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Four Letters SOAD!  Confused?  Well the 2nd edition of Download Festival France will take place from the 9th - 11th June and organisers have just announced their first headliner for 2017!

With rumours floating around the blogosphere in recent weeks, Festival organisers felt it was time to officially let you know that SYSTEM OF A DOWN will be headlining next years festival on Saturday 10th June.

System of a Down will headline Download Festival in France 2017
And that’s not all the next bands will be announced on the 31st October at 6pm (CET) and then the mad rush begins as tickets go on sale on the 3rd November at 10am (CET).

So note the date in your diary and let us know if you hear any more rumours..!

GROOVE CAIRNGORM returns for its second outing at CairnGorm Mountain and Badaguish Outdoor Centre on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2017. The festival will feature BASEMENT JAXX (dj set), CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL CLUB, BLONDE and lots more.
Glastonbury headlining, three million album selling, Brit and Grammy winning maestros of global dancetronica BASEMENT JAXX (dj set) top the bill. Basement Jaxx are on top of the world and now top of the mountain! It’s a view these inveterate musical explorers have long embraced, ever since minting, at the turn of the millennium, the currently voguish, airwave-dominating pop-house sound.

Groove CairnGrom 2017 first acts poster UK

RADIOHEAD have become the first headline act to be confirmed for Glastonbury Festival 2017 and will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 23rd.  This will be the band’s third time headlining the Pyramid Stage, following previous headline appearances in 1997 and 2003.

Rumours that the band would return to Worthy Farm began to circulate on Wednesday, when the band's logo appeared near the Pyramid stage.

Radiohead Bear logo at Glastonbury Festival farm

Open’er festival organisers have announced that RADIOHEAD are the first headlining act of  2017. The band will play the 16th festival edition in Gdynia, Poland on Wednesday, June 28th 2017!

With no doubt RADIOHEAD is one of the most important contemporary music groups and with all certainty the most influential. The band was formed in 1985 in Abingdon, less than 20 kilometres from Oxford and it is still associated with the city. From the beginning the band consists of Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway and Thom Yorke.

Radiohead to play Poland's Open'er Festival in 2017

The billing of the 2017 edition of BANG YOUR HEAD festival is growing again and becoming more and more colorful, with two new additions unquestionably creating exciting musical contrasts.

Sanctuary will be performing at Bang Your Head Festival 2017 in Germany

Having outgrown its previous home in Bulgaria, Horizon Festival is set for an exciting new chapter with even more diverse and eclectic sounds, stunning views, incredible skiing and snowboarding terrain and unparalleled late-night parties at its new home in Arinsal, Andorra.

Leading the first announcement for 2017 is a true mix of styles and influences, with grime superstar-in-waiting AJ TRACEY, renowned UK flagbearer ONEMAN and explosive genre morphers YUSSEF KAMAAL all dipping their own flavour into the Horizon experience. It’s an experience which has included many collaborative sets over the last few years, and 2017 is no exception with acclaimed spinner BEN UFO going B2B with the chameleonic vibes of MIDLAND for a memorable journey through underground dance.

Two of the most exciting and popular underground stars, MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE and Horizon veteran KiNK will be playing their first shows of 2017 in Arinsal, whilst CRAIG CHARLES will once again be bringing the funk and soul party high on the mountains. The revered UK drum and bass label SHOGUN AUDIO will be bringing more cutting edge vibes, with a unique showcase including sets from ICICLE, ROCKWELL and TECHNIMATIC, with gritty beat-maker MUMDANCE, the legendary CHANNEL ONE SOUNDSYSTEM and slick producer AVALON EMERSON all bringing their own flair to further nights across the Andorran hills. The line up also includes JASPER JAMES, JOSEY REBELLE, OR:LA, COURTESY, COOLY G, SCOTT GARCIA, EL-B, MOONY and more…

Horizon Festival 2017 line up poster Andorra
At every corner, Horizon has become synonymous for the out-there and spectacular parties and 2017 will be no different. The Andorran mountains will play host to a stunning variety of experiences, from the whimsical escape of the Forest Parties, the second-annual Horizon Paintball Wars, the pinnacle highs of the mammoth Ware-house Parties and a mountain top avalanche arena with Champagne ice bar, snow yoga, acoustic sets and more.

If you’re searching for something a bit different, Horizon 2017 has you covered. The festival will be opening the doors to ‘The Hostal’, an abandoned hotel transformed into a dark fairytale full of looming corridors, amazing set designs and immersive performances - it’s set to be packed with truly mind blowing sights and seriously good times.

BASS Festival is the brainchild of Punch Records, the UK's leading music development agency, based in Birmingham with an impressive fifteen year history of delivering groundbreaking public programmes, events and special one off shows. Now in its 11th year BASS has established itself as one of the UK's most innovative boutique festivals with an annual theme running throughout the events, this year being Hip Hop 360 - celebrating Black music culture. BASS Festival will run across a two week period at venues throughout the city.

BASS Festival UK 2016 artist poster

Winter is coming but anticipation is heating up as The BPM Festival gears up to celebrate their tenth anniversary celebration taking place January 6-15, 2017 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The festival is proud to announce the first ten showcases with globally respected music labels and iconic brands that have supported The BPM Festival throughout their journey and grown together over the years. Fans can look forward to celebrating in style with German collective KEINEMUSIK, Hot Since 82’s KNEE DEEP IN SOUND, Marco Carola’s MUSIC ON, NICOLE MOUDABER PRESENTS MOOD, Jamie Jones’ PARADISE, Guy Gerber’s RUMORS, Dubfire’s SCI+TEC, No.19 Music’s SOCIAL EXPERIMENT, Steve Lawler’s WARRIORS and over 70 more parties to be announced with over 400 artists.  

First BPM Festival Mexico showcases for 2017

Rock am Ring and Rock im Park will be taking place on the first weekend of June 2017, with tickets for Germany's most popular open-air festivals going on sale on the 20th October.

Check out the highlights from last years festival:

Rock am Ring & Rock im Park 2016 - Best Of Trailer from Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur on Vimeo.

This morning, Nova Rock Festival organisers have released a 2nd headliner for next year’s festival - If you would like to guess a bit, then check out the facts listed below, if you want to find out now then just scroll down, to the bottom of the article!

-  In 1993 the singer and guitarist formed a band called Soil. Not to be mixed up with SOiL
-  All musicians have also side / solo-projects
-  The band’s name is taken from a poem, the guitarist wrote.
-  Their style is often described as alternative metal – but to be more specific it is heavy metal, thrash metal, progressive metal, nu metal, grunge, punk and folklore.
-  Beneath their mostly political lyrics, there’s also the necessary touch of humour.
-  Actually the band has “just” released five records.
-  In a short version they get along with four letters – and it’s not RHCP or RATM.

Had enough guesses….so the next headliner is SYSTEM OF A DOWN!

2017 will be the first time that GREEN DAY and SYSTEM OF A DOWN have been together at a festival in Austria since the first NOVA ROCK Festival 2005!

Nova Rockestival 2017 poster System of a Down Austria

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