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York’s Little Festival of Live Music is delighted to announce that they’ll be hosting over 24 hours of musical entertainment at this year’s York Food and Drink Festival from 23 September – 1 October.

This year’s festival has had just under 800 acts apply to perform, and is currently in the running for Yorkshire’s Outstanding Festival Award at the Yorkshire Gig Guide in October.

         I am chuffed to bits with how much the festival has grown and I am really grateful to the York Food and Drink Festival team, who gave me the opportunity to set up York’s Little Festival of Live Music. The aim of the festival is to offer musicians the opportunity to showcase their work in front of a live audience who may or may not have experienced live music before. We have audience members who come to our festival year after year who have been inspired to attend more live music shows because of our festival. My first music gig experience was in 2012 where I was ‘dragged’ by a couple of friends of mine to see a band performing at the Black Swan Inn, that night changed my attitude towards live music and I have been hooked on it ever since - Ellen Cole, festival Director

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With the inaugural edition of ULTRA Brazil in Rio de Janeiro only a few months away, festival organizers are excited to finally unveil the complete Phase One lineup.

Having confirmed CARL COX and MARTIN GARRIX as the first ULTRA Brazil headliners live at Ultra Music Festival Miami earlier this year, the world’s most successful independent music festival brand has now selected three more of electronic music’s most sought-after acts to join the party in Rio on October 14 & 15, 2016.

Next up will be French global megastar DJ SNAKE, whose collaboration with Major Lazer ‘Lean On’ has reached well over one billion views on YouTube, launching him to undisputed international stardom. Fan favorite Hardwell, who has been celebrated for his electrifying performances at countless ULTRA events worldwide is also confirmed to play at the highly-anticipated debut event, alongside fellow countryman DASH BERLIN, who will be making the trip to Rio this October, much to the delight of thousands of trance loving Ultranauts.

Ultra Music Festival Brazil phase 1 acts 2016

For the sixth year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival is returning to Las Vegas to, once again, create music history. On the weekend of September 23rd and 24th, a star-studded lineup of artists of all genres will take the stage to give unforgettable performances, create amazing moments ... and there may just be a surprise or two. If you've been to/watched the iHeartRadio Music Festival before, then you already know that ANYTHING can happen. And this year is set to be no exception.

Check out the announcement video below:

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After its busiest year, EXIT Festival celebrates 50 years of the Summer of Love in 2017 from the 6th – 9th July!

After this year's record-breaking attendance in 16 years of its existence, EXIT Festival 2017 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love! Next year, EXIT will mark some of the most important events from 1967 when the revolutionary Peace Movement began and changed the world forever.

Exit Festival stage from 2016

Busting out from the houses of joy, our mighty main stage is going to take a spanking as we turn up the levels on a future soundclash that will bring Bestival 2016 to a jubilant close. Announcing not one but two Sunday night headliners, hip-hop will meet dancehall for a mind-blowingly triumphant booty shaking party in the ultimate Sunday night head to head on the Isle of Wight.

        We love a big finale at Bestival, we also love hip-hop and dancehall and a massive soundsystem superclash between Wiz Khalifa and Sean Paul seems like a solid plan to close off another big weekend of music of raving, partying and expanding your minds at Bestival. Pull up! - Rob da Bank

Founders Entertainment, the team behind The Governors Ball Music Festival, is thrilled to announce the inaugural edition of The Meadows Music and Arts Festival, to be held this coming October 1st & 2nd at the Citi Field complex in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the storied borough of Queens, New York. Featuring performances from KANYE WEST, THE WEEKND, CHANCE THE RAPPER, KYGO, GRIMES, THE 1975, BRYSON TILLER, SAVAGES, METRIC, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, CHROMEO, KAMASI WASHINGTON, SYLVAN ESSO and many many more.

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival will play host to over 42 artists across four stages, showcase a world’s fair of cuisine from around the globe, and feature a tour de force in craft cocktails from some of the finest mixologists around. The performance from The Weeknd will mark his only NYC area show in 2016, and the booking of Kanye West was born out of his weather related cancelled appearance at Governors Ball 2016. Founders Entertainment saw a booking for West at the new The Meadows Music and Arts Festival as a way to follow through on bringing him to New York City for his only North American festival appearance in 2016.

The Meadows Music Festival 2016 first acts poster USA

Budweiser Made In America, the JAY Z curated two-day music festival and staple of Labor Day Weekend, returns to Philadelphia for a fifth season.  The festival's Rocky, Liberty and Tidal stages will be live streamed in their entirety on TIDAL.

Check out the line up poster below:

Made in America Festival 2016  Line Up poster USA

Queenscliff Music Festival presents it 20th edition this November 25-27 and to celebrate, the 2016 festival will prove bigger and bolder than ever. Revealing a line-up of 12 acts in the first announcement, QMF drops the news that international stars BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS will bring the band’s first new album in eight years ‘Call It What It Is’ to Queenscliff. Audiences will be among the first to hear new songs from the album live, along with classics such as ‘Burn To Shine’, ‘Steal My Kisses’ and ‘Diamonds On The Inside’. Legends of the Australian music scene PAUL KELLY & CHARLIE OWEN will present songs from an exciting new collaboration that is sure to appease fans who’ve waited since 2007 for their chance to see Paul Kelly back to grace the QMF stages. The roll call of local heroes continues with a special appearance from PETER GARRETT & THE ALTER EGOS playing songs from Peter’s forthcoming solo album ‘A Version of Now’ featuring an all-star band including Abbe May, Martin Rotsey (Midnight Oil), Mark Wilson (Jet) & Peter Luscombe (Rockwiz, Paul Kelly).

Check out the official line up announcement:

Dalston Music Festival has today announced its latest line up additions, including local legend and pioneering reggae champion NEWTON DUNBAR, ex-WALLS’ Sam Willis’ solo project PRIMATIVE WORLD, folk-pop trio BAS JAN and Hackney’s own SUPER BEST FRIENDS CLUB.  They will be joined by electronic record label Beat X Changers, synth-drum duo Soccer96, experimental beat-makers Mhah Mos, and ethereal electronic producer La Leif, among others.

DJ Pioneer & Energy Kid @ Gillett Square 2015:

DJ Pioneer and Energy Kid at Dalston Music Festival in 2015

As a British exclusive this summer, the American R&B singer, songwriter and record producer NE-YO will be headlining the mainstage on Saturday at this year's Gibraltar Music Festival. Ne-Yo has written some of the biggest pop records in history for artists including Rihanna, Beyonce, Usher, Jay-Z & Celine Dion. As an artist he has three GRAMMY Awards, three No.1 albums and has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

Ne-Yo will be bringing his undeniable swagger and worldwide hits to the Rock’s biggest stage. And with his seventh studio album on the way, expect old and new material alike during his prime time set at Gibraltar Music Festival 2016.

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