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Sohini Alam, vocalist for Khiyo

British-Bengali band Khiyo bring their eclectic sound to the East End

An exciting young British-Bengali band who combine traditional Bangladeshi songs with modern arrangements will bring their extraordinary sound to the East End ahead of the launch of their debut album.

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Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Album review: Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Personal trauma and professional strife provide ample sustenance for some of Lewis’ best material in years.

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La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Album review: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Everyone’s favourite bequiffed dance-pop delight is back - and giving it both barrels on this sophomore LP.

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A girl dips into the lake which hosts the emerald stage

Festival review: Secret Garden Party

Standing among thousands overlooking a lake with an emerald island at its centre, jewel-like spires jutting up into the sky where fireworks break up the onsetting dusk in fits and starts, it’s clear this is no ordinary festival.

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System's Charlie Mgee and Mal Webb

Formidable Vegetable Sound System reap Lovebox success

Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19.

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Britpop At The BBC

Album review: Britpop At The BBC

Not a definitive round-up, but a fair stab at summing up the mid-‘90s guitar scene by the Beeb.

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Saturday night at Lovebox in Victoria Park, during MIA's set

Lovebox festival review

When the first day of a festival is also the hottest day of the year, spirits are going to be high.

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Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Album review: Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Considered, refined and varied adult pop from this mongrel NY band.

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Dj Monki

Preview: Lovebox, Victoria Park, July 18 and 19

This weekend will once again see Victoria Park turn into a fully-blown festival for 48 hours as Lovebox comes back to town for the tenth time.

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Arcade Fire headlined the British Summer Time stage in Hyde Park

Review: Arcade Fire, Black Sabbath, The Libertines and McBusted at British Summer Time Hyde Park

The giants of rock, metal and pop descended upon the Royal Park to put on some of the most anticipated shows of the year.

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Snoop Dogg at Parklife Festival in Heaton Park on Saturday, June 7.

Parklife Weekender: Snoop Dogg wowed the crowds but Flying Lotus stole my heart

Set in rainy Manchester it came as no surprise that it tipped it down for Parklife.

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Nick Mulvey will be performing at Somersault festival next month

Nick Mulvey tells of his love of English festivals ahead of Somersault appearance

It might not seem very glam to be stuffing your face at a service station, but when you’re a rising star with a shed load of gigs in the offing, eating on the hoof is the reality.

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London-based band Teleman will play at Secret Garden Party this July

Introducing Teleman, the London four-piece set to storm Secret Garden Party

You might not have heard of London-based four-piece Teleman yet. But in the coming months, when the band will release their debut album Breakfast and perform at popular festival the Secret Garden Party, all that is bound to change.

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A sled can help you carry all your kit for the days of revelling ahead

Festival survival guide: Don’t turn your dream weekend into a nightmare

Packing the right items and avoiding common pitfalls helps make your festival the uplifting experience it should be...

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Norman Jay

London DJ Norman Jay to bring sunshine to Lovebox

Ahead of his performance at Lovebox festival in July, legendary DJ Norman Jay took time out of his hectic schedule to tell Sam Gelder about his love of playing the great outdoors, and why London gigs are so special for him.

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Andy C. Pic: Andrew Attah.

Andy C interview: ‘When everybody is vibing with you – there’s no better business’

When I finally speak with Andy C he’s busy running through the soundcheck for a six-hour set in one of London’s biggest nightclubs.

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Katy B

Katy B interview: ‘At festivals I like to have a party and make people dance’

As she prepares to hit the stage at Manchester’s Parklife Weekender and Lovebox in London, Katy B speaks to Anna Silverman about her love of festivals and recalls the time she stole a tent from lost property...

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Wireless Festival

Win tickets to 30 music festivals in tomorrow’s Advertiser

We’re giving readers a chance to win tickets to 30 music festivals in London and across the UK this summer.

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Angela Lansbury in Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit' at the Gielgud theatre

Angela Lansbury opening Poplar Film Fest to remember famous granddad

Murder She Wrote, but superstar Angela Lansbury isn’t making a killing hosting a film festival in London’s East End being staged in her honour.

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Tom Packman and Hannah Arterton

Dynamic young band to rock East End

Energetic young band, The Hitmen and Her bring their dynamic live set to Brick Lane’s 93FeetEast tonight.

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Sohini Alam, vocalist for Khiyo

British-Bengali band Khiyo bring their eclectic sound to the East End

An exciting young British-Bengali band who combine traditional Bangladeshi songs with modern arrangements will bring their extraordinary sound to the East End ahead of the launch of their debut album.

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Natalie Wilcox in 'Lie Back and Think of America'

PREVIEW: Lie Back and Think of America—in wartime Bethnal Green

Natalie Wilcox is taking on all six roles in the play she has written about life in London’s East End at the height of the Second World War.

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Dan Jones with some of his paintings

New exhibition by artist Dan Jones explores life in the East End

A retrospective of paintings by a local artist whose work has played a role in the borough’s history is being featured in a special exhibition.

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