LeeFest: Access All Areas

Whilst you may not have previously heard of this small, Kent-based festival, it’s definitely one to add to your list! Named after its founder Lee Denny in 2006, Leefest originally started in Lee’s back garden when his parents were away one weekend. Now, 11 years later, the festival has gone onto win awards for ‘Best Grassroots Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards and ‘Best Festival’ at the Association of Independent Music Awards...

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MTV Crashes: Access All Areas

Despite the torrential downpour typical of British summers, MTV returned triumphantly to Plymouth’s windswept shores bringing the best in pop and dance music to the picturesque south west.

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Lovebox: Access All Areas

Victoria Park hosted Lovebox’s 15th birthday last weekend, but, despite there being plenty of opportunity for nostalgia, the festival chose to instead emit a far more modern, forward-thinking line-up. The festival, which started off as a low-key club night in Shoreditch put on by electronic dance duo Groove Armada, has since blossomed into a tremendous two-dayer that invites around 50,000 people to bask in a diverse collection of contemporary sounds. To mark the special occasion, this year’s event delivered some of music’s most sought-after acts, from genre-bending beatmaker Kaytranada to pop-soul pioneer Solange...

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British Summer Time – The Killers: Access All Areas

Armed with ice cold water bottles and plenty of sun cream, festival-goers descended on Hyde Park to soak up a day of extraordinary music. Topping the bill were Phil Collins, Green Day Justin Bieber and Kings of Leon. However, it was the return of American rock band The Killers that held everyone’s attention. Following their secret set at Glastonbury a couple of weeks ago, The Killers took to the stage at this year’s British Summertime and showed everyone that they’re back with a vengeance...

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Wildlife Festival: Access All Areas

Last month we received an enviable invitation to attend the third annual festival from dance legends Disclosure and Rudimental held at Brighton City Airport. However with the 2 day festival starting on a Friday, Wild Life definitely required a little more planning then most summer weekends dancing in a field with absolute strangers until the sun comes up - booking time out of the office, and dealing with the impending hell of commuter traffic (who doesn't like to spend their Friday afternoon in a traffic jam longer than the great wall of China?).

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Glastonbury 2017: Access All Areas

Have a discussion with anyone who’s been to Glastonbury at some point and I bet that the phrase ‘you just had to be there, y’know?’ will rear its head in some form or another. Well, it’s that time of year again where festival goers return to the real world and tell anyone willing to listen about how they achieved spiritual enlightenment at 3am in the temple...

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Isle Of Wight 2017: Access All Areas

While parts of the UK were still experiencing downpours and strong winds, Isle of Wight was covered in sunshine – creating a sun-soaked haven for music lovers of all ages. The festival itself has changed a lot since its first realisation in the late 70s, where it attracted crowds of up to 600,000. In 2002, John Giddings relaunched the project and has managed to pull in headline acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Coldplay.

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Glastonbury BBC Introducing: 10 Unsigned Acts to Catch This Year

Although Glastonbury holds a reputation for delivering heavyweight headline acts (with this year being no exception), Michael and Emily Eavis have made plenty of room for a flurry of fledgling bands to be brought into the fold. So, put Radiohead and Foo Fighters aside for one moment, while you feast your eyes on just some of the unsigned talent that will pitching up at the the Glastonbury BBC Introducing tent at Worthy Farm this week...

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South Coast Unsigned: Access All Areas

Following a strong start to the festival season at Common People Southampton, we caught up with for up and coming bands. Here's what happened when we met Submariner, The Diamond Age, Kassassin Street and Scarecrow Boat.

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Cassava: Access All Areas

The Famous Company caught up with Cassava – an indie-rock four-piece playing in their hometown for Southampton’s up and coming day festival, Common People. The band proclaim their love for Southampton’s burgeoning music scene, their influences and playing with their heroes...

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