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    Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:08:53

    M.I.A. to Headline NYC and LA Hard Festivals This Summer - The shows will mark her first performances of 2010

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    • M.I.A. - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A, performs live on stage on the West Holts stage during Day One of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.
    • M.I.A. - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A, performs live on stage on the West Holts stage during Day One of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.
    • M.I.A. - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A, performs live on the West Holts stage during Day One of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.

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    English performer M.I.A. performed at the 2009 Grammys while heavily pregnant. Let's face it, she was practically in labor and her cervix was probably dilated to 10 CM when she rocked the stage at the music biz's biggest night. She spent some time with her kid, but will make her eagerly anticipated return to performing this summer, when she headlines both the New York City and Los Angeles Hard Festivals. These will be her first appearances of 2010.

    The Hard Festival launched in Los Angeles three years ago before expanding into the New York market. The LA version will be held on July 17 at Los Angeles State Historic Park while the New York edition will happen on July 24 at South Island Field on Governors Island. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 26.

    Do you think M.I.A. got her musical mojo back? Also, M.I.A. is of Tamil Sri Lankan heritage, which makes me wonder if she has any feelings towards the recent drama with Akon, who canceled plans to perform in Sri Lanka after protests over his "Sexy Bitch" video featuring a Buddha, which offended the locals.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.26.10




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