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  1. Vampire Weekend Added To Isle Of Wight Fest

    December 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock act Vampire Weekend has been added to the bill for the U.K.'s Isle of Wight Festival in 2010, along with British pop veterans Spandau Ballet and dance act Calvin Harris. Dance-rock act Friendly Fires also joins the bill for t ...

  2. U.K.’s Truck Festival Set For U.S. Bow

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Truck Festival, an independently run U.K. festival that takes place annually in Oxfordshire, England, is to reach across the Atlantic and launch a U.S. offshoot next year. Entitled Truck America, the Wfestival will take place at the Full Moon Reso ...

  3. U2 To Headline Glastonbury

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 has been confirmed as a headline act for the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival in 2010. The Irish band will make their first appearance at the festival in Somerset next year, which also marks 40 years since the first Glastonbury Festival. U2 hea ...

  4. Wines That Rock Launches First Three Varietals

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Wines That Rock, a partnership between rock business managers RZO and the Mendocino Wine Company, has launched its first three rock'n'roll varietals: Forty Licks Merlot, Woodstock Chardonnay and The Dark Side of the Moon Cabernet Sauvign ...

  5. Ibiza Rocks Expands Into Mallorca

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ibiza Rocks, an annual music event on the island of Ibiza, will expand into the Spanish island of Mallorca in 2010 with the opening of the 330-room Mallorca Rocks Hotel in Magaluf. It will be based on the same model as the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, which ...

  6. Tokio Hotel Checks In To Virtual Tour

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German pop-rock act Tokio Hotel is launching a 3D holographic tour - a "virtual" performance to be shown in 12 cities across seven countries. The promotion, which uses ground-breaking new technology, launches tomorrow (Oct. 2) in Berlin. ...

  7. Festival Republic Takes Control Of Big Chill Fest

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. festival and event promoter Festival Republic has taken majority ownership of the Big Chill Festival. The festival, which marked its 15th year this summer, is staged at Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire. It takes place next year on Aug. 5-8. The ...

  8. Phish Sets Dates, Location For West Coast Festival

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As expected, jam band Phish will hold its eight festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. The event, dubbed Festival 8, will be the band’s first three-day festival on the West Coast. Over the course of three d ...

  9. Study Shows Isle of Wight Fest's $24 Million Boost

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A university study has revealed the annual Isle of Wight festival potentially contributes up to £15 million ($24.4 million) to the island's economy, according to the Isle of Wight Council. The figure includes spend away from the site by visit ...

  10. Rascal Flatts, Good Charlotte Cook Up Dishes For Denny's

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts, Good Charlotte and Sum 41 have created new dishes for Denny’s new Rockstar Menu. The new menu options, available starting June 23, target young diners that visit the restaurant chain late night. They are part of the Denny’s Allnight ...

  11. Beach Break Live Fest Moves To Kent

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. summer festival Beach Break Live has been moved to the new site of Port Lympne Safari Park in Kent after permission to use the original site in Cornwall was rejected. The event is targeted at university students. According to organizers, a pa ...

  12. Los 40 Principales, Coronita Back Beach Campaign

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spain's most popular national music radio network, Top 40-format Los 40 Principales, has teamed up with Mexican beer brand Coronita in an effort to clean up one European beach a year. And Los 40's 4 million daily listeners, according to ...

  13. Ting Tings To Rock Ibiza

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Ting Tings, Groove Armada and Soulwax have been confirmed as part of this year's Ibiza Rocks line-up, alongside Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe and up-and-coming acts Frankmusik, Kissy Sell Out, Burn the Negative and South Central. Previously announ ...

  14. Jay-Z Plots Summer Tour, Ciara To Open

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z will headline a series of intimate performances beginning July 3 at the Pearl in the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, the former's representative has confirmed to Billboard.biz. The Brooklyn rapper will be backed by a full band and will be ac ...

  15. Beach Boys, Sex Pistols, Blondie Members Onboard For 'Rock And Roll'

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Members of the MC5, Devo, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Beach Boys are among those participating in the Rock and Roll Experience, which will launch its inaugural five-day fantasy camp Oct. 7 in Honolulu. The fan ...

  16. The Hours Label Launches Paris Fest

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French record company the Hours has launched a three-day festival in Paris, featuring U.K. BRIT Award winners Elbow. The festival runs until April 17, when Elbow will headline at the 1,500-capacity Bataclan venue, where Dan Black performs today (A ...

