Category Festival News

Cotton Clouds festival announced for Peak District National Park

Announcing the arrival of an all-new festival, Cotton Clouds
Featuring a stratospheric line up and set amidst the heavenly vista of the stunning Peak District National Park, Cotton Clouds is a wonderful new addition to the UK festival calendar.
Taking place on 12th of August and boasting a bill that’s simply bursting with pop pedigree, the one-day extravaganza in Saddleworth (Greater Manchester) will host radiant performances from the likes of The Coral, The Sugarhill Gang, Nick Heyward, The Whip, PINS, Everly Pregnant Brothers, Clint Boon (DJ set) and many more.

A brand new festival for 2017 conjured up from the blue-sky thinking of brothers Max & Rick Lees and local entrepreneur Luke Stanley, this summer you are invited to leave your troubles behind and pop your head amongst the Clouds for a day of idyllic escapism and top-flight entertainme...

Read More

Roy Ayers, BadBadNotGood, Joshua Redman And More Announced For Flow Festival’s Bright Balloon 360 Stage

Roy Ayers, BadBadNotGood, Joshua Redman And More Announced For Flow Festival's Bright Balloon 360 Stage

Flow’s famous landmark, Bright Balloon 360° with its circular stage topped by a luminous balloon, will be located in a new area of Suvilahti. The stage will host Joshua Redman, Roy Ayers, BadBadNotGood, Fatoumata Diawara & Hindi Zahra, Ibibio Sound Machine, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Linnea Olsson and Skott, among others.

Flow Festival’s impressive and intimate Bright Balloon 360° stage will get a new area all of its own. The circular seating area will fit more people than in previous years and getting in and out of the stage area is easier. The whole Flow area is growing this year and moving around the area will be easier. The biggest single change is the relocation of the Bright Balloon 360° stage to its own area and the new audience seating.

American jazz star Joshua Redman br...

Read More

Birmingham Festival, Beyond The Tracks, Announces Orbital, Editors, The Jesus And Mary Chain + More

Birmingham Festival, Beyond The Tracks, Announces Orbital, Editors, The Jesus And Mary Chain + More
Beyond The Tracks is a brand new, three day, green field festival taking place at Birmingham’s Eastside City Park in September.  Featuring some of the most revered names in UK music and the brightest new stars, the festival is a welcome addition to the musical offering of the UK’s second city.
Friday night sees electronic music pioneers Orbital headline with the Hartnoll brothers reunited after a five-year hiatus. Orbital were one of the key acts responsible for taking electronic music into the mainstream and out of the clubs and into live venues and festivals.  Their seminal live performances are the stuff of legend and their set is sure to evoke the halcyon days of acid house.  
Seminal electronic act Leftfield released one of the greatest dance records of all time in Leftism ...
Read More

Billy Ocean and Soul II Soul headline Reload Festival 2017

Billy Ocean and Soul II Soul headline Reload Festival 2017
BILLY OCEAN AND SOUL II SOUL TO HEADLINE THE RETURN OF RELOAD FESTIVAL
BLUE / LEVEL 42 / ASWAD / THE SOUTH / JOCELYN BROWN / HEATWAVE / BRAND NEW HEAVIES / KENNY THOMAS / THE GIBSON BROTHERS / ODYSSEY / MUNGO JERRY
CRAIG CHARLES / TREVOR NELSON / DANNY RAMPLING / STEVE FRIEND / PETE WALKDEN / HARRY PEARCE / JAY FUNK

Sometimes a good song just sticks with you forever; Reload Festival knows a classic when it sees one and returns to Norfolk Showground this year with an amazing line-up perfectly designed to celebrate the good times.

Embracing dancefloor fillers from every classic era of pop, disco, soul and much more, Reload is the must-visit weekend experience for anyone looking for two days of quality music, great food and drink and activities for partiers of all ages.
Heading the li...
Read More

Grammy winning Dobet Gnahoré and Angolan icon Bonga head to Africa Oyé

Grammy winning Dobet Gnahoré and Angolan icon Bonga head to Africa Oyé

Africa Oyé – 25th Anniversary Festival
Sefton Park, Liverpool

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017
12:30pm – 9:30pm both days / Admission: FREE

Funded by Arts Council England & Liverpool City Council

Africa Oyé have added two of the festival’s finest alumni to their 25th Anniversary line-up ahead of the celebrations in June.

The first of the two newly announced acts returning to Sefton Park this summer is Ivorian singer, dancer, musician and Grammy-winner, Dobet Gnahoré.

Dobet, who first played the Liverpool festival back in 2005, sings in a range of African languages and covers a whole host of styles, including Congolese Rumba, Ivory Coast Ziglibiti, Cameroon Bikoutsi and Ghanian High-Life.

Joining her in this latest reveal is Angolan icon, Bonga, who played Oyé in 2011...

