(PCM) The line-up for the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been unleashed and this year they have truly outdone themselves. This year’s festival will take place from June 12th-15th in Manchester, TN and tickets will go on-sale on February 22nd at 12PM EST on Bonnaroo.com
Bonnaroo 2014 will feature over 125 bands and 20 + comedians performing on 13 stages over the course of the weekend. The entertainment never stops as Bonnaroo is the only music festival in the country that operates 24 hours a day without a curfew.
This year’s line-up features performers such as Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Ritchie, Vampire Weekend, Skrillex, Phoenix,The Avett Brothers, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Damon Albarn, Kaskade, Wiz Kahlifia and many, many more! See the Official Line-up announcement video below:
Each year Bonnaroovians gather together from all over the world to celebrate music and camaraderie. They have even developed the Bonnaroovian code which encourages Bonnaroovians to adequately prepare for the weekend, look after each other, respect the farm, and project a positive attitude.
Over 80,000 fans attend Bonnaroo each year and with a line-up like this one I would expect their numbers to skyrocket even higher in 2014. Will you ‘Roo this year? We want to hear your thoughts on this year’s line-up below!
Having dropped what fans and critics claim to the best Phase One line-up to date, Ultra Music Festival, now slams down a tantalizing Phase Two, teaming with more top-drawer talent and complete with a World Premiere festival performance that is some 10 months in the making.
‘Jack U,’ the collaborative production project announced by OWSLA boss Skrillex and Mad Decent head honcho Diplo back in April 2013, will finally get its festival inauguration at ULTRA over the weekend of Friday, March 28 – Sunday, March 30 at Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami. As two of the biggest hitters in the world of bass music prepare to take to the decks, back-to-back, you can be sure that this particular performance will go down as one of the most memorable in Ultra Music Festival’s 16 year history.
Also included in the Phase Two line up are a whole host of faces old and new spanning the entire spectrum of dance music, in the form of Afrobeta, Alvin Risk, Aly & Fila, Amtrac, Andrea Oliva, Audien, Brillz, Bro Safari, Candyland, Cedric Gervais, Chance The Rapper, Clockwork, Cosmic Gate, Craze, Crizzly, Dannic, Danny Marquez, Danyelino, Dirtyphonics, Don Diablo, Dusky, DVBBS, Dyro, Fedde Le Grand, Figure, Goldfish, Gramatik, Gradtheft, Hardline, Henry Fong, Hugo Bianco, Infected Mushroom, Jochen Miller, John Digweed, John O’Callaghan, Julio Bashmore, Justin Oh, Kill Frenzy, DJ Koo, Laidback Luke, MAKJ, The Martinez Brothers, Mat Zo, Michael Brun, Ms. Mada, MOTi, Mykris, Myon & Shane 54, Paper Diamond, Pegboard Nerds, Rebecca & Fiona, RL Grime, Rony Seikaly, Sandro Silva, Sluggers, Stafford Brothers, Syn Cole, Thunderpony, Tommie Sunshine, Ummet Ozcan, Viceroy and Vicetone. All of these and more will be joining an already immense Phase One Lineup including the very finest Live and DJ talent the electronic music world has to offer. For the full lineup, refer to the official poster here.
In addition to ULTRA’s goliath Main Stage, the ever-impressive Live Stage and the inimitable Ultra Megastructure hosted by Carl Cox & Friends (10 Year Anniversary) and Armin van Buuren (ASOT 650 New Horizons), all of which were confirmed at the back end of 2013, the rest of Ultra’s stages can also now be revealed.
Providing the very best in underground house and techno, for those who like their grooves deeper and darker than most, will be the brand new Underground Story | Link Miami Rebels stage. Taking things a notch deeper on Friday and Saturday with the likes of Jamie Jones, Art Department, Solomun and Tale of Us, this will be replaced on Sunday by the Ultra Ibiza | Space Ibiza collective, hosted by stalwarts and heavyweights such as Cirez D, John Digweed, The Martinez Brothers, Dusky and Cajmere.
