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BJORK FESTIVAL CANCELLATIONS – UPDATE!

Bjork cancels festival showsFollowing on from earlier reports that Bjork had cancelled all her festival shows in June and July, we can now update you on the situation.

Bjork has cancelled appearances at the Primavera festivals in Spain and Portugal but she will still be performing at Open’er in Poland, Øya festival in Norway and Roskilde in Denmark!

Bjork has posted the following statement on her Facebook,

“hi folks

I am sorry to announce I will not be able to play Primavera Sound (Spain), Optimus Primavera Sound (Portugal), Balaton Sound (Hungary) and Afisha Picnic (Russia) 2012 .

After 2 weeks of voice rest i went to my vocal doctor and she came to this conclusion : I need to rest for 6 more weeks . the good news is that we both feel pretty confident I can start singing fully healed in the middle of June.

In the beginning of Biophilia, we estimated that doing 3 residencies a year with couple of months between would be a rhythm my chords could take . then i got overexcited and when we threw the festivals into the mix and only leaving 2 weeks between New York shows and South America was too eager beaver … the drop that filled the meter …

I am very sorry and embarrassed about having to cancel things and having promised things and then not being able to keep my word, truly breaks my heart. Especially to people who have already bought tickets.

Meanwhile Biophilia has become its own feisty plant growing all different directions . and it isnt all bad . it has a lot of fun sides like for example the educational angle : Reykjavík’s and Buenos Aires city school curriculums have now embraced Biophilia educational program into their schools and we are partnering with the New York public library and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to launch biophilia as learning resource for New York’s children in July 2012.

But in the meantime, I will rest and reschedule and make a promise to my chords and especially those who want to listen to them that even though my mind and my intention gets overexcited and runs ahead , I will from now on allow breaks between “legs” of tours to reassemble …

because like that I can give better

    warmth, Björk.”

Øya Festival, NorwayAFGHAN WHIGS, FRANK OCEAN, MAYA VIK, BEGLOMEG & MORE FOR ØYA

The surge of joyful affirmations a day and we are trying to create the hottest Øya festival program ever.

In recent days we learned that Frank Ocean is making his debut concert in Norway on Thursday 9th august. In addition, organisers are happy with the news that both Maya Vik and Beglomeg will be available on stage during the festival in August.

Also joining the line up are Afghan Whigs, Ceremony, Die A Legend and Bushman’s Revenge

For more ØYA 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/

Øya Festival, NorwayMAZZY STAR, DAM FUNK AND THE FACTORY FLOOR JOIN ØYA LINE UP

With confirmations coming in it’s a sure sign that Spring is here in the Øya offices!

Announced today is MAZZY STAR to give an intimate festival experience on the smallest stage on Wednesday 8th august.

In addition, we give you the opportunity to discover two new musical acquaintances – Funk guru DAM FUNK and one of the world’s top concert attractions online right now, English artist THE FACTORY FLOOR will play the festival.

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

Roskilde Festival Denmark 2012ELECTRONIC AND 1st NORWEGIAN BAND ANNOUNCED FOR ROSKILDE 2012!

Today’s announcement contains three highly promising shooting stars of electronic music who in no way see their respective nationalities as a musical limitation as well as the first of the Norwegian bands for 2012!

MARTYN (NL) mixes dubstep, techno, UK funky and drum’n’bass in a transatlantic genre fusion where Detroit, London, Chicago and Berlin are just some of the electronic metropolises popping out. Martyn was originally regarded as a promising name in bass-heavy dubstep. Today, the Dutch producer and DJ sounds more like a type that will not put up with a single musical label.

SHLOHMO (US) is a child of the same Los Angeles that has delivered former Roskilde artists such as Gonjasufi and The Gaslamp Killer. The young beat smith cuts into a personal niche with his delicate, electronic music. The music is based on several thresholds, including abstract hip hop, nature programme soundtracks in the vein of Boards of Canada and post-London dubstep.

THE TODDLA T SOUND (UK) goes all the way with a show featuring a sonic vortex of dancehall, house, garage and countless other dance genres from both Great Britain and the Caribbean. Sheffield’s own Toddla T has DJ’ed longer than he has been able to obtain a driver’s licence. Today he is a well-established British DJ act, for instance at the hot London club Fabric and on BBC Radio 1. With The Toddla T Sound, the prodigy enters the stage.

