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Hurricane Festival, GermanyRAMMSTEIN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, NOFX & MORE CONFIRMED!

Fire, sweat, frenzy, and fascination! – A big bang of a headliner: RAMMSTEIN are playing the Hurricane Festival 2013!  But if you think that’s all, think again, there will also be Queens Of The Stone Age, who are burning to preach their Rock ‘n Roll gospel at Hurricane 2013.

On top of that organizers are pleased to present NOFX, Hip-Hop all rounders Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and coolness-machine Triggerfinger.

For more HURRICANE FESTIVAL 2013 information and line up – click here >>>

Wacken Open Air 2013WACKEN OPEN AIR 2013 ALMOST SOLD OUT ALREADY!

This afternoon we bring you a message from Wacken organisers:
“As mentioned before, Wacken Open Air is just ahead of the Sold Out – as a big thank you for your loyalty within the last 24 years & your amazing support (as well as a little consolation for the mud we all had to put up with last August) we will present you one of the biggest band announcements we have ever made!!!”

“Last week we already signed that something is on the way and now the time has come – a bit earlier as planned to shorten your last working day of this week – RAMMSTEIN!!”

In August 2013 it will finally come true – RAMMSTEIN will conquer the True Metal Stage at Wacken with their worldwide-known unique and famous live show.

For more WACKEN OPEN AIR 2013 information and line up – click here >>>

RammsteinRAMMSTEIN ANNOUNCE 2013 FESTIVAL DATES!

Rammstein have announced the first dates of a European tour for 2013 from June to August, which include Wacken Open Air, Rock Werchter, Hurricane and Southside festivals.

The German industrial metallers were also confirmed as Download Festival headliners, for the festival taking place at Donington Park next June. Rammstein join Iron Maiden who were confirmed yesterday to play Donington for the fifth time in their career, 25 years after they played their first Monsters Of Rock festival there in 1988.

The full list of dates announced by Rammstein today are as follows:

June 01, 2013     Nijmegen, Goffertpark, Fortarock XL (Netherlands)
June 04, 2013     Warsaw, Impact (Poland)
June 08, 2013     Samara, Rock on Volga /Rock Nad Volgoi (Russia)
June 13, 2013     Interlaken, Greenfield Festival (Switzerland)
June 14, 2013     Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (Austria)
June 16, 2013     Donington Park, Download Festival (Great Britain)
June 21-23, 2013 Scheeßel, Hurricane (Germany)
June 21-23, 2013 Neuhausen ob Eck, Southside (Germany)
July 06, 2013     Werchter, Rock Werchter (Belgium)
July 26, 2013     Sofia,    Sofia Rocks (Bulgaria)
July 28, 2013     Bucharest, Romexpo, Rock over Bucharest (Romania)
August 01, 2013     Wacken, Wacken Open Air (Germany)

Wacken Open Air 2013Wacek Open Air Festival 2013, Germany W.O.A 2013 DATES & FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED!

The 10.000 limited X-Mas Packages for W:O:A 2013 was again sold out in less than a hour! Also the regular pre-sale for the W:O:A tickets is beating all records. Already now there are 25.000 tickets for W:O:A 2013 sold.

By now there are some high class acts for Wacken 2013 confirmed which definitely will make W:O:A become a gigantic party:

Confirmed bands so far – Deep Purple, Anthrax, Sabaton, Nightwish, Doro (30th Anniversary Show), Arch Enemy, Lingua Mortis Feat. Rage, Subway To Sally and Amorphis (plus special Acoustic Show)

For more WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2013  information and line up – click here >>>

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Bang Your Head Festival GermanyEDGUY & VENOM CONFIRMED AS HEADLINERS FOR BANG YOUR HEAD 2012!

VENOM – It was (and still is) a hard struggle to find this year’s headlining acts for the upcoming issue of BANG OUR HEAD!!! fest, as almost each and every artist qualifying for this position seems to be unavailable due to different reasons. Finally, though, organisers stumbled upon one of the very big legends and ancestors of extreme music as we know it today and feel very honored that they accepted our invitation: VENOM are confirmed as Friday’s headlining act of BANG OUR HEAD!!! 2012!

EDGUY The second headlining act of this year’s edition of BANG YOUR HEAD!!! is confirmed: EDGUY will close the festival’s Saturday programme with a very special show – one of their few appearances in 2012.

