Will Varley

Following the release of his fourth album ‘Kingsdown Sundown’, the Kent singer-songwriter hits Brighton on the penultimate night of his biggest UK tour to date.

The first thing on most people’s lips on entering Brighton’s Komedia – one of the most popular comedy venues outside of London – is: “Why is everyone sat down?”

Sure, tomorrow folk singer Will Varley will play the idyllic Union Chapel, Islington where seated pews are very much the order of things, but in this basement comedy club that, as you might expect, has cabaret-style inward-facing tables, it’s a quite peculiar arrangement for regular gig goers.

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Glastonbury 2016: Review

After much criticism of the line-up in the media, and hundreds of complaints about the conditions and endless queues just to get on site, could Glastonbury live up to its status of Britain’s best festival, or is the magic starting to wear off?

There’s a certain degree of poignancy going into this year’s Glastonbury, not least with the death of two musical icons associated with the festival. It’s no surprise to see Bowie’s ‘Aladdin Sane’ lightning flash adorning the Pyramid Stage, while Prince’s legacy – forever rumoured to be playing, but seemingly the one that got away – felt everywhere.

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The Smith Street Band / Apologies, I Have None / Woahnows

The final night of the Australian Band’s UK Tour sees them play the tiny Prince Albert pub in Brighton.

It’s certainly been a strange few weeks for The Smith Street Band, and in truth it’s lucky they made it to the UK at all this summer. Only last month frontman Wil Wagner injured his leg at a Melbourne show and had to cancel their subsequent New Zealand tour. Still, despite being reduced to sitting through performances rather than leaping around, the show has gone on, including this last date in Brighton.

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Jurassic Fields 2016: Review

Now in it’s third year, West Dorset festival expands to two day event with household names topping the bill.

On a sunny but windy afternoon in Bridport, a market town in rural Dorset, mini-festival Jurassic Fields – complete with three stages, a large marquee bar and several food artisan stalls – gets set to welcome thousands of people through the doors for its biggest event yet.

For the first time this year, organisers have expanded the event over two days, with 1980’s glam rock band Doctor and the Medics headlining a Friday evening line-up on the Main Stage, before today’s action.

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Under1Roof

Two years ago Coldplay headlined a gig for charity Kids Company at The O2 and now they were back curating for a second time at the far more intimate Hammersmith (‘Eventim’) Apollo.

Whatever you call it, the venue is certainly more vibrant following a recent revamp and, despite one of the most varied line-ups seen on a bill all year, was the scene to kick off the festive season while raising some money for a very worthy cause.

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