Spring must be in the air because today saw the launch of the Brighton Festival 2017 and its famous fringe. Fifty one years old now, in the past famous names like Laurence Olivier and violinist, Yehudi Menuhin have taken part but it's just as famous for its children's parade and open approach that makes everyone welcome. This report by Tom Savvides includes and interview with the Chief Executive, Andrew Comben.
The organisers of Southampton's Common People Festival have confirmed it will return to the city next year.
Held on the Common it will be back for two days on May 28th and 29th.
It's organised by former Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank and this year's event saw acts such as Fatboy Slim, Grace Jones and De La Soul perform.
The first headline act of next June's Isle of Wight Festival has been announced.
Queen with Adam Lambert will take to the stage at Seaclose Park on the Sunday night.
It's the biggest celebration of digital culture and technology in the country, and it's happening throughout September.
The Brighton Digital Festival is underway, with 200 events in 100 venues. It brings together musicians, engineers and artists. In fact, just about anyway who uses digital technology in their work.
Malcolm Shaw spoke to Hugh Jones of Senseries, Simon Riley of Maker Club, Jesse Black Mooney of Brighton Digital Festival, and Mark Vidler and Graham Daniels of Addictive TV.
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The line-up has been revealed for a popular annual music festival based in Kent.
Russell Kane, Nerina Pallott and the Noisettes complete the line-up at this year's Hop Farm Music Festival.
This follows the earlier announcement that Grace Jones will headline the event on the 4th-6th July.
Hop Farm Music Festival’s Neil Butkeraitis commented: “This is our first year in charge of the Hop Farm Music Festival, and, having started with a clean slate, we couldn’t be happier with our inaugural line-up.
"We’ve got three bona-fide legends headlining and fantastic music both familiar and new all weekend, plus killer comedy and brilliant activities right across the farm. So, I think it’s safe to say, for all round entertainment, this year’s festival is breaking new ground for Hop Farm”.
It's been confirmed that the Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's Reading Festival.
The band will perform at the event which is held just off Richfield Avenue over the August bank holiday weekend.
The sixth annual Henley Literary Festival gets underway later today. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the event to listen to award winning novelists, politicians and journalists in a line up that includes Ann Widdecombe and Dame Stella Rimington. The festival runs until October 6.
Revellers are getting ready for a brand new festival in Maidstone this weekend featuring bands like Sister Sledge and Brand New Heavies.Read the full story ›
The Brighton Festival draws to a close tomorrow after hundreds of performances attended by tens of thousands of visitors.
One of the highlights of this year's event has been the return of the circus - with artists from across the globe performing in all manner of styles.
Andy Dickenson meets some of the producers and performers including David Bates, producer of La Clique, performers Stephen Williams and Ashley Carr, and Camlle Beaumier of No Fit State.