Truck Festival 2020 Lineup Announcement

Truck Festival have announced their 2020 lineup. The festival takes place at Hill Farm in Didcot, Oxfordshire on 31st July-2nd August.

Bombay Bicycle Club, The Kooks and Catfish & The Bottlemen are headlining the event with Blossoms as the Thursday night headliners.

You can buy tickets for the festival at  https://truckfestival.com/tickets/

Bestival Announces Second Wave of Acts

Setting the tone in our Year of Colour, we are excited to announce even more amazing artists who will be joining The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Pet Shop Boys, Jamie T, Kurupt FM, Justice, Dizzee Rascal and many more as we redefine escapism for the festival generation. With a host of live music, super fat sound systems and DJs heading to our brand new site, join us as we increase the peace this 7th – 10th September at the Lulworth Estate, Dorset.

Rob da Bank says: “Bestival’s formula is pretty simple – we like you guys having fun, exploring new ideas and listening to amazing bands and DJs in a massive field or forest or both at the same time whilst dressed as a multi-coloured gherkin. If you like the sound of that you’re on board already, but if you need any more persuasion, we are proud to announce some mega new acts for Besti, repping the best in grime with Wiley, AJ Tracey and 67, through indie and rock with Blossoms and Twin Atlantic, all topped off with some good old fashioned rave with DJs from Heidi to Bjarki, Monki to the Ragga Twins and a massive garage takeover. Step up people, step the **** up!”

The Lulworth Estate will be rocking to even more amazing live music from the likes of grime godfather Wiley, indie powerhouse Blossoms, slick rhymer Loyle Carner, UK hip-hop hero Roots Manuva, Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, folk troubadour Nick Mulvey, grime MC AJ Tracey, legendary hype man Fatman Scoop, Ninja Tune cut n paste maverick Romare and funk machine Sinkane. Plus, there will be appearances Tash Sultana, Alma, Cakes da Killa, 67, House Gospel Choir, London African Gospel Choir performing Graceland, Skinny Girl Diet, Smerz, Brushy One String, Hackney Colliery Band, The Greasy Slicks, Park Hotel, The Rhythm Method, Zoee, The Smiths Ltd, Disney Rascal, and the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band. 

We’ll have plenty of new sound system action keeping the floors lit all weekend long, with celebratory behaviour from Andy C presenting 25 years of RAM featuring Andy C, Calyx & Teebee, Culture Shock, DC Breaks and MCs Tonn Piper, and Carasel & 2Shy. Bestival lifetime resident David Rodigan presents Ram Jam with Preditah, Conducta & MC Creed, Venum Sound and a very special guest still to be announced. And there will be footwork frenzy for the Teklife Showcase with sets from DJ Spinn, DJ Taye, DJ Paypal & Teklife Dancers.

The Garage Pool Party will be rinsing some classic beats with garage playas Heartless Crew, DJ Luck & MC Neat and Oxide & Neutrino all dropping enough two-step love to keep HMS Bestival rocking. Ensuring the subs are red hot right across the site we’ll have turntable tear ups from the Raindance crew featuring Rat Pack, Slipmatt, Billy Daniel Bunter and Uncle Dugs, Jungle Fever, with Brockie & MC Det, Jumping Jack Frost, Ragga Twins, Funky Flirt, Shockin B, Eastman Sound, and Ruddy Ranks and Nice Up! presents Daddy G, Kiko Bun, StarOne, Riddim Punks, Ghost Writerz, Shepdog, Serocee, Red Eye Hifi, Mr Benn, Cut La Vis, Jamie Rodigan, Origin One & AAA Badboy.

 

And as if that weren’t enough, there will be even more deck-based brilliance from Mad Professor, Heidi, Bjarki, Monki, Melé, Nightwave, Willow, Anna Wall, Jem Haynes, Reggae Roast & MC Natty Campbell, Tayo, Martha and DJ Dapper Dan.

Eminem set to headline Reading and Leeds 2017!