As ever, the Ultra Worldwide Stage will return on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 to welcome some of the biggest names in Trap, Dubstep and Drum & Bass including Carnage, Borgore, Adventure Club, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus and RL Grime, while Sunday will see the likes of Fedde Le Grand, Gareth Emery, Cedric Gervais, Mat Zo and Danny Avila rock the Ultra Korea stage like only they know how.
Finally the much-loved UMF Radio stage will be running all weekend long, featuring some of the very best up-and-coming DJs from the past 12 months, as well as some more experienced players thrown in for good measure. From Kill The Noise, Alvin Risk and 12th Planet on Friday, to Cazzette, Dyro, Dannic and chart-sensation Ummet Ozcan on Saturday, ULTRA will then be venturing into unchartered waters on Sunday as the UMF Radio stage gets a nu-disco makeover. With special performances from the likes of RAC, Oliver, Moon Boots, Julio Bashmore and Cyril Hahn among others, be sure to expect big things!
Limited remaining tickets for Ultra Music Festival are on sale at www.ultramusicfestival.com
For all the latest news and information on ULTRA Europe you can stay up-to-date through the ULTRA Music Festival Facebook and Twitter pages:
Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, the mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival, proudly returns to Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC May 3 & 4 with a massive 2 day lineup including Avenged Sevenfold (who performed at the SOLD OUT inaugural Carolina Rebellion) and Kid Rock. Also features performances by Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and many more.
Featuring on-site camping, VIP packages and a lineup featuring today’s biggest rock bands, Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion–celebrating its second consecutive year at Rock City Campgrounds–has quickly grown to be the Carolinas’ Biggest Weekend of Rock in four short years.
The daily band lineup for the fourth annual Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion is:
Saturday, May 3
Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Motörhead, Seether, Volbeat, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Black Stone Cherry, Fozzy, Adelitas Way, Thousand Foot Krutch, KYNG, Nothing More, Devour The Day and Truckfighters
Sunday, May 4
Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, 311, Staind, A Day To Remember, Alter Bridge, Theory of a Deadman, Fuel, Hellyeah, Of Mice & Men, Trivium, Redlight King, Twelve Foot Ninja and Gemini Syndrome
“The Zombie crew is super-stoked to be heading down to the Carolina Rebellion this year,” says Rob Zombie. “We are ready to throw-down a badass Zombie party for all the Rebels. See ya there.”
“This festival has become one of the biggest in the country,” says Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory. “We have a ton of fans in the Carolinas and the crowds there are nothing short of legendary.”
“We’re excited to play Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion for the first time,” says 311’s Nick Hexum. “Looks like a cool festival. We’ll be rockin’ tunes from our new album plus 311 classics. See you there!”
All tickets will go on sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 AM ET, including Camping, Hotel and VIP Packages, as well as Weekend 4-Packs and upgrades. All Camping and Hotel Packages will include access to the Friday night campground party. As in the past, ticket discounts will also be available for active military. For full details about military ticket discounts, Camping, Hotel and VIP packages, visit www.CarolinaRebellion.com. A special pre-sale will start on Tuesday, January 28 at 10am ET. To gain access, like our Facebook page or sign up to receive our e-newsletters via our website.
“We learned a great deal last year and have made some important improvements to the site, to better protect us from the elements,” said Joe Litvag, Co-Executive Producer of the festival. “Not to mention this bill is stacked with incredible talent, bringing our Rebels the biggest and best rock festival to ever hit the Carolinas.”
During Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, bands will perform on one of the three festival stages: the ‘Carolina Stage’, the ‘Rebellion Stage’ and the Jägermeister Stage.
Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, Ernie Ball, Jack Daniels, Bud Light, F.Y.E. and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live, the same team that produces the World’s Loudest Month Festival Series, www.WorldsLoudestMonth.com.
Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion marks the third event during the 2014 World’s Loudest Month. Created in partnership by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents, the World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in six distinct concert atmospheres across the country on five consecutive weekends.
Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway is located at 7301 Bruton Smith Blvd. in Concord, NC, just outside Charlotte, and less than two hours from Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro. Visit www.CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com for directions and additional venue information.
