geographically. The full infographic can be viewed […]Read More

The Guardian publish guide to six of the best UK

The Guardian have this morning posted a rundown of six of their favourite UK coast festivals. Here’s the full rundown: Sand Sculpture Festival, Weston Super Mare Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk Whitby Folk Week, North Yorkshire Victorious Festival, Portsmouth Tiree Music Festival, Inner Hebrides Loving the Beach Festival, Devon Whilst they may all be excellent in their […]Read More

Ellie Goulding criticises music festivals lack of female performers

Ellie Goulding has fired off a series of tweets blasting the lack of female performers at music festivals. She wrote: “Need to give myself credit sometimes as I’ve been doing this non stop for over seven years. I don’t see many females at these festivals.” A recent BBC study found that 8 out of 10 […]Read More

Reading & Leeds festival boss awaits drug testing licence for

Reading and Leeds organiser, Melvin Benn, hopes to follow the lead of several other festivals this summer with the introduction of drug testing, but claims the Home Office need to issue a special licence for this to take place. Melvin told the BBC: “The drugs testing is complicated because of the law [but] it’s not complicated […]Read More

Boomtown Fair sells out for ninth year running

Boomtown: Chapter 9 as they would prefer it to be called, has sold out of tickets in the last week for the ninth year running. The festival, which expands year on year, now boasts a 60,000 capacity. Boomtown are also introducing some cutting edge drugs safety measures this year, following a small but significant number […]Read More

Bluedot Festival close to selling out with one week until

Jodrell Bank’s Bluedot Festival have announced they are close to selling out of weekend camping tickets, with less than one week to go before the gates open. Running over the weekend of July 7th 2017, headline acts include Alt-J, Orbital, and Pixies. Release 3 tickets are currently onsale for £159 plus fees, with day tickets […]Read More