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.

The xx, A Tribe Called Quest & Pet Shop Boys To Headline Bestival 2017

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This year’s Bestival has revealed their official line-up, which sees The xx, A Tribe Called Quest and Pet Shop Boys as the main headliners. In addition, Danny Brown, Ray BLK, Stefflon Don, Justice, Little Dragon, Dizzee Rascal, Laura Mvula and many more can also be seen on the line-up, along with many different stages.

Bestival takes place 7th to 10th September in Dorset, England’s Lulworth Estate. Get your tickets here.

Jme, Giggs & More Added To Disclosure & Rudimental’s Wild Life Festival

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Naturally, the Disclosure and Rudimental-curated Wild Life Festival is shaping up to be one of the best events this year, and it’s received one hell of a Grime injection with new additions to the line-up. Jme will be hosting Wild Life’s Tropical stage — he’ll be joined by Wiley, President T, AJ Tracey, Logan Sama and more. Also: the main stage (which already boasts the likes of Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Zara Larsson and freakin’ Chaka Khan) will now see an appearances from Giggs.

You can check out the current line-up and get your tickets here; Wild Life takes place 9th and 10th June at Brighton City Airport.

Dimensions 2017 Initial Line-Up Announced

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The initial line-up for this year’s Dimensions Festival is now upon us. Grace Jones, Jeff Mills, Floating Points, Nina Kraviz and Gilles Peterson are among the event headliners…Theo Parrish, Marcel Dettmann, Daphni, Ata Kak, Ben UFO, Joy Orbison and more were also tapped to hit the stage(s).

Dimensions Festival takes place in Pula’s Fort Punta Christo (Croatia) 30th August to 4th September. Get your tickets here.

SXSW 2017: Keynote Speaker List Updated

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UPDATE: Lots of new keynote speakers added, including Kesha, Buzz Aldrin, Seth Rogen, John Cena, the entire cast of Veep, Senator Cory Booker, Gawker founder Nick Denton, GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis, Tinder founder Sean Rad and more.

Big news for the forthcoming SXSW Festival this March: legendary musician Nile Rodgers has been announced as a keynote speaker for the music leg of the festival…he joins the previously announced Zane Lowe. In addition, SXSW has also revealed over 200 acts for the initial line-up, which you can check out below.

SXSW takes place 10th to 19th March (this also includes their technology and film legs) in Austin, Texas…check out more on that here.

