Nero will unveil their first ever full live set at GlobalGathering 2011

The ‘Guilt’ dubstep-crossover band will play backed by live musicians for the first time at the festival which will also see performances from Tinie Tempah, Alex Metric, Swedish House Mafia DJ Steve Angello, Eric Prydz, Underworld and Pendulum.

Nero said: “GlobalGathering is the mother of all dance festivals, and we can’t wait to perform our full live show to what we know will be a really explosive crowd.”

Tinie will be taking to the stage for the second time in as many years, following his breakthrough show at last year’s festival ‘ which was at the time one of the biggest crowds he had ever played to.

Alongside the larger performers are a number of smaller stages showcasing some of the UK’s more underground talent including the Godskitchen, Metropolis and RISE Arenas.

GlobalGathering 2011 takes place on July 29 and 30 at Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-Upon-Avon in England. For more information or tickets please visit

43 more bands added to Download line-up.

43 more bands added to Download line-up.

43 more bands added to Download line-up.

This year’s Download Festival line-up just keeps getting bigger and better, as festival organisers today announce a further 43 bands, along with details on how to purchase Day Tickets for this year’s festival which takes place in Donington Park on 10-12 June.

Limited Day Tickets for Download will go on sale at 9am Friday 15 April priced at £75 (plus booking fee) from the official Download website, Weekend tickets, guest area passes and RIP packages are all available to purchase from the Download website as well.

To coincide with the on sale of day tickets, the Day & Stage splits for Download Festival have also been revealed, which pits the classic rock of Def Leppard against the drum ‘n’ bass chaos of Pendulum and the dark metal of Danzig on the Friday night, the much anticipated return of System Of A Down against the theatrical spectacular that is Alice Cooper and the solid riffery of Funeral For A Friend on the Saturday, and the world-class heavy rock of Linkin Park versus the all-consuming presence of Rob Zombie and the folk-punk of our very own Frank Turner on the Sunday night.

Alongside the Main Stage and the Second Stage, this year’s Download is proud to present the Pepsi Max Stage, which will host performances from the likes of Times Of Grace, The King Blues and Framing Hanley across the weekend.

Also returning to Download is the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage. The live webcast platform for up-and-coming bands will be bringing some of the best new and established acts from across the UK and beyond. Once again, eight successful bands from the search for new talent will be joining the stage line up following 15 weeks of live gigs beamed across the world from band’s bedrooms. With 8 weeks left to enter there’s still the chance to be one of those bands. So if you want to be rocking-out in front of thousands of fansthis year head to and upload your band’s video.

APRIL 2011
Fri 15 London, Sin @ The Electric Ballroom (10.00pm)
Sat 16 Newcastle, Legends (from 9.00pm)
Sat 16 Birmingham, The Academy (from 9.30pm)
Sat 16 London, Decadence @ St Moritz (from 10.30pm)
Sat 16 Nottingham, Rock City (from 9.00pm)
Sat 16 Manchester, Rock Kitchen (from9.00pm)
Sat 16 Liverpool, Krazy House (from 9.00pm)
Sat 16 Norwich, Meltdown @ The Waterfront(10.00pm)
Sat 16 Sheffield, Drop @ The Corporation (from 10.00pm)
Sat 16 Glasgow, The Cathouse (from 10.30pm)
Sat 16 Cardiff, Bogiez (from 10.00pm)

Chemical Brothers will headline the Future Music Festival 2011

Chemical Brothers

Chemical Brothers

Chemical Brothers, Mark Ronson, MGMT named for Future Music Festival down under. Chemical Brothers will headline the Future Music Festival 2011 along with a stellar line-up including Pendulum, Mark Ronson, MGMT and Kei$ha.
Also announced are The Presets, Leftfield, Art vs Science, Richie Hawyin Pres. Plastikman, Steve Angello, Sven Vath, Sander Van Doorn, Steve Aoki, Loco Dice, Don Diablo, Etienne De Crecy, Zane Lowe, Cosmic Gate, The Subs, Sound of Stereo and James Holroyd. The Future Music Festival kicks off in Brisbane on March 5, 2011.

Dates are:

March 5, Brisbane, Doomben Racecourse
March 6, Perth, Arena Joondalup
March 12, Sydney, Randwick
March 13, Melbourne, Flemington Racecourse
March 14, Adelaide, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle and Rymill Park.

