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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2012BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL ADDS MORE ARTISTS TO LINE UP!

To kick-off the week at the “Welcome to Brooklyn” Show & Prove Super Bowl, we’re tapping into some Philly emcees with Freeway and for Final Day performances Brooklyn emcee KA and returning to the Festival are Detroit’s emcees Clear Soul Forces, both will warm up the stage for Busta.

Freeway at Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest 2012FREEWAY
Whether you know the 1-900-hustler from his distinct voice or the long beard. This North Philly Emcee always delivers the raw, relentlessness we’ve grown to love. From his early days alongside his partners in rhyme, Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z at Roc-A-Fella. Philadelphia Freeway is a veteran in Hip-Hop that knows a thing or two about longevity

KA at Brooklyn Hip Hop 2012KA
With over 20 years of experience as an emcee, Brownsville Brooklyn’s own, Ka, is the epitome of a lyricist. Taking Hip-Hop heads back to the 90’s when music was more about lyrics, this Brooklyn Native Writes, directs, and produces all of his own material. After working with the legendary Wu Tang clan member, Gza, in 2008, on his pro Tools album, Ka followed that up with his most recent album release, Grief Pedigree. Take away the beats, take away the flow and you have the essence of Ka, a lyricist


Clear Soul Forces Brooklyn Hip Hop FestivalClear Soul Forces  

These 4 Detroit Emcees (E-Fav, L.A.Z, Noveliss, and Ilajide) are bringing that Motown Soul back into Hip-Hop. Initially 4 solo artist, this conglomerate of emcees joined forces after a 9 hour rhyme fest in front of lyrical wizard, Royce da 5’9. With the 2010 release of their “The Departure EP” and the follow up debut album “Detroit Revolution”, Red Bull filmed a documentary about the emcees to chronicle their upcoming success. Look out as Clear Soul Forces continues to garner the attention of Hip-Hop heads all over the world

Jasmine Solano at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2012Jasmine Solano   
Jasmine Solano began her career as a radio host on Boston’s WERS 88.9. After winning the Urban Music Award for Best Female Radio Personality she moved to New York City to hone her skills as an MC and DJ. Her success led to a slot as the opening act for Ninjasonik’s international tour. She then served as Wiz Khalifa’s official DJ for 2010’s sold out 60-city nationwide “Deal or No Deal” tour. Whether trading bars with Yelawolf on tracks like “One on One” or throwing the monthly Electric Punanny party, Jasmine Solano has proven she is force to reckoned with.

Melo X at Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest 2012Melo-X  
This Brooklyn bred Renaissance man wears many hats. As a DJ, producer, artist, writer, and photographer MeLo-X seeks to explore the depths of his creativity by rejecting the confines of genres. He is known for incorporating Hip-Hop, soul, house, electronic and old school reggae into his music. His most recent musical endeavor, FEWTURE, was released earlier this year on Galax Recordings, a record label he co-founded. His talent has been on display at his DJ sets around New York and internationally

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4 Knots Festival, New YorkFIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR 4 KNOTS FESTIVAL 2012

Just announced over on their twitter page, 4 Knots Festival organizers have revealed the first artists for this year’s line up – The Drums, Crocodiles, Hospitality, Bleached, Nick Waterhouse

There are many more to come so stay tuned!

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Electric Zoo Festival New YorkELECTRIC ZOO ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUEST – RUSKO!        

Organizers have announced the addition of RUSKO as a Special Guest to the Electric Zoo 2012 lineup! With 2 years of Electric Zoo performances under his belt, the dubstep innovator has proven he knows how to whip New York into a frenzy. His infectious energy and original take on the genre veers away from the dark, serious side of the sound and keeps the mood wild and fun.

Catch Rusko on Saturday, September 1 at the Hilltop Arena and if you still haven’t gotten your Electric Zoo 3-Day Pass, now’s the time to do it!

For more ELECTRIC ZOO FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Governors Ball New York 2012KID CUDI JOINS GOVERNORS BALL LINE UP!

Kid Cudi 2012We are excited to announce the addition of Kid Cudi to Gov Ball 2012!! We wanted to reward our loyal audience with a surprise addition, and we thought our lineup needed just a bit more hip hop love! The platinum-selling MC, who is touring behind his new record WZRD, will be performing in NYC for the first time since his sold out show at Williamsburg Waterfront in July 2011. We’re thrilled to have one of the finest young MC’s in the game at Gov Ball.

