SARAH BRIGHTMAN RETURNS TO LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS    FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

SARAH BRIGHTMAN RETURNS TO LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

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SARAH BRIGHTMAN RETURNS TO LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

The world’s most successful and best-selling soprano, Sarah Brightman, returns to London for the first time since her Harem World Tour in 2004. Her new world tour, HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert will come to Royal Albert Hall, Monday 11th November, for one night only. Tickets for the one night only spectacular will go on sale to the general public on Friday 25th January at 10am and are available online at cuffeandtaylor.com.
One of the UK’s greatest global stars, the Berkhamsted born singer says fans should, “expect the unexpected!”. Brightman began her HYMN world tour in South America in November 2018 and includes 125 shows across five continents throughout 2019.
On coming home to perform, Sarah says, “It’s been a long time since I performed in London and I’m so excited to bring this beautiful new show back home to you and perform new songs and of course many favourites. To me, HYMN suggests joy and a feeling of hope and light – something familiar and secure, like home”.
Sarah last headlined the Royal Albert Hall over 20 years ago, in 1997 and is returning for a very special night, accompanied by her band, a full orchestra, choir and special guests to be announced in the coming months.
To enhance her world of enchantment, Brightman has partnered with Swarovski on her world tour. Her elaborate costumes and dazzling tiaras will feature over 600,000 of Swarovski crystals. Fans will also have the opportunity to take home a sparkling memento through a variety of custom tour merchandise from Sarah’s signature collection. The collection bear Sarah’s signature and many pieces have also been incorporated into her costumes for the tour.  The collection will be available for purchase on tour and directly from sarahbrightman.com 
Sarah Brightman unveiled her much-anticipated fifteenth full-length album, HYMN, on November 9, 2018 (Decca Gold/ Universal Music Group). This marks the multiplatinum GRAMMY® award-nominated classical crossover pioneer’s first new studio recording since she released the international chart-topper Dreamchaser in 2013.
U.K. Date: 

11 November 2019                    London, U.K.                 Royal Albert Hall

Tickets for this spectacular night will go on sale to the general public on Friday 25 January at 10am, with the fan Pre-sale available from today (Monday 21st January). Visit www.livenation.co.uk/ and by phone at 0844 844 04444.
One of the most renowned names on the current electronic music scene joins the Doctor Music Festival line-up

One of the most renowned names on the current electronic music scene joins the Doctor Music Festival line-up

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One of the most renowned names on the current electronic music scene joins the Doctor Music Festival line-up

A powerful love for electronic music and the most recent cutting-edge trends has flowed through the veins of Doctor Music Festival since its inception.

This genre of artistic expression remains strong and constant in the Reincarnation Edition, with performances from both legendary electronic artists and new talents, such as The Blaze.

International critics all around the world have been astounded by the musical genius of The Blaze

“Epic, rough-hewed emotional landscapes that surge and yearn, pulsing thickly with sun-streaked, blurry edges. It is body music — dance music — but it works subcutaneously, operating on the level of emotion and thought more than movement.” – The New York Times

“Somebody give The Blaze an Oscar already” – Fader

“Their lucid electronica dazzles” – NME

“Another demonstration of their boundless ability to make carefully crafted and beautiful work.” – The Line of Best Fit

“An angelic offering with distinctive beats…” – Clash

“The Blaze explore humanity with some of the best videos you’ve seen.” – Noisey
 
The Blaze is a French duo, made up of Guillaume and Jonathan Alric, both music producers and film directors. Their story first began with the debut single ‘Virile’, in 2016. They later released their first EP – ‘Territory’ –  in April 2017, followed by ‘Heaven’ at the beginning of 2018, the first single and video from their acclaimed debut album, ‘Dancehall’. The ambiguity of their music and films is what makes this band so appealing and magnetic. Their music opens the gates to a constant waterfall of the some of the most disparate human emotions.

What’s more, when playing live, The Blaze turns into something even more spectacular. After having played at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world in 2018, they have been able to transcend borders, continuing their tour across the pond to the USA, achieving overwhelming success in New York in particular, with sold out shows!
           
The Doctor Music Festival 2019 line-up is spreading its wings to become one of the most interesting international offerings of the year, with performances from the likes of: ÂME, The Blaze, Carl Craig, Charlotte De Witte, The Chemical Brothers, Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, Parov Stelar, The Prodigy, Richie Hawtin CLOSE, DJ Tennis and for the first time ever in festival history, 3 amazing performances from the Welsh duo Underworld.
 
Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting news to come!


Tickets on sale at doctormusicfestival.com

Doctor Music Festival announces first wave of artists

Doctor Music Festival announces first wave of artists

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Doctor Music Festival has announced its first wave of artists for the ‘reincarnation edition’ of the festival in 2019 including a pioneering idea where a number of acts will perform at numerous times throughout the festival.

Both KING CRIMSON and UNDERWORLD will perform three different sets at the festival. A pioneering idea that will allow the public to have more than one opportunity to see the shows they like and, in addition, the greatest fans will be able to see their favourite artist more than once.

 

These two big names will join the line-up to offer for the first time and exclusively three different shows in the same festival, in what will be one of the initiatives of the DMF to reduce the anxiety generated among the public by the worry of missing any of the key concerts of a festival. As explained recently in an interview in Mondo Sonoro Neo Sala, Director of the DMF: “The fact of going to a festival and having to run to go and catch someone play… Our festival will not be an accumulation of concerts, a collection of cards… I do not want people to have the feeling that they will miss something out something if they do not run… the famous FOMO effect (“fear of missing out”) that you get in those big events will be notoriously reduced at the Doctor Music Festival”.

The artists have received with great enthusiasm this innovative initiative and in this regards, Robert Fripp (founder and undisputed leader of King Crimson) recently made these statements: “In strange and uncertain times there are moments in which a reasonable person could despair. But hope is unreasonable, and the power of music to unite people is a good reason to have some hope. King Crimson has the privilege to perform three times at the Doctor Music Festival. Each setlist will be different but, until the morning of the show, we won’t know how it will be”.

The best representation of the highest levels of music of all genres reaches the line-up of the Doctor Music Festival 2019. An edition to enjoy artists who are already legends and others who will soon be, as it happened in previous editions. Music to dance under the stars that can almost be touched. The most diverse names of all genres and eras will arrive at Escalarre on July 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th. The highest musical quality for all tastes and styles will once again be one of the hallmarks of the Doctor Music Festival.

The new edition of the festival will feature pioneering initiatives such as three different shows that will be offered by bands such as King Crimson and Underworld; novel and different experiences such as an hologram of Frank Zappa that we will be able to see in The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa or Albert Pla and Los Sujetadores with a super band specially created for the occasion.

In 2019 we will have the trendiest artists such as RosalíaParquet CourtsGreta Van Fleet or Viva Suecia, along with the exquisite timeless rock of The Smashing PumpkinsThe StrokesPrimal ScreamThe Sisters of Mercy or the excellence of the super group The Good The Bad and The Queen.

With electronic music as part of the DNA of the Festival, that one day opened the party in Escalarre, we will have great exponents such as the pioneers The Prodigy with its unique electronic punk rock or a reference name like Richie Hawtin amongst many others.

A carefully curated and eclectic line-up where we could not miss the best in modern metal with powerful bands like SabatonOpeth or TesseracT, which will soon be joined by more names.

Four days for the authentic lovers of music, nature and of vital experiences that will make the public enjoy much more than just concerts.

Sustainability, innovation and special experiences will make this festival something unique and different. The magical getaway for the days 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of July. Four days in a place so perfect that will seem unreal; without tension, without stress, with authentic food, in an ideal campsite and with all the facilities for all budgets. All this can be found in the Marketplace of doctormusicfestival.com available from tomorrow 20 of December.

To this first advance of the line-up more names will join in the first months of 2019 until completing the final line-up of the Reincarnation Edition of the Doctor Music Festival.

Do not miss out on what is to come… this has only just begun! Many more acts TBA.
The complete line-up will be released in early 2019.

Information and ticket sales at doctormusicfestival.com

“A BOWIE CELEBRATION” JANUARY 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES TO CELEBRATE BOWIE’S GLASTONBURY 2000 PERFORMANCE

“A BOWIE CELEBRATION” JANUARY 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES TO CELEBRATE BOWIE’S GLASTONBURY 2000 PERFORMANCE

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“A BOWIE CELEBRATION” JANUARY 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES TO CELEBRATE BOWIE’S GLASTONBURY 2000 PERFORMANCE

World-renowned Bowie keyboardist Mike Garson is excited to announce that the January tour dates for A BOWIE CELEBRATION will celebrate David Bowie’s Glastonbury 2000 performance which was described by the NME as;

“Not only the greatest Glastonbury headline performance but the best headline slot at any festival ever”

The legendary Bowie Glastonbury 2000 performance which featured Garson, Mark Plati and Earl Slick from the A Bowie Celebration band, was recently released to huge critical acclaim.

Mike Garson’s studio and home burned to the ground in the tragic Southern California fires earlier this month, but he was determined that the tour still go ahead and that it specifically celebrate the incredible night of June 25th 2000 when Bowie performed an astounding greatest hits set to hundreds of thousands of delirious fans.

 
This month alone Garson performed with Nine Inch Nails for two nights in Los Angeles and also played with Smashing Pumpkins as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations.

Mike Garson Remembers Glastonbury in 2000 with David Bowie
“I was standing backstage with David Bowie and fellow bandmates preparing to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in 2000. David looked out at the audience and saw what is told to have been a quarter of a million fans. There was something about that day that made me feel, even before beginning to perform, like it would be the most powerful concert to ever happen in Glastonbury history.I felt David’s apprehension. He seemed just a little nervous. He took a breath, looked me straight in the eye and asked me to go out to warm up the audience on my own – much like asked me 23 years earlier at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on the night he knew he would be retiring Ziggy Stardust forever. Once again, I almost had a heart attack. I walked out onto the stage all alone with nothing but the monstrous sea of fans. I was ready to play some jazz.

