Pharrell Williams has dropped his new music video for his unbelievably catchy ‘Come Get It Bae’, featuring a bevy of beautiful dancing models – including Miley Cyrus.
Pharrell has worked with Miley before, producing tracks for her Nº 1 album Bangerz. He posted the video on Twitter and said “Thank you to my lil sis @MileyCyrus. All we know how to do is be silly and have fun”.
That’s pretty much the feeling you get from this music video – being silly and having fun! Full of feel-good vibes with some great dancing and hugging going on, the clip sees Pharrell holding a dance audition with group of beautiful girls taking turns to dance. Pharrell hanging out with gorgeous girls again! 🙂 Midway through the clip Miley joins in the fun looking cute, relaxed and comfortable. Not a twerk in sight!
With regards to the song title ‘Come Get it Bae’ we were puzzled for a minute – what is a bae? Although it stands for ‘Before Anyone Else’ (according to the Urban Dictionary) it also means baby, sweetie, boo – that kind of thing. We do admire Pharrell’s commitment to women – and love the fact that the dancing ladies in the video are all sorts of shapes and sizes. The clip starts with the quote “Beauty has no expiration date.”
The track is the third single to be lifted from Pharrell’s Nº 1 G I R L album, written and co-produced by Pharrell himself and is set for UK release on August 31.
In other Pharrell related news:
– The feel good anthem ‘Happy’ has become the fourth single to be declared triple platinum in 20 years, meaning it has achieved 1.8m sales.
– Alicia Keys will serve as his team’s mentor on “The Voice” this autumn.
Colin Barlow, managing director of RCA record label, said: “Pharrell is one of the most innovative producers, writers and performers to emerge from the world of music in the last 20 years.”
Jennifer Lopez first began her rise to the heights of the Hollywood hills in 1986, at the tender age of 16. Born to Puerto Rican parents in the Bronx on July 24, 1969, and with a taste for the limelight, “Jenny from the block”, worked her famous butt off to become a successful actress, dancer, singer, producer, fashion designer and author.
Although her first film role in ‘My Little Girl’ (1987) didn’t quite make the cut to kick-starting her career, her taste of fame propelled her to work harder and to dream bigger. Lopez won her first dance role in Janet Jackson’s music video ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ in 1993, followed by a series of screen and film roles including ‘Nurse On The Line: The Crash of Flight 7’ (1993), ‘My Family’ (1995), ‘Money Train’ (1995), Francis Ford Coppola’s comedy drama ‘Jack’ (1996), starring Robin Williams, and ‘Selena’ (1997), for which she was nominated Best Actress at the Golden Globes, and was consequently moved up the show biz ladder.
Yet the 90’s were only the beginning for JLo.
Thanks to her sky-high profile following the success of her role in Steven Soderbergh’s 1998 film ‘Out of Sight’, starring George Clooney, JLo was offered a modeling contract with L’Oreal as well as a recording contract with Sony records. She then released her debut album ‘On The 6’ (1999), instantly reaching the top 10 on the US charts, earning her a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording and two nominations at the Latin Grammy Awards.
The gorgeous Latin Icon has since released 7 studio albums, almost all of which were as successful as one another, certified Gold and Platinum. She has also starred in numerous blockbusters, including ‘Maid in Manhattan’ (2002) with Ralph Fiennes, ‘Shall We Dance’ (2004) with Richard Gere, ‘Monster-In-Law’ (2005) with Jane Fonda, and ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’ (2012) with Cameron Diaz.
JLo has had more than a few successes in her extensive career:
• She became the first Latina actress to earn more than $1 million for a film role (‘Out of Sight’). • She became the first person to have a Nº1 album (‘J.Lo’) and film (‘The Wedding Planner’) in the same week. • ‘J to tha L-O! The Remixes’, released in 2002, became the first in history to debut at Nº1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. • Her fifth studio album ‘Como Una Mujer’ (2007), produced by her then husband and father of her twins, Marc Anthony, received the highest first-week sales for a Spanish album in the U.S. • JLo has sold over 75 million records worldwide and has an accumulative film gross of over $2 billion. • She is the highest paid Latin star, with a net worth of $250 million, and is deemed the most influential Hispanic celeb in the U.S. • She received the Legacy Award at the 2010 World Music Awards for her contributions to music. • She has won 6 ALMA Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 3 Billboard Music Video Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, 8 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 3 Brit Awards, 2 MTV Music Video Awards… the list goes on.
