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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jimmy Buffett Announces UK Show for 2019

Jimmy Buffett Announces UK Show for 2019

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Jimmy Buffett Announces UK Show for 2019

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

For Further Information Contact;

Julian Stockton at The Outside Organisation

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

MelodyVR launches exclusive event with Liam Payne

MelodyVR launches exclusive event with Liam Payne

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MelodyVR’s first live Virtual Reality Broadcast from a secret London location

The event will be presented to Liam’s fans around the world from today (7th Dec) and consists of a secret headline show in London, as well as a cutting-edge VR broadcast which will be available across the world via MelodyVR, in stunning virtual reality. The intimate performance will be available to attend by a limited number of Liam’s fans in London and to an unlimited number of users in VR worldwide.

A small number of tickets to attend the show in person, will be available free-of-charge to Liam’s fans via the MelodyVR website. On-the-night, utilising unique proprietary technology developed exclusively in-house by MelodyVR, the company will deliver a simultaneous VR broadcast of the performance to Liam’s fans around the world. The interactive music performance, featuring MelodyVR’s unique ‘jump spot’ technology will allow fans to control their own experience at the event, by choosing their own location within the venue, a world first for MelodyVR and the global superstar. The technology will broadcast the experience in a previously unseen quality for VR and replicates the feeling of genuinely being there with a 360-degree view.

To experience the show at home you’ll need an Oculus Go or Samsung GearVR headset with the MelodyVR app installed and an internet connection. On Wednesday 19th December at 8pm GMT, fans can launch the MelodyVR app, select Liam Payne from the home screen and will be right there on stage with Liam.

Liam, who has been working with MelodyVR over the past twelve months, will not only host fans at this unique event, but also will release groundbreaking immersive content via the platform throughout 2019 and beyond.

Liam Payne said “I can’t wait for this show. For those who are going to be there on the night, it’s going to be amazing… but the fact there will be people from right across the globe watching the live stream via MelodyVR makes it extra special.”

MelodyVR is currently available in the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium.

MelodyVR has worked with hundreds of artists including Post Malone, The Chainsmokers, Niall Horan and Bebe Rexha to deliver music fans on-demand virtual reality experiences via the MelodyVR app, this first Live in VR event begins the next chapter, where music fans get unprecedented access to exciting events as they happen, real-time.  More to come in 2019…

You can purchase an Oculus Go headset at www.oculus.com/go, Amazon, John Lewis or Currys PC World.

Anthony Matchett CEO of MelodyVR said “This is a hugely exciting moment for MelodyVR. We truly believe that virtual reality has the power to connect artists with fans like never before. It has been a pleasure working with Liam and we’re thrilled to be bringing his headline performance in London, exclusively to fans around the world via our platform in Virtual Reality. It’s a pleasure to invite fans both in-London and across the globe to experience this amazing event – as well as a whole lot more in 2019.

MelodyVR will be making available exclusive content from the show over the festive period with more to come in 2019.

JAMES ANNOUNCE MARCH 2019 UK TOUR

JAMES ANNOUNCE MARCH 2019 UK TOUR

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JAMES ANNOUNCE MARCH 2019 UK TOUR

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

LIVING IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES TOUR

Supported by JAMES – A SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SET

 

Wednesday 06 March          Margate Winter Gardens                              

Thursday 07 March               Bath Forum                                                                    

Saturday 09 March               London Royal Albert Hall                              

Monday 11 March                Cambridge Corn Exchange                            

Tuesday 12 March                Nottingham Royal Concert Hall                                

Thursday 14 March               Southampton O2 Guildhall                           

Friday 15 March                    Stoke-On-Trent Victoria Hall                        

Sunday 17 March                  Newcastle City Hall                                       

Monday 18 March                Edinburgh Usher Hall                                    

Wednesday 20 March         Carlisle Sands Centre                                    

Thursday 21 March              Birmingham O2 Academy                             

Friday 22 March                    Hull Bonus Arena                                          

 

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

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

Praise for ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’:

 

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

 

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

 

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

“James remain urgent and contemporary” – MOJO

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

 

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

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

“They’re sparkling” – Q

‘A vibrant statement of continuing intent’ – Financial Times

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

“Undeniably impressive” – Evening Standard

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Reviews for All Points East 2018:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

