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United KingdomMelvin Benn on Heavenly Planet
Every recession demands hope. Lifting out of any economic slump relies on optimism. Perhaps Heavenly Planet has arrived at the right time.
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Bombay Bicycle Club taking the stabilisers off
Bombay Bicycle Club on the pitfalls of being fresh-faced and uber-talented...
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Black Kids - win when you're singing?
At the turn of the year you might have overlooked Black Kids, squashed as they were between Duffy and Adele in the Ones To Watch lists. But ten months on and they've got two UK Festival Awards nominations. We thought we'd break the news...
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United KingdomRob Da Bank - Braving the storm
After a hat trick of UK Festival Awards, the weather tried to put a dampener on the UK's Best Medium Festival. We caught up with organiser Rob Da Bank to see if he'd weathered the storm...
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United KingdomSofia Hagberg on End Of The Road Festival
Countless music obsessives have attempted to translate their unerring passion into a fully functioning festival of their own, and many have failed.
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United KingdomBloc Party: Reading and waiting
Having been away for 18 months, Bloc Party coincided the launch of their new album with a few timely festival appearances.
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United KingdomCup collecting with Pete And The Pirates
Poor Pete. Possibly ditched by his Pirates, we found him trawling the Reading Festival guest area collecting paper cups to claim back the 10p deposit off each and buy himself a pint.
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United KingdomFully Loaded: Gogol Bordello
London is gearing up for the legendary Get Loaded In The Park festival, and this year could see Clapham Common hit the hardest of all.
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United KingdomField Day vs Underage: Tom Baker discusses
This weekend sees London's Victoria Park host two age-dependent festivals, Underage and Field Day. Tom Baker from Eat Your Own Ears has his ears in both.
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United KingdomCuban Brothers' Guide to the summer
Havana's infamous honchos, The Cuban Brothers, would only have a interview with VF on the stairs of an old theatre. With most of the office scared to meet them, we sent Phil Brady for a little chat...
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United KingdomArt attack - Latitude's Amy Jade Cadillac
At Latitude the art is just as integral as the bands but just who's behind the painted sheep? We caught up with Amy Jade Cadillac to talk about the visual aspect of the festival and the art plans for 2008...
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United KingdomIggy Pop at the Isle of Wight
Virgin Radio's Tania Snuggs caught up with the punk legend, still limping and drenched in sweat after his highly charged main stage performance. We tagged along.
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United KingdomThe Sex Pistols' John Lydon
Ben Jones caught up with 'Johnny Rotten' for an insightful backstage chat after the Sex Pistols' spectacular headline performance on the main stage.
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