Festival News 2011
Isle Of Wight Festival festival organizer John Giddings has said that he is hoping to secure an 'American Trilogy' of headliners for the festival in 2012. The festival has only confirmed one headliner so far, Bruce Springsteen, who will headline the festival's final night (June 24), but Giddings has now said that he is hoping to secure two other American headliners for the event's other nights. Speaking to eFestivals, Giddings responded to a question about whether he was looking to book three American headliners by confirming he made offers to two other US acts as well as Springsteen. He also said that the festival's second stage 'The Big Top' would have "more dance and urban acts than ever before"
POSTED: 28/11/11 - Source: NME.com
The Prodigy have been confirmed as the final headliner of next summer's Download Festival. The band join Metallica and a reunited Black Sabbath in headlining the festival, which will take place from June 8-10 2012 at Donington Park. They will headline the event's opening night (June 8).
POSTED: 17/11/11 - Source: NME.com
Glastonbury Festival was named 'Best Major Festival at the UK Festival Awards in London last night. Michael Eavis' event picked up the title at the UK Festival Awards 2011, which was held at the Rounhouse in London Robert Richards, who is Glastonbury's director of sponsorship and marketing, told BBC 6Music: "Michael [Eavis] always tried to make the last festival before the fallow year a particularly special one.
POSTED: 16/11/11 - Source: Gigwise.com
A re-formed Black Sabbath, including lead singer Ozzy Osbourne, have been announced as the second headliners for next year's Download Festival. The band, who last played together at Donington Park in 2005 as part of the Ozzfest touring festival, will then embark on a world tour. Metallica were announced as the first headliners of Download, which takes place at Donington between 8-10 June.
POSTED: 11/11/11 - Source: BBC News Online
The boss of Reading and Leeds says he has "terrific" headliners lined up for next year's festivals. Festival Republic's managing director Melvin Benn has described the bookings that he's already made as "very exciting". "I couldn't be happier overall with where we're going with all the festivals" he said.
POSTED: 02/11/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
The Belgian festival where four music fans died in violent storms will return in 2012. More than 70 people were also injured when staging collapsed and giant screens fell as the storm struck Hasselt, eastern Belgium in August. It led to the festival, which was set to feature performances from Foo Fighters and Eminem, being cancelled. Organisers say it will return on 16-18 August 2012.
POSTED: 18/10/11 - Source: BBC News Online
Coldplay have been voted the best festival headliner of 2011, in an online poll conducted by BBC 6 Music. The band - who headlined Glastonbury and T In The Park - topped the survey with 22.7% of votes cast, breakfast show host Shaun Keaveny announced. US rock band The National came in second with 14.2%, while Muse were third with 13.9%. Coldplay's drummer Will Champion told 6 Music playing festivals gave the band "a chance to win people over". "But there's also a strong possibility that people have already made their mind up about you," he added, "and no matter how well you play they're not going to be happy about it."
POSTED: 16/09/11 - Source: BBC News Online
Revellers have begun arriving on the Isle of Wight for the Bestival music festival. About 50,000 people are expected at Robin Hill Country Park, near Newport, for the four-day event. Festival-goers have been warned that the sale of legal highs is banned on the site and organisers are taking a "zero-tolerance" approach. Police will also offer free breathalyser tests to people who are unsure if they are safe to drive home. Preparations on the extended camp site were delayed on Tuesday because of high winds but organisers said the campsite would open at 12:00 BST on Thursday as planned.
POSTED: 08/09/11 - Source: BBC News Online
Beady Eye made their debut appearance at Reading Festival tonight (August 26) - and singer Liam Gallagher couldn't resist having a little dig at his brother Noel during the show. Liam was uncharacteristically quiet throughout the set, despite joking that his brother Noel, who has recently launched his solo career, was "somewhere over there playing a fucking acoustic guitar".