So, happy 45th Birthday, JLo, and congratulations on your many successes – you are sensational! Oh… and by the way, you look fantastic!
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The latest update brings a dazzling new design, faster navigation, YouTube search, free music downloads and much more!
Creation 5 has become the ultimate 5-in-1 media app. Not only does it organize your music and video collection, give you access to over 20.000 radio stations, Rdio music streaming and inspire you with its daily dose of new music. But now, thanks to the latest update, you can also expand your video collection by searching directly within YouTube without ever having to leave Creation 5.
Our YouTube search and download feature and our Playlists were experiencing limited functionality. Because of this, we are offering our YouTube In-App Purchase for free.
Update 4.0 – New Features
Striking new interface design and powerful navigation.
The app is now much more sleek and responsive. Our iconic curve now has the same look as all of iOS 7’s key menus, bordered by bright colors that change depending on the type of Media you are currently browsing. This beautiful new interface takes up less space, revealing more of your album covers or media.
Search for any YouTube Video
Looking for a new music video by your favorite artist, a yoga training session, a political debate, a movie or your favorite TV show? This great new feature lets you search for any video you want on YouTube without ever having to leave Creation 5. Just go to ‘Video’ in the main menu, press ‘Search’ and choose the ‘YouTube Video’ option.You can save the video to your favorites, add it to a playlist or download it for offline playback. Yet another great feature that proves the truth of our marketing statements – no more switching apps!
With this update you’ll be greeted by an introductory tutorial, guiding you through the first steps around the app.There’s a guided tutorial for every available feature which can be accessed at anytime by tapping the ‘Info’ button.
After much demand, Creation 5 now allows you to download your favorite podcasts for offline playback. Simply tap ‘Radio’ on the main menu, then tap ‘Search’. Choose ‘Podcasts’ from the content selection and type in the name of the podcast, hold down the episode title and tap ‘Download’. That’s it! You’ll be able to find your newly downloaded podcast in the Radio ‘Favorites’ section.
Dropbox is a free file hosting service that lets you access your files anywhere. If you have music saved on a Dropbox account Creation 5 lets you play it on your mobile device, on the Big Screen or Sound System using DLNA or AirPlay. Give Creation 5 access to your Dropbox by tapping the ‘Info’ button, then opening the ‘Dropbox’ tab. Enter your username and password and you’re done!
We have added additional information such as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Information tabs. In the new ‘Info’ window, you’ll find Tutorials, In-App Purchases, FAQs and Contact details. We’ve always had a Favorites in the Video section, well now we have added this to the Music section as well. A lot of work has been done behind the scenes as well! All the code has been revised to ensure that Creation 5 is more robust and runs faster than ever – all the while leaving a smaller footprint on your iPad! This new update is only available for your iPad. The iPhone version is coming very soon – here’s a sneak peak!
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Starlite Festival, the biggest cultural festival in southern Spain this summer, celebrates its third year in Marbella, alfresco under the stars. If you’re into music, fashion, art, film or simply want a good night out with entertainment, exquisite food and cocktails then you just have to check it out.
Situated in the La Cantera, Nagüeles area, a massive auditorium ‘’Auditorio Marbella’’, tucked away in the mountain, with remarkable views over the Andalucian coast, will be open every night from July 23 – August 23, with a fantastic line-up of international stars. It’s quite simply the best venue we have ever seen. Not only do you have views to Africa and Gibraltar but you are well and truly ensconced ‘inside’ Marbella’s iconic mountain – La Concha. You also get a great view of the stars – and not just the ones that will be singing!
After the success of the two previous summers of hosting the Starlite Festival in Marbella, the international music event is back for another season with a top line up of international artists. Now in its third year, the Starlite Festival has become one of the most eagerly anticipated in Spain and last year’s highlights saw performances from international stars, including Enrique Iglesias, Jamie Cullum, Buenavista Social Club and Alejandro Sanz. The organisers of this year’s series of concerts have made sure that there really is something to suit all musical tastes.
