TRNSMT Festival returns to Glasgow in 2019, bringing with it a multi-genre musical experience that has something for everyone.
Taking place at Glasgow Green between Friday, July 12th – Sunday, July 14th, the festival is set to feature performances from bands and artists who cover indie, pop, grime, electronic and more.
Friday is set to be headlined by grime royalty, Stormzy, who has become a surefire festival favourite at this point in his career. Saturday is looking at Catfish and the Bottlemen taking the top spot – great news for their fans! The Sunday at TRNSMT will be treated to the baritone vocal delivery of singer-songwriter George Ezra.
In addition to the above, ticketholders can also look forward to performances from Gerry Cinnamon, Bastille and Snow Patrol, who will be appearing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday respectively. You can also check out DMA’s, Sundara Karma, Circa Waves, Jade Bird, Jimothy (definitely worth checking out – hilarious), and the fantastic psych pop bunch, Mystery Jets.
There are multiple ticket upgrades available for the festival, which offers single-day, two-day, and weekend tickets, all of which can be bought with VIP access. As you would expect this comes with several perks, and the £270 price tag isn’t too shabby for a top-level ticket! Check out the full line-up, below.
Date: Friday, July 12th – Sunday, July 14th
Venue: Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Scotland.
Artists: Stormzy, Gerry Cinnamon, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bastille, George Ezra, Snow Patrol, AJ Tracey, Richard Ashcroft, Jess Glynne, and more.
Tickets: Single Day Ticket £59+bf or £109+bf for VIP access. 2-Day Ticket £119+bf or £205+bf VIP. Full Weekend Ticket £155+bf or £270+bf VIP. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 22nd at 9 am. To find out more click below.
For further details, plus photos, videos, and ticket information, head to our TRNSMT Festival 2019 festival page.
Snowbombing are celebrating their 20th anniversary in April 2019, and you’re all invited.
The festival, which takes place in Mayrhofen, Austria, has consistently pushed the envelope when curating their lineups, providing one of Europe’s best snow-based music events since 1999.
This year promises to be a big one, particularly as they have just announced three massive names will be topping their roster.
First up is Stormzy, who brings his electrifying live show to the Mayrhofen mountains for a headlining set. The MOBO-winning rapper has been wowing crowds across the UK and Europe over the summer with material from 2014’s Dreamer’s Disease and 2017’s Gang Signs & Prayer.
Also announced are the original firestarters, The Prodigy. The veteran ravers are due to release their new album, titled No Tourists, on November 2nd (2018), so they’ll be firing on all cylinders with new material for their Snowbombing performance. That’s not to say you won’t be hearing classics from the crew.
The third headliner to be announced is Mr Big Beat himself, Norman Cook, AKA Fatboy Slim. Norman has been doing it for donkey’s years, having started out, commercially, in The Housemartins, before garnering solo acclaim as Beats International.
Perhaps his most famous permutation, though, is Fatboy Slim, who will be slaying crowds with tracks like The Rockafeller Skank, and UK number one hit, Praise You.
Further acts added to the bill include Andy C, Bicep, Groove Armada, Denis Sulta, Hannah Wants, Artwork, Skream, Maribou State (DJ Set), Hunee, Eats Everything, Monki, James Zabiela, Solardo, Saoirse, Melé, Doorly, Special Request, Craig Charles, Cassy, Barely Legal, and Waze & Odyssey.
Snowbombing 2019 is set to take place between April 8th-13th, at Mayrhofen in Austria. Tickets are available now, and you can grab yours right here. Check out the flyer, below, for more details.
Wireless seemingly grows at an exponential rate when it comes to the calibre of artists they have on offer at the festival. What started life as a one-day event has now grown to a three-day long weekend repping some of urban music’s most prominent names. This year is no different to their usual winning formula.
Festival organisers have, today, announced their line-up for 2018’s outing, and there are some pretty major players getting ready to hit the stages at the festival. Previous excursions of Wireless have seen artists such as M.I.A, Depeche Mode, and Basement Jaxx gracing the stage but, as time has worn on, Wireless has carved its niche as the go-to urban music festival in the UK, a shift which started in around 2012, when the artists on the roster came from predominantly hip-hop, dubstep, d&b, and grime backgrounds.
This trend has continued to this day and July 6th-8th, 2018, sees the festival supporting both talent at the top of its game, as well as emerging talent keen to impress.
J-Hus is one artist who stood out on the roster for us here at NextFest. Armed with an impressive selection of tracks covering the grime and Afrobeat genres, and an impressive vocal delivery to match, you can be pretty sure it is going to go off when J-Hus throws it down.
Also playing is the colourfully titled Smokepurpp, whose relaxed delivery of lyrics will illustrate why he has adopted his artistic alias. He achieved major success on the SoundCloud streaming platform, before being picked up by Interscope Records and, latterly, Cactus Jack Records.
You will also be able to enjoy performances from Wiley, Ski Mask the Slump God, Post Malone, and Migos, alongside many more.
Tickets for Wireless Festival can be bought, here.
Paul McCartney will headline Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary next summer, performing live on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday 27 June.
The former Beatle is the second artist to be confirmed for 2020, following the announcement that Diana Ross will play the the Sunday afternoon legends slot.
Taking place from Wednesday 24 – Sunday 28 June, Glastonbury 2020 marks half a century for the Worthy Farm festival, during which time it has witnessed performances from the likes of T-Rex, David Bowie and The Smiths in the early years, through to Stormzy, Adele and Kanye West more recently.
Tickets for the festival sold out in just 34 minutes during October’s general sale, leaving next April’s resale as the last chance for those who are still ticketless. Stay tuned on our social channels for resale news as soon as it arrives.
