Florence and the Machine, The Strokes, The 1975 lead Governors Ball 2019 lineup

Florence and the Machine, The Strokes, and the 1975 are just some of the artists who will make their way to New York during the last weekend in May for the 2019 edition of the Governors Ball. On Monday (Jan. 7), Founder Entertainment announced the full roster for the ninth annual summertime event.

In addition to the aforementioned acts, the lineup boosts performances by be Tyler, the Creator, SZA, Nas, Blood Orange, Kacey Musgraves, Lily Allen, Major Lazer, Brockhampton, Lil Wayne, Vince Staples, Bazzi, Charli XCX, Dreamers, and more. In total, over 60 artists will take over one of four stages during the weekend-long music festival.

In addition to the diverse roster of acts, Governors Ball will also include a robust number of gourmet food options from different establishments from around New York City, craft beer and cocktails as well as surprise pop up performances, lawn games, street art and a 21+ Best Kept Secret area.

Three-day general admission and VIP tickets are currently available on the music festival’s website with a special “Announce Day” pricing until 11:59:59 p.m. EST. After that, regular pricing will begin. For those feeling a little strapped for cash following the holiday season, there’s no need to worry because Governors Ball is offering payment plan options.

For those who purchase passes today, a special 2019 collectible charger can be added to your order, because one can never have too many chargers especially at a music festival.

Governors Ball 2019 will return to its longtime home of Randall’s Islands Park during the weekend of May 31 – June 2. The full lineup for this year’s event can be found below.


Second Leg of Bleachers/Charli XCX Tour Cancelled

Guess Jack Antonoff and Charli XCX won’t be “doing America” after all. In a surprising reveal, the duo who had previously tour the United States this past summer, have announced that the second leg of the tour would no longer be happening. In separate statements, the Bleachers frontman and the “Doin’ It” singer revealed that the tour had been cancelled.

Antonoff was the first to go onto Facebook to the break the news. He unveiled that as they were heading off to begin the second leg, he received a call from Charli XCX’s camp, which told him she couldn’t continue with the tour. He writes that she’s “a close friend” and “respects her as an artist,” so he respects her decision to leave the tour. He follow it up by revealing that he, and his team, had attempted to rework the show, but it was not working out. But with all the bad news, Antonoff did give fans a silver-lining; the cancellation meant that he and the rest of the guys of Bleachers would be able to return to the studio quicker.

Guess there really is always a silver-lining? Check out Antonoff’s Facebook post.

hi guys! as you might have JUST found out – unfortunately the second leg of “jack and charli do america” has been…

Posted by Bleachers on Friday, 21 August 2015

Almost immediately after Antonoff took to Facebook to post his lengthy explanation about the cancellation, Charli XCX took to her own Facebook page to post her own statement about the cancelled tour. In her statement, she explains that due to the “personal reason” (she needed to be creative), she decided to bow out of the co-headlining tour. She explains to her Facebook followers that she didn’t want to be “going through the motions” during a show and needed to “feel alive and like I [she] want to be there.” Her complete Facebook post can be seen below.

Dear angels, friends and fans. I have some bad news. Regrettably I will not be continuing my spot on the “Charli and…

Posted by Charli XCX on Friday, 21 August 2015

While the complete tour is now cancelled, both will join up once again on Sept. 19 for Antonoff’s Shadow Of The City Festival in New Jersey.

Bleachers and Charli XCX Extend U.S. Summer Tour


Bleachers and Charli XCX are definitely doing it; they’re extending their upcoming Summer tour into the Fall.

The British singer and the fun. guitarist had previously announced they would be hitting the road this Summer in a joint excursion, but now, they have revealed that the tour will no longer end in August, like it was originally planned.

Instead, the duo will give the Eastern parts of the United States a little of fun in the Fall.

The first leg of the “Charli and Jack Do America” tour will begin on July 21 at The Observatory North Park in San Diego and wrap up on Aug. 13 at the LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH.

After a month-long break, the “Break the Rules” singer and the “I Wanna Get Better” band will once again reunite on Sept. 14 at Boston’s House of Blues for the second leg of the tour which will wrap up on Oct. 10 at the Complex in Salt Lake City.

The complete list of upcoming tour dates for both legs can be seen below.


July 21st San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
July 22nd Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre
July 23rd Oakland, CA Fox Theater
July 25th Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
July 26th Troutdale, OR Edgefield
July 29th Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
August 4th Minneapolis, MN Cabooze Plaza
August 5th Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
August 7th Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
August 8th Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
August 9th St. Louis, MO The Pageant
August 11th Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
August 12th Columbus, OH LC Pavilion


September 14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
September 16 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome
September 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
September 21 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
September 23 – Washington, DC – Echo Stage
September 25 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
September 27 – Orlando, FL – House Blues
October 1 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
October 3 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
October 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
October 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
October 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan
October 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex (rescheduled show)

Rock in Rio USA Add More Artists to Line-Up, Unveil “City of Rock” Streets

Rock in Rio USA announced several headlining artists for the upcoming inaugural gathering in Las Vegas back in January, but it looks like those aren’t the only one heading to Sin City for the two weekends.

