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Jay-z To Pull Out Of Glastonbury?

Rapper JAY-Z is reportedly thinking of pulling out of his headline slot at this year's Glastonbury festival, due to the disappointing reaction to news of his appearance.A source told the Sun that the rapper, who...

By on 07 April 2008

Glastonbury Tickets Still On Sale As 100,000 Go On Day One

Tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival are still available after the event failed to sell out on the first day of sales.Thousands of fans flooded phone lines and a ticketing website at 09:00 BST on...

By on 07 April 2008

Thousands Scramble For Glastonbury Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for Glastonbury have gone on sale today with thousands of fans jamming phone lines in the rush.This year's festival, which takes place over 27-29 June, will be headlined by US rapper Jay-Z.Organiser Michael Eavis...

By on 06 April 2008

Emily Eavis: Weather Not Jay-z To Blame For Fall In Glastonbury Registrations

Glastonbury Festival organiser EMILY EAVIS has attributed the declining number of people registering for tickets to the bad weather – rather than the announcement that JAY-Z will have a headlining slot.Eavis told NME magazine that...

By on 26 March 2008

Goldfrapp, Editors And The Enemy 'Confirmed' For Glastonbury

Goldfrapp, the Editors and the Enemy have signed up to play this year's Glastonbury festival, reports claim.The Guardian has claimed that Scottish band the Fratellis and veteran singer Jimmy Cliff have also been confirmed for...

By on 13 March 2008

V Festival Tickets All Snapped Up Within 90 Minutes

Tickets for this summer's V Festival have sold out – just 90 minutes after being made available for sale.Festival organisers said all 80,000 tickets for the August event had been snapped up within an hour...

By on 07 March 2008

Winehouse To Play At V Festival

AMY WINEHOUSE is set to be one of the major acts performing at this year's V Festival.Last night organisers announced that the BACK TO BLACK songstress will play at the August event following successful performances...

By on 04 March 2008

Glastonbury 'Not Green Enough' For Radiohead's Thom Yorke

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has ruled his band out of this year's Glastonbury festival because of concerns over the event's carbon footprint. Yorke, who fronts Friends of the Earth's Big Ask climate change campaign, said...

By on 28 February 2008

Glastonbury Organisers Deny 2008 Festival Will Be The Last

The founder of the Glastonbury festival has denied rumours that this year's event could be the last.Michael Eavis, the Somerset farmer who started the legendary festival in 1970, has moved to deny speculation about its...

By on 15 February 2008

Glasto Headliners Confirmed

The headline acts for this year's Glastonbury festival have been confirmed.Rap star Jay-Z was announced as one of the headliners earlier this week and now the two acts to join him in topping the bill...

By on 08 February 2008

Arcade Fire And Lcd Soundsystem Named In Shortlist Ten

Arcade Fire, Feist and LCD Soundsystem have been named among the final ten acts for this year's Shortlist Prize.The award, thought of as a US equivalent to the Mercury Music Prize, has previously been given...

By on 29 January 2008

Long List Of Stars Nominated For Shortlist Music Prize

Albums by rockers KINGS OF LEON, ARCADE FIRE and SERJ TANKIAN have all been nominated for the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize. Kings of Leon's Because of the Times, Arcade Fire's Neon Bible and Tankian's Elect...

Shortlist Nominees Announced

Klaxons, Kings of Leon and Feist have been named among the nominees for the 2007 Shortlist Prize.The award, thought of as a US equivalent to the Mercury Music Prize, has previously been given to Damien...

By on 03 January 2008

Kings Of Leon Bring The Ceiling Crashing Down

Tennessee rockers KINGS OF LEON were forced to cut short a gig this week (begs26Nov07) - after a ceiling caved in on them. The band narrowly escaped serious injury during a hazardous concert in Dublin,...

In Rainbows Secrets Revealed

Radiohead's Thom Yorke has revealed that like thousands of fans, he paid nothing for the band's download-only seventh album.In Rainbows was released as a download on October 10th, with fans able to name their own...

