UK Festival

Greenbelt 2015: Corbyn's Bard, Cyborgs and the Devil

Joe Ware | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Joe Ware

The musical highlight this year was Grace Petrie and the Benefits Culture who roused a damp Monday night crowd with their politically charged folk songs. Grace Petrie is the musical soul of Corbynmania. Heartfelt catchy tunes delivering lyrics of love and protest which sum up her generation of politically engaged youth who despise the political establishment.

What To Wear To Bestival's 'Summer Of Love'

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Style

Bestival's 'Summer of Love' is only one week away, but if you haven't planned your outfits yet - don't panic. We've done all the hard work for you. ...

BarChick's (Questionably Useful) Guide to Burning Man

BarChick | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Love it, hate it, or don't give a sh*t about it. Here is our weird and wonderful guide of how to, and how not to do Burning Man, brought to you by BarChick's most dedicated Burning Man friends, fans and family.

Festival-Goers Urged To Donate Tents To Hungary Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

A festival in Hungary is encouraging campers to show solidarity to refugees entering the country by donating their tents and sleeping bags. Organi...

Rihanna Wasn't The Only One Who Looked Bangin' At Crop Over

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Style

Rihanna's bejewelled bikini has been the talk of the town internet since she shared photos from Barbados's Crop Over festival. A photo posted by ...

Naked Festival-Goer Fails To Navigate Huge Mud Puddle

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Welcome to Australia, where staying cool at a festival is a serious business. This particular reveller at Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay, Aust...

Someone Is Stuck In A Tent Bag At 'T In The Park' And He's Tweeting About It

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Comedy

A festival-goer at one of Scotland's biggest musical events is claiming to be stuck inside a tent bag as revellers leave the area after the weekend's ...

London Festival Organisers Say 'It's Time To Talk About Sexual Assault'

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that it's time to break down the barriers surrounding sexual assault and talk about the issues, and Clear Lines aims to do just that. ...

5 Ways to Beat Post-Festival Blues

Tess Agnew | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tess Agnew

The banging beats of Leftfield's epic Sonic Stage headline set shall live forever in my heart (sorry Kanye), and I know if we apply the same dedication to recovery as we did to partying last week we'll be back to normal in no time.

Roskilde Festival To Recycle P*ss Into Beer (Yack)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's environmentally friendly and then there's bat shit crazy - and this latest scheme from organisers at Roskilde festival leans towards the latte...

Religious Docs: Who Needs Them?

Lucy Wilson | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

If more people are going to see films like 'A Sinner in Mecca' then we need the world of religious documentaries to evolve. So is there a potential for religious documentaries to go online? Yes!

The 5th Open City Documentary Festival Launches 16 June

Michael Stewart | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Stewart

We are incredibly privileged to be running a festival of this sort in London and we try and give something back to the community that supports us - not just seed funding for one film project a year but through a whole panoply of workshops, meet-ups and networking events.

Gold From Base Metal

Hardeep Singh Kohli | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Hardeep Singh Kohli

The recognition of British Asian arts couldn't have been more high profile or significant when Jude Kelly and the team at Southbank Centre decided to create an entire festival around it. Dubbed 'Alchemy', this festival reflected the celebration of British Asians' cultural contribution and moved the game on.

May 1983

Naomi Hefter | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I decided on Camden festival this year. A smaller fringe but no less exciting. I've heard some wonderful things about the Camden fringe comedy festival. When I was accepted and given a fabulous venue at the Etcetera Theater I was unaware of one fundamental thing. I was told I had to price my own show!

"It's A Bit Like Being A Lifeguard.." - Five Things You Never Knew About Running Your Own Festival

Esther Harris | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Esther Harris

Lou Whitmore is a forty two year old mother of three from Portsmouth, Hants and the joint creator of the musical festival Mutiny, which takes place at...

ABCs of Asian British Culture

Hardeep Singh Kohli | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Hardeep Singh Kohli

As immigrants, Britain's Asians arrived in the UK with a very dislocated culture. Our parents tried desperately to keep us connected to our heritage but it proved too challenging. India was another world and our new lives were British.

Festival Fashion Inspiration: Beyoncé Sets The Bar At Coachella

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Style

Beyoncé has set the bar for festival fashion in 2015. The second she touched down at Coachella Queen Bey shared a gif with her Instagram followers...

Folk + Noir = Folk Noir, It's a Coupling So Good That if it Didn't Exist We'd Surely Have to Invent It...

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

Cross the doomy chiaroscuro and skewed perspectives of classic film noir with the cussed fatalism and strange apparitions of folk music and you have a seductively dark result that reflects a whole mess of contemporary sound and screen-culture.

UnderWire: Supporting Women Filmmakers

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gabriella Apicella

On Tuesday 11 November, the fifth UnderWire Festival will open at The Yard in Hackney Wick, founded by Gemma Mitchell and myself in 2010 with the aim to foreground female filmmaking talent... Unique to UnderWire, films selected for this award are of women's stories and feature female characters at their core.

Kinsale Arts Festival, September 19-28: A Mecca for Foodies

Peter McGuire | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

Kinsale, Co. Cork: Ireland's foodie paradise. Fishy Fishy, Crackpots, The Bulman's... There's no shortage of renowned restaurants in this small fishing village, just 25 minutes from Cork City.

Wingman Lands at Soho Theatre

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Wingman explores the relationship between father and son, in a two-man show laced with warmth, awkwardness and wit.

Festival Language Study Unveiled: Do You Know Your "Grampers" From Your "Vamping"?

Paul Drury | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Drury

After last weekend's Bestival, the UK's festival's season starts to draw to a close. It's been an amazing summer of tunes, good times and memories we'll never forget. But what have we learned? Well, young people have a special way of speaking at festivals for one thing. In fact, the festival circuit has developed a language all of its own..

Vital Xposure presents "Let Me Stay"

Mik Scarlet | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

I felt more than privileged as I found myself sat in the front row behind members of Julie's family for this performance and hearing their laughter and tears enabled me to know the depth of truth and reality behind the portrayal of the various characters, and how rooted in real life Let Me Stay is.

Camp Bestival: Culinary Round Up

Lucy Self | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Before I begin the account of my first festival experience, it might be a good time to explain why my 28-year-old, party-adoring, find-any-excuse-to-drink-before-midday self has taken so long to get pitched. You see, I thought they were all about the music.

Celebrating the Plights and Perks of Being a Redhead

Laura French | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura French

It's international Redhead Days festival in the Netherlands next month and as a ranga myself (to use a slightly insulting-but-hilarious Aussie term) I think it only apt to comment on this clearly special event, created for the clearly special amongst us (apparently we make up just 1% of the world's population - most of whom are probably in Scotland).