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Billy Talent and Daisy Dares You added to T in the Park

Billy Talent

Billy Talent

Billy Talent and Daisy Dares You added to T in the Park. Today’s announcement kicks off with a trio of debut performances for T in the Park 2010. Billy Talent have been electrifying festival audiences since their debut album in 2003. One of Canada’s biggest rock exports, their stirring live sets have seen the four-piece elevated to a must see festival band. They will play Balado for the first time on Sunday 11th July on the Radio 1/NME Stage. Future pop sensation Daisy Dares You will make her T in the Park debut on the final day of this year’s festival playing the King Tuts Wah Wah Tent. Subject of a full-scale record label bidding war, this youngster delivers giddy electro-pop hits with big hooks and killer choruses. American singer-songwriter Lissie will release her debut album ‘Catching A Tiger’ in late June. Ranging from bluesy-folk to unfettered pop, the tracks showcase her gutsy vocals and songwriting prowess. Lissie will perform on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Futures Stage on Saturday 10th July. Further to last week’s unveiling of the 16 unsigned Scottish bands selected by the T Break judging panel to perform at T in the Park this July, the T Break Stage takes further shape with nine more acts announced for the line-up. Joining the very best in fresh and exciting homegrown sounds on the stage on Friday 9th July are Matthew P and White Belt Yellow Tag. Saturday 10th July’s line-up expands with Astral Planes, Sparrow and the Workshop and Twisted Wheel added to the bill and the final day of T in the Park 2010’s proceedings, Sunday 11th July, will see A Band Called Quinn, Alex Gardner, Midnight Lion and Eliza Doolittle take to the T Break Stage.
T in the Park takes place in Balado, Kinross-shire from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July. The cheers of 85,000 of the greatest music fans in the world generate the passionate heart beat of Scotland’s leading festival while the world’s greatest music artists bring the soul,and the rock and the roll! There are now just 42 days to go until T in the Park 2010.

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2009

download-festivalrtvFrom 12 Jun 2009 – 14 Jun 2009 The UK’s biggest, loudest, distortion-fuelled rock and metal festival returns to Donington Park for three more days of hard and heavy axe-wielding action.  With a taste for the biggest and most influential names in the heavy rock scene, Download Festival has attracted sets from KISS, Metallica, Guns ‘N Roses, Iron Maiden and The Prodigy in recent years and fans can expect more big names this time around.  The site underwent a revamp last year and it now houses two outdoor stages and a tent as well as an extreme sports bar, five-a-side football pitch, market, merchandise stands and chill-out area Kidney Woods.  Download 2009 will offer bespoke camping over the weekend.  AGreenerFestival say this about the festival: Download won the ‘most improved’ festival in the 2007 Greener Festival Awards and organisers Live Nation built on this in 2008 with travel planning and carbon offsetting offered to the audience. A new artist briefing booklet that explained the festival’s environmental work was given to performers who were encouraged to improve their own carbon footprint with handy hints and tips. The deposit system for recycling introduced in 2007 was continued and audience recycling in the campsite was encouraged and further promoted.

releases, live reports and gossip from around the globe.
Friday, June 12, 2009 
2nd Stage
Motley Crue, Opeth,  Lacuna Coil, Dir En Grey, Parkway Drive

Main Stage – Download
Faith No More, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Killswitch Engage, Billy Talent,  Staind,  The Blackout,

 Tuborg Stage
Meshuggah,  Duff McKagen’s Loaded,  Backyard Babies, Middle Class Rut, Sleepercurve,

Saturday, June 13, 2009
2nd Stage
The Prodigy, Chris Cornell,  You Me At Six, The Answer,  Static-X,  Fightstar,  In Case Of Fire, Superstar

Main Stage – Download
Slipknot,  Marilyn Manson,  Pendulum,  Dragonforce, Down,  Devildriver,  Five Finger Death Punch

