Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds  North and Latin America Tour 2018

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds North and Latin America Tour 2018

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced live dates in North and Latin America.

One of the most intense and exciting live acts on the planet, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be headlining festivals across Europe this summer, before crossing continents to Latin and North America for 9 dates in October.

2017 saw the band play sell out shows in Australia, Europe and North America, stunning audiences with an incredible, emotional live experience and picking up some of the best reviews of an already decorated career.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ seven-piece touring line-up features Nick Cave (vocals, piano), Warren Ellis (piano, keyboards, violin, tenor guitar), Martyn Casey(bass), Thomas Wydler (drums), Jim Sclavunos (vibraphone, percussion, piano, drums), George Vjestica (guitar) and Larry Mullins (keyboards, piano).

They will be joined by special guest Cigarettes After Sex for their shows in Los Angeles, Washington DC and Toronto.

Tickets www.nickcave.com

São Paulo on sale April 13, 9am BRT
Latin America wide on sale April 14 (visit nickcave.com for timings)
North America on sale April 19, 10am local time

2 Oct – Pepsi Center WTC – Mexico City, Mexico
5 Oct – Teatro Caupolicán – Santiago, Chile
8 Oct – Teatro de Verano – Montevideo, Uruguay
10 Oct – Estadio Malvinas Argentinas – Buenos Aires, Argentina
14 Oct – Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, Brazil
21 Oct – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA*
25 Oct – The Anthem – Washington DC*
26 Oct – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
28 Oct – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Canada*

*With special guest Cigarettes After Sex.

2017 UK show reviews:

“Joyous and unexpectedly triumphant” The Guardian *****

“An extraordinary response to the unimaginable” The Telegraph *****

“Tense and thunderous at times, tender and cathartic at others. It’s masterful.” i *****

“A triumphant performance charged with tragedy” The Evening Standard *****

“Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds used to be a great live act. Tonight, they are phenomenal.” The Line Of Best Fit

“A sense of awe rings around the O2 as the Bad Seeds leave the stage, lifetime Cave fans shocked at quite how magnificently the band have mutated.” Loud & Quiet

2017 US show reviews:

“There was murder, bloodshed, weeping and betrayal in these songs, many of which explored the tension between control and the furious abandonment of it. And yet there was hope, and an unfettered adoration and belief in the ideals of romantic love.” Los Angeles Times

“It could be said that Cave himself gets right down to people’s souls—more-so than any artist of recent memory. To meet a Nick Cave fan is to meet a disciple. To see a Nick Cave concert is to witness a kind of musical sacrament.” LA Record

“The pain [Nick Cave]’s voice conveys on [Skeleton Tree] is almost too much to bear, but shared with 6,000 disciples experiencing the same feelings it becomes life af- firming…His shows have become true art. And like all great art it is an experience that will transform you and stay with you for years to come.” Forbes

“The people in the pit felt his breath, had their hands guided to his heart, and were often relied on to hold him from the ground. Near the stage, it was the most baroque hardcore show ever conceived. The audience was part of the show. Everything was interactive.” Consequence Of Sound

WORLD PREMIER OF CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S NEW SINGLE ‘CRY PRETTY’

WORLD PREMIER OF CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S NEW SINGLE ‘CRY PRETTY’

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WORLD PREMIER OF CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S NEW SINGLE ‘CRY PRETTY’

Multi-Awarding winning Carrie Underwood releases ‘Cry Pretty’ her first single, co-produced by David Garcia. The song was co-written by Carrie herself and Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna, also known as Love Junkies.

 

Carrie says: “The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back. It really speaks to a lot of things that have happened in the past year and I hope when you hear it, you can relate those feelings to those times in your life. It’s emotional. It’s real. And it ROCKS!”

 

You can view Carrie’s full blog post about the single release and upcoming album HERE

 

Carrie Underwood will be performing ‘Cry Pretty’ live this Sunday at the 53rd ACM Awards on CBS at 7pm Central Time/1am GMT.

 

To download ‘Cry Pretty’ click HERE

 

To view the full lyric video visit YouTube HERE

 

 

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Shayne Ward’s George Michael Tribute ‘A Different Corner’ Is Out Now

Shayne Ward’s George Michael Tribute ‘A Different Corner’ Is Out Now

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Shayne Ward's George Michael Tribute 'A Different Corner' Is Out Now

Following his performance on the season finale of Jane McDonald and Friends last night on Channel 5, Shayne Ward has released his rendition of George Michael‘s ‘A Different Corner’ as a tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter. All proceeds of the recording goes back to a George Michael charity.

The two-track single ‘A Different Corner’ – which features the live version performed on Jane McDonald and Friends – is available to download now from iTunes and Amazon, followed by all other digital and streaming outlets.

Shayne Ward said: “Thank you all so much for the amazing response to my performance on ‘Jane McDonald and Friends’. George Michael is one of my heroes and will always be one of the world’s biggest vocal losses. We miss him! I hope I did ‘A Different Corner’ justice in honour of him.”

NEW BST HYDE PARK NAMES ANNOUNCED!

NEW BST HYDE PARK NAMES ANNOUNCED!

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Special guests announced to join Michael Bublé

One of the globe’s biggest stars Michael Bublé is returning to the stage this summer for a UK exclusive at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. Today some very special guests are announced for 13th July – Van Morrison, Bananarama, The Feeling and The Shires.

Multiple-Grammy award winner Van Morrison is a legendary musician, rising to prominence in the mid-60s as lead singer of Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded garage rock hit “Gloria”. Morrison went on to release his major solo hit “Brown Eyed Girl”, which remains a rock staple to this day. It is one of the most downloaded and most played songs of the entire 1960s.

Morrison’s solo career blossomed with the success of 1970s Moondance, his first million selling record and staple in ‘greatest albums of all time’ lists.  A string of acclaimed albums throughout the 70s followed, including Tupelo Honey, which produced hit single “Wild Night”, and Saint Dominic’s Preview, released in 1972, which spawned hits such as “Redwood Tree” and “Jackie Wilson Said I’m in Heaven When You Smile.”

In 1993, Morrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and took home the BRIT award for Outstanding Contribution to Music the following year. He received an OBE in 1996 and in 2003 was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Morrison’s whopping 39th solo album You’re Driving Me Crazy is out 27th April, so he’ll be bringing hits new and old to Hyde Park this summer.

Bananarama are essential to the soundtrack of the 80s, with tunes “Shy boy”, “Help”, “It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way You Do It” and the iconic “Venus”. They wowed fans with their huge reformation last year, performing a UK-wide sold out tour.

A pioneering pop girl group, the trio’s 1987 Wow! spawned one of their biggest UK hits “Love in the First Degree”, and by 2002, Bananarama had sold 40 million records worldwide. The trio (Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward) have since gone on to cement their name in the Guinness World Records as the girl band with the most chart entries in history.

Bananarama’s Siobhan Fahey says, “British Summer Time at Hyde Park has become such an important part of the year. To be included in this year’s line up along side so many wonderful acts is just joyous!”

British band The Feeling first broke onto the music scene with “Fill My Little World” in late 2005, which went on to become one of the year’s biggest hits. Their most recent record The Feeling, was the group’s fifth studio release before a short hiatus, ending less than a year later when the band made a surprise return to perform live on BBC Radio 2.  British Summer Time Hyde Park is one of their first shows in nearly two years!

The biggest selling British Country duo Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes are The Shires. The pair have been making waves in the Country music scene and beyond since their debut album “Brave” entered the UK Top 10 in 2015, making them the first home-grown country music act in history to score a top ten album in the UK. The Shires have continued to make the history books, being the first British act to win the prestigious Country Music Award in Nashville. Following their UK tour this year and the release of their highly anticipated third album “Accidently On Purpose”, they’ll be bringing their massive country-pop choruses and emotive words about their whirlwind journey to Hyde Park.

With a delightful mix of rock n roll, jazz, pop, country and indie – Michael Bublé and guests will offer something for every music fan this summer.

Michael Bublé’s classic voice, endearing charm and sheer panache have helped him carve a unique place in the hearts of fans around the world, lighting up pop charts since his debut album in 2005, bringing jazz standards to a new generation while scoring his own original hits including the unforgettable global smashes “Home’, ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’, ‘Everything’ and ‘Lost’. His Hyde Park show is a UK exclusive performance of 2018.

With many more guests to be announced, the headliners for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018 are: Roger Waters (6th July), The Cure (7th July), Eric Clapton (8th July), Bruno Mars (14th July) and Paul Simon (15th July).
Tickets for The Cure (7th July) and Eric Clapton (8th July) have now SOLD OUT

Embarking on its sixth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is now one of Britain’s biggest and best summer events, attracting some of the greatest names in music to the heart of London’s beautiful Hyde Park.

Classic BRIT Awards Returns in 2018!

Classic BRIT Awards Returns in 2018!

Mylene Klass launches the Classic BRIT Awards 2018. The ceremony returns for the first time since 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall on June 13th 2018. The awards celebrate music from the world of classical, film, television, theatre and games.

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Celebrating Music from the world of classical, film, television, theatre and games

The Classic BRIT Awards returns for 2018 for the first time in 5 years – reformatted and refreshed, exclusively broadcast on ITV and in partnership with Classic FM – to celebrate the growing appeal of classical and music from film, television, theatre and games.

These musical genres are now enjoyed in more ways than ever before and 2018’s Awards will pay tribute to the brightest and the best, celebrate our classic legends and look firmly to the future.

Announced today for the show on 13th June at the Royal Albert Hall are hosts Myleene Klass and Alexander Armstrong.  Both are presenters on Classic FM and musicians in their own right and this will be Myleene’s 7th Classic BRIT Awards.  Alexander is welcomed for the first time and is also one of the genre’s most popular acts with 2 top 10 albums to his name.  Apple Music is the official music service for this year’s awards.

