LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest & Solange To Headline Pitchfork 2017 (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: We now have a full line-up, which sees Danny Brown, PJ Harvey, Isaiah Rashad and many more added to the line-up. Check that out below.

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From 14th to 16th July, media outlet Pitchfork will once again hold it’s highly-coveted music festival in Chicago’s Union Park. Today, they’ve announced that LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest and Solange will be handling headliner duties…in addition, Solange’s Saint Heron imprint will be working in conjunction with the festival to host a cool music and culture series beginning on the 13th of July, which is detailed below:

  • Thursday, July 13th @ Black Cinema House at the Stony Island Arts Bank – Saint Heron curated evening of film and discussion
  • Friday, July 14th @ Soho House Chicago – Poetry reading and discussion presented by Young Chicago Authors and Saint Heron
  • Saturday, July 15th @ The Promontory – Saint Heron Presents an After Fest Jazz Jam & Party featuring the select house band and special surprise guests
  • Friday, July 14th – Sunday, July 16th @ On-site Saint Heron Installation Space – Saint Heron will feature works from contemporary black art makers for the duration of the festival

Get your tickets to Pitchfork 2017 here.

Ed Sheeran Tops All The Charts, Reveals North American Tour Dates

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Make no mistake: Ed Sheeran is holding the music crown for 2017 thus far, thanks to the release of his new album ÷ (or Divide). Thanks to ‘Goliath’ album sales, Divide has scored number one spots in a whopping 14 countries — including on the UK’s Official Album Chart (672,000 units sold) and America’s Billboard 200 (451,000 units sold). In addition, all 16 tracks on Divide have landed on the Top 20 singles chart (with some controversy, apparently). Save to say that Sheeran’s the one to beat this year.

In related news, the singer-musician has also announced some North American dates, which are all set to kick off this Summer. You can check out that schedule — as well as the announcement, and his alcohol-fuelled interview with The Breakfast Club — below.


ED SHEERAN ÷ NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Jun. 29 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Jun. 30 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Jul. 1 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Jul. 7 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Jul. 9 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Jul. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Jul. 14 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 18 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Jul. 19 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Jul. 22 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
Jul. 23 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
Jul. 25 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Jul. 28 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Jul. 29 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Jul. 30 – Portland, OR – Mode Center
Aug. 1 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Aug. 2 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Aug. 4 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Aug. 5 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Aug. 6 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
Aug. 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Aug. 15 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug. 17 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Aug. 18 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Aug. 19 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Aug. 22 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Aug. 25 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
Aug. 29 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Center
Aug. 30 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Aug. 31 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Sept. 2 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Sept. 3 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Sept. 5 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Center
Sept. 7 – Louisville, KY – KFC YUM! Center
Sept. 8 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Sept. 9 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Sept. 12 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
Sept. 15 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Sept. 17 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
Sept. 19 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Sept. 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Sept. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Sept. 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Sept. 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Oct. 3 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Oct. 6 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

Little Simz Is Joining Ab-Soul On Tour

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This is dope: Ab-Soul has announced his ‘YMF’ North American tour, and joining him as a support act is none other than London’s own Little Simz. It all kicks off next month in Vancouver; you can check out those dates below.

In related news, you can check out Ab-Soul and Little Simz new albums — Do What Thou Wilt and Stillness In Wonderlandhere and here, respectively.

Sampha & Migos Added To Lowlands 2017

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UPDATE: More names have been added to Lowlands, including Future Islands, Bastille, London Grammar, Michael Kiwanuka and more. You can see the full line-up to date here.

UPDATE #2: 19 more acts have been added, including Sampha and Migos.

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Next year’s Lowlands Festival has begun announcing acts that’ll be taking the stage: including in the list are Mumford & Sons, The xx, alt-J, Flume, Cashmere Cat, Mura Masa, Tove Lo, Ben Klock and Iggy Pop. You can check out the full list below.

Lowlands takes place in Biddinghuizen (the Netherlands) between 18th to 20th August. Get your tickets here.

NASS Festival 2017: Wiley, Method Man & Redman, Kano, Giggs & More

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Extreme sports festival NASS has announced a very impressive line-up for this year: Method Man & Redman, Pendulum, Kano, Giggs, Sigma and Wiley have been confirmed as the main headliners. In addition, Krept & Konan, Loyle Carner, David Rodigan, Toddla T, Nadia Rose, Stefflon Don, Preditah, Ms. Banks and more will be hitting the stage as well.

NASS Festival takes place 6th to 9th July near Bristol…get more information (and tickets) here.

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.