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Fortunately, there are hundreds more major festivals across Europe, where you can ditch the wellies, slap on the factor 50 and enjoy a festival soaked in sun rather than sludge.
Here are 20 of the best…
4 – 6 June 2020
Constantly pushing the boundaries with innovative music and arts programmes, Barcelona’s achingly cool Primavera Sound leads the way both sonically and aesthetically.
Since its inception in 2001, the festival has been showcasing the most influential artists in the business, with last year’s line-up featuring Tame Impala, Robyn, Nas and Solange.
While the Parc del Fòrum hosts the main events, visitors are encouraged to explore Barcelona, as you’ll find all manner of workshops, conferences, talks and film screenings to enrich your festival experience.
Only one band–Pavement–has been announced for next year, but to give you an idea of what to expect, here’s 2019’s line-up:
27 June – 4 July 2020
The legendary Danish festival has long drawn comparisons to Glastonbury due to its history and ethos. The non-profit event was launched in 1971, one year after Glasto’s original Pilton Party, and has followed a similar trajectory to becoming the colossal event it is today.
In June 2020–on the same week as Glasto–the festival will welcome more than 130,000 visitors to Roskilde for 8 days of incredible live music, with artists including Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke and Mura Masa.
5 – 11 August 2020
Budapest’s Love Revolution brings together the world’s very biggest artists for a week-long party in the Hungarian capital.
Last year’s edition was attended by more than half a million visitors, with headliners including Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, The 1975 and Martin Garrix.
2020 Line-up: TBA
2 – 5 July 2020
Taking place annually at Belgium’s Festivalpark, the Rock Werchter organisers consistently manage to curate Europe’s most diverse festival line-ups, featuring everything from metal and punk through to pop, rock and hard-hitting techno.
Check out last year’s line-up, below, for an idea of what kind of artists to expect in 2020.
Rock Werchter 2019 Line-up:
Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Portugal
9 – 11 July 2020
Festival settings don’t come any better than Portugal’s NOS Alive. Situated right by the ocean at the Passeio Marítimo de Algés, the music stages are just 10 minutes from Lisbon city centre.
With a daily capacity of around 50,000, the festival takes place within a compact site, meaning you don’t need to walk miles to watch your favourite acts.
2020 headliners include Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Portuguese hip-hop pioneers, Da Weasel.
Benicássim, Castellón, Spain
FIB Benicássim celebrated a quarter-century of festivals last July, pulling out all the stops for its special 25th-anniversary celebration. Fatboy Slim, Lana Del Rey and Kings of Leon were among the headliners, and its safe to assume we’ll be getting more huge names next summer.
To make it even better, Spain’s sun-drenched answer to Glasto is just minutes from the beach, with shuttle buses running from the festival site throughout each day.
Valdebebas – Ifema, Madrid, Spain
9 – 11 July 2020
Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival is back for its fifth edition in July 2020, promising another huge weekend of music with indie rock at the forefront.
Following 2016’s inaugural event – headlined by The Who, The Prodigy and Neil Young – it hasn’t taken long for Mad Cool to become recognised as one of Europe’s leading open-air music events.
Your three days will almost certainly be accompanied by Spanish sunshine, so ditch the wellies and pack the factor 50.
2020 line-up TBA. 2019 Line-up:
Ostrava, Czech Republic
15 – 18 July 2020
Taking place at the old mining and ironworks site of Dolní Vítkovice, Colours of Ostrava boasts a truly unique festival location.
The festival’s extensive programme stretches way beyond the music, with attractions including the Science & Technology Centre, The Gong Auditorium (inside a former gasometer), and CEZ Family park & Kids Stage.
The festival was featured in The Guardian’s Top 10 Festivals in Europe back in 2016, and has twice been shortlisted for Best Major Festival at the European Festival Awards.
2020 Line-up TBA. 2019 Line-up:
Novi Sad, Serbia
Almost 200,000 festival-goers are set to invade Novi Sad’s Petrovaradin Fortress this summer, as Exit Festival returns for its 20th year.
Whilst regularly hosting a variety of big-name headliners, the festival is most famous for its Dance Arena, which showcases the very best artists from the electronic music scene alongside mind-blowing visuals.
2020 Line-up TBA
5 – 7 June 2020
Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July sees Germany’s Rock am Ring & Rock im Park run simultaneously, welcoming 150,000 ticket-holders between the two.
Featuring a collection of rock and metal’s biggest names, Rock am Ring is the ultimate event for those who like their music with a heavier edge. System Of A Down, Green Day and Volbeat are among this year’s headliners.
20 – 23 August 2020
Proudly presenting alternative and emerging artists alongside international superstars, Pukkelpop’s expertly curated music programme caters for every musical taste.
The 2019 line-up was as impressive as ever, with The National, Royal Blood and Tame Impala topping a bill which also featured the likes of Stormzy, Billie Eilish and The Streets.
2020 Line-up TBA.
Meco Beach (nr Lisbon), Portugal
16 – 18 July 2020
Despite its roots being in rock and indie music, Portugal’s Super Bock Super Rock has branched out in recent years to cover a much a broader musical spectrum.
The festival hit the 25 year mark last summer, with the organisers going all out with their line-up by inviting The 1975, Lana Del Ray and Migos along to headline.
Next summer’s event is sure to involve many more big names, so keep your eyes peeled on NextFest for news as soon as it arrives.
14 – 16 August 2020
Set in the spectacular former industrial area of Suvilahti, the Finnish capital’s flagship festival is shaping up to be one of the stand-out events of the summer, featuring plenty of big name and local artists.
