ICYMI: Top 5 News This Week

Words: Gery Hristova


The annual grassroots music and arts festival returns at Hopton Court from 1st until 6th September. Set against the lake of Hopton Court in the Shropshire countryside, Audio Farm Festival will return this year. With another diverse line-up that brings together emerging underground talent alongside huge headliner legends some of who are –DJs Quantic, Helena Hauff, Eclair Fifi, Alix Perez, Nightmares on Wax and many more.

Fully independent and running as a not-for-profit organisation, Audio Farm is an avid supporter and advocate of environmental consciousness. They’re working with Green Paw Project where festival proceeds go towards the charity. Also, the event is plant-powered and fully vegan food and drink are served.

Audio Farm Festival 2022 tickets are now on sale here.


Valley Fest, the family-friendly festival, and Arcadia, the performance-art collective, are teaming up to put on a spectacular show between 4th – 7th August 2022, alongside the beautiful Chew Valley Lake, near Bristol.

Arcadia, a performance art collective that combines elements of sculpture, architecture, recycling, circus and music into large scale dance spaces, animated with controlled flames dancing to the beat, also known for their iconic, 50 ft fire-spitting spider, which has been a Glastonbury highlight for millions, will bring their Afterburner stage. Built from a Rolls Royce jet engine, called an afterburner, the area will be surrounded by a circle of metal trees and flames. So far, the confirmed DJ acts include Faithless (DJ set), Roni Size and Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club. The full music and food line up will be announced in March and April.
Limited tickets available from: www.valleyfest.co.uk


Trafalgar Releasing will bring Andrew Dominik’s THIS MUCH I KNOW TO BE TRUE’ to cinemas worldwide this May.

Shot on location in London & Brighton, the film will capture Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ exceptional creative relationship as they bring to life the songs from their last two studio albums, Ghosteen (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) and Carnage (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis). 
In this document of their first ever performances of these albums, filmed in spring 2021 ahead of their UK tour, we’ll see the two as they nurture each song into existence. The film also features a special appearance by close friend and long-term collaborator, Marianne Faithfull.

Tickets will go on sale on 23 March for the 11 May global cinema event. Details to follow on nickcave.com.


Sir Paul McCartney, who was supposed to play in 2020, before the event was called off due to the ongoing pandemic, and Kendrick Lamar have officially been confirmed as headliners for Glastonbury 2022. The Beatles legend and 34-year-old hip-hop megastar are set to join Billie Eilish and Diana Ross during their performance, at Worthy Farm this June.

The first line-up announcement will also feature acts by Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde, Megan The Stallion, Wolf Alice, Years and Years, Charli XCX, Celeste, Arlo Parks, Doja Cat, Haim and more.


Jools Holland and health charity ‘Prostate Cancer UK’ are uniting to present ‘Raise the Roof’, with stars of music and comedy taking to the stage at The Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 22nd June 2022, for a special event to help stop lives being rocked by prostate cancer.

The event will be hosted by AJ Odudu with Jim Moir. What’s more, the gig’s sparkling line-up of musicians includes Celeste, Paloma Faith, Spice Girl’s Melanie C, Paul Weller and Ruby Turner. Comedy will come from global stand-up star Gina Yashere and multiple award-winners Shaparak Khorsandi and Stephen K Amos. Further special guest appearances are expected to be announced.
Buy your ticket here.