The Subways to headline 2000trees Festival. Post-grunge punk rockers The Subways will headline this summer’s 2000trees festival, organisers revealed today. Last year the British trio were the main support for AC/DC’s stadium shows at Wembley Stadium and Glasgow’s Hampden Park. Before that they turned two years on the road touring with the likes of Foo Fighters and Oasis, and a potentially career-ending throat ailment, into their edgier second album All Or Nothing. Their debut album, Young for Eternity, was released in the UK in June 2005 and included four Top 40 British singles. The album’s most popular track, “Rock & Roll Queen,” went gold in the US. The Subways join folk-punk hero Frank Turner as headliners at this summer’s 2000trees Festival, taking place at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, on 16th – 17th July. Other acts confirmed include experimental rock outfit 65daysofstatic, local (GLOS) heroes Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, The Dawn Chorus, Chris TT, Roundstone, The Tailors, Ben Marwood and popular folk singer Dan Heaver – returning for his fourth year in a row. The previous years have seen unforgettable performances from Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster, Art Brut, Slow Club, Future Of The Left, Beans On Toast, The Duke Spirit, The Ghost of a Thousand, Danananaykroyd, These New Puritans, Red Light Company and Wild Beasts to name just a few.
The mighty Feeder will be headlining the main stage at this year’s Hevy Music Festival, topping an awesome line-up also featuring Ash, Gary Numan, Hundred Reasons, The Blackout (replacing Kids In Glass Houses), Attack! Attack!, Sonic Boom Six and In Case Of Fire.
Cancer Bats headline the second stage, following We Are The Ocean, The Ghost Of A Thousand (replacing Flood Of Red), The Xcerts, Heartbreak, SHARKS, Farewell City, Mexico Fallz and After The Ordeal.
Finally, LightsGoBlue headline our local talent showcase on the Hevy Music Festival’s third stage, following More Than Normal, Amber Room, One Day Elliott, Elephants, The Startover, Kingskin, and Eleven Eleven.
The event, in its first year is run by two 22year olds, and is a mammoth acheivement with the acts involved – and part of the regeneration of Folkestone. This at a time when money is so tight in the Credit Crunch, and where the Music industry particulary is in the press with question marks over its future due to illegal downloads etc, puts this as a very topical story in many lights.
For full details please visit www.hevy.co.uk
THE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AT DONINGTON PARK has just got even bigger with the announcement that the majority of performances from the Main Stage are to be streamed LIVE on www.downloadfestival.co.uk throughout the weekend of 12-14 JUNE. Following on from 2007’s hugely successful live web stream of the festival, including Iron Maiden’s epic main stage performance, this free broadcast means a global audience will be able to enjoy a selection of the incredible performances coming live from this year’s Download Main Stage. The Download Festival line up is now well and truly in place, fully locked and loaded with over 120 bands guaranteed to whet the appetite of every single festival goer. A host of new acts have been confirmed across the four stages. These are: BLEED FROM WITHIN, SLEEPERCURVE, BLACKHOLE, NEW DEVICE, THE OUTCRY COLLECTIVE, TRIPSWITCH, THE INSTIGATORS, IN CASE OF FIRE, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, SYMPHONY CULT, THE CRAVE, BILLY BOY ON POISON, THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND, PEOPLE IN PLANES, THE AUTEUR, 13 RIOTS, FOREVER NEVER, THE COMPUTERS, SERPICO, SABBAT, FLOOD OF RED, ATTACK! ATTACK!, LOGAN, FEI COMODO, JETT BLACK, MILLION$ RELOAD and RAUCOUS JAYS.
You Me At Six is set to headline this year’s Slam Dunk Festival at Leeds University on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 24. After their electrifying set in 2008 and their rise as pop-rock favourites in the UK, the Surrey quintet were asked to return and headline the one-day festival by organizers.
While American bands have dominated the festival in past years, UK bands are now prevailing with The Blackout, In Case of Fire, We Are The Ocean and The Ghost Of A Thousand performing, to name a few. Other acts confirmed on the bill include Cobra Starship, We The Kings, The King Blues, Anti Flag, Sing It Loud, Hexes and Hundred Reasons.
In its 4th year, Slam Dunk Festival will play host to 40 bands across 6 stages, running from 3pm until 11pm. There will also be an aftershow running until 3am.
About You and me at six.
You Me At Six are a 5-piece rock/ pop/punk band from Weybridge, Surrey who formed in 2005. The five piece played locally until early 2007 when spring support slots with Saosin at Leeds Cockpit (03.05.07) and later Paramore at the Colchester Arts Centre (10.06.07) saw them attract media attention from the likes of Kerrang, Musicscoop and NME. In July 2007 they supported Tonight Is Goodbye on their summer tour along with Death Can Dance and then later that month were featured in Kerrang magazine in their new music section. The group were then recruited as support for firstly Fightstar on their September tour and then Elliot Minor in October 2007. Following their return from those tours they headlined a special Halloween show at the Kingston Peel with support from notable local acts such as Consort With Romeo and We Have A Getaway. In October of 2007 they released their debut single “Save It For The Bedroom” on Slam Dunk Records and then went on their first headline tour with support from Flood Of Red playing six dates across the country. In December 2007 the band were announced as support for The Audition’s February 2008 UK tour. You Me At Six were also nominated for Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards 2007, the category eventually went to Gallows, and headlined the London KOKO whilst playing Klub Kerrang. On December 10th 2007 the band added the B-side to their single “Save It For The Bedroom”, “You’ve Made Your Bed” onto their official myspace.