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Were exhibiting at Web Summit 2016!

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This year more than 50,000 tech CEOs, founders, startups, investors and political leaders driving change across the world are coming together in Lisbon for Web Summit. We’re now excited to announce that we will be featuring as one of those tech companies and we are exhibiting at the event in November.

Launched in 2015 we have already amassed over 25,000 users from around the world and we’re continuing to grow each day. Its an opportunity to showcase Gig Pic to some of the worlds leading industry professionals and technology enthusiasts and explain our goals and aspirations over the next few years.

We have been shortlisted to exhibit at Web Summit as a start up business. Some of the attendees at this years event include Spotify, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Facebook and Twitter just to name a few.

Some of the past speakers include:

– Bono (U2)
– Ed Catmull (President – Pixar & Disney Animation)
– Michael Dell (Founder & CEO – Dell)
– Mike Schroepfer (CTO – Facebook)
– Reed Hastings (Founder – Netflix)
– Sean Rad (Co-Founder & CEO – Tinder)
– Drew Houston (Founder – Dropbox)
– Jack Dorsey (Co-Founder – Twitter)
– William Clay Ford Jr. (Executive Chairman – Ford Motor Company)

We will soon be posting details about our location at the Web Summit and if you’re attending this year it would be great to meet you!

Forest Live announce James Bay, Rudimental & more! 

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Ever fancied seeing your favourite band live in the midst of a beautiful agricultural landscape? Say goodbye to the bland, muddy fields and say hello to Forest Live – a series of gigs that take place in some of England’s best and most loved forests.

Forest Live takes place across June and July every Summer, with an eclectic mix of acts perform in seven spectacular forest locations across the country. Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 15 year history, a whopping one million music fans have attended the concerts and money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors. A night of incredible live music and saving forests at the same time – what more could you ask for?

Forest Live headline acts for 2016 include: Everyone’s favourite Leeds rockers Kaiser Chiefs, who are set to perform at five out of the seven leafy venues – with newcomers Spring King and The Rainband set to fill the support slots. Following the chart-topping success of their last album “Education, Education, Education, War” back in 2014 and there are now talks of a 6th album in the pipelines, so come June there may be some new tunes to sing along to in the forests.

Drum and bass quartet Rudimental are also on the line-up, and are set to blow away the forests this summer as they play in Gloucester and Suffolk this June. The chart-toppers, who are best known for their hits such as “Waiting All Night” and “Feel The Love”, had a triumphant summer last year as they headlined some of the biggest festivals across the UK. And it looks like the four-piece started as they meant to carry on, with another huge festival season ahead including Forest Live. Expect lots of energy, and prepare to dance the night away.

Singer-songwriter sensation James Bay will also play at Forest Live, performing at the Staffordshire and Suffolk dates throughout July. The “Hold Back The River” hit maker has been one of the biggest artists of the past couple of years, earning his title of breakthrough artist and Critic’s Choice of 2015. And rightly so – Bay has won over fans and critics alike with his infectious on-stage energy and catchy songs, something that will no doubt go down a treat for the audiences at Forest Live. Don’t miss out!

Forest Live also welcomes Simply Red, UB40, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Guy Garvey and John Newman, completing a stellar line-up for this series of special concerts.

With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere. Tickets are selling quick though, with waiting lists available for the sold-out nights so far, so make sure you get onto the website for further info/tickets: www.forestry.gov.uk/music

NEW LOOK WIRELESS: More Acts Announced!

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After last year’s hugely successful three-day run, Wireless will return to Finsbury Park for the weekend of 3rd – 5th July to celebrate the festival’s 10th birthday with an incredible line-up and a new name – ‘New Look Wireless’ – through an exciting sponsorship deal with the fashion retailer New Look.

Tickets are now on sale on from www.wirelessfestival.co.uk. Day tickets cost from £62.50 – £69.50 across the three-day weekend. Multi-day tickets will also be available.

Wireless is firmly established as the freshest, coolest and most prestigious party on the UK festival calendar. Combining music and fashion for the first time on this scale, New Look Wireless promises to be the most stylish festival yet.

