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It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

By Holly Williams | 24th April 2014

It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz...

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Florence Welch And Arcade Fire Donate Goods To Celebrity Yard Sale

24th April 2014

British singer Florence Welch, Canadian rockers Arcade Fire, and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson are among the stars who have donated clothing to a yard sale to raise money for Oxfam.The Florence + The MAChine...

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Arcade Fire Host Tiny Post-coachella Gig In Los Angeles

22nd April 2014

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire followed up their festival-closing Coachella performance on Sunday night (20Apr14) with an intimate club gig for just 500 fans on Monday (21Apr14).Radio contest winners and superfans, including actor Aaron Paul, crammed...

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Beck Dons Pope Francis Head For Arcade Fire Coachella Set

21st April 2014

Rocker Beck followed Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul's example at Coachella on Sunday night (20Apr14) - and donned a giant Pope Francis head for a performance with headliners Arcade Fire.The actor took the stage with...

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Coachella Weekend Two: Outkast Pull It Back, Pharrell Brings More Surprise And Arcade Fire Leave Us Confused

By Stephanie Chase | 21st April 2014

The Coachella festival has closed its gates for another year, but not before it got an almighty second weekend send off. Last weekend the festival brought plenty of star performances, special surprises and maybe a...

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Breaking Bad Star Masked For Arcade Fire Set At Coachella

17th April 2014

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul joined the anonymous celebrities who appear masked onstage with rockers Arcade Fire during the Canadian band's set at the Coachella festival in California at the weekend.The actor has revealed he...

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Coachella 2014: Was It The Best Year Yet?

By Michael West | 14th April 2014

The Coachella Festival has closed its doors for another year, leaving a bunch of sweating Californian hipsters and A-list celebrities to pack up and dream of 2015. Many had described the 2014 line-up as one...

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Debbie Harry Performs With Arcade Fire

14th April 2014

Blondie's Debbie Harry joined Arcade Fire on stage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last night (13.04.14). The veteran rocker performed with the six-piece band on the closing night of week one of the...

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Arcade Fire Bring Out Debbie Harry At Coachella

14th April 2014

Arcade Fire brought Blondie to Coachella on Sunday (13Apr14) by performing with Debbie Harry during their set at the California festival.The rockers headlined the last day of the music event's first weekend (11-13Apr14) and they...

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It's Almost Here! 25 Must See Acts For Coachella 2014

By Holly Williams | 10th April 2014

Coachella Festival is nearly here, bringing with it one hell of a weekend chock full of great food, exciting entertainment and, most importantly, amazing music.Arguably California's most eagerly anticipated event of the year, Coachella settles...

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Glastonbury Line-up Confirmed: Elbow, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Jack White...And Who Else?

By Lauren James | 4th April 2014

After months of speculation, the official line-up has been confirmed for the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, which will be held from the 27th to the 29th June this year. The festival tweeted this year's snazzy line-up...

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Kasabian To Headline Glastonbury

4th April 2014

Kasabian will headline this year's Glastonbury festival with Arcade Fire. The 'Fire' hitmakers will close the event at Worthy Farm on Sunday, June 29, joining headliners Arcade Fire on Friday, June 27, while the Saturday...

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Michael Eavis: Led Zeppelin Will Reform

4th April 2014

Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis thinks Led Zeppelin will reform again one day. The music festival chief would like to see the classic rock band headline the event at Worthy Farm and is adamant they will...

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Julian Casablancas Gatecrashes Arcade Fire's Festival Gig

2nd April 2014

The Strokes star Julian Casablancas stunned fans at Arcade Fire's gig in Argentina on Tuesday night (01Apr14) by donning one of the band's trademark masks and taking the place of the frontman Win Butler.The rockers...

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Arcade Fire And Drake Among Pre-show Juno Awards Winners

30th March 2014

Arcade Fire, Drake, Bruno Mars and Tegan And Sara were among the early winners at Canada's 2014 Juno Awards on Sunday (30Mar14) after each picking up pre-show honours.Reflecktor won rockers Arcade Fire the Alternative Album...

