OH, NO! WHERE DO I GO THIS YEAR???
Hello, party people, just to some up what line-ups festivals have come up with already in Europe, here’s a list of festivals for you to consider going to: UK: Reading and Leeds Festival: Biffy Clyro, System of a Down, Foals, Fall Out Boy, Jake Bugg, Bring Me the Horizon, Eminem, Deftones, Alt-J, Sub Focus live, Boy Better Know Isle of Wight Festival: The Stone Roses, The Killers, Bon...
Rihanna to Roskilde
Sounds like a joke but it is not. But still, you’ve got Animal Collective, C2C, Volbeat, Slipknot, Queens of the Stone Age, Sigur Rós, Daedelus, Disclosure, King Krule, When Sainst Go Machine and much more, woohey!
Festival Awards Europe!
The winners are official and a lot of people happy! You could be responsible for the most of the awards being won so let’s see who was the best in 2012 based on who you all voted for, successfully: BEST MAJOR FESTIVAL: TOMORROWLAND (BELGIUM) BEST MEDIUM-SIZED FESTIVAL: HEINEKEN BALATON SOUND (HUNGARY) BEST SMALL FESTIVAL: TAURON NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL (POLAND) HEADLINER OF THE YEAR: FOO...
Festival Awards Europe
The annual ceremony is taking place tonight! Be sure to cross your fingers for your fauvorite festival and I will be here to inform you about the result s later. Who will win, what do you think?
Got some Rock for People!
One of Czech Republic’s most famous festivals, Rock for People, has also revealed its 2013 line-up. After last year’s cancellations, this year will be bringing back Franz Ferdinand, The Kooks, Faith No More, The Prodigy, Anna Calvi, Skrillex, Crystal Castles, Architects, August Burns Red, Enter Shikari, Dreadzone, Example, Flogging Molly, Irie Revoltes, Orbital, Refused, Selah Sue,...
Merry Christmas to All Fantastic Festival Lovers!
Enjoy the holidays and have a Happy New Year with as many festivals as possible, even if it all seems impossible!
Pohoda Getting There
Slowly but surely, Pohoda will prove it can maintain its new tradition of making a strong line-up. Even though the first couple of names was, for the mainstream lovers, perhaps not attractive enough (Anthony Joseph & The Spash Band, Cathy Davey, Bonga, Mata Vidal, Kouyaté-Neerman, Café Aman Istanbul, Skip&Die, O.Children, Batida and Dubioza Kolektiv), it gave us a hint that the electronic...
End of the Road at the Start of the Road
The End of the Road festival has announced bands for its 2013 dreamy line-up. Sigur Rós and Belle and Sebastian will be the two headlining acts, each of them set to perform either on the 30th of August or the 1st of September 2013. Along with them, there will be Angel Olsen, The Barr Brothers, Damien Jurado, Daughter, Horse Thief, John Murry, King Khan & The Shrines, Palma Violets, Pokey...
Open'er Closes Its Headliners List
Poland got Queens of the Stone Age. Poland got Blur. Poland got Kings of Leon. And now Poland’s got Arctic Monkeys for 2013 as well! Open’er is set in rather cold and rainy Gdynia on the top of Poland. This dreamy line-up of headliners will surely be a huge magnet for guitar-lovers indeed and the rest of the line-up, which will continuously be announced in the next months will just...
Sziget's First Official Name Revealed
sziget-festival: Oh, you will, you will because BLUR are coming to SZIGET FESTIVAL 2013! Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and the legendary crew will all be there in Budapest’s wonderland with a massive show full of energy. There’s nothing more to add now but a ticket to your pocket! Sziget also has Parov Stelar Band on their list for 2013.
A Magical Day
Oh, yes, indeed. 12/12/12 has given us a couple of wonderful information around music already, let’s wait what comes next! Until then, let me let you know what today let us know so far: Roskilde added Disclosure, Holy Other, Baauer, Jam City and Vatican Shadow to their so far thrilling line-up!!! Colours of Ostrava announced their first headliner, and it is a big one indeed: Sigur Rós...
