Fontaines D.C. Viva the Revolution as The Boys in the Better Land - Fontaines D.C. play yet another sweatfest in Leeds.


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Jade Bird Well everybody’s heard about the Bird - Jade Bird gives plenty of Joy in Leeds.


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Adam Ant Adam Ant - Friend or Foe? He’s Still A Dandy Looking Highwayman! Tonight I had several flashbacks to very late 70’s school discos with the punks, rockers, skaboys and new romantics all dutifully dressed up in their tribal costumes, and at some point during the night ‘Antmusic’ would be played and we’d all kind of enjoy it, we probably all had a copy of the ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ album - whether we admitted it to our affiliated tribe or not!


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2Q Festival 2Q Festival in Lincoln goes from strength to strength with its best line up and year yet. The best way to end your festival season.


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Neighbourhood Festival 2019 There goes the Neighbourhood! Manchester opens its gig venue doors again with over 100 bands playing on 15 stages across the city. Sold out for the third year in succession and showcased some incredible music in 12 hours.


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Hootie & the Blowfish Leeds fans are treated to a big slice of Southern USA alt rock as Hootie & the Blowfish return to the UK after a 23-year absence, and they bring along Drivin’ & Cryin’ and Patrick Davis for the ride.


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The Gathering Sounds A debut festival in Teesside chock-full of great new, mainly unsigned, bands and artists, The Gathering Sounds will be a regular on the calendar from now on.


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Belinda Carlisle Belinda Carlisle delights a York crowd with the whole Runaway Horses album and many other hits including 'Heaven is a Place on Earth'.


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Kendal Calling 2019 A music festival nestled in the Cumbrian hills, sounds idyllic and it certainly is, although you’d struggle to actually see the hills and mountains other than the moment you park your car at the edge of the site. Then there’s that nice trek up a hill armed with all your camping provisions for a 3 day (or 4 for some lucky folks) event of fun, food, drink and most importantly the music. Yes, there was rain and mud this year, but that didn’t dampen the spirits or the impeccable organisation of Kendal Calling, the preparedness for the weather and ensuring a safe environment for all revellers. It is the lake district after all, so expect some fresh mud to cool your first day sunburn.


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Billie Marten Billie Marten with some ethereal vocals on show in Leeds, her 2nd album ‘Feeding Seahorses by Hand’ gets a rapturous welcome at her homecoming show at The Wardrobe.


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Gov’t Mule Gov’t Mule pack a 3hr setlist with some Classic Blues Jams and whilst they’re ‘Live in Leeds’ a long ride on The Who’s ‘Magic Bus’.


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Sting & Shaggy They go together like cats and motorways as Alexei Sayle would say, and yet this strange reggae/rock combo works live better than anyone could have imagined. Let’s face it, Sting is a little dry in the humour stakes, Shaggy is the yin to his yang in that nothing is actually serious for him. Shaggy plays the role of warm up man, frequently getting the crowd hyped up, clapping, singing and screaming, while Sting is being Sting, wearing a tight black T shirt showing off a trim muscled bod for a 67-year-old but rarely speaking or smiling too much (unless Shaggy is thrusting his groin forward towards him – in which case he makes a run for it).


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Live at Leeds Still the best 1-day festival for emerging talent, Live at Leeds continues to shine as a must not miss opening to this year’s festival season.


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Lucy Rose The newly stripped back ‘No Words Left’ album tour leaves audiences gasping for more, Lucy Rose triumphs in Leeds at the City Varieties Theatre.


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