Latest Music festivals News

The AP names 'Surviving R. Kelly' top TV show of 2019

Dec. 6, 2019 2:14 PM EST

1. "Surviving R. Kelly," Lifetime. No other series made the kind of real world impact that this one did. Allegations of sexual abuse against minors followed R. Kelly for years: The superstar was even acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008. But it wasn't until after the airing of Lifetime's six-part...

Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Khaled part of pre-Super Bowl shows

Dec. 5, 2019 10:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled and DaBaby will bring the heat to Super Bowl week in Miami. On Location Experiences announced the lineup for its second Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, to take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. DJ Khaled, who has...

Alabama beach town reconsidering Hangout music festival

Dec. 4, 2019 5:15 PM EST

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama town is reconsidering whether to allow a beachfront music festival that has become a staple on the northern Gulf Coast. WPMI-TV reported Wednesday that officials in Gulf Shores say citizen complaints may result in them not renewing a permit for the Hangout Fest in 2020....

Musicians’ ouster roils Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra

Dec. 2, 2019 4:25 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — In the bowels of Walk Festival Hall, there’s a room called “the hole.” It’s full of hiking gear, bicycles, kayaks, camping gear, car seats and instrument accessories; the things Kristen Linfante said “all of the festival musicians and families store...

Maine folk festival singing the blues about cancellation

Nov. 26, 2019 12:44 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The organizers of a popular folk music festival in Maine have decided to discontinue the event because of financial reasons. The American Folk Festival took place for the 18th time this year. Organizers say it was the final edition of the yearly three-day event. The event took place in...

Gronkowski will be in Miami for Super Bowl as party host

Nov. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Rob Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl. The former Patriots tight end won’t be preparing for kickoff with Tom Brady and the rest of his old New England teammates. Instead, the man who retired from the Patriots and the NFL in March will be hosting his first Super Bowl party....

Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury festival

Nov. 18, 2019 11:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney has snagged the coveted Saturday night headline slot at Glastonbury next year as the British music festival celebrates its 50th birthday. Festival organizers confirmed Monday that the former Beatle will perform on the main Pyramid Stage on June 27. McCartney last played...

Domingo to sing at 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival

Nov. 13, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Plácido Domingo is scheduled to sing two concert performances in Verdi's "I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)" next summer as part of the 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival, which features 221 performances over 44 days and includes seven staged operas. Domingo, who turns 79 in January, was dropped or...

Taylor Swift to perform concert at Final Four in Atlanta

Nov. 7, 2019 11:55 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Taylor Swift will perform at Centennial Olympic Park during the men's Final Four weekend. The 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer will headline the Capital One JamFest on April 5, the finale of the three-day March Madness Music Festival. The Final Four is set for nearby Mercedes-Benz Stadium...

Concert promoters turn away from facial recognition tech

Oct. 29, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Concert promoters in the U.S. are stepping back from plans to scan festivalgoers with facial recognition technology, after musicians and others gave it some serious side-eye. Although it remains entirely possible that music venues will eventually take a second look at the controversial...