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Festival News: Slam Dunk Festival adds a brand new stage

Slam Dunk Festival has added a brand new stage and lots more bands to this years line up
The following artists have been announced for he new acoustic/solo stage:

The Rocket Summer

Rob Lynch

Away Days

Elder Brother

Greywind

Grumble Bee

Seafoal

Bethan Leadley

Lianne Kaye
Check out the poster below for the full line up  

 

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Festival News: Warped Tour 2016 lineup announcement

Vans Warped Tour turns 22 this year and the organisers have gone all out with this years line up and bot is it a blast from the past. 

This year’s festival includes the first extended US tour from Sum 41 since 2012, and first extensive run on Warped Tour since 2010. Other blasts from the past joining the tour include the first Warped Tour appearances from pop-punk legends Good Charlotte Bullet for my Valentine, who last played the tour over a decade ago and Orange County, California metalcore giants Atreyu. 

There are a whole host of other bands to get excited about who will be on the entire tour, including, New Found Glory, Yellowcard, Four Year Strong, The Story So Far, Real Friends and State Champs are all co-headlining this year’s Main Stage. As well as Mayday Parade, The Maine, We the Kings and Set It Off all making appearances. U.K. Bands being reprinted include Young Guns and ROAM

You can check out the entire lineup below, along with which dates each act will appear at this summer and a full routing. We’ll see you this summer!

Journey’s Left Foot Stage

Falling in Reverse

Four Year Strong

Good Charlotte (7/19 – 7/28)

Less Than Jake

New Found Glory

Reel Big Fish

Set It Off

Sum 41 (6/26 – 8/7)

The Summer Set (7/30 – 8/13)

We the Kings

Yellowcard

Journey’s Right Foot Stage

3OH!3 (7/21 – 7/31)

Issues

The Maine

Mayday Parade

Pepper (6/24 – 6/29, 7/1 – 7/22)

Real Friends

Sleeping with Sirens

State Champs

The Story So Far

Tonight Alive

Monster Party Stage (North)

Atreyu (7/19 – 8/7)

Bullet for My Valentine (7/19 – 7/22)

The Color Morale

Crown the Empire

Every Time I Die

Ice Nine Kills

Motionless in White

Volumes (6/24 – 7/17)

Whitechapel

The Word Alive

Monster Party Stage (South)

Chelsea Grin

coldrain

Cruel Hand

From Ashes to New

Gideon

In Hearts Wake

Oceans Ate Alaska

Vanna

Veil of Maya

Poseidon Stage

Emarosa

The Heirs

The Interrupters

I See Stars

Knuckle Puck

Masked Intruder

PROF (7/26 – 8/13)

ROAM

Secrets

Young Guns

Cyclops Stage

Against the Current

Assuming We Survive

Ballyhoo!

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

Ghost Town

Sykes

Teenage Bottlerocket

Too Close to Touch

Waterparks

Full Sail Stage

Avion Roe (6/24 – 7/21)

Bad Seed Rising (6/24 – 7/27)

Broadside

Cane Hill

Capsize (7/17 – 8/13)

Dash Ten

Hail the Sun (6/24 – 7/16)

Like Pacific

More to Monroe (7/28 – 8/13)

Mother Feather

The New Low

Old Wounds

Payale Royale

Reckless Serenade

SayWeCanFly

Silent Planet (6/24 – 7/17)

Wage War

With Confidence
Vans Warped Tour Dates
6/22 – Anchorage, AK – George M. Sullivan Sports Arena (Road to Warped Tour)

6/24 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

6/25 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

6/26 – Houston, TX – NRG Park – Main Street Lot

6/27 – New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World

6/29 – Nashville, TN – The Fairgrounds Nashville

6/30 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheater

7/1 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park

7/2 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field

7/3 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater at the South Central Fairgrounds

7/5 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte

7/6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

7/7 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater

7/8 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

7/9 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater

7/10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre

7/11 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/13 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

7/14 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC

7/15 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagra Pavilion

7/16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

7/17 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

7/19 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

7/20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

7/21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

7/22 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills

7/23 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

7/24 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park

7/26 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater

7/27 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

7/28 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

7/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark

7/31 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena Lot

8/1 – Albuquerque, NM – Balloon Fiesta Park

8/2 – Scottsdale, AZ – Salt River Fields

8/5 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field

8/6 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater

8/7 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex

8/9 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

8/11 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center

8/12 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater

8/13 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center

Music News: Good Charlotte are back

Good Charlotte have returned with one of their first new songs in four years, ‘Makeshift Love’. We’re hoping that there’s a new album on in the making as well.

