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Editors to release ‘Unedited’ a limited edition collectors box set.

Editors to release 'Unedited' a limited edition collectors box set.

Editors to release 'Unedited' a limited edition collectors box set.

Editors to release ‘Unedited’ a limited edition collectors box set. Editors offer free tracks to fans to celebrate boxset release. The collector’s edition release titled EDITORS ‘UNEDITED’ catalogues the journey of one the UK’s most significant bands in a comprehensive collection of audio and images. In the run up to this release Editors are offering fans a selection of unique free content via an embeddable widget housed on www.editorsofficial.com and participating websites simply by entering their email address. Lead singer Tom Smith said: ‘We’ve been picking through the archive recently, looking back at our 3 records, many many b-sides and some material that has never seen the light of day. It’s been addictive. We can’t leave it alone, much like picking a scab, and we’ve decided to package it all together and share it with our fans, officially. We’ve raided the vaults, searched through old CD-Rs, cassettes and photo albums and gathered it all together. We’d like you to have this music on any and every format we can produce and also share some photos and memories of the last 6 years in a volume that you can keep forever.’ Tom Smith, Editors.

• The boxset will be made available to pre-order from editorsofficial.com early on the 2nd December.
• The First 200 pre orders will receive a special personalised surprise from Tom

R.E.M. reveal new album name to be released in Spring 2011

R.E.M. reveal new album name to be released in Spring 2011

R.E.M. reveal new album name to be released in Spring 2011

R.E.M. reveal new album name. Best-selling rock band R.E.M. have revealed that the title of their 15th studio album will be Collapse Into Now. The album will be released in Spring 2011 by Warner Bros. Records. BBC Radio 6 broke the news on its Twitter feed after R.E.M.’s manager Bertis Downs revealed the title at the In the City conference. R.E.M., which is singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, and bassist Mike Mills, re-teamed with Grammy Award-winning producer Jacknife Lee, who produced the band’s acclaimed previous album Accelerate, to make Collapse Into Now. Lee is also noted for his work on albums by U2, Snow Patrol, The Hives, and indie stalwarts Kasabian, Editors, Aqualung, and Bloc Party. R.E.M. and Lee recorded the album in New Orleans at the Music Shed and in Berlin at the famed Hansa Studios, where several legendary albums, including David Bowie’s Heroes, U2′s Achtung Baby, and Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life, were made. Additional recording and mixing were done at the venerable Blackbird Studio in Nashville.  Collapse Into Now is the follow-up to 2008′s hard-charging Accelerate, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, topped the Alternative, Rock, Digital, and Internet (physical goods) charts in the U.S., and debuted at No. 1 in Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. It spawned three hit singles ‘Supernatural Superserious,’ ‘Hollow Man,’ and ‘Man-Sized Wreath.’ The band also released a two-CD live set, entitled R.E.M. Live At The Olympia, last October. On October 26th, 2010, New West Records will release R.E.M. Live From Austin, TX – a DVD that contains the full live performance of the band’s concert for PBS’ Austin City Limits television series, plus three songs that didn’t air on the original broadcast. The 17 songs, including several from Accelerate and such classic hits as ‘Losing My Religion’ and ‘Man On The Moon,’ have been re-mixed and re-mastered in LPCM stereo and DTS-HD 5.1 Surround Sound.

The Black Atlantic at the Music industry conference Popkomm in Berlin

The Black Atlantic

The Black Atlantic

The Great Escape to run Popkomm Day Stage . Music industry conference Popkomm in Berlin, Germany is rearranging their event for 2010 with a new location and better access to performing artists. The conference will now take place in and around the former Berlin-Tempelhof Airport and will feature ‘day stages’ for the first time. This will mean that the bands are playing near the conference – a problem that has plagued Popkomm in the past. Running the day stages will be British showcase festival The Great Escape, Spanish festival Primavera Sound and Swedish showcase event Almost Famous. This will bring artists to the international music industry as they descend on the German capital. Artists confirmed for Popkomm 2010’s day stages so far are Film (Greece), I Got You On Tape (Denmark), Liris (Estonia), Instrumenti (Latvia), Jesse (Finland), Laura Jansen (Netherlands/USA), Kellermensch (Denmark), Murmansk (Finland), Pintandwefall (Finland), The Black Atlantic (Netherlands) and The Megafonic Thrift (Norway). They join 2manyDJs, Atari Teenage Riot, Editors, LCD Soundsystem, Soulwax and Tricky who are part of the associated Berlin Festival. Popkomm will take place from the 8th – 10th of September, 2010. For more information head over to Popkomm Business or Popkomm Live.

