The Smashing Pumpkins have been announced as the third headliner at next year’s Nos Alive festival in Portugal. They join the previously-announced The Cure and Bon Iver on next year’s bill. The Chicago rockers’ have just released their tenth studio album, Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol.1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun, bringing together 3/4 of the original line-up.
Firestone have launched their annual Road To The Main Stage competition, giving talented up-and-coming artists the chance to win a life-changing prize. Hosted by DJ Abbie McCarthy and featuring country star Jade Helliwell, Road To The Main Stage gives unsigned bands and musicians the shot at a place in the spotlight.
Pretty Green will sponsor the Best Event award at this Q Awards 2018, and to celebrate they are giving away a special prize. They are offering the chance to win two VIP tickets, including front row seats, a three-course dinner at the ceremony and a £200 shopping spree so you'll be dressed to impress in a room full of stars.
A selection of some of the best pictures from this year's Nos Alive festival in Lisbon, Portugal.
On 9 August at 9pm, Absolute Radio will broadcast the best bits from Arctic Monkeys' mesmerising set from this year's Nos Alive festival in Lisbon, Portugal. Sarah Champion will introduce highlights from the Sheffield quartet's performance, which drew on songs from their recent album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, an album that was awarded 5/5 in Q. Expect a liberal sprinkling of Arctic Monkeys classics too.
Ahead of their show at the Q Awards in October, Wolf Alice's Ellie Rowsell and Joel Amey sat down with Absolute Radio's Pete Donaldson at this year's Nos Alive festival in Lisbon, Portugal, to discuss all things festivals, their secret tea-making methods and much, much more.
With the dust only just settling on a triumphant 2018 festival for Nos Alive, which saw jaw-dropping performances from Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Wolf Alice and many others, early-bird tickets are now on-sale for next year's event.
Q has a pair of VIP festival tickets, flights and accommodation to win to Øya Festival, the famous annual music knees-up in Norway. Taking place in Oslo from 7-11 August, Øya is one of the most revered festivals in the world. This year it has one of the most enviable line-ups on the summer calendar, with appearances from Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and many more. For tickets and full line-up information, head here. Entrants must be 18 or over.
Mr Denny invites you to join him down on the farm later this month (28-30 Jul)
With their festival moving to a new home, Elliot Hale and Sean McLusky at 1-2-3-4 Records pick out some favourites
With local talents like Highasakite joining PJ Harvey, Last Shadow Puppets and New Order centre stage at the Oslo festival this summer (9-14 Aug), Øya Festival's Tord Krogtoft explains why its a great time
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