Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

‘Get stuck in’ – Billy Bragg rallies Glastonbury in Brexit aftermath – The Guardian

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Guardian

'Get stuck in' – Billy Bragg rallies Glastonbury in Brexit aftermath
The Guardian
'Get stuck in' – Billy Bragg rallies Glastonbury in Brexit aftermath. Damon Albarn, Novelist and James among those voicing anger onstage as audiences deal with poll news – and heavy rain. Crowds at the Pyramid stage on day three of Glastonbury.
The Glastonbury Festival Versus EverythingBaeble Music (blog)

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West Dorset’s Billy Bragg leads Glastonbury tributes to MP Jo Cox – Dorset Echo

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Dorset Echo

West Dorset's Billy Bragg leads Glastonbury tributes to MP Jo Cox
Dorset Echo
SINGER-songwriter Billy Bragg led thousands of Glastonbury-goers in song as they paid tribute to MP Jo Cox. Bragg, who lives in West Dorset, led tributes at the Somerset festival. The festival paid-tribute to the MP, who was killed outside a library in ...
Glastonbury 2016: Thursday - as it happenedThe Guardian
Worthy Farm unites as Glastonbury honours Jo Cox MPBristol Post

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Billy Bragg leads tributes to MP Jo Cox at Glastonbury festival – The Guardian

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

The Guardian

Billy Bragg leads tributes to MP Jo Cox at Glastonbury festival
The Guardian
The singer Billy Bragg led festivalgoers in a solemn version of We Shall Overcome, as people spilled around the sides of the packed Park stage to celebrate her life. He was joined on stage by Emily Eavis, carrying her newborn baby, and hundreds of ...
Billy Bragg leads crowd singing 'We Shall Overcome' at Glastonbury tribute to murdered MP Jo CoxNME.com
Billy Bragg pays tribute to murdered MP at Glastonbury festivalTV3.ie
Watch thousands at Glastonbury Festival sing 'We Shall Overcome' together in moving tribute to murdered Jo CoxMirror.co.uk
The Independent -ITV News
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The English working class will be the first victims of a Brexit vote – The Guardian

Monday, June 20th, 2016

The Guardian

The English working class will be the first victims of a Brexit vote
The Guardian
The English working class will be the first victims of a Brexit vote. Billy Bragg. Leave's libertarians will destroy the welfare state. The desire to give the ruling class two fingers is understandable, but we must resist this false patriotism. Boris ...

Come to the Echo’s free EU Referendum debate tomorrow with Billy Bragg – Exeter Express and Echo

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Exeter Express and Echo

Come to the Echo's free EU Referendum debate tomorrow with Billy Bragg
Exeter Express and Echo
We are hosting a free debate just hours ahead of the EU Referendum tomorrow morning. The event is at Barnfield Theatre in Exeter from 09.30am until 11am on Tuesday, June 21. Our panellists include Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw and musician and activist ...

Musician Billy Bragg’s biting approach to Brexit – CBC.ca

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

CBC.ca

Musician Billy Bragg's biting approach to Brexit
CBC.ca
So how was Thomas Mair radicalised? Or if he is mentally ill, what triggered his violent attack on Jo Cox? pic.twitter.com/0vzqnkae5J. — @billybragg. "I'm a communicator," he said in a recent interview. "In the 20th century, music was the only social ...

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Big guns line-up as Billy Bragg and Ukip chairman sign up for Echo’s EU Debate – Exeter Express and Echo

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Exeter Express and Echo

Big guns line-up as Billy Bragg and Ukip chairman sign up for Echo's EU Debate
Exeter Express and Echo
What happens when Billy Bragg, the founder of pub giant Wetherspoons and a handful of politicians get together in a theatre? There is only one way to find out. It may sound like a sequence from a bizarre dream, but hours before the country takes to the ...

Inclusive music experience returns to Kendal Calling – The Westmorland Gazette

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

The Westmorland Gazette

Inclusive music experience returns to Kendal Calling
The Westmorland Gazette
Speaking of his involvement in the project last year, folk legend Billy Bragg said: "The warmth of feeling in the JamTent was one of the highlights of my weekend at the festival." The tent has attracted an eclectic mix of musicians, with Manchester ...

A New England? Billy Bragg On The EU And Current Affairs – The Quietus

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

The Quietus

A New England? Billy Bragg On The EU And Current Affairs
The Quietus
On September 23, the singer-songwriter Billy Bragg releases his 11th studio album, Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad on the Cooking Vinyl label - although whether it's actually a studio album is debatable, as the 13 cover ...

Week 4: Frank Black, Built To Spill, Blur, and more… to the used CD store – A.V. Club

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

A.V. Club

Week 4: Frank Black, Built To Spill, Blur, and more… to the used CD store
A.V. Club
Billy Bragg: Between my wife and me, we've got almost the entire Billy Bragg catalog, and even doubles in some cases—up to 2002's England, Half English. He's a weird one—a brilliant one, but a weird one. His earliest, barest albums still send shivers ...

EU referendum: Prime Minister’s renegotiation ‘hopeless’ – BBC News

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

BBC News

EU referendum: Prime Minister's renegotiation 'hopeless'
BBC News
The Remain camp were represented by singer Billy Bragg, former Lib Dem MEP Sir Graham Watson and former High Sheriff of Bristol, Peaches Golding. The economy and immigration were some of the liveliest areas of the debate, which will air on Sunday.

10 family-friendly British music festivals to rock your summer including Isle of Wight, Download and Boardmasters – Mirror.co.uk

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Mirror.co.uk

10 family-friendly British music festivals to rock your summer including Isle of Wight, Download and Boardmasters
Mirror.co.uk
Last year's performers included Roxy Music and Dire Straits – Billy Bragg is signed up for this year. Authors making an appearance include Best Exotic Marigold Hotel's Deborah Moggach, while there's stand-up from the likes of Simon Evans and Zoe Lyons.