The first performers for the Royal Albert Hall event are also announced today, proving that this music gives rise to global stars, national treasures and exciting new talent.

Andrea Bocelli is Classic BRIT Awards’ royalty. The biggest selling classical artist of all time, he has performed for four U.S. presidents, two popes and the Royal Family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup.  Known for opera and global crossover hits including ‘Time To Say Goodbye’, he recently scored a worldwide Number 1 with Ed Sheeran on the song ‘Perfect Symphony’ and has a very special performance in mind for this year’s ceremony.

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe are two great modern voices who came ‘Together’ for 2016’s best-selling album in the UK, achieving the Christmas Number 1 record.  In 2017, their second album ‘Together Again’ went straight to Number 1 and two sold out arena tours cemented their position as two of Britain’s best loved entertainers and pushed their record sales over 1 million within a year.

The Classic BRIT Awards will welcome back one of our great classical music performers. Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel is a regular star of the world’s most prestigious concert stages and opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Opéra National de Paris; Teatro Alla Scala and Zürich Opera. A Grammy, Classic BRIT and Gramophone Award winner, Sir Bryn received a knighthood for his services to music in 2017.

Tokio Myers is part of a new vanguard of classically trained artists, a supremely talented musician who won Britain’s Got Talent 2017 with his musical mash-ups incorporating classical music elements.  State school educated and trained at the Royal College of Music, he is proof that this music is open to everyone.

The UK Music Industry is proud to announce that Dame Vera Lynn will be the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Classic BRIT Awards.

National treasure and original “Forces’ Sweetheart”, Dame Vera, who this week celebrates her 101st birthday, was one of the biggest-selling female artists of last year after releasing her latest album ‘Vera 100’ which charted at No.3. Dame Vera continues to make music history by being the only recording artist in the world to span the charts since they began to the present day! The singer famously boosted the nation’s morale during the darkest days of World War II, and has been honoured countless times for her services to entertainment and charity. Her latest accolade came in the Queen’s 2016 birthday honours list when she was made a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour – the first person from the field of popular entertainment to do so. Over the decades, Vera Lynn’s popularity has never waned and she remains perhaps the most beloved of all British female vocalists.

The future is very much on the Classic BRIT Awards agenda with the launch of The Sound Of Classical poll to promote the best emerging artists and ones-to-watch in classical music. Aged 30 or under and tipped for a great future, the winner will be chosen by an expert panel and revealed at the ceremony in June.

The first entrant is Jess Gillam, 19 years old and from Cumbria, who made music history as the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016.  She is already becoming recognised as an international ambassador for her instrument – exploding the audience’s understanding of what a saxophone can do.

“I’m so thrilled to be part of the Sound of Classical Poll,” says Jess, “The saxophone is such a versatile and expressive instrument and is not recognised as widely as other instruments in the classical world so it’s a real honour to be a part of such a fantastic event. To give a platform for young artists to show their talent to a wider audience is a great idea and I hope it inspires more young musicians.“

 

Entries are open from today until May 20th. Find more information at classicbrits.co.uk .

From concert halls to video games, film soundtracks to radio and from festivals to TV ads, classical music has never been heard in as many ways as it is now.  Since the last Classic BRIT Awards in 2013, digital technology and streaming have transformed how people engage with classical music, making the genre a welcome part of everyday life.  That change is now accelerating.

Whether it is Michael Ball & Alfie Boe’s eye-catching sales, or 18 year old Nottingham cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason taking his critically acclaimed debut into the top 20 of the pop charts, this music is scoring success after success.

 As radio media partner, Classic FM will be promoting The Classic BRIT Awards to its 5.7 million weekly listeners on-air, on ClassicFM.com and on social media, with exclusive artist performances and video interviews recorded backstage. From 9am on the day of the awards show, Classic FM will broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall, giving listeners unrivalled access to this spectacular classical music event.

Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, said: “We want to celebrate outstanding British music in all its forms, so I am thrilled that we can announce the return of the Classic BRITs to its home at the Royal Albert Hall in partnership with ITV and Classic FM. The Awards are coming back with a new format that will not only honour outstanding classical artists and exceptional new talent, but will pay tribute to classic music from a wide range of genres.

“Classic music is fast-growing its reach on streaming services and on radio, with exciting new stars such as Sheku and Tokio Myers bringing in new fans. It is the perfect time to be relaunching the Classic BRITs to celebrate the contribution this wonderful music makes to our lives.”

Myleene Klass says, I am incredibly excited and honoured to have been invited to host the Classic BRITs again. Classical music is my world. I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t in my life. It’s wonderful to see this genre of music getting the platform it deserves and important the new generation of artists coming up through the ranks are represented too alongside the more established artists we all know and love.”

Alexander Armstrong says, “It is wonderful to host the Classic BRIT Awards and celebrate such an amazing array of talent, with so many people watching at home.  This is music that people love and I know our enthusiasm will come through loud and clear.”

Classic Facts:

 

  • The Official Charts Company reports that classical music streams have risen 52% in the first 2 months of 2018 alone, surpassing 10 million streams every week except one.

 

  • Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical station has 5.7 million people tuning in every week and over 500,000 of those listeners are aged 25 and under, a 43% increase year-on-year. More than a million listeners are under-35. Classic FM also has more than 2 million social media followers and, in 2018, has a higher level of social media engagement than any other UK radio brand.

 

  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recently reported that 62% of British adults want to broaden their music horizons, with 22% wanting to learn more about orchestral music, beating folk, rock and jazz as the top genre. The age group most likely to want to learn about classical music was the under 25s.

 

  • Apple Music reports that a quarter of its subscribers listen to the genre.

 

Video game soundtracks have also become an important route to classical music for younger listeners.  Classic FM’s most streamed show ever championed music from video games, with its popular series ‘High Score’. Figures like leading film composer Hans Zimmer have become famous with a new generation of fans, Zimmer having written the soundtrack to hit game ‘Call of Duty’.  Game soundtracks are performed by famous orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, who recorded the music for ‘Final Fantasy XV’ at the legendary Abbey Road studios in London, now the ‘go-to’ location for many other ambitious projects.

Sam Jackson, Classic FM’s Managing Editor, said: “The Classic BRITs shares our mission to make classical music relevant to everyone, so we’re excited that this celebration of world-class talent is back. As the UK’s most popular classical music station, Classic FM is the perfect partner for the prestigious event and, with more than half a million listeners aged 25 and under tuning in each week, we’re continuing our vision to champion new talent through The Sound of Classical poll. The Classic BRITs comes at a very exciting time for classical music in the UK with growing and younger audiences. It’s set to be a fantastic night!”

The glittering ceremony will take place on 13th June at the Royal Albert Hall, London with a night packed full of some the greatest musicians in the world.  Hosted by Myleene Klass and Alexander Armstrong, it will be broadcast later that week on ITV.

 

Tickets for The Classic BRIT Awards 2018 are on sale now.

Ticket Prices range from: £23.00 to £74.00

Available from: Phone Number 020 7589 8212 and website http://po.st/ClassicBRITs18

 

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Lana Del Rey ‘You Must Love Me’

Lana Del Rey ‘You Must Love Me’

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ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION OUT MARCH 16TH

As one of the most successful composers of the modern era, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s repertoire includes some of the world’s most celebrated musicals; Sunset Boulevard, Cats, Aspects Of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Starlight Express and Love Never Dies – to name but a few.

 

In celebration of his 70th birthday this March, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION will be available March 16th through UMC / Polydor.

 

The next instalment of his collection is available to listen to now – Lana Del Rey‘s mesmerising take on “You Must Love Me” from Evita.

 

Of the newly recorded version, Andrew Lloyd Webber says, “Lana Del Rey sings beautifully, and with a haunting echo, over the simple piano accompaniment. Singer and song express neediness, devotion, bravery and command, all at once, a clever, seemingly effortless trick of Rice’s syntax.”

 

The song became a reality when Alan Parker reunited Andrew and Tim Rice for the song he wanted for his Evita movie, over the sad scene of her retreat in a wheelchair to her last resting place in her bedroom. It’s a plaintive and moodily exact ballad and it deservedly won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

 

Lana Del Rey notes, “Andrew Lloyd Webber has been one of my primary inspirations in music, so to do a cover of one of his songs is a dream. I especially love this particular song, You Must Love Me, because of how unique the melody is. I’ve been incredibly inspired by all of Andrew’s work from Phantom of the Opera to Evita.

 

“Unmasked: The Platinum Collection” is personally curated and overseen by Lloyd Webber to include classics from his earliest work starting with 1968’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat through his most recent School of Rock.

 

In addtion to “You Must Be Love” by Lana Del Rey, newly recorded songs from superstar artists Nicole Scherzinger (“Memory”, Cats), Gregory Porter (“Light at the End of the Tunnel”, Starlight Express) add to the collection and are available now.

 

The set also contains recordings by world-class performers such as Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, Michael Ball, and released for the first time, Beyonce singing “Learn To Be Lonely” from the 2005 Academy Awards with Lloyd Webber accompanying on piano.

 

UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION is available as 2 CD and 4 CD editions. The 4-disc version contains an exclusive 40-page hardcover book with more in-depth notes on each track, written by respected theatre critic and Lloyd Webber biographer Michael Coveney, together with personally written tributes from Barbara Streisand and Glenn Close among others.

 

The fourth disc encompasses a mix of overtures and showstoppers from Lloyd Webber‘s key works, as well as newly created orchestral suites. The four new orchestral suites have been specially prepared from existing recordings to give a précis to Lloyd Webber’s dearest shows, emphasising the grand orchestral aspects of his work. All CDs were mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

 

As the most successful composer of musicals in history, Lloyd Webber’s productions have sold more than 330 million tickets worldwide. The Phantom of the Opera is the second longest-running show in West End history. Cats and The Phantom of the Opera are two of Broadway’s four highest grossing shows. In addition to his worldwide sales and audiences, Lloyd Webber has been recognised by critics and peers with numerous accolades and awards including seven Oliviers, seven Tonys, three Grammys, one Golden Globe and an Oscar.