Confirmed as well is German melodic act AXXIS and German Thrashers TANKARD

For more BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, Germany4 NEW BAND CONFIRMATIONS FOR WACKEN OPEN AIR

Djerv at Wacken Open Air 2012Djerv – it`s aggressive rock, borderline metal and dangerously catchy! The Norwegian newcomer band Djerv is going to rock the Wacken Open Air 2012 for the first time! As foretaste for their show in Wacken you should listen to Djerv´s debut album. It banged in like a bolt!

Bug Girl at Wacken Open Air 2012The power duo BugGirl will invite everyone to party at W:O:A 2012! Amber and Clinno are going to bring their newest album with them to present it live on stage in Wacken. See BugGirl live in summer 2012.

Blaas of Glory at Wacken Open Air 2012In August 2012 Blaas Of Glory are again going to hit the road for Wacken OpenAir! With their special sound of music Blaas Of Glory brings back hard rock to its absolute essence.

Russkaja at Wacken Open Air 2012And last but not least the Austrian Polka-Metal-Band Russkaja will play in Wacken again. With their headstrong and atmospheric music Russkaja will enter the stage in summer.

For more WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2012 information & 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/

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

Hurricane Festival, GermanyTWENTY ONE NEW BANDS CONFIRMED FOR HURRICANE FESTIVAL 2012
Love is in the air at least twenty-one times this Valentines Day!

Onto the announcement first up is romantic folk-singer Mumford & Sons, with a cargo of atmospheric-electronic sounds of The xx, the cult of poppers from New Order and the ex-Oasis songwriter-mastermind Noel Gallagher with his High Flying Bird.

Madsen, Thees Uhlmann & Band, Bosse and Jennifer Rostok represent the German Department of guitars, followed by Boy, Bat For Lashes, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, M83, The Vaccines, Less Than Jake, My Morning Jacket, The Do, Adept , Little Dragon, GusGus, All The Young and, last but not least, a dance floor filler Steve Aoki.

And for those who have denied this day alone: Cheer up! With this line-up again in June at the latest but should all be in there. And who else has a ticket for yourself or your loved ones should work cut out, as on 27 February will increase the ticket price.

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

Southside Festival, GermanyTWENTY ONE NEW BANDS CONFIRMED FOR SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL 2012
Love is in the air at least twenty-one times this Valentines Day!

Onto the announcement first up is romantic folk-singer Mumford & Sons, with a cargo of atmospheric-electronic sounds of The xx, the cult of poppers from New Order and the ex-Oasis songwriter-mastermind Noel Gallagher with his High Flying Bird.

Madsen, Thees Uhlmann & Band, Bosse and Jennifer Rostok represent the German Department of guitars, followed by Boy, Bat For Lashes, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, M83, The Vaccines, Less Than Jake, My Morning Jacket, The Do, Adept , Little Dragon, GusGus, All The Young and, last but not least, a dance floor filler Steve Aoki.

And for those who have denied this day alone: Cheer up! With this line-up again in June at the latest but should all be in there. And who else has a ticket for yourself or your loved ones should work cut out, as on 27 February will increase the ticket price.

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

Rock Am Ring Festival GermanyMORE ACTS CONFIRMED FOR ROCK AM RING & ROCK IM PARK 2012

The latest additions to this year’s twin festival line up include The Hives, Evanescence and Anthrax!

Joining them today are A$AP Rocky, Azealia Banks, Beginner, Boyce Avenue, Caligola, Cancer Bats, Cro, Crystal Castles, DevilDriver, Dropkick Murphys, Example, Fiva & Das Phantom Orchester, FM Belfast, Ghost, Gojira, Graveyard, Halestorm, Hoffmaestro, Lower Than Atlantis, Maximo Park, Periphery, Refused, Rise To Remain, Steel Panther, The Maccabees, The Rifles, The Ting Tings, Tinie Tempah, and While She Sleeps.

For more ROCK AM RING FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

For more ROCK IM PARK FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyTHREE MORE BANDS FOR 2012 – MEGAHERZ, MANIMALS & WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER

Beside two German bands we also got one real delicacy from America for the Wacken Open Air 2012. By the way, all three bands will be at the Wacken Open Air for the first time this year.

Megaherz – It’s hard to imagine the Neue Deutsche Härte Scene without Megaherz. The Band from Munich just released its new album Götterdämmerung which is a new confirmation of their status in the scene.

