KRAFTWERK 3D 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT ALL POINTS EAST

KRAFTWERK 3D 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT ALL POINTS EAST

KRAFTWERK 3D 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT ALL POINTS EAST

All Points East’s announcements continue with a special celebration of one of the most innovative, influential and groundbreaking pioneers in musical history.

Kraftwerk will celebrate 50 years since their debut release at East London’s Victoria Park on May 29, a UK exclusive and another unmissable show after Tame Impala were announced as the first headliner for May 23. 

The multi-media project Kraftwerk was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in Düsseldorf, Germany. They set up their legendary electronic Kling Klang Studio where they composed produced and recorded all their Kraftwerk concept albums.

Since the late 60s they have been closely connected with the Düsseldorf Contemporary Art Scene and after an early experimental phase, Kraftwerk achieved international recognition in 1975 with their first concept album Autobahn.

With their futuristic music and technical innovations Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age of the 21st century. Over five decades their compositions, using new studio techniques, pristine melodies and synthetic voices, computer sounds and robotic rhythms, have had a global influence across an entire range of music genres and musicians. From electro to hip hop, house to techno, synth pop to industrial and ambient to EDM, it is hard to ignore just how much impact Kraftwerk’s music has had.

The man-machine Kraftwerk will present their legendary live show from the main East Stage combining digital surround sound with breathtaking 3-D animations and robotics. And in true All Points East style, a stellar bill of acts will accompany them on the day in Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr, The Orb, Chromatics, Anna Calvi, Kim Gordon, Grandmaster Flash, Jehnny Beth and John Maus with more to be announced.

Iggy Pop was making music in the same Berlin studio with David Bowie where the latter recorded that tribute to Kraftwerk. Soaking up German music, and especially Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity, Iggy produced his debut solo album The Idiot then Lust for Life with Bowie and Tony Visconti. 

Originally associated with garage rock from industrial Detroit, Iggy’s identification with Kraftwerk’s Düsseldorf modernist music perhaps made sense. From Iggy and the Stooges’ Raw Power laying the groundwork for punk, to his latest jazz influenced record Free released this year, Iggy has become a cultural touchstone as famous for his acclaimed BBC6 Music radio show as he is for his incendiary live shows.

Johnny Marr is among the most influential and greatest guitarists ever produced by the UK. His work as songwriter and chief sonic architect with The Smiths has cemented his place in music history while his solo career goes from strength to strength (he released Call The Comet in 2018). He has been a member of the Pretenders, The The, The Cribs and formed Electronic with New Order’s Bernard Sumner – with the latter mentioned group even collaborating with former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos on their 1996 album, Raise The Pressure.

One group whose sonic influence from Kraftwerk is easy to hear is The Orb. Their debut LP, Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, (in particular hit single ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’) provided the soundtrack for the ambient alcoves of 90’s clubbing – with their psychedelic live shows combining downtempo melodies with a dazzling array of kaleidoscopic visuals. Their recent release No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds was the duo’s fifteenth studio album no less, a gorgeous myriad of electronic, dub and ambient styles.

Chromatics returned this year with Closer To Grey, their first studio album since 2012’s Kill For

Love. Described as “darkly glamorous pop” by The Guardian, it was another fine example of the band’s distinctive Italo disco-influence sound that has garnered them widespread support from both critics and fans alike. Their recent UK show (their first for 6 years) was similarly unmissable, a multi-sensory masterclass led by American record producer, composer, visual artist and multi-instrumentalist Johnny Jewel.

Anna Calvi is quickly gaining the fans and reputation to put her in the conversation of greatBritish artists. With 3 Mercury Prize nominations, including for 2018 album Hunter, she was asked to score the latest series of Peaky Blinders and recently released ‘You’re Not God’, an original song she wrote for it. Now, she returns to Victoria Park after offering one of the standout performances in 2018.

With a career spanning almost four decades, Kim Gordon is one of the few who can match the longevity of Kraftwerk. Originally the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist in the alternative rock band Sonic Youth, Kim has gone on to shine in both the fashion and acting world. It was only this year however that she released her debut solo LP, No Home Record, described by Pitchfork as an “ingenious fusion of sound and idea”

Also featuring is Grandmaster Flash, legendary American hip hop artist and DJ extraordinaire. He is widely considered one of the founding fathers of hip hop, and in 2007, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – becoming the first hip hop act to be honoured. His DJ setup has remained the same since the 80’s, two turntables and a load of records. Yet despite this, none can match the innovator’s ability and energy behind the decks.

Jehnny Beth is one of the most exciting and unpredictable musicians of the modern day. As the fierce and unfiltered frontwomen for Savages, they released one of 2016’s standout releases in Adore Life, receiving 5 stars from several publications such as The Telegraph. The French singer has continued her fine form with a stirring selection of solo material. Most recently she joined fellow act Anna Calvi on the Peaky Blinder’s soundtrack with ‘I’m The Man’ – a dark, brooding, punk-tinged song that offers the perfect snapshot into her enthralling sonic world. 

John Maus will also be joining the bill, whose music combines elements of 1980s synth-pop, post-punk, and Medieval music. His 2018 record Addendum (released via Domino) was described by Crack Magazine as “a surprising collage of not-quite-disparate influences and a whole that nearly sums up Maus’ eclecticism, esotericism and singular vision”.

Eligible American Express® Cardmembers can take advantage of priority booking from 10am Tuesday 3 December until 9.30am Friday 6 December. Visit axs.com/apeamexpresale to book. T&Cs apply.

Last year, All Points East built on the success of year one, bringing huge headliners together with brand new artists, the hottest buzz acts on the planet, multi genre innovators and the Victoria Park community, for 10 days of discovery.

The event gave first festival headlining opportunities to Christine And The Queens and Bring Me The Horizon, brought The Strokes to the UK for the first time in 4 years, celebrated Chemical Brothers’ new album and saw Mumford & Sons triumph before Bon Iver closed the festival, exclusively debuting two new tracks from his now released new album i,i.

Incredible headliners were just part of the story with the quality of artists running very deep indeed – Primal Scream, The Raconteurs, Hot Chip, Rina Sawayama, James Blake, Kate Tempest, Metronomy, Snail Mail, Mac DeMarco, Maribou State, Jarvis Cocker, Toro Y Moi, Dizzee Rascal, Jade Bird, Ezra Furman and Run The Jewels were just some of the many guests performing across the stages at All Points East.

Q Magazine awarded All Points East 2019 ‘Festival Of The Year’.

2018’s debut established this essential new event as one of the best festivals in the UK.  Winning Festival Of The Year at the Music Week Awards, All Points East 2018 boasted headline sets from LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosts a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event each year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, hosts a vibrant four day programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. Last year had something for everyone – eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, street food, open air movie nights, themed drag shows, film panels, an exploration of the history of grime music and East London with Rich Mix’s Generation Grime:Back2Bow. Everything is free and 2020’s programme will be announced soon…..

A commitment to sustainability and accessibility goes hand in hand with the community elements and All Points East is proud to have been awarded Silver on Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for our commitment to Deaf and disabled music fans.

All Points East continue to work each year with local charity the Tower Project to give volunteer opportunities to young people with learning disabilities and autism on site at the festival, as well as providing education and performance opportunities to the students of nearby ELAM arts and music school. Committing to 100% renewable energy, working towards eliminating single-use plastic from all serve ware and programming up cycling workshops for children during In The Neighbourhood are further examples of the commitment to the local community and the park.

Local businesses are given opportunities to provide, food, drink, merchandise and more so that the local community benefits as much as possible…. Click for more information

American Express presents BST Hyde Park adds another massive headliner for 2020

American Express presents BST Hyde Park adds another massive headliner for 2020

American Express presents BST Hyde Park adds another massive headliner for 2020

American Express presents BST Hyde Park adds another massive headliner for 2020 – the world’s biggest pop artist – Taylor Swift. Lighting up the London stage on Saturday 11th July, Taylor is the third act to be announced and joins the ultimate girl band Little Mix who headline on Saturday 4th July and US rockers Pearl Jam on Friday 10th July. 

Having just released her latest album Lover to critical and commercial success, Taylor is the hottest artist on the planet. The album was her fourth UK Number 1, making her the female star with the most chart toppers this decade, and was the top selling album in the US in just 48 hours of release. Lover had the highest first week sales for any album in the US since her 2017 release, reputation

And she is equally famed for her live extravaganzas. When Taylor came to BST Hyde Park in 2015, she was riding high on the success of her 1989 album and performed a landmark concert to 65,000 fans. All the hits, an incredible show, famous friends joining her on stage – she made London her own.

From 9am Tuesday 3 December until 8.30am Friday 6 December 2019, eligible American Express® Cardmembers can exclusively purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Visit  axs.com/bsttayloramexpresale to book. T&Cs apply.

5 years later, Taylor has become one of the defining artists of a generation. Named as Artist of the Decade by the American Music Awards, the Lover album has received universal plaudits and spawned its own festivals – Lover Fest East and Lover Fest West in the USA. 

Her legendary shows are pop spectacles of the highest order – from huge guests that have ranged from Camilla Cabello to Mick Jagger over the years, to amazing stage sets including Reputation Stadium Tour’s giant inflatable snake. 2015 saw her soaring over the Hyde Park crowd on a giant rotating bridge!

Her rich catalogue of songs have defined a decade – massive hits like ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’, ‘22’, ‘Shake It Off’, ‘Blank Space’, ‘Bad Blood’, right up to recent smashes ‘Me (ft. Brendon Urie)’, ‘You Need to Calm Down’ and ‘Lover’.

Taylor was the first woman and one of only two female solo artists, along with Adele, to win Album Of The Year twice at the Grammys for her solo recordings. She won the award for 2010 for Fearless and again in 2016 for 1989.

This month, Taylor surpassed another milestone – she won six American Music Awards, taking her all-time total to 29. Taylor is the most awarded artist in AMA history. 

Now Taylor returns to London, a city that has become a second home for her, which she immortalised in the track ‘London Boy’ on the new album. 

Welcome home, Taylor!

American Express presents BST Hyde Park is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 8th edition. It has become THE place to be in the London summer, a date in the diary for 100s of 1000s of fans every 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 and many more.

There was Celine Dion slaying, Stevie Wonder stunning with a greatest hits set, Barbra Streisand charming fans and critics alike in a rare show, Florence + The Machine bringing a host of female performers to their day as well as co-headliners The National and finally, Robbie Williams royally entertaining a sold out Hyde Park.