Reading and Leeds have confirmed Eminem as the final headliner for this year’s festivals, taking place on 25 – 27 August 2017 at Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds. Tickets are available here.
 
Consistently seen as one of the greatest rappers of all time, Eminem is not only a titan in hip-hop but in modern culture itself. One of the biggest selling artists of the 21st century, his razor-sharp wit and impeccable larger than life anthems continue to defy boundaries, with the likes of ‘Lose Yourself’, ‘My Name Is’, ’Not Afraid' and ‘The Monster’ all storming charts and record collections around the world. His return to Reading and Leeds marks an extremely rare opportunity to witness an icon in the flesh, with a set that’ll add another legendary chapter to the story of Eminem.
Melvin Benn commented: “Eminem returning to Reading and Leeds is beyond exciting. His 2013 headline performance was incredible and I can’t wait to have him back. In addition to our third and final headliner (joining Kasabian and Muse) we’ve announced over 70 additional acts to this year’s line up – it’s looking stronger than ever.”
 
‘Bad and Boujee’ hip-hop superstars Migos will return to the UK this summer, with a huge appearance lined up at Reading & Leeds. One of the most talked-about groups of the year; the trio have become global symbols of a new wave of modern rap following the release of their latest album C U L T U R E. Expect a swagger-filled performance as Migos make their way to Reading & Leeds.
South London rapper Giggs will continue his march to the top with an unparalleled set at this year’s festivals, bringing the gritty sounds of latest album Landlord to the fields, in a crowning moment for one of the genre’s most defiant voices.
One of the most hotly anticipated returns of the year, HAIM are set to land at Reading and Leeds this summer with a sun-soaked guitar-pop filled performance. Delving into classics from their 2013 debut Days Are Gone and sure-to-be hits from their upcoming new record, it’ll be unforgettable set as rock’s beloved sensations take to the Reading and Leeds stage.
 
British arena-rock kings You Me At Six will continue their rich history at Reading and Leeds, packing in anthems from their career along with the heavy kicks of latest album Night People. A band born for the biggest stages, Reading and Leeds is set to bear witness to a landmark step from a band that stand head and shoulders above the rest.
 
A standout success story of 2016, Blossoms have established themselves as national treasures with the release of their self-titled debut, storming to number 1 in the charts and leading to sold-out venues and huge stages wherever they go. Stockport’s finest are set to bring their pop-laden anthems to Reading and Leeds this summer in a performance that marks the next generation of arena-sized icons.
 
Stand-out alternative pop performances will reign supreme at Reading and Leeds this summer, with Halsey set to bring her powerful electro-tinged hits to the festivals, marking a rise that has seen her become a vital voice for an entire generation. Pop will be in abundance as the voices behind many of the biggest club anthems in the past year, Becky Hill and Charli XCX, head to Reading and Leeds, delivering in-your-face performances that blend cutting-edge electro beats with singalong favourites.
 
One of the most indisputable voices in British rock, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will continue their incredible rise with another festival-stealing slot at Reading and Leeds this summer. After turning the Main Stage into a crowd-surfing punk masterclass at last year’s festivals, Frank Carter arrives loaded with the runaway success of latest album Modern Ruin, packing even more stadium-sized moments into the Bank Holiday weekend.
 
Lead by the unmistakable voice of Taylor Momsen, The Pretty Reckless will return to the festivals this year, armed with heavy blues-laden anthems of latest album Who You Selling For. Joining them in triggering mass singalongs at Reading and Leeds this summer are Blush emo-soarers Moose Blood, melodic-rock five-piece Mallory Knox, and punk smashers Marmozets who are set to unveil their invigorating new era after the riotous success of debut album The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets.
 
The always-seismic presence of explosive Canadians Billy Talent will leave their mark on this year’s festivals, bringing an acclaimed live show that has seen them remain at the top of their game for nearly 25 years. Blistering punk risers Counterfeit will perform at Reading and Leeds this summer, fresh from the release of their hotly anticipated debut album Together We Are Stronger, which sees frontman Jamie Campbell Bower in full voice. They’ll be joined by London trio Puppy, who are set for a true standout moment at this year’s festivals.
 
