Adele and Bullet For My Valentine line-up for Radio 1′s Festive Festival 2010. Nick Grimshaw announces the line up for Radio 1′s Festive Festival 2010. BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw has announced the line up for Radio 1′s annual Festive Festival returning again to the legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios, Monday 20th December. The artists confirmed for the festive celebrations are: Adele, Bullet For My Valentine James Blake, Katy B, Wretch 32, The Vaccines and Yuck. Each act is set to perform three live tracks from the studios between 7-10pm. For the last hour from 10pm, Radio 1 DJs Toddla T, Benji B and Jaymo and Andy George take over with special mixes to get listeners into the party spirit. Hosted by Zane Lowe and Nick Grimshaw, Radio 1′s Festive Festival will be broadcast live 7pm- 11pm.2011′s FF line-up continues Radio 1′s tradition of bringing together a mix of established acts and rising stars tipped for big things in 2011. Previous years have featured performances from: Plan B, The Hoosiers, Kate Nash Glasvegas, Marina and The Diamonds, The XX, Chipmunk, Mumford and Sons, Florence and the machine, Friendly Fires and Chase & Status.
Diana Vickers joins T4 On The Beach. T4 On The Beach, sponsored by Aygo by Toyota, returns to Weston-super-Mare on Sunday 4th July and today Channel 4 announces yet more of the dazzling chart-toppers who will be performing at the UK’s best beach party. X Factor finalist Diana Vickers will make her first appearance on the beach, following on from her spectacular success over the past month. This week, she celebrated her debut album ‘Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree’, which shot straight to the top of the UK album charts just a fortnight after her debut single ‘Once’ reached number one in the Official UK Top 40. Pop sensations The Saturdays will return to the beach for a second year after a stunning debut in 2009. The quintet will belt out hit tracks from their second album ‘Wordshaker’, including ‘Forever Is Over’ and ‘Ego’, as the girls get ready to get the crowd dancing in the sand.R’n’B king Taio Cruz will also be joining the line-up, fresh from his successful collaboration with pop diva Ke$ha. The ‘Dirty Picture’ star has had a good year, with his smash-hit single ‘Break Your Heart’ storming to number one in the US Billboard Chart and UK singles chart and he will showcase his unique talent to the T4 crowd for the second consecutive year.After receiving plaudits for his debut single ‘I Need You Tonight’ from pop princess Lily Allen, fast emerging English rapper Professor Green will make his T4 On The Beach debut. The singer will showcase his rapping skills to the bumper crowd, ahead of what is shaping up to be a promising debut year for the East London artist.There are very few tickets left so fans hoping to head to the beach to enjoy the action are advised to snap them up quickly to avoid disappointment. Tickets are priced at £37 and can be bought from Ticketmaster (0844 847 1743) and www.channel4.com/t4. Channel 4 has already revealed a number of acts who will be performing at the event with JLS, N-Dubz, Jason Derulo, Tinie Tempah, Alexandra Burke, Scouting for Girls, Pixie Lott, Chipmunk and Ellie Goulding already confirmed for the summer bill. More acts and special surprises will be revealed over the coming months so fans are advised to keep tuning in to T4 weekends, the T4 website www.channel4.com/t4 social network profile pages for all the latest news and exclusives.
Today the MOBO Awards are delighted to announce, ahead of their 14th annual ceremony on the 30TH September, that the ‘BEMOBO’ Award will be presented to War Child. Selected for its ongoing commitment to children suffering from the most brutal effects of war in the world’s harshest war zones and the outstanding results it has achieved through music and music therapy since its inception in Continue reading →
On October 3rd, Birmingham will become the ultimate destination for students and music fans alike as Block Party takes over several streets of Digbeth with its blend of headline acts, DJ’s, super-clubbing and one-of-a-kind street party vibe. The organisers are claiming “It is a musical explosion of RnB, House, Drum & Bass, Grime, Electro, Indie, Mash-Up and Pop, this party, this Block Party, is the hottest party of 2009″ The main arena will feature major headline acts from the cream of the UK charts, such as The Wombats, Mr. Hudson, Master Shortie and Hadouken, Continue reading →
We were the first to hear the first mix of the War Child charity single – and we reckon it’s going to be massive. Pixie Lott, N-Dubz, Tinchy Stryder, VV Brown, Kid British and Chipmunk are some of the hot new talent – working collectively as the Young Soul Rebels – recording I Got Soul, due out in August. N-Dubz star Fazer tells us: “We’re really behind the cause. We just had to get involved.”