There was just one problem. From the first note, not a sound was coming out of my keyboard. Within a second, at least fifty crew members flooded on and off the stage scrambling to figure out what the problem might be. The crowd was getting anxious. I was getting nervous and turning red. I was just so happy that David wasn’t on stage because if he had started without the piano we would have been in big trouble. The three minutes I was onstage without any sound felt like three years! It finally dawned on me that the volume on my keyboard was turned off. It wouldn’t surprise me if I was the one who turned it all the way down after our sound check. Oh boy.

I started playing Greensleeves. I have no idea why. I played it at a fairly brisk tempo because I knew the audience was waiting for their real hero to take the stage. The rest of the band started to walk out on stage while I began to wind down and finish my improv. Then David walked out and the crowd went crazy. We played for them for two hours.  After having played with David for more than a thousand shows, I can easily report that our night in Glastonbury was my favorite concert. I remember the thrill of playing Life on Mars with the audience knowing every word to that, not to mention every other song we played.

I’ve thought about that show ever since and have talked about it at length with the musicians I shared the stage with that evening. It makes me very happy to see that show now being released for those who were with us that night to relive the magic and for so many more to be able to share in the joy of the music we made on that special night.

I’m thrilled to be continuing David’s legacy with such an amazing band of fellow Bowie alumni members and a wonderful mix of world-renowned vocalists with A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour in cities across Europe and North America beginning in January 2019. We look forward to continuing the celebration of David’s music with you when I’ll make sure to keep the volume of my keyboard up each night”

Garson along with fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades have joined forces for a show called ‘A BOWIE CELEBRATION’ with Bowie band alumni including Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Mark Plati and Carmine Rojas.

European shows across Ireland, UK, France, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium & Switzerland for this unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie’s songs are scheduled for early 2019 and will feature world class vocalists including Rolling Stones singer Bernard Fowler, Living Colour’s Corey Glover and Joe Sumner plus an ever-rotating mix of Bowie hits and deep cut fan favourites.

Keyboardist and band leader Mike Garson, the longest-standing member of any of Bowie’s bands, who performed with David at over 1,000 concerts around the globe says: “This is a dream band with each member at the top of their game. Add to that the world’s best fans singing and dancing along with us and the power of David’s music stays alive with the same intent as when we played with him.”

The band also features legendary guitarist Earl Slick, who worked on landmark Bowie albums such as Diamond Dogs, David Live, Station To Station, Young Americans, Reality and Bowie’s penultimate album The Next Day along with Bowie band leader Gerry Leonard (A Reality Tour) and the Let’s Dance/Serious Moonlight Tour bassist Carmine Rojas. Between them, they have over 40 years experience of recording, writing and playing live with Bowie.

Earl Slick “I’m having a blast with these shows. It’s so great to play with this amazing band of alumni who were there with David going all the way back. When I see the looks on the faces of the audience at our shows I see the value in what we’re doing. Mission accomplished!”

Gerry Leonard: “I am super excited to be continuing to bring David’s music to his loyal fans with A Bowie Celebration. The combination of having his real band playing his music for his dedicated fans makes for a truly special night every time.  It’s such a wonderful way to keep David’s memory and musical legacy alive.”


Carmine Rojas: “It is really inspirational to witness how excited the audience gets with each song we play.  It’s like people are reminded how prolific David’s music was and they can’t stop singing and dancing. Fans can’t believe they are actually hearing the music as it was originally recorded by original musicians of David’s bands. That’s what sets this apart from anything else. It’s truly a spiritual event.  I can’t wait to continue the Celebration!”
A BOWIE CELEBRATION EUROPEAN TOUR 20199-Jan Ireland Dublin, Olympia
10-Jan Glasgow, O2 Academy
11-Jan Manchester, Ritz
12-Jan London, Shepherds Bush Empire

13-Jan Birmingham, O2 Birmingham Institute
15-Jan France Lyon, Le Transbordeur
16-Jan France Paris, L’Olympia
17-Jan France Lille, Theatre Sebastopol
18-Jan France Strasbourg, Salle Erasme
20-Jan Spain Madrid, Teatro Circo Price
22-Jan Austria Vienna, Arena Vienna
23-Jan Germany Berlin, Huxley’s Neue Welt
24-Jan Germany Cologne, Alte Kantine
26-Jan Holland Groningen, Oosterporrt
27-Jan Holland Nijmegen, Doornroosje
28-Jan Holland Amsterdam, Paradiso
30-Jan Belgium Brussels, AB
1-Feb Switzerland Zurich, Volkshaus
Ticketing links at http://www.ABowieCelebration.com/For more information on A BOWIE CELEBRATION, visit:

 

Tom Grennan joins line up for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall

Tom Grennan joins line up for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall

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BBC Introducing Artist Of The Year Tom Grennan has confirmed he will join the stellar Teenage Cancer Trust line up at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 27th March.

Singer-songwriter Tom Grennan has had a phenomenal 12 months. From breakout star at the beginning of the year to a nationwide sold out tour in October including a date at O2 Academy Brixton, Tom released his top 5 debut album, Lighting Matches to huge acclaim and performed at festivals all over Europe.  Tom said:

 “It’s a real honour for me to play a show on behalf of Teenager Cancer Trust and raise money and awareness for so many courageous young people! To tread the boards of the Royal Albert Hall will be a life ambition ticked off for me, and to do it for Teenage Cancer Trust make it that extra special – thank you to Roger Daltrey and the team for giving me this opportunity”

Tom Grennan joins multi award-winning collective Rudimental, one of the most successful bands in British chart history, Take That, alternative legends, Doves, announcing their return after a decade, pop/rock trio The Script and English folk-rockers Levellers for the celebrated week long concert series.

Every penny Teenage Cancer Trust raises goes towards supporting thousands of young people living with cancer across the UK. The services provided treat people as individuals – the young person first and the cancer diagnosis second.

Legendary frontman of The Who, Roger Daltrey CBE has been the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust’s Royal Albert Hall concerts since they began in 2000 and is an honorary patron for the charity. I’ve been proud to be part of Teenage Cancer Trust for almost 20 years.

Roger said: “Many people will not be aware that Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity that receives no government funding and is dependent on raising money from the public to provide vital wards and nursing care which are a lifeline for young people with cancer. I’m incredibly grateful to all of the artists who’ve given up time in their busy schedules to help young people with cancer get the specialist care they deserve. Looking back, we’ve had so many unforgettable moments at the shows over the years and these moments are amplified by the wonderful young people with cancer I have met. I’m consistently overwhelmed by their positivity in the face of a life changing circumstance. They are the reason we strive to make these shows the very best we can and this year will be no different.” 

Every penny Teenage Cancer Trust raises goes towards putting a spotlight on the thousands of young people living with cancer across the UK. The services provided treat people as individuals – the young person first and the cancer diagnosis second.

2019’s impressive line-up adds to an extraordinary legacy that has seen unique, once in a lifetime performances like Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus everyone from Muse to The Cure, Tinie Tempah, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kasabian, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Olly Murs, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Sir Tom Jones and many more. And, of course, some of the greatest concerts of the past 20 years from The Who.

Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We’re so excited to announce this incredible line-up. These amazing shows not only bring together some of the world’s biggest names in music, but also raise vital funds to support young people facing the chaos of cancer through our 28 specialist teenage cancer units in NHS hospitals across the UK, led by expert nurses and support staff. For every young person we reach, there’s another we can’t, so every penny raised through the gigs is crucial. As always, we’re incredibly grateful to our honorary patron Roger Daltrey CBE, who is the driving force behind the Royal Albert Hall shows. And it’s great that tickets are on sale just in time for Christmas!”

This year’s shows are generously supported by sponsors Tangle Teezer and American Airlines.

Further incredible support is provided by media partners Absolute Radio and Metro.

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

Monday 25 March                  Rudimental, Ghetts
Wednesday 27 March           Tom Grennan
Thursday 28 March                 Take That
Friday 29 March                      Doves
Saturday 30 March                 The Script
Sunday 31 March                   Levellers “A Beautiful Night Out”

Tickets for Tom Grennan go on sale at 9am on Friday 14 December.
All other dates onsale now

Official ticket vendors:

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Please note that Viagogo are not official ticket partners and are in no way connected with these shows. Tickets purchased from Viagogo or any other seller not listed above will be cancelled and will not be valid for the shows. Teenage Cancer Trust supports the FanFair Alliance.

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Seven Decades ‘The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World’ First night sold out! Matinee shows added!

Seven Decades ‘The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World’ First night sold out! Matinee shows added!

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Seven Decades 'The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World' First night sold out! Matinee shows added!

Seven Decades have added two matinee shows to their upcoming January run at The V&A after their opening night has sold out.

Tickets are available now via the V&A website
www.vam.ac.uk/event/gBQL52xo/seven-decades-jan-2019

Last week Seven Decades unveiled the special guests for their opening night panel at the V&A on 11th January. This evening will be a unique extended performance, and will include an exclusive discussion on the electric guitar’s enduring impact on popular culture in general and music in particular.

The panel on the 11th will feature Bill Curbishley manager of The Who, Brix Smith Start lead guitarist and song-writer in The Fall and lead vocalist and guitarist in her band Brix And The Extricated, Johnny Borrell guitarist and vocalist of Razorlight and Kevin Brennan MP the Shadow Minister for Heritage & Arts and guitarist for parliamentary band MP4. Will Hodgkinson, author of Guitar Man and chief rock and pop critic at The Times newspaper, will host the panel.

Seven Decades also unveiled further details about the show itself, which has been specially adapted for the V&A. The spirit of a live performed documentary remains at the show’s core with a number of important creative developments that will be debuted at these performances.