All Points East

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www.allpointseastfestival.com

 

Tickets

On sale Friday 7th December 9am

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

 

Ticket Prices: 

£59.95                   General Admission

£99.95                   All Points VIP

 

Multi-day pricing – via AXS & Festicket only

£54.95                   General Admission

£94.95                   All Points VIP

 

Notes To Editors

Press Contacts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS HEADLINE ALL POINTS EAST 2019

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS HEADLINE ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS HEADLINE ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reviews for All Points East 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

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

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

Official ticket vendors:

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

TICKETS

Barclaycard Presale – 9am Monday December 3rd

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

 

General Sale – 9am Friday December 7th

http://axs.com/uk/events/357558/florence-the-machine-tickets/promopage/13934?skin=bst

 

Ticket prices start at £65.00

 

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@BSTHydepark

 

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ALFIE BOE  Scores his fifth top 10 solo UK album

ALFIE BOE Scores his fifth top 10 solo UK album

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Alfie Boe claims his fifth top 10 album as a solo artist in the UK chart, in at number 10 this week, with the release of his vibrant and instantly classic album As Time Goes By via Decca Records.

As Time Goes By celebrates the golden era of music from the 30s and 40s, a time that is often overlooked. Since the charts inception in 1956, surprisingly many of the best-known tunes featured on the album had never made it to into the top 10. Classics such as ‘Moonlight Serenade’ hadn’t charted since 1976 and ‘Sing Sing Sing’ was last in at 1971. Now Alfie brings these beautiful songs to the charts of the 21st century.

Alfie has created a lane of his own in a chart week that not only sees pop artists Take That, Little Mix and Rita Ora in the top 10 but is also the highest volume week of the year! He has previously has achieved four top 10 albums as a solo artist; Bring Him Home (2009), Alfie (2011), Storyteller (2012) and Trust (2013).

Since then he’s also had two recent UK #1 albums under his belt for albums Together (2016) and Together Again (2017), made with his great friend Michael Ball.

Alfie says, “I’m delighted to have my record reach the top 10. It’s been a project of love, these are the songs I grew up listening to so it’s been an honour to record them for my own album. I’m very excited to start performing them live next year!”

 

Next year he’ll be taking the new record on a huge UK tour, kicking off in Cardiff on 18th March, followed by a series of shows in some of the UK’s most stunning venues including the Liverpool Philharmonic, Brighton Dome and before coming to a close at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 17th April. Tickets on sale now Alfie-boe.com

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*general on sale prices may differ

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents comments:

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

 

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

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

 

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

Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TICKETS

Barclaycard Presale – 9am Tuesday November 27th

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

 

General Sale 9am Friday November 30th

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

 

General Admission – £75.00

Primary Entry – £85.00

Gold Circle – £169.95

Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden – £249.95

The Terrace – £299.95

Diamond – £299.95

 

 

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Three brand new artists join Melody VR

Three brand new artists join Melody VR

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MelodyVR is pleased to announce three brand new exciting artists joining their virtual reality music platform, further expanding their already broad range of artists on offer.  American alternative rock band Pixies, the London Symphony Orchestra and British songwriter Jacob Banks will be all available to experience in VR for the very first time from today (22nd Nov).
Filmed at their acclaimed BlueDot Festival headline show in 2017, Pixies fans across the globe now have the chance to relive the magic of that night, on stage, behind the drum kit or in the crowd, with the legendary rockers performing their hit singles, Where Is My Mind?, Here Comes My Mind, and Debaser. 
Audiences can now experience the Barbican Hall in a completely different light, with a special performance by the London Symphony Orchestra. Filmed during their celebratory Steve Reich at 80 concert with Kristjan Järvi, which combined a performance from Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda and Principal Trumpet Philip Cobb.
Becky Lees, Head of LSO Live said:  ‘From the Orchestra’s beginnings in 1904 to the launch of LSO Live at the turn of the millennium, the LSO has always had a pioneering attitude, and we’re truly delighted to be launching this concert with kindred spirits MelodyVR’.
 
Filmed at 02 Kentish Town Forum, emerging British star Jacob Banks is set to re-energize soul music as he fills venues with his commanding voice and topical songwriting, on a tour that was extended due to huge popular demand. Now fans can experience from the comfort of their own home on MelodyVR.