The festival’s attractions stretch way beyond the music, too, with a variety of talks and workshops on offer, along with more than 40 restaurants and bars.
2020 Line-up TBA
Paris 18 -19 July 2020 | Berlin 5 – 6 September 2020 | Stockholm date TBA
The global festival behemoth, Lollapalooza, heads to seven different cities this summer, including Stockholm, Paris and Berlin.
With each event boasting its own superstar headliners, the hardest part will be choosing which one to visit…
Along with a huge music roster–which last year featured Tame Impala, Christine and the Queens, and Future–France’s most progressive and forward-thinking music festival also features an extensive programme of workshops and conferences, with a large focus on environmental sustainability.
2020 Line-up TBA
9 – 11 July 2020
Bilbao BBK is a music lover’s paradise, showcasing some of the most influential artists from the indie rock and underground electronic music scenes, with The Strokes, Thom Yorke and Hot Chip among its recent headliners.
The setting is pretty spectacular too, taking place upon Mount Cobetas overlooking the city of Bilbao.
2020 Line-up TBA
19 – 21 June 2020
From 19 – 21 June 2020, Hurricane Festival is set to welcome 70,000 ticket-holders to its annual feast of rock and indie music.
Along with headlining slots from the world’s biggest bands, the festival also features a great variety of new music, with recent performers including Sam Fender, The Sherlocks and Black Honey.
2020 Line-up TBA
19 – 21 June 2020
The Netherlands’ Pinkpop Festival, which has now been running for almost half a century, takes place annually across the Pentecost weekend, welcoming 60,000 visitors per day.
Fleetwood Mac, a band Michael Eavis has long been after to headline Glastonbury, performed at last year’s Pinkpop Festival, along with Mumford & Sons and George Ezra.
Last weekend saw Scotland’s TRNSMT Festival welcome a collection of the UK’s biggest artists to Glasgow Green for three huge days of live music.
Entering its third edition firmly established among the powerhouses of the UK festival scene, TRNSMT 2019 kicked off with a headlining set from Stormzy on the Friday before Catfish and the Bottlemen took over headlining duty the following night.
George Ezra was on hand to round off proceedings on the Sunday, wrapping up a scorching weekend which witnessed stand-out sets from Lewis Capalidi, Sam Fender and Glasgow’s golden boy, Gerry Cinnamon.
Here’s the best of the action…
TRNSMT Festival 2020 will take place from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th July. Earlybird tickets available to purchase from 9am tomorrow (Friday 19th July 2019).
Glastonbury is a world of its own, hosting hundreds of live music venues across its 900-acre site, covering virtually every musical genre you can think of. Each area of Glastonbury is like its own mini festival, with its own themes, attractions and following.
If it’s your first time visiting this year, or if you’ve been before and fancy taking a virtual trip through the world’s most famous festival, here’s a breakdown of the different areas of Glastonbury, from the almighty Pyramid Stage through to the Rabbit Hole and the ever-illusive Secret Piano Bar.
Arguably the most iconic festival stage in the world, here you’ll see a collection of the very biggest names in music. Attracting crowds close to 100,000 for the headline slots, the colossal Pyramid Stage hosted the likes of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and The Smiths in the early years, through to Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West and Adele more recently.
2019 headliners: Stormzy, The Killers, The Cure, Kylie Minogue
The Other Stage is the second of Glastonbury’s two ‘main stages’, featuring a large number of the festival’s most high profile acts.
Whilst presenting a diverse variety of acts throughout the weekend, The Other Stage (previously The NME Stage) is famous for its role in bringing electronic music to the mainstream in the 90s. Televised sets from Orbital in ’94, The Prodigy in ‘95 and Underworld in ’98 set the trend, which has carried right through to today. In recent years we’ve seen Disclosure, Deadmau5 and The Chemical Brothers headline the stage.
2019 headliners: Tame Impala, The Chemical Brothers, Christine And The Queens
Head here to witness the Pyramid Stage headliners of tomorrow. Named after the legendary Radio 1 DJ John Peel, this stage champions the very best contemporary music.
With its moderate size and enclosed surroundings, a packed out John Peel tent offers a totally different atmosphere to the open-air stages. It’s raw, it’s intense and it’s an absolute must visit in 2019.
Breakthrough performances include Florence and the Machine, The Black Keys, Tom Odell and the unforgettable set from Royal Blood in 2014.
2019 headliners: Interpol, TBA, The Streets
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The Park is like a mini-festival within Glastonbury. Home to multiple music stages, tipi villages, pubs, clubs, late night arenas and the famous Ribbon Tower, this area features everything from hip-hop karaoke at the Stonebridge Bar to the weird and wonderful late night beats of the Rabbit Hole.
From Friday to Sunday The Park’s main stage (The Park Stage) features a hugely diverse variety of acts, and has been the location for several ‘secret sets’, with Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand and Pulp all making surprise appearances here in recent years.
As well as the music, The Park enjoys spectacular views across the festival site, making it the ideal space to sit back and soak in the atmosphere.
West Holts’ eclectic line-up features everything from funk, soul and R&B through to reggae, hip-hop and techno. With huge headliners like Jorja Smith, Wu Tang Clan and Janelle Monáe supported by Jon Hopkins, Jungle and Kamasi Washington, you can see why this stage is a firm favourite among Glasto-goers.
An added bonus of catching a headline set at the West Holts stage is that you’re located right next to The Glade, the South East Corner and many of the main late night arenas, allowing you to beat the queues when the Pyramid and Other Stage crowds arrive.
Located over at the East side of the site, near the Kidzfield and right next to the Pilton Palais cinema tent, this is where to head for some chilled out, unplugged sounds throughout the weekend.
