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Download festival organisers Liver Nation announced a whole raft of new acts last night on the Radio 12 Rock Show kicking off with JANE’S ADDICTION, who will be coming to Donington for their debut Download performance. The funked-up foursome are one of the most exciting and frenetic live acts in the game, so this is sure to be a beast of a show. Joining them are SoCal pioneers NOFX, who will be smashing their way through their trademark politically charged punk set. Not long after saying goodbye to Mötley Crüe, Nikki Sixx is back on the road and heading our way with SIXX A.M

Download Festival 2016 latest Poster Feb16 UK

ELLIE GOULDING is coming to Rock Werchter this summer as are YEARS & YEARS and also DAUGHTER. Yep, more good-ies have been added to the line-up this week including GUY GARVEY, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, LAPSLEY and OH WONDER who have also confirmed their slots at Rock Werchter 2016.

Ellie Goulding to play Rock Werchter in Belgium 2016

Widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage performers of all time, IGGY POP will be in Arras on July 1st.

Check out the 12 new names added to this years line up:

12 new acts named for Mainsquare Festival 2016 in France

Slowdive, Deer Tick, LANY, Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady) and The Japanese House have been added to the stellar lineup for this year's Shaky Knees Festival.  The fourth annual event returns in 2016 with performances from Florence + The Machine, My Morning Jacket, Jane's Addiction (performing Ritual de lo Habitual), At The Drive-In, The 1975, Deftones, The Decemberists, Walk the Moon, and many more. Over 75 bands will perform on 5 stages on May 13-15 at Centennial Olympic Park and International Plaza in downtown Atlanta, GA.

Day splits have also been released, find out who's playing which days below:

Shaky Knees Fesitval 2016 day splits poster 2016

After three years, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN finally returns in Italy, with the E STREET BAND, for two dates on 3rd July for the sixth time at the SAN SIRO Stadium in Milan and on 16th July for the first time in the Circus Maximus at this years ROCK IN ROMA in Rome.

Bruce Springsteen at Rock in Roma 2016 Italy

The undisputed leaders of heavy punk and metal sound, rooted in today's world's underground are heading over to Exit Festival's live music temples, Fusion and Explosive stages! The best live punk band and one of the most influential street punk acts of all time, COCK SPARRER, will be headlining Fusion Stage on Saturday, 9 July. Another representatives of the sound, the American anti-establishment advocates ANTI-FLAG are coming to Serbia for the first time to defend their cause on the first day of the festival, no less than at the loud Explosive Stage! The same stage will also welcome pioneers of the Gothenburg metal sound, AT THE GATES, on the last day of the festival, 10 July, while on Friday, 8 July, the uncompromised heavy sound is brought to Fusion Stage by the regional innovators of the EBM, electronic dark rock sound, BORGHESIA from Ljubljana, Slovenia!

One of the most prominent punk names in the world, COCK SPARRER, are finally coming to Exit Festival! The very beginning of '80s saw the release of the eponymous “Shock Troops”, one of the most influential punk albums of all time. Their major rise came during the ‘90s with the release of “Guilty as Charged”, whereas today they are one of the most wanted punk rock bands always increasing their horde of fans who remember the band’s gigs for the rest of their lives!

Cock Sparrer will play Exit Festival in Serbia 2016

The 7th Annual Crush Festival Arizona returns February 13, 2016, at Rawhide Western Town & Event Center. Presented by Relentless Beats and Insomniac Events, Arizona’s longest standing EDM festival will feature: BILLY KENNY, BORGEOUS, JAUZ, KEYS N KRATES, NETSKY, PEKING DUK, SEVEN LIONS, WAX MOTIF and more. Fast becoming a favorite amongst fans, past installments have featured:  Porter Robinson, Dada Life, Bro Safari, Infected Mushroom, Tritonal, Laidback Luke, Bart BMore, Max Vangeli, Harvard Bass and Richard Durand, amongst others.

Crush Festival Arizona 2016 poster USA

In the last five years Dimensions Festival has built a solid reputation as one of the worlds leading electronic parties, each year uniting the most iconic artists from techno, disco, house, world and beyond. Marking it’s fifth birthday with it’s most impressive undertaking to date, Dimensions Festival has revealed the first names for 2016, including cult UK institution MASSIVE ATTACK as headliners for the opening concert in the stunning Pula amphitheatre.

Check out the official announcement video:


Dimensions Festival 2016 - Initial Line-Up by dimensionsfestival

From Wednesday 24th ‘til Sunday 28th, world-class acts joining include future-soul quartet HAITUS KAIYOTE and the experimental jazz-fusion group, the MORITZ VON OSWALD TRIO with TONY ALLEN and MAX LODERBAUER, plus Detroit king MOODYMANN, and techno dons BEN KLOCK, MARCEL DETTMANN and RODHAD. Timeless icons from the house underworld bring their classic selections to the Dimensions fort, with definitive 90s duo MOOD II SWING, Body & Soul figurehead JOE CLAUSSELL and Chicago boss GENE HUNT. On top of all of this, festival goers can find more mind-bending genre explorations in the shape of Hessle Audio, Calibre, Om Unit and more. Selling out last year in record time, Dimensions Festival has become an unmissable date in the diary for any discerning music head.

NOS Primavera Sound has released the full line-up for its fifth edition. After announcing the presence of French duo AIR, authors of remarkable work such as “Moon Safari” or the original soundtrack to “The Virgin Suicides”, the festival reveals the names that will be at the Parque da Cidade in Porto, between June 9th and 11th.

Check out the official announcement video:

Iconic rock trio MANIC STREET PREACHERS and fellow Welshmen CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN are to headline Truck Festival, 15th - 17th July at Hill Farm, Oxford.

The impressive line up also includes EVERYTHING EVERYTHING and CIRCA WAVES who are set to rub shoulders with the awesome WE ARE THE OCEAN, GNARWOLVES and PRETTY VICIOUS, just some of the names unveiled today for the 2016 line-up. Truck Festival pulled out all the stops for the event’s 19th year promising devoted festival-goers another mind-blowing year of music.

Check out the official 2015 aftermovie:

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