 

Also in celebration of his 70th birthday, Lloyd Webber’s new autobiography UNMASKED, will be released on March 6th by Harper Collins.  Written entirely in his own words, Lloyd Webber recounts his fascinating life and remarkable career. A natural storyteller, with his signature humour and self-deprecating tone, Lloyd Webber shares the details of his early personal and professional years, including his early artistic influences. He takes stock of his achievements, the twists of fate and circumstance, which brought him both success and disappointment, and the passions that inspire and sustain him.

 

 

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER ‘UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION’ formats and track listing:

 

PHYSICAL FORMATS: 2CD

 

TRACKLISTING:

 

CD ONE
01 SUPERSTAR • MURRAY HEAD & THE TRINIDAD SINGERS
02 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA • SARAH BRIGHTMAN & MICHAEL CRAWFORD
03 OH WHAT A CIRCUS • ANTONIO BANDERAS & MADONNA

04 LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING • MICHAEL BALL
05 STICK IT TO THE MAN • ALEX BRIGHTMAN & THE BROADWAY CAST OF SCHOOL OF ROCK
06 MEMORY* • NICOLE SCHERZINGER

07 NO MATTER WHAT • BOYZONE

08 WITH ONE LOOK • BARBRA STREISAND
09 BUENOS AIRES • GLEE CAST

10 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA • JULIE COVINGTON
11 TAKE THAT LOOK OFF YOUR FACE • MARTI WEBB

12 I’M HOPELESS WHEN IT COMES TO YOU • JOANNA RIDING
13 LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL* • GREGORY PORTER

14 THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT • MICHAEL CRAWFORD
15 GETHSEMANE (I ONLY WANT TO SAY) • IAN GILLAN

16 ANY DREAM WILL DO • DONNY OSMOND
17 AMIGOS PARA SIEMPRE • SARAH BRIGHTMAN & JOSÉ CARRERAS

18 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM • YVONNE ELLIMAN

 

CD TWO
01 AS IF WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE • GLENN CLOSE

02 THEME AND VARIATIONS 1-4 • ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
03 UNEXPECTED SONG • SARAH BRIGHTMAN

04 YOU MUST LOVE ME* • LANA DEL REY
05 EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT • YVONNE ELLIMAN, IAN GILLAN & MURRAY HEAD
06 THE VAULTS OF HEAVEN • TOM JONES & THE SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS
07 ANOTHER SUITCASE IN ANOTHER HALL • MADONNA

08 YOU’RE IN THE BAND • BROADWAY CAST OF SCHOOL OF ROCK

09 IT’S EASY FOR YOU • ELVIS PRESLEY

10 COLD • THE EVERLY BROTHERS
11 COME BACK WITH THE SAME LOOK • DENISE VAN OUTEN

12 I AM THE STARLIGHT* • MICA PARIS & GEORGE URE
13 MR. MISTOFFELEES • PAUL NICHOLAS

14 TELL ME ON A SUNDAY • MICHAEL CRAWFORD
15 THINK OF ME • EMMY ROSSUM & PATRICK WILSON

16 RAINBOW HIGH • ELAINE PAIGE
17 ALL I ASK OF YOU • CLIFF RICHARD & SARAH BRIGHTMAN
18 WISHING YOU WERE SOMEHOW HERE AGAIN (LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL) • SIERRA BOGGESS
BONUS TRACK LEARN TO BE LONELY* (LIVE AT THE OSCARS) • BEYONCÉ & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

 

CD THREE
01 JACOB & SONS/COAT OF MANY COLOURS • JANET METZ, DONNY OSMOND, MICHAEL FLETCHER & THE CANADIAN CAST

02 CLOSE EVERY DOOR • DONNY OSMOND

03 HEAVEN ON THEIR MINDS* (LIVE – ARENA TOUR) • TIM MINCHIN
04 KING HEROD’S SONG • ALICE COOPER

05 SKIMBLESHANKS • KEN WELLS & THE ORIGINAL LONDON CAST OF CATS

06 MACAVITY: THE MYSTERY CAT • WENDY EDMEAD & DONNA KING
07 YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD • STEPHEN WARD ORIGINAL LONDON CAST
08 I’D BE SURPRISINGLY GOOD FOR YOU • ELENA ROGER & PHILIP QUAST

09 EVERMORE WITHOUT YOU • MARTIN CREWES

10 I BELIEVE MY HEART • DUNCAN JAMES & KEEDIE
11 IF ONLY YOU WOULD LISTEN • THE BROADWAY CAST OF SCHOOL OF ROCK
12 SING • MILITARY WIVES

13 HOSANNA • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LONDON CAST
14 HOSANNA • PLÁCIDO DOMINGO, SARAH BRIGHTMAN & THE CHOIR OF WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL
15 PIE JESU • SARAH BRIGHTMAN & PAUL MILES-KINGSTON
16 BY JEEVES • STEVEN PACEY, SIMON DAY & NICHOLAS HAVERSON

17 WHERE DID THE ROCK GO?* • FLORENCE ANDREWS

 

CD FOUR
01 PHANTOM PHANTASY† • ORIGINAL LONDON ORCHESTRA

02 MASQUERADE • ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE CAST
03 ’TIL I HEAR YOU SING • RAMIN KARIMLOO

04 LOVE NEVER DIES ORCHESTRAL SUITE† • ORIGINAL LONDON ORCHESTRA

05LOVE NEVER DIES•SIERRA BOGGESS

06THE BEAUTY UNDERNEATH*•BEN LEWIS & CASEY LYONS
07 VARIATIONS ON VARIATIONS† • ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
08 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR OVERTURE • ORIGINAL JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR ORCHESTRA
09 OVERTURE AND THE BEAUTIFUL GAME† • ORIGINAL CAST AND ORCHESTRA FROM THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
10 IF THIS IS WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR • JOSIE WALKER

11 CATS OVERTURE • THE ORIGINAL LONDON ORCHESTRA

12 THE JELLICLE BALL • CATS MOTION PICTURE ORCHESTRA

13 SUNSET SUITE† • ORIGINAL BROADWAY ORCHESTRA

14 SUNSET BOULEVARD • KEVIN ANDERSON

15 ASPECTS OF ASPECTS • ORCHESTER DER VEREINIGTEN BUEHNEN WIEN

16 SEEING IS BELIEVING • MICHAEL BALL & SARAH BRIGHTMAN

17 ANYTHING BUT LONELY • SARAH BRIGHTMAN

Led Zeppelin Announce First Ever Record Store Day Release

Led Zeppelin Announce First Ever Record Store Day Release

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Limited Edition 7-Inch Single, Produced By Jimmy Page, To Be Released On Record Store Day Featuring Unreleased Versions Of “Rock And Roll” And “Friends”

In advance of Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary celebration, slated to commence this September, the band will whet fan’s appetites with their first ever release for Record Store Day on April 21. The limited edition 7-inch single is produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl.  The single will feature two previously unheard studio mixes, handpicked by Page to appear on the release: the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll” b/w the “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends.”

 

The previously unreleased version of “Rock And Roll” provides an additional peek into the fabled “Sunset Sound Mixes” of Led Zeppelin IV. Only two previous “Sunset Sound Mixes” have been released, the first being the version of “When The Levee Breaks” on the original album and the second the “Stairway To Heaven” mix that debuted on the 2014 deluxe edition. The previously unheard “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends” is a stripped-down version, without the orchestration of the final mix, offering a true fly-on-the-wall feel from the band’s recording sessions for Led Zeppelin III at Headley Grange.

 

Additionally, Led Zeppelin will release a newly remastered version of their classic live album How The West Was Won in multiple formats on March 23 including the first ever vinyl and Blu-ray Audio editions (with the Blu-ray containing hi-res 5.1 surround sound). The collection captures performances from Led Zeppelin’s legendary concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25 and 27, 1972. Melded together and sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end, the three-CD and four-LP collections capture the band at the height of its formidable powers.

Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen

Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen

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In Cinemas Worldwide - April 12th 2018

For one night only, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will share a show from their celebrated 2017 world tour on cinema screens worldwide.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ phenomenal tour started in Australia in January 2017, before continuing on to the USA and ending in Europe. Filmed at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

Performing new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisite compositions alongside songs from their essential catalogue, the band’s first shows in 3 years provoked an ecstatic response in fans, critics and band alike, renewing profound and intimate relationships wherever they played:

★★★★★ “An extraordinary response to the unimaginable” The Telegraph

★★★★★ “Joyous and unexpectedly triumphant” The Guardian

★★★★★ “Tense and thunderous at times, tender and cathartic at others. It’s masterful.” The Independent


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ seven-piece touring line-up features Nick Cave(vocals, piano), Warren Ellis (piano, keyboards, violin, tenor guitar), Martyn Casey (bass), Thomas Wydler (drums), Jim Sclavunos (vibraphone, percussion, piano), George Vjestica (guitar) and Larry Mullins (keyboards, piano).

Directed by award winning filmmaker David BarnardDistant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen will be distributed by Trafalgar Releasing, and shown in 500 cinemas worldwide for one night only on 12thApril.

Trafalgar Releasing CEO, Marc Allenby commented: “We are excited to be working with Nick Cave and his team for the third time with this amazing gig from Copenhagen from his most recent, highly acclaimed tour. We are big fans of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds at Trafalgar and look forward to sharing the fruits of this collaboration with cinema goers and music fans alike around the world.”

Tickets are now on sale.