Got a couple of hours to kill between your favourite main stage acts? Check in to The Beat Hotel for some midday grooves.
Serving up breakfast, lunch, beverages and beats, Glastonbury’s favourite pop-up hotel is open from 9am – 3am, showcasing a world-class line-up of DJs from Wednesday right through until Sunday.
Handily located between The Pyramid & John Peel stages, this is where to head if you fancy a dance at any time of day (or night) without having to walk all the way over to the South East Corner.
Silver Hayes features more than 200 acts across six different stages, including Sonic, The Blues, Wow, Gully, Pussy Parlure and BBC Introducing.
Previously named the Dance Village, Silver Hayes mixes internationally established DJs, producers and bands with the rising stars of tomorrow, covering the whole electronic music spectrum.
In 2017 Glastonbury scrapped the ‘Afterlife’ theme and ‘Heaven/Hell’ stages, replacing them with a brand new concept: Environ-Mental, featuring all-new stages. Gas Tower, Truth Stage, Clash, SHITV, and The Greenhouse are made entirely out of the rubbish left behind at previous festivals.
The ultimate location for a late night rave, The Glade Area has multiple stages, including The Spike, The Spaceport and The Glade Lounge.
In 2017 it was also home to the Lovebullets stage, which teamed up with Barcelona’s famously flamboyant superclub, Elrow, to bring Europe’s most spectacular travelling carnival to the farm.
Expect more big things in 2019…
A complete sensory overload of music and visual effects, The Common and its plethora of micro-venues are set up to take you on a journey to a higher level of consciousness. Another ideal place for an after-hours rave, The Common runs right through until 6am.
Centred around The Temple, which doubled in size for 2017’s edition, The Common features everything from folk, gypsy & ska to hard-hitting techno, house and drum & bass. The latter is what you’ll find in abundance after midnight.
2019 marks the beginning of a brand new era for Arcadia, as the team behind the giant spider unveil their ‘Pangea’ arena.
Not much is known about the new stage setup, but if their previous Metamorphosis shows are anything to go by then we’re in for one hell of a spectacle this summer.
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Billed as “a mind-altering zone for subversive, radical, art and music”, Glastonbury’s Unfairground is a truly surreal experience. Prepare to be blown away by the weird and wonderful world of the Flying Bus, Salon Carousel and the all-new Blind Tiger.
Home to Genesys, NYC Downlow, The London Underground and 2019’s brand new creation, IICON, Block9 has now been at Glastonbury for more than a decade.
This is THE place for underground and alternative electronic music, where epic artwork and sensational arena setups create the ultimate party kingdom all day and all night.
Featuring a wealth of children’s favourites, the Kidzfield allows your little ones the opportunity to embrace festival culture in an area designed specifically for them.
Hosting almost 400 performances across 11 different stages, the Theatre & Circus area features everything from Kids’ theatre to comedy and cabaret, and everything in between.
An underground venue that does not appear on any maps, programmes or line-ups, where well-known artists have been known to turn up for surprise sets, the ever-illusive Secret Piano Bar is said to be set in a different location each year.
In all the years we’ve visited Glastonbury, this venue has always alluded us. Have you ever found it? Let us know in the comments!
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Glastonbury have announced the full stage splits and set times for this summer’s festival, along with some big-name additions to the 2019 line-up.
The latest artists to join the bill include the Scottish Beyonce AKA Lewis Capaldi, whose debut album currently sits atop the UK Albums Chart, plus UK rapper Dave and Manc rockers Courteeners.
The Worthy Farm festival, which takes place from 26 – 30 June, will feature headlining sets from Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure on the Pyramid Stage, while Tame Impala, The Chemical Brothers and Christine & The Queens top the bill on the Other Stage.
Today’s announcement also sees US actor/musician/fashion icon Jeff Goldblum entering the West Holts Stage proceedings, along with headliners Jon Hopkins, Wu-Tang Clan and Janelle Monáe.
Gerry Cinnamon, who took the festival circuit by storm last summer, has been added to the John Peel stage line-up, which will host sets from some of the world’s most exciting emerging artists.
NEW: Take a look at all the different areas of Glastonbury with our virtual tour.
Over at The Park, home to Glastonbury’s famous Ribbon Tower, Cat Power, Hot Chip and Rex Orange County are lined up to headline with support from Michael Kiwanuka, Kate Tempest and Little Simz.
It’s worth keeping an eye on Saturday evening’s TBA slot, as the Park Stage has been known to host some pretty impressive secret sets, with Pulp, Franz Ferdinand and Radiohead all turning out to surprise fans in recent years.
The Glade, as always, is set to host a huge line-up of DJs from across the electronic music spectrum. Saturday’s star-studded line-up includes Faithless, Carl Cox, Seth Troxler and Idris Elba.
Check out the full schedule for all of Glastonbury’s dance arenas, HERE.
Glastonbury Festival takes place from 26 – 29 June 2019 at Worthy Farm, Pilton. For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket info, head to our Glastonbury 2019 Festival Page.
NEW: Take a look at all the different areas of Glastonbury with our virtual tour.
A further wave of artists have been announced for this year’s Glastonbury Festival, with Mike Skinner, Jamie Jones and Seth Troxler among the artists lined up to perform at The Common.
Featuring three separate music arenas – The Temple, Rum Shack and Samula – The Common is set to host more than 100 acts over the five days.
Centred around The Temple, which doubled in size for 2017, The Common features everything from folk, gypsy & ska to hard-hitting techno, house, and drum & bass. The latter is what you’ll find in abundance after midnight, which is why the area sees a surge in visitors in the early hours.
