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Arcade Fire to headline INmusic festival

Arcade Fire to headline INmusic festival

Arcade Fire to headline INmusic festival

The INmusic festival takes place on the 21st & 22nd June 2011 and will be headlined by the seminal Montreal act Arcade Fire who are fresh from Sunday’s GRAMMY AWARD and experimental band Grinderman. Set on the shores on the idyllic Lake Jarun in Zagreb, the festival boasts six different stages and will welcome 60,000 music fans to dance in the Croatian sunshine.

INmusic has grown rapidly from the first event in 2006 and has previously welcomed guests such as Moby, Franz Ferdinand, Kraftwerk, Lily Allen, N*E*R*D*, The Prodigy, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, LCD Soundsystem, Massive Attack, and Morrissey. Little wonder why the event has become the go-to destination for music lovers visiting Croatia.

This year the camping experience has been enriched so that people can enjoy the site for a full six days from the 18th to the 22nd June. The site will boast a plethora of amenities such as hot running water, wireless internet, food and drink stalls, mobile phone and laptops recharging points.

For those that need an additional buzz to the music there are a host of activities such as beach volleyball and handball, soccer, skate park, rollerblading, cycling, surfing, rowing, horse ridding, table tennis, hanging bowling hall, mini golf, and badmington near the festival.

The festival is perfectly situated only 1.5hours from Zagreb, giving the opportunity to enjoy the tourist attractions and the surrounding areas before or after the festival. There is the opportunity to take organised trips to attractive destinations such as the beautiful Plitvice Lakes.

Justin Bieber wants to move back to Canada.

Justin Bieber wants to move back to Canada.

Justin Bieber wants to move back to Canada.

The 16-year-old singing sensation is currently looking to buy his first home and although he enjoys living in Atlanta, Georgia, at the moment, he would love to buy a property in his homeland. He said: ‘ have a lot of friends in Atlanta now but I think I might move back to Canada.’ The ‘Baby’ hitmaker is worth an estimated $100 million and he admits he has to hire people to keep track of his money.

Asked how he looks after his fortune, he said: ‘ have a business manager.’

Justin lost out on a Grammy Award for Best New Artist to Esperanza Spalding last night (13.02.11) and though he was disappointed not to win, the teenager says his defeat makes him want to work harder.

He told MTV News: ‘ had no clue what was going to happen. I worked really hard these past few years and you know, I’m not going to lie, I was disappointed. But, you know, I’m gonna come back next year and we’ll take a few home.

”m inspired to work harder than I did last year. It’s going to be hard, but I’m going to try. Bieber fans, don’t get too upset. Be happy.’

Colbie Caillat To Perform At NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Banquet

Colbie Caillat To Perform At NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Banquet

Colbie Caillat To Perform At NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Banquet

Colbie Caillat To Perform At NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Banquet. This week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony and Champion’s Week just got a little glitzier by the addition of yet another Grammy-Award winning act. Singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat will perform at the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony Friday at Wynn Las Vegas, a performfance that will be broadcast live on SPEED at 9 p.m. Caillat will join country music’s Rascal Flatts and comedic host Frank Caliendo in filling up the entertainment card. Caillat has produced hit singles include “Bubbly,” “Realize,” and “Falling for You,” and will perform for the top-10 drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings. Caillat’s album “COCO’ debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart in 2007, and her Grammy-nominated follow up, BREAKTHROUGH, debuted at No. 1. The Awards Ceremony culminates NASCAR Champion’s Week, a postseason celebration of fan-friendly activities in Sin City.

