Palladia, Viacom Media Networks’ high-definition music channel, is kicking off eight days of nonstop mayhem with its “Outdoor Week 2014” summer concert series. Starting on Monday, August 25th viewers can watch the hottest outdoor festivals from the comfort of the air conditioned indoors, as Palladia premieres festivals featuring superstar artists like Katy Perry, Coldplay, Outkast, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Kings of Leon, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Sam Smith, Calvin Harris, Dolly Parton, Blondie, HAIM and more! From the grasslands of the U.K to the beaches of Spain, Palladia is taking viewers around the world to the biggest outdoor concerts of the year.
HANGOUT FESTIVAL 2014 + MONDAY, AUGUST 25TH 9 PM ET
Kicking off Palladia’s “Outdoor Week 2014” is a festival that takes viewers down to the warm Gulf Shores of Alabama with the 2014 Hangout Festival. The four-year-old, multi-genre festival featured some heavy hitters this year, including Outkast, The Killers, Jack Johnson, Fitz & The Tantrums, and The Flaming Lips.
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL + TUESDAY, AUGUST 26TH 9 PM ET
Coming from England’s Donington Park in Leichestershire is the Download Festival 2014. This annual British Rock Festival features some of the biggest names in rock and this year is no exception with the likes of Aerosmith, Rob Zombie, The Offspring, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, and Alter Bridge.
FIELD DAY FESTIVAL 2014 + WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27TH 9 PM ET
Started in 2007, the Field Day festival takes place in Victoria Park in the London Borough of Tower hamlets and this year featured Pixies, Metronomy and Temples, along with other emerging artists.
MTV WORLD STAGE: ISLE OF MTV 2014 HIGHLIGHTS + THURSDAY, AUGUST 28TH 9 PM ET
Next up is MTV World Stage: Isle of MTV 2014 live from Il Fosos Square in Malta. Hitting up the stage on the island nation of Malta this year is Nicole Scherzinger and Enrique Iglesias.
BENICASSIM FESTIVAL 2014 + FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH 9 PM ET
Next, Palladia will be premiering the Benicassim Music Festival, which features Kasabian, Ellie Goulding, Travis, and Paul Weller. Held in the seaside resort of Benicassim on Costa del Azahar, Valencia, Spain, the festival attracts music heavyweights who know how to put on a good show.
BBC RADIO 1 BIG WEEKEND 2014 + SATURDAY, AUGUST 30th 9 PM ET
The decade-old BBC music festival is consistently one of the biggest not only in the UK, but in the world. Held each year in a different location somewhere in the United Kingdom, the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in 2014 took place in Glasgow, Scotland to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games. This year’s lineup included megastars like Katy Perry, Coldplay, Lorde, Sam Smith, Kings of Leon, Pharrell Williams, and more.
ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2014 + SUNDAY, AUGUST 31ST 9 PM ET
The Isle of Wight Festival was first held from 1968 to 1970, with the 1970 festival said to be bigger than Woodstock. Since being revived in 2002, the festival has grown rapidly, attracting some of the biggest names in alternative rock. This year Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon, Fall out Boy, and Calvin Harris grace the stage.
GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL 2014 + MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST 7 PM ET
Wrapping up Palladia’s “Outdoor Week 2014” with a huge bang is The Glastonbury Festival. This year’s five hour highlight show features sets from Arcade Fire, Metallica, Foster the People, HAIM, Blondie, Dolly Parton, Jack White, The Black Keys, and countless others. This historic festival, held in the South West end of England, is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world and has featured some of the biggest artists in music history over the last four decades.
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