The line-up for the Liverpool Sound City-sponsored stage at this year's HUB Festival has been announced. The Blackout and Funeral For A Friend will headline the two days, while completing the line-up are: Mayday Parade, Young Guns, Francesqa, The King Blues, We Are The In Crowd, We Are The Ocean, Chickenhawk, Don Broco, Fine Young Firecrackers, For Eyes, Decade, In Casino Out, Driven Overboard and Candidate 23.
Meanwhile, more acts have been added to the line-up for the actual Liverpool Sound City event, including: Frank Turner, Lower Than Atlantis, Funeral Party, Mona, Steve Mason, Yuck, Three Trapped Tigers, The Chapman Family, Veronica Falls, Zeus, Niki & The Dove and Worriedaboutsatan.
Devil Sold His Soul, While She Sleeps, Sylosis, Bleed From Within, Turbowolf, LightsGoBlue, Tomorrow Brings Giants and Rio have been added to the line-up for the Hit The Deck Festival in Nottingham.
Def Leppard have been announced as the third and final headliner of the Download Festival. Other bands to have been added to the line-up this week are Bring Me The Horizon, Frank Turner, Asking Alexandria, Madina Lake, The King Blues, Turisas, All The Remains, Sacred Mother Tongue, Bowling For Soup, Devil Wears Prada, Cheap Trick, Straight Line Stitch, Disturbed and Black Stone Cherry.
Eight new bands have been added to the line-up for the Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds and Hatfield. The latest bands to be added are: Goldfinger, Anti-Flag, The Skints, A Rocket To The Moon, We Are The In Crowd, Decade and Innerpartysystem.
A glut of acts have been added to June's Rockness 2011 Festival near Inverness, Scotland. Glasvegas, The Wombats, Two Door Cinema Club, Magnetic Man, DJ Shadow, The Cribs, We Are Scientists, Frightened Rabbit, Example, Katy B, Simian Mobile Disco, Mark Ronson and Boys Noize have all been added to the event, which takes place on the banks of Loch Ness.
News Hang Tight Records have released their first compilation. The 20-track release can be purchased here for just £1.
Frank Turner's new album will be calledEngland Keep My Bones and will be released on the 6th of June in the UK. He has also announced a UK tour, dates for which can be found below.
Oceansize have called it a day. A short statement from the band has been posted here.
Dinosaur Pile-Up's video for "My Rock N Roll" can be seen here.
Burn The Fleet have placed their debut EP and new single "Black Holes" up for free download on their Bandcamp page.
The King Blues' video for new single "Set The World On Fire" can be seen here.
Rufio and Allister's April UK tour has been cancelled.
A new Funeral For A Friend entitled "Spinning Over the Island" is streaming here. The band are having a signing session at Spillers Records in Cardiff to mark the release of their new album, Welcome Home Armageddon, on the 14th of March.
Young Guns' new video for "Stitches" can be seen here.
The First's video for "My Intentions Are Good", which features Deaf Havana's James Veck-Gilodi, can be seen on the RockSound website.
The Quemists' new video for "Take It Back", featuring Enter Shikari, can be seen here. Shikari have also posted a studio blog on YouTube here.
Polar's debut EP, entitled This Polar Noise, is available now. Physical copies of the release can be purchased here.
Next Stop Atlanta's eponymous debut EP is now streaming in full on the band's Facebook BandPage.
Acoda's new single "I Creep" can be downloaded for free here.
Manchester's first Slam Dunk Club Night will be at Manchester Moho Live on the 30th of March following Fireworks' show at the venue. The Facebook event for the night can be found here.
Tours Frank Turner May
9th Stockton-on-Tees ARC
10th Dundee Doghouse
11th Dunfermline PJ Molloy's
12th Brighton Great Escape Festival
13th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
14th Lancaster Library
15th Chester Telford's Warehouse
16th Leeds Brudenell
18th Manchester Night & Day
19th Liverpool Cathedral Crypt (Part of Liverpool Sound City)
20th Stoke Sugarmill
22nd Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
23rd Gloucester Guildhall
24th Bristol St George's
25th Bath Komedia
26th Kingston New Slang
27th Cambridge St Paul's Church
28th Norwich Playfest
29th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
30th Winchester Railway Inn
Queens Of The Stone Age
17th London Roundhouse
19th Dublin Olympia
20th Glasgow Academy
21st Manchester Academy
Panic At The Disco
28th Portsmouth Pyramids
29th Norwich Waterfront
30th Manchester Academy 2
2nd Glasgow Garage
3rd Birmingham HMV Library
4th London HMV Shepherd's Bush Empire
And So I Watch You From Afar
2nd Southampton Joiners
3rd London Scala
4th Bristol Cooler
5th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
6th Manchester Deaf Institute
7th Birmingham HMV Institute
9th Glasgow Oran Mor
10th Newcastle Cluny
11th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Silverstein, There For Tomorrow & While She Sleeps
17th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
18th Birmingham O2 Academy 2
19th Manchester Academy 3
20th Glasgow Oran Mor
21st Bristol O2 Academy 2
22nd London O2 Islington Academy
8th Southampton Joiners
9th Birmingham Academy 3
10th Glasgow Cathouse
11th Manchester Academy 3
12th London Garage