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The Songlines guide to the best festivals of 2014

Posted on March 17th, 2014 in Recent posts by .

Our definitive guide to Top 10 UK Summer Festivals and 25 of the Best International Festivals

Believe it or not, summer is fast approaching, so why not unplug your headphones, ditch your iPod and head outdoors to really experience the music you love. We’ve compiled a list of this year’s top festivals from the world and folk music scenes so take a look and make sure you fill your calendars.

You can read profiles on each of the festivals in our full festival guide in the upcoming special 100th issue (June 2014) – on sale April 25.

Here are the Songlines recommendations:

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

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  • 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
  • Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France
  • Fiesta Des Suds, France
  • FMM Sines, Portugal
  • Forde Traditional and World Music Festival, Norway
  • Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia
  • Jeonju Sori Festival, South Korea
  • Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival), India
  • Kriol Jazz Festival, Cape Verde
  • La Grande Rencontre, Canada
  • Oslo World Music Festival, Norway
  • Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo
  • Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar
  • Savannah Music Festival, USA
  • Sommelo Festival, Finland
  • Timitar Festival, Morocco
  • Ulsan World Music Festival, South Korea
  • Warsaw Cross Cultural, Poland
  • WOMAD: Australia & New Zealand

 

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Cambridge Folk Festival full line-up announced

Posted on April 18th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

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Amadou & Mariam, Bellowhead and The Staves all set to play summer festival

Chosen as one of Songlines Top 10 UK Festivals in our upcoming guide in the next issue (June 2013, #92), the real ale-guzzling folk festival returns on July 25-28. 

Acclaimed Malian husband-and-wife duo, Amadou & Mariam, and highly tipped trio The Staves are amongst the latest acts to be announced. They join seasoned folk festival goers Bellowhead, legendary finger-picker Tommy Emmanuel and fresh faces in Emma Sweeney and Portico Quartet’s Nick Mulvey. To see the line-up in full and for more information visit www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk

Don’t forget to check out our definitive guide to the Best UK and International festival here. For full profiles of each, grab a copy of the new issue, on sale in the UK on April 26.

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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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Issue #84 (June 2012) is on sale in the UK from April 27

Posted on April 25th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

The new June 2012 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from April 27 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet, plus a second free CD Back2Black Festival Sampler.

The Top of the World CD also includes five tracks selected by acclaimed actor Simon Russell Beale.

 

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Irish folk legends The Chieftains; Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca; Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars; Solomon Islands pan-pipers Narasirato; Cajun supergroup The Band Courtbouillon; and the Angolan street sound of Batida, among others.

 

 

The main editorial features include:

Songlines Music Awards 2012 – We are delighted to announce the winners of the fourth annual awards, celebrating the best global musicians.
• R.U.T.A. – The Polish punk band whose sound is firmly rooted in revolutionary music.
• Spiro – Finely-constructed modernist folk from the Bristolian band.
• El Sistema – We journey to Venezuela to explore the success of the pioneering music programme that is transforming lives.
• The World’s Best Festivals 2012 – The Songlines round-up of the top places to be in the UK and worldwide.

• Sounding Out Paris – all the best places to see and hear music in the French capital.
• Beginner’s Guide to Amadou & Mariam.
• Postcard from Korea.
• Backpage from Myanmar.
• My World – acclaimed actor Simon Russell Beale.
• Grooves – producer extraordinaire Simon Emmerson, bluegrass star Sarah Jarosz and Top of the World Malian kora player Diabel Cissokho.
• News, including this summer’s BT River of Music, news of this summer’s Songlines Encounters Festival and Cerys Matthews’ latest musical finds.
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and World Cinema releases.

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