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silb on 02/18/2016 at 01:23PM

The 10 Biggest Free Music Festivals in the UK

There are lots of music gigs that take place across the UK every week and getting tickets to see your favourites can become quite expensive so I’ve listed below some of the biggest music festivals taking place across the UK that won’t cost you a penny.

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

As the biggest free music festival in Europe, this list wouldn’t be complete with the legendary BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

It takes place in a different location each year, with this year’s taking place in Exeter. Global superstars such as; Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Muse and many more all get involved, it easily attracts some of the biggest names in the industry for a free evening of some of the hottest music around.

Most tickets are given to local residents in the city that it takes place but you can still register online for a chance to score tickets.

Monmouth Festival

This festival is considered one of the longest running, largest and best free, volunteer organised festivals in Europe.

Taking place in south east Wales the Monmouth Festival happens over nine days bringing an eclectic mix of genres, with classical and country being played one day and ska and dance the next. It’s grown to now include a carnival element as well as a burgeoning fringe aspect.

MoFest

As the biggest free music event in Scotland, MoFest puts Montrose on the map. This festival is celebrated at the end of May with 3 days of every kind of genres of music you can think of. Jools Holland will be headlining at this year’s festival with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

If Montrose East Links outdoor venue takes your heart, finding accommodation in Montrose won’t be too difficult as they have a wide range of quality hotels and houses for rent.

Godiva Festival

Taking its name from Lady Godiva’s famous ride upon a horse in the town naked, festival goers are will be pleased to know that the Godiva Festival has been confirmed for 2016. With a massive audience of around 141,000 visitors last year, Coventry City Council can be thanked for ensuring the biggest free family music festival will be taking place again.

Local bands battle it out for the Godiva Calling Competition while signed bands also compete to play at the festival you’re sure to get the best talent on stage.

The Willow Festival

While last year‘s festival had to be cancelled the Willow Festival has been confirmed for the 8th -10th July 2016. It will be their 10th anniversary and it promises to be huge. In 2014, a crowd of around 63,000 turned out to hear 178 live bands and solo acts.

Head to Peterborough in the east of England for the Willow Festival   

Folk on the Quay

With four outdoor music stages and two ceilidh dances you can get your folk on in Poole from 25-26 June 2016. You’ll get to see some colourful traditional morris dancers strutting their stuff while you relax in the Thistle Hotel.

Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival

You can listen to Jazz and Blues in over 40 venues from the heart of Birmingham, organised by Big Bear Records which is reputed to be one of the longest established independent record companies in the UK since 1968. The Birmingham Jazz and Blues festival will take place during July with an estimated over 170 performances taking place.

Upton Blues Festival

Recently awarded the Festival of the Year by the British Blues Awards 2015, the Uptown Music festival will not disappoint. With all their main stage acts already confirmed all the biggest Blues names will be appearing though good luck if you have a particular band in mind, as the day and time of each performer haven’t been released.

Worcester Music Festival

For three days of free music head along to the Worcester Music Festival between the 16th and 18th of September. As a celebration of original music the Worcester Music Festival is in its ninth year, has now grown to include a camping element to the festival.

A key highlight is the free music clinics for kids and adults to engage and rekindle any passions for music that might have been left behind.

Liverpool International Music Festival

Winners of the Best festival for emerging talent the Liverpool International Music Festival is only four years old! From the 21st to the 24th July you can listen to anything from budding artists and DJ’s between the ages of 13-25 from across Merseyside to household names.

There’s a great family zone section with plenty of opportunities for younger kids to get their feet tapping to the beat. Everyone can enjoy the festival as Liverpool lives up to its reputation as a UNESCO City of Music.

 

While we’ve only listed the completely free events there are plenty of events that provide a mix of ticketed and free music events, the Edinburgh Fringe is well-known for its huge reach but we’ve tried to list events where free music is the main attraction that takes place across several days.

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Melodic_In_Fusion on 08/03/2013 at 04:20AM

Did we even introduce ourselves?? Melodic In Fusion = melodic punk from germany :-)

Melodic In Fusion is a 3-piece band from the southwest of germany writing and playing melodic punk-music for more than 10 years.