All Access VIP Tickets Now On Sale – want to go backstage, enjoy an open bar, have stage access, and golf cart transportation!? Gov Ball is excited to announce that an extremely limited amount of All Access VIP Tickets are available now. These tickets will include:

* Main and Second Stage viewing access from Side Stage, Photo Pit and FOH soundboard (Please Note that side stage viewing may not be available for all artists)
* Access to the Backstage Artist Hospitality Area with open bar and flushing bathroom trailers
* Golf Cart Transportation between the Main and Second Stage during the festival
* Express Entry to the Ferry and Shuttles at the End of Each Night
* A Customized Festival Merchandise Pack
* Food Vendor Tickets
* Access to all VIP Ticketing Elements
* These tickets will be extremely limited in quantity and will go fast.
* For further details, pricing, and to purchase please contact allaccessvip@govball.com.

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Moe Down Festival 2012FIRST AND SECOND ROUND OF ARTISTS REVEALED FOR MOE DOWN 2012

Organizers have released the first and second rounds of artists already confirmed for this year’s Moe Down festival taking place from the 10th – 12th August at the Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, NY

First round artists: Umprey’s McGee, Soja, Timbre Coup, Aqueous

Second round artists: North Mississippi Allstars Duo, The Bright Light Social Hour.

There are more artists to be announced and tickets are on sale now!

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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2012BUSTA RHYMES TO HEADLINE BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL 2012

Busta Rhymes at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2012Brooklyn Bodega, producers of the annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF), are proud to announce that legendary Brooklyn MC, Busta Rhymes will be headlining the 8th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.

Festival goers from 2011 will remember Busta’s show stopping cameo with long time collaborator and friend, Q-Tip. The Flatbush MC was part of Q-Tip’s “Friends” and helped launched The Festival’s ” …..and Friends” concept where headliners are carefully chosen to not only reflect the mission of the Festival but also to be honored by it.

Limited amount of early bird tickets available.

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Electric Zoo Festival New YorkSKRILLEX TO HEADLINE MAIN STAGE ON SUNDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER

Organisers are thrilled to be able to officially announce that the “eXtra SpEcIal KiLLeR guest tba” from the Phase 1 Lineup Announcement is indeed the multi-Grammy award winning SKRILLEX!

After his epic tent-busting set last year (and a huge presence in the responses to their still-running Lineup Wishlist survey), organizers knew they had to bring Skrillex back and in a much bigger way. So get ready for a spectacular Main Stage performance on Sunday, September 2. And get your 3-Day Passes now!

For more ELECTRIC ZOO FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Camp Bisco Festival 2012, New YorkCAMP BISCO ANNOUNCES ARTIST LINE UP FOR 2012

Camp Bisco, the three-day music and arts festival founded by The Disco Biscuits, follows up its record setting 10th anniversary by confirming the performer lineup for Camp Bisco 11, in Mariaville, New York this July 12-14, 2012. The 100+ performer lineup at the multi-stage camping festival includes: The Disco Biscuits; Bassnectar; Skrillex; Amon Tobin ISAM; Crystal Castles; Atmosphere; Big Boi; Shpongle presents The Masquerade; A-Trak; Lotus; Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set); Dada Life; Zeds Dead; Porter Robinson; Portugal. The Man; Big Gigantic; Bonobo (DJ set); Zedd and many more!

Camp Bisco 11 will once again be held at the picturesque Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. The venue is located approximately 30 minutes travel time from Albany, New York and sits on 200 acres of rolling, grass fields. Many of the improvements introduced to Camp Bisco 10 will return, including the second stage in the main field, surround sound system in the dance tents, and a local artists stage

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Vans Warped Tour 2012FIVE MORE ADDITIONS TO THIS YEARS VANS WARPED TOUR!

All Time Low, Miss May I, New Found Glory, The Used and Taking Back Sunday round out the lineup for this summer’s TWO MAIN STAGES on the Vans Warped Tour.

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Rockstar Mayhem Festival Tour USAMOTORHEAD ADDED TO MAYHEM 2012 TOUR!

MotorheadMayhem today is announcing the addition of Motörhead to the 2012 line-up! This marks the first summer tour that Motörhead has taken part in for several years.

Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister commented, “Well, we’re used to mayhem in this band, so it’s kind of a family tradition!  Bring it!”

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Vans Warped Tour 2012SEVEN MORE BANDS JOIN THE VANS WARPED TOUR 2012!

Today we are announcing that Oh No Fiasco, CatchingYourClouds, Captain Capa, Champagne Champagne, G-Eazy, iwrestledabearonce  and We Are The In Crowd will all be joining the tour on the road this summer

The tour kicks off on June 16th in Salt Lake City and to see all the announced bands, dates they’re playing and more check out the link below and remember that presale tickets go on sale on March 30th right here on the Warped site

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Clearwater Festival New York 2012NEW ADDITIONS FOR CLEARWATER HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL 2012

Organizers have announced new additions to this year’s Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (The Clearwater Festival) taking place on June 16 and 17 at Croton Point Park in Westchester County, NY.