And of course, Open House will return, the FREE 4 day event between the two weekends of music, offering amazing events and activities for everyone – free vibrant live music & entertainment, sensational open-air cinema nights, live sport showings, street food, pop up bars and loads for the family too.

Alongside bringing fans the superstar artists they deserve, is a real commitment to Accessibility, Community and Sustainability that American Express presents BST Hyde Park is very proud of…and strives to improve year on year.

In 2019, the event was awarded Gold on Attitude Is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for its facilities for deaf and disabled fans – including accessible viewing areas, roaming drinks vendors, lowered counters, dedicated accessible entrances with shuttles from car parking, British Sign Language interpreters for all acts on The Great Oak Stage, accessible toilets at every toilet block, Hearing Induction Loops, free Personal Assistant tickets for all ticket types.  American Express presents BST Hyde Park is one of the few festivals that allows and provides facilities for guide dogs.

Community initiatives do not stop with our midweek programme either, it also includes interns from local colleges working with the team, local schools performing at Open House and much more.  And sustainability is at the heart of the festival with a green team advising fans on recycling, fuel from 100% renewable resources, 100% biodegradable food packaging, compostable paper cups across the site.  Artists are even advised on greener riders.  Real time monitoring in 2019 helped reduce energy use by 25% and we continue to find ways to be more and more environmentally friendly.  

American Express presents BST 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 are on sale Friday 6th December at 9am

Ticket prices start at £65 + BF

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Kew The Music announce another heavyweight act for 2020

Kew The Music announce another heavyweight act for 2020

Kew The Music announce another heavyweight act for 2020

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announce another heavyweight act for Kew the Music’s 2020 line-up. The godfather of garage is heading to the capital for DJ Spoony presents Garage Classical with a host of surprise special guests.  

Of his headlining show, DJ Spoony says, “The challenge for Garage Classical is to keep on raising the bar, raising the roof. Well I’m so happy to say it’s going to be impossible to do the latter at our next show as Garage Classical goes open air at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Expect another majestic performance from the Garage Classical crew. Ignition Orchestra are ready, Katie Chatburn is ready and I cannot wait.”

Garage Classical began in 2017 with the seamless partnership between DJ Spoony and composer Katie Chatburn. After a string of successful live shows in the UK, the combination of classical and garage music made its way to the mainstream.

Fast forward to October 2019, DJ Spoony stunned the nation with the release of album Garage Classical, teamed with Chatburn and the 36-piece Ignition Orchestra. The same month, he brought his high-octane Garage Classical show to London’s iconic venue, The Royal Albert Hall, in a celebration of the garage era.

Packed full of re-imagined classics such as ‘Flowers’, ‘21 Seconds’ and ‘Sweet Like Chocolate’, Garage Classical features vocals from iconic artists such as Sugababes, Paloma Faith, Lily Allen, Emeli Sandé, Raleigh Ritchie and many more.

The popularity of garage since its inception over 20 years ago, when it swept over the airwaves, clubs, charts and streets of Britain, has stayed strong. DJ Spoony is one of the key players, keeping the genre alive and inspiring a new generation of garage artists.

Now, DJ Spoony Presents Garage Classical is coming Kew Gardens, bringing music fans a high-energy show and a re-ignited passion for garage, but with a classical twist…

Already announced for Kew the Music 2020 are James Blunt (8 July), Jack Savoretti (9 July), Will Young + James Morrison (10 July) and Gipsy Kings (12 July). The final headliner for 7 July is to be announced.

Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink, or to enjoy refreshments at the open-air bars and tasty street food stalls. For music lovers of all generations, a sensational summer awaits.

For exclusive BBQ/VIP Hospitality dining experiences visit kewthemusic.org.  Ready-made Picnic Hampers are available to collect on the night.


Tickets and booking information:
General On sale 10am Fri 6 December
Go to kewthemusic.org for full event and ticket information.
Tickets from £47.00. Booking fees apply.
24-hour ticket hotline: 0844 871 8803 or book online at kewthemusic.org
Discount for children aged 1-16 (inclusive) is £18.
Under 12 months free entry and no ticket required.
Disabled tickets: Carer goes free.

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Rita Ora, Kesha and Zara Larsson join LITTLE MIX at BST Hyde Park

Rita Ora, Kesha and Zara Larsson join LITTLE MIX at BST Hyde Park

Rita Ora, Kesha and Zara Larsson join LITTLE MIX at BST Hyde Park 

This week, American Express presents BST Hyde Park announced the biggest girl band in the world Little Mix as the first headliner for 2020. The foursome, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall, are hitting the capital on 4th July! 
Now there will be even more girl power at BST Hyde Park, with special guests Rita OraKesha and Zara Larsson added to the line up, plus more to be announced. This is a bill that celebrates female artists by putting them at the centre.

With her soulful vocals and joyful energy, British-Albanian singer Rita Ora made her debut in 2012 when she appeared on number 1 single ‘Hot Right Now’ with DJ Fresh. She stayed at the top of the UK charts with her first album Ora and since then, Rita has become one of the UK’s most loved female talents for so many reasons. She wowed as the host for the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards when it took place in London and was celebrated as a judge on both ITV’s The X Factor and BBC talent show The Voice in 2015. Her last single ‘Let You Love Me’, taken from her triumphant sophomore effort Phoenix in 2018, was her 13th UK top ten hit. And then there’s the 1.3 billion streams her songs have enjoyed on Spotify alone…

LA singer Kesha is continuing the party on 4th July! She raced to the top of the charts with her 2009 debut single ‘TiK ToK’, along with other party anthems ‘We R Who We R’ and ‘Your Love Is My Drug’ – also bringing the best glitter-filled live shows of the 2010s. Seven years on, Kesha offered to the world Rainbow – an emotional and authentic album full of raw deep cuts. She’s now returned to her pop roots and earlier this month, released her celebratory new song ‘My Own Dance,’ the latest single off her upcoming album High Road.

Also joining the girls at BST Hyde Park is the Swedish phenomenon, Zara Larsson. Ever since she first broke out, at age 10, as the winner of a Swedish X-Factor style TV show, Zara has never been shy about her ambitions for superstardom. She’s been doggedly working her way toward global dominance since then, collaborating with everyone from BTS to Clean Bandit and David Guetta. At just 21, Larsson is a modern day music icon and provided the soundtrack to everyone’s summer with hits like ‘Lush Life’ and ‘Never Forget You’. Her most recent LP, So Good, was streamed over 3 billion times on Spotify.

Over the past 8 years, Little Mix have achieved the extraordinary – forming as a group on X Factor in 2011 and winning the series, to becoming genuine global stars. Now, they are headlining American Express presentsBST Hyde Park – a festival that has featured some of their biggest idols – in the city where it all began. In 2014, the group supported the legendary Tom Jones and now they return for their own show with the headliner status they deserve.

The news comes after the group’s triumphant European tour LM5: The Tour which included an incredible 5 nights at The O2 in London, with a surprise guest appearance from grime king Stormzy. Their latest album ‘LM5’ was released in 2018 and includes hit single ‘Woman Like Me’, and standout tracks ‘Strip’ and ‘Wasabi’.

Little Mix have grown into both pop superstars and incredible role models for their young fans since they formed in 2011. They have released 5 albums and array of pop smashes like ‘Black Magic’, ‘Shout Out To My Ex’, ‘Power’, ‘Touch’ and ‘Secret Love Song’, plus collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Stormzy, Missy Elliott, Jason Derulo and more. They have won 2 BRIT Awards, earned themselves 4 UK no.1 singles and their 2016 album ‘Glory Days’ spent an impressive 5 weeks at the top spot in the UK albums chart.

Next summer, Little Mix fans can come together to celebrate their biggest festival headlining show yet at American Express presents BST Hyde Park. More artists to be announced.

American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2020 is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 8th edition. It has become THE place to be in the London summer, a date in the diary for 100s of 1000s of fans every 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 and many more.

There was Celine Dion slaying, Stevie Wonder stunning with a greatest hits set, Barbra Streisand charming fans and critics alike in a rare show, Florence + The Machine bringing a host of female performers to their day as well as co-headliners The Nationaland finally, Robbie Williams royally entertaining a sold out Hyde Park.

And of course, Open House will return, the FREE 4 day event between the two weekends of music, offering amazing events and activities for everyone – free vibrant live music & entertainment, sensational open-air cinema nights, live sport showings, street food, pop up bars and loads for the family too.

Alongside bringing fans the superstar artists they deserve, is a real commitment to Accessibility, Community and Sustainability that American Express presents BST Hyde Park is very proud of…and strives to improve year on year.

In 2019, the event was awarded Gold on Attitude Is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for its facilities for deaf and disabled fans, the highest award available. Industry leading facilities include accessible viewing areas, roaming drinks vendors, lowered counters, dedicated accessible entrances with shuttles from car parking, British Sign Language interpreters for all acts on The Great Oak Stage, accessible toilets at every toilet block, Hearing Induction Loops, and free Companion passes for all ticket types.

Community initiatives do not stop with the midweek programme either, it also includes interns from local colleges working with the team, local schools performing at Open House, local food traders and much more. Sustainability is at the heart of the festival with a green team advising fans on recycling, fuel from 100% renewable resources, 100% biodegradable food packaging, and compostable paper cups across the site.  Artists are even advised on greener riders.  Real time power monitoring and innovative hybrid and battery solutions in 2019 helped reduce energy use by over 25% and the festival continues to find ways to be more environmentally friendly.  This year the event is partnering with Energy Revolution to help visitor balance their travel emissions.

American Express presents BST Hyde Park is an award-winning festival: 
Shortlisted for the Greener Festival Award at the 2019 Festival Awards
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 @ BST 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 are on sale now
Ticket prices from £65 +BF

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES ANNOUNCE 2020 UK TOUR

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES ANNOUNCE 2020 UK TOUR

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES ANNOUNCE 2020 UK TOUR

American rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires announce a UK tour for September 2020. Rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and shock rock icon Alice Cooper tour in support of their critically acclaimed new studio album “Rise”.
 
Taking in Leeds, Glasgow, London and Birmingham, they will be tearing up a venue near you in September next year.  The three legends first came together to record in 2015, bonding over a shared love of their favourite songs and a desire to celebrate their ‘dead, drunk friends’ by playing the songs of the fallen heroes.  Riotous performances ensued around the world.
 
Alice Cooper, “This show has something for everyone.  I like to joke that The Vampires are the world’s most expensive bar band, but what a lot of people don’t realise is that this is a real rock band, not just some novelty.  I wouldn’t keep doing it if it weren’t such a great band.  Everybody gets along, the musical chemistry is as good as it gets and the show will be the highest energy hard rock shows you will see all year.  I never get tired of playing with these guys!”
 