The Beach Boys, celebrated for having sold tens of millions of albums and singles and for having changed the musical terrain for every pop act since, kick-off the action-filled month with plenty of good vibrations. Their 2013 release of “Sounds of Summer” certified triple platinum and marks The Beach Boys’ positively assured comeback. To continue the band’s iconic legacy, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston (Grammy-winning songwriter), Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten, will be rocking the stage on July 23.
La Vida Loca
Two nights later, on July 25, Grammy-award winning and multi-platinum recording artist, Ricky Martin, will be performing live. After a two and a half year break from the music industry, the Latin pop legend has come back with a bang, with the worldwide release of his second World Cup single “Vida” (2014). If you haven’t seen Ricky Martin live yet, it’s perhaps time to live la vida loca. Here’s your chance to see one of the leading musical icons of our time!
Pet Shop Boys
Playling on July 30 are the English electronic pop duo, consisting of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, who together have sold more than 50 million records worldwide. They are also listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records. If electro pop is your thing, you probably know all about them.
Starlite officially introduces the show Divas: Marta Sánchez and Gloria Gaynor. On August 6, the two Pop Queens, both with dance floor Nº1’s, will ensure that the whole audience dances the night away to their multiple hits. Sánchez is known for her multiple hits “Soy Yo”, “Get Together” and “De Mujer a Mujer”, and is regarded as one of the best Spanish female voices and one of the biggest stars in Spain of the last decade. Gloria Gaynor, mother of the mythical song “I Will Survive”, made a name for herself in the mid 60s, has since won a “Legend” award at the Monte Carlo World Music Awards, and was honoured by the Grammy Awards Museum in Los Angeles in 2010. Don’t miss you opportunity to see two international music Divas own the stage while they get the party started.
King of Latin Lovers
Julio Iglesias, the man who has earned his title as King of the Latin lovers for becoming the best-selling Latin artist in history, takes the stage on August 13. Julio, Marbella’s very own international superstar, is the only international artist to perform in three consecutive editions of Starlite… and to sell-out every time! The ladies here sure do love a little bit of crooning by the old style Spanish sweetheart.
What’s New Pussycat?
August 17 sees Sir Tom Jones perform a selection of his biggest hits, including “It’s Not Unusual”, “Kiss”, “Delilah”, “What’s New Pussycat”, “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” and “If I Only Knew”, and songs from his two latest albums “Praise & Blame” and “Spirit In The Room”, for his last show in Spain this year.
Celebrate the Good Times
The awesome foursome, bringing only the best in funk, jazz and party anthems – Kool & The Gang. The Grammy-award winning band with seven American Music Awards, 25 top ten R&B hits, nine top ten pop hits, 31 golden and platinum albums, has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of its following generations, take the stage on August 19.
Sanz is back!
On August 22, multi Grammy winner Alejandro Sanz – known for his collaborations with Shakira and Alicia Keys – is back to perform for his second consecutive year at Starlite, his only live show scheduled in Spain for 2014. Once again, this should be a sellout!
The Starlite Gala, hosted by Antonio Banderas on August 9, is an international charity platform that was born in 2010. All proceeds will go the charities Lagrimas y Favores, Niños en Alegría, CUDECA and Caritas.
Enjoy the summer festivities! We’ll see you there!
Ecstasy, agitation, danger, love and revolution all feature in Robyn & Röyksopp’s epic new music video for Do It Again, filmed in Mexico.
Swedish pop queen Robyn and the Norwegian production duo Röyksopp – that some are calling “The electro-pop pairing of the year” – have delivered a powerful and dramatic video that goes so well with their equally powerful and dramatic single.
Director Martin de Thurah said: “I worked with the idea of ‘what is our heart’s desire?’—and I realised that no one in the world truly gets to live out their passions. We are all under some construct, whether you’re an atheist living in Denmark or a gay person in Russia.”
