NME Festival blog: Lil Uzi Vert fans vandalise stage after performance is cancelled

Fans of the Philadelphia-based  Lil Uzi Vert mounted a stage invasion after the rapper’s planned appearance at Santa Teresa Festival was cancelled. He was originally scheduled to play the festival – which takes place May 18-20 in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, Canada – at 9.30pm local time on Sunday night. However, after a two hour delay, organisers issued a statement cancelling the […]

NME Festival blog: Eurovision stage invader in custody after rushing UK singer SuRie

It was one of the biggest moments of the night. During the Eurovision song contest last night in Lisbon (May 12), UK singer SuRie’s set was interrupted by a stage invader who grabbed the microphone and criticised the UK media. SuRie was performing her single ‘Storm’ before the invader, wearing a t-shirt that promoting a […]

Festival Insights NEWS: Parklife unveils new stage | Festival Insights

UK: With less than six weeks to go, Manchester’s Parklife Festival has unveiled a brand new stage, named the ‘Valley’. Inspired by the dystopian cityscapes of Blade Runner, the Valley brings a ‘full city’ to Parklife with immersive production and distinct visuals. A$AP Rocky, Carl Cox, Annie Mac, Giggs, Stefflon Don, Bicep and more are […]

NME Festival blog: Coachella Festival 2018 stage times and live stream

The stage times have been announced for weekend one of this year’s Coachella festival. Scroll below to find the live stream. Coachella kicks off this weekend (April 13-15), returning the following weekend (April 20-22) at its traditional home in Indio, California. Beyoncé, The Weeknd and Eminem are headlining this year, with loads more acts confirmed – including Haim, Tyler, […]

NME Festival blog: Check out the brand new talent playing the NME stage at Live at Leeds festival

The first acts for the NME stage at Live At Leeds Festival in May have been revealed. Taking over Headrow House in Leeds, we’ve got a whole host of names lined up to play the festival on May 5. Headlining the stage will be London singer-songwriter Bruno Major, who released his debut collection ‘A Song For Every […]

The Guardian festival blog: Youth takes centre stage at Edinburgh international festival | Culture

The Edinburgh international festival is to celebrate the virtuosity of youth and mark the harrowing loss of teenage lives in the trenches, a century after the first world war ended. This August’s festival will bridge the century by opening with a mass audience light show featuring five telegrams sent home by young soldiers, contemporary music […]

NME Festival blog: DJ dies as harrowing footage shows stage collapse in windstorm at Atmosphere EDM Festival

A DJ has tragically lost his life while performing, when a violent windstorm caused the stage to collapse at a festival in Brazil. The Atmosphere EDM Festival was struck by violent winds when extreme bad weather hit Esteio in Brazil. Video footage captured by fans show the horrifying moment when the entire stage structure collapsed. […]