Joining them at Reading and Leeds 2017, and set to define an entire summer with anthems are Mancunian art-rockers Everything Everything who will deliver a captivating set of electronic ground-shakers from across their stunning career. Reading hometown heroes Sundara Karma will be bringing indie tales of youthful abandon to the festivals this summer, with Oh Wonder geared to stun the Reading and Leeds crowds with tracks from their mesmerising self-titled debut album. Sheffield’s finest indie upstarts The Sherlocks will continue their journey from packed stage to packed stage with a huge set at Reading and Leeds this summer. Watford squad The Hunna will heat things up on their return to the festivals, and riotous Cabbage will deliver another onslaught that confirms why they’re seen as one of the most exciting new bands in the country. Mesmeric indie-pop groovers Fickle Friends will return to the festivals with their sun-laden anthems, with breakthrough festival moments to come when genre-morphers Inheaven, German ‘Stolen Dance’ songwriters Milky Chance, Ed Nash of Bombay Bicycle Club’s new project Toothless, and stripped-bare electro wizard Tom Misch all take to the Reading and Leeds stage across the weekend.
 
The explosion of grime and hip-hop will continue to flow through Reading and Leeds, as the festivals once again play host to legendary favourites and the ground breaking voices of the future. Brooklyn’s Flatbush Zombies channel the best of the 90’s East Coast rap era and are set to take on the festival this summer, with hits from last year’s debut album A Laced Odyssey. ‘Pow’ don Lethal Bizzle is set to send festival-goers into a rapturous spin with an explosive set of London grime, while the chilled vibes of Rejjie Snow and BBC Sound Of winner Ray BLK will be dousing the crowds with electric and soulful R&B.
 
From the down-to-earth freestyle sounds of Dave to the home grown swagger of MIST, the vibrant voices and future favourites in grime, rap and hip-hop can all be found at Reading and Leeds this summer. Avelino, Cadet, MoStack,
J Hus, Angel, Mic Righteous, Geovarn, The Manor, Young T & Bugsey and The Heatwave will all make their unforgettable appearances at the festivals over the Bank Holiday weekend.
 
Punchy and gritty in everything they do, Black Lips are set to deliver their distinct brand of punk for a stage show that has to be seen to be believed whilst folk-rock duo Bear’s Den promise panoramic-sized grooves from last year’s Red, Earth & Pouring Rain along with classic favourites from their wistful debut Islands. Ferocious live shows will also come from Tom Grennan, Shame, Phantogram, The Amazons, Louis Berry, Grouplove, King Nun, IDLES, Yonaka, Eden, Prose and Picture This, as they all leave their own stamp on the weekend.
 
The most talked-about names in current electronic dance music will be heading to Reading and Leeds this summer. International sensation Marshmello, who’s huge remixes of Jack Ü and Zedd, along with sun-kissed anthem ‘Summer’ will make for an electrifying performance. Unmissable beats and sets are also guaranteed from drum ‘n’ bass titan High Contrast, masked heavyweight Jaguar Skills, London jungle king Shy FX with Stamina MC and Katy B who’ll be delivering a storming DJ set. Dillon Francis, Sam Divine, Majestic, Claptone, CamelPhat, TOKiMONSTA, James Organ, Chris Lorenzo, Mullally, Klose One and Star.One will all bring big room DJ sets, alongside a very special performance from acclaimed Dutch trio Noisia and their Outer Edges concept show also confirmed, the latest and greatest are set to take Reading and Leeds as their own this summer.
 
These names join a stellar bill already confirmed for Reading and Leeds 2017, joining previously announced headliners Muse and Kasabian, with Major Lazer, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Flume, Fatboy Slim, Wiley, At The Drive In, Architects, Korn, While She Sleeps, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, Circa Waves, Against The Current, Danny Brown and many more set for a weekend that brings together the most exciting sounds and artists from across the musical spectrum, capturing a year in music like no other.
 