Lady Gaga’s Irish Flag Stunt In Belfast Leaves Fans Unimpressed

Lady Gaga's Irish Flag Stunt In Belfast Leaves Fans Unimpressed

Lady Gaga's Irish Flag Stunt In Belfast Leaves Fans Unimpressed

Lady Gaga’s Irish Flag Stunt In Belfast Leaves Fans Unimpressed. Somebody should tell Lady Gaga that Northern Ireland is separate from Ireland. The eccentric singer has dismayed her “little monsters” in Northern Ireland when she pulled out the Republic of Ireland’s green, white and orange flag during a show in Belfast. 
An estimated 10,000 fans went to see the Grammy Award winner’s “Monster Ball Tour” stop at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast Saturday night. But instead of having a good time, some fans felt uneasy during the show. The 24-year-old singer pulled out the Irish Tricolor, the Republic of Ireland’s green, white and orange flag.The act was considered inappropriate because Northern Ireland is a separate country from the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland uses the Union Flag, which represents the United Kingdom. An unnamed concertgoer told the Belfast Telegraph, “It was about two-thirds of the way through the show when she came out on stage with the Irish Tricolor. A lot of people were not impressed and there was a bit of unease in the crowd.” “Some people were making comments and others challenging them. It didn’t spill over but I certainly think the atmosphere suffered after that as a result.” Former Lord Mayor of Belfast, UUP councilor Jim Rodgers, also condemned Gaga’s display of the flag, telling the paper, “The Odyssey is a very well-run venue and I don’t think the management will be very happy about this. I think at such events it is wrong for flags of any kind to be displayed.” “You tend to find people at such shows from both religions and those with none, and this won’t go down well at all.”

Bethenny Frankel, Vince Neil Go “Skating With The Stars”

Bethenny Frankel, Vince Neil Go “Skating With The Stars”

Bethenny Frankel, Vince Neil Go “Skating With The Stars”

Bethenny Frankel, Vince Neil Go “Skating With The Stars”. Following up this season of “Dancing with the Stars” is a brand new competition show skating its way onto ABC, “Skating with the Stars.” Among the participants are a Grammy Award-winning rocker and a Bravo reality star. Bethenny Frankel, of “Real Housewives of NYC” and “Bethenny Getting Married?” fame, is set to hit the ice for the new show, along with Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, and actress Sean Young, star of films like “Blade Runner” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.” Also donning skates for “Skating with the Stars” are Brandon Mychal Smith, of the Demi Lovato-starring Disney Channel hit “Sonny with a Chance,” “All My Children” star Rebecca Budig, and former Olympic skier Jonny Moseley. Do I smell a winner? “Skating with the Stars,” from the producers of the hit “Dancing with the Stars,” will pair up celebrities with world class ice skaters to compete in front of millions. Just like it’s sister show, a panel of judges will give scores, and viewers at home will as well with their votes, sending one couple off the ice each week. “Skating with the Stars” will premiere Monday, November 22nd at 9pm ET

Adele Returns live on Ellen on Friday, December 3rd.

Adele Returns live on Ellen on Friday, December 3rd.

Adele Returns live on Ellen on Friday, December 3rd.

Adele Returns With Second Album “21″ In 2011. Grammy Award winner Adele is back with her sophomore album, “21.” The follow-up to the acclaimed “19,” “21” marks London native’s return to the music scene after nearly three years. Like “19,” “21” is named after Adele’s age at the time the songs were written. The now 22-year-old is getting ready to release her next set on Tuesday, February 22nd. The album will be led by first single “Rolling in the Deep.” The album features production from Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson), Rick Rubin (Weezer, Shakira), Paul Epworth (Florence and the Machine, Plan B), Dan Wilson (Dixie Chicks), and Fraser T. Smith (Taio Cruz). She also re-teamed with producers Jim Abbiss and Francis “Eg” White, who co-wrote her hit “Chasing Pavements.” “I discovered lots of artists I’d never heard of, particularly Wanda Jackson, Allison Krauss, Yvonne Fair, Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Lady Antebellum and Steel Drivers who I fell in love with,” said Adele about some of the artists who influenced her sound on “21.” “Then I delved in to more from artists I’ve loved forever – Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Elbow, Mos Def, Alanis Morissette, Tom Waits and Sinead O’Connor,” she said. “There’s something in every single one of these artists that have really really inspired ’21.’” First single “Rolling in the Deep” hits radio this month, while the video, directed by Sam Brown (Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Doves), will premiere in December. Adele will perform “Rolling in the Deep” live on Ellen on Friday, December 3rd.

