Billie Eilish, blink-182, Rage Against the Machine to headline Firefly 2020


Another day, another music festival lineup reveal.

This time, we’re taking things to Delaware where their annual summertime music festival just gave concertgoers a heck of an eclectic lineup.

On Tuesday (Jan. 28), Firefly Music Festival organizers unveiled the complete lineup for the 2020 edition of the annual event.

Headlining this year’s festivities are Rage Against the Machine, blink-182, Grammy-Award winner Billie Eilish (sounds really good, right?), Halsey, Khalid, and Maggie Rogers.

In addition to the six acts mentioned above, the roster also boasts Cage the Elephant, Diplo, the Band Camino, Big Boi (yup, that Big Boi), Run the Jewels, CHVRCHES, David Lee Roth (yeah, we’re a little confused too), Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Grouplove, The Struts, Cold War Kids, and many more.

Pre-sales begin this Friday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. ET, but you will need to pre-register before you’re given that unique code. You can do that here.

General ticket sales begin Monday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. ET. Firefly will be offering three different pass types: general admission, VIP, and super VIP.

If you need a little help paying off your passes, don’t sweat it. Firefly is offering a payment plan which lets you break up the cost of your ticket into four easy installments.

Like they say, it’s all about “plan, pay, play.”

Firefly Music Festival 2020 will take over the Woodlands in Dover during the weekend of June 18-21.

For more information about Firefly Music Festival, tickets, or just general inquiries, head on over to the festival’s website here.


Cage the Elephant, Alicia Keys, and Chance the Rapper lead the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Festival roster

iHeart2019_header.jpgAlicia Keys, Cage the Elephant, and Chance the Rapper are just some of the acts who will make their way to Las Vegas in the fall for the 2019 incarnation of the iHeartRadio Music Festival. On Tuesday (June 4), the media giant announced the genre-diverse lineup for this year’s festivities.

Joining the previously mentioned acts on the roster are a slew of top 20 radio staples as well as some legendary 80s rock bands. Halsey, Miley Cyrus, and Camila Cabello will share the stage with iconic bands like Heart and Def Leppard as well as country staples like Tim McGraw and Zac Brown Band.

This year’s Daytime Stage will feature performances by Juice WRLD, Maren Morris, Billie Eilish, Old Dominion, H.E.R., Zara Larsson, CNCO, Brett Young, FLETCHER, Monsta X, Bryce Vine, and Lauv. More acts are expected to be announced as the event gets closer.

Heart, Def Leppard, Mumford & Sons, Cabello, and H.E.R. will all make their iHeartRadio Music Festival debuts this year. This year also finds several iHeartRadio Music Festival veterans taking the stage. Keys performed at the inaugural event in 2011, McGraw took the stage in 2013, Zac Brown Band brought the country to the main stage in 2014, and Halsey performed on the Daytime Stage in 2017.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival will take over the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas during the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

The festival will be broadcast live on iHeartRadio’s medley of radio stations and will be live-streamed on the CW app and on the CW’s website.

If you miss the two-night event, don’t fret; the CW will re-broadcast the festival for a two-night TV special on Oct. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

Tickets for the festival go on sale to the general public next Friday, June 14. More information about the iHeartRadio Music Festival can be found here.


Halsey shares female-centric music video for ‘Nightmare’

Halsey is not afraid of calling out all the inequalities facing women, and her new song is an ode to that. On Friday (May 17), the New Jersey-born singer unleashed her brand new song, “Nightmare.”

The lyrics find Halsey airing out her frustrations about what it’s like to be a female, especially now with all the disgusting political drama surrounding who gets a say when it comes to a woman’s body (spoiler, it’s the woman). The lyrics include a direct reference to that when she talks about how men think they can dictate how a woman uses her body as well as the constant remarks of “you’ll look prettier if you smile” when a woman doesn’t owe them anything (remember all the men whining when Brie Larson didn’t smile on the “Captain Marvel” poster?).

The four-minute music video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis while the concept came from the mind of Halsey. The video stars Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, Blondie head-honcho Debbie Harry, and of course Halsey.

“Imagine getting onstage every night and seeing young women sweating mascara tears, lightning in their eyes, throwing elbows and raising fists, screaming till the veins in their necks raise under warm skin, and not being inspired by it,” the singer wrote on Twitter about the new song.

“This song is about you, for you.”

Watch “Nightmare” above.

There’s no word yet on whether “Nightmare” will be a one-off single or part of Halsey’s upcoming studio album. Halsey’s last studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, was released in 2017.

Eminem, Jack White, Yeah Yeah Yeahs to headline Governors Ball 2018

Eminem, Jack White, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are just a handful of artists who will be heading to New York this summer for the eighth annual Governors Ball Music Festival. On Wednesday (Jan. 3), the full lineup for the 2018 incarnation of the annual summertime festival was announced. Like previous years, this year’s lineup boosts a mix of artists from different genres making sure to satisfy everyone’s music taste.

For Eminem, Governors Ball will mark the rapper’s second major 2018 music festival appearance. On Tuesday, Jan. 2, Eminem was confirmed as one of the three main headliners for Coachella 2018. The two music festival engagements will be in support of the rapper’s luke warmly-received ninth studio album, Revival.

For Jack White, his appearance at Governors Ball just adds to the speculation that he will be releasing a new album sometime in the new year. Though White previously teased fans with a weird video, no official title or release date has been given for the new album. White’s last studio album was 2014’s Lazaretto.

