The 1975, Mumford & Sons & Fleet Foxes To Headline Latitude 2017

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Big news just announced for this year’s Latitude Festival: The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes have been announced for the big event. In addition, Fatboy Slim, Jack Garratt, Glass Animals, Kurupt FM, Mount Kimbie, Loyle Carner and more join the heavyweights on the star-studded bill.

It all takes place in Henham Park (Suffolk) 13th to 16th July. Get your tickets here.

Radiohead & Kendrick Lamar Are Headlining Coachella; Lady Gaga Replaces Beyoncé (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: Well…it looks like Beyoncé’s twin pregnancy is taking her out of this year’s Coachella Festival. Good new though — not only is she confirmed for 2018, Lady Gaga will also be taking her place for the upcoming run. So there’s that.

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Without a doubt, Coachella 2017 will be massive (as it is every year). Recently, the full line-up for the festival was released, which sees Radiohead, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar as headliners….they’ll be joined by essentially everybody — The xx, Travis Scott, ScHoolboy Q, Future, Gucci Mane, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Lorde, Lil Uzi Vert….everybody.

You can check out the impressive line-up below. Coachella takes place in Indio, California 14th to 16th April and 21st to 23rd April. Get your tickets here.

Danny Brown, Sampha Added To Øya Festival 2017

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UPDATE: The XX and Pixies have been added as headliners, Young Thug and Cashmere Cat (and more, obviously).

UPDATE #2: Chance The Rapper and Ryan Adams have been added, along with Thee Oh Sees, Cosima, Testament and Sibiir.

UPDATE #3: Danny Brown and Sampha are among new names added.

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They join a gaggle of already announced acts including Lana Del Rey, Mac De Marco, Vince Staples, Angel Olsen, MØ, Car Seat Headrest, Jenny Hval and Julia Jacklin in a line up that can already be defined as “most certainly not bad at all”.

Øya Festival 2017 has revealed one of its headliners to be Lana Del Rey, along with other acts including BADBADNOTGOOD, MØ, Mac DeMarco, Vince Staples, Angel Olsen and more.

You can check out the current line-up (as well as tickets) at Øya’s official website. It all takes place 8th to 12th August at Oslo’s Tøyenparken.

JAY Z & P!nk To Headline This Year’s V Festival

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After an apparent announcement leak, it’s been confirmed that JAY Z and P!nk have been tapped as headliners for this year’s V Festival, which takes place in Staffordshire and Essex 19th and 20th August. In addition, they’ll be joined by Craig Davis, Stormzy (who’s sailing high with his number one album), Sean Paul, Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding, George Ezra, Dizzee Rascal, Sigma, James Arthur, Clean Bandit and more.

Tickets are on sale now.

Eminem Added To Reading & Leeds 2017

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UPDATE: More added below.

UPDATE: Super-duper updated line-up below, which included freakin’ Eminem as a headliner. Mad.

This week, it’s been announced that Muse has been tapped as headliner for next year’s Reading & Leeds festival. They spoke on said news while also hinting at other appearances to be revealed:

We’re very excited to be playing Reading and Leeds again. More news about our plans for 2017 coming in the new year.

In addition, Major Lazer, Danny Brown, Glass Animals, Bastille, At The Drive-In, Tory Lanez and more will also be taking to the stage during August Bank Holiday weekend (25th to 27th). Check out more information on Reading & Leeds here.

Frank Ocean, 1975 & Boy Better Know To Headline Parklife 2017

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UPDATE: We now have a massive line-up for Parklife, which sees 1975, Boy Better Know, A Tribe Called Quest and Jess Glynne joining Frank Ocean as headliners. In addition, Fatboy Slim, Stormzy, Damian Marley, George Ezra, London Grammar, P Money, Flying Lotus and loads more will be hitting the stage(s) as well.

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Thanks to BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw, we now know that Frank Ocean will be headlining this year’s Parklife Festival in Manchester (which now makes sense, given that a pair of ‘Nikes‘ were used as part of the festival’s teaser promo). That makes the Blonde singer’s second confirmed appearance in the UK alongside London’s Lovebox.

Tickets to Parklife — which takes place 10th to 11th June at Heaton Park — go on sale from 9AM today. Hopefully, more acts will be announced soon.

Skepta, The Weeknd & Chance The Rapper To Headline Wireless 2017

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This year’s Wireless Festival continues their record of top-quality line-ups: Chance The Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd have been tapped as the headliners. Following them: Bryson Tiller, Nas, Tory Lanez, G-Eazy, Young Thug, Wiley, Section Boyz, Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Uzi Vert and loads more (including a couple of yet-to-be-named guests) will be taking to one of the festival stages as well.

It all takes place 7th to 9th July in Finsbury Park, London. Check out Wireless’ official website for more information.

Lovebox 2017: Frank Ocean, Jamie xx, Chase & Status Announced

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We knew about Frank Ocean’s impending appearance at this year’s Lovebox Festival; now, we have a huge line-up to join him. Jamie xx, Chase & Status and Jess Glynne will also be headlining, followed by Solange, Annie Mac, Mac Miller, Rag’N’Bone Man, Sampha, KAYTRANADA, Kurupt FM, Anne-Marie, Ray BLK, AJ Tracey and loads more. Very excited to see what XL Recordings has in store for their New Gen & Friends set (Avelino, Bonkaz and Renz will hopefully be hitting the stage for this).

Lovebox takes place 14th-15th July at Victoria Park. Get your tickets here.

Afropunk Is Heading To South Africa

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Afropunk is on a world takeover. The Brooklyn festival — having already expanded its reach to Atlanta, Paris and (most recently) London — has announced that it’ll be kick-starting its African leg in Johannesburg. Nothing else is known except that it’s planned to take place this December…in the meantime, you can stay up-to-date via this mailing list (as we will).

Radiohead, Arcade Fire & Run The Jewels Announced As Best Kept Secret Headliners

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As can be seen above, Radiohead, Arcade Fire and Run The Jewels have been announced as headliners for this year’s Best Kept Secret festival in the Netherlands. In addition, they’ll be joined by Floating Points, George Ezra, James Blake, Thundercat, Joy Orbison, Joey Purp and more…and this is the unfinished line-up so far.

It all takes place 16th to 19th June at the Beekse Bergen safari park in Hilvarenbeek. Get your tickets here.

Chance The Rapper, Danny Brown & More Added To Eaux Claires 2017

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This year’s Eaux Claires is already set to be better than it’s first couple of runs — for us, this is in part thanks to its Hip-Hop infusion by way of Chance The Rapper and Danny Brown. Also a part of the line-up: Big Red Machine, Paul Simon (with YMusic), Francis And The Lights, Wilco, Sylvan Esso and more…of course, Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver will be taking to the stage as well, alongside John Prine and the American Songbook.

This year, Eaux Claires takes place a month earlier than normal: 16th to 17th June. Get your tickets here.

Bonobo, M.I.A., MØ, Sampha & More Tapped For Melt Festival

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Germany’s Melt Festival turns 20 this year, and the event and its creators are celebrating with a very impressive line-up led by Bonobo, Fatboy Slim (via a pre-party 13th July), Glass Animals, Kamasi Washington, Sampha, M.I.A., MØ, The Kills and more.

It all takes place at Gräfenhainichen’s Ferropolis 14th to 16th July; get your tickets and find more information here.