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Preview: The Great Escape 2014

by musicOMH

Sound the flugelhorn. Dust off your kiss-me-quick hat. It is finally here. It is finally time to go back to the seaside. It is finally…



Preview: Record Store Day 2014


Special edition vinyl from many and varied artists, at record shops near you on Saturday.

Preview: 2013 London Jazz Festival


The London Jazz Festival can always be relied upon to offer too much choice. With main venues at the Southbank Centre and Barbican, along with...

Festival Preview: Secret Garden Party 2013


Cambridgeshire’s Secret Garden Party marks its 10th edition this year and there are no signs that the famously eclectic festival is going to swap its...

Festival Preview: Latitude 2013


In less than a week we (those of us not going to Lovebox or Tramlines) shall decamp to Henham Park for Latitude. We’re excited. And...

Festival Preview: Tramlines 2013


Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival, now in its fifth year, has steadily grown so much since its inception that it now qualifies as the country’s largest inner...

Festival Preview: Lovebox 2013


With more and more festivals cropping up in London’s parks every summer, Lovebox is somewhat of a veteran, this year celebrating its 10th birthday. What...

2013 Festivals Guide: UK Field Festivals


In the second installment of musicOMH’s festivals guide 2013 (read part one on City Festivals here), we look at the multi-day events. The ones you...

2013 Festivals Guide: UK City Festivals


Gone are the days when festivals meant camping out in a rainy field with cows and portaloos for company. Along with the traditional tent events,...

Preview: Sounds From The Other City 2013


Salford’s Sounds From The Other City, known for enticing tUnE-yArDs to play down a phone line and breaking the likes of Marina And The Diamonds, The Ting...

Preview: London Jazz Festival 2012


The 20th London Jazz Festival, created and produced by international live music producers Serious, kicks off on 9 November for ten days of pure jazz...

Preview: Reading/Leeds 2012


It has not been a typical festival season this year. Sonisphere, Oxegen and Big Chill were all cancelled and Bloc was shut down; weather has...

Preview: Nova 2012


So, festival season. It’s not started too well. There’s been Download, with its mud. And the Isle Of Wight Festival, with its mud. And the...

Preview: Bloc 2012


If there’s one thing Bloc has going for it this term, it’s the sheer scale of its ambitious programming and setting. Where previous iterations of...

Preview: Cambridge Folk Festival 2012


It may generally be seen as something of a niche or specialist festival, but the Cambridge Folk Festival defiantly refuses to conform to any stereotypes...

Preview: London Jazz Festival 2011


For those dissuaded from festivals because of their association with the great outdoors, fast food and temporary toilet facilities, the London Jazz Festival offers something...

Preview: Bestival 2011


For most, Bestival signals the end of the festival season and the end of the summer. But far from a sombre affair, Bestival’s party atmosphere...

Preview: Record Store Day 2011


Certainly, the internet has done great things for independent artists. It’s easier than ever to distribute music and make connections through the power of social...

Preview: Green Man 2011


There are few UK festivals that can match Green Man for location, held as it is in the staggeringly beautiful surroundings of Glanusk Country Park...

Preview: Reading and Leeds Festivals 2011


A few years ago, Reading and Leeds were seen as the festivals for those who liked their rock music extremely loud and/or heavy. In 2001,...

Preview: Standon Calling 2011


Admittedly, the cynicism in the following statement goes a bit too far but the general point stands: the festival scene has become over-saturated, and the...