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Lowlands Festival keeps expanding its phenomenal line-up and adds Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, CHASE & STATUS Live, AlunaGeorge, Cassius, Matt Corby, Miike Snow, John Coffey, Local Natives, Hollywood Undead, Logic, SBMG & Broederliefde, Indian Askin, Bombay, Izzy Bizu, Bohemian Betyars, Elias, Woodie Smalls, Otherkin and Transylvania to the 24th edition of the event, scheduled to take place from the 19th to 21st August, in Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands.

Lowlands Festival Netherlands adds 19 new acts to the 2016 line up

The initial band lineup has been announced for the eighth edition of ShipRocked, set for January 16-20, 2017 onboard Carnival Victory. Headliner Breaking Benjamin will join Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil, The Stowaways all-star band and more on The Ultimate Rock ‘N’ Roll Cruise as it sails from Miami, FL to Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

            We are super exited to be the headliner for ShipRocked this year. Thanks for rocking out with us!!! - Breaking Benjamin’s Benjamin Burnley

Check out the official 2017 teaser video:

ShipRocked 2017 Dates, Ship & Port Info from ASK4-TV on Vimeo.

AEG Live, producers of many of the most compelling rock festivals in the U.S., including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest have announced the first annual Texas Mutiny festival, to be held Saturday, September 24 on the outer grounds at Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.
The newest rock and camping festival to hit the Lone Star State promises a day of absolute music mutiny with over 12 hours of nonstop music on three stages from AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEFTONES, CHEVELLE, PIERCE THE VEIL, HELLYEAH, OF MICE & MEN, GHOST, CANDLEBOX, NOTHING MORE, STARSET, THE AMITY AFFLICTION, SKINDRED, KYNG, NECK DEEP, SHAMAN’S HARVEST, AVATAR, TWELVE FOOT NINJA, SEPTEMBER MOURNING and more.

Texas Mutiny Festival poster 2016 USA

Last year DJ SNAKE authored two of the biggest dance tracks: his own 'Turn Down for What' and Major Lazer's 'Lean on'. 2015 was also the year that he shook the Boiler Room to its very foundations. This time he’s armed with a new album and determined to top last year’s performance.

Here’s another string of new names that will light up the dance floor: DJ CRAZE, DUSKY LIVE, THE JILLIONAIRE, JUST BLAZE, TROYBOI and SNAKEHIPS. Now here’s a blast from the past: American pop punk heroes GOOD CHARLOTTE! And last but not least loads of fresh names including CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN, GLASS ANIMALS, JOSEF SALVAT NAO, RY X and SWINDLE.

Following Oscar and the Wolf, Soulwax and The Subs organisers are proud to present yet another batch of homegrown talent: AMONGSTER, CHARLOTTE DE WITTE, COELY, COMPACT DISK DUMMIES, TSAR B, WARHAUS, WARHOLA and WOODIE SMALLS are all joining us for Pukkelpop 2016.

On the downside, WAKARAT have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour and that includes their appearance at Pukkelpop.

The line-up just keeps getting better and better! Organisers are thrilled to announce that BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner, TOM ODELL will be performing at V Festival. The British indie pop singer-songwriter, whose new album will be released in June, is currently in the midst of a sold-out tour. V Festival will be one of the only places you can get your hands on a ticket to see Tom play his new material, following the major success of his debut album ‘Long Way Down’.

Tom Odell will be at V Festival 2016 in the UK

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BLINK-182, the punk pop favorites of a generation, are back with their highly anticipated seventh studio album, California, set for release July 1, 2016 on BMG.  Since their humble beginnings twenty-four years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, BLINK-182 has sold over fifty million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation.  They combine high-energy dynamics with an artistic ambition that transcends any genre.  

Check out the classic Blink 182 video for “All The Small Things”:

The eighth annual Maha Music Festival, presented by Schnackel Engineers, will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. The event features twelve hours of live music on two stages, headlined this year by indie darlings PASSION PIT, who travel to the Metro area for the first time.

Maha Music Festival 2016 Lineup from Maha Music Festival on Vimeo.

Garorock Festival reveals that DENGUE DENGUE, NICOLA CRUZ, PETIT BISCUIT and JULIAN JEWEIL will be amongst the electronic acts programmed to make you dance until dawn at the Garoclub Stage this summer.

The full list of this announcement also includes: Comah, Woodini, Costello, Mondowski, Paolo Cortes, Urban Breathe, Douchka, DJ Khalab, Robert Robert, Poirier, Esteban, Mr Bongo, Carte Blanche, Iboat, 42.195, J-Zbel Live, Zaltan, Leroy Washington and Laroze.

With this announcement Garorock closes the line-up the festival, due to take place from the 30th June to the 3rd July in Marmande, South West of France. This is set to be a 20th anniversary edition to remember, with a line-up fronted by Muse, Disclosure, Jamie XX, M83, Savages, The Kills, Jagwar Ma, Charles Bradley, The Hives, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Method Man vs Redman, Glass Animals, Boys Noize and Ratatat amongst many others.

Tickets are on sale now and selling fast!  Ultimate Festival Guide has teamed up with Europe's biggest and fastest growing music festival travel website, Festicket to help you get there!  Just click the image below and have a look at the different packages that are on sale.  Choose the one that suits you best and then checkout - see you at the front!

Garorock Festival 2016 tickets

After having announced musical delights such as Radiohead, who have just confirmed the release of a brand-new album this June, US sensation Kings of Leon and 30 more acts, we'll complete our 2016 lineup.

Festival organisers are thrilled to confirm that ultra-vivid violinist and singer LINDSEY STIRLING will grace the stage with one of her gripping performances. The Australian boys of THE TEMPER TRAP will conquer the stage for their only Germany show with full-on indie rock.

The insatiable ROISIN MURPHY will venture to Treptower Park with her new album Take Her Up To Monto, and TOCOTRONIC, who put German indie rock on the map in the mid-1990s, will also conquer the Lolla stage.

Find out who else made the cut on the poster below

Lollapalooza Berlin 2016 latest additions poster 2016 Germay

Shaping the destiny of dance music, our very own rave oasis, Temple Island, has lined-up the heavy hitters to take Bestival into The Future this September in the depths of Robin Hill. Curated in conjunction with Street Team and spanning all flavours of beat behaviour from hip-hop to jungle and almost everything in between, expect a jam-packed weekend of floor spanking brilliance from legendary selectors and the most exciting new DJs with non-stop songs of praise in our church of dance.

Bestival’s own dancefloor destroyer Rob da Bank says:

              However hard I try to stay away from the brain-melting mega-rave zone that is Temple Island at Bestival the more I seem to get dragged into the madness. With its unique stepped dancefloor and open air Ibiza vibe it really is one of our best venues at Bestival. Last year it seemed to be a lock out from lunchtime till the wee hours, and this year will be no different with so many amazing names and legends from Goldie and Annie Nightingale to new bloods My Nu Leng and Oneman… oh yeah and I appear to be playing a history of jungle with Aled Jones MCing over the top!

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