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Future Music Festival is back touring across Australia in February and March 2015 and today organisers have revealed a huge line up that includes headliner DRAKE who will be touring Australia for the first time!  Joining him will be Swedish EDM star AVICII and everyone's favourite THE PRODIGY to name just a few of the top acts lined up!

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TomorrowWorld, one of the most magical festivals in the world, returned this past September for its second edition nestled on the beautiful grounds of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. 160,000 happy souls came together on the festival's mythical grounds filled with lush rolling hills and lakes. On over 500 acres of natural picturesque surroundings, TomorrowWorld created a breathtaking fantasy world featuring several stunning stage structures and a grandiose Arising of Life Stage, spanning over 400 feet wide and 100 feet tall.

Tomrrowworld 2015 dates poster

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Festival organisers have released the first round of bands that will take part in the lineup of the tenth anniversary of Resurrection Fest, the most special edition of the festival and that will have more than 70 bands of metal, hardcore, punk and rock.

On the top of the bill there is the legendary Motörhead, hard rock British band lead by the mighty Lemmy Kilmister, who haven't been to Spain since 2011 and will perform their unique show in 2015 and from Sweden, one of the important melodic death metal bands of the world: In Flames!

Motorhead at Resurrection Fest in Spain 2015

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Are we dreaming? We hope not as we announce two of the greatest trail blazers of the grass roots music era – Buffy Sainte-Marie as a musician, peace activist and rights warrior for her nation's indigenous people; Richard Thompson as a fearless explorer through the rootsy wilderness of music and songwriting and emerging as one of the true greats. We have the red carpet ready to roll out!

Academy Award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie’s audacious attitude to life on and off the stage has inspired people around the world for over four decades. By age 24, Buffy Sainte-Marie had appeared all over Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia, receiving honors, medals and awards, which continue to this day. Her song Until It’s Time for You to Go was recorded by Elvis and Cher. Her Universal Soldier became the anthem of the peace movement. As one of the most spellbinding artists of our time, Buffy Sainte-Marie gracefully combines a high-energy stage presence with cerebral songs that tell powerful stories.

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Envision festival is an annual gathering in Costa Rica that seeks to provide a platform for different cultures to inspire one another to co-create sustainable community and practice yoga, spirituality, art, music, dance performance, education, and acknowledge our fundamental connection with nature.

The festival just announced the first musical headliner, THE POLISH AMBASSADOR, the world’s funkiest diplomat, with the rest of the lineup to be released soon. Past Envision headliners include Beats Antique, Tipper, Alex Grey, Nahko and Medicine for the People,Emancipator, Rising Appalachia, Papadosio, Rootz Underground, Midnite,The Lucent Dossier Experience, Quixotic, Random Rab, and Costa Rican favorite Sonámbulo.

The Polish Ambassador at Envision Festival in Costa Rica 2015

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Bluesfest Byron Bay, has today announced its 2nd group of artists for next years festival that takes place from the 2nd to 6th April  The 1st Announcement for the 26th Annual Bluesfest that included THE BLACK KEYS, ZAC BROWN BAND, ALABAMA SHAKES and TRAIN among other greats created a stir AND this 2nd edition proves there is no stopping now, with more headlining announcements on the horizon!

Bluesfest Second Artist Announcement includes:
BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS,  PAOLO NUTINI, DAVID GRAY, BEN HOWARD, COUNTING CROWS, GARY CLARK JR., ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO, JIMMY CLIFF, MAVIS STAPLES, DISPATCH, RUTHIE FOSTER, THE BEAT, KEZIAH JONES, SHEPPARD, PLAYING FOR CHANGE and so many more to come!

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Chugg Entertainment and Rob Potts Entertainment Edge today announced the first artists and early bird ticket details for the Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival to be held under the Riverina sky in Deniliquin in Southern NSW over the 2015 Easter long weekend – Saturday, 4 April and Sunday, 5 April, 2015. The first artists to be announced for the 2015 Festival are Zac Brown Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Mavis Staples, Benny Walker, Dallas Frasca and Dale Winters.
 
The Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival (formerly known as the Deni Blues & Roots Festival) is an award-winning festival now in its third year.
 
The change of name to Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival gives the event a unique identity that more accurately reflects the spirit and location of a festival taking place on the expansive, striking landscape, under the big sky of the Riverina Plains.

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The Day After Festival, which will take place January 16-18, 2015, is making its return to Panama City for the third consecutive year after the massive success of the last two festival runs. The Day After has been named "Latin America’s #1 destination festival," and is the product of a collaboration between leading EDM event company and SFX affiliate Disco Donnie Presents and ShowPro, the top entertainment production company in the country of Panamá.

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Sinéad O'Connor has a new album – 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss' – which she is currently featuring with concerts across the USA and then all the way to Port Fairy next March. This is great news just being announced this weekend!

Port Fairy has a powerful connection to Ireland with this festival hosting so many of the brilliant artists from there. It is wonderful to be presenting one of Ireland's great musically creative artists when Sinéad O'Connor brings her music to Port Fairy next March.

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Last night, during his ‘A State Of Trance’ radio show, Armin van Buuren announced A State Of Trance Festival.

For the first time in the history of ‘A State of Trance,’ there will be a celebration weekend instead of a celebration tour.  In addition, ‘A State of Trance’ will consist of festivals with multiple stages at fixed destinations around the globe planned for the next three years.

The celebration weekend will be held:
Melbourne - February 6 and Sydney - February 7 - Tickets will go on sale Thursday October 23 at 10am (AEDT).  

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