Joe Perry, “I’m looking forward to be getting back on the road with the guys in the Vampires this summer. It’s going to be great to get to play a bunch of tunes from our new album as well as a few from our dead, drunk friends. The last tour we were firing on all cylinders and it’s because of the great support from our fans that we really push the pedal to the floor. You can expect much of the same in September. We can’t wait to get over and prove it.”
 
Joining Hollywood Vampires are special guests Primal Scream a band that has demonstrated a savvy for keeping themselves current throughout their 30-year career. Their latest album, Chaosmosis was a top 20 success, while their live performances show no signs of slowing down either. Frontman Bobby Gillespie continues to wield a striking presence, leading his iconic band through their extensive back catalogue from the Mercury Prize winning Screamadelica and Vanishing Point to XTRMNTR and the David Holmes produced More Light. 
 
Earlier this year, Hollywood Vampires completed a triumphant seven-city North American tour which included a sell-out show at the famous Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and were voted the “best performance” of 2018 at London’s Wembley Arena.
 
An exclusive glimpse behind the scenes on the road can be found in the video taken from the recent album “I Want My Now”.
 
The 16-track album “Rise,” produced by Tommy Henriksen and the Hollywood Vampires, is one of the purest, most unapologetic and enjoyable rock and roll albums of the year, made by masters of the craft and true fans of the form. Unlike their 2015 debut record, the new album consists mainly of original material, written by the band.

There are however, in the spirit of the Vampires’ original mission, three covers of songs originally written and recorded by legendary rockers who died far too young. “Rise” has been released on earMUSIC this June.
 
Hollywood Vampires ‘Rise’ UK tour 2020:
September:
Wed 2 – Leeds First Direct Arena
Thur 3 – Glasgow Hydro
Sat 5 – London O2 Arena
Sun 6 – Birmingham Arena
 
Tickets on general sale this Friday 29th November at 10am, with O2 Presale and SSE Rewards tickets on sale Wednesday 27th November at 10am. 
 
A limited number of VIP packages will be available starting Wednesday November 27th.  VIP packages may include a ticket in the first 3 rows, a personal photograph and meet & greet with the band and more.
 
AXS: http://www.axs.com/uk/series/10290/hollywood-vampires-tickets?skin=aegpresentsuk
 
AEG: www.aegpresents.co.uk/hollywoodvampires
 
GET THE ALBUM “RISE” HERE: 
https://HollywoodVampires.lnk.to/Rise
 
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ALL POINTS EAST AWARDED SILVER STATUS FOR ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING’S CHARTER OF BEST PRACTICE

ALL POINTS EAST AWARDED SILVER STATUS FOR ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING’S CHARTER OF BEST PRACTICE

Photo by Tom Hancock

ALL POINTS EAST AWARDED SILVER STATUS FOR ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING’S CHARTER OF BEST PRACTICE

All Points East has been awarded the Silver Status of Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice, in recognition of the event’s continued commitment to inclusivity and access for deaf and disabled people. The Charter, with over 200 sign-ups, is the UK event industry standard for live music accessibility, recognised by the influential UK Live Music Group in 2017.

Since forming in 2018, All Points East has consistently strived to improve the overall accessibility of the event, ensuring each and every music fan in Victoria Park has the best experience possible. Current initiatives include a dedicated entrance lane, pre-bookable viewing platforms, dedicated access customer service team both on-site and year-round, accommodating for customers with guide dogs, accessible toilets at every toilet block, Hearing Induction Loops, lowered counters, charging points for chairs, online EasyReads and more.

Jenny Hamada, Director of Events at AEG Presents said: “We constantly strive to ensure that All Points East is accessible to all those who wish to attend. Gaining the Silver status is the next step on this journey, and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Attitude is Everything to implement innovative solutions each year.”

The festival is also set to introduce a number of new initiatives for 2020. This includes implementing accessibility software Recite Me onto the All Points East website, allowing customers to customise their website in a way which works for them – such as changing the website’s colour palette dependent on visual impairment).

All Points East is also proud to be a part of Attitude is Everything’s 20th Anniversary celebrations next year. For more information head to www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk.

 Suzanne Bull, CEO of Attitude is Everything said: 

“All Points East have worked closely with Attitude is Everything since the festival’s inception and we are delighted to see the festival achieve the silver award on our Charter of Best Practice. The festival has a superb customer service team supporting disabled customers onsite, has engaged with customer feedback and Disability Equality Training and provides facilities such as a High Dependency Unit and multiple viewing platforms and lowered bars around the site. We are keen to continue to support All Points East as it continues to build its reputation and strive for our Charter of Best Practice gold award.”

Elsewhere, the festival is continuing its commitment towards sustainability (committing to both 100% HVO Biofuel and working towards eliminating single-use plastic from all serveware), and work within the local community – an aspect that sits at the core of All Points East.

This includes working with the Tower Project to give volunteer opportunities to young people with learning disabilities and autism to providing education and performance opportunities to the students of nearby ELAM arts and music school. Local businesses are prioritised – with initiatives including granting pouring rights to local brewers (2019 featured Redchurch, Five Points and Truman’s with 2020 to be announced) – and are given opportunities to provide food, drink, merchandise and more to ensure the local community benefits as much as possible.

In partnership with Tower Hamlets council, the festival also hosts a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event each year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood hosts a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. Last year had something for everyone – eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, street food, open air movie nights, themed drag shows, film panels, an exploration of the history of grime music and East London with Rich Mix’s Generation Grime: Back2Bow. Everything is free and 2020’s programme will be announced soon….


Finally, announced today is the exciting news that Tame Impala have been revealed as the first All Points East headliner for 2020. The group are one of the most requested acts for the festival, and will be armed with new material from their forthcoming LP The Slow Rush – their first album in five years. They’ll be joined alongside a star-studded array of artists in Caribou, Glass Animals, Whitney, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kelly Lee Owens, Holy F, with more to be announced.

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TAME IMPALA TO HEADLINE ALL POINTS EAST 2020

TAME IMPALA TO HEADLINE ALL POINTS EAST 2020

TAME IMPALA TO HEADLINE ALL POINTS EAST 2020

Plus:CARIBOU, GLASS ANIMALS, WHITNEY, ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER, LLY LEE OWENS, HOLY F

All Points East’s third year of announcements begins with a very special comeback and one of our most requested acts.

Recently sharing the news of their first album in 5 years and with 3 singles released so far in 2019, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has teased one of the most anticipated returns in music for 2020.

The Slow Rush will arrive Valentine’s Day 2020, ahead of the band’s All Points East debut on May 23rd where fans will hear the new songs live for the first time in the UK.

In an All Points East exclusive, this will be Tame Impala’s only UK show in 2020.

It follows their most acclaimed album, 2015’s Currents which took the band to global prominence, huge festival stages and dance floors – and won a BRIT Award for Best International Group.  Parker was sought out for studio collaborations with Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Travis Scott.  In April this year, Tame Impala headlined Coachella and The O2, London, in June and sold out 2 shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden in August, underlining the global demand for the band’s inter-dimensional live shows.

After all that, Parker was ready to unveil new material and brand new song ‘It Might Be Time’ was released in October to herald the new LP, channeling 70s Supertramp synth melodies via Tame Impala’s familiar psych pop, perfectly previewing the riches to come.

Watch the album trailer here. Parker told the New York Times earlier this year, “A lot of the songs carry this idea of time passing, of seeing your life flash before your eyes, being able to see clearly your life from this point onwards. I’m being swept by this notion of time passing. There’s something really intoxicating about it.

After 5 years of complete silence, Caribou’s return is highly anticipated as he joins the All Points East bill. His new single ‘Home’ is his first new material for half a decade and expect to hear even more in the buildup to May 23rd. The Canadian musician’s previous album, Our Love, appeared on multiple end-of-year lists, was shortlisted for 2015’s Polaris Music Prize and was even nominated for a Grammy award for Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2016. Expect a spectacular multi-sensory show at Victoria Park.

Glass Animals have also recently returned with a new single, ‘Tokyo Drifting’ ft. Denzel Curry. The 4-piece psychedelics have truly proven themselves to be an unmissable live band, fusing lead singer Dave Bayley’s falsetto vocals with indie-rock and electronic undertones, and have performed on multiple international TV shows with Jools Holland, James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel. They are also winners of two categories at the 2018 MPG Awards for UK Album of the Year and Self Producing Artist of the Year, and also shortlisted for a Mercury Prize for second studio album, How To Be A Human Being.

Also featuring is American band Whitney. Since their lush, sun-blushed debut album, Light Upon The Lake – featuring fan favourites such as ‘No Woman’ and ‘Golden Days’ – the band have quickly become a household name both on the radio / streaming sites and in the festival circuit. Their 2019 album Forever Turned Around offered a similar sonic palette comprised of gorgeous ballads and folk-rock guitars, providing the perfect backdrop to a warm, glowing day in Victoria Park.

Australian indie-rock band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever released their debut full-length album, Hope Downs in June 2018, receiving rave reviews including an 8.1 from Pitchfork – who described it as an “infectious brand of motorik jangle rock that’s both warmly nostalgic and thrillingly unpredictable.” It will no doubt be an equally unexpected, high-energy live offering at All Points East.

Kelly Lee Owens’ 2017 self-titled debut LP was one of the year’s standout releases, earning exceptional reviews and topping numerous ‘Best Albums of The Year’ lists – and rightly so. It was an album that effortlessly fused pointed, techno / electronica textures with Kelly’s floating vocals, also creating a thrilling live experience that is loud, unrestrained and unique. Since then, she’s been releasing a stirring selection of singles and EPs with no doubt more to come ahead of her appearance on May 23.

Canadian electronica stalwarts Holy F have announced their new album, Deleter, is coming January 2020. They have played huge festivals over the years internationally including SXSW, Lollapalooza, Coachella, Glastonbury and will now be taking on All Points East in the summer. Current single ‘Luxe’ (featuring former All Points East name Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip) is already feeling like a soundtrack for next year’s festival season.

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Last year, All Points East built on the success of year one, bringing huge headliners together with brand new artists, the hottest buzz acts on the planet, multi genre innovators and the Victoria Park community, for 10 days of discovery.

The event gave first festival headlining opportunities to Christine And The Queens and Bring Me The Horizon, brought The Strokes to the UK for the first time in 4 years, celebrated Chemical Brothers’ new album and saw Mumford & Sons triumph before Bon Iver closed the festival, exclusively debuting two new tracks from his now released new album i,i.

