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Vagos Open Air Festival 2012Vagos Open Air Festival Poster 2012NEW FESTIVAL IN PORTUGAL ADDED TO OUR BLOG!

So if heavy metal is your thing then this is one festival for you!  Taking place on the 3rd and 4th August in Portugal is the VAGOS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL which will features headliners Arch Enemy and At The Gates as well as other great bands like Arcturus, Enslaved, Eluveitie, Northland, Disaffected, Overkill, Coroner, Textures, Chthonic and Mindlock!

Tickets are on sale now for a very reasonable 30€ for a single day and 50€ for both days – tickets can be purchased from the official Vagos Open Air website here >>>

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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.”

Optimus Alive! Festival, Portugal 2012TRICKY, MARTINA TOPLEY- BIRD & SANTIGOLD CONFIRMED FOR LINE UP!

The musician, producer and actor, Tricky meets on stage with Martina Topley-Bird, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for the first time in 15 years to fully play the seminal debut album from the British, “Maxinquaye” 14th July on the Heineken Stage Optimus Alive’12.

As musicians, Tricky and Martina are known as important pioneers of trip-hop scene in Bristol, which “Maxinquaye” is one of the key albums. Tricky began to be talked about for having co-composed three songs from “Blue Lines” (1991), the multi-platinum debut album of Massive Attack.

At the premiere in his own name, Tricky gave the world “Maxinquaye” a hard black and mysterious, with Martina Topley-Bird’s voice, combines hip-hop, soul, dub, rock and electronica. In addition to Martina, the disc also had the voice of Alison Goldfrapp in “Pumpkin”.

Joining them on this year’s line up are Santigold who are confirmed to play on the Heineken Stage on 13th July!   Come, see and conquer could be the motto of Santi White. The first single, “Creator,” was an immediate success, increased by the second single, “LES Artistes” and confirmed by the first long-term, “Santogold” (2008). Apart from an NME Award for “Artist”, Santigold won the chance to share the stage with Coldplay, Kanye West or Jay-Z, among many others.

The second album is about waiting to be known, but judging by the already submitted three singles, “GO! (With Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs),” Big Mouth “and” Youth Nonsense, “Santigold will not let the credit for hands of others.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, Portugal 2012DANKO JONES & NOAH AND THE WHALE CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE

The Canadian band Danko Jones, one of the leading figures in Rock n ‘Roll today, is the latest confirmation for Optimus Alive’12, where they play on 13th July.   Also confirmed today are Noah and The Whale who will be playing on 14th July

Unfortunately the Lostprophets have been forced to cancel their performance at Optimus Alive’12, scheduled for July 13th –  “Due to scheduling Commitments Lostprophets have regrettably had to cancel Their performance at Optimus Alive this year. Apologies to all the fans who Were hoping to see Them. “.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, Portugal 2012AWOLNATION, DEATH IN VEGAS & BURAKA SOM SISTEMA CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012!

AWOLNATION are the latest confirmation for the Heineken Stage at Optimus Alive’12, where they act July 14. The Biggest Concert Event in Music and Art marks the live debut in Portugal.  Design created by Aaron Bruno, the AWOLNATION edited in 2010 the first digital EP, “Back From Earth”, which was included the single “Sail,” which became an instant hit worldwide.

DEATH IN VEGAS, one of the most influential British bands of the 90s, are the latest confirmation for the Heineken Stage at Optimus Alive’12, where they act July 13.  With only two members, Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes, the Death in Vegas are changing style. With only five original albums, throw themselves with the same desire to psychedelic rock and electronic beats to dance to the track.

On stage, are recognized by the tense and intense concerts, which capture the full attention of the audience, unable to look away while the band is on stage. If confirmed, July 13, the promenade of Boksburg.

The party at the Heineken Stage is guaranteed with the confirmation of effusive BURAKA SOM SISTEMA. The action of the Portuguese band in promenade of Algés is scheduled for July 13.