Razorlight front man plays surprise show with new band

 Razorlight front man plays surprise show with new band

Razorlight front man plays surprise show with new band

Razorlight front man plays surprise show with new band at UK’s biggest club night, Propaganda. Propaganda, the UK’s biggest club night played host last night to a special gig from Johnny Borrell’s new band. The Razorlight founder and front man played a set of new material and Razorlight classics to a rapturous audience at the O2 Academy in Birmingham with his as yet unnamed new outfit.  Further Propaganda shows for the band have also been announced over the next week enhancing the reputation of this burgeoning UK club night which has seen DJ sets and live performances from the likes of Lily Allen, Kaiser Chiefs, Zane Lowe, Vampire Weekend, The Cribs, Mat Horne, Pendulum and Nick Grimshaw. The shows where Johnny Borrell and his band will be performing are as follows.

Fri 1st Oct – Propaganda Sheffield @ O2 Academy Sheffield
Sat 2nd Oct – Propaganda Liverpool @ O2 Academy Liverpool

Propaganda, the UK’s biggest club night was founded by DJ Dan and plays weekly to 20,000 people in 16 UK cities. Further announcements about more special guests will be made over the forthcoming weeks.

Pendulum release new single

Pendulum release new single.

Pendulum release new single.

 Pendulum’s hectic summer schedule has already included a hugely diverse range of major festival appearances such as Radio 1′s Big Weekend, Sonisphere and major outdoor shows with The Prodigy and Tiesto. They will follow their imminent NME / Radio 1 Stage headlining sets at the Reading and Leeds festivals with the release of the new single ‘The Island’ on September 20th on Earstorm / Warner Bros. Records. In keeping with ‘The Island’ theme, Pendulum will embark upon a whistlestop Balearic Islands tour in September. Supported by Sub Focus, Pendulum will play the inaugural Majorca Rocks on September 6th before returning for one of their now infamous Ibiza Rocks shows the following day. The sprawling two-part, nine-minute centrepiece of their #1 album ‘Immersion’, ‘The Island’ flows from its atmospheric, cinematic introduction into a visceral attack of grinding beats and venomous synths. ‘The Island’ also represents an invigorating example of their prog & bass sound that has emerged from the band’s constant desire to expand their musical palette. The single’s full nine-minute version will be released as an exclusive iTunes bundle, while a radio edit will also be available as well as a DJ edit of ‘Part II’. Remixes come courtesy of Tiesto and Dutch drum & bass producer Lenzman. The CD version will include the remixes, the original and radio edit. Pendulum second major live experience in the UK this year follows their sold-out tour in May that included a landmark show at London’s Wembley Arena. The ‘Immersion’ tour, scheduled as below, sees Pendulum playing bigger dates than ever before and features special guests Hadouken!

1st ‘ Glasgow, Braehead Arena
2nd ‘ Birmingham, NIA
3rd ‘ London, Wembley Arena
4th ‘ Nottingham, Trent FM Arena
7th ‘ Bournemouth, BIC
8th ‘ Manchester, Central
9th ‘ Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
10th ‘ Aberdeen, AECC

Any remaining tickets are available now at a price of £25 for London and £22.50 for all regional shows.

UK Radio1 Celebrates 500th Essential Mix at Circus

Pete Tong

Pete Tong

Radio1 Celebrates 500th Essential Mix at Circus . Liverpool house night Circus will host one of the parties of the year as BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong and a host of superstar guests celebrate the station’s 500th essential mix at the city’s Masque venue.  Pete will be joined by house legend Sasha, a rare appearance from techno favourite Richie Hawtin along with Circus residents Yousef, Lewis Boardman, Alex Wolfenden and Scott Lewis. Since its launch in 1993, the Essential Mix has brought us landmark sets from the worlds biggest DJs including the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Deadmau5, Carl Cox, Pendulum and, of course Pete Tong (on photo).   499 different artists have graced the Essential Mix decks so far and the 500th DJ – voted for by an expert music industry panel – will be exclusively announced on the night and play their set in a special live broadcast to the nation.
Circus 500th essential mix party
10.00pm -
Circus presents:
BBC Radio 1’s 500th Essential mix DJ
Friday 23rd April

