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2013 Articles

Albums of the Year 2013: Top 10

A countdown of the best of 2013.

Review: Dimensions Festival

Whilst only in its second year, Dimensions establishes itself as one of the finest festivals around.

Summer 2013: A Review

Robbie examines the highs, the lows and the even lower lows of Summer 2013

Review: Eastern Electrics

From humble beginnings throwing low-key parties down in the capital, it’s surprising how fast Eastern Electrics has morphed into a proper festival

Live: Texas Is the Reason

The New York titans of nineties emo delivered a poignant penultimate show

Interview: 65daysofstatic

Sheffield’s premier purveyors of post-rock talk stolen gear, Sleepwalk City and how instrumental music can still be political

Live: Johnny Flynn

The forgotten man of the ‘nu-folk’ movement is back with a bang

Preview: Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013

The Bank Holiday institution returns with one of its most diverse lineups in years

Album: Kveikur – Sigur Rós

Kveikur doesn’t sculpt the same vast and majestic soundscapes as 2002’s ( ), but is no less impressive in its execution.

Preview: Parklife

Parklife returns for another year, the only question is ‘where will you be?’

Parklife Competition

Win 2 VIP tickets to Parklife this year

Festival: Outlook / Dimensions

The sibling festivals return to Fort Punta Christo this year for 8 days of fun in the sun

Festival: Gottwood

Gottwood is yet again shaping up to be one of the hottest UK festival tickets of the summer

Festival: Dot To Dot

A festival that prides itself on exhibiting some of the freshest new bands around

Festival: Hideout

A backdrop that combines the Mediterranean climate, mountainous scenery and crystal waters, Hideout is one of Europe’s leading dance getaways

Festival: Wilderness

The brainchild of the people behind Secret Garden Party and Lovebox returns to Oxfordshire this August

Festival: Eastern Electrics

EE 2013 will see over 100 of the finest global electronic artists hitting Knebworth Park this August

Festival: Open’er

Open’er has become a major player on the international festival circuit in recent years

Soundwave 2013 – Competition

Up for Soundwave this year? Here’s your chance to win 2 tickets

Column: The Day the Music Died

Have Music Awards lost their significance? Does a Brit award actually matter? Do we care?