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Rockness Festival 2013
Rockness Festival 7th – 9th June
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Download Festival 2013
Download Festival 14th – 16th June
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Hard Rock Calling Festival
Hard Rock Calling 29th – 30th June
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Wakestock Festival 2013
Wakestock Festival 5th – 7th July

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Alton Towers Live Festival
Alton Towers Live Festival 6th July
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Wireless Festival 2013
Wireless Festival 12th – 13th July
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Magic Summer Live Festival
Magic Summer Live Festival 13th – 14th July
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Global Gathering 2013
Global Gathering 26th – 27th July
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Bloodstock Festival 2013
Bloodstock Festival 8th – 11th August
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We have been running this blog now for about 3 years and it’s a great success bringing European festival news to 1000′s of festival fans, but we are now updating our main website www.e-tainmentnews.com and feel it makes sense to bring the blog into the site so that all our festival news is in one place and easier for you guys to find.

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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 >>>


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 >>>


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)


SRF organisers have today announced that Status Quo, Krokus, Demon, Amaranthe, Axxis, Witchcraft and Huntress have been added to the line up for next year’s festival joining the already announced headliners Rush!

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

Download Festival 2013Download Festival Headliners 2013IRON MAIDEN AND RAMMSTEIN ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINERS!

The rumor mill has been rife over the last few days waiting for the first headliners to be announced, with various top bands being thrown about!

Yesterday Live Nation announced that the mighty IRON MAIDEN coming back to Donington exactly 25 years after their first appearance at the then ‘Monsters of Rock Festival’ and joining them will be German metal heros RAMMSTEIN!

Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson said: “We were completely overwhelmed by the reaction from our North American fans to the MAIDEN ENGLAND Tour, which was our most extensive tour there for many years. Some of the cities we played we hadn’t visited in over twenty years so had no idea what to expect! But the opening night in Charlotte was packed to the rafters and the crowd was amazing. This continued throughout making the whole tour very special. We had a lot of fun playing the older songs there and the fans seemed to love the set list* and Eddie’s various incarnations!  We all can’t wait to bring this show to our European fans.”

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

Rockstad Falun Festival, SwedenRaubatier Rockstad Falun 2013RAUBTIER CONFIRMED FOR ROCKSTAD FALUN 2013!

One of the absolute most wanted band for last years festival is now confirmed to play in 2013.  This will be one of their very few shows in Sweden during 2013 and we know for a fact that these hard necked boys from up north will make a huge impact on the Rockstad crowd once again!

For more ROCKSTAD FALUN 2013 information and line up – click here >>>

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We have been running this blog now for about 3 years and it’s a great success bringing European festival news to 1000’s of festival fans, but we are now updating our main website (www.e-tainmentnews.com) and feel it makes sense to bring the blog into the site so that all our festival news is in one place and easier for you guys to find.

The plan is to re-launch e-tainmentnews.com in October so it coincides with the start of our ‘Festival Fever 2013’ competition where you will be able to win festival tickets and other great prizes in return for performing some easy tasks or by simply pressing an enter button, there will be many opportunities to enter and get involved.

The new website will have more features and be more user friendly, so if you subscribe to this blog you will be able to join our new blog as soon as we launch it, in the meantime if you want to keep in touch with what’s going on at e-tainment news and various european festivals then head over to our facebook page and join us!  We will be running other competitions throughout next year, some will only be available to our facebook fans and others will be announced to our newsletter subscribers first but mostly available to anyone!

We will update this blog when the new site is launched so you have plenty of time to join us on the other side…..

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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 >>>


Bloodstock are pleased to announce the line up for this year’s Jagermiester Stage. A mix of semi-acoustic acts will grace this year’s stage to bring exclusive performances to the metal masses.

ANDRASTE are a 6 piece folk metal act hailing from Manchester with influences firmly rooted in traditional British folk and various forms of extreme metal, they’ll be adding an acoustic twist for their performance. Frontman for UK melodic rock band InMe, DAVE MCPHERSON will also be making an appearance as well as ZP THEART (former Dragonforce Frontman) who will also be taking to the main stage at Bloodstock with his new band IAMI.

KYRBGRINDER will be bringng their mixture of funk, groove metal, with drummer Johanne having been awarded ‘ Drummer of the Year’ no less than 4 times by Classic Rock Society.  The cinematic metal tones of SPLINTERED SOUL announce an extra performance alongside their slot on the Sophie Lancaster Stage and KOBRA & THE LOTUS will also make a second appearance with an up close and personal set consisting of DIO covers. ABSOLVA (featuring members of FURY UK and ICED EARTH) make their debut Bloodstock appearance on the Jager stage with their blend of groove metal.

