Posts Tagged ‘festival’

Music, Comedy, Tragedy and Flasks – it must be the Festival.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

 

Love it or be annoyed by it, Edinburgh has three – yes – three – world famous festivals starting on Friday 7 August. International, Fringe and Book. With literally thousands of events happening seemingly in the space of a few hours, and sometimes miles apart, what should the discerning cat trouble themselves to see?

It’s a tough job but our man Lee has trawled through the programmes, lists and mountains of virtual guides to recommend five things to see this year. Here’s what he has to say:

1. Starting off-piste with a concert that isn’t part of any of the festivals named above, our top pick is The Flaming Lips, who are taking over the wonderful Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens on 27 August. The Oklahoma psychedelic space warriors land for an open air show beneath the Castle. If you’ve ever seen the band live before you’ll know that this setting has just got to add to the surreal entertainment factor of their show. If you haven’t seen them before then brace yourself for dancing inflatables, puppets, glitter bombs, fake blood, Wayne walking out into the crowd in a giant ball and much more. Oh and they also play amazing music, drawing material from a 30 year back catalogue including their ‘Pet Sounds for the 90’s’ masterpiece ‘The Soft Bulletin’. http://flaminglips.com/tour
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Last.fm introduces free festival app

Friday, July 15th, 2011

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Tin It Or Bin It – 15 July 2011 – Last.fm introduces free festival app

Summer is well and truly here which means the temperatures are high, the days are long and the music festival season is upon us.

However there is a slight problem … the dilemma of which festivals to go to. With so many on offer, all with amazing line ups, how do you pick? Well using Last.fm of course!

The popular music website has introduced a new free Festival App to help you make your mind up. It is available on iTunes and Android and was launched just this week.

All you need to do is download, connect to your Last.fm account and the app will make some recommendations based on your individual music taste and also tell you which festivals your friends are attending.

Drawing from Last.fm’s database of almost two million events, the app narrows the choices down to approximately 4,500 upcoming festivals worldwide.

It organises the festivals under the headings of ‘compatibility’, ‘nearest’ and ‘date’ and once you select a festival you will be offered information on the event and the lineup.

The downsides are that you can’t buy tickets for the festivals using this app, and it won’t be useful if you don’t currently use Last.fm. However this is still a very nifty little app.

This is a Tin it.

Last.fm festival app


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