Tuesday, 30 June 2015

UK Music Festivals Guide 2015: Everything You Need To Know About This Summer's Hottest Events

Your guide to best festivals this summer, including who is playing where, line-up ads, and Dates for your diary how to get your hands on tickets ...

 Festival Fever: Stay tuned for all the latest gossip including ads holder

Where will you be taking your wellies this summer? Festival, Cream fields, Reading or Leeds?

Wherever we go, stay tuned here for all the gossip, the line-up ads and more as we begin the countdown to the 2015 summer festivals.

Plus, save all your essentials for camping, including tents and waterproofs, in our holiday shopping guide.

Wireless Festival 2015:

This year marks the tenth year of the Wireless Festival and is set to be its largest, however, with an extra day added to the event usually three days.

Expect to see thousands flock to north London for one of the biggest festivals of the city based on the country.

Where: Finsbury Park, London

When: June 28 between 3 and July 5, 2015

Tickets: Wireless tickets at viagogo

Wireless tickets through Onlineticketspot.com

Headline acts: Drake, ASAP Rocky, Avicci, Kendrick Lemar, Nicki Minaj

Who is at stake: Clean Bandit, David Guetta, Rita Ora, Labrinth, Mary J Blige, Jessie J, Jess Glynne, Katy B, Public Enemy, Chance the rapper, Charlie XCX, Childish Gambino, Gorgon City, Wretch 32, Chico better know.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

CMA Music Festival 2015 Announces Headliners

Keith Urban, Eric Church, Alan Jackson among 21 acts playing nightly shows at LP Field in Nashville

Keith Urban and Little Big Town Karen Fairchild, performing here at the 2014 CMA Music Festival are among the headliners for the 2015 festival.

Each summer, the CMA Music Festival takes over the clubs, conference and NFL football stadiums downtown Nashville. It's like the own version of Country Music South by Southwest, less barbecue buffets and pedal steel guitar arrangements.

Some of the best moments occur during off hours, like the time Charlie Worsham Krispy Kreme donuts brought his 10 a.m. concert fan club, or late-night duo Marty Stuart Travis Tritt at the Ryman Auditorium. Still, the evening concerts at LP Field have always been the bread and butter of CMA Fest, attracting crowds as large as 50,000. Attending these concerts stadium is like getting the latest education in the past of country music and present, with a handful of rock & roll cameos- the appearance of Richie Sambora with Zac Brown Band last year in Lenny Kravitz fish out of water established in 2013 - thrown in for good measure.

Today, the CMA LP revealed the lineup for this year's festival, which begins on Thursday, June 11 and runs until Sunday 14. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Neal McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, and Wynonna and Big Noise are scheduled to take the big stage, with a maximum of six events for each night.

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Who is missing from the list of elite country? Garth Brooks to begin with. Almost a decade ago, Brooks signed autographs for 23 consecutive hours during the festival of 1996, while their fans ordered breakfast in line and patiently waited their turn. Apart from a private performance for the Seminar Radio Country festivities last week, however, Brooks has yet to schedule their first shows in Nashville since December 2010, when he staged a week of concerts at the Bridgestone Arena to help raise money for flood repairs. Similarly, Shania Twain, who announced his farewell tour this morning, is absent from the lineup.

Meanwhile, a series of acts that have played at LP Field in the past - including Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen, The Band Perry and Tim McGraw - are also missing in action payroll this year. The same goes for Kenny Chesney, although to be one up the competition playing a much larger stage, the Georgia Dome, the same weekend.

The four-day tickets for CMA Music Festival, including access LP evening concert are sold out.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Lauren Laverne Talks About Sunderland Sounds At 6 Music Festival

Born in DJ Lauren Laverne SUNDERLAND says audiences can expect a rich variety of local artists when large heads alternative music festival BBC in the region.

The BBC broadcaster came home to announce that 6 Music Festival will be held on Tyneside next month.

"I think it's fantastic for the region as a whole that the festival will take place here," said former San Antonio School girl.

"And not only musicians, there will be plenty of local artists and arts groups that will be engaging and I think they will have a good time," he said.