ORIANTHI will step off the main stage where she will be performing with Alice Cooper as his lead guitarist, to play an intimate set. Birmingham based progressive-Power metal act DAKESIS and female fronted hard rock four-piece SKARLETT RIOT have also been confirmed to bring their sets to the Jager stage, respectively.

Welsh quintet TRIAXIS celebrate their return to Catton Hall following their performance in 2009 and last but not least hotly tipped newcomers THE MERCY HOUSE will perform a stripped back set of their riff laden Rock.

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

West Coast Riot Sweden 2012West Coast Riot Poster 2012TURBONEGRO COMPLETES THE WEST COAST RIOT LINE UP!

Organisers are proud to confirm that the Norwegian punk monsters Turbonegro as the last booking for this summer’s West Coast Riot. Currently touring with their ninth album, “Sexual Harassment” the resurrected group make their first visit ever to the festival!

What would be impossible, happened. At the request of thousands Turbo Jugend members worldwide, other deadly fans and the more than a million homes who hold a physical copy of a Turbonegro album, the Norwegians are now back. Conscious that they created a monster, which has long been out of control. As we sometimes do well to obey.

With the rampant Briton Tony Sylvester at the microphone Turbonegro has now started a new era. The singer who has a history with the band Dukes Of Nothing, but who was also president of the Turbo Jugend London, has long been a friend of the band.

For moor WEST COAST RIOT FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Ian Broudie at Acoustic Gathering Festival 2012Acoustic Gathering Festival 2012LIGHTNING SEEDS TO PLAY AT NEW LOOK ACOUSTIC GATHERING

Top 90s brit-pop band The Lightning Seeds are to play an exclusive acoustic set to kick off this year’s Acoustic Gathering Festival. The band, originally from Liverpool, have had several top 20 hits including Life of Riley, Pure, Sugar Coated Iceberg and of course the massive #1 hit Three Lions.

The Lightning Seeds will be making a splash on the Peasholm Park bandstand in an evening performance alongside special guests Chris Helme (Seahorses and The Yards) and local favourites Mark Stanley and The Field Notes on Saturday 8th of September. The Acoustic Gathering team released this statement to the media:

“We intend to close the 100th anniversary celebrations of Peasholm Park with a show that people will never forget. We’re really pleased that The Lightning Seeds have chosen us for a rare acoustic performance. This is going to work superbly with our Sunday headliner, 3 Daft Monkeys and all the other artists we’ve booked. Please find all the answers to your questions on our website http://www.acousticgathering.co.uk or on our Facebook page“

The organisers decided to put on the Saturday evening concert in order to subsidise the ticket price of Sunday, which will be similar in style to previous Acoustic Gatherings. The AG team have been working flat out to make sure this year’s festival goes ahead, following the perfect storm of funding crises, licensing issues and the extra conditions demanded by the Police for this year’s event.

“The groundwork has been laid for any future events we get involved in. This has been a demanding yet exciting time for us” said Steve Dickinson. “It’s a real privilege to be able to put Acoustic Gathering on in such a stunning location but it’s also a massive responsibility to get it right. We see it as great way of promoting the town and we hope to be recognised as a must attend date on the festival calendar.”

Tickets for Saturday night’s performance by The Lightning Seeds, as well as tickets for the Acoustic Gathering festival can be purchased online at www.acousticgathering.co.uk or in person from Mojo’s Music Café on Victoria Road, Scarborough from 10am on Tuesday 12th June.

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


New to this year’s festival, the Hard Rock Rising stage will give 21 undiscovered bands from all over the world the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of today’s iconic artists and their fans.

The Hard Rock Rising stage showcases Hard Rock International’s connection to the new music scene and commitment to emerging artists.

To bring fans the hottest new talent, Hard Rock tapped into Steven Van Zandt, founding member of The E-Street Band and creator of the radio show “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,”; rockers Fyfe Dangerfield of Guillemots and Starsailor’s James Walsh, who will each curate the Hard Rock Rising stage for a day of the festival.

James Walsh will also close out the weekend with his own incredible performance on the Hard Rock Rising stage.

This year, Hard Rock also hosted its global battle of the bands competition, Hard Rock Rising, showing support for up-and-coming artists and providing a forum for them to gain international exposure.

More than 12,000 bands from 86 Hard Rock Cafe cities across the globe participated in the 2012 Hard Rock Rising competition for the opportunity to perform live at Hard Rock Calling with thousands of fans and headliners, including Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Soundgarden and Paul Simon.

