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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NME Festival blog: Olly Alexander on double standards of reactions to straight and LGBTQ performers: ‘As soon as I get on stage it’s ‘Think of the children!”

The Years & Years frontman says he was criticised for his Biggest Weekend performance being “too erotic” Olly Alexander has spoken out about the double standards between how straight and LGBTQ performers are received. The 27-year-old is the frontman of Years & Years, who will release their second album ‘Palo Santo‘ on July 6. Speaking to Shortlist, Alexander said he was criticised for being “too erotic and too saucy” in his performance at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend, during which he wore a green one-piece outfit. “But it’s no different to Demi Lovato or Stefflon Don or Liam Payne,” he said. “They all simulate sex on stage and they say things in their songs that are erotic, they gyrate and wear […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Star Events supplies X Stage to All Points East

UK: Star Events’ X Stage highlighted the creativity at AEG Presents’ first All Points East festival in Victoria Park from May 25 – 27, where sets from LCD Soundsystem, The XX and Bjork drew huge audiences. Working with Loudsound and LarMac Live, Star Events supplied the festival’s four principal platforms, including the main East Stage, a 20m VerTech; the North Stage, with its concentric arches; the West Arena; and all the requisite support structures. Complete with a hovering DJ platform, the X Stage puts artists into the heart of the audience. Star Events’ design team joined two 5m wide / 38m span arches at the apex to bring the X Stage to life, using kit from the yard together with […]

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NME Festival blog: Lorde battles Outer Stage Syndrome and a puny PA during earnest and heartfelt All Points East set

Lorde headlines the second stage at the Victoria Park festival, and gets swamped by the soundclash “This song is about pirates,” Lorde sounds like she might conceivably be saying, although it’s impossible to tell. Certainly, the subsequent song, ‘Ribs’, is long on rattle beats and deep sea throbs but disappointingly short on rum-based shanty verses and treasure burying dance routines. “This is a strange song to sing in front of a lot of people because it’s about being very horny,” she admits,… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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