Monthly Archives January 2016

Bestival Headliners and First Wave of Acts Announced

Bestival Headliners and First Wave of Acts Announced

Bestival

The omens are good, The Future is happening. With Bestival 2016’s Future theme unveiled, we can hurtle headlong into the good times, revealing three massive headliners and an incredible cast of musical pioneers, forward thinking funksters and precognitive pop stars, who will be journeying with us into Bestival’s glamourous machine age, where everlasting gobstoppers signal eternal bliss, this September 8-11, disembarking from Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight.

Future swashbuckler Rob da Bank says: “So, here we go again, but this time we’re going far… far away… into the future. Prepare yourselves for a Bestival unlike any other with futuristic new stages, and as ever it’s a broad church of music from every decade and every genre...

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Live At Leeds Announces Over 65 Names For 10th Anniversary Event

Live At Leeds Announces Over 65 Names For 10th Anniversary Event

Live At Leeds

Celebrating 10 years of breaking the latest and greatest new acts, Live At Leeds 2016 have announced over 50 artists joining the already stellar lineup of current trendsetters and future stars.  
Leading the new announcement are undisputed cult icons Mystery Jets, who over the space of 13 years have released wave after wave of groundbreaking indie music, transcending genres and eras with classics such as “Young Love” and “Two Doors Down”. Their recent fifth album “Curve Of The Earth” pushes new boundaries into a more panoramic classic rock sound, all the while captivating and engrossing. Bringing old and new to Live At Leeds this April, it’s sure to be another stunning performance from the pioneering romantics.
Also joining the bill is Ghostpoet, the undet...
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Everything Everything headline at Scarborough Fair Festival

Everything Everything headline at Scarborough Fair Festival

Everything Everything

Everything Everything and Lianne La Havas join a line up which includes involvement from Sir Ben Kingsley, Michael Fassbender’s DMC Film, Dave Beer, Craig Charles and many more!

Scarborough Fair proudly announce Mercury Award nominated band Everything, Everything and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas to the growing list of acts performing at the art and music festival.

26 year-old Le Havas’ second album, Blood, has received wide critical acclaim following an iTunes Award and a Mercury Award nomination for her debut LP Is Your Love Big Enough? Whilst the ever popular indie rock band, Everything Everything will be heroing their latest album, Get to Heaven which The Observer described as, “an album of astonishing depth”.

They join a list of...

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ArcTanGent festival announces more acts for 2016

ArcTanGent festival announces more acts for 2016

ArcTanGent festival

The world’s only festival for connoisseurs of Math-rock, Post-rock and Noise-rock – the award winning ArcTanGent – is back!!

The first 15 bands announced today for ArcTanGent Festival are American Football (USA), Toe (Japan), Sikth (UK), Caspian (USA), TTNG (UK), Owen (USA), Alarmist (Ireland), Falls (UK), Totorro (France), Alma (UK), Town Portal (Denmark), Anta (UK), Floral (USA), A WEREWOLF! (UK) and Exxasens (Spain). There will be over 70 bands announced for the 2016 event.

Tickets are on sale now from www.arctangent.co.uk/tickets <http://www.arctangent.co.uk/tickets> .

ArcTanGent’s grand master band booker James reckons: “Once people have been to ATG, they seem to come back every year...

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Reading & Leeds Announces Second Wave Of Acts For 2016

Reading & Leeds Announces Second Wave Of Acts For 2016

Reading & Leeds

Reading & Leeds Festivals are delighted to announce Foals and Disclosure as co- headliners for this year’s festival taking place across Bank Holiday Weekend 26-28 August 2016. In a Reading & Leeds first, two bastions of modern British music will be making the step up to the largest festival stages of their careers, bringing together two defining acts of a generation.
Returning after their festival-stopping surprise set last year, 2016 will see Foals in their debut headline performance at Reading & Leeds. Unafraid of genre limitations, their endless creativity and ferocious live shows have seen the Oxford five-piece rise through the ranks, positioning themselves as one of the most unmissable live acts in the world.
Joining Foals as co-headliners of Read...
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Duran Duran to headline 2016 Common People festival

Duran Duran to headline 2016 Common People festival

Duran Duran

Set to take our two-day metropolitan jamboree by storm, the Common People crew are delighted to announce that Duran Duran will headline Common People 2016, topping the bill at Oxford’s South Park on Saturday 28th May and then providing a fitting finale for our Southampton Common shindig on Sunday 29th May.

