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Festival Beauregard 2012Festival Beauregard 2012 PosterThe Beauregard Music Festival taking place at Hérouville St-Clair, a unique spot in a nature park with a Castle in France (near Caen in Normandy) on the 6th. 7th. and 8th. of July.

Among many other artists, it will feature more particularly SÉBASTIEN TELLIER / GOSSIP / KILLING JOKE / THE KILLS / HOT CHIP / METRONOMY / KAISER CHIEFS / TINDERSTICKS / THE BLOODY BEETROOTS / DEATH IN VEGAS / GARBAGE / FRANZ FERDINAND / PAUL KALKBRENNER

For your information, there is a Caen-Portsmouth ferry line which makes the festival very close to the south of England. You will find more information on http://www.festivalbeauregard.com/en

For more FESTIVAL BEAUREGARD 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

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Rock En Seine Festival FranceFIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR 2012!

Taking place from the 24th – 26th August this year, Rock en Seine organisers have revealed the first 7 bands – The Black Keys, Placebo, Green Day, Noel Gallagher, Foster The People, Sigur Ros & Mark Lanegan

Expect more great bands to be announced soon…

For more ROCK EN SEINE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

THE DMC ONLINE DJ CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

Calling all DJs!! Our friends at MUZU are working with DMC as partner in the 2012 DMC Online DJ Championships – check out the info below and if you’re interested get working!

The 2012 DMC Online DJ Championships is Live. Enter the competition by Uploading your 2 minute set via MUZU and we will support your quest to become the online DJ Champion.

Up for Grabs is an amazing prize: An all-expenses paid trip to the DMC World Championships  to compete against the best Scratch DJs in the world. Plus loads of new kit and $3000 cash.

To enter, all you need to do is

1.       record a 2 minute DJ set video using decks, CDJs and the latest DJ mixing technology to make yourself stand out from other DJs
2.       upload it to the competition via MUZU.TV. Register at MUZU here https://www.muzu.tv/join/?type=industry
3.       Get the Sharelink for the video and Submit it at http://www.facebook.com/muzutv?sk=app_171350439587
4.       Once the voting starts MUZU will get behind you and promote your Set to get Votes from our Community

To be included in Round One of the competition, Submit your set by March 19th, Voting begins on March 20 – 26th and the Winner is announced on April 10th

For more information go to http://www.dmcdjonline.com/

Sonisphere Festival France 2012SONISPHERE FRANCE NAMES 4 NEW BANDS FOR 2012

Joining Faith No More & Evanescence this year will be Dagoba, Headcharger, Armored Saint and Porn Queen!

For more SONISPHERE FESTIVAL FRANCE 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

e-tainmentnews european festival blog logoBLACK SABBATH WILL ONLY PLAY ONE FESTIVAL SHOW THIS SUMMER

Unfortunately due to Tony Iommi’s ongoing treatment Black Sabbath have cancelled all but one of their European festival / tour dates.  They will be playing Download Festival on June the 10th with the rest of the shows being billed as OZZY & FRIENDS so not to let the fans down.

See the official press release:

BLACK SABBATH – who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour, have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma. At this time, BLACK SABBATH will perform only one show of this summer’s previously scheduled European tour. It will take place Sunday, June 10th at the U.K.’s Download Festival.

So as not to let the promoters and fans down, OZZY OSBOURNE will now perform the majority of the previously scheduled BLACK SABBATH dates (both festival performances and the headlining shows) billed as OZZY & FRIENDS. These “first ever” OZZY & FRIENDS shows will feature appearances by “special guest” musicians including GEEZER BUTLER (who will join Ozzy for a special BLACK SABBATH set as a show of respect and support to their friend, Tony Iommi) and longtime former OZZY band member Zakk Wylde. In addition, OZZY will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and friend Slash at select shows, with other “special guests” set to join the tour at various stops along the way (full list of dates, appearances below).

Tony Iommi continues to make excellent progress and is looking forward to getting back out on the road. Meanwhile, BLACK SABBATH continue to write and record music in the U.K. for their upcoming album. More information about these dates and BLACK SABBATH’s recording and touring plans is forthcoming.

The tour now looks like this:
BLACK SABBATH
Sun 6/10 Donington UK Download Festival

OZZY AND FRIENDS

Wed 5/23 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena
Fri 5/25 Stockholm, Sweden Stadium
Sun 5/27 Jelling, Denmark Jelling Festival
Tue 5/29 Bergen, Norway Bergen Calling Festival
Thu 5/31 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
Sat 6/2 Malmo, Sweden Malmo Stadium
Mon 6/4 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
Wed 6/6 Prague, Czech Rep O2 Arena
Fri 6/15 Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
Sun 6/17 Clisson, France Hellfest
Fri 6/22 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
Sun 6/24 Milan, Italy Gods of Metal Festival
Tue 6/26 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
Thu 6/28 Belgrade, Serbia USCE Park
Sun 7/1 Athens, Greece Rockwave Festival – Terra

Sonisphere Festival France 2012SONISPHERE FRANCE REVEALS 6 MORE NAMES FOR 2012!

