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

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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.

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Rage Against the Machine join the Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Boston Calling 2020 roster

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Lace up your shoes and pack up your bags, because you’re going to want to head to Boston this spring for the 2020 incarnation of Boston Calling.

On Tuesday (Jan. 28), Boston Calling organizers unveiled the rocking lineup for this year’s event. The Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who were announced in November, will be joined by Rage Against the Machine as the “big print” names on the festival’s bill.

The Foo Fighter will headline the first night (Friday, May 22) of the three-day event while Rage Against the Machine will take over the main stage during the second night (Saturday, May 23). The Red Hot Chili Peppers will close out the weekend-long party during the third and final night (Sunday, May 24).

Rage Against the Machine’s appearance at Boston Calling is just another reunion show the group has planned for 2020.

In addition to the Foo Fighter, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rage Against the Machine, this year’s lineup also includes The 1975, Liam Gallagher, Angels and Airwaves, PVRIS, Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes fame), the Struts, Run the Jewels, Banks, Koffee, Dreamers, PUP, Sharon van Etten, Dinosaur Jr. and more.

According to a statement from Boston Calling, more than 60 artists will perform on one of the festival’s five stages during the three days.

Tickets for Boston Calling are currently available for purchase here.

Boston Calling will take place during Memorial Weekend (May 22-24) at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Mass. For more information about Boston Calling, tickets, or just general inquiries, head on over to the festival’s website here.

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Rage Against the Machine to reunite in 2020

Hold onto your wallets people, because it looks like Rage Against the Machine is getting back together for some reunion gigs.

On Friday (Nov. 1), rumors started to circulate after a post on Instagram under the band’s moniker went viral. According to the post, the group would be playing a total of five shows in 2020; El Paso on March 26, Las Cruce on March 28, Phoenix on March 30, and Indio, California, on April 10 and April 17.

As it has been pointed put by many publications and fans, the Indio dates just so happen to coincide with Coachella 2020, meaning that they will headline both weekends of the event.

Forbes’ contributor Steve Baltin spoke with Rage Against the Machine associate Wayne Kamemoto who pretty much confirmed that the post and the tour dates were legitimate.

“The band’s social media is accurate,” Kamemoto reportedly told Baltin.

Similarity, Consequence of Sound also obtained confirmation from “industry sources” who said that the posts and dates are correct.

Now, we’ve gotten official confirmation from the band themselves.

Since this all started out as a rumor and took place on an unverified Rage Against the Machine Instagram account, fans were quick to accept this announcement with a grain of salt. It wouldn’t be the first time that a Rage Against the Machine reunion rumor had taken over the internet.

In an interesting and most likely related twist, Tom Morello posted the same exact image from the announcement on his official Instagram account earlier this week.

The five reunion shows will be the first time the group has performed together since their 2011 L.A. Rising Festival at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Mumford and Sons Cover Blink-182 with Mark Hoppus

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Remember how last week Mumford and Sons welcomed Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus on stage for a cover of ’80s staple “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics? Well, it appears that they guys from Mumford liked having Hoppus around so much that they decided to cover another song together with the bassist.

During the folk band’s show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood this past weekend, Hoppus was once again brought out on stage alongside Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and T-Bone Burnett for a cover of Hoppus’s (and the rest of Blink-182) very own “What’s My Age Again?”

Might be a kind of random grouping, but hey, sometimes the things you don’t think work together do in the end. Check out the fan shot video from the show below, so don’t expect the audio from the video to be recording studio worthy.