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Is it a boat? Is it a festival? It’s a Bestival! Lame puns aside, this year’s (HMS) Bestival...

The Blues were born on the banks of the Mississippi delta, where black slaves sang sad hymns as they picked cotton. Although the times changed, life wasn't easy for blacks in the deep south, and the m...

The end of summer is always a sad time. The chilly September wind brings more than just the end of nice sunny weather, but also work, studies and responsibilities. The festival season is over and fun ...

Drugs at music festivals have a long history. In the 1930s and 40s Black blues and jazz musicians smoked weed in the segregated ghetto bars and concert halls, introducing it to Beat writers and poets ...

The ancient Egpytians referred to beer as 'liquid bread', and it's certainly as nourishing for the soul as the latter is for the body. Whether it be lager, ale, stout, or bitter, beer can accompany an...

The summer is coming to an end, and with it the festival season. Tents and sleeping bags go back to their place in some dusty attic, awaiting next year's round of music and madness. The temperature st...

Lovers of the trumpet, saxophone, and the bass, of free form improvisation, eccentric beats and syncopated rhythms, lovers of jazz in other words, have no lack of choice when it comes to festivals. Al...

Deaths at music festivals are a sad, if little mentioned, reality of the music scene. Sure, part of it is statistical; when you get that many people all in one place accidents are bound to happen, lik...

GoCarShare is a car sharing scheme that gets people with empty spaces going to festivals together with people looking for a ride. Those looking for a ride chip in a bit of money, and the people with a...

Suffolk county, the most easterly county in Britain, is home to a thriving cultural scene and a number of great festivals. Numerous famous and influential musicians number amongst the children of Suff...