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12 WOMAD Festival 2015 Highlights

Hannah Bullivant | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Bullivant

WOMAD 2015 was rather uncharacteristically muddy and wet. It was also full of characteristically brilliant music, from artists both well known and loved and unheard of and obscure, from all over the world. Here are some highlights.

Glastonbury: Music's Pop-up Town

Josephine | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

The gig before ours - or event, would be more accurate a word - was a talk by Professor Brian Cox of Manchester University. I met him afterwards and we took a picture together; my later tweet said "science meets music," but then he was a musician previously, so that has already been done.

The Best Albums of 2012 30-21

Joel Durston | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Joel Durston

At the ripe old age of 63, Bruce Springsteen returned (if indeed he ever left) for his seventeenth album this year, a massive Hyde Park show, and a lot of campaigning for Obama's re-election. For a man who almost self-parodically sings of the hard-working heart and soul of America, he could certainly never be accused of not practising what he preaches.