July 28 2014 Latest news:
Check out our five-minute guide to celebrating the end of Ramadan in London.
Two Door Cinema Club has cancelled their headline performance at the Latitude Festival.
Summer music festivals are as popular as holiday camps for families these days – and after a weekend at Cornbury Festival, it’s easy to see why.
A band with a message to spread are coming to east London’s Lovebox Festival to entertain audiences with their unique sound.
We sent three reporters to review this year’s Wireless festival in Finsbury Park. This is what they said...
The giants of rock, metal and pop descended upon the Royal Park to put on some of the most anticipated shows of the year.
If you didn’t get a ticket to Arcade Fire’s gig at British Summer Time in Hyde Park last night then sate yourself with these amazing pictures which show the superstar band in action - just days after their headline performance at Glastonbury.
Calling Festival - the re-branded Hard Rock Calling event - takes place in Clapham this weekend, and the line-up includes Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Paloma Faith and Jack Johnson.
Dougie Poynter, of supergroup McBusted, says he can’t wait to hit the stage as the band prepares to perform at Barclay Card Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.
Set in rainy Manchester it came as no surprise that it tipped it down for Parklife.
Field Day has always had something of a split personality; mixing as it does cutting edge music (and haircuts) with an atmosphere akin to that of a village fete.
Most recognisable for his playfully geeky glasses, Alexis Taylor cuts an unlikely figure among pop’s glossy major players.
First Aid Kit join Robynn and Lykke Li to help form an impressive Swedish contingent at Latitude this year, we caught up with Johanna and Klara Soderberg ahead of their third appearance at the festival.
Doves guitarist Jimi Goodwin also joins the bill with debut solo album Odludek
Comedy has become a popular staple at a number of festivals across the country. We speak to stand-up comic, actress and regular TV show panellist Sara Pascoe ahead of her performance at Latitude.
It might not seem very glam to be stuffing your face at a service station, but when you’re a rising star with a shed load of gigs in the offing, eating on the hoof is the reality.
Thousands of devoted dance music lovers braved the downpour and descended onto Damyns Hall Aerodrome for the second incarnation of We Are FSTVL.
You might not have heard of London-based four-piece Teleman yet. But in the coming months, when the band will release their debut album Breakfast and perform at popular festival the Secret Garden Party, all that is bound to change.
Festival fashion this year is all about big prints and celebrity style.
Packing the right items and avoiding common pitfalls helps make your festival the uplifting experience it should be...
Joseph Mount is currently resting up in his Paris home, taking a rare, well-earned break in the middle of a UK tour and the start of a formidable summer schedule. In the midst of the latter is the small matter of Field Day, which will see his brainchild Metronomy break their headlining duck in Victoria Park next month.
There's so much more than music to enjoy at today's festivals. Ajay Nair checks out the alternative offerings planned, from paint fights to a science and nature garden.
Not many festivals would argue that they got too big for their own good, but Camden Crawl has long been one for the musical purists.
Boutique/alternative/posh/fancy camping (or simply, glamping), is a different approach to the sea of nylon that can be found at festivals up and down the UK. With Prince William and Kate recently seen glamping in the Australian outback with hardly a rubber mallet in sight, Richard Wyatt looks at how you too can get a great night’s sleep and be ready to rock out to your musical heroes this summer.
Ahead of his performance at Lovebox festival in July, legendary DJ Norman Jay took time out of his hectic schedule to tell Sam Gelder about his love of playing the great outdoors, and why London gigs are so special for him.
Perri Kiely and Jordan Banjo of dance troupe Diversity, speak to Richard Wyatt about pulling out all the stops for a re-imagining of their critically acclaimed show ‘Limitless’ at the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park.
Fast becoming one of the must-see live music events of the year, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival will present an array of international stars when it returns to Glynde Place this summer.
When I finally speak with Andy C he’s busy running through the soundcheck for a six-hour set in one of London’s biggest nightclubs.
Fiona Stewart can look at the astronomic growth of the UK’s festival scene with a measure of pride.
As she prepares to hit the stage at Manchester’s Parklife Weekender and Lovebox in London, Katy B speaks to Anna Silverman about her love of festivals and recalls the time she stole a tent from lost property...
Alexei ‘Lex’ Barrow, lead singer of indie-rock outfit Johnny Foreigner, speaks to Richard Wyatt about the band’s recent UK and European tours in aid of their latest album, You Can Do Better, and their return to Camden Crawl.
Now in its tenth year, Wireless Festival has become a staple on the summer calendar for those with even a casual interest in popular music. Back in 2006, I was lucky enough to witness bands like the Strokes and the Raconteurs take to its Hyde Park stage, but since then, the annual event has changed almost beyond recognition.
Food served out of a van once brought to mind a few disturbing images, smells and tastes, but almost always involved a hearty helping of stodge.
Many of us have festival memories, good and bad, that will stick with us forever. Here we share a few of ours - from seeing the Rolling Stones at Glastonbury to dodging water bottles thrown by 50 Cent’s angry crew.
Festivals with your children should be about making lasting memories and letting them soak up all the delights that festivals have to offer.
Promoted as possibly the “best value festival in the country”, Victorious in Portsmouth offers some pretty big names for a bargainous £15 a day (if you get an early bird ticket - otherwise it’s £20). Thrown into the deal is free access to seafront attractions such as The Blue Reef Aquarium, The D-Day Museum and Southsea Castle.