Incredible headliners were just part of the story with the quality of artists running very deep indeed – Primal Scream, The Raconteurs, Hot Chip, Rina Sawayama, James Blake, Kate Tempest, Metronomy, Snail Mail, Mac DeMarco, Maribou State, Jarvis Cocker, Toro Y Moi, Dizzee Rascal, Jade Bird, Ezra Furman and Run The Jewels were just some of the many guests performing across the stages at All Points East.

Q Magazine awarded All Points East 2019 ‘Festival Of The Year’.

2018’s debut established this essential new event as one of the best festivals in the UK.  Winning Festival Of The Year at the Music Week Awards, All Points East 2018 boasted headline sets from LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosts a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event each year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, hosts a vibrant four day programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. Last year had something for everyone – eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, street food, open air movie nights, themed drag shows, film panels, an exploration of the history of grime music and East London with Rich Mix’s Generation Grime:Back2Bow. Everything is free and 2020’s programme will be announced soon…..

A commitment to sustainability and accessibility goes hand in hand with the community elements and All Points East is proud to have been awarded Silver on Attitude is Everythings Charter of Best Practice for our commitment to Deaf and disabled music fans.

All Points East continue to work each year with local charity the Tower Project to give volunteer opportunities to young people with learning disabilities and autism on site at the festival, as well as providing education and performance opportunities to the students of nearby ELAM arts and music school. Committing to 100% renewable energy, working towards eliminating single-use plastic from all serve ware and programming up cycling workshops for children during In The Neighbourhood are further examples of the commitment to the local community and the park.

Local businesses are given opportunities to provide, food, drink, merchandise and more so that the local community benefits as much as possible…. Click for more information

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MOBO IS COMING HOME

MOBO IS COMING HOME

MOBO IS COMING HOME

MOBO is back with a new awards show for a new decade. The biggest global celebration of black music and culture will take place on 12 November 2020 at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London’s borough of Brent. Tickets for what promises to be the most memorable show in history go on sale today. 

The eagerly awaited ceremony will feature the world’s best known artists being celebrated as only MOBO can. It will include some of the world’s hottest new acts and stage the unforgettable history-making performances that we have come to know and love from the brand.

Arena ticket holders and VIP guests for the event, which over the years has seen memorable performances from British stars Sade, Amy Winehouse and Stormzy as well as international artists P. Diddy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, are set to be treated to some special homages and will also see MOBO associated talent curate elements of the show.

This is an exciting new era for the iconic awards show, which has established itself as a commanding staple within the music industry over the past two decades, remaining the premier platform for championing the very best in black music and black culture globally. Led by dynamic and inspirational founder and CEO Kanya King CBE, MOBO is returning for what is an exciting new era in its evolution.

And what better place to kick off this new chapter than Brent, London’s 2020 Borough of Culture, which today unveils its programme of exciting events for the next 12 months. It is also where Kanya grew up and developed the ground-breaking platform over two decades ago.

Kanya King said: “We felt empowered to bring MOBO back to Brent to coincide with the borough’s Year of Culture because this is where our fight to challenge the status quo to create a level playing field started. We are returning with even more determination and energy to support and boost our culture wherever we can. 2020 will see many positive changes that will impact more and more talented young people – very proud to be back and to help ensure that the younger generation will also dare to dream.”

MOBO as a brand has always been driven by cause, culture, creativity and community with a strong purpose to showcase diversity and inclusion by giving a platform and voice to the under-estimated and under-represented. MOBO will continue to emerge as a global leader in black culture, music culture and the youth culture space across events, broadcast, social, online, digital and commerce, which will include partnerships with globally recognised brands – to be revealed in January – to deliver world class experiences, compelling content and stellar cultural leadership. 

As well as the awards, a few other exciting initiatives to look forward to from the renewed MOBO brand throughout 2020 include:

MOBO Help Musicians UK: A co-operation between MOBO Trust, the charitable arm of MOBO, and Help Musicians UK now in its 3rd year of funding to continue and build upon the support of diverse musical styles and artists from primarily underrepresented backgrounds.

Leadership Summit:  An invite only high-level two-day event that will bring together key leaders from sectors right across society  to create a world class environment where participants can be connected, champion each other and promote leadership and skill development.

MOBO’s UnSung Talent Competition: A talent development programme supported by PRS Foundation with the last round supported by Craig David, Carla-Marie Williams, Lurine Cato and Tileyard Music.

MOBO Impact

No one can deny the impact that MOBO has had on shaping the landscape and breaking down barriers for black music and culture to thrive in Britain in the prominent way it does today. Since 1996, it has provided a unique showcase and a much-needed spotlight for black artists from across the world to shine, when no one else was doing it. For MOBO, black music and culture aren’t just a trend. It’s for life.  Before the British mainstream was widely celebrating new iconic artists such as Mary J Blige, Jay-Z, Beyoncé – as part of Destiny’s Child – Rihanna and Cardi B, MOBO was giving them the stage to share their amazing talents with Britain and beyond. 

MOBO was also leading the way as a thorough and mainstay champion of British musical talent in particular and since day one has given unparalleled recognition to key music scenes and genres such as RnB, Soul, Jungle, UK Garage, UK Hip Hop, Gospel, Reggae/Ragga, Grime and Afrobeat. 

It is also without a doubt the place where artists came to make the statement ‘We are here!’ when they hit the stage and where moments are made and secured in music history. Who could forget UK garage pioneers So Solid Crew’s 2001 show-opening performance of their number one hit 21 Seconds, which saw the collective’s 30-strong members individually entering the stage to each deliver their verse with the last two, Harvey and Romeo, descending from the sky literally attached to a harness. Or Kano performing his breakout hit Typical Me in front of an innovative backdrop of the outside of a nightclub with young party goers trying to get in, for which he later received a shout out from hip hop legend and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D. And pop princess Jamelia showed us what she was worth via her expensive performance of her top 5 hit Money, which saw her and the song’s guest artist Beanie Man team up for a musical extravaganza of an onstage collaboration not likely to be seen anywhere else.

Sade, Jamiroquai, Amy Winehouse, Craig David, Lethal B, Ms Dynamite, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Lemar, Corine Bailey-Rae, Estelle, Mis-Teeq, Krept and Konan, Jessie J, Emeli Sandé, Rita Ora, Sam Smith and Stormzy are just some of the additional British talent who have been notably supported, championed and been given a platform by MOBO over the years.

CONTINUING TO BUILD THE LEGACY

Today MOBO remains a 21st century media, entertainment and culture company whose mission is to bring people together through the power of black culture. MOBO believes black Culture is FOR ALL OF US, be it creators, originators, consumers and imitators. From those who make it, to those who are moved by it. 2020 is set to be an incredible next chapter for MOBO with lots of wonderful surprises and ground-breaking moments, which is well in line with what this trailblazing organisation has built its name upon. Join us for the ride.

MOBO AWARDS TICKETSBe there at The SSE Arena, Wembley in person when it matters on 12th November 2020 – arena tickets, ranging from £25 to £49 (plus booking fees) can now be purchased via www.mobo.com/tickets
For VIP packages, contact viptickets@mobo.com

GALANTIS JOINS FORCES WITH DOLLY PARTON  & MR PROBZ ON UPLIFTING NEW SINGLE: ‘FAITH’

GALANTIS JOINS FORCES WITH DOLLY PARTON & MR PROBZ ON UPLIFTING NEW SINGLE: ‘FAITH’

GALANTIS JOINS FORCES WITH DOLLY PARTON 
& MR PROBZ ON UPLIFTING NEW SINGLE: ‘FAITH’  

Watch/stream ‘Faith here: https://Galantis.lnk.to/FAITH

World-renowned, Grammy-nominated hitmakers Galantis have joined forces with legendary country music star Dolly Parton on their uplifting new single ‘Faith’, featuring Dutch singer-songwriter Mr Probz. Stream here

The explosive collaboration arrives with a feel-good music video directed by Dano Cerny, which sees Dolly take the wheel for a dance-packed bus ride to remember. Galantis recently appeared on The World’s Biggest Dance Show, hosted by BBC Radio 1 and syndicated across seven countries, to tease ‘Faith’ to an audience of over 18 million listeners. The duo also announced their forthcoming, third studio album “Church”, due for early 2020. The eagerly-anticipated album follows 2015’s “Pharmacy” and 2017’s “The Aviary”, which featured the platinum-selling Top 5 hit ‘No Money’

Centred around a classic John Hiatt lyric, ‘Faith’ is an uplifting call for unity and hope, bundled in Galantis’ signature euphoric production. After an unexpectedly long-shot call to Dolly, which resulted in her saying ‘yes’ to the collaboration, Christian Karlsson immediately flew out to Nashville to cut the vocals in person with the legend herself. 

On working with Dolly Parton, Christian said: “As a songwriter, I’ve always had such incredible respect for her work – and as ‘Faith’ and the message behind it started to take form, we just thought if there was ever a song to send to her, this would be it.”

Linus Eklöw added, “She has always been one of our biggest dream collaborations. We were so happy to have her bring her signature touch to the lyrics and have such a real collaborative experience with her.”

The past year has seen Galantis drop a steady string of singles, which amounted to the duo now having over 3 billion cumulative worldwide streams42 platinum records in over 18 countries, and over 1 billion video views to date.

Known for setting a new standard for songwriting in dance music, Galantis now look ahead with greater purpose for their forthcoming album “Church”. “It’s important for us to have meaning behind our music,” they said. “Our album “Church” doesn’t necessarily refer to a building or specific religion, but instead to people banded together in similar belief for a better humanity. Whether it’s advocating peace, change, or just lifting each other up – that is our ‘Faith’ and ‘Church’”.

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KIM PETRAS ANNOUNCES “THE CLARITY TOUR” UK AND EUROPEAN DATES

KIM PETRAS ANNOUNCES “THE CLARITY TOUR” UK AND EUROPEAN DATES

KIM PETRAS ANNOUNCES “THE CLARITY TOUR” UK AND EUROPEAN DATES

Pre-sale tickets available tomorrow here
General on-sale Friday 18 October, 8:00AM BST – visit kimpetras.com

Following the success of her sold-out, first ever headline tour this summer, Kim Petras is returning to UK and Europe with “The Clarity Tour” in early 2020. The European leg, which sees Kim play her biggest London venue yet at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 11 February, will also include her first headline shows in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. Pre-sale tickets are available tomorrow (15 October) and general on-sale is this Friday 18 October. Full UK and European tour dates below. For ticketing details, visit kimpetras.com .
 
