Category Festival News

The Kills announce Echo Home Non-Electric EP and Shepherd’s Bush Empire gig

The Kills announce Echo Home Non-Electric EP and Shepherd's Bush Empire gig

The Kills – Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince – will release the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP digitally on June 2nd, with a limited edition 10” vinyl release available for pre-order today: http://smarturl.it/EchoHomeEP

Both the physical and digital versions of the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP will feature audio from a stripped down session the band captured recently at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Alongside “Echo Home”, the EP features Ash & Ice track “That Love”, a cover of Rihanna’s “Desperado” (which the band originally played as part of a Sirius XMU session), and the song “Wait”, off the band’s first ever release, Black Rooster EP, which celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary on May 28th.

The Black Rooster EP was originally released on Dim Mak in 2002 an...

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Victorious Festival announces Jerry Williams, Kassassin Street, The Slow Readers Club

Victorious Festival announces Jerry Williams, Kassassin Street, The Slow Readers Club

Victorious Festival has added another wave of artists to their already brimming line up! The recent additions are packed full of exciting up and coming, unsigned, self-releasing artists to add to your radar for the weekend.

Indie Pop Singer Jerry Williams is swiftly taking over the South Coast music scene with her self-released singles. Williams’ insightful, catchy songs are a brilliant blend of megastar singer songwriter Taylor Swift and 1980s indie inspired by her life growing up and the lives of others around her.

With a string of achievements from her latest Single ‘I’m Not In Love With You’ recently gaining the accolade of BBC Introducing Track of the Week, an award winning EP ‘Let’s Just forget it’ which won best produced release of 2016 at the Unsigned Music Awards and over 6 m...

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Reggae star Max Romeo added to Africa Oyé’s 25th Anniversary festival line-up

Reggae star Max Romeo added to Africa Oyé's 25th Anniversary festival line-up

Africa Oyé has added roots reggae legend, Max Romeo to their 25th Anniversary festival line-up this June.

The Jamaican star, who has had top 10 hits across Europe and has been sampled by the likes of Jay Z and The Prodigy, will join the Sefton Park celebrations following the news that Julian Marley has sadly had to cancel his European dates this year following a car accident.

Max Romeo’s storied career took off when he signed a contract with Bunny Lee, one of the biggest producers of his time in Jamaica in the 60s. Hits such as Chase The Devil lead to international success and to performances across the world.

After joining forces with producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Romeo’s style evolved from a typically Jamaican ska towards to a more “pop” reggae that he still delivers at present.

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Liverpool Loves Festival Is Back And Moves To The City Centre

Liverpool Loves Festival Is Back And Moves To The City Centre

Orb CIC are delighted to announce that the award-winning festival Liverpool Loves will return to the city this Summer!

Liverpool’s best loved, feel-good festival will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August – with the main stage zone being held in Derby Square at the heart of the Commercial District, under the gaze of the Queen Victoria monument. 

Festival director, Josh Boyd said: After the continued success of last year’s event – and picking up a nomination for Best Small Tourism Event once again – we’re excited to be bringing this much-loved celebration back for the third time in 2017. 

“The event has had a huge level of support in its first two editions and attracted over 67,000 people down to Pier Head – so this year we’re taking steps to develop the offer and...

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Ice Cube Replaces A Tribe Called Quest at Roskilde Festival 2017

Ice Cube Replaces A Tribe Called Quest at Roskilde Festival 2017
Q-Tip, front man of A Tribe Called Quest, has sustained a shoulder injury and will have to undergo surgery, forcing the group to cancel their European summer shows, including Roskilde Festival. The non-profit festival’s bookers have worked hard to find a replacement. The legendary group will be replaced by another legend: Los Angeles rapper Ice Cube will fly in for a very rare European performance.
Ice Cube is known for both his musical and his acting skills. He kicked off his career in the 1980s with Dr. Dre, amongst others, as part of N.W.A whose controversial story was told through the hit film ‘Straight Outta Compton’.
His solo career has offered iconic albums such as ’AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’ and ’Death Certificate’, and rumour has it that a new album will surface in 2018...
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Bearded Theory Festival 2017 announces all tickets Sold Out