Drake, Avicii, Kendrick Lamar, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj will headline, alongside Mary J. Blige, A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer, Labrinth, Knife Party, Joey Bada$$, Jess Glynne, Maverick Sabre, Clean Bandit, Stromae, Fuse ODG, Travi$ Scott, Ms Dynamite, Lethal Bizzle, Collie Buddz, Jessie J, Charli XCX, Childish Gambino, Tinashe, Netsky, DJ Mustard, Robin Schultz, Klingande, Partynextdoor, Pusha T, Rae Sremmurd, Nero, Duke Dumont, August Alsina, Grandmaster Flash, Gorgon City, Krept & Konan, Wretch 32, Arrested Development, Logic, Raleigh Ritchie, iLoveMakonnen, Indiana, MNEK, 3LAU, G-Eazy, OWS, Bad Rabbits, Little Simz, Sinead Harnett, Stormzy, Ady Suleiman, Shakka, George The Poet, Tove Stryke, Jacob Plant, Nick Brewer, Damage, Tori Kelly, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Jermain Jackson, Etta Bond and Jaden & Willow Smith who are all confirmed to appear over the ‘New Look Wireless’ weekend; the event promises to be the hottest ticket this summer.

Operated by Live Nation, Wireless began in 2005 and has consistently been a highlight of the UK music festival calendar delivering world-class entertainment and experiences to the UK public. Over the last decade, Wireless has garnered an undeniable reputation for breaking and nurturing some of the biggest names in global entertainment – from debut UK headline performances from superstars such as Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West and Rihanna, to developing home grown talent like Tinie Tempah and Labrinth. Wireless and its fans are undeniably at the cutting edge of modern music.

New Look Wireless 2015 3rd – 5th July. Finsbury Park, London, UK

FINAL ACTS ADDED TO THE HOTTEST WIRELESS FESTIVAL LINE-UP TO DATE

NEW ADDITIONS: CHARLI XCX, JESS GLYNNE, MAVERICK SABRE,
LETHAL BIZZLE, KLINGANDE, DJ MUSTARD, TRAVI$ SCOTT, MNEK,
MS. DYNAMITE, 3LAU, SHAKKA, OWS, BAD RABBITS, TOVE STYRKE, JACOB PLANT, SINEAD HARNETT, ADY SULEIMAN, NICK BREWER, DAMAGE, TORI KELLY, JERMAIN JACKMAN, ETTA BOND

AND A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY JADEN & WILLOW SMITH!

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FULL LINE-UP:

FRIDAY 3RD JULY:
DRAKE, A$AP ROCKY, MAJOR LAZER, LABRINTH,
JOEY BADA$$, MAVERICK SABRE, FUSE ODG, NERO, DUKE DUMONT, PARTYNEXTDOOR, KREPT & KONAN, iLOVEMAKONNEN, G-EAZY, LETHAL BIZZLE, KLINGANDE, TRAVI$ SCOTT, MS. DYNAMITE, COLLIE BUDDZ, LITTLE SIMZ, OCD: MOOSH & TWIST, JERMAIN JACKMAN.

SATURDAY 4th JULY:
AVICII, KENDRICK LAMAR, MARY J. BLIGE, CHILDISH GAMBINO, GORGON CITY, TINASHE, RALEIGH RITCHIE, KNIFE PARTY, JESS GLYNNE, NETSKY, DJ MUSTARD, ROBIN SCHULTZ, INDIANA, MNEK, 3LAU, STORMZY, OWS, BAD RABBITS, SINEAD HARNETT, ADY SULEIMAN, NICK BREWER, ETTA BOND.

SUNDAY 5th JULY:
DAVID GUETTA, NICKI MINAJ, JESSIE J, CLEAN BANDIT, STROMAE, AUGUST ALSINA, CHARLI XCX, WRETCH 32, RAE SREMMURD, PUSHA T, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, GRANDMASTER FLASH, LOGIC, SHAKKA, GEORGE THE POET, TOVE STYRKE, JACOB PLANT, DAMAGE, TORI KELLY, AND A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY JADEN & WILLOW SMITH.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2015!