Newly confirmed artists include Arlo Guthrie & The Guthrie Family (who will be celebrating Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday!), the Tao Seeger Brass Band, Ollabelle and Balkan Beat Box. They will join an already amazing line-up featuring Ani DiFranco, Bela Fleck, Dawes, Deer Tick, Tinawiren, The Punch Brothers, The Klezmatics, Donna The Buffalo, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, Aoife O’Donovan, Tim O’Brien, Tom Chapin, Joanne Shenandoah, Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely, Raul Midon, Jill Sobule, Sara Watkins, Guy Davis Band, David Amram, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Joe Purdy, Melissa Ferrick, Joseph Firecrow Band, Alsarah & the Nubatones, Dala, Melissa Ferrick, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew … and many more!

There will also be a celebration of The Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th Anniversary, with their performance on Sunday on the Festival main stage. We are also celebrating 25 years of The Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, who will perform a special set with Peter Yarrow on Sunday, and other sets throughout the weekend.

Tier One ticketing ends on Thursday, February 16th, so make sure to purchase your tickets now and save money

For more CLEARWATER FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Mountain Jam Festival New York 2012MOUNTAIN JAM FESTIVAL INITIAL LINEUP RELEASED!

Organizers have announced that Steve Winwood and Gov’t Mule will headline the 8th Annual Mountain Jam Festival from the 31 May  to 3rd June!

Joining them are Michael Franti & Spearhead Return Along With First-Time Appearances By The Roots, Ben Folds Five, And The Word (Featuring Robert Randolph, John Medeski, And The North Mississippi Allstars)

Early-Bird Tickets On-Sale Now With New Premium Camping Village

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Rockstar Mayhem Festival Tour USAROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST BANDS FOR 2012

The 2012 Lineup has been Revealed – The main stage for this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will feature Slipknot, Slayer and a major special guest which will be announced on March 5th. The fourth slot on the main stage will feature a rotation of The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria

In 2012 the tour has upgraded the production on the festival stage and this year the Jagermeister Stage will feature a special headline set by Anthrax supported by a rotation of The Devil Wears Prada, A I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria, along with Whitechapel, High On Fire and the Jagermeister opener. Please note that bands may vary per market

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Vans Warped Tour 2012AND MORE BANDS ADDED TO THIS YEAR’S TOUR!
We are barely into the new year and those nice people at Vans Warped Tour have announced a further 7 bands to join this year’s line up including A Loss For Words, blessthefall, Impending Doom, Machine Gun Kelly, Man Overboard, Stepdad, Super Water Sympathy!

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Vans Warped Tour 2012FIRST 5 BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR NEXT SUMMER WARPED TOUR!

The first of many band announcements rolling out over the next few weeks and months through the end of March.

Today organizers have announced that Sleeping With Sirens, Bayside, Chelsea Grin, The Silver Comet and Memphis May Fire will all be joining the Vans Warped Tour 2012

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e-tainment news USA festivals blogWith Christmas fast approaching and organisers starting to release bands for next year’s festivals, before we get too busy, we want to thank all of our subscribers and users for reading our blog

We love festivals and are glad that so many of you are likeminded – we want to make 2012 a huge year and increase the number of ‘festival fans’ so that we can carry on bringing you up to date information about all your favourite festivals.

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Electric Zoo Festival New YorkELECTRIC ZOO EARLY BIRD PASSES ON SALE MONDAY 24TH OCTOBER

A very limited number of 2012 Early Bird passes for Electric Zoo 2012 will go on sale Monday, October 24 at 1pm EDT. These will be 3 Day General Admission passes, offered at a special Early Bird price, and will be sold exclusively via ElectricZooFestival.com

Electric Zoo will take place at Randall’s Island Park, NYC August 31st – September 2nd, 2012.

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Moe Down Festival New YorkMOE DOWN ANNOUNCES FINAL ARTISTS

Organizers have announced the final artists in this year’s moe.down music and camping festival lineup.

Bob Weir will join Levon Helm in a rare performance on the main festival stage – a musical collaboration not to be missed!  Reggae fusion rockers Slightly Stoopid, UK’s funk quartet The New Mastersounds, and Blues prodigy Gary Clark, Jr. will also join the impressive range of talented artists already announced to play at the majestic Gelston Castle Estate in Mohawk, NY: moe.(3 nights),  Ween, TV on the Radio, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli, Rubblebucket, Empire Sound, Dangermuffin and  The Ragbirds.

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Camp Bisco Festival, New YorkCAMP BISCO LINE UP CHANGE

Organizers have announced that international bass music star BORGORE has joined the line up! In addition to Borgore’s throwdown, we are beside ourselves to announce the addition of hip-hop legend REDMAN, who will be performing with Break Science and RJD2 on Friday.

Due to circumstances out of the organizers control, Rusko has to cancel his performance at Camp Bisco due to last minute changes with his European touring schedule.

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