Monster Energy’s Fort Rock–Southwest Florida’s biggest rock festival–returns to JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida for its second year on Saturday, April 26 with a stellar rock lineup featuring co-headlining superstars Korn, Rob Zombie, and Five Finger Death Punch, along with Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Sick Puppies, Trivium,Skindred, The Pretty Reckless, KYNG, Nothing More,Twelve Foot Ninja, and more!
“5FDP is incredibly excited to be part of the kickoff of the World’s Loudest Month,” says Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer. “Having already ‘rocked’ Rockville, this will be our first time bringing it to Fort Myers. We are blessed to have so many fans in Florida that made it possible for the band to step up as a festival headliner standing beside giants like Korn and Rob Zombie! Thank you, Florida. See you all soon!”
The festival is offering a special discounted ticket pre-sale from January 28-30. During the pre-sale, a limited number of discounted general admission tickets will be available for purchase for the following prices (plus fees):
Regularly priced General Admission and VIP tickets for Monster Energy’s Fort Rock go on sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 AM ET at www.FortRockFestival.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. General Admission tickets start at $49.50 and VIP tickets start at $99.50, with ticket prices increasing on February 10. In addition, select Pita Pit locations will be selling General Admission tickets for $50, with no service fees. A limited number of discounted GA military tickets will be available for just $29 via www.govx.com. Visit www.FortRockFestival.com for full details.
“After a great first year, we couldn’t be more excited to return to JetBlue Park with an amazing band lineup and fantastic partners,” says Monster Energy’s Fort Rock co-producer Clay Busch of Danny Wimmer Presents.
Monster Energy’s Fort Rock is the kickoff event to a series of festivals produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live, that also includes the massively successful Rock On The Range, and Carolina Rebellion festivals. Monster Energy’s Fort Rock is also part of the Florida kickoff–along with Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville–of the World’s Loudest Month. The World’s Loudest Month was created in partnership by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents and features the biggest names in rock music performing in six distinct concert atmospheres across the country on five consecutive weekends.
JetBlue Park is the spring training home of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, Florida.
Monster Energy’s Fort Rock is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, and f.y.e.
Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville triumphantly returns to Jacksonville, Florida’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River April 26 and 27, bigger and better than ever.
Following 2013’s third annual event which drew over 25,000 people and garnered widespread media acclaim, the two-day destination music festival anchors the World’s Loudest Weekend and will feature a massive all-star rock lineup featuring co-headliners Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch and Staind. The initial daily band lineup for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville is as follows, with more to be announced:
Saturday, April 26
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Middle Class Rut
Devour The Day
We As Human
Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner
Sunday, April 27
Korn, Rob Zombie
Five Finger Death Punch, Staind
Theory of a Deadman
Black Label Society
Black Stone Cherry
Motionless In White
The Pretty Reckless
Twelve Foot Ninja
Korn’s Jonathan Davis says, “Can’t wait for Rockville! We love coming to JAX – the fans there always bring it!”
“5FDP is incredibly excited to be part of the kickoff of the World’s Loudest Month,” says Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer. “We are blessed to have so many fans in Florida that made it possible for the band to step up as a festival headliner standing beside giants like Korn and Rob Zombie! Thank you, Florida. See you all soon!”
A special discounted ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville will be held from January 28-30. During the pre-sale, a limited number of discounted 2-day weekend General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase. Weekend General Admission ticket pre-sale prices are as follows (plus fees)
Regularly priced weekend and single day tickets for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville go on sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 AM ET at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and select Jacksonville Metro PCS locations. A limited number of two-day VIP tickets and hotel packages will also be available.
Two-day General Admission tickets will start at just $99.50 plus service fees, and single day General Admission tickets will start at $59.50 plus service fees, with GA and VIP ticket prices increasing on February 3. While supplies last, discounted weekly GA tickets will be available to military for just $69 via www.govx.com. In addition, select Metro PCS locations will be selling tickets with no service fees. For full details, visit: www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.
“I have a long term plan to make Jacksonville a destination music city. That plan starts with showcasing Met Park to the world. There were people who wanted to ban music from the Park, and there was no way I was going to let that happen. We fought to keep rock alive and are excited to be returning to Metropolitan Park for the fourth year in a row,” says Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville producer Danny Wimmer. “This year’s lineup is stronger than ever. Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville has become a top destination music festival that draws people from around the country to downtown Jacksonville and the surrounding areas.”
Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville is part of the Florida kickoff–along with Monster Energy’s Fort Rock in Fort Myers–of the World’s Loudest Month. The World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in six distinct concert atmospheres across the country on five consecutive weekends.
Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville is produced by Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents, who also produces Monster Energy’s Fort Rock Festival, Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival, Rockwave, and The Big Ticket. Wimmer is also one of the partners in the massively successful Rock On The Range, Epicenter–Southern California’s Rock Festival, Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour, and Carolina Rebellion. Sponsors for the 2014 event include Monster Energy, Ernie Ball Guitar Strings, Metro PCS, Jägermeister, Jack Daniel’s, f.y.e., The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, and Jack Link’s Beef Jerky
Metropolitan Park offers a scenic, spacious site for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville that’s just a few hours drive from cities including Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Savannah and Tallahassee, and is easily accessible by plane from around the country. Metropolitan Park is a premier 27-acre recreational facility along the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.
(PCM) It was such an amazing honor to speak with legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde about his upcoming solo acoustic tour of Canada aptly titled “An Evening With Zakk Wylde” which will kick-off on February 13th in Vancouver and wrap up twelve shows later in Montreal and Black Label Society’s upcoming appearance at the high-anticipated Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, OH this May.
Zakk spoke a bit about his upcoming appearance tomorrow night (Friday, 1/17 at 8pm) at the New York City Apple Store in SOHO, during which Zakk will partake in a discussion Q&A with fans, as well as perform a short set.
We also got some inside scoop about what we can expect from the new Black Label Society album “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” set for release on April 8th. Zakk was an absolute pleasure speak with…this man is hilarious! We compared writer’s block to baseball and I think he may have even created a new word with “sexicity”, hopefully when we run into him and BLS at Rock On The Range, he will correct me, if I heard that one wrong!
You can read the full interview below:
Q: Happy belated Birthday! Did you do anything fun to celebrate?
ZAKK WYLDE: Yes! My wife brought me out for some chow, had a couple friends together, had an amazing steak…then went home and pretty much just passed out! I couldn’t move when we went back to the hotel. (laughs) I said, let’s just tell everyone we had sex and just wait till the morning because I can’t move!
Q: Well, that’s the best way to celebrate the morning after your birthday!
ZW: We had a night of romance planned for the rest of the evening, but I was like ‘I don’t think its’ going to happen because I can’t move!” (laughs)
Q: You have your upcoming appearance at the Apple Store in SOHO tomorrow night. What can fans be expecting from that? I hear it has a VH1 Storytellers type of vibe?
ZW: I am going to jam and stuff like that and then we are going to exhibit the Black Label Society fall fashion line featuring men’s lingerie. I’m looking forward to that! I shaved my legs and I am feeling confident.
Q: That’s exciting! What types of products are in that line? I’m very curious to know (laughs)
ZW: (laughs) It’s just great! It’s all about just bringing people together!
Q: Absolutely! So, we have just received the news earlier this morning about the epic Rock On The Range 2014 line-up and of course Black Label Society will be performing. How do you feel about the summer festival season?
ZW: It’s awesome whenever we are on any of these bills and it’s always killer. You have a bunch of ass-kicking people and Black Label family and since doing these festivals with Ozzy over 25 years ago, you have so many friends in other bands that it’s like one gigantic high-school reunion. You are able to hook up with people and just see how they’ve been and stuff like that, so it’s just win/win across the board.
Q: I hear they are a lot like rock n’ roll summer camp.
ZW: Yeah, pretty much. I mean you get to everybody and it’s always a good time.
Q: Are there any details you can share with us about the upcoming studio album “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” due out on April 8th? Can you tell me what the mind-set has been like in the studio, as it has been a little while for you guys?
ZW: Well, now that they have given me a date…April 8th…now I have a date to shoot for, so I have to start writing as soon as I get back to the house. Let’s see…Sunday, I will be back so I have to start writing for this album, but aside from that we have everything else set up and we have an album title, so we should be good (laughs)
Q: (laughs) That’s good! So how much is done?
