Previews

Summer Music Festivals 2024 preview – London

by Steven Johnson

The second part of our festival preview series focuses on those events happening in the capital. Whether indoors or out, London has another appealing selection to choose from this year



Summer Music Festivals 2024 preview – Europe

by Michael Hubbard

The first part of our preview series selects 10 of the best from across mainland Europe, from genre specialists to catch-alls. Where will you be going?

2023 Music Festivals Preview – UK

by Michael Hubbard

The third of our tryptich of summer 2023 music festival previews is – at last – upon us. Step forward, UK!

2023 Music Festivals Preview – London

by Steven Johnson

Part two of our summer music festivals 2023 preview zeroes in on London

2023 Music Festivals Preview – Europe

by Michael Hubbard

The first of our three-part 2023 music festivals preview zeroes in on 10 of the tastiest events from across mainland Europe this summer, from behemoths to genre specialists

European Music Festivals 2022 Preview: continental summer music moments

by Michael Hubbard

From the parkland chic of We Love Green to the island life of Mallorca Live, via wellness-meets-music in Albania and industrial backdrops in Helsinki, Europe’s music festivals are returning from pandemical hibernation and bringing the...

London Music Festivals 2022 Preview: 11 essential summer capital picks

by Steven Johnson

From premier pop to a Southbank Centre takeover, via Vicky Park and a fond farewell, London’s festivals are back with a big bang

UK Festivals 2022 Preview: 10 music extravaganzas not to be missed

by Steven Johnson

In the first of three festival season previews, we present our eclectic pick of UK-wide events

Preview: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2020

by Steven Johnson

After previously visiting the likes of Manchester, Tyneside, Bristol, Glasgow and Liverpool the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival is headed for Camden this year and boasts arguably their most impressive line up to date. The...

Squid, Black Country, New Road & Daniel O’Sullivan… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Two of the most hotly-tipped new bands hit London this week alongside some more familiar, bigger names. Squid may have only just released a few singles and an EP but they’ve already attracted their fair...

Sam Evian, The Beths, Kikagaku Moyo… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

It’s another relatively low-key week in London for gigs but if you have an urge to experience live music then there’s plenty of opportunities. Tuesday night sees a strong line up gather at the Lexington....

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert, Oval, Peaness… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

It’s a quieter week in London as everyone gears up for remaining big UK festivals but there’s still a few gigs worth calling out. 2018 was a prolific year for Scottish musicians Aidan Moffat &...

Darren Hayman, Mount Eerie, Marika Hackman… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

This week opens with a trio of shows by Darren Hayman at the Betsy Trotwood on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in support of his new album 12 Astronauts. Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary...

Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Daniel Norgren, Thundercat… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Ayanna Witter-Johnson has proved herself something of an in demand cellist over recent years, working with the likes of Anoushka Shankar and Courtney Pine but she finally released Road Runner her debut album earlier this...

Kelsey Lu, Japanese Television, Jenny Lewis… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

It’s very much a case of new mixing with old this week in terms of London gigs. Kelsey Lu has collaborated with several big names over recent years (Solange, Oneohtrix Point Never, Sampha & Florence...

Jónsi & Alex Somers, Kronos Quartet, Jane Weaver… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

This week gets off to a strong start with a show at the Barbican on Monday by Jónsi & Alex Somers who will be playing their Riceboy Sleeps album in full with help from the...

Turning Tides Festival, The Soft Cavalry, Xylouris White… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

This week sees yet another festival squeeze itself into the crowded London itinerary but it looks to be an intriguing one. Turning Tides take place on the Greenwich Peninsula over the first two weekends of...

Preview: UK Festivals 2019

by Steven Johnson

We’re only a few weeks away from the summer UK music festivals getting underway in full. If you fancy experiencing the thrills of live music this summer but haven’t decided which event is right for...

Lucy Dacus, Jambinai, Tame Impala… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Lucy Dacus has been busy of late. Last year she released her second album The Historian and also featured alongside Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker as part of boygenius. She‘s already released two new songs...

Preview: Daylight Music – Summer 2019

by Steven Johnson

Earlier this year Daylight Music celebrated their tenth anniversary and their 300th show. If you’re not familiar with the event it is a series of gigs that takes place at Union Chapel on selected Saturday...

Filthy Friends, Carly Rae Jepsen, Melanie De Biasio… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Some of the best gigs we’ve been to have been those by artists playing venues that are frankly *way* too small for them. There’s a few shows taking place in London this week that fall...