Although Robyn & Röyksopp are in the video, they’re just bit players in a much wider story. The sentiment that they embrace in this cinematic video could be summed up by the statement “Love is Revolutionary thing”.
Following along from their last video clip Sayit, the video is shot in black and white and follows the story of 3 groups: a group of rebels storming a castle, a pair of lovers, and a woman struggling out of a hospital bed.
For such a great dance track the video is quite surprising – most people would expect something a little more lighthearted than the music of a revolution. When “Robyn posted the video she commented: “This video stirs up a feeling of chaos which is what we talked about quite a bit when we wrote ‘Do It Again’.”
Do it Again has to be one of 2014’s best EPs – it’s a five-track, collaborative mini-album and the title track Do It Again is the latest single from the EP.
The high-octane disco-house track “Never Say Never” by Basement Jaxx now has a spectacularly insane video. It’s bizarre and brilliant at the same time, thanks to writer and director Saman Kesh. It has to be seen to be believed!
In an imaginary world where an incredible 72% of humans have stopped dancing, Jaxx Industries set out to “stimulate the world to dance again” by creating the Bluetooth-enabled, iTunes sync-able TW3RK-BOT, complete with self-lubricating, machine-washable Jaxx Buttocks. Hahahaha 🙂 we told you it had to be seen to be believed!
A team of Japanese scientists working in a futuristic space-like environment set about inventing a ‘bot’ that can twerk (surely this is bootics at this point, not robotics?). Speaking in Japanese the first scientist says: “Without dance there is no love. Without love there is no passion. Without passion there are no humans,” while the second starts reading out facts: “72% have stopped partaking in the art of dancing. And in 15 years, 98% of us will cease to dance.” (Thought-provoking stuff whilst we are all sitting on our backsides watching this video)
The video basically explores the R & D process that would be necessary in order to create a realistic bot that can twerk just like a human – from motion capture investigation through to the actual prototyping process.
Perhaps the video is a comment on our cultural obsession with twerking? Or just a bit of sci-fi fun? Either way it’s an extremely inventive and creative visual for a delicious dance track. It certainly whets the appetite for the goodies to come in the duo’s latest studio album Junto.
Watch Clean Bandit’s beautiful new video for ‘Come Over’ ft amazing UK reggae artist Stylo G. Be swept away to the frozen wilderness of the Arctic Circle and the sunshine of the Sahara.
The song has a wonderful carnival-like spirit – it’s a great dance number – you’ll fall in love with it before the end of the track! The single is taken from their debut album New Eyes, which is taking the world by storm.
Clean Bandit’s Grace Chatto explains, ‘It’s a song we collaborated on with the amazing UK reggae artist Stylo G. Making the track was a great experience. Stylo is hugely talented and whenever he walks into a room – either at rehearsals or in studio – his massive energy infects us all. He has this amazing charisma and is willing to do anything! He even took extra riding lessons especially for the video! There are some bashment elements in the drums, as well as a big violin line and steel pans; instruments we’ve used quite widely across our album New Eyes.’
As per usual the band filmed, directed, produced, and star in the video themselves. They are getting pretty good at this! Grace talks about the video: “We shot the video in two contrasting locations – Svalbard, a Norwegian island cluster in the Arctic Circle and Marrakech in Morocco. We wanted the contrast for the video of switching between the warm and cold climates, but also for the locations to have a unique identity about them as well. Svalbard has this incredible arctic desert, whilst Marrakech is the complete opposite with the Sahara and the Medina.”
2014 is a pretty good year for Clean Bandit. Their single “Rather Be” went to Nº1 on the UK singles charts and stayed there for 4 weeks, plus made the Top 10 in 25 countries. So far it’s sold over a million copies.
Clean Bandit are: Milan Neil Amin-Smith (Strings), Grace Chatto (Strings/Vocals), Jack Patterson (Bass, Sax, Decks) and Luke Patterson (drums).
Clean Bandit’s ‘Come Over’ is officially released on August 11.
Summer season has an abundance of encyclopedic festivals, ranging from music and film, food and yoga, to UFO Festivals and Wife Carrying Championships. Whatever you’re into, it’s out there… somewhere. We looked into some of the wackiest and unusual festivals organized this summer, some of which have become tradition in many places, attracting thousands of people from across the globe on an annual basis.