ZW: (laughs) The album’s title will be like ‘ Better Get To Work…running out of time…you only have a week left” or “The Record Company Called Again”! Pretty much like all the other Black Label Society records, I don’t sit around stock piling riffs over the last four years and go ‘okay, now we’re ready to write this record’, because if that was the case than…it’s the case with any band…what you wrote four years ago, like with “Order Of The Black” I’m already on to other things. When we got done with the Gigantour and I was home and I’m sitting there with Barb and I’m like “when are the fellows coming out here’ and she said ‘they’ll be here in about 25 days’ and I was like “alright! So that means I have 25 days to write a record’, I better get to work. Pretty much, that’s how it goes. I’ll start out just jamming on riffs everyday and then just keep digging until you get something you like.
I just keep writing and writing and writing and writing and then the guys get out here and while they are here for about two weeks we start jamming on all the stuff I’ve written up until then. I might wake in the morning sometime and hear some Barry Manilow tune on the radio that inspires me somehow and I’ll have another tune ready to go and then we will track that one.
Q: I was going to ask how you keep things fresh over the years because you have definitely shown us a lot of sides to the band. I mean, it’s still heavy but there has definitely been some mellower stuff along the way as well.
ZW: Yeah, that’s the whole thing. That morning, it depends on what side of the bed you woke up on. If you hear something on the radio that inspires you or you just pick up the guitar and start jamming a riff or whatever and say ‘this could be cool’ and other days you get nothing. The keys is to keep digging and digging, I mean the first single “My Dying Time”, we had that the whole time, music recorded, but when I was singing over it, it was nothing I was happy with melody wise …nobody was…so we just posted up a couple of different ways that I could finish it, until it was right near the end of the record.
We were going to get ready to start mastering on a Monday and I came up with the vocal line for that one and another song “Shades of Gray”, probably two days before we were going to go in for mastering.
Q: What are some ways that you battle writer’s block?
ZW: It’s not so much writer’s block as it’s you’re just not happy with what you are coming up with…it’s not a matter that you can’t come up with something, it’s that you are coming up with something and you are like ‘yeah, I’m not really digging on that’. It is just like with sports teams who are in a slump if they are losing. The only way out of it is that you just have to keep playing. If you’re looking at baseball and you get a walk that might just trigger the whole thing. Someone gets on base and that just triggers the whole mindset and the next thing you know someone is taking a base hit and then you are hitting again. I think its’ a matter of that!
Q: You have the upcoming “An Evening With Zakk Wylde” acoustic tour coming up in Canada this February. Does performing acoustically breathe new life into some of your older songs?
ZW: No, I just love doing the mellow stuff. I mean, as much as I love listening to “Black Dog” I also love it when Zeppelin does “Going To California” equally. I love both side of it so when we do these storyteller events, it’s more like storytellers on steroids gone wrong (laughs) I have just as much of a good time doing that as I do when we are knocking out heavy sets with the ‘walls of doom’ and all that.
Q: With all of your accolades and talent, how do you remain grounded?
ZW: I don’t know about that! Put it this way…if we were going to do a reality show about Black Label Society out on the road and having a good time acting out the Animal House years and drinking booze, that is when the comedy was really flying about and out on the road is where the comedy really happens. Right now, I am usually the first one down, crawl into my bunk with a book and then pass out. I am usually the first one up making for Valhalla Java the fellows and then I start running scales on the guitar and then I might write something on the acoustic and there is really no drama. Let me put it this way, the only drama we have going on now is the bingo hall in the front lounge, there’s shuffleboard in the hallway…(laughs) You know there’s who might have a heart attack from taking too much geritol! It’s pretty funny!
Q: What do you continue to love the most about being on the road?
ZW: Definitely performing and everything like that…I have buddies who are just like I got really tired of touring, I just can’t stand being the hotel room, and just couldn’t take it anymore, but I love touring..just as much as I did when I started with Ozzy over 25 years ago. I love the whole process of making records, and to me, I just love it all still. None of it has gotten old and I get just as much joy out of making the records, as I did when we first recorded “Miracle Man” with Ozzy and I wrote it. To me, it kicks as much ass now as it did back then so, like you said, I am beyond blessed I get to do what I get to do.
