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A Place To Bury Strangers

Live: A Place to Bury Strangers

They rarely deviate from their own tried-and-true formula but when the live performances are this exhilarating, it’s difficult to care.

The BBC boys chilling out.

Live: Bombay Bicycle Club @ The Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

The main feature of this performance was reliability.

This year's Download line-up.

Preview: Download Festival

Loud, crammed and for the most part jolly, though there may be a few more shouts of “SLAYER!!!” at 5am.

This year's Hideout line-up.

Preview: Hideout Festival

Set to become a mainstay on the overseas festival circuit, Hideout can surely equal anything a UK festival can offer, and then some.


Preview: Latitude Festival

Complete with neon sheep and extensive arts events across the site, there’s more than a weekend’s worth to get involved with.

This year's Parklife line-up.

Preview: Parklife Festival

Only a few weeks left now until what will most likely be the third-annual sold out Parklife Weekender.

The Vans Warped Tour comes to the UK.

Preview: Vans Warped Tour 2012

With the hype of a Vans Warped Tour date being so high, the tickets, on sale now, are bound to be like gold dust.

This year's Hop Farm line-up.

Preview: Hop Farm Festival

Hop has taken things back to basics, making the festival experience all about the fans.

This year's Reading and Leeds line-up.

Preview: Reading and Leeds Festival

One thing’s for sure, FestivalRepublic know how to throw a scintillating party.

This year's Bloodstock line-up.

Preview: Bloodstock Festival

A small, tight-knit festival where, if you like the music, you’re bound to run in to somebody you know at every turn.

This year's Optimus Alive line-up.

Preview: Optimus Alive Festival

If you want a week in the sun, away from the pilled up Eastern European destinations, Optimus Alive must be the choice.

This year's Y Not line-up

Preview: Y Not Festival

With no Glastonbury this year, maybe smaller festivals like this one will get a bit more attention.