Today, the festival took to the web to announce the complete line-up. The line-up includes a couple of more performers on the main stages, some DJs that will represent the countries the festival has already invaded (Spain and Portugal to name a few) and those cool “City of Rock” streets they hinted at when the idea was still being formed (each street represents the musical culture of either the United States, United Kingdom, or Brazil).

Check out the full schedule for the two weekend which have been divided in half. The Rock-centric weekend will take place May 8-9 while the Pop music-centric weekend will take place May 15-16.


May 8:

Main Stage:  No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless, Smallpools

Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory

Electronic Stage: AN21, Ftampa, Wax Motif, MVTH

Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 9:

Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men

Electronic Stage: Caked Up, Gaslamp Killer, Felguk, Alok

Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta


May 15:

Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo

Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

Electronic Stage: Whitney Fierce, Jeniluv, Valida, Heidi Lawden

Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 16:

Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun, Big Sean

Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic, Mikky Ekko

Electronic Stage: Behrouz, Renato Ratier, Uner, Dj Vibe

Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

Tickets for Rock in Rio USA are available on the festival’s website.

2015 mtvU Woodie Award Nominees Announced

MTVU have announced the lucky nominees for this year’s MTVU Woodie Awards. Like past years, several artists that have already made an established name for themselves on the top 20 charts have also earned some nominations. Acts like that include Multi-Grammy winner Sam Smith and Charli XCX.

Check out the full list of nominees for this year’s award show.

Woodie Of The Year (Artist of the Year)
· J. Cole
· Sam Smith
· Charli XCX
· Run the Jewels
· Porter Robinson
· FKA twigs

Artist to Watch Woodie (Best Emerging Artist)
· Years & Years
· Rae Sremmurd
· Raury
· MisterWives
· Kygo
· James Bay

Best Video Woodie (Best Video of the Year)
· FKA twigs – “Pendulum”
· Childish Gambino – “Sober”
· Beyoncé – “7/11”
· Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
· Bad Suns – “Salt”
· Vic Mensa – “Down On My Luck”

Cover Woodie (Best Cover Song)
· Ed Sheeran, Sia, and Grouplove covering Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love”
· Kiesza covering Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
· Lorde covering Jeremih – “Don’t Tell Em”
· Charli XCX covering Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
· Taylor Swift covering Vance Joy – “Riptide”
· Sam Smith covering Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know”

Next Level Performance Woodie (Finding New Ways to Reach Audiences)
· Drake and Lil Wayne – created an app that allowed the audience to decide who performed first on their joint tour.
· Childish Gambino – created an app that allowed users to display messages onto his tour stage.
· Big Data – used social media during their performances to acknowledge specific audience members in real time in front of the entire crowd.
· Sia – performed in several TV appearances without showing her face by utilizing performance artists and actors to serve as a proxy for her.
· Skrillex – performed Bonnaroo SuperJam session fusing EDM and live instrumentation with numerous surprise guests.

Co-Sign Woodie (Best Collaboration Between Artists)
· Alesso featuring Tove Lo – “Heroes (We Could Be)”
· Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – “All About It”
· Jack Ü featuring Kiesza – “Take Ü”
· Fences featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Arrows”
· iLoveMakonnen featuring Drake – “Tuesday”
· Eminem featuring Dej Loaf – “Detroit vs. Everybody”

The 2015 MTVU Woodie Awards will take place on March 20, from the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX.MTV also revealed that this will be the first time they will air the show and everything going on, live,

Voting begins today (Feb. 18) at the Woodie’s Award website. Those interested in voting on their favorite college radio-centric artists can vote until March 10 when the polls close..

2015 Governors Ball Announce Daily Line-Ups


It was just last month that New York’s Governors Ball announced their line up for the 2015 edition of the yearly festival. Today, festival organizers gave festival goers (and potential goers) just what they were waiting for; the daily line-up.

Kicking off the festival on Friday June 5, the headliners will include: Florence + the Machine, Drake, My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Chromeo, and The Decemberists.

Entertaining guest throughout the day will be Death from Above 1979, Ratatat, Charli XCX, Vance Joy, and many more.

Headlining Saturday, June 6, will be Deadmau5, Bjork, Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, and Flume while acts like Kiesza, Little Dragon, Atmosphere, and more will keep concert goers entertained throughout the Summer day.

Closing out the festival on Sunday, June 7, are The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Hot Chip just to name a few.

Check out the full daily line-up schedule below and make your decision whether to splurge and buy three-day tickets or just go for that one day when your favorite performers is taking the stage,


Single day passes for the three-day festival will go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 20 on the festival’s website. Three-day and VIP passes are currently available for purchase while those who have an account with Citibank will be able to get their pre-sale tickets beginning today at noon.

The fifth annual Governors Ball will take place at its usual home of Randall’s Island Park in New York City.