Acts announced for the festival, which will take place in places like Sage Gateshead O2 Academy and from February 20 to 22, including Maximo Park, Neneh Cherry, Interpol, Sleater-Kinney, Hot Chip, Ghost Poet, The Fall, The Charlatans and more.

Emerging local artists will also provide a platform to showcase their sound in the festival.

Lauren, who regularly returns home to visit family in Wearside, has always been a strong supporter of the Mackem musicians.

"I am incredibly proud of where I am and I think there's some great music in the Northeast, as Brewis brothers (Field Music fame) and Lulu James," she said. "But when I play music on the show I play the music I like, it's not a conscious thing to play North East artists. They are played on its own merit."

Last year, Frankie and the heartstrings were invited to make a pop-up version of his Pop Shop in Fawcett Street Recs in the inaugural festival in Salford.

Lauren said: "I've been talking to the pop Recs guys and I really hope to participate again this year as they do is great I think you have asked to represent the shop again.”

Speaking of how the music of the Middle North has changed since emerged with Kenickie band in the 90s, he said. "The music scene is much more diverse now when we were about were very much the odd on the scene we had. Great support from friends, but many people did not think it was good to be a girl with a guitar and would ask 'but who writes your songs?' I do not think it would happen now. "

Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell was one of the local musicians at launch, which took place through a radio broadcast live from the University of Newcastle.

Kathryn, who is also professor of folk music at the university, said: "This is such a region with so many musical traditions of music and it's great that the festival goes here.

"Sunderland is doing incredibly well when it comes to producing new music. Still hearing these great bands, one after another, leaving Sunderland, is an exciting time for music.

"You have new acts such as The Lake Poets singing on shipbuilding and heritage. It's like cross-pollination because they appeal to an emerging public and popular audience."

* Tickets for the first day of 6 Music Festival will be on sale from Friday at 10 am, priced £ 25 Visit www.onlineticketspot.com or www.goticketsnow.com

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Korean Stars Shine At Music Festival In Hong Kong

The two K-pop bands popular in Asia, Big Bang and EXO not disappoint his fans as it took home the top prizes at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA 2014), held in Hong Kong December 3.

The Mnet Asia Music Awards is one of the main celebrations of K-pop music held annually by CJ E & M, one of the largest entertainment companies in Korea through its music channel Mnet.

The 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA 2014), one of the main celebrations of K-pop music held annually, is held in Hong Kong in December 3. This year the event was sponsored by UnionPay International, a subsidiary of China UnionPay (CUP) focusing on growth and support global business of UnionPay.

Was held in Seoul annually since 1999 to 2008. Hong Kong was the host city since 2012. The event has attracted a wider audience East and Southeast Asia.

Stars of China, Korea and other Asian countries such as Andy Lau, Choi Ji-woo and Song Seung Hun, attended the celebration this year in Hong Kong.

The three major awards, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Artist of the Year in Asia, went to Taeyang of Big Bang and EXO. Taeyang also won the award for Best Male Vocal Performance.

The event features 18 awards, including Best Male / Female Group, Best Global Group - Male / Female, Best Male / Female, Best Dance Performance Men's / Women's groups, Best New Male Artist, Best New Female Artist, Best interpretation Band, Best Rap Performance, Best Vocal Performance Solo, Best Group Vocal Performance, Best Music Video Artist of the Year, song of the Year and Album of the Year.

This year the event was sponsored by UnionPay International, a subsidiary of China UnionPay (CUP) focuses on growth and support global business of UnionPay. The CUP cardholders worldwide enjoyed exclusive privileges advanced ticket for the ceremony. Their services for the ceremony this year received positive reviews especially in Hong Kong and South Korea.

CUP gives priority to young consumers who are closest followers of popular culture. Many services, such as UnionPay Haigou platform for shopping abroad and UnionPay online payment services are designed to meet the consumption habits of the younger generation.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The 2015 SXSW Music Festival Artist Announcement - Round One

The first round of SXSW 2015 Featured Artists has finally arrived! More than 170 artists from around the world constitute one of the strongest first round artist announcements to date.