The Hard Rock Rising competition’s runners-up, Brass Wires Orchestra of Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon and FOS of Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta, will also take the rock star journey to London and perform on the Hard Rock Rising stage at this year’s Hard Rock Calling festival.

“At Hard Rock, we pride ourselves in providing a forum for today’s hottest new talent, and the Hard Rock Rising competition really helped to showcase some great undiscovered bands,” said John Galloway, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Hard Rock International.  “And now with the Hard Rock Rising stage, festival-goers will get a taste of tomorrow’s rock stars all weekend long.”

In addition to showcasing great new music, the Hard Rock Rising stage area will feature two vibrant bars, including a dedicated cocktail bar, and a number of interactive entertainment surprises. The Hard Rock Rising stage will be THE place for fans to rock out and enjoy at this year’s iconic festival.


Friday 13 July
The Cocktail Slippers, Dive Bella Dive, Deap Vally, The Launderettes, Koo Koo Kitchen, FOS, Maker

Saturday 14 July
Phil Minton, Gabriel Bruce, Dylan LeBlanc, KonKoma, Tanya Auclaire, Brass Wires Orchestra

Sunday 15 July
James Walsh, Marcus Foster, Sadie & The Hot, Life in Film, Nina Nesbitt, Bwani Junction, Molly McQueen

For more HARD ROCK CALLING 2012 information and line up – click here >>>


Summer is upon us and organisers have released a heady mix of new musical delights for this year’s Electric Picnic festival! There are some returning acts already a favourite among Picnicers such as Explosions in the Sky and The Antler’s and for some its their Picnic debut – Wild Beasts, Ben Howard and throw in a bit of nostalgia with Dexys and Paul Buchanan and we have the perfect playlist for EP ’12.

New additions today – Explosions In The Sky, Villagers, Dexys, Ben Howard, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Antlers, Nell Bryden, Bellowhead, Paul Buchanan, Patrick Watson, Wild Beasts, Grimes, The Staves, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Liam O’flynn and Paddy Glackin, The Vaccines

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


Getaway Rock Fesitva new additions 2012The countdown has begun – only 10 days to go before the festival area opens for 2012!  Dynazty have been confirmed for Getaway Rock Festival!

In addition to Dynazty, organisers have also announced 2 more fantastic local bands through – ATTITUDE and Ink Stained Promises, as both will play in the Gasklockan

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


The program of the 20th Sziget Festival is almost complete now and the newest announcement includes various styles, featuring Snoop Dogg, Sum 41, Leftfield and SebastiAn

Calvin Cordozar Broadus a.k.a. Snoop Dogg can easily be considered as “king of gangsta rap”, a real icon of the scene who already sold almost 20 million albums world-wide.

Deryck Whibley’s Sum 41 is a clear and undisputed choice for the younger generation of punk fans. Deryck (also ex-husband of pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne) formed the band together with drummer Steve Jocz in 1996 in Ajax, Canada and grew to become a leader of the genre by now.  SebastiAn is a French musician, DJ and producer, mainly active in the contemporary electro house scene. Besides becoming a regular at e-music festivals and renown for his special remixes, SebastiAn’s music also appears in several movies and video games.

Leftfield is probably the most popular act of the British party culture from the 90s. After producing some of the most important e-music pieces of the scene, they stopped working together in 2002, only to celebrate a successful comeback recently

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


Unfortunately Graspop organizers have informed us that there have been two cancellations to this year’s line up!

Firstly Winds of Plague were forced to cancel and are replaced by Betraying  and secondly Black Veil Brides were forced to cancel and are replaced by Spoil Engine!

For more GRASPOP METAL MEETING 2012 information and line up – click here >>>


Happyland Music Festival 2012, Barcelona, SpainEvery year, at the end of the summer, Happy Land festival returns to Barcelona with a show to remember.   In 2010, in front of a sold out crowd of 10,000 fans, Tiesto, David Guetta and more amazing DJs, elevated Berlin in an unforgettable performance.

This year’s lineup will make you believe, once again that dreams can come true:

One of the best DJs Tiesto and the leader of Swedish House Mafia Sebastian Ingrosso, who will be performing live, the super star from Australia Dirty South, Wally López DJ number 1 in Spain, the best Amnesia Ibiza Group DJs, Jessy, Nico Hamuy and the special vocal live performance of Soraya Arnelas will be on the same stage in front of 20,000 fans.

And for the first time Happy Land will take over the Port Forum and create an experience of a life time combining the best party and live performances together into a massive production that will make you Dream.

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