The Common is located within the South East Corner, along with Shangri-La, Block9 and the Unfair Ground, all of which will be releasing line-ups over the next few weeks.
In the south-eastern corner of Glastonbury lives a secret waiting to be uncovered, part dream, part vision, an ancient mystery pulling you into its orbit….. Here, the ground beneath ancient ruins vibrate.
This is a place to praise, learn and party. A place where the elements unite, where the dimensions merge and all your musical, mystical and most craved-for desires can be realised.
Prepare to be transported: gather your tribe, come with us and enter into… The Common!
Today’s additions join the likes of Daniel Avery, Peggy Gou and Denis Sulta, who were all confirmed for the Silver Hayes area earlier this month. Check out the full Silver Hayes line-up, here.
Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, from 26 – 30 June 2019, and will be headlined by Stormzy, The Killers, and The Cure. For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket info, head to our Glastonbury 2019 festival page.
The line-up has been revealed for Glastonbury 2019, with The Cure, The Killers and Stormzy confirmed as this year’s headliners.
The festival, which takes place from 26 – 30 June, makes its much-anticipated return to Worthy Farm after a fallow year in 2018.
Stormzy, who was the first artist to be announced back in November, will headline Friday night; The Killers, returning to the Pyramid stage for the first time since 2007, take the Saturday night slot, before The Cure round off proceedings on the Sunday night.
The Sunday teatime legends slot will be occupied by Kylie Minogue, plus there will be performances from Janet Jackson, Liam Gallagher and Tame Impala.
The Chemical Brothers, who delivered an incredible headlining show on The Other Stage back in 2016, also return this summer, along with Vampire Weekend, who are set to release an 18 track double album this year, plus The Streets, Ms Lauryn Hill, and West Holts Stage headliner Janelle Monae.
For the lucky 135,000 who managed to snag a ticket in the general sale, the remainder of the ticket balance is due between 9am Monday 1 April and 11.59pm Sunday 7 April.
All tickets with unpaid balances following the deadline will then go back up for grabs in the resales, which take place on Thursday 25 April (coach tickets), and Sunday 28 April (general tickets). For full details on the resale, head here.
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Glastonbury have unveiled Janelle Monae as one of 2019’s West Holts Stage headliners, with co-organiser Emily Eavis confirming the news on Lauren Laverne‘s BBC 6 Music radio show this morning.
As just announced by @EmilyEavis on @LaurenLaverne's new @BBC6Music breakfast show, the incredible @JanelleMonae will headline the West Holts stage at #Glastonbury2019 pic.twitter.com/ln18VtorLS
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) January 7, 2019
Following on from her critically acclaimed Dirty Computer album, the funk, soul, and hip-hop performer will be commanding the stage in the only manner she knows how; explosively.
Speaking to Laverne, Eavis was full of praise for the award-winning songstress, stating that “We have got Janelle Monae headlining the West Holts stage…When she last played in 2015 was incredible, that show really was brilliant. You could have watched it with the sound off, and it really would have been incredible. It will be quite a moment.”
Emily also hinted at several new spaces which will be present at Glastonbury 2019, telling Laverne that Glasto mainstays, Arcadia, will be involved in a brand new area, and that the fields will be expanded slightly, as Bloc9 unfurl their tendrils further into the surrounding countryside.
With previous announcements confirming that both Stormzy and Kylie will be gracing the stages for Glastonbury 2019, we can pretty much guarantee that this year is going to be just as brilliant as organisers consistently make it.
It seems fitting that the Legend slot be handed to Kylie Minogue in 2019. The pint-sized pop princess has been scoring endless hits since she made that transition from Australian soap star to Australian pop megastar, first with her own hit single – a cover of The Locomotion – and subsequently alongside Jason Donovan, with their saccharine-sweet crooner Especially for You, taken from Donovan‘s first album.
Since then, Kylie has maintained her position atop the pile of countless imposters who have tried – but never quite managed – to emulate her sound. Since the eighties, she has delighted her fans and audiences with her charm and talent on the stage. That is without mentioning her massive back catalogue of tracks that literally everybody on the planet can sing along to.
We are delighted to announce that Kylie is finally bringing her show to Glastonbury. She'll play the legendary Sunday afternoon slot at next year's Festival. And we cannot wait. pic.twitter.com/sTAqOUvN0i
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) December 19, 2018
So, we are delighted to share that Kylie has been awarded the coveted ‘Legend’ slot at Glastonbury 2019. The headliner of headline spaces takes place on Glastonbury‘s Pyramid Stage on the Sunday Evening of the festival and has previously featured some of the world’s hugest stars, including Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie. Rather than a) dancing on the ceiling or b) dancing 9-5, 2019 will see ticketholders dancing the Loco-motion as Kylie takes to the stage.
This will be the first time Kylie has performed solo at Glastonbury. A cancer diagnosis back in 2005 meant that Basement Jaxx were drafted in to cover her slot, and she appeared in 2010 alongside The Scissor Sisters, so this will be an exciting moment for the star and for the crowds and organisers at Glastonbury Festival 2019.
The news comes following the announcement that Stormzy will be headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night. With two more headliners still to be announced, plus hundreds more artists across the festival’s many stages, make sure you stay tuned on NextFest for news as soon as it arrives.
Newquay‘s music and extreme sports festival, Boardmasters, returns to the Cornish coast for a long weekend of boards and beats.
Well, music, extreme sports, and beach fun…naturally! Highlights from the 2017 edition of Boardmasters saw the festival welcoming along a host of different activities and artists. Last year’s edition featured a wealth of top music acts, ranging from a performance by the original space cowboy himself, Jamiroquai, Frank Turner, Stormzy, and the Flaming Lips.
