Postponed: The Long Road Festival

The lastest on TLR’s cancellation for 2021:

As the U.K. begins to move cautiously out of lockdown, our team have been working hard to navigate the ever changing landscape for festivals, to bring you that little slice of Nashville we’ve all come to love and enjoy.

At its core, the festival is the meeting point of a global Country community and following extensive conversations with US artists we have taken the tough decision not to move ahead with the festival in 2021. The limitations to curate this year’s line-up and wider considerations around the running of large scale events here in the U.K. will ultimately prevent us from delivering a festival that stays true to our founding ethos.

We are now focussed on ensuring that the festival’s third edition will be one hell of a party. As we look ahead to that moment, we are excited to share that The Long Road will now occupy an earlier date in the calendar each year, taking place 26th – 28th August 2022, adding a whole lot of Country to your bank holiday weekend!

For those of you who already have tickets, your booking will be automatically transferred to the 2022 event.  Your support means so much to us, and getting in early means you’ve secured your tickets at the best prices.  Should you not be able to attend these new dates we will of course refund you. All ticket holders will shortly receive an email from their ticket provider with further details on this process.

The moment we can all reunite once again, dancing arm in arm in the Honky Tonk, what a fine time that will be.

Here’s to then!

Team TLR x


We’re full speed ahead with plans for this year’s event and are excited to announce a string of new bands to the 2021 bill at Catton Park!

THE WILDHEARTS romp into a main stage slot on Friday! Having been a big hit in 2019 when they stepped up last minute to fill in a cancellation, we’re happy to welcome the band back to Catton Park this year. With 2019’s ‘Renaissance Men’ album being deemed a huge return to form (as well as a return to the ranks for original bassist, Danny McCormack), the band also very recently dropped the ‘The Wildhearts, Live: 30 Year Itch’ via Round Records. 

Grabbing a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday are Corby’s finest, the mighty RAGING SPEEDHORN! Having impressed many with their ‘Hard To Kill’ comeback album in October 2020, we’re thrilled to see they’re back and bringing their delicious noise to BLOODSTOCK

Moving into Saturday’s headline position on the Sophie stage are PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS. The band unveiled their splendid new album ‘We’re The Bastards’ in November via Nuclear Blast, having recorded it in Wales during the lockdown.




BLOODSTOCK is working to bring you the very best metal party possible this August, but due to the ongoing issues and restrictions surrounding Covid-19, a number of overseas bands are no longer able to be at Catton Park with us this Summer.  MERCYFUL FATE sadly have to postpone their headline slot until 2022. Their iconic frontman, King Diamond tells us, “Due to the uncertainties of international touring logistics, health, and safety issues, MERCYFUL FATE are unable to perform at this Summer’s BLOODSTOCK. Unfortunately, most of our Summer routing is already postponed or postponing soon. Like many others in our position we’re amending our plans to get back on the road as soon as possible. We’re gutted. However, we are happy to say that we’ve worked with the BLOODSTOCK organisers and report that we will be back to headline the festival in Summer ‘22. Until then, stay heavy and stay safe.”

As such, pioneers of heavy, KREATOR will replace MERCYFUL FATE as Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage headliner, in a UK festival exclusive. Frontman Mille Petrozza says, “We are very excited to headline the BLOODSTOCK festival for the first time! This means a lot to KREATOR since all the previous shows we have played there were exceptional! We promise you the most brutal show BLOODSTOCK has ever seen! Be prepared!” The much lauded German thrashers just released the deluxe ‘Under The Guillotine’ box set, celebrating their classic early Noise Records years. Fans are eagerly awaiting the group’s fifteenth studio album – the follow up to 2017’s ‘Gods Of Violence’ – due out later this year via Nuclear Blast. Check out this clip of ‘Violent Revolution’ taken from their 2017 set. 

