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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers Film To Be Premièred At Swn Festival 2012

A one off screening of 'Culture, Alienation, Boredom and Despair' – a film about the Manic Street Preacher’s album 'Generation Terrorists' - will be showing at this year’s Swn Festival as a Welsh exclusive.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Blur To Tour And Play Festivals In 2013

Britpop legend Blur have announced that they’ll be touring in 2013 - despite suggesting earlier this year that the epic Olympics closing ceremony concert would be their last gigs.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Monday, 08 October 2012

Festival No.6

Festival No.6 Tickets Now Onsale

After an astonishing debut in 2012, Festival No.6 is delighted to confirm that tickets for its return on the weekend of 13th-15th September 2013 are now onsale.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Friday, 05 October 2012


Bloodstock Nominated In 2012 UK Festival Awards - Vote Metal!

Bloodstock Open Air Festival is proud to announce it has been nominated in several categories in this year's UK Festival Awards.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 03 October 2012


Tesla Confirmed To Headline New HRH AOR Festival

HRH AOR have announced a complete UK one-off exclusive performance by Sacramento rock legends Tesla who will christen this first event with a totally exclusive performance drawing from the best of their extensive catalogue.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Thursday, 27 September 2012


Slipknot Confirmed As Download Festival 2013 Headliner

Slipknot have been officially confirmed as the third and final main stage headliner of Download Festival 2013. The announcement rubbishes yesterday's claims that Pearl Jam are to headline the Friday night of the Donington Park festival.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Thursday, 27 September 2012


Vodafone Reveal Pearl Jam As Download Festival 2013 Third Main Stage Headliner?

Mobile phone network provider and festival partner Vodafone have appeared to have dropped an almighty clanger and accidentally revealed Pearl Jam as the third and final main stage headliner for Download Festival 2013.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Russell Watson

Russell Watson Confirmed As First Headliner For 2013 Lytham Proms Festival

Russell Watson, the UK’s best-selling classical artist, selling in excess of seven million albums worldwide, has been announced as the first 2013 headline act to perform at Lytham Proms Festival Weekend on Saturday 3rd August 2013.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Damnation Festival

Damnation Festival Completes Line-Up

Earlier this month we made a big deal out of how you should all be heading along to this year’s Damnation Festival at Leeds University on 3rd November, largely because of the spectacular line-up. Well, with the opening bands for all three of the stages now confirmed, we can only reiterate that point as things have, predictably, only got better.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Hop Farm

Vince Power's Music Festival Group - The Company Behind Hop Farm Festival - Seeking Administrators

Music Festivals Group, a company behind a number of festivals such as the Hop Farm Music Festival and Spain’s Benicassim, has gone into administration, blaming an ‘over-saturated’ music festival market for it’s demise.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2012


Stereoboard Previews Supersonic Festival 2012

The music business is often a depressing place. Bands that matter fall by the wayside whilst those that stand for nothing remain, triumphant. The record labels that are run by the people who truly care collapse in ruin, take the example of Hydra Head last week. The promoters that try their best give up because almost nobody is interested. Thank all that is good in this world, then, for Supersonic Festival. Ten years old this edition, the Birmingham based event is a weekend celebration of genuine boundary-pushing music and in 2012 looks set to be as avant-garde as ever. Not only does the weekend long festival (19th-21st October) feature an amazing array of hugely exciting artists, but many of them will be making extra special appearances over the course of the weekend.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Friday, 21 September 2012


Rammstein To Headline Download Festival 2013

After revealing Iron Maiden as the first headliner for next year's Download, organisers have this morning announced Rammstein as the second headline act to be confirmed for 2013's festival.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Friday, 21 September 2012


Download Festival To Confirm Second Headliner Tomorrow At 10AM

Download chief booker Andy Copping has just revealed via his official Facebook page that he will announce another headline band for 2013's festival tomorrow, Friday 21st September, at 10am.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Thursday, 20 September 2012

Iron Maiden

Download Festival Confirm Iron Maiden As First 2013 Headliner

Download organisers have just confirmed that the legendary Iron Maiden are the first headliners to be announced for 2013's festival.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Thursday, 20 September 2012

Download Festival

Rammstein Self-Confirm For Download Festival 2013?

