Beautiful Days 2018 – featuring Manics, Shed Seven, Feeder and more

BEAUTIFUL DAYS 2018 ANNOUNCE MANIC STREET PREACHERS, SHED SEVEN, FEEDER, LEVELLERS, GOGOL BORDELLO, SUZANNE VEGA, CALEXICO, BRITISH SEA POWER, RICHARD THOMPSON ELECTRIC TRIO, VINTAGE TROUBLE, THE WILDHEARTS, ERIC BIBB, JAZZIE B & LOADS MORE Headlining the Main Stage on Saturday at Beautiful Days 2018 are the world-renowned Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers. Their new album ‘Resistance Is Futile’, which features lead single ‘International Blue’ is out 13 April 2018. Friday’s headliner cannot be revealed until June but headlining the Sunday night are festival founders Levellers who will close the weekend with a spectacular show including a firework finale. Also playing the Main Stage are gypsy punks Gogol Bordello, plus Shed Seven who recently released their first album in 16 years, […]

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Deerstock headliners announced for 2018

Headliners for Deerstock 2018 are The King Blues, April Towers, and Blackballed – with special guest John Otway. Full line-up: Deerstock Friday Blackballed The Vegas Six These Skies Darwins Rejects Hollywood Blue Vulture No Setting Sun The Shrives Tom McCartney Bone Cult Video Tape Machine The Girl and the Stone Black Shiver Cameron Sinclair Harris Shinkicker   Deerstock Saturday April Towers Lois Jump Doggen All Stars The Boutones Def Goldblum Sons of Clogger Mad Apple Circus John Otway Just Ben Steve McGill Rich Watkins Sasha and the Shades Will Whissom DAV Hoodoo Operators   Deerstock Sunday The King Blues Headsticks Babe Punch Evil Edna Jake Smallbones The Skalinskis Criminal Mind Static Kill Junior Bill Terminal Rage Yur Mum The Blue […]

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Gorillaz set to headline Boomtown 2018

Now this is good news – Gorillaz will be playing an exclusive UK festival headline show at Boomtown Chapter 10 for 2018. The festival has already seen a record-breaking 50% of tickets sold, and this announcement is certain to take them close to sell-out in no time at all. BOOMTOWN FAIR is held 9th – 12th August, 2018 at the Matterley Estate in Hampshire Both Boomtown and Gorillaz champion and highlight the work of underground artists from an eclectic range of musical genres. They both have a politically tinged narrative and ensure the highest production levels are brought to every show. Fresh from completing a hugely successful world tour for their recent album ‘Humanz’, Gorillaz will be ready to give […]

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Nozstock 2017 – keeping it surreal

Nozstock Fri 21 – Sun 23 July 2017 For full festival info go to: www.nozstock.com Theme for 2017: Keepin’ It Surreal Curated by the father and daughter duo of Noz and Ella and a huge extended family who work across the entire festival, there’s a unique charm and energy to Nozstock unlike anything else in the country. Reaching its momentous 19th year this summer, Nozstock is an enchanting adventure nestled in gorgeous rolling hills, and is very proud to announce its second wave of artists performing this summer on the beautiful working farm in the heart of Herefordshire. Widely credited with igniting the hip-hop scene and bringing it into the mainstream in the 1970s, The Sugarhill Gang famed for their […]

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Boomtown release massive dance line up

Boomtown’s carnival-inspired district, Barrio Loco, presents what organisers proudly describe as: “a cornucopia of global culture with a musical soundtrack perfectly complementing the vibrancy  of its interweaving streets!” Taking the best in alternative bass, no part of underground culture is left behind; from house to techno, funky to bashment, trance to soca, everything is celebrated in this ‘landscape of colour’. As well as being home to some of the most influential artists in the UK’s party scene, Bassline Circus will be filling the Barrio Loco district with a multi-dimensional theatrical experience to provide all who travel through it with a fully immersive experience. The main stage for Barrio Loco, Vamos, celebrates global dance culture –spearheaded by house/techno innovators, Ben UFO, […]

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Mayfair at Boomtown 2017

The most recent district to be announced in Boomtown’s bumper pack of line-ups is the much loved Mayfair. With a backdrop of Vintage Remix, Funk & Soul and Electro Swing, this highly theatrical district brings characters, costumes and ultimate fun to the forefront; whilst at the same time putting consumerism and capitalism under the microscope through the multitude of interactive street venues, walkabout characters and immersive theatre. Acts representing the Mayfair music genres on  the  Town Centre include; independant French producer Wax Tailor, festival favourites 10-piece live outfit Smerins Anti-Social Club, Sam & The Womp’s trumpet and vocal Balkan electronica  and Bordeaux beatmakers Smokey Joe & The Kid with their infectious hip hop loops. Mixing 1940s jazz with hip hop, […]

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TDM – a truly diverse new festival for Leicester

TDM is a new festival, taking place in Leicester on 27 & 28 May 2017. TDM, meaning Truly Diverse Music, will be bringing music from around the world to the heart of Leicester. The festival is the creation of Hannah McNally, a graduate from De Montfort University’s Arts and Festivals Management course. She has been able to bring the project to life thanks to co-operation and support from Horus Music – a global music distribution company. WHAT’S ON @ TDM The Exchange Saturday 27 May 3-5pm Sunday 28 May 5-7pm Leicester-based artist collective, House of Verse, will be curating two never-before-seen events at The Exchange. They are keeping their plans under-wraps for these events for now, but you can expect […]

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Latest Download Festival additions

Download Festival has announced another plethora of bands including Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Code Orange and many more. Download Festival takes place on 9 -­‐ 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. New to 2017, The Avalanche Stage shines a spotlight on everyone from the biggest global acts, to the latest breaking bands. Headlined by the previously announced Sleeping With Sirens, Simple Plan and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the Avalanche Stage will be hosted by new music champions, Kerrang’s Fresh Blood. Alex Baker, presenter of Fresh Blood on Kerrang! Radio said: “Right now, there is an undeniable, electric excitement about new music in the air and as soon as we saw the new […]

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