Also having to cancel plans to be at Catton Park are PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, BUTCHER BABIES, LIFE OF AGONY, SACRED REICH, NECROT, EXHUMED, and UNTO OTHERS. While fans of these acts may be disappointed, BLOODSTOCK knows everyone appreciates the exceptional challenges right now and we hope to welcome these bands to Catton Park before too long. BLOODSTOCK remains as keen as you to be reunited with our metal brethren this summer and is determined to make it a most excellent time for all, with more bands and on-site fun still to be revealed.

Without further ado, picking up a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday are Norse shamans, SEIDRBLOT. If you haven’t discovered them yet, check out this video for single ‘Skeggold’, shot in stunning Iceland. The band are promising a new song imminently and plan to resume making their new album as soon as lockdown lifts.
Joining them are UK-based melodic death bruisers, BLOODSHOT DAWN, who first appeared at BLOODSTOCK many moons ago as METAL 2 THE MASSES winners! The group have been teasing a new album on social media, so BLOODSTOCK looks forward to the possibility of hearing new headbanging tunes in August! Get familiar over on their Bandcamp.

BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to reveal that Brit thrash beasts, EVILE will be adding to Friday’s mayhem on the Sophie Lancaster stage. The band’s hotly anticipated and long awaited fifth album ‘Hell Unleashed’ lands April 30th via Napalm Records and while you’re waiting, check out the title track here. Keep an eye out for another new track at the end of next week…

Stay tuned for more news soon, with plans underway for a re-jigged version of the 2021 METAL 2 THE MASSES scheme, as BLOODSTOCK continues to champion grassroots metal, bringing the best of upcoming talent to the New Blood stage.  BLOODSTOCK’s other two 2021 main stage headliners are DEVIN TOWNSEND (Friday) and JUDAS PRIEST (Sunday). The festival will also feature sets from DIMMU BORGIR, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, BURY TOMORROW, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SAXON, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BLOODYWOOD, MEMORIAM, RAMAGE INC., GREEN LUNG, CONJURER, ORANGE GOBLIN, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, SYLOSIS, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, WINTERFYLLETH, NEKROGOBLIKON, THE CRAWLING, RAISED BY OWLS, ANAKIM, ACID REIGN, SVALBARD, SOEN, DOG TIRED, BAILER, BLASPHEMER, BLACK TONGUE, LIBERTY LIES, PIST, & SHARKS IN YOUR MOUTH so far. More bands performing across the long weekend are still to be announced. 

Planet Paradigm Announces Full Line-up For 2020

Cult favourite forest festival Planet Paradigm is back once again for third magical getaway. This one day trip goes down deep in the Groningen woods on May 23rd 2020 with the likes of Zip, DJ Masda, SIT (Cristi Cons & Vlad Caia), Onur Özer, Junki Inoue, Ferro B2B Benny Rodrigues, Abstract Division, Reiss, DJ Orchid B2B UlsT and many more all providing the stylish and stripped back soundtrack for a surreal intergalactic getaway.

VBX is hugely well respected in the underground dance world. The parties they throw in places like Amsterdam are always packed with proper music lovers thanks to the tasteful line-ups assembled. Each one mixes a crack team of residents with hot stars of the day and bona-fide legends. The team knows their local Amsterdam scene inside out and back to front and have a stylish minimal aesthetic to all they do, which means the music is always the main star. They know the best venues and put on legendary parties during ADE.

Meanwhile, once an abandoned warehouse, Paradigm is an important cultural hub located in a rural area of the northern Netherlands that has its own rich rave history. They also host their own wonderfully immersive festivals that create a space where you can be yourself and express yourself freely in a community with people from all walks of life.

Once a year these two behemoths come together to create a unique one-day opening to Planet Paradigm. This cultural phenomenon is a close-knit affair with real music lovers and has sold out each and every time. It always takes in headliners who contribute their own classy, left-of-centre sounds to help visitors reach a higher state of consciousness by triggering all six senses from sunup until way past sundown. The surroundings are mystical, too, with unconventionally designed stages such as the Forest Stage, Dome Stage, Romney Stage and Club all immersing you in an escapist realm that feels many miles away from everyday life.

