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Glastonbury Festival reveals 2014 line-up

Posted on April 4th, 2014 in Live, News, Recent posts by .


Glastonbury Festival has finally let the cat out of the bag, and added 87 names to the line-up for this year’s event at Worthy Farm between June 27-29.

Although Saturday’s headline slot still remains a mystery, the latest announcement includes legendary names such as Robert Plant, The Wailers and Pixies. We’re also delighted that Toumani Diabaté will return with his son Sidiki, having had to pull out of last year’s festival due to illness. Other acts we are looking forward to are Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tinariwen and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80.

Once again Songlines will be hosting the artist signing sessions at the West Holts Stage. More details will follow over the coming months.

For the full-lineup and more information, visit the official Glastonbury page.

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Glastonbury 2013 – West Holts stage playlist

Posted on June 19th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

Let the Glastonbury countdown begin!

There is only one week to go until Glastonbury Festival returns to Worthy Farm after taking a year out, and the Songlines office is already full of tents, wellies and essential supplies in preparation. 

If you are heading to Glastonbury, make sure you drop by the Songlines tent by the West Holts Stage for artist signings and festival antics. We will be hosting post-performance CD signings with the likes of Public Enemy, Chic (featuring Nile Rodgers) and Seasick Steve. For a full list of the stage times and other confirmed signings click here

A full list of performance times on all the stages can be found here.

We have curated a West Holts playlist on Deezer featuring acts who are set to play on the stage. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Glastonbury 2013 line-up announced

Posted on March 28th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

We at Songlines are counting down the days until Glastonbury between June 26-30. And our anticipation has gone through the roof with the line-up announcement last night. Aside from our obvious excitement re: The Rolling Stones, we are also thrilled to see the line-up for the West Holts Stage, where the Songlines crew will be stationed for the entire festival. Look out for the big Songlines banner and be sure to pop by and say hello.

West Holts Stage line-up so far:

Chic ft. Nile Rogers
Public Enemy
Dub Colossus (Songlines Music Awards 2013 Nominees!)
The Weekend
Seasick Steve
Major Lazer
Tom Tom Club
Maverick Sabre
Lianne la Havas
Tara V Mai
Sergio Mendes
The Orb & Indigenous People
The Child of Lau
Alice Russell
The Bombay Royale
Matthew E. White
Riot Jazz

Other Songlines favourites not to miss at Glasto:

Rokia Traoré (Pyramid Stage), Billy Bragg (Pyramid Stage), Seth Lakeman (Acoustic Tent), Oysterband (Avalon Stage), Rodriguez (Park Stage), Terakaft (Spirit of ‘71), Demon Barbers (Theatre & Circus), The Staves (Avalon Stage), Penguin Café (Avalon Stage), The Congos (Silver Waves), Urban Voodoo Machine (Avalon), Sinead O’Connor (Acoustic Tent)

For the full line-up click here


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Songlines’ recommended festival list for 2013 announced…

Posted on March 7th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

Our definitive guide to music festivals around the world

The June issue of Songlines (#92) – on sale April 26 – includes this year’s definitive festival guide featuring Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals and Songlines 25 of the Best International Festivals. 

Hearing great music in the comfort of your home is one thing, but nothing beats pulling on your mud-caked wellies, slapping on a generous helping of factor 50 and heading out into a field to really experience the music. Therefore we have handpicked the top festivals you should visit to experience the best the world and folk music scenes have to offer.

Here are the Songlines recommendations:

Africa Oyé
Cambridge Folk Festival
Hay Festival
HebCelt Festival
Glastonbury Festival
Larmer Tree Festival
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Towersey Festival
WOMAD Charlton Park

Africa Festival, Germany
Afrikafestival Hertme, The Netherlands
Afro-Pfingsten Festival, Switzerland
Druga Godba, Slovenia
Essaouira Gnawa & World Music Festival, Morocco
Ethno Port, Poland
Fes Festival of Sacred Music, Morocco
FMM Sines, Portugal
Førde Traditional and World Music Folk Festival, Norway
Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia
Jeonju INT’L Sori Festival, South Korea
Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival), India
Kriol Jazz Festival, Cape Verde
La Grande Rencontre, Canada
Music Meeting, The Netherlands
Musiques Metisses, France
Oslo World Music Festival, Norway
Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo
Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar
Savannah Music Festival, USA
Sommelo Festival, Finland
Sziget, Hungary
Ulsan World Music Festival, South Korea
Warsaw Cross Culture Festival, Poland
WOMADelaide, Australia

For full profiles of each festival, pick up a copy of the June 2013 (#92), on sale April 26.

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