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Wickham Festival really has something to Bragg about – Portsmouth News

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Portsmouth News

Wickham Festival really has something to Bragg about
Portsmouth News
Tina, who works for the NHS, said that Friday's headline act Billy Bragg was her highlight. She said: 'I had seen him before but his gig was great. 'He played a very good set. 'We have been watching the headliners but it's also been nice to watch the ...

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Review: Billy Bragg, Wickham Festival – Portsmouth News

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Review: Billy Bragg, Wickham Festival
Portsmouth News
Billy Bragg sees signs. He sees them in the political reawakening in Scotland, in the ascendency of Jeremy Corbyn, the taking down of the Confederate flag in South Carolina... and in the rise of AFC Bournemouth. And he hopes that these signs mean the ...

Festival fever takes over as Wickham event starts with style – Portsmouth News

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Portsmouth News

Festival fever takes over as Wickham event starts with style
Portsmouth News
Acts Billy Bragg, Show of Hands and The South (formerly The Beautiful South) will be headlining the main stage tonight. Tomorrow will see The Proclaimers and Seth Lakeman top of the bill and on Sunday, 10cc and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel will be ...

Live review: Tramlines festival in Sheffield – Huddersfield Examiner

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Huddersfield Examiner

Live review: Tramlines festival in Sheffield
Huddersfield Examiner
The night ended with a trip to see Sheffield electro outfit Blossomer, whose driving, atmospheric beats raised the rafters of the iconic cathedral venue, and a finale sing-a-long with the outspoken Billy Bragg. Although not always so nuanced, his ...

Billy Bragg creates a new England at Deer Shed Festival: review – Harrogate Advertiser

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Harrogate Advertiser

Billy Bragg creates a new England at Deer Shed Festival: review
Harrogate Advertiser
Billy Bragg kicked off a sunny Saturday morning, in conversation with the Guardian's Dave Simpson talking politics – he's still a labour man at heart. He took questions from the audience and was passionate, funny and astute. Fatherson, from Kilmarnock ...

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Billy Bragg creates a new England at Deer Shed Festival: review – Ripon Today

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Ripon Today

Billy Bragg creates a new England at Deer Shed Festival: review
Ripon Today
Billy Bragg kicked off a sunny Saturday morning, in conversation with the Guardian's Dave Simpson talking politics – he's still a labour man at heart. He took questions from the audience and was passionate, funny and astute. Fatherson, from Kilmarnock ...

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Billy Bragg creates a new England at Deer Shed Festival: review – Wetherby Today

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Wetherby Today

Billy Bragg creates a new England at Deer Shed Festival: review
Wetherby Today
Beth Jeans Houghton's cover of the Pixies Where is my Mind was one of the highlights of the day. Finally Billy Bragg delighted the Main Stage Crowd with a set covering his 30-year career including Power to the Union and Sexuality as well as Woody ...

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Plenty of highlights but room for improvement at Sheffield’s Tramlines festival – The Star

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

The Star

Plenty of highlights but room for improvement at Sheffield's Tramlines festival
The Star
Perhaps Billy Bragg should have been on the main stage rather than in the Leadmill, but with city centre festivals you do end up with some events being more popular than others. “We've got a bit of work to do with encouraging people to move around the ...

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Excitement growing for return of the Wickham Festival – Portsmouth News

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Portsmouth News

Excitement growing for return of the Wickham Festival
Portsmouth News
Headliners the Proclaimers, 10CC, Wilko Johnson and Billy Bragg will make the festival, from August 6-9, one of the best yet. Organiser Peter Chegwyn said the festival had increased its capacity to 7,000 following last year's sell-out show by James Blunt.

Celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta: win a weekend break to Festival800 in … – The Guardian

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The Guardian

Celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta: win a weekend break to Festival800 in ...
The Guardian
They include performances and talks by the likes of Billy Bragg, the Levellers, YouTube sensation Alfie Deyes, comedian Shappi Khorsandi, Nazi concentration camp survivor Eva Clarke, famed 'Bard of the Egyptian Revolution' Ramy Essam and the family of ...

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Tramlines Festival, review: ‘exciting’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Telegraph.co.uk

Tramlines Festival, review: 'exciting'
Telegraph.co.uk
A lot can happen in seven years. Certainly in Sheffield, home to Tramlines, the free festival that started in 2009 and has since grown to encompass more than 70 venues throughout the city, which this year played host to 150,000 paying punters over ...

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The Felice Brothers make emotional album ahead of Deer Shed Festival … – The Press, York

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The Press, York

The Felice Brothers make emotional album ahead of Deer Shed Festival ...
The Press, York
THE Felice Brothers, the Americana family band from the Catskill Mountains, are ending their July jaunt around Britain with tonight's main-stage appearance just before headliner Billy Bragg at the Deer Shed Festival at Baldersby Park,Topcliffe. "I've ...

Indietracks Festival – everything you need to know | Burton Mail – Burton Mail

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Burton Mail

Indietracks Festival - everything you need to know | Burton Mail
Burton Mail
The distinctive indie punk band have strong political leanings, which earned them a place in Billy Bragg's Leftfield Tent at Glastonbury this summer. Drummer Nathan says it was a great experience, but quickly adds how much he loves playing smaller ...

