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July 3, 2019 Pitchfork Music Festival Paris announces stellar lineup

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris announces stellar lineup

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris has announced the second wave of artists to appear at the ninth edition of the festival as well as details of day splits and one day tickets. The festival will run from Oct 31st to November 2nd, 2019 at Le Grande Halle de la Villette.

This year’s festival will feature a more diverse line up than ever before, introducing two new stages focussing on up and coming talent. Newly announced artists and day splits show the festival delving into a different area of exciting and innovative contemporary talent each day, delivering an eclectic and diverse selection of established and emerging names.

Halloween will see the festival kick off with some of most exciting names in grime, rap and electronic music, with South African musician and poet Zola joining SkeptaMura Masa, Belgian rapper and producer Hamza as well as a whole host of up and coming artists, including hotly tipped British soul newcomer Celeste, London-based MC Flohio and nu-jazz band The Comet Is Coming.

Friday, November 1st sees the festival take a turn for the more classic indie side of things, with Primal Screamjoining headliners that already include Italio-disco-synth-pop heavy-weights Chromatics, legendary indie heart-breakers Belle and Sebastian, and the rapidly rising folk-noir of Weyes Blood. Added to the bill today is frequent Weyes Blood collaborator Drugdealer, fizzing energetic Japanese four-piece Chai, up-and-coming Brighton bandSquid and Philadelphia’s classic rock’n’roll re-inventors, Sheer Mag.

On Saturday November 2nd, the line-up is a true party celebration of pop music in its many forms, with a secret still-to-be-announced headliner joined by Charlie XCX and today’s additions – 2manydjs whose DJ sets are always guaranteed to get the party going, Norway’s Aurora and French electro producer and DJ SebastiAn, who is known for his work with Daft Punk. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beastie Boys and more. London singer-songwriter Aeris Roves, Russian producer Kedr Livanskiy and a DJ set from French web site Konbini complete Saturday’s party.

FULL LINE UP:

Thursday 31st October:
Skepta – Mura Masa – Hamza – Zola
Ateyaba – Celeste – Duendita – Ezra Collective – Flohio – Kojey Radical – Master Peace – slowthai – The Comet is Coming – Yussef Dayes

Friday 1st November:
Chromatics – Belle & Sebastian – Primal Scream
Barrie – Briston Maroney – Chai – Desire – Drugdealer – Helado Negro – In Mirrors – Jackie Mendoza – Nilüfer Yanya – Orville Peck – Sheer Mag – Squid – Weyes Blood

Saturday 2nd November:
Secret Headliner TBA – Charli XCX, 2manydjs (dj set), Aurora, SebastiAn
Aeris Roves – Jamila Woods – Jessica Pratt – Kedr Livanskiy – Korantemaa – Scène Konbini Radio

The three-day festival will feature around 50 different artists and there will be two new stages – bringing the total now to four. La Petite Halle and the Boris Vian auditorium, located next to and inside the Grande Halle respectively, will each play host to a new stage, welcoming the future stars of tomorrow. The festival continues to set musical trends boasting its trailblazing status by inviting indie music’s new guard to take over the new concert spaces.

Between concerts go to the ball pool, fairground rides or roller disco. The festival will also host an independent pop-up record store with a selection of sounds spanning today and yesteryear, carefully curated by Les Balades Sonores. The Klin d’Oeil creators market will once again be back but with a new look to boot, showcasing creative talent and artisans showing off their musically-inspired wares. Outside under the Grande Halle’s awning, our favourite Parisian restaurants will be out in fine force, as a whole host of food trucks will be passionately serving up foodie treats that are just as tasty as the music on offer. For your auditory and gustative pleasure, the Cave à Vins wine bar will be serving up the most perfect music and wine pairing.

For those who like to party hard late into the night, the fun continues over at the Trabendo, which will host three after-parties of unique electro live shows and frenzied DJ sets, in partnership with Red Bull Music – details to be announced.

Website : www.pitchforkmusicfestival.fr
Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/195320971362444/
3 day pass 110€ > 120€ > 135€
1 day ticket > 45€ > 50€ > 55€
2 day pass > 85€ > 95€ > 105€

For the latest news including festival updates and lineup announcements, follow @PitchforkParis and@PitchforkFest, and visit Pitchforkmusicfestival.fr.