Could it be that Rammstein are to headline Download Festival 2013? According to the band's summer 2013 live schedule listed on Facebook, they are!

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Thursday, 20 September 2012

Download Festival

Download Festival Organisers To Announce First 2013 Headliner At 6pm TONIGHT!

The organisers of the hugely-popular Download Festival have confirmed that they will reveal the first of their three headliners tonight at 6pm.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Thursday, 20 September 2012

Hard Rock Hell Prog

Hard Rock Hell Prog Launches New Interactive Festival In Association With Prog Magazine

Organisers of the Hard Rock Hell weekender have announced a new weekend boutique festival called HRH PROG which is proudly sponsored by PROG Magazine and takes place at the Magna Science Adventure in Rotherham on April 6th and 7th 2013.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Swn Festival

Swn Festival Announces Special Headline Show From The Blackout & A Further 80 Acts Added To Line-Up

Sŵn has today announced that The Blackout will be playing a special show at this year’s Sŵn Festival. The Welsh rockers will perform at The Globe on Saturday 20th October.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Monday, 17 September 2012


'Bestival Bus Crash Is A Terrible Shock', Says Festival Organiser Rob Da Bank

BBC Radio 1 DJ and Bestival organiser Rob da Bank has spoken out about the horror bus crash which killed 3 and injured 50, describing it as a ‘terrible shock’.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Thursday, 13 September 2012

Damnation Festival

Stereoboard Preview Damnation Festival 2012

If you like heavy metal then, unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, the chances are you will be familiar with the name that is Damnation Festival. Taking place annually at Leeds University, the festival has previously featured headline performances from the likes of Devin Townsend, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Carcass. This year doom overlords Electric Wizard are heading the bill and yet somehow the event has not completely sold out yet.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Green Day

Leeds Festival Organisers Explain Green Day Absence

The organisers of Reading and Leeds Festival have posted a statement on their website explaining why Green Day were unable to perform at both Reading and Leeds Festivals, citing the punk-rock band’s busy tour schedule as an immovable obstacle in their plans.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Monday, 10 September 2012

Jack White

Music Festivals 'Not My Favourite Place To Play', Says Jack White

Ex-White Stripes star and all-round musical genius Jack White has confessed that he really isn’t a fan of performing at music festivals, and has described them as an ‘unnecessary evil’.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Friday, 07 September 2012

Noel Gallagher

Green-Fanged Spider Found In Noel Gallagher's Guitar Case Leads To Festival Quarantine

Rockstars may be known for their backstage antics and shenanigans, but Mancunian Noel Gallagher managed to get the whole of the backstage area of the Jersey Live Festival shutdown over the weekend because of rather different reasons... After a rare, potentially lethal breed of green-fanged spider was found crawling inside one of his guitar cases!

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Tuesday, 04 September 2012


Bestival To Live Stream On YouTube - UK Festival Exclusive

Always at the forefront of the festival experience and new technology, Bestival is once again pushing the boundaries as it announces that for the first time, the festival will be live streamed to the Bestival YouTube channel for fans around the world to enjoy, in what is a UK festival exclusive.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Friday, 31 August 2012

Jersey Live

Stereoboard Previews Jersey Live Festival 2012

With festival goers still drying off from Creamfields or shaking off their Reading and Leeds hangovers it would be easy to assume that the festival season is over. However, as we edge closer to September and the end of another wonderful British ‘summer’, a trip over to the Channel Island of Jersey will treat visitors with the Jersey Live festival this coming weekend.

Written by: Ryan Crittenden | Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Reading Festival

Early Bird Tickets For Reading & Leeds Festival 2013 On Sale Thursday 30th August 2012

Reading and Leeds Festival came to a close on Sunday night at both sites, with spectacular performances from all the artists over the weekend, making this year’s event a classic to go down in history.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2012

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