Insider UK: our 5 April 2023 newsletter

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Today’s pre-Easter bank holiday edition is jam-packed with stories from The Independent including an interview with our Editor-in-Chief, announcing our new festival partnership and sharing our latest petition.

The Independent and Montreux Jazz Festival

We are beyond thrilled to announce that The Independent is now the exclusive online global media partner of the world-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, which runs from 30 June to 15 July 2023 in Montreux, Switzerland.

The news comes as the festival reveals this year’s lineup, which includes Bob Dylan, Janelle Monae, Lil Nas X, Sam Smith and Lionel Richie.

Read the full press release here and The Independent’s article on the Montreux lineup announcement here.

Interviewing The Independent’s Editor-in-Chief

The Independent’s Geordie Greig has occupied the editor’s chair at some of the biggest titles in the UK. Now it’s his turn on the interview seat. 

To find out about Geordie’s career, his views on the role of the press and the future of The Independent, watch him in conversation with Katie Razzall on the BBC’s Media Show now.

The Independent’s latest petition

The Independent has launched a petition calling for the UK to support Afghan war heroes who served alongside British forces.

An Afghan war veteran who served alongside British armed forces is among those who have fled to the UK on small boats and are now being threatened with deportation to Rwanda.

Lively’s new Fresh Takes

Lively have today launched the final episode of their Women Pioneers series.

This episode features a conversation between two marketing powerhouses, Visha Kudhail and Lively CEO Mike White, who are deep diving into the crucial topic of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Register for exclusive episode access and VIP tickets for Lively’s future events. Lively’s Fresh Takes is in partnership with The Independent.

A new episode of Music Box

This week, South London rapper Che Lingo joins The Independent’s Culture & Lifestyle News Editor, Roisin O’Connor, at the Music Box studio to perform tracks from his forthcoming album ‘Coming Up For Air’. Building on his critically-acclaimed debut ‘The Worst Generation’, Che Lingo performed his single ‘Out The Blue’ as well as ‘Jaded’ and ‘Fighting Giants’.

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