For the full list of cinemas taking part in this special one night only event and for ticket information, please visit http://www.nickcave.com/

Guests announced to join UB40 at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall

Guests announced to join UB40 at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall

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An evening celebrating the very best in British Reggae

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall is excited to announce that Hollie Cook, Three The Hard Way – Dennis Bovell, Brinsley Forde and David Hinds and special guest David Rodigan MBE will be joining headliner UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey on 19th March 2018.
For one night only, a legendary line-up of artists will transform the Royal Albert Hall to downtown Jamaica via London and Birmingham for a celebration of the very best in British Reggae.
 
Introducing the audience to the reggae vibe will be Hollie Cook, in support of  her third solo album, Vessel Of Love. The Martin ‘Youth’ Glover produced album, is currently #1 on the US Reggae Charts and Top 20 in UK Indie Charts, album of the day on 6Music along with support from Uncut, Q, Noisey and Pitchfork.
 
Hollie kicked off her career when she dropped out of school to join family friend Ari Up on tour with The Slits. Since then she has played with Jaime T and The Stone Roses at the personal request of Ian Brown and performed on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ , Hollie’s previous Prince Fatty-produced records, ‘Hollie Cook’, ‘Hollie Cook in Dub’ and ‘Twice’ all received critical acclaim across the board from both mainstream outlets and tastemakers alike.
 
Next up is Three The Hard Way – Legendary British Reggae lead vocalists Dennis Bovell, David Hinds and Brinsley Forde come together to form a UK reggae super group…Three The Hard Way. Each member of the Three The Hard Way team are the pioneers who put British Reggae firmly on the map. They have each fronted one the UK’s outstanding reggae outfits, Steel Pulse, Matumbi, Aswad and now come together for a unique and powerful performance.
 
Grammy winners and multiple nominations between them coupled with countless number ones and top ten hits either as musicians, song writers or producers give this group a wealth of credibility and worldwide respect. They have decided it is time to trail blaze once again to share their unique talents with the universe. Without question this unified project is certain to welcome in a new age of British Reggae.
 
Special guest for the evening is David Rodigan MBE. For over forty years the top dog in Britain’s reggae dance-halls, he is one of the leading authority figures of British Reggae.
 
Starting out in 1978 on BBC Radio London, before moving to Capital Radio in 1979 with his legendary ‘Roots Rockers’ show, his credibility was ensured when he began clashing with Jamaica’s champion DJ, Barry G. Topped off by winning the Champion Trophy at World Clash Reset in 2012 beating all the top Jamaican sound systems in the West Indies, USA and England.
 
Rodigan currently presents a weekly show on Radio 1Xtra and a summer season on BBC Radio 2, bringing reggae to the mainstream. In 2005 he was inducted into the Sony Radio Academy Hall Of Fame and has also won three Sony Radio Academy Gold Awards; in 2012 he was awarded the MBE for “services to broadcasting” at Buckingham Palace.
 
Completing this incredible evening is UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey. As founding members of Britain’s biggest reggae band UB40, singer Ali Campbell, second vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue topped the UK singles chart on three occasions, selling over 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe.
 
When UB40 embarked on their Labour Of Love series in 1983, they were keen to tell the world about the songs that they grew up with in Birmingham. They dug deep into the reggae and rock steady rhythms of yesteryear and ended up producing three Labour Of Love albums, spawning hit after hit including the global smash hits ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘Cherry Oh Baby’. Now, with their new album ‘A Real Labour Of Love’ – to be released March 2nd on UMC – they shine a light on classic reggae tracks from the 1980s.
 
Appearing at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time, UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey together with their incredible eight-piece reggae band are proud to show their support for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Their latest record ‘A Real Labour Of Love’ (out March 2nd on UMC) is dedicated to long-serving trombonist John Johnson, who sadly passed away last year.
 
Ali says “We are showcasing the very best of British Reggae at the iconic RAH, for a wonderful charity TCT. Come and join us for an incredible evening.”
 
 
The full line-up for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert is: An Evening of Comedy hosted byRussell HowardNile Rodgers & CHICRoger DaltreyCourteenersKasabian and Def Leppard.
 
Over 235 artists and comedians have played Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall since 2000, raising over £27 million for young people with cancer. These incredible shows have played a vital role in helping the charity to provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK, making an incredible difference to young people diagnosed with cancer around the country. But for every young person Teenage Cancer Trust currently supports, there’s another they can’t. Every penny they raise goes towards their goal of reaching every young person with cancer who needs them.
 
2018’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, 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.
 
Last year hit new heights with the 100th Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall show, performed, of course, by The Who.  There were also incredible performances by Ed Sheeran, Olly Murs, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a night of comedy hosted by Romesh Ranganathan, plus surprise guest appearances by Michael McIntyre and Noel Gallagher.
 
Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall was conceived and curated by the charity’s Honorary Patron Roger Daltrey CBE, the legendary front man of The Who, and he still plays a vital role in making the shows happen.
 
This year’s shows are once again generously supported by headline sponsors Aldi who are aiming to raise £5m for the charity, alongside associate sponsors American Airlines and Tangle Teezer.
 
Further incredible support is provided by media partners Absolute Radio and Metro.

Jones and many more. And, of course, some of the greatest concerts of the past 20 years from The Who.
 
Last year hit new heights with the 100th Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall show, performed, of course, by The Who.  There were also incredible performances by Ed Sheeran, Olly Murs, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a night of comedy hosted by Romesh Ranganathan, plus surprise guest appearances by Michael McIntyre and Noel Gallagher.
 
Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall was conceived and curated by the charity’s Honorary Patron Roger Daltrey CBE, the legendary front man of The Who, and he still plays a vital role in making the shows happen.
 
This year’s shows are once again generously supported by headline sponsors Aldi who are aiming to raise £5m for the charity, alongside associate sponsors American Airlines and Tangle Teezer.
 
Further incredible support is provided by media partners Absolute Radio and Metro.

Truck Festival First Wave Of Artists Announced!

Truck Festival First Wave Of Artists Announced!

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The UK’s longest running and best small festival Truck has just announced its first wave of artists for 2018 to ring in its 21st birthday. The festival, which formed two decades ago in 1998, will this year take place from 19th – 22nd July at Hill Farm in Steventon, Oxfordshire. 2018 will be the first time ever that the festival has opened its doors on the Thursday with the festival taking place over four days this year.

 

Heading up the festival on it’s opening Thursday are band of brothers Peace, with Mercury Prize nominated indie rockers Friendly Fires topping the bill on Friday and four-time Brit nominated and multi million selling singer-songwriter George Ezra headlining the Saturday. Sunday headliners to be announced in the next wave of acts very soon, George commented on what fans can expect from his set:

I’m so excited to be playing my first ever Truck Festival and over the moon that my debut gets to be as headliner.  It’s been on my bucket list for a long time. My new album Staying At Tamara’s will have been out in the world for a few months by then so I’ll be coming to beautiful Oxfordshire armed with a host of new songs and a few choice oldies, and can’t wait to get up and play. See you there!” – George Ezra

Festival Organiser Matt Harrap commented, “We’re extremely excited to announce our first wave of artists for this year’s show! Having artists of the calibre of George Ezra and Friendly Fires coming to headline the event after many years of asking is truly humbling and their sets will no doubt live long in the memory.

Returning heroes Peace will be the perfect way to kick off the festival with our first ever Thursday headliners. Personally I’m really thrilled to have the legend that is Gaz Coombes back at his favourite festival for the first time since 2013 as well as some brilliant up and coming local talent such as Low Island, Little Brother Eli and Kanadia. Mix in the likes of De La Soul, Jake Bugg and Everything Everything and the epic Switch takeover of Palm City then we’ve got a real party!

What’s even more exciting is this is only the beginning with a special Sunday headliner due to be announced very soon! With ticket sales ahead of this time last year, we really recommend not hanging around!”

 

The festival, which prides itself as the “anti major festival” has long championed local artists with Oxford’s own Gaz Coombes back this year, he commented

“Very excited to be joining the line up at Truck Festival this year. See you in the fields my lovelies!” – Gaz Coombes

 

As well as Oxfordshire based artists such as Kanadia, Little Brother Eli, Switch DJ’s, Low Island, I Cried Wolf, Leader and of course Oxford Symphony Orchestra, the festival has just launched its Band App which offers the chance for local bands to submit their music to Truck’s organisers and be offered a spot to play the festival. Truck Festival’s organisers personally listen to every single submission. Artists should upload their music to Truck’s website by 30th March – https://truckfestival.com/contact/band-app/

 

The line-up also includes emerging artists such as hotly tipped The Sherlocks, Pale Waves, Marika Hackman, Nervus and The Amazons amongst others.

 

The Amazons – who were originally tipped for stardom in the BBC Sound of 2017 and released their debut last year to great acclaim – have praised Truck for championing the local music scene and new artists:

“We remember playing Truck Festival in 2016. It was one of the craziest crowds we’d got at that point in our careers. Excited to be returning to a festival that’s a stone’s throw away from our home in Berkshire, and one that has been an excellent supporter of local music for the last few years.” – The Amazons

 

The line-up also offers plenty of artists performing a little further from home including New York hip-hop icons De La Soul and fellow Americans, indie rockers We Are Scientists who will be performing on the back of their much anticipated album ‘Megaplex’.

