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Download announcment and other festival rumours

17 Feb

The Download lineup continues to get better every year, but this time the organizers have really outdone themselves. AC/DC, Aerosmith and Rage Against The Machine will all be playing the event this June and it doesn’t get much better than that. Also playing will be Motorhead, Them Crooked Vultures, Deftones, Megadeath, Wolfmother and a fair load of tosh just to even things out. Download has upped it’s game and now the other festivals need to follow suit.

Glastonbury has also pulled out the big guns by announcing none other than Stevie Wonder, U2 and Muse for the event’s big anniversary year.

Reading and Leeds have not announced a thing yet although Blink 182 are all but confirmed (Woop!) and eveyone from Greenday to R.E.M, My Chemical Romance to Guns N Roses have also been rumoured. At V Kasabian and Kings of Leon are probably playing and Isle of White has got The Strokes, Blondie and Jay Z.

Watch this space…

Meanwhile tickets for Rage against the Machine’s victory concert went on sale this morning. The 40,000 tickets sold out instantly, the concert will go ahead in June before the band play Dublin, Rock Am Ring and of course Download.


11 Jun

Fans of The Horrors fantastic new record ‘Primary Colours’ would be well advised to check out London’s S.C.U.M, a band playing the Isle of White festival this coming sunday. They are a band undoubtidly in their infancy but already showing great promise, easily one of the most inteligent and talented new bands I’ve heard in ages. Feedback and wierd noises are their freinds (as are Joy Division’s albums no doubt) but they have a very 21st century element as well. They will carve their name onto 2009’s musical landscape with their sonic wall of sound, so get their debut single ‘Visions arise’ if you can find it anywhere, otherwise check out their myspace below.