  17. Sonisphere Fest Launches Deposit Scheme

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New rock festival Sonisphere has launched a deposit scheme for its U.K. event at Knebworth on Aug. 1 and 2. Metallica and Linkin Park will headline the 60,000-capacity festival. Organizers said they were inspired by the success of the Glastonbury ...

  18. Tribunal On Gym Music Tariff Down Under

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia is getting physical with fitness gyms, which the collecting society reckons is underpaying for the use of music in its workout classes. The PPCA's case for a proposed new recorded music tariff ...

  19. Snowside Festival Cancelled

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The inaugural Austrian alpine festival Snowside 2009, due to be held March 23 to 29 in Nassfeld, has been cancelled. In a statement posted on the festival's official Web site, organizers blamed poor ticket sales on "unforeseen factors in ...

  20. McCartney To Open New Joint In Las Vegas

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney has been tapped to open the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's new Joint in Las Vegas on April 19. Motley Crue will close the old Joint with back-to-back shows tonight and tomorrow night (Feb. 7). Tickets for McCartney's conce ...

  21. PJ Harvey Confirmed For Camp Bestival

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. alt-rock singer P.J. Harvey has been confirmed as the headline act for the second annual Camp Bestival festival at Dorset in England, held July 24 to 26. Mercury Rev and Bon Iver will also perform Camp Bestival began in 2008 as a spin-off eve ...

  22. Starwood Checks In With Live Nation

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will become the official hotel partner for Live Nation through a multi-year agreement that aims to leverage the concert promotion giant's music platform in North America. As part of the agreement, Starw ...

  23. Zappa Family Loses Zappanale Court Battle

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Gail Zappa -- widow of U.S. rock legend Frank -- has failed in her bid to stop a German festival using her late husband's name and image. Zappa and her family trust had launched a lawsuit against the German Frank Zappa fan club over its annua ...

  24. DMB, Wilco, Panic Set For 10,000 Lakes Fest

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, Wilco and Widespread Panic will headline the seventh 10,000 Lakes Festival, to be held July 22-25 at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Also on the bill are Umphrey's McGee, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Railroad E ...

  25. Rock Veterans Sign On For Fantasy Camp

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former and present members of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Yes, Kiss, the Stray Cats, Grand Funk Railroad and Alice Cooper's and Paul McCartney's bands will take part in next year's Hollywood edition of Rock'n'Roll ...

  26. RED, Travelocity Partner For Music Series

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Independent distributor RED has partnered with travelocity.com for their "A Night In" (ANI) Music series. The Travelocity brand will be included in most ANI online promotions, print ads and television spots. Promotions in the works for 2 ...

  27. Lennon Song Donated To Hard Rock Hunger Campaign

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music-themed restaurant, hotel and casino brand Hard Rock International has launched a global campaign on hunger with a fund-raising compilation album. The "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign will raise funds for WHY, a non-profit ...

  28. Glastonbury, Ting Tings Named U.K. Festival Favorites

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eavis' Glastonbury festival bounced back after a year of media scrutiny for slower ticket sales and his choice of a hip-hop act, Jay-Z, for headliner as the event won in three categories at this year's U.K. Festival Awards. At th ...

  29. Live Nation Lands Booking Contract For N.M. Casino

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Southwest has entered into an agreement to book live entertainment at the 1,800-capacity convention center located at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero, N.M. The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino is o ...

  30. Glastonbury Founder To Be Honored At Festival Awards

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury festival, will receive the outstanding contribution award at the U.K. Festival Awards held Oct. 30 at London's Indigo venue. Eavis established the iconic outdoor music event in 1970, originally as the ...

  31. U.K. Festival Awards Shortlist Favors Boutique Events

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following 200,000 general public votes, according to organizers, the fifth annual U.K. Festival Awards has announced the 2008 nominations shortlist -- and it's a good result for boutique festivals. Heading the list with three nominations is N ...

  32. W Hotels Drops Sixth CD

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, this week began selling "The Sound of Wonderlust: W Hotels Worldwide Tour," the sixth time the brand has put out an collection of music. Available on at W Hotels and ...

  33. Iggy & The Stooges Robbed

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Iggy & the Stooges had their gear stolen on Aug. 4 outside the Embassy Suites hotel in Montreal. The band had played the Osheaga Festival in Montreal the night before. The truck and all backline equipment were stolen. The band has a show Wedne ...

  34. McDonald's Names Jingle Contest Winner

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's today named the winner of its contest to record a remix of its signature jingle "Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun." The promotion, called the "Big Mac Chant- ...

