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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.

Shed Seven announced they will take to the stage again in 2009.

shed-sevenShed Seven back on the road.  The five piece band, who enjoyed a run of fifteen consecutive Top 40 hits from 1994 to 2003, including the anthems Going For Gold and Chasing Rainbows, will embark on an 18 date UK tour in December. Frontman Rick Witter said: ‘The reaction to our reunion tour of 2007 was amazing and after a couple of memorable festival appearances Continue reading →

Toploader join Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

toploaderAn exciting batch of new additions have been confirmed for the Award-winning Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival to add to its already diverse and bulging line-up. Best known for their global hit ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ and their hugely successful debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka’, the recently reformed Toploader have been confirmed for an appearance at the festival this August.   Glasgow fight pop stars and one of the UK’s hottest bands of the moment Dananananaykroyd make their first appearance at Belladrum fresh from the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Hey Everyone’.  The mesmerising Official Secrets Act will also be bringing their highly infectious brand of indie/new wave/pop to the table.   With a song already featuring on Vodaphone adverts in the southern hemisphere and a support slot with Elton John this summer, we are delighted to announce the addition of Pearl and the Puppets who are sure to be one of 2009’s breakthrough acts.  Also confirmed for this year is Blue Roses whose new single ‘I am Leaving’ is currently Radio 2’s record of the week. With a tasty shank of old school ska and dancehall, a generous twist of indie, a light splash of reggae, and garnished with a juicy slice of electro pop the infectious Kid British join us along with Newcastle Alternative pop darlings Little Comets. They join Headliners Editors and Ocean Colour Scene. Other acts already confirmed include,  The Saw Doctors and Shed Seven, both making their first appearances at Belladrum, and the latter making Belladrum their only UK festival appearance of the summer, as well as quirky indie artists British Sea Power, Seth Lakeman, Alabama 3, Sons & Daughters, and Squeeze frontman Glen Tilbrook with his band The Fluffers.  London indie folk outfit Noah and the Whale make their first Highland appearance, along with Edinburgh’ finest Broken Records, folk rock in the shape of Babel, rising alternative stars Healthy Minds Collapse, sweet pop music the way it should be from Magistrates, two great Nashville based Singer-Songwriters Tommy Womack and Phil Lee, Surf Folk Rock act Sparrow and the Workshop, the wonderful Hatcham Social and Jo Hamilton who recently released her gorgeous album Gown, Glasgow indie artists The Phantom Band, Levellers’ favourites 3 Daft Monkeys, festival veterans Edward II, The Wallbirds, Kid Carpet, Sam Isaac, The Lost Brothers and reformed local heroes Scooty & The Skyhooks are all set to appear.  Peatbog Faeries, Lau and Treacherous Orchestra are in the vanguard of the Celtic representation at the event. Transglobal Underground will hot things up on the main stage, teenage sensation Tommy Reilly follows up on his recent hugely successful debut tour and winning of Orange Unsigned, whilst gypsy punk specialists De Votchka are over from the US for a one-off Scottish festival appearance.

Shed Seven add extra date

shed-sevenShed Seven. Remember them? ‘Course you do. The guitar band borne in the early 90s out of a love for the Stone Roses and indie music that sounds ace on the radio. The York residents who’ve bagged 13 Top 40 hits from ‘Going For Gold’ to ‘She Left Me On Friday’, ‘On Standby’ to ‘Dolphin’ and ‘Chasing Rainbows’ to ‘Disco Down’. The scene defiers who’ve been lumped into New Wave Of New Wave, Britpop and New Laddism but outlived them all. Haven’t heard from them for a while? Thought maybe they’d packed up? Don’t be daft. Shed Seven are back. And they’re in better shape than ever. Shed Seven have added an extra date to their November/December tour at the Manchester Academy on Saturday 5th December due to phenomenal demand for tickets  The band who enjoyed a total of 15 top 40 singles including Chasing Rainbows, Going For Gold and Disco Down are hitting the road once more in December for a singles tour.  Lead singer Rick Witter said ‘once again we are blown away by the support and loyalty of our fans in Manchester’. Tickets are £16.50 regional / £17.50 London.

Shed Seven announce UK dates

shedseven300Shed Seven have announced they will take to the stage again in 2009. The five piece band, who enjoyed a run of fifteen consecutive Top 40 hits from 1994 to 2003 and have an enviable reputation as a live act, will embark on an 15 date UK tour in December. Frontman Rick Witter said: ‘The reaction to our reunion tour of 2007 was amazing and after a couple of memorable festival appearances last summer we couldn’t resist the urge to play live together again this year. Fans can expect to hear all the singles plus other past favourites that we didn’t get the chance to revisit in 2007.’ Witter also exclusively announced that the band have been working on new material  ‘Although we have no plans to release another album, we have written two storming new tracks and one will be released as a download only single to coincide with the tour. As well as touring to celebrate the past this also gives us something to look ahead to.’ The Sheds also have a brand new website at www.shedseven.com which contains new and exclusive content. This includes a new live album recorded on the bands 2007 reunion tour which will be made available track by track as a free weekly download. ‘We wanted to give our fans something back for their continued support and this also seemed like a good way of doing something a bit different. A new and exclusive live track will be made available every week’  The first track is ‘She Left Me On Friday’ and will be available on the 15th May.

The tour dates are as follows:

November 2009
30 Inverness Ironworks

December 2009
1 Aberdeen Music Hall
3 Glasgow Academy
4 Manchester Academy
7 Newcastle O2 Academy
8 Lincoln Engine Shed
9 Nottingham Rock City
11 Sheffield O2 Academy
12 Birmingham O2 Academy
13 Bristol O2 Academy
14 Norwich UEA
16 Oxford O2 Academy
17 Portsmouth Pyramid
18 London HMV Forum
21 Leeds Academy

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