festivals

Is there ANY festival that doesn’t rely on the generic McDonald’s style lineup? Apparently so – Dimensions takes place in September… and refreshingly, there’s no business techno types in sight!

Some people occasionally complain that this blog isn't positive enough about the dance music world. To which I plead not guilty - I think there's a lot of fantastic music being created out there. But the mere idea that discussing issues within dance music somehow makes me negative is downright…

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McDonald’s have the same menu everywhere too! Secret Project tickets for Portugal go on sale tomorrow – and the lineup is as stale as a three day old Big Mac…

During the heights of the MDL Beast Soundstorm festival controversy last year, I described the event as being "like the McDonald’s of festivals". I was commenting on what I was seeing as festivals started to come back during last year - and one thing was very noticeable. Many of the…

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No wonder he’s had to give up being a touring DJ! Simon Dunmore’s busiest week ever continues by announcing yet another event – a tie-up with Sacha Lord’s Parklife…

When speaking about Defected, all the sources who have provided this blog with information and insights on the label are united in one - they all say Simon Dunmore is probably the most hard-working man in house music today. Which is why as much as I sometimes question the label…

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That brings the number of vaxxed big name DJs to one! Carl Cox announces his tour of north America – and it includes a date in New York, where if you’ve had no vaccine, you’re not coming in…

There are an awful lot of DJs in the upper echelons of dance music who filled their quiet time during the pandemic by training themselves up as virologists. Or so you'd be forgiven for thinking - although most aren't quite stupid enough to at least publicly remain quiet. Thankfully, a…

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Not bad for someone who died this week! Carl Craig is the latest announced for Defected Croatia 2022 – and it won’t just be Unkle Carl representing Detroit…

This has been quite the eventful week for Carl Craig. It started with Craig complaining about a post on this blog with the juvenile "Haters gonna hate" caption. Then it emerged he had died - only for the man himself to confirm later that he most definitely wasn't dead. Anyone…

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Who added the L in clock to this one? Clock Stock festival takes place in June – but you’d be hard pressed (if you can read it with that hideous font!) to find anyone who isn’t male and white on the bill…

If we're now meant to be living in an age where we're all inclusive and try our best to make everyone feel welcome, regardless of who or what they are, someone clearly forgot to tell the festivals what was going on. This particularly conservatively minded sector of the music business…

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