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Festival Profile: Parklife 2018

Name:  Parklife Festival  Where:  Heaton Park, Manchester  When:  June 9th - 10th, 2018  Parklife returns to lovely Heaton Park in Manchester. In its 8th consecutive year, the independent festival …

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Preview: Skyline Series 2018

Skyline Series is unorthodox, in the sense that it's a rally of gigs taking place in 2 cities - Bristol and Birmingham - that run parallel to each other. The Skyline Series is a new addition to the mu…

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Interview // Boy Azooga

Three hours before Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever were set to take the stage at SWG3 in Glasgow, I sat down with Davey Newington, the frontman and driving force of the gig’s support band: Boy Azooga.…

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Interview: Mushroom Tea Party

Chris Stillie from Aberdeen and Kumayl Zaidi from Glasgow. Together they are Mushroom Tea Party, an alternative hip-hop duo that began on Soundcloud, now with a full album and EP. Right now they're pr…

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Introducing: Bad Nerves

In a music world dominated by R&B and hip-hop, it’s refreshing to hear some raw, punchy, enigmatic punk music; brought to us by East London boys Bad Nerves. Despite only having four songs availabl…

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RIOT’s European Festival Guide

Picture all of the joy that you experience during festival season; big-name headliners with confetti cannons, forming weekend-long friendships with all walks of life and the little-known acts that ste…