Pixies have pulled out of their first ever show in Israel

Pixies pull Israel gig.

Pixies pull Israel gig.

Pixies pull Israel gig. Pixies have pulled out of their first ever show in Israel citing ‘events beyond our control’ as the reason for the cancellation. The band was due to headline the Pic.Nic Festival in Tel Aviv on this Wednesday June 9, Lineup ; Placebo, G.S.S (Gorillaz Sound System), Editors, Klaxons, Carusella, Hank & Cupcakes.  While the band has not publicly started the cancellation was in protest to the raid on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla, it is known that there were sent letters from human rights activists urging them to cancel the show because of Israel’s most recent attack.   Last month, Elvis Costello cancelled his tour of Israel.  On his website he wrote:  “Then there are occasions when merely having your name added to a concert schedule may be interpreted as a political act that resonates more than anything that might be sung and it may be assumed that one has no mind for the suffering of the innocent.  “I must believe that the audience for the coming concerts would have contained many people who question the policies of their government on settlement and deplore conditions that visit intimidation, humiliation or much worse on Palestinian civilians in the name of national security.   “I am also keenly aware of the sensitivity of these themes in the wake of so many despicable acts of violence perpetrated in the name of liberation.  “It is a matter of instinct and conscience.  “I cannot imagine receiving another invitation to perform in Israel, which is a matter of regret, but I can imagine a better time when I would not be writing this.  “With the hope for peace and understanding. Elvis Costello

Carling Local ready for Isle of Wight Festival

Carling Local ready for Isle of Wight Festival

Carling Local ready for Isle of Wight Festival

Conceived as a fund-raiser for a public swimming pool, the first Isle of Wight Festival took place in 1968 with Jefferson Airplane headlining an ‘underground’ all-nighter for 10,000 people. The second festival put Bob Dylan back on stage after his self-imposed exile, and drew over 150,000 for two days. By the time of the third event in 1970, featuring Jimi Hendrix’s last UK performance, the festival had become a five-day monster attracting an estimated 600,000 hippies. A special Act of Parliament was passed with the intention that there would never be another music event on this small, previously quiet island.

A generation later, music festivals are thought of as mainstream entertainment rather than subversive gatherings of sonic revolutionaries, so it’s more a case of corporate culture than counter-culture. The third Isle of Wight festival in the revived series this decade was even sponsored by a well-known mobile-phone manufacturer. And it’s not just attitudes that have changed: the recording and PA equipment of today is vastly different, even if some of the music sounds very similar.

The original UK pop festivals of the sixties only became possible when sound technology evolved from the basic live setup that had been in use since the early days of rock & roll. Charlie Watkins had a music shop in Balham, London, and was already known for his guitar amplifiers and the Copicat tape echo unit when he started working on festival PA systems. “If you go back to about 1961 or 1962, guitar music had peaked, and there had been a lot of potential guitarists from the skiffle and early rock days. They had amplifiers by then, because the likes of me, Selmer and Vox were all making them. But there was nothing for the singer — they would plug a Lustraphone or Reslo ribbon microphone into a guitar amp, with a diabolical result, of course. The poor buggers used to hold a hand against an ear to try to get an idea of what the accompaniment was doing — it was terrible. Big studios had mixers, but they weren’t for the likes of us.”

Carling Local ready for Isle of Wight Festival. Summer is almost here and across the UK music fans are dusting off their tents and getting ready for another jam-packed festival season filled with music, mates and merriment. You can’t beat an ice-cold, perfectly poured pint with your mates, and this summer Carling is bringing this simple pleasure to music fans around the UK. Kicking off at the first two major festivals of the season, this Summer punters will see the welcome return of The Carling Local to the Isle of Wight Festival and its debut at Rock Ness and V Festival. Taking the ‘local’ concept one step further, this year The Local will be situated in the campsite*, meaning that you and your mates can enjoy a perfectly poured pint whenever you choose.   As a fully functioning ‘pub’, The Local will give punters the perfect watering hole for the weekend where they can kick back and enjoy all the comforts of their regular local. Complete with DJ’s, pub games, and, most importantly, a perfectly poured, ice cold pint of Carling, The Local is the perfect place to enjoy the festival atmosphere with your mates. And if all this isn’t enough, Carling are launching Home Draught on the same weekend, a new draught beer system filled with ten pints of Carling and three simple steps to the perfect pint, just chill, twist, pour. So now you and your mates can enjoy your own draught pint wherever you are. So, whatever you’re doing, this year Carling’s got Summer sorted. For more information about The Local and the music festivals it will be at visit www.carling.com.

