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  1. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  2. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performing at Coachella (Getty) If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the curre ...

  3. Eminem Adds Third Date, Janet Jackson Cancels More Dates, Odd Future Dropped: Aussie, New Zealand Touring Bits

    November 07, 2011 4:14 PM EST Australia's summer season should be another hot one for concert goers, if recent artist announcements is anything to go by. Eminem has added a third date to his brief stadium tour this December. Lil Wayne will join Slim Shady on stage and pla ...

  4. Big Day Out's Long-Time Promoters Ken West and Vivian Lees Split

    November 01, 2011 8:42 AM EDT The two promoters behind Australia's colossal Big Day Out festival tour are going their separate ways. Ken West and Vivian Lees are calling time on a partnership which spans 20 years, and more than 100 BDO shows. West, who is based in Sydney, ...

  5. Kasbian, N-Dubz's Dappy Top U.K. Charts; Tony Bennett Debuts At No. 5

    September 26, 2011 7:52 AM EDT English rock band Kasabian registered their third consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Velociraptor" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) debuted at the top. Dappy, aka north London-born Costadinos Contostavlos, a member of ...

  6. Heineken Breaks With Benicassim Fest

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT International beer producer Heineken is to cease being the main sponsor for Spain's highest-profile summer music festival, held in July at Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast. Heineken had been the main sponsor for the past 10 years ...

  7. KT Tunstall Premieres New Album In London

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer-songwriter KT Tunstall made her live return in London last night (July 28) where she premiered material from her new studio set, "Tiger Suit" (Virgin/Relentless). Performing a short stripped-back set in front of a small numbe ...

  8. Benicassim Fest Attendance Slumps

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spain's highest-profile summer music festival, the international Benicassim festival (FIB) on the eastern Mediterranean coast, suffered an alarming slump in attendance this year. The total attendance of 127,000 over the July 15-18 four-day fe ...

  9. Florence And The Machine Leads Mojo Nominations

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London act Florence and the Machine has four Mojo music award nominations, ahead of rockers Kasabian who have three and Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley who both have two. The U.K. awards, organized by Mojo magazine, are decided by readers voting ...

  10. Eddie Vedder Guests At Who London Show

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder made a surprise guest appearance at The Who's concert in London, last night (Mar. 30). Vedder joined the legendary British band onstage at London's Royal Albert Hall venue as they performed their 1973 conc ...

  11. Lady Gaga, JLS, Florence Rule At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga was the big winner at the 2010 BRIT Awards at London's Earls Court with three wins, but British acts JLS and Florence and the Machine snagged important awards on the night. There were strong performances from Gaga, U.K. rock act Kas ...

  12. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organized by trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 fro ...

  13. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  14. Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian Head NME Noms

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock bands Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian head the list of nominees for the Shockwaves NME Awards, due to be held Feb. 24 at London venue the O2 Academy Brixton. Both acts picked up six nominations apiece for the weekly U.K. music magazine' ...

  15. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle. U.K. acts Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Are ...

  16. Kasabian Signs With Sony/ATV

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has signed a worldwide publishing deal with British rock act Kasabian and its principal songwriter, Sergio Pizzorno. The deal, which is an exclusive worldwide, long-term songwriter agreement, covers future Kasabian r ...

  17. MySpace Music Launches In The U.K.

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Over a year after its U.S. rollout, MySpace Music has made its long-awaited bow in the United Kingdom, going live at 00.01 U.K. time today (Dec. 3), following a launch gig by U.K. rock band Kasabian at London's Heaven venue. As with the U.S. ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Muse, Lily Allen, Kasabian Collect Q Awards

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Muse, Lily Allen and Kasabian all walked away with Q awards at the annual ceremony organized by the U.K.-based monthly music magazine. Held today (Oct. 26) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, Allen won the best track award for "The Fear&q ...

  20. Muse, Lily Allen In Australasia's Big Day Out Line-Up

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British alternative rock trio Muse, pop artist Lily Allen and returning local heroes Powderfinger are booked to play the 2010 Big Day Out festival tour of Australasia. Others confirmed by organizers today (Sept. 29) for the line-up include British ...

  21. Big Hitters React To Mercury Nominations

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alternative acts Kasabian and Bat for Lashes have both expressed their delight to Billboard.biz at being nominated for the 2009 Barclaycard Music Prize. The acts were among the nominees present at the Hospital club in London today (July 21) for th ...

  22. Global Rights Deal For BBC's 'Big Weekend'

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Worldwide Music, a division of the publicly funded U.K. broadcaster's commercial arm, has secured international television distribution rights for national Top 40 station Radio 1's 'Big Weekend' event. It will offer interna ...

  23. U.K.’s AMG Adds Glasgow Venue

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London-based venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) has increased its portfolio of venues to 13 with the acquisition for an undisclosed sum of the former cinema, ABC Glasgow. AMG has taken a majority stake in the ABC, previously operated as a co ...

  24. Oasis Books Two Nights At U.K.’s Wembley Stadium

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K rock act Oasis has unveiled U.K and Ireland stadium dates for summer 2009, including two nights at the 80,000-capacity Wembley Stadium on July 11 and 12. The band will also play homecoming shows at Manchester Heaton Park on June 6 and 7. The b ...

  25. McGoff Rises At EMI Music Pub U.K.

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has appointed Kenny McGoff as senior VP, head of A&R, in the United Kingdom. McGoff joined the publisher in 2000 as A&R manager and has since signed songwriter/artists like Arctic Monkeys, the Enemy, the Feeling, the F ...

