Thursday, August 25, 2011

Leeds Festival Live Stream, Elbow, My Chemical Romance, The Strokes Online

The Leeds Festival takes place in Leeds in England. The event takes place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill as the Reading festival.

This live feed is at the Leeds Festival:

Leeds Festival Live Online Stream

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The Leeds event is held in Bramham Park, near Wetherby, the grounds of an historic house. Campsites are available at both sites and weekend tickets include camping. Day tickets are also sold. Pulp will headline over The Strokes at Leeds. Mouthwash pulled out due to the split up of the band, they were replaced by Fighting Fiction. The Twilight Singers pulled out for unforeseen personal scheduling conflicts, they have since been replaced by Young Legionnaire.

The festivals are run by Festival Republic, which was divested from Mean Fiddler Music Group. For promotional purposes during 1998-2007 they were known as the Carling Weekend: Reading and the Carling Weekend: Leeds. Unsurprisingly, these titles were seldom used when not required, although NME did so as part of its involvement. In November 2007, the organisers welcomed "Reading Festival reclaiming its prestigious name" when the sponsored title was abolished after 9 years. In 2011, the capacity of the Reading site was 87,000 and the Leeds site was 75,000. This was an increase of several thousand on previous years.

The initial line-up announcement was made on Monday 21 March 2011, after tickets went on sale. My Chemical Romance, Pulp, The Strokes and Muse were confirmed as headliners at the three-day festival. Pulp will play before The Strokes at Reading and will top the bill themselves in Leeds.

Belgian Grand Prix 2011 Live Stream, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

The Belgian Grand Prix is part of the Formula One World Championship. The first national race of Belgium was held in 1925 at the Spa region's race course, an area of the country that had been associated with motor sport since the very early years of racing.

This live feed is at the Belgian Grand Prix:

F1 Belgian Grand Prix Live Stream Online

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To accommodate Grand Prix motor racing, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps race course was built in 1921 but it was only used for motorcycle racing until 1924. After the 1923 success of the new 24 hours of Le Mans in France, the Spa 24 Hours, a similar 24 hour endurance race, was run at the Spa track.

Drivers and fans alike love the Belgian Grand Prix. Since inception, Spa-Francorchamps has been famous for its unpredictable weather. At one stage in its history it had rained at the Belgian Grand Prix for twenty years in a row. Frequently drivers confront a part of the course that is clear and bright while In 2006, the FIA announced the Belgian Grand Prix would not be part of the 2006 Formula One season, since the local authorities had started major repair work in Spa-Francorchamps. The Belgian Grand Prix returned in 2007, when Kimi Räikkönen took pole position and his 3rd Belgian Grand Prix win in a row. Another stretch is rainy and slippery. Most drivers today say that the Spa course is the most challenging race track that remains on the F1 calendar.

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is the venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix and the Spa 24 Hours endurance race. It is also home to the all Volkswagen club event, 25 Hours of Spa, run by the Uniroyal Fun Cup. It is considered to be one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature. The Spa is a favourite circuit of many racing drivers and fans. Designed in 1920 by Jules de Their and Henri Langlois Van Ophem, the original triangle-shaped course used public roads between the Belgian towns of Spa, Malmedy, and Stavelot. The track was intended to have hosted its inaugural race in August 1921, however this event had to be cancelled as there was only one entrant. The first car race was held at the circuit in 1922, and two years later saw the first running of the now famous 24 Hours of Francorchamps race. The circuit was first used for Grand Prix racing in 1925.

Daresbury Live Stream Creamfields UK Music Festival

Creamfields UK music festival is a large dance music festival featuring DJs and live acts. It is held annually on the August Bank Holiday weekend in Daresbury, Cheshire, England, just outside of Liverpool.

This live feed is at the Creamfields festival:

Creamfields Festival Live Online

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The festival is run by the people behind Liverpool's famous Cream clubbing brand. It has been held in Buenos Aires since 2001, and in 2005 more than 60,000 people gathered to dance for 17 hours. It ran in Ireland for three years from 2000 to 2002 in Punchestown Racecourse.