Q: Fantastic! It was great speaking with you! Thanks so much for your time
ZW: No problem! Hopefully we will see you out there on the road to attend a Black Label mass. It’s a lot of sexicity and joy!
Q I can’t wait!
ZW: Well, we’ll definitely try to bring the joy to the table, the sexiticy..I’m not so sure about, but we definitely hope there will be some joy. (laughs)
(PCM) Without a doubt always our favorite festival of the year, Rock On The Range has unveiled its epic 2014 line-up this morning!
Following last year’s expansion to include three nights of music, America’s premier rock festival–ROCK ON THE RANGE–has once again upped the ante by growing to three full days of music for this year’s annual event, May 16, 17 & 18 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH.
Featuring headlining sets from Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock, the lineup includes more than 60 of the World’s hardest rocking acts including: Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage and many more (the full line-up is below). Beyond the expanded musical offerings, this year’s festival will include the return of ROTR Comedy Tent, featuring Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and many up-and-coming comedians.
Weekend passes including Field GA, Stadium GA, hotel and VIP packages and a stadium 4-pack go on sale Friday, January 24 at 10:00 AM (ET). Additional details about the variety of ticketing, hotel and camping packages can be found at RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, www.facebook.com/rockontherange and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.
Some of the ROTR 2014 artists weigh in with their thoughts on performing this coming May:
“We are so honored to be headlining Rock on the Range. We take pride in our show and always try to outdo ourselves from the time before. Rock on the Range will be the perfect place to celebrate with our fans from all over the world and put on the killer show that they have come to expect from us. We are pulling out all the stops.”
–M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold
“We have had legendary shows at ROTR. We always try to arrange our tour schedules so we can be part of this festival. It’s just a must do. Rock On The Range has become a destination event where people travel to from all over the country, if not all over the world.”
–Zoltan, Five Finger Death Punch
“Super excited to be a part of Rock On The Range this year!! I think it’s awesome to have an edgy band like Slayer on board for this round. Can’t wait to hit the stage!!!”
–Kerry King, Slayer
The full ROTR 2014 Line-Up:
Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Bring Me The Horizon, Theory of a Deadman, Down, Black Stone Cherry, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Pop Evil, Of Mice & Men, Adelitas Way, Trivium, Gojira, Suicidal Tendencies, The Pretty Reckless, We Came as Romans, Fuel, Redlight King, Miss May I, Reignwolf, Thousand Foot Krutch, Texas Hippie Coalition, Rev Theory, Skindred, Kyng, Fozzy, Heaven’s Basement, Butcher Babies, Nothing More, Exodus, King 810, Devour the Day, We As Human, We Are Harlot, Kvelertak, Jim Breuer Band, One OK Rock, Twelve Foot Ninja, Avatar, WERM, Monster Truck, Wilson, Crobot and Truckfighters with comedians Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and more.
The nationally renowned festival, part of the World’s Loudest Month Festival Series, is centrally located in the heart of the country and has annually drawn huge weekend crowds since its inception in 2007, including a sold-out crowd of over 103,000 fans in 2013.
(PCM) Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 2014 Governors Ball Music Festival, unveiled early this morning with a full page ad in the New York Times. Held Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th in Randall’s Island Park, the 4th annual edition of New York City’s premier music event will showcase a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica and Pop all weekend long.
In a nod to the vibrant music scene in the beautiful city Governors Ball gratefully calls home, this year’s lineup also features a large contingent of established and up and coming local NYC artists, including among others, Interpol, TV On The Radio, Vampire Weekend, Julian Casablancas, Sleigh Bells, Lucius, Haerts, and The Strokes who were confirmed for the festival late last night and will play their first show in NYC since their 2011 Madison Square Garden gig. Tickets go on sale at 3 pm EST today on GovBall.com through Eventbrite.
