Boardmasters There’s something about a festival which evokes a certain amount of excitement, anticipation and a sense of ‘what the chuff is going to happen over the next few days?’ Boardmasters – set against the picturesque backdrop of the English Channel on the hills of Cornwall’s Watergate Bay – did exactly that, but did so in a delightful hilltop setting.


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The Strypes Alex Turner courted controversy at The Brit Awards this week with a left-field speech which has since been tiresomely and disappointingly over-analysed . "That rock 'n' roll, eh? That rock 'n' roll, it just won't go away.", proclaimed Turner, an apt call to action in a world where pop and dance music dominate and few young rock bands seem to be gaining prominence. Irish four-piece The Strypes are answering that call. Swiftly gaining momentum over the past year, the rhythm and blues band have been touring the UK for the past two weeks, and we went to check out their Manchester show.


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Reading and Leeds Festivals 2013 Green Day have been named as final Main Stage Headliner, alongside Biffy Clyro and Eminem - all are UK festival Exclusives. Nine Inch Nails return. Skrillex and many more join the 2013 bill. Recently named the ‘Best Festival’ at the NME Awards, this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals are officially set to be better than ever! 2013 promises more - more stages, more bands and more entertainment, all coming together to form an incredible line-up with the biggest names in rock, indie, dance, alternative and hip-hop. Reading & Leeds guarantee exclusive performances, huge headliners and rising stars and are the only place to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend with friends this summer.


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