Now set in a vintage recording studio specially constructed for these shows, the musicians and technicians will already be on stage when the audience arrives.  A screen integral to the set represents a window into a virtual control room from which the story will be delivered by the character of a sound engineer whose appearance subtly changes as the decades progress.

The musicians will rehearse informally before ‘curtain up’ at which stage they will commence their full exploration of seven decades of guitar music history featuring legendary music from James Burton and Jimi Hendrix to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rage Against the Machine.

These changes have been introduced to create greater intimacy and excitement for the audience by bringing them closer to these great musicians and wonderful instruments and to better evoke the historical eras that the show represents.

London based actor Alex Walton stars as the narrator taking a sound engineer’s role for these V&A shows. He has worked extensively in TV and theatre.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIZdBzPDIqg
Dates as follows:
Friday 11th January at 19:00
*V&A Members priority booking for special event with panel hosted by Will Hodgkinson and special guests Johnny Borell, Bill Curbishley, Brix Smith Start and Kevin Brennan MP. * SOLD OUT *
https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/Lbg3a2bn/seven-decades-with-q-a

Saturday 12th January matinee show at 15:00  *JUST ADDED *
Saturday 12th January evening show at 19:00
Sunday 13th January matinee show at 15:00  *JUST ADDED *
Sunday 13th January evening show at 19:00

Tickets available: www.vam.ac.uk/event/gBQL52xo/seven-decades-jan-2019

Jimmy Buffett Announces UK Show for 2019

Jimmy Buffett Announces UK Show for 2019

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Jimmy Buffett Announces UK Show for 2019

Jimmy Buffett is best known as the composer of such classic songs as “Margaritaville,” “A Pirate Looks At Forty”, “Come Monday” and “Cheeseburger In Paradise” is to return to the UK for the only the second time in 20 years.

 

Parrotheads, as Jimmy’s loyal band of festive fans are known, will get their chance to don a grass skirt, extravagant Hawaiian shirts and flamboyant headwear to party with Jimmy Buffett at The London Palladium on September 23rd 2019.

 

Jimmy released his famous ‘Son of a Son of a Sailor’ LP in 1978.  The title is a reference to his grandfather who was a huge influence on his life. In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the release, the 2018 tour was called Son of a Son of a Sailor and the celebration continues through 2019.

 

In 1974 “Come Monday,” a single from Living and Dying in 3/4 Time become his first Top 30 hit but Jimmy was totally unaware of the success of the single. “I was in Europe working on a film production when I heard “Come Monday” being played in the London Airport. I figured something was happening, and called home to find out we were on the charts.”

 

With only two shows in the UK in over 20 years Jimmy Buffett at The Palladium on September 23rd is a show not to be missed.

 

Legendary Promoter Harvey Goldsmith says: “I’m thrilled to be working with Jimmy again, it’s been a long time since he last played London. I have ordered a new Hawaiian shirt in his honour

Tickets available at www.thelondonpalladium.com and http://www.seetickets.com/

 

For Further Information Contact;

Julian Stockton at The Outside Organisation

Julian.stockton@outside-org.co.uk / 0793 954 1772

JAMES ANNOUNCE MARCH 2019 UK TOUR

JAMES ANNOUNCE MARCH 2019 UK TOUR

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JAMES ANNOUNCE MARCH 2019 UK TOUR

James are proud to announce their March 2019 “LIVING IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES” UK Tour. Starting on Wednesday 6th March at Margate Winter Gardens, the tour will visit some of the UK’s best known and iconic venues, from London’s Royal Albert Hall and Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, to favourites like Cambridge Corn Exchange. The band will be performing some of their well-loved classic hits alongside new material from their most recent Top 10 album ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’.

 

In a typical non-conventional James style, the band will be ‘supporting themselves’ in a special 30 minute acoustic set before their famed storming electric main show.

 

Tim Booth explains: “So for this smaller venue March tour we intend to split the gig up into a 30min’ish “pin drop”, bars closed, acoustic set – followed by an electric set after the interval.”

 

Their latest single ‘Many Faces’ makes a stand against xenophobia and racism, citing a message of peaceful unity that: “There’s only one human race, Many faces, Everybody belongs here,” written in response to Trump’s racist tweets concerning Mexicans and building a certain wall (“All walls fall over time”). The song instantly started to take on a life of its own with people singing it back to the band from the first times it was performed, as witnessed here in Halifax earlier in the year to recent performances as far flung as Australia and Dubai.

 

Tim Booth comments: We have never had such a reaction to a new song as we have been getting to Many Faces. The sense of inclusion it engenders seems to produce a secular high of unity.”

 

 

 

A fan made video for the track features snapshots of many recognisable faces from political and popular culture, from Theresa May to Kim Kardashian, Malala Yousafzai to Beyonce, Colin Kaepernick to Barack Obama. Alongside these familiar faces sits juxtaposing footage from various news reports and documentaries, the rich and the poor appearing in uncomfortable proximity as makeshift refugee camps are swiftly succeeded by shots of the Trump Hotel’s plush interior, pointedly followed by a snippet of freshly printed dollars. Watch ‘Many Faces’ fan video HERE

This week James unite with fellow heavyweights of British music The Charlatans for a UK arena tour, kicking off on Wednesday at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

The band have been on the road for the past few months, having embarked on a triumphant sold out UK theatre tour in May before playing at festivals across the UK and Europe over the summer including headline slots at Lattitude and Rock in Rio Lisbon. Venturing further afield in November, they played dates across Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

Tickets for the March 2019 tour will go on general sale at 9.30am on 7TH December and will be available from Gigsandtours HERE and Ticketmaster HERE

A new range of merchandise with exclusive album bundles are also launched today, and provide instant access to the band’s tour presale from Thursday Dec 6. Fans who buy (or have already bought) the new album Living In Extraordinary Times from the official James store will also receive access to this presale. More info at www.wearejames.com/store.

 

LIVING IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES TOUR

Supported by JAMES – A SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SET

 

Wednesday 06 March          Margate Winter Gardens                              

Thursday 07 March               Bath Forum                                                                    

Saturday 09 March               London Royal Albert Hall                              

Monday 11 March                Cambridge Corn Exchange                            

Tuesday 12 March                Nottingham Royal Concert Hall                                

Thursday 14 March               Southampton O2 Guildhall                           

Friday 15 March                    Stoke-On-Trent Victoria Hall                        

Sunday 17 March                  Newcastle City Hall                                       

Monday 18 March                Edinburgh Usher Hall                                    

Wednesday 20 March         Carlisle Sands Centre                                    

Thursday 21 March              Birmingham O2 Academy                             

Friday 22 March                    Hull Bonus Arena                                          

 

Released in August to critical acclaim, ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ peaked at no. 6 on the UK chart. Produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles, ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ follows the hugely successful 2016 album ‘Girl at the End of the World’, which debuted at number two in the UK album charts, second only to Adele – their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years.

A fusion of social commentary and personal reflection, LIET covers everything from the current political climate in America in thunderous ‘Hank’ –“This crack heads tiny fingers, Accusing you of what he’ll do, White fascists in the white house, More beetroot in your Russian stew” – to a mystical love song like Leviathan fronting the memorable lines “Fucking love. Fucking and love. Before they drop the bomb make sure we get enough.”

Praise for ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’:

 

“James remains one of the few British bands able to compete on the commercial level of today’s international pop stars.” – Billboard

 

“Can we all finally agree that James is one of the best post-1960s bands that the UK has produced? ” – PopMatters

 

‘This 15th album might be their best’ – Observer

“James remain urgent and contemporary” – MOJO

“It’s as though as they get older, James is channelling the spirit of punk, subverting expectations and forever doing everything on their own terms.” – Louder Than War

 

“Well into their fourth decade, they are a band determined not to stand still.” – Sunday Times Culture

“‘Capturing a band over 35 years in who are experimenting and sounding rejuvenated” – UNCUT

“They’re sparkling” – Q

‘A vibrant statement of continuing intent’ – Financial Times

“Few bands get to their 15th album still so imbued with enthusiasm and still so willing to push the boundaries of their sound” – The Sun

“Undeniably impressive” – Evening Standard

BRING ME THE HORIZON DEBUT FESTIVAL HEADLINE PERFORMANCE TAKING PLACE AT ALL POINTS EAST

BRING ME THE HORIZON DEBUT FESTIVAL HEADLINE PERFORMANCE TAKING PLACE AT ALL POINTS EAST

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BRING ME THE HORIZON DEBUT FESTIVAL HEADLINE PERFORMANCE TAKING PLACE AT ALL POINTS EAST

All Points East announces that Bring Me The Horizon will headline and curate their own day at the Festival. Following previously announced 2019 shows headlined by Chemical Brothers, Bon Iver, and Christine And The Queens.

 

Taking place during All Points East’s second weekend Friday 31st May 2019, Bring Me The Horizon will be bringing an exciting diverse line-up to Victoria Park. Tickets will go on general sale this Friday at 9am.

 

The show will be the band’s first-ever festival headlining set.

 

Comments BMTH frontman Oli Sykes “We are excited to be headlining our first festival in the iconic Victoria Park. It’s a privilege to be in the company of headliners like Bon Iver and Chemical Brothers and we are hoping to blow fans away with our carefully curated day of really special artists.” 

 

Formed in Sheffield in 2004, Bring Me The Horizon have long been widely regarded as one of the most forward thinking heavy bands in the UK. The band releases their sixth studio album ‘Amo’ on 25th January; this show will be their only headline UK show of 2019.

 

Genre defying in nature, the band have been labelled as everything from deathcore to pop-rock.  Even hailed for their electronic elements, they have been consistently on the rise since their formation, never comfortable staying in the same space for long and constantly evolving with each step of their career.

