As an alternative to Reading and Leeds Music Festivals over the Bank Holiday weekend, how about catching the Eurostar and travelling to Paris for the 7th Rock en Seine Music Festival?
Rock en Seine will take place on Friday 28th – Sunday 30th August at the Domaine De Saint-Cloud just outside Paris and features over 40 groups including Oasis, The Prodigy, MGMT, Faith No More, Vampire Weekend, Calvin Harris, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party, Keane, Passion Pit, The Offspring, The Horrors, Klaxons and many more.
As well as the music, there is an photographic exhibition of rock music by French photographer, Robin; and for the younger festival-goers there is Mini Rock en Seinewhere 6-10 year olds can play and learn such as graphic design and learning to play musical instruments.
In an attempt to promote the local music scene, Rock en Seine will also include Les Avent Seine. Six local bands have been selected by a panel to play amongst the more well known foreign artists in order to promote local music from Paris to a wider audience.
Aside from Amy Winehouse pulling out of the Friday schedule, it’s looking like this year will be another success for Rock en Seine.
Oasis have launched the first high-definition film to debut on MySpace, an 18 minute ‘documentary’ featuring the band in New York during the launch of their latest album Dig Out Your Soul.
In the top quality film Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer and Andy Bell are seen around the streets of New York, teaching buskers to play Oasis songs. The US release of Dig Out Your Soul featured selected street buskers interpreting songs from the album.
Oasis I’m Outta Time EP was exclusively released on iTunes yesterday.
The OasisI’m Outta Time EP includes previously unreleased material – a demo version of the current Liam Gallagher penned single I’m Outta Time and remix versions of The Shock of the Lightning and To Be Where There’s Life.
Oasis are currently on their Dig Out Your Soul US tour, playing to sold out audiences and receiving some great reviews.
“…it’s undeniable Oasis is at the top of its game again.” OC Register
“By combining the melodies of the Beatles with the thunder of the Who, Oasis has arguably defined the sound of British rock for the past 15 years.” Variety
“Oasis are a living jukebox…..their laddish swagger iconic.” LA Weekly
“Dig Out Your Soul has hints of psychedelic pop, blues rock and stands among this year’s best straight-up, old-school rock records.” New York Post
“Gallagher brothers’ heaviest record since 1997’s Be Here Now is also their best…..Oasis have their devil back.” Blender
“Oasis is back with one of its best albums in years…” NPR
“Oasis’ latest is heavier on groove than normal, and there are a couple of gripping moments, especially Liam’s stately, Lennonesque ballad I’m Outta Time.” Rolling Stone
Track Listing for Oasis I’m Outta Time iTunes Exclusive EP
I’m Outta Time (Album version)
I’m Outta Time (Remix)
I’m Outta Time (Demo)
The Shock Of The Lightning (The Jagz Kooner Remix)
To Be Where There’s Life (Neon Neon Remix)