Like last year’s showcase, aural and visual senses will be pleased in particular with all flavours of left leaning house, techno and electro from deep diggers like Zip and Onur Özer, Cabaret Records co-founder and Japanese favourite DJ Masda, taste making minimalists SIT (Cristi Cons & Vlad Caia), a live show from French wonderkid Sweely, mysterious Rotterdam techno talent Tafkamp, special back to backs from Paradigm and VBX legends like Ferro and Benny Rodrigues, with more from Abstract Division, Reiss, DJ Orchid B2B UlsT,Colin B2B Roy Lodder and much more.

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Decibel Open Air unveils Paul Kalkbrenner, Richie Hawtin, Amelie Lens, Ben Klock and more

Paul Kalkbrenner, Amelie Lens, Ben Klock, Reinier Zonneveld, Richie Hawtin, 99999999, Brina Knauss and Giorgia Angiuli: these are the first names announced by Decibel Open Air, the electronic music festival taking place in Visarno Arena in Florence Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th in September. 


Many new things for Decibel Open Air 2020 edition: its dates moved from June to September, a media partnership with Radio m2o and two stages totally renewed. The whole area will be changed, thanks to the support and consulting of architets and and visual and lighting designers. 



Decibel Open Air line up is really massive, with many top players on stage. Paul Kalkbrenner is a real superstar, thanks to his 8 albums, his concerts in the most important festivals, his cult movie “Berlin Calling” and related soundtrack. Amelie Lens is a real techno queen: she plays in the best clubs and festivals, her Exhale parties and LENSKE (her label) releases are massive. Charismastic and effective, Ben Klock is resident at Berghain/Panorama Bar from its kick off in 2004; in 2015 his set won “The Essential Mix Of The Year” (BBC Radio 1), Richie Hawtin is a huge electronic music teacher, innovator and experimenter, in 2015 he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Huddersfield.


Dutch techno master Reinier Zonneveld has already remixed “Resurrection”, 1998 dance anthem, a new remix in a personal roster including Moby. 999999999 is an italian duo techno, well respected in Italy and worldwide. Brina Knauss started her music career in Slovenia, before coming into Italy; last year he played at Tomorrowland, and she played in Watergate in Berlin a few days ago; Born in Puglia, Giorgia Angiuli is a classically trained musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Very early on she developed a strong interest for electronic music and started to experiment with new live techniques. 

Sabato 5th and Sunday 6th 2020 Decibel Open Air comes back to Visarno Arena (Parco Delle Cascine) in Florence for its 4th edition; two stages and a 120.000 square meters arena, only 1 kilometer from railway station 


Decibel Open Air tickets online available on the website and via the app

Electric Zoo Announce New Theme for 2020: Supernaturals

Electric Zoo Announce New Theme for 2020: Supernaturals
Labor Day Weekend 2020 is set to be an otherworldly experience as the iconic New York festival Electric Zoo teases that their immersive Supernaturals theme for this year will require you open your mind to the unknown, the unusual and the unseen.
All previous 11 versions of Electric Zoo, New York’s leading electronic music festival, have come with fantastically realised themes. After the mystery of 2019’s EZOO Evolved and the chilling enigma that was 2017’s EZOO: The 6th Boro, this year the all encompassing and truly epic festival on Randall’s Island will be spine-tingling to say the least. 
Whether or not you believe bigfoot is frolicking in the woods, aliens are chilling over at Area 51, unicorns are flying over Brooklyn, or if that online cutie that ghosted you is actually a ghost, Electric Zoo 2020 plans to expand your mind in ways you could never imagine before. It’s time to believe in the Supernatural. 
Electric Zoo hosted 107,500 party people last year and featured the biggest names from house, techno, EDM and everything in between.
Official on-sale date and full lineups are coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled. 
About Electric Zoo
Established in 2009 by Made Event, the internationally renowned Electric Zoo Festival is one of New York City’s largest music festivals and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world and across the spectrum of electronic music’s various sub-genres. International editions of Electric Zoo have taken place in Mexico City, Tokyo, Shanghai and São Paulo, with further expansion underway.


