Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Festival Republic gets new website

Festival Republic (formerly Mean Fiddler) have a brand new website (http://festivalrepublic.com/home/) with a competition to win a "Golden Ticket" giving access to all next summer's major festivals plus two tickets a month to the Astoria and Astoria 2. Be warned, though that the website is extremely slow and clunky to use!

Sex Pistols for Isle of Wight?

Sex Pistols, who recently played seven UK dates (five nights at Brixton Academy, one in Manchester and one in Glasgow) are tipped to headline the Saturday night (14th June) at next year's Isle of Wight Festival. The band are also rumoured to be headlining the Peace & Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden in June next year. However, this is all news to John Lydon, who says that talks are "underway" but that nothing is, as yet, confirmed. Watch this space. Maybe Reading/Leeds would be a possibility?

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Maiden NOT playing festival dates?

Iron Maiden have announced the dates on their epic "Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008". Despite stating at Donington earlier in 2007 that they would be back in England next summer "in a field with pyramids" the band have announced just one show - at the home of English rugby, Twickenham Stadium, on Saturday 5th July. Tickets are on sale now, and range in price from £37.50 - £50.00.