The first release “From Buraka to the World” (2006), originally a limited edition of 700 copies, sold out in just one week. Launched by Enchufada Publishing House, created a few years earlier by John “J-Wow ‘Barbosa and Kalaf, the EP was made with recycled boxes where each package was different. Between trips and concerts, the group began working on the debut album, the explosive ‘Black Diamond’, which was to achieve Gold Record by selling over 10,000 units. The reputation of Buraka Som Sistema live continued to grow, with praise in the New York Times, The Guardian and The Fader.

In September 2010 the band locked up for a month in a house in the woods of Monchique in southern Portugal, to begin work on the second long-term. “Komba” was released in autumn last year and Buraka pushed back to the forefront of electronic music world with his unique vision of the global revolution of the ghetto.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, Portugal 2012DUM DUM GIRLS, BIG DEAL, HERE WE GO MAGIC & LISA HANNIGAN CONFIRMED!

Dum Dum Girls (July 13), Big Deal, Here We Go Magic and Lisa Hannigan (July 14) are the latest confirmations for the Heineken Stage Optimus Alive’12.

The Dum Dum Girls are four American girls who practice a noise pop with influences ranging from Iggy Pop to The Jesus & Mary Chain. With two albums edited, “I Will Be” (2010) and “Only in Dreams” (2012), won the critics and audiences.

Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe is the Big Deal, one of the newer bands that have received more attention from critics, despite not having any hard edited. With just two voices and two guitars, making music that fills the soul.

Coming from Brooklyn, New York, Here We Go Magic prepare to edit the third full-length, “A Different Ship”, on May 8th. Having started as a solo project of Luke Temple, the band began even before the first edition of the disc, namesake in 2009.

The cantautora Lisa Hannigan Irish musical career began integrating the band Damien Rice. Since 2008, publishes in its own name and with only two albums have earned various awards given by the public and the press.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, Portugal 2012WARPAINT AND MILES KANE CONFIRMED FOR HEINEKEN STAGE!

Optimus Alive’12 will receive the visit of four girls from Los Angeles, Warpaint. The art-rockers U.S. act July 15th in the Heineken Stage, joining the already Warpaint 2012confirmed Mazzy Star, The Kills, Metronomy, The Maccabees and SBTKRT.

Emily Kokal (vocals, guitar), Theresa Wayman (guitar, vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass and vocals) and Stella Mozgawa (drums), edited the debut album, “The Fool” in October 2010, after having played live in the Los Angeles area for 3 years.

Described by Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) as a “hard beautiful and sublime,” the first feature-length gave way to worldwide recognition of Warpaint.

Miles KaneLead singer of The Rascals and half the Last Shadow Puppets (band he shares with Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys), Miles Kane debuts live in Portugal on July 15th, on the Heineken Stage.

After the end of The Rascals and while we wait eagerly for the second disc of Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane decided to embark on a solo career and issued the first long-term, “Colour of the Trap.”

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Optimus Alive! Festival, Portugal 2012SBTRKT & LMFAO CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012!

Left the bustling London’s DJ culture, SBTRKT (read Subtract) is the latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’12. Aaron Jerome, birth name, debuts live in Portugal at the Heineken Stage, July 15.

Known for remixes from bands like Radiohead so important, with whom he shares the day, MIA or Modeselektor, among many others, SBTRKT quickly became a cult phenomenon in the London night.

After editing a series of singles and EPs, SBTRKT issued in June of last year’s debut album, namesake, who was part of the list of 50 Best of the Year for the NME and Uncut, in addition to having earned first place in the top in DJ Magazine. Reasons abound to dance to SBTRKT debut in Portugal.

Also confirmed today are LMFAO who will be playing the Heineken stage on 13th July!

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Optimus Alive! Festival, Portugal 2012THE ANTLERS AND LOST PROPHETS CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012

The latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’12 are British rockers Lostprophets, which play on 13th July. The British band came to Portugal to present the new album, “Weapons”, editing the beginning of April.

