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Glastonbury 2017: West Holts Stage artist signings with Songlines

Posted on June 19th, 2017 in News, Recent posts by .

Glastonbury West Holts 2017

The Jacksons, Oumou Sangaré, Toots & the Maytals and Pat Thomas perform on the West Holts stage this weekend 

Heading to Worthy Farm this weekend? Make sure you drop by the Songlines tent next to the West Holts Stage for artist signings and festival fun. We will be hosting post-performance CD and vinyl signings with the majority of the artists, including Pat Thomas, Oumou Sangaré, Thundercat, The Avalanches and The Jacksons. Your handy printable timetable can be downloaded here.

For a full list of set times for the West Holts and all the other stages click here. To find out what we’re up to over the weekend, follow us on @SonglinesMag.

Glastonbury have created a playlist to give you a taster of what to expect at the weekend.

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Field Day 2016 at Victoria Park, June 11-12

Posted on February 19th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .


Field Day festival marks its tenth anniversary this June at London’s Victoria Park

One of the first musical events to look out for as the British festival season slowly approaches, Field Day has built a reputation for showcasing a host of great acts from home and around the world, most of whom rarely get the chance to play in the UK. On the year of its tenth anniversary, the festival will be held in London’s Victoria Park with its strongest lineup yet.

Saturday sees Senegalese Afro-Cuban group Orchestre Baobab, one of the dominant and iconic African bands of the 70s, Scottish folk trio Yorkston Thorne Khan, Ghanaian highlife artist Ata Kak whose work was brought to the public eye by Awesome Tapes from Africa, and Thai fusion group and former Top of the World selection Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band. Critically acclaimed Congolese band Mbongwana Star will be playing the following day. James Blake was recently announced as the headline act.

For tickets and more information, visit Field Day’s website.

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Now listen to this… Shye Ben Tzur, Slow Moving Clouds and Blick Bassy

Posted on December 11th, 2015 in Features, Recent posts by .

Songlines Playlist

Here at Songlines HQ we’re always on the lookout for the most exciting music from around the world. Check out our playlist of the latest tracks that we’ve been listening to.

Shye Ben Tzur – ‘Dawn’
A track that predates his Junun work by a couple of years. Its video is a great watch with a particularly humorous introduction.


Blick Bassy – ‘Wap do Wap’
‘Wap do Wap’ is the third track on Cameroon singer-songwriter Blick Bassy’s newest album Akö (reviewed in #110). Short and sweet, it is a delightful tune backed by delicate horns and hushed vocals.


Slow Moving Clouds – ‘Devil’s Polska’
A track from the debut album by the Irish/Finnish collaboration, Slow Moving Clouds. The trio of cello, fiddle and nyckelharpa perform lush, atmospheric melodies – slow moving indeed! This track not quite so lethargic, but just as heavy and dark. Read a review of the album in next issue (#115, on sale January 29).


Ata Kak – ‘Daa Nyinaa’
The Ghanaian highlife/electronic icon kickstarted the popularity of Awesome Tapes from Africa, the cassette-digging brainchild of Brian Shimkovitz. Ata Kak will embark on his first-ever European tour this summer, which will include Field Day festival.


Seu Jorge – ‘Tive Razão’
The opening track from Brazilian musician Seu Jorge’s 2005 album Cru, ‘Tive Razão’ is a smooth acoustic romantic ballad with stripped down production and mellow melodies.

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