Joining the already announced Faith No More and Evanescence today are Meshuggah, Combichrist, I Killed The Prom Queen, The Darkness, Lacuna Coil and Ghost!

For more SONISPHERE FESTIVAL FRANCE 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Sonisphere Festival France 2012SONISPHERE FRANCE MAKES FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2012!

Created in 2009, Sonisphere festival visited for the first time in France last year in Amnéville.  The second edition will be held on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July at Snowhall Park of Amnéville and we have the first bands announcement today:

Saturday, July 7th  – Faith No More, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head

Sunday, July 8th – Evanescence, Wolfmother, Soulfly

This year, free camping will be available to the public adjacent to the site and a scene of Sonisphere “Off” will be installed specifically for rhythm the nights of festival goers.  The parking is also free.

Passes will be available from Wednesday 22nd February on http://www.avosbillets.com

For more SONISHPERE FESTIVAL FRANCE 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Festival Europavox, FranceEUROPAVOX FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST NAMES FOR 2012

Topped by The Hives the first band announcement includes 1995, Amadou et Mariam, Imany, Agoria, Dionysos, Mirel Wagner, Baloji, Benga Live, Django Django, Shaka Ponk, Ewert and The Two Dragons!

For more EUROPAVOX FESTIVAL 2012 information and news – click here >>>

Hellfest, Clisson France 2012THE FINAL HELLFEST LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT IS HERE!

The D day has come, all the soldiers are now gathered for the final assault that will at last able us to conquer the new territory in which Hellfest will take place for several years to come. Victory is a foregone conclusion with over 60 new bands backing us up, who should quickly be joined by legions of troopers from the Metal Nation!

The last bands are:
GUNS N’ ROSES, MEGADETH, MOTLEY CRUE, REFUSED, DROPKICK MURPHYS, BIOHAZARD, TURBONEGRO, WITHIN TEMPTATION, ABYSSE, ALL SHALL PERISH, ARSON ANTHEM, ASCENSION, BEHEMOTH, BELENOS, BENIGHTED, BIG BUSINESS, BLACK BOMB A, BUKOWSKI, CANCER BATS, CELESTE, D-A-D, DISCHARGE, DOOMRIDERS, EDGUY, ENTOMBED, GOTTHARD, HANK III, HAMLET, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IHSAHN, INSOMNIUM, JESUS CROST, KORITNI, LASTING VALUES, LITURGY, LOCK UP, MOONSORROW, NECROPHAGIA, OBITUARY, OCTOBER FILE, SATYRICON, SEBASTIAN BACH, SHINING, SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION, SUFFOCATION, SUNNO))), THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX, THE BRONX, THE OBSESSED, THE RODEO IDOT ENGINE, TRAGEDY, TREPALIUM, UNEARTH, UNSANE, URIAH HEEP, VITAMIN X
+ 10 other bands yet to come!

Unfortunately ALL PIG MUST DIE & WHITECHAPEL has canceled their performances.

For more HELLFEST 2012 information and full line up – click here >>>

Festival des Vieilles Charrues France 2012FIRST ACTS REVEALED FOR FESTIVAL DES VIEILLES CHARRUES 2012

Continuing their headlining tour of European festivals in 2012 THE CURE will add Festival des Vieilles Charrues to the ever growing list!  Joining them are JUSTICE, METRONOMY, THIEFAINE, SELAH SUE, CHINESE MAN, COEUR DE PIRATE, BRIGITTE, HOLLIE COOK, 1995 with more to be announced soon…

For more FESTIVAL DES VIEILLES CHARRUES 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Festival Garorock FranceCHECK OUT THE FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR FESTIVAL GAROROCK 2012!

Taking place from the 8th – 10th June in Marmande, France Festival Garorock has announced their first bands for 2012 – check them out: David Guetta, The Specials, Orelsan, Metronomy, Izia, Foreign Beggars, 1995, Dionysos,  Puppetmastaz, Charlie Winston, Modeselektor, The Bloody Beetroots, Skip The Use, Galaxie

For more FESTIVAL GAROROCK 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Hellfest, Clisson France 2012KING DIAMOND CONFIRMED FOR HELLFEST 2012

Following an earlier announcement that one of the most iconic heavy metal-musicians in Scandinavian history is Danish vocalist King Diamond will be playing this year’s Sweden Rock Festival Hellfest organisers have now confirmed there will only be 2 exclusive European shows in 2012 the 2nd being at Hellfest!

For more HELLFEST OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

e-tainmentnews european festival blog logoMORE FESTIVAL HEADLINE DATES FOR THE CURE!

The Cure have announced more european festival dates for this year via their website http://www.thecure.com, check them out…

26- May-2012 – PINK POP, HOLLAND
29th June – 1st July 2012 – LES EUROCKEENNES, FRANCE
5-8th July-2012 – ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, DENMARK
7-Jul-2012 – HEINEKEN JAMMIN’, ITALY
9-Jul-2012 – ROCK IN ROMA, ITALY

More dates still to come…

Hellfest, Clisson France 2012MACHINE HEAD, LYNYRD SKYNYRD AND MANY MORE ADDED TO HELLFEST LINE UP!