For the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Governors Ball marks the band’s first major show in a long time. Back in October, the group performed their first concert in four years when they took the stage to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of their debut album, Fever to Tell.

In addition to Eminem, Jack White, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, this year’s Governors Ball lineup also includes acts like N.E.R.D, Silk City (Diplo and Mark Ronson), the Gaslight Anthem, Halsey, CVRCHES, Cut Copy, Galantis, Japandroids, Third Eye Blind, Vic Mensa, LANY, The Menzingers, Wolf Alice, The Struts, and Sir Sly.

Governors Ball will mark N.E.R.D’s first show in New York since 2010. The Pharrell Williams-led act recently released their critically acclaimed fifth studio album, No_One Every Really Dies.

For The Gaslight Anthem, 2018 will mark the ten-year anniversary of the release of their sophomore, and much beloved album, The ’59 Sound. To celebrate the record’s anniversary, the band will perform the album in full during their time slot at the music festival. The album went on to be named eMusic’s “Best Album of 2008.”

Three-day general admission tickets, as well as VIP passes, are currently available at a special “announce day” price. Regular ticket prices will resume at midnight on Jan. 4. The 2018 edition of Governors Ball Music Festival will take place during the weekend of June 1 – 3 at Randall’s Island in New York City. For more information about Governors Ball, head on over to the music festival’s website here.

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Halsey announces ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’

Halsey’s 2016 was a great one for the singer, but it looks like 2017 may give last year a run for its money. On Tuesday (March 7), the New Jersey singer took to social media to confirm the release of her sophomore album. Taking to Twitter, she revealed the album will be titled Hopeless Fountain Kingdom and will reportedly see a summer release.

Though she did not further elaborate on the specific date, Halsey did say that her second studio record will be released sometime in June of 2017. The news of her sophomore album comes on the heels of her, and The Chainsmokers, winning “Dance Song of the Year” at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. “Closer” was a massive smash of a song that took home the title of “Summer Song of 2016.”

Hopeless Fountain Kingdom will be Halsey’s first set of new songs since the release of her debut album, 2015’s BADLANDS. Earlier this year, it was revealed that she had contributed a new song titled “Not Afraid Anymore” to the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. During an interview with Beats 1, Halsey explained not only how the song came to be, but she also revealed that her new album was already in the works.

“With the exception of doing the ‘Closer’ collaboration, it was the first time I had written something organically for myself since I made Badlands and it’s creeping up on two years ago now. It was right before I started writing for my second record which I’m hoping to get out in the next couple of months or so. It was a good faucet opening,” she tells the digital media platform. “[And] also it’s especially hard to do something that feels unique and feels authentic especially for me because Fifty Shades [Darker] was almost too good of a pairing, too good of a brand mashup especially this film in particular because Fifty Shades Darks is kind of about Anna, the female character, coming into her own on her sexuality and owning it and choosing her freedom and choosing her quality over a life of submission. You know that’s very much the M.O. of my project, strong, sexual female mentality so it was almost too easy—I was like how do I do this?”

For now, Halsey fans will just have to keep an eye out for the songstress to confirm the release of her new album. Until then, you can watch her music video for “New Americana” above.


Lollapalooza confirm 2016 lineup, unveil daily lineup

Over the past few weeks, it seemed that everyone was trying to figure out who will be headlining 2016’s Lollapalooza. Since the speculations began, “sources” had confirmed that giants like Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the newly reunited LCD Soundsystem would headline the three-day music festival. On Wednesday (March 23), festival organizers unveiled the complete list for the upcoming summer gig.

As the “sources” leaked, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and LCD Soundsystem will in fact headline the festival’s 25th incarnation, but they will be joined by a slew of other great musicians. Other performers will include J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Jane’s Addiction, Haim, The 1975, City and Colour, M83, Halsey, Bloc Party, Saint Motel, Melanie Martinez, The Joy Formidable,The Front Bottoms,Grimes, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Silversun Pickups, MuteMath, Two Door Cinema Club, Big Gram, Foals, Bastille, Miike Snow, and many more

The lineup for the 2016 edition of the festival is so massive, that it looks like after teasing last year, the festival will officially become a four-day event. Instead of beginning on Friday, like it has in the past, the show will now kick-off on Thursday. The four-day festival is set to take place during the weekend of July 28-31 at Chicago’s Grant Park. Tickets for the summer festival will go on sale beginning today at 11 am EST on the festival’s website.

For now, the complete list of acts, as well as the daily lineups, can be seen below.





Imagine Dragons Bring Paintings to Life in “Shots”

Imagine Dragons’ new album Smoke + Mirrors is about to be released and in honor of that, the Las Vegas based band have released the music video for their newest single, “Shots.”

The music video is inspired by the paintings of Tim Cantor, a surrealist painter who created the album art for the group’s upcoming sophomore record as well as other collaborations.

Watch the video below and go for a trippy ride.

“Shots” joins lead single “I Bet My Life” and previously announced songs “Summer,” “Polaroid,” “I’m So Sorry,” and “Gold” on Smoke + Mirrors which will be released Tuesday, Feb. 17 through Interscope Records.

Imagine Dragons also recently announced their North American tour in support of the new record which will begin on June 3 in Portland, OR and conclude on Aug. 1 in Boise at the Taco Bell Arena. The band will be supported by Metric and Halsey.