Read More

PennFest 2017 announces Primal Scream, Sigma, James, The Charlatans, Maverick Sabre, The Coral and more

PennFest 2017 announces Primal Scream, Sigma, James, The Charlatans, Maverick Sabre, The Coral and more

Following a hugely successful sell out event last summer, Penn Street in Buckinghamshire is once again set  to be home to a 2‐day music festival with camping, as PennFest returns on the weekend of the 21st‐22nd  July 2017.

PRIMAL SCREAM, SIGMA (live), JAMES, THE CHARLATANS,  MAVERICK SABRE,
THE CORAL, MAXIMO PARK, CAST, KATE NASH, EMF,   BECKY HILL,
THE PIGEON DETECTIVES, REVEREND & THE MAKERS,
GOLDIE LOOKING CHAIN (legends set), ALEX FRANCIS, WILD FRONT, NOASIS
and BLURD

NEW FOR 2017:  The LOCKDOWN PRESENTS STAGE featuring DJ sets from
WILKINSON, P MONEY, CONGO NATTY and SASASAS on Friday night, BLONDE,
CHRIS LORENZO and TOM ZANETTI on Saturday night, plus many more

Additionally, our Big Top stage will return and will...

Read More

Everything Everything, The Strypes, JP Cooper and more for TRNSMT festival

Everything Everything, The Strypes, JP Cooper and more for TRNSMT festival
Fresh from announcing the line-up for the King Tut’s Stage powered by Utilita Energy and Jack Daniel’s Jack Rocks 7, TRNSMT festival organisers DF Concerts are thrilled to welcome Everything EverythingThe Strypes, JP Cooper, Gerry Cinnamon and Be Charlotte to the TRNSMT bill. As the countdown to the inaugural event moves on, fans can secure their tickets now at www.trnsmtfest.com to ensure they’re at Glasgow Green across 7th – 9th July 2017 experiencing Radiohead, Kasabian, Biffy Clyro, The 1975 and many, many more.
Known for their experimentation and creative ambition, Everything Everything are a band beholden to no single formula...
Read More

Liam Gallagher And Over 70 More Acts Announced For Reading & Leeds Festival 2017

Liam Gallagher And Over 70 More Acts Announced For Reading & Leeds Festival 2017

Already boasting a phenomenal line-up of indisputable headliners and the hottest voices in modern music, Reading & Leeds has announced even more names for this year’s festivals, taking place between 25 – 27 August 2017 at Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds. Tickets are available here.
Rock ‘n’ roll legend and an unmistakable icon of music history, Liam Gallagher will be bringing his highly anticipated solo performance to Reading and Leeds in a UK Festival Exclusive. One of the most recognised figures in British music, his show will be an attitude filled performance fuelled with Oasis classics and tracks from his debut solo record; announcing the next huge step for the nation’s most unmissable frontman.
Undeniable alt-rock sensations PVRIS will be laying out the...
Read More

Maximo Park, The Dandy Warhols, Band of Skulls, Jesus and Mary Chain, Temples Join Victorious Bill

Maximo Park, The Dandy Warhols, Band of Skulls, Jesus and Mary Chain, Temples Join Victorious Bill

The UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – has today announced its third wave of artists on a burgeoning line-up that already features headliners Stereophonics, Madness and Elbow and many, many more.

Back with their eagerly awaited sixth studio album – Risk to ExitMaximo Park are a welcome addition to the Victorious bill. Known for their showmanship and exhilarating live performances the Geordie rockers are guaranteed to be a festival highlight.

Special Sunday afternoon guests The Dandy Warhols are sure to bring a slice of sun-drenched psychedelic vibes with them to Portsmouth. The veteran acid-pop leviathans are best sampled live and their blissed-out sound will be the perfect entrée to the 2017 Victorious finale.

Needing no introduction whatsoever are legendary noise-rock purve...

Read More

Jack Rocks 7 – Seven hotly tipped UK bands to play Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival

Jack Rocks 7 - Seven hotly tipped UK bands to play Glasgow's TRNSMT festival
Scotland’s newest festival, TRNSMT, today welcomes the Jack Rocks 7 to the line-up; a roster of seven bands handpicked by Jack Daniel’s to play the Jack Rocks Tent at each of the four major festivals the brand will be collaborating with this summer: TRNSMT, The Great Escape, Isle of Wight and Reading. In partnership with Britain’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll club night, This Feeling, the seven acts will tour the UK including a performance at the inaugural TRNSMT at Glasgow Green across 7th – 9th July 2017.
First up are ferocious Welsh three-piece Trampolene, who, fronted by Libertines’ tour poet, Jack Jones, can count Carl Barat, Ray Davies and Kaiser Chiefs’ Nick Hodgson as fans. They’re joined by explosive indie-rockers The Wholls, picked out by BBC R1 as the ‘Best of Readi...
Read More