Rock in Rio USA Reveal Complete Line-Up for Inaugural Event

Last September, Rock in Rio announced they would be bringing the Brazilian party to the United States by recreating the famous festival in the U.S.’ adult playground; Las Vegas.

With the initial announcement made last year, the festival had revealed that acts like Metallica, No Doubt, Deftones, Linkin Park, John Legend, and Taylor Swift had been confirmed to perform at the inaugural event.

Now, the festival organizers have announced the complete, massive line-up for the event slated to take place over the course of two weekends in May.

Announced via a press conference, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Bleachers, Jessie J, Magic!, The Pretty Reckless, Hollywood Undead, Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr., Saints of Valory, Of Mice and Men, and many more were added to the original line-up from last year.

“We want different flavors. We want different types of artists,” said Roberta Medina, daughter of festival founder Robert Medina in a voice over about the chosen performers.

Tickets for Rock in Rio USA will go on sale beginning this upcoming Monday, Jan. 19 at the festival’s website. General-admission weekend passes will put attendees back $298 while VIP weekend tickets with access to VIP areas, open bars, buffet, and access to an exclusive entrance will cost those interested, $498.

The first weekend, named the “Rock Weekend,” will take place May 8-9, while the second weekend, named the “Pop Weekend,” will take place May 15-16 at the City of Rock MGM Resorts Festival Grounds.

It is estimated that a grand total of 240,000 to 320,000 attendees will show up during the course of the weekend with festival organizers hoping to have 80,000 a day though they admit it might be more like 60,000 attendees per day.

Check out the line-up for each day of the festival below.

Saturday, May 8:

Main Stage: No Doubt, Mana, The Pretty Reckless

Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr., The Bleachers, Saints of Valory

Sunday, May 9:

Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (featurng Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice and Men

Saturday, May 15:

Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo

Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

Sunday, May 16:

Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun

Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Ma!, Mikky Ekko

New York’s Governors Ball Unveil 2015 Line-Up


On the heels of Coachella’s big line-up announcement yesterday afternoon, New York’s Governors Ball has now unveiled who will be performing at their event later this year.

Like Coachella, Drake will be headlining the festival, set to take place in June, alongside deadmau5 and The Black Keys.

Sub-headliners will include: Bjork My Morning Jacket, Lana Del Rey, The Decemberists as well as Drake’s fellow Coachella 2015 performers, Florence and the Machine, Tame Impala, Ryan Adams, and St. Vincent.

Check out the full festival line-up below.


The Governors Ball will take place during the weekend of June 5-7 on Randall’s Island. Three-day general admission and VIP passes will be available beginning this Friday, Jan. 9 on the festival’s website.

Watch the American Music Awards Performances


Whether or not you tune into the American Music Awards, for a show that has the word “award” in it, there weren’t many award handed out, but rather tons of performances.

For those that couldn’t hack the full three-hour show and just wants to see selected performances, look no further than here where you can see all of them.


“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift


“Rude” / “Divine Sorrow” – MAGIC! feat. Wyclef Jean


“Boom Clap” / “Break the Rules” – Charli XCX


“What I  Like About You” (cover) – 5 Seconds of Summer


“I Bet My Life” – Imagine Dragons


“I’m Not the Only One” – Sam Smith feat. A$AP Rocky


“Fancy” / “Beg for It” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX


“Fireball” – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo


“Yellow Flicker Beat” – Lorde


“Problem” / “Break Free” / “Love Me Harder” – Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd


“The Heart Wants What It Wants” – Selena Gomez


“Night Changes” – One Direction


“Start A Fire” – Lil’ Wayne feat. Christina Milian


“Bed of Lie” – Nicki Minaj


“L.A. Love” – Fergie

“People Loving People” – Garth Brooks


“Whole Damn Year” – Mary J. Blige


“Bang Bang” – Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

Listen to Tracks from the ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack


Happy Friday everyone!

In honor of the day before the weekend, we have gone ahead and wrangled up all the newly released tracks from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 Soundtrack.

The album, which was curated by New Zealand singer Lorde, revealed the list of artists a few weeks ago. The tracklist included some up-and-coming artists as well as some already established artists in the music world.

Since the first song from the soundtrack debuted, Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” many others have followed including The Chemical Brothers and Miguel’s “This is Not a Game,” CHVRCHES’ “Dead Air,” the Kanye West remix of “Yellow Flicker Beat,” and most recently Lorde’s cover of Bright eye’s “Ladder Song” and Charli XCX’s collaboration with Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon which is titled, “Kingdom.”

Check out all the previously released songs from the soundtrack below.

“Yellow Flicker Beat”- Lorde:

“This is Not a Game” – The Chemical Brothers feat. Miguel:

“Dead Air” – CHVRCHES:

“All My Love” – Ariana Grande and Major Lazer:

“Meltdown” – HAIM/ Lorde/ Q-Tip/ Pusha T:

“Ladder Song” (Bright Eyes Cover) – Lorde:

“Kingdom” – Charli XCX feat. Simon LeBon:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack will be released on Nov. 18 through Republic Records while the film will be released in theaters on Nov. 21.