Save Our Venues is a new national campaign to save hundreds of grassroots music venues at imminent risk of being closed down – permanently. Colston Hall Presents ‘Bristol Takeover Online’, a live streamed festival celebrating in particular Bristol’s music artists and venues, as is a free digital festival in partnership with Save Our Venues campaign.
Bloodstock Open Air has become the latest victim of the COVID-19 global crisis. Following on from the cancellation of the 2020 editions of Download Festival, Hellfest, Rewind, and countless others, the Midlands metal fest has now sadly been postponed until next year. In a statement, organisers have however confirmed that most of the 2020 line-up will return for 2021.
Parlophone Records will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with a fifth set of Digipak CD titles in The Live Collection – Remastered, to be released on June 19th. The albums included in this release are the seminal live recordings Live After Death and Rock In Rio.
Steve Rothery has previewed a snippet of new track 'La Silla', from forthcoming album 'Revontulet'. Due for release later this year, the set is the follow-up to 2014's 'The Ghosts of Pripyat', and is only the second 'proper' solo release from the Marillion guitarist.
Singer / songwriter, actress and producer Rita Wilson has teamed up with Hip-Hop icons Naughty By Nature for “Hip Hop Hooray (Remix),” via Tommy Boy Music. The track will be released widely on all digital / streaming platforms this Friday, April 10.
Joe Satriani has become the most recent addition to the list of artists who have had to reschedule dates in the wake of the Covid-19 global crisis. The guitar virtuoso, whose new album 'Shapeshifting' is released on 10th April 2020, has however, urged fans to "band together to beat this virus and rock another day".
Last year the team behind Bristol's Boomtown, the UK’s most immersive festival, opened venue Area 404 - which has meant fans of the festival are now able to experience the magic and joy of the festival all year round. The venue blends the best in music with an unrivaled theatrical experience.
Kansas, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their highly anticipated new studio album 'The Absence of Presence' on 26th June 2020. The release comes ahead of a European run that includes a stop off at London's Palladium in October.
Snow Patrol and The Chemical Brothers have joined the already announced Rage Against the Machine as headliners for 2020's Electric Picnic. Other acts announced include multiple Brit Award winner Lewis Capaldi, sensations Picture This, and a returning Run the Jewels. Taking place from 5th - 6th September in Stradbally, Co. Laois, Electric Picnic is Ireland's largest music and arts festival.
On April 24, Eagle Rock Entertainment will present legendary British Rock ‘N’ Roll icons and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame® inductees Def Leppard: London to Vegas. This limited edition 2Blu-ray+4CD, 2DVD+4CD, DVD/Blu-ray+2CD and digital format release features two spectacular concert films: Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood.