Latest Music festivals News

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil breaks ribs in fall off stage

Oct. 16, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil suffered broken ribs after falling off the stage at a concert Friday in Tennessee, his guitarist told the crowd in a video circulated widely on social media. In video footage from the performance, Neil can be...

Mali's Timbuktu fears jihadis as France reduces troops

Oct. 14, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — It’s been nine years since Islamic extremists in northern Mali arrested Zahra Abdou on charges of showing her hair and wearing an outfit they said was too tight. The al-Qaida-linked militants who had seized control of this fabled desert center...

Billie Eilish becomes youngest star to headline Glastonbury

Oct. 04, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nineteen-year-old pop singer Billie Eilish has broken numerous records in her short career. Now she will become the Glastonbury Festival’s youngest-ever solo headliner when she takes the stage at the 2022 event. Eilish teased the news on Sunday on...

Montreal plane in crash carrying marriage proposal banner

Oct. 03, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — A small plane crashed on an island near Old Montreal while towing a marriage proposal banner, killing a passenger and injuring the pilot, Canadian authorities said Sunday. Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said the aircraft was pulling a banner that...

Supermodels in tow, Rousteing celebrates 10 years at Balmain

Sep. 29, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Campbell and Carla Bruni returned to the Paris runway to feverish screams to help Olivier Rousteing celebrate his 10-year anniversary at the creative helm of Balmain. Thousands of camera-snapping guests — mostly from the general public — crammed...

Music festival requires vaccine or negative COVID-19 test

Sep. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attendees of an annual music festival in Delaware will need to show proof they've been fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test. The Firefly Music Festival, featuring headliner Billie Eilish, is set to begin Thursday at The Woodlands of Dover...

Summerfest vendors have mixed feelings about turnout, sales

Sep. 19, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The return of a popular annual music festival in Milwaukee wasn't what some vendors expected. After the event was canceled last year due to the coronavirus, Summerfest 2021 ended with mixed reports. Sellers who set up shop for the first time generally...

Dutch ditch social distancing, mandate COVID-19 passes

Sep. 14, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Social distancing will end in the Netherlands on Sept. 25, the same date that the government will begin mandating COVID-19 health passes to get into venues like bars, restaurants and theaters, caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday. ...

Crowded stadiums, pandemic create combustible mix this fall

Sep. 11, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

More than 65,000 fans packed a stadium in Tampa to watch Tom Brady lead the Buccaneers to a win in the NFL's season opener, just hours after President Joe Biden announced a sweeping new plan to slow the latest COVID-19 surge. Most people at the open-air stadium Thursday...

Heavy rain from Ida forces Bonnaroo music fest to cancel

Aug. 31, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Heavy rains from Hurricane Ida have forced Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee to cancel as organizers say the waterlogged festival grounds are unsafe for driving or camping. The annual festival was scheduled to start Thursday on the...