Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters who this week topped the iTunes album chart with Wasting Light said, ‘We are really excited to do the iTunes Festival in July and to perform at the legendary Roundhouse. And the fact that it’s going to be broadcast to so many people is really exciting, because making music is more about the audience than the band sometimes. I feel like the opportunities we have to reach out to more people through technology is a wonderful thing; to see the world get together and experience music, live’.
Paul Simon said, ”m excited about hitting the road with my band after a few years off the road. I am looking forward to performing at the iTunes Festival on July 1st, it should be great to play songs from the new record as well as some old ones at the Roundhouse’.
Download the official iTunes Festival App for the definitive guide to the iTunes Festival, a chance to win tickets and to watch a selection of streamed gigs live. Lucky winners will have their tickets delivered directly to their iPhone and iPod touch. The iTunes Festival app is now available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad at www.itunes.co.uk/appstore/
iTunes Festival line up to date:
1 July: Paul Simon
4 July: Linkin Park
5 July: Beady Eye
6 July: The Wanted
7 July: ADELE
10 July: Glasvegas
11 July: Foo Fighters
12: July: The Script
13 July: White Lies
15 July: Jessie J
16 July: Duran Duran
18 July: Rumer
23 July: Mogwai
26 July: Magnetic Man
28 July: Chase and Status
Further artists to be announced. Each live performance will be recorded and sold exclusively on iTunes.
Though we still remember the great Coke Live Festival 2010 gigs, it’s time to introduce part of this year’s lineup. We are pleased to announce that the 6th edition of the Coke Live Music Festival will take place in the Aviation Museum ground in Krakow on the 19th and 20th of August 2011. Today’s announcement is a full Main Stage line-up for the first festival day.
After dark, with their black suits the long-awaited Interpol will appear. This NYC band has a cult status in Poland since the release of the debut album ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’. With their new material, from last year’s self-titled album, and indie-rock-classics such a ‘PDA’ or ‘Slow Hands’ Paul Banks and Co. will thrill the audience at 11 pm.
Two hours earlier on Main Stage will be The Kooks. They are currently recording a follow-up to their Number One UK Album ‘ ‘Konk’. The Kooks, with their pop-folk-indie hymns, will be this, what Coke Live Music Festival fans have been waiting for.
Another band in the line-up is White Lies. Their new album ‘Ritual’ confirms that London-based trio wasn’t one-season star. There is also, no other English team, who within three years conquered the Polish market in such a successful way. White Lies will be performing at 7pm.
You Me At Six playing on the Main Stage will start to perform half an hour earlier, than the band’s name suggest. They released two good-received albums and now working on a third. Group will come to Poland for the very first time and their performance at Coke Live Music Festival will be a perfect chance to listen to the new songs.
White Lies announce UK tour dates. White Lies, who release their new album Ritual on January 17th 2011, have announced details of their live return in the U.K.Following a successful Summer 2010 touring all corners of the globe with Muse, White Lies will tour the UK in February next year. The full list of dates are as follows:
4th Cambridge Junction
6th Norwich UEA
7th Brighton Corn Exchange
9th Bristol Academy
10th London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
13th Leeds Academy
14th Birmingham Institute
16th Glasgow Barrowlands
17th Newcastle Academy
18th Manchester Academy
Tickets are priced at £16 (£17.50 in London) and are available from 9am on November 19th via www.whitelies.com, White Lies will also perform a live premiere of their new album at London’s historic boxing venue York Hall on Monday 22nd November 2010. Tickets for the event SOLD OUT within minutes of going on sale in mid-October.
White Lies support Muse. White Lies, who are currently recording the follow-up to their UK number one album, To Lose My Life, have announced a number of Summer dates, including UK & European stadium shows with Muse and an exclusive UK festival appearance at V. The full list of dates are as follows:
19th Helsinki Kaisainiemi Park (with Muse)
23rd Bergen Bergenhus Festning (with Muse)
21st Chelmsford V Festival
22nd Weston Park V Festival
11th London Wembley Stadium (with Muse)
Their second album is due to be released in early 2011 on Fiction Records and is being recorded in London with Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails).
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.
Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon have been nominated for five MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). The singer and the band will both compete for Best Song, for ‘Poker Face’ and ‘Use Somebody’ respectively, Best Live Act and Best World Stage Performance, with Gaga also nominated for Best Female and Best New Act, while Kings of Leon are also up for the Best Group and Best Rock prizes. Beyonce Knowles follows them in the nominations list, receiving nods in four categories, Continue reading →
White Lies have made live favourite Taxidermy available to download for the first time. The song has recently been introduced to the band’s live set and was originally available only on the b-side of the To Lose My Life limited edition 7-inch single, which was released in January and is now long sold out. Taxidermy is available to download from all online retailers. The band tour the US this month as support for Kings of Leon. Before the dates, they will perform two headlining shows, at New York City’s Webster Hall on September 25th and Toronto’s Phoenix Continue reading →
When you’ve had a number two single, spawned a phenomenally popular remix, and are about to release an album dead set for number one, you’d better be prepared to be mobbed by fans in the street. Luckily, La Roux’s Elly Jackson (the other half of the duo is the camera-shy synth-wrangler Ben Langmaid) has had a lot of experience of attention-seeking disciples – after all, her mum’s Trudie Goodwin, aka June Ackland from The Bill. “We’d be pottering about town or whatever, trying to get me school shoes or something boring like that,” she tells Newsbeat, “and she’d never notice anyone recognising her. “‘Because she’s so like doing her Continue reading →
A dark-edged trio hailing from London, White Lies take sonic cues from the likes of Joy Division, the Teardrop Explodes, and Echo & the Bunnymen. Indeed, the three musicians are so committed to the U.K.’s post-punk scene that they signed with Fiction Records, a Polydor imprint best known for its ’80s releases by the Cure and the Associates. While attending school in West London, singer/guitarist Harry McVeigh, bassist/lyricist Charles Cave, and drummer/keyboardist Jack Lawrence Brown formed the group in 2004 under the name Fear of Flying. After releasing two neo-Brit-pop singles on the Young and Lost Club label in 2006 — “Routemaster” (produced by Brit-pop mainstay Stephen Street) and “Three’s a Crowd” — the trio changed musical directions, adopted a new name, adapted a more somber group persona, and began creating doomy material like the funereal murder ballad “Unfinished Business” and the self-explanatory “Death.” Following the release of the Nick Cave-like “Unfinished Business” in April 2008, the trio made its television debut on Later with Jools Holland and began recording a debut album with producers Ed Buller and Max Dingel. “Death” was released as a single in September 2008, coinciding with the trio’s first headlining tour of the U.K. Following the announcement that White Lies will tour the U.S. as main support to Kings of Leon in late summer, the band announces their biggest U.K. shows to date.
The 13-date tour kicks off in Bournemouth on November 18th 2009.
The full list of dates are as follows:
18th Bournemouth Opera House
19th London O2 Academy Brixton
22nd Leeds O2 Academy
23rd Norwich UEA
24th Sheffield O2 Academy
25th Nottingham Rock City
27th Manchester Apollo
28th Glasgow O2 Academy
29th Newcastle O2 Academy
1st Portsmouth Guildhall
2nd Bristol O2 Academy
4th Cardiff University
5th Birmingham O2 Academy
Tickets for the shows are priced at £15 (£17 in London) and go on sale on Friday 12th June at 9am.
From 11 Jun 2009 – 14 Jun 2009
Top rock and indie names, legendary acts, and rising stars, on a large main stage or the smaller tented stage in a relaxed festival atmosphere. The dates for the eighth Isle of Wight festival are confirmed as from Friday 12th until Sunday 14th June 2009. The confirmed acts for 2009 include The Prodigy who headline on Friday, with Stereophonics, and Razorlight confirmed as joint Saturday headliners, and Neil Young headlining the Sunday. Basement Jaxx, Pendulum, Maximo Park, White Lies, The View, The Rifles, Pixies, Simple Minds, The Pigeon Detectives, and The Script are just some of the names confirmed to appear on the main stage. Tim Burgess of The Charlatans curates the Sunday of this year’s Big Top, and will headline it on the same day, as well as a full line-up there’s DJ sets from Tim Burgess, Rhys Webb, and The She Set. Also appearing there on the Saturday will be Australian Pink Floyd, Calvin Harris, McFly, Mercury Rev, Ultravox, and more. Friday is Ladies night with Bananarama, Ladyhawke, Alesha Dixon, and The Noisettes. For campers The Human League lead the entertainment on the Thursday night. For the line-up details, day splits, and rumours as available. Tickets are priced at £140 for an adult ticket with camping which includes entertainment in the campsite on Thursday night, and Â£70 for a child ticket (12 years and under). The price of an adult ticket without camping is Â£120 and Â£60 for children (12 years and under). Every person attending the festival must purchase a ticket. This includes babes in arms.
The original Isle Of Wight Festival will forever be etched in musical history after it housed Jimi Hendrix’s last ever performance, attracted the largest ever UK festival crowd and led to any future festivals being banned from the island after nearly half a million hippies turned the 1970 site into a chaotic free-for-all. However, since it was re-ignited in 2002, the festival has forged a new identity that differs from its predecessors. Big names like The Rolling Stones and The Police honour the spirits of greats like Dylan and The Doors as some 60,000 fans annually cross the Solent for the three-day bash. With one main stage and a big top the festival is predominantly about the music and a varied line-up means there is often something for everyone with The Cribs, Amy Winehouse and Sugababes performing recently. Onsite there is a funfair as well as a selection of food and drink stalls. Camping is available from the Thursday