There was plenty enough to be getting on with aside from the music as well. Paint fights, yoga, surf competitions – these all made it into the already bursting list of activities for festival-goers to wrap their board-tape around. If you want to grab a taste of last year’s event, then just check out the 2017 after-movie, below.
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2018 sees Boardmasters going all-out in terms of music line-up. The artists are genuinely first class, with Catfish and the Bottlemen, Chemical Brothers, and George Ezra taking up the gauntlet as headline acts. Having seen the Chems before, we can attest to the magnitude of their performances. Everything, from their classic sound, to their impressive visuals and stage production, will certainly wow anyone who watches, so you need to grab a glimpse of these if you can.
Further performances come from top acts such as Everything Everything, Annie Mac, Lily Allen, Friendly Fires, and Years & Years. You also have the World Surf League Competitions, which include the Quicksilver Open, Roxy Open, Ugg Men’s Longboard Pro comp, and the Ugg Women’s Longboard Pro competition. Check out the poster, below, for the full line-up.
If you’re a fan of the hip-hop noodlings of the Beastie Boys, then Too Many T’s will get your rap juices flowing. We caught the duo at the now-no-longer (sniffle) Secret Garden Party a few years back, and we can attest to their energy when they are on stage. Having released their debut album last September, you can expect to hear tracks from that getting an airing, including Diamonds and Gold, Hang Tight, and God Save the T’s.
Boardmasters attendees are in for a treat. DJ Proof knows how to throw down a nutz party set, taking in all manner of genres, from drum and bass, hip-hop, bashment, breaks, bass, and mashups. Think Newquay’s answer to the bastard lovechild of Scratch Perverts, Krafty Kuts, and Stanton Warriors, and you’re there. Cutting and scratching his way through party tracks, get your best dancing trainers on because you’ll be popping power moves like nobody’s business.
If you haven’t heard Tiga and Zyntherius‘ version of Sunglasses at Night played out, then you really haven’t lived. The artist is well-known for putting together some seriously delectable mixes that cover many different facets of the underground electronic music scene, including electro, techno, and house music. Irrespective of his playlist for the night, you can be assured that Tiga will ensure you’re well and truly danced out by the time his set closes.
Yes! There are a limited number of tickets left, but these won’t last long. Grab yours, HERE.
Denmark’s Roskilde Festival have bolstered their enormous line-up with 60 more artists, including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Massive Attack and Dua Lipa.
The latest additions take the tally up to 175 acts in total, representing more than 35 countries and a huge variety of genres, illustrating why the non-profit bash is regarded as one of the most musically diverse of all the European festivals.
Having already confirmed the likes of Eminem, Nine Inch Nails, Gorillaz, Stormzy, David Byrne and St. Vincent, the Rosklide Festival 2018 line-up is now complete.
Roskilde Festival takes place 30 June – 7 July 2018. Tickets are available to buy, HERE.
From Japan to Jamaica, Russia to Malawi, Lebanon to New Zealand and everywhere in-between, artists of all sizes will play to 130,000 festival-goers from all over the world.
Having first played Roskilde Festival in 1990, the mesmerising Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are back, better and bolder than ever before.
Joining them will be the equally influential Massive Attack. The trip-hop pioneers are among the most important artists of the last 20 years, inspiring new artists both musically and politically. This is one you do not want to miss.
Dua Lipa, along with Gorillaz, fronts a Saturday line-up with a strong UK representation. The Brit Award-winner was 2017’s most streamed female artist in the UK, ahead of the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Ariana Grande.
Further additions include Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Interpol, John Maus, Kali Uchis, Joey Bada$$ and The Streets frontman Mike Skinner.
Full festival tickets are 2,100 DKK (+ booking fee) which, at the time of writing, equates to £245. This includes access to the festival for all 8 days, plus camping. One-day tickets are 1050 DKK (£123).
You can grab yours, HERE.
Featured Photo Credit: Peter Troest
Following on from their huge first wave line-up announcement, Birmingham’s MADE Festival have just released general sale tickets for this summer’s event, which takes place on 28th July 2018.
The organisers have also confirmed that the festival is heading to its brand new home at Perry Park, having previously been held at The Digbeth Triangle.
In the 5 years since its inception, MADE Festival has garnered a reputation as one the UK’s best urban festivals, bringing together a line-up of electronic music’s biggest names, including the likes of Rudimental, Stormzy, Chase and Status, Gorgon City, and Sub Focus.
Headlining the festival this year, you have none other than Dizzee Rascal, who will be primed for one of his usual energetic performances, no doubt. Also on headlining duties is garage’s poster boy and a true talent on the decks, DJ EZ. They will be joined by heavy roller Andy C, Kurupt FM, Camelphat, Holy Goof, Not3s, SASAS, and YXNG Bane.
First release tickets for MADE Festival 2018 are available to buy now for £44 (including booking fee). You can grab yours, HERE.
The 9th-13th of August sees Boardmasters Festival taking over the beautiful Watergate Bay in Cornwall for 3 solid days of spectacular sounds. The festival organisers have pushed the boat out for this event, as they have invited some of the hottest artists on the scene to play at their event.
The festival organisers have announced their stage splits, but before we divulge exactly who is on each stage, let us recommend an artist or two who we think you should be catching.
Obviously, we suggest you pop along and see headliners, Alt-J. The Leeds three-piece have garnered critical acclaim over the years, not only for their outstanding musicianship but also for their thought-provoking lyrics. You’ll have no doubt heard tracks such as Breezeblocks, Matilda, and Tesselate, but the boys have recently dropped their new album, Relaxer, so expect to hear tracks from that, too.