 

The full Truck Festival 2018 line up:

Friendly Fires, George Ezra, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Peace, The Amazons, Rat Boy, Gaz Coombes, The Sherlocks, Moose Blood, We Are Scientists, Kurupt FM, Shy FX, Redlight, Holy Goof, Skepsis, Darkzy, Dimension, Macky Gee, Bru C, Switch DJ’s, MJ Cole, Barely Legal, The Magic Gang, Marika Hackman, Coasts, Blaenavon, Tom Walker, Pale Waves, HMTLD, Gengahr, Jaws, Black Honey, Dream Wife

Boston Manor, Turbowolf, The Night Cafe, The Orielles, Low Island, High Tyde, Anteros, Naaz, Girli, Stereo Honey, Whenyoung, Pink Kink, Bloxx

Bloody Knees, The Spook School, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Fang Club, Sorry

Sports Team, Lady Bird, Seagirls, Delta Sleep, Nervus, Happy Accidents, Bessie Turner, Gender Roles, Hotel Lux, Magique, Leader, Kanadia, Little Brother Eli, I Cried Wolf, DJ Elban, Mr Motivator, Reggae Aerobics,

Oxford Symphony Orchestra.

 

Tickets & Prices

 

Weekend ticket prices are £110.

Thursday add on passes are £25.

 

Watch Truck Festival’s 2017 aftermovie here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv80JsIUfpQ 

Y Not Festival 2018 Line Up Announced

Y Not Festival 2018 Line Up Announced

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Friday 27th July The Libertines / Saturday 28th July Catfish and the Bottlemen / Sunday 29th July Jamiroquai *UK Festival Exclusive*

Y Not Festival returns for its biggest year yet with an astounding three-day line up built for music lovers. Set in the heart of Derbyshire, the festival reveals its highly anticipated line up for 2018 – and does NOT disappoint.

 

Back for its 13th year this summer, Y Not will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire from 27th-29th July.  Since 2005, when it began life as a house party spilling over into deepest Derbyshire, the event has remained home grown and true to its roots. With panoramic countryside views, a fully stocked bar of local ales, a mouth watering selection of food and more live music than you can shake a stick at…

Y Not is a whole weekend of good music, good food and care-free fun in the middle of the beautiful Peak District. Just bring yourself, some wellies and a killer fancy dress outfit.

 

Kicking off the weekend are modern rock and roll legends The Libertines. The Arcadian dreamers are one of the most important bands of the 21st Century, sound-tracking long rebellious summers for the stylish kids in the riot, their songs standing tall as some of the best guitar driven party tunes of all time.

 

Headlining Saturday night are fellow British rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen. The Brit Award winners have become essential festival favourites after gaining a massive following off the back of their UK Top 10 2014 debut album ‘The Balcony’ and Number 1 second album ‘The Ride’.  

 

And Y Not 2018 will be going out with a bang this year when Jamiroquai close the weekend with a UK festival exclusive! Lead by unconventional front man Jay Kay, aka the Buffalo Man, aka The Cat in the Hat, the band was crucial to nineties and noughties dance floors, fostering futuristic funk via 27 million album sales, plus Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards. They are now captivating a new generation of fans with latest album ‘Automaton’.

 

The rest of the bill is peppered with a heady mix of classic household names, the best of the new wave and local ones-to-watch.

 

National Treasures Manic Street Preachers, fresh from the April release of their hugely anticipated new album ‘Resistance Is Futile’ will lead the way, assisted by Leeds’ finest festival draw The Kaiser Chiefs. Fronted by the charismatic Ricky Wilson, the band have had a string of anthemic songs so Y Not festival-goers are in for a hit-packed performance.

The line-up also includes the irrepressible Fat White Family, blues icon Seasick Steve and exceptional English punks Buzzcocks whose career has spanned more than four decades!

 

Exciting emerging acts join them, including the most tipped act for 2018 – Pale Waves, plus The Amazons, Tom Grennan and Circa Waves. The Amazons who were tipped for stardom in the BBC Sound of 2017 and also released their debut last year to great acclaim have commented on the strong line-up  Really excited to return to Y Not Festival this year. The festival gave us one of our first main stage slots back in 2016, and we fell in love with the location. We’re looking forward to coming back and joining an amazing lineup of music.”

 

Y Not has a longstanding history of nurturing home grown talent and emerging acts, holding slots on the bill for the best in their local area. Returning this year after cutting their teeth at Y Not, South Yorkshire’s hotly tipped The Sherlocks are looking forward to getting stuck in, “We love this festival, one of the best in the UK,” say the band, “We are where we belong, on the main stage. It would be an honour to one day come back and headline!“

 

The full Y Not 2018 line up:

The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamiroquai, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street, Preachers, Seasick Steve, The Levellers, Circa Waves, The Amazons, Fat White Family, Buzzcocks, Moose Blood, Reverend And The Makers, The Sherlocks, Tom Grennan, Shame, Coasts, Mr Motivator, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Tom Walker, Pale Waves, Lucy Spraggan, Jaws, Sam Fender, The Lancashire Hotpots, Turbowolf, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, The Orielles, Mullally, Everly Pregnant Brothers, King No One, When Young, Dead! and Bloody Knees.

 

Festival organiser Simon Mawbey – “We’re so happy to be back with our biggest line up to date. There are a lot of changes and improvements being made to make sure the festival is the best it’s ever been in 13 years and I’m excited that we can come back stronger than ever.”

 

Y Not recently announced that their new and improved site will be Aston Hill Farm, adjacent to the previous site on Mouldridge Lane. The festival will still take place in the unbeatable setting of the Peak District and the benefits of the location include clearer routes for festival-goers and improved access for service vehicles.

 

In addition to the site change, Y Not have continued their ongoing communications about improvements, following on from their 2018 Manifesto. This includes the site, staffing, security and traffic management. The updated pledges will ensure this year’s festival will set the highest standards for all Y Not customers.

 

Tickets are on sale now at www.ynotfestival.co.uk/tickets

 

 

Tickets & Prices

Adult Weekend Camping Tickets                          £109.50

Youth Weekend Camping Tickets (aged 13-17) £109.50

Family Weekend Camping Tickets                     £109.50

Child Weekend Camping Tickets (12 and under)           FREE

 

Thursday Upgrade                                                   £25 + £0.00 booking fee

VIP Upgrade                                                              £60 + £0.00 booking fee

Alan Edwards Explores The Phenomenon of The Band Reunion

Alan Edwards Explores The Phenomenon of The Band Reunion

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Alan Edwards explores the phenomenon of the band reunion in BBC Four’s Hits, Hype and Hustle: An Insiders Guide To The Music Industry.

“We’re putting the band back together.” It’s a phrase that’s been uttered more and more frequently over the last couple of decades as artists put aside their differences and reform for a whole new generation of fans. Plus it’s very big business, as PR guru Alan Edwards explains as he presents his BBC Four TV show Hits, Hype and Hustle: An Insiders Guide To The Music Industry, which closes the three part series.

 

Alan is the founder of leading PR company The Outside Organisation and one of only three members of the PR Week Hall of Fame. He cut his teeth during the punk era and finds himself transported back to the time during a visit to Blackpool for the Rebellion punk festival, meeting a group of punk fans who quiz him on those original, heady days. The punk flame still burns bright and Alan discusses this with Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock who rejoined the band in the mid 90s in what was a pioneering reunion tour.

 

Alan Edwards said “This was fantastic fun to do and in James and Lorna I had a great team to lead me through it. It’s brilliant to see music covered on TV in a really authentic way. There were some very special moments for me, especially the hours reminiscing with Chris, Clem and Debbie of Blondie as well as Glen from the Pistols. It reminded me that I was actually there at the time!”

 

Alan is himself no stranger to band’s reforming having represented Blondie since the late 70s when he was hired having turned up in the band’s dressing room at Dingwalls, Camden offering to be their PR! His close relationship shines through as lead singer Debbie Harry and drummer Clem Burke open up about what it takes to get back in the room to make new music and perform live with a 40 year legacy and tangled history behind them.

 

Finally, we see how a band can reform without actually ever having to be there. This can be through sound tracking West End Musicals like the hugely successful Bat Out Of Hell or in the case of artists who have passed away like the legendary Roy Orbison, soon to perform a full live tour as a state of the art hologram something that has never been done before …

 

 

 

 

Alan is a regular contributor to TV and Radio, frequently asked to comment on industry issues and the current music scene.  He fronted the BBC’s Music Moguls programme in 2016 looking at the way PR and music are intertwined and builds on that with this latest programme. Beyond music Alan was the resident PR advisor on BBC2’s Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? coaching prospective astronauts on how to deal with the media and public recognition.

 

Hits, Hype and Hustle: An Insiders Guide To The Music Industry airs on BBC 4 at 9pm on Friday 2nd February and will then be available on BBC iPlayer.

Paul Simon- The Farewell Performance

Paul Simon- The Farewell Performance

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Paul Simon - The Farewell Performance

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018 is proud to announce that Paul Simon will close the festival on Sunday 15th July,
 
Joining the bill as special guests are James Taylor & His All-Star Band and Bonnie Raitt.
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General Sale:  9am, Friday 2 February
 
Ticket prices start from £69.95
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Final Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall Headliners Announced for 2018

Final Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall Headliners Announced for 2018

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Final Teen Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall Headliners Announced for 2018

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall announce their final headline acts for 2018; Britain’s biggest reggae band UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, An Evening of Comedy hosted by Russell Howard, multi-Grammy-winning Nile Rodgers & CHIC, The Who star Roger Daltrey, and British rock legends Def Leppard.

 

As founding members of Britain’s biggest reggae band UB40, singer Ali Campbell, second vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue topped the UK singles chart on three occasions, selling over 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe.

 

When UB40 embarked on their Labour Of Love series in 1983, they were keen to tell the world about the songs that they grew up with in Birmingham. They dug deep into the reggae and rock steady rhythms of yesteryear and ended up producing three Labour Of Love albums, spawning hit after hit including the global smash hits ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘Cherry Oh Baby’. Now, with their new album ‘A Real Labour Of Love’ – to be released March 3rd on UMC – they shine a light on classic reggae tracks from the 1980s.

 

Appearing at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time as a trio, UB40 Featuring Ali Astro & Mickey show their support for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Their latest record ‘A Real Labour Of Love’ is dedicated to long-serving trombonist John Johnson, who sadly passed away last year.

