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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces more final additions to the already stunning festival lineups this summer. Today a whole host of incredible artists join Carole King on Sunday 3rd July alongside Don Henley and Louise Goffin.

Soulman MICHAEL KIWANUKA is back with bluesy new single “Black Man In A White World” and his much anticipated second album “Love & Hate” is out 15th July  – giving fans the chance brush up on lyrics before catching him on stage on 3rd July.

Insomniac, the producer behind North America’s largest dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), has released the most anticipated artist announcement of the year, celebrating 20 Years Under the Electric Sky. EDC Las Vegas is scheduled to return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 17 – 19 with more than 250 of the world’s top dance music artists set to perform across spectacularly designed stages. Illustrating the diversity of the dance music community, the lineup draws upon an eclectic selection of international dance music artists who will help shape the incredible energy at the three-day experience.

Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac:

             A milestone anniversary like this deserves a very special lineup, and we've got an incredible mix of top talent, on-the-rise names, old-school legends, and artists who have never played the festival before. We'll also be introducing extended set times that will allow DJs to really take our Headliners on a journey and of course some specially curated 20th anniversary surprises that people will remember for years to come.

GEORGE CLINTON, the icon of funk and one of the most influential musicians of all time, will perform on Friday, 8 July on Exit’s Main Stage, accompanied by his world famous band Parliament-Funkadelic! It will be a performance by musicians who have been members of the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame since 1997, who were introduced by Clinton’s famous protégé – Prince! Dr. Funkenstein, as he is called by numerous media and fans around the world, will present to the audience at Exit some of the greatest funk hits ever! Clinton had an enormous impact on hip-hop collaborating and producing hits with the biggest names of the genre, such as Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Jay Z, Dr. Dre, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G, 50 Cent and many others. Doctor Funk also served as the inspiration for other great musicians as are Prince, Daft Punk and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Life is Beautiful Music and Art Festival has released the soundtrack that will fill the stages of Downtown Las Vegas with a powerful and diverse lineup that crosses generations during the multi-day festival, September 23 – 25.
 
Festival goers will be introduced to more than three-dozen of the world’s most celebrated music artists set to perform over the three-day weekend. This year’s artists include Grammy winner MUMFORD & SONS, award-winning hip-hop star J. COLE, legendary rock-band JANE’S ADDICTION, Platinum recording artists and folk rock-band THE LUMINEERS, American dance music artists MAJOR LAZER and more.

Check out the official announcement video:

Cementing Way Out West's status as one of the most diverse festivals out there, organisers are please to announce a slew of female-led acts for it's after-dark sister Stay Out West. Electronic duo ALUNAGEORGE bring their dreamy pop synths to the culture capital, whilst The Internet will be displaying their own inimitable style with Syd's sultry vocals set to make the crowds swoon. Electro power house PEACHES will sex things up in her own indubitable way with FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES, RAT BOY and SLEAFORD MODS holding it down for the UK punk scene. Other new highlights include Bleached, an exclusive performance from HURULA, BOB MOSES and the mighty FLAG.Stay Out West runs alongside Way Out West at night, giving revellers an unmissable chance to see acts of the highest calibre play in the best and most unique venues in the beautiful city of Gothenburg. Already announced for Stay Out West are Lady Leshurr, Dua Lipa, Section Boyz and many more.

Joining the gargantuan line up and the likes of Massive Attack, Sia, Chvrches, Jamie XX, Haim, Skepta and James Bay are U.S punk heroes

AVENGED SEVENFOLD and ALICE IN CHAINS top a lineup of over 35 bands for the first-ever Houston Open Air held Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2016 at NRG Park in Houston. The biggest rock experience in Texas produced by Danny Wimmer Presents will also feature performances from DEFTONES, CHEVELLE, SLAYER  and many more on three stages, plus Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row and Gourmet Man Food.

Danny Wimmer, Founder, Danny Wimmer Presents:

                     Houston is one of the country’s biggest rock markets and, when combined with the impressive food scene happening here, it's a natural location for a DWP festival. We're thrilled to have such a diverse first-year lineup that includes Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Chevelle. With the inclusion of an incredible food experience and the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row, we are kicking off a powerhouse experience that will live in the market for many years to come!