Considered one of the most explosive live bands of today, the Lostprophets have won six awards Kerrang!, Including the important “The Classic Songwriter Award” and an NME Award for “Best Metal Act”.

Also confirmed today are The Antlers, indie-rockers from New York!  The band led by Peter Silberman play on the 14th July on the Heineken Stage

The story of The Antlers begins with Peter Silberman of the change for the musically prolific neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York. Even as a solo project, The Antlers edited the two discs: “Uprooted” (2006) and “In the Attic of the Universe” (2007).

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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/

Optimus Alive! Festival, Portugal 2012THE MACCABEES CONFIRMED FOR HEINEKEN STAGE AT OPTIMUS ALIVE!

The British indie-rockers The Maccabees are the latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’12. The band hails from Brighton and will play on the 15th July at Heineken Stage playing tracks from, “Given To The Wild,” released this year.

With three albums edited the career of The Maccabees have passed upwards from the first edition of the album “Colour It In” (2007). The successor, “Wall of Arms” (2009), was the first to enter the top 20 sales in the UK.

Earlier this year, edited “Given to the Wild” which was the subject of enthusiastic reception by the critics, with the New Musical Express (NME) and the Clash Music to allocate 9/10. The public also was not indifferent to the album, which reached the 4th place in the top British sales.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, Portugal 2012THE KILLS & KATY B CONFIRMED FOR THE HEINEKEN STAGE

The American band The Kills are the latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’12. The double act will play on 15th July on the Heineken Stage!

Alison “VV” Mosshart and Jamie “Hotel” Hince are one of the most important bands of the last decade. The band’s success came with the debut album, “Keep on Your Mean Side” (2003), which introduced the world to a garage-blues-rock in sexy version.

After the release of “The Wow” (2005) and “Midnight Boom” (2008), The Kills released last year’s fourth full-length, “Blood Pressures,” which was presented by the single “Satellite”, described by the magazine Q as “an indie anthem in the making.”

In 2011, Katy B released her debut album “On A Mission” and became a new sensation of British music. In 2012 she debuts live in Portugal on 14th July on the Heineken Stage.

Singer and songwriter, Katy B is mixing different musical genres, ranging from Dubstep to House through the R & B, making them a very unique style. The debut single, “Katy on a Mission”, produced by Benga, immediately put it on the looks of the public attention and criticism.

“On a Mission”, the debut album, established her as definitely one of the most interesting new values of British music and earned him nominations for several awards like the prestigious Q Awards, MTV Awards, Mercury Prize and, more recently, NME Awards.

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Optimus Primavera Sound Festival 2012, PortugalMORE ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR OPTIMUS PRIMAVERA SOUND IN PORTUGAL

Topping the bill in this announcement are The Flaming Lips and St Etienne amongst the acts confirmed for Optimus Primavera Sound which takes place in Portugal, one week after its Spanish counterpart.

Organisers have also released the following – Atlas Sound, Baxter Dury, Beach House, Bigott, Black Lips, Death Grips, Demdike Stare, Dirty Three, Erol Alkan, Esperit!, Forest Swords, Gala Drop, I Break Horses, James Ferraro, John Talabot, Lee Ranaldo, Mujeres, Rufus Wainwright, Shellac of North America, Sleepy Sun, Tall Firs, Tennis, The Rapture, The War on Drugs, Thee Oh Sees, Wavves, Wolves in the Throne Room and Yann Tiersen

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalFIRST PORTUGUESE BAND CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012

The PAUS are the first Portuguese band confirmed for the Optimus Alive’12, where they play July 15th!

Makoto Yagyu (bass, keyboards, vocals), Joachim Albergaria (half siamese drums, vocals), John Payne (keyboards, vocals) and Helio Morais (half siamese drums and vocals) are the sticks, people who have given us some of the most exciting indie-inspired projects in recent years as Linda Martini Vicious Five or If Lucy Fell.