MelodyVR was recently announced as the music platform featured in the Oculus GO Facebook Christmas ad campaign. Featuring superstar rapper Wiz Khalifa, the campaign will air throughout the 2018 holiday season across TV, Cinema and Out of home – to promote Facebook’s VR device, Oculus GO, putting virtual reality firmly in the consumer spotlight this Christmas.

Watch advert here https://youtu.be/C4j9flJh_dw
Founded in 2014, and launched in May this year, MelodyVR have created VR experiences with over 650 different artists including The Who, KISS, Kaiser Chiefs, Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalafia, Post Malone and Niall Horan.
Bang Bang Romeo announce debut album ‘ A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy’

Bang Bang Romeo announce debut album ‘ A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy’

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Bang Bang Romeo announce debut album ' A Heartbreaker's Guide To The Galaxy'

The UK’s hottest rising trio Bang Bang Romeo have today announced their debut album ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy‘ with celebratory Christmas shows in their hometown of Doncaster.

The album is now available to pre-order for a release date of 14th June 2019, on CD, marble coloured vinyl and with ticket and merch bundle combinations. Order here:
https://bangbangromeo.tmstor.es/   

Melding sound from powerful soulful blues, to riffing heavy rock, to delicate vulnerable pop ballads and stomping rock and roll Bang Bang Romeo leave no territory untouched with their invasion onto the music scene. 

Frontwoman Anastasia ‘Stars’ Walker commented:
“We would like to invite you to the first stop in our universe.
To worlds of runaways and natural born astronauts. To favourite bad decisions under blood red skies, star crossed species and hurricanes gunning for war. The adventure begins…” 

Stars – Bang Bang Romeo 

Bang Bang Romeo are the first UK signing to Eleven Seven Label Group and will be released on Allen Kovac’s Five Seven imprint.

Recorded in Birmingham, New York and Los Angeles, the band have worked with a roster of industry heavyweights on the album, including producers and co-writers Nick Furlong (Avicii, All Time Low), American Authors guitarist James Shelley and his production partner Michel Heyaca (Tinashe, Nick Jonas), New York’s Heavy (Goo Goo Dolls), and the UK’s Red Line Music team. Meanwhile, the record has been mixed by Grammy winner Mark Needham (The Killers, The 1975), and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Arctic Monkeys, Beastie Boys, The Clash).

Artwork was designed by drummer Rich Gartland who bought the band’s concept to life with a stunning celestial scene which nods to each song on the record, comments Rich:
“ Since day one we’ve drawn, designed, created all of our single artworks, and with our debut we really wanted to continue that and show our artistic desires not just in music, but in design too. Ever wondered what a song would look like if it was a place? There’s little “Easter Eggs” hidden in there, with nods to things that link to us, and things in our lives that influenced the writing of the songs.” Rich Gartland – Bang Bang Romeo

Earlier this year the band signed to the Eleven Seven Label Group (home to the likes of Papa Roach, Nelly Furtado, and Nikki Sixx’s Sixx:A.M.), played festivals up and down the country with a highlight main stage performance at Isle Of Wight Festival‘s huge 50th birthday celebrations and bagged themselves a stadium tour supporting pop icon P!nk for summer 2019.
Their Isle of Wight performance was broadcast by SKY ARTS and included in the BBC ONE Documentary ‘50 Years of The Isle of Wight Festival’.

They will be ending this year with two London dates and a pair of celebratory hometown shows.

Tracklist for ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy’:

  1. Intro
  2. Cemetery
  3. Shame On You
  4. Bag Of Bones
  5. Chemical
  6. Adore Me
  7. You & I
  8. Invitation
  9. You Scared The Love Out Of Me
  10. Runaway
  11. Over My Dead Body
  12. Natural Born Astronaut
  13. Outro

Bonus Track: Beautiful World

Praise for BBR: 

“Biggest crowd for an opening act on the main stage in the history of the festival” – John Giddings, Solo Music Agency/Isle of Wight Festival
“They sound just like a Tarantino soundtrack” – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Gutsy rock and roll collides with Northern Soul” – Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6
“Grand, scintillating bar-rock that could open up the heavens based off the magnitude of Anastasia ‘Stars’ Walker’s voice alone” – Billboard
“She is amazing, her voice is next level” – Tom Grennan, Recording Artist
“The most formidable front woman I’ve seen, talk about charisma, presence and a voice to match” – Gordon Smart, Radio X

