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"To All The Haters" - Fake Letter From Oxegen Festival Surfaces Online

After Oxegen organisers announced the festival’s 2013 line-up last night, a lot of criticism started flying in through the likes of Facebook and Twitter damning the amount of electronic and commercial names that feature on the bill - they even reportedly removed a Facebook post as it filled up with negative comments.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013


David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Example, Chase & Status, Snoop Dogg & More Confirmed For Oxegen 2013

Oxegen returns to Punchestown from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th August Bank Holiday weekend.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival Reveal Final Acts For 2013 Line-Up

The latest names, to complete this year’s line­up, have been revealed by Europe’s most acclaimed folk festival: ground breaking Malian husband­and­wife duo Amadou & Mariam, acclaimed worldwide for their songcraft, vocal interplay and thrilling electric blues sound; exquisite songwriting and sublime harmonies from sibling trio The Staves, whom the Festival has nurtured from their 2011 debut in The Den through the Club Tent and Stage 2 to Main Stage 1 this year; Tommy Emmanuel, regarded as the world’s most exciting country­folk acoustic guitarist; Thea Gilmore, described by Mojo magazine as “the most coherent, literate and charged British singer­songwriter of her generation”; The Rambling Boys of Pleasure, boasting some of the finest musicians on the Irish traditional music scene: Bernard O’Neill, Gino Lupari, Alan Burke, David Munnelly and Sean Regan; American singer, writer and guitarist Darrell Scott, one of the most in­demand sidemen, as well as a highly­regarded musician in his own right; compelling, Bafta­winning songwriter Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, from Western Australia; Jamie Smith’s Mabon, an irresistible blend of world music, Celtic roots and rabble­rousing funk folk; rural Indiana’s finest finger­pickin’ country blues trio The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band; a stunningly emotive mix of blues, folk, gospel, soul, Appalachian and bluegrass from hotly tipped newcomer Valerie June.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Global Gathering

Nero Added To Global Gathering 2013 Line-Up

GlobalGathering have announced that dub royalty Nero will be returning this year for a live show.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Nero, Example And Pitbull Set For Oxegen 2013 - Full Line-Up Announced Tonight At 7PM

Nero, Example and Pitbull are the latest top acts confirmed for Ireland's Oxegen Festival 2013, while more are set for announcement 7pm tonight.

Written by: Owen Sheppard | Date: Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Beacons Festival

Yorkshire’s Beacons Festival Announce New Acts And Arts Space

Beacons Festival in North Yorkshire have announced 24 new acts for the line up.

Written by: Owen Sheppard | Date: Monday, 22 April 2013

Global Gathering

Global Gathering Announce Further Acts For 2013 Line-Up

GlobalGathering, the UK’s celebration of rave culture and annual summer pilgrimage for true electro music lovers, have added Afrojack, James Zabiela, Dada Life, Mark Knight, Eats Everything, Dusky, George Fitzgerald, MK (Mark Kinchen), Doorly, Mihalis Safras, Rene Amesz, Prok & Fitch, Filthy Rich, Spectrasoul, Pedestrian, Matt Smallwood and many more to the already phenomenal line-up for 2013.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Friday, 19 April 2013

Camden Crawl Dublin

Camden Crawl Dublin Unveils Full Comedy Line-Up And Individual Venue Line-Ups And Late Additions

Camden Crawl Dublin pops its comedy cherry at The Bankers (Dame Lane) and The Swan (Aungier St) this year with four fantastic shows at each venue commencing 7:00 and 9:00pm on Sunday 5th May.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Thursday, 18 April 2013


Plan B, Goldfrapp, Azealia Banks Plus Many More Announced For Lovebox 2013

One of the most anticipated events in the London festival calendar, Lovebox returns to its original weekend this year for three days in July. Celebrating the very best in music, fashion and art, Lovebox has once again delivered one of the most diverse and exciting lineups around this summer, bringing a fantastically unique and eclectic range of the finest international talent to London’s doorstep.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2013


More Acts Announced For Latitude 2013

Latitude recently announced that Bloc Party, Kraftwerk 3-D and Foals will headline this year’s event. Latitude is now pleased to confirm the next wave of performers set to appear across the weekend from 18th – 21st July 2013.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2013


More Bands Announced For Bloodstock Festival & Car Sharing Scheme Launched!

