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If you were a kid in the '80s you probably remember the 1985 benefit concert/telethon that launched Farm Aid, the longest running benefit concert series in America that has now raised more than $45 million to help family farmers.
The current incarnation of the annual event is led by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews who - along with special guests, Jack White, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, Delta Rae, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Insects vs Robots - will headline this year's concert.
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If you decided to skip the Glastonbury Festival only to regret it, there is another UK music festival coming up that might be the next best thing.
Festival Number 6, taking place September 5 -7, 2014, has a musical lineup that includes Pet Shop Boys, Beck, London Calling, James Holden, Jon Hopkins and dozens more, along with comedians, artists, film premieres, pop-up raves, and gourmet treats.
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Jack Black has once again put together a first-rate lineup of musicians and comedians for Festival Supreme, taking place October 25th at the Sports Arena and Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles.
The show's main focus is comedy, with stand-up performances by Cheech and Chong, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Nick Kroll, Dr. Demento, Norm MacDonald, Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and many more on the roster.
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Last week, we told you some of our top picks for festivals to kick off summer. The most worldly and unique, however, might be found on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo at the end of the month.
Known as the Rainforest Music Festival, the weekend concert features musicians from around the world with a theme of tribal and traditional music. Every continent is represented, but there is a focus on the local island cultures with performances by the indigenous musicians of Borneo.
After what seemed like the longest winter ever, it is finally and officially summer festival season!
Here's a look at three of the best music fests taking place in June (and all of them still have tickets available!):
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The annual Wireless Festival is headed back to the UK this summer and, as always, tickets are in high demand.
The 2014 fest will take place July 4th, 5th, and 6th at Finsbury Park in London and Perry Park, next to Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham with performances from Kanye West, Drake, Bruno Mars, Pharell Williams, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Ellie Goulding, J. Cole, Salt-N-Pepa, A Great Big World, and Neon Jungle.
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Have you ever wondered how to be a seat filler at the Oscars, join the paparazzi at Sundance, become a movie extra, volunteer at the Tribeca Film Festival, or help set up the halftime stage at the Super Bowl?
A new travel guide, 101 Places Every Pop Culture Fan Should See, seeks to explain all this, plus 96 other things all media enthusiasts should experience at least once in their lives and, hopefully, on their travels. The book will include information about comic-cons, awards ceremonies, annual parties, film festivals, famous filming locations, and celebrity hang-outs all across the U.S. and Canada.
To get the guide into fans' hands fast, the author has teamed up with a new crowd-driven publishing platform, Inkshares, in order to raise enough money to cover the cost of production. There's only about $3,000 to raise towards the goal.
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The Outside Lands Music Festival returns to San Francisco August 8 - 10 and there's just one last chance for tickets.
The annual festival brings together dozens of bands, local visual artists, wineries, breweries, and restaurants for three days in Golden Gate Park. With a lineup including Kanye West, Tegan & Sara, Death Cab For Cutie, Macklemore, and more than 70 other acts, it's no great surprise that General Admission tickets and most VIP Passes to the fest have sold out in less than two weeks.
It's no secret that celebrities love Coachella, but some celebs are more passionate about it than others.
Here's a look at 5 stars who never miss the annual music fest:
· Not even probation has stopped Lindsay Lohan from attending Coachella in the past, and this year was no different. Even though LiLo is fresh out of rehab she was spotted partying until 3:30 AM Saturday morning.
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With a lineup including Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, The Avett Brothers, Lorde and more than 75 other acts, it's no surprise tickets for Lollapalooza 2014 almost completely sold out in less than a week.
The only tickets still available for the music fest, taking place Aug. 1-3 at Chicago's Grant Park, are Platinum Tickets that include everything from golf cart transportation to air conditioned restrooms and can only be purchased by calling 1-888-519-0382 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Miami’s Ultra Music Festival is less than two weeks away and tickets to the EDM-focused event are almost gone.
The traditionally electronic dance music fest is continuing to broadened their lineup for 2014. Along with DJs like Afrojack, Avicii, David Guetta, and Tiesto, rapper M.I.A., MGMT, and the Australian band Cut/Copy are also on the roster.
Keep your eye out this month, Australia, as The Rolling Stones are flying around in their very own Boeing 767 painted with their lips-and-tongue logo. The 767, tail number ZS-DJI, is pretty minimal otherwise (but we bet the interior's anything but!). That's not a tiny private jet, by the way; a Delta 767, for comparison, holds just over 200 passengers.
The band landed in Perth yesterday to being their Australia tour, and today received the news that L'Wren Scott, acclaimed fashion designer and longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, had died.
The show must go on, however, and the Stones are all set to take their private jet around the continent for shows in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Hanging Rock, and even down to Auckland, New Zealand. The Perth Airport Spotter's Blog has a few images of the plane in daylight.