A Sneak Peek at… The Boom Bap Bounce

We posted up the lineup for the absolutely HUGE BoomBap Hip Hop festival a little while back, and are still incredibly jealous of the people that can go - weddings eh?

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The Little Gig Goer :: Latitude Festival Review

With a diverse assortment of live music from some amazing artists, Latitude festival was hardly dampened by the inclement weather this weekend. Nestled in the beautiful Suffolk countryside Latitude is a festival where behind every tree or over each bridge hides another fascinating thing to see, do and explore. But, for most people it’s the eclectic line-up which draws everyone out of their tents on Friday; Twin Shadow lights up the I arena with tracks such as ‘Castles in the Sky’ and ‘Five Seconds’ from his upcoming debut Confess…

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Little Music’s Little Festival Guide: ATP curated by The National

All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP)
are the king of festivals. Their next UK festival is going to be curated by The National (07/12 - 09/12) and will feature the likes of Kurt Vile, Owen Pallett, Local Natives, Neu! legend Michael Rother and of course, the curators themselves The National!

What’s more is that you get your own chalet and get to revisit some childhood memories as the festival is taking place at Pontins in Camber Sands. Comfy!


Little Music’s Little Festival Guide: Radfest

(19/09) is an annual DIY all-dayer that has been travelling around London for a few years now, getting bigger and bigger with every year that passes. 

After gracing the likes of New Cross’s Amersham Arms, Elephant & Castle’s Corsica Studios and Peckham’s Bussey Building, the good men at Sexbeat have decided to keep things closer to home and host this year’s Radfest at Hackney Downs Studios… in Hackney.

Playing this year are indie darlings Veronica Falls, garage rock lads Jacuzzi Boys and fast-rising hardcore outfit Ceremony alongside many others. Advanced tickets are £15.


Little Music’s Little Festival Guide: Winterwell

This year, Winterwell Festival (29/06 -02/07) introduces you to A Town Called Winterwell. In the valley of Ampney Down, it’s a place where “DJs drop beats like we drop calls and the drinks flow like commuters’ tears”.

Entertaining your ears this year are Medium Rare, Oh! Gunquitt, Casiokids, Clock Opera and indie legends Cornershop!


Little Music’s Little Festival Guide: 2000 Trees

2000 Trees (12/07 - 14/07) is back this year with a stronger and more diverse line-up with the likes of indie hotshots S.C.U.M and The Futureheads to hardcore champs Rolo Tomassi and Pulled Apart By Horses playing. 

This will also be an opportunity for fans of Watford punks Gallows to witness new singer Wade MacNeil in action, if they haven’t already.

Sadly, tickets are sold out for the festival, so if you’ve already bagged one: don’t headbang too crazily on the first night, you’re going to need that neck for the next day!


Brainlove Festival (May 26th) is a small DIY festival that showcases leftfield artists (a.k.a the bands that you might not have heard of). And it all takes place at the wonderful Windmill in Brixton (the one with the dog on the roof!)

Acts include the sexy drone sounds of Female Band, “joystep” pioneer Enjoyed and noisy pop duo Crushed Beaks.

Advanced tickets are priced at a modest £12, you can get them here.

Little Music’s Little Festival Guide: Festival Number 6

Festival Number 6 (14/09 - 16/09) is a classy little affair in Portmeirion in Gwynedd, North Wales. As well as having a bespoke feel about it, the line-up is pretty highbrow too, with the likes of Primal Scream, Spiritualized and house legend Francois K to name but a few.

What’s more, children (under 10) get in for free! More ticket info here.

Little Music’s Little Festival Guide: Standon Calling

Standon Calling (03/08 - 05/08) is the only UK festival to boast a swimming pool as well as a pretty jazzy line-up.

This year sees Fat Freddys Drop, !!! and Beardyman getting you into the groove!


Little Music’s Little festival Guide: Bloc

Ok, so Bloc (06/07 - 07/07) isn’t actually a “Little Festival”, we just wanted to feature it on here because of it’s epic line-up.

Snoop Dogg, DOOM, Flying Lotus, Gary Numan, Terror Danjah, Hype Williams, Steve Reich… the list goes on and on and on and on and on and on. You’d be a fool to miss it.


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