Cream, based at the Nation nightclub in Liverpool, is one of the best-known night clubs in the UK. Cream began life as a weekly house music night at Nation, and ran in this format for 10 years, from October 1992 to June 2002. Over the ten years of weekly Saturday nights at Nation, the club played host to many international DJ superstars, including Paul Oakenfold (who was resident DJ throughout 1997 and 1998), Paul van Dyk, Sasha plus early exclusive DJ sets from The Chemical Brothers.

Cream still holds sell-out events at Nation - typically four per year, at Easter, May Bank Holiday, October/November (for their annual birthday bash) and Boxing night. The Cream-owned Nation complex is made up of 3 separate rooms, each of varying shape and size; the 1000 capacity Main room, 700 capacity Annexe and 1300 capacity Courtyard. Since Cream ended their weekly events, Nation has held other events, such as Godskitchen, Chibuku, MTV, Medication at Nation and Yo-Yo. Daresbury is a small rural village, civil parish and ward in the unitary authority of Halton and part of the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is covered by the Weaver Vale constituency. At the 2001 Census, the population of the parish was 216, with a total ward population of 3,906

Daegu Stadium Live Stream World Athletics Championships Opening Ceremony

The 13th World Championships in Athletics will be held in 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. Daegu has previously hosted the 2003 Summer Universiade and three matches of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

This live feed is in Daegu for the World Athletics Championships:

IAAF World Athletics Championships Live Online

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Located in the heart of the southeastern region of the Korean Peninsula, Daegu is a major transportation hub for the country with its convenient transportation networks connecting to every city in Korea within two hours. Seven expressways, the high speed Korean Express Train (KTX), an international airport, and an hour's drive to the harbour makes Daegu an attractive major transportation hub.

Daegu with its clear rivers, thick forests, and parks makes it the ‘greenest’ city in Korea. For this season, Daegu will host the 2013 World Energy Congress. Previously, it was selected as a ‘Solar City’ by the International Energy Agency(IEA) in 2000 and became a Recipient of the Environmental Award (Silver) at the 12th Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development. The IAAF World Championship Daegu 2011 will be staged in Daegu Stadium which is a time tested facility as it was also the host venue of the highly successful 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 22nd Summer Universiade (2003), and the Colorful Daegu Pre-Championship Meeting, which has been held annually since 2005. Moreover, the tracks of this stadium were certified as class 1 by IAAF in 2003.

The Teflon roof, which resembles the thatched roofs of the traditional Korean houses, provides natural light and an optimal viewing environment. Furthermore, the high-definition electronic signboard and the application of state-of-the-art technology will enable the spectators to watch the Championships with utmost excitement from any seat in the stadium almost instantaneously. The sports complex will consist of preparatory stadiums, including a stadium only for throwing events near the main stadium, which will promote the improvement of the athletes’ performance, as well as state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Athletics Promotion Center and a baseball stadium.

Indianapolis Grand Prix 2011 Live Stream, Moto GP Online

The Indianapolis Grand Prix is a motorcycling event held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, United States as part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing season.

This live feed is at the Moto GP Grand Prix:

Moto GP Indianapolis Live Online

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Its first edition took place on September 14, 2008 and was sponsored by Red Bull. The race was held again on August 30, 2009 and was sponsored by Red Bull again. It is the only full-card (MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3) United States round on the MotoGP calendar, as the Laguna Seca round is MotoGP only. When Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas opens for the 2013 season, that will also be a full-card race. The layout is similar to the setup used for the Formula One United States Grand Prix between 2000 and 2007, but not identical. It has been reversed to a counterclockwise layout, with a new complex of corners just after the start-finish line, inside Turn 1 of the oval. This means that the bikes do not use any of the banked oval corners. The double-hairpin at the Hulman Straight was replaced with the traditional esses.

Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix is the premier championship of motorcycle road racing currently divided into three distinct classes: 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP. The 125cc class uses a two-stroke engine while Moto2 and MotoGP use four-stroke engines. In 2010 the 250cc two-stroke was replaced by the new Moto2 600cc four-stroke class. Grand Prix motorcycles are purpose-built racing machines that are neither available for purchase by the general public nor can be ridden legally on public roads. This contrasts with the various production categories of racing, such as the Superbike World Championship, that feature modified versions of road-going motorcycles available to the public.

Rock en Seine Festival Live Stream Domaine National de Saint-Cloud

Rock en Seine festival is a two or three-day Rock 'n roll festival, held at Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, Château de Saint-Cloud's park just outside Paris, inside the garden designed by Le Nôtre.

This live feed is at the Rock en Seine festival:

Rock en Seine Festival Live Online

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It is the festival at which Oasis split up on the 28th August 2009 after Liam and Noel Gallagher had a fight just before they were due to headline the main stage. The name is a pun, based on the similar pronunciation in French of the words scène and Seine (the river separating Saint-Cloud from Paris after which département Hauts-de-Seine is called).

The festival takes place in the down of the Park of "Domaine national de Saint-Cloud", it's a magic and historic place at the gates of Paris, and 5 minutes from the nearest subway station métro Boulogne - Pont de Saint-Cloud. The park and the garden, was designed by Le Nôtre in the 17th century, and it's the first park to be classed as a Monument historique in 1994. It is a 4.6 km² park, and there are gardens and forest with basins, thickets, cascades and statues.

The Château de Saint-Cloud was a Palace in France, built on a magnificent site overlooking the Seine at Saint-Cloud in Hauts-de-Seine, about 10 kilometres west of Paris. Today it is a large park on the outskirts of the capital and is owned by the state, but the area as a whole has had a large part to play in the history of France. The castle's grounds are part of today's Parc de Saint-Cloud. The château was expanded by Phillipe de France, duc d'Orléans in the 17th century, and finally enlarged by Marie Antoinette in the 1780s. After occupation by Napoleon I and Napoleon III, the château was destroyed in 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War.

Hurricane Irene Webcam Streaming Bahamas, Florida, Carolinas, Virginia

Hurricane Irene has reached the Bahamasand is now heading on towards the East coast of the United States, with the Carolinas and Florida first in the firing line.

These live webcam views are in the areas affected by the tropical storm:

Hurricane Irene Live Streams Online

Hurricane Irene is an active North Atlantic tropical cyclone that currently poses a significant threat to the Bahamas, the Atlantic Coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada. The ninth named storm and first hurricane of the 2011 season, Irene developed from a well-defined Atlantic tropical wave, which showed signs of tropical development east of the Lesser Antilles. It developed atmospheric convection and a closed cyclonic circulation center, prompting the National Hurricane Center to initiate public advisories on the tropical cyclone late on August 20. Subsequent convective organization occurred as it passed the Leeward Islands, and by August 21 it moved very close to Saint Croix. The next day Irene made landfall near hurricane strength on Puerto Rico, where high winds and intermittent torrents caused moderate property damage. The hurricane strengthened as it passed into the southeast Bahamas, becoming a major hurricane on August 24.

In response to the formation of Irene, tropical storm warnings were issued for all of the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. As Irene was forecast to make landfall on Hispaniola, a tropical storm watch was initially issued for the south coast of the Dominican Republic, though it was upgraded to a hurricane warning on August 21 after strengthening was forecast. In light of the expected intensification to hurricane status, a tropical storm warning was also issued for the northern coast of that country, while a tropical storm watch was put in effect for all of Haiti; the tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico was simultaneously upgraded to a hurricane watch. Later that day, all of the Dominican Republic was placed under a hurricane warning, with the tropical storm watch for Haiti upgraded to a warning and a tropical storm watch initiated for the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. As Irene's forecast track became justified, the latter watch was upgraded to a warning on August 22, while a hurricane watch was declared for the central Bahamas.