Roskilde Festival and the streaming service WiMP release this year’s first Norwegian act together.

120 DAYS (N) plays cold, dark electronic rock that sounds like Kraftwerk’s hometown Düsseldorf in the 70s and Manchester in the 90s.120 Days II (the follow-up to the debut album, which was also followed by a Roskilde-concert in 2007) bodes well for a rock rave full of laser lights, Norwegian cold degrees and house hypnosis.

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

Hove Festival 2012SNOOP DOG, THE XX, RISE AGAINST & MORE JOIN HOVE FESTIVAL LINE UP

Joining headliner Skrillex, the latest acts to join this year’s line up are are The xx, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Rise Against, M83, Envy, Maribel, Mikhael Paskalev, Bjorn Torske, Lido Lido, and Todd Terje.

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

Øya Festival, NorwayTHE BLACK KEYS TO PLAY ØYA ON FRIDAY 10TH AUGUST!

Finally! The THE BLACK KEYS are one of the bands our audience really wanted to be booked for this year’s festival. To get the duo to Norway has been hard, since the band has become insanely big in the U.S. and the UK. The Black Keys are now confirmed to play on the main stage on Friday 10th of August.

They are headlining one of the world’s biggest festivals, Coachella in California. They have sold out three concerts at the giant Alexandria Palace in London, several months in advance. Their latest album, El Camino, has given them a large audience in Norway.

THE BLACK KEYS (US) – El Camino by The Black Keys has been one of the most popular albums in the festival office for the last few months. The album was released just before christmas and was well received. It was their second in a row that went into the top three on the album charts in the US. The album is full of classic, catchy rock. It is also has clear traces of soul, garage rock and blues. The band has in recent years taken the step up from sweaty bars to large arenas, both at home and in Europe. On Friday 10th of August you can, for the first time, experience the band in large format in Norway.

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

Hove Festival 2012LOSTPROPHETS ADDED TO HOVE FESTIVAL LINE UP!

Now do you think maybe it has scribbled for us, but think again. We just tuned Welsh spring, in honor of the first band out this week: Lostprophets. Many of you have wanted and asked for this band since 2007, so it is with great pleasure that we can publish the finest rock band Wales has to offer right now.

Ever since its inception in 2000, Lostprophets have been considered as one of the most important hard rock groups in England, and has sold a total of over 4 million records worldwide. They have topped the album charts in Britain, won a whole bunch of Kerrang Awards and toured the world countless times with other bands such as Deftones and Linkin Park. Alternative rock, alternative metal, post-hardcore, nu metal. A pet band that has known many genres, and Lostprophets music you can really hear the band’s various influences. From punk and heavy metal, aggressive rock and almost catchy poprefrenger. Did you like Linkin Park at Hove last year, you will melt when you hear these guys live.

In April, Lostprophets release their fifth album, Weapons, described as its so far very, very best. The first single “Better Off Dead” (which you can hear here) was the BBC described as “the hottest record in the world” and is like a shot of the cardboard. Believe us, Lost Prophet’s going to take off at Hove this summer!

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

Oya Festival 2012

Posted: December 7, 2011 in Norway Festivals
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Øya Festival, NorwayTHE STONE ROSES TO HEADLINE NORWAY’S OYA FESTIVAL

The news that the Stone Roses reunion took the world by storm on 18th October this year.  The three concerts in Manchester in June 2012 sold 220,000 tickets in record time. No other artist has ever sold so much, so fast in Britain.

And now they play the Enga stage Wednesday 8th August at Oya Festival!

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

Øya Festival, NorwayBJORK CONFIRMED FOR NORWAY’S ØYA FESTIVAL

Organisers have confirmed that Björk will be playing the main stage on Thursday 9th August.

The Icelandic superstar will play less than 20 concerts all over the world next year. Very few of these will take place at festivals. Organisers are understandably proud and excited to have confirmed one of the artists who have been long since the very top layer of our wish list. Experiencing Björk on our own festival in August, is a dream come true.

Day passes and weekly passes for the festival 2012 is now on sale.  More artists will be released more artists every day this week.

