The US alternative rock event brings together three of the biggest acts on the planet to play in Chicago from August 5 to 7 this year. Organiser Perry Farrell, of the band Jane’s Addiction, told Rolling Stone magazine: “I wish I was 20, but unfortunately it’s my festival that’s 20. I just feel so fortunate that I was able to make something so wonderful for the musicians and the audience.
“It’s just astounding where it has evolved to. In 1991, we had seven groups and we were performing on dirt fields.”
Other acts confirmed for the festival include Cee Lo Green, Arctic Monkeys, Deftones, Tinie Tempah, deadmau5 and Muse.
Lollapalooza was one of the first events to offer a diverse bill to fans, with heavy metal, punk, dance and hip-hop acts all playing on
the same stage, and it has often found and championed upcoming bands, giving them one of the first breaks of their career.
Speaking of his eclectic choice of who plays, Perry added: “A lot of this music – we’ll call it festival music – it’s still not popular
“If you look at pop, pop is one thing. Festival music is another, and it still holds true that we’re looking to book acts that are
critically acclaimed and have credibility. It’s just very interesting that it’s become its own working organism.”
The festival has also greatly expanded during its twenty years and now boasts over 100 acts playing over its three days on its main and newly added dance stages.
Deadmau5 turns to fans for latest video. Top DJ and producer Deadmau5 puts out the call for filmmakers and animators to help produce his next video. Wooshii.com is searching for talented creative’s to take part in a unique and exciting contest – to create the new music video for Deadmau5. The EMI-signed house act recently sold out his two initial dates at O2 Academy Brixton – Demand was such that he added a 3rd night! He went to sell out Glasgow, Hull and Liverpool, by far his biggest tour to date. Fans attending the shows were treated to the visual orgy of his new stage show, and of course, the unveiling of his highly anticipated L.E.D ‘mau5ehead’. Like a mutant rodent Frankenstein, it has finally been given life! Deadmau5 has a large and growing fan base, including over 400,000 fans on Facebook alone and now his team have now asked Wooshii’s community of video producers, animators and creative’s to pitch for the right to produce the music video for ‘Some Chords’, Entrants simply sign up at the website Wooshii.com and submit ideas for the video. Pitches must be in by May 24th, at which point they will then be judged by the Deadmau5 fan base. The winning creative’s will be invited to turn their idea into the song’s official video, and will also receive $1200 in prize money.
The contest can be seen here
Radio1 Celebrates 500th Essential Mix at Circus . Liverpool house night Circus will host one of the parties of the year as BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong and a host of superstar guests celebrate the station’s 500th essential mix at the city’s Masque venue. Pete will be joined by house legend Sasha, a rare appearance from techno favourite Richie Hawtin along with Circus residents Yousef, Lewis Boardman, Alex Wolfenden and Scott Lewis. Since its launch in 1993, the Essential Mix has brought us landmark sets from the worlds biggest DJs including the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Deadmau5, Carl Cox, Pendulum and, of course Pete Tong (on photo). 499 different artists have graced the Essential Mix decks so far and the 500th DJ – voted for by an expert music industry panel – will be exclusively announced on the night and play their set in a special live broadcast to the nation.
Circus 500th essential mix party
BBC Radio 1’s 500th Essential mix DJ
Friday 23rd April
Richie Hawtin – live broadcast
Pete Tong – live broadcast
Sasha – live broadcast
500th Essential Mix DJ – live broadcast
Alex Wolfenden – Mambo Set
10pm – 5am
Faithless to headline Selector Festival with other artist confirmed so far Boys Noize, Thievery Corporation, Metronomy and Uffie. Selector Festival will take place in Krakow, Poland on 4-5 June 2010. It’s a perfect way to start the festival summer in perfect location – Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. Although festival is situated in green fields of central part of the town, it’s the indoor event held in 2 big concert tents (with space for more than 15,000 people). First edition hosted: Franz Ferdinand, Orbital, Röyksopp, CSS, Fischerspooner, Dizzee Rascal, New Young Pony Club, Deadmau5, Erol Alkan, Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Agoria along with Polish top dj’s and live acts and multimedia vj`s.
2-day ticket costs 200 PLN (around 50 EUR),
1-day ticket costs 135 PLN (around 34 EUR).
Selector is promoted by festival specialists – Alter Art, responsible for two biggest Polish summer festivals: Heineken Open’er Festival – European Awards best Major Festival winner (Gdynia) and Coke Live Music Festival (Krakow) so you can expect a lot.
All the tickets for Selector Festival 2010 are available and on sale – www.selectorfestival.pl
Catch the world’s best-known DJs at the 12th edition of the DJ Awards at Pacha Ibiza on Thursday 24th September. The biggest names from across the genres of dance music will gather to celebrate the biggest tunes, best parties and the latest technology that has made an unforgettable season. As always, a huge number of the 100+ nominees for the DJ Awards are from Holland, which is a huge testimony to the strength of the Dutch music scene and how highly it is respected around the world. Continue reading →
Deadmau5 will headline the Dance Stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Other names taking on Leeds on the Saturday (29 August) before moving down to Reading for the Sunday (30 August) will be Chase And Status, MSTRKRFT and Vitalic will make their only UK festival performance of 2009 at the events. Female rapper Lady Sovereign, The Crystal Method and The Qemists have also been added to the bill along with Chipmunk, 3Oh!3 and Master Shortie. Das Pop will only perform at Reading Festival, while Mixhell will only play up in Leeds. L’Armour L’Armourge will also play over the weekend. Today’s additions join headliners Kings Of Leon, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys as well as The Gossip, Glasvegas, Kaiser Chiefs and more. If you’re going to the festival, put your findings on video and send it to RTV Channel for broadcasting.