Hello! Todays news roundup includes The Mars Volta, My Bloody Valentine, Woodpigeon, Hop Farm Festival, Latitude Festival, The Hours. Plus an MP3 Roundup full of free/legal songs for you to download! - The 405

The Mars Volta

On the 22nd of June The Mars Volta (pictured above) will be releasing a new album called Octahedron. I have a feeling it's going to be insane! www.myspace.com/themarsvolta

My Bloody Valentine @ ATP

Rhe Amazing MBV will be curating ATP: Nightmare Before Christmas, 2009. The event will take place at Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead, England from December 4th - 6th, 2009. So far confirmed to MBV are: Sonic Youth, De La Soul, EPMD, Sun Ra Arkestra and The Horrors. For more information head over to www.atpfestival.com

Hop Farm Festival Additions

The Saturday headliner for 'The Hop Farm Festival' will be The Fratellis, with many more acts to be announced! The festival returns this July in Paddock Wood, Kent for a spectacular weekend of music. To find out more go to www.hopfarmfestival.com

Latitude Festival Additions

Latitude Festival, which takes place between the 16th and 19th of July, have announced a bunch more acts to fill the line-up! For more information head over to www.latitudefestival.co.uk Theatre: Theatre 503, School Of Night, Mercury Theatre. Outdoor Theatre: Look Left Look Right, Chipping Norton Theatre, Mouth-To-Mouth, Leonard, The Grandees, Tangled Feet, Box Of Tricks, Time Cats, The Pantaloons, The Dialogue Project. Literary: Mark Steel, David Peace, Clive Stafford-Smith, Danny Wallace, Political Animal: Hosted by Andy Zaltzman & Guests, Russell Kane, Jim Cartwright, Hugh Thomson, Anthropology, Guerilla Science. Poetry Arena: Roger Lloyd Pack, Nathan Filer, Yanny Mac, Kate Fox, Aoife Mannix, Baba Brinkman, Byron Vincent, Caroline Bird, Drew Taylor, Joe Hakim, John Osbourne, Martin Figura, Molly Naylor, Patrick Lappin, Rhian Edwards, Ruby And Her Whorses, Excentral Tempest, MC Angel, Tamsin Kendrick, Tim Turnbull, Josh Idehen. Music & Film Arena: Comma Film, The Paper Cinema & Kieron Maguire, Patti Plinko & Her Boy.

The Hours & Damien Hirst

Would you like a chance to win an exclusive Damien Hirst painting worth £125,000? Well go to www.guardiansolutions.co.uk/hirstcomp/ to enter this Hirst/The Hours Competition!


Woodpigeon¹s forthcoming single Cities of Weather, which is released on 18 May 2009 through End Of The Road Records follows on from the huge success of their second album Treasury Library Canada in February 2009. For more information head over to www.myspace.com/woodpigeon