20+ more bands added to the Dot To Dot Festival line up!

After last month’s first line up announcement, Dot To Dot Festival have now revealed a further 20+ new acts to this year’s three-day event which visits Manchester on 25th May, Bristol on 26th May and Nottingham on 27th May.

The new acts include Peach Pit, Desperate Journalist, Fizzy Blood, Dead!, Chappaqua Wrestling, No Hot Ashes and many more!

They join the previously announced acts such as headliners The Horrors, Pale Waves, Bad Sounds, The Regrettes, Cassia and many others.

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Also added to the new to the bill, are Ecca Vandal, Dude York, Fontaines DC, The Nectars, Yowl, Vistas, and loads more.

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Peach Pit, Chappaqua Wrestling, Dead!, Desperate Journalist, Dude York, Ecca Vandal, Fizzy Blood, Fontaines DC, No Hot Ashes, The Nectars, Vistas, Yowl, Sam Johnson, Ady Suleiman, Emily Burns, Amaroun, Girlhood, Jack River, Nadia Nair, Oscar Jerome, PD Liddle, Rothwell, San Junipero, Westerman

Full line up below:

More acts revealed for Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival!

Today many more new names were announced for this year’s Meldown Festival which is being curated by The Cure’s Robert Smith, who has also revealed that he’ll be performing at this summer’s event.

In it’s 25th edition the festival will take place between June 15-24 with the first names confirmed last month, the new acts announced include Frightened Rabbit, Death Cab For Cutie, The Twilight Sad, The Joy Formidable, I Like Trains, YONAKA, Pumarosa, and many more!

These newly announced acts join a packed line-up of acts that include Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, My Bloody Valentine, Placebo and many more!

Just announced:

Pumarosa, Frightened Rabbit, Death Cab For Cutie, The Joy Formidable, Moon Duo, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Soft Moon, Fear of Men, Kaelan Mikla, Drahla, I Like Trains, Matt Holubowski, And Also the Trees, Jo Quail, Emma Ruth Rundle, Suzanne Vega, Yonaka, Jambinai, Tropic of Cancer, James Walsh, A Dead Forest Index, Douglas Dare, Indian Queens, Kidsmoke, The KVB, Planning For Burial, Thought Forms, Hilary Woods, The Soft Moon, Vex Red, Loop, Low, JoyCut, Maybeshewill, God Is An Astronaut, Jónsi, Alex Somers, Paul Corley

Tickets for all of these newly added events go on sale to Southbank Centre members on Friday 13 April, and on general sale on Monday 16 April.

 

Arctic Monkeys unveil September tour dates!

Hopefully this will help kick those Monday blues!

After finally releasing details on their new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino coming out this May, AM have finally released dates to take the new album on tour playing stadiums around the UK from their hometown in Sheffield to two nights in Manchester and London.

Arctic Monkeys tour dates:

Thursday 6 September – Manchester Arena

Friday 7 September – Manchester Arena

Sunday 9 September – The O2 Arena – London

Monday 10 September – The O2 Arena – London

Saturday 15 September – Birmingham Arena

Tuesday 18 September – FlyDSA Arena – Sheffield

Wednesday 19 September – FlyDSA Arena – Sheffield

Monday 24 September – 3Arena – Dublin

Thursday 27 September – Metro Radio Arena – Newcastle

Support for the shows will come from New York’s own The Lemon Twigs and tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday the 13th of April! Make sure you get on that one early as tickets will undoubtedly sell out FAST!

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2000 Trees add 5 more names to the line up!

They made us be patient for this one!

The teases that are 2000 Trees have finally named all 5 bands that are joining the line up after doing an announcement a day since Wednesday April 4th.

Last Tuesday the festival took to social media to share that they were going to reveal 5 bands over the course of 5 days, announcing a new name every day at 9am making impatient fans of the festival like us, wait until today to find out who the 5 bands that will be joining the line up.

Starting off announcing the fantastic Turnstile on the Wednesday they would then go on to announce Jonah Matranga and Friends, Fatherson, The Dirty Nil and finally today they unveiled the final band, the Undead Raisins.

More news is still expected to be coming from the Trees camp with one more headline act yet to be announced, be sure to grab your tickets before they go.

Full line up here:

100+ incredible artists join The Great Escape line-up!