About Made Event
Made Event, a LiveStyle, Inc. company, is a premier producer of electronic music events and the creator of the Electric Zoo Festival. Having produced hundreds of memorable events in New York City, Miami and elsewhere around the globe, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events. For more info, please visit


About LiveStyle, Inc. 
Positioned to be one of the world’s largest music event producers, LiveStyle boasts a wide variety of leading live music properties.  LiveStyle produces and promotes single and multi day music festivals across North America, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. North American key operating entities include Made Event, React Presents, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, and MMG, along with festivals and brands such as Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening, Sensation, and Life in Color. In Europe, the company boasts key operating entities such as Monumental, B2S, ID&T, i-Motion, and Q-Dance, and festivals and brands including Decibel, Mysteryland, Awakenings, Back-To-School, Air, Qlimax, Nature One, Sensation, as well as the innovative ticketing service Paylogic. In Brazil, LiveStyle owns PlusNetwork which has produced the enormously successful Tomorrowland Brasil festival and tours by internationally acclaimed DJs and artists. Further, LiveStyle has a 40% participation in Rock in Rio, held biannually in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with spinoffs in Lisbon and Portugal. Together with the Belgian Tomorrowland organization, LiveStyle launched TomorrowWorld, the first international version of the Tomorrowland festival, and also promoted the first South American Tomorrowland festival. LiveStyle continues to work with the Belgian Tomorrowland organization as its international partner to bring Tomorrowland to new territories outside Europe and to return to the USA and Brazil. LiveStyle also owns and operates Beatport, the preeminent ecommerce platform for DJs, producers and dance music fans that helps launch the careers of the best underground artists and define global music culture.


Retro Events will team up with JBM Music this summer to host a very special outdoor festival at Burnley’s Towneley Park, bringing together an incredible line-up alongside huge 90s brand ‘90s Baby’. The massive 10 hour party, taking place on Saturday 4th July, will see a gigantic billing of artists spread across several genres perform across three huge stages, with ‘Retro In The Park’ marking Retro’s first ever Burnley festival.
Bringing both ‘Retro’ and ‘90s Baby’ back, and much bigger than ever before, the latest brainchild of events juggernauts JBM Music will combine the largest array of talent from the North West with a carefully curated ensemble of the world’s most popular acts and local superstars. The festival will follow a trilogy of huge ‘Retro’ shows at Manchester’s Albert Hall in recent times, with the event series surging in popularity thanks to the stunning production level of the parties, and insane line-ups. 
With ‘Retro In The Park’ providing no exception to the rule, Ibiza legend Roger Sanchez will spearhead proceedings in Arena 1, fresh from another season on the sunset strip with a series of summer performances at Balearic institution Cafe Mambo. The ‘Another Chance’ producer will be joined by a huge (TBA) headliner, in addition to further sets from Graeme Park, Cream resident Tall Paul, Paul Taylor, James Semphie and Matty Robinson.
With 90s Baby invading Arena 2 at the festival, nostalgia lovers and party people alike can expect to hear a flurry of the biggest anthems from yesteryear as Scottish electronic act Nightcrawlers (‘Push The Feeling On’) headline an eclectic billing which will also herald eagerly anticipated live performances from one of the biggest selling dance acts of the 90s – N-Trance – and chart-topping vocalist Sonique, the mastermind behind UK number #1 single ‘It Feels So Good’. With further performances across the day from Technotronic (MC Eric), and electronic collective K-Klass, the Arena is already shaping up to be one of the most in-demand areas of the festival, as Alex Party, JX, Happy Clappers, Katherine Ellis, Nick Coulson and Mark Johnstone round off a simply sensational roll call. 
Transporting party-goers back to an era filled with timeless hands-in-the-air anthems in Arena 3’s ‘Angels Reunion’ takeover, a true feel-good celebration of music will be led by the sounds of Stu Allen, with Rob Tissera and Matt Bell also on hand to place a firm emphasis on a care-free evening of unmatched euphoria. Bringing a special selection of guests, including Grant Holmes, Marc Mackender, Liam Boult and Mick Clarke, this arena will ensure the raucous crowd reach fever pitch levels of excitement to round off what is truly shaping up as one of summer 2020’s most unmissable events.
With JBM Music booking 328 artists – (and bringing over 53,000 attendees) – over the course of 64 events in 7 different cities during 2019, the rapidly evolving company continue to dominate the scene, bringing 7 new festivals to the UK throughout 2020. To grab tickets to the inaugural edition of Retro In The Park – be sure to sign up via this link


