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Diary Dates

Threaded – Sunday 30 June
The Musician

With the unique instrumental line up of clarinet, violin and guitar, Birmingham based Threaded creates a distinctive sound like you’ve never heard before. With a classically trained background but a love for folk and acoustic music, this young and inspired trio wanted to combine their passions into one musical experience. Featuring beautiful melodic lines, combined with stylistic harmonies, atmospheric counter melodies and carefully crafted riffs, the balance between these three musicians is stunning.

The Hunna – Wednesday 3 July
O2 Academy Leicester

Hertfordshire four-piece, The Hunna, have become one of indie rock’s brightest lights. With obvious influences from the likes of Kings Of Leon and Foals, they deliver frantically-paced, guitar-driven anthems with a dramatic statement of intent.

Gorilla Riot – Friday 5 July

Gorilla Riot are a dirty rock n’ roll blues machine from Manchester, England. They play raucous blues based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner and country to create a full-on high energy rock show.

Kasabian – Saturday 6 July
Victoria Park

Yes, there are still tickets available for Summer Solstice II as Kasabian take to Victoria Park for a huge homecoming show. Join Serge et al for all the biggest hits with support from the Kaiser Chiefs.

Riskee & The Ridicule – Friday 19 July

Riskee and The Ridicule formed in Kent, The Garden Of England, when frontman Scott Picking, aka Riskee, happened upon his musical counterpart in Jimbo Aglony on lead guitar. Joining the other soon to be members and Riskee and The Ridicule became a powerhouse of a genre-mixing-pot. Combining politically-charged Grime, hardcore and dash of pop-punk, the band found that they were able to collaborate and produce something fresh without ever sounding confused.


FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Y Not Festival returns to the Midlands

It’s time to look ahead to another of our favourite festivals taking place in the midlands this summer. This time it’s across the Peak District as Y Not Festival returns to Pikehall from Friday 2 – Sunday 4 August.

Every year Y Not pull a stellar lineup out of the bag and this year is no different. Noel Gallagher, Snow Patrol Jamie T, The Vaccines, The Kooks, Jake Bugg, Frank Turner, Katy B, Glasvegas, Declan McKenna and SO MANY MORE. It’s set to be an unmissable weekend. Hell, they’ve even got Bez on the DJ decks!

Other Cool As favourites playing over the weekend include Pale Waves, Holly Humberstone, Beans on Toast, Badly Drawn Boy, The View, Spector and more.

It’s going to be brilliant. 7 stages, loads of bars, great food options, Tipi field, and they even once won Best UK Festival Toilets.

In total you can expect over 160+ live acts, unmissable headliners, 4 days of quality music, comedy, food and fun. It all takes place just across the East Midlands in Pikehall, Derbyshire.

Tickets are selling fast and the final phase of tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss out. Final remaining tickets are on sale now from


In this week’s playlist take a listen to the acts heading to Y Not Festival this summer. It’s time to start planning your festival weekend!