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The Ken Moule Seven play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby, near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Drummer and bandleader Tony Crombie And His Orchestra play at The Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
The Beaulieu Jazz Festival, Hampshire, England, UK, Europe, featuring Johnny Dankworth, James Cotton, Kenny Ball's Jazzmen, Chris Barber's Jazzband with Ottilie Patterson, Terry Lightfoot and others, ends in riots when members of the crowd begin to climb the scaffolding which supports the lighting rigs being used for the tv broadcast. Among the audience is a young Rod Stewart.
Ray Charles plays in the Randall's Island Music Festival, New York State, USA.
Bob Carey plays at the Goya Folk Festival at Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel, Liberty, New York State, USA.
The last day of the three-day-long Monterey Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, features The Woody Herman Band, The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, The Vince Guaraldi Trio and others.
John Coltrane performs his four-part suite A Love Supreme in its entirety at the Antibes Jazz Festival, Antibes, France, Europe.
Louis Armstrong plays at The San Remo Song Festival, San Remo, Italy, Europe.
Pharoah Sanders plays at The Antibes Jazz Festival, Juan-les-Pins, France, Europe. His set is recorded and will be released as a live album.
The New Orleans Pop Festival begins in Prarieville, Louisiana, USA. Over the next two days it will feature the Chicago Transit Authority [subsequently better known as just Chicago], Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, The Who, Santana, It's A Beautiful Day and Country Joe And The Fish.
The Phun City Festival is held in woods near Worthing, Sussex, UK.
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Bukka White, Big Joe Williams, Big Mama Thornton, Robert Pete Williams, Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Slim, Johnny Young, W.D.Kent, Billy Davenport, T-bone Walker, Jimmy Rogers, Lightnin' Slim, Whispering Smith and The Jimmy Dawkins Chicago Blues Band play in the American Folk Blues Festival '72 at The Circus-Krone-Bau, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Black Sabbath play at the Great Ngaruawahia Festival, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand, Oceania.
Dizzy Gillespie and Clark College, plus The Espoo Big Band and The Harvard Krokodiloes play at the Montreux Jazz festival in Casino Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe.
The three-day long US Festival, organised by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, comes to an end in Glen Helen Regional Park near Devore, San Bernardino County, California, USA. Acts appearing on this, the last day, include Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett and Jackson Browne.
Fairport Convention's two-day long Cropredy Festival begins at Cropredy, Oxfordshire, England, UK, Europe. Acts appearing over the weekend are Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Steeleye Span, Sally Barker, Climax Blues Band, Martin Barre and Danny Thompson.
Harry Connick Jr plays at The Ravinia Festival Highland Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Al Jarreau plays in Montreux Casino during the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe.
Ten Years After play at Miltenberger Rock Festival, Miltenber, Germany, Europe.
Arcade Fire, Wilco, The Pixies, Joanna Newsom, Bloc Party, Menomena, Modest Mouse, Jem, Bobby Bare Jr, Ray Lamontagne, The Frames and others play at Sasquatch! Music Festival 2005, The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington, USA.
The fourth and last day of The Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, features Kasabian, Black Bud, Pete Doherty, Caesars, The Rakes and others.
The 32nd Winnipeg Folk Festival continues in Birds Hill Park, Winnipeg, Canada. The four-day-long event features such acts as Bill Frisell, Camper Van Beethoven and Daniel Lanois.
The Sugarhill Festival comes to an end at Warren Farm, Liddington Warren, near Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Acts appearing over the three days of the event have included Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero, Connie Lush And Bluesshouter, the Hamsters, Matt Schofield, Papa George, Paul Williams And Blue Thunder, The Robin Bibi Band, Sam Kelly's Station House and Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation.
Sting turns up unannounced at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA, to support his friend Joe Berlinger's movie Crude, which chronicles the plight of Ecuador residents battling oil giant Chevron for allegedly contaminating water supplies around the headwaters of the Amazon River. Sting also took to the stage in a Gibson Guitars-sponsored suite and played some hits with the house band.
Tori Amos previews songs from her upcoming album, Abnormally Attracted To Sin, with a live appearance at La Zona Rosa during the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, USA.
The Montreux Jazz Festival begins in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe. Artists performing at the sixteen-day event include Prince, Quincy Jones, Steely Dan, Alice Cooper, Chickenfoot, Herbie Hancock, Klaxcons, George Benson, George Duke, Status Quo, John Fogerty, Allen Toussaint, Jeff Beck and Simian Mobile Disco.
The compilation LP Darwin Song Project is released on Shrewsbury Folk Festival/Proper Records in the UK. The album features songs with a "resonance and relevance to Charles Darwin", specially written for the project by eight songwriters (Chris Wood, Karine Polwart, Jez Lowe, Mark Erelli, Emily Smith, Rachael McShane, Krista Detor and Stu Hanna) over a period of seven days in a Shropshire, England, UK, farmhouse in March 2009.
The Neil Young Trunk Show, a new film about Neil Young directed by Jonathan Demme, premieres at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival, in the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, USA. The film depticts Young in concert at Upper Darby, Pennsylvania in 2007.
It is announced that Gorillaz are to replace U2 as headliners of this year's Glastonbury Festival. U2 pulled out because frontman Bono has injured his back.
The Sonisphere '10 festival, a three-day event, continues in BJK Inonu Stadi, Istanbul, Turkey, Asia. Artists appearing on this, the second day include Manowar and Volbeat.
The three-day long Pinkpop Festival 2013 continues at Landgraaf, Netherlands, Europe. Acts appearing over the three days of the event include Kings of Leon, The Killers, Green Day, Paramore, Phoenix, Ellie Goulding, Fun., and The Script.
Big Gigantic, Boys Noize, DJ Green Lantern, Deep Cotton, Infinity Shred, Jonas Rathsman, Krewella, Mat Zo, Matt And Kim, Moon Taxi, Papadosio, Pegboard Nerds, Poolside, Pretty Lights, Rich Homie Quan, ScHoolboy Q, Tourist and Wick-it The Instigator play at The CounterPoint 2014 festival, Kingston Downs, Rome, Georgia, USA.
HIM, Explosions In The Sky and Scream Maker are among the acts performing on the first day of The Strawberry Music Festival, Shanghai, China, Asia.
On their Mechanical Bull Tour, Kings Of Leon play at the Rock Im Park Festival, Nurnberg, Germany, Europe.
Spotify publishes a list of the top five acts who have seen the biggest increase in streams as a result of their appearances at this year's Glastonbury Festival, as follows :



