It’s a great year for festivals! The Blackout and Funeral For A Friend will be headlining Hub Festival, which takes place in Liverpool over May 21st and 22nd. Joining them will be We Are The In Crowd, Francesqa, Mayday Parade, The King Blues, We Are The Ocean and Young Guns. Tickets go on sale through TicketWeb on Friday 25th February at 9am and cost just £8 for the weekend. Don’t miss out!


Fresh young things Ivyrise have been making a name for themselves on the gig circuit over the past year through unrelenting self promotion and massive support slots. Their first single release, ‘Line Up The Stars’, on new label My Major Company is out March 21st. Check out our thoughts here!


Electro-rockers My Passion have today announced their new record deal with Spinefarm Records, also known as  the ‘darker’ side of Universal Music, and home of rock bands such as Rammstein, Five Finger Death Punch and Dead By April. Their forthcoming album ‘Inside This Machine’ will be released on April 18th 2011.

Full April/May dates for the Inside This Machine tour are as follows:

21.04 – Bristol, Academy 2
22.04 – Birmingham, HMV Institute
23.04 – Glasgow, The Arches
24.04 – Leeds, Cockpit
25.04 – Manchester, Sound Control
26.04 – Newcastle, Academy
28.04 – Brighton, Coalition
29.04 – London, Islington Academy
06.05 – Dublin, Academy 2
07.05 – Belfast, Speakeasy


As if last week’s announcement for this year’s Slam Dunk Festival wasn’t enough to send you running to buy your tickets one week on we’ve got yet another bunch of bands added to the line-up! Joining the likes of  3oh!3 and pop punk legends The Starting Line are Anti- Flag, We Are The In Crowd, Goldfinger, A Rocket To The Moon and VersaEmerge.

As it’s the 10th anniversary of Slam Dunk, founder Ben Ray had this to say:

“Being the 10

th anniversary of Slam Dunk it was important for me to have a lineup that truly represents the way the scene has evolved over the last 10 years. I am extremley happy to have some of the bands that inspired me to start the club night from which the festival evolved from.

Returning to Leeds University for a 5th year, 2011 will not doubt surely see a another repeat of one of the best Festival atmospheres at any rock festival anywhere in the world. Going back to Hatfield for it’s 2nd year any teething problems of last year’s event have been ironed out with a different layout and the main stage and merch village being outdoors. Increased and improved security will ensure a smooth flow of people between all the stages. The dates have also been swapped around to give the venue time to recover from it’s Summer Ball on the Friday night which caused us problems last year.”

Tickets are on sale now from all the usual outlets – be sure to snap them up asap!



This year’s Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour was an all American affair with The Wonder Years, Framing Hanley and Four Year Strong joining headliners Good Charlotte on the twelve date jaunt around the UK. We headed along to the Glasgow date on none other than Valentine’s Day to check out the action…read more


Fresh from their one-off London show, Panic! At The Disco have announced a UK headline tour. The dates are as follows;

28.04 – Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre
29.04 – Norwich, Waterfront
30.04 – Manchester, Academy 2
02.05 – Glasgow, Garage
03.05 – Birmingham, Library
04.05 – London, Shepherds Bush Empire

Tickets are on sale at 9AM on Friday 25th Feb from