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The Observer critics’ guide to the summer holidays | Musique Non Stop

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Observer critics’ guide to the summer holidays

Make cultural hay while the sun shines with our suggestions for reading, viewing and listening, from dreamy R&B to vintage Keanu Reeves to op art in the country

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Beyond the boutique tag, Houghton festival in Norfolk (10-13 August) specialises in high-end electronic music, from minimal techno to reggae. Sensitively curated by Craig Richards, artist-cum-Fabric DJ, it boasts a cogent bill – Ricardo Villalobos headlines, Nicolas Jaar and Floating Points promise lengthy DJ sets – and an atmospheric lakeside setting with an abandoned warehouse for those old-skool rave vibes. The festival boasts proper art, too, with works by James Turrell, Richard Long and Rachel Whiteread on the bill.

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by Susannah Clapp, Laura Cumming, Kitty Empire, Simran Hans, Tara Joshi, Guy Lodge, Fiona Maddocks, Rowan Moore, Miranda Sawyer via Electronic music | The Guardian