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1st July 2019

Edinburgh music venue the Leith Depot has denied reports that its owners have resigned to permanently closing later in the year. (more…)

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29th June 2019

Glasgow-based acts Wojtek the Bear and Wet Look are among the acts newly confirmed to perform at Belle and Sebastian’s water-bound Boaty Weekender. (more…)

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20th June 2019

Biffy Clyro covering ‘The Modern Leper’ and The Twilight Sad‘s take on ‘Floating In The Forth’ are among the Frightened Rabbit songs featured on a 17-track compilation album, ‘Tiny Changes’. (more…)

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20th June 2019

The Scottish Parliament has voted unanimously to bring the “Agent of Change” principle into planning law. (more…)

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12th June 2019

Frightened Rabbit are to auction a selection of musical equipment in aid of Tiny Changes (more…)

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8th June 2019

The TRNSMT festival has come under fire after it announced a new stage for female acts. (more…)

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4th June 2019

The Electric Fields festival, which was earlier this year moved from its Dumfriesshire base to Glasgow, has been cancelled.

The three day event – scheduled to take place from July 4th – 6th – had for the past five years been situated at Drumlanrig Castle, in the south-west of Scotland, and has had the likes of Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Frightened Rabbit among its headliners.

However, on April 16th, the organisers announced that the festival was to move to the SWG3 complex in Glasgow’s Finnieston area, citing “rising costs of producing outdoor camping festivals and ongoing logistical & transport challenges.”

Acts who were slated to appear this year included Metromony, Spook School, Kyle Falconer out of The View, Sleaford Mods, Malcolm Middleton, Fat White Family, Vaccines, Frank Turner and Futureheads.

The proposed move was followed by an outcry on social media, particularly as initially only partial ticket refunds were offered. Organisers relented and offered full refunds.

However, it would appear that the changes may have proved too much for the event to survive, as the ticket sales section of www.electricfieldsfestival.com shows states: “This show has been cancelled, please call us on 0161 813 2222 for information on claiming a refund.”

The organisers have since posted a statement on their Facebook page:

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22nd May 2019

Alabama 3 co-founder Jake Black, aka The Very Reverend D.Wayne Love, has died after falling ill following a festival set. (more…)

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18th May 2019
Hogmanay headliners Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro have announced a new film and soundtrack album, ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’ (more…)

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18th May 2019

Jared Celosse has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Stewart Cruickshank Bursary for songwriting. (more…)

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