July 1, 2019 ‘A New Way’ by morgxn set to make waves at Pride this year

‘A New Way’ by morgxn set to make waves at Pride this year

Queer artist morgxn has been scheduled to perform at Pride in London this coming weekend, the 6th of July.  Ahead of this, he has released the official video for his single, ‘A New Way. The video was directed by Matt Delisi and premiered at GLAAD.org. It features big names in the LGBTQ+ community such as Melissa Befierce, Lori Queen, Sonique, Gracie Cartier, Jeffrey Bertollini, Amber Romero and more.

Pride also will feature artists such as Billy Porter, Becky Hill, Saara Aalto and Heather Peace and over one million people are expected to participate in this year. The festival, starting off with only two thousand people in 1972, will be celebrating its 47th year.

Following Pride, morgxn will make his Good Morning America debut performing ‘A New Way’ for the first time on national TV on July 16th. This won’t be the first time for doing something like this for him – he’s appeared Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as Last Call with Carson Daly.

“‘A New Way’ is calling for us to find a new way of being — one fuelled by childlike wonder and joy. It’s about moving beyond despair and darkness and embracing a wilder, freer sense of self.” – Paper Magazine.

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June 2, 2019 Ben McKelvey releases indie-rock video for ‘Wild Child’ + shares dates for live shows

Ben McKelvey releases indie-rock video for ‘Wild Child’ + shares dates for live shows

Brighton-based multi-instrumentalist Ben McKelvey has shared his video for ‘Wild Child’, a refreshing indie-rock offering, on which he plays all instruments.

Mckelvey is an experienced performer in his own right, having toured extensively with the likes of Wet Wet Wet, Genesis supergroup, Mike & The Mechanics, Marti Pellow and Scouting For Girls. It’s no surprise then that the video is centred around the trials and tribulations facing the travelling musician. “‘Wild Child’ was the last song I recorded for the album. It instantly became my favourite on the record and probably is my favourite I’ve ever written. There’s a lot of emotion in this song and it’s the most personal I’ve ever written. A song based on true events about how being a musician is something you can’t choose to let go when it’s in your blood and how it can destroy personal relationships. A tough song to write but very therapeutic. It was written at a low point in my life but when we get to play it live, it’s just incredible. I guess it’s dedicated to the musicians out there giving it their all.” he says.

All of that said, even the ups, downs and sacrifices that need to be made don’t seem to be able to put McKelvey off the touring life. Catch him on the road – dates below.

Live Performances:

22/06/19   MAGAZIN4, BAD REICHENHALL, GERMANY

19/07/19   PENNFEST (main stage)

22/10/19   KING TUTS, GLASGOW w/ Jake Clemons

23/10/19   O2 ACADEMY2, SHEFFIELD w/ Jake Clemons

24/10/19   O2 ACADEMY2, LIVERPOOL w/ Jake Clemons

25/10/19   O2 ACADEMY2, OXFORD w/ Jake Clemons

26/10/19   O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON, LONDON w/ Jake Clemons

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May 28, 2019 The Frights Set to Support Taking Back Sunday

The Frights Set to Support Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday will be taking Canadian surf punk band The Frights on their UK and European tour dates. And if TBS has proved anything besides the fact that Adam Lazzara is a man with the stamina of a Pronghorn Antelope… it is that having the supporting slot for a band like TBS is basically yours to mess up. But if you don’t, you bloody got it in the bag, man. Taking Back Sunday is only one of the three most important bands to come out of the alt-rock/post-hardcore/emo era. No pressure, boys. 
 
FULL TOUR DATES:
 
June 13th, 2019 – O2 Institute, Birmingham (UK) 
June 14th, 2019 – Barrowlands, Glasgow (UK) 
June 15th, 2019 – Limelight, Belfast (UK)
June 16th, 2019 – Vicar Street, Dublin (IRL) 
June 18th, 2019 – Troxy, London (UK) 
June 19th, 2019 – Academy, Manchester (UK)
June 20th, 2019 – O2 Academy, Bristol (UK)
June 23rd, 2019 – Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)
June 24th, 2019 – Gloria, Cologne (DE)
June 25th, 2019 – SO36, Berlin (DE) June 26th, 2019 – Grunspan, Hamburg (DE)

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