One DJ you definitely should not miss is DJ Shadow. We could go on about Shadow in great length, but in the interests of word-count, we’ll try and avoid that. However, Josh Davies‘ music is timeless. His debut album, Endtroducing, was released to widespread critical acclaim back in 1996, making it 21 years old this year. The man is a wizard behind the decks, cutting and scratching to perfection, and his solo productions are outstanding. Make the effort to go and see this man, you most definitely will not be disappointed.
Last (but not least) we recommend you go and see uber-colourful pop-rockers, The Flaming Lips. This band are quite easily one of the most phenomenal on the planet. They’ve been releasing albums on majors since 1993, when they released She Don’t Use Jelly, but it was 1999 album The Soft Bulletin that really brought them to the world’s attention.
Anyway, enough jibber-jabber. Here are those stage splits you’ve been waiting so patiently for.
Two Door Cinema Club, The Flaming Lips, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Newton Faulkner, Kiko Bun, Frances, Will Joseph Cook, Cortes, Sam Fender, Nathan Ball
Jamiroquai, The Vaccines, Lethal Bizzle, Laura Mvula, Loyle Carner, Raye, Palace, Will Heard, Tender Central, Kioko
Alt-J, Stormzy, Ziggy Marley, JP Cooper, Tom Grennan, The Amazons, Ibibio Sound Machine, Ten Tonnes, Callum Beattie
Andy C, Giggs, High Contrast Live, TQD, Digital Farm Animals, Conducta, Light Layers, Tonn Piper MC
Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Jax Jones, Youngr, Cadenza, Star One, Punctual
Armand Van Helden, Netsky DJ Set & Script MC, Tourist, Becky Hill, Patrick Nazemi, Shapes
Slaves, Honeyblood, Lucy Rose, Life, Phil Taggart, Pulled Apart by Horses
Lower Than Atlantis, Formation, Boca 45, Methyl Ethel, Wovoka Gentle, Phil Taggart
Fickle Friends, Superglu, Pins, Phil Taggart
Patrick Topping, Roger Sanchez, Sonny Fodera, Camelphat, Yotto, Jack Swift, Mad Villains, Luke Hassan
Pete Tong, Purple Disco Machine, T Williams, Theo Kottis, Soulshape, Bronx Cheers, Luke Hassan
Hot Since 82, Idris Elba, Icarus, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Flashmob, Carly Foxx, Charlie Tee, Luke Hassan
Marcus McCoan, Mullally, Maisie Peters, Haunt the Woods, Winters Hill, John Buckley
Catherine McGrath, Isaac Gracie, Sonny, Patrick James, River Matthews, Lily Moore, Maisy Start-Walter, Dutch Uncles
Boo Seeka, Joe Fox, Wildwood Kin, Matt Maltese, A K Patterson, Seb Clifford
Shamu, Norman Jay MBE, Easylife Sound Association, Bobby Pleasure & Mr. M, Samiad, Franc Moody, Hatchett, Shamu, Tayo
Sleazy Wonder, Easylife Sound Association, Mr Doris, Bobby Pleasure & Mr. M, Jack Priest, Samiad, Rat on the Roof, Matt Woods, Shamu, Doorly
Pete Herbert, Shamu, Sleazy Wonder, Tamu Massif, Easylife Sound Association, Cal Jader, Bobby Pleasure & Mr.M, Rat on the Roof, Aeroplane
Mongolian Disco Show, Daytoner, Slim Jonson, The Mosquitos, Kernow King Comedy, The Hawkmen, Animal Noise, The Defs, Open Mic, Livewire Showcase
Kernow King Comedy, Lost in Music DJs, Cut Capers, Oh My God It’s the Church, Big Boss Man, Hedluv and Passman, Smokey and Slim, The Mementoz, Open Mic, Liverwire Showcase
Kernow King Comedy, Club Peel, The Ska Vengers, Rudi’s Message, The Flaming Infidels, The Stalks, Russell Sinclair and the Smokin’ Locos, Papa Do Swing, Open Mic, Liverwire Showcase
Ralph Taylor, Joanna Cooke, Olive Haigh, She Drew the Gun, Saint Phix, Charlotte Carpenter, White Room, Charlie Bowdery, Lives, Scenic Route
Rue, Chris Haddon, Ider, Alice Jemima, Get Inuit, Wild Front, Her’s, Secret Tongues, Suzie Mac, Dextric, Caleb Harris
Banfi, Meadowlark, Childcare, William The Conqueror, Indian Queens, Mog Jones, Mirror Fury, Helm and the All Star Band, Bache
The Velvet Hands, Chay Snowdon, Even Nine, Arbour, Prolez, Hypophora, A Thousand Years of Light
The Rezner, Local Nobodies, The Raise, Night Motor, Ronnie Cook, Raikes, Seb Clifford
Lilium, Oh Majester, Mildred Maude, Ennor, Winson’s Awake, Green Lane, Ezmay Grace
Foor, Arise on Sax, Mikill Pane, Youngr, Cameron Bloomfield, Melody Kane, Kiko Bun, Seany B’s Brukout, Kenny Ken, Altman, Mr Play
Lee-Ann Curren, Lives, Mog Jones
Rosalie James, Seb Clifford, Bache
Scenic Route, Violet Avenue, Laurel
Hollie Rogers, Lee-Ann Curren, Arch20, Roger Heathers
Rosie Crow Band, Joe Hurworth, Mike Fox, Sleep Cycle
Dreadzone, The Stalks, Ten Bob Notes, Congo Natty ft Congo Dubs & Iron Dread
Slightly Stoopid, Landon McNamara, Jon and Roy, K.B.S
Famous for its spectacular coastline and sunny seaside resorts, Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. Its golden sandy beaches attract millions of visitors every year, and this summer will also welcome some of the biggest names on the UK music scene.
