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Stormzy taking over Glastonbury 2019 stage

Stormzy taking over Glastonbury 2019 stage

Arts, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music
Glastonbury Festival 2019 first headliner has been announced. Stormzy, the up-and-coming grime artist, will be the first rapper to perform on the Pyramid stage. Clues of the opening set first appeared in a window of the Oxfam shop in Streatham, where a poster was put up and according to social media, others showed up around the Somerset event site. Since the news started spreading, Stormzy aka Michael Omari, posted on his Instagram page sharing the official poster with the caption: “THE HEADLINE ACT-GLASTONBURY 2019, well let's be f****** having ya then.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNUOYOnq9h/ https://twitter.com/NSandom/status/1063077002402521089 Glastonbury Festival said in an official statement: “We’re delighted to announce that Stormzy is confirmed as the first hea
The power of sounds: Gong baths

The power of sounds: Gong baths

Arts, Entertainment, Music
The magic of music and the power of sounds are so strong they can change our lives. Take a look at the sound healing technique called gong bath; a bath where people are immersed in sound waves rather than in water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQBIjST4i7c&feature=youtu.be   Video, photographs and words: Ugne Maladauskaite | Subbing: Adam Kaczynski
One year on: Remembering Lil Peep

One year on: Remembering Lil Peep

Arts, Entertainment, Music, Podcasts
Today marks the one year anniversary of the accidental death of emo trap rapper Lil Peep. Peep died at the age of 21 from a fentanyl and Xanax overdose. The first of this month would have been his 22nd birthday, on Friday his first posthumous album Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 2 was released and today marks the anniversary of his passing. His death left him a martyr and a role model for so many teenagers going through suicidal thoughts and depression. Peep was an artist that managed to infuse the emo rock of the 2000s into the trap rap of last few years. On this weeks episode of the Voice of London podcast, I talk with an ambient artist from Oxford, Slooshy Me O Brother. His new record is releasing on 1st December entitled "wave_(s)" and can be streamed on SoundCloud or Bandcamp.
Does being in the public eye lead to addiction?

Does being in the public eye lead to addiction?

Arts, Celebrity, Entertainment, Health, Music
Mental heath is on the rise, with many falling into addiction - drugs and alcohol. Is this need for substance seen as being a get away when in the public eye? Over the past few days, the US rapper Mac Miller's reason of death has been confirmed. According to the BBC, the 26-year-old died as a result of what is seen to be an 'accidental overdose' on cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol. The star was found dead in his home early September, just 4 months after his split from the Thank U, Next singer Ariana Grande. Addiction is repeated involvement or dependancy on a substance often linked to mental health. Over the past few years, many celebrities just like the rapper Mac Miller have been brought to light for recent overdoses that have led to multiple rehab visits and, in some cases, even ...
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