Bearded Theory Festival 2017 announces all tickets Sold Out
BEARDED THEORY are delighted to announce that the festival’s 10th Anniversary has completely sold out of admission tickets in every category for the sixth year in a row. A small number of car passes and Tipi camping options are still on sale.
Admission tickets are no longer available through any physical or online outlet, and organisers are urging anyone without a ticket not to travel to the festival as none will be available at the gates.
Festival-goers from across the UK and further afield have bought tickets in their thousands for this year’s event, which features performances from the likes of Madness, Seasick Steve, Skunk Anansie, Slaves and many more.
Rich Bryan, Festival Organiser says,
“All of us at Bearded Theory festival are delighted that the festival has once again sol...
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Africa Oyé reveals Merseyside acts for ‘Oyé Introduces’ at 25th Anniversary

Africa Oyé reveals Merseyside acts for 'Oyé Introduces' at 25th Anniversary

Africa Oyé has announced the Merseyside talent that will be showcased in the ‘Oyé Introduces’ portion of this year’s 25th Anniversary festival.

Launched in 2015, ‘Oyé Introduces’ will see local talent kick off both days of the festival, giving some of the area’s brightest artists the chance to share the stage with the ever-eclectic international Oyé line-up.

Nutribe & Butcha B come to the festival as part of COLLECTA, self-described as ‘da wickedest’ multi-disciplinary arts collective in the UK’, creating works of music, dance, photography, film and more.

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Having all attended the festival over the years as kids growing up and with their parents being some of the brains behind Oyé’s spiritual ancestor, Wor...

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Joanne Shaw Taylor announced as headliner for Warrington Summertime Festival

Joanne Shaw Taylor announced as headliner for Warrington Summertime Festival

Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star of the blues rock world. The girl with the big voice from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world, released critically acclaimed albums and gained a global fan base. The Gig Cartel are proud to announce Joanne will be headlining this year’s Summertime Festival at Parr Music Hall, July 15th.

Joanne’s debut album White Sugar first opened the door and Joanne’s career has since gone stratospheric, with her breaking the notoriously hard-to-crack US market. She beat the stereotypes of her age and gender, gaining acclaim from critics and peers alike. Subsequent albums; Diamonds in the Dirt, Almost Always Never, The Dirty Truth and Songs From The Road followed and saw Joanne’s fan base rise globally...

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Top 10 must see moments at the 10th anniversary of Sound City

Top 10 must see moments at the 10th anniversary of Sound City

With the multi-award winning festival just weeks away, the organisers have picked through the incredible tenth anniversary programme and pulled out the top ten cannot miss moments of this year’s very special birthday celebration.

  1. John Cale presents the only UK performance of the iconic Velvet Underground and Nico to mark it’s 50th year. To celebrate the most influential album of all time he has invited Clinic, Fat White Family, Gruff Rhys, Nadine Shah, The Kills and Wild Beasts to join him live of stage. Not content with curating the gig of the decade John will also be in conversation at Sound City on the Saturday afternoon – a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear about the birth of the Velvet Underground, his relationship with Lou Reed and his eventful career to date.
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Standon Calling + War Child Announce The Standon Calling Warm-Up Party

Standon Calling + War Child Announce The Standon Calling Warm-Up Party
Gearing up for the summer ahead, Standon Calling is set to be one of the true unmissable highlights of the festival season – with news of a huge warm-up party announced today in association with charity partners War Child.
Taking over the stunning Omeara on Saturday June 10th, the night will see an unrivalled array of fresh and exciting talent taking to sets ahead of their appearance at Standon Calling this summer. Headlining the night is acclaimed Lewisham groover Jodie Abacus, bringing his infectious soul-infused chimes and one of the most recognisable new voices of the year to Omeara’s hallowed halls. He’ll be joined on the night by electro genre-blenders Strong Asian Mothers, garage-rock heavyweights Tangerines and East London indie risers Average Sex for a night packed full of ...
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