By on 20 November 2007

Kings Of Leon Drop Hypnotism Plans

Tennessee rockers KINGS OF LEON refused to be hypnotised in the video for their upcoming single CHARMER. British director Robert Hales, who created the promo for Gnarls Barkley's mega-hit Crazy, suggested the four-piece undergo hypnotism...

Followill Hooks Up With Monkey's Ex

KINGS OF LEON guitarist MATTHEW FOLLOWILL has found love - with the ex girlfriend of ARCTIC MONKEYS frontman ALEX TURNER. Just six months after splitting from the British rocker, Johanna Bennett - the frontwoman of...

Razorlight Conclude Day One Of Reading

Razorlight have concluded the first day of action at this year's Reading festival, with sunny weather this weekend offering a reprieve from the mud.At the festival's sister site in Leeds, Smashing Pumpkins headlined the main...

By on 25 August 2007

Carling Weekend Gets Underway

The Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals is now underway with weather forecasts predicting a warm and sunny weekend.Bands performing at the Reading site today include Razorlight, Kings of Leon, Interpol, Maximo Park and Albert...

By on 24 August 2007

Reading Festival Overcomes Weather

Some camping areas at this year's Reading festival have been closed after the event organisers described the land as "unusable".However, extra camping in the car park areas has been made available to compensate for sites...

By on 21 August 2007

Alternative Stage Announced For Reading And Leeds

The line up for this year's Alternative stage at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals has been announced.Transgressive records will be taking over the stage at both sites, with the likes of Jeremy Warmsley...

By on 07 August 2007

Pearl Jam And Iggy Conclude Lollapalooza

Legendary surf rockers Pearl Jam concluded Chicago's Lollapalooza festival yesterday with a two-hour set.The band played a huge number of tracks from their extensive back catalogue to a tired and somewhat groggy crowd.Chicago's mix of...

By on 06 August 2007

Benicassim Concludes With Muse

Muse closed this year's Benicassim festival with a raucous set into the early hours after a weekend jam-packed with UK acts.In a show which included tracks from their expansive back catalogue, the band followed on...

By on 23 July 2007

Benicassim To Get Underway

Benicassim festival will get underway tonight as four days of live music in the Spanish sunshine begins.Iggy and the Stooges lead tonight's headliners along with fellow US act Bright Eyes and Swedish band Mando Diao.The...

By on 19 July 2007

Followill Defends Upcoming Marriage

LATEST: KINGS OF LEON rocker NATHAN FOLLOWILL has promised fans his upcoming marriage will not affect his music, after concerns from his brother and bandmate CALEB. The drummer proposed to girlfriend Jessie Baylin in June...

Kings Of Leon Marriage Row

LATEST: KINGS OF LEON rocker NATHAN FOLLOWILL has sparked fears for the band's future after confirming he's to wed his girlfriend. The drummer announced his engagement to Jessie Baylin in June (07) but the news...

T In The Park Revellers To 'Cut The Carbon'

Revellers at this year's T in the Park festival are being encouraged to sign up to Christian Aid's Cut the Carbon campaign.In a similar vein to the I Count movement at Glastonbury, Christian Aid hopes...

By on 06 July 2007

Followill Needs Drugs To Perform On Stage

KINGS OF LEON frontman CALEB FOLLOWILL has ditched cocaine - but he still relies on other drugs to get through his live performances. The singer stopped taking cocaine after seeing a photograph of himself looking...

Acts Added To Carling Weekend

A number of new acts have been added to the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals including Brakes and Devendra Banhart.Brakes will play the Radio 1/NME Stage on August 25th in Reading and the following...

By on 12 June 2007

Kings Of Leon Ditch Rock Wear At Home

KINGS OF LEON are forced to dress differently when at home in Nashville, because if they wore their trademark tight jeans and leather jackets the locals would mock them. The California Waiting band adopt a...

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