 
CONFIRMED TODAY
Angel
Avelino
Bear’s Den
Becky Hill
Billy Talent
Black Lips
Blossoms
Cabbage
Cadet
CamelPhat
Charli XCX
Chris Lorenzo
Claptone
Counterfeit
Dave
Dillon Francis
Eden
Eminem
Everything Everything
Fickle Friends
Flatbush Zombies
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Geovarn
Giggs
Grouplove
HAIM
Halsey
High Contrast
IDLES
Inheaven
J Hus
Jaguar Skills
James Organ
Katy B (DJ Set)
King Nun
Klose One
Lethal Bizzle
Louis Berry
Majestic
Mallory Knox
Marmozets
Marshmello
Mic Righteous
Migos
Milky Chance
MIST
Moose Blood
MoStack
Mullally
Noisia ‘Outer Edges’
Oh Wonder
Phantogram
Picture This
Prose
Puppy
Ray BLK
Rejjie Snow
Rex Orange County
Sam Divine
Shame
Shy FX
Star.One
Sundara Karma
The Amazons
The Heatwave
The Hunna
The Manor
The Pretty Reckless
The Sherlocks
TOKiMONSTA
Tom Grennan
Tom Misch
Toothless
Yonaka
You Me At Six
Young T & Bugsey
 
PREVIOUSLY CONFIRMED
Against The Current
Andy C
Architects
At The Drive In
Bastille
Circa Waves
Danny Brown
Fatboy Slim
Flume
Glass Animals
Jimmy Eat World
Kasabian
Korn
Major Lazer
Muse
Rat Boy
The Amity Affliction
Torey Lanez
Two Door Cinema Club
While She Sleeps
Wiley

Peter Doherty, Ghostpoet and Blossoms to headline Calling Stage at Kendall Calling

With last year’s Kendal Calling selling out in record time the festival is proud to announce even more names for 2016. Joining huge Main Stage headlinersNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rudimental, Madness and The Charlatans are Calling Out Stage headliners Peter Doherty, Ghostpoet and Blossoms alongside an incredible supporting lineup.

Joining the already announced stage headliner Blossoms and needing no introduction, Libertines and Babyshambles main man Peter Doherty will be making his Kendal Calling debut in 2016 for a very special solo headlining set on the Calling Out stage. With his currently untitled, forthcoming sophomore solo album on the horizon, he’ll be treating fans and festival goers to what is surely set to be one of the most memorable Kendal moments in the festival’s history.

Multiple-Mercury nominated vocalist and musician Ghostpoet completes the trio of Calling Out headliners. Since releasing his debut album ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’ back in 2011, Obaro Ejimiwe has established himself as one of the UK’s most vital artists, not least heard on last years ‘Shedding Skin’ LP. His headline slot is not to be missed.

With the supporting lineup on the Calling Out Stage already featuring Eagulls, Spring King, Rat Boy, Sundara Karma and more the lineup is now completed by the additions of Pale WavesSlow Readers ClubModel AeroplanesActorFizzy BloodHidden Charms, JJ Rosa and The Bulletproof Bomb.

Joining an already stacked lineup on the Main Stage are The SherlocksThe JacquesPins and Declan McKenna plus local favourites The Lancashire Hotpots and a special reading from poet JB Barrington.

The Woodlands Stage lineup is bolstered by the addition of Molly WarburtonYoung JackForeign Fox and Casanova.

Set in the stunning surrounds of the Lake District’s Lowther Deer Park, this innovative, independent festival is renowned for more than just music and festival lovers will also enjoy 4 days of arts installationscomedygourmet foodkid’s entertainment and a real ale festival all within the confines of what is widely regarded to be the most beautiful festival site in the UK.

As one of the undisputed highlights of the busy summer calendar, Kendal Calling 2016 is not to be missed. Tickets always sell out for the festival well in advance and for the first time Kendal Calling is not increasing it's capacity so grab one of the final tickets now and see you in the fields!

