Category Archives: Festival News

Rock Werchter 2018 :: LINE UP :: Vince Staples, Jack Johnson, Fever Ray

Rock Werchter 2018 has announced another wave of acts for the July weekender. Mastermind behind rap classics such as ‘Norf Norf’ and ‘Big Fish’, Vince Staples will be heading to Rock Werchter, bringing his hard-hitting Long Beach flow to the Belgian stage.

Surfer-turned-musician Jack Johnson is another act announced for Rock Werchter 2018. Plus Angus & Julia Stone, MGMT and The Kooks, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Fever Ray, Romeo Elvis and Rone.

Continue reading Rock Werchter 2018 :: LINE UP :: Vince Staples, Jack Johnson, Fever Ray

Glastonbury win Best Festival at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

Michael and Emily Eavis attended The VO5 NME Awards 2018 last night (Wednesday 14th February), at the O2 Academy Brixton, London, where they collected the award for Best Festival.

Glastonbury has been crowned the Best Festival at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 for the fifth year in a row. Michael Eavis wore shorts to the event, his signature look, donning them, like a hero, among a room of musicians that included Glastonbury 2017 acts Haim, alt-J, Annie Mac and Craig David.

glastonbury-best-festival-2018
Credit: NME

Continue reading Glastonbury win Best Festival at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

Kendrick Lamar for Glasgow Summer Sessions 2018

Glasgow Summer Sessions returns in 2018, with one of the biggest announcements in the festival’s 5-year history, as Kendrick Lamar headlines the outdoor festival on Wednesday 29th August.

Kendrick Lamar is a true visionary and era-defining performer and a massively exciting addition to the bustling Scottish live line-up in 2018. Kendrick Lamar’s fourth album DAMN. saw him reach new heights.

kendrick-reading-leeds-2018 Continue reading Kendrick Lamar for Glasgow Summer Sessions 2018

Lovebox Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Childish Gambino, Skepta, SZA

Childish Gambino, Skepta and N.E.R.D. announced as headliners for this year’s Lovebox Festival taking place from 13th – 14th July at Gunnersbury Park, London. Tickets on sale here.

Other highlights include very special guest SZA, joined by Diplo, Annie Mac, Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak, The Internet, Mura Masa, Bicep (live), Peggy Gou, Denis Sulta, Kali Uchis, Mabel and more.

childish-gambino-lovebox Continue reading Lovebox Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Childish Gambino, Skepta, SZA

Bearded Theory 2018 :: LINE UP :: Blossoms, Robert Plant, Jake Bugg

Blossoms are the final main stage headliner confirmed for Bearded Theory 2018. They join Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters, Jimmy Cliff, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sleaford Mods, Jake Bugg, Idles and many more for Bearded Theory Festival 2018.

Further acts announced for the independent, family-friendly festival include Eliza Garthy and The Wayward Band. Tickets for Bearded Theory 2018 are on sale now.

blown rose Continue reading Bearded Theory 2018 :: LINE UP :: Blossoms, Robert Plant, Jake Bugg

Festival No. 6 2018 :: LINE UP :: Friendly Fires, Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand and Friendly Fires announced as headliners for this year’s Festival no. 6. Following a brief hiatus, indie rockers Friendly Fires are back with a vengeance and headlining the Friday evening at No.6 – joining previously announced headliner The The.

Also announced are The Charlatans, The Manchester Camerata Orchestra, Jessie Ware, Everything Everything, Django Django, Ride, Anna Calvi, The Horrors, A Certain Ratio, Gaz Coombes, Go Go Penguin and Hot Chip founder Alexis Taylor.

festival-no-6-2018 Continue reading Festival No. 6 2018 :: LINE UP :: Friendly Fires, Franz Ferdinand

Reading & Leeds Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon

Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar and Kings of Leon announced as headliners for Reading and Leeds Festival 2018. Joined by Post Malone, Courteeners, Wolf Alice, Panic! At The Disco, Skepta and Dua Lipa.

Other acts announced today include Annie Mac, Brockhampton, Pale Waves, The Wombats, Bicep, Sigrid and Nadia Rose.

kendrick-reading-leeds-2018 Continue reading Reading & Leeds Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon

The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Camila Cabello, Rita Ora

The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 goes pop with Camila Cabello, Jessie J, Rita Ora and more added to the line up. Further additions include Manic Street Preachers, Chase & Status, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Haçienda Classiçal, Kodaline and Soul II Soul.

Along with Feeder, Circa Waves, Sheryl Crow, Tom Grennan, Walking on Cars, The Skids, Louise, Ten Tonnes, Tokio Myers, The Professionals, Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly, Rothwell, Judas and Catherine McGrath.

camila-cabello-2018-iow Continue reading The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Camila Cabello, Rita Ora

Latitude 2018 :: LINE UP :: Solange, The Killers, alt-J

Latitude Festival have announced the line up for their 13th Edition, which takes place on Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th July 2018 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk.

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter of A Seat at the Table fame Solange performs her first festival headline slot at Latitude in a UK exclusive. Solange crosses and combines artistic genres in a way that most artists wouldn’t dare and is the perfect Latitude headliner.

alt-j-latitude-2018 Continue reading Latitude 2018 :: LINE UP :: Solange, The Killers, alt-J

Shy FX and friends bring cult.ure back into the capital

We’re nursing sore heads this morning (Friday 16th February) after what can only be described as one of those “you had to be there” nights at a private members club in Shoreditch.

