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Sampha Wins 2017 Mercury Prize

It probably has not escaped your attention that this year’s Mercury Prize winner was announced on Thursday evening. Sampha, a South-Londoner, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the business; including Drake, Kanye West and Beyoncé, bathed in his own recognition last night, as he took home this year’s Mercury Prize. The …Read More


Bands You Didn’t Know Were From Birmingham

Black Sabbath: This legendary rock group are cited as the leading pioneers of heavy metal, and formed in Birmingham in 1968. The original line-up featured lead guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and of course singer Ozzy Osbourne. They have since sold over 70 million records worldwide and won …Read More


Review: PennFest Friday

The first day of the seventh PennFest set the weekend up to be a great one, despite the unwelcome downpour. Noasis kicked off proceedings on the main stage and whilst there wasn’t much of crowd at that point of the day, those few who witnessed their set enjoyed belting along to “Rock n Roll Star” …Read More


The ValeFest Build Up: Second Stage Preview

The Build Up to ValeFest 2017 is covered here at Burn FM Music as we bring you day by day previews of each stage throughout the week leading up to ValeFest 2017 on Saturday 3rd June. Here we preview the acts performing on the Second Stage this year:   IsaacO Self-titled ‘Medical student in the day …Read More


ValeFest: The One’s To Watch Out For

ValeFest finally arrive’s on the Vale tomorrow, and with over 40 artists across 6 stages there’s plenty of talent to sample. Here are 6 of my favourite’s that shouldn’t be missed on Saturday. Sam Jackson & the Struggles Local hero Sam Jackson leads this folk-rock group with strong vocals and plenty of charisma (and a great …Read More


The ValeFest Build Up: Acoustic Stage Preview

The Build Up to ValeFest 2017 is covered here at Burn FM Music as we bring you day by day previews of each stage throughout the week leading up to ValeFest 2017 on Saturday 3rd June. Here we preview the acts performing on the Acoustic Stage this year:   Philippa:Zawe Kicking off this years acoustic …Read More


Interview: Josh Franceschi from You Me at Six

You Me At Six frontman Josh Franceschi joined us last month to talk about touring with their new album, Night People, what the band have been up to recently, and their exciting plans for the future. The band are on the US leg of their tour after doing the rounds in Europe and the UK …Read More


Blaenavon – 5/4/17

Rating: Just two days before the release of their extremely long-awaited and anticipated debut album, ‘That’s Your Lot’, Blaenavon took to Birmingham’s Hare and Hounds to erupt frenzy and excitement amongst their Brummie fans. Before the band has even taken the stage, a small group has gathered down front already dripping in sweat from their …Read More


ValeFest 2017 Charities: BasicNeeds

Better Mental Health – Better Lives Every year at The Vale Festival, the organisers select charities to support with 100% of the proceeds from the year’s ticket sales, having donated over £150,000 in years gone by. Since 2004 ValeFest, as Europe’s largest student-run charity music festival, has championed a number of worthy causes, last year being The …Read More


ValeFest 2017 Charities: RSVP West Midlands

Every year at The Vale Festival, the organisers select charities to support with 100% of the proceeds from the year’s ticket sales, having donated over £150,000 in years gone by. Since 2004 ValeFest, as Europe’s largest student-run charity music festival, has championed a number of worthy causes, last year being The Birmingham Children’s Hospital and …Read More