Monthly Archives januari 2014

Det svenska houseundret sveper in över Bråvalla

Axwell ^ Ingrosso är det nya projektet från Axwell och Sebastian Ingrosso. Efter sommarens succé på Ibiza med konceptet Departures fortsätter de två svenska housegiganterna att samarbeta genom att inta Bråvallafestivalen.

Även om det var via Swedish House Mafia som många fick upp ögonen för Axwell och Sebastian Ingrosso började historien knappast där. Axwell har, med bland annat två amerikanska Grammynomineringar i bagaget, hyllats som en av 2000-talets mest inflytelse remixare och redan 2009 blev Sebastian Ingrosso prisad som Highest New Entry, då han som nykomling tog sig in på 29:e plats på DJ Mag’s prestigefyllda Top 100 DJ-lista.

Det fanns alltså ett liv både före och efter Swedish House Mafia...

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Imagine Dragons med flera klara för Bråvalla

2013 var Imagine Dragons år! Förutom alla internationella framgångar blev de årets populäraste artist på Spotify hemma USA och ”Radioactive” var årets mest streamade låt. Dessutom kammade bandet nyligen hem en amerikansk Grammy för 2013-års ”Best Rock Performance”. Nu är det även klart att Imagine Dragons kommer till Bråvallafestivalen i sommar.

Egentligen var det redan 2012 som Las Vegas-bandet Imagine Dragons släppte debutskivan ”Nigth Visions”. Men det var under 2013 som allting tog fart på allvar. ”Radioactive” blev en internationell hit, som bland annat toppade den svenska singellistan. I USA låg ”Radioctive” över ett år på topplistan och slog rekord som den bäst säljande rocksingeln under den digitala eran.

Förutom Imagine Dragons kan vi även avslöja att The Kook...

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Damon Albarn confirmed for Rock Werchter 2014

Damon Albarn is the musical superman of the 21st century, though perhaps it is not that noticeable. The reason for the description is probable his high productivity. The Brit does so much that it is hard to keep up: rock, opera, African music… It is always interesting and cool. Plus: Albarn is getting better as the years go by. He is known first and foremost as the frontman of Blur, the group which staged such a fantastic performance at Werchter last year. And he has already been here with The Good, The Bad and The Queen. His greatest commercial successes have been achieved with Gorillaz. The second album “Demon Days” (2005) has been doing well on both sides of the Atlantic. After more than 20 years in the frontline, Albarn is now releasing a first album under his own name...

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Roskilde Festival 2013

15 år har det gått sedan jag för första gången packade min ryggsäck med alldeles för mycket konservburkar, släpade med ett tält och ett glatt gäng vänner till Roskilde Festival på andra sidan sundet. Detta första år gjorde så jag blev ”hooked”.

Varje år i slutet av Juni åker jag tillbaks men tyvärr måste jag säga att enligt mitt tycke blir det sämre för varje år som går. Det märks på den skandinaviska publiken att jag inte är ensam med dessa tankar. Antalet svenska och norska besökare måste ha minskat radikalt så vida de inte förflyttat sig till en annan del av Roskilde som jag inte upptäckt. Visst Roskilde är en festival på dansk mark men med internationella artister. Det är den ”danska musiken” som mer och mer genomsyrar festivalen och dess besökare...

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First names for Sziget 2014

The Sziget crew is happy to announce the first names confirmed for the music program of this year’s ’Island of Freedom’ taking place between 11-18 August. Queens of the Stone Age, Calvin Harris, Placebo and many more will definitely be at Óbudai Island in the heart of Budapest this summer.

In 2014 the ’Island of Freedom’ will take place one week later than previously. Károly Gerendai, founder and main organizer of Sziget Festival, said: „It seems like a good decision that we put the date of Sziget one week later, because now we can announce better names compared to this time last year. To put it simple there is a better chance that bands are on a European tour at this part of the month.”

Sziget Festival was once again shortlisted amongst the top ten major European festivals...