Other Festivals

Coachella 2010
Camden Crawl 2010
The Great Escape 2010
RockNess 2010
Download Festival 2010
Ibiza Rocks 2010
Glastonbury 2010
Rock Werchter 2010
Wireless 2010
Relentless Wakestock 2010
The Hop Farm 2010
Exit Festival 2010
Lounge On The Farm 2010
Oxegen 2010
T in the Park 2010
Festival Internacional de Benicassim 2010
Latitude Festival 2010
Lovebox London Weekender 2010
Sonisphere 2010
Camp Bestival 2010
Global Gathering 2010
Field Day 2010
Relentless Boardmasters 2010
The Big Chill 2010
Summer Sundae Weekender 2010
V Festival Staffordshire 2010
V Festival Chelmsford 2010
Reading Festival 2010
Leeds Festival 2010
South West Four 2010
Creamfields 2010
Jersey Live 2010
Bestival 2010
End Of The Road 2010

Doves and Editors join Oxegen

Doves

Doves

Doves and Editors join Oxegen. With the countdown to OXEGEN well and thoroughly under way, we thought we’d help ramp up the excitement levels even further with the addition of 13 more sensational acts! Indie and Rock are to the fore in today’s announcement and Bell X1 are without doubt one of the most important bands to emerge from Ireland over the last couple of decades. They’ve notched up four critically acclaimed albums and have enjoyed phenomenal success both in the UK  and in the USA. Doves have achieved worldwide record sales of over two million amid universal critical acclaim, with two number one albums and two Mercury nominations. Back at OXEGEN after a great performance on the second stage last year, Doves are touring their ‘Best Of’ collection The Places Between.   Debut album The Back Room established Editors as one of the UK’s best bands. Their follow-up An End Has A Start went to number 1 and earned the band a Brit Award nomination for Best Band. Their brand of dark indie rock reached new heights on In This Light and on This Evening. Two years ago, Scouting For Girls stole our hearts with a clutch of contagious hits (She’s So Lovely, Heartbeat, It’s Not About You, Elvis Ain’t Dead). New single This Ain’t A Love Song builds on that success and is taken from the new LP Everybody Wants To Be On TV. Ocean Colour Scene will be celebrating their 21st anniversary next year and have clocked up an impressive eleven Top 20 singles and five Top 10 albums during their illustrious career. Always a big hit with Irish fans, it’s great to have them back at OXEGEN. Kate Nash’s intelligent and insanely catchy single Foundations reached number two in the singles charts and helped propel her first album to No.1. New release ‘My Best Friend Is You’ has already been met with much critical acclaim. Expect her to be a name on everyone’s lips by the time she returns to Punchestown. Led by iconic frontman Ian McCulloch, Echo And The Bunnymen have been enthralling fans for three decades. Their last album, ‘The Fountain’, was released in 2009 and confirmed their genius hasn’t diminished in the slightest with new track Think I Do ranking alongside classics Nothing Lasts Forever and Killing Moon. Joshua Radin captured the public imagination when his songs were included on a string of hit US TV shows. Those who caught his recent show at Dublin’s Academy will know that this is an artist in the tradition of greats like Nick Drake and Elliott Smith –confessional folk-pop craftsmen who could say more with a whisper than most can with a scream.  Also added to the OXEGEN bill are Manchester four-piece The Courteeners, hard rocking rebels Airbourne and their Australian compatriots The Middle East – one of the most talked about bands at SXSW this year. Two of our most popular Irish acts complete today’s announcement. Meteor Music Award winning Dublin act The Coronas put in a storming set when they played the Main Stage at OXEGEN on the Friday last year and also sold out three dates at The Academy in January.  2009 saw Republic of Loose play the US for three sold out tours. They returned to Ireland for OXEGEN and to open up for U2 at Croke Park on their 360 tour. In December, the band were nominated in Q Magazine’s ‘Albums of the Century’.  OXEGEN returns to Punchestown from 9th-11th July (subject to licence). The Ticket Deposit Scheme is available again this year, so €120 deposit will secure your ticket, with the remaining balance payable by 31st May 2010. Ticket prices remain frozen since 2008 with a 3 day camping ticket costing €224.50 (incl booking fee). 

