Rock Star Bobby Ward Reflects on Meeting ABBA and Their Historic Eurovision Win
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by Chris Sadler
1w ago
BN1 catches up with local rock star Bobby Ward to discuss his remarkable experience meeting ABBA 50 years ago. He also recently booked the Napoleon Suite at the Grand Hotel, where ABBA once stayed, to celebrate the anniversary of their historic Eurovision win. Reflecting on that unforgettable night when an unknown band called ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest, Bobby shares his story: Every time I listen to ABBA music or watch ABBA documentaries it always transports me back in time to one of the most remarkable nights I was so blessed to witness! In the early 70s, I was a fully dedicated mus ..read more
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Icelandic dream-pop artist Axel Flóvent new album Away From This Dream out now!
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by Chris Sadler
1M ago
With ethereal soundscapes awash with gossamer synths, Iceland’s Axel Flóvent has just released his new album Away From This Dream via Nettwerk. When we embrace life’s constant forward motion, we absorb natural momentum and ultimately grow; in the same spirit, Axel Flóvent charts his progression in real-time via his artistry. The Icelandic singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer chronicles memories and moments through a combination of folk eloquence and alternative sonic expression punctuated by bursts of magnetic pop. On this, his highly anticipated sophomore effort Away F ..read more
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Brighton Music Conference 2025 golden tickets on sale!
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by Chris Sadler
1M ago
BMC, the UK’s leading electronic music conference and networking event, sets dates for its 12th edition from 28th – 30th May 2025. A hub for the next generation of talent in electronic music, the award-winning event brings together industry-leading professionals with a packed programme of insightful talks, workshops, and networking events. “We always wanted to create an accessible event that everyone can enjoy and feel welcome,” says BMC founder Billy Mauseth. “We love supporting the next generation of talent and helping them on their career journey. BMC is like a family, with a relaxed and fr ..read more
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Win a pair of tickets to We Are Love Festival
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by Chris Sadler
1M ago
We have an incredible opportunity for you to win a pair of tickets to the much-anticipated We Are Love Festival! We’re giving away not just one, but TWO pairs of tickets to this year’s event. Headliners Include: Loose Ends Children of Zeus Blue Lab Beats Crazy P Soundsystem Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Jah Wobble …and many more amazing artists! What to Expect: Enjoy a mix of well-known headline bands, breakthrough artists, and unsigned acts. Immerse yourself in captivating artistic performances throughout the weekend. Experience live bands, DJs, and artistic performances like never before. Soak in ..read more
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BN1 Chats with DJ Paulette
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by Stuart Rolt
1M ago
From the early days of UK club culture to the biggest stages in the world, DJ Paulette is unadornedly a pioneer. Hers is an authentic story which helped shape modern British culture. A titan of the house music scene, she’s won numerous honours over a career lasting three decades, not least DJ Mag Lifetime Achievement award in 2022. She found fame DJing at Flesh, a weekly night at Manchester’s Haçienda – at a time when Section 28 was fuelling all kinds of new problems for the LGBTQ community. From the hippest labels to the inception of Channel 4, via London and Paris, she’s inspired legends and ..read more
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Secret Garden Party Drops The Headliner To Support Grassroots Artists
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by Chris Sadler
2M ago
UK’s leading independent festival Secret Garden Party (SGP) shakes up the music industry with their announcement to support Chai Wallahs’ Drop a Headliner campaign, in order to nurture grass roots artists for their 2024 edition. Further highlighting a 20 year history as an incubator event for emerging and independent talent.  In a bold departure from traditional festival programming, Secret Garden Party is foregoing big-name headliners to allocate resources to supporting rising performers and providing visibility for acts to evolve with an aim to leverage the music industry from its curre ..read more
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BN1 chats with MACKENZY MACKAY ahead of The Great Escape
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by Chris Sadler
2M ago
⁠What inspired you to pursue a career in music and how did you get started? I’ve always had a love for writing songs. Always wanted this to be my full time job, I think inspirations came from multiple directions from working in jobs I hated to various different life situations I found myself in, it really just pushed me into giving everything I had to music. Started off on socials by sharing snippets of my life through the songs I was writing and then it’s all just sort of grown from there really. Can you share a memorable experience from a previous live performance that has stayed with you? S ..read more
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BN1 Chats with HANA LILI ahead of The Great Escape
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by Chris Sadler
2M ago
What inspired you to pursue a career in music and how did you get started? Growing up in Wales, I began performing by competing in the Eisteddfod which is a traditional festival held there every year for centuries. I learned about the tradition of telling stories through song. That’s definitely the point whereby I fell in love with music. I’ve always struggled to convey my emotions in conversation, music and songwriting became this outlet for me to understand my emotions and thoughts. It was more a need than a want.   Can you share a memorable experience from a previous live perfor ..read more
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BN1 Chats with CANNED PINEAPPLE ahead of The Great Escap
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by Chris Sadler
2M ago
What inspired you to pursue a career in music and how did you get started?  Music has been our strongest passion so the idea of being able to make a living out of writing songs and having fun was very appealing. We started booking gigs and performing as much as we could as soon as we knew how to do so. Can you share a memorable experience from a previous live performance that has stayed with you?  First time playing in Ireland at Cyprus Avenue in Cork, seeing so many people dancing and singing along to our songs when we weren’t even in our own country was pretty nuts. How does t ..read more
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BN1 Chats with DELLAXOZ ahead of The Great Escape
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by Chris Sadler
2M ago
What inspired you to pursue a career in music and how did you get started? I remember writing was the first thing I ever loved as a child, and I was writing songs about relationships in primary school when I didn’t even understand that experience yet. Then I joined the school choir and it made me realise how much I loved to sing, even though I was super shy. Those things stuck with me and I just developed them in secret until I started releasing music when I was 15, and people in school started discovering me online and then this music thing just wasn’t something I could hide anymore. Can ..read more
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