Sziget 2019 announces Ed Sheeran as first headline act

Attended by over 565,000 people last year, Europe’s answer to Glastonbury welcomes the biggest male pop star on the planet as its first headliner 7th-13th August 2019 Óbudai-sziget, Budapest, Hungary #sziget szigetfestival.com @szigetofficial Sziget is Europe’s most diverse festival and the fifth biggest in the world. So what better platform for the biggest-selling artist on the planet to take to the stage for a headline performance on Budapest’s historic Óbuda Island? Ed Sheeran‘s infectious singalong tunes and stories of love, loss and youth have earned him countless awards and the title of current king of pop, and are set to be the perfect soundtrack to Sziget’s Love Revolution in August 2019. Szitizen Prime passes for Sziget 2019 are on sale from 1 October. […]

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Final line-up for Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris, 2018

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris has announced the final line-up for this year’s event, which takes place on 1, 2 & 3 November 2018 at the Grande Halle de la Villette. Following last week’s news that Fever Ray has cancelled all touring commitments for this Autumn, Haitian-Canadian DJ and producer Kaytranada joins the line-up as Friday’s headliner. Other new additions include Daniel Avery, Yellow Days, Tirzah, Cola Boyy, Michael Rault and Muddy Monk, completing an already stellar line up: Thursday 1st Nov Mac DeMarco – Etienne Daho – The Voidz (Julian Casablancas) – John Maus – Yellow Days – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Cola Boyy – G Flip Friday 2 Nov Kaytranada – CHVRCHES  – Blood Orange  – Chromeo – Bagarre – Car Seat Headrest – Dream Wife – Tirzah […]

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Do you get our (Continental) Drift?

Continental Drifts presents…  LOVEBOX FESTIVAL Continental Drifts is proud to present Around The World In 80 Tunes, at the sold out Lovebox Festival, a musical journey across the the globe with world class DJs showcasing the sounds of Africa to South America, South East Asia to Eastern Europe. Expect the best Global Beats selections with DJs Hiphoppapotamus, Indian Man, Kobayashi and Yaaba Funk + amazing dancers! SATURDAY 14th JULY – THE SWEET SPOT 14:35 -18:35 CITADEL FESTIVAL On Sunday 15th July, hop on the Vintage Remix Train starting with Electro Blues and pulling up in the No 1 Station of Disco Remix, through soul, electro swing and more. Driven by the Antique Beat Hunters, DJ Chucks from The Correspondents, DJ Chris Tofu and Fizzy Gillespie, with Breakdance […]

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Hate to say – but we told you so… The Hives headline Beautiful Days 2018

Monochrome five piece The Hives have been announced to headline Friday night at Beautiful Days 2018 – in stark contrast the the colourful fancy dress theme. The unconventional Swedish rockers, whose hits including ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’, ‘Tick Tick Boom’ and ‘Walk Idiot Walk’, are renowned for their unmissable and energetic live show. Also added to the Main Stage bill are Manchester band Slow Readers Club whose latest studio album stormed the UK Top 20 on release in May, plus London blues band The Dualers and South West rock band Tax The Heat. Completing the Big Top line-up are guitarist Richard Durrant, 4-piece Indie-Americana group Carousel, Kitty MacFarlane and Curse of Lono. They join the majority of acts already […]

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BLOODSTOCK TO RELEASE DAY TICKETS, ANNOUNCE MORE BANDS & NEW ENTERTAINMENT PLANS

With just six weekends to go, BLOODSTOCK release a limited number of day tickets at 9am this Friday, 29th June! Adult day tickets are priced at £65 (+ booking fee) and child day tickets at £20 (+ booking fee) and will be available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. You can still also pick up four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’, priced £145 (+ booking fee), and children’s weekend tickets at just £35 (+ booking fee). Children under 4 years old go free! Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever and just like last year, are highly likely to sell out in advance, so don’t delay if you want to guarantee access to the UK’s best metal weekender! BLOODSTOCK can also share that blackened death […]

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BLOODSTOCK add four more for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce four more spooktacular bands and add the 2018 Rock Society tickets to the ticket store. We’re excited to announce that WATAIN will bring their black metal ritual to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage in a UK festival exclusive. Frontman Erik Danielsson tells us, “Our last performance at BLOODSTOCK in 2012 was also the final date on the ‘Lawless Darkness’ tour. The sun was setting while we played and the crowd was getting louder and wilder the darker it became. A very charged atmosphere. Eager now to return and see what the eventful years that have passed and the force accumulated since then has done to both us and the BLOODSTOCK […]

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BLOODSTOCK announces first RAM Gallery exhibit; The Judas Priest Wall

BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce the first details of 2018’s onsite RAM Gallery, one of the more unique elements that sets BLOODSTOCK apart from other festivals. Festival founder and globally renowned artist, Paul Raymond Gregory created the onsite RAM Gallery in 2014 and each year the purpose-built structure showcases not only some of Paul’s work, but several other BLOODSTOCK-related rock and metal-friendly artists and creators. This year the festival has chosen to honour the Friday night’s headliners, Judas Priest with a dedicated wall in the gallery, including some of the band’s album artwork and two incredible new creations, the ‘British Steel’ guitar and the ‘Angel V’ guitar from the RAM Gallery’s luthier-in-residence, Cynosure. Cynosure’s previous guitar-as-art creations honouring Motorhead and […]

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LUCKY FOR SOME, BLOODSTOCK ANNOUNCES THIRTEEN MORE BANDS

BLOODSTOCK’s countdown is hotting up, with just 9 weeks left to go! There’s still plenty of exciting things to reveal about 2018’s event though, including this stellar collection of thirteen more bands you’ll be lucky enough to see, if you’ve snapped up a ticket! Your support for BLOODSTOCK’s regional METAL 2 THE MASSES finals has been greatly appreciated, helping us continue to give a platform to up n’ coming, grassroots talent and bring the best to everyone’s attention at BLOODSTOCK! Without further ado, here’s the next batch of winners who’ll be appearing on the New Blood stage! Friday welcomes Stoke champions VULGORE (www.facebook.com/The.beast.Vulgore), who’ve been described as “groove-laden melodic death metal”, Leicester victors & hardcore fans SEVERN HELLS (www.facebook.com/SevenHellsUK), and […]

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Leeds and Reading announce latest acts for 2018

Reading and Leeds Festival today revealed even more new music acts to join the bill across the two sites over August bank holiday weekend (24 – 26 August) this year, as well as the first raft of world-class comedy acts who will also be appearing. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, Death From Above, The Used, Lady Leshurr and Yxng Bane are just some of the new names added, while Harry Hill, Seann Walsh and Mo Gilligan are among the first comedy acts announced. They’ll be performing alongside Kings of Leon, Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco at the famous Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park. Tickets are on-sale right now and available here. Mike Shinoda – founding member […]

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12 WEEKS TO BLOODSTOCK! THURSDAY NIGHT PLANS REVEALED!

BLOODSTOCK 2018 is all set to be the biggest yet, with tickets moving fast and set to sell out again in advance. If you want to join us at Catton Park in August, don’t delay in grabbing your tickets! The countdown is now on, with just 12 weeks to go! If you’re arriving early on Thursday to set up your pitch, we kick off the festival arrivals night in heavy duty style with five awesome bands on the Sophie Lancaster stage. ARKONA (www.facebook.com/arkonarussia) headline the party, bringing their pagan/folk infused tunes all the way from Moscow, Russia. The band’s current album, ‘Khram’ was released earlier this year. Check out ‘Shtorm’ taken from that release at. Portsmouth death metallers and 2009 […]

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