BBC Music Introducing BBC Music Introducing... is, somehow, already celebrating its tenth birthday. In that decade, legions of young artists have been given the opportunity of a lifetime- to be played on primetime radio. For some of them, it led them to stardom, and for many, it is just about to. Tonight is a celebration of that fact.


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Beyond The Tracks 2017 In it's initial year as a first festival, Beyond The Trackshad a point to prove. With a lineup full of Indie/Alt greats from Birmingham and Beyond carefully cultivated by the masterminds behind the City's prestigious Moseley Folk Festival, it certainly did this. Over the course of the weekend, the Festival hosted acts such as Orbital, Faithless, indie royalty Maximo Park and the Coral before closing on Sunday evening with The Jesus and Mary Chain pioneers of the early noughties Birmingham Indie scene, Editors. Sadly the weather was not on the side of Beyond The Tracks, but this didn't stop music fans showing from far and wide to enjoy a well crafted line up.


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Beyond The Tracks 2017 The second day of the first ever Beyond The Tracks Festival brought some big-name bands to the heart of Birmingham, including Ocean Colour Scene, Maxïmo Park, The Coral and The Twang. Eastside City Park is a relatively small plot of land, just beyond the tracks (surprise, surprise) that lead a steady stream of trains in and out of New Street Station. The set-up felt rather like a fireworks events, with several fairground rides and food & drink stalls, along with the autumnal (but mostly dry!) weather.


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Beyond The Tracks And so to the first day of the inaugural Beyond The Tracks festival, taking place on a green space in Eastside in the heart of Birmingham; and ambitious festival which for the first day goes all dance / trance / party with the likes of Leftfield, Faithless (DJ Set) and headliners Orbital.


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he Flaming Lips close Festival No.6, Portmeirion, Wales, UK on Sunday 10th September, 2017 With summer feeling like a distant memory, and a more autumnal feel, my penultimate festival of the summer (and the year) finds me back at Portmeirion for the sixth Festival No.6, and my fifth visit to this beautiful spot in North Wales for one of my favourite festivals.


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OnBlackheath I headed to leafy south-east London this past weekend for one of the last summer festivals, OnBlackheath. The festival is sponsored by John Lewis and its fourth year. What makes the festival different is that it caters for all ages. A sea of families, running toddlers, strollers and Hello Kitty balloons welcomed me. With an array of activities to keep the children occupied, if I had any, this would also be a festival I would comfortable take them to.


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Beyond the Tracks Beyond The Tracks is a brand new, three day, green field festival taking place at Birmingham’s Eastside City Park this September. Featuring some of the most revered names in UK music and the brightest new stars, the festival is a welcome addition to the musical offering of the UK’s second city!


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Moseley Folk Festival 2017 This is the 12th year that the Moseley Folk Festival has commandeered the park hidden away in the centre of Moseley village that gives a full folk three-day experience with a raft of artists including daily headliners Amy Macdonald, the legendary Fairport Convention and Laura Marling.


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Camper Calling Back for a second year, on the hottest bank holiday for 10 years, Camper Calling Festival returns to Ragley Hall in Warwickshire for three days of great music, good food, and lots of family fun. On the Lakeside (Main) Stage, covering every genre of music, some of the brightest up and coming acts, and well established bands played to large crowds over the three day long festival. From Pop, Indie, Soul, R&B, Reggae, Funk to Acoustic, there was something for everyone.


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South West Four The weather was glorious as us Gig Junkies headed into the Big Smoke to South West Four (or SW4). Named after the postcode of the South West of London that Clapham sits in, a two day festival, a stones throw from central London on Clapham Common, with some of the biggest names in dance music. I was lucky enough to head on down for the Sunday.


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Victorious Festival The first glorious summer weekend in months made for the perfect seaside setting as Victorious Festival returned to the coastline of Southsea, Portsmouth. This year’s lineup saw Madness, Stereophonics and Elbow headline in front of an ocean of fans, with performances through the weekend by The Charlatans, Olly Murs, KT Tunstall, Pete Doherty, Maximo Park, Feeder and more.


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V Festival Fans flew in, helicopters had landed and us knowing Brits had our wellies at the ready to witness Jay Z’s only European set of 2017, P!NK’s prowess and the assorted line up of Weston Parks V Festival in the heart of Staffordshire.


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SummerBreeze The second part of Gig Junkies journey across Europe to Dinkelsbühl in Germany for the immense four-day metal fest that is the delectably titled Summer Breeze 2017 to see some of the biggest names in metal including Korn, Amon Amarth, Kreator, Megadeth and many more....


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Summer Breeze 2017 Us intrepid Gig Junkies set of on a journey across Europe to Dinkelsbühl in Germany for the immense four-day metal fest that is the delectably titled Summer Breeze 2017 to see some of the biggest names in metal including Korn, Amon Amarth, Kreator, Megadeth and many more....


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