Extreme guitarist books Stone Temple Pilots and Bush to play inside a volcano

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Stone Temple Pilots and Bush have been booked to play a show inside a Portuguese volcano.

The grunge rock duo are two of the featured acts booked by Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt to play the inaugural Atlantis Concert for Earth, a two-day event taking place inside the Sete Cidades Massif volcano in The Azores. The volcano last erupted in 1880. 

The nonprofit concert for global conservation has been organised by Bettencourt in his capacity as the CEO and co-founder of Atlantis Entertainment, and will be hosted by former Pussycat Dolls leader and X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger. 

Stone Temple Pilots will support Black Eyed Peas on July 22, while Bush will support Pitbull on July 23.

A statement on the event website reads: "Atlantis Concert for Earth is a concert and global conservation celebration which uses the universal language and the power of music to showcase the incredible solution-driven work of leading conservationists and organizations from around the world – the true ‘Rockstars for Earth;’ to flip the current narrative of climate and conservation from blame, anger, and doom; to positivity and hope by shining a light on inspirational solutions to get us back in balance with our planet.

"It’s time to stop telling everyone how we are all going to die, but instead show them how we’re all going to live."

Watch the event trailer below:

Select performances from the event will be broadcast via Veeps on July 23.

Tickets for the festival are now on sale

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.