424 (San José COSTA RICA)
#YEI (Miami FL)
4×4 (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Agrupacion Cariño (Mexico City MEXICO)
Federico Albanese (Berlin GERMANY)
ALI AKA MIND (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Altre di B (Bologna ITALY)
Aminé (Portland OR)
Apache (Cara VENEZUELA)
Aries (Bilbao SPAIN)
Artificial Pleasure (London UK-ENGLAND)
AUTOBAHN (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Avi Buffalo (Long Beach CA)
Baskery (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Beach Slang (Philadelphia PA)
Jean-Michel Blais (Montreal CANADA)
The Blind Suns (Angers FRANCE)
Betty Bonifassi (Quebec CANADA)
Boulevards (Raleigh NC)
The Britanys (New York NY)
Brodka (Warsaw POLAND)
Caddywhompus (New Orleans LA)
Calliope Musicals (Austin TX)
Charlotte Cardin (Montreal CANADA)
Josh Cashman (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Catholic Action (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
The Chamanas (El Paso TX)
Glen Check (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Cherry Glazerr (Los Angeles CA)
CHINAH (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Gabriella Cohen (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Cold Specks (Toronto CANADA)
Communist Daughter (Minneapolis MN)
COMPLETE (Fort Worth TX)
The Cool Kids (Chicago IL)
Cotton Mather (Austin TX)
Dark Times (Oslo NORWAY)
Dawg Yawp (Cincinnati OH)
Dead Leaf Echo (New York NY)
Death Valley Girls (Los Angeles CA)
DEM YUUT (Minneapolis MN)
Desert Mountain Tribe (London UK-ENGLAND)
Die Heiterkeit (Hamburg GERMANY)
The Dig (Brooklyn NY)
Dirty Lungs (Birmingham AL)
Dizzyride (New York NY)
DJ Yoda (London UK-ENGLAND)
Dream Wife (London UK-ENGLAND)
Dude York (Seattle WA)
Dyan (Los Angeles CA)
Sergio Echenique (Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Edison (Denver CO)
Billie Eilish (Highland Park CA)
El Tambor de la Tribu (Guatemala City GUATEMALA)
Noga Erez (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
ESKA (London UK-ENGLAND)
False Advertising (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
False Witness (New York NY)
The Family Crest (San Francisco CA)
Fickle Friends (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Field Mouse (Philadelphia PA)
The fin. (Tokyo JAPAN)
Flor (Hood River OR)
The Fontaines (Los Angeles CA)
Future Elevators (Birmingham AL)
Gabylonia (Caracas VENEZUELA)
Gang (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
GoGo Penguin (London UK-ENGLAND)
Gona (Caracas VENEZUELA)
Greg Graffin (New York NY)
Greenbeard (Austin TX)
Nick Hakim (Washington DC)
Halfalib (Milan ITALY)
Hanba! (Cracow POLAND)
Aldous Harding (Christchurch NEW ZEALAND)
The Heart Collectors (Murwillumbah AUSTRALIA)
HECK (Nottingham UK-ENGLAND)
Hector (Berlin GERMANY)
Sven Helbig (Dresden GERMANY)
Oliver Heldens (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Her’s (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
HI-LO (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
His Clancyness (Bologna ITALY)
Hockey Dad (Wollongong AUSTRALIA)
Ian Sweet (Brooklyn NY)
Indrajit Banerjee (Austin TX)
Jah9 (Trelawny JAMAICA)
Andrew Jansen, LOUD SUN (Minneapolis MN)
Jared & the Mill (Phoenix AZ)
Alice Jemima (Exeter UK-ENGLAND)
Wesley Jensen and The Penny Arcade (Denton TX)
Jim and Sam (Los Angeles CA)
Meilyr Jones (Aberystwyth UK-WALES)
Joywave (Rochester NY)
Yussef Kamaal (London UK-ENGLAND)
Klyne (Eindhoven NETHERLANDS)
Sarathy Korwar (London UK-ENGLAND)
La Habitación Roja (Valencia SPAIN)
Ciaran Lavery (Aghagallon UK-N. IRELAND)
Chad Lawson (Charlotte NC)
Luna Lee (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Jennie Lena (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Lewis Del Mar (Rockaway Beach NY)
Lianna (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Liniker e os Caramelows (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Living Body (Carleton MI)
Lois (Madrid SPAIN)
Los Reyes Vagos (Guatemala City GUATEMALA)
Lovespeake (Oslo NORWAY)
Walker Lukens (Austin TX)
Holly Macve (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Magnolian (Ulaanbaatar MONGOLIA)
Mal Blum & The Blums (Brooklyn NY)
Mansionair (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Mau Mau Chaplains (Austin TX)
Damien McFly (Padova ITALY)
Menace Beach (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Bridgit Mendler (Los Angeles CA)
Modern English (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Molochs (Los Angeles CA)
Monareta (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Moses Boyd Exodus (London UK-ENGLAND)
Mr. Blaky (Mazatlán MEXICO)
Mt. Wolf (London UK-ENGLAND)
Mullally (Norfolk UK-ENGLAND)
Muncie Girls (Exeter UK-ENGLAND)
The Mystery Lights (Brooklyn NY)
Native Dancer (London UK-ENGLAND)
Neon Bunny (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
New Portals (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
No Joy (Montreal CANADA)
NoMBe (Heidelberg GERMANY)
Nothing For Breakfast (Florence ITALY)
Novedades Carminha (Santiago de Compostela SPAIN)
Ofeliadorme (Bologna ITALY)
Tunde Olaniran (Flint MI)
Omni (Atlanta GA)
Orkestar Kriminal (Montreal CANADA)
Oum Shatt (Berlin GERMANY)
The Parrots (Madrid SPAIN)
Perro (Murcia SPAIN)
Phoria (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Pixx (Chipstead UK-ENGLAND)
Plantation Band (Austin TX)
Polock (Valencia SPAIN)
PWR BTTM (New York NY)
Quiet Company (Austin TX)
Rainbrother (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Rat Fancy (Los Angeles CA)
Raymundo (Los Angeles CA)
Reigning Days (Torquay UK-ENGLAND)
Residual Kid (Austin TX)
Robocobra Quartet (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Roselit Bone (Portland OR)
SadGirl (Los Angeles CA)
Saint (Malmö SWEDEN)
Joel Sarakula (London UK-ENGLAND)
Shedrach Rowery & The Levites (Austin TX)
Shinobi Ninja (Brooklyn NY)
Silvastone (London UK-ENGLAND)
Simian Ghost (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Slaves (London UK-ENGLAND)
Noah Slee (Berlin GERMANY)
Slingshot Dakota (Bethlehem PA)
SLØTFACE (Oslo NORWAY)
Small Time Giants (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Caitlyn Smith (Nashville TN)
The Sore Losers (Hasselt BELGIUM)
SORNE (Los Angeles CA)
Special Explosion (Seattle WA)
Stay (Barcelona SPAIN)
STELLA (Bay Area CA)
Sun And The Wolf (Berlin GERMANY)
Sunset (Chicago IL)
Sweet Crude (New Orleans LA)
SX (Kortrijk Flanders)
TARMAC (Medellin COLOMBIA)
Tei Shi (Vancouver CANADA)
Tempers (New York NY)
Temples (Kettering UK-ENGLAND)
Ten Bears (Madrid SPAIN)
Tender (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ten Tonnes (Hertford UK-ENGLAND)
TIGER! SHIT! TIGER! TIGER! (Foligno ITALY)
Triangulo de Amor Bizarro (La Coruña SPAIN)
Tribu Baharu (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Ultimate Painting (London UK-ENGLAND)
United Vibrations (London UK-ENGLAND)
Uyarakq x Peand-eL x Tarrak (Nuuk GREENLAND)
Valley Hush (Detroit MI)
Vargas (Caracas VENEZUELA)
Mariana Vega (Miami FL)
Verdiana Raw (Firenze ITALY)
VÉRITÉ (New York NY)
David Vincent (Georgetown TX)
Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear (Independence MO)
Lewis Watson (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
Weaves (Toronto CANADA)
Whitest Taino Alive (Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Wildwood Kin (Exeter UK-ENGLAND)
Jess Williamson (Austin TX)
Windy City (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Wintertime (Orlando FL)
Wood & Wire (Austin TX)
XXX (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Yonaka (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Kristeen Young (New York NY)
Yung Beef (Barcelona SPAIN)
The Zephyr Bones (Barcelona SPAIN)