POSTED: 27/08/11 - Source: NME.com
Pete Doherty returned to Leeds Festival tonight (August 26) as a solo artist, covering Amy Winehouse’s 'Tears Dry On Their Own' as he headlined the Festival Republic tent. The frontman reunited The Libertines to play the Main Stage at the event last year, but was in rather more intimate surroundings on the site this evening while Muse took on Main Stage headline duties.
POSTED: 27/08/11 - Source: NME.com
The organiser of Reading and Leeds Festivals has said he has established "emergency plans" to help counter potential severe weather conditions. Speaking to BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Melvin Benn has said that he has planned for every eventuality and insists that no festival goer in the world is safer than those at Reading and Leeds. Asked about how he believes the festival would cope if the sort of freak weather that caused the tragic accident that occurred at Belgian festival Pukkelpop last week, Benn replied: If we had something similar [to Pukkelpop] I know what actions I would take in order to make sure people were safe. I have to table top exercises with the emergency services about the actions I would take in the event of all of those things. Believe me, there is no scenario of an eventuality that I have not looked at, including freak storms.
POSTED: 25/08/11 - Source: NME.com
Weekend tickets for this summer's Leeds Festival have now sold out. The event, which takes place this weekend (August 26-28), features headline sets from Muse, My Chemical Romance and a co-effort from Pulp and The Strokes. A limited amount of day tickets for Leeds Festival will be made available from the on site box office.
POSTED: 23/08/11 - Source: NME.com
Eminem was joined onstage by Rihanna during his headline slot at V Festival's Weston Park on Saturday night. The pop singer, who had played on the Virgin Media Stage shortly beforehand, returned to the stage wearing a black leather dress, teaming up with Eminem to perform their single 2010 'Love The Way You Lie'.
POSTED: 20/08/11 - Source: NME.com
Arctic Monkeys were joined onstage by Miles Kane as they closed the opening night of V Festival. Kane, who is a close friend of the band and made up half of The Last Shadow Puppets, joined the Sheffield rockers onstage for their set closer '505'. He was introduced to the crowd after singer Alex Turner said: "We'd like to bring a blue mod onstage to help us with this last one. Here he is, the Wirral riddler, Mr Miles Kane."
POSTED: 20/08/11 - Source: NME.com
A two-day music festival due to take place in Newcastle has been cancelled. Ignition Festival, which was to be headlined by Calvin Harris and Echo and The Bunnymen, was due to take place this weekend at Newcastle Racecourse. Organisers had been looking for a new venue after Newcastle Racecourse announced concerns about letting it go ahead. Talks with Newcastle City Council to try to relocate the festival have broken down.
POSTED: 16/08/11 - Source: BBC News Online
Hard-Fi have been confirmed as the last minute replacement for Jessie J at the iTunes festival. The singer was meant to perform at the Roundhouse on Friday (July 15), but was forced to cancel after she broke her foot.
POSTED: 14/07/11 - Source: Gigwise.com
Beyonce was accompanied to T In The Park by a 100-strong entourage, according to reports. Organisers were forced to erect a marquee backstage to accommodate the singer’s staff, the Daily Record reports. Beyonce, who headlined Glastonbury last month, performed a greatest hits set under Coldplay on the main stage, which included a medley of Destiny’s Child songs.
POSTED: 10/07/11 - Source: Gigwise.com
He has a reputation for making outrageous statements. And Kanye West has once again found himself at the centre of controversy after comparing himself to Adolf Hitler. The rapper has drew the wrath of Holocaust awareness groups after likening himself to the notorious Nazi during a performance at the Big Chill festival in Herefordshire in England. He said: ‘I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I'm f**king insane, like I'm Hitler. ‘One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did.’
POSTED: 09/08/11 - Source: dailymail.co.uk
The Isle of Wight Festival organiser, John Giddings, has spoken out about the quantity of music festivals in the UK, which he says is leading to poor sales. Speaking to the BBC, Giddings said: There are just too many events now in the UK and it's impossible for them all to survive. The market is saturated. I don't think there will be a big casualty, I think there will be smaller ones. I think it's like a culling affect at a lower level.