 

From playing the Royal Albert Hall with a live orchestra to two huge arena shows at The O2 this is a band that have always thrived on taking things up a gear. Expect big things for their first outdoor festival headline and an eclectic supporting line-up throughout the day.

 

Special guests come from independent hip-hop heroes Run The Jewels, the US duo that exploded onto the scene in 2013 to sudden critical acclaim. They released breakthrough album RTJ3, last year winning over UK audiences with a dynamic performance at Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage introduced by none other than Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn as well as a memorable performance at Finsbury Park this year. They’ve even broken into Hollywood with their latest single , “Lets Go (The Royal We)”, included in the soundtrack for Marvel’s latest blockbuster Venom and had a Grammy nomination with Danger Mouse-produced single “Chase Me”, included on the Baby Driver soundtrack.

 

English alternative rock band Nothing But Thieves, have proved themselves a formidable live act touring huge arena shows with Muse and Twenty-One Pilots and selling out two consecutive nights at The Roundhouse in their own right and playing their biggest ever headline show to date at Alexandra Palace last month. They have had two official top 10s with both their studio albums.  2015’s self-titled debut album went straight in at #7 on the Official Albums Chart and last year’s follow up ‘Broken Machine’ charted at #2.

 

2018’s most exciting band IDLES, have created the soundtrack for our times with their first two albums, released only a year apart – 2017’s ‘Brutalism’ and this year’s second album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’. The band have gained attention with their hard-hitting live performances and witty but dark lyrical content, creating punk anthems with intelligent lyrics about toxic masculinity, depression and austerity, music that is so cathartic and important it should be prescribed on the NHS.

 

Every artist playing on this day have proved themselves to have a tenacity and hunger setting them apart from the over saturated music scene but Scarlxrd holds the record, releasing six albums in the space of just two years. Blending trap with heavy metal and creating unusual and distinctive music and an aesthetic that takes inspiration from Japanese culture Scarlxrd truly sets himself apart from everything else out there and will kick off this energetic day – unrestricted by genre but crafted out of the most exciting modern acts of today.

 

Formed in Brighton in 2015, alt pop quartet Yonaka have already rocked the boat with their hip-hop fused head-banging rock. Their Grime-influenced DIY ethos and unequalled ambition has seen them catapulted from small venues at Brighton’s The Great Escape festival to signing with Atlantic Records and making waves supporting Bring Me The Horizon across the UK and Europe. Front woman Theresa Jarvis’s ferocious intensity, teamed with heavy riffs and punchy basslines, truly sets Yonaka aside as a tour de force, branding them as one of the most exciting new names in alternative music.

 

Jim King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents commented “We are beyond thrilled to be able to welcome Bring Me The Horizon to the East Stage next year for their long overdue first festival headliner set. The band and the festival have curated an unbelievable day of music. May 31st is going to be an unforgettable night for Victoria Park.”

 

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music & Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.

 

A truly unique festival environment, an excellence in production, facilities, hospitality and customer service unlike anything seen before in Victoria Park will underpin the entirety of the 10 day event. From the team behind events such as Barclaycard presents British Summer Time, Hyde Park, and the world’s number one venue The O2, the highest standards will be stamped across every aspect of the event.

 

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Reviews for All Points East 2018:

 

“All Points East is a love letter to London.” – Noisey

 

“We didn’t think London needed another festival. We were wrong.” – Huffington Post

 

“At All Points East, women aren’t just being booked as an exercise in box-ticking; they’re given opportunities to thrive on main stages and in headline spots where they belong” – The Independent

 

“The inaugural All Points East was a seamlessly run and well-curated affair; it is surely a festival poised to become a significant new mark on the capital’s musical calendar.” – Drowned In Sound

 

“All Points East makes a thunderous debut as London’s new alternative festival.” – The 405

“London’s newest and most ambitious weekender… an onslaught of classic festival names as well as the hottest artists for 2018 filled a choc-a-bloc schedule.” – Clash

 

“Finally, London has its very own Coachella” – NME

 

All Points East

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Tickets

On sale Friday 7th December 9am

Available from
http://www.axs.com/uk/series/7677/all-points-east-2019-tickets?skin=allpointseast

 

Ticket Prices: 

£59.95                   General Admission

£99.95                   All Points VIP

 

Multi-day pricing – via AXS & Festicket only

£54.95                   General Admission

£94.95                   All Points VIP

 

Notes To Editors

Press Contacts

The Outside Organisation – sarah.valentine@outside-org.co.uk / chris.goodman@outside-org.co.uk

Animal Requiem: A Concert To Celebrate and honour all animals from Rachel Fuller

Animal Requiem: A Concert To Celebrate and honour all animals from Rachel Fuller

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Animal Requiem: A Concert To Celebrate and honour all animals from Rachel Fuller

A Musical Work created with the intention of celebrating, remembering and honouring all the animals we have loved and lost is taking place in central London at the end of January.

‘Animal Requiem’ is a memorial for all animals across the world, helping raise awareness for the present suffering of animals affected by cruelty, negligence or abuse of any kind.

It was written by composer Rachel Fuller, comments Fuller:
I composed the Animal Requiem for all of us who have lost a much beloved pet – the pain we feel is equal to the love we felt for them. With this music, I honour and remember all the animals I have loved and lost. All their lives have had an extraordinary impact on mine and I am forever grateful. – Rachel Fuller

The requiem has been created for every person who is passionate about animal welfare, who believes in a world where animals are treated with kindness and compassion, and that each and every life is a valuable one.

Prior to the concert, all members of the audience will be invited to bring a
photograph, portraying a happy memory of their beloved pet. As they 
arrive, they can pin their photo to a large board that will be placed in view, 
then light a candle in remembrance of their pet. This will be followed by a full orchestral and choir concert.

The concert will take place at St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL on Thursday 31st January 2019 from 7pm.

The requiem will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler and the Chamber Choir of London.  It will also feature tenor Alfie Boe who has just released top ten album ‘As Time Goes By’.

They will also perform ‘Carnival Of The Animals’ by Saint Saens on the night.

Tickets available now from £38.50
https://www.seetickets.com/event/animal-requiem/st-james-church/1287732

An album of the requiem will be recorded this month, December 2018 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Choir of London, and will be available to buy in February of 2019.

Profits from album and ticket sales will be donated to animal charities and small independently run shelters around the world.
https://www.animalrequiem.com/

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS HEADLINE ALL POINTS EAST 2019

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS HEADLINE ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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All Points East returns for a killer second year to Tower Hamlet’s Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London.

Following the announcement of massive headliners for the 2019 dates – The Chemical Brothers (Friday 24 May) and Bon Iver (Sunday 2 June) – comes one of the world’s most thrilling new voices in pop, Christine and The Queens, who will headline the festival’s first Sunday show on 26 May 2019. Tickets will go on general sale this Friday at 9.00AM.

2018’s inaugural year saw headline shows from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Björk, The xx and Catfish and the Bottlemen with an astronomical supporting line up across two weekends of award-winning music.

Following the global success of her 2016 debut album Chaleur Humaine, a 1.3 million selling breakout which marked the arrival of a new pop icon, Christine and the Queens, AKA French artist Héloïse Letissier, unveiled a new chapter in her story with the release of new album Chris in September. Where her first album reflected her teenage years, Chrispushes new boundaries, playing with notions of sexuality, masculinity and a newfound confidence of an artist who has well and truly arrived.

After a long time on the road honing her athleticism as a dancer and qualities as a performer, Letissier’s live performances, famous for their immaculate dance routines and showmanship, are moving in a new, more explorative direction. “I wanted to give the same performance on stage as I did on the record,” she says. “It’s really dry, exposed and untouched. It felt like being naked, in a way.”

Joining Christine and The Queens on Sunday 26 May is Metronomy. Over the last 10 years, the band has solidified their place one of Britain’s most clever cross-pollinators of rock, electronic music and funk. With new music slated for 2019, there is every chance Metronomy will roll out their biggest set yet weaving their latest record with the best from their colourful back catalogue.

British electronic music duo Maribou State returned with their second album Kingdoms in Colourin September and brought with them a fresh live approach. From 2015’s ‘Midas’ to now, it’s clear to see how the band had sharpened their distinct blend of ambient electro-funk, R&B and folk. Also joining the killer line up is Beach House. The dream-pop duo is sure to enthral with an ethereal set of hypnotic melodies and transcendent synths. Beach House released their seventh studio album 7this year, which has been hailed as the most immersive-sounding of their decade-long career.

With quiet confidence, up-and-coming East London duo HONNE are showing themselves to be masters of sophisticated robot soul. Their 2018 album Love Me / Love Me Not courts the likes of Tom Misch and Anna of The North for collaborations over minimalist soundscapes with funky synth flourishes. American lo-fi folk rocker Kurt Vile and the Violators are also headed for All Points East. The former lead guitarist of The War on Drugs released his eighth studio album Bottle It Inlast month and is set to serenade the crowds at Victoria Park with his breezy set.
Also featuring is the ever-eclectic Toro Y Moi. The prolific producer has earned recognition through his inventive and quirky sonic blend of genres, most recently showcased via his 2017 LP, Boo Boo. Expect an equally engaging and dazzling live performance. Jazz outfit Ezra Collective are one of main acts spearheading the exciting and experimentative jazz movement flowing through the UK. Their success at this year’s Jazz FM awards (winning UK Jazz Act of the Year and Live Experience of the Year) further solidifies this status – not one to be missed.

Baloji will bring his sumptuous mix of Congolese-flavoured hip hop with dashes of soul, funk, jazz and Afro-disco to Victoria Park. His latest album 137 Avenue Kaniamais a collection of up-tempos designed to make you get up and sweat. Expect nothing less than a visual feast from one of 2018’s most exciting breakout pop artists: Rina Sawayama. The London-based singer is poised to hit the stage with an army of backing dancers, an eye-popping outfit or two, and fistfuls of tunes including ‘Cyber Stockholm Syndrome’, ‘Ordinary Superstar’ and ‘Cherry’.

