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Hello and welcome to Castival, hosted by Matt Hoss

This is the live podcast recording where we invite famous, legendary and hilarious guests to pitch their dream music festival. It is hosted by Matt Hoss: Stand-up comedian, twitch streamer and University of Kent alumni. In this show, we’ll talk about glamping, guitars and great music. So join us for an evening of wonderful chat and hypothetical mosh pits. Castival is all about hilarious chats, discussing why we are passionate about the things we like and of course, nerding out over music.

Castival welcomes the legendary Rachel Fairburn for this live special

Rachel Fairburn is a comedian and writer from Manchester.

Now based in London, Rachel featured in Chortle’s ‘One to Watch’ list in 2020 and picked up the 2019 online content award from . She has also been a finalist of several prestigious competitions including Funny Women, City Life Comedian of the Year, the NATYS and English Comedian of the Year.

Rachel is co-host and co-writer of the worldwide smash hit podcast All Killa No Filla. With a huge international following of over a quarter of a million listeners and growing, she has taken the podcast on several sell-out UK tours and a recent tour of the USA.

She has been a staple of the Edinburgh Fringe since 2014, with 5 critically acclaimed solo shows under her belt and featured in the ‘40 jokes of the fringe’ by the Daily Telegraph in 2018. A regular on the UK stand-up circuit, Rachel is also curator and host of the wildly popular ‘Comedian’s Stories’ night at the 2Northdown comedy club in London.

“Huge presence in a pint-sized frame – ★★★★”Chortle

“Bright, brave and bitterly enjoyable – ★★★★”The Skinny

“Gag-heavy, opinionated and smart – ★★★★”Funny Women

Join Matt and Rachel as they discuss their dream music festival for their live audience, for the hit podcast CASTIVAL.

Follow us @CastivalPodcast & @MattHossComedy for more details.

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