Kicking off in less than 6 weeks, The Great Escape festival brings the best mix of artists together from all around the world and is truly one event you do not want to miss out on! With over 100 more artists added to this year’s already generous line-up, Rory Bett, MAMA CEO says ‘the level of talent is undeniably the best this festival has seen and we’re so excited to help break the next generation of musicians.’

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Joining the line-up are some of the hottest properties in rock at the moment, underground punk rockers from Bristol IDLES, Edinburgh’s own indie rockers Vistas, garage rockers The Regrettes, and local talent Demob Happy and The Magic Gang who will ensure wall-to-wall commotion with their fantastic debut album, shooting straight to number 12 in the charts upon its release.

Amid a host of new additions, other highlights include Nashville’s Soccer Mommy Sophie Allison, NOW NOW, Izzie Gibbs, Chris and Charlie, The Nectars, Cuckoolander, Dancing On Tables, Naomi Scott, Danish rapper K-Phax, Insecure Men, Voodoo Love Orchestra and local jazz artist Connie Constance and many more in the full line up below:

3RD LINE BUTTERFLY / 47 SOUL / A FESTIVAL, A PARADE / Æ MAK / AERIS ROVES / AK/DK / ABQ / ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS / ALMA / AMAROUN / APRE / ARI ROAR / ART SCHOOL GIRLFRIEND / BC CAMPLIGHT / BENIN CITY / BLACK FUTURES / BLACK MIDI / BLANCO WHITE / BLIND BUTCHER / BLOSSOM CALDARONE / BRIGITTE LAVERNE / BROOKE BENTHAM / BRUNO MAJOR / BÜLOW / CARI CARI / CASSIA / CHE LINGO / COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON 5 / CREWEL INTENTIONS / DAY FLY / DECLAN J DONOVAN / DEEP THROAT CHOIR / DELGRES / DELILAH MONTAGU / DIDIRRI / ECCA VANDAL / FABRIZIO CAMMARATA / FOREVER CULT / FRANC MOODY / GENTLE STRANGER / GIDEÖN / GINGER SNAPS / GIZMO VARILLAS / HAIKU HANDS / HAMMER / HANGMANS CHAIR / HARVEY CAUSON / HATIS NOIT / HELLO PIEDPIPER / HÖGNI / HOMEBOUND / HOWL AND THE HUM / HUSKY LOOPS / ILGEN-NUR / JACK RIVER / JANICE / JIMOTHY LACOSTE / K TRAP / KIRKE KARJA SOLO / KOJEY RADICAL / LADY BIRD / LE BOOM / LILLA VARGEN / LILY MOORE / LITTLE DESTROYER / LOTTO BOYZZ / LUKE MARZEC / LUNA BAY / MADDY STORM / MALENA ZAVALA / MARSICANS / MAX FROST / MELLAH / MILK TEETH / MR BONGO X DISCOJUICE / MS BANKS / MURPHY / NANA ADJOA / NIA WYN / NINA NESBITT / NOBLE JACKS / ODETTE / ORCHARDS / PALE SEAS / PIP BLOM / PLAZA / POLO / PRETTY VICIOUS / PUPPY / PVMNTS / QUEEN ZEE / RINA SAWAYAMA / ROSS FROM FRIENDS (LIVE) / RUTHANNE / SCUFFLE / SELF ESTEEM / SHADOWPARTY / SIMONE TANG / SOHAM DE / STEVIE APPLETON / SUN ACARNA / SUPERPARKA / SUSPECT / SWIMMING GIRLS / TELEMAN / TEN FÉ / THE BEAT ESCAPE / THE ESKIES / THE GARRYS / THE GENTLE GOOD / THE GO! TEAM / THE RHYTHM METHOD / THE TESKEY BROTHERS / TRIXIE WHITLEY / VERONICA FUSARO / WHITE ROOM / WHYTE HORSES / XAVIER DARCY / YUSUFLA/AADAE / AIVERY / ALBERT AF EKENSTAM / ALEX HEPBURN / ALICE BOMAN / ALLANA VERDE / ANAIS / ANNABEL ALLUM / ASHLEY HENRY / AU/RA / AUÐUR / AVEC / BEARCUBS / BREATHE PANEL / CALL ME LOOP / CARMODY / CATHERINE MCGRATH / CHAPPAQUA WRESTLING / CHARLES WATSON / CHRIS & CHARLIE / CLUB DRIVE / CONNER YOUNGBLOOD / CONNIE CONSTANCE / CUCKOOLANDER / DANCING ON TABLES / DAVID KEENAN / DEMOB HAPPY / DON’T PROBLEM / DRAHLA / FAERS / FLOHIO / FONTAINES DC / FRAZER / G FLIP / GEORGE TAYLOR / GOD ON MY RIGHT / HALEY HEYNDERICKX / HALLOUMINATI / HOLIDAY OSCAR / HOT DREAMS / HUNGRY JOE / IDLES / INSECURE MEN / IZZIE GIBBS / JEALOUS OF THE BIRDS / JOAN / JOE TAYLOR / KAI WHISTON / KALPA / KAWALA / KIOKO / KOATES / K-PHAX / KYLE CRAFT / LADY SANITY / LAURIE MANN / LE MOTEL / LIFE / LILLY AHLBERG / LISA MORGENSTERN / LOCKS / LOVE SICK / LUCA / LUCIE BARAT  / MARY MILLER / MEN I TRUST / MINA ROSE / MMNQNS / MOSS KENA / MOTHER’S CAKE / NADIA NAIR / NAKED ELEPHANT / NAOMI SCOTT / NATIVE SUN / NOW, NOW / ODD COUPLE / ONIPA / PHANTOM ISLE / PILLOW QUEENS / POLO & PAN / PSYCHIC MARKERS / PSYCHO COMEDY / REWS / RVG / SAINT RAYMOND / SAMANA / SONNY / SILVERLAKE / SLUGABED / SNAIL MAIL / SOCCER MOMMY / SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS / SORRY / SPORTSMAN / SUNSTACK JONES / THE MAGIC GANG / THE NECTARS / THE NIGHT CAFÉ / THE REGRETTES / THE VRYLL SOCIETY/ TOWKIO / TRILLERY BANKS / TUVABAND / VIDA / VISTAS / VOODOO LOVE ORCHESTRA / XTRM TOUR / ZAPATILLA / ZUZU

