The first artist announcement for October's Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles has dropped! Returning to LA for October 16-18, Culture Collide brings with it some more huge names in 2014. The event, in its fifth year this year, announces a stellar first wave of artists, which includes a great starting Aussie contingent in Glass Towers, Bad//Dreems, KLP and Fractures:
The full line-up for San Francisco's Treasure Island Festival has been announced! The two day festival is held at an island that is (seriously) called Treasure Island, with headliners OutKast and Massive Attack taking the helm for both nights. Melbourne's own Chet Faker has been announced on the line-up, which also includes TV on the Radio, The New Pornographers, Alt-J and Janelle Monáe. Treasure Island takes place from 18-19 October, and the rest of the gem-studded line-up is below.
Melbourne band Calling All Cars have just been added to the bill of Sonisphere Festival over in the UK, taking place this July in Knebworth. The bill also features heavyweights such as The Prodigy, Iron Maiden, and Metallica - just to name a few. It comes off the back of Calling All Cars' massive 22 date tour across Australia - proving that there's no rest for the wicked (good). Their latest record Raise The People will also be released in the UK on July 28.
If it wasn't big enough already - it's taking place over one continuous 48 hour period in Templehof airport - Berlin Festival has just announced a heap of artists to join their current lineup. Australian electronic favourites RUFUS are one of the artists added - bringing a great Australian presence to a bill that now includes monster electro duo Digitalism, British artists Jessie Ware and Bombay Bicycle Club, and California psych rockers Warpaint.
The Governor's Ball Festival wrapped on Sunday night in New York City with a literal bang, as headliners Axwell & Alesso released streams of confetti into a firework-laden sky.
Headliners brought the house or more likely, the park, down on Day Two of Governor's Ball Music Festival on Randall's Island.
After the 2013 festival is most remembered for the rivers of mud, the 2014 Governor's Ball launched with the perfect weather for New York's premier summer festival.
In celebrating the 35th anniversary of the grandly named Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, or the Montréal International Jazz Festival, a free outdoor program has been announced! Set to be an ongoing party from June 26th to July 6th, the outdoor program will be catering to all tastes and will surely introduce many music lovers to something new, or reintroduce them to some old flames.
Bumbershoot have revealed details of their 2014 EDM program, called 'Conscious Nights at Bumbershoot'. Presented by local promoter USC Events, the series will be showcasing international, national and local talent on the new Pavilion Stage from 7pm each evening.
The Melbourne Ska Orchestra are preparing to take their awesome live show overseas! The 25 piece will be hitting up venues in the UK and Canada from June 26th, including massive festival sets at Glastonbury and the Montreal Jazz Festival. It will be the band's first foray in to the northern hemisphere, though we've got no doubt that they will be welcomed with open arms.
The independent genre based festival,Fun Fun Fun Fest, as just announced their lineup for the fest happening in November 7-9 in Austin, Texas. FFF Fest welcomes for the first time in 25 years Judas Priest (pictured). Also included in the lineup are Neutral Milk Hotel, Nas, Death Cab For Cutie, Wiz Khalifa, Girl Talk, and King Diamond. Full of all different genres, there's something for everyone.
All hail Jimmy Fallon, is all we can say. Make sure you're tuned in to The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon this Thursday (May 22nd) to see the highly anticipated drum off between Will Ferrell and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame. After oodles of comments being made about the uncanny resemblance between the two, the gauntlet has finally been thrown down after Ferrell initially provoked Smith via a Reddit session.
This year's Bumbershoot line up yet again provides a wide variety of musically offerings, from folk-rock to Hip-Hop, Pop hitmakers to long time favourites. Over 100 musical acts have been announced to perform.
In what could be the best timing ever, Beyoncé and hubby Jay Z have released a trailer video for their upcoming 'On The Run' Tour, capitalising on the latest internet and media buzz which has surrounded them. Hot off the heels of the family fight now seen the world round, the Carters have brought another video to light in 'Run' - a movie trailer of sorts, which has employed the talents of a bunch of A-list actors in a fast paced, action packed clip.
The 2014 SiriusXM Indies were held in Toronto, where the 14th annual Independent Music Awards celebrated some of the best names in Canadian and international music. Across 37 categories, winners included City and Colour, Half Moon Run, Vampire Weekend and Arctic Monkeys. The night included some awesome live performances too by the likes of Little Dragon, The Strumbellas, Born Ruffians and Hollerado.