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News: Yard Life Festival

Is the sunny warm goodness outside telling you that it is about time for the festivals to start? Ever imagined that it would be possible to have a grand time AND support a good cause at the same time? Don’t have any plans for the Easter weekend just yet? Well, …

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Introducing: Anushka

After forming in Brighton two years ago, it almost seems that singer & producer duo Max Wheeler and Victoria Port’s relationship has been touched by the candied sweetness of their self-described vocal bass sound, whether it’s consuming cake in the studio on their first hangout session, eating pastries at Giles

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The Reality of Risk: can you ever really be safe at a music festival?

With two people killed and 22 injured at the Austin-based SXSW festival this week, history suggests that this kind of tragedy would come from a crowd crush or stage collapse. The true horror is that these people were simply standing in line for a show. Greenfield event planner Josh Finesilver

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The Field Report #3: Ground Control to Braveheart: Go East!

It may seem a long way away, especially with grey skies overhead, but summer is just around the corner and festivals seem to selling out already! Parklife and Wireless have already announced almost entirely sold out events, with Glastonbury selling out even before the line-up has been released! Seems ‘FOMO’

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Parklife Lineup Announced

We’ve been announcing the lineups of so many great summer festivals this week. Next up is Parklife Weekender; probably the UK’s best value for money festivals (considering their fantastic lineup). They’ve just unleashed the first wave of acts set to perform on the 7th and 8th June, and it’s …

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Soundwave Festival Lineup

Celebrating it’s sixth year in sunny Croatia (what an appealing thought), Soundwave Festival has finally announced its full lineup and what an exciting and eclectic mix it has turned out to be! You can check out the full list online, but some highlights include Fat Freddys’ Drop, hip-hop innovator Madlib,

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Musogyny: A Fad for Females?

Everyone knows it’s a man’s world out there (thanks James Brown (⊙﹏⊙✿)), but there is none more so than the big bad world of music. From Miley’s twerking to Sinead’s slut shaming, these last months have seen an upward trajectory in the debate around gender issues within music.

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Festival Preview: Hideout Festival

Even though it may be cold outside, it’s that time of the year where we MUST begin to think about our festival calendars for this summer. It is safe to say that from Monday June 30th to Thursday July 3rd, we’re going to be a bit busy. We’re already making …

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Preview: Snowbombing 2014

As the nights start to draw in and the days only get damper, we here at Notion HQ once again find our thoughts lingering on an escape from the day-to-day drudgery of life in the British drizzle. No, we’re not planning an escape to a Caribbean beach or the Riviera,

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Festival Review: In The Woods

As the Festival Guide Editor for Notion for the last 4 years (and a pretty staunch festivalgoer before that), it’s been my privilege to attend rather a lot of events each summer; everything from one-day mashups in East London parks to weeklong sundrenched extravaganzas on the Med – it’s a …

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