Blink 182 to headline Sziget Festival

Hot of the press from Sziget Festival HQ, the Summer Festival Guide can announce that Blink 182 will finally headline the festival on the 11th August 2014.

More additions to the festival include Cee Lo Green and Jimmy Eat World, plus Casper, A Day To Remember and Fedde le Grand. Limited numbers of reduced price Weekly Passes are still available until 30th April!

Cee Lo Green, Eric Prydz and more added to Exit Festival lineup

The EXIT Festival line up is shaping up nicely with even more additions added to the already stellar line up including; Cee Lo Green, Eric Prydz and more!

Cee Lo Green, Eric Prydz, Ame b2b Dixon, Scuba live, Ana Popovic band, Prong, Delilah and Kate Boy. Taking place from 10th – 14th July in the magical Petrovaradin Fortress, the 2013 edition is extended to five days, offering even more value for money, adventure and excitement. It's a revolutionary rave!

Cee Lo Green

Five time Grammy Award winner and star of TV show The Voice, Cee Lo Green will make his debut performance in Serbia at this years EXIT Festival. Becoming an overnight sensation as part of the Gnaris Barkley duo, which he earned two of his Grammies, for "Crazy" and the album "St. Elsewhere" Cee Lo went onto an even bigger success arrived in his solo career. "The Lady Killer" album, which spawned such hits as "Forget you/ you", "Bright Lights Bigger City" and "Fool For You", which added three new Grammies to his collection, as well as the renowned Brit and Billboard awards. His impressive collaborations list includes Madonna, Santana, Christina Aguilera, Rod Stewart, Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Chase & Status, which shows us his ability to balance a multitude in genres, handled by not that many authors.

Eric Prydz make a welcome return to the EXIT Dance Arena. Growing ever more popular, swedish DJ and producer gained worldwide fame after his remix of 1980?s hit 'Call On Me' smashed music charts around the globe staying at number one spot in UK, France and Germany for weeks. Grammy-nominated Prydz was also the only dance music producer to remix Pink Floyd?s 'Another Brick In The Wall', which brought his music to even wider fan base. Besides DJing and production Eric also manages three highly respected labels – Mouseville, Pryda & Pryda Friends which are positively brimming with cutting edge underground club hits.

Exciting back to back shows have become a trade mark of the EXIT Dance Arena. This year Ame and Dixon, makers of the huge hit 'Where We At' will serve up some quality Chicago House and Detroit techno.

Straight from Berlin's finest clubs, Scuba will perform his first live performance for the EXIT crowd at the Petrovaradin fortress. His third album 'Personality' gives an insight into his art of mixing techno, house and trance with dubstep, a recipe he has perfected more than anyone out there.

One of the newest and coolest electro pop bands out there Kate Boy are also among new Dance Arena artists. With the public and media such as Billboard magazine saying that they are the best new live act this summer Kate Boy is about to show to Dance Arena that they mean business.

Eric Prydz

Ana Popovic or 'the female Jimi Hendrix' is considered one of the best blues players in the world. She was the only non-American musician ever nomination for Best New Artist Debut at the W.C. Handy Awards, the blues equivalent of the Oscars. Possibly the greatest recognition came from the king of soul music, Solomon Burke who specifically requested Ana to join him on stage at one of his concerts and to support him for the rest of his tour. Ana is also honoured by the world's leading guitar makers Fender as one of their exclusive promoters.

After several years of absence from the metal scene, Prong will be rocking the Fusion stage with their wild energy and ruthless riffs. The audience of EXIT festival will have the opportunity to hear Prong?s latest album "Carved into Stone" as well as all of their legendary metal anthems. 

One of the stars of this year's Fusion stage is Delilah, lady with the voice of an angel. Many compare her sophisticated sound with Massive Attack and Portishead and the subtle soulfulness of her voice with Sade and Aaliyah, but none of these are more than hints: Delilah sounds like no one as much as herself. At first, she gained popularity as a hook singer on Chase & Status's huge 2010 anthem "Time" and then it all took off with the release her first album 'From The Roots Up' which provided recognition from wider audience.