LINEUP 2010:    
EMINEM, MUSE, JAY-Z, THE BLACK EYED PEAS, KASABIAN, THE PRODIGY, FLORENCE+THE MACHINE, PAOLO NUTINI, FAITHLESS, STEREOPHONICS, DAVID GUETTA, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, MUMFORD & SONS JOHN MAYER, HOT CHIP, CALVIN HARRIS, NEWTON FAULKNER, GOSSIP, THE TEMPER TRAP, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, GOLDFRAPP, LA ROUX, WOLFMOTHER, RISE AGAINST, THE CORAL, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, ELLIE GOULDING, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, ARMAND VAN HELDEN, STEVE ANGELLO, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, EROL ALKAN, STEVE AOKI, A-TRAK, AEROPLANE

…AND MANY MANY MORE!!

Little Boots to get acoustic at the Isle of Wight Festival

Little Boots to get acoustic at the Isle of Wight Festival

Little Boots to get acoustic at the Isle of Wight Festival

Little Boots to get acoustic at the Isle of Wight Festival. Pop sensation, Little Boots, will be dropping in on the Isle of Wight Festival for a very special one-off performance on the Acoustic Stage on Saturday 12th June. One of her few live gig this summer, festival goers will be treated to an exclusive, stripped back set giving a new twist to her synth-soaked melodies. Victoria Hesketh, aka Little Boots, burst onto the scene with the release of her highly acclaimed debut album, ‘Hands’, which spawned hits including ‘New In Town’’ and ‘Remedy’, making her pop music’s most talked about new star and a welcome addition to the Isle of Wight Festival’s already impressive line-up. In the heart of the festival’s peaceful arboretum, the Acoustic Stage will play host to some surprise guests over the weekend, making it the perfect location to see some truly original music while taking in the festival’s unique atmosphere. Little Boots joins the raft of superstars who will be journeying to Seaclose Park in June including Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, The Strokes, Orbital, Florence + The Machine, La Roux, James, Crowded House, The Saturdays, Marina and the Diamonds, Noah and the Whale, Editors, Biffy Clyro, Vampire Weekend and many more.

General Fiasco, Paolo Nutini, Green Day, at open-air festival Pinkpop.

General Fiasco at open-air festival Pinkpop.

General Fiasco at open-air festival Pinkpop.

General Fiasco, Paolo Nutini, Green Day, at open-air festival Pinkpop.

Green Day, Editors, Mando Diao, C-Mon & Kypski,  Moke. and the Metropole Orchestra, John Mayer,  Biffy Clyro, 
Triggerfinger, Destine,  2 Many DJS, Caro Emerald, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, Everything Everyting, Rammstein, Motorhead, Kasabian, Epica, Paolo Nutini, The Temper Trap, The Opposites, Gossip, The Blackbox Revelation, 
Sungrazer, The Prodigy, Pixies, Wolf Mother, Skunk Anansies, Danko Jones, The Maccabees, Pink,  Mika, Slash,
Kate Nash, Jon Allen, Gogol Bordello, Florence plus the Machine, Yeasayer, General Fiasco, Dewolff

The Netherlands’ most famous open-air festival and Europe’s longest-running uninterrupted outdoor pop festival PINKPOP will take place for the 41st time in the city of Landgraaf, at the beautiful festival site MEGALAND, 134 miles south of Amsterdam. There are 4  large campsites, providing space for 50.000 campers.  In 40 years the festival has sold out 20 times, with a capacity of 60.000 attendees per day. Since 1970 more than 1,8 million people have visited the festival and more than 500 acts have performed on stage. See the History section and the BAND ABC for more Pinkpop facts. This year’s program will be just as sensational as in previous years. On Friday the 28th of May, Saturday the 29th of May and Sunday the 30th of May PINKPOP will proudly present 39 bands on its three stages.

The 41th edition will be shown live on Dutch National radio and television and through 3voor12.vpro.nl.
There are 4 campsites near the festival site. All sites include hot showers and running water, supermarkets, free toilets, an Information desk, a camping store, a First Aid stand, token registers and several food & drink stands. There is no electricity. Campers and mobile homes are not permitted.

The camping sites are accessible from noon on Friday the 28th of May until noon on Monday the 31st of May. The campsites are free with your Weekend ticket (3-day ticket). Show your ticket at the entrance to receive a wrist-band. Admission to the festival can only be gained in combination with your ticket and wrist-band, so don’t lose your ticket! If you don’t want to use the festival campsites check the tourist information on www.vvvzuidlimburg.nl or call +31-43 609 85 00.

