The Utrecht festival announces 87 artists including Ayalew Mesfin & Debo Band, Mélissa Laveaux and Ustad Saami
Manchester Collective’s guest director, South African cellist Abel Selaocoe, was stranded in Berlin after his possessions were stolen and forced to postpone shows.
The summer of 2020 will be remembered as a giant void in the festival calendar with coronavirus causing a deluge of postponements and cancellations from Shetland to Sarawak. In a show of support for the festival community, musicians and Songlines contributors share their favourite festival memories over the years. Read more in the current issue (#160) available now.
Intrepid cyclist Olly Burton is travelling from the UK to India. This is the first of a series of reports about his Silk Road musical encounters