1. Lowlands (festival) – A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise, mostly just known as Lowlands, is an annual three-day music and performing arts festival, held in the Netherlands in August since 1993. Although the main focus is on music - rock, pop, dance, hip hop and alternative - Lowlands also offers indoor and outdoor cinema, theatre, cabaret and stand-up, ballet, literature and comic strips. Lowlands is attended by around 55,000 visitors, spread over 200 acts, the majority of stages are inside huge tents - insurance against the Netherlands climate - with the main stages tent, Alpha, being approximately the size of a regulation football pitch. The festival is held 68 kilometres east of Amsterdam in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland province, at Spijk en Bremerberg and this festival took place in the Margriethal of Jaarbeurs Utrecht. The entry fee was 10 Dutch guilders, including breakfast and this 18-hour-long event had no top acts but included experimental theatre, dancing, poetry, films, body painting and massage. The Utrecht municipality did not pay up the promised subsidy of 8,000 guilders after the event. On 28 December 1968, this festival was held a second time and this could not be arranged, and other large acts such as Jeff Beck and Jethro Tull were cancelled. However, Pink Floyd remained on the bill, in the end, the show was sold out to its capacity of 18,000 visitors, and for many people it was a cold and disappointing experience as they were unable to get inside. Inevitably, there was unrest and the police had to be involved, in 1993, organizer Willem Venema revived this festival under the name A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise. Life of Agony released a CD of their set from the Lowlands Festival in 1997Lowlands (festival) – The entrance to the Lowlands festival ground in 2007.
2. Summer Sundae – Summer Sundae was an annual music festival held in Leicester, England which initially focused on indie, alternative, and local music. The festival began as a one-dayer in 2001 and grew year on year since then, adding first one and then two campsites, and later involved five stages. It was hosted by the citys De Montfort Hall, both in the hall itself, and over four stages in the halls grounds. A section of the park was fenced off for camping during the weekend of the festival, the festival was for a time sponsored in part by the digital radio station BBC6 Music, which in return had exclusive broadcasting rights. The festival usually took place in August and grew from two stages to five over the course of six years, in 2005 the festival welcomed over 70 artists, both well-known and established bands, and local bands from around the East Midlands. This extended to over 100 bands, and the first ever sold-out festival in 2006, in addition, The Musician Stage was a tent featuring mainly acoustic and roots music at times when the Outside stage is quiet, and The Rising Stage featured new and local talent. In 2012, the Musician Stage and the Rising Stage were replaced by two new spaces in The Village, named the Into the Wild stage and the Watering Hole following the festivals safari theme. In March 2008 the festival put on a Taste of Summer Sundae gig to provide a flavour of the expected to play the main festival. The 2012 Summer Sundae Weekender festival took place 17–19 August, the 2011 Summer Sundae Weekender festival took place 12–14 August 2011. The main festival line-up was as follows, Outdoor stage Indoor stage Rising stage Musician stage The comedy stage featured Simon Evans, Gary Delaney, Jon Richardson, the 2010 Summer Sundae Weekender festival took place 13–15 August 2010. The main festival line-up was as follows, Outdoor stage Indoor stage Rising stage Musician stage The 2009 Summer Sundae Weekender festival took place 14–16 August 2009, skint & Demoralised, Beth Jeans Houghton and Jeremy Warmsley played sets in the Phrased & Confused tent. The 2008 Summer Sundae Weekender festival took place between the 8 and 10 August 2008, the main festival line-up was follows, Outdoor stage Indoor stage Rising stage Musician stage The 2007 Summer Sundae Weekender festival took place between the 10 and 12 August 2007. The line-up was as follows, Outdoor stage Indoor stage Firebug Rising stage The Musician Stage The 2006 Summer Sundae took place between 11 and 13 August 2006. The line-up was as follows Outdoor stage Indoor stage Jim Beam Rising stage The Musician Stage The 2005 Summer Sundae took place between 12 and 14 August 2005, sundays bill included Ian McCulloch, Aqualung, Durutti Column, Pernice Brothers, Cosmic Rough Riders and Richard Hawley. The finale was a Concert for a Landmine Free World featuring Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Joan Baez and Chrissie Hynde sharing the stage. The 2002 Summer Sundae Festival took place between the 6th and 7 July 2002 Highlights of the festival included I Am Kloot, Beth Orton, there was a strong Americana influence including the Be Good Tanyas, Calexico and The Handsome Family. Official Website eFestivals festival coverage Summer Sundae 2010 photos from BBC Radio LeicesterSummer Sundae – The main stage of the 2005 festival