The best camping option for physically disabled people is Campsite A, which is more accessible and has more facilities for disabled people. For more information write to info@pinkpop.nl or call +31-46 475 67 17.

Pop Music Festivals, Popular Music Events  to go to: Beijing Pop Festival China, Bergenfest Norway, Bestival England, Byrn Terfel’s Faenol FestivalWales, Coke Live Music Festival Poland, Ireon Music Festival Greece, Live & Loud Malaysia , Pinkpop Netherlands, Rock’n Coke Turkey, Smooth Festival Poland Sunburst KL International Music Festival Malaysia, WesterpopNetherlands, Zelt Musik Festival Germany

Paolo Nutini to headline Eden Sessions

Paolo Nutini to headline Eden Sessions

Paolo Nutini to headline Eden Sessions

Paolo Nutini is announced as the fifth headliner at this summer’s Eden Sessions.  The soulful singer-songwriter will play the Eden stage on Tuesday July 13, joining Jack Johnson (June 26 – sold out), Mika (June 27), Doves and Mumford & Sons (July 2 – sold out) and Calvin Harris and Audio Bullys (July 3) on a blockbuster bill. Paolo launched his career with 2006 quadruple-platinum debut These Streets, including the top-ten single Last Request. He followed it up with last year’s second long-player Sunny Side Up. That album went straight to number one in the UK album charts and returned to the top on two separate occasions.  Hailing from Paisley in Scotland, Paolo has been singing and working in the music industry since leaving school at 16, including stints as a roadie and studio engineer. As a result, he has shown an understanding of live performance that belies his age and Atlantic Records recognised his potential early on and signed him just after his 18th birthday in 2005.    Paolo was nominated in two categories in this year’s BRITs – British Male Solo Artist and British Album for Sunny Side Up – and has rubbed shoulders will rock royalty, supporting Led Zeppelin at their O2 comeback show and sharing a stage with the Rolling Stones at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2007. Tjarko Wieringa, Eden Sessions Creative Director, said: “We’re proud to announce Paolo’s appearance at this year’s Eden Sessions – another fantastic coup! His laid-back brand of motown-tinged folk rock will be a perfect match for Eden’s beautiful surroundings. “With five announcements behind us, this year’s Sessions are promising to be our best yet. We have some of best, most high-profile artists in the world already on the bill and there will be more exciting announcements to come.” The Sessions are famed not only for bringing top acts to Cornwall but also for their festival feel, with extra bands and entertainers playing around the site in the run-up to the main event. Massage and alternative therapies will also be showcased around Eden on the day of each Session. The 2010 Sessions will be the ninth season of summer gigs at the Eden Project. Performers in previous years include Oasis, Kasabian, Florence and the Machine, Vampire Weekend, Paul Weller, Hot Chip, Muse, Editors, Snow Patrol, Basement Jaxx, Amy Winehouse, Moby, PJ Harvey and The Verve.

Kings of Leon and Kasabian headline V

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon and Kasabian headline V .  V Festival kicks off its 15th anniversary celebrations by announcing a world class line up for this year’s festivities on the 21st and 22nd August 2010 – to be headlined by Kings of Leon and Kasabian.  The summer spectacular, held across two sites at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, will be crammed with the hottest names in music. Joining the headliners over the weekend will be favourites Stereophonics, Faithless, The Prodigy, David Guetta, Pet Shop Boys, Cheryl Cole, Paul Weller, The Kooks, Paolo Nutini, and 2010 BRIT award winner Florence And The Machine. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 5th March and festival organisers are advising fans to purchase them quickly to avoid disappointment, but only from official outlets listed on www.vfestival.com.  Headliners Kasabian said: ‘We can’t wait. We feel it’s the right time for us to headline a festival. We’ve been playing so many festivals for so long, years and years. I think the moment is right. It’s just a wonderful thing to be doing.  ‘Our fans are going to love the show. They’ll really enjoy it.’

Fans will also experience sets from Madness, Editors, Mika, White Lies, Groove Armada, The Courteeners, Goldfrapp, The Charlatans, Scouting For Girls, Chase And Status, The Temper Trap, Amy Macdonald, Newton Faulkner, La Roux, Sugababes, Pixie Lott, Skunk Anansie, Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Kate Nash, Paloma Faith, Shed Seven, Imogen Heap and Plan B.

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