Bonnaroo Announce 2014 Line-Up

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After teasing prospective attendees yesterday that the full line-up for Bonnaroo would not be unveiled until late at night, it has finally arrives.

Festival organizers behind the yearly event that takes place in Manchester, TN, decided to make the unveil a celebration by hosting a simulcast super party called B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon) hosted by comedians Hannibal Buress and Taran Killam. 

Artist for this year’s weekend-long event will feature: Kanye West, Sir Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie,Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Phoenix,Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Kaskade, Damon Albarn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wiz Khalifa, Disclosure, Cut Copy, The Head and the Heart, Zedd, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Chromeo, Broken Bells, Tedeschi Trucks Band, James Blake, Bobby Womack, Umphrey’s McGee, Ice Cube, Ben Howard and many more.

The full bill can be seen below on the official festival’s flyer.

Bonnaroo will take place during the weekend of June 12-15 at Manchester’s Great Stage Park. Tickets will be available on the Bonnaroo website beginning this Saturday, Feb. 22 at Noon EST.

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Coachella Release Full 2014 Line-Up

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Variety broke the big news last night who the headliners for this year’s Coachella would be and now it looks like one of the biggest rumors has been confirmed.

Late last year, rumor had surfaced that OutKast would be reuniting and the place for this reunion to happen would be Coachella; cut to last night when the reports were confirmed.

Also joining OutKast as headliners are the Arcade Fire, coming off a great year and Muse. Other big names heading to California for the two weekend long festival are such big names as Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex, Beck, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, the Replacements, the Knife, and Motörhead.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place in Indio, California during two weekends, April 11 through 13 and a repeat on April 18 through 20.

And like the tweet sent out by the official Coachella Twitter, “Share it like a Polaroid picture.”

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Skrillex’s Full Flex Express, Derailed

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Skrillex announced yesterday that he would be cancelling his second annual festival-by-train, Full Flex Express. The tour which was meant to ride the Canadian rails this July is inspired by the trail that was taken by Janis Joplin. The tour was the brainchild of the DJ and was supported by many artists including Diplo, Grimes, Pretty Lights, and Tokimonsta. The line up for this year’s tour had yet to be announced, but the tickets for it had already begun to be sold back in October.

It appears that some major derailing got in the way of this year’s festivities. First they found out that the train that they had reserved all of a sudden became unavailable but then the replacement they hoped to get was too expensive. Following that, the artist that they had hoped to get on board all of a sudden also became unavailable.

Skirllex says that he hopes to be able to bring the tour back in 2014, because it looks like 2013 is not going to happen, at all. The EDM megastar posted the following on the Full Flex Express Facebook:

“It is with huge disappointment that we have to announce the Full Flex Express will not be happening in 2013. During the past 4 months we lost the train we had booked, found a new one, and then realized the cost associated with using it would put us at a huge, huge loss.

We explored every option to make the Full Flex Express happen but ultimately we could not get around these setbacks. Also, some of the acts we had in mind were unavailable and we only wanted to deliver the best of the best, which is what we think this festival should deliver.

The train is near and dear to my heart, and we have every intention of bringing it back in a massive way in 2014 (and for many years after), so please understand that we do this for you and this is just an unfortunate convergence of circumstances. Refunds will be issued at point of purchase and also to everyone who bought a ticket online.”