Californian singer and producer Cuco has developed quite a cult following with his dreamy, bedroom synth-pop mixtapes, raking in over a million listeners on Spotify every month. Expect to fall in love hard as the 19-year old rising star threads his set with gems like ‘Lo Que Siento’, ‘Lover Is A Day’, ‘Drown’ and ‘CR-V’.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring freeaccess to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music and Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.

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Reviews for All Points East 2018:

“All Points East is a love letter to London.” – Noisey 

“We didn’t think London needed another festival. We were wrong.” – Huffington Post

“At All Points East, women aren’t just being booked as an exercise in box-ticking; they’re given opportunities to thrive on main stages and in headline spots where they belong.” – The Independent

“The inaugural All Points East was a seamlessly run and well-curated affair; it is surely a festival poised to become a significant new mark on the capital’s musical calendar.” – Drowned In Sound 
“All Points East makes a thunderous debut as London’s new alternative festival.” – The 405

“London’s newest and most ambitious weekender… an onslaught of classic festival names as well as the hottest artists for 2018 filled a choc-a-bloc schedule.” – Clash

“Finally, London has its very own Coachella.” – NME

All Points East
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www.allpointseastfestival.com

Tickets
On sale Friday 7 December, 9.00AM
Available from – https://apefe.st/tix
GA: £62.95
VIP: £109.95

Notes To Editors
Press Contacts
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Seven Decades ‘The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World’ Special guests for first night panel at The V&A announced

Seven Decades ‘The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World’ Special guests for first night panel at The V&A announced

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Seven Decades 'The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World' Special guests for first night panel at The V&A announced

Seven Decades have announced special guests for their opening night at the V&A on 11th January. This evening will be a unique extended performance, and will include an exclusive discussion on the electric guitar’s enduring impact on popular culture in general and music in particular.

The panel will feature Bill Curbishley manager of The Who, Brix Smith Start lead guitarist and song-writer in The Fall and lead vocalist and guitarist in her band Brix And The Extricated, Johnny Borrell guitarist and vocalist of Razorlight and Shadow Minister for Heritage & Arts and guitarist for parliamentary band MP4 Kevin Brennan MP. Will Hodgkinson, author of Guitar Man and chief rock and pop critic at The Times newspaper, will host the panel.

V&A Members have priority booking and tickets are now available priced at £30 including a wine reception
https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/Lbg3a2bn/seven-decades-with-q-a

Seven Decades have also unveiled further details about the show itself, which has been specially adapted for the V&A. The spirit of a live performed documentary remains at the show’s core with a number of important creative developments that will be debuted at these performances.

Now set in a vintage recording studio specially constructed for these shows, the musicians and technicians will already be on stage when the audience arrives.  A screen integral to the set represents a window into a virtual control room from which the story will be delivered by the character of a sound engineer whose appearance subtly changes as the decades progress.

The musicians will rehearse informally before ‘curtain up’ at which stage they will commence their full exploration of seven decades of guitar music history featuring legendary music from James Burton and Jimi Hendrix to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rage Against the Machine.

These changes have been introduced to create greater intimacy and excitement for the audience by bringing them closer to these great musicians and wonderful instruments and to better evoke the historical eras that the show represents.

London based actor Alex Walton stars as the narrator taking a sound engineer’s role for these V&A shows. He has worked extensively in TV and theatre.
Comments curator Phil Hylander:
“Alex came to our attention at the Edinburgh festival in 2017 when he played all 9 characters in an amazing one man show about a David Bowie obsessive called ‘From Ibiza to the Norfolk broads’. We’re very excited about bringing the Seven Decades show to the V&A in January 2019 with our specially commissioned version of our live show. Set in an old recording studio, with the story told by a sound engineer in a virtual control room, this show is going to be our most exciting and innovative, and will bring you closer than ever to the action, and these amazing guitars. “

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIZdBzPDIqg

Dates as follows:
Friday 11th January at 19:00 *V&A Members priority booking for special event with panel hosted by Will Hodgkinson and special guests Johnny Borell, Bill Curbishley, Brix Smith Start and Kevin Brennan MP.
https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/Lbg3a2bn/seven-decades-with-q-a
Saturday 12th January at 19:00
Sunday 13th January at 19:00
www.vam.ac.uk/event/gBQL52xo/seven-decades-jan-2019

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall Headliners announced for 2019

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall Headliners announced for 2019

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Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall Headliners announced for 2019

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall announce their headline acts for 2019; multi award-winning collective Rudimental, one of the most successful bands in British chart history, Take That, alternative legends, Doves, announcing their return after a decade, pop/rock trio The Script and English folk-rockers Levellers.

Money raised by these shows supports Teenage Cancer Trust, the only charity dedicated to making sure young people diagnosed with cancer get the expert treatment and personalised support they need.

Rudimental kick things off at the Royal Albert Hall with their emphatic. hi-energy live show on Monday 25th March. Performing tracks from their forthcoming new album, Toast To Our Differences, which releases on January 25th and features an all-star cast of guest vocalists including Rita Ora, Stefflon Don, Jess Glynne and more, they kick off the week in celebratory style.

First making waves in 2012 with anthemic #1 single ‘Feel The Love’ ft. John Newman, Rudimental’s breakthrough debut album ‘Home’ was subsequently nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2013 and took home Best Album at The MOBOs. ‘Waiting All Night’ ft. Ella Eyre, another definitive Rudimental track, also topped the UK Singles Chart and took home a BRIT Award for Best British Single in 2014, helping the band cement their reputation as the UK’s leading and most inventive dance act.

Second studio album ‘We The Generation’ also entered the UK Albums Chart at #1 in 2015, boasting two Ed Sheeran collaborations (‘Bloodstream’, ‘Lay It All On Me’) and eye-catching features from the likes of Anne Marie, MNEK and Dizzee Rascal, as well as rising star Mahalia.

Rudimental kicked off 2018 with double-Platinum mega-hit, These Days ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen, claiming their third UK #1 and amassing over 855 million global streams in their process, ranking as the UK’s biggest-selling song of the year. Further album singles ‘Let Me Live’ (produced with Major Lazer) ft. Anne Marie & Mr Eazi and heart-stirring ballad ‘Walk Alone’ ft. Tom Walker have continued to feed into the buzz around the band too, as they prepare to release their third studio album, ‘Toast To Our Differences’, in January.

Supporting Rudimental will be grime star Ghetts. His critically acclaimed album, Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament which illustrates themes from feminism, culture, philosophy, to the rise of social media, was released in September this year. A legend of grime, Ghetts also recently performed on Later With Jools Holland.

Renowned for their incredible live shows, Take That, will make their debut performance at Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in 2019.   The band are also celebrating their 30th anniversary and have just released their new Greatest Hits album, Odyssey, which debuted at number 1 in the UK charts last week, becoming the fastest selling album of the year.

One of the UK’s most beloved bands, Take That have had phenomenal success with 28 top 40 singles and 17 top 5 singles in the UK, 12 of which have reached number one, as well as having 7 number one albums. Internationally, the band have had 56 number one singles and 37 number one albums. Additionally they have received eight Brit Awards – winning awards for Best British Group and Best British Live Act.

Take That have set new records for the fastest-selling tour of all time in the UK with Progress Live, beating their previous record for Circus Live Tour in 2009, proving they’re still the number 1 live draw in the UK.

Doves, the legendary three-piece band from Manchester, announce their return in 2019, taking to the stage for the very first time in nine years. Celebrated for Mercury-nominated albums, Lost Souls and The Last Broadcast alongside hit singles There Goes The Fear, Pounding and Black And White Town, Doves sound tracked the lives of a generation of fans left waiting patiently for their reappearance.  The wait is over as the band, composed of twin brothers Jez Williams (guitar, vocals) and Andy Williams (drums, vocals), and Jimi Goodwin (bass, vocals, guitar), make a re-energised return to the Royal Albert Hall next March.

They last played together at the Manchester Warehouse Project in October 2010.
After supporting each of their four, top-ten albums on the road and being affixed to festival main stages for close to a decade, Doves declared a ‘time out’ to pursue other experiments in sound – yet remained connected by their friendship of over thirty years.

After calling time on their hiatus, Doves embraced the invitation of Roger Daltrey CBE to take the stage for Teenage Cancer Trust, having previously supported the charity with a full, 17-song headline set in 2003.

Irish trio The Script are five albums and ten years into a 30 million record-selling career. Songs such as For The First Time, Hall Of Fame, Breakeven and Superheroes have been smashes on a global scale. The band boast four number 1 albums in the UK and four platinum selling singles in the US and combined YouTube views of one billion. The band are the rarest of things: streaming-era superstars as well as self-produced singer-songwriters. Album artists in the traditional sense, and a huge all-ages, all-sexes, arena-filling live phenomenon.

The Script said: “We are honoured to be asked to support the Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall. The fantastic work that they been done over the years continues to pay dividends to provide specialist care to young people with cancer across the UK.”

Levellers – English folk punk band and live favourites will be playing a full electric set at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 31st March as part of their own curated show “A Beautiful Night Out”, a one-day version of their award-winning grass roots festival Beautiful Days.

Often political, occasionally angry but always big-hearted, Levellers have had 11 Top 40 albums, including a number one with 1995’s Zeitgeist, and 14 Top 40 singles. Their landmark 1991 album, Levelling The Land, spent 38 weeks in the Top 100 album charts over a three year period. The band released We The Collective produced by John Leckie (Radiohead, The Stone Roses) in Spring 2018 which entered the Top 20 on release – the band’s highest chart position for over 20 years. This very special show at the Royal Albert Hall follows the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations this year.