Full Additions Are:

Peter Doherty

Ghostpoet

Actor

Casanova

Declan McKenna

Fizzy Blood

Foreignfox

Hidden Charms

JB Barrington

JJ Rosa

Model Aeroplanes

Molly Warburton

Pale Waves

Pins

Slow Readers Club

The Bulletproof Bomb

The Jacques

The Sherlocks

Young Jack

Everything Everything, Blossoms and more added to Isle of Wight 2016 lineup

Representing the best of indie present and future are the Mercury Prize nominated Top Ten act Everything Everything, the BBC Sound Poll tipped Blossoms and BBC Introducing favourites Sunset Sons, who join guitar heroes Feeder, Cast, Reef and Turin Brakes, and a medley of country, blues and soul courtesy of Alabama 3, Joanne Shaw Taylor and The Second Sons, at what is shaping up to be yet another incredible weekend of music. 

These ten new acts join previously announced headliners Queen + Adam Lambert, Stereophonics and Faithless, plus Iggy Pop, Twin Atlantic, Busted, Jess Glynne, Sigma and The Corrs at what is the first festival of the summer – weekend tickets are available now from www.isleofwightfestival.com. 

2015 was a big year for Manchester indie art rockers Everything Everything. The first single from their third studio album ‘Distant Past’ was named as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record In the World’ whilst The album ‘Get To Heaven went Top Ten. Known for their incredible live shows and infectious choruses, Everything Everything are certain to bring a spark over the weekend. 

Stockport five-piece Blossoms had a hugely successful year last year. Stand out track ‘Charlemagne’ was on the A-List at 6 Music and on the Radio 1’s BBC Introducing playlist and the band were in the Top 5 of the BBC Sound Poll; 2016 will definitely be a big year for them.

Anglo-Aussie quartet Sunset Sons enjoyed a massive 2015 with several festival appearances and an opening slot for Imagine Dragons. They will release their debut album ‘Very Rarely Say Die’ in April ahead of a big UK & European tour, before hitting the summer festival circuit. 

With eight studio albums, three compilations, two EPs and 34 singles under their belt, Welsh rockers Feeder formed in 1992 and have had plenty of experience of bringing their heavy guitars and sugarsweet melodies to festivals. With hit singles including ‘Buck Rogers’, ‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’ and ‘Comfort in Sound’ the crowds will certainly be out for their set in June.

Cast are back with a brand new album, having formed out of the ashes of The La’s and Shack in the early 90s. Reunited with original producer John Leckie, the album is the band’s sixth studio release and will follow a run of UK shows celebrating 20 years of the band and their debut album ‘All Change’.

With a March tour coming up, West Country indie rockers Reef are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Top Ten anthem ‘Place Your Hands’, taken from their second album ‘Glow’ which topped the charts in 1997. The band, now featuring Jesse Wood on guitar, are no stranger to festivals and will no doubt be a huge crowd pleaser at Seaclose Park.

Turin Brakes will release their seventh studio album ‘Lost Property’ next week, ahead of a UK tour. Since starting out in 1999, the band have sold around 1 million records worldwide, have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and reached No. 5 in the singles charts in 2003 with the track ‘Painkiller’.

They don’t come from Alabama, and there are not 3 of them, but Alabama 3have a sure-fire way to mix it up. Their track ‘Woke Up This Morning’ was used in the opening credits for US hit TV show The Sopranos,  and their live performances consist of mixing a heavy combination of techno, country & blues and rock n roll, which is certain to turn a few heads at this year’s festival. 

First discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Joanne Shaw Taylor is a blues rock guitarist and singer, who played lead guitar in Annie Lennox’s band at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London in 2012. With numerous live shows around the US, plus a UK tour in April as special guest to Wilko Johnson, she will be bringing her acclaimed blues notes to Seaclose Park this summer.

With music taken from yesterday and today, The Second Sons are the ultimate party band designed to get crowds on their feet and dancing. Drawing on the classic sounds of the 60s and 70s, the band’s influences range from the Stones to Otis Redding and everything in between.