  35. Kem, Whalum, Ayers Lead Lineup For 21st Long Beach Jazz Fest

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 21st annual Long Beach Jazz Festival will take place Aug. 8-10 at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, Calif. The lineup encompasses a wide range of noted R&B and jazz acts such as Kirk Whalum, Chrisette Michelle, Roy Ayers, Michael Franks, ...

  36. Camp Rock Star Signs Up to Get 'Fit'

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ahead of the premier of Disney's next hoped for musical franchise "Camp Rock," one of the stars of the movie launched a branded exercise show online. Sponsored by Nintendo's Wii, "Get Fit with Alyson!" centers around ...

  37. Costello, The Roots Set For Whistler Music Festival

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello and the Imposters, the Roots and Broken Social Scene have been tapped for this year's inaugural Whistler Music Festival, to be held July 19-20 at Tube Park at Base II on the side of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, B.C. Other ar ...

  38. Sony BMG Norte Preps For Move

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The offices of Sony BMG Norte/Day 1, a staple on Miami Beach's Lincoln Road, will soon have new digs. Come this fall, all the label's Miami operations, as well as those of its talent development company, Day 1, will occupy newly-renovate ...

  39. New York Showcase The Eclectic Ride Returns

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a one year hiatus, R&B showcase The Eclectic Ride returned Tuesday (May 6) with R&B singers Bilal and Emily King as hosts. "I started in 2002 to provide New York with a dope artist scene," says Eclectic Ride founder Forest ...

  40. Wine Company Pairs Up With Music and Art Scene

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Black Swan, an Australian wine, will next week start hosting events around the U.S. where musicians perform and display their artwork. The wine maker will be running two events. The first, "Black Swan Wine Bar," will pair up fashion line ...

  41. 'Rodeo' Set For September Run

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Tigres del Norte, Pepe Aguilar and El Chapo de Sinaloa will perform "The Rodeo of the Decade," a U.S. tour slated to begin in September. The three superstars of norteño, pop/ranchera and banda will be joined by horses in a "musi ...

  42. Festival Network Unveils 2008 Schedule

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With new festivals in Whistler, British Columbia; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Monte Carlo, Monaco; and San Francisco, Festival Network has officially announced its 2008 season schedule (see full list below). Lineups for most of the jazz/folk-themed festiv ...

  43. Wal-Mart Secures Bryan Adams Album Exclusive

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bryan Adams' latest album, "11," will be released May 13 exclusively via Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores in the U.S. The set has been out internationally since last month on Universal. Adams recorded his entire career for A& ...

  44. Fairmont Hotels Preps Music Service, EMI Onboard

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fairmont Hotels & Resorts luxury chain will launch a digital music retail service for guests at its various properties. It initially has licensed music only from EMI Music Group, taking advantage of the label's DRM-free strategy, which wi ...

  45. Belgium's Werchter Launches Family Festival

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Belgium's long-established Rock Werchter festival has unveiled a family-friendly spin-off event, the Werchter Boutique festival, which will be staged on July 13. Promoter Herman Schueremans, who organises the annual Rock Werchter festival for ...

  46. CMT Loot Flies Into Nashville Airport

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST CMT has partnered with travel retailer Hudson Group for the network's first ever retail store, CMT Loot, at Nashville International Airport. The store will showcase authentic CMT apparel, CDs, DVDs and other memorabilia to the thousands of tr ...

  47. Springsteen, Daughtry To Headline Harley Concerts

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Daughtry, ZZ Top, the Black Crowes and Buddy Guy, among others, will perform as part of Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary, scheduled for Aug. 29-30 across various Milwaukee venues. Springsteen & ...

  48. CMT Teams With Harrah's Horseshoe For 'Crossroads Bar'

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST CMT and Horseshoe Casino and Hotel have announced plans for the first ever CMT Crossroads Bar. An extension of CMT's "Crossroads" series, which pairs country stars with popular artists from other genres, the bar will be located at H ...

  49. Lyman, Reese To Launch Rockstar Mayhem Tour

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and John Reese, Lyman's partner on the Taste of Chaos tour, are assembling the first ever Rockstar Mayhem tour, Billboard.biz has learned. Slipknot and Disturbed are already confirmed. The outing, sponsore ...

  50. Michaelson, Bareilles Anchoring Hotel Cafe Tour

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Red-hot singer/songwriters Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will anchor the lineup for the fourth annual Hotel Cafe tour, which begins March 6 at the Belly Up in San Diego, and wraps April 12 at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. Cary Bro ...

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