Boryeong Mud Festival is a mucky one that celebrates the healing properties of the local mud. The international phenomenon of the South Korean mud wonderland attracts a whole range of people who wish to take part in a Mr. Mud competition, mud wrestling, mud racing and mud boot camp (whatever that means?). As for the more “well groomed” festival-goers, they can opt for mud facials, body painting, pottery, soap-making, or lounging around and catching those rays of sun on the sandy beaches. Who wouldn’t want to participate in sliding, wrestling, massaging, and take photos whilst getting filthy in mineral-rich mud?
Aside from the muddy affair, Boryeong has a pop and hip-hop music line-up, parades, other cultural performances and fireworks on opening and closing night.
Jae-Sang Lee, Director of Korea Tourism Organization, says, “The most distinctive point of the Festival is to create a united place where people from all over the world come together, meet and interact with strangers and are able to break down walls of age, nationality, race and have fun together and leave with memories and new friends.”
Officially known as Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme, Spain’s Festival of Near-Death Experiences is similar to that of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. The festival is held in Galicia, a region that had been somewhat isolated from the influences of Spain’s Catholic traditions for many centuries, and that developed a belief in witchcraft and evil spirits. Galicia has held on to its legacy, and continues to practice its primitive rituals. Santa Marta de Ribarteme (the sister of Lazarus who was brought back from the dead by Jesus), and the pilgrimage, is done in honour of Las Nieves’ patron saint of resurrection.
Despite the somewhat morbid processions, that involves those who claim to have had a near-death experience in the past year parade the streets whilst being carried sitting upright in their coffins, the afternoon fades into a wild evening of celebrations, filled with fireworks, brass bands, gypsy music, and street vendors selling religious memorabilia. After all, it’s a festival that celebrates life, not death.
Esala Perahera involves elephants, incense, drumming, and dancing, in honour of the Buddha’s tooth relic. The legend dates back to 1,700 years ago, when one of the Buddha’s teeth was stolen from his funeral pyre and smuggled into Sri Lanka. Today, the relic is stored and exhibited in the Temple of the Tooth, Dilada Maligawa, in Sri Lanka.
The festival is composed of a 10-day parade, with Hindu deities and elephants covered in beautiful silk costumes. A “water cutting” ceremony through the Mahaweli Ganga River is also held, as a ritual to divide the pure and the impure and to honour the water god for a fruitful year ahead. A goblet of that water is saved and used in the tree-planting ritual that marks the start of next year’s festival.
Filled with great intensity and colour, Esala Perahera is a great visual feast, a place for snapping shots and Instgramming pics.
“Nude Olympics, red dusty camping, thorny African scrub, oh, and lots of South African bands jamming in the veld”. Oppikoppi is South Africa’s largest music festival, with over 20,000 attendees. It showcases hip-hop, jazz, EDM, metal, soul, rock n’ roll and kwaito (a South African spin on house music and remixing tribal rhythms).
Like Burning Man and Nowhere Festival, with its “hippy, survivalist” feel, Oppikoppi is held in the middle of nowhere, near the Kruger National Park, on the African continent’s greatest nature reserve.
Like Roskilde, the festival hosts competitions, where winners can get passes to next year’s festival. The Dustbowl Olympics include Box Car Races, the Boom Street 500 Naked Dash (where no clothes are allowed but shoes are obligatory), Running of the Bewilderbeats (where you must wear a costume) and the Wil(d)abong Surf Classics (some sort of sand surfing game).
Although boiling hot days and freezing nights are memorable enough, witnessing the wildlife in Kruger Park will (hands-down) be an experience of a lifetime.
Obon is Japan’s most religious holiday and is somewhat similar to Asia’s Hungry Ghosts festival or Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. It is a place where spirits are lured back to their loved ones with lanterns, candles and dance. The festival is based on the Buddhist belief that the gates to Heaven and Hell open on the 15th day of the 7th month, allowing spirits to visit the living world.
