2018’s Hottest Music Festivals

Summer is rapidly approaching. How do we know? Most will say because of the calendars and (maybe on a good day) less rain, but others will notice a rise in the sales of disposable barbecues, glitter, and thigh-high wellington boots…that’s right, festival season is upon us! If you’re an organised student, then you might have already booked music festival tickets with friends and flatmates in order to bag a bargain and plan your summer effectively. However, if you’ve got a bit of spare cash (or fancy dipping into your overdraft last-minute) and want to enjoy your summer to the fullest, then…

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The essential guide to gig ticket purchasing

We have all been in this situation before: Sitting on a ticket site (Ticketmaster / see-tickets / eventim) at 8:59 just waiting for the clock to tick over onto that golden time of 9:00am when ticket purchasing can commence; only to have no success at all. Here are some tips that I have used over the years to gain the tickets to the most crucial gigs and concerts. First a disclaimer: These will not always work so do not bank on it! I have had a lot of luck in gaining tickets before but I have also had failures. 1….

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How rock music may be back in business

A recent article written in NME magazine has indicated that rock music has made a return to the charts, but is this a permanent reunion or just a fleeting comeback for the genre? Rock n’ Roll’s last chart heyday was around 2005 to 2008 when bands like The Kooks and The Wombats ruled the roost with their definite articled names and bouncy, post-punk inspired hits like ‘Let’s Dance to Joy Division’ and ‘She Moves in Her Own Way”. Then things started to go a bit quiet around the arrival of the new decade, with critics bemoaning the ‘death’ of guitar…

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