Thursday, April 24, 2014

Music Festival News

Check out the all the latest Music Festival news as it becomes available!

Completing the line-up for the Main Stage are Brighton indie-punk duo Blood Red Shoes, Japanese metallers Crossfaith, Dry the River, Leeds boys Pulled Apart By Horses, punk trio Gnarwolves, nu-metal luminaries Papa Roach, UK rock kings Young Guns and pop punk champions Tonight Alive and The Story So Far.

Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage alongside headliners Courteeners, Bombay Bicycle Club and Disclosure will be UK anthemic rockers Twin Atlantic and last year’s Main Stage openers Mallory Knox. Also appearing are fellow newcomers Lonely The Brave, shoegazer, post punk festival veterans The Horrors, the multidirectional Kooks and Brooklyn based musician Twin Shadow.

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Pukkelpop Festival 2014Last time at Pukkelpop, hip-hop phenomenon Tinie Tempah said that his next step would be the Main Stage. He'll keep his word on Friday, August 15. And on Saturday, August 16th, you'll see the American rockers Jimmy Eat World play there.

Besides Balthazar, whom was announced previously, Amatorski, The Van Jets, Oscar And The Wolf, Float Fall, Raving George, Wallace Vanborn and BRNS will all wave the Belgian Flag. To be followed by more compatriots!

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Greenfield Festival 2014Now it's finally out! Festival organisers have confirmed the third headliner for this year's festival - SOUNDGARDEN!

Thus, IRON MAIDEN, Linkin Park and Soundgarden will turn into an unforgettable birthday party the 10-year anniversary. In addition Black Tusk come with Hatebreed, Callejón, Madsen, Talco, The Beauty of Gemina, Vale Tudo and Montreal

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Suikerrock Festival 2014Arsenal, the Belgian duo of Hendrik Willeyms and John Roan, have never been afraid to look beyond their country’s borders for inspiration. Over the course of four eclectic, and critically acclaimed, albums they’ve travelled as far afield as the United States, Brazil and Puerto Rico to work with everyone from Mike Ladd and Shawn Smith to Brazilian Mario Vitalino dos Santos and Chinese rapper Chi Zang.

For FURU, Arsenal’s fifth studio album, John and Hendrik headed east to Japan, a country packed with as many contradictions as the band themselves, a place where centuries of tradition rubs shoulders with the cutting edge of technology and neon clad skyscrapers rise up amongst ancient cherry orchards. For a band whose body of work has taken in everything from dancefloor friendly electronica to blissful ambience via radio friendly rock and pop and Latin and African rhythms, the appeal of this unique country should be obvious.

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Rolling Stone Weekender 2014Festival organisers have revealed the first artist for the next ROLLING STONE Weekender Festival - Triggerfinger, Bob Mould, Levellers and Lloyd Cole! Two readings were also confirmed by Sven Regener and Oliver Polak!

The sixth edition of the ROLLING STONE Weekender will take place from the 7th to 8th November 2014 and in addition to the approximately 30 concerts there will be workshops, readings and after-show parties!

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Splendour in the Grass 2014From July 25th – 27th Splendour In The Grass returns with three massive days of sensational sounds from around the globe and all the venues and destination spaces you love, plus a few new places to explore!
It’s time to put together your posse, route your road trip, pimp out your camping rig and make your way to Byron!  Ten months on from its maiden event, North Byron Parklands is looking pretty as a Polaroid picture and Splendour’s 2014 footprint will see the main stage move to the site’s majestic natural Amphitheatre.

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Lockn' Music Festival 2014From early in their childhood in Boulder, CO., Chris and Oliver aka THE WOOD BROTHERS, were steeped in American roots music. Their father, a molecular biologist, would perform classic songs at campfires and family gatherings, while their mother, a poet, instilled a passion for storytelling and turn of phrase. The brothers bonded over bluesmen like Jimmy Reed and Lightnin' Hopkins, but their paths, musical and otherwise, would diverge.

Oliver moved to Atlanta, where he played guitar in cover bands before earning a spot in Tinsley Ellis's touring act. At Ellis's behest, Oliver began to sing and then founded King Johnson, a hard-touring group that would release six albums of blues-inflected R&B, funk and country over the next 12 years. Chris, meanwhile, studied jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music, moved to New York City and, in the early '90s, formed Medeski Martin & Wood, which over the next two decades would become a cornerstone of contemporary jazz and abstract music.

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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014Austin City Limits Music Festival is back for its 13th year in Zilker Park with one of the most energetic lineups to date, including headliner Eminem in his only performance in the Southwest in 2014. Also topping the bill are Pearl Jam, Outkast, Skrillex, Beck, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Rey, Lorde (Weekend Two only), Foster The People, The Replacements and Zedd.
Joining the three-day, eight stage party in Zilker Park, are Major Lazer, The Avett Brothers, Austin's own Spoon, The Head and the Heart, Belle & Sebastian, Interpol, Chromeo, Broken Bells, Childish Gambino, CHVRCHES, Jimmy Cliff,  St. Vincent and Phantogram.

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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2014Last night at The Brooklyn Brewery festival organizers announced their headliners for the 10th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival - CJ Fly, Jay Electronica, Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Raekwon

Tickets go on sale next week but organizers are proud to have the Chef Shallah Raekwon at the top of the bill. Rae is without a doubt one of the greatest MC’s of all time and one of the most prolific members of the illest crew in the history of Hip-Hop, The Wu Tang Clan.

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Wychwood Festival 2014Wychwood festival organisers are delighted to announce that World Vision Artist Ambassador and Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern will be performing with her band SADIE & THE HOTHEADS on the Mainstage on Sunday, following the release of the bands highly anticipated third album Still Waiting and special guest appearances with Mike and the Mechanics on the 25th anniversary tour The Living Years.

Elizabeth McGovern commented, "I am really looking forward to returning to Wychwood Festival with my band as well as continuing to support World Vision UK - we played last year and had such a blast!"

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