London’s chic, new and exclusive member’s club became the setting for one of the most diverse and substantial surprise lineups London has seen in a while – making it one of the most boujee raves we’ve ever been to.

idris-elba-curtain-2018
Credit: LarryJ

Continue reading Shy FX and friends bring cult.ure back into the capital

Blackpool Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Faithless, Roger Sanchez, Danny Howard

New three day event Blackpool Festival to take place from 6th – 8th July 2018 at Blackpool Tower Headland. Friday and Saturday line up features a mix of names including headliners Faithless (DJ set), Roger Sanchez and Blackpool’s own Danny Howard.

Other highlights include Paul Oakenfold, Erick Morillo, Altern 8, Todd Terry, Judge Jules, Josh Butler, Dave Pearce, Pirate Copy, Graeme Park (Hacienda), Utah Saints, Marco V, Darren Styles, Mason Maynard, Endor & many more.

blackpool-festival-2018 Continue reading Blackpool Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Faithless, Roger Sanchez, Danny Howard

Larmer Tree 2018 :: LINE UP :: First Aid Kit, Jake Bugg…

First Aid Kit and Jake Bugg have been confirmed as main stage headliners at Larmer Tree this year. The festival, which takes place 19th – 22nd July also welcomes Tune-Yards, Susanne Sundfør, Elephant Sessions, Seamus Fogarty and Nadine Shah.

Larmer Tree takes place within the Victorian Pleasure Gardens on Cranborne Chase, nestled on the border of Dorset and Wiltshire, tickets are now on sale via the Larmer Tree website.

larmer-tree-2018 Continue reading Larmer Tree 2018 :: LINE UP :: First Aid Kit, Jake Bugg…

Kala Festival launches with Moodymann, Hot Chip & more

Taking place on the Albanian coast, Kala reveals the first acts for their week-long beach event with Moodymann, Underground Resistance, Peggy Gou, Maurice Fulton, Secretsundaze, Jayda G, Mister Saturday Night and more.

Kala’s debut edition takes place from Wednesday 20th June to Wednesday 27th June 2018. Kala adopts a carefree ethos, encouraging lengthy sets and loose running order across its open air stages, offering unrestricted access to the beach caves.

Continue reading Kala Festival launches with Moodymann, Hot Chip & more

Truck Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: George Ezra, Friendly Fires, Peace

Truck Festival has announced its first wave of artists for 2018 to ring in its 21st birthday. The festival takes place from Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd July at Hill Farm in Steventon, Oxfordshire.

Heading up the festival on it’s opening Thursday are Peace, with Friendly Fires topping the bill on Friday and George Ezra headlining the Saturday. Sunday headliners TBA.

Continue reading Truck Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: George Ezra, Friendly Fires, Peace

Mad Cool 2018 :: LINE UP :: Jack White, Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode

Joining Queens of the Stone Age for Mad Cool 2018 are headliners Jack White, Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys and Depeche Mode. Other highlights include Tame Impala, Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Odesza, James Bay, Fleet Foxes, MGMT, Sampha and Glass Animals.

Within its wide musical scope, Mad Cool Festival 2018 is expanding its line up further to include pop stars, electronic acts and exciting rock bands alongside the very best Spanish artists.

mad-cool-festival-2018 Continue reading Mad Cool 2018 :: LINE UP :: Jack White, Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode

Dimensions 2018 :: LINE UP :: Kraftwerk, Bonobo, Peggy Gou

KRAFTWERK headline the Dimensions 2018 Opening Concert in the Pula amphitheatre on August 29, fresh from their 2018 Grammy win for ‘Best Dance / Electronic Album.’

And, there’s a forcible team headed to Croatia for this year’s outing, with Jon Hopkins, Lena Willikens, Amp Fiddler, Moodymann, Helena Hauff, Detroit In Effect, Nina Kraviz, Batu, Peggy Gou and more all on board for the full festival.

kraftwerk-2018-dimensions Continue reading Dimensions 2018 :: LINE UP :: Kraftwerk, Bonobo, Peggy Gou

Secret Solstice 2018 :: LINE UP :: Stormzy, J Hus, 6LACK

Iceland’s Secret Solstice has announced their phase 1 lineup for their fifth edition with Stormzy, Steve Aoki, Bonnie Tyler, Death From Above, Jet Black Joe, 6lack, Goldlink and J Hus.

Plus Charlotte de Witte, Skream, A-Trak, Masego, IAMDBB, Högni and 40+ additional international and local Icelandic artists. Secret Solstice takes place from 21-24 June in the Nordic capital of Reykjavik.

secret-solstice-2018-stormzy Continue reading Secret Solstice 2018 :: LINE UP :: Stormzy, J Hus, 6LACK

Victorious Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: The Prodigy, Paul Weller

Having revealed The Libertines and Kaiser Chiefs at the top of the bill for Friday night, Victorious Festival has announced its Saturday and Sunday headliners, The Prodigy (UK festival exclusive – Sunday) and Paul Weller (Saturday).

Joining them across the weekend are Paloma Faith, Friendly Fires, Years & Years, Everything Everything, Example, Gomez, The Amazons, Embrace, Gaz Coombes, Billy Bragg, Pigeon Detectives, The Bluetones and Sleeper.

victorious-festival-2018 Continue reading Victorious Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: The Prodigy, Paul Weller