Music news from the UK and beyond. Tour dates, festival lineup announcements and upcoming releases, all without the celebrity gossip fluff.

Download Festival 2019

Tool, Slipknot and Def Leppard will headline Download 2019

The initial announcement also confirms Rob Zombie, Amon Amarth and 15 others for next year's event
Demob Happy

Brighton’s The Magic Gang among the latest names for The Great Escape 2018

Soccer Mommy, Vistas and Zuzu are also included in the latest announcement
Black Honey

Black Honey set for six-date May UK tour

It's the Brighton band's first headline tour for over a year
The Go! Team

The Great Escape: More bands added to the 2018 lineup

The Go! Team, Marsicans and Alma join the bill for the 2018 event
Bloc Party's Russell Lissack and Kele Okereke in 2005

Bloc Party announce run of dates playing Silent Alarm in full

The six European dates include a performance at London's Alexandra Palace in October
ZZ Tiger's Lea Emmery

Kid Wave’s Lea Emmery has rebranded as ZZ Tiger

An Instagram post revealed the news that Kid Wave are no more
Photo: Katy Blackwood

2Q Festival announces new Lincoln event

The one-day event takes place in October and will be headlined by Circa Waves
Front row fans during The Maccabees' farewell tour performance on 27 Jun 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood

Only 36% of fans still feel live events are safe, says survey

Fans will still attend, says the data, but with concern for their safety
LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem announce new album and world tour

American Dream and four UK performances are both set for September