Richie Hawtin – live broadcast
Pete Tong – live broadcast

Sasha – live broadcast
500th Essential Mix DJ – live broadcast
Lewis Boardman

Alex Wolfenden – Mambo Set
Scott Lewis
10pm – 5am

Placebo confirm Exit Festival

Placebo confirm Exit Festival

Placebo confirm Exit Festival

Placebo confirm Exit Festival. Having already released first round of artists that were the Chemical Brothers, Mika, Royksopp, Crystal Castles, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Ricardo Villalobos, Moderat live, Josh Wink, Crookers, Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, Ed Banger’s SebastiAn, Busy P, DJ Mehdi and Ida Engberg. EXIT are excited to announce another round of impressive artists for this year’s festival!   Joining the already diverse line up, on the Main Stage are the eagerly anticipated vital and emotive sounds of Placebo, the undisputed Queen of hip hop Missy Elliott, electronic punk, disco lords LCD Soundsystem, and renowned Aussie drum’n'bass crew Pendulum live.   The world famous Dance Arena adds David Guetta, Laidback Luke, A-Trak, Dirty South, Black Rose (Jesse Rose & Henrik Schwarz), Riva Starr, Solomun, Ost & Kjex live with a gospel choir no less, and Wannabe A Star.  If that wasn’t enough, EXIT is crammed with 25 stages featuring a broad and staggering array of artists. The Fusion Stage is where you will find cool bands such as Does it Offend You Yeah?, Midnight Juggernauts, Jamaica, Antenat and Bambi Molesters to name but a few. While the Happynovisad Stage in Association with Resident Advisor this year continues to showcase some of the best cuttings edge and upcoming talent from the world of electronic, featuring showcases from; Warp Records feat Hudson Mohawke, Clark live, Time Exile live and Rustie, Bristol Takeover feat Joker, Pinch, Gemmy and MC Nomad Sound Pellegrino feat Brodinksi, Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team, and L-VIS 1990 Club Automatic feat D-Bridge, Instra:mental and MC:SP The Elektrana stage features the best in electronic up & coming bands such as The Twelves, We Have Band, Tesla Boy, Starsmith, Jevelen, Romantic Jurgen and many more. And for those who like their music a bit tougher, the Explosive Stage brings you the best in hardcore and thrash metal. Acts include; Behemoth, Suicidal Tendencies, The Exploited, Al & The Blackcats, Ex Deo, Decapitated, Inspector Cluso and a whole lot more! Taking place from Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th July, in the magical Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the river Danube, EXIT has a variety of stages to appeal to absolutely everyone, cheap food and drink onsite and the best campsite entertainment whilst bathing in the hot Balkan sunshine. EXIT festival ticks all the right boxes and is still the best value festival ticket around!

Jools Holland releases Later Live 2

jools-hollandCurrently on its 35th series, BBC2’s later live with, Jools Holland remains the unmissable Tuesday night 10pm essential for music fans of all ages backgrounds and tastes. Coupled with its perfectly timed 11.35pm extended version on Friday nights, the show truly exists as the most visible and consistent champion of quality music on the nation’s TVs, a fifteen year institution that has become as valued a friend and resource to the artists and musician featured n the show as for the audience themselves. Like its TV counter-part, ‘Later Live 2, with Jools Continue reading →

Amsterdam Dance Event announces more festival names

fedde_le_grandHaving already announced some of the hottest names in the world of dance music such as: Armin van Buuren (NL), Laurent Garnier (FR), Richie Hawtin (CA), Boys Noize (DE) and Freemasons (GB), ADE is excited to reveal the names of more artists who are confirmed for the 14th edition of the event in October. Deadmau5 (CA), Derrick May (US), Fedde le Grand (NL), John Dahlback (SE ), Filastine (ES) and Continue reading →

Noah and the Whale close Crisis gigs

noah-and-the-whale-rtvThe Crisis Hidden Gigs series came to a close last night at the FreedM Studio in The Roundhouse, Camden, London with Noah and The Whale. The band amazed the intimate audience with favourites and exclusive new material.  Just 200 tickets went on sale for the intimate gig in central London, and it was a great chance for fans to see Noah and The Whale before they embark on their tour of the UK festivals, starting with Glastonbury in just 2 days time.  Talking about last night’s gig, lead singer Charlie Fink said: ‘We were so pleased to do a hidden gig for Crisis. It was great to see our London fans again and do a warm up for Glastonbury with this very intimate gig, in one of our favourite venues, and for an extremely important cause.  “Crisis do some incredible work for hidden homeless people across the UK and we are very flattered to be asked to help them get their message across.’  The gig also featured great sets from rising stars Wave Machines and friend of Noah and The Whale – Jay Jay Pistolet.  The series of Crisis Hidden Gigs throughout May and June were a fantastic opportunity to see top acts in intimate, unusual spaces – making for a unique musical experience. By withholding details until the last minute, Crisis aimed to raise awareness of the precarious situation facing hidden homeless people, who often don’t know where they will end up each night and are often forced to move from place to place.  The campaign featured a diverse range of artists including Hot Chip, Dodgy, The Bluetones, Pendulum, David Gilmour with Amadou and Mariam, Starsailor and The Magic Numbers.  The gigs attracted thousands of fans and have already raised over £80,000 for the charity.  Talking about the gigs, Crisis CEO, Leslie Morphy said. ‘We are honoured that such a fantastic range of artists performed for us, got behind our campaign and that the fans have now helped raise vital funds. The money raised will now be used to support our front line services, helping homeless people across the UK.   “We will also get our new campaign supporters to help us champion a change in the law to allow everyone who is facing homelessness is entitled to at least short-term accommodation plus help and support they need to get back on their feet

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