UNUM Festival Returns to the Albanian Riviera for Second Edition w/ Raresh, Seth Troxler, tINI, Sonja Moonear, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Priku, Praslea, Digby, Cap and more

After making a huge impression in its first year, the magical UNUM Festival returns to the Albanian Riviera from May 28th to June 1st 2020. The first wave of names for this sun soaked, naturalistic getaway include Raresh, Seth Troxler, tINI, Sonja Moonear, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Priku, Praslea, Cap, Digby, Cesar Merveille with many more to be announced.
In 2019, UNUM made an immediate mark with its debut edition, that played out on the stunning Albanian Riviera with a world class line-up. The festival really shined a spotlight on the last untapped corner of Europe: Rana e Hedhun, in the town of Shengjin, on the idyllic Albanian coastline.
Now running even longer by starting Thursday and continuing non-stop until Monday, music plays both the day and night, so you can expect blissful sunrise and sunset parties, as well as a wealth of water sports, local culture, rich food and drink offerings and a music loving crowd from all corners of the world. There are also isolated bays and golden sand beaches to explore, and all with the stunning Albanian Alps as the backdrop. UNUM is the type of blissful and dreamy, organic and natural place, that feels undiscovered and hidden away from the rest of the world.
In 2020, there are once more three stages: The Beach Stage, which runs from sunrise until sunset, will be more experimental and chilled during the daytime, to give people a place to enjoy the surroundings. The Main Stage, which runs from sunset until dawn, and finally the Into the Pines Stage, which runs 24 hours a day and mixes world renowned names, regional artists and a mix of alternative and experimental musical styles, all in the shade of lush pine trees which infuse the air with their scent.
More than 50 international and local artists from across the house and techno spectrum will perform, such as Raresh, Seth Troxler, tINI, Sonja Moonear, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Priku, Praslea, Cap, Digby, and Cesar Merveille.


This is a boutique event that offers the chance to experience a brand new and lesser known corner of Europe with a world class soundtrack. There are also pre-parties lined up from now until the festival in Berlin, Zurich, Geneva, Istanbul, Tirana, Skopje, and Belgrade.
UNUM Festival
May 28 – June 1, 2020
Shengjin, Albania




Brand New Music Conference to launch in Mexico – Cancun Music Week

Cancun Music Week announces its first annual event, set during the celebrations for the City of Cancun’s Mexico’s 50th Anniversary in 2020. This extraordinary week-long event will run from August 3rd to August 9th, and will be held at the astonishing Breathless Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya.

Cancun Music Week is the most comprehensive, and essential, International Electronic Music Conference in Latin America. After a sensational Opening party it will offer a complete program of parties from world-class DJs and brand parties, as well as keynote speakers, workshops, masterclasses, networking, panels, and much much more. Full details will be announced in early 2020.

++++ Safety and Privacy of Event

The truly amazing Breathless Resort & Spa is situated in a private location that only allows access to the resort’s guest and CMW delegates to ensure total security to all attendees, supplemented with support from State Government Agencies, such as The Tourism Promotion Council and Hotel Association of Cancun & Riviera Maya it offers peace of mind to all attendees.

