Tag: MAJOR

NME Festival blog: Metallica are headlining five major US festivals next year

Three of the events take place in May, while the other two are in September and October Metallica will headline five major US festivals next year. The long-running metal band have added to their 2020 touring schedule with today’s announcement (October 10), with the five festivals in question all being promoted by the production company […]

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NME Festival blog: Major cast names and day splits announced for The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival

Bring it on More cast members have been confirmed to attend the first ever Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival in Birmingham next month. Announced earlier this month, the festival will take place in Digbeth in central Birmingham on September 14 and 15 and offers fans the chance to enter the world of the iconic BBC drama. While […]

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NME Festival blog: Outside Lands becomes first major US festival to sell weed legally

“Our mission is to normalise the industry” Outside Lands has become the first major US festival to make weed available to purchase on-site legally. Taking place this weekend (August 9-11) at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, the festival received the green light to sell marijuana on-site from the San Francisco Office of Cannabis on Wednesday (August 7), […]

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NME Festival blog: One major character won’t be returning for the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special

Sheridan Smith broke the news on Radio 2 this morning With the first episode of Gavin & Stacey for almost a decade hitting our screens this Christmas, one fan-favourite won’t be making a return. Sheridan Smith, who plays Rudi, the sister of James Corden’s Smithy, revealed this morning (June 10) that it doesn’t look like […]

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NME Festival blog: Did ‘Game Of Thrones’ kill off a major character without anyone noticing?

Sounds painful. It turns out Game of Thrones could have subtly killed off a character without fans noticing during its final ever episode. The hit HBO series reached its conclusion earlier this month, diving longtime viewers. While we saw Jon Snow fatally stab Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in the last episode, it appears another death may […]

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NME Festival blog: Organisers of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary festival respond after major funding partner announces its cancellation

The likes of The Killers, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z had been booked to play at the August event Organisers of the planned Woodstock 50th anniversary festival have hit back after their major funding partner announced the event’s cancellation today. Due to be held from August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York, the anniversary event intended […]

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NME Festival blog: Solange cancels Coachella performance after “major production delays”

The singer was set to perform next Saturday… Solange has announced that she’s cancelled her Coachella performance after experiencing “major production delays”. The R&B star was set to perform across two Saturday performances at the festival – on April 13 and 20 – but organisers confirmed on  Sunday that both appearances would be cancelled. A […]

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The Guardian festival blog: O Canada! Céline Dion and Drake each announce major UK concerts | Music

Céline Dion is to play her only European date of 2019 at London’s Hyde Park this summer, with her compatriot Drake also announcing a major UK arena tour. On Friday 5 July, Dion headlines the British Summer Time festival, announced in typically kooky fashion by saying: “I’ve got a big craving for some bangers and […]

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NME Festival blog: Mad Cool Festival announce epic 2019 line-up and major site improvements

That’s one hell of a line-up Mad Cool Festival have announced a stellar line-up for their 2019 edition, as well as various improvements to the site and organisation. After winning the NME Festival Award for Best Line-up, last year’s acclaimed event featured the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jack White, Nine Inch […]

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NME Festival blog: Glastonbury to double size of major attraction for 2019

“We have a very, very exciting new project”. Glastonbury’s Block9 will reportedly double in size as part of major changes made by the organisers of the iconic festival. The renowned Glastonbury area, which is a popular spot among fans of house and disco music, will be reportedly spread across more than one field when it […]

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