Festivals Headlines

  • Neil Young claims victory in fight against concert sponsor Barclaycard

    The singer who will co-headline with Bob Dylan in Hyde Park next July had criticised promoter British Summer Time for working with what he called a ‘fossil fuel funding entity’

    the Guardian
  • Lyon's festival of lights: before and after – in pictures

    Lyon’s Fête des Lumières is the world’s largest visual arts festival. It takes place over four nights every December and attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. Our photographer Alicia Canter visited the city twice to see the remarkable transformation Reflets by Damien Fontaine Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • Testing drugs at festivals is ‘a lifesaver’, study finds

    Drug-related hospital admissions down 95% after onsite testing at festival in Cambridgeshire An alarming rise in drug-related deaths at music festivals can be countered by testing illicit substances onsite, according to the first academic study of its kind, which has triggered calls for similar services to be rolled out at all major events. Testers found that one in five substances sold at the Secret Garden Party, a four-day festival in Cambridgeshire in July 2016, were not as described by...

    the Guardian