Coinciding with the announcement of “The Clarity Tour”, Kim will premiere the official music video for ‘Icy’ tomorrow, Tuesday 15 October at 2.00PM BST. Watch here. ‘Icy’ – taken from Kim’s critically-lauded project “Clarity” – is Scott Mills’ ‘Tune of The Week’ on BBC Radio 1. The stormy electro-pop break-up anthem, alongside other singles, saw Kim dominate Spotify’s New Music Friday’ and Apple Music’s ‘Best of The Week’ for 10 consecutive weeks. Stream the “Clarity” project here

Kim Petras recently released her Halloween-inspired project “TURN OFF THE LIGHT”, ahead of the spooky season. Stream here. The bloodthirsty 17-track project includes five new spine-chilling singles including ‘There Will Be Blood’, plus tracks from her critically-acclaimed “TURN OFF THE LIGHT Vol. 1”. Additionally, with the limited edition pink swirl version selling out at Urban Outfitters, “TURN OFF THE LIGHT Vol. 1” is now available on vinyl in neon pink via Amazon. Order here. Kim also features on ‘How It’s Done’ with Kash Doll, ALMA and Stefflon Don – the anthemic opening track from the forthcoming Charlie’s Angels original motion picture soundtrack.
 
2019 has been an explosive year for Kim which saw the rising pop sensation sell-out her first ever headline shows in New York City, Los Angeles, Sydney and Melbourne before headlining Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. While in Australia, Kim also made a pop-up appearance to perform alongside Rita Ora on her “Phoenix World Tour”. In the summer, Kim played her first UK festivals Reading & Leeds festivals, and Manchester Pride, alongside Ariana Grande. While in the UK, Kim played a sold-out headline show at London’s Heaven, attracting rave reviews.

With 2018’s ‘Heart to Break’, Kim established herself as a pop force to watch for. The German-born artist has racked up over 215 million global streams to date, earning her admirers like Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus. Kim, who is a self-directing independent artist and songwriter, debuted with the #1 Spotify Global Viral 50 bop ‘I Don’t Want It At All’, which features a cameo by Paris Hilton in the music video. Since then, the singer-songwriter’s trajectory has boomed, seeing her tapped for collaborations with Charli XCXSOPHIECheat Codes and MAX.

 “THE CLARITY TOUR” 2020 UK and EUROPEAN DATES
24 January – Melkweg Main Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 January – Docks, Hamburg, Germany
27 January – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
29 January – Metropol, Berlin, Germany
30 January – Zappa, Antwerp, Germany
1 February – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
2 February – Le Trianon, Paris, France
4 February – Academy Dublin, Ireland
5 February – Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
7 February – Academy 2, Birmingham, United Kingdom
8 February – Academy 2, Manchester, United Kingdom
11 February – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom

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BASE HOLOGRAM ANNOUNCES FIRST TOUR DATES FOR AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY 

BASE HOLOGRAM ANNOUNCES FIRST TOUR DATES FOR AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY 

BASE HOLOGRAM ANNOUNCES FIRST TOUR DATES FOR AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY 

Today, BASE Hologram, the leading live event producer of cutting edge holographic live entertainment tours and attractions worldwide, announced in partnership with The Estate of Whitney E. Houston the UK dates of the upcoming hologram touring production An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour. This is the only Whitney Houston production authorised by the Whitney Houston estate.

Kicking off in Liverpool the twelve date UK & IRL tour promoted by Kennedy Street Enterprises by arrangement with BASE Hologram will also expand throughout the globe with stops planned across Europe and in Mexico and North America.
The show will include all of the singer’s iconic hits including  “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me”), “The Greatest Love of All” and “Higher Love.”

Presented through state-of-the-art proprietary holographic technology and combined with unmatched Broadway theatrical stagecraft, a live band, back-up singers and dancers set to digitally remastered arrangements of her classic songs, the production will be helmed by acclaimed choreographer Fatima Robinson (“Dreamgirls,” “The Academy Awards”). Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “100 Most Creative People in Entertainment,” Robinson is known for her work choreographing massive events and directing multiple award-winning music videos working with such names as Rihanna, Kanye West, and Mary J. Blige.

“Whitney Houston was a talent beyond words, and her influence and artistry transcended all boundaries,” said Brian Becker, Chairman & CEO, BASE Entertainment and BASE Hologram.“What we are creating here is a new type of theatrical concert experience designed to capture that magic. When she performed there was an unmatched level of charisma and emotion to it – that’s what we are going to bring to audiences and it’s an honor to be able to help add to her legacy with this project.”

“A hologram show is all about the imagination and creating a “wow factor” that extends to an incredible experience to enjoy for years to come,” said Pat Houston,Whitney’s former Manager and President and CEO of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston.“Whitney is not with us but her music will live with us forever. We know we made the right decision partnering with BASE because they understand how important it is to produce a phenomenal hologram. They also know that engaging her fans with an authentic Whitney experience would resonate worldwide because of the iconic status that she created over three decades. Her fans deserve nothing less because she gave nothing less than her best.”

The only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits, the first female artist to enter the Billboard 200 Album Charts at #1 and the only artist with eight consecutive multi-platinum albums, Whitney Houston redefined what it meant to be an iconic superstar. Certified by The Guinness World Records as “the most awarded female artist of all time” with over 400 awards including 6 GRAMMYS, 22 American Music Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, two Emmy nominations and one win, Houston also had success on the big screen with starring roles in “The Bodyguard,” “Waiting To Exhale” and “The Preacher’s Wife.” 

“Whitney was a musical trail-blazer and I’m extremely honored to have this opportunity to help craft this show in her honor,” said director and choreographer Fatima Robinson“I always enjoyed watching this magnificent woman and voice on stage and to be able to play a role in recreating that and helping others have those same emotions and experience is special.”

“There is a reason why it is so hard to cover a Whitney Houston track, she really was one-of-a-kind,” said Marty Tudor, BASE Hologram CEO of Production. “What we are doing with this tour is to celebrate her incredible life and to do that we have to get every detail right. It would be a disservice to her, her family and her fans if we weren’t anything other 100% authentic. We are privileged to have been entrusted with this responsibility and hope audiences are able to come, enjoy and get lost in the music of the industry’s most talented performers.” 

An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour will join BASE Hologram’s current touring shows “Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour” and “Callas in Concert.”

Tickets in the UK go on sale this Friday 20th September 2019 at 09:00 GMT.
To purchase tickets or to find more information, please visit ticketline.co.uk or the venues direct.

Tickets priced £45 – £65 regionally. London  tickets priced £45 – £70.
AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAMTOUR DATES:

  • February 27, 2020 – M&S Bank Arena 2 Arena – Liverpool
  • February 28, 2020 – Apollo – Manchester
  • February 29, 2020 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • March 1, 2020 – SEC Armadillo – Glasgow
  • March 2, 2020 – P&J Arena – Aberdeen
  • March 3, 2020 – Bord Gais Theatre – Dublin
  • March 4, 2020 – Arena – Birmingham
  • March 5, 2020 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
  • March 6, 2020 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff
  • March 7, 2020 – Centre – Brighton
  • March 9, 2020 – Royal Concert Hall – Nottingham
  • March 10, 2020 – Hammersmith Apollo – London

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AEG Presents and Eden Project form new Eden Sessions Joint Venture

AEG Presents and Eden Project form new Eden Sessions Joint Venture

Credit Ben Foster

AEG Presents and Eden Project form new Eden Sessions Joint Venture

The Eden Projectand global live events company AEG Presentstoday (Monday September 16) announced a new partnership to run the celebrated Eden Sessions series of concerts.

A new company, Eden Sessions Ltd, has been created by the two organisations and is now looking ahead to the next series in summer 2020.

By joining forces, AEG Presents and Eden will build on the already hugely impressive Eden Sessions legacy and brand, delivering even more major artists to perform at the famous Biomes in Cornwall, UK.

Eden’s Rita Broe, who has run the Eden Sessions for the last eight years, will lead the new company. John Empson, who was instrumental in launching the Sessions in 2002 and has booked every act since, will continue to lead on the booking for the concerts.

Gordon Seabright, Chief Executive of the Eden Project,said: “In 18 years, the Sessions have established an excellent reputation in the industry and with concert-goers. Our exciting new venture with AEG Presents teams Eden with the global leader in live music. It will give us more national and international reach and help us spread Eden’s mission even further.

“Eden boasts a unique amphitheatre surrounded by beautiful gardens and spectacular Biomes. We are proud that there is no venue like it anywhere in the world and we know that many artists cite shows they have played here as being among their best ever.”

Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope, Co-CEOs AEG Presents,said: “People use the word iconic a lot but the Eden Sessions fully deserves that description. They are innovative and the roll call of artists who have performed at Eden speaks for itself.

“They stand for quality as do we and we’re both dedicated to giving music fans a brilliant gig experience every time. This partnership is a big moment for us and we’re sure it will deliver great things.”

Since its inception in 2002 with a headline show by Pulp, the Sessions have featured performances from a huge range of major names including Muse, Oasis, Elton John, Blondie, Bjork, Lionel Richie, Paul Weller, Mumford and Sons, Blink 182, Sigur Ros, The xx, Pixies, Tom Jones, Van Morrison and Queens of the Stone Age.

Among this year’s headliners were Kylie Minogue, Stereophonics and Nile Rodgers & CHIC.

AEG Presents is one of the world’s leading live entertainment companies promoting sell-out tours for the world’s biggest artists including Justin Bieber, Khalid, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran and many more, as well as also finding and growing emerging new talent.

AEG Presents also run leading outdoor events such as the British Summer Time Hyde Park concerts which have featured the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Strokes, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Who, Paul Simon and Carole King.

In 2018 the company launched a new festival in East London, All Points East which this year had an incredible line up including The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons and Christine and The Queens.

Since the Eden Project opened in 2001, the educational charity has attracted more than 21 million visitors to its home in a former clay quarry near St Austell and generated more than £2 billion for the regional economy. The Biomes have provided a unique backdrop to more than 100 unforgettable summer concerts.

For more information about the Eden Project see www.edenproject.comand for AEG Presents see www.aegpresents.co.uk.

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL FINALE COMES TO AN ELECTRIFYING CLIMAX

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL FINALE COMES TO AN ELECTRIFYING CLIMAX

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL FINALE COMES TO AN ELECTRIFYING CLIMAX

Sunday 15th September, Digbeth, Central Birmingham, marks the final day of the first-ever Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival. From the stand out immersive theatre, five stages of music, fashion shows and spoken word, fans and stars alike were swept up into the dazzling world of the Shelby family, with The Telegraph describing the festival as a “criminally good immersive experience”.