  26. Gov't, Music Biz Get Behind Soccer Project

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British culture secretary Andy Burnham is getting his game behind the music's industry's new alliance with soccer, stating that "together, they can be a potent force all over the country." Burnham, a devout music-man, was one o ...

  27. TCT Line-Up Adds Madness, Armatrading, Gray

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veterans Madness, Joan Armatrading and David Gray will join newcomers Newton Faulkner and Amy Macdonald on the bill for this year's April 8-13 Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs at London's Royal Albert Hall. Now in its 8th year, the TCT gigs wil ...

  28. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backed by a choir for "Hey You" (written e ...

  29. McCartney Signs Up For iTunes Festival

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney is the latest big name to join the line-up for the new iTunes Festival, being launched July 1 by Apple's European arm. He will be playing on July 5 at the festival's London-based 350-capacity venue, the Institute of Co ...

  30. Glastonbury Line-Up Confirmed

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Glastonbury Festival June 22-24 line-up was finally made public today , featuring a typically eclectic mix of familiar names, and obscure acts from well-left of center. As previously tipped in Billboard.biz, the respective nightly headliners o ...

  31. Glastonbury Gets The Go Ahead

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Glastonbury Festival have cleared a final, licensing hurdle. The giant outdoor music event has been granted a four-year licence, beginning with this year's June 22-24 event. Mendip District Council, which licenses the festival i ...

  32. The Who, Gallagher Line-Up For U.K. TCT Concerts

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Who, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian are some of the big-name artists participating in the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust week of concerts, which kicks off tonight (March 26). Gallagher, hot Scottish newcomers The View ...

  33. Japan's Summer Sonic Takes Shape

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys, Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani and Kasabian are among the acts scheduled to perform at this year's edition of Japanese rock festival Summer Sonic, according to Tokyo-based promoter Creativeman Productions. Summer Sonic will ...

  34. Arctic Monkeys Snatch Two NME Trophies

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Arctic Monkeys cemented their status as Britain's hottest young band at the NME Awards tonight, where they won two categories. In a ceremony at London's Hammersmith Palais, the rockers won best album for their debut "Whatever Pe ...

  35. Allen Storms Brit Awards With Four Nominations

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST With four nods, British newcomer Lily Allen leads the way for the 2007 Brit Awards, nominations for which reflect Britain's bumper crop of new talent. The pop singer is up for British breakthrough act and British female solo, while her U.K. p ...

  36. Universal Preps Brits Album

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music will issue next month a double-album and DVD to commemorate the annual Brit Awards. Works from British acts Kasabian, Razorlight, the Fratellis, Muse and American breakthrough successes Scissor Sisters, the Killers and Gnarls Barkl ...

  37. Oasis To Be Honored At BRIT Awards

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event set for Feb. 14. Oasis will be honored with The Outstanding Contribution to Music at The BRIT Awards on Feb. 14, 2007. The Manchester-originated U.K. hit-makers were founded in 1991. Led by the brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, Oasis became ...

  38. Iron Maiden Breathes New 'Life' Into Euro Chart

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There's a significant changing of the guard on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Iron Maiden and Justin Timberlake wrest control from Christina Aguilera and Shakira, respectively. There's a significant changing of the guard ...

  39. Iron Maiden Breathes New 'Life' Into Euro Chart

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There's a significant changing of the guard on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Iron Maiden and Justin Timberlake wrest control from Christina Aguilera and Shakira, respectively. There's a significant changing of the guard ...

  40. Chili Peppers, The Who To Headline Virgin Fest

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who will headline the U.S. version of the Virgin Festival, presented by Virgin Mobile and set for Sept. 23 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who will headline the U.S. ...

  41. Glastonbury Gears Up For Another Year

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The three-day event begins June 24. Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England's annual Glastonbury Festival. The three-day event, which begins Friday (June 24), is widely recognized as one of the big ...

  42. Austin City Limits Fest Confirms Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The lineup of the fourth Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for Sept. 23-25 in Austin's Zilker Park, will be announced tomorrow (May 5). The lineup of the fourth Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for Sept. 23-25 in Austin's Zilk ...

  43. Pixies, Weezer, Panic Set For Lollapalooza

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black Keys and Death Cab For Cutie are among the acts that will play the reconfigured Lollapalooza festival. As previ The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Kill ...

  44. CCE U.K. Bows Wireless Festival

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment is expanding its portfolio of European music festivals with the launch of the Wireless Festival. The event, organized by the company's U.K. division, is set for June 24, 25 Clear Channel Entertainment is expanding ...

  45. CCE U.K. Bows Wireless Festival

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment is expanding its portfolio of European music festivals with the launch of the Wireless Festival. The event, organized by the company's U.K. division, is set for June 24, 25 Clear Channel Entertainment is expanding ...

  46. Sony BMG Enters New Deal With 3

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. has entered into a new content supplying agreement with British third-generation telecoms network 3. Through the new pact, the major record company will provide a wid Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. has entered ...

  47. Sony BMG Enters New Deal With 3

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. has entered into a content supplying agreement with British third-generation telecoms network 3. Through the new pact, Sony BMG will provide a wide range of music vid Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. has entered ...

  48. Coldplay, NIN To Headline Coachella

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tix go on sale Feb. 5. Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The fest will also feature reunion performances by Gang of ...