Germany’s Greenville Festival has revealed new names for their line-up! Along with LaBrassBanda, Gentleman, Frittenbunde, Gemma Ray, Scala & Kolacny Brothers and Westbam which were announced before, there will be Nick Cave & The Black Seeds Wu-Tang Clan, Jupiter Jones, Tocotronic, Alex Care, Sophie Hunger and Kasier Chiefs with a new drummer! Berlin is getting ready for you to come...
Blurry Kings and Queens
Open’er Festival, Poland’s biggest summer party have now revealed their third headliner for 2013. After big announcements of Blur and Queens of the Stone Age comes the third one: Kings of Leon! Anyone who’s heading to Open’er, be ready for a royal party! Tickets here, you perhaps at the festival in less than 7 months!
thisishowik-roll asked: Any idea on what time all entertainment ends at T in The Park, Scotland? Like are their DJ sets that go on until 4/5/6am or does it end at 2? Thanks in advance.
Got the Rope?
Roskilde is getting rough with music and it looks like the next year’s line-up will be rockin’! Queens of the Stone Age, Volbeat and Kvereltak were announced a couple of days ago, C2C, Goat, Daedelus and Sigur Rós will be there too and now Slipknot is the newly announced act. Nice, huh?
Oh, the Colours
Colours of Ostrava, one of Czech Republic’s biggest festivals, have revealed their first officially confirmed act for 2013! Czech Republic’s festival are coming back to life and slowly but surely start announcing their line-ups. Red Baraat from New York’s Brooklyn is Colours’ first announced act and as the festival’s official Facebook page suggests, more are coming...
Scotland's 20th T
T in the Park will be 20 years old next summer! Wishing a happy birthday, there will be The Killers, Mumford and Sons, Rihanna, Alt-J, Paloma Faith, Of Monsters And Men and Jake Bugg also with The Script. Although there is still a lot to be announced, I am not sure what to think about Rihanna headlining with The Killers and Mumford and Sons. Do you?
Sonisphere Is Back and UK Festival Awards Winners...
Yes, you read well. After a sad cancellation this March, Sonisphere Festival is set to return next year with a bill to be announced, hopefully, before Christmas. The 2012 UK Festival Conference, where Stuart Gilbraith, the CEO of Kilimanjaro Live announced the news was held yesterday at The Roundhouse, London. Along with this big confirmation, the UK Festival Awards winners were announced...
Norway, Say Yeah!
Hove Festival have also announced a couple of bands for their 4 days of partying in 2013! Festival Republic is bringing the Canadian Crystal Castles, and the British Bullet for My Valentine, Enter Shikari, Asking Alexandra, Stone Sour, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and CHVRCHES to the Tromoy island near Arendal! Sounds like a tasty first load, doesn’t it? Tickets cost 2575.00 NOK (350 EUR)...
HMV Festivals in New Hands
Other than line-up news, let’s see how money affects the scene in UK. Or does it? HMV Group, UK’s huge music retailer which has been here for 90 years now have sold their festivals and music venues to reduce their massive 160£ debt. HMV live have therefore lost Lovebox (2012 edition had Crystal Castles, Hot Chip, Groove Armada, Lana Del Rey), Global Gathering (2012 edition had...
Roskilde Gives More!
Yes, yes, yes! Not only did Roskilde give us news (a couple of days ago) about Sigur Rós, Volbeat, Goat and Kvereltak coming to Denmark next summer, now there’s more to look forward to: Queens of the Stone Age, C2C and Daedelus are heading to Roskilde 2013! Tickets here. And 210 more days to go.
VOLT Festival, one of Hungary’s biggest festivals, has revealed its first bunch of names for summer 2013! Queens of the Stone Age will surely be the kings of the festival. Their new album’s line-up stars amongst others Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and Nick Olivieri rejoins Josh Homme as well. Let’s see, it will surely be worth it! ...
Oh, Dear Hurricane on the Southside!
Hurricane/Southside Festivals have announced new names for their 2013 edition! And it is going to be a blast: With previously announced Queens of the Stone Age, Rammstein, NOFX and others, the line-up has now got stronger with Arctic Monkeys, Sigur Rós, Deichking, Ska-P, Belle & Sebastian, The Gaslight Anthem, The Hives, Danko Jones, Turbostaat, Of Monsters and Men, The Devil Wears Prada,...