POSTED: 09/08/11 - Source: NME.com
Duran Duran have been forced to call off their summer tour, including V Festival slots, due to frontman Simon Le Bon's ongoing voice problems which have left him unable to reach high notes. The Wild Boys stars were due to start their tour in Dublin next week and continue around Europe until mid-September. But Le Bon has been advised to postpone the tour indefinitely and undergo physiotherapy treatment after damaging his vocal chords.
POSTED: 05/07/11 - Source: Mirror.co.uk
This weekend, Prince played his first UK festival, with a two-and-a-quarter-hour set at the Hop Farm Festival, playing to 30,000 fans in rural Kent. Not wanting to finish he told the crowd "I wish there wasn't no such thing as a curfew. Parties are supposed to go on 'til everyone's asleep."
Jarvis Cocker called the longevity of the Pulp reunion into question last night (July 3) at London’s Wireless Festival in Hyde Park. After playing set-closer ’Common People’, the Pulp frontman told the 20,000-strong crowd: “Christmas just came early. See you all again... in about fifteen years probably.” Pulp’s reunion dates this summer - which kicked off with their Primavera show, and continued with their ’surprise’ performance at Glastonbury last weekend - are their first since going in hiatus since 2002. The Sheffield band’s set on Glastonbury’s Park Stage was widely hailed as one of the highlights of the festival.
POSTED: 04/07/11 - Source: NME.com
Bjork has been revealed as the Sunday night headliner at this year's Bestival. She joins the festival's previously announced main stage headliners, The Cure and Pendulum, and will play on the final day of the event (September 11), which takes place at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight.
POSTED: 01/07/11 - Source: NME.com
Jessie J has been forced to cancel a number of appearances at festivals over the next few weeks, including T In The Park and Lovebox, on doctor's orders. The singer, who recently broke her foot in two places, will have to undergo emergency surgery.
POSTED: 30/06/11 - Source: NME.com
Nirvana's legendary headlining performance at Reading Festival in 1992 is to be screened at this year's Reading And Leeds Festivals. Kurt Cobain and co will get the big screen treatment on the Alternative Stage on the opening night at Leeds and the closing evening at Reading at the August 26-28 event.
POSTED: 29/06/11 - Source: NME.com
Coldplay brought a spectacular firework and laser show to Glastonbury last night as they played their third headline set at the festival. Arriving onstage to the theme from Back To The Future the band opened their set with new song 'Hurts Like Heaven' after a spectacular firework display. They then played a career-spanning set, with material aired from each of their four studio albums including 'Everything's Not Lost', which the band haven't played live for a number of years. Chris Martin told the crowd: "Glastonbury is the best place to play in the whole world."
POSTED: 26/06/11 - Source: NME.com
U2 have made their first UK festival appearance since the early 1980s, headlining Glastonbury. The band played a greatest hits set that included Where The Streets Have No Name, One, With Or Without You and Beautiful Day. Lead singer Bono said their first festival gig in more than 20 years was an emotional experience: "We haven't played to people who are not our audience for a very long time, so it was just overwhelming for our band."
POSTED: 25/06/11 - Source: BBC News Online
The Killers kicked off this year’s Hard Rock Calling festival in London tonight. Performing their first UK festival date in two years, the band delighted fans in Hyde Park with a career-spanning set. Kicking off with ‘Indie Rock & Roll’, singer Brandon Flowers joked that he was surprised fans had turned out to watch the band perform. “They wouldn’t let you into Wimbledon or what?” he asked, before added: “What you doing here?”
POSTED: 24/06/11 - Source: Gigwise.com
Festivalgoers facing muddy conditions on the first day of Glastonbury have been warned to expect more heavy downpours over the next four days.More than 137,000 people were due in total at the site at Worthy Farm, Pilton. Police made 36 arrests for possession of drugs, theft and assault after the gates opened on Wednesday morning. A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said the number of arrests made was higher than during the same time period last year but said reported crime had fallen from 50 to 41 cases this year. A quantity of drugs was seized. Thirty of the arrests were for drug offences while the remainder were for assault, theft, and being drunk and disorderly.