Although the island is populated with around 250,000 people, almost 1.3 million people attend the event every year. Families come to visit ancestors’ graves with flowers and offer food and lanterns to many homes and altars. One of the most stunning rituals is the releasing of “toro nagashi” (floating lanterns) into the oceans, rivers and lakes, to carry the spirit of ones ancestors back to the afterlife. Many temples have candle-lit ceremonies, as fire is used in purification ceremonies.
Awa Odori takes place between August 13th and 15th at Tokyshima on Shikoku Island where there is street-dancing and an outburst of colour and culture. This part of the festival originated in 1586, and came with strict ancient rules: you can dance in the streets only on those 3 days, samurais can only dance at home with the doors closed, and no dancing is permitted at temples or with swords or masks. At Awa Odori, the two traditional forms of dancing are “Nagashi” (beautiful and calculated dancing in the daytime) and “Zomeki” (wild and unpredictable dancing at night).
Mount Hagen Cultural Show is a tribal gathering of feathers, mud and masks. “Unity in Diversity” is Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) motto. With an abundance of rare animal species, 841 documented languages, jungly rainforests and coral reefs, PNG (located practically off the map) is not a place for faint-hearted travelers, but a place for thick-skinned adventurers seeking to soothe their cultural curiosity.
Mount Hagen Cultural Show, held annually on the third weekend of August, is one of the biggest tribal gatherings (singsings) in PNG. Over 100 tribes share their cultural traditions, such as customs, dancing and music. They disguise themselves with anthropomorphic body paint, intricate headdresses, shell jewelry, boars’ tusks, skirts made from plants and fur, etc., and express themselves through music and dance. The tribe that receives the loudest applause from the crowd is the one that wins.
The World Bog Snorkeling Championships was included in the World Alternative Games, a list of strange outdoors events. Llanwrtyd Wells, in Dolycoed, was originally a tourist attraction for those seeking a health retreat, due to the medicinal qualities of the region’s sulfuric springs.
For you adventurer’s out there, who like to try new things and don’t mind getting extremely dirty, or for those of you who just aren’t good enough to enter the Olympics for swimming, then bog snorkeling is just for you! All you need are fins, a mask, snorkels and whichever kind of swimsuit tickles your fancy (from sexy Speedos, to a wetsuit or a costume).
Of course, the other requirement is to know how not to drown. From the beginning to the end of the 60-yard stretch of bogland, flipper power is the only way forward – no conventional swimming strokes are allowed (eg. crawl, breast stroke, butterfly). How about that? Knowing how to swim isn’t even a requirement!
The La Tomatina revolution is a wacky tomato throwing tradition held in the streets of Buñol, Spain. Over 30,000 people join in the food fight, launching and crushing over 130,000 kg’s of ripe and juicy tomatoes at one another. Although the tomatoes are the main event, La Tomatina is a week filled with a diversity of festivities, including the celebration of Buñol’s patron saints, the Virgin Mary and St. Louis Bertrand, along with a bunch of music, street parades and fireworks. With tradition comes more tradition – a gigantic paella is served on the eve of the main event, in preparation for battle.
No doubt, the festival is a shameful waste of food… so organisers have dedicated themselves to cultivate a special variety of inedible tomatoes solely for the annual event.
Evidently, like any festival that could get out of hand, some ground rules have been established: • To avoid injuries, tomatoes have to be squashed before throwing. • No other projectiles except tomatoes are allowed. • Participants have to give way to the trucks and lorries. • T-shirts must be worn throughout the festival. • No tomatoes can be thrown after the second shot fires. Inside La Tomatina Watch this video in Creation 5
The Air Guitar World Championships gives every one a chance at being a rockstar! No guitar is required; therefore no learning or mastering of an instrument is required either. Throughout the four-day event, workshops on how to best exaggerate picking motions are held, including demonstrations from previous world champions.
“Make Air not War” is the festival’s mantra. Apparently, the championships are held to promote world peace and, according to the promoters of the event, “wars end, climate change stops and all bad things disappear, if all the people in the world played air guitar”.
Due to the popularity of the festival, first hosted as a joke, the air guitar movement has travelled the world and competitions are now hosted across the globe.
