Prime Video Is Bringing “The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power” To Comic-Con

The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of PowerPrime Video confirmed today that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series will be coming to Comic-Con International: San Diego this July. Creators and stars of the much-anticipated new series will take to the coveted Hall H stage for the very first time, inviting fans of the much beloved franchise to experience Middle-earth as they never have before.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power panel will introduce the international team of actors bringing the show’s roster of new and legendary characters of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Second Age to life.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay and stars a celebrated cast led by Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.

Joining Payne & McKay are executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, as well as producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip is co-executive producer and directs, along with J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.

The multi-season drama will premiere in multiple languages and in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on Friday, September 2, exclusively on Prime Video, with new episodes available weekly.

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Oceans Calling Festival Unveils Inaugural Lineup

Oceans Calling Festival Unveils Inaugural LineupThe inaugural Oceans Calling Festival has unveiled the 2022 lineup, which bring powerhouse headliners Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds (Friday), The Lumineers (Saturday), and Alanis Morissette (Sunday) to the southern end of the iconic Ocean City, Maryland Boardwalk at Ocean City Inlet Beach on September 30-October 2. The festival will be featuring three stages and performances from over 30 bands, including Cage The Elephant, Cyndi Lauper, and multiple sets from co-founders and local heroes O.A.R in a historic setting. Entire lineup and by-day breakout has been released on the festival website https://www.oceanscallingfestival.com/lineup. 3-Day and 1-Day GA, GA+, VIP and Platinum Tickets is set to go on sale Wednesday, May 25 at 12pm ET at www.oceanscallingfestival.com/tickets, with Layaway Plans starting at $20 down.

Oceans Calling will also bring a culinary experience hosted by world-renowned chefs Andrew Zimmern, Robert Irvine and Amanda Freitag with a stage dedicated to cooking demos that celebrate the eastern shore. In addition, The Jolly Roger at the Pier amusement park, located inside the festival grounds, will be fully operational during the festival for a unique experience unlike any other festival of its kind.

“We are thrilled to host Oceans Calling Festival in Ocean City, Maryland and celebrate all our incredible city has to offer,” commented Mayor Rick Meehan. “Thank you to C3 Presents and Maryland’s own O.A.R. for bringing an event of this magnitude to the Ocean City Boardwalk. We look forward to seeing everyone!”

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My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Future, Jack White To Headline Music Midtown 2022

Music Midtown 2022My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Future, and Jack White will headline the 2022 edition of Music Midtown, along with unforgettable performances from Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, Phoenix, Turnstile, Louis The Child, A Day To Remember, 2 Chainz, Quinn XCII, Conan Gray, Denzel Curry and many more. Over 30 artists, four stages and two full days of incredible genre-expansive music, will take place September 17-18 at Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta, GA. 2-Day Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10am ET via www.musicmidtown.com, with Layaway Plans starting at $19 down.

“Over twenty-five years strong, Music Midtown remains a monumental music festival that brings a diverse lineup of the biggest names in music year-after-year, while giving back to the city that I proudly call home. We could not have a better location than Piedmont Park and we look forward to an incredible weekend with you,” said Live Nation Atlanta President, Peter Conlon.

In addition to the world-class lineup, fans will enjoy some of Atlanta’s favorite local bites with options for all including gluten-free to vegan delicacies along with interactive experiences, a Ferris Wheel overlooking the beautiful park and amazing site lines of the Midtown skyline.
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Cannes 2022 Lineup: George Miller, David Cronenberg, Top Gun 2 and more

Crimes of the Future courtesy of NeonCannes Film Festival is back in its usual spring slot, set to take place onMay 17 through 28. On Thursday, April 14, director Thierry Frémaux has now unveiled the main lineup for this 75th Edition.

The list includes David Cronenberg, Claire Denis, the Dardenne brothers and Kelly Reichardt. A David Bowie doc, a Jerry Lee Lewis film from the Coen Brothers’ Ethan Coen, and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic are also on the list.

Frémaux also did confirm that the world premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick,” is scheduled to take place together with a tribute to its star and producer Tom Cruise. It is set to take place on the second day of the festival.

Here’s the recently announced official list of 2022 Cannes Film Festival:

Competition:

“Armageddon Time,” James Gray (U.S.)

“Boy From Heaven,” Tarik Saleh (Sweden)

“Broker,” Kore-eda Hirokazu (Japan)

“Brother and Sister” OR “Frère et Sœur,” Arnaud Desplechin (France)

“Close,” Lucas Dhont (Belgium)

“Crimes of the Future,” David Cronenberg (Canada)
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Korn And Evanescence Announce 2022 Summer Tour

Korn And Evanescence Announce 2022 Summer TourOn the heels of their Spring tour, Korn announces a summer tour with fellow rock culture icons Evanescence, produced by Live Nation. Accompanied by special guests varying across select dates, the 18-city tour kicks off on August 16th at Ball Arena in Denver, CO making stops across the U.S. in Boston, Chicago, Houston and more before wrapping up in Ridgefield, WA on September 16th.

“We’re looking forward to going on tour this summer and bringing our friends, Evanescence, out,” said Jonathan Davis of Korn. “Whenever Amy comes to one of our shows, I always love seeing her on the side of the stage watching the whole set and rocking out. We’re gonna have a great time on this tour, and we can’t wait to see you there.”

“I fell hard into Korn’s music in high school. It was an inspiration during the formation of my own band. The chances we’ve had to play together over the years are special, a part of our history. They remain one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen,” said Amy Lee of Evanescence. “It’s an honor and a thrill to go out with our friends again, our first full tour together since ‘07. We’re all really looking forward to this.”

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SXSW Gaming Awards Announces Winners

SXSW Gaming Awards Announces WinnersTonight’s ninth annual South by Southwest® Gaming Awards (SXSW®) celebrated the technical, artistic and design achievements of this year’s best video game titles and their creators. A total of 40 unique games were in contention for honors in 12 categories — see the winners below.

The virtual award ceremony was co-hosted by Jana Morrison (“Astrid”) and Samantha Aucoin (“Lilly”), the heroic leads of Syfy’s new Astrid & Lilly Save the World, and was livestreamed on the SXSW TV App, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV. The ceremony was produced by Executive Producer Laurie Lockliear of Georgia-based Peach Maria Productions.

“The last two years of the pandemic have been hard for so many — the entertainment industry was among those affected, but played a key role in providing adventure and escape for all — so we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the gaming industry and its many creators through tonight’s event,” said Hugh Forrest, SXSW Chief Programming Officer. “We’d like to thank our production partner Peach Maria Productions, our hosts and presenters; and all of you in the gaming and esports community for continuing to bring the best in creativity and innovation to this industry.
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