 

“We are honoured to be asked to support the Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall. The fantastic work that has been done over the years continues to pay dividends and support a cause that is so worthwhile. We look forward to a great show and seeing you all on the 19th March. Big love Ali, Astro & Mickey”.

 

Russell Howard will host an exciting evening of comedy, continuing the long tradition of the cream of British comedy joining forces for a unique and unforgettable night of laughs. The full line-up will be announced soon.

 

Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multi-Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music.

 

Rodgers formed CHIC 1976 alongside bassist Bernard Edwards. With an unrivalled catalogue of hits such as ‘Everybody Dance’, ‘Le Freak’, ‘Good Times’ and their on-stage chemistry, they are quite simply the ultimate party band. Not content with their own tracks, they have been sampled on Grandmaster Flash’s ‘Rappers Delight’, Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’, Blondie’s ‘Rapture’ and Captain Sensible’s ‘Wot?’. Disbanded in the early 1980s, the rhythm section provided instrumental back-up for Diana Ross’ self-titled album, selling over ten million albums internationally. CHIC reunited in 1989, and continue to be one of the best live acts in the world.
Born in Shepherd’s Bush on 1 March 1944, Roger Daltrey CBE first assembled the group that would become The Who in 1961 while at Acton County School, recruiting John Entwistle and subsequently agreeing to John’s proposal that Pete Townshend should join. In those days Roger, whose daytime job was in a sheet metal factory, even made the band’s guitars, and it was his energy and ambition that drove the

group   during  their     formative years.
Daltrey’s solo career outside of The Who, began in 1973 promoting the single ‘Giving It All Away’ which reached number five in the UK charts. Roger has appeared on stage away from The Who on many occasions, and his 1994 solo concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, with The Juillard Orchestra, was the fastest selling event in the venue’s history.

Since 2000 he has been a patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust. That year, ticket sales and revenue from a DVD and CD of The Who & Friends raised over £1.2 million, and as a result Roger was given a Humanitarian Award in 2003 from Time magazine. The Teenage Cancer Trust shows have now become an established and eagerly awaited annual event at the Albert Hall. In February 2005, Roger was awarded a CBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and good causes.

 

Roger says, “We’re now into our 18th year of Teenage Cancer Trust Shows at the Royal Albert Hall and in that time these concerts have raised well over £25 million, as well as giving the Teenage Cancer Trust a voice to educate the public about the special needs of this group within the NHS., “These incredible shows have played a vital role in making sure the charity can provide specialist support to young people with cancer across the UK, but for every young person Teenage Cancer Trust currently supports, there’s another they can’t. The artists who play these shows and the people who come along to see them will help the charity take big steps towards being able to support every young person who needs them.”

This year’s line up is as varied as ever with our good friends Kasabian making a welcome return as is UB40. Chic featuring the incomparable Nile Rodgers will be making their Royal Albert Hall debut, and Courteeners will be playing a one-off London show celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album. There will also be a special show from me and my band featuring Who hits as well as some songs the Who never played live. Rounding off the week will be Sheffield’s finest Def Leppard playing their first UK show in three years”.

 
Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) – continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that have sold over 100 million copies worldwide and set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.

 

Formed in 1977 in Sheffield, UK, the bands singles and albums have entered the fabric of contemporary music. Albums such as “Hysteria”, “Pyromania” and “Adrenalize” and singles like “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Animal”, “Let’s Get Rocked”, “Two Steps Behind”, “Make Love Like A Man”, “Armageddon it!”, “Slang” and “Photograph” have led Def Leppard to be dubbed “The UK’s greatest arena rock band”.

 

The bands all conquering 1987 “Hysteria” album alone produced seven worldwide hit singles. Def Leppard are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S.A.

 

In January 2018 Def Leppard’s full recording catalogue was made available online for the first time, making them one of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be added to streaming and download platforms. The response was overwhelming with the bands singles and albums entering the charts across the globe and introducing the music of Def Leppard to a whole new generation. On release the band had three albums enter the Top 10 of the iTunes chart.

 

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott says, “When Def Leppard and The Who played together last October, Roger asked us if we’d like to contribute to the Teenage Cancer Trust shows this year. Having performed myself with Roger and The Who at the Shepherds Bush Empire back in 2014 solo it was a no brainer to say yes as a band. It is a privilege and an honour to be involved with such a worthwhile event”.

 

Previously announced for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall are Courteeners and Kasabian.

 

Over 235 artists and comedians have played Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall since 2000, raising over £27 million for young people with cancer. These incredible shows have played a vital role in helping the charity to provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK, making an incredible difference to young people diagnosed with cancer around the country. But for every young person Teenage Cancer Trust currently supports, there’s another they can’t. Every penny they raise goes towards their goal of reaching every young person with cancer who needs them.

 

2018’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, 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.

 

Last year hit new heights with the 100th Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall show, performed, of course, by The Who.  There were also incredible performances by Ed Sheeran, Olly Murs, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a night of comedy hosted by Romesh Ranganathan, plus surprise guest appearances by Michael McIntyre and Noel Gallagher.

 

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall was conceived and curated by the charity’s Honorary Patron Roger Daltrey CBE, the legendary frontman of The Who, and he still plays a vital role in making the shows happen.

 

This year’s shows are once again generously supported by headline sponsors Aldi who are aiming to raise £5m for the charity, alongside associate sponsors American Airlines and Tangle Teezer.

 

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

 

 

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALDI

Monday 19 March – Sunday 25 March 2018

 

Monday 19 March                   UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey

Tuesday 20 March                  An Evening of Comedy hosted by Russell Howard

Wednesday 21 March             Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Thursday 22 March                Roger Daltrey

Friday 23 March                      Courteeners performing St Jude

Saturday 24 March                 Kasabian

Sunday 25 March                    Def Leppard

 

 

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 2nd February from:

Only use official ticket vendors:

www.seetickets.com

www.gigsandtours.com

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ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION

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As one of the most successful composers of the modern era, Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s repertoire includes some of the world’s most celebrated musicals; Sunset Boulevard, Cats, Aspects Of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Starlight Express, The Phantom of The Opera, School of Rock and Love Never Dies – to name but a few.

 

Last year, Lloyd Webber became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four shows running on Broadway concurrently. Two of his shows are currently running in both Broadway and the West End: School Of Rock and The Phantom Of The Opera, with more returning to the UK this year.

 

In celebration of his 70th birthday this March, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION will be available March 16th through UMC / Polydor.

 

The collection is personally curated and overseen by Lloyd Webber to include classics from his earliest work starting with 1968’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat through his most recent School of Rock.

 

Of the new album, Lloyd Webber says,  “I owe everyone involved in putting this compilation together a huge thank you.  A vast amount of thought has evidently gone into selecting tracks from my almost fifty year old career.   This compilation brings back a heap of memories – it has made this ancient composer very happy.  I particularly love the new tracks and of course I love the orchestral suites.   There’s nothing a composer likes more than hearing their melodies played by a cracking orchestra.”

 

Newly recorded songs from superstar artists Nicole Scherzinger (“Memory”, Cats), Gregory Porter (“Light at the End of the Tunnel”, Starlight Express) and Lana Del Rey (“You Must Love Me”, Evita) add to the collection of his cherished works from the past five decades.

 

Of Lloyd Webber, Lana Del Rey says, “Andrew Lloyd Webber has been one of my primary inspirations in music, so to do a cover of one of his songs is a dream.”

 

Gregory Porter also expresses his admiration, “Andrew is an icon of not only musical theatre, but he’s an icon of music, our culture, and of our human experience.”

 

The Cats classic “Memory” by Nicole Scherzinger is available now as an instant grat track. Scherzinger says, “Andrew’s music absolutely influenced me as an artist. I grew up listening to his music. I grew up listening to Jesus Chris Superstar, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, you just know it’s his music when you hear the arrangements, when you hear the strings, the orchestra, the synths.”

 

The set also contains recordings by world-class performers such as Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, Michael Ball, and released for the first time, Beyonce singing “Learn To Be Lonely” from the 2005 Academy Awards with Lloyd Webber accompanying on piano.

 

The fourth disc encompasses a mix of overtures and showstoppers from Lloyd Webber‘s key works, as well as newly created orchestral suites. The five new orchestral suites have been specially prepared from existing recordings to give a précis to Lloyd Webber’s dearest shows, emphasising the grand orchestral aspects of his work. All CDs were mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

 

UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION is available as 2 CD and 4 CD editions. The 4-disc version contains an exclusive 40-page book with a personally penned introduction from Lloyd Webber and more in-depth notes on each track, written by respected theatre critic and Lloyd Webber biographer Michael Coveney, together with personally written tributes from Barbara Streisand and Glenn Close among others.

 

As the most successful composer of musicals in history, Lloyd Webber’s productions have sold more than 330 million tickets worldwide. The Phantom of the Opera is the second longest-running show in West End history. Cats and The Phantom of the Opera are two of Broadway’s four highest grossing shows. In addition to his worldwide sales and audiences, Lloyd Webber has been recognised by critics and peers with numerous accolades and awards including seven Oliviers, seven Tonys, three Grammys, one Golden Globe and an Oscar.

 

Also in celebration of his 70th birthday, Lloyd Webber’s new autobiography UNMASKED, will be released on March 6th by Harper Collins.  Written entirely in his own words, Lloyd Webber recounts his fascinating life and remarkable career. A natural storyteller, with his signature humour and self-deprecating tone, Lloyd Webber shares the details of his early personal and professional years, including his early artistic influences. He takes stock of his achievements, the twists of fate and circumstance, which brought him both success and disappointment, and the passions that inspire and sustain him.