At SXSW in March, you will hear iconic British post-punk band The Pop Group, soul influences with Detroit rapper Black Milk, new buzz acts like deer in Madrid and the Institute of Austin itself, a minimalist blend of Yoruba music with modern electronics XL Recordings' Ibeyi, infectious electronic pop by Charlotte OC and more. Psych-pop legends The Church of Australia will also perform at the SXSW Music Festival to coincide with her interview SXSW Music Conference.

The First SXSW 2015 Artist Announcement

We are starting in the lineup for the 2015 SXSW Music Festival, so there is plenty more to come. Meanwhile, listen SXSWfm to be in the listen-acts must come to Austin for the festival. Mobile apps are available for iPhone and android!

Browse the full list of artists below first round. Do not forget.

Agoraphobia (Boiro SPAIN)
Agosto (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Alvvays (Toronto CANADA)
Angus & Julia Stone (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Babes (New Orleans LA)
Baby In Vain (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (Birmingham AL)
Ballet School (Berlin GERMANY)
Ball Park Music (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
The Barberettes (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Courtney Barnett (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
James Bay (Hitchin UK-ENGLAND)
Be Forest (Pesaro ITALY)
Big Phony (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Bishop Nehru (New York NY)
Blacklist Royals (Nashville TN)
Black Milk (Detroit MI)
Black Taxi (New York NY)
Bloods (Newtown AUSTRALIA)
Bogan Via (Los Angeles CA)
Bomba Estéreo (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Bonaparte (Berlin GERMANY)
The Boxing Lesson (Austin TX)
Brolin (Yorkshire UK-ENGLAND)
Butcher Brown (Richmond VA)
Buenaparte (Lecheria VENEZUELA)
The California Honeydrops (Oakland CA)
Ben Caplan (Halifax CANADA)
Carl Barat and The Jackals (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ceschi (New Haven CT)
Charlotte OC (Blackburn UK-ENGLAND)
Cheerleader (Philadelphia MN)
ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Tokyo JAPAN)
The Church (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Civil Twilight (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA)
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (Phoenix AZ)
Coasts (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Crew54 (Killeen TX)
Dark Time Sunshine (Seattle WA)
Deers (Madrid SPAIN)
Dena (Berlin GERMANY)
Diwan Saz (Yodefat ISRAEL)
The Dodos (San Francisco CA)
Cettina Donato & Serena Brancale Group (Messina ITALY)
Dream Police (Brooklyn NY)
Dry the River (London UK-ENGLAND)
East Cameron Folkcore (Austin TX)
Eastern Sidekick (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
El Conjunto Nueva Ola (Los Angeles CA)
El Freaky (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Fatherson (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)
Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)
GoldLink (Washington DC)
The Gooch Palms (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
Jenn Grant (Halifax CANADA)
Haioka (Tokyo JAPAN)
Happyness (London UK-ENGLAND)
Haroon (Islamabad PAKISTAN)
Danny B. Harvey (Austin TX)
Mekaal Hasan Band (Lahore PAKISTAN)
Heat (Montreal CANADA)
Heaters (Grand Rapids MI)
Hey Marseilles (Seattle WA)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Brooklyn NY)
Ibeyi (Paris FRANCE)
The Inspector Cluzo (Mont de Marsan FRANCE)
Institute (Austin TX)
Jared & The Mill (Tempe AZ)
Jitterbug Vipers (Austin TX)
Alexz Johnson (New York NY)
JoyCut (Bologna ITALY)
Dustin Kensrue (Orange County CA)
Khumariyaan (Peshawar PAKISTAN)
Hanne Kolstø (Oslo NORWAY)
Krypol Haze (Austin TX)
Ben Kweller (Austin TX)
Kydd (Austin TX)
La Orquesta Vulgar (Mexico City MEXICO)
The Last Bison (Chesapeake VA)
Howie Lee (Beijing CHINA)
The Lonely Wild (Los Angeles CA)
Lost Midas (Los Angeles CA)
Demi Louise (Boronia AUSTRALIA)
Love Inks (Austin TX)
Low Cut Connie (Philadelphia PA)
Low Roar (Reykjavik ICELAND)
Luluc (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Lust for Youth (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Lydia (Phoenix AZ)
Mai Dhai (Thar Parker PAKISTAN)
Marching Church (Copenhagen DENMARK)
MC Lars (Oakland CA)
Mew (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Mini Mansions (Los Angeles CA)
Miss Chain & The Broken Heels (Thiene ITALY)
Modestep (London UK-ENGLAND)
Moon Duo (Portland OR)
Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step (San Francisco CA)
mothercoat (Fukaya JAPAN)
Mr.Kitty (Austin TX)
Nakia (Austin TX)
Jay Nash and Josh Day are the Contenders (Los Angeles CA)
Nightmare Air (Los Angeles CA)
No Brain (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Noveller (Austin TX)
Ocellot (Barcelona SPAIN)
The Octopus Project (Austin TX)
Panda Elliot (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
The Parrots (Madrid SPAIN)
Pharmakon (New York NY)
Pommez Internacional (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Poor Rich Boy (Lahore PAKISTAN)
The Pop Group (London UK-ENGLAND)
Publicist UK (Longmont CO)
Quantic (New York NY)
Que (Atlanta GA)
Rangleklods (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Residual Kid (Austin TX)
Roddy (New Orleans LA)
Royal Teeth (New Orleans LA)
Sain Tanveer Brothers (Sialkot PAKISTAN)
Sertified (Austin TX)
Seven Davis Jr (Los Angeles CA)
Sexores (Barcelona SPAIN)
Silk Rodeo (Austin TX)
Charanjit Singh (Bombay INDIA)
Skinny Lister (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sleep ∞ Over (Austin TX)
Luisa Sobral (Lisbon PORTUGAL)
Songhoy Blues (Bamako MALI)
Sorne (Austin TX)
The Sour Notes (Austin TX)
The Stone Foxes (San Francisco CA)
Suboi (Saigon VIETNAM)
Suicideyear (Baton Rouge LA)
숨[su:m] (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Summer Heart (Malmo SWEDEN)
Sy Ari Da Kid (Atlanta GA)
Tanya Tagaq (Brandon CANADA)
Talking To Turtles (Leipzig GERMANY)
Talkshow (Bratislava SLOVAKIA)
The Big Pink (London UK-ENGLAND)
Thee Oh Sees (Los Angeles CA)
Jonathan Toubin (New York NY)
Tourmaline (Portland OR)
Transit (Calgary CANADA)
Hailey Tuck (London UK-ENGLAND)
Twerps (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
The Twilight Sad (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Twin Peaks (Chicago IL)
Txarango (Barcelona SPAIN)
Ume (Austin TX)
Vaadat Charigim (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Vampillia (Nihon'odori JAPAN)
Vockah Redu (New Orleans LA)
Vuurwerk (Brussels BELGIUM)
Wand (Los Angeles CA)
Jessie Ware (London UK-ENGLAND)
Warm Soda (Austin TX)
Lewis Watson (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
Weekend Money (New York NY)
Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts (Los Angeles CA)
Hank West & the Smokin Hots (Asheville NC)
Whitehorse (Toronto CANADA)
Jess Williamson (Austin TX)
Emily Wolfe (Austin TX)

