Festivals

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Sundance 2020: Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift and Pepe the Frog headline festival

Film festival announces packed lineup including documentaries centred around the singer and the notorious meme Hollywood stars from Angelina Jolie to Ben Affleck to Julianne Moore will head to Park City, Utah, next month as part of the 2020 Sundance film festival. Next years lineup is one of the most packed to date, as well […]

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Diana Ross to play ‘legends’ slot at Glastonbury 2020

Former Supreme will make first appearance at the festival in Sunday teatime slot Diana Ross will play the Sunday afternoon legends slot at Glastonbury 2020, her first performance at the festival. To all my fans across the world, this is my tribute to you, Ross said. Every concert feels like a private party, I can […]

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Sign of the grimes: Stormzy’s Glastonbury interpreter on how to translate rap

After a video of Tara Asher doing a British Sign Language version of Stormzys headline set went viral, the festivals interpreters for deaf fans reveal their secrets Between the many scene-stealing moments that have been shared from For Asher, who also interpreted Stormzy at Glastonbury in 2017, it was just another nights work. Theres not […]

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Fran Lebowitz: ‘You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump’

She loves to talk, hates to fly and wants to make it clear she takes no responsibility for the state of US politics Be grateful you didnt sit next to Fran Lebowitz on the plane from New York to Melbourne. The trip was the longest flight she had taken, and therefore the longest time she […]

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Are music festivals doing enough to tackle sexual assault?

Reports of rape and other attacks are on the rise but, from grassroots groups to industry efforts, measures are being undertaken to keep attendees safe Festival season is a time of joy, sunburn and sloshing about in muddy fields. However, this booming industry which attracts millions of attendees each year and convicted of attacking two […]

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World Fringe Day: 70 years of risky, revolutionary theatre

Edinburgh fringe was born in 1947 and its spirit is felt at festivals across the world, where talent is spotted and careers are forged If youve been lamenting that you somehow overlooked Take Your Dog to Work Day then its time to perk up, particularly if you love theatre. Today marks a new event on […]

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The final bar? How gentrification threatens America’s music cities

Austin, Nashville and New Orleans have thrived on the success of vibrant music scenes. But as rents rise and noise complaints become more common, do they risk ruining what made them famous in the first place? At a Sixth Street bar in the heart of Austin, Texas a pop up version of Sebs jazz club […]

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What if women ruled the world?

An end to abuse, a law against mansplaining, and reparations for two millennia of injustice as a new sci-fi art show imagines a female-led future, we ask comedians, writers, politicians and CEOs for their vision Somethings not working at the moment Marina Abramovi, artist If women ruled the world, they would stop being fragile, they […]

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Promoter in failed Bahamas Fyre music festival arrested in New York

Billy McFarland charged with scheming to defraud investors in his company, Fyre Media The Federal prosecutors say Billy McFarland was arrested on Friday and is charged with scheming to defraud investors in his company, Fyre Media. McFarlands Fyre festival was billed as an ultra-luxurious event with headliners including rockers Blink-182 and the hip-hop act Migos. […]

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‘The Madoff of millennials? Fyre Festival investors eye a court fight with organizer

Investor believes that until detailed accounts emerge, suspicions will mount that festival was an elaborate Ponzi scheme and buried in debt before it even began Investors in the Fyre Festival advert promises a transformative experience In the weeks since the event, recriminations and lawsuits have mounted, including a $100m class-action suit filed by vendors and […]

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