Glastonbury 2015 Announce Complete 2015 Line-Up

When Glastonbury isn’t letting the selfie generation know that this festival is a “selfie stick optional” event, they are revealing the super long and jammed packed line-up for this year’s event.

Previously, festival organizers had revealed that acts likes Kanye West, Foo Fighters, The Who, Florence and the Machine, Pharrell Williams, Alt-J, Lionel Richie, Motorhead, Patti Smith, and many, many more would be making the trip to Pilton, Somerset (England) at the end of the month for the five-day music event.

With about three weeks left until gates open to let in all the musical craziness, organizers revealed the rest of the long list of acts.

Check out some of the new additions, and the official poster with the updated line-up, below.

New additions include: SBTRKT, Benjamin Booker, Jon Hopkins, Goat, Idris Elba, The Districts, Palma Violets, Frank Turner, Leon Bridges, Alvvays, Tricky, FFS (the joint project from Franz Ferdinand and Sparks), Mini Mansions, Shlomo, The Cribs, SOAK, Milky Chance, The Gaslamp Killer, Donovan, The Proclaimers, Nick Lowe, Burt Bacharach, and many more.

Russian band Pussy Riot will also appear at the event for a “live conversation” while Stephen Hawking and the Dali Lama will also make appearances.


Like the poster states, Glastonbury 2015 will take place from June 24-28.

Glastonbury to Allow Selfie Sticks

Long live the selfie sticks at music festivals, we guess.

After several North American music festivals decided to ban the distracting device, English festival Glastonbury has revealed that they will be letting the contraption into their event.

In an interview with NME, festival organizer Emily Eavis confirmed that they do not have a set rule about the elongated stick, unlike other festivals (and venues), who have it listed on their prohibited items category.

“A lot of festivals have banned selfie sticks, but we’re not really in the business of banning stuff. We haven’t really decided where we stand on them,” she said.

“I’m going to walk around and see if they’re getting in the way or not!”

The banning of the seflie sticks isn’t just contained to North American venues. Surprisingly, the banning began across the pond at several European locations. Music venues like O2 Academy Brixton, London’s O2 Arena and the SSE Wembley Arena as well as historical landmarks like France’s Palace of Versailles and Rome’s Colosseum have banned the elongated sticks from their premises.

They have cited safety and health concerns as the reason, but we can probably assume that the real issue is.

If you’re thinking about taking the selfie stick to any music festivals this Summer, tread carefully because you never know who you might be blocking just to take a gazillion pictures to show off you were at a festival. The person you’re blocking might just be planning your demise using said stick.

You never know.

Glastonbury Festival will take place from June 24-28 at Worthy Farm, Somerset. This year’s headliners include Kanye West, the Foo Fighters, and The Who.

Download Festival Unveil More Acts


The year hasn’t even ended yet, but Download Festival is already well underway with the unveiling the performers for next Summer’s event.

Previously, acts like Slipknot and A Day to Remember had been confirmed to take the stage during the weekend-long festival. Today, festival organizers have revealed a couple of more names that will head out to England to perform.

Muse, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Marilyn Manson, and Faith No More are the names that were added to the continuously growing line-up.

Muse will headline the event on Saturday night for the first time ever. Considering that the group have been around for almost 20 years, played stadiums, and call England home, it comes as a surprise that this would be their first time performing at the event.

“We’ve never played the festival before so it’s going to be really special,” the band said in a joint statement about their addition to the line up. Fittingly, the band’s upcoming new album will reportedly be released around the time of Download, at least according to frontman Matt Bellamy.

Also joining the line-up will be Faith No More. The last time they performed at Download was back in 2009, but this time will be different because they will be releasing a new album; their first in 18 years.

“The last time we played Download, the focus was on bringing back the past; now it’s all about the present and the future. Where it should be.”

Marilyn Manson has also been added to the growing list, but unlike his previous times at the festival, the shock rocker will be headlining the second stage rather than playing the main stage as a supporting act.

The final new addition to the line up will be Mötley Crüe who are currently in the middle of their “good-bye tour.” According to The Guardian, their appearance at Download will mark their last ever festival performance at a rock event before they officially call it a day on the band.

Download Festival will take place during the weekend of June 12-14, 2015 at Donington Park in England. Tickets for the event will go on sale beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Nov. 20).