181 years of trade unionism celebrated at Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival – Bournemouth Echo

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Bournemouth Echo

181 years of trade unionism celebrated at Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival
Bournemouth Echo
Yesterday's events were concluded with a performance from singer-songwriter Billy Bragg. Nigel Costley, South West TUC regional secretary and festival organiser, said the event had been 'fabulous' with more people in attendance than ever before.

Win! Tickets to Warwick Folk Festival! – Stratford upon Avon Herald

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Stratford upon Avon Herald

Win! Tickets to Warwick Folk Festival!
Stratford upon Avon Herald
As well as the headline acts including Billy Bragg, Demon Barbers XL, Nancy Kerr & the Sweet Visitor Band, A Moving Sound and The Young Uns, other artists to perform include The Will Pound Band, The Wilsons, Elbow Jane, Roy Bailey, Les Barker and ...

A festival for the finest of folk – Leamington Courier – Leamington Courier

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Leamington Courier

A festival for the finest of folk - Leamington Courier
Leamington Courier
As well as the headline acts including Billy Bragg, Demon Barbers XL, Nancy Kerr & the Sweet Visitor Band, A Moving Sound and The Young Uns, other artists to perform include The Will Pound Band, The Wilsons, Elbow Jane, Roy Bailey, Les Barker and ...

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Billy Bragg, The Beat and Seth Lakeman all head to Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival – Dorset Echo

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Dorset Echo

Billy Bragg, The Beat and Seth Lakeman all head to Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival
Dorset Echo
Music this year is provided by Billy Bragg, The Beat, Seth Lakeman and Thee Faction, with speakers including TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady and Labour MP Thangam Debonnaire. There will be debates about the future of trade unions, agriculture, ...

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Record numbers expected at Warwick Folk Festival this month – Coventry Telegraph

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Coventry Telegraph

Record numbers expected at Warwick Folk Festival this month
Coventry Telegraph
Singer Billy Bragg is the headline act for the Warwick School event which returns for its 36th year. Also lined up are Demon Barbers XL, Nancy Kerr & the Sweet Visitor Band, A Moving Sound and The Young Uns. Other performers include The Will Pound ...

Festival expects biggest crowd yet – Portsmouth News

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Daily Echo

Festival expects biggest crowd yet
Portsmouth News
A RECORD number of fans are expected to be in attendance at this year's Wickham Festival. With capacity already being extended to 7,000 after the success of last year's event, organisers are hoping for a full house again this year. Music lovers will be ...
Wickham Festival set to sell outDaily Echo

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Beatles, Green Day, US Festival, Paul Simon Movies Now Streaming (A Top Story) – antiMUSIC.com

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Beatles, Green Day, US Festival, Paul Simon Movies Now Streaming (A Top Story)
antiMUSIC.com
Based off a book of the same name, the film is as educational as it is proselytizing, utilizing some inspiring interviews from the likes of Johnny Marr, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Paul Weller and Billy Bragg, who all speak on how their creative ...

VIDEO: Two-Tone heroes The Selecter on Chagstock 2014 bill – Torquay Herald Express

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Torquay Herald Express

VIDEO: Two-Tone heroes The Selecter on Chagstock 2014 bill
Torquay Herald Express
Last year's festival sold out for the second year running, and featured memorable performances from The Boomtown Rats, Billy Bragg and The Mystery Jets amongst many others. Simon Ford Chagstock Festival organiser said: "sThe whole team is really ...

More Additions Named For WOMADelaide – theMusic

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

theMusic

More Additions Named For WOMADelaide
theMusic
The WOMAD line-up already features the likes of Billy Bragg, Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, Arrested Development, Breabach and heaps more. Check out all the festival info in theGuide below. The event takes place at Adelaide's Botanic Park from Friday ...

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Grand dame: the legendary Chaka Khan in Sydney. Photo: Edwina Pickles – Sydney Morning Herald

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Grand dame: the legendary Chaka Khan in Sydney. Photo: Edwina Pickles
Sydney Morning Herald
Yet she is best known for her '80s' output, which puts her in good company in coming months because also touring soon are Australian rockers Hunters & Collectors, Brit troubadour Billy Bragg and, for the second time in a year, American heroes Bruce ...

Ain’t nobody who can sing — or bring the progressive fire — like Billy Bragg – San Francisco Bay Guardian

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Ain't nobody who can sing -- or bring the progressive fire -- like Billy Bragg
San Francisco Bay Guardian
During his set yesterday at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, iconic British singer/songwriter Billy Bragg said he doesn't understand why he was booked for an event devoted to Americana, although he did note that it was Brits like the Beatles and ...

Billy Bragg explains how the roots of Americana music lead back to Britain – Public Radio International

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Public Radio International

Billy Bragg explains how the roots of Americana music lead back to Britain
Public Radio International
British musician Billy Bragg was recently invited to participate in a big music industry event held in Nashville last week: the Americana Music Festival. Seems funny that a Brit would be asked as a representative of Americana. Well, it's not quite that ...