NME Festival blog: We filmed Bring Me The Horizon taking to the stage to tear up Reading Festival

From being pelted with bananas to becoming future headliners… Bring Me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes has recalled how the band went from having ‘bananas and gravel’ thrown at them at Reading & Leeds, to being one of highlights of this year’s festival. Watch our ‘Walk On Stage’ video with the band above Last month saw the band follow weeks of rumour by storming back to the scene with a secret set to launch new single… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On The Run II show interrupted by stage invader

The Carters are currently touring their joint show in the US Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s On The Run II show in Atlanta was interrupted by a stage invasion on Saturday night (August 25). Police have now charged a 26-year-old man following the incident – you can see fan-shot footage of the moment below. The Carters are currently touring North America in support of their joint album ‘Everything Is Love’ following a run of huge UK stadium shows in June. NME described the show as “a two-hour masterclass from a pair of icons who are seemingly hell-bent on proving that love conquers all“. On the first of two nights in Atlanta over the weekend, a man managed to make his way onto […]

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NME Festival blog: The Kooks’ Luke Pritchard likens band’s ‘playful’ new LP to their debut, recalls getting ‘booted off’ stage at first Reading & Leeds

The Brighton lads are set to release their fifth LP next week The Kooks‘ frontman Luke Pritchard has discussed the band’s “experimental” and “playful” new album, while recalling the time he got “booted off” stage at their first-ever Reading & Leeds. Check out our video interview above. The Brighton four-piece performed at Reading Festival on Friday evening (August 24). The show came ahead of their fifth record,… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Weezer have been recreating their iconic ‘Buddy Holly’ music video on stage

Happy Days. Having recently kicked off the latest summer leg of their tour, Weezer have been using the opening of the show to recreate their iconic video to their classic single ‘Buddy Holly’. Check out footage from the show below. Proceedings begin with the Happy Days theme tune,  before the character Al Molinaro tells the crowd: “Okay, kids, Arnold’s is proud to present Kenosha, Wisconsin’s own Weezer!” The curtain then drops to show the stage dressed like Al’s Diner as in their 1994 video, with the band dressed in full 1950’s preppy gear. The band have also recently made headlines during their cultural exchange with classic rockers Toto. Weezer delighted fans by covering the legendary ‘Africa’ and then promising to release it […]

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NME Festival blog: Liam Gallagher gives fans permissions to throw anything on stage except fish

Following an incident last week, Liam’s no-fish policy has been enforced Following an incident earlier this week (July 24), Liam Gallagher has started telling crowds not to toss fish on stage during his performance. In fact, addressing the crowds at Stimmen Festival in Germany, the singer-songwriter gave explicit permission to throw anything but fish on the stage. Gallagher halted his set at Benicassim festival last… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Damon Albarn gives update on Del The Funky Homosapien following Gorillaz stage fall

The rapper fell off stage during the band’s Roskilde Festival headline set Damon Albarn has given an update on Del The Funky Homosapien after the rapper fell off stage at the weekend. The incident happened while Gorillaz were headlining Roskilde Festival in Denmark on Saturday (July 7). The rapper posted on social media that he had been hospitalised, but was okay. Speaking to Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1, Albarn said:… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Josh Homme invited Spiderman on stage and it was brilliant

The superhero joined Queens Of The Stone Age during their Rock Werchter set Josh Homme invited Spiderman onstage as Queens Of The Stone Age performed at Belgium’s Rock Werchter Festival this weekend (July 5). The Californian rock group appeared on the first day of the festival, taking to the Main Stage ahead of Gorillaz‘s headline set. Spotting a fan dressed as the superhero in the crowd, Homme dedicated a song… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Watch Marilyn Manson force a fan to take off his Avenged Sevenfold t-shirt after inviting him on stage

The moment occurred during his recent performance at the Spanish staging of Download Festival in Madrid Footage of Marilyn Manson repeatedly asking one of his fans to take off their Avenged Sevenfold shirt after he invited them up on stage has surfaced online – see the clip below. The moment occurred during Manson’s recent performance at the Spanish staging of Download Festival in Madrid on June 28, where he played… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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The Guardian festival blog: Wireless festival adds women-only stage in response to criticism | Music

Following criticism over its lack of women performers, Wireless festival has announced a stage that will exclusively feature female artists. Only three of the 37 acts announced in January were women: R&B singer Mabel, rapper Cardi B – who has since cancelled owing to her advanced pregnancy – and dancehall MC Lisa Mercedez. artists including Birmingham MC Lady Leshurr, Spanish reggaeton artist Bad Gyal, and British MC Paigey Cakey are among the 25 artists appearing on the new stage, to be hosted by Beats 1 presenter Julie Adenuga and Rinse FM DJ Emerald and organised by Smirnoff’s Equalising Music campaign, a global initiative to address the gender imbalance in music. “I remember seeing the flyer with all the male names […]

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NME Festival blog: Wireless to host all-female stage after facing backlash over the lack of women on original line-up

25 female artists will perform on the stage Wireless have announced an alternative, all-female stage that will host an extra 25 female artists during the festival. The event was previously called out for its lack of women on the original line-up, with only three out of 37 acts being women – Cardi B, Mabel and Lisa Mercedez. Cardi B later pulled out of the festival after announcing her pregnancy. Lily Allen shared… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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