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LIVE REVIEW: Tramlines 2017

Tramlines 2017 was a festival that refused to be dampened by the weather. Yet again the inner city festival brought eclectic sounds from all over the world into Sheffield, old favourites mixed with up-and-coming talent in all genres of music.

ALBUM REVIEW: King Of The Slums – ‘Manco Diablo’

'A fantastic collection of songs. Musically it’s immediate, these are great from the first listen. Lyrically they are thought provoking, emotional and incredibly well written'

SINGLE & TOUR NEWS: Shed Seven release ‘Room In My House’,...

York’s finest Shed Seven are set to make one of indie-rock’s most triumphant returns this winter, having recently signed to BMG they release their...

SINGLE REVIEW: Regan – ‘Broken Promises’

'I’ve tried hard to come up with something else, a different way of summing up this track but I can’t so I’m just going to have to say it. This is fabulous'

TOUR & ALBUM NEWS: Shania Twain announces 2018 UK & Ireland...

Shania Twain has announced six UK & Ireland arena dates for autumn 2018 -the first time Shania has toured here in 13 years!


'Her music is strange at times, always slightly warped, ragged. But what comes through is her spirit. This music is meant, it’s real and organic.'

FESTIVAL NEWS: Cotton Clouds Festival 2017 – stage times and other...

Useful information - stage times, directions, food on the day, etc

TOUR NEWS: Too Many T’s October/November 2017 tour

The UK hip-hop duo -Too Many T’s - have announced a huge UK tour to coincide with their debut album release this autumn.

LIVE REVIEW: Antony and Friends, Central Methodist Church Todmorden, 23rd September

The concert opened with Antony Brannick playing Beethoven’s piano sonata no 18 (in E flat, op 31 no 3). This was a piece of...

CONCERT NEWS: Music in the Round’s amazing artists return for more...

Ensemble 360 will be at Emmanuel Church on Sunday 15 Oct 2017 at 3pm & Marmen Quartet will be at Emmanuel Church on Friday 17 November, 7.30pm

SHOW NEWS: Companie Animotion come to Halifax with a new circus...

The Musicians of Bremen comes to Square Chapel Arts Centre on Wednesday 1 November at 2.30pm

LIVE REVIEW: Welcome Festival, Central Methodist Church, Todmorden,16th September 2017

This festival, to welcome refugees, included activities for children, information, and refreshments. There was also a concert in the top room, ably presented by...

LSF Statement: Hope & Glory Festival

We've had some queries from our readers asking whether, because we published news pieces about Hope & Glory, we have any formal connection to,...

LSF is now all about Yorkshire

We are now all about Yorkshire. Our service is now for people living in Yorkshire and about music from and played in Yorkshire. We'll be continuing to post news of gigs and concerts in places that people living in Yorkshire can travel to.

LSF is launching an event listing service!

Our FREE listings are for: Bands, groups or individual performers People who represent or manage ONE band, group or performer only Benefit or charity gigs or concerts Are...

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Sell or swap your stuff, Find bands and groups who want new members. Small ads will always be free. To submit your small ad go to this page, click ‘Place Ad’ just fill in the form and hit submit. Further information on this page