Following the big reveal of Aphex Twin, Field Day — which takes place in Victoria Park next June — has liberates some more acts for their initial line-up, which includes Nina Kraviz, Mura Masa, Flying Lotus, Death Grips and more.
On 22nd to 23th July, Chicago’s highly-rated Lollapalooza festival is expanding to the Hippodrome de Longchamp in Paris, and their line-up is pretty sick. Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Rey and DJ Snake are the event headliners; Skepta, Alt-J, The Roots, Liam Gallagher, London Grammar, Tiggs Da Author and more will be making an appearance as well.
This morning, a shooter opened fire at the EDM-based BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, killing 4 (UPDATE: It’s not 5) and injuring more at the Blue Parrot club on the 10-day event’s closing night. The reasons for the violence isn’t yet known.
BPM organizers have released a statement via social media, which can be read in its entirety below.
It is with great sadness to share that police have confirmed reports of a lone shooter outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen earlier today, which resulted in four fatalities and twelve injured. The violence began on 12th street in front of the club and three members of the BPM security team were among those whose lives were lost while trying to protect patrons inside the venue.
The BPM Festival has been working closely with the local authorities (Seguridad Publica / Policia Turistica) throughout the festival to ensure public safety and security for all visitors. We are overcome with grief over this senseless act of violence and we are cooperating fully with local law enforcement and government officials as they continue their investigation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families and all those affected by these tragic events.
As can be seen by the glorious flyer above: Tennessee festival Bonnaroo has revealed an impressive line-up for this year, which sees U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd and Chance The Rapper as the main headliners. In addition, Major Lazer, Flume, Lorde, The xx, Travis Scott, Future Islands, Tory Lanez, Tove Lo, D.R.A.M., Michael Kiwanuka and more will also be amongst the acts to hit the stage.
It all takes place in Manchester (Tennessee) 8th to 11th June. Get your tickets here.
Even though big Bestival is leaving the island for Dorset, the Isle of Wight still has its namesake festival gearing up for a great summer event. In addition to Arcade Fire and Rod Stewart, new names have popped up: David Guetta, Run DMC, George Ezra, Bastille, Jack Savoretti and Rag n Bone Man are now included in the ever-growing line-up.
Big news for next year’s NOS Alive festival in Portugal: The Weeknd has been announced as a headliner. He’ll be joined by plenty more great acts (below), including The xx, alt-J, Foo Fighters and The Kills.
It all takes place from 6th to 6th July. Pick up your tickets here.
Big news from Bestival founder Rob Da Bank — the massive Isle of Wight festival is moving to Dorset in 2017 (the same place where Camp Bestival currently takes place):
Hot off the press – yes Bestival is moving… We can confirm we have submitted a licence application for a new site at the Lulworth Estate in Dorset and we’re super excited about our shiny new Bestival adventure. We have an incredible line-up, headliners confirmed and ridiculous new stages and installations coming your way in 2017.
We remain fully committed to supporting the Isle of Wight through music, charities and projects and will be giving Islanders an exclusive ticket offer for the new site. Plus we’re working towards a new event for the Island. Watch this space.
UPDATE: Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins is joining Little Simz for her Roundhouse event (below). Get your tickets for that here.
Despite a somewhat relatively quiet 2016, it’s clear that Little Simz has been working hard this year. Case in point: the London emcee has announced her new album titled Stillness In Wonderland, set for release early next year…in addition, that album will also be accompanied by a big event titled Welcome To Wonderland: The Experience (above), which will take place in Roundhouse 12th February and will see her joined by a slew of special guests. Finally, Simz will also be releasing a freaking comic book, written by her manager Eddie ‘Versetti’ Smith and drawn by McKay Felt.
Next Summer’s Melt Festival has begun announcing some dope acts: among them, MØ, Bonobo and The Kills will be taking to the stage. Jon Hopkins, Glass Animals, Kate Tempest and Nad are also included within the line-up.
It takes place in Gräfenhainichen, Germany (at Ferropolis) 14th to 16th July. Get your tickets, additional information here.
Next year’s Flow Festival looks to continue its awesomeness, as the event has announced its first set of acts — The xx, Lana Del Rey, Aphex Twin, Flume, London Grammar, Angel Olsen, Vince Staples and Jenny Hval are among the soon-to-be-growing line-up.
Check out more and get your tickets here; Flow Festival takes place in Helsinki 11th to 13th August.
Here’s a super-dope festival for the R&B lovers: Orange County, CA extravaganza Soulquarius has announced their line-up for 2017, which sees R. Kelly (seriously: how is he still getting work?) and Erykah Badu as headliners. They’ll be joined by Ja Rule & Ashanti, Jhené Aiko, Brandy and Monica (are they still beefing?), The Internet, Kelis, Mya and more.
It all takes place 18th February…you can get more information here.
Big news from Primavera Sound: the Barcelona festival has announced a massive line-up for next year. We already knew Frank Ocean was locked in; added to that include The xx, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Skepta, Solange, Grace Jones, Aphex Twin (!), Sampha and loads more.
Get all the information on Primavera Sound here; it takes place 31st May to 4th June.