3. Truck Festival – Truck Festival is an annual independent music festival in Oxfordshire, England. It was started in 1998 by the Bennett family, who decided that mainstream festivals such as Glastonbury had become too commercial and it is held in July at Hill Farm in Steventon, which lies between Didcot and Abingdon-on-Thames. The festival also gave birth to the Truck Records label in 1999, the main stage is constructed from three large flatbed trucks, and a common misperception is that this is where the name of the festival comes from. Truck has grown somewhat since its inception, but with an attendance of around 5,000 it is dwarfed by the likes of Glastonbury. Part of Trucks appeal for fans is that it can be viewed as a microcosm of these festivals, with a similar layout and facilities. Due to a variety of factors, chiefly the layout of Hill Farm, Hill Farm remains very much a working farm, shutting down only temporarily to allow the festival to take place each year. All profits from the go to charity. A compilation album is released each year on Truck Records to coincide with the festival, a number of sister festivals have been launched in recent years. The annual Wood festival, at Braziers Park in Oxfordshire, was first held in 2008 and is run with an emphasis on the environment. EquiTruck has been held in January every year since 2006, at the midpoint between Truck Festivals, and is run by the Truck Festival bar staff, uniTruck was created out of the abandoned 2007 Truck Festival, which had to be moved to Oxford Brookes University at short notice. The first two festivals were held at Oxford Brookes, followed by an event in December 2007 at Bucks New University in High Wycombe, Truck America was launched in April 2010, at the Full Moon Resort in New York City. After a difficult 2011, with ticket sales threatening the future of the festival, Robin. The festival continued in 2012 under the management of the Y Not Festival, was held on 22 September 1998. Now extended to two days, Truck Two was held on the weekend of 10–11 July 1999 Sunday night headliners were King Prawn, other acts included Black Candy, Lab-4 and Dustball. Tickets cost £5 for the weekend, on the weekend of 22–23 July 2000. Bands that played included The Blue Aeroplanes and Rothko, Tickets cost £10 for the weekend. The lineup included local bands such as Four Storeys and The Samurai Seven, as well as cult Glasgow band, Cannon, Tickets cost £15 for the weekend. Truck Five took place on the 20–21 July 2002, as usual, the lineup was largely taken from the local music scene, including bands like Meanwhile, back in Communist RussiaTruck Festival – Truck Festival
4. Pukkelpop – Pukkelpop is an annual music festival that takes place near the city of Hasselt, Belgium in mid-to-late August. It is held within an enclosure of fields and woodland—between a dual carriageway called Kempische Steenweg—in the village of Kiewit. It is the second largest music festival in the country after Rock Werchter, the program is noted for its wide variety of alternative music, spanning styles such as rock, pop, electronic, dance, hip-hop, punk and heavy metal. The events organizers aim the festival to be a progressive and contemporary musical event, the term pukkel is the Dutch word for pimple. The 2013 edition took place on August 15,16 and 17, featuring headliners Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, Eminem, another headliner, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, canceled a week before his appearance and was replaced by Major Lazer. The festival was founded in 1985 by youth organisation Humanistic Youth of Leopoldsburg and it originated as a single day event, held on July 21—a national holiday in Belgium—in the village of Leopoldsburg, located approximately 25 km north of the events current home in Kiewit. The inaugural event in 1985 took place at the football grounds of Complex Excelsior Heppen and featured seven acts. The first year was attended by 3,000 people, in 1988, the festival moved to the village of Hechtel-Eksel where it was held at Sanicole Airfield. The festival was moved to late August. In 1989, the festival was cancelled after the two headliners, The Pogues and The Sugarcubes, cancelled their appearances a few weeks before the event, the festival returned in 1990, again taking place in Hechtel-Eksel, and reached a peak of 10,000 attendees. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds headlined, in 1991, the festival moved to its current home in Kiewit. In its first year, the event took place on the grounds of the childrens petting farm located in the village, ramones headlined on a bill which included Nirvana, who performed at the festival a month prior to the release of the groups breakthrough album Nevermind. In 1992, the site was moved to the fields by the Kempische Steenweg motorway. In 1993, a new stage called The Marquee was added, supplementing the outdoor Main Stage. A second indoor stage, the Dance Hall, was added in 1994, in 1995, for the festivals tenth anniversary, the event became a two-day event for the first time, with Neil Young and The Smashing Pumpkins as the headlining acts. The festival also reached a peak in attendees at 60,000, in 1996, two new stages were added, the outdoor Skate Stage, and a smaller-sized marquee called Club. Another marquee, named the Boiler Room, was added in 1997, from 1998 to 2001, the Skate Stage was renamed to the Hip-hop Stage for one of the two festival days, exclusively focused on rap and hip-hop artists such as Jurassic 5 and The Pharcyde. In 1999, the dance event Creamfields was amalgamated into Pukkelpop on the first day of the event,1999 also saw the debut of the Experimental Stage, renamed to ChateauXCrapule the following year, and shortened to Chateau from the 2004 editionPukkelpop – Logo for Pukkelpop 2010.
5. New York Noise – New York Noise is a one-hour indie-rock music video television program which aired from 2003–2009 on NYCTV in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. It was created, produced, and edited by Shirley Braha, the show was devoted to music videos, live footage, and high jinx from bands that ride the L train. Notable bands and personalities that have hosted episodes include Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend, Fischerspooner, Beirut, The National, Au Revoir Simone, Aziz Ansari, Eugene Mirman and more. Shirley Braha, a New York native, first developed New York Noise in 2003 while working on her bachelors degree at Smith College, NYC TV General Manager Arick Wierson offered Braha a show in part because of her local cred and experience. Music videos from, Ducktails, Crystal Antlers, Camera obscura, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Chairlift, Fever Ray, Parenthetical Girls, Shy Child, Marnie Stern, The Sea and Cake and Galaxie 500. Episode 88, Live footage of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart & Deerhoof, MC Steinberg talks to The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Real Housewives of New York Noise, Lykke Li. Episode 87, The Futureheads talk to Fahrusha, Hercules & Love Affair perform live, Adam Green, Thurston Moore & Byron Colley. Music videos from, Pete & The Pirates, Stephen Malkmus, Peter Bjorn & John, Sebastien Tellier, Metronomy, MGMT, Beach House, Beirut, Woods, Pere Ubu, and My Bloody Valentine. Episode 85, MC Steinberg interviews Takka Takka, the Real Housewives of New York Noise, Thurston Moore & Byron Coley, Fahrusha the Psychic, The Soft Pack, Episode 84, Cribs with Chairlift, Woods performs, Adam Green, Friendly Fires, and Lykke Li. Music videos from, Here We Go Magic, Violens, Foals, The Go-Betweens, Ra Ra Riot, Chairlift, and CSS. Episode 83, MC Steinberg interviews The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, a Pavement pop-up video, the Real Housewives of New York Noise, Farusha the Psychic and Thurston Moore. Music videos from, Bush Tetras, Animal Collective, The Tough Alliance, Miami Horror, M83, Vampire Weekend, Abe Vigoda, Surf City, Matt & Kim, Crystal Stilts, Episode 82, Adam Green interviews The Vaselines, Vivian Girls perform, plus Thurston Moore. Music videos from, Cause Co-motion, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Ladyhawke, Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun, Still Flyin, Of Montreal, Blondie, Animal Collective, No Age, and Little Joy. Episode 66, Senior citizens judge music videos by The Hold Steady, of Montreal, Nicole Atkins, Dr. Octagon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Talking Heads Episode 64, Disability Mentoring Day behind the scenes of DFA Records, Insound. The Knife, and Tokyo Police Club at the 2006 CMJ Music Festival. Ward Episode 60, A comparative study between the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls and Ethels Music Camp, plus videos from Plastic Operator, Dr. com, Jack Rabid of Big Takeover, and Nick Sylvester. Episode 48 Highlights from previous episodes and the best videos of 2005, including The National, Jason Forrest, Episode 18, CMJ2004 Music Marathon featuring Midlake, The Russian Futurists, Poingly, Danielson feat. Joanna Newsom, Bonnie Prince Billy, and My Favorite Episode 13, Live footage of Ari-Up of The Slits performing an ode to New York City with her son, nash Edgerton Radio 4- White Man in Hammersmith Palais DirNew York Noise – New York Noise