POSTED: 23/06/11 - Source: BBC News Online
My Chemical Romance have been added to the line-up for London's iTunes Festival this July. The New Jersey emo rockers, who headline this summer's Reading And Leeds Festivals, will play London's Roundhouse on July 9. They are also booked to play T In The Park. My Chemical Romance join the likes of Beady Eye, Manic Street Preachers, Chase and Status, Linkin Park, Noah And The Whale and Foo Fighters in playing the month-long free event.
POSTED: 17/06/11 - Source: NME.com
Coldplay have announced they will be taking part in this year's iTunes festival. The band posted a message on their website which read: "Good morning. "We're pleased to report that Coldplay are performing at the iTunes Festival 2011, a series of concerts which take place at the Roundhouse in London throughout July." The festival runs for the whole of July and will also feature intimate studio sessions.
POSTED: 14/06/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Kasabian have wrapped up this year's Isle of Wight festival finishing their set with their 2009 single Fire. The Leicester band also played a few of their new songs, including the title track of their new album Velociraptor! Singer Tom Meighan thanked some of the 75,000 fans who stood in the rain to watch them while introducing Shoot The Runner, off their second album Empire. The 30-year-old said: "I take my hat off to you. Check out this rain. God Bless you." Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye played their first festival gig with Liam dressed in a Union Jack flag jacket.
POSTED: 13/06/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Foo Fighters closed up Saturday night (June 11) on the Isle Of Wight Festival Main Stage with a high octane, hit-packed set tonight. Frontman Dave Grohl was quick to mention being dragged onstage to dance by Iggy Pop during Iggy And The Stooges' set earlier in the day, and made an excuse for his dancing abilities: "All I knew how to do was the Ozzy Osbourne dance!"
POSTED: 12/06/11 - Source: NME.com
The summer music festival season is set to kick off as revellers head to the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend. Foo Fighters, Kasabian and Kings of Leon will headline this year's event, which is now in its 10th year. Other acts include Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye, Kaiser Chiefs, Iggy and the Stooges, Plan B and Pixie Lott. Festival promoter John Giddings said he chose a more contemporary line-up than in previous years which had featured "retro" headliners.
POSTED: 10/06/11 - Source: BBC News Online
Eminem is set to headline the Tennent's Vital festival in Northern Ireland this August. The rapper will close the two-day event at Ward Park in Bangor, taking place on August 23-24. Eminem's appearance will be his first ever in Northern Ireland – more acts will be announced soon for the remainder of the festival's bill.
POSTED: 25/05/11 - Source: NME.com
Tinie Tempah has joined the line-up for the Hop Farm Festival on Sunday 3 July. The UK rapper plays ahead of headliner Prince and will be joined by the likes of Labrinth, Imelda May and girl group Parade. Other artists confirmed for the festival include Brandon Flowers, Death Cab For Cutie, Newton Faulkner and Carl Barat. The event, now in its fourth year, takes place between 1-3 July near Maidstone in Kent.
POSTED: 25/05/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Pete Doherty will probably be released from prison in time to play the Reading and Leeds Festivals this August, according to the official court report of his sentencing. The Libertines man was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday (May 20) after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, but he has now been given a likely release date of August 21. This would be five days before he is due to headline the Festival Republic stage at Leeds Festival, on August 26. He's set to play Reading Festival two days later.
POSTED: 23/05/11 - Source: NME.com
Radio 1 is to stage the BBC’s biggest free-ticketed music festival to date on Hackney Marshes next year, as part of the London 2012 Festival. The event will take place on June 23 and 24 over six stages, with 100,000 tickets available. Two local artists - Leona Lewis and Plan B – are already confirmed to appear and they will be joined by more than 80 international and UK artists, bands and DJs. The event will be broadcast on Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC Three and online. BBC Three will be screening additional programming in the run up to the weekend.
