BLOG: Forget headliners, R&L is all about Odd Future!
By rhiandaly on 21 March 2011
Reading and Leeds’ line up is always at the centre of heated debates when the first acts are announced at this time of year, arguments rumbling on about how half the bands played a few years ago or that the headliners are boring and safe. So th... read more
Has Latitude got enough attitude?
By rhiandaly on 16 March 2011
'Just seeing Bright Eyes will be a treat in itself.'Latitude - hardly the most proletarian of festivals, especially when you move away from the music and stroll through the arts programme that runs simultaneously in Henham Park. I mean: is there anything more bourgeois than watching ballet dancers pir... read more
The Good Old Days: the return of The Libertines
By rhiandaly on 18 August 2010
Ah, The Good Old Days!Ever since Carl Barât’s drugs-or-the-band ultimatum to Pete Doherty backfired in 2004, the Libertines reunion rumour mill has been working over time to predict when the boys in the band to put aside their issues and pick up their guitars... read more
One album down, should Florence and the Machine be headlining Latitude?
By rhiandaly on 11 March 2010
Cheers! Florence toasts her headline credentialsYES argues Anna Hyams…Florence and the Machine, from humble beginnings on the gig circuit in 2007, trounced all competition with the 2009 release of their debut album ‘Lungs’. The singer, Florence Welch - a copper haired, florally... read more
Signed, sealed, almost delivered... Will Stevie Wonder be one of the best Glastonbury headliners ever?
By rhiandaly on 04 February 2010
Yes argues Lorraine BowYes, yes, yes! Stevie Wonder is a legend in his own lifetime! That word is used so frequently these days, but is never qualified. Stevie Wonder was signed to Motown Records at the tender age of 11. He has been in the business h... read more