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Rob Zombie Confirmed for Roskilde Festival

The charismatic hellraiser and showman Rob Zombie takes his fiery rock show to Denmark’s Roskilde Festival 2014 for an unforgettable celebration of heavy metal and bad taste.

Rob Zombie is known for his extravagant shows in the depraved rock tradition of Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne.

His devilish treats are based on cartoons, bloody horror movies and naturally raven-black hard rock that is danceable, scary and wickedly funny.

Roskilde Festival’s program director Anders Wahrén says:

”We’re convinced that Rob Zombie and his crew can deliver the goods to both the fans who have followed his career since his time with White Zombie, and to the unsuspecting festival guests who love a visually stunning rock show with lots of fire, smoke and costumes on Roskilde Festival’s stages”.

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Imagine Dragons, Dropkick Murphys, Agnes Obel, Passenger, Metronomy and The Naked and Famous have been added

The line-up for Rock Werchter continues to take shape. There are another six additions. Dropkick Murphys will be blazing a trail of unbridled joy through Werchter on Thursday 3 July. The Naked and Famous will be performing their catchy Kiwi electropop at the festival on Friday 4 July. On Saturday 5 July, Agnes Obel, irresistible and oh so pure, and Imagine Dragons, now a strong contender for band of the year, have been added to the bill. Metronomy and Passenger, both in their very own way representatives of romantic beauty, will be at Werchter on Sunday 6 July. More names will follow soon.

All the names announced so far for Rock Werchter 2014 – from A to Z: Agnes Obel, Arctic Monkeys, Babyshambles, Birdy, Crystal Fighters, Dropkick Murphys, Ellie Goulding, Franz Ferdinand, Imagine Dragons,...

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Volbeat as Headliner in Tolmin!

We are proud to present you a bloody hell of a live act – Volbeat! Who doesn’t know the Elvis of Metal? Who can resist the sympathic voice of Michael Poulsen? Be thrilled by this high-energy live show! The musical opposite is truly given by the technical Death Metal pioneers Suffocation, they ensure broken necks! But what kind of line-up would it be without one of the cofounders of Death Metal itself? We don’t want to make a secret of Possessed, joining this year Metaldays. With Alcest and their self-made genre “Blackgaze” we embark on a journey into new musical realms and to forraign worlds. Enough of chill-out music? No worries! Thrash metal act Havok will make you mosh ‘till your neck is a pain in the ass. But if you like more the relaxed way join the epic songs of Manilla R...

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News from Wacken!

Full:Metal:Bag 2014

Also in 2014 you will get the Full:Metal:Bag (FOR FREE!!!) after changing your ticket into a wristband at the wristband exchange.

New in 2014: The foldable water bottle! This bottle allows you to take a soft drink with you to the stage areas without worrying about things like the allowed size of your Tetra Pak. And when the bottle is empty, you can fold it until you need it again!

The F:M:B also again contains some nice items to successful survive at the W:O:A, like for example ear plugs for safe music consumption, a rain poncho or a ball pen.

Check out all items of the F:M:B 2014:
1. Postcard – can be send directly from the festival ground.
2. Patch – patch with current WOA Logo.
3. Sticker – sticker with current WOA Logo.

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Jenny Wilson to play Roskilde Festival 2014

The acclaimed Swedish singer is ready for this year’s festival along with spiritual pop hymns from Danish act Hymns From Nineveh and muscular heavy rock from Swedish band Bombus.

Swedish singer Jenny Wilson with the crystal-clear voice is (wo)manning the barricades with her new album Demand the Impossible!

In 2014, she gets the chance to demonstrate to the Roskilde Festival audience that her Scandinavian mixture of R&B, Giorgio Moroder and alternative pop has become much more politically charged and hungry for life than before.

Roskilde Festival’s booker Stefan Gejsing says:

”Jenny Wilson is heading towards a new peak, and she’s one of the best acts out of Sweden right now...

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