Lisdoonvarna, a small rural community in Ireland, is the place that holds a one month-long mystical matchmaking festival, designed for people to find their soulmates, with the hope that they’ll catch the magical “luck of the Irish” bug. Call it the real life Match.com or the non-virtual form of Tinder; it’s a fun festival of dancing, drinking, betting, flirting, and “playing”. The festival originated over 150 years ago during the Great Irish Famine, when emigration from the farms accelerated and families would pay matchmakers large dowries to find wives for their young men.
Willy Daly, author of the book “The Last Matchmaker”, and member of Lisdoonvarna’s community, is known today as the king of the matchmakers. He is also known as “the horse whisperer of matchmaking”.
The festival, “Europe’s Biggest Single’s Event” attracts men and women from all over the UK and Europe. With one too many pints and cupid’s arrow ready to strike its prey right through the heart, perhaps Lisdoonvarna is where someone will find their great, great love.
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Congratulations to Rixton who have stormed straight to Nº1 on the UK Singles Charts with their debut release, Me And My Broken Heart.
The song is an upbeat, Maroon-5-ish groove that does not in the least bit suggest the breaking of any heart strings, apart from it’s title. The music video is intelligent and refreshingly humorous – in the style of a mini-movie.
The UK band, made up of frontman Jake Roche (vocals and guitar), Charley Bagnall (guitar), Danny Wilkin (bass and keyboard) and Lewi Morgan (drums) are celebrating their Nº1 by each having a matching broken heart tattoo to mark the occasion. Jake’s is going on his bicep, Charley’s will be inked on his rib, Lewi’s on his thumb and Danny’s will be going on his thigh, “so he will be able to hide it from [his] parents”.
“Being Number 1 is probably the biggest thing ever that has happened to us in our lives!” a thrilled Jake Roche told OfficialCharts.com. “And it means a lot because it’s in our home country, and that’s something that’s been the main goal for us, to really make an impact. It’s a dream. Thank you to everyone who has bought it for your support.”
Interesting fact: Frontman Jake Roche is the son of Shane Richie and former Nolan’s singer, Coleen Nolan. Although hs parents must be over the moon with his success, perhaps they might be a teeny bit jealous as well – Shane’s highest charting single was his cover of WHAM!’s I’m Your Man, which reached Nº2 in 2003 and the Nolans’ ‘I’m in The Mood For Dancing’ peaked at Nº3 in 1979. Jake is so sweet that his official Number 1 Award will be going to live on his Mum’s Mantlepiece.
The charismatic four-piece are getting a bit fed up with being called a boy band – although technically that’s what they are, of course. So how are they learning to live with the title? “We realised boybands get a lot of women.” Enough said!
Tomorrowland is the world’s most sought after and anticipated electronic music festival, well actually it’s in a category of it’s own as there is nothing quite like this magical festival anywhere in the world.
Held in Boom, Belgium (16 km south of Antwerp, 32 km north of Brussels), the festival runs over two weekends this year – 18–20 July and 25–27 July – in celebration of it’s 10th anniversary.
When the festival first started in 2005 it ran over 2 days and in 2011, to cope with the incredible demand, it expanded to three days. Tickets were completely sold out after just a few days of going on sale to 180,000 festival goers. This year 360,000 tickets were sold out within hours of them going on sale.
The line up this year is monstrous! Eric Prydz plays a 3-hour set on both Fridays, Hardwell and Tiesto go live on Saturday with a 30-minute set and Sunday sees the likes of David Guetta and Steve Aoki. Other artists include Laidback Luke, Armin van Burren, Redfoo, Bakermat, Dimitri Vegas, Krewella and many more.
Bear in mind that not every artist will be on the live stream. As per last year they will alternate between stages and artists with 30-40 minutes on each.
Back in April this year, MTV announced that it will produce two hour-long MTV World Stage specials featuring shows from the festival – to be aired in August – it will also produce a documentary about the 10th anniversary. Composer Hans Zimmer and Tomorrowland also announced that they are collaborating on the creation of a classical hymn that will debut during the festival.
The fame of the festival is spreading each year and now a US version called Tomorrowworld will run from September 26-28 in Georgia’s Chattahoochee Hills.