POSTED: 23/05/11 - Source: MusicWeek.com
Music festival organisers are being urged to do more to tackle legal highs. Baroness Browning, the government's minister for crime prevention, has written an open letter to the organisers of the UK's top events. She's concerned about the demand for legal highs and wants more to be done to stop them being taken: "While people selling these products may give the impression they are legal and safe, they are more than likely not legal, and are not safe." Legal highs are chemical substances, some of which have effects more closely associated with stronger illegal drugs like cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine. Mephedrone was previously a "legal high" but was banned as a Class B drug last year. The minister also warned that substances like plant food and bath salts are often sold as legal highs, but could be harmful if taken. Organisers say they now have zero tolerance policy on legal highs and will be searching festival-goers this summer for legal and illegal drugs. At some festivals stalls selling legal highs are now banned.
POSTED: 19/05/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Ke$ha, LMFAO and Cut Copy have joined the line-up for this year's Wireless festival in London. Blind Pilot will also perform at the festival, which takes places at Hyde Park from July 1-3. Wireless will be headlined by Black Eyed Peas, The Chemical Brothers and the recently reformed Pulp. The Hives, Yuck, Funeral Party, Fight Like Apes, Liam Bailey, Clock Opera, The Pretty Reckless, J. Cole, Jay Electronica and Maverick Savre are also on the bill.
POSTED: 18/05/11 - Source: Gigwise.com
Lady Gaga has paid tribute to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by dedicating a cover of a jazz classic to them at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Carlisle. The US singer rewrote the words to Orange Coloured Sky, made famous by Nat King Cole, and said the track was for "Kate and Will". She told the crowd: "I was wishing I was at the royal wedding." Foo Fighters headlined the first night at Europe's biggest free ticketed event with 40,000 fans at Carlisle Airfield.
POSTED: 16/05/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Two of the biggest live event organisers in the UK have agreed to a police idea to protect people from fraudulent ticket websites. Festival Republic and Livenation will send out tickets as soon as possible, rather than waiting, sometimes for six months, until just before performances. Police say the delay makes it difficult to prove fake sites did not have the tickets to sell in the first place. The National Fraud Authority says £168m is lost annually through ticket scams.
POSTED: 02/05/11 - Source: BBC Online
U2 have promised they will play an epic, stadium-like performance at this year’s Glastonbury festival. Bassist Adam Clayton told Q that the band’s headline performance on the Pyramid Stage on the Friday (June 24) of the Somerset bash will have grand production values. Clayton said: "It’s very un-Glastonbury to have a big production but we will be sneaking a few things in through the back gate which will hopefully make this experience a little more like Glastonbury on steroids."
POSTED: 28/04/11 - Source: NME.com
Kanye West is to make his only UK festival appearance of the summer at the Big Chill festival. Dance legends The Chemical Brothers and Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are the other two headliners at the Herefordshire event. Price Tag singer Jessie J is also set to appear on the middle day of the festival, taking to the stage before Kanye.
POSTED: 19/04/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Blink-182 have postponed their forthcoming UK summer tour, plus headline festival slots at T In The Park and Oxegen. In a statement on their website the group said it was because writing the band's new album was "taking longer than we thought". T In The Park have announced a host of new additions to their line-up including Peter Doherty, Mona and Slash.
POSTED: 19/04/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
The resale of returned and cancelled tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival sold out within two hours on Sunday. Tickets for the event first went on sale in October last year with deposits of £50 being paid for the £195 passes. Unwanted and unsold passes went on resale at 0900 BST.
POSTED: 17/04/11 - Source: BBC Online
Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Laura Marling are amongst the full list of acts announced for this year's Glastonbury Festival. They join the likes of headliners U2, Coldplay and Beyonce who are set to play at Worthy Farm in June. Other acts on the bill include Pendulum, Paolo Nutini, Metronomy, Two Door Cinema Club and Wu Tang Clan, who will all play the main stage. The Vaccines, The Kills, Chipmunk, White Lies, Kaiser Chiefs and Jessie J are all lined up for slots on the Other Stage. Morrissey will make his Glastonbury return when he warms up the Pyramid Stage ahead of U2 on the opening night of the festival, 27 years after his first appearance there. The Chemical Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Primal Scream, Fleet Foxes and Friendly Fires have already been announced. Click HERE to see the full line-up.