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Arcade Fire's Stage Prop Stolen From Show

24th March 2014

Rockers Arcade Fire are on the hunt for a bobblehead mask stage prop which was stolen following a recent show in Connecticut.A giant papier-mache model of bandmate Richard Parry's head went missing last week (begs10Mar14)...

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Katy Perry Backs Global Citizen Campaign

11th March 2014

Katy Perry, One Direction and Ed Sheeran are among 100 artists offering free concert tickets to UK fans in a bid to help global poverty.The pop stars have signed up to the Global Poverty Project...

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Could This Be The Lineup For Glastonbury Festival 2014?

By Sophie Miskiw | 27th February 2014

Some acts may still be rumours and others are yet to be confirmed, but we have a strong suspicion that this is what the Glastonbury Festival Lineup for 2014 will end up looking like! Eek,...

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Blondie To Play Glastonbury

27th February 2014

Blondie have confirmed they will perform at Glastonbury festival.The 'Hanging on the Telephone' group were named Godlike Geniuses at the NME Awards tonight (26.02.14) and also took the opportunity to confirm they will be playing...

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Arcade Fire Earn Triple Nods For Mtv's Woodie Awards

12th February 2014

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire are in for a big night at the mtvU Woodie Awards after landing a trio of nominations.The Wake Up hitmakers will battle for the Performing title against Jay Z, the Xx,...

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Damon Albarn To Receive Nme Award For Innovation

11th February 2014

Damon Albarn is to receive the NME Award For Innovation.The Blur frontman - who is also a songwriter, producer and composer - has been honoured the accolade after being recognised as one of the...

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Arcade Fire Wear Big Papier-mache Heads At Big Day Out Festival [Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th January 2014

Arcade Fire have never been afraid to approach their live shows with unpredictability and finesse. Their latest jaunt – over in Australia for the Big Day Out festival – saw the band sporting oversized papier-mâché...

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Outkast To Headline Bestival

28th January 2014

OutKast have been named as the first headliners of Bestival 2014.The hip-hop duo, made up of Andre 3000 and Big Boi, have reunited and will be one of four acts topping the bill at the...

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Arctic Monkeys Lead Nme Award Nominations

15th January 2014

Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations for this year's NME Awards. The rock band are up for eight gongs including - Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Track and Best Music Video -...

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Outkast, Muse And Arcade Fire Headline Coachella

9th January 2014

OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire will headline this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Hip-hop act OutKast, featuring Andre 3000 and Big Boi, are reuniting for the event at the Empire Polo Fields...

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Outkast, Muse And Arcade Fire To Headline Coachella 2014

By Joe Wilde | 9th January 2014

Coachella 2014 will be returning to Indio, California, this spring for a two-weekend spectacular that will see some of the world's biggest performers gather in one polo field in the middle of the desert. This...

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Dom Gourlay's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

By Staff Writer | 23rd December 2013

After an immense year for music, here's reviewer Dom Gourlay's favourites for 2013 - and possibly for a long while after!Arcade Fire 'Reflektor' - Early reviews were ridiculously negative, probably because journos were invited to...

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Contactmusic.com's Top Albums Of 2013

By Joe Wilde | 23rd December 2013

Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows...

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Dolly Parton To Be Announced For Glastonbury 2014

By Michael West | 23rd December 2013

As we speculated back in October, Dolly Parton is to be confirmed to perform at Glastonbury 2014. The "9 to 5" singer is likely to appear in the Sunday Legends slot on the Pyramid Stage,...

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Dolly Parton To Headline Glastonbury 2014?

23rd December 2013

Dolly Parton is reportedly set to headline Glastonbury 2014.The country music icon has been secretly booked to fill the Glastonbury Legends slot on the Sunday of the UK festival, according to The Sun newspaper.A source...

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