Theatre company Dank Parish took the immersive experience to another level on the final day of the festival. Highlights included betting on hot-blooded choreographed boxing matches, an impromptu staged bare-knuckle fight that exploded out of the ring into the pit, an invigorating Women’s Protest that culminated in cast and audience linked arm in arm waving placards and creating barricades, plus a disturbance in Peaky Blinders actor Packy Lee’s DJ set as a staged mass brawl took place between ‘The Peakys’ and ‘The Captain’. The actors were even joined by one-half of punk band Slaves, guitarist Laurie Vincent, who spent time in the Shelby Co. Ltd. yard before watching the boxing match ringside. The last staged fight of the weekend ended up in a mass Irish jig that developed into a huge celebratory conga line. 

Becky Brown, Dank Parish’s Creative Producer, said, “It was really important to us, in the current climate, to represent the struggle for equality. Whilst the shape of that has changed in the present day, it became apparent during this scene last night, how much the sentiment remains.” 

Martin Coat, Theatre Director of Dank Parish, said, “We are legitimately in Peaky territory here. You can feel the history and because of that, it doesn’t take much for our characters to believe in themselves and in the world that they’ve created. It’s not like when you’re on stage and you’ve got the fourth wall – here you’re immersed in something that feels completely real. It’s amazing.” 

Anna Calvi stunned fans on stage by wearing a Kempton Penny Collar Shirt from the new Garrison Tailors’ Union Cut range launched at the festival and ‘Tommy’ Braces in red. She said: “The audience has been amazing and it’s really nice to see everyone dressed up looking the part, so many strangers talking to each other because they’re all passionate about the same thing.” Richard Hawley and Jehnny Beth (Savages) made another guest appearance at Calvi’s show for their bespoke set covering Peaky Blinders theme tune “Red Right Hand.”

We also saw Packy Lee (who plays Johnny Dogs in Peaky Blinders) and headliner Frank Carter and Dean Richardson from Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes earlier in the day shopping at Garrison Tailors. Subsequently, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes headlined the main stage with an energetic set in his brand new get-up. Dean Richardson wore the Bordesley Pinstripe 2-Piece Suit and Shelby News Boy Cap and Frank Carter also donned a Shelby News Boy Cap, with a gold double pocket watch chain. Mid-song, Frank said, “Do you know how beautiful it is to see a flapper girl in the middle of my mosh pit?”

Isaac from the self-branded “two-piece boy band” Slaves walked on to Vengaboys’ anthem ‘We Like To Party’, in nothing but a pair of shorts and a Peaky Blinders cap, and got the crowd raring to go for the headline set. They played an hour-long set filled with shouting, story-telling, and a little kiss with guitarist Laurie in the middle.

Singer-songwriter Liam Frost performed both days and even treated himself to a Peaky Blinders haircut at the on-site barbers. The Manchester-born star is next in line to have his music featured in the hit show: “I’m really excited because my music is hopefully going to appear in the next series, alongside Nick Cave and co. It’s unbelievable,” he said.

The whimsical Carousel stage saw swing bands from around the world play jazzy versions of hit songs and original music entirely fitting with the theme of the weekend, encouraging punters to dance alongside cabaret performers.

The BBC Introducing stage brought some of the best local and national talent from around the country to Digbeth for the weekend.

Birmingham native, Mike Skinner of The Streets, DJ’d on the Arena Stage and whipped the crowd into a grime, garage and bassline frenzy. 

Following introductions from Series 5 director Anthony Byrne, Birmingham-based poet Casey Bailey delivered a rousing performance of his spoken-word piece The Ballad Of The Peaky Blinders. Plus, show creator and writer Steven Knight delivered a moving reading from his own mother’s journal, detailing her life as a young child in 1920s Birmingham.

Rambert, the world-renowned Ballet company created a spellbinding piece for the festival, performing to a bespoke 12-minute version of Nick Cave’s theme tune, ‘Red Right Hand,’ reworked by Raven. The captivating piece also referenced the original Rambert production of Swan Lake in Birmingham in the 1920s, which Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders creator, then adapted for Series 5.  

Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer said: “I stumbled into watching Peaky Blinders two years ago and binge-watched it. The fact that they capture scenes without words; people walking down the street, a carriage, the smoke, people working in the mill and that’s the movement part – we just expanded it and made a dance out of it. But that’s what’s beautiful about the show – it has movement without words in it.” 

The immersive 2-day festival has won plaudits from both the public and the cast of Peaky Blinders. Following the cast Q&A on Saturday, Hollywood star Sam O’Neill said: “So interesting to see the crowd – mostly dressed as Peakys. And a few dressed as cops (who didn’t recognise me). People just LOVE this show – they own it – it belongs to them. Amazing to see such devotion. Great day.”

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THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL TAKES OVER DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM WITH  A SENSATIONAL OPENING DAY!

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL TAKES OVER DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM WITH A SENSATIONAL OPENING DAY!

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL TAKES OBER DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM WITH A SENSATIONAL OPENING DAY!

Saturday 14th of September, Digbeth, Central Birmingham opened its doors to the Shelby Family with the first-ever Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival. The inaugural official gathering of Peaky Blinders fans and music enthusiasts was a raging success with punters, musicians and everyone in between involving themselves in the festivities and being transported to Birmingham in the 1920s.

Cast members Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby), Sam O’Neill (Major Campbell), Sam Clafin (Sir Oswald Mosley), Harry Kirton (Finn Shelby), Kate Phillips (Linda Shelby), Finn Cole (Michael Gray), Samuel Edward-Cook (Danny ‘Whizz-Bang’ Owen) and Emmett J. Scanlan (Billy Grade), joined Steven Knight and director Anthony Byrne to open the inaugural Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival with a lively Q&A on the Arena Stage and even sang Happy Birthday to Sam Neil before parading through the streets of Digbeth on golf buggies waving and high fiving fans. Tomorrow Anthony Byrne will be in conversation with Steve Knight and Packy Lee (Johnny Dogs) at 14:10 on the Arena Stage. 

Breathtaking ballet shows from Rambert took place across the day on the Arena Stage, captivating and taking the audience on a beautifully choreographed journey down the 1920s world of the Peaky Blinders. 

At 4pm we were treated to a successful showcase of British inspired tailoring from Garrison Tailors, Steven Knight’s luxury menswear brand. The collection epitomises the spirit of Peaky Blinders and contemporary style and comprised of items including their new for 2019 Union Cut range and Shelby Tweed Waistcoat, Arthur and Thomas Tweed Suits, from their Made in Britain range featuring 100% wool. Their more casual range of Henley T-shirts was also presented. The show was rounded off with a special thanks from the man himself, Steven Knight. 

Richard Hawley and Jehnny Beth, who covered the infamous Peaky Blinders theme tune, ‘Red Right Hand,’ made special guest appearances during Anna Calvi’s set, which was inspired by her Series 5 score. Calvi performs a second set tomorrow at 16:25. 

‘Secret’ Global Superstar performer, R Kid, Liam Gallagher, told us to ‘Fix up look sharp The Gallaghers r on there way to drink and have fun with the Shelbys as you were’ on Twitter, prior to taking the stage for his special guest slot in the early evening to a packed out crowd. Liam performed songs from his new album, Why Me? Why Not as well as sending the crowd into a frenzy for Oasis hits Columbia and Supersonic. The rock n roll star made it a family affair bringing his sons Lennon and Gene, daughter Molly, brother Paul and girlfriend Debbie to the gig.

The immersive theatre by Dank Parish and Martin Coat, one of the creative directors of Boomtown, brought the festival to a standstill when their hour long performance through the streets of Digbeth – just a stone’s throw from where the first ever Peaky Blinder activity took place – brought the tension to an ultimate high between the Shelby and Lee families. The showdown climaxed with a staged bare-knuckled fist fight inside the Shelby boxing ring, which was used in Series 4 of the show itself.  

Packy Lee (Johnny Dogs) brought all the eclectic hits to the Mill Stage giving VIP audiences a place to dance the night away whilst headline Scottish rockers Primal Scream wrapped up the main stage, whizzing through their huge collection of hits.
Audiences were amazed by the Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival finale performance by Rambert to an exclusively rework of Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’ by Raven. The performance included the historically accurate Rambert show of Swan Lake in Birmingham in the 1920s, which show creator Steven Knight has adapted for Season 5. 

John Empson, festival promoter, said: The first day of the inaugural Legitimate Peaky Blinders festival was a resounding success! The crowd embraced the day dressed in incredible Peaky outfits, and we had packed out venues around the site with the audience enjoying everything from the music, ballet, theatre, fashion shows, Q&A talks and spoken word. Highlights included Liam Gallagher’s secret set –  the worlds worst kept secret – and Anna Calvi with surprise guests. An animated on-stage discussion featuring cast members with Steven Knight and Peaky Blinders Director Anthony Byrne and Executive Producer Caryn Mandabach played to an adoring crowd. Digbeth proved to be the perfect location, the weather was incredible and the crowd loved it. Tomorrow we look forward to doing all over again!

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NAOMI CAMPBELL’S FASHION FOR RELIEF HOMECOMING LIGHTS UP LONDON FASHION WEEK

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NAOMI CAMPBELL’S FASHION FOR RELIEF HOMECOMING LIGHTS UP LONDON FASHION WEEK

Last night Naomi Campbellbrought her global charity event Fashion For Reliefback home to London. Staged at the British Museum in the heart of London Fashion Week, the evening opened with red carpet arrivals, followed by a fashion show which preceded a gala dinner and auction where prized art and designer items were sold to raise money for the Mayor’s Fund for London. Funds raised will go towards employability programs which offer support for young Londoners from low-income backgrounds. 

Guests from the world of fashion, music and entertainment who showed up in support include: Edward Enninful, Anna Wintour, Luke Evans, Naomie Harris, Pierce Brosnan, Billy Porter, Skepta, Adwoa Aboah, Alexa Chung, Ella Eyre, Maya Jama and more.  

Naomi Campbell said:“I’m truly happy to be bringing Fashion For Relief back to my home town London! We hear so much about the problems facing young people in the capital. One of the underlying difficulties young people have is education – or rather the lack of it. Without the opportunity to learn, they’re more likely to be trapped in cycles of poverty, poor health and forced labour. The fashion industry has really come together with FFR and has shown it’s not just bout looking good, it’s about being good and doing good.”

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m delighted that Naomi and Fashion For Relief have chosen to support the Mayor’s Fund for London. We share the belief that all young people, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, and this support will make a big difference in the charity’s work to help young Londoners.” 