 

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER ‘UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION’

TRACKLISTING:

 

CD ONE
01 SUPERSTAR • MURRAY HEAD & THE TRINIDAD SINGERS
02 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA • SARAH BRIGHTMAN & MICHAEL CRAWFORD
03 OH WHAT A CIRCUS • ANTONIO BANDERAS & MADONNA

04 LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING • MICHAEL BALL
05 STICK IT TO THE MAN • ALEX BRIGHTMAN & THE BROADWAY CAST OF SCHOOL OF ROCK
06 MEMORY* • NICOLE SCHERZINGER

07 NO MATTER WHAT • BOYZONE

08 WITH ONE LOOK • BARBRA STREISAND
09 BUENOS AIRES • GLEE CAST

10 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA • JULIE COVINGTON
11 TAKE THAT LOOK OFF YOUR FACE • MARTI WEBB

12 I’M HOPELESS WHEN IT COMES TO YOU • JOANNA RIDING
13 LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL* • GREGORY PORTER

14 THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT • MICHAEL CRAWFORD
15 GETHSEMANE ( I ONLY WANT TO SAY) • IAN GILLAN

16 ANY DREAM WILL DO • DONNY OSMOND
17 AMIGOS PARA SIEMPRE • SARAH BRIGHTMAN & JOSÉ CARRERAS

18 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM • YVONNE ELLIMAN

 

CD TWO
01 AS IF WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE • GLENN CLOSE

02 THEME AND VARIATIONS 1-4 • ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
03 UNEXPECTED SONG • SARAH BRIGHTMAN

04 YOU MUST LOVE ME* • LANA DEL REY
05 EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT • YVONNE ELLIMAN, IAN GILLAN & MURRAY HEAD
06 THE VAULTS OF HEAVEN • TOM JONES & THE SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS
07 ANOTHER SUITCASE IN ANOTHER HALL • MADONNA

08 YOU’RE IN THE BAND • BROADWAY CAST OF SCHOOL OF ROCK

09 IT’S EASY FOR YOU • ELVIS PRESLEY

10 COLD • THE EVERLY BROTHERS
11 COME BACK WITH THE SAME LOOK • DENISE VAN OUTEN

12 I AM THE STARLIGHT* • MICA PARIS & GEORGE URE
13 MR. MISTOFFELEES • PAUL NICHOLAS

14 TELL ME ON A SUNDAY • MICHAEL CRAWFORD
15 THINK OF ME • EMMY ROSSUM & PATRICK WILSON

16 RAINBOW HIGH • ELAINE PAIGE
17 ALL I ASK OF YOU • CLIFF RICHARD & SARAH BRIGHTMAN
18 WISHING YOU WERE SOMEHOW HERE AGAIN (LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL) • SIERRA BOGGESS
BONUS TRACK LEARN TO BE LONELY* (LIVE AT THE OSCARS) • BEYONCÉ & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

 

CD THREE
01 JACOB & SONS/COAT OF MANY COLOURS • JANET METZ, DONNY OSMOND, MICHAEL FLETCHER & THE CANADIAN CAST

02 CLOSE EVERY DOOR • DONNY OSMOND

03 HEAVEN ON THEIR MINDS* (LIVE – ARENA TOUR) • TIM MINCHIN
04 KING HEROD’S SONG • ALICE COOPER

05 SKIMBLESHANKS • KEN WELLS & THE ORIGINAL LONDON CAST OF CATS

06 MACAVITY: THE MYSTERY CAT • WENDY EDMEAD & DONNA KING
07 YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD • STEPHEN WARD ORIGINAL LONDON CAST
08 I’D BE SURPRISINGLY GOOD FOR YOU • ELENA ROGER & PHILIP QUAST

09 EVERMORE WITHOUT YOU • MARTIN CREWES

10 I BELIEVE MY HEART • DUNCAN JAMES & KEEDIE
11 IF ONLY YOU WOULD LISTEN • THE BROADWAY CAST OF SCHOOL OF ROCK
12 SING • MILITARY WIVES

13 HOSANNA • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LONDON CAST
14 HOSANNA • PLÁCIDO DOMINGO, SARAH BRIGHTMAN & THE CHOIR OF WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL
15 PIE JESU • SARAH BRIGHTMAN & PAUL MILES-KINGSTON
16 BY JEEVES • STEVEN PACEY, SIMON DAY & NICHOLAS HAVERSON

17 WHERE DID THE ROCK GO?* • FLORENCE ANDREWS

 

CD FOUR
01 PHANTOM PHANTASY† • ORIGINAL LONDON ORCHESTRA

02 MASQUERADE • ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE CAST
03 ’TIL I HEAR YOU SING • RAMIN KARIMLOO

04 LOVE NEVER DIES ORCHESTRAL SUITE† • ORIGINAL LONDON ORCHESTRA

05LOVE NEVER DIES•SIERRA BOGGESS

06THE BEAUTY UNDERNEATH*•BEN LEWIS & CASEY LYONS
07 VARIATIONS ON VARIATIONS† • ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
08 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR OVERTURE • ORIGINAL JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR ORCHESTRA
09 OVERTURE AND THE BEAUTIFUL GAME† • ORIGINAL CAST AND ORCHESTRA FROM THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
10 IF THIS IS WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR • JOSIE WALKER

11 CATS OVERTURE • THE ORIGINAL LONDON ORCHESTRA

12 THE JELLICLE BALL • CATS MOTION PICTURE ORCHESTRA

13 SUNSET SUITE† • ORIGINAL BROADWAY ORCHESTRA

14 SUNSET BOULEVARD • KEVIN ANDERSON

15 ASPECTS OF ASPECTS • ORCHESTER DER VEREINIGTEN BUEHNEN WIEN

16 SEEING IS BELIEVING • MICHAEL BALL & SARAH BRIGHTMAN

17 ANYTHING BUT LONELY • SARAH BRIGHTMAN

REWIND FESTIVAL 2018: 10 YEARS OF CELEBRATING THE BEST OF THE 80s

REWIND FESTIVAL 2018: 10 YEARS OF CELEBRATING THE BEST OF THE 80s

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Rewind Festival has announced the epic line up for their 10 year anniversary extravaganza with more acts on the bill and vibrant entertainment than ever before across nine days. Legendary acts confirmed to perform include The Jacksons, Kool & The Gang, Status Quo, OMD and Bonnie Tyler.

 

Ever since Rewind made its glittery debut at Henley-on-Thames in 2009, over 140 acts have graced the stage playing countless hours of hits that have soundtracked and shaped a generation. As of 2014, the hugely popular festival has expanded to three different locations, rapidly becoming the highlight of the year for thousands of devoted fans.

 

Rewind has celebrated the careers of beloved legends such as Rick Astley, Bananarama, Jason Donovan, Kim Wilde, Boy George, and many more. This year’s line up sees the return of the stars who graced the stage at the inaugural festival including Kim Wilde, Midge Ure, Nik Kershaw, Heaven 17, Billy Ocean, Howard Jones, T’Pau, Doctor and The Medics, and China Crisis.

 

Kim Wilde said: “I always look forward to the amazing Rewind audiences, still loving the 80s and making us all feel 21 again! Rewind have always made sure the audience comes first, and have created a safe and fun playground for families and people of all ages. The atmosphere at Rewind is the best I’ve ever experienced and I’m always so proud to be on stage singing with all the artistes who’s records I still have in my vinyl collection. Happy 10 Years Rewind, you’ve done us all proud!”

 

Nik Kershaw said: “I’ve loved being part of the Rewind family and am thrilled to be performing at this year’s 10th anniversary gathering on Temple Island Meadows. Happy birthday Rewind South. Let’s make it a big one!”

 

Francis Rossi of Status Quo said: “The band are big fans of the Rewind Festivals, there’s always a great atmosphere and a welcoming crowd, so we can’t wait to take to the stage at Rewind Scotland and play some of everyone’s favourite Quo classics! See you there!”

 

Toyah Willcox said: “There is nothing quite like Rewind. The atmosphere is electric every time. So many brilliant artists on one stage in front of the happiest, bopping festivalgoers. My favourite memories? Holly Johnson, Marc Almond, Jimmy Somerville, The Quo and many more. I’ve played many times and loved every moment, but Henley 2016 will always stick in my mind. On one of the rare occasions it rained, to witness 20,000 umbrellas pogoing up and down was a joy! Rewind proves great music is eternal.”

 

Carol Decker of T’Pau,said: “In 2009 I performed at the very first ever Rewind Festival in Henley on Thames. It was so exciting to help launch a new festival celebrating the fantastic era T’pau was so much a part of. I live locally so it was a very special, personal experience. My children aged 10 and 7 at the time came on stage with me and waved to their school friends and neighbours. I am delighted to take the stage again in 2018 and celebrate Rewind’s 10th anniversary.”

 

Howard Jones said: “I always look forward to playing the Rewind festivals. The fans give all the artists such a warm reception. I’ve seen so many brilliant performances over the years; The Boomtown Rats and Heaven 17 to name just two and I look forward to many more this year!”

 

The Doctor of Doctor & The Medics said: “Performing at Rewind is always phenomenal, but I have also been lucky enough to compere at a number of them. As compere, you get time to really know the crowd, crew, artists and everyone involved. The overwhelming feeling you get is one of togetherness with a unique energy and vibrancy that makes it very special to be part of. From the stage, the crowd presents an amazing spectacle; so much so that a new word has entered the English vocabulary… Rewinders! And I am proud to be amongst them. So come and Rewind with us!”

 

There is no decade like the 80s – the music, the fashion, the energy and spirit continue to influence every facet of popular culture. Its impact has never been more profound than now in the festival’s tenth year.