Last year’s sold-out 2013 edition of the festival cemented Governors Ball as a “major contender” (Rolling Stone) among North America’s premier music events. In three short years Governors Ball had grown from a one-day event with 12 acts in 2011, to an all weekend three-day affair featuring a world class lineup of the most compelling and in demand performers around. Considering New York City’s reputation as a notoriously challenging market, the success of Governors Ball has been incredible and humbling for NYC based festival producers/owners Founders Entertainment. Each year they strive to repay the support of Governors Ball patrons by working tirelessly to expand and improve the festival experience for attendees. Founders Entertainment will host a Reddit AMA to take feedback and answer questions from Governors Ball patrons between 2 and 4 pm EST on January 22nd.
The coming 2014 festival will build upon the size and scope of last year’s programming, and Founders Entertainment are also expanding the festival site: allowing attendees to spread out and enjoy new and improved performance spaces, unique art installations, revamped high-end food and drink areas, and an improved location to savor offerings from some of New York City’s best food trucks. And of course as in years past, the festival will include a wide array of Governors Ball’s popular summer-time activities and lawn games among other attractions.
This year’s lineup also pays special homage to the great city Governors Ball calls home. “New York City is the greatest city in the world, and we’re blessed to call it our home,” says Founders Entertainment partner Jordan Wolowitz. “We’re thrilled to showcase some of NYC’s greatest homegrown talent at Gov Ball this year. From The Strokes, and Vampire Weekend, to Sleigh Bells, Ratking, and Lucius, we have some of our generation’s greatest NYC bands on board to slay the masses. It’s gonna be a great weekend.
Founders Entertainment is once again honored to invite attendees to Governors Ball’s festival grounds at Randall’s Island Park. In addition to being accessible by bus, foot, bike, car, and cab, the festival will again offer ferry service from Mid-Town Manhattan to and from the festival grounds. With each subsequent year of the festival, Founders Entertainment has utilized experience and feedback from previous years to ensure transportation to and from Governors Ball is as smooth and easy as possible.
The line-up for the 2014 CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival is highlighted by the first confirmed hometown performance for Atlanta’s own Outkast. The bill for the Georgia festival–set for Friday, April 25-Sunday, April 27, 2014 at its new location, the beautiful Kingston Downs (less than an hour from downtown Atlanta)–will include more than 75 acts including Pretty Lights, Foster The People, STS9, J. Cole, Major Lazer, Krewella, and Big Gigantic, among others on four performance spaces.
The full 2014 CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival line-up is as follows:
Outkast; Pretty Lights; Foster the People; STS9; J. Cole; Major Lazer; Krewella; Big Gigantic; Flux Pavilion; Above & Beyond; Matt & Kim; Thievery Corporation; A-Trak; Janelle Monae; Wolfgang Gartner; Sleigh Bells; Boys Noize; Flosstradamus; Chance the Rapper; Griz; Shpongle; Phantogram; Moon Taxi; Run the Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike); Schoolboy Q; Papadosio; Rich Homie Quan; GTA; Tycho; St. Lucia; The Revivalists; YACHT; Minnesota; Ott; The Polish Ambassador; Thundercat; Poolside; Wild Cub; Rubblebucket; Kill Paris; Congorock; Rustie; Hucci; Cashmere Cat; Nosaj Thing; Dan Croll; xxyyxx; Mayhem; Green Lantern; Butch Clancy; Lance Herbstrong; Tourist; Ratking; Jonas Rathsman; Watch the Duck; Kap Slap; Basic Vacation; JMSN; Pegboard Nerds; The Floozies; Thriftworks; Deep Cotton; Five Knives; Infinity Shred; Real Magic; Roman GianArthur; Bagheera; Skrause; Shreddie Mercury; Martina McFlyy; Chris Bushnell; BLKKMorris; Panther God; Ployd; The Difference Machine.
This year, CounterPoint will debut its new 5000-acre site featuring gorgeous campgrounds, the Georgia Eats Food Court, bars throughout the festival site (including the Craft Brew Garden)*, the CounterPoint Cares Non Profit Center, carnival rides, the CounterPoint Arts Village, the official CounterPoint Merch Store, the CounterPoint Game Center, FREE water stations, and plenty of areas to relax and get shade. A variety of onsite activities and events around the festival weekend will be revealed in the coming months. In addition, daily shuttle service will be available from Atlanta (and other locations throughout the area), prices begin at $50, further details will be announced as the festival nears.
