Ben Johns, Author at Redbrick | University of Birmingham
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Redbrick’s Festival Guide 2019

Summer is on its way and so are some stellar festivals. Here is a month-by-month guide to Redbrick's top festival picks of the year

Posted on 12th April 2019

Redbrick Meets: MNEK

Ben Johns sits down with MNEK to discuss new album Language, working with Madonna, and black British pop stars in the industry

Posted on 5th December 2018

Redbrick Meets: Becky Hill

Pop sensation Becky Hill chats to Redbrick Music Writer Ben Johns about everything from her stratospheric start, upcoming debut and difficulties in the industry

Posted on 4th December 2018

Preview: Ella Mai

Off the back of releasing her stunning debut LP, Redbrick Music Writer Ben Johns previews the upcoming UK tour from Ella Mai

Posted on 15th November 2018

Festival Review: Longitude

Ben Johns argues that the Sunday of Longitude, led by the likes of Solange, SZA and IAMDDB, deserves more credit than many gave it

Posted on 12th August 2018

The English Football Team Have Rediscovered Their Power, And I Have Rediscovered The Power of Atomic Kitten

In the midst of World Cup madness one noughties girl group has worked its way back into our hearts, Ben Johns writes

Posted on 20th July 2018

Live Preview: Lauryn Hill

Ben Johns previews Lauryn Hill's return to the UK later this year

Posted on 21st June 2018

Review: The Band at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Culture writer Ben Johns reviews 'The Band', a new musical featuring the music of Take That, at Birmingham's Hippodrome Theatre.

Posted on 3rd May 2018

Live review: Mabel

Ben Johns reviews Mabel's support act performance for Harry Styles at the Genting Arena

Posted on 18th April 2018

NME: An Obituary

As we await the final ever print edition of the NME, music writer Ben Johns has a few words he'd like to share

Posted on 14th March 2018

Redbrick News Investigates: The Social Side of Birmingham Sport

Rumours of bullying, intimidation and drunken behaviour. Redbrick investigates what is really happening behind closed doors within UoB's biggest and most infamous sports teams.

Posted on 2nd March 2018

Redbrick Meets: Dermot Kennedy

Music critic Ben Johns clues us into the rising career of Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy

Posted on 23rd February 2018