Claire is a freelance journalist living, loving and havin' it large in hectic London town. As well as editing the Core website and doing all manner of important editor business on the printed publication, she also writes for numerous dance music publications and reviews clubs and restaurants for London guide, Fluid. When she's not beavering away on the mag or telling people off for bad spelling and punctuation, Claire likes travelling, long walks and throwing some serious shapes on the dancefloor.
Just what is a boutique festival? If you like your festivals raw, unadulterated, free from commercial drivel and merchandise floggers, then look no further. These independent, bohemian, untainted festivals might be right up your campsite.
If you’re not out clubbing this New Year’s Eve, or let's face it, even if you are, be sure to check out Bitch’s New Year’s Day event at Venus The Club in Manchester.
Running from 11pm right through to 6am, the night will be headlined by Michael Woods and D.O.D., with additional noise from names such as residents Lempo, Pete Mobey and Mark Kovich.
Kissy Sell Out’s amazing Turn It On Tour is drawing to a close with a massive party at the Electric in Brixton on Saturday November 12th. The night features a cavalcade of stars to match the huge sound system, so be sure to put this one in your diaries.
Swedish House Mafia are the latest in a series of artists to headline a One Night Stand gig at the National Bowl at Milton Keynes.
The house superstars are bringing their sonic explosives to the venue on the 14th of July 2012. And not only that - the UK One Night Stand gig will be previewed by another one-off show at Madison Square Garden in New York on the 16th December. This will mean that Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso will make history in becoming the first dance act to headline both arenas.
The organisers behind Exit, the sickest festival in Europe, have announced exciting new acts to play this year. British favourites Jamiroquai are set to play the main stage alongside House of Pain (who are celebrating their 20th anniversary).
Festival season is getting hype. Rumours are flying around about who's headlining where in 2011, but we can exclusively reveal that Pendulum will close this year's South West Four weekender in their ONLY London show of the year.
Following a two year hiatus, Steve Lawler returns to London to re-launch his Harlem Nights residency.