Legendary frontman of The Who, Roger Daltrey CBE has been the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust’s Royal Albert Hall concerts since they began in 2000 and is an honorary patron for the charity. I’ve been proud to be part of Teenage Cancer Trust for almost 20 years.

Roger said: “Many people will not be aware that Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity that receives no government funding and is dependent on raising money from the public to provide vital wards and nursing care which are a lifeline for young people with cancer. I’m incredibly grateful to all of the artists who’ve given up time in their busy schedules to help young people with cancer get the specialist care they deserve. Looking back, we’ve had so many unforgettable moments at the shows over the years and these moments are amplified by the wonderful young people with cancer I have met. I’m consistently overwhelmed by their positivity in the face of a life changing circumstance. They are the reason we strive to make these shows the very best we can and this year will be no different.” 

Every penny Teenage Cancer Trust raises goes towards putting a spotlight on the thousands of young people living with cancer across the UK. The services provided treat people as individuals – the young person first and the cancer diagnosis second.

2019’s impressive line-up adds to an extraordinary legacy that has seen unique, once in a lifetime performances like Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus everyone from Muse to The Cure, Tinie Tempah, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kasabian, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Olly Murs, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Sir Tom Jones and many more. And, of course, some of the greatest concerts of the past 20 years from The Who.

Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We’re so excited to announce this incredible line-up. These amazing shows not only bring together some of the world’s biggest names in music, but also raise vital funds to support young people facing the chaos of cancer through our 28 specialist teenage cancer units in NHS hospitals across the UK, led by expert nurses and support staff. For every young person we reach, there’s another we can’t, so every penny raised through the gigs is crucial. As always, we’re incredibly grateful to our honorary patron Roger Daltrey CBE, who is the driving force behind the Royal Albert Hall shows. And it’s great that tickets are on sale just in time for Christmas!”

This year’s shows are generously supported by sponsors Tangle Teezer and American Airlines.

Further incredible support is provided by media partners Absolute Radio and Metro.

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

Monday 25 March                   Rudimental, Ghetts
Thursday 28 March                Take That
Friday 29 March                      Doves
Saturday 30 March                 The Script
Sunday 31 March                    Levellers “A Beautiful Night Out”

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 7 December from:

Official ticket vendors:

www.gigsandtours.com
www.ticketmaster.co.uk
www.royalalberthall.com

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Please note that Viagogo are not official ticket partners and are in no way connected with these shows. Tickets purchased from Viagogo or any other seller not listed above will be cancelled and will not be valid for the shows. Teenage Cancer Trust supports the FanFair Alliance.

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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces its third headline show for 2019

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces its third headline show for 2019

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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces its third headline show for 2019 today, with the iconic Florence + the Machine making a triumphant homecoming on Saturday July 13th.

 

It’s been a remarkable year for Florence, whose fourth album ‘High As Hope’ already has the feel of a career-defining moment. Featuring the anthemic singles ‘Hunger’, ‘Sky Full Of Song’, ‘Big God’ and Patricia’, Florence started writing the record (which is also the first she has officially co-produced) in solitude in South London: routinely cycling to her studio in Peckham everyday to, as she puts it, “bang on the wall with sticks”. She took the songs to Los Angeles with her friend and co-producer Emile Haynie, opening them up along the way for collaboration with the likes of Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu and Jamie xx. Florence mixed the record in New York, where the daily, reassuring view of that iconic skyline – often in stark contrast to the chaos of the wider world – gave the album its upbeat title.

 

What’s emerged – alongside the stunning new live show she will showcase at Hyde Park – is an artist who appears more certain of herself than ever. Florence’s recent tour in support of ‘High As Hope’ featured two sold-out dates at London’s O2 Arena and was greeted with across-the-board five-star reviews. With the album also landing Welch the third Mercury Prize nomination of her career, Florence + the Machine’s live return to London next summer is truly not to be missed.

 

Sharing the stage are an American indie institution from Ohio, festival favourites and one of the most highly rated live acts around – The National. Latest album Sleep Well Beast lived up to the intense anticipation generated by an acclaimed catalogue and broke new ground with their first UK Number 1 album. They celebrated last year with their largest ever UK headline show at All Points East festival and by headlining 4 nights at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo. Their big return to BST Hyde Park comes after thrilling critics and fans in support of Neil Young’s show in 2014.

 

Lykke Li is instantly recognisable with her sensuous, barely there vocals, backed up by an electro dance sound. The Swedish singer gained momentum in the 2000s with a handful of retro-chic singles including Little Bit. Her debut album, 2008’s ‘Youth Novels’ proved an international success and there’s been no stopping her since. Released earlier this year, Lykke Li’s fourth album ‘so sad so sexy’ shifts away from the dream-poppy breakup ballads of 2014’s ‘I Never Learn’ toward airy, melancholic takes on trap and R&B.

 

Khruangbin (Thai for airplane, or literally “engine fly”) are a jet-setting trio from Texas. Their dreamy sound comes from a blend of global music influences with soul, dub and psychedelia. They released their debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ in 2015, followed by ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ in 2018 and have since worked with the likes of Maribou State.

 

Also added to this magnificent bill is Nadine Shah, whose third album, ‘Holiday Destination’ was this year nominated for a Mercury Prize, reward for a record that summed up the world of 2018, dealing in song with the refugee crisis, Trump, Brexit and more set to her most commercial sound to date.  Finding her voice as a Muslim woman in music, Shah’s post punk insights make her one of the most unique and vital British artists performing today.

 

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 7th year.

 

Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that has seen The Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, Carole King play her classic album ‘Tapestry’ in full for the first time ever, comebacks for The Strokes and The Libertines, Stevie Wonder play Songs in The Key Of Life and many more.

 

2018 saw amazing days and nights with Roger Waters, Bruno Mars, Michael Buble, The Cure, Eric Clapton and Paul Simon’s last ever UK concert.

 

Already announced for the second weekend of BST Hyde Park 2019, Bob Dylan and Neil Young on 12th July and Robbie Williams on 14th July.

 

James King, Executive Vice President Live Music, AEG Presents comments:

“Over the past ten years Florence Welch has rightfully cemented herself as one of the UK’s finest performers. Her unforgettable live shows go from strength to strength with every passing tour. It’s a delight to welcome her back onto the Great Oak Stage at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time 2019 for what’s certain to be a phenomenal homecoming show. Joining Florence will be The National, another amazing band at the top of their game, as I’m sure anyone who saw them headline this years’ All Points East will agree. These two incredible artists will be joined by one of the strongest bills we have assembled for BST Hyde Park. It will be a magical day.”

 

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships for Barclaycard, says:

“Barclaycard presents British Summer Time 2019 is shaping up to be a fantastic line-up, and we’re excited to welcome back Florence + the Machine and The National. A chance to see these two great acts headline together will be an unforgettable experience! Barclaycard customers can get early access to tickets with an exclusive 48-hour presale from 9am on Monday 19th November, plus customers can get 10 per cent back at the checkout with each and every presale ticket bought through Barclaycard Entertainment.”

 

Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events and Filming at The Royal Parks, said:

We are thrilled to welcome back one of the world’s greatest vocalists and her band, Florence and the Machine. Their outstanding performance in Hyde Park to a sell-out audience in 2016 was a BST highlight and we can’t wait to see them perform once again on the Great Oak Stage.  Florence joins a distinguished list of artists already confirmed including Bob Dylan and Neil Young and Robbie Williams, meaning next summer’s concerts will be headlined by some of the biggest and best musicians from across the globe. Music events are vital to the future of the parks bringing in funds which go into managing and maintaining these beautiful and historic green urban spaces.”

 

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:

Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018

Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the Festival Awards 2018

‘Best Live Act’ The Cure @ British Summer Time Hyde Park at the Live UK Magazine Awards 2018

Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2017

AEG/Goldenvoice (organisers of BST) ‘Best Promoter’ at the UK Festival Awards 2016

Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014

‘Festival of the Year’ at the UK Event Awards 2013

‘Best Use of New Technology’ at the Festival Awards 2013

 

 

TICKETS

Barclaycard Presale – 9am Monday December 3rd

https://www.theticketfactory.com/barclaycardentertainment/online/tickets/bst-hyde-park/florence-and-the-machine/

 

General Sale – 9am Friday December 7th

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Ticket prices start at £65.00

 

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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces another huge headliner for 2019

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces another huge headliner for 2019

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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces another huge headliner for 2019 – Britain’s greatest entertainer – Robbie Williams.

Since bursting on to the stage as the youngest member of Take That in 1990 and then going solo in 1995, Robbie Williams has been at the top of his game for nearly 30 years, and has become a national treasure.One of the most decorated artists around today, he has six of the top 100 best-selling albums in British history with 77 million albums worldwide, 14 Number 1 singles and won a record 18 BRIT Awards – more than any other artist in music history.

Currently appearing as a judge on The X Factor, Robbie is gearing up for a busy 2019. As well as headlining Hyde Park he will play 12 (already sold out) dates in Las Vegas at the Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theater, and will release a new album of previously-unheard music directly to his fans with ‘Under the Radar Volume 3’.

Out on February 14th, ‘Under The Radar Volume 3’ – the third instalment of his fan special series – is a unique collection of demos and previously unreleased material from across Robbie’s 21-year solo career compiled for the first time to share with fans.

Robbie Williams will headline Hyde Park for the very first time on the Great Oak Stage on Sunday 14th July 2019 – his only UK open-air show of the year. Tickets go on special fan pre-sale on Monday 3rd December (check RobbieWilliams.com for details), and on general sale on Thursday 6th December.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 7th year.

Already announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 is Bob Dylan and Neil Young (12th July).

Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that has seen The Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, Carole King play her classic album ‘Tapestry’ in full for the first time ever, comebacks for The Strokes and The LibertinesStevie Wonder play Songs in The Key Of Life and many more.

