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The Squadronairs, Clifford Greenwood And His Orchestra, The Ken Johnson Orchestra (led by Carl Barriteau), The Eric Winstone Quartette, George Shearing, The R.A.F. Fighter Command Band, Roland Peachey and The Bissett Brothers (Peachey used a triple-necked guitar) and Peggy McCormack play in The Dance Band Festival at The Coliseum, London, UK.
Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sleepy John Estes, Hubert Sumlin, John henry Barbee, Hammie Nixon, Sugar Pie De Santo, Clifton James, Sunnyland Slim and Willie Dixon play in the Third American Blues Festival at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK.
Tito Burns And His Sextet play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Wally Whyton And The Vipers, Terry Burton, The Bachelors (Not the Irish singing trio) and Rory Blackwell And The Blackjacks, play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, England, UK, Europe.
The Beaulieu Jazz Festival, Hampshire, England, UK, Europe, featuring Johnny Dankworth, James Cotton, Kenny Ball's Jazzmen, Chris Barber's Jazzband with Ottilie Patterson, Terry Lightfoot and others, ends in riots when members of the crowd begin to climb the scaffolding which supports the lighting rigs being used for the tv broadcast. Among the audience is a young Rod Stewart.
The first Longleat pop festival takes place at Longleat House, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, headlined by Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, supported by local band Tony And The Richelles.
Johnny Cash attends the first day of the Annual Country Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Blues Project play at the Rheingold Central Park Music Festival, Central Park, New York City, USA.
King Crimson play the first of two nights at the Palm Beach Festival, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
The Yellowjackets play at Montreux Casino, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe, during the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Efterklang play at Vesterbro Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Blondie Setlist at Melbourne Music Festival, Melbourne, Australia.
MC Solaar plays at The Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
Erykah Badu, Phoenix and The Music are among the artists performing live today at The SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, USA.
Efterklang play at The Domino Festival, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Rascal Flatts play at The Patriotic Festival, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Lauryn Hill, Big Boi from Outkast, Ludacris, Faith Evans, T.I. and The Marleys play on the second night of the first Vibe MusicFest in The Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Efterklang play at Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Denmark, Europe.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Tower City Amphitheater, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Mudvayne and others play in The Ozzfest on the second of two nights at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman is presented with the Miles Davis Award onstage at his concert in The Theatre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts, Montreal, Canada, during The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal.
During the London Jazz Festival, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth and Friends play at The Royal Festival Hall, and The Tord Gustavsen Ensemble + Jason Yarde And Andrew McCormack play at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK.
The three-day-long Coachella Music and Arts Festival continues at the Empire Polo Field, Indio, California. Artists appearing on this, the second, day include Muse, Faith No More, DJ Tiesto, The Dead Weather, The Raveonettes, MGMT, Coheed And Canbria and Cironne Bailey Rae.
Natalie Cole plays the last of three nights at The Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Green Day play at The Jammin Festival, Venice, Italy, Europe, with 30 Seconds To Mars, Rise Against and The Editors
All Ends, Amy's Ashes, Degraded, DevilDriver, Grand Magus, Jorn, Meshuggah, Motorhead, Mustasch, Overkill, Raised Fist, Sonic Syndicate, The Generals and The Quireboys play on the second of three days of The Getaway Rock Festival 2010, Gasklockorna, Gävle, Sweden, Europe.
Phoenix play at the month-long iTunes festival in The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK.
The Green Man Festival, a three-day event, comes to an end in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Artists appearing on this, the final day, include Efterklang, Joanna Newsom, Laura Marling, Mumford And Sons, Field Music, Girls and Tindersticks.
During the The London Jazz Festival, Cleo Laine plays at The Barbican, London, England, UK, Europe.
Brandon Flowers, The Black Keys, Chemical Brothers, Robyn, Lauryn Hill, Interpol, Kings Of Leon and Flogging Molly are among the artists performing on the first day of The Coachella Festival 2011 in The Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California, USA.
A sudden, violent storm hits the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, Europe, as Skunk Anansie reach the end of their set. Five people die, 140 are injured and the event is closed down. "The sky suddenly turned pitch black and we took shelter waiting for the rain," says festival-goer Catherine Blaise. "Then suddenly, there was a downpour. The wind blew violently. There were hailstones bigger than a centimetre falling... Trees toppled over. It was unbelievable, the end of the world." Eye witness accounts can be found by clicking here.
Planningtrock and Light Asylum play during the Meltdown Festival at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK.
Mel Waiters, TK Soul, Bobby Womack, Denise Lasalle, Latimore and others play at The 6th Annual Big Easy Blues Festival in UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Mumford and Sons, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The xx, Bobby Womack, Vampire Weekend, Smashing Pumpkins, Editors, Of Monsters and Men, Lianne La Havas, Kenny Rogers, Rufus Wainwright, PiL, I Am Kloot, Sergio Mendes, Phoenix, Lucinda Williams, Gabrielle Aplin, Cat Power, Steve Mason, Stornoway, James Blake and more play at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK.
The two-day long Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia ends at Camp And Furnace, Greenland Street, Liverpool, UK. Acts appearing over the two days of the event have included Fuzz, Clinic, Psychic Ills, The Holydrug Couple and The Wands.
Johnny Winter is among the artists playing at The Lovely Days Festival, Wiesen, Austria, Europe.
Natalie Cole, Chic, Neneh Cherry, OutKast and Gilles Peterson are among the acts appearing at North Sea Jazz 2014, Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Andy Bell (best-known as one half of Erasure) opens a brief season of performances of the song-cycle Torsten The Bareback Saint during the Edinburgh Festival at Assembly Studio One, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The Summersonic Festival, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
X, The Buzzcocks, Los Lobos, Dave and Phil Alvin, Victoria Williams and others play at The Make The Music Go Bang Festival in the Observatory Grounds, Orange County, California, USA.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Indigo Girls, Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Hard Working Americans, The Revivalists, Jorma Kaukonen, Jerry Douglas, Bobby Lee Rodgers and Joanne Shaw Taylor play at The Sunshine Music and Blues Festival 2015 in Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Ticket tout Toufique Joseph is shot dead in Cape Town, South Africa. Music promoter David Forbes of H2O EDM Events will later be charged with the murder, which took place during a meeting about the fraudulent sale of festival tickets.
Holly Lerski is among the artists playing at London FolkFest, London, England, UK.
On the European leg of his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Stimmen Festival, Loerrach, Germany.
During the South American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses and The Who play at Estadio Monumental, Santiago, Chile, South America. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
At the Live UK Music Business Awards in the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe, The Spectacle Of The Year Award is won by Ed Sheeran at The O2; Radiohead at Glastonbury Festival win for the Best Festival Performance, and Public Service Broadcasting win as Breakthough Artiste.
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