The Great Escape will take place in Brighton, between the 17th – 19th May and tickets are selling fast, so make sure to get yours as soon as possible, here.

Arctic Monkeys finally announce details on new album!

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This is not a drill! We finally have details on Arctic Monkey’s latest album.

It’s time that many fans have been waiting for, the Arctic Monkeys are back with their first album in five years and it’s called ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ and it will be available on May 11th.

The LP comes with a gatefold sleeve, lyric and photo booklet and exclusively to the AM Store on silver vinyl and there will also be a clear indies only version available. It will also be available on standard CD, vinyl and digitally. You can pre-order the album here.

The track listings have also been announced which are as follows:

  1. Star Treatment
  2. One Point Perspective
  3. American Sports
  4. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  5. Golden Trunks
  6. Four Out of Five
  7. The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
  8. Science Fiction
  9. She Looks Like Fun
  10. Batphone
  11. The Ultracheese

We can only expect more news to be coming from the AM camp soon with news potentially about UK shows after confirming a series of European appearances at various festivals over the summer.

21 more bands added to the ArcTanGent line up!

Taking place between 16th – 18th August, the ArcTanGent Festival returns this year, bigger and better, with a further 21 acts added to their already stellar line-up.

Although limited to a capacity of 5000 people, this is one of the festivals that guaranteed will not disappoint connoisseurs of Math-Rock, Post-Rock, Noise-Rock and everything in between! With previous acts including the likes of Russian Circles, LITE, Cult of Luna, MONO and returning bands such as one of this year’s headliners, And So I Watch You From Afar,  ArcTanGent are filling their stages with a carefully selected variety of only the best acts of the genres they’re representing.

 

Having announced this year’s headliners in early February and March respectively, And So I Watch You From Afar, GlassJaw and Shellac will be joined on stage by another twenty one fantastic acts, including Japan’s own Mouse on the Keys, Plini, Coldbones, Death and the Penguin, mølNatalie Evans, Only Echoes Remain and a special collaboration between Pijn and the Conjurer that they’ve named ‘Curse these Metal Hands’. Below is the full list of their latest wave of acts:

Mouse on the Keys / Plini / Tides of Man / OHHMS / Poly-Math / Jean Jean / Pijn & Conjurer: Curse These Metal Hands / Conjurer / Blueneck / Boss Keloid / møl / Orchards / Halo Tora / Bad Sign / Natalie Evans / Death and the Penguin / Coldbones / Black Futures / Seven Colour Drive / Codices / Only Echoes Remain

Of course, the above will also be joining the rest of the previously announced acts, which includes La Dispute, Black Peaks, math-rock pioneers on their first ever European show – GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! and Rolo Tomassi to name a few. Full list of bands for you below:

 

ArcTanGent Festival takes place at Fernhill Farm, just outside of Bristol and tickets are on sale now, so if you want to be one of the lucky 5000, make sure to get yours quick here.