Tuborg Stage
Anvil,  Architects,  Lawnmower Deth, Poison

Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage
None The Less

Sunday, June 14, 2009
2nd Stage

Trivium,  Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Clutch, Shinedown, Karma To Burn, Sevendust

Main Stage – Download
Def Leppard,  Whitesnake,  ZZ Top, Dream Theater, Journey, Black Stone Cherry

Tuborg Stage
Go Audio,  Therapy, Pulled Apart By Horses

 Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage
Twin Atlantic

Billy Talent return with Billy Talent III

BILLY TALENT IIBilly Talent are back. The Canadian four-piece return this summer with their third studio album – Billy Talent III. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against The Machine, AC/DC, Mastodon) the album is set for release on July 13, preceded by single ‘Rusted From The Rain’ on June 29.  Renowned for the electrifying energy of their live shows, Billy Talent will be performing at several major festivals around the world in the lead up to the album release. Here in the UK they have been confirmed to headline the prestigious Lock Up stage at this year’s Reading/ Leeds festivals, and will be making an appearance on the main stage at Download festival in June. Elsewhere other festival appearances include Coachella, Bamboozle, Rock Am Ring and Edgefest. The band are also treating their UK fans to two intimate shows in June, at the Camden Underworld and O2 Academy 2 Newcastle, whilst July will see them head out on a tour of the US with Rise Against and Rancid.  Since the release of their self-titled album in 2003, Billy Talent have become one of Canada’s biggest rock bands and constant touring and incendiary live shows have taken the Toronto-based band to the upper echelon of the Rock World. 2006 saw the release of the band’s second album, Billy Talent II, it debuted at number one in Canada and Germany whilst here in the UK the album went Silver – selling over 60,000 copies. Spawning hits such as the infectious ‘Devil In A Midnight Mass’ and ‘Fallen Leaves’, the success of the album led to the band headlining sold-out tours across Canada, United States and Europe. Here in the UK the band sold out two UK tours including headline dates at Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Palais.

Catch Billy Talent live:

JUNE
Tues 9 LONDON Camden Underworld
Wed 10 NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2
Fri 12 DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Main Stage

AUGUST
Fri 28 READING FESTIVAL Headlining Lock Up Stage
Sun 30 LEEDS FESTIVAL Headlining Lock Up Stage

Billy Talent are:
Ben Kowalewicz – Vocals
Ian D’Sa – Guitars
Jon Gallant – Bass
Aaron Solowoniuk – Drums

Billy Talent fans can access more information about the new album by logging on to www.billytalent3.com. Leading up to the album’s release, the new website will be constantly updated with behind the scenes video footage of the band in the studio and on the set of their video shoot as well as the latest photos. Band members will be posting regular reports from the road prior to the release of the new record. Fans will be able to pre-order Billy Talent III on the site as well as having access to a free downloadable media rich reward-based widget that they can share with friends. The more they use the widget, the more content they will get access to.

www.billytalent.com
www.billytalent3.com
www.myspace.com/billytalent

Download announces more artists

download-festivalOrganisers of the DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AT DONINGTON PARK have announced five more rock acts for this year’s line up, which is shaping up to be the best yet!

Set to play Download 2009 over the weekend of 12 -14 JUNE will be BILLY TALENT, DREAM THEATER, THE BLACKOUT, BUCKCHERRY and rock stars of the silver screen ANVIL – who played the Monsters of Rock festival back in 1982.

These great acts, encompassing punk hardcore, classic rock and prog-metal join a line up that is already boasting a great selection of international rock artists. This includes the previously announced headliners SLIPKNOT and DEF LEPPARD, with many more names to be confirmed between now and June!

The Third Headliner for the Download Festival will be announced on Monday night – this announcement is highly anticipated, much talked about, with expectations high. Fans won’t be disappointed and can hear who the final headliner will be at 7.45pm on Monday 2 March via www.kerrang.com.

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