2018 saw amazing days and nights with Roger WatersBruno MarsMichael BubleThe CureEric Clapton and Paul Simon’s last ever UK concert.

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents, comments:
“One of the truly great British entertainers, we’re so excited to finally welcome Robbie Williams to Hyde Park who’s been on our wish list since we started seven years ago. Robbie works a crowd like no one else and his collection of hits will be the perfect way to round off Barclaycard presents British Summer Time for 2019.”

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships for Barclaycard, says: “Let us entertain you with Robbie Williams at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 – we cannot wait to host such an incredible performer on our stage. From national treasures, to musicians of the moment and more artists to still be announced, this year is set to be a truly unforgettable experience. Barclaycard customers have access to an exclusive pre-sale of tickets and receive 10 percent back at the checkout with each and every ticket bought through Barclaycard Entertainment.”

Alun MainwaringHead of Events and Filming at The Royal Parks, says: “We’re really excited to see Robbie Williams perform for the first time on the Great Oak Stage and I’m sure he’ll deliver an incredible show for all the fans here in Hyde Park next summer.  British Summer Time 2019 is going to be the best yet with incredible artists and bands across the two weekends.  As a charity, these events are vital to The Royal Parks to provide the funds required to help maintain these beautiful London parks.”

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival: 

Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the Festival Awards 2018
‘Best Live Act’ The Cure @ British Summer Time Hyde Park at the Live UK Magazine Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2017
AEG/Goldenvoice (organisers of BST) ‘Best Promoter’ at the UK Festival Awards 2016
Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014
‘Festival of the Year’ at the UK Event Awards 2013
‘Best Use of New Technology’ at the Festival Awards 2013

TICKETS
Barclaycard Presale: 9am Monday 3rd December
https://www.theticketfactory.com/barclaycardentertainment/online/tickets/bst-hyde-park/robbie-williams

General Sale: 9am Thursday 6th December
http://axs.com/uk/events/365707/robbie-williams-tickets?skin=bst

General Admission – from £65.00
Primary Entry – from £79.95
Gold Circle – from £139.95
Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden – from £199.95
The Terrace – from £249.95
Diamond – from £249.95
Child 2-9 yrs  / Guardian Ticket – £62.50

*general on sale prices may differ

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TWO OF THE GREATEST MUSICIANS OF ALL TIME HEAD FOR ONE HISTORIC NIGHT IN HYDE PARK

TWO OF THE GREATEST MUSICIANS OF ALL TIME HEAD FOR ONE HISTORIC NIGHT IN HYDE PARK

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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces its first headliners for 2019 – two of the greatest musicians of all time on one HISTORIC night. Bob Dylan and Neil Young are joint headliners.

 

Bob Dylan’s impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, he is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, such as ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’and ‘Blonde on Blonde’He continues to be vibrant and on the cutting edge, Bob Dylan has received 10 GRAMMY Awards (including wins for Love And TheftModern Times and the Album of the Year GRAMMY for Time Out of Mind), as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song for ‘Things Have Changed’ in 2002.

 

Neil Young remains the only artist of the rock era to compare to Dylan. Classic albums like ‘Harvest’, ‘After The Goldrush’ and ‘On The Beach’ are some the best in the whole genre. But Young remains hugely relevant and prolific, releasing 2 albums within months of each other in 2017/2018, as well as a stream of archive albums from classic live shows over the years, underlining his incredible live legacy.  This time, he brings Promise of the Real, with whom he recorded 2017’s album ‘The Visitor’, their second studio album together and this year released the soundtrack album ‘Paradox’.  The band features Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah.  They also star in Bradley Cooper and Lady Ga Ga acclaimed new movie ‘A Star Is Born’, with Lukas as musical consultant.

 

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be a unique occasion, perhaps never to be repeated. Considered the greatest songwriters of their generation, their contribution to the history of rock music puts them above even their most legendary peers.

 

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 7th year.

 

Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that has seen The Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, Carole King play her classic album ‘Tapestry’ in full for the first time ever, comebacks for The Strokes and The Libertines, Stevie Wonder play Songs in The Key Of Life and many more. 2018 saw amazing sold out shows with Roger Waters, Bruno Mars, Michael Buble, The Cure, Eric Clapton and Paul Simon’s last ever UK concert.

 

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents comments:

“Barclaycard presents British Summer Time has always tried to deliver the greatest possible one off live experiences for music fans in London and being able to bring together two of the biggest cultural icons together for this historic day of music counts as possibly the biggest event we have ever delivered in Hyde Park.”

 

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships for Barclaycard, says:

“I’m blown away by the calibre of music royalty coming to Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019. With these legendary artists already confirmed, and many more still to be announced, you won’t want to miss it. Barclaycard customers can get early access to tickets with an exclusive 48-hour presale from 9am on Tuesday 27th November, plus customers can get 10 per cent back at the checkout with each and every presale ticket bought through Barclaycard Entertainment.”

 

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:

Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018

Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the Festival Awards 2018

‘Best Live Act’ The Cure @ British Summer Time Hyde Park at the Live UK Magazine Awards 2018

Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2017

AEG/Goldenvoice (organisers of BST) ‘Best Promoter’ at the UK Festival Awards 2016

Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014

‘Festival of the Year’ at the UK Event Awards 2013

‘Best Use of New Technology’ at the Festival Awards 2013

 

TICKETS

Barclaycard Presale – 9am Tuesday November 27th

https://www.theticketfactory.com/barclaycardentertainment/online/tickets/bst-hyde-park/bob-dylan-and-neil-young/

 

General Sale 9am Friday November 30th

http://axs.com/uk/events/357515/bob-dylan-and-neil-young-tickets/promopage/13931?skin=bst

 

General Admission – £75.00

Primary Entry – £85.00

Gold Circle – £169.95

Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden – £249.95

The Terrace – £299.95

Diamond – £299.95

 

 

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BOXING LEGEND PRINCE NASEEM AND OLYMPIC CHAMPION NICOLA ADAMS HONOURED AT ANNUAL NORDOFF ROBBINS BOXING DINNER

BOXING LEGEND PRINCE NASEEM AND OLYMPIC CHAMPION NICOLA ADAMS HONOURED AT ANNUAL NORDOFF ROBBINS BOXING DINNER

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BOXING LEGEND PRINCE NASEEM AND OLYMPIC CHAMPION NICOLA ADAMS HONOURED AT ANNUAL NORDOFF ROBBINS BOXING DINNER

Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins once again teamed up with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren and BoxNation to host an exciting evening of Championship Boxing tonight, at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.

The prestigious ‘Nordoff Robbins Boxing Icon Award’ was handed to multiple world champion Prince Naseem in celebration of his glittering career, and the ‘Special Achievement Award’ to Olympic champion Nicola Adams OBE, proudly recognising her tremendous contribution to the sport itself, and the representation of women in Boxing.

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary milestone, the event raised £120,000 tonight in aid of Nordoff Robbins; the UK’s leading music therapy charity who are dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people across the UK.

Guests were led through the evening by BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing veteran Anton du Beke, with an exclusive live performance from the legendary Suggs, of Madness fame.

The event featured title-fight boxing, which included a clash between Boy Jones Jnr and Welshman Craig Evans for the vacant WBO European Lightweight championship, with Evanstaking the victory.

Celebrity guests included singer Sinitta, Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins, The Script Singer Danny O’Donahue X Factor 2018 contestant and Bat out of Hell star Gio Spano, TV personality Claire Sweeney, Jamie Jewitt and Laura Crane from Love Island and Big Brother 2018 stars Anamelia Silva, Isabella Farnese, Akeem Griffiths, Lewis Flanagan, Tomasz Wania and winner Cameron Cole.

BON IVER TO HEADLINE THE FINAL DAY OF  ALL POINTS EAST 2019

BON IVER TO HEADLINE THE FINAL DAY OF ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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BON IVER TO HEADLINE THE FINAL DAY OF ALL POINTS EAST 2019

All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlet’s Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London.

 

And after announcing The Chemical Brothers as the first headliner slot for Friday May 24th 2019, the festival makes its second big announcement for next year with more to follow.

 

2018’s inaugural year saw headline shows from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Björk, The xx and Catfish and the Bottlemen with an astronomical supporting line up across two weekends of award winning music.

The latest headliner is the iconic Bon Iver, who will close out the second edition of All Points East on Sunday 2nd June – a performance that will be the band’s biggest ever headline show to date. Tickets will go on general sale this Friday at 9am.

 

Since the the cabin-in-the-woods isolation of 2007’s debut LP, For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver have established themselves as one of the most ambitious, creative and genre-defying bands around – with two Grammy Awards and several BRIT nominations to their name.

 

Each release has seen the group, spearheaded by Justin Vernon, reinvent their sound and style, most recently on 2016’s 22, A Million. The album received critical acclaim; frequently appearing on media’s ‘Best Of The Year’ lists, and proved for an equally riveting live performance – best highlighted via their epic eight-night residency at London’s Eventim Hammersmith Apollo.

 

Accompanying Bon Iver on the bill is Mac DeMarco, bringing his trademark ‘jizz-jazz’ and notorious stage antics to Victoria Park. Since his debut LP, Rock and Roll Night Club, the affable Canadian has seen a meteoric rise, releasing three further albums (2012’s 2, 2014’s Salad Days and 2017’s This Old Dog). APE can’t wait to welcome his sun-scorched, laid-back breeziness that conjures up the kind of atmosphere that can only be found in the never-ending days of summer

 

It’s easy to forget, given everything that’s followed, that it was a self-uploaded cover version of a Fleet Foxes song that set Sweden’s First Aid Kit on their way. Quickly eclipsing that YouTube fame, however, the sisterly duo have gone on to record and release four beautifully rich and elegant records in the decade since that initial emergence. A pair of voices as pure as the Nordic air which shaped them.