You can find all of our music for free on sites like Jamendo, last.fm or Soundcloud (pick which one you like the most)

 

All our songs are under "creative commons"-license which means that:

   - you all are free to download it

   - annoy your neighbours with it :-)

   - share it

   - use it as music in your videos (like Cozinha de Jack did on his brazilian punk-cooking-channel on Youtube in his Bacon Blade Chicken video, go and check it!)

   - or whatever you want to do with it ;-)

As long as you mention our band "Melodic In Fusion"And this is Melodic in Fusion

Band members are:Jan who is:

  - looking stupid…  - playing the vocals (we know that’s not proper english but who cares ;-)  - playing the guitar as if he never learned it

Maus who is:

  - looking hilarious…  - playing the bass (that guitar-like-thing with two strings missing)

Dobo who is:

  - looking incredible…  - playing the drums like a drum-computer with a virus  - singing the backing vocals (believe it or not he doesn’t even need a mic in the rehearsals as his voice is f***ing noisy)

All of our songs are somewhere in the melodic punk / punk rock range. Mainly being influenced by being a sucker for good melodies and fast guitars… way back in the 90’s some people called it “Melodycore” :-) check it out on wikipedia… there really IS an article about that.And last but not least here’s our latest work, a Youtube video for our song “Time Goes By” hope you like it:

Time Goes By - Melodic In Fusion on Youtube

If you want to know anything more, get in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter :-)

Cheers from germany :-)Melodic in Fusion


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NeoBrazilians on 11/02/2012 at 09:31PM

Circo Vivant - AfroAmericaLatinidade

I first heard Circo Vivant when I was working as a producer back in São Paulo, a couple of years ago. We were organizing a few shows as part of one of the SP's many independent festivals, in a small, alternative, live music place; one of those bookstores-turned-bar. The group, originally from the Northeast of the country, to be more specific - from the city of Olinda, was playing at the occasion. We had never heard of them before. There was a slight tension in the air, but a lot of excitement too.

Hmmm…

I remember calling some friends during the first song: "Guys, do you wanna dance and have some decent amount of fun? Then come and check this out!".

Circo Vivant is a great band to be seen live (take them to your country!).
The natural energy of their songs added to an extremely energetic and full of attitude lead singer is just one of those great combinations. Everything flows.

I kept imagining how they would sound on their debut album - that they enthusiastically talked about, and was still being recorded at the time...

… Well, this is how it sounds:

Afroaméricalatinidade, Circo Vivant's first album, is just as the name suggests, a mix of all sorts of African and Latin American influences, so common to our ears in Brazil that it feels almost natural. Very… Brazilian I would say. ;-)

Produced by Sonic Jr., the album plays around some pretty serious stuff: funk, soul, afrobeat, ska, rock and the traditional frevo - known as one of the most popular rhythms of the state of Pernambuco.

Saravá!



For the complete album: http://www.circovivant.com

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LCL on 01/10/2011 at 06:00PM

"La boite a sons" remix contest : listen to the contributions

We're very happy and excited to present on FMA the pre-selection for "La Boite A Sons" composition contest !

Read down to learn more about this project, and run the herafter player to listen to the contributions :


THE STORY :


Summer 2009
: LibreCommeLair (LCL), a french online music label, opens a free creative commons sound bank filled by the artists who collaborated or released on the label.

To spread the new, the label decides to organize a remix contest based on the sound bank.

January 2011 : The contest entries are now closed, we were initialy supposed to make a pre-selection of the tracks we received, but we just couldn't because of the variety and quality of tracks : dub, reggae, electroacustic, d'n'b, house, electronica... So we let the Jury decide !

Speaking about it, a jury composed of Netaudio and Creative Commons music actors will make a final selection that will be released as a compilation on LibreCommeLair.
The Jury will be : FreeMusicArchive, Notheen, Subflow, DivergenceFM, INQ, Netwaves, Netaudio Berlin, AQuietBump, iD.EOLOGY and Dogmazic.

Here are all the tracks in competition for your listening (and downloading) pleasure, if you want to learn more about the artists, you will find bios and links on this soundcloud page : http://soundcloud.com/la-boite-a-sons

If you are looking for free sound loops and samples, help yourself and browse our soundbank : http://www.lclweb.org/free_soundbank.htm

Musically,

LibreCommeLair (LCL)
www.lclweb.org

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