After the debut EP, “It’s water,” snatched the sticks us with the first edition of the long-term, same name, which went directly to the 3rd place in the National Top Sales. “PAUSE” is a record of eight subjects from enemies and incisors that part of the clues that gave us the first EP to get infinitely further and confirm the quartet as one of the most original and innovative projects of the latest music made in Portugal.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalTHE CURE TO HEADLINE PORTUGAL’S OPTIMUS ALIVE FESTIVAL 2012!

The Cure have announced that they are headlining some of the biggest festivals in Europe this summer and among them, as might be expected, is Optimus Alive’12. They will perform on July 14th!

After the acclaimed performance in 2011 and Bestival show “Reflections” at the Royal Albert Hall, The Cure – Robert Smith (vocals, guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums) and Roger O’Donnell (Keyboard) – will play an alignment that exceed two hours and which will be included songs from all 14 studio albums, including the epic song “Wish”, which this year celebrates the 20th anniversary.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalSNOW PATROL CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE’12

The Northern Irish band SNOW PATROL come to Portugal to present the new album, “Fallen Empires” (2011), with a single action on the biggest event of Music and Art, July 13 in Stage Optimus.

Snow Patrol rose to the level of international superstars with the third album “Final Straw” (2003), after launching the first two albums through an independent publisher.

After three years, released “Eyes Open”, the fourth studio album, which included the single “Chasing Cars” became a worldwide success, with obligatory stop on radio around the world. Portugal was no exception and Snow Patrol have become a striking phenomenon among us.

In 2008 came “A Hundred Million Suns” and in July this year had the sixth studio album, “Fallen Empires”, from which have left the singles “Called Out in the Dark” and “This Is not Everything You Are.”

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalELECTRONIC MUSIC DUO JUSTICE CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012!

Justice! Justice! Justice! The influential French electronic music duo is the latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’12, where they play on July 13th.

Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay French are the two responsible for Justice, one of the most influential bands of today, who revolutionized electronic music with the debut album, “Cross” (2007), which gave almost every song they played singles repeatedly on the dance floors around the world. This year the second full-length, “Audio, Video, Disco”, which have been extracted from the singles “Civilization” and “Audio, Video, Disco”, is already marked in the third edition of “On’n’On “January of next year.

Known and recognized by the explosive live performances, the Justice take the audience to their feet and will transform the Promenade Algés a huge open-air disco, where it will be impossible not to give a foot of DANCE

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalTHE STONE ROSES CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012!

From the moment the meeting confirmed the Stone Roses were back, many festivals had the goal to hire the quartet from Manchester.

Formed in 1983, the Stone Roses were an essential part of the Madchester movement that have flourished in the British city a number of historical groups during the late 80s, early 90s.

The first album, “The Stone Roses” (1989), turned them immediately into a global phenomenon, thanks to singles like “I Want to Be Adored,” “Waterfall” or “She Bangs the Drums”. The importance of the disk extends to the present day, having in 2006 been considered by the New Musical Express (NME) with the best British album of all times.

On 18 October, and after intense speculation, the Stone Roses have announced the return to stage with three concerts at Heaton Park in Manchester. The 220,000 tickets on sale for this concert sold out in just 68 minutes, becoming the rock concerts that sold out quickly in the history of British music!

In reaction to the new sales record in the UK, frontman Ian Brown said the band members’ plan to spend the rest of the day by leaps and bounds with his hands in the air, “the same reaction as the audience will have when the Stone Roses go up Stage Optimus to the greatest event in music and art.

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e-tainment news european festival blogMORE FESTIVALS TAKING PLACE IN PORTUGAL NEXT SUMMER!

Thanks for our Portuguese friend Duarte, who told us there were a lot of cool festivals happening Portugal that were missing from our blog!

So we have now added the following festivals:  Optimus Primavera Sound, Sumol Summer Fest and Super Bock Super Rock festival.  As soon as more information becomes available we will be updating these pages.

Find festivals in Portugal – click here >>>

If like Duarte you know of festivals we are missing in your country then drop us an email and let us know.!

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