LCD Soundsystem To Headline Forecastle Festival

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Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival has announced their line-up for 2017, which is led by none other than LCD Soundsystem. In addition, Weezer, PJ Harvey, Run The Jewels, Vince Staples, Cashmere Cat, Waka Flocka Flame and more will be taking to the stage.

Forecastle Festival takes place 14th to 16th July in Louisville; you can get your tickets here.

Travis Scott, Deadmau5, Young Thug & More Tapped For BUKU Music + Art Project 2017

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New Orleans festival BUKU Music + Art Project has announced their initial line-up for 2017, which will see Deadmau5 and Travis Scott as the main headliners. In addition, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Vince Staples, Zeds Dead, Lil Dicky, Thundercat and more will be joining in on the action.

Tickets (and additional information) are now available here. BUKU Music + Art Project takes place 10th to 11th March.

Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar To Headline Coachella?

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Looks like Coachella could be looking to outdo itself for 2017. According to Hits Daily Double, the Californian event has tapped Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar as headliners…it’s also been rumoured that Radiohead and Oasis could be joining as well. Gotta be honest — not so sure about the Oasis one.

Hopefully, confirmation will appear for the festival — which takes place 14th to 16th April and 21st to 23rd April — sooner than later. In related news, it’s been reported that Kendrick recently lost a copyright infringement case (although not by much).

Frank Ocean Announces Some Big Festival Dates

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Big news for Frank Ocean fans: the Blonde singer has announced some festival dates for next year, including London’s Lovebox Festival (14th June). The elusive artist will also be stopping through Denmark’s Aarhus Festival following two stateside dates (below).

We definitely can’t wait to see Ocean’s return to the stage.

19th – 21st May: Hangout, Gulf Shores, AL
26th – 28th May: Sasquatch!, George, WA
9th June: NorthSide, Aarhus, Denmark
14th June: Lovebox, London, England

Aphex Twin For Field Day? (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: Field Day has officially confirmed the news. You can get your tickets here…it all goes down Saturday, 3rd June.

Last week, flyers were being handed out at the Independent Label Market in London, and — as you can see above — they appear to be confirming Aphex Twin as an act for next year’s Field Day Festival. Which is absolutely awesome if true.

As we stay tuned for more info, we’ll continue to enjoy the elusive DJ/producer’s Cheetah EP.

Google’s GOODFest Music Festival Is Now Underway

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…and it’s the first ever live-streaming music festival. GOODFest consists of five shows taking place in five different cities, featuring D.R.A.M., Glass Animals, Gogol Bordello (with Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner) and as-yet-unnamed artists who all represent a different cause. Below, we’ve included the first act — Glass Animals — who performed last week alongside the likes of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Madame Gandhi and Shilpa Ray.

Stay tuned for the rest here.

WOW: T In The Park Will “Take A Break” In 2017

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This was kind of expected giving issues of the recent past: Scotland festival T In The Park has announced that they’ll be taking a “break” next year, mainly due to location issues. It’s a continuation of road blocks that the festival has experienced ever since moving from Balado, Kinross to Strathallan Estate. Last year, T In The Park dealt with many issues at their new spot, including traffic and congestion. Then the ospreys further screwed everything up.

You can read their statement in full below. Hopefully, T In The Park will be able to regroup for 2018 (especially since neighbouring Glastonbury could be facing the same fate).

For over 23 years, T in the Park has been at the heart of Scotland’s music scene – with you, by our side. But for now, sadly, we need to take a break. We launched T in the Park with one aim: to give Scottish music fans an unforgettable weekend with their friends enjoying the best acts from around the globe. And to say we achieved this together is an understatement. T in the Park has become one of the best known, biggest and most loved festivals in the world. When we launched back in 1994 there were only two music festivals in the UK – now there are many and T in the Park paved the way for all that have come and gone in Scotland since. We created more than just a festival; we created a family and decades of wonderful memories.

However, the last couple of years have had their challenges. Against our will, and despite a prolonged fight, we were forced to move from Balado, Kinross in 2015. This move was a mammoth task for the event and one that was compounded by a series of onerous site restrictions placed upon us as preparations for the event in 2015 took place.

As the build up to the festival was well underway we were informed by Scottish Government Ministers that we would have to apply for full Planning Permission due to the presence of an unregistered, but protected in law, osprey’s nest. The constraints – logistically and financially – that the resulting planning conditions put upon us are simply not workable. We tried our best to work with the pressures placed upon the site by bringing in an additional team and fixing the first year traffic issues, but ultimately we’re not in control of the overall site layout and the continued restrictions means that the negative impact on our fans and the limitations placed on their experience is too great. We now need to take stock and take a year out to try to resolve the issues so that we can once again deliver the kind of camping festival you are used to and deserve.

Line-Up For Rewire 2017 Announced

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Holland festival Rewire has begun revealing acts for their 2017 line-up, lead by a tag-team of Area and visual artist Jesse Kanda, which should be pretty breathtaking. They’re also joined by another interesting duo: French producer Kangding Ray and Mogwai’s Barry Burns, who perform together as SUMS…Daniel Wohl, Slagwerk Den Haag, Matangi Quartet, Forest Swords, Jessy Lanza and many more have been tapped as well, which even more to be announced soon.

You can check out all of the current names (as well as tickets and additional info) via Rewire’s official website. It all takes place in The Hague 31st March to 2nd April.

VIDEO: Tyler, The Creator & Earl Sweatshirt Reunite At Camp Flog Gnaw

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This past weekend saw the return of Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival, which saw appearances from SremmLife, Kehlani, Lil Uzi Vert, Action Bronson, A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper and loads more. Naturally, Tyler was a big draw for his own event as well; even bigger is that part of his stage time was as a part of the legendary EarlWolf duo alongside estranged extended family Earl Sweatshirt.

The two surprised the crowd prior to ScHoolboy Q’s closing set, and saw highly-missed live renditions of ‘Couch’, ‘Lemonade’ and more. If anything, it certainly rejuvenates hope about an Odd Future reunion in the future.

Check out some footage of what went down above and below.

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Chase & Status, Giggs, Slaves & De La Soul To Headline Snowbombing 2017

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Austria is going to be lit next April, as Soundbombing will be making landfall in Mayrhofen…Chase & Status, Giggs (!), Blossoms, Slaves and De La Soul have been announced as the headliners. Joining them will be MK, Gorgon City, Eats Everything, David Rodigan, Dusky, Skream, Shy FX, My Nu Leng, Grandmaster Flash, Redlight, Toddla T, Heartless Crew and loads more.

It all goes down 3rd to 8th April. Get your tickets (and other accommodations) here.

Foo Fighters Have Been Added To Open’er 2017

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Remember that hiatus Foo Fighters claimed to be on earlier this year? Well, it looks like the band will be active next year; they’ve recently been confirmed for next year’s Open’er Festival in Poland (of which Radiohead will also be joining).

Check out more information on Open’er (which takes place 28th June to 1st July) here.

Basement Jaxx, Wiley & Kurupt FM Tapped For We Are FSTVL 2017

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London’s We Are FSTVL has announced their dope line-up for 2017: among the massive list sees Carl Cox, Basement Jaxx, Wiley, Armand Van Helden, Duke Dumont, Kurupt FM, Hannah Wants, MK and The Martinez Brothers (and more) as headliners. In addition, we spy the likes of Section Boyz, Redlight, Preditah, Julio Bashmore and loads more for one of the many stages.

It all takes place 26th to 28th May in Upminster. You can get tickets/additional information via FSTVL’s official website.