Album Preorder:  https://bangbangromeo.tmstor.es/

Follow Bang Bang Romeo:
Website: https://www.bangbangromeo.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbromeo/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BangBangRomeo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bangbangromeo/ 

UK Tour dates as follows:

2018
Thursday 22 November: Nambucca, London (Red Stripe/ This Feeling TV)
Wednesday 28 November: Pirate Studios, London
Thursday 6 December: Ticket Master Lates, London
Friday 21 December: The Leopard, Doncaster
Saturday 22 December: The Leopard, Doncaster

2019

Thursday 20 June:  Principality Stadium, Cardiff *supporting P!nk*
Saturday 22 June:  Hampden Park, Glasgow *supporting P!nk*
Tuesday 25 June:  Anfield Stadium, Liverpool *supporting P!nk*
Saturday 29 June:  Wembley Stadium, London *supporting P!nk*
Sunday 30 June: Wembley Stadium, London *supporting P!nk*

SARAH VALENTINE – Publicist
sarah.valentine@outside-org.co.uk

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited Acquire Music Catalogue

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited Acquire Music Catalogue

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited Acquire Music Catalogue

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a music catalogue from Jason Boyd, a US-based songwriter and producer better known by his professional name Poo Bear. Poo Bear has collaborated, and had Top 10 hits, with some of the biggest artists over the last 20 years, including Usher, David Guetta, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Fifth Harmony, Jennifer Lopez and Skrillex, but is best known as one of Justin Bieber’s closest collaborators.

Poo Bear co-wrote 9 out of 13 songs on Bieber’s hugely successful album Purpose, which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide and is one of the biggest selling albums in the UK at over 5 times platinum (over 1.5 million copies sold). The catalogue includes “What Do You Mean?”, which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide and has been Number 1 in more than 25 countries, “Where Are You Now?”, which has sold over 9 million copies, and most significantly the English language version of Despacito, known as “Despacito (Justin Bieber Remix)” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which was Number 1 in over 50 countries and was the 2018 Grammy Awards Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year as well as the Billboard Music Awards Song Of The Year, and is tied for the longest running Billboard Hot 100 #1 of all time.

The Company will acquire a 100% interest in the catalogue, which comprises 214 songs in total, including all of the aforementioned titles.

Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said:

“It’s fortuitous to be able to acquire a song catalogue of this importance so early in its life. Poo Bear is an extraordinary young man whose songs have not only been Number 1 and won Grammy Awards but also have a long life in front of them. In a streaming world that is growing every day his songs are at the forefront, Despacito on its own was Number 1 in more than 50 countries and is one of those truly rare songs that has united the globe. I’m delighted to welcome him to the Hipgnosis Songs Family.”

Poo Bear said:

“I’m extremely honoured and blessed to join forces with Merck, Nile, The Dream and Hipgnosis. This is something I’ve been working towards for 22 years and I finally feel confident and comfortable that I’m doing this deal with the best company in the business. It’s beyond the money, it’s the assurance that my catalogue will be respected and taken to even greater heights of success.”

 

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DAVID BOWIE ‘LET’S DANCE’ NILE RODGERS’ STRING VERSION AND DEMO AVAILABLE NOW

DAVID BOWIE ‘LET’S DANCE’ NILE RODGERS’ STRING VERSION AND DEMO AVAILABLE NOW

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DAVID BOWIE ‘LET’S DANCE’ NILE RODGERS' STRING VERSION AND DEMO AVAILABLE NOW

Thirty-six years after he originally recorded the track LET’S DANCE Nile Rodgers has produced a very special orchestrated version which is featured on the newly released album 80’s SYMPHONIC.
Speaking about this new version Nile commented “My work with David Bowie and specifically “Let’s Dance” is sacrosanct to me so when I was asked to add orchestration to the original recording I approached it with extreme trepidation. In fact my only concern was to protect David’s artistic vision and integrity. In the end I’m very grateful that we did this, as I believe anyone who loves the original will be excited by it. I’m certain David would approve from above”.

Also featured on the digital single is an alternate version of the original demo which was recorded on the 19th December, 1982 at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland. This version features a spoken intro from Bowie joking that if Nile or the band make any mistakes he’ll fine them just like James Brown would do to his band.