Swedish artist Seinabo Sey kickstarted the evening with a soulful performance before Naomi Campbell made her London Fashion Week homecoming on the runway, joined by Erin O’Connor, Adut Akech, Tiwa Savage and Damson Idris. For the grand show closer, the South London-born supermodel strutted out with 30 school students from West Norwood’s The Elmgreen School. Naomi invited the students to join her on the catwalk after meeting them in a school visit earlier this year. 

Grammy Award winning hip-hop icon Eve and rising star rapper Octavian provided the evening’s music entertainment. The glamorous gala dinner attended by 500 guests featured a charity auction with prized art items that were donated by Naomi’s industry contacts. Items up for bid include art pieces by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Marina Abramović. The one of a kind Marina Abramović original sketch was made specifically for the auction this year. Dolce and Gabbana donated two items: the “Eupheme” georgette dress entirely embroidered with sequins and small bugle beads, and “Nausicaa” lurex lace cape and Chiffon dress. There were a few nods to Naomi in the auction too. Ellen Von Unwerth donated a signed black and white photograph she took of Naomi in 1990 from her personal collection. David Bailey and Mariano Vivanco also donated their iconic photographs of the supermodel, which were taken in 1989 and 2003 respectively. 

Founded by Naomi in 2005, Fashion For Relief has raised millions for disaster relief (UK floods in summer 2007, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami) and humanitarian causes around the world including child refugee crises, maternal health, the fight against Ebola, and more. Since its inception, Fashion For Relief has staged events in New York, London, Cannes, Moscow, Mumbai and Dar es Salaam. 

The British Fashion Council will be honouring Naomi with the Fashion Icon Award at The Fashion Awards 2019, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 2 December. The award is in recognition of her incredible contribution to the fashion industry, her world-renowned career as a supermodel, as well as her philanthropic work with charities, and incredible efforts in creating a more diverse and equal future.  

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NAOMI CAMPBELL BRINGS FASHION FOR RELIEF HOME TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN LONDON AND BEYOND

NAOMI CAMPBELL BRINGS FASHION FOR RELIEF HOME TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN LONDON AND BEYOND

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NAOMI CAMPBELL BRINGS FASHION FOR RELIEF HOME TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN LONDON AND BEYOND

Naomi Campbellis bringing her global charity gala Fashion For Reliefback home to London on Saturday 14 Septemberto raise vital funds in support of young people from disadvantaged communities. The South London-born and raised supermodel and philanthropist has chosen the Mayor’s Fund for London andUNICEFto be this year’s charity partners. Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m delighted that Naomi and Fashion For Relief have chosen to support the Mayor’s Fund for London. We share the belief that all young people, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, and this support will make a big difference in the charity’s work to help young Londoners.” UNICEF’seducational programme is dedicated to empowering and improving and the lives of some of the most disadvantage and impoverished children around the world, affected by extreme poverty, war, conflict and impoverished regions affected by natural disasters and climate change.  

Naomi Campbellis bringing her global charity gala Fashion For Reliefback home to London on Saturday 14 Septemberto raise vital funds in support of young people from disadvantaged communities. The South London-born and raised supermodel and philanthropist has chosen the Mayor’s Fund for London to be this year’s charity partner. 

The Mayor’s Fund for Londonis a social mobility charity, supporting young Londoners from low-income backgrounds. Funds raised will go into their employability programs, which offer employability support, training and education to help young people, regardless of their background, gain access to fulfilling careers. 

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m delighted that Naomi and Fashion For Relief have chosen to support the Mayor’s Fund for London. We share the belief that all young people, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, and this support will make a big difference in the charity’s work to help young Londoners.” 

This year’s Fashion For Relief, set in the heart of London Fashion Week, will take place at the British Museum. The evening – sponsored by CHROME HEARTS®and GUCCI – includes a cocktail reception, glamorous fashion show, gala dinner and auction, musical performances, and an exclusive after-party.

Past participants and supporters of Fashion For Relief include: Beyoncé, Leonardo Di Caprio, Donatella Versace, Kate Moss, Idris Elba, Uma Thurman, Jane Fonda, Claudia Schiffer, Iman, Heidi Klum, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Justin Bieber, James Corden, Mary J. Blige, Antonio Banderas, Lewis Hamilton, Erin O’Connor, Adrien Brody, Christian Slater, Rosario Dawson, Agyness Deyn, Jourdan Dunn and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan. 

Founded by Naomi in 2005, Fashion For Relief has raised millions for disaster relief (UK floods in summer 2007, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami) and humanitarian causes around the world including child refugee crises, maternal health, the fight against Ebola, and more. Since its inception, Fashion For Relief has staged events in New York, London, Cannes, Moscow, Mumbai and Dar es Salaam. 

The British Fashion Council will be honouring Naomi with the Fashion Icon Award at The Fashion Awards 2019, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 2 December. The award is in recognition of her incredible contribution to the fashion industry, her world-renowned career as a supermodel, as well as her philanthropic work with charities, and incredible efforts in creating a more diverse and equal future.  

Follow Fashion For Relief
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Snapchat– look out for a special Fashion For Relief filter on Saturday!

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https://www.mayorsfundforlondon.org.uk

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FOUR TOPS, THE WATERBOYS AND MANY MORE ACTS ROCK REWIND SOUTH 2019

FOUR TOPS, THE WATERBOYS AND MANY MORE ACTS ROCK REWIND SOUTH 2019

FOUR TOPS, THE WATERBOYS AND MANY MORE ACTS ROCK REWIND SOUTH 2019

Music legends Four Tops and The Waterboys cap off a massive weekend of Rewind South at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. Kathy Sledge of the Original Sister Sledge, Lulu, Grandmaster Flash, Belinda Carlisle, Heaven 17, UB40 (feat. Ali Campbell and Astro), The Undertones, The Neville Staple Band and many more rounded up a vibrant summer of Rewind. Thirty-six thousand revellers turned up for a joyous, three-day celebration which included stand-up comedy by Joel Dommettand Tom Allen.The Forever Stage, Riverside Stage, Disco Den, Crafty Taps and Studio 54 provided round-the-clock entertainment with outdoor film screenings, Bottomless Brunch Gameshows, an exclusive Q&A withTiffany and boat parties through the weekend.

Katt Lingard, Event Manager said: “It has been yet another brilliant year of Rewind and we want to thank the Rewinders for all their support and passion for the festival. It is because of them that this festival has such a feel-good and welcoming atmosphere, where everyone can escape and embrace the magic of the 80s and beyond. The diverse line-up, which included several artists who were playing Rewind for the first time, and stand-up comedy were particular highlights. We have already started working hard on Rewind Festival 2020 and look forward to seeing everyone again at Scotland, North and South next year.”

The Waterboysdelivered a lively and eclectic set to close Rewind on Sunday. The folk-rock band, led by Mike Scott, stepped in to headline after Michael Bolton cancelled due to illness. Making their debut at the festival, Scott – dressed in a chic black pinstripe suit – said, “Good evening Rewind, it’s great to see you at short notice. You were expecting one Michael but you got another!”, to which the audience responded with a huge cheer. While the majority of Rewinders were looking forward to basking in The Waterboys’ major hit ‘The Whole of The Moon’, the entire set was a real treat, immediately engaging and seamlessly traversing the band’s different styles, from the grandiose “big music” era through to more earthy, traditional folk. For their surprise closing number, The Waterboys kicked into a soulful rendition of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’, much to the delight of the audience who sang their hearts out. 

Kathy Sledge of the Original Sister Sledge brought a tour-de-force of disco music to Rewind South, keeping everyone on their feet with their wall-to-wall up-tempos which include ‘We Are Family’, ‘Lost in Music’, ‘Everybody Dance’, ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ and more. On ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’, Kathy picked five Rewinders from the crowd to dance with her on the Main Stage. There was a tender moment of reflection in ‘Thinking of You’ where she showed a montage of Sister Sledge’s past photos and performances, including an appearance on Top of The Pops.

Earlier in the day, Belinda Carlislehad the crowd in the palm of her hand as she performed her hits ‘Summer Rain’, ‘Heaven Is A Place on Earth’, and more. Paul Youngcharmed the crowd and had everyone on their feet singing along to classics like ‘Every Time You Go Away’. The Wailerskept the spirit of Bob Marley alive with ‘I Shot The Sheriff’, ‘No Woman No Cry’, and more. Making their first appearance at the festival, the amazing reggae band complimented the crowd saying: “I love the looks, I love the colours and love the vibes!”.

This year, the festival launched its own talent search Rewind’s Got Talentwhere the winner got a chance to join the legendary line up of hitmakers. Local singer Rachel finally got a chance to shine on the Main Stage where she had the crowd cheering from start to finish as she belted ‘River Deep Mountain High’. Other artists on Sunday’s line-up include: Midge Ure, Hazel O’Connor, The Selecter, Neville Staple andFrom The Jam.

Comedy headliner Tom Allenwas a big hit, performing to a packed out Forever Stage on Sunday. The quick-witted comic was also seen talking to festival goers after his hugely popular set. The comedy line up featuredAngela Barnes, whose unique world view has put her on the map, and The Raymond and Mr Timpkins RevueJoel Dommett, Saturday’s comedy headliner, played to a lively crowd, proving particularly popular with the ladies. Opening for him was award-winning actor and stand-up comic Dave Johns and the outrageous duo The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revuewho brought their signature out-of-the-box entertainment to the mix. The party went on in the Disco Den with Silent Disco, Karaoke Rumble andMusical Bingo, and at Rewind’s own Studio 54. On the Riverside Stage, there were a fantastic line-up of live music including Manoeuvres, an OMD tribute band, plus a roving Mariachi band. 

Four Tops lit up Rewind’s Main Stage on Saturday night, treating revellers to feel-good tunes from their 65-year career. The current line up, led by original member Duke Fakir, took the audience on a trip down memory lane with classics like ‘Loco in Acapulco’, ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’, ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’, and more gems from the Motown era including a cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’. The quartet looked sharp as they strutted and twirled on stage in matching sequined white suits under the summer sky. Spotted in the crowd losing themselves to the music were several artists who performed earlier in the day, including 80s pop sensation Tiffanyand her band.

Luluput on a rapturous performance, opening with ‘Relight My Fire’ – her energetic 90s hit with Take That – before taking the audience through the hits of her career, including ‘To Sir With Love’, ‘Shout’, and her cover of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’. One excited fan who ran to the front of the stage to catch her set was Lawrence Payton Jr. of Four Tops, who was happy posing for selfies with fans at the front while he was still wrapped in his velour dressing gown.