POSTED: 14/04/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Manic Street Preachers have been confirmed as the latest act to play London's iTunes Festival this July. They'll play the gig at the capital's Roundhouse venue on July 3. In a statement about the show, the band revealed a fondness for the Roundhouse
POSTED: 14/04/11 - Source: NME.com
Foo Fighters, Adele and Jessie J are all set to appear at the iTunes Festival 2011. The event takes place every night in July at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.
POSTED: 13/04/11 - Source: Music Week
Razorlight and Example are among the acts on the bill for the Shakedown festival in Brighton this year. Mark Ronson and 2manydjs will play DJ sets at the one-day bash, set for July 9 in Stanmer Park.
POSTED: 12/04/11 - Source: NME.com
Beth Ditto, Jessie J and Santigold have been added to the line-up for this year’s Lovebox festival. The Joy Formidable and Flying Lotus have also been added to the bill for the London event. They will join the likes of Snoop Dogg, Scissor Sisters and Blondie at the bash, which takes place on July 15–17 in Victoria Park.
POSTED: 05/04/11 - Source: NME.com
Glasvegas and Seasick Steve have been added to the line-up for this year's Latitude festival in Suffolk. Other new additional to the bill include Iron & Wine and Dog Is Dead. The sixth edition of the festival will once again take place at Henham Park, near Southwold from July 14-17, and will feature a mix of music and arts performers.
POSTED: 05/04/11 - Source: Gigwise.com
Lostprophets, Good Charlotte, Kids In Glass Houses and The Wanted have been added to this year's V Festival line-up. Dionne Bromfield and Noisettes have also been added to the bill. Arctic Monkeys and Eminem are set to headline the events, which take place on August 20 and 21 on two sites, one in Chelmsford and one in Staffordshire.
POSTED: 05/04/11 - Source: NME.com
Pendulum and Tinie Tempah are to headline this year's GlobalGathering in late July. The annual dance festival takes place at Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon, on 29th and 30th July. Other artists confirmed for the event include Professor Green, Labrinth, Chase & Status, Underworld and Jaguar Skills.
POSTED: 01/04/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters and The Black Eyed Peas are among the artists confirmed to play the main stage at this year's Radio 1 Big Weekend. The two-day festival, Europe's biggest free ticketed event, will take place at Carlisle Airfield on 14th and 15th May. Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Nicole Scherzinger will also perform.
POSTED: 30/03/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Glastonbury 2011 ticket returns are set to go on sale on April 17th, at 9am (GMT). Those after tickets need to register at Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk by April 8th to be in with a shot of bagging them. The festival is technically sold out already – only returns will be made available through this new sale, for which tickets will be limited to four per person.
POSTED: 25/03/11 - Source: NME.com
Tinie Tempah and Katy B are among a list of artists confirmed for the Beach Break festival in Wales. Mark Ronson, Professor Green and We Are Scientists will also play the student festival, which is now in its fifth year. Maverick Sabre, Jaguar Skills and Magnetic Man are all set to play too.
POSTED: 23/03/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, Muse and Pulp have been announced as headline acts for this year's Reading and Leeds festival. My Chemical Romance will headline Reading on the Friday (August 26) and Leeds on Saturday (August 27) with support from 30 Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Deftones, Rise Against and Bring Me The Horizon. The Strokes will co-headline the main stage with Pulp on the Saturday night at Reading and Sunday at Leeds. The National, Jimmy Eat World, Madness, Two Door Cinema Club and Seasick Steve will also appear. Muse will take to the main stage on the Sunday at Reading, and Friday in Leeds, with Elbow, Interpol, Friendly Fires, Enter Shikari, The View and Frank Turner. Beady Eye, White Lies, Noah & The Whale, Crystal Castles, Bombay Bicycle Club, Everything Everything, The Kills, The Streets and Death From Above 1979 are also on the bill.