 

1. LET’S DANCE (Nile Rodgers’ String Version) (Radio Edit) (4.10)
(David Bowie)
Originally produced by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
Original recording engineered by Bob Clearmountain for Fast Forward Productions.
Nile Rodgers’ String Version: Orchestrated, arranged and produced by Nile Rodgers
Associate Producer: Russell Graham
Engineered By Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.
Mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent
2. LET’S DANCE (Demo) (Radio Edit) (4.30)
(David Bowie)
Produced by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
Arranged by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
Mixed by Nile Rodgers and Russell Graham at Le Crib Studios, November 2017
Recorded on 19th December, 1982 at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland by David Richards
Mastered by Ray Staff at AIR Studios with thanks to Cicely Balston

LET’S DANCE is available now on Parlophone 

80’s SYMPHONIC is available now on Warner Music / Rhino Entertainment
BON IVER TO HEADLINE THE FINAL DAY OF  ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

All Points East

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www.allpointseastfestival.com

 

Tickets

On sale Friday 16th Nov 9am

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


Notes To Editors

Press Contacts

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Aled Jones and Russell Watson announce 2019 UK Tour

Aled Jones and Russell Watson announce 2019 UK Tour

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Aled Jones and Russell Watson will be taking the record on the road for their first ever joint UK and Ireland tour throughout September and October 2019, bringing their live experience to some of the country’s most beautiful venues including the London Palladium, Gateshead Sage and the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Dates below.

Tickets go on general sale here at 9am on Friday 19th October

As two of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, Aled and Russell have received countless prestigious awards, record-breaking sales and chart successes. Over his extraordinary 30 year career, Aled’s outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is the original crossover star and has sung for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE, released over 30 albums – with over 10 million album sales and counting – and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum discs. After beginning his career at the age of 12, Aled became one of the world’s most successful boy sopranos, releasing 12 hit albums in 4 years with the defining moment being ‘Walking in the Air’, the hit song from the family-favourite, Christmas animated film ‘The Snowman’.

As a broadcaster, Aled has forged an extensive career, having presented across BBC Radio 2 & 3 and BBC Radio Wales. Aled also hosts the Classic FM Sunday Breakfast Show and has become a popular favourite on the station and enjoyed his own show ITV Weekend.

Despite humble beginnings, Russell’s exceptional voice has led him to become one of Britain’s most popular and biggest-selling classical stars – triumphing on both sides of the Atlantic, spending fifty-two consecutive weeks at No.1 in the UK and the US classical charts at the same time. With over seven million albums sold, he has achieved six top ten albums and received four Classic BRIT Awards.

Like Aled, Russell has performed for some of the world’s most notable figures including the Royal Family, the Pope, former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush, the Emperor of Japan and in front a of a worldwide audience of one billion at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in 2002.

Aled and Russell’s friendship began almost 20 years ago. Their instant camaraderie and professional mutual admiration made for the perfect pairing and, no doubt, to the delight of their hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe, they are happy to announce their first album together, In Harmony – A testament to the popularity and talent of the UK’s finest classical voices, featuring a cherry-picked repertoire of personal favourites.

 

The album is now available to pre-order here

2019 UK Tour Dates

 

September

Tues 17- Llandudno Venue Cymru

Wed 18 – Blackpool Opera House

Fri 20 – Northampton Royal & Derngate

Sat 21- London Palladium

Mon 23 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Tues 24 – Eastbourne Congress Theatre

Thurs 26 – Cardiff St David’s Hall

Fri 27 – Oxford New Theatre

Sun 29 – Plymouth Pavilions

Mon 30 – Bournemouth Pavilion

 

October

Wed 2 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Tues 3 – Ipswich Regent

Sat 5 – Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sun 6 – Gateshead Sage

Tues 8 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Wed 9- York Barbican

Fri 11- Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall

Sat 12- Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Mon 14 – Sheffield City Hall

Tues 15 – Warwick Arts Centre

Oct 17 – Belfast Waterfront Hall

Oct 18 – Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

 

Ticket Details

General sale Fri 19 Oct, 9am

https://InHarmony.lnk.to/TourPR

 

ALED JONES & RUSSELL WATSON | aledandrussell.com |

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RUSSELL WATSON | russellwatson.com | Facebook | Twitter

 

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