Latest Music festivals News

Bail revoked for promoter of failed music fest in Bahamas

Jun. 18, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bail was revoked Monday for the promoter of a failed music festival on a Bahamian island by a judge who called him a flight risk and a nonviolent danger to the community. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said Billy McFarland was a "serious risk of flight" after his re-arrest last...

Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

Jun. 17, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two other suspects, were injured. Of the 17 people treated for gunshot wounds,...

Streaming providers aim to convert country fans at CMA Fest

Jun. 15, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The hundreds of artists appearing at the CMA Fest this past weekend weren't the only ones trying to court new fans. Streaming music providers had a larger presence at this year's festival, hoping to convert country music fans, who have been slower to adopt streaming compared with...

Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe

Jun. 13, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

WINSTED, Minn. (AP) — A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival. Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend's Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, about 40 miles west of...

A year after shooting, GOP lawmakers hold firm on gun rights

Jun. 13, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a doctor who...

Awaiting sentencing, Fyre Festival promoter arrested again

Jun. 12, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter of a failed music festival in the Bahamas who is awaiting sentencing on fraud charges was arrested on new fraud charges Tuesday, leading a judge to order his detention. Billy McFarland, 26, will remain behind bars until a judge, who is scheduled to sentence him next week in the...

Person dies at Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee

Jun. 8, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a person has died while attending the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. News outlets report Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves confirmed a body was found Friday morning at a festival campground. Coffee County sheriff's spokesman Lucky Knott says officials...

Marty Stuart's 'Late Night Jam' kicks off CMA Festival

Jun. 7, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For 17 years, the unofficial start of one of the biggest weeks for fans of country music has been Marty Stuart's "Late Night Jam," which precedes the four-day Country Music Association Festival. Stuart kicked it off this year on Wednesday night with performances by country vocal...

Timberlake, Underwood, Carey to play iHeartRadio festival

Jun. 5, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Mariah Carey and Imagine Dragons are among the acts that will play the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas this summer. The festival announced the performers on Tuesday. Jack White, Jason Aldean, Sam Smith and Rae Sremmurd are among...

Pierre Audi's journey from Lebanon to Aix-en-Provence

May. 23, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

Aix marks the spot where Pierre Audi is planting his next flag in a lifelong crusade for innovation and diversity in the performing arts, passions that trace back to his boyhood in Lebanon. The celebrated opera director and arts programmer, wrapping up a 30-year tenure at the Dutch National Opera, is taking...