 

Since the release of his 2010 LP Queen Of Denmark, American singer-songwriter John Grant has rapidly built up a cult following. As well as previous chart success (Grey Tickles, Black Pressure went Top Five in the UK), he’s been nominated for the Best International Male Solo Artist at the 2014 BRITS alongside Eminem and Justin Timberlake and even sung live with Kylie Minogue. Riding a wave of praise from his latest album, the infectious ‘Love Is Magic’ released last month, expect a captivating, poetic and synth-heavy set from the musician.

 

Swedish singer Kristian Matsson AKA Tallest Man On Earth has been regularly compared to Bob Dylan, and it’s easy to hear why – with his passionate, husky vocals bearing a striking resemblance to the legend. But this substantial comparison has not inhibited Kristian, and his new tracks are some of his most compelling to date.

 

Julien Baker first gained attention through her 2015 LP, Sprained Ankle, an album praised for its tender, candid and captivating songwriting that continues to enchant people around the world. Her performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert demonstrated her wonderful live credentials too.

 

Another bright-young prospect on the bill is Matador signee Snail Mail, who Pitchfork described as “emotionally wise, musically clear, and encompasses the once and future sound of indie rock.” Her debut album Lush has cemented her as one of 2018’s breakout stars, with a near sell out UK tour highlighting the hype and excitement for the singer this side of the pond.

 

Congolese collective, KOKOKO! fuse their love of electronic music with African and Arabic sounds, utilising self-designed string instruments and other percussive inventions made from recycled scrap material to produce their high-energy style.

 

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music & Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.

 

A truly unique festival environment, an excellence in production, facilities, hospitality and customer service unlike anything seen before in Victoria Park will underpin the entirety of the 10 day event. From the team behind events such as Barclaycard presents British Summer Time, Hyde Park, and the world’s number one venue The O2, the highest standards will be stamped across every aspect of the event.

 

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Tickets

On sale Friday 16th Nov 9am

Available from – https://Apefe.st/tix
GA: £62.95
VIP: £109.95


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FIRST FRIDAY HEADLINER ANNOUNCED FOR ALL POINTS EAST 2019

FIRST FRIDAY HEADLINER ANNOUNCED FOR ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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Chemical Brothers First Headliner Announced For All Points East 2019

All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlet’s Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London.

 

Tickets will go on general sale this Friday at 9am.

 

2018’s inaugural year saw headline shows from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Bjork, The xx and Catfish and the Bottlemen with an astronomical supporting line up across two weekends of award winning music.

 

This year will be kick started by The Chemical Brothers, one of the UK and the world’s biggest dance acts.  Following 2015’s number one album Born in the Echoes (a record sixth consecutive No.1 album for the band) and their recent sold-out weekend of acclaimed shows at Alexandra Palace, they have just released new single ‘FREE YOURSELF’. Already a live favourite, the duo’s first piece of new, original music for two years was also recently named Radio 1’s ‘Hottest Record’ by Annie Mac.

 

The Chemical Brothers live shows have always been legendary and with huge hit singles ‘GO’, ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ and expectation for even more new music soon, this is one not to be missed.

 

With their first festival announcement for 2019, Hot Chip were last seen celebrating the release of their acclaimed sixth studio album Why Make Sense in 2015, establishing the five piece at their creative peak, while taking their place as one of the UK’s best and most loved live acts. Known for their jubilant shows that sees a roll call of surprise guests join them on stage — including David Byrne, Caribou and Sinkane — their performance at next year’s All Points East is set to be a memorable one.

 

Joining the Chemical Brothers is Primal Scream a band that has demonstrated a savvy for keeping themselves current throughout their 30-year career, unlike many of their peers born out of that era. Their latest album, the mighty synth-pop laden Chaosmosis featured the likes of Sky Ferreira and Haim, while their live performances show no signs of slowing down either. Frontman Bobby Gillespie continues to wield a striking presence, leading his iconic band through their extensive back catalogue from the Mercury Prize winning Screamadelica and Vanishing Point to XTRMNTR and the David Holmes produced More Light.

 

Legendary space rockers Spiritualized returned this year with a new album, And Nothing Hurt, after a six year hiatus, shrouded in their usual air of mystery. The audacious and uncompromising band are revered for their transcendent live shows, with the ever enigmatic leader Jason Pierce’s performances at once poignant and defiant.

 

Swedish electronic adventurers Little Dragon have not only featured on some of the last decade’s best records from Gorillaz, Big Boi, De La Soul and SBTRKT, but are also highly recognised for their own work with 2014’s Nabuma Rubberband receiving a Grammy nomination.

 

All Points East is also thrilled to welcome esteemed hip hop ‘auteur’ Danny Brown to Friday’s line up, who counts Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt among his many collaborators and both appeared on his wildly acclaimed 2016 album Atrocity Exhibition. His cinematic approach to music makes for an intoxicating and atmospheric live show.

 

Tipped by Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z no less, the North London MC Little Simz self released her debut album in 2015. Regularly joined on stage by Kano and Stormzy, her All Points East set will be a hometown celebration.

 

And UK based collective described as “70s Nigerian highlife crossed with LCD Soundsystem”, Ibibio Sound Machine join Friday’s line up with a bang, bringing their diverse blend of electronic Afro-funk to Victoria Park.

 

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music & Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.

 

Executive Vice President, Live Music at AEG Presents, Jim King comments:

“We are thrilled to be returning to Victoria Park for a second year with an artist bill as exciting as our first year.  We’re expanding our programme of free midweek entertainment and again working alongside some of the best local suppliers to produce an incredible ten days of entertainment with something for everyone.”

 

A truly unique festival environment, an excellence in production, facilities, hospitality and customer service unlike anything seen before in Victoria Park will underpin the entirety of the 10 day event. From the team behind events such as Barclaycard presents British Summer Time, Hyde Park, and the world’s number one venue The O2, the highest standards will be stamped across every aspect of the event.

 

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Reviews for All Points East 2018:

 

“All Points East is a love letter to London.” – Noisey

 

“We didn’t think London needed another festival. We were wrong.” – Huffington Post

 

“The inaugural All Points East was a seamlessly run and well-curated affair; it is surely a festival poised to become a significant new mark on the capital’s musical calendar.” – Drowned In Sound

 

“All Points East makes a thunderous debut as London’s new alternative festival.” – The 405

“London’s newest and most ambitious weekender… an onslaught of classic festival names as well as the hottest artists for 2018 filled a choc-a-bloc schedule.” – Clash

 

“Finally, London has its very own Coachella.” – NME

 

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Tickets

On sale Friday 9th Nov 9am

Available from – Apefe.st/tix

GA: £62.95

VIP: £109.95

 

Press Contacts

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TOP TALENT AGENT EMMA BANKS RECEIVES MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUSTS AWARD 2018

TOP TALENT AGENT EMMA BANKS RECEIVES MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUSTS AWARD 2018

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TOP TALENT AGENT EMMA BANKS RECEIVES MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUSTS AWARD 2018

Emma Banks, Co-Head of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) London, tonight became the 2018 recipient of the highly prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award. Banks, one of the most successful and respected talent agents in the business, represents a host of major artists and has paved the way for women across the industry. 

With the award dinner hosted by BBC radio and television personality Alice Levine, the honour was presented to Emma by her long time client and close friend Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

During the evening, the audience enjoyed performances by Florence Welch, Beth Ditto and Texas – all artists who have worked with Emma over the years.

A unique tribute film, featuring contributions from such superstars as Tenacious D, Kylie, Florence Welch, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peter Mensch, Arcade Fire, Hozier, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, HAIM, Charlie Puth, Katy Perry, Kraftwerk, Mike Greek (CAA), Norah Jones, proved the high regard that Emma is held in.

Attendees on the night included Beth Ditto, Bobby Gillespie, Florence Welch, Adrienne Warren, Apl De Ap and Taboo, Nadine Shah, Naughty Boy, Emma Hatton, Sharleen Spiteri, Alice Levine, Mary Portas and The Script. 

Emma follows last year’s honouree Rob Stringer and joins the ranks of previous recipients including Kylie Minogue OBESir Lucian GraingeAhmet ErtegunSimon Cowell, Michael Eavis CBE, and Annie Lennox OBE.
 
Celebrating its 27th year, the Music Industry Trusts Award is recognised as one of the true benchmarks of achievement in the UK music business, and continues to benefit hugely deserving causes year after year. The MITS Award supports two important charities, the BRIT Trust and Nordoff Robbins, and is sponsored by Ingenious, PPL, SJM and Spotify.
 
Emma’s current roster of artists is second to none, including Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, Kylie Minogue, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lorde, among many others. Recent signings include Green DayMuseHAIM and Paramore, proving that even after nearly 30 years in the business, she is still a formidable force.
 
Beginning her career at Wasted Talent (later Helter Skelter), Emma and Mike Greek built the company into one of the premier music booking agencies in Europe, and she was subsequently named Managing Director.
 
On joining leading entertainment and sports agency CAA in 2006, Emma helped establish the agency’s London office and once again set about breaking exciting new talent.  One of Emma’s first signings at CAA was a young Florence Welch, who was playing small venues in London at the time, Florence + The Machine now regularly sell out festivals and arenas across the world.
 
Not content with breaking UK artists, Emma also represents US pop star Katy Perry. Working alongside Katy from her very first UK show at The Water Rats in London to global superstardom and beyond, Emma has played a pivotal role in building Katy’s extraordinary career.
 
In addition to her role at CAA, Emma is chair of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef committee.
 
Emma has received a number of accolades throughout her career, appearing on both Billboard’s Women In Music and International Power Players lists a number of times. She is a seven-time winner of Pollstar’s UK Agent of the Year AwardMusic Week’s Outstanding Contribution award in 2015, was honoured twice by the UK’s Woman of the Year Awards for the Music Industry and in 2015 received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the UK Women In Music Awards. 
 
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