Bestival Gets Brainy

Luke Gallimore/ August 28, 2013

The Bestival Tomorrow’s World field brings you an array of thought provoking entertainment – whether it’s listening to Talks in The Besti-versity Tent on social, cultural, scientific and environmental matters – including workshops on The Physics of Fractal Consciousness and Herbal First Aid! – to picnicking on locally procured food and ale whilst chilling out with views of the whole site Tomorrow’s World is a vision of a fun,

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Elton John’s Middle name is Hercules?

Luke Gallimore/ August 23, 2013

I had no idea. To be fair to him, his parents did call him ‘Reginald Kenneth Dwight’, which to be honest seems a lot more fitting but he went ahead and changed his name later to Elton Hercules John anyway. Why not? Fuck It. But lets not make fun, after all, he’s been pretty successful with it. Hercules (as he

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Ex-Pimp and Family Man – Snoop Dogg

Luke Gallimore/ August 22, 2013

Snoop Dogg, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, or Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. as his dentist knows him, has had a very eventful life. Not forgetting his 30 million albums sold worldwide, his adventures include countless possession of firearms, deadly weapons and drugs. This year, he adds headlining Bestival to that list. Snoop criticises other rappers and hip-hop artists who superficially

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London Grammar’s advice for UoN’s Freshers

Luke Gallimore/ August 19, 2013

Ahead of their appearance in Nottingham in October, we caught up with Nottingham alumni London Grammar, to get some advice for your freshers week, and find out which Nottingham venues are their favourites. Hey, so first things first – how was your fresher’s week at Nottingham, did you ever do the campus 14 at Uni Park? Freshers week was great,

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Happy Birthday Bestival, Love From Fatboy Slim.

Luke Gallimore/ August 19, 2013

As we’ve mentioned before in this series of previews, this year is Bestival’s 10th Birthday. And they’ve managed to book a pretty impressive mix of headline acts for your delectation over the four days. Double Digits is a special Birthday. We all remember ours I’m sure. This year, Bestival is certainly going to make an impression on your memory. So

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How to Be a Drug Baron with Howard Marks

Luke Gallimore/ August 13, 2013

Described by the press as ‘the most sophisticated drugs baron of all time’, Howard Marks is the writer of the best-selling autobiography Mr Nice and performs critically acclaimed one man shows, drawing on a wealth of experience ranging from growing up in South Wales and his time at Oxford University, to incarceration at America’s toughest federal penitentiary. Okay, so Howard

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Bestival: More Than Music

Luke Gallimore/ August 9, 2013

They say that variety is the spice of life, and this year’s Bestival is set to be one of the spiciest festivals around. With 9 separate areas to choose from, there’s a hell of a lot more to Bestival than just incredible, world class music acts. Tomorrows World is a thought provoking area, stirring your social, cultural, scientific and environmental

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Nottingham Alumni London Grammar Are Doing Alright

Luke Gallimore/ August 8, 2013

Previous alumni of the University of Nottingham include the head of the MI6, the guy who created Ibuprofen, the Prime Minister of Malaysia and chairman of JD Wetherspoon (lad) but now, finally, we have some alumni we can be really proud of – London Grammar. Since introducing themselves with near anonymous posts of two songs (Hey Now and Metal &

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Preview: Bonehouse, Dirtdrinker, Without Maps @ J.T Soar 30/06/13

The Mic/ June 28, 2013

Whilst Lenton becomes a ghost town as the final students return home for summer, J.T Soar again proves that the music scene is still alive and awake as they welcome Scottish lads Bonehouse. The foursome’s raw, gritty vocal melodies combined with crunchy Bear vs Shark/Castavet style emo riffs make for a heartfelt and crowd-engaging performance. The band are also joined

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