From Stormzy to Sir Tom Jones, the Cornish coast is set to host an incredible variety of acts across a series of festivals. Here, in no particular order, are 5 of the best…
When: 9-13 August 2017
Where: Fistral Beach & Watergate Bay, Newquay
Cornwall’s biggest music festival combines live music, surfing and extreme sports to create an action-packed weekend by the sea. With panoramic views across Watergate Bay from several live music stages, Boardmasters’ cliff-top location is up there with the most spectacular of all the UK festivals.
Surf, skate and BMX competitions run from the Wednesday down at Fistral Beach, where you can also enjoy live music sessions as the sun sets.
This year’s line-up includes: Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai, Alt-J, Stormzy, Gorgon City, Jake Bugg, Slaves & many more.
For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information head to our Boardmasters festival page.
When: 29 September – 1 October 2017
Where: Looe Beach, Looe
Just when it looks as though the summer season has come to an end, the seaside town of Looe bursts to life for 3-day party on the beach.
From 29 September – 1 October the harbour is transformed into a huge party, with the whole town taking part.
This year the festival welcomes more than 100 live acts from the UK and beyond for a long weekend of music, entertainment and family fun.
2017’s acts include: Happy Mondays, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Lulu, The Undertones, The Correspondents, Reverend And The Makers & many more.
For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information head to our Looe Music Festival page.
When: 30 June – 2 July 2017
Where: Perranporth Beach, Cornwall
An expansion of the huge live music schedule at The Watering Hole, Tunes In The Dunes gives you the chance to catch a collection of UK and international artists on the beautiful golden sands of Perranporth beach.
The festival has got bigger and better each year, and has delivered its most impressive line-up yet for 2017.
This year’s acts include: Clean bandit, John Newman, Xavier Rudd, Billy Ocean, Louisa Johnson, Example, The Levellers & many more.
For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information head to our Tunes In The Dunes festival page.
When: 16 – 17 June 2017
Where: Great Western Beach, Newquay
Electric Beach moves to a brand new venue this year for what’s shaping up to be its biggest event yet. Previously held at Fistral, the festival makes its debut at Great Western Beach in 2017, welcoming an eclectic variety of acts including Mercury Award winning singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy, festival favourites Cuban Brothers and genre-bending electro duo Wolf Club.
On top of a great line-up of music, the two-day event also features surf competitions, stand up paddle boarding, fire shows, yoga and much more.
2017’s acts include: Badly Drawn Boy, Cuban Brothers, Wolf Club, Regime, Antimidator.
For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information head to our Electric Beach festival page.
When: 23 June – 9 August
Where: Perranporth Beach, Perranporth
Sir Tom Jones heads to Cornwall this June as part of a series of live music events on Perranporth Beach. Bands In The Sand takes place on multiple dates across June, July and August.
This year’s shows include:
For more information head to our Bands In The Sands page.
More than 80 acts have been announced for Glastonbury 2017, including The xx, Katy Perry, The National, Biffy Clyro, Barry Gibb, Major Lazer and many more.
They join the previously announced headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran at Worthy Farm this June.
Friday headliners Radiohead were the first to be announced back in October, before Foo Fighters revealed they are to headline Saturday night whilst performing at a secret show at Frome’s Cheese And Grain venue in February. They make their much anticipated appearance on the Pyramid Stage after having to pull out in 2015.
After many months of rumours, Ed Sheeran confirmed last month that he is Glastonbury’s third headliner. Having worked his way up through the smaller stages, the singer songwriter will be making his first appearance on the Pyramid Stage off the back of his record breaking new album ‘÷’ which continues to dominate the charts.
The line-up so far is as follows, with many more to be announced in the coming months.
Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, The xx, The National, Biffy Clyro, Katy Perry, Royal Blood, Barry Gibb, Stormzy, Major Lazer, Chic, Alt-J, Solange, Boy Better Know, Lorde, Run The Jewels, Laura Marling, Kris Kristofferson, The Jacksons, Emeli Sandé, Phoenix, First Aid Kit, Toots And The Maytals, The Flaming Lips, Father John Misty, Justice, Anderson .Paak And The Free Nationals, Rag’n’Bone Man, Craig David, HAIM, Dizzee Rascal, Warpaint, BADBADNOTGOOD, Metronomy, Annie Mac, Kano, Goldfrapp, Sleaford Mods, Kate Tempest, Wiley, Dynamo, The Can Project, Thundercat, The Avalanches, George Ezra, DJ Shadow, London Grammar, Ride, Songhoy Blues, Little Dragon, Kaiser Chiefs, Wild Beasts, Angel Olsen, Glass Animals, Clean Bandit, Courtneers, Sampha, The Lemon Twigs, Nines, Moderat, Circa Waves, Future Islands, Ani Difranco, Nadia Rose, Shaggy, Tove Lo, The Moonlandingz, Girl Ray, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, British Sea Power, Mark Lanegan, Temples, The Cinematic Orchestra, Halsey, All We Are, Sasha & John Digweed, Joe Goddard, Boys Noize, Kurupt FM, Noisia, Declan McKenna, Loyle Carner, Lisa Hannigan, Birdy, Martha Wainright
For the full line-up, photos, videos and ticket info head to our Glastonbury Festival information page. (Link)
Glastonbury takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, from 21-25 June 2017. Tickets are sold out.