Chromeo, Cee Lo Green and more for Sónar Sao Paulo 2012

Cee Lo GreenSonar São Paulo incorporates into its music program the Canadian DJ and producer duo Chromeo, well known for leading the renovation of disco; Cee Lo Green, star of new black music and who no other meets his match on stage; Skream, pioneer of the dub step sound and responsible for taking it to the charts, who will be accompanied by Mc Sgt. Pokes; the Project KTL, formed by Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O)))- & Peter Rehberg (Pita), two of the most important sound experimenters of today; the Dutch DJ and moombathon king Munchi; the Argentine digital cumbia duo Super Guachin; and the Brazilian Nedu Lopes –renowned DJ on the country’s electronic circuit– and Criolo –influent beat maker and hip hop renovator– and the partnership of Muti Randolph & Clara Sverner, with a classical piano show with interactive visuals.

Red Bull Music Academy –one of the main musical talent searchers on the planet– presents on the SonarVillage stage artists of the caliber of Flying Lotus, Rustie, James Holden, James Pants and Tiger & Woods, all of whom are internationally recognized, as are three young and vibrant local producers who are Pazes, Mauricio Fleury and Zegon.
All of which are added to the shows already confirmed; Björk, Justice, Modeselektor, Little Dragon, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, James Blake, Four Tet, Mogwai, Seth Troxler, Austra, Za!, Squarepusher, Hudson Mohawke, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Jeff Mills, John Talabot, Emicida, The Twelves, Bruno Belluomini, Psilosamples, Dago, Gui Boratto, Dj Marky Vs Patife, M Takara x Akin, Gang Do Eletro, Silva and Ricardo Donoso, making up a first-class line-up.

Check the full program here.

During both days of the festival, SonarPro will present new projects associated to art and technology, providing live demonstrations of the latest generation of products and organizing workshops with major figures and artists who work in the new media field. SonarPro enables attendees to share ideas, make contacts, and facilitate networking between creative industry working professionals.

Within the program, SonarPro highlights the presence of American artist Scott Snibbe (creator of iPhone and iPad apps for Björk’s latest album, “Biophilia”), the Canadian studio Eski (specialists in the latest generation applications for live shows) the Brazilian Muti Randolph (operating between technological design and architectural spaces) and the Catalan Conductr (creators of surprising audio applications for iPhone) Jocabola (generative systems and data visualizing) and the Music Technology Group team from ‘Universitat Pompeu Fabra’, inventors of the popular interactive musical instrument Reactable.

Check the full program here.

SonarCinema is the area within the festival dedicated to the screening of films, documentaries and audiovisual pieces, which stand out for their quality, originality and artistic values. Amongst the screenings to be enjoyed are Finisterrae (the peculiar story of two ghosts on their journey to the end of the world), Dragonslayer (the day to day of a Californian skater) or High On Hope (the chronicle of the British rave scene during the depression of the late 80’s, early 90’s).

Sonarcinema will also include two themed menus of works selected by the Catalan festivals In-Edit (dedicated to musical documentary) and Screen From Barcelona (specializing in video-art).


West Holts lineup revealed for Glastonbury 2011

West Holts showcases an outernational selection of future roots music. From Afro grooves to hip hop, reggae to techno, dubstep to soul, this is the stage for people who know that bass is the place. Pay us a visit any time but the stage is programmed to take you on a journey from deep in the musical underground to some of the biggest names on the scene today. One of the many factors that unites all the acts is that they can truly kick it live. Roll on showtime!
cee lo greenFriday 24th
Cee Lo Green
Chase and Status
Jimmy Cliff
Heliocentrics with Mulatu
Little Dragon
Dengue Fever
Plus, Shlomo will be doing rolling skits between bands
Saturday 25th
Big Boi
Janelle Monai
Aloe Blacc
Fools Gold
Omar Souleyman
The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble
Nicolas Jaar Live
London Afrobeat Collective
Sunday 26th
Kool & the Gang
Hercules and Love Affair
The Go! Team
Duane Eddy
Jah Wobble & the Nippon Dub Ensemble
Jamie Woon
Hidden Orchestra