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Music festival organiser slams 'vigilante' villagers

An organiser of Illusive Fest in Leighton Buzzard has condemned local 'vigilante' residents who he says tried to wreck the festivities.

The Fall's Mark E Smith: 'Festivals have become totally over-priced'

Promoting The Fall's forthcoming appearance at Salford Festival, forthright frontman Mark E Smith has slammed festivals for becoming 'totally over-priced'.


Metallica to release Glastonbury live set in 27 CD boxset

San Francisco metal giants Metallica have announced plans to release a CD box set of 27 live sets, including Glastonbury Festival and Sonisphere, at the end of the year.

Melvin Benn: Festival headliner fees have gone up 400 per cent in ten years

Festival Republic's Melvin Benn joined Kendal Calling's Andy Smith and The Great Escape's Kat Morris for a special festival discussion on BBC Radio 6 Music's Steve Lamacq show earlier this week.


British music industry contributed £3.8billion to UK economy in 2013

New figures released by UK Music paint a positive picture of the UK music scene as the live sector continues to outgrow the UK economy.

Introducing the Wire curated Drill:Brighton festival

Curated by Wire, Drill:Brighton 2014 will take their emerging festival concept to Sussex for the first time this December.



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