Music Guide 2016

From The Cure’s first UK tour since 2008 to The Last Shadow Puppets announcing a Spring return, 2016 is looking like one of the greatest gig years to date.

With 2015 coming to an end and Summer long gone, it is time to get excited about 2016’s festival season.

Yes, already – as Reading and Leeds Festival recently announced that Red Hot Chilli Peppers are the first headliners of the August festival, with support from the likes of The Courteeners and Slaves, The 1975 have also been announced.

It has been said that Chilli Peppers are an exclusive to the festival season and are not scheduled to do any other. Reading and Leeds festival takes place August 26 – 28 2016


Reading & Leeds First Announcement

As usual the Glastonbury rumours are circulating – with the annual speculation of an Oasis reunion. Talk has also been turned to the likes of Adele, Muse, Fleetwood Mac and Foo Fighters who are leading betting odds as favourites to headline.

Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 music presenter, said that all three headliners for 2016’s Glastonbury have been booked.

However, the first official announcement is not scheduled to be released till the beginning of April 2016. See full betting odds for headliners below.

Glastonbury 2016 Favourites:

3/1 Foo Fighters
10/1 Muse
12/1 Fleetwood Mac
12/1 Oasis
16/1 Adele
16/1 Bloc Party
16/1 Daft Punk
16/1 Radiohead
16/1 Rolling Stones
16/1 The Stone Roses

Back in November 2015, Stone Roses fans speculated big news as lemon logo appeared on posters around Manchester.

Fans of the band took to Twitter with excitement and speculation about a potential tour, album and infamous Glastonbury headliner slot.

However – the band announced three reunion shows at Etihad Stadium, Manchester and headline slot at Scotland’s biggest music festival, T in the Park. 

The festival said that they were “delighted” to announce The Stone Roses are headlining the Friday of T in the Park 2016; stating that – ‘When life gives you lemons, we give you The Stone Roses‘.

The Stone Roses – John Squire, Mani, Ian Brown & Reni

Within every 12-month period, artists who laid low for a significant amount of time return to the public consciousness and are celebrated for bringing new music to our ears. And, 2016 is already looking to be a promising year for music lovers.

The Last Shadow Puppets, the supergroup featuring Alex Turner and Miles Kane, have finished work on their second album according to drummer and producer James Ford.
And we have had  confirmation from the band themselves. The duo sent fans into a spin when the band posted teaser video “TLSP2” to their Social Media pages.
The band have not released anything since their 2008 debut The Age of the Understatement; the album that saw Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and Miles Kane come together as The Last Shadow Puppets.
Now, seven years later, they’re back. The minute long video indicates a Spring 2016 release for the new record ending on the card ‘Spring 2016′.
The Cure are another band who have got people talking. The band announced details of two UK tour dates as part of a wider European tour.
The gigs will take place in Manchester on November 29 and London on December 1 2016.
These dates represent The Cure’s first headline tour since 2008. During the past seven years the band has performed a number of high profile London shows and headlined major European festivals but ‘The Cure Tour 2016′ will be coming to the North of England for the first time in ten years – enough to get any fan excited. Tickets went on sale on November 30 2015.
Adele, The 1975 and The Libertines, to name a few, are just some of the artists that have made a rigorous return late 2015.
With the release of a new album comes a tour and all three have announced 2016 tour dates that are scheduled for the beginning of the year.
Already 2016 is looking like a good year for music, and it hasn’t even started.

from Tside