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Weekends Matter Newsletter - 6th - 7th February

Our beloved editor Jimmy Coultas gives us the low down on the hottest events taking place around the country this weekend, and beyond.

Jimmy Coultas

Date published: 5th Feb 2015

Photo: Mumford & Sons

This week I've been mostly excited about the news that King Kendrick is heading to the UK this summer for Wireless - I dived in that pool of liquor when I found out. Hip hop superstars aside, there's been sooo much more to shout about.


Leeds and Reading added Mumford & Sons plus loads more, Calling Festival went for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (check 'In The Heat Of The Moment' below) and Festival No. 6 Grace Jones in a sea of line up announcements. Ravers weren't left out either - Seth Troxler is off to the Rainbow Venue's Birthday Festival, Carl Cox Cocoon in the Park, and Tiesto, Hardwell and about 9867875 other DJs are at EDC.

Sunny Croatia saw big news for Soundwave and Ultra Europe, and we've had a good look at the resort of Tisno and the myriad of festivals there. We also named the bands we think you need to keep your eye on this year in our Festival Hype List 2015.


There's nuff club histrionics on the go. Sankeys London revealed their first shows of the year, Sander Van Doorn is off to the Victoria Warehouse, whilst South West mainstays Treatment have a mightily impressive 2015 lined up. The Drum & Bass Awards are also coming up, did you vote?

Also on the D&B tip Detonate turn 16 soon with Roni Size, whilst we're very excited (see why above) about Freeze and Cream teaming up to put Marco Carola on in Asylum . Competition wise we're giving away a huge meet and greet prize with Gareth Emery, plus t-shirts and mUmU Seventh Birthday goodies. Our February podcast is out too, featuring Kissy Sell Out in the mix and loads more music...

Live Music

Gig-goers have a lot to look forward to including R&B lothario Jeremih who heads to the UK for one night only later this month, synth pop quarter Glass Animals and former Feeder guitarist Grant Nicholas.

Chart topping D&B starlets Sigma are going on a live tour, whilst if you missed out on Jungle tickets they're also DJing in Manchester later this month. And we went out to see Ghostpoet, who was as intriguing as ever, bless him.

That's me for the time being - see you all next week.

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