Legal Fallout Headed Towards the Cancelled Jabberwocky Festival


Legal trouble and fallout is about to hit the cancelled Jabberwocky Festival in London. Yesterday, it was reported that teh festival had been cancelled 72 hours before bands were scheduled to begin taking the stage.

This last-minute cancellation resulted in concertgoers and the bands alike, being stranded in London. Questions began to rise when decision to cancel the festival happen because not even a week before, the festival organizers were boosting about how the concert was close to selling out.

Even though the harsh reality began to sink on for those who traveled to London for the show, a bigger problem soon came after ticket holder were told they would be able to obtain refunds.

Neither the festival organizers nor the ticket retailers seen to know what happened to the money that was made from the customers.

In a statement on Facebook, All Tomorrow’s Parties (the organizers) advised ticket holders they would be able to obtain refunds directly from Dash Tickets. “It is their responsibility to refund the customer, as they were the company that took payments; not ATP,” read the post.

But now, Dash is speaking out, calling out the organizers and accusing them of “deliberately misleading” the customers since the ATP had already received the payments from the ticket sales.

In a press statement given to NME, the ticket company not only said that they are on a mission to find out what happened to the funds, but that they will also be pursuing legal action in order to cover money they spent as part of their relationship with the doomed festival.

“Our trust in ATP seems to have been misplaced, as their emails to fans and customers today concerning refunds have become deliberately misleading. It is for this reason that we feel compelled to make it clear that Dash has given to ATP all funds that Dash received for ticket sales to Jabberwocky. In addition to giving ATP all the ticketing funds, Dash has made substantial advances to ATP which remain unpaid, as do considerable fees for the work we have undertaken on their behalf.”

But the legal issue is not going to just be behind the concert organizers and the ticket company, it seems.ATP’s publicists, The Zeitgeist Agency, are claiming that they are owed money and have not been paid for several months and that the organizers had used the money owed to them to secure artists and the venue which now they do not have.

“Willwal Ltd (aka All Tomorrow’s Parties) have failed to pay us for several months. We have tried hard to overcome this situation and find solutions, but Willwal’s representatives have revealed to us in writing that they used the funds destined for us in order to protect payments for venue and artists, rather than settle essential and agreed amounts to our company. This situation has left our company with no alternative but to pursue Willwal Ltd by instituting legal proceedings on the 20th July to recover the substantial debt, to which Willwal Ltd have not responded. This is a course of action which as you can imagine, we have been very reluctant to take.”

As for the concertgoers, they seem to be taking the cancelled show in stride. A Facebook group called the “Jabberwocky Fallout” has formed which has posted about several replacement shows from bands that were supposed to play the event.

All Time Low to Headline Wembley Arena


All Time Low are one of the biggest bands to come out of the pop-punk music scene, so it comes as a surprise that the four piece band have never headlined an arena before though, amphitheaters and Warped Tours are the norm.

Now, it looks like things have changed because the band have announced that they will be headlining their first ever arena show.

The Baltimore-based band announced that big news would be coming on Monday (today) to their loyal (and vicious) fans, the Hustlers. At the time, the band had just posted up a picture of a face with an “x” below it, colored in with a Union Jack. This led to assume whatever the big news was, would be directed towards their fan base across the pond in England.

Today, the news was made public that they would be hitting the stage at the iconic Wembley Arena on March 20, 2015.

The show has been titled, “One Night in London with All Time Low” which will also double as filming of footage for the band’s new live DVD.

Not to shabby for a couple of “East coast kids with a record deal.”

Brand New Cover Coldplay and Modest Mouse in London


Brand New might not be playing any big arena tour in the near future, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be touring around in small venues. The band announced earlier this year that they would be going on a short European tour including England, Germany and Italy. Once that had come to an end, they would be returning home to North America to do a small tour hitting up selected cities in the United States and Canada.

During their recent stop at the Troxy in London (April 12), Brand New went on to perform “The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot” from Deja Entendu, but with a spin. Instead of sticking solely to the track, they decided to do something a little different with the live performance. As seen in the video posted below, they go on to mix Coldplay’s “Yellow” and Modest Mouse’s “Trailer Trash” to the song.

For those interested, upcoming tour dates can be seen here.