POSTED: 22/03/11 - Source: Gigwise.com
Paolo Nutini has been announced as one of the headliners at this year's Latitude festival, which takes place at Southwold in Suffolk. The Paisley singer/songwriter will be joined by Suede and The National between 14-17 July. Also confirmed for the festival include Foals, KT Tunstall, Paloma Faith, The Vaccines and Everything Everything.
POSTED: 15/03/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Glasvegas have been added to the bill for this year's V Festival. They will join headliners Arctic Monkeys and Eminem at the August 20-21 bash, which takes place over two sites at Chelmsford and Staffordshire. Plan B, Primal Scream, Rihanna, Dizzee Rascal, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and Pendulum will also play at the event.
POSTED: 14/03/11 - Source: NME.com
The Chemical Brothers have been announced as the headliner of this year's Creamfields festival. The dance act will perform at Daresbury in Cheshire on Saturday 27 August, a bank holiday weekend. Other acts confirmed include David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Magnetic Man and Josh Wink.
POSTED: 07/03/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Elbow have confirmed they will play before U2 at this year's Glastonbury festival. Frontman Guy Garvey revealed the news while talking on his BBC 6 Music show yesterday (March 6). Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis later said on her Twitter page "We're delighted that the mighty Elbow have confirmed."
POSTED: 07/03/11 - Source: NME.com
V Festival 2011 has sold out in record time today (March 4). Tickets for the festival went on sale at 9am this morning. However, both the Chelmsford and Staffordshire sites were completely sold out within one hour and 20 minutes. The event takes place the weekend of August 20-21 at Staffordshire Weston Park and Chelmsford Hylands Park. Arctic Monkeys and Eminem will headline on opposite days, supported by Plan B and Rihanna respectively.
POSTED: 04/03/11 - Source: NME.com
Arctic Monkeys and Eminem are set to headline this year's V Festival. Rihanna, Plan B, Dizzee Rascal, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and Pendulum will also play at the August event. The festival will take place on August 20 and 21 on two sites, one in Chelmsford and one in Staffordshire.
POSTED: 28/02/11 - Source: NME.com
U2 have confirmed they will play at this year's Glastonbury festival. In a video speech at the 2011 NME awards in London, guitarist The Edge said the band would headline on Friday 24th June. It will be the band's debut at the festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset - they had been due to play in 2010 but frontman Bono injured his back and the performance was cancelled.
POSTED: 24/02/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Def Leppard have been confirmed to headline June's Download Festival. They will headline the opening night of the festival, which takes place on June 10 -12 at Donington Park. System Of A Down headline the Saturday night (11) and Linkin Park close the festival on the Sunday (12).
POSTED: 22/02/11 - Source: NME.com
Arctic Monkeys and Coldplay have joined Foo Fighters as the other two headliners at this year's T in the Park festival. Brit Award winners Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Jessie J will also appear. Other names to watch out for include My Chemical Romance, Pendulum, White Lies, The Script, Pulp and The Saturdays.
POSTED: 22/02/11 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Mark Ronson, Blondie and House Of Pain are among the acts confirmed to play this year’s Camp Bestival festival in Dorset. Also confirmed to play the event this year are Katy B, Frankie And The Heartstrings, ABC, Fenech-Soler and Miss Dynamite.
POSTED: 21/02/11 - Source: NME.com
Beyoncé has confirmed that she is headlining this year's Glastonbury Festival. Following reports suggesting that Queen B was to top the bill at the festival in Somerset, Beyoncé has now announced she will be stepping out onto the prestigious Pyramid stage and headline the event, much like her hubby Jay-Z did back in 2008.
POSTED: 11/02/11 - Source: MTV.co.uk
Coldplay will headline this year’s Glastonbury festival in Somerset, it’s been announced. The band, who have been strongly rumoured to appear, will top the bill on the Saturday of the event, which runs from June 22-24.
POSTED: 05/02/11 - Source: Gigwise.com