Hartlepool will host its first major music festival at Hartlepool Marina, celebrating and showcasing some of the finest talent in the North East.
A performance by one of the UK’s top Bhangra bands and the premiere of a new piece for orchestra and electronics will be among the musical highlights of a weekend of festivities at Plymouth University.
The West Somerset Watchet Live Festival has announced The Selecter as Friday night headliners for this year’s festival. They join a three-day line up which includes The Boomtown Rats, Big Country, Blow Monkeys, Dr & The Medics, John Otway and many more.
Brighton Festival – the largest and most established annual multi-arts festival in England – is delighted to announce that the 2015 Guest Director is award-winning Scottish author Ali Smith.
Legend has it – well, a press release – that festival co-founder Melanie Bliss woke up in the wee small hours of a July morning, just after Blissfields 2013, with a vision of drag queens and animals running wild, as an earthy bass-line trembled amid the trees of the festival, an echoing whisper, a chorus of “do de-do, de-do, du, de do-doo …”.
We had some info through about the three-week Brighton Festival– there’s so much going on that we gave up collecting sticks to shake at it. Instead, we decided to share this film from the Brighton Festival’s guest director Hofesh Shechter.
The anti-poverty charity ActionAid has enlisted the help of some of Britain’s top artists, including Jake Chapman and David Shrigley, to create a unique, interactive art installation to raise money to help fight poverty.