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Scotland’s Connect Festival cancelled for 2024

Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand, boygenius and Raye all performed at last year’s event. A statement on social media from organisers read: “We’ve decided to take a break with Connect Music Festival in 2024 to take the time to build the next edition of the festival; to make sure it flourishes, evolves, and continues to offer wonderful experiences for fans.”The announcement comes in a year where many other grassroots festival events have also been cancelled by organisers. December saw Herefordshire’s Nozstock Hidden Valley announce that 2024 would be their final incarnation after 26 years due to “soaring costs” and financial risk”, while the fan favourite Shepton Mallet skating and music festival NASS announced that they wouldn’t be putting on an event this summer either as it was “just not economically feasible to continue”.Elsewhere, rising costs also cancelled Dumfries’ Doonhame Festival for 2024, Bluedot announced a year off for the land to “desperately” recover after being struck by heavy rain and cancellations last summer, Nottingham’s Splendour has been canned for this year due to planning delays from a financially-struggling city council, and Barn On The Farm shared that it would be taking a fallow year due to financial constraints.Standon Calling also recently announced its postponement due to a “very challenging climate”.
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Scotland’s Connect Festival cancelled for 2024
Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand, boygenius and Raye all performed at last year’s event. A statement on social media from organisers read: “We’ve decided to take a break with Connect Music Festival in 2024 to take the time to build the next edition of the festival; to make sure it flourishes, evolves, and continues to offer wonderful experiences for fans.”The announcement comes in a year where many other grassroots festival events have also been cancelled by organisers. December saw Herefordshire’s Nozstock Hidden Valley announce that 2024 would be their final incarnation after 26 years due to “soaring costs” and financial risk”, while the fan favourite Shepton Mallet skating and music festival NASS announced that they wouldn’t be putting on an event this summer either as it was “just not economically feasible to continue”.Elsewhere, rising costs also cancelled Dumfries’ Doonhame Festival for 2024, Bluedot announced a year off for the land to “desperately” recover after being struck by heavy rain and cancellations last summer, Nottingham’s Splendour has been canned for this year due to planning delays from a financially-struggling city council, and Barn On The Farm shared that it would be taking a fallow year due to financial constraints.Standon Calling also recently announced its postponement due to a “very challenging climate”.
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Liam Gallagher & Friends huge line-up announced for Malta Weekender
Liam Gallagher & Friends: Malta Weekender, a four-day festival on the island in September.The festival was first announced yesterday (February 22), and will take place between September 19 and 22, with the former Oasis frontman delivering a headline performance.Now, it has been confirmed that other acts playing the weekender include Liam Fray, Blossoms, Jake Bugg, The View, The Lathums, Jamie Webster, The Royston Club and The Ks.A post shared by Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher)Also, the opening night will feature a special Hacienda Takeover, which will see an array of DJs summon the acid house spirit, including Inner City, A Guy Called Gerald, Kevin Saunderson and David Morales.The festival will also see sets from The Mary Wallopers, Picture Parlour, Villanelle and Sofy, with more names expected to be announced in due course.Tickets go on general sale at 10am GMT next Friday (March 1), with hotel packages and payment plans available – you’ll be able to buy yours here. Alternatively, fans can sign up to get early access to tickets at the same time next Tuesday (February 27) – you can do so here.Beyond the live sets, the weekender will play host to club nights, pool parties and boat parties over the four days and four nights.
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Liam Gallagher confirms that he and John Squire will be playing Glastonbury 2024
Liam Gallagher has announced that he and John Squire will be performing at this year’s edition of Glastonbury.The singer, songwriter and former Oasis frontman announced the news on social media today (February 21), confirming to fans that he and the Stone Roses guitarist will be headed to Worthy Farm for the 2024 instalment.He shared the news abruptly this afternoon on X/Twitter, when a fan responded to one of his previous tweets and asked “Will we see you and Squire at Glastonbury this summer LG?”, to which he simply replied: “Yeah”.Yeah— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) February 21, 2024This year’s edition is set to take place between June 26 and June 30 and, at time of writing, there have been no acts officially confirmed by organisers.News that the two Britpop icons are set to be headed to Glasto comes ahead of them both releasing a collaborative album on March 1 – a project which Gallagher has described as “the best record since [The Beatles’] ‘Revolver’”.They joined forces after Squire took to the stage with Gallagher to play Oasis’ ‘Champagne Supernova’ at his two sold-out shows at Knebworth in 2022.So far, the duo have shared debut track ‘Just Another Rainbow’, the video for their latest single, ‘Mars To Liverpool’, and details of an upcoming tour, which then went on to sell out in just 30 seconds.It remains unclear what stage the duo will perform on when they head to Glastonbury, and it has not yet been said which day the set will be held.
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