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Playlist: Cro Cro Land

Cro Cro Land festival launches in Croydon on 6 April, aiming to bring guitar bands back to the birthplace of punk music, and celebrate the area’s rich musical history, with gender equality at the heart of everything it does. Here’s an introduction to some of the tantalising line up...

Playlist: Welcome to My City – Chiedu Oraka

Now in it’s third year Welcome to My City returns in April with another diverse line-up, including China Bowls, Fred Fredas, Chesqua, Vital, and Hull-based hip hop artist Chiedu Oraka, who curates this Friday’s playlist.

Interview: Julia and Angela Martin, founders of Cro Cro Land

‘We wanted to start a new chapter of music events in the borough, that supports this grassroots music, while also keeping gender equality, which is so important, at the heart of what we do, making this part of Croydon’s new music legacy.’ Says Julia Woollams, co-founder of South London’s newest edition to the music festival calendar, Cro Cro Land.

Wide Days opens applications for showcase slots

The 10th edition of Scotland’s music convention will take place from 11 to 13 April in Edinburgh, and the organisers have invited artists based in Scotland to apply for the chance to perform at the event. Acts from any genre of music are welcome to apply for the showcase slots, and a seminar hosted in conjunction with PRS Foundation will take place on 14 January in Glasgow to explain the criteria.…

Playlist: Positive Vibration

The UK’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns this June for a weekend of legendary acts and selectors. Here, founder Rory Taylor picks his favourite tracks from some of the artists on the bill...