Three-day weekend tickets start at $180 and a variety of ticket and weekend packages are available for CounterPoint 2014, including 3-Day GA Tickets, 3 levels of VIP Packages, Luxury Camping Options (Glamping), Travel Packages (inclusive of lodging and day-to-day transport to and from the festival site) and parking passes. More information about tickets and layaway options can be found at http://www.counterpointfestival.com/. Questions, comments or concerns regarding orders, please contact Front Gate Tickets or by phone, 888-512-SHOW (7469) 9:00 AM-9:00 PM (CT) Monday-Saturday.
*All bars are 21 years of age or older with valid ID.
(PCM) Getting a leg up on a lot of the other major summer music festivals, the absolutely stellar line-up for the 2014 Firefly Music Festival has been unveiled. We had such an amazing time covering last year’s festival and are without a doubt looking to bring you some fantastic coverage from Firefly 2014 as well!!
Firefly Music Festival will be returning to The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway for the third year on June 19-22. Along with headliners Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Jack Johnson, the lineup also includes Arctic Monkeys, The Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Ziggy Marley, and more than 95 additional acts performing across seven stages.
UPDATE: It has just been announced that Beck has been added to the incredible Firefly 2014 line-up!
“The addition of a fourth day, along with the expansion of our festival acreage and lineup, makes this the most exciting Firefly yet. These changes reflect our commitment to providing our fans the premier experience they expect from us not only this year, but in the years to come,” says Firefly Music Festival Director Greg Bostrom.
Festivalgoers can expect to see the return of favorite attractions such as the Dogfish Head Brewery, The Arcade, The Coffee House, and Hammock Hangout with the addition of several attractions to be announced prior to the festival.
Firefly is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the third year through their Music Gives to St. Jude Kids program. Festival attendees can support the lifesaving work of St. Jude on-site and leading up to the event through a variety of digital, mobile and live donation opportunities. Donations from Firefly fans will go towards Red Frog Events’ $25 million commitment to the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, opening in 2015 on St. Jude’s campus in Memphis.
VIP and Super VIP passes are on sale now with General Admission passes going on sale Monday, Jan. 20 at Noon EST through FireflyFestival.com.
The 2014 Firefly Music Festival Lineup can be found below:
• A Great Big World
• The Airborne Toxic Event
• American Authors
• Amos Lee
• Andrew Belle
• Arctic Monkeys
• Asaf Avidan
• Bad Things
• Band Of Horses
• Basic Vacation
• Breach The Summit
• Bronze Radio Return
• Cage The Elephant
• Cash Cash
• Chance The Rapper
• Childish Gambino
• Christian Porter
• City And Colour
• Courtney Barnett
• Dan Croll
• Foo Fighters
• Gemini Club
• Girl Talk
• Gregory Alan Isakov
• Hey Rosetta!
• High Highs
• Hunter Hunted
• Imagine Dragons
• Iron & Wine
• Jack Johnson
• Jake Bugg
• John & Jacob
• Kaiser Chiefs
• Little Comets
• Little Daylight
• Local Natives
• Magic Man
• Martin Garrix
• Mean Lady
• MS MR
• New Politics
• New Sweden
• Pigpen Theatre Co
• Portugal. The Man
• Pretty Lights
• Royal Teeth
• Saints Of Valory
• San Fermin
• Shakey Graves
• Sir Sly
• Sky Ferreira
• Sleeper Agent
• Sleigh Bells
• Son Lux
• Step Rockets
• Stop Light
• Tegan And Sara
• The Ceremonies
• The Colourist
• The Lumineers
• The Mowgli’s
• The Weeks
• The White Panda
• The Wild Feathers
• Third Eye Blind
• Twenty One Pilots
• Unlikely Candidates
• Vance Joy
• Vic Mensa
• Walk Off The Earth
• Washed Out
• White Denim
• Wild Child
• Wild Cub
• X Ambassadors
• Young The Giant
• Ziggy Marley
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