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75% of 2015's summer music festival bands are all dudes

Thousands of music fans will flock to Tennessee this weekend to watch bands play back-to-back on multiple stages during the three days of Bonnaroo, …

Queen to headline Isle of Wight festival in 2016

Rock legends Queen, with singer Adam Lambert, have been announced as headliners of next year’s Isle of Wight festival, in the band’s only confirmed live UK date of 2016.<p>The closing Sunday night show will be the band’s first performance at a UK music festival – a festival that guitarist Brian May …

Festivals

The boss of Reading and Leeds festivals says women are not marginalised. So why are so few on his bill?

On Tuesday night, Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe rattled off the new additions to this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals with the volume and enthusiasm of a small child on an ice cream binge. The Libertines, the Cribs, the Maccabees, A$AP Ferg, Everything Everything, Django Django … As the list went on, and …

Feminism

Why hardly any women artists at an otherwise ace festival?

Ask most people in Britain about Butlins and they'd most likely reference Cliff Richard and Redcoats, but to our generation Butlins represents something different - playgrounds to get fucked up in, a forgotten bastion of British culture that we're too young to remember, a place to dance to techno. …

Florence will star at Glastonbury, but festival fields are tilted against women

When Florence + the Machine were elevated last week to the top of the bill at the Glastonbury festival, a pressing concern in the music industry seemed to have been answered: here was a female performer headlining a major music festival, appeasing critics who complained that British festivals were …

Festivals

Four (bad) reasons to keep women off music festival bills

The posters spoke volumes: the lineups of a dozen major 2015 music festivals, stripped of all the male acts performing, leaving, well, a lot of blank space. But when, in an article for Guardian Australia, music journalist Kate Hennessy critiqued the heavy skew towards male musicians on Australian …

Festivals

Look: Worrying map shows all London club music venues that have shut since 2007

Despite evidence illustrating just how destructive Boris Johnson has been for music culture in London during his tenure, he recently put together a …

Boris Johnson

Show us the money: how the music industry can save the UK’s small venues

What makes a great venue? From the perspective of musicians, it’s when owners realise that good customer service is at the core of everything they do. Give the musicians the basics so they are able to do their job. That includes a comfortable and warm backstage room, plenty of time for a sound …

Finalists revealed in NME’s search for Britain’s Best Small Venue with Jack Daniel’s 2015

Vote now for your 2015 winner<p>NME has announced the shortlist in our search for Britain’s Best Small Venue in association with Jack Daniel’s.<p>The …

Meet The Nominees For Britain’s Best Small Venue 2015 – Part 3

Last week we announced our shortlist for Britain’s Best Small Venue 2015 in association with Jack Daniel’s – ten remarkable venues, whittled down …

Music

Meet The Nominees For Britain’s Best Small Venue 2015 – Part 2

Recently we announced the shortlist for 2015’s Britain’s Best Small Venue in association with Jack Daniel’s and introduced you to our first lot of …

Meet The Nominees For Britain’s Best Small Venue 2015 – Part 1

Small venues are more than just the place where unknown bands take their first steps onto the circuit; for many people, they’re where you fall in …

Vinyl brings in more money than YouTube for UK music labels

YouTube views aren't translating into profit for British musicians, and even vinyl sales are bringing in more money. According to <i>The Guardian</i>, that is what British music industry association's (BPI) head honcho, Geoff Taylor, claimed when he spoke at the Music Futures conference in England. …

Music (UK)

Adele: I nearly gave up music

Ahead of the release of her new album 25, Adele has told how she came close to leaving the music industry<p>Adele contemplated giving up on music after the huge success of her second album, fearing that she could not produce something equally popular and bruised by the emotional turmoil of writing the …

Adele: my favourite musicians

Attitude: Alabama Shakes<p>Adele: ‘I can finally reach out a hand to my ex. Let him know I’m over it’<p>Read more<p>As a band I love their vibe, the way they look and interact – all with their own little character going on. But I’m obsessed with [lead singer] Brittany Howard. There’s something about …

Swimming Pools

Adele: ‘I’m not a recluse – but I’m not going to be endorsing any cars, toys or nail varnishes’

Adele, whose new single, Hello, went platinum this weekend, three weeks after its release, has spoken frankly in an exclusive interview for the <i>Observer Music</i> magazine about keeping the temptations of global fame at arm’s length and learning to deal with her past relationships.<p>“It sounds obvious, …

Music