There’s yet more thrash for Bloodstock with Northern Irish upstarts, Gama Bomb landing an opening slot on the Ronnie James Dio mainstage. The band are looking forward to churning up the Catton Park turf, commenting: “Bloodstock: it’s just like Woodstock, but for heavy metal types, and replacing the love and peace with chips and Carling!  And Slayer! Our UK fans have been asking for this for years, and now the dream is real. So pack your tent, back up your arse with bananas and send the word – The G-Bomb are comin’ to Bloodstock!".

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2013

2000 Trees

A Familiar Face Returns To Headline 2000trees 2013

With the festival fast approaching once again, 2000trees have announced their Friday night headliner as none other than Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls. Frank was last seen at the festival headlining in 2010, and also played in 2007 and 2008.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Electric Daisy Festival

Tiesto, Avicii, & More Confirmed For London’s Electric Daisy Carnival & Tickets

American electronic dance festival Electric Daisy Carnival will be making its UK debut this year, with Tiesto, Avicii, and Steve Angello all confirmed to perform.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Monday, 15 April 2013

The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses Rip Through Fan Favourites At Coachella Festival

Manchester alt-rock icons The Stone Roses kicked off Coachella Festival in style over the weekend, which also saw Britpop legends Blur chipping in with an epic performance.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Monday, 15 April 2013


ArcTanGent To Play Host To A ‘Day Of Damnation’

You can imagine the warmth in our hearts this morning as two of our favourite festivals, new Bristol based 2000trees sister event ArcTanGent and Leeds’ famous metal behemoth Damnation, announced a collaboration to take place at the former this summer. Friday 30th August will see ArcTanGent play host to a Damnation curated stage featuring eight of the country’s best heavy artists.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Friday, 12 April 2013

Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling Festival Announces Over 85 New Artists!

Kendal Calling is proud to announce legendary and controversial American Hip-Hop group Public Enemy will be touching down in the fields for a rare UK festival appearance. With Chuck D’s forcefully enlightening rhymes, and the chaotic, comic of Flavor Flav’s cuts (not to mention his oversized clocks!) this is simply not to be missed.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Friday, 12 April 2013

High Definition

High Definition Festival Announce Katy B, Shy FX & Friction

High Definition are delighted to announce yet more stellar artists to this June’s outing in the heart of Essex. With some of the most exciting dance music names across four unique arenas already confirmed, get set for an epic day long party that puts Essex squarely on the heavyweight dance music map.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Friday, 12 April 2013

Camden Rocks Festival

Rise To Remain, Fearless Vampire Killers And LostAlone Added To Camden Rocks Festival Line-Up

More names have been added to the Camden Rocks Festival which takes place on Saturday 1st June 2013 over 12 venues in NW1 and will feature over 100 of the hottest names and up and coming talent from all over the UK.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Friday, 12 April 2013


Bestival 2013 Announces Films In The Forest Line-Up: Live Scores, Cult Classics & Documentaries

From utter legends to just about the most exciting bands around, the musical shipmates are second to none for Bestival's 10th Birthday shindig but, as anyone who’s ever been knows, Bestival’s not all about the music! If you venture into the Ambient Forest late at night you’ll find the Amphitheatre transformed into a glorious cinema with live scores, cult classics, documentaries and short films all programmed by London Short Film Festival and Branchage. With a theme for each night, Films in the Forest offers up a programme of movies that’ll move you, amuse you and in some cases terrify you.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Friday, 12 April 2013

Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon To Headline Tennent’s Vital Festival 2013

Kings of Leon will headline Tennent's Vital on Wednesday 14th August. The Southern rockers are the first act to be announced for the 2013 festival, which returns to Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast this August, with details of the second date and more exciting line-up news set to be unveiled by organisers next month.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013

Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins And The Human League Confirmed For Tatton Park Picnic Concerts

The organisers of the Tatton Park Picnic Concert festival have announced that Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins and electro-pop outfit The Human League will headline their event this July.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013

End Of The Road Festival

Eels Join End Of The Road Festival Line-Up As Twenty More Acts Announced

Eels lead today's twenty-band announcement for the End of the Road Festival, joining a bill topped by Belle and Sebastian, Sigur Rós and David Byrne & St Vincent.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Kissbeach Festival

Rita Ora & Chase And Status Added To KISSbeach Festival 2013 Line-Up

Rita Ora and Chase and Status have been confirmed as very special guests to appear at KISSbeach 2013. Rita Ora will join Dizzee Rascal, Katy B, Lawson, Conor Maynard and K Koke on Saturday 29th June whilst Chase and Status joins Tinie Tempah, Rizzle Kicks, Rudimetal, Iggy Azalea and Angel on Sunday 30th June.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Tuesday, 09 April 2013

Green Man Festival

Kings Of Convenience Top The Bill At Green Man 2013 Plus More Acts Announced

Green Man Festival have announced another UK festival exclusive, revealing that the Kings Of Convenience will be headlining the Mountain Stage on Friday night at Green Man this August.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Tuesday, 09 April 2013

Fusion Festival

Jessie J, Ne-Yo, JLS, McFly And More Announced For Birmingham's Fusion Festival

Jessie J, Ne-Yo, JLS, The Wanted, McFly, The Saturdays and James Arthur are among the first names to be confirmed for this summer’s brand new Fusion Festival, in support of The Prince’s Trust and in association with Capital FM.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Monday, 08 April 2013

Green Man Festival

Green Man Festival Announces Chai Wallahs Line-Up

Always one of the most popular areas of Green Man festival, the beginning of Chai Wallahs line-up for 2013 has now been revealed.

Written by: David Ball | Date: Friday, 05 April 2013

2000 Trees

2000trees Announce Biggest Ever Headliner

2000trees are delighted to announce that Mystery Jets will headline the Saturday night of the 2013 festival. The London indie popsters come to 2000trees on the back of a mega 2012, which included a sold out headline performance at the cavernous Brixton Academy. Festival organiser James Scarlett has described them as “a seriously huge band for a small festival like 2000trees” as well as emphasising his confidence in them as live performers.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Thursday, 04 April 2013

Camden Crawl Dublin

Echo & The Bunnymen To Top Bill At Camden Crawl Dublin 2013

Now only one short month away, Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin is please to announce that seminal legends, Echo & The Bunnymen will take to the stage in Dublin for the first time in almost 2 years to exclusively perform at the 2013 May Bank Holiday festival.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 03 April 2013


Jessie Ware, Katy B, Magnetic Man, 2 Chainz & More Added To Wireless Festival Line-Up

More fantastic acts have been confirmed to join Justin Timberlake and Jay Z at the world première of their 'Legends Of The Summer' tour at Wireless Festival on Sunday 14th July. Jessie Ware, Katy B, Magnetic Man, 2 Chainz, Porter Robinson, Angel and Daley have been added to the bill which already boasts A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, A$AP Rocky and Rizzle Kicks.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 03 April 2013


Bloodstock Festival Confirm More New Blood Bands And Promo Club Nights

The award-winning Bloodstock Festival has announced a second batch of breaking bands to grace the updated ‘New Blood’ stage in 2013. The stage is sponsored by BOA’s favourite thirst-quenchers, Hobgoblin.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Tuesday, 02 April 2013

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