1. Ed Sheeran - 195% increase

2. Metallica - 165% increase

3. Arcade Fire - 148% increase

4. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 123% increase

5. Dolly Parton - 95% increase

HAIM play at The Melt! Festival 2014, Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, Germany, Europe.
Status Quo play at Strandfestival, Oostende, Belgium, Europe.
One Direction win the Top Tour Award, Radio City Music Hall is top venue under 10,000 seats, and Modest! Management is named Top Manager at The 11th Annual Billboard Touring Conference And Awards at The Edison Ballroom, New York City, USA. For full list of winners see Read More...
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Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires play at the Sasquatch! Music Festival launch party in the Neptune Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at Tons Of Rock, Halden, Norway, Europe.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play at Quebec City Summer Festival, The Plains Of Abraham, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at The V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, England, UK, Europe.
Stereophonics headline the Victorius Festival, in the UK.
Deerhunter are among the artists playing at The Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands, Europe.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at Firenze Rocks, Florence, Italy, Europe.
The Yves Lambert Trio plays at Music on the Marr, Village Green Castle Carrock, Brampton, Cumbria, England, UK, Europe.
The Sidmouth Folk Week begins, and runs until August 10, at venues throughout Sidmouth, Devon, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing during the festival include Fairport Convention, Eliza Carthy, Cara Dillon, Show Of Hands, Kathryn Tickell, The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, Roger McGough and Blowzabella.
Kamelot are among the artists playing at The Leyendas Del Rock Festival, Villena, Spain, Europe.
Sophie performs in the Mojave Tent during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, in Indio, California, USA.
Crazy P play at The Gottwood Festival, Anglesey, Wales, UK, Europe.
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