2014 March Madness Festival Line-Up Revealed


The 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival had unveiled who will be performing during the annual event that is slated to take place next month at Reunion Park in Dallas.

Festival organizers revealed yesterday that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Killers, fun., Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw will all be part of the three-day festival that will happen in conjunction with the Men’s Final Four Bracket next month. Between each of the games, artists will take the stage to entertain fans.

On Friday, April 4, Jason Aldean will take the stage btween 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Aldean and other artists performing during the time block at the AT&T Block Party.

Tim McGraw will take the stage at the Coke Zero Countdown on that Saturday, April 5, performing until the first semifinal game is set to begin. Right after the game is over and the winner from that bracket is announced, The Killers will headline that stage.

Fun. will kick off the Capital One JamFest on Sunday, April 6th, with Springsteen closing out the the three-day festival.

But while all these big names have already been announced and given an appointed time to perform, many more acts will be revealed in the upcoming weeks before the official NCAA March Madness begins.

The show is free, but is based on a first-come, first-serve bases, so if want to see any of the acts, you may want to get on that quickly. Check out the official trailer for the festival and start putting your money on who will win this year’s March Madness.

Fan Gets Broken Nose During Pearl Jam/Arcade Fire Game


What happens when two of the world’s biggest band come together for a pick-up basketball game? Apparently, someone comes out losing with a broken nose.

During this weekend’s Auckland installment of the Big Day Out Festival, Pearl Jam fan Sherif Hassan revealed that during a particularly aggressive game of pick-up basketball, he suffered a broken nose. According to him, it was the last play of the game which included Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament.

In an interview with Triple J radio, Hassan explained what happened during that game.

“[Jeff Ament’s] aggressive, I’ll tell you that much. He broke my nose.” He added “it was actually the last play of the game. All I heard was Win [Butler] going off about how the rules are rubbish down here, and throwing balls around and chucking a bit of a hissy fit.”

But it looks like the broken nose might have been just fine for Hassan who got an impressive consolation prize thanks to his injury. He got to go backstage at the festival and meet Lorde, Major Lazer, Mac Miller and even got a shout out from Eddie Vedder.

But then again, Butler has a rough history with basketball and that should have been warning enough.