Interview: Billy Bragg looks forward to returning to Essex for Village Green festival – Brentwood Gazette

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Interview: Billy Bragg looks forward to returning to Essex for Village Green festival
Brentwood Gazette
In July, Billy Bragg will make a familiar journey, but not one he's done for quite a while. The singer, writer and political campaigner will make his way to Chalkwell Park for the Village Green festival heading along the road that follows the Thames ...

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry Bring ‘Shine a Light’ Tour to Toronto – Exclaim!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Exclaim!

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry Bring 'Shine a Light' Tour to Toronto
Exclaim!
Folksmiths Billy Bragg and Joe Henry hopped on a train earlier this year to record some railroad classics for their forthcoming Shine a Light album, and have announced that they'll be traveling around North America this fall to support the release. A ...

Why Glastonbury gets better once you’re over 30 – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Telegraph.co.uk

Why Glastonbury gets better once you're over 30
Telegraph.co.uk
But also no Damon Albarn, PJ Harvey, Roisin Murphy, Richard Hawley, Guy Garvey, Corinne Bailey Rae, Ronnie Size, Sigur Ros Underworld, LCD Sound System or Billy Bragg. Superstar DJs like Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim would be off the bill. Even indie ...

Andy Kershaw interview: From Billy Bragg’s roadie to getting shot at by militia – Crawley News

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Crawley News

Andy Kershaw interview: From Billy Bragg's roadie to getting shot at by militia
Crawley News
From hanging out with some of the greatest names in rock 'n' roll to being shot at by militia while reporting on the Rwandan genocide, Andy Kershaw has had the sort of life that films are made about. His dual passion for music and adventure have seen ...

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Art on the isle with the return of b-side festival – Dorset Echo

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Dorset Echo

Art on the isle with the return of b-side festival
Dorset Echo
The performance will feature songs by a number of commissioned composers, including Dorset-based, Billy Bragg. Plenty more pieces are still to be released from artists including Alistair Gentry, Debbie Adele Cooper, Henny Burnett, Emma Critchley, Tom ...

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Camden Rocks 2016: My Deadly Secret, IV, Evil Scarecrow, Sisteray and Billy Bragg kick off festival season – The Upcoming

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

The Upcoming

Camden Rocks 2016: My Deadly Secret, IV, Evil Scarecrow, Sisteray and Billy Bragg kick off festival season
The Upcoming
Returning for the fifth year on Saturday 4th June, Camden Rocks heralds the coming of the festival season. Packing in over two hundred bands across 20 of Camden's most prestigious music venues, the day guaranteed vigour and carnage. The party kicked ...

Andy Kershaw interview: From Billy Bragg’s roadie to getting shot at by militia – Crawley News

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Crawley News

Andy Kershaw interview: From Billy Bragg's roadie to getting shot at by militia
Crawley News
From hanging out with some of the greatest names in rock 'n' roll to being shot at by militia while reporting on the Rwandan genocide, Andy Kershaw has had the sort of life that films are made about. His dual passion for music and adventure have seen ...

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Festival Preview: Busk In London – Redbrick

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Redbrick

Festival Preview: Busk In London
Redbrick
The event is backed by huge names such as Fatboy Slim, Billy Bragg, Corinne Bailey Rae, KT Tunstall and The View, all of whom have signed up as Ambassadors of the Busk In London scheme which hopes to make busking on London's streets as simple as ...

Camden Rocks Festival 2016: The Cribs, Carl Barat, Young Guns, Zebrahead, Yuck – The Upcoming

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The Upcoming

Camden Rocks Festival 2016: The Cribs, Carl Barat, Young Guns, Zebrahead, Yuck
The Upcoming
The line-up features some huge names in indie, punk, rock and metal, including The Cribs, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Zebrahead, Young Guns, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Ginger Wildheart, Billy Bragg, Johnny Foreigner, Creeper, Sonic Boom Six, Yuck and ...

WIN an All Festival Family Ticket worth £299, to the Curious Arts Festival 22nd – 24th July 2016 – The Week UK

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

The Week UK

WIN an All Festival Family Ticket worth £299, to the Curious Arts Festival 22nd - 24th July 2016
The Week UK
There will be a dazzling display of comedy from Zoe Lyons, Simon Evans, Lucy Porter, Justin Edwards and Chris Martin and eclectic music from Jackson Scott, Jake Isaac, Lucy Rose, Skinny Lister and Billy Bragg. A perfect, relaxed, environment for ...

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Archie Roach to Receive Distinguished Artist Award at the Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress – Broadway World

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Archie Roach to Receive Distinguished Artist Award at the Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress
Broadway World
... work has been recognised internationally, in mainstream and Indigenous circles, and he has toured with some of the world's most iconic artists, including Leonard Cohen, Rodriguez, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Billy Bragg, Paul Simon, Joan Armatrading, ...

Jeremy Corbyn urged to be ‘bolder’ on immigration – The Week UK

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

The Week UK

Jeremy Corbyn urged to be 'bolder' on immigration
The Week UK
Jeremy Corbyn, still enjoying an unlikely rock-star status among the left of the Labour party, is to appear at Glastonbury with Billy Bragg. The Labour leader has accepted an invitation from the veteran activist singer-songwriter to appear on the Left ...

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Next Wave #685: Declan McKenna – Clash Magazine

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Next Wave #685: Declan McKenna
Clash Magazine
“I don't really see myself as a Billy Bragg,” he offers. “I just write what I write about and sometimes it's political. As I release more songs, people will see that actually I write about being a stupid 17-year- old half the time. I don't think it's ...