M.I.A. Teases New Track, Will Curate Meltdown Festival

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M.I.A. is certainly making moves this year…here’s the latest:

  • Taking to social media, M.I.A. has teased a new single titled ‘POWA’, which — as can be seen via the lyrics below — seems to take some shots at her female peers (ex. Rihanna, Madonna, Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey). Hopefully, the full track will be released soon.
  • It also been announced that M.I.A. will be curating this year’s Meltdown Festival, which takes place in London’s Southbank Centre 9th to 18th June. Here’s what she said in a statement: “For me this Meltdown will be about putting on a musical week that shows different types of music which have inspired each other to exist. Genres that support other genres, redefining the concept of a melting pot. Respect the history, don’t live in it. I plan to bring together music’s best forward thinkers who have contributed to all our lives. When music acts as inspiration, it’s boundary-less.” Check out more on that here.



Tramlines Reveals First Line-Up Announcement For 2017

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Sheffield festival Tramlines has revealed their first set of names for this year, which sees The Libertines, Loyle Carner, Metronomy, Twin Atlantic, Akala, Nadia Rose, The Pharcyde and more. You can check that out above.

In addition, the festival has been expanded to 3 massive outdoor spaces in Ponderosa Park, Devonshire Green and Endcliffe Park; previously, the festival took place at various venues in the city centre.

Tramlines takes place 21st to 23rd July…you can get more info (and tickets) at the festival’s official website.

Lady Gaga Announces World Tour Dates

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This year will see Lady Gaga on a massive world tour in lieu of her latest album Joanne, which kicks off in August and will see the star artist on the road for the remainder of the year (including an O2 Arena stop in October. Check out those dates here; to get you a taste of what’s to come, you can also check out Lady Gaga’s halftime performance at this year’s Super Bowl below.

Giggs Announces April UK Tour Dates

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This is just awesome to see: South London’s Giggs — a man who often found his shows being shut down by police for no reason — has announced a four-date tour to take place this April, which will see him in Manchester, Glasgow, Norwich and (of course) London. You can see the dates above and below…tickets are on sale now.

