Download Festival reveal 37 more acts

Download Festival have recently announced 37 more acts that will be performing at the Donington Park event this June.

The list of new bands added to the bill are:

Jimmy Eat World
Down
Korn
Airbourne
Enter Shikari
Cancer Bats
Asking Alexandria
Parkway Drive
Motionless In White
In This Moment
Young Guns
Walking Papers
Five Finger Death Punch
Limp Bizkit
Huntress
Hardcore Superstar
Converge
Amon Amarth
Black Dogs
Vision Of Disorder
Hacktivist
HellYeah
I AM I
Last Witness
Stone Sour
Mastodon
Bullet For My Valentine
Volbeat
Coal Chamber
The Hives
Buffalo Summer
Heaven’s Basement
Earthtone9
3 Doors Down
Goldsboro
UFO
The Sword

Limp Bizkit are set to headline the 2nd second on Friday night and Enter Shikari will be headline the 2nd stage on Saturday night.

Headline acts for the festival will be Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein. Tickets and more information about the festival is avaliable at www.downloadfestival.co.uk.

The Nextmen throw free BBQ at Cargo 22nd July

THE NEXTMEN always have the best hip hop on tap. Mix this with more guests and some BBQ vibes and you have a free day out at Cargo, East London in the diary for Sunday 22nd July from midday until midnight

Where? Cargo Courtyard, 83 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY (Old Street Tube)

How? Register for free tickets asap here.

BBQ & Full Menu Served all day. Kids of all ages welcome until 7pm. DJs include The Nextmen, The Milk (Exclusive DJ Set), Mo Fingaz (Main Squeeze), Shepdog (Nice Up!), DJ Lok, DJ Odin, Kwake, Smitharene & Sam Zircon.

SAMPLED: Sicker than your average sample sale

Being huge fans of sample sales, we are proud to announce that we have partnered with Sampled this week for their forthcoming get together. On Saturday 26th and 27th May, the sample sale to end all sample sales will be live and direct from Bar Music Hall in East London packed full of goodness so get hyped on what’s about to hit London this month.

Sampled is not just a bunch of clothes thrown in the corner for you to rummage through, it combines a top quality streetwear sample sale with a record fair and a solo art sale. Expect some of the best clothing brands at a fraction of shop prices, sat alongside many of the UK’s best record dealers selling crates of vinyl, DJ sets with a selection of original Soul, Jazz, Funk, Disco & Hip Hop breaks. There will also be a nail bar for the ladies set up.

Samples of the best threads are up for grabs from brands such as Stussy, Alife, Silas, Fly 53, Famous Stars & Straps, DTA, Dephect , Generic Surplus, Good Enough, Rogue Status, Expensive Taste, The Wild Ones, Any Forty, PXL, Armory, Stones Throw, & Chief Rocka. Also expect art dealers and collectives representing some of the most sought after artists in the land.

Put the weekend of 26th and 27th May in your diary for this and expect a day out with a happy ending. You can find Sampled on Facebook and Twitter who will be updating what’s being planned in the lead up to the event. Please share this for us today to spread the word and we will see you down there.

Sampled will be held at the Bar Music Hall, 134 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AR.
Map here.

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Black Sabbath to play Birmingham on May 19th

Black Sabbath (or the line up that they are calling Black Sabbath) have announced an intimate show this May ahead of their headline slot at Download Festival on June 13th.

The band will play the O2 Academy in Birmingham on May 19th, which will be their first show in their home town in over thirteen years.

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The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition opens in London

To celebrate 20 years of the release of Nirvana‘s epic album Nevermind, a major Nirvana exhibition opened last night in Brick Lane that was packed to the gills with people on the opening night.

In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition opened it’s doors with a live set from dub artist Little Roy who played a set of Nirvana covers in a dub stylee to a bunch of smiley, happy faces who were supping on free rum and gingers.

Special guests, music artists and even footballer Joey Barton turned out to soak up the fantastic photos from various photographers who have documented the band over the years, including the legendary Steve Gullick. These snaps sit alongside various Nirvana memorabilia that fills the large space opposite Rough trade records East store and also has some interactive fun for tech geeks to play with amongst traditional flyers, gig posters and many more amazing memories from the grunge era.

If you are in East London in the next 2 weeks then pop in and see what’s on display. The exhibition runs until Sunday, September 25 and is open from 1pm-7pm daily at The Loading Bay Gallery, Unit 4- 5, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.

On Thursday, September 22, there will be a special playback of Nevermind, followed by a a session with a guest panel. Limited to just 100 people, tickets cost £15. For the rest of the time, it’s free entry.

Local fact: Crossfire’s James Sherry (below) wrote the foreword for the Exhibition that you can read on the right hand side wall as you walk in.

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Crossfire Halloween Massacre 2011 date announced

We have some good news for you regarding Halloween today. Last year’s Crossfire Halloween Massacre event didn’t happen due to a back injury, but this year we are back with an absolute banger to celebrate 10 years of Crossfire.

Expect 3 rooms full of party chaos including very special guests held at a venue in South London! A limited 100 cheaper £8 earlybird tickets have now sold out. Standard advance tickets can be found here but be quick as these are selling fast. Click here for the facebook page for all info. Please put the date of Friday October 28th in your dairy and we will see you there.

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Deathgrips UK live dates & Known For It video

Deathgrips are heading to the UK this month and you should not miss this as this project has been one of the most anticipated for a while. Check the dates and the new video for Known For It. Contender for new artist of the year here in the end of year polls for sure.

Sept 25 London(ATP presents)@XOYO
Sept 27-Manchester@ Islington Mill
Sept 28-Leeds(VICE presents) @Nation of Shopkeepers
Sept 29-Glasgow@ Captain’s Rest

Mos Def, Kweli, De La Soul & Rakim incoming

blackstarTuesday 10th May 2011 will see a tantalising bill of Hip Hop royalty at the HMV Apollo venue in Hammersmith. The line-up for this once-in-a- lifetime show is a roll call of hip hop’s finest ever and most intelligent talent.

For one night only BlackStar’s Mos Def and Talib Kweli reunite in the UK for the first time since 1999. De La Soul bring their snappy brand of old skool cool to the fore and Rakim – widely respected as one of the best rappers of all time – completes the line-up for this exclusive show.

Unmissable. Get tickets quickly from ticketmaster.

NYE at The Alibi – Free Entry!

For those of you who want a banging New Year’s Eve party without the very non-banging entry free, which those of us living in London sadly know all too well about, then why not head on down to The Alibi in Kingland High Street Dalston for a Sweet Dreams event set to be a proper bubbler.

DJs include a bunch of Sweet Dreams activists and Lucien vs Farhad from the ever-familiar PWBC.

Peep the flyer on the right for all the info. It’s on from 6-6, that’s 12 hours of free entry people. Go and make yours a messy one.

The Descendents announce UK show

The Descendents have been confirmed to play London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on April 25th.

Following the announcement that the Californian band will play Belgian festival Groezrock two days earlier, The Descendents will also appear at a seemingly one-off date in London.

Tickets go on sale this Friday 17th December at 9AM. With no other scheduled UK performances these are likely to disappear fast, so sleeping on this would not be advised.