Balaton Sound Aftermovie!
And, of course, we cannot forget about Balaton Sound either, Hungary’s famous electronic festival held annually in Zamardi by the lake Balaton.
VOLT Fesztival, Sziget’s little brother has released an aftermovie as well! Check it out!
sziget-festival: The official aftermovie is out! 7 and 1/2 minutes of wonderful memories showing fun, love, parties and just a little part of what makes Sziget a dreamland. Almost 380,000 beautiful people from over 70 countries in the heart of Budapest. This is Sziget. See you in 252 days, my friends!
Queens of the Stone Age go to Poland!
Open’er’s next new name last night was Josh Homme’s project Queens of the Stone Age, who are about to release their newest album soon. They are being confirmed for major festivals all around the world and Gdynia’s Open’er has now become one of those. This is Open’er’s second announcement for the 2013 edition of the festival. Their first announced headliner was Blur.
Open'er Raises Its Voice
… and gives its fans their first official headliner of 2013: BLUR The leading Polish festival also revealed the dates of partying in Gdynia, Kosakowo Airport. It will take place from the 3rd to the 6th of July. Getting ready for it?
Tasty News from Roskilde
… the Danish festival seems to be getting big bands for 2013 again and it they certainly know how to give announcing bands a go! Sigur Rós, Volbeat, Goat and Kvelertak are the 4 Roskilde heroes of today. Sigur Rós have played the now 41-year-old festival twice. They will be coming back after 7 years next year and it will surely be a blast of heavenly music again.
RAR and RIP, Germany with the Bands!
Rock am Ring and Rock im Park have revealed more names! Be ready to see Green Day, Volbeat, The Prodigy, Seeed, Airbourne, Amon Amarth, Boys Noize Live, Bring Me The Horizon, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Broilers, Bullet For My Valentine, Fettes Brot, Five Finger Death Punch, Fritz Kalkbrenner, A Day To Remember, Fun., Korn, Bad Religion, Kraftklub, Paramore, Royal Republic, Selig, Simple Plan,...
Festival Awards UK 2012 Shortlists Revealed!
Did your favourite festival make it to the top 10 shortlists? Check this out: http://www.festivalawards.com/2012/11/05/the-final-shortlists-revealed/
Pohoda 2013 Selling Fast
Slovakia’s biggest festival is selling tickets fast. With 2 bands announced already, Pohoda has sold 4000 tickets. So the limited edition of tickets for 49EUR and 59EUR is sold out for sure. You can still buy tickets for 69EUR, which will later cost 89EUR until the start of the festival. Tickets will cost 99EUR on site. Buy your tickets here Visitors will see O. Children and Cathy Davey...
2013 festival tickets go on sale these days and Hungary is getting ready for your visit next year as well! The three Sziget Production festivals’ tickets go on sale November 2! VOLT Festival- Sopron, Hungary: July 3- July 6 Ticket info Balaton Sound- Zamardi, Hungary: July 11- July 14 Ticket info Sziget Festival- Budapest, Hungary: August 5- August 12 Ticket info Get prepared!
Glastonbury Sold Out!... (obviously)
The time tickets sold out this year was 1 hour 40 minutes, which made a new record but there will be a resale in April. Any guesses on what the next record will be?
BLUR will perform at Primavera Sound 2013! The band will only have two shows on the Iberian Peninsula: 24.5. Barcelona, Spain 31.5. Porto, Portugal Woohoo!
Festival Awards Europe 2012
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! European Festival Awards’ ( now called Festival Awards Europe) nominations have been revealed and it’s your turn to have your say! Vote in categories such as the Best Major Festival, Best Medium-Sized Festival, Best Small Festival, Best New Festival, Best Indoor Festival, Best Line-UP Headliner of the Year, Newcome of the Year and Anthem of the...
Sziget as the Best Overseas Festival! →
Vote for Sziget to win the Best Overseas Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards 2012!