GIGGS APRIL TOUR DATES:
17 April – O2 Ritz – Manchester
18 April – O2 ABC – Glasgow
20 April – UEA – Norwich
21 April – Eventim Apollo – London

Future Islands – ‘Ran’; Forthcoming Tour Dates

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Baltimore, MD group Future Islands have announced their new album The Far Field, and have released a new single from the project titled ‘Ran’, which can be streamed above. Below, you can check out the tracklisting for The Far Field (which sees a feature from Blondie’s Debbie Harry) and forthcoming world tour dates below.

FUTURE ISLANDS – THE FAR FIELD (TRACKLISTING):
01 “Aladdin”
02 “Time On Her Side”
03 “Ran”
04 “Beauty Of The Road”
05 “Cave”
06 “Through The Roses”
07 “North Star”
08 “Ancient Water”
09 “Candles”
10 “Day Glow Fire”
11 “Shadows” (Feat. Debby Harry)
12 “Black Rose”

FUTURE ISLANDS TOUR DATES:
03/21 – Berlin @ Columbiahalle
04/14-16, 21-23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music & Arts Festival
04/27 – Glasgow @ Barrowlands
04/28 – Leeds @ Leeds University Refectory
04/29 – Liverpool @ O2 Academy
04/30 – Brighton @ Dome
05/02 – Nottingham @ Rock City
05/03 – Bristol @ O2 Academy
05/06 – Barcelona @ Razzmatazz
05/09 – Paris @ Elysee Montmartre
05/25 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
05/26 – Ithica, NY @ State Theatre
05/27 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
05/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
05/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
05/30 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
06/01 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
06/02 – Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Social Hall
06/03 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
06/05 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
06/06 – Chicago, MI @ Riviera
06/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
06/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
06/08-11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival
06/27 – Cologne @ Live Music Hall
06/30 – Belgium @ Rock Werchter
07/06 – Dublin @ Iveagh Gardens
07/28-30 – New York, NY @ Panorama Festival
08/16-19 – Tabuao @ Paredes de Coura Festival
08/17-20 – Brecon Beacons @ Green Man

A Tribe Called Quest, Lorde & Gucci Mane Added To Roskilde 2017

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UPDATE: …and The Weeknd has been added as a headliner. No ‘False Alarm’ here, folks.

UPDATE #2: The likes of Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest and Gucci Mane are among new acts added to the line-up (below).

Denmark festival Roskilde has announced it’s first set of acts for next year: at the top of the bunch of Foo Fighters, (who have already surprised fans with a scheduled appearance at Open’er). In addition, Moderat/Modeselektor, Trentemøller, Angel Olsen, G-Eazy and more have been added to the line-up.

Tickets for Roskilde officially go on sale tomorrow. You can get more info on the festival — which takes place 24th June to 1st July — here.

Young Thug & dvsn Added To Drake’s ‘Boy Meets World’ Tour (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: As you’ll see via the updated schedule below, Young Thug and (OVO Sound duo) dvsn are now with Drake as support acts for his Boy Meets World tour.

Following his successful Summer Sixteen tour, Drake will then head across the pond for his Boy Meets World tour next year. In addition to stops in Germany, France, Belgium, Norway and Denmark, the OVO boss will also be hitting up various UK cities — including London for a whopping 6 shows. We have no reason to miss this.

Check out the schedule above or below. Tickets go on sale this Friday (14th October).

02-01 London, England – O2 Arena^*
02-02 London, England – O2 Arena^*
02-04 London, England – O2 Arena^*
02-05 London, England – O2 Arena^*
02-08 Leeds, England – First Direct Arena^*
02-09 Leeds, England – First Direct Arena^*
02-11 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena^*
02-12 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena^*
02-14 London, England – O2 Arena^*
02-15 London, England – O2 Arena^*
02-17 Sheffield, England – Motorpoint Arena^*
02-19 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena^*
02-20 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena^*
02-22 Birmingham, England – Barclaycard Arena^*
02-23 Birmingham, England – Barclaycard Arena^*
02-25 Oberhausen, Germany – Kopi Arena*
02-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome*
02-28 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis*
03-01 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis*
03-04 Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe Arena*
03-05 Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena*
03-07 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena*
03-09 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena*
03-10 Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena*
03-12 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena*
03-13 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena*
03-14 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena*
03-16 Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena*
03-20 Greenwich, UK – O2 Arena*
03-22 Glasgow, Scotland – The SSE Hydro*
03-23 Glasgow, Scotland – The SSE Hydro*
03-27 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome*
03-28 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome*

^ with Young Thug
* with dvsn