Manimals – Founded in 1982 this band was one of the 80´s cult metal acts from Ohio. This year they celebrate their reunion as well as their 30th Anniversary. You can describe their music as Monster Metal or Horrorcore.

We Butter The Bread With Butter – The five musicians from Brandenburg in Germany are celebrating their special style since 2007 when the band was found. At the beginning they used to interpret German children’s songs with elements from death metal, metalcore and electro. But now they are also writing their own songs.

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

Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyAURA NOIR TO PLAY WACKEN OPEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2012!

2012 will be the first time for Norwegian band Aura Noir to play Wacken Open Air. The Black/Thrash metal band already released 4 albums, since they were founded in 1993. In 2005, band member Carl-Michael was hurt so bad, that he was paralyzed from the ankles down. Anyway he released the album Hades Rise in 2008 with the band and by now he also is going to perform on stage again.

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

Rock Am Ring Festival GermanyROCK AM RING TICKETS SOLD OUT!

Rock am Ring festival 2012 tickets have now sold out, with sister festival Rock im Park also selling at a record pace according to festival organisers

Linkin Park, Soundgarden and Gossip were among the most recent acts to be announced for the twin events, with more still to be revealed.

Metallica, who will play ‘The Black Album’ in its entirety, and Die Toten Hosen take headlining duties on the other two days.

For more ROCK AM RING FESTIVAL 2012 information & line up – click here >>>

For more ROCK IM PARK FESTIVAL 2012 information & line up – click here >>>

Southside Festival, GermanyMORE ADDITIONS FOR GERMANY’S SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL!

Following the earlier Cure announcement Southside organisers have also confirmed the following bands for this year’s festival – Kettcar, Garbage, Beirut, PennyWise, City and colour, La dispute and The Bronx

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

Hurricane Festival, GermanyMORE ADDITIONS FOR GERMANY’S HURRICANE FESTIVAL!

Following the earlier Cure announcement Hurricane festival organisers have also confirmed the following bands for this year’s festival – Kettcar, Garbage, Beirut, PennyWise, City and colour, La dispute and The Bronx

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

e-tainmentnews european festival blog logoTHE CURE TO HEADLINE EUROPEAN FESTIVALS IN 2012
The Cure have announced on their website today that they will be headlining a series of major European festivals this summer!

The first 3 festivals confirmed are:

Hultsfred Festival – Sweden – more info >>>
Hurricane Festival – Germany – more info >>>
Southside Festival – Germany – more info >>>

There are more dates to come so stay tuned…..

e-tainmentnews european festival blog logoEUROPEAN FESTIVAL AWARDS 2011 RESULTS

THE BEST European festivals, artists and promoters of 2011 were revealed last night at a sold out ceremony, featuring performances from James Vincent McMorrow, Selah Sue and Dog is Dead.

Taking place at Groningen’s De Oosterport in The Netherlands, the third edition of the awards was bigger and better than ever with over 350,000 votes and 200 festivals taking part from 32 different countries. A record breaking edition!

And the winners are;

Best Major European Festival – Sziget Festival (Hungary)
Best Medium-Sized European Festival – Off Festival (Poland)
Best Small European Festival – Haldern Pop (Germany)
Best New European Festival – Extrema Outdoor (Belgium)
Best Indoor Festival – I Love Techno (Belgium)
Best European Festival Line-Up – Rock Werchter (Belgium)
YOUROPE Green ‘N’ Clean Festival Of The Year – Melt! (Germany)
Artist’s Favourite European Festival – Southside / Hurricane (Germany)
Best Newcomer association with Eurosonic Noorderslag – James Blake
Best Headliner – Coldplay
Festival Anthem of the Year –  Coldplay ‘Viva La Vida’
Virtual Festivals Europe presents Promoter Of The Year – FKP Scorpio (Germany)
YOUROPE Lifetime Achievement Award – Michael Eavis, Glastonbury (UK)

Did any of your favorite festivals win an award last night – let us know!

Rock Harz Festival, GermanyFIRST BAND ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2012 FOR ROCK HARZ FESTIVAL GERMANY!

Once they were one of the largest German Death Metal acts, unforgotten are timeless works as “Cursed”. After the dissolution of the band in 1998 like a phoenix from the ashes they reformed in 2011!

As if that was not enough the first live release of 2012, and we welcome the first time at Rock Harz the resurrected MORGOTH!

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