iHeartRadio Music Festival Announce 2015 Line-Up

Months after announcing the return of their annual music festival, iHeartMedia has now revealed the identity of those performers who will be heading to Las Vegas in September for the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Fall Out Boy, The Killers, Duran Duran, Disclosure, Coldplay, and The Who are just some of the big names who will be taking the stage at the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival.

The 2015 line-up will also include Sam Smith, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, David Guetta, Kenny Chesney, Prince Royce, Diplo, Jason Derulo, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Blake Shelton. This year’s line-up seems to give every music taste a little bit of something to look forward to.

The festival will take place during the weekend of Sept. 18-19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Ryan Seacrest will, once again, host the event.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale beginning this Saturday, Aug. 1.

For those who won’t be able to make it to Vegas, there’s no need to worry. The festival will be live streamed on Yahoo! and iHeartMedia’s plethora of radio stations. Like last year, the festival will air as a two-day special on The CW Network on Sept. 29-30; a week or so after the live event.

In addition to the big names taking the nighttime main stage, the festival will also include outdoor daytime performances at the MGM Resorts Village on Sept. 19. Previously announced artists for that include Demi Lovato, Hozier, Tove Lo, Trey Songz, Walk the Moon, Nick Jonas, Big Sean, Lee Brice, Echosmith and James Bay.

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.

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

Pete Townshend Apologizes to 7-Year-Old Girl

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend might have just lost himself a little Who fan after what he did at a performance of Quadrophenia in Ontario. At the Feb. 19 show at the Hamilton Copps Coliseum, a seven-year-old girl was holding up a sign, asking the frontman to do his signature move of smashing his guitar.

It was then reported that he turned to the father and daughter and started to berate them from the stage saying things such as,“Don’t bring your children [or] use them. I want to tell you two words but I can’t because you’ve got a child there.” Instead of actually saying the actual two words, the singer went on the mouth “f..k off”  in their general direction.

After the father went on to speak with the Toronto Sun about what happened, it was revealed that his daughter was actually a really big Who fan and that the sign was more full of pure joy of being able to see them live and not from trying to get him to do something she wanted. Once this was revealed to Townshend, he went on to write an apology letter to the little girl and father with the help of a local Toronto DJ:

Apologies and condolences from my side, and very best wishes to you and your family.

I asked my friend Mike Tyler to find you so I could tell you that I am so sorry the story about us blew up the way it did, but also to tell you that I sympathize with you both, and your daughter’s mother, and that I am most certainly not angry. I was not angry on stage either. I was in rock star mode, the big mouth.

I could have handled it differently. I thought of sending someone to find you both and telling you I was not upset, but we were flying to New York straight after the show, and had no time to spare. I wish things had been different. It would have saved you from all this furor.

I thought your placard was fun. I had a job to do (to announce our musicians) and I didn’t want to lengthen the show by trying to deal with you directly and in detail. I was also worried that your daughter looked a little frightened as the crowd started to follow you down the aisle. The ushers should not have let you leave your seats and walk forward. All that said, you did nothing wrong.

You can see the Townshend video here: