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Ear plugs: a must-have piece of music festival gear for 2017

Ear plugs: a must-have piece of music festival gear for 2017

Are you off to a music festival this summer? Whether you were lucky enough to score tickets for Glastonbury, are heading to Reading or Leeds, or will be at V Festival in August, you are guaranteed one thing: lots of loud music. And that means you need to protect your ears.

Ear protection might not initially sound like it's in keeping with the rough and ready festival ethos, but Glastonbury’s own website urges festival-goers to bring ear plugs.

David Bowie’s producer thinks these are the best earphones ever

David Bowie’s producer thinks these are the best earphones ever

Meet FLARES® PRO: the newly launched IEM that David Bowie’s producer has branded as the best earphones ever.

Tony Visconti produced no fewer than 13 Bowie albums, including The Man Who Sold The World, Young Americans, Heroes and last year’s Blackstar. He's also produced an array of other artists, including T. Rex, Morrissey, Iggy Pop and The Stranglers (to pluck just a handful from a list as long as your amp lead).

Flare Audio gear centre stage as Dudley, Jeczalik and Langan reboot The Art of Noise’s In Visible Silence

Flare Audio gear centre stage as Dudley, Jeczalik and Langan reboot The Art of Noise’s In Visible Silence

If you read our recent interview with Gary Langan from Art of Noise, you will know that he and fellow founder members Anne Dudley and J. J. Jeczalik were performing on stage together for the first time in 30 years at the recent Liverpool Sound City event.

You will also know that Gary is a big fan of Flare Audio and our kit, and that was reflected in the gear he had on stage with him during the gig at Clarence Dock, Liverpool, on Thursday, May 25.