AEG Live’s High Elevation Rock Festival will debut Saturday, September 10 at the world famous Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in the Denver, CO area.
 
High Elevation Rock Festival will feature 11 hours of non-stop music on two stages amidst rolling grassy slopes and spectacular Rocky Mountain views, with performances from AVENGED SEVENFOLD, VOLBEAT, CHEVELLE, PIERCE THE VEIL, MINISTRY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, SEVENDUST, TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, THE AMITY AFFLICTION, NECK DEEP, SHAMAN’S HARVEST, TWELVE FOOT NINJA and LOLA BLACK.

High Elevation Festival 2016 first acts poster Denver

Electric Castle is a four-day music festival that takes place on the spectacular Transylvanian domain of the Bánffy Castle, near Cluj-Napoca in Romania. Since its first edition in 2013, the festival was shortlisted every year for the Best Medium Sized Festival Category at the European Festival Awards. Electric Castle Festival is a unique, mind-blowing experience, shaking up the way people interact with music by combining a visually innovative concept with an eclectic musical line-up, breaking the boundaries between electronic music, rock music and reggae music. It’s the only music festival in Romania to offer a complete and authentic experience through notorious international artists, a vast camping area, a diverse food court and exceptional scenery.

This year’s headliners include SIGUR ROS, who are on tour for the first time in years and chose Electric Castle as their first ever stop in Romania. Cult band whose music is simultaneously exuberant and spiritual, emotional and ethereal, Sigur Rós are bringing a live experience that goes beyond the traditional concert approach. The one and only SKRILLEX, 8-time Grammy winner whose musical activity as artist and producer transcends genres, will take up the festival’s main stage with fresh sounds. PAUL KALKBRENNER, a DJ with a strong live act whose experience in engaging crowds set new records. BRING ME THE HORIZON (BMTH) will prove at the castle that rock is not just about the old boys’ club of the ‘80s and ‘90s

Electric Castle Festival 2016 poster Romania

Disco Donnie Presents and SMG prepare for Labor Day weekend 2016 as the sixth-annual Sun City Music Festival returns to Ascarate Park in El Paso, TX for their biggest installment yet. With the mountainside poppies in bloom and the Summer season ahead, the road to #SCMF is well underway!

This year’s Sun City Music Festival may still feel far off, but Disco Donnie Presents is already putting the finishing touches on the lineup for the Labor Day weekend event. Before DDP announces the complete lineup they have planned for the massive two-day event, they’ve decided to let you in on a not-so-little secret that will get you excited about forthcoming festival – the headliners!
 
Taking center stage as headliners on Saturday, September 3rd will be reigning dubstep and bass king SKRILLEX and the high-flying progressive duo, THE CHAINSMOKERS. If that doesn’t have you scrambling for tickets yet, redux maestro KASKADE and the “Runaway” pairing of GALANTIS fly in to headline and close out the festival on Sunday, September 4th.

There are still plenty more extraordinary talent yet to be announced for Sun City Music Festival 2016 so if you were on the fence about attending this year’s event, get a move on and grab your tickets today!

Global superstar and GRAMMY Award-winning artist, PITBULL, will launch a massive North American tour this summer with Latin megastar, singer-songwriter, Prince Royce. THE BAD MAN TOUR will kick-off on Thursday, June 30 in Milwaukee at Summerfest. It will also visit cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, San Diego, Houston, Washington, D.C. and more.

Armando Christian Perez - globally known as Pitbull - is everywhere. From landing # 1 hits in over 15 countries, 8 billion YouTube/VEVO views, more than a billion Spotify plays, 70 million single sales, and 6 million album sales, Pitbull does not stop. His relentless work ethic transformed him into a Grammy-winning international superstar, visionary entrepreneur, fashion maven, and successful actor. His social media presence speaks to nearly 90 million people daily, matching some television networks. Also known as “Mr. 305” and “Mr. Worldwide,” he is as ubiquitous as Google or Microsoft, while preparing to release his tenth full-length album, 2016’s Climate Change. Outside of entertainment, Pitbull is making history in the business world.

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