Tag: years

NME Festival blog: Robert de Niro says CGI could extended his career “another 30 years”

Robert de Niro made the comments at the London Film Festival Robert de Niro has said that the rise of CGI means his career could be “extended another 30 years.” The veteran actor made the comments at the London Film Festival yesterday (October 14) while he was promoting his latest movie, The Irishman. In the film, […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Truckfest secures four more years at East of England Arena

UK: Truckfest, the annual exhibition and festival of trucks and trucking, has agreed to extend its agreement with the East of England Arena and Events Centre, following its 35th consecutive year at the venue. The extension will take the long-running event to its 40th anniversary in 2024. Truckfest has grown steadily since its first edition […]

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NME Festival blog: Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis says a “big, big band” is reforming for this year’s Pilton Party

The band will join Wolf Alice, who have already been confirmed Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has revealed that a “big, big band” is reforming for this year’s Pilton Party. Every September, a few artists return to Worthy Farm for the annual bash, which is put on as a ‘thank you’ fundraiser event for nearby residents and […]

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The Guardian festival blog: ‘Groovy, groovy, groovy’: listening to Woodstock 50 years on – all 38 discs | Music

A few weeks back, my Twitter feed was suddenly clogged with misty-eyed reminiscences of Live Aid. It is now generally regarded as a white saviour festival of mostly dreadful music. Still, there’s much nostalgic love for Tony Hadley’s leather trench coat, and Queen’s alarming “no time for losers” philosophy. I lived through it; I remembered […]

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NME Festival blog: Philadelphia radio station to broadcast full Woodstock recording exactly 50 years later

Woodstock 50 is no longer happening, but there are still other ways to celebrate the landmark Philadelphia radio station WXPN is set to broadcast the full original recording of the Woodstock festival, exactly 50 years after it happened. The ill-fated anniversary event Woodstock 50 was finally cancelled last week after months of troubles and a move […]

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NME Festival blog: Feeling Semisonic? They’re back with their first new music in 18 years, thanks to Liam Gallagher

Opening time! Semisonic have confirmed that they’re gearing up to release their first album in 18 years, after new music arose from aborted writing sessions with Liam Gallagher. The US band, famed for their huge 1998 single ‘Closing Time’ as well as ‘Secret Smile’, released their third and final album ‘All About Chemistry’ back in […]

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NME Festival blog: Tool’s first album in 13 years will come out next month

It will be the band’s first new album since 2006’s ‘10,000 Days’ Tool have released a new teaser trailer ahead of the release of their fifth studio album, confirming the record is due out next month. The album, out August 30, is expected to include new songs ‘Invincible’ and ‘Descending’, both of which Tool have […]

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NME Festival blog: Aahhh! Watch Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant perform ‘Immigrant Song’ for first time in 24 years

EPIC. Robert Plant has treated Led Zeppelin fans to the first performance of ‘Immigrant Song’ in 24 years. The rock frontman gave the track its first airing since 1996 at Secret Solstice festival in Reykjavik – the capital of the very country that initially inspired it. After performing a condensed version of the 1970 track […]

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NME Festival blog: Emily Eavis says she spent years trying to book Beyoncé for Glastonbury only to miss her set

A family emergency prevented Eavis from seeing Queen Bey’s 2011 headline performance. Emily Eavis has revealed that after spending years trying to book Beyoncé for Glastonbury Festival she missed her headline set in 2011. As the ‘Crazy in Love’ singer was gearing up to take to the stage for her Glastonbury debut, the festival’s co-organiser had […]

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