Music festivals

February 12, 2019 - 9:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has given royal approval to a law that will make it illegal in England and Wales to take "upskirting" photos. The law will make it a criminal offense to take pictures under a person's clothes without permission. It is the result of a campaign started by Gina Martin...
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Italian singer Mahmood celebrates on stage after winning the 69th Sanremo Italian Song Festival at the Ariston theater in Sanremo, Italy, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
February 10, 2019 - 11:16 am
ROME (AP) — An Italian-Egyptian singer has won a long-running music contest that aims to exalt Italian song. Alessandro Mahmoud, who performs with the stage name Mahmood, triumphed at the Sanremo music festival late Saturday with his rendition of "Soldi" ("Money"). The 26-year-old's winning song...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, singer Bruno Mars performs on stage at the Brit Awards 2017 in London. Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one more glimpse into his stellar show the night before the Super Bowl. Some concertgoers danced down the aisles, others threw their hands up high and the majority recited Mars' lyrics at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
February 03, 2019 - 2:59 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Bruno Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one more glimpse into his stellar show the night before the Super Bowl. It seemed like everyone appreciated his show. Some concertgoers danced down the aisles, others threw their hands up...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, The Rolling Stones, from left, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts attend the opening night party for "Exhibitionism" at Industria in New York. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among headliners for the 50th anniversary festival. Organizers Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, confirmed reports that Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Stones will play. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 15, 2019 - 9:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival. Organizers on Tuesday confirmed reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will play. Also headlining the 8-day event, which runs...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Jordan Peele arrives in Los Angeles. Peele’s “Us,” his anticipated follow-up to “Get Out,” will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that “Us” will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele’s “Get Out,” “Us” is a socially minded horror thriller. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 08, 2019 - 6:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele's "Us," his anticipated follow-up to "Get Out," will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that "Us" will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele's "Get Out," ''Us" is a socially...
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January 08, 2019 - 8:00 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B, the Lumineers and multiple sets from Phish. The lineup was released Tuesday for the June 13-16 outdoor music festival held annually in Manchester, Tennessee. Other top acts include...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36, in New York. The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019, that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend event from April 12 to April 14 and from April 19 to April 21 include Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Janelle Monae. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 03, 2019 - 12:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend festival in...
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August 22, 2018 - 8:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Complex and inflexible U.K. visa rules are deterring international artists from coming to Britain and robbing U.K. audiences of the chance to see global talent, leaders of several major arts festivals said Wednesday. This summer the WOMAD world music festival and the Edinburgh...
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August 03, 2018 - 7:02 am
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — A collection of photos and movies from the 1969 Woodstock music festival have been posted online . The Museum at Bethel Woods posted the archival images for the first time, two weeks before the 49th anniversary of the famous concert. The archive features photos and video from...
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July 28, 2018 - 1:30 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey pastor who co-founded a Christian music festival has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a child sex abuse case. Seventy-five-year-old Harry Thomas is the former pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford and co-founder of the Creation...
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