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Neverworld 2018 Live Review

By Andrew Lockwood in Music Reviews on 08 August 2018

Neverworld brought out the bright and the beautiful over a sun-drenched three days on John Darling's Farm in Kent. In now the twelfth year of what was formerly known as LeeFest, Neverworld and its 'three immersive realms' played host to a plethora of acts in a variety of venues to the delight of a free-spirited and totally chilled out crowd.

The balance of headline acts and up and coming musical talent mixed with a sense of exuberant theatrical panache obviously appeals to everyone's need to let go, dress up and have some unadulterated fun. There were more mermaids and mermen spotted across the weekend than you'd expect to see at a Disney convention as well as the odd kilt, Banana Man, King Neptune and lots of crocodiles. There were hen parties, painted dogs in pirate outfits and pimped up kids' festival wagons all over the farm. Parasols were de rigueur, glitter a must, something neon a necessity and clothing, at times, seemingly just an optional extra.

The three day festival started on Thursday as people eased themselves into the weekend with an opening party topped out by a performance from Hollie Cook. There was a carnival atmosphere in the circus tent right from the get go with GIRLI giving a lively, somewhat haphazard, set that included new song 'Pink' as well as her better known songs 'Day Month Second' and 'Hot Mess'. Childcare were up next with Ed looking like he'd just stepped off a five-a-side pitch just in time to perform. An altogether tighter performance ensued from the London-based four-piece with a great delivery of 'Magazines' as well as the vaguely reggae infused 'Put Down Your Pen'.

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Luke Patterson of Cambridge electronic group Clean Bandit is photographed leaving the BBC Radio 2 studios. The band are preparing to unveil their second studio album soon, the lead single being the Brit Award nominated 'Rockabye'. They'll be touring Australia and North America from January 2018 - London, United Kingdom - Friday 1st December 2017

Clean Bandit perform live at the O2 Academy - Bournemouth, United Kingdom - Tuesday 31st October 2017

Clean Bandit performs on the second day of V Festival at Weston Park - Cannock, United Kingdom - Saturday 19th August 2017

Clean Bandit at Capital's Summertime Ball held at the Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 10th June 2017

Clean Bandit seen on the red carpet entering The Brit Awards 2017 held at the O2 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Clean Bandit Are This Year's UK Christmas Number One

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 24 December 2016

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‘Rockabye’ has topped the festive charts.

Clean Bandit have won the chart race to become this year’s UK Christmas number one.

The trio claimed the festive top spot with ‘Rockabye’, a song that first entered the chart nine weeks ago and is now on its seventh week at number one. The song is now one of the year’s biggest hits across both downloads and streams, having racked up 589,000 combined chart sales to date.

Image caption Clean Bandit are this year’s Christmas number one

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Louis Tomlinson And Matt Terry Fail To Knock Clean Bandit Off Number One Spot

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 17 December 2016

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‘Rockabye’ has now spent six weeks on top of the UK singles chart.

Clean Bandit have held on to the number one spot on the UK singles chart again this week, despite facing some stiff competition.

‘Rockabye’ logged its sixth week on top of the chart on Friday, holding off One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson and ‘x factor’ winner Matt Terry.

Image caption Louis Tomlinson’s debut solo single entered the chart at number three

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Clean Bandit's Grace Chatto Is In 'shock' Neil Milan's Quit The Band

By Clive King in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 October 2016

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Clean Bandit's Grace Chatto has been in ''shock'' since Neil Milan announced he's quit the band.

Clean Bandit's Grace Chatto has been in ''shock'' since Neil Milan announced he's quit the band.

The electronic music group, which is now comprised of Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson and Grace, were ''sad'' to learn they were going to be one man down after their violinist - who is also known as Neil Amin-Smith - took to social media to broadcast his departure.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper, Grace said: ''He's been thinking about it for a long time. It was a shock that he actually left, so said.''

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Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Sam Smith, Clean Bandit And George Ezra All Nominated

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 21 April 2015

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The annual awards ceremony will be held in London on May 21st.

Some of the biggest British stars of the last year are in the running for 2015’s Ivor Novello Awards. Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’, George Ezra’s ‘Budapest’ and Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ are all nominated for the most played song of the past year.

The annual awards, which are now in their 60th year, are exclusively voted for by songwriters, making it a rare example of musicians being recognised by their peers instead of by the public. ‘The Ivors’ is a comparatively short and exclusive list of categories, with only three nominations in each.

Image caption Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' is up for Most Performed Work at the 2015 Ivor Novellos

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Justin Bieber Hits The UK For Exclusive Performance At Fusion Festival 2015

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 24 March 2015

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The popstar will be joined by headliners Rudimental and McBusted from August 28th - 30th.

None other than Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber will be headlining Birmingham's Fusion Festival this Summer, performing for the event's first ever Friday opening on August 28th 2015 as it becomes a 3-day event for the very first time.

Image caption Clean Bandit were the target of Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno in a recent interview

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Brit Awards 2015 Nominations Announced: Sam Smith, George Ezra And Royal Blood Are Major Contenders

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 16 January 2015

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This year's Brit Award nominations features a few surprises...

The 2015 Brit Award nominations have finally been announced with, it seems, a few surprises alongside the obvious candidates. There's no prizes for guessing who's come out on top for this year's list of award-winning possibles.

Image caption Years & Years have a very busy year ahead of them

Years & Years first started creating a buzz back in 2012 with their debut single 'I Wish I Knew', and while their unique brand of synthpop is truly a breath of fresh air, so is their attitude towards the music industry, having released a series of free downloads alongside their singles in recent times. 'We're precious about what we make but we're not that precious about the internet and stuff because I think that's just the way it is, and it's kind of cool. 'I kind of enjoy that', says keyboardist Emre Turkmen, about giving away their music for free. 'You want people to hear it', frontman Olly Alexander says in agreement.

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Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review

By Alister Roberts in Music Reviews on 28 August 2014

It came, It went, It conquered as per. Leeds Festival 2014 was a real pinnacle for this year's UK live music, cramming it's masses into the colossus fields of Bramham Park, this year's Leeds Festival was a true menace of a machine. From strolling the sights and stalls of the relatively tame arena, to hiking through the foothills of Red camp and afar, the beast of Leeds Festival was out in full glamour this year. Not only for the sheer size and scale of the glorified playground, nor for the big bad names it captured upon its stages, but purely the immense and sometimes overwhelming atmosphere of Leeds Festival is what attracts the crowds in their droves - (Each and EVERY year).

This year's line-up, though transparent in parts, boasted an array of big names and must sees. From Gerrard Way's premier solo show, right the way through to Macklemore's fur coat - teenage girl-screaming onstage antics. All considered, It is fair to say Leeds festival caters to the masses, though in doing so, often leaving the fringes of those masses at somewhat of a loose-end. Fear no-more, as this year with 10 arena stages and a dozen campsite venues, attendants waved farewell to mud-mooching moments of waiting around and embarked on the northern event of the year. With Oxfam blazers, slush puppy pleasantries and a number of near 24-hour rave spots all been thrown around, It was hard to find even a moment for the annual carbon monoxide poisoning - plastic bag burning ritual around the camp fire.

Without further ado, we present to you this year's top live sets and why they really made this year what it was.

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