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NASS 2018 :: LINE UP :: Dizzee Rascal, Run DMC, Andy C…

The first acts have been announced for NASS 2018, the UK’s only action sports and music festival. Announcing 2 out of 3 headliners, 2018 will see pioneers of grime & hip hop, Dizzee Rascal & Run DMC shake the main stage.

Accompanying the two headliners will be Andy C. A pioneering force in the drum & bass genre, Andy will be joined by Flava D, Rude Kid and BBC Radio 1’s Friction.

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TRNSMT Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Liam Gallagher, J Hus…

Following the news that TRNSMT will return with a two-weekend event in 2018, festival organisers have confirmed the first headliner Liam Gallagher will play Glasgow Green on Saturday 30th June, joined by fellow British stars Courteeners, Wolf Alice and J Hus.

TRNSMT Festival returns to Glasgow Green in 2018, extending its music offering across two weekends on 29th June – 1st July plus 6th and 8th July 2018.

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QOTSA, Iggy Pop & more play Finsbury Park 30.06.18

Festival Republic have announced Queens Of The Stone Age for a very special performance at Finsbury Park, London, fuelled with tracks from their long-awaited No.1 album Villains.

Iggy Pop is also confirmed in a UK festival exclusive, alongside hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, and indie icons The Hives. Tickets will be available from 9am Friday 1st December.

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The Great Escape 2018 :: LINE UP :: Lewis Capaldi, MoStack…

Festival season 2018 starts with The Great Escape. Internationally renowned for breaking the best and brightest new talent and an industry hotbed for music networking, The Great Escape is now in its 13th year.

Joining the line up for 2018 is not one but two MOBO nominated headliners. Arguably one of Birmingham’s biggest rappers, MIST is making waves with his honest and thoughtful lyrics. Joining him is North London MC MoStack whose catchy hooks and Afrotrap sound have been gaining him attention.

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New Dates Announced for TRNSMT Festival 2018

TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2018 and will be extending its music offering across two weekends. The main festival weekend will take place over three days on 29th June – 1st July, with two huge shows taking place the following weekend on 6th and 8th July 2018.

Glasgow city centre will provide the backdrop to TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow Green and the brand new two-weekend experience will deliver a world-class festival line-up set to be revealed later this month.

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Slam Dunk 2018 :: LINE UP :: Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday…

Slam Dunk Festival 2018 has announced the first six bands that will take to the stage for 2018. The festival is set to return as Jimmy Eat World take to the stage in their debut Slam Dunk Festival appearance. Tickets on sale Friday 17th Nov at 9am.

They will be joined by emo leaders Taking Back Sunday, party-starters Four Year Strong, post-hardcore heroes Sleeping With Sirens, pop-punk’s hottest property State Champs and fast-rising mob Trash Boa. All six acts are UK festival exclusives for Slam Dunk.

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Taking Back Sunday

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Neighbourhood Weekender 2018 :: LINE UP :: Noel Gallagher & Courteeners…

Courteeners and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been announced to headline Neighbourhood Weekender, Victoria Park, Warrington Bank Holiday Weekend 26th and 27th May 2018.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are on the edge of releasing brand new album ‘Who Built The Moon?’ (out Nov 24th). Courteeners make their full live return following their biggest headline show to date at Emirates Old Trafford earlier this year and frontman Liam Fray’s sold out acoustic tour last month.

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BST Hyde Park 2018 :: Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé has been announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on Friday, 13 July. The Canadian singer is the latest headliner revealed for the sixth edition of the London festival, following Roger Waters and Bruno Mars & Khalid.

Michael Bublé will be joined by special guests, with more still to be announced. Tickets for this show go on sale at 9am on Friday 17th November, available here.

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Glastonbury to London :: Arcadia Celebrates 10th Anniversary

One of Glastonbury’s most famous stages Arcadia have announced their biggest stand-alone event yet – taking place in London in 2018 to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

The two-day event – being held on the first bank holiday weekend in May on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th – will see the iconic 50-tonne, fire-breathing spider land in the heart of London as dance music heavyweights perform from the belly of the beast.