Live at Leeds announce fifty more artists for 2016

Leading the new announcement are undisputed cult icons Mystery Jets, who over the space of 13 years have released wave after wave of groundbreaking indie music, transcending genres and eras with classics such as “Young Love” and “Two Doors Down”. Their recent fifth album “Curve Of The Earth” pushes new boundaries into a more panoramic classic rock sound, all the while captivating and engrossing. Bringing old and new to Live At Leeds this April, it’s sure to be another stunning performance from the pioneering romantics.
 
Also joining the bill is Ghostpoet, the undeterred maverick professor of UK soul whose acclaimed studio albums have seen the London born crooner scoop two Mercury Prize nominations and a raft of plaudits across the country. Plaudits have also been flying for the psychedelic pop craftsman Blossoms whose penchant for huge hooks has seen many tip the Stockport natives as ones to watch in 2016, coming 4th in BBC’s Sound Of 2016 list. Their appearance at Live At Leeds is destined to shut down the city centre for future rock royalty.
 
Ghostpoet says:
“It's nice to be returning to Live At Leeds after playing it for the first time a few years back. Should be fun!”
 
Commenting on their addition to the Live At Leeds 10th Anniversary, Blossoms said:
“Live At Leeds was one of our highlights of last years festival season, we can't wait to be back this year!”
 
Further additions to the lineup today include the indie-pop joy of Sundara Karma fresh from their recent support runs with Wolf Alice,  indietronic duo Formation, Izzy Bizu and her soulful take on modern pop, grunge revivalists Milk Teeth and the returning noise-pop heroes Los Campesinos! – themselves celebrating 10 years together in 2016.
When asked about their appearance at Live At Leeds 2016, the band commented:
“Leeds is always the most fun gig of any tour that we do, so we’re delighted to be back for Live At Leeds this year, slap bang in the middle of such a brilliant city with a peerless music scene!”
 
Sundara Karma are looking forward to the festival, adding they were:
"Psyched to announce that we will be joining all the lovely lot down in Leeds for the Live at Leeds fest!”
 
Formation said:
"We're really excited about heading up to Live at Leeds and playing a great show!"
 
New addition Samm Henshaw also commented, saying:
“i am extremely honoured to announce that myself and The Sound Experiment will be playing at Live at Leeds 10th year anniversary this year!”
 
This giant addition of new names join an already extensive lineup of chart heroes and upcoming stars including Jess Glynne, Circa Waves, We Are Scientists, RAT BOY, Band Of Skulls and Clean Cut Kid making Live At Leeds 2016 the go-to destination to catch the vital stars of tomorrow, today.
 
With more names to be announced, as well as details on the accompanying Digital Programme, Live At Leeds 10th Anniversary is set to be a true celebration of creativity and originality, and the only way to kick-start the 2016 festival season.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW, PRICED FROM £32.50 AT THE LINK BELOW

http://lunatickets.co.uk/live-at-leeds-2016.html

Announced Today:
Mystery Jets // Ghostpoet // Blossoms // Benjamin Francis Leftwich // Los Campesinos // Izzy Bizu // Sundara Karma // Blood Red Shoes // Loyle Carner // Formation // Samm Henshaw // The Duke Spirit // Mabel // The Sherlocks // Milk Teeth // Beach Baby // Declan McKenna // WHITE // Vitamin // Cameron AG // Miamigo // Inheaven // Anteros // Viola Beach // Pumarosa // Blaenavon // Fews // Hidden Charms // Slutface // Kagoule //
The Jacques // Cattle And Cane // Meilyr Jones // Autobahn // Rhys Lewis // Holy Esque // Hannah Lou Clark // Beaty Heart // Zuzu // Kloe // William J Healey // George Taylor //
George Cosby // Isaac Gracie // Drones Club // Catholic Action // Asylums // Fronteers // Georgie // Carnabells //John Joseph Brill // Cape Cub // Strange Bones // Flawes // Babeheaven // Seramic // James TW // Joseph J Jones // Fletcher Jackson // Dear Friends // Caro //
Where Fires Are // The Indigo Project // Fighting Caravans // Trash // Tusk // Kleine Schweine //