Beyonce’s “Video Phone” Hits Top Of Billboard Dance Chart

Beyonce’s “Video Phone” Hits Top Of Billboard Dance Chart

Beyonce’s “Video Phone” Hits Top Of Billboard Dance Chart

Beyonce’s “Video Phone” Hits Top Of Billboard Dance Chart.  Beyonce’s “Video Phone” rang in at the #1 spot on the Billboard Dance Club Play Chart this week. The infectious track marks her eighth #1 Dance Song and her tenth Top 10 dance hit since 2008. “Video Phone” follows her recent #1’s including “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” “Halo,” “Diva,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Why Don’t You Love Me.” The track also marked the R&B songstress’ first collaboration with Lady Gaga. They have since partnered again with Gaga’s “Telephone,” which also claimed the #1 dance position.  Beyonce has been dominating the music charts since she went solo from Destiny’s Child. She started this year by making history for the most Grammy Award wins by a female artist in a single year, taking home six awards, including Song of the Year for “Single Ladies.”

Taylor Swift Sees Two Boys in Two Days: Cory & Taylor

Taylor Swift Sees Two Boys in Two Days

Taylor Swift Sees Two Boys in Two Days

A flirty outing at a bowling alley followed by lunch with a handsome ex who happens to play a werewolf: Is Taylor Swift’s social life heating up?    On Tuesday, the Grammy award winner was having a ball during a group date, which included best bud Selena Gomez, at a Studio City bowling alley. One big reason? She was getting close to Glee star Cory Monteith, who had “great chemistry” with the country singer, an eyewitness tells;  “While everyone in the group seemed to get along great and had fun, Taylor received a lot of attention from Cory,” the source says. “Several times while they chatted, Cory pulled Taylor close to him and gave her a big, loving hug. Taylor seemed to love the attention and was beaming.”  The two were first snapped together at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammys party in January, and it seems Monteith is still scoring points with Swift, 20. “Cory definitely seems to be Taylor’s type – tall, dark and handsome,” the source says.   Swift’s lunch date on Wednesday – former flame and Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner – certainly fits that description. Joined by Swift’s mom, the exes grabbed lunch at The Farm in Beverly Hills on Thursday.   “The two looked very excited to see each other and seemed to have a lot to catch up on,” tells  our source.

Lady Gaga Is Billboard’s ‘Rising Star’ For Women In Music Event

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Billboard did announce pop sensation Lady Gaga will be named its “Rising Star” at the 2009 Billboard Women In Music event, taking place on Oct. 2nd in New York City. The Billboard Rising Star Award rewards artists that have achieved a level of success and proven to have vast potential in the early stages of their career. Lady Gaga is the undisputed break-out star of the year for many reasons, including the success of her debut album, “The Fame” (Streamline Records), which has spawned four Billboard Hot 100 hit singles like “Just Dance” and “Poker Face,” both which reached No. 1 on the tally. “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” are also the Nos. 2 and 8 best-selling digital songs of all time, with 4.6 million and 4 million downloads, respectively.  Gaga recently became the third artist in the history of the Mainstream Top 40 Airplay chart to have three No. 1 singles from a debut album.  “The Fame” is also the best-selling album from a debut artist for 2009, with 1,441,000 copies sold in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In addition to writing all the tracks on her album, Lady Gaga has previously written for Britney Spears, the Pussycat Dolls, and New Kids on the Block. “Lady Gaga is one of those rare examples of a truly unique artist with mass appeal,” says Bill Werde, Editorial Director of Billboard. “She has established herself as one of today’s top songwriters, and the whole world is waiting to see what her next outrageous but brilliant move or style will be.  It is that ongoing anticipation, combined with her success that makes her a rising star.”  The Billboard Women in Music Event celebrates the most powerful and talented women in the music business, and is held in conjunction with the much-anticipated publication of Billboard’s Women In Music Power Players List – recognizing the top female music executives who are leading the industry with their artistic and business vision. Billboard will also honor Grammy Award-winning artist and pop culture icon Beyoncé with the coveted Billboard Woman of The Year Award at the event.

Elevation is taking the country by storm with their debut album

elevation2009Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Elevation is taking the country by storm with the release of their debut album, Strangelove. Dubbed one of the top ten indie bands to watch in 2009 (Muchmusic.com), Elevation continues to develop a repertoire that is unforgettable. With such a full and sweeping sound, the band has captured audiences nationwide and has successfully filled a void in the musical Continue reading →

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