6. T in the Park 2006 – T in the Park 2006 is a weekend music festival which took place from 8–9 July 2006 in Balado, Kinross. It become the Britain biggest music festival in 2006 when Glastonbury Festival was not held, the Pet Sounds Arena was introduced in 2006, with a capacity of 8,000. It replaced the 2,000 capacity X-Tent, which became the Futures Stage the year previously, kasabian were added as Sunday headliners of the stage, announced 24 hours before the festival began. Tickets for the 2006 festival went on sale at 9am on 17 February 2006, the event sold out in under an hour, a record time for the festival. An additional 12,000 day tickets were placed on sale on 3 June 2006, approximately 69,000 tickets were sold for each day. Following the sellout, weekend camping tickets appeared on internet sites for as much as £700. The 2006 line-up was as followsT in the Park 2006 – Events
7. Tartan Heart Festival – The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is a music and arts festival, held on the Belladrum Estate near Inverness, in Scotland. It is normally held at the start of August, founded in 2004, the festival has rapidly grown in popularity. The festival has sold out in every year since 2008. Other areas of the include a dedicated childrens area, with puppet workshops, arts and crafts, circus skills, dance and music classes. The Walled Garden hosts a variety of alternative therapies, the Burke & Hare and Free Rage Folk stages, over the years the festival has also hosted Ice-rinks, roller discos, Danny Maccaskills Drop & Roll, and a zip line. In previous years as well as the festival there was also a Festival fringe which centered around the 2 weeks surrounding the festival. This finished in the hours of Hootanannys on the Thursday prior to the festival. The fringes gigs had no entry-fee in some bars/pubs however others may charge, the Fringe set the mood in the run up to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival on 8 and 9 August 2008, offering a musical trail around the Highlands for the intrepid music lover. It all began back in 2004 with 2,000 like minded people gathering for one day in Belladrum’s Italian Gardens, in 2005 the festival was on Friday the 12th & Saturday the 13th of August. Official website Pictures from the Festival Pass application for Festival Fringe Official 2004 website Official 2005 website Official 2006 website Official 2007 website Official 2008 websiteTartan Heart Festival – Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
8. Dance to the Radio – Dance To The Radio is an independent label in Leeds, UK. It was named after the refrain of the Joy Division song Transmission, the label launched with the release of a compilation album Dance To The Radio, Leeds at an eponymous launch event in Leeds in March 2005. The label subsequently released some highly sought after 7 singles by the likes of iLiKETRAiNS, The Pigeon Detectives, Yes Boss, Napoleon IIIrd, This Et Al and ¡Forward, Russia. They have been featured a number of times in NME, Drowned in Sound and their first full scale single release was Twelve by ¡Forward, Russia. Which reached number 36 in the UK Singles Chart and their second release, again by ¡Forward, Russia. Was a re-release of limited edition debut single Nine which also became a top 40 hit, since these, three more ¡Forward, Russia. Singles have been released, Eighteen, Nineteen and Dont Be A Doctor the latter of which was a limited White Label Release, on top of this the band have had 3 consecutive top 20 singles since March 2007. In 2008 the label released the second album Emergency which achieved Gold status in sales. Other early releases include singles from Yes Boss, Sky Larkin, Shut Your Eyes And Youll Burst Into Flames, Bobby Cook, the label have released EPs for bands like iLiKETRAiNS and Napoleon IIIrd, a number of compilations, and numerous albums. In 2009 the label launched a new series of compilation 12 records entitled 4x12, amongst the bands appearing on this series of records included Pulled Apart by Horses, Das Racist, Paul Thomas Saunders, Holy State, Bear Hands & Suckers. The 3rd in the series received critical acclaim from NME, Drowned in Sound and this was followed by releases in 2010 for Elinor Rose Dougall and Leeds post-punk-noise band Holy State. 2011 saw the release of The Pigeon Detectives third album Up Guards, the fourth Pigeon Detectives record We Met at Sea was licensed by Dance to the Radio to Cooking Vinyl for release in 2013, again reaching the UK Top 30. Since 2007 Dance To The Radio have hosted a stage at Leeds Festival, the stage is hosted on the Thursday evening and is the only stage with live music on this dayDance to the Radio – Dance To The Radio
9. Music in Leeds – Leeds has a musical scene, and has produced many notable artists. These include both national chart topping bands such as Kaiser Chiefs, but also smaller, more bands who play small venues around the city. The Hermans Hermits Guitarist Derek Leckenby was born in Leeds, the Mekons and the influential Gang of Four came out of the 1970s punk movement, with the early 1980s the punk/oi. Groups Abrasive Wheels, The Underdogs and The Expelled who all shared the record label. The avant-garde art scene centred on Leeds Metropolitan Universitys Fine Art course led to the formation of early 1980s electronic pioneers Soft Cell. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw success for John Peel favourites, the NME named Leeds as its number 1 musical hot-spot in 2004. The 2010s saw the emergence of a number of grunge bands, most notably Pulled Apart by Horses, Dinosaur Pile-Up. House music had a big impact on Leeds when it arrived in the late 1980s, early house nights included Downbeat at the Warehouse, Meltdown at the Astoria in Roundhay, and Joy and Kaos at various temporary venues, along with a thriving Shebeen or Blues scene in Chapeltown. International DJs and producers like Paul Woolford, Ralph Lawson and Riley & Durrant have their studios in the city, alongside well known DJs such as Tom Haigh, Bragguar. The earlier underground house scene developed into the Leeds club scene of the 1990s, in 2007, Leeds is emerging as a city with one of the most creative and diverse electronic music scenes in the UK. Dirtyload Records has recently seen support from Radio Ones Mary Anne Hobbs, between 1979-84 Leeds was host to the Futurama Festival, an all day event organised by John Keenan at the Queens Hall. Over the years numerous acts played e. g, public Image Limited, Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Soft Cell, Gang of Four amongst many others. The Moor Music Festival takes place yearly in July on Addingham Moorside near Ilkley, in 1996 Leeds played host to the BBC Radio 1 Sound City festival. Leeds initially played host to the leg of the V festival between 1996 and 1998 before the event moved to Weston Park, Staffordshire. In 2000, Leeds played host to the first ever Radio 1 Love Parade at Roundhay Park, since 1999 the Leeds Festival, a northern leg of the well established Reading Festival, has taken place on August bank holiday weekend. The event was held at Temple Newsam before protests from residents forced a move to Bramham Park. Leeds is also home to the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition which is regarded highly and it was established in 1963 by Fanny Waterman with the 15th competition starting in September 2006. Leeds Lieder was established in 2004, and hosts a classical music festival at Leeds College of Music as a platform for Lieder and other forms of art songMusic in Leeds – The Kaiser Chiefs
10. Howling Bells (album) – Howling Bells is the self-titled debut album of London-based Australian indie rock band Howling Bells. The album was released through Bella Union in the United Kingdom on 8 May 2006 and it was produced, engineered and mixed by Ken Nelson and was recorded at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool, in early 2005. The album was written by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Juanita Stein. The majority of the themes revolve around her own relationships. Most of the songs were demoed in Australia, but all were recorded in England, five singles were released from the album, four of which appeared on the UK Singles Chart. The album peaked in the Top 100 in the UK and just outside the Top 50 in Australia and it was, at the time, the fastest selling album on the Bella Union label, and it appeared on album of the year lists in eight different publications. In 2006, Howling Bells was a finalist for the Australian Music Prize