++++ About Cancun Music Week

Cancun Music Week aims to bring business and fun together in an amazing destination; industry professionals, aspiring artists and newcomers from Europe, North, Central, and South America, together with a savvy programming of Industry panels, Keynote Speakers, Masterclasses, Networking Sessions, Exhibitions then put this together with unique Showcases by Labels, Agencies and Independent Artists looking to connect into the electronic music industry and your guaranteed a memorable treat.

CMW will kick off with a poolside Grand Opening party, but that is just for starters, add in curated day and night pool parties, club parties and after-parties along with a full spectrum of DJs including famous brand parties and private dinners, catamaran and presidential suite parties for the top-level Industry Executives.

CMW will also have daily early activities including wellness sessions, coffee connection, and the Exhibition Hall will feature vendor booths teeming with booking agencies, electronic music hardware, and software brands, plus a stage with DJs and performance acts.

Travel Partnerships CMW has partnered up with specialized travel agencies to assist its delegates with full, or partial, packages which includes airfare, hotel accommodations, transfers and much more; while tours for those who want to stay extra days to explore the beautiful paradise of the Riviera Maya can also be arranged. The Riviera Maya is a culturally and historically rich location that offers plenty to explore before, during, and after the conference.

++++ About XKYY Entertainment

Cancun Music Week is orchestrated by XKYY Entertainment, an organization specialized in creating massive events for the entertainment, sports, and music industries. Founded by Ivan Gianni (GIANNI) and Yess Gianni (YESS) who have nearly three decades of experience in producing innovative, sophisticated and cutting-edge events which include concerts, festivals, sports events, international events, Grand openings, major public events, social gatherings, galas and fundraisers, art exhibitions and much more. In the past, they have worked with Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Steve Aoki, Nervo, DVBBS, Dash Berlin, Krewella, Nina Kravitz, Debora De Luca, among many others.

In 2020 XKYY Entertainment will raise the bar once again and truly establish the LATAM hub for Electronic Music with Cancun Music Week, which promises to be an utterly essential resource for all involved in the electronic music scene.

TICKET DETAILS CMW has launched a special pre-sale campaign from January 10th to January 21st, and Early Bird registration will be available from January 21st till March 1st, 2020.

Cancun Music Week is the most comprehensive, and essential, International Electronic Music Conference in Latin America


fter its initial success in 2014, Sea You ‘Beach Republic’ continues to sell out each year, drawing ravers from all around the world to its undeniably scenic lakeside location in Tunisee, just outside Freiburg. This year’s edition takes place on 18th + 19th July, with seven stages again featuring some of the scene’s foremost house and techno talents. 


The recently announced first line-up features a host of esteemed live acts such as Giorgia Angiuli, Lexy & K-Paul, Paul Kalkbrenner and Reinier Zonneveld, while on a DJ tip, the likes of Boris Brejcha, Claptone, Kid Simius, Kobosil, Marika Rossa, Mausio, Monika Kriuse, Neelix and Younotus are equally likely to attract passionate ravers from across the globe. 


Spread over a whopping seven stages and featuring over 100 artists, Sea You Beach Republic will also feature a chillout area, numerous water activities on the lake (incl. free water-skiing and wake-boarding options) as well as a fashion & beauty lounge. What’s more, the beautiful Lake Tunisee (with Germany’s famous Black Forrest in the background) is sure to prove a perfect accompaniment to the top class sounds on offer. Guests are encouraged to forget about their everyday worries and embark on a magical journey; to dance, laugh and cool down alongside thousands of other like-minded music lovers. 


With two more line-up announcements due shortly, Sea You Beach’s 2020 edition already looks set to go down a real treat. 


SEA YOU BEACH REPUBLIC – Life is Better in Flip-Flops! 

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