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Night at the Abbey 2019

THE annual Night at the Abbey, with live music and  poetry against the backdrop of Glaston­bury Abbey Ruins illuminated, will be on Friday 30th August from 5pm. Five stages will host bands from all over the UK, including The Dead Freights, Hatful of Rain, The Strange Blue Dreams, Gavin Osborn, Mee­king, Uphill & Still, Dusk…

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Lights, Camera and Swing!

SWING Unlimited Big Band  returns to the Regent Centre in Christchurch on Saturday 17th August for a Night at the Movies summer concert. The 20-piece big band and  singers promise a musical  Lights! Camera! Action! experience, as the audience enjoys the best in big band swing from the silver screen, a rich blend of movie…

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Skinners in Bristol

SHEFFIELD band The Buffalo Skinners come to Hy Brasil in Bristol on Thursday 15th August. They will be promoting their new single, You Say Love, But You Mean Hate. Vocalist and guitarist Peter Seccombe says: “The song is the holiday blues. We spend our time running towards the sun, but we should just love the…

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Acid jazz heroes at the Marine

AMID the self-conscious Brit-Pop excesses of the 90s, the NME Readers’ Best Live Act awards placed Corduroy in its top five. The self-styled Fabric Four, who returned to the Acid Jazz label last year, bring their blend of upbeat funk and jazz to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Saturday 17th August at 8.30pm….

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Beautiful Days – at home with the Levellers

ESCOT Park, near Ottery St Mary, is the home of Beautiful Days, the Levellers’ independent family music festival, which has been running for 16 years and this year will be on from 16th to 18th August. The festival’s starry line-up includes Skunk Anansie,  Ziggy Marley, the Sleaford Mods, the Black Seeds, the Stranglers, Kate Rusby,…

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Stellar line-up at Purbeck Folk Festival

PURBECK Valley Folk Festival 2019, at its new location near Harmans Cross, from 15th to 18th August, has a stellar line-up, including Thea Gilmore, Cara Dillon and Karine Polwart (pictured). It really is a festival for everyone, with lots of activities and entertainment for children and a line-up of established and rising stars for music-lovers….

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Eclectically of the people

KABANTU, a five-piece from Manchester, comes to Dorset on 9th and 10th August. Choosing a name that means “of the people” in a combination of Sotho and Zulu lang­uages, the band plays music that blends South African harmonies with influences from Celtic reels and Balkan folk, Brazilian samba and many more. Last year the band…

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Kraftwerk revisited at Lyme Regis

AUGUST kicks off at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, with a gig celebrating Kraftwerk, by DJ Food, on Friday 2nd at 8pm. The Ninja Tune and Solid Steel legend presents Kraftwerk: Klassics, Kovers and Kurios, taking the electronic pioneers’ various eras, looks and line ups and combining them into a 90 minute collage of electro…

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