 

Event organiser, Katt Alexander at Broadwick Live says: “The Rewind team is really excited to stage the 10th edition of the festival, and celebrate our birthday up and down the country at all three festivals with our fantastic crowd. With a line up packed full of iconic artists proving that this music really is forever, 2018’s events promise to build on the huge popularity of the festival to date. Alongside favourite music, we will be taking the festival to new heights with more performances, entertainment and experiences than ever before.” 

LED ZEPPELIN Live Album How The West Was Won To Be Reissued With New Remastering Supervised By Jimmy Page

LED ZEPPELIN Live Album How The West Was Won To Be Reissued With New Remastering Supervised By Jimmy Page

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LED ZEPPELIN Live Album How The West Was Won To Be Reissued With New Remastering Supervised By Jimmy Page

Including The Album’s Debut Release On Vinyl And Blu-ray Audio, Along With Super Deluxe Boxed Set, CD, And Digital Versions

On September 7, 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant first took the stage together in Gladsaxe, Denmark. Then billed as “The New Yardbirds,” the band would assemble in the studio for the first time later that month to start recording their debut album as Led Zeppelin, and rock ‘n’ roll would never be the same again. Before the band’s 50th Anniversary celebration officially begins in September, Led Zeppelin will continue their reissue campaign with a new edition of their celebrated live album How The West Was Won, originally released in 2003, featuring newly remastered audio, which was done under the supervision of Jimmy Page. Details of additional Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary releases and events will be announced later this year.

HOW THE WEST WAS WON will be released on March 23 in multiple formats from Atlantic/Swan Song, including the first ever vinyl and Blu-ray Audio editions (with the Blu-ray containing hi-res 5.1 surround sound).

  • CD – Remastered audio on three CDs.
  • Vinyl – Remastered audio on four 180-gram vinyl LPs.
  • Blu-Ray Audio – 96kHz/24 bit 5.1 (DTS-HD Master Audio Surround) and stereo mixes (PCM Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo).
  • Streaming & Digital Download – Remastered audio.

Super Deluxe Boxed Set

o   Remastered audio on three CDs and four 180-gram vinyl LPs.

o   DVD of album in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and PCM Stereo, plus photo gallery.

o   High-def download card of all stereo audio content at 96kHz/24 bit.

o   A book filled with rare and previously unpublished photos of the band at each of the concert locations, plus memorabilia and ephemera.

o   High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

HOW THE WEST WAS WON highlights the best performances from Led Zeppelin’s legendary concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25 and 27, 1972. Melded together and sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end, the three-CD and four-LP collections capture the band at the height of its formidable powers. Standouts include a 25-plus minute version of “Dazed And Confused” and a 21-minute medley based around “Whole Lotta Love.” The performances also capture the band introducing songs from its then-unreleased album Houses Of The Holy, which would be released nine months later.

AEG PRESENTS LAUNCHES FIRST OFFICE IN FRANCE

AEG PRESENTS LAUNCHES FIRST OFFICE IN FRANCE

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AEG PRESENTS LAUNCHES FIRST OFFICE IN FRANCE

AEG Presents, the live music division of global entertainment company, AEG, announced today (Wednesday 24th January) the opening of their first office in France. The creation of an AEG Presents office in the country builds on their already impressive track record in the UK and marks a key expansion into one of Europe’s most important and vibrant markets for live music. Operating out of Paris, the team will be led by leading promoting executive, Arnaud Meersseman, who will report directly to the CEOs of AEG Presents London, Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope.

 

Meersseman’s career in live music promotion began in 2004 and has seen him work with some of the leading music promoters in France, staging shows for the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Ray, Major Lazer and A$AP Rocky. In 2016 he became Managing Director of the MIALA/Fimalac group. He begins leading AEG Presents France effective immediately with a remit to develop and grow a promotions business centred on the thriving French music scene, while at the same time actively supporting AEG’s international roster of touring artists.

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Since entering the UK market more than a decade ago, AEG Presents have built a strong presence across concert touring, festivals and venues. In 2017 alone, AEG promoted over 800 live events in the UK. Through festivals such as Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, AEG has brought a new level of world-class talent and outstanding customer experience to this world-renowned central London location. The venue portfolio for AEG Presents includes the iconic Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith (jointly owned with partner, CTS Eventim). Through a multi-million pound refurbishment completed last year, AEG Presents continues to proudly deliver a level of excellence across the live event space in the UK to meet, and often exceed, the needs of today’s music fans.

 

The creation of AEG Presents France follows AEG’s significant investment in the Accors Hotel Arena in Paris, as well as the recent acquisition of the highly regarded Rock En Seine festival (jointly acquired with French media investment group, LNEI).

 

Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope, joint CEO’s AEG Presents said The live music scene in France is incredibly vibrant and one we very much admire and it’s a real privilege to be able to set up our Paris office. In Arnaud we have a highly experienced leader and look forward to achieving great things together.”

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Arnaud Meersseman, General Manager and VP of AEG Presents France said “I’ve worked with Toby and Steve since they became involved in Rock en Seine and I’m very proud and excited to become part of the AEG Presents team with this new venture. I have always considered AEG to be best in class in developing venues and festivals that both meet the needs of today’s consumers and in the development of the Hyde Park festival build something truly befitting of the London Park, I am looking forward to taking this passion for excellence into the French market and I’m confident we can do some excellent work with both international and French artists as the new office gets underway.”

 

For further information:

 

Nick Caley

The Outside Organisation

Y Not Festival Unveil New Site For 2018

Y Not Festival Unveil New Site For 2018

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Y Not Festival Unveil New Site For 2018

Y Not Festival are delighted to unveil its new location for 2018. The improved site will be on Aston Hill Farm, which is adjacent to the previous site on Mouldridge Lane. The festival will still take place in the unbeatable setting of the Peak District, and the benefits of the location include clearer routes for festival goers and improved access for service vehicles.

 

In addition to the site change, Y Not have continued their ongoing communications on improvements that are being made, following on from their 2018 Manifesto. This is regarding the site, the staffing, security and traffic management. The updated pledges will ensure this year’s festival will be at the highest standards for all Y Not customers.

 

Y Not Festival 2018 pledges are as follows:

 

“As part of our plans for the 2018 festival, we promised that we’d keep you in the loop with the changes and improvements we were making.

 

We’ve been working really hard to make sure that when you join us in July, it’s the best Y Not it can possibly be. And it seems like a good time to give you an update on everything.

 

The Site

First and foremost, Y Not will be moving…next door. The drive and route to the festival will be exactly the same. We’re still based in Pikehall in the beautiful Peak District, but the new site will be the field next to the old one.

 

The new site allows us to address some of the challenges of the previous site location.

 

The new position increases the suitability and improves the number of access points for vehicles. This means better access for service vehicles (when clearing waste), emergency and site vehicles, whilst also providing better access for festival goers arriving at the festival.

 

This move has also allowed us to think about the layout and position of campsites in relation to the arena. The new site will have very clear routes between the campsites and arena for all festival goers, ensuring that wherever you are camped; your journey into the arenas will be as quick and easy as possible.

 

We will be releasing further information and a full site map in the near future.

 

Traffic Management

The new site has car parks immediately accessible from the A5102, providing multiple access routes to improve the flow of traffic. More access routes will allow for traffic to be moved quickly and reduce ground stress on limited access points.

 

Security

As part of our ongoing improvement of general site security, we’re excited to be working alongside Showsec; an award-winning event and venue security specialist. We will also be implementing CCTV around the site.

 

We’re expanding our level of Steel Shield fencing for particularly exposed areas of the site. These are taller and stronger perimeters that make the campsites considerably more secure. Alongside this, we have increased roaming patrols around the perimeter of the festival.

 

Staff

This year, we will be increasing personnel and management structure on site so that there will be more staff than ever before. We are also reviewing the way the way that staff and volunteers are briefed, so that all staff representing Y Not are ready and able to assist to the best of their ability.

 

Once again, thank you all so much for your patience and continued loyalty. We’re really excited by the improvements to Y Not and will have more updates with you soon. And we promise to keep all of you in the loop throughout the year!

 

Love Y Not x

 

Of the site change and Y Not’s pledges for 2018, festival organiser

Simon Mawbey says, “We understand how important it is to keep the public informed every step of the way and so we hope they are reassured by the improvements being made for this year, including our new site at Aston Hill Farm.”

 

Y Not Festival will take place 27th-29th July. Y Not 2018 tickets will be back on sale in the coming weeks, along with their line up announcement. In the meantime, Pre-Payment plan tickets are still available on their website: http://www.ynotfestivals.co.uk/tickets/

 

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO OPEN NBC’S SUPER BOWL LII

CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO OPEN NBC’S SUPER BOWL LII

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO OPEN NBC'S SUPER BOWL LII

Carrie will open NBC’s Super Bowl LII on February 4 with a video filmed last year for her anthemic song, “The Champion,”. Underwood, who has been the face and voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football show open for the last five seasons, co-wrote “The Champion” last year with Brett James, Chris DeStefano, and Christopher Bridges PKA Ludacris, who Underwood asked to collaborate on the event song produced by Jim Jonsin. NBC Sports will also incorporate “The Champion” into its coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
“When we met with Carrie last year to discuss the Super Bowl open, we each brought ideas. Carrie presented first. After she spoke, we looked at each other and said ‘that’s the one,’” said Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of NBC Sunday Night Football and the network’s Super Bowl LII presentation. “Later on, our Olympics producers listened to ‘The Champion’ and decided that it would be a perfect complement for our Winter Games coverage. We are excited to highlight ‘The Champion’ in two events on the global stage in February.”
“When we were writing ‘The Champion,’ our main focus was to celebrate athletes at the top of their game, but we also wanted the song to resonate with people in their everyday lives,” explains Carrie Underwood.  “We hope the lyrics will inspire people to push themselves beyond their limits to conquer anything they are trying to accomplish or overcome. There’s a champion in every single one of us!”
Ludacris says, “It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carrie for this inspirational song.”