Good Charlotte have also been announced as the support act for All Time Low on their UK and Ireland tour in February of next year. check out the tour dates below

February

10 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
11 London O2 Arena
12 Manchester Arena
13 Birmingham Arena
15 Glasgow SSE Hydro
16 Dublin 3 Arena

Written By: Samantha Stott

Festival News: Reading and Leeds 2015 Line-Up

With two of the 2015 Reading and Leeds line up already being announced, Metallica and Mumford and Sons, the final headline act has been the announcement everyone has been waiting for.

That wait is finally over. Today it was announced that The Libertines would be the final headliner for the events, which take place from August 28 to 30 across the two sites.

Also announced today are All Time Low, Royal Blood, Panic! At The Disco, The Maccabees, Bring Me The Horizon, Limp Bizkit, New Found Glory, Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration, The Wombats, Marmozets, Pierce The Veil, Frank Turner and many, many more. The full list can be found below.

rl_2015line-upfebruaryWritten By: Samantha Stott

Feature: Kids In Glass Houses, London, Koko, 29th October 2014

KIGH - Koko - 29th October-40Wednesday 29th October, Kokos Camden; a date and venue that for those privileged enough to have got a ticket to this sold out event, will never be forgotten.

It was here that Kids in Glass Houses performed their penultimate show, to a packed house of emotional and vocal fans. The atmosphere was that of a raucous party – with everyone set on having an unforgettable night whilst trying hard to ignore the fact that this was probably the last time that they would witness these five great guys together on stage!

Kids in Glass Houses, despite struggling at times to remain composed in the face of such ardent support, performed a phenomenal set, doing what they do best – entertaining a crowd with great music! Aled Phillips vocals were superb throughout, and his talent clearly showcased in his solo acoustic delivery of Raise Hell – he possesses a voice that begs to be heard, whether belting out the anthemic choruses of Diamond Days, Lilli Rose and Saturday or the softer ballad Morning Afterlife.

The 19 song set, played with sheer talent and true passion from the band members, Aled, Iain, Joel, Philip and Shay included a four song encore which ended with Matters at All, a fitting and emotional end to an overwhelming night, yes, there were tears flowing not only from the band but from so many of their loyal fans and friends. This group of genuinely humble guys from South Wales (who I don’t think have ever really believed just how good they are) will be sorely missed; they have succeeded on leaving the British music scene on a high and deservedly so, but will leave a void that will be so very hard to fill!

Written By: Lindsy Stott

Photography By: Samantha Stott

Live Review: Kids In Glass Houses, Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms, 7th October 2014

KIGH - Portsmouth-62The poignant vocals of Edith Piaf singing ‘Je ne regrette rein opened the set for Kids In Glass Houses on their farewell tour. This matched the emotional atmosphere of the crowd, who came armed with love and support for 5 lads from Cardiff who they may never see perform again.
Kids In Glass Houses lived up to the expectation of their stalwart fans – from the opening track Artbreaker through to the roof lifting Matters At All – providing yet another energetic and high octane performance, delivered with an ease and professionalism that many groups can only ever hope to achieve.

This band, who have worked together for over 7 years, playing venues ranging from street festivals to concert halls, pub basements to the Reading and Leeds Festival have never failed to deliver.

The accomplished guitar playing of Joel Fisher and Iain Mahanty the rich rise and fall of Andrew ‘Shay’ Sheehy on bass and the driving drum rhythms of Philip Jenkins delivered throughout the set, which consisted of hits from all of their albums, Smart Casual, Dirt, In Gold Blood and Peace. Kids In Glass Houses succeeded in encapsulating the very best from each album, delivering their anthemic and engaging melodies with full crowd participation from start to finish.

Despite being championed by the rock media, staunch support from a number of other bands of their generation, and a solid fan base Kids In Glass Houses never obtained the backing of the record companies that they so deserved and needed. As a result, the British music scene is about to loose a fantastically talented band that will be very much missed.

Aled Phillips has a voice that needs to be heard – as evidenced by his acoustic solo of Raise Hell which was, quite simply awesome and question why millions of pounds are being spent trying to ‘forge’ a new popster by the blinkered promoters in this fickle industry when here is natural raw talent that is about to be forsaken.

As a farewell tour this could have been melancholic but at no stage did the professionalism of this band slip and we were without doubt privileged to witness Kids In Glass Houses a at their absolute best. If you have not yet got a ticket then I would suggest you do, but you had better be quick. This may be your last opportunity to see this phenomenally talented quintet.

May we take this opportunity to thank Kids In Glass Houses – a bunch of genuinely lovely and humble guys who have left us with some cracking albums and many a good happy memory. We wish you all luck with your future ventures and genuinely hope that this will not be the last we hear from you

Written By: Lindsy Stott

Photography By: Samantha Stott