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Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival has added legendary rockers DOOBIE BROTHERS to its already stellar music line‐up joining headliners KENNY CHESNEY and ZAC BROWN BAND.  Doobie Brothers’ four‐time Grammy Award winning sound has become part of America’s musical firmament, sampled on dance records, reinterpreted on “American Idol” and a fixture on radio  formats from Top 40 to classic rock. With the release of their new record Southbound, a collaboration  with the top country stars of today, including a version of their classic hit “Black Water” featuring Tortuga headliner Zac Brown Band, they are breaking new creative ground in the exploration of their musical connection with Nashville.

Doobie Brothers at Tortuga Music Festival in 2015 Florida USA

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With an already strong starting line up festival organisers are adding a further seven bands.

Starting with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, the band that was formed in 1998 by frontman Zakk Wylde, who also played with Ozzy Osbourne!   The American Quartet Black Label Society are far from newcomers on the metal scene, during their 15 years as a band, they have received accolades from the Revolver, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and toured all over the world.

We love the Black Label Society video for 'Angel Of Mercy', check it out!


Black Label Society - Angel Of Mercy - Official Video on MUZU.TV.

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Consisting of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, BASEMENT JAXX are the BRIT and Grammy Award winning,  transatlantic chart-toppers, that have been at the forefront of dance music for the best part of twenty years. With a back catalogue to rival anyone, they have churned out classic after classic including ‘Fly Life’ to ‘Red Alert’, ‘Romeo’ to ‘Jus 1 Kiss’, ‘Jump N Shout’ to ‘Where’s Your Head At’, amongst others. 2014 witnessed the release of their seventh studio album and the return of their much loved live act, culminating in a triumphant homecoming show at a sold out O2 Arena.

           We are looking forward to bringing the extra dimensional, super-cosmic vibrations of the full Jaxx live show back to South London on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Come and join us on Clapham Common at South West Four - Basement Jaxx

And homecoming is the name of the game here as BASEMENT JAXX take the two mile trip from Brixton to Clapham Common for their long awaited South West Four debut on Sunday 30th August. Prepare to lose your minds as the Jaxx show SW4 why the wait has been worth it. Make sure you’re a part of it.

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The long list of great names already announced for the Tinderbox festival line up is now joined by no fewer than four major international names and two artists, who stand right in front of their international breakthrough.

MAJOR LAZER, one of the world's most interesting and style-generating electronic projects, led by the American DJ and producer Diplo. Diplo is also known for his cooperation with the Mø on the single "XXX 88". Diplo and friends have worked with everyone from Pharell to Beyonce and have been confirmed to be working with Gwen Stefani and Ellie Goulding for their upcoming albums. Major Lazer is a guarantor of an explosive show and organisers guarantee that you won't be able to stand still when Major Lazer hits the stage at Tinderbox in June.

To see what you can expect watch the Major Lazer video for 'Come On To Me' (feat. Sean Paul):


Major Lazer - Come On To Me (feat. Sean Paul) on MUZU.TV.

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NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS and MASTODON bring more unadulterated rock to Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Today’s 24 new additions to the line-up include Norwegian DJ sensation KYGO, enchanting folk pop from the Swedish sisters FIRST AID KIT and super producer and beat maker JAMIE XX. 78 out of 169 acts in Roskilde Festival’s 2015 line-up are now revealed.
 
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MORRISSEY is to perform exclusively for Australian audiences during Vivid Sydney as part of Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House on Tuesday May 26, Wednesday May 27, Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31, 2015

Morrissey at Vivid Festival in Sydney 2015

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It's time for the 13th Vans Warped Tour artist announcement!

Jumping on the tour this week are Ho99o9​, MAJOR LEAGUE, MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, NEW YEARS DAY, SET IT OFF and the KENNETHS! Over 60 other artists have been announced now and don't forget to come back next Wednesday at 4PM PST/ 7PM EST for more!

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Major League on the Vans Warped Tour 2015 USA
Following an incredibly busy year of shows in support of their debut record Hard Feelings, Major League has returned with a sophomore album that defies any pre-conceived notions and defines their next evolution as a band. With guitarist Brian Joyce now helming vocal duties, backed by Matt Chila (guitar/vocals), Kyle Bell (bass) and Luke Smartnick (drums), the band emerges with a new sense of identity, a renewed focus and an abundant amount of energy for their most personal recording to date.

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The heaviest stage in the Balkans, Explosive at Exit festival, will have one of its strongest editions this summer! Leading American industrial metalheads FEAR FACTORY (July 12th) will play Serbia for the first time ever, just as New Yorkers NUCLEAR ASSAULT (July 11th) on their farewell tour. One of the heaviest bands of all times NAPALM DEATH (July 9th) are coming to mark the 10th anniversary since they lead the bill of former Metal Hammer stage at Exit, and Californian hardcore attraction TERROR (July 10th) will also score their first ever show at the gargantuan moats of Petrovaradin Fortress.

Along with previously confirmed headline aces Motorhead and new rock stars Eagles of Death Metal for Main Stage, the full list of Explosive Stage could compete on its own as full-fledged hard’n’heavy festival within Exit!


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The last of the 90 artists that will be playing at this year's Sweden Rock Festival have now been confirmed!

Their occult but highly accessible hard rock and strong image have quickly made GHOST one of the biggest bands in Sweden at the moment. At the time of their last Sweden Rock Festival visit, their career was in its infancy. Now they return to perform at a substantially bigger stage - and at night, naturally!

Ghost at Sweden Rock Festival in 2015

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One of the biggest electronic music acts of all time, FAITHLESS, will perform a full live set in the EXIT Dance Arena on 12th July! This performance will undoubtedly be one of the most eponymous and important concerts production wise that EXIT Festival’s world-renowned biggest dancefloor has ever seen!  With the Arena’s magical/mesmerising energy combined with a set jam packed with some of the biggest dance tacks that have defined an era, Faithless will bring EXIT to a close with a bang.

Check out the Faithless video for Music Matters:


Faithless - Music Matters on MUZU.TV.

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