Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Music Festival News

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

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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Suikerrock Festival 2014The Dutch hip-hop jesters of the band De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig (‘Today’s Kids’), the international but essentially Belgian Puggy and the Swedish/Scottish Nina Nesbitt have been added to the programme on Saturday 2 August! Together with the already confirmed exclusive shows of Madness and Goose, this promises to become a big party!

De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig is a Dutch rap band that has already been scoring hits in The Netherlands and Flanders for years now. With De Jeugd live on stage you can be assured of a real swinging party! Just remember those previous appearances they made at Suikerrock…

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Summerbreeze Open Air 2014When a band list beer, Jägermeister and heavy music as their influences, it's like they are made for a SUMMER BREEZE stage, don't you think - Welcome, MOTORJESUS!

The Mönchengladbach power rockers don't need an image, they'd rather let the music do the talking. With massive riffs, driving grooves and pumping rhythms, paired with a lot of physical action and sweat, they have been able to win over every audience so far. Working class metal at its best: down-to-earth, straight, effective, and therefore absolutely worthy of being discovered and supported in Dinkelsbühl. Let MOTORJESUS rock you to the ground!

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80-35 Festival Iowa 2014All systems go for a supersonic star sighting as revered singer-songwriter, Conor Oberst headlines 80/35 2014, Friday, July 4 in downtown Des Moines.

The planets align for a wondrous weekend of astronomical beats as reggae giant Ziggy Marley, surf pop darlings Best Coast and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd and more blast into orbit. Monitor mission control (DMMC) for the Saturday headliner and additional rocket-powered artists to be announced soon.

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Summer Set Music & Camping Festival 2014The third annual Summer Set Music & Camping Festival (SSMF) returns to the beautiful Somerset Amphitheater nestled in the woods of Northern Wisconsin August 15th - 17th with the bass-maestro BASSNECTAR, the legendary WU-TANG CLAN, Colorado's Big Gigantic and many more!

Expect Phase 2 in the coming weeks!

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Sturgis Buffalo Chip 2014For the first time ever, fans will be merciless against the addictively alluring sounds of Train as they join the onslaught of big-name Sturgis concerts thrilling crowds at the Chip’s annual Motorcycle and Music Festival this August.

The three-time GRAMMY award winners will crawl inside your brain and take over with a full-blown invasion of unforgettable hooks during their mesmerizing Sturgis Rally debut, Thursday, Aug. 7 on the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage.

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Hove Festival 2014After Kendrick Lamar did a killer job at Hove in the past two years, there has been many requests from fans telling festival organisers to book Black Hippy-buddy Schoolboy Q.

A little under two months ago, his third album 'Qxymoron' was released on the legendary Interscope-label. This has led him to various American TV shows, and not least to the front pages of a thick stack of rap magazines this year! And if that wasn't all he also embarked on a three month long tour along with his buddy Isaiah Rashad (who also is associated with the indie label Top Dawg Entertainment).

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