Award, the 12-track set features a wide array of music styles, including rock, pop, country, folk and blues. Howling Bells performed at numerous shows and festivals around the world to promote the album. They supported various artists, including Editors, Mercury Rev, Placebo, Snow Patrol, in general, Howling Bells was received extremely well by music critics. Those who reviewed it less favourably argued that the content was superficial. Most of the lyrics on Howling Bells were written by Juanita Stein when she took time off from the bands previous incarnation. All members of Howling Bells were also in Waikiki, after growing discontent with their pop rock sound, the band members opted to assume an indie rock identity and changed their name to Howling Bells. The group began to perform material from Howling Bells while still called Waikiki, the majority of the lyrical subject matter centres on Juanitas own interpersonal relationships. She wrote some songs about the loss felt through ending relationships, afterward, drummer Glenn Moule, guitarist Joel Stein, and bass guitarist Brendan Picchio arranged the music around her words. The band found a house in the mountains of Victoria. Broken Bones and Blessed Night were the two tracks not to be demoed in Australia. Im Not Afraid, the albums last track, was written by Peter Stein, after hearing Coldplays A Rush of Blood to the Head, they agreed that was how they wanted their album to sound. They sent demos to Ken Nelson, who was responsible for producing A Rush of Blood to the Head, Nelson soon responded, stating that he would be interested in working with themHowling Bells (album) – Howling Bells
11. Youthmovies – Youthmovies were an English rock quintet active from 2002 to 2010. They comprised Andrew Mears, Al English, Graeme Murray, Stephen Hammond, simon Jones, drummer from the band Hope of the States, originally played drums in Youthmovies. However, just prior to Hope of the States being signed to Sony BMG in 2004 and their early sound touched upon noise, brooding soundscapes, samples, feedback and drone, though their mini-album Hurrah. The band toured extensively with Hope of the States, Pioneers Press author Adam Gnade, 65daysofstatic and ¡Forward and they also played at the Truck Festival, Latitude Festival, All Tomorrows Parties, Bestival, Cambridge Film Festival and the Reading and Leeds festivals. The band developed a reputation as a live act, touring regularly as well as playing improvisations, collaborations and live film soundtracks in art galleries, theatres. In October 2007 the band released a 5-track CD EP in collaboration with Adam Gnade entitled Honey Slides on guitarist Al Englishs label Try Harder. Between April and June 2007 the band recorded their first full-length album, Good Nature, at the Seamus Wong studio in Leicester, released on Drowned in Sound Recordings on 17 March 2008. Ant Theaker, former guitarist with Hope of the States, produced the album, which was mixed at the Strongroom Studios in east London, the album introduced a new attention to melody and was the first recording to feature the trumpet playing of Sam Scott. In December 2009, the announced that they had split. In March 2010 the band toured one last time in England and Scotland along with regular collaborator Adam Gnade, youre Fracturing Me With This Misery HurrahYouthmovies – Andrew Mears and Stephen Hammond of Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies on stage at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, in July 2004
12. Tennent's Vital – Belfast Vital is an annual music festival in Northern Ireland. It was first held near Botanic Gardens in 2002 then later moved to Ormeau Park in 2007, sponsored by C&C Group plc and MCD Productions it was confirmed that the festival was set to return both in 2012 and 2013. Notable headliners throughout the years have included Kasabian, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Kaiser Chiefs, Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, The White Stripes, Ash, The Streets, Primal Scream and Eminem. This is the second time The Script have headlined the event following a set on Day 2 in 2011. On 21 March 2014 Tennents Vital released a statement confirming the festival would return in summer 2014. On 25 March, organisers confirmed via their website, Facebook, Twitter. This will be The Killers second time headlining the event following a set in 2007. On 9 April, Vital officially announced its return, playing at the Boucher Road Playing fields again, the first act announced were Kings Of Leon, and on 11 June The Vaccines were announced as the main support act for the first