2000 Trees add 20 more bands to the line up!

Since teasing us yesterday on social media with the announcement of 20 bands to be added to the Cheltenham based 2000 Trees line up, they have finally revealed the latest additions.

Some of the names added include Frightened Rabbit, My Vitriol and Blood Red Shoes will be joining previously announced acts like Enter Shikari, At The Drive and tons more that have previously been added to this stellar line up. This announcement has been so closely followed that it has already crashed the 2000 Trees website with everyone wanting to know who is joining next.

Acts also joining the lineup:  And So I Watch You From Afar, Black Honey, Vukovi, Bloody Knees, Queen Kwong, Dead!, Blood Command, Brutus, Funeral Shakes, Nova Twins. Gloo, Muskets, P D Liddle, No Violet, Phoxjaw, Warshy and Sœur.

All this and we can still expect more announcements coming soon from 2000 Trees as their third and final headline act is still yet to be announced so definitely keep an eye out for that one!

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WWE NXT and 21 more bands added to Download’s stellar line up!

As each day rolls on the excitement for the upcoming Download Festival just gets that little bit more.

Well as a treat to help us get through the week, Download have announced the WWE’s NXT will be returning to the hallowed grounds at Donnington Park with names like Adam Cole, Aleister Black, Kairi Sane and more all set to make an appearance at the metal festival. Not many festivals put on wrestling shows as big as WWE to go alongside music line up so this is something not to be missed.

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That was not all to come from Download this morning though as 21 bands have been added to the line up, taking up places on stages across the festival. The metal circus has arrived as Avatar will be featured on the main stage for the first time. The Zippo Encore stage will be getting ready to party hard as Andrew W.K have also been confirmed to make an appearance and joining them is noughties post hardcore mavericks Hell is for Heroes.

The full list joining the Download line up:

Avatar, Andrew W.K, Hell is for Heroes, CKY, Nothing More, Bad Religion, Black Foxxes, A, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Culture Abuse, Lawnmower Deth, Starcrawler, Ded, Being as an Ocean, Ecca Vandal, Igorrr, Loathe, Kaiser Franz Josef, Helpless, Cellar Darling and Anchor Lane.

Check the full festival poster here:

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SikTh, British Sea Power, The Rifles and a shedload more announced for Camden Rocks!

Camden Rocks, the one day festival that is set to takeover Camden have just added more bands to their brilliantly, huge line up.

Brighton rockers British Sea Power and prog metal band SikTh among 41 other rock bands have been added to the list where they will be joining the likes of Maximo Park, Public image Limited and Twin Atlantic on their stacked bill.

For SikTh fans this will be an extra special show this year as it will be their only London appearance with the band commenting “The last show we played with SikTh at Camden Rocks was an incredibly intense and intimate show. Hope we can bring that energy to this one. We didn’t want to play London for a while but this offer came in and we couldn’t refuse. Really excited” 

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Other additions from the latest announcement include Echobelly, Danny Goffey, The Rifles, Eliza and the Bear, RavenEye, The Faim and plenty more that were all hand selected by the organisers to join the huge day of music.

The full list of bands announced are: Sikth,  British Sea Power,The Rifles (Acoustic), echobelly, Eliza and the Bear, RavenEye. Vex Red. The LaFontaines, Danny Goffey, The Amorettes, Black Map, Rews, Dirty Thrills, Sad Season, The Faim, Saint Agnes, EMPIRE, LOOM, AutoPilot – UK, Tim Muddiman & The Strange, Iamwarface, Kris Barras Band, Man The Lifeboats, Brightlight City, The Luka State,  DAMN DICE,  The Black Roses,  NAKED SIX,  L Sicario,  This Year’s Ghost,  Weekend Recovery,  Cavalcade, Wicked Splinters, LEONTAS, RiverChild, Bugeye, Shea, The Gulps, Via Dolorosa, Nash Albert, Calico Jack, Sarah Vista And The Henchman and Harry Pane.

Camden Rocks are also offering the chance for a band to play the main stage on the day with their band submission competition, where one lucky band will be able to join the bill and play at the KOKO venue. For a chance of having a spot on the bill you can submit here.