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Thousands Of Young Music Fans Gather For Leeds And Reading Festivals - And It Shouldn't Be Too Muddy

  • Around 200,000 revelers, mostly teenagers, went to Reading and Leeds festival for three days this weekend
  •       despite the rain in Leeds today, the site looks like it will be dry. The reading will also bask in the sun, forecasters say
  •       Reading is the oldest festival in the world of music, launched in 1961 organizers created a second front in Leeds in 1999
Thousands of music fans have started their pilgrimage to Reading and Leeds for two of the major highlights in the festival calendar issues.

The vast majority of the 100,000 revelers each site are in their teens, with many days celebrating GCSE results today.

And it seems that your celebrations will not be dampened as both festivals look set to dodge the rain.

Despite the rains this week, Leeds looks set to stay dry until next week, and Reading also enjoy the sun, forecasters say.

Hunters in hand: These dressed in classic reading festival girls uniform with shorts and Hunter wellies in case of rain - but it seems to be dry and sunny

Pilgrimage: annual rock festival Reading - the oldest in the world - has become a ritual for adolescents following a level and GCSE results, released this week

Equipped: 200 miles northeast of Richfield Avenue Reading, these girls had to walk Bramham, near Wetherby, for the twin festival in Leeds

Annual Festival of Reading rock - the oldest world - opened its doors at 8 am today, with revelers pour into buses, coaches and trains that carry camping equipment - trucks and beer.

