Festival

THE HACKNEY WEEKEND MUSIC FESTIVAL – IT’S A WRAP!

The BBC Radio Hackney Weekend music festival took place this past weekend and judging from the feedback it was a huge success. I didn’t attend but watched some of the performances on BBC 3. The build-up to headliner Jay-Z’s performance was ridiculously stupid and over the top (LOL). Anyone would have thought that Michael Jackson (Rest In Peace) was about to hit the stage.  You also had people (men) on Twitter getting their knickers in a twist and screaming blue murder at []

UK NEWS: MAN FOUND DEAD AT GLASTONBURY

Via BBC News A man has been found dead at the Glastonbury Festival. The body of the man, thought to be in his 50s, was found at about 0900 BST at the music event at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset. The BBC understands the body was found in a portable toilet in a restricted access area between the Pyramid Stage and the other stages. Avon and Somerset Police cordoned off the area after the body was found on Sunday. The cordon was []

UK NEWS: BBC UNDER PREASURE TO FIRE DJ TIM WESTWOOD AFTER HE ENCOURAGES DRUG USE AT FESTIVAL

Via The Mail The BBC was facing calls yesterday to sack a DJ who was filmed encouraging fans to take drugs as a rave festival. Controversial Radio 1 presenter Tim Westwood, who was earlier this month unveiled by the corporation as the face of a new charity scheme, was filmed goading a crowd with a slew of four-letter expletives whilst DJing at the event last weekend. The footage shows the 52-year-old on stage shouting over the audience: ‘Are you ready to party []