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BBC Radio 1 has announced that its annual Big Weekend will take place in Norwich later this year. The station’s flagship event will be held in the city’s Earlham Park on 23-24 May. Seven time Grammy winner Taylor Swift is the first act confirmed for Europe’s biggest free ticketed music event.

“They are rowdy, insane, in the best way – there seems to be a lot of jumping, which I love,” the singer said of the UK crowd.

“Everyone talks about the festivals in England being the best ones you can go to. I feel like I’ve been missing out – I’m really excited.”

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The full line-up for the event and ticketing information will be announced on Radio 1 over the coming months. Last year’s event in Glasgow was opened by One Direction and headlined by Coldplay and Katy Perry.

We certainly can’t wait for the Radio 1’s Big Weekend!

 

Shikari & more for Nass Festival 2015!

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Nass Festival announce Enter Shikari and more for 2015!

From 10th-12th July 2015, NASS returns for yet another weekend of sick music and the very best in action sports. The #1 music and action sports festival just keeps getting bigger and the NASS 2015 line up is going to blow you away! From 10th – 12th July 2015, join the party at the Bath & West Show Ground for the most hardcore weekend in the festival calendar!

For those who like it loud, storming the all-new outdoor main stage with their firestorm live show will be ENTER SHIKARI. Angrier, louder and harder than ever, the band’s masterpiece new album The Mindsweep will tear 2015, the rulebook and the musical landscape apart and have NASS fans moshing up a storm. The band are excited to announce their involvement, as lead singer Rou Reynolds explains:

“We are honoured to be headlining NASS Festival 2015. A celebration of bass music and extreme sporting ability. Seems like the ideal place for us to find ourselves next summer.”

Hailed for not colouring within the lines, NASS festival welcomes with open arms Enter Shikari’s chaotic and alternative spirit.

Joining them on the monster 2015 line up, will be legendary drum & bass act RONI SIZE REPRAZENT, considered by many as forefathers to scene having played a monumental role in shaping the genre. Following a hiatus, where band members explored individual ventures, they have chosen NASS as the festival for them to make their first full live band performance in a very long time. Reprazent are widely regarded as one of the most important live electronic music acts of the past two decades, their debut album ‘New Forms’ won the Mercury Music Prize in 1997 and was followed by 2000’s In The Møde. Roni Size said:

“Bringing back Reprazent has been on my mind for some time now. Looking forward to playing new tracks from the new album, Do It For The Masses. There’s no better feeling than when you walk on to the stage to perform a live show, the noise of the crowd screaming, turns into a roar! NASS is one of those festivals when all of a sudden, it’s all systems go. Then we all become one!! “

The roster over at the second stage is starting to unfold with the ever-eclectic duo DAKTYL and legendary garage crew KURUPT FM, led up by MC Grindah. The Warehouse arena meanwhile, already boasts a host of acts that will ensure it’s packed out into the early hours. To name but a few, expect to see the likes of DC BREAKS, LOW STEPPA, MAJISTRATE & SHABBA, MICKEY PEARCE, RENE LA VICE, S.P.Y, TAXMAN & ORIGINAL SIN (FEATURING UNKNOWN & FELON).

This is just the tip of the NASS 2015 iceberg with a phenomenal 3 days of full music billing still to come. On top of the immense music offering, there is never a dull moment at NASS with a showground dedicated to celebrating the cream of international skate and BMX athletes, going head-to-head on one of the industry’s best courses and some serious skill being displayed on the Midi/Mini Ramp, Public Park and Dirt Jumps.

The world class dubstep, drum & bass, punk and rock and exceptional action sports to be announced guarantee that NASS 2015 will be a festival experience like no other, so stay tuned for further line up information and get tickets now from www.nassfestival.com

WIN £100 Ticketmaster Voucher!

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WIN A £100 TICKETMASTER GIFT CARD! FIND OUT HOW BELOW:

So we have an amazing prize up for grabs and its really easy to enter. All you have to do is upload some of your favourite pictures that you have taken at festivals, events or gigs. You must upload your pictures after December 18th and the competition will end mid July. Good luck!