It was an identical scene 200 miles north east, with festival goers loading your bags in shopping carts as feed to the farm in Bramham, near Wetherby.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Plenty Going On At Firefly Music Festival

OutKast - Big Boi (left) and Andre 3000 - by 80,000 music fans gathered at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway for the Firefly fest.

DOVER, Del. - While waiting to reach the transcendent moment - Andre 3000 of Outkast, performing "Hey Ya!" at the apex of the headlining set Atlanta rappers gathered Saturday at Firefly Music Festival - 80,000 music fans gathered at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway the weekend was a lot of fun to fill time.

Firefly, which has doubled in size since its inception in 2012,
was launched this year on Thursday, with 20,000 campers created for discreet opening indie-rock band Local Natives California and Philadelphia singer-songwriter Amos Lee.

On Friday, the festival - which has been extended from 154 pleasant, if a little dusty, acres - accelerated with rock headliners Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters, whose leader, Dave Grohl, pleased the crowd with tales of Delaware Rehoboth Beach Vacation, and an encore with the Rolling Stones and Alice Cooper covers.

I did not get there until Saturday, and I took nine decent acts excellent in eight hours, the best of which were Beck, Tune-Yards and OutKast, with Brit-rockers Kaiser Chiefs, identical Canadian twins Tegan and Sara and folk band Austin Wild Child is also highlighted.

Besides music on seven stages convenient, Firefly, which was concluded on Sunday with Jack Johnson headlining, always plenty of opportunities to spend time assistants and / or spending money for much of the crowd of twenty years crouched in the Woodlands.

I did not relax in a hammock or get my booty moving in the area of Silent Disco, where dancers DJs listen via headphones. But I did meander through the arcade with pinball machines free pleasantly sunny afternoon, and watched the football World Cup, while sampling in the tent Firefly Ale Brewery, which serves beers Milton, Delaware, Dogfish Head craft beer barons.

So how were OutKast, was on his first tour properly concerts since 2002? The meeting Andre 3000 (real name: Benjamin) and partner Big Boi (Antwan Patton) apparently had a difficult start in Coachella, California, in the spring. Two months, however, the wrinkles have been ironed out.

The duo left that still bears the appropriate "BOB (Bombs Over Baghdad)" from Stankonia 2000 and played a packed with hits, strong short game in hip-hop, always in the indie-pop festival. "I swear to God, it seems like we were just 17 years," said Andre 3000, getting misty while wearing a blonde wig and a shirt that said. "Children of the Corn Bread"

As always, Big Boi and 3000 Firefly worked separately and together. Mini-game Big Boi covered with irrefutable funk of "The Way You Move". The crowd drifted away during the segment tremendously arty Andre 3000 - until the delirious "Hey Ya!" interpretation.

With flat-brimmed black hat and matching outfit, Beck could have passed for an Amish farmer. Although he is on tour behind the new phase of the beautifully calm morning chicha, the Californian music with more tools than a Swiss Army knife reached the firefly to rock the party.

Backed by a band of highly adaptable, which launched hits like "Where is," blew his harmonica on "One Foot in the Grave", covered Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" and slowed briefly for the new album "Blue Moon "and a sublime" Lost Cause "Sea Change 2002. Hopefully, he'll play more tomorrow when leading Xponential Phase Camden Festival in July.

Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus led a band of nearly-all-female translated the polyrhythmic joy of living of their new Nikki Nack perfectly. Kaiser Chiefs Ricky Wilson joined the crowd in singalongs of "I Predict a Riot" and "Never Miss a Beat." And Wild Child attracted listeners to the stage of forest fetching voice and violinist Alexander Beggins Kelsey Wilson.

Wild Feathers, Nashville, LA 1970 proved competent rock country in the cafeteria, where Smallpools impressed with tight indie-pop. Tegan and Sara was loud and catchy songs of the three I took before screwing Beck, and the synth-pop duo Miss Brooklyn Sr. was mediocre.