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Queens of the Stone Age for Mad Cool 2018

After almost a decade’s absence from the city, the iconic American rock band Queens of the Stone Age will return to Madrid for Mad Cool 2018.

Tthe first band announced for Mad Cool 2018, Queens of the Stone Age will perform tracks from their seventh and latest studio album Villains, produced by Mark Ronson, as well as songs from the best of their previous repertoire.

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Snowbombing 2018 :: LINE UP :: Big Narstie, Rudimental (DJ)…

After an impressive first announcement, Snowbombing 2018 gets bigger and bigger with over 30 new names confirmed today for the Mayrhofen slopes next April.

Leading the charge is two of the most vital names in UK grime, AJ Tracey and Big Narstie. After spending 2017 honing his craft around the globe, AJ Tracey now sits as the next big superstar of British music.

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The Racket Club @ Snowbombing

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Hideout Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Bugzy Malone, Chase & Status…

With an reputation as one of the leading European electronic music festivals of the summer, Hideout is once again delivering the goods with a first reveal of huge names heading to the Croatian shores this summer.

Andy C, Bugzy Malone and AJ Tracey all head to Hideout 2018. Joined by one of the most iconic duo’s in drum and bass history, Chase & Status, and many more.

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Farr Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Dixon, Moodymann, Gerd Janson…

For the next edition of Farr Festival, 5th – 8th July 2018, there is a weighty selection of record labels and institutions bringing the heat to Bygrave Woods. Tickets on sale now.

Taking centre stage are Innervisions co-founder Dixon, Mahogani Music legend Moodymann, Running Back label founder Gerd Janson, Glasgow’s iconic DJ duo Optimo and LuckyMe family member Eclair Fifi.

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Neighbourhood Weekender Launches in Warrington

From the people behind Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester, brand new festival Neighbourhood Weekender launches in Warrington in 2018.

Tickets for Neighbourhood Weekender 2018 on sale here.

Brand new outdoor festival Neighbourhood Weekender will be taking over Victoria Park, Warrington on Bank Holiday Weekend 26th and 27th May 2018.

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Blossoms @ Neighbourhood Manchester 2017

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Bestival Announces Circus Theme for August 2018

Roll up, roll up, step this way and be amazed as Bestival reveal the theme for 2018. Bestival will celebrate 250 years of Circus, on the Lulworth Estate at a brand-new showtime – 2-5 August 2018.

Featuring the miracles of miracle makers from across the globe, be dazzled and delighted by Art Car Night Circus Parade, Caravanserai flying trapeze, fire eating, the Insect Circus Museum, hall of mirrors, circus workshops and free haircuts.

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Everything we know about All Points East 2018

All Points East is a new ten-day London festival taking place from 25 May to 3 June 2018, after Tower Hamlets Council last week announced the appointment of AEG to promote the festival in Victoria Park. It is a major part of Tower Hamlets’ bid to be London Borough of Culture. Tickets go on sale this Friday 3rd Nov 9am.

Brooklyn dance-rock heroes LCD Soundsystem headline the Friday night. Icelandic superstar Björk tops the bill on the Sunday, joining Saturday headliners The xx for All Points East Festival – the first weekend of the brand new ten-day event.

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Lorde, Sampha + more join The xx for All Points East 2018

All Points East is a brand new ten-day event taking place in London from 25 May to 3 June 2018. Kicking off on the May bank holiday will be a three-day music festival with a thrillingly diverse line up of some of the coolest names in music.

Minimalist electronic indie trio The xx headline Saturday the 26th of May, joined by the defining pop sensation that is Lorde, sure to bring a melodramatic show that confirms her place as one of the most exciting artists of the modern era.

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Lorde. Source: Getty Images

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Björk to headline All Points East 2018

Icelandic superstar Björk has been announced to top the bill on the Sunday 27th May, closing London’s newest festival All Points East. All Points East is a brand new ten-day event taking place from 25th May to 3 June 2018 in Victoria Park.

A cult legend who has created revolutionary music for over four decades, Iceland’s Björk shows no signs of slowing down, with the release of her ninth studio album ‘Utopia’ set for this November.

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Björk. (Photo by Santiago Felipe)

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