No less than 49 new acts have been announced for the rock and metal festival, which will take place in Clisson, France on 15-17 June next year.

Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Girlschool, Exodus, Dog Eat Dog, Madball, Pentagram, Enslaved, Brujeria and Devil Driver are all newly confirmed to play.   Acid King, All Pigs Must Die, Alpha Tiger, August Burns Red, Betraying The Martyrs, Blood Red Throne, Brain Police, Brutal Truth, Channel Zero, Darkest Hour, Death Angel and Djerv will also be at the festival next year.

Do Or Die will play, along with Dying Fetus, Emmure, Emmure, L Espirit Du Clan, Extinction Of A Mankind, Gamabomb, Glorior Belli, H2O, Hoods, Integrity and Lizzy Borden.  Merrimack, Molly Hatchet, Nasum, Origin, Saint Vitus, Suicidal Angels, Taake, Vomitory, Walls Of Jericho, Whitechapel, Year Of No Light and Yob complete the list of new announcements.

Three-day passes are available now, priced at 124EUR.

For more HELLFEST information and line up – click here >>>

e-tainment news european festival blogWith Christmas fast approaching and organisers starting to release bands for next year’s festivals, before we get too busy, we want to thank all of our subscribers and users for reading our blog.

We love festivals and are glad that so many of you are likeminded – we want to make 2012 a huge year and increase the number of ‘festival fans’ so that we can carry on bringing you up to date information about all your favourite festivals.

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Hellfest, Clisson France 2012FIRST BAND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CONFIRMED DATES FOR 2012!

Hellfest will be taking place from the 15th to 17th June 2012 at Clisson and organisers have announced the first batch of bands for next year’s festival:

Blue Oyster Cult, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Trivium, Hatebreed, Dimmu Borgir, Aborted, Alcest, All For Nothing, Amenra, Anaal Nathrakh, Aosoth, Arcturus, ASG, Avulsed, Benediction,Colour Haze, Crashdiet, Darkspace, Death Before Dishonor, The Devil’s Blood, D.usk, Dyse, From Ashes Rise, Haemorrhage, House of Penance, In Extremo, Monkey 3, Napalm Death, Necros Christos, Orange Goblin, Oranssi Pazuzu, Rompeprop, Solstafir, Spudmonsters, Strife, Thou, Ufomammut, Unexpect, Vanderbuyst, Victims, Vulture Industries, Winterfylleth.

For more HELLFEST information – click here >>>

VAN HALEN CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR 2012 EVEN BEFORE DATES ARE ANNOUNCED!

Van Halen have shelved plans for their European tour which included an appearance at the 10th anniversary of Download at Donington Park over the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June 2012.

Melodic Rock online, (here) are reporting that that the vintage American hard rockers have cancelled their planned 2012 Summer Tour of Europe before the dates were even announced. The dates include what would have been an appearance at Download on the Sunday of the festival.

The article reveals that, “because planning was so far along for the tour – the dates and venues were already locked in. There has been no reason given to promoters for the cancellation. Simply that it was not going to go ahead.”

The cancelled dates were:

May
28 – Paris Zenith
30 – Zuerich Hallenstadion

June
1 – Barcelona Pala Jordi
3 – Milano Arena Fiera
5 – Dortmund Westfalenhalle
7 – Sweden Rock Solvesborg
10 – Download Festival Donnington
13 – Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
15 – Hellfest Clisson France
17 – Fields Of Rock Festival Holland
19 – Berlin O2 Arena
21 – Prag
23 – Grasspop Metal Meeting Belgium

Rock En Seine Festival FranceROCK EN SEINE ADDS 7 MORE ACTS & LOCAL FRENCH TALENT

The American trio BLONDE REDHEAD, the swedish queen of folk LYKKE LI, the young talents  GROUPLOVE, SMITH WESTERNS and CAGE THE ELEPHANT, the bresilian girls of CSS, the french flokband HERMAN DUNE will be at Rock en Seine this summer. Tickets are still on sale, don’t wait to book it!

Every year, the festival put the highlight on 6 very good bands bands from France. These young bands are included to the official schedule of the festival, and earn the opportunity to meet their audience. Let’s discover the best of french scene with MYRA LEE, BIRDY HUNT, BEAT MARK, CONCRETE KNIVES, FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS and THE FEELING OF LOVE.

For more ROCK EN SEINE FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

Hellfest Open Air Festival FranceHELLFEST FRANCE LINE UP CHANGES

Hellfest organisers have announced today that there have been a number of changes to this year’s line up as follows:

– Disturbed will be replaced by The Answer (Alter Bridge will play at the place of Disturbed)
– Buzov En will be replaced by Ghost
– The Gates Of Slumber will be replaced by Ken Mode
– Wayne Static will be replaced by Zuul FX (Zuul FX will play in first on stage on Sunday, SUP and Firewind will play later).

There will be an official press release about the reasons of all the cancelations this Tuesday !

For more HELLFEST information – click here >>>