day. On 13 May, Snow Patrol were announced along with singer/songwriter Foy Vance and Irish upstarts Kodaline, on 11 June, Vital announced its first ever 3 day festival, with Avicii, Tinie Tempah, Rudemental and Tommy Trash playing on the 3rd day. On 16 March via their official Facebook page, Tennents Vital announced that the venue for the 2012 concert had been moved from Ward Park Bangor, to Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. On 20 March, The Stone Roses and Florence and the Machine were confirmed to be playing Wednesday 22 August, the Foo Fighters and the Black Keys were also announced through MCDs official site. The Stone Roses leaked their announcement early via their Twitter page, BBC News reported that MCD Productions paid previous debt in April while requesting for permission for future events at Ormeau Park suggesting a strong possibility that Tennents Vital would be back. This previous debt was due to gaining permissions to hold the concerts in 2010 and it was later announced on 12 May 2011 that Tennents Vital will be held on 23 and 24 August in Ward Park, Bangor despite rumours of it being held in Ormeau Park. The official line up is due to be announced on Wednesday 25 May, on 25 May Eminem was formally announced to headline on 24 August. The remainder of the line up, both for support and the day have yet to be announced. Script and Two Door Cinema Club were confirmed as headliners for Day 1 of Tennents Vital, on 16 June, Vital confirmed on Facebook that Ellie Goulding and The Wombats will also be on the bill of Day 1. Moving Tennents Vital to Ormeau Park allowed for the event to grow, razorlight headlined the main stage on Tuesday 21 August while The Killers headlined on Wednesday 22nd. There was an audience of 45,000 across two daysTennent's Vital – The Main Stage in 2004
13. NME Tours – The NME Tours consist of a variety of tours organised by British music industry publication NME. Throughout the year, NME sponsors numerous tours of the United Kingdom by various up-and-coming, the tours are titled to reflect the genre and type of bands playing on them. The ShockWaves NME Awards Tours normally takes place in the lead up to the official NME Awards themselves, the tour has been known to sell out in just a matter of hours. The tour normally showcasts the main protagonists of the independent alternative rock scene, a number of previous support acts on the tour have gone on to become very successful commercially, such as Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand. Since 2005, the tour has been sponsored by hair product company ShockWaves. In 2007, the main NME Awards tour was split into two different tours of four bands each, the first tour, the ShockWaves NME Indie Rock Tour was created to reflect the growing indie rock scene in Britain throughout 2006-2007. The second tour, the ShockWaves NME Indie Rave Tour, displays the number of bands currently associated with the New Rave music genre. NME editor Conor McNicholas stated that the reason for the split was to allow more fans to gain tickets to the Awards tour. The tours were played in a number of intertwined dates at the same time and this format was kept for one year, before reverting to one tour in 2008. In 2017, rather than organise a tour themselves, NME sponsored a series of previously announced headline dates by the band Blossoms. K, dolls The NME Radar Tour has taken place in venues throughout the United Kingdom since 2005. The tour is played by relatively unknown bands to gain more mainstream exposure. In 2009, a second Autumn Radar Tour took place during September and October, in 2014, the event was rebranded the NME New Breed Tour, NME and headliners Superfood handpicked a different support act for each night of the tour. The tour did not return in 2015,2014, Superfood, Honeyblood 2013, Cerebral Ballzy, The Amazing Snakeheads, The Bohicas, Fat White Family. 2012, Howler, The Cast of Cheers, Gross Magic,2011, Anna Calvi, Grouplove, Big Deal, The History of Apple Pie. The Long Blondes 2005, Maxïmo Park, Nine Black Alps, Boy Kill Boy, The Checks, The Cribs, Battle, The Rakes, Towers of London, The Vega Method The NME Rock n Roll Riot Tour started in 2003. The tour usually takes place later in the year compared to the main awards tours, taking place in September–October of each year. Some of the bands have gone on to play in other NME Tours, The Horrors, following their support slot on the 2006 Riot Tour. David Viner, Miss S. Payne 1Support for the tour was confirmed by Fused Magazine, official support acts were never announced by NMENME Tours – Logo of the 2006 NME Awards Tour.