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

Oya Festival 2012

Posted: December 5, 2011 in Norway Festivals
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Øya Festival, NorwayHIP HOP NEWCOMER AZEALIA ADDED TO OYA FESTIVAL LINE UP!

Newcomer Azealia Bank, recently received first place in Eric Davidsons great annual cool list. Banks will definitely be one of hip-hop artists a lot of talk a lot about the next year.

The planet’s coolest person in 2011, and thus one of the names associated with the greatest expectation for 2012 is a 20-year-old musical lover and rapper-slash-singer from Harlem. Rapp Mouth Azealia Bank went recently to the very top of Eric Davidsons great just as foolish as funny Cool List, where she sat enthroned above, among others, the eternally cool veteran Jarvis Cocker and the controversial comet Lana Del Rey.

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

Inferno Festival NorwayTRIPTYKON & ONE TAIL ONE HEAD JOIN INFERNO LINE UP

From the ashes of Celtic Frost, TRIPTYKON and ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD of the new Norwegian black metal scene will play this year’s black Easter celebration!

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

Øya Festival, NorwayFIRST ACTS NAMED FOR NORWAY’S OYA FESTIVAL 2012

Taking place at Medieval Park near Oslo from the 7th – 11th August, Oya festival organisers have announced the first acts for next year’s festival:  Ane Brun, Jonas Alaska, Yelawolf, The Devil’s Blood, Sudan Dudan and The Good, The Bad And The Zugly

Oya Festival 2012 tickets are priced 2045 NOK for the weekend and go on sale from 1st December

For more OYA FESTIVAL 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.

We are also working on some cool competitions and giveaways for next year so the more people we have the better the prizes we can get for you!

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Hove Festival 2011SCHEDULE AND RUNNING ORDER ONLINE NOW

If you are one of the lucky people who has tickets to this year’s Hove Festival in Norway then check out the schedule and running order now so you don’t miss your favourite acts!

HOVE FESTIVAL – RUNNING ORDER >>>

Norway Rock FestivalALICE COOPER CONFIMRED AS LAST HEADLINER FOR 2011!

Welcome to Alice’s Nightmare! Norway Rock Festival organisers have confirmed that ALICE COOPER will be headlining this year’s festival!!

In 2008 he stood on stage in Kvinesdal and delivered a whirlwind of a concert. He also had a strong desire to play golf at one of the most beautiful golf courses, but the weather would be different. This time, we hope that we will see rock legend and golf enthusiast golf views of golf course. Therefore it is very gratifying that the man who has outlived itself, gallows and the electric chair to return to Kvinesdal!

Norway Rock Festival is confident that the reincarnation of Rock `n Roll legend will pump their art over a steaming festival audience on the island Letta!

For more NORWAY ROCK FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

The Jorddunst Festival, NorwayNORWAY’S JORDDUNST FESTIVAL ADDS 8 MORE ACTS TO THE LINE UP

Jorddunst festival takes place in Frøya, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway from the 14th to 16th July and tickets are on sale now – CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Another 8 acts have been announced for this year’s festival, check them out – Doctor Midnight & the Mercy Cult, Your Headlights are on, Like rats from a sinking ship, Balun, Flasback Caruso, Margaret Berger, Great Big Taters, June with band, Wickey Leaks

For more JORDDUNST FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

Norway Rock FestivalSWEDEN’S MESHUGGAH JOIN NORWAY ROCK 2011 LINE UP!

Remove any bands you want to get out of the more extreme metal school and you will hear that there is a glimmer of MESHUGGAH over their music. This is no exaggeration. It’s just the way it is.

The band has since its inception in 1987 been loved by the fans and of course musician colleagues and journalists.

We are extremely proud to present Meshuggah to the Norway Rock, commonly referred to by musicians as well as a spellbound audience that the world’s best live bands and Scandinavia’s most important metal band – we just call it a fucking good bookings,” says booking manager Kelly Aamodt.

For more NORWAY ROCK FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

Hove Festival 2011MORE ADDITIONS FOR NORWAY’S HOVE FESTIVAL

Adding to the already great line up are THE STROKES, ARCHITECTS and JAMIE WOON!

Tickets are flying out the door so be sure to secure yours today!

For more HOVE FESTIVAL NORWAY information – click here >>>