Festivals

Artist Perspective: What is it Like to Play South by Southwest?

Artist Perspective: What is it Like to Play South by Southwest?

South by Southwest is one of the music festivals bands dread and dream of playing. Why dream? Well, with a mixture of film, music, and interactive materials, there’s a selection of media on display that provide an amazing arena for artists to be discovered. And dread? Because you come up against one of the most […]

So Who is Playing CMA Festival 2014? We Have the Answer

So Who is Playing CMA Festival 2014? We Have the Answer

We find ourselves in the thick of the festival announcement season. All the summer festivals are busy getting out their lineups in an effort to ramp up ticket sales as the fans sit in cold houses, dreaming of heat waves and nights spend swaying to the music. For country music, there is no better festival […]

Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer Set to Blister Heavy Montreal Festival

Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer Set to Blister Heavy Montreal Festival

Montreal’s Heavy Montreal festival has revealed a line up fit for the prince of darkness himself, headed up by Metallica, Slayer, Lamb of God and Anthrax. This year’s festival is set to roll out over the weekend of August 9th-10th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. Joining the four metal heavyweights on this year’s bill will […]

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley Headline Gulf Coast Jam

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley Headline Gulf Coast Jam

Grammy Award-winning megastar Carrie Underwood is set to hit the beach this summer, albeit probably without a bikini. The “Blown Away” singer will headline this year’s 2nd Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, taking place over Labor Day Weekend in Panama City Beach, Florida. Joining her across the three days’ headlining slots are Dierks Bentley, who […]

Beale Street Music Fest 2014 Headlined by Kid Rock, Foster the People, Alabama Shakes

Beale Street Music Fest 2014 Headlined by Kid Rock, Foster the People, Alabama Shakes

When 2014 is all over, Memphis’ Beale Street music festival may well stand alone as the festival with the strangest and most eclectic lineup. This year’s shindig is set to be headlined by Foster the People, Motörhead, Alabama Shakes, Pretty Lights, Avenged Sevenfold, and Kid Rock. From there, things just get weirder as Snoop Dogg […]

Spandau Ballet: Unlikeliest Band on the Bill at SXSW

Spandau Ballet, of all people, have just revealed that they’re due to play their first stateside show since 1985 this year at SXSW on March 12th. Not only that, but they’re also planning on premiering their film Soul Boys of the Western World. We have a winner for weirdest story of 2014 so far, folks. […]

iTunes Brings Coldplay, Keith Urban, Imagine Dragons to SXSW

iTunes Brings Coldplay, Keith Urban, Imagine Dragons to SXSW

Apple is bringing the iTunes Festival to the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) festival this year. Running five nights, from March 11th to March 15th, 2014 at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre, the current lineup includes Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, and ZEDD, with more yet to be announced. If these five are anything to go […]

Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Neutral Milk Hotel Head Pitchfork Fest 2014

Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Neutral Milk Hotel Head Pitchfork Fest 2014

Against the age-old tradition of festival lineups including Outkast, the 2014 bill for Pitchfork Music Fest 2014 has just been announced, and the duo don’t make one appearance on the list. Kendrick Lamar, Beck and a reunited Neutral Milk Hotel are set to headline the no-doubt achingly trendy festival, which will take place over three […]

Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Lauryn Hill Descend on Houston for FPSF 2014

Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Lauryn Hill Descend on Houston for FPSF 2014

Held at Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park over the long weekend of May 31st to June 1st, the Free Press Summer Festival has just unveiled its 2014 lineup to the world. Among the larger acts performing at this year’s FPSF are Jack White, Lauryn Hill, Vampire Weekend and the Wu-Tang Clan. As an aside, am I […]

Kid Rock, 5FDP, Staind Crank It Up at 2014 Rocklahoma Festival

Kid Rock, 5FDP, Staind Crank It Up at 2014 Rocklahoma Festival

Five Finger Death Punch, Kid Rock, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones and Motorhead are set to lead the three-day music weekend lineup for this year’s Rocklahoma. The hardest (and punniest) rock festival, which is due to take place at the Catch the Fever” festival grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma (obviously), will also feature Seether, Jackyl, Filter, Black […]

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