The tunes are all present and correct, of course, but it’s the voice that hits you round the head like a Tom & Jerry frying pan: this potent, rich and addictive voice with the depth and maturity of a soul diva combined with the vim and dexterity of a teenage pop princess, all somehow, almost impossibly, coming from the mouth of a singer so perfectly packaged that people call her Pixie – 18 years old and still buzzing from the novelty of being able to go clubbing without her older sister’s ID.
Deadmau5 will headline the Dance Stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Other names taking on Leeds on the Saturday (29 August) before moving down to Reading for the Sunday (30 August) will be Chase And Status, MSTRKRFT and Vitalic will make their only UK festival performance of 2009 at the events. Female rapper Lady Sovereign, The Crystal Method and The Qemists have also been added to the bill along with Chipmunk, 3Oh!3 and Master Shortie. Das Pop will only perform at Reading Festival, while Mixhell will only play up in Leeds. L’Armour L’Armourge will also play over the weekend. Today’s additions join headliners Kings Of Leon, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys as well as The Gossip, Glasvegas, Kaiser Chiefs and more. If you’re going to the festival, put your findings on video and send it to RTV Channel for broadcasting.
BBC Radio 1 has announced the rest of the line-up for Radio 1′s Big Weekend, at Lydiard Park, Swindon on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May. Kicking off this year’s festival season, the station’s annual free flagship event gives 40,000 lucky music fans the chance to enjoy music from four arenas in the park – the Main Stage, the Outdoor Stage, the In New Music We Trust Stage and the BBC Introducing Stage. In addition to the Main Stage and In New Music We Trust stages whose line-ups have already been confirmed, there’s the Outdoor Stage – featuring a world class line-up of DJs and a fantastic line-up of unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar musical talent from around the UK on the BBC Introducing stage. Radio 1’s Zane Lowe revealed who will be on the Outdoor Stage during Scott Mills’ show today; and Huw Stephens named the bands that will perform on the BBC Introducing Stage in Zane’s programme.
Sunday 10 May
Outdoor Stage, Trevor Nelson, Jaguar Skills, Zane Lowe (on the picture left), Mistajam featuring Wiley, Bashy, Chipmunk, Skepta & Boy, Better Know, Fabio & Grooverider, Chris Moyles v Tim Westwood, David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland,
Chase & Status (DJ set) , Kissy Sell Out, Jaymo and Andy George, Judge Jules
Radio 1’s Pete Tong says: ‘I play at festivals all over the world but I have to say that the Outdoor Stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend is on another level – truly amazing atmosphere, just massive, and the line up for this year looks like it’s going to stay that way.
The BBC Introducing Stage is back at Radio 1’s Big Weekend after its debut last year. Hosted by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens the stage will showcase nine bands a day across the weekend.
Saturday 9 May
BBC Introducing Stage
The Temper Trap
Bombay Bicycle Club
Sunday 10 May
BBC Introducing Stage
Kid Love Lies
Marina & The Diamonds
Sound of Guns
Huw Stephens says: ‘Radio 1’s Big Weekend was raised up a gear with the BBC Introducing Stage last year, and it’s great that we’ll be there at Swindon. The stage showcases some of the best new up and coming artists from across the UK and from the Swindon area – it’s new music a go go!’
SIR ELTON JOHN has complimented DJ Ironic on sampling one of his songs. The London rapper sampled the legendary singer’s hit Tiny Dancer for his new single Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer), which also features singer Chipmunk. Speaking to the Daily Star, DJ Ironic said: “Elton actually called my manager to say he loved the track and that he was a fan of my music. “I love the old-school stuff and I’ve always been into sampling it.” The 21-year-old DJ added that Sir Elton had also suggested that the pair might work together in the future. Sir Elton told him: “It could be a possibility that the two of us do something. It would be massive. I’ve only let Tupac and Kanye West sample my stuff. That shows how high I rate Ironik.” Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer) is released on April 27.