Common People head honcho Rob da Bank says: “So, we were already off to a flyer with Common People selling out last year, announcing a second site this year, with our beautiful South Park location in Oxford, overlooking the dreaming spires, and now we’re putting the cherry on top with the news that Duran Duran will be headlining a day in each city! Icons of the last four decades the boys are still churning out hits and absolutely smashed it at our mothership show Bestiva...

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The Franklys Announce 18 date UK Tour – “Dirty rock’n’roll”

The Franklys Announce 18 date UK Tour - “Dirty rock’n’roll"

The Franklys

The Franklys embark on their most extensive and ambitious tour since they formed and promise each show will be ‘loud, raw, energetic, sweaty, and an exciting spectacle!”   The Franklys  first tour of 2016 starts in Brigton on February 29th and finishes 18 shows later with 2 shows in one day,  first the Freehold Festival in Liverpool followed by The Firebug in Leicester on April 8nd.
The Franklys, are an all girl rock ‘n’ roll band based in London. 50% Swedish, 25% British, 25% American, 100% rock’n’roll.
This four piece force of nature features a rhythm section as solid and driving as an army tank, which consists of all-American drummer Nicole Pinto and home grown talent Zoe Biggs on bass...
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Hull’s hottest new export, Fronteers, release new single ‘Idol’

Hull’s hottest new export, Fronteers, release new single ‘Idol’

Fronteers, release new single ‘Idol’

HULL’S HOTTEST NEW EXPORT FRONTEERS WILL RELEASE ‘IDOL’ ON KING TUT’S RECORDINGS ON 11TH MARCH  
‘Idol’ is the third release from Hull’s hottest new export; FRONTEERS. Released on 11th March, it received its worldwide premiere from 6Music’s Steve Lamacq on Tuesday 26th January and was swiftly followed later that evening by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. Both were big supporters of previous single ‘It’s Up To Me Now’, which also received acclaim from Radio X’s John Kennedy. They closed 2015 supporting Blossoms and Pretty Vicious and will be joining the latter for an NME Awards Show at Dingwalls on 11th February – their first London date.
Produced by Cam Blackwood, ‘Idol’ is a reverb rock thumper with a deeper psychedelic f...
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MTV Brand New kicks off first night of showcases with Craig David in London

MTV Brand New kicks off first night of showcases with Craig David in London

MTV Brand New Craig David in London

MTV UK, in association with Emporio Armani Diamonds, recently announced the annual showcase line-up for MTV Brand New 2016 at the Electric Ballroom, London. This year no other than Craig David (TS5) and Bloc Party were announced to take the stage by storm as headliners. They are supported by MTV Brand New shortlisted acts Anne-Marie, WSTRN, Rat Boy and Nimmo.

Craig David has sold over 13 million albums, secured 13 Top Ten hits and achieved multi-platinum status in more than 20 countries. Now fifteen years since his seminal debut ‘Born To Do It’, Craig is back in a BIG way...

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Rewind The World’s Biggest 80s Festival announces 3 UK line-ups

Rewind The World's Biggest 80s Festival announces 3 UK line-ups

Rewind 80s Festival

REWIND The 80s Festival – the world’s biggest 80s music festival, is back with three UK festivals during July and August 2016.

Tickets for all three festivals will go on sale at 9am on Friday January 29th at the official website rewindfestival.com.

REWIND SCOTLAND will return for its sixth year at Scone Palace, Perth on Friday 22nd July until Sunday 24th July with headline performances from Holly Johnson and Adam Ant, plus performances from Rick Astley, ABC, Tony Hadley, Big Country, Marc Almond, Midge Ure, Leo Sayer, Slim Jim Phantom From Stray Cats, Go West, Roland Gift, Living in a Box, China Crisis, Average White Band, Toyah, The Beat, Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow, The Bluebells, Hazell Dean, Snap, plus British Electric Foundation ft...

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