Newsflash: Weekly Update on EXIT Headliners

This and every following Friday, in the new Newsflash section, we move to the beat of the global music scene, scouting new releases and bringing news about the people who will perform at the EXIT Festival from 7th to 10th July.

4. March 2022. — Author: EXIT

Today, we present Nick Cave’s new artistic adventures and the “bad idea” of the Finnish band Blind Channel, listen to singles by James Arthur, Jax Jones, Coach Party and others and discover the fashion icon of this year’s EXIT!

Nick Cave: “Stranger Than Kindness” Exhibition and Film “This Much I Know to Be True”

Nick Cave prepares for the premiere of his exhibition “Stranger Than Kindness“ in North America and announces the film “This Much I Know To Be True“, which brings his collaboration with Warren Ellis to the big screen.

Stranger Than Kindness“ was originally presented in Copenhagen and will have its North American premiere in Montreal on 8th April. The exhibition provides an insight into this versatile artist’s creative world, his methods, and his sources of inspiration. “Featuring more than 300 items that Nick Cave has collected or created over six decades of his creative and private life, combined into large installations, the exhibition is a work of art in itself,” reads the exhibition’s description.

On the other end of Cave’s creative spectrum, “This Much I Know To Be True“, the sequel to the music documentary “One More Time With Feeling“, is coming to big screens worldwide. The new film explores the creative relationship between Nick Cave and Warren Ellis and presents songs from the last two albums they created together, “Ghosteen“ and “Carnage“. Andrew Dominik directed both films. “This Much I Know To Be True“ premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and will come to life in cinemas worldwide on 11th May.

James Arthur: New Single “Lose My Mind“ and a BBC Documentary

James Arthur, the singer of the most beautiful ballads and headliner of this year’s EXIT festival, presented his new single “Lose My Mind“, featuring Josh Franceschi, frontman of the rock band You Me At Six. The winner of the British X-Factor cannot hide his excitement regarding this collaboration: “I am so excited to share with you my new song ’Lose My Mind’, with the one and only Josh Franceschi. As I grew up listening to rock bands, this song means a lot to me and is the first new track from my Deluxe album coming on 11th March,” James posted on his official Twitter account.

In the upcoming documentary “James Arthur: Out of Our Minds,” in collaboration with the BBC, the singer will shed light on the crucial topic of men’s mental health and his personal struggle with depression. James has previously spoken openly about his anxiety after the triumphant victory in the ninth series of the British X-Factor and will share his story in the upcoming BBC 3 documentary.

Calvin Harris Announces a Big Show at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow

Global hitmaker and headliner of this year’s EXIT Festival Calvin Harris will perform on 2nd July this year at the colossal Hampden Park, in Glasgow, with a capacity of as many as 52,000. This will be his first performance in his home country of Scotland since he headlined the T in the Park festival in 2016.

“Bad Idea“ – A New Music Video from Blind Channel

The guys from the nu-metal band Blind Channel presented their (not so) bad idea to the world — a new official video for the song “Bad Idea“, as an overture for the upcoming album “Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous“. We will undoubtedly be among the first to hear the songs from the new album live, on the Main Stage of the EXIT Festival, as its release has been announced for July this year!

Speaking about the new song, the band says, “Bad Idea is a serenade of self-pity and an unsuccessful apology. In the lyrics, we’re getting personal and digging deeper than ever. The song came to life many years ago, when relationships ended in a very ugly manner, and all you could think of was: ‘well, I warned you,” Distorted Sound magazine reports.

Jax Jones’ Hit “Where Did You Go” Reaches #1 on the Official Trending Chart

Where Did You Go?”, the new hit single by British producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist Jax Jones and British singer MNEK has reached the very top of the UK charts of trending singles according to the Official Trending Chart. This track represents Jax’s first major solo release since 2020. It is accompanied by a funny music video showing the producer casually operating a DJ deck in front of a green screen depicting archival footage of raves and club nights from the 1990s and early 2000s.

ACRAZE Tops the Beatport Charts

The track “Do It To It” has put DJ and producer ACRAZE at the top of the February Beatport charts, winning first place in three categories – 10 Top-Selling House Tracks, 10 Most LINK-Streamed House Tracks and 10 Best-Selling Beatport HYPE House Tracks.

Honey Dijon at Virgil Abloh’s Final Off-White Show

Electronic music queen Honey Dijon sported an Off-White piece at Virgil Abloh’s posthumous fashion show, alongside Naomi Campbell, Serena Williams, Cindy Crawford and other global celebrities. The final Off-White show at Paris Fashion Week paid tribute to the late fashion designer, with whom Honey Dijon was close. „Thank you to the Abloh Family for inviting me to be a part of the last collection designed by Virgil. It was his night, and so many incredible people came out to express their love for a man who touched so many “, Honey posted on her Instagram account.


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“Forgotten“ – a New Single by Brazilian Producer ANNA

ANNA, Brazilian techno producer and DJ who will join Sama’ Abdulhadi this year for a special B2B set at the mts Dance Arena, has released a new single called “Forgotten“. As she says, she decided to publish the track at the request of her fans: „Since the first time I played ‘Forgotten’ I keep getting so many Track ID’s requests! I didn’t have any plans to release it, but today is a powerful day, and I want to give you something to show gratitude and appreciation for the good times we’ve spent together, here and on the dancefloor. So, ‘Forgotten’ is available for you to play, dance and enjoy as much as you want… it is yours!“ ANNA posted on her Instagram profile.

Coach Party Present Video Single “Weird Me Out“

British indie-rock quartet Coach Party have released a new video single, “Weird Me Out“, and announced their third EP “, Nothing Is Real“, to be released on 29th April. Frontwoman Jess Eastwood explained the song’s important message: “If you take standards as set by the media too seriously, which is easily done, you end up with a very unrealistic idea of what a relationship should look like. ‘Weird Me Out’ is about the desire to change someone (or yourself) to fit that image you have of a perfect relationship, but also stepping back and remembering to stop comparing yourself to manufactured ideals“, she said for DORK.

Written by: Branislava Kolarov