Earlier in the day, as the clouds made way for a glorious sunny afternoon, there was no better soundtrack than the smooth reggae stylings of UB40. The band, featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, were a huge hit with Rewinders, sending crowds swaying gently in the breeze to ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, ‘Food for Thought’ and more. Also complementing the mood was The Dire Straits Experience,whobrought to life a sumptuous set sure to please any music lover, all while gently building up to the excitement of ‘Sultans of Swing’. Soul vocalist and M People frontwoman Heather Smallturned up the tempo when she stormed on stage in a fierce leopard-print jumpsuit, opening with ‘One Night in Heaven’ and leaving the audience breathless by the time she closed with the mega hit ‘Moving On Up’. After her candid Q&A session in the Forever Stage, Tiffanyhit the Main Stage performing a new, more soulful rock version of ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ and ‘Pieces of Me’. Other artists on Saturday’s line up included: Heaven 17, Kim Appleby, Johnny Hates Jazz andThe Undertones.

Friday night’s headliner Grandmaster Flashdropped a major set taking the Henley crowd on a journey of hip hop history through the Bronx. Not even the rain could dampen the crowd’s spirits as they danced the night away, enjoying the ever-popular Silent Disco and Studio 54, as well as entertainment by Ray Guns Look Real Enough and Rory’s Disco Juke Joint.

Rewind Festival returns to Perth (Scotland), Macclesfield and Henley-on-Thames next summer bringing more icons from the 80s and beyond, plus award-winning comedians and round the clock entertainment. Next year also marks the 10thanniversary of Rewind Scotland, so expect a big party to mark the major milestone. Early bird tickets will be available soon. Visit rewindfestival.com and follow the festival on social media for the latest updates. 

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The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival announce FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES and more

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival announce FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES and more

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival announce FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES and more

On September 14th and 15th, join some the stars of the world-renowned BBC series, Peaky Blinders, as 1919 comes crashing into 2019 Digbeth. Over 200 actors and musicians will blend with the crowd recreating our favourite scenes and immersive experiences.
 
For two days only the Streets of Digbeth in Central Birmingham will be transformed into the world of the Shelby family. Surround yourself in the post-industrial architecture, railway arches and canals of Birmingham 1919 as the Peaky Blinders roam the area, poets rant on street corners and musicians busk.
 
Peaky Blinders alumni Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes join SLAVES to close the main stage on Sunday 15th, alongside Anna Calvi, Primal Scream, Nadine Shah, Hotel Lux and Pearl Harts on the line-up. The music doesn’t stop there, The Carousel stage will bring the 1920s – 1940s inspired music acts from electro-swing to retro hip-hop styles, performing on a vintage carousel surrounded by actors, characters and oddballs and BBC Introducing Stage will be highlighting the excellence in local and national talent.
 
Expect spoken word and poetry from Peaky Blinders inspired artists such as Birmingham based and official Peaky Blinders poet Casey Bailey and rising star Hussain Manawer.
 
The festival will close with an immersive and bespoke performance of Peaky Blinders theme ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave featuring 200 actors, ballet Rambert and a very special pyrotechnic show.

ALREADY ANNOUNCED…
 
Music
Main Stage artists confirmed across the weekend include Primal Scream,Slaves, Nadine Shah, Hotel Lux, MarthaGunn and The Correspondents
 
A ’Special Guest’ performance by global superstar creating a unique and never seen before performance.
 
Anna Calvi will be creating a one-off set inspired by her score created for Peaky Blinders series 5
 
Birmingham spokesperson and legend from The Streets, Mike Skinnerperforms a Peaky Blinders inspired DJ set
 
Carousel Stage artists confirmed across the weekend include Bill Jefferson, Electric Swing Circus, Swing Dance with Birmingham Swing, Miss Kid and The Cat, Swing Zazou, Punch the Sky, Baghdaddies, Thrill Collins, Swingrowers, Jim Wynn Swing Band, Jive Aces, and Heavy Beat Brass Band. 
 
BBC Introducing Stage will be highlighting the excellence in local and national talent
 
Immersive Theatre
Martin Coat, one of the creative minds behind Boomtown and immersive theatre specialists Dank Parish, brings the world of Peaky Blinders to life, taking over the streets of Birmingham. Expect close-up entertainment and immerse yourself in the underbelly of early 20th century Birmingham and all the high hitting drama of the Peaky Blinders world.
 
Behind the Scenes
Creator Steve Knight will conduct a never seen before Q&A with members of the cast to discuss his inspiration, plans and show exclusive snippets and stories behind the tv series.
 
Museum 
Immerse yourself in an incredible museum featuring EVERYTHING we love from the show including, genuine, costumes, props and scenery from all 5 series, Thomas Shelby’s suits, Arthur Shelby’s cap, Aunt Pol’s dresses and even art created by fans across the world.

Fashion
Garrison Taylors will present a catwalk show featuring models and members of the Peaky Blinders cast showcasing the inspired men’s clothing line.
 
Daniel Kearns the Creative Director behind David Beckham’s clothing label Kent and Curwen will discuss the inspiration behind their new Peaky Blinders’ official collection.
 
Wet shaves, Haircuts, and Tailors will all be available on-site to get you dressed up as a Legitimate Peaky Blinder.
 
Rambert 
The world-famous Ballet company will, for the first time, produce and choreograph a bespoke piece for the festival, performing a spellbinding piece to an especially created 12-minute version of theme tune ‘The Red Right Hand’. Plus, Choreographer Benoit Swan Pouffer will also create several pop-up capsule modern dance pieces around the site.

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The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival

On September 14th and 15th, Birmingham celebrates the television show that has catapulted its history to a global audience. Now, the show’s creator, stars, famous fans and its home city come together to create a spectacular, immersive and ‘legitimate’ event in its honour.

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival will bring together immersive theatre, live music and fashion inspired by the series, a cinema showing, a museum, food, drink, poetry and more.

With 5 stages of music, live recreations of Peaky Blinders scenes involving 200 actors, fashion shows and mens’ grooming – fans will be living in the show’s world encompassing the Digbeth, Central Birmingham area. Using its historic streets, warehouses and factories and employing lighting, sound, smoke, video mapping and special effects, the post World War 1 era will come to life for an unmissable day.

Artists confirmed across the weekend include Primal Scream, Anna Calvi,Slaves, Nadine Shah, a BBC Introducing Stage and a host of excellent music performances, reflecting one of the sharpest soundtracks on television.

Martin Coat, the creative mind behind Boomtown and immersive theatre specialists Dank Parish, bring the world of Peaky Blinders to life, taking over the streets of Birmingham. Expect close up entertainment and immerse yourself in the underbelly of early 20th century Birmingham and all the high hitting drama of the Peaky Blinders world.

Contemporary dance company Rambert will perform a specially commissioned performance, choreographed for the festival by artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer.

Steven Knight will reveal all in a live Q&A, also featuring the show’s stars.

Following the Kent and Curwen catwalk show in January 2019 where the collaboration with hit series Peaky Blinders was first shown, Kent and Curwen are proud to announce their involvement in the Peaky Blinders Festival 2019. VIP ambassadors will be dressed in the Kent and Curwen x Peaky Blinders collection. Kent and Curwen’s creative Director Daniel Kearns will host a conversation, discussing ‘The Peaky Look’ and how to achieve this with Kent and Curwen collaboration.

In addition, there will be a fashion show from Steven Knight’s Garrison Tailors clothing range, plus the show’s influence on modern style will be reflected in onsite tailoring and men’s grooming.

Steve Knight:
“It is with enormous pleasure that I announce the first ever LEGITIMATE Peaky Blinders festival, which is happening in the streets and alleys of Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday  14th and Sunday 15th of September.

It will be a festival of live music, performance, poetry, immersive theatre and experiences which will celebrate the swagger of the men and women who walked these same Digbeth streets one hundred years ago. Along with the music line up, we have the world-famous BALLET RAMBERT performing a specially written and choreographed Peaky Blinders ballet. There will be fashion shows, street food, pop ups and bars including a reimagined Garrison Tavern. 

We will be celebrating in Birmingham style and everyone from around the world is invited.

Expect the unexpected, expect 1919 to come crashing into 2019 and, be assured, everything is officially by order of the Peaky Blinders…“

John Empson Festival Director & Founder:
“The legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival is a brand new concept which starts in Digbeth, Birmingham, the authentic birthplace of the Peaky Blinders.

Something totally fresh in the festival market, the show will merge cinema, live music, immersive theatre, ballet, bespoke food and drink, spoken word, pop-up performances, collaborations, exclusive previews, appearances from cast members and world class special guests.

A totally 360 degree festival experience.’”

Anna Calvi:
I’m thrilled to be performing at The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival. Scoring Peaky Blinders has been a major project for me this year and I’m excited to be bringing a special one-off version of my show to the festival 🖤.”

Councillor Mohammed Azim, Lord Mayor of Birmingham:
“I am so excited that this amazing Peaky Blinders festival is being hosted here in our great city as a tribute to the polished BBC series, set on the streets of post-war Birmingham, which has captivated audiences worldwide.

The show has brought Birmingham into the spotlight; gripping and beautifully shot, it has gained national attention and I am particularly pleased to hear that Peaky Blinders is coming home, with the current and future series being shot locally. 

So now is absolutely the right time for this festival, which will be a unique and exciting experience for fans of the show, as well as an opportunity for those who have not yet seen the show to find out what they are missing.

I am looking forward to visiting the festival and welcoming visitors from across the globe.”

Winning 12 awards including the 2018 BAFTA for Best Drama Series and Best Drama at the 2019 National Television Awards, Peaky Blinders series four was BBC Two’s biggest drama series of 2017 and last year it was announced that in the UK, the show will move from BBC Two to BBC One for its fifth series. An incredible 83,000 fans applied for a ticket via a ballot run by the BBC to attend the recent series 5 premiere in Birmingham.

The award-winning BBC One and Netflix series Peaky Blinders is produced by official brand owner Caryn Mandabach Productions and by Endemol Shine Group’s Tiger Aspect Productions. Endemol Shine Group represent a range of global ancillary rights for Peaky Blinderswhich is distributed by Endemol Shine International across more than 180 countries.

Tickets:
http://aegpresents.co.uk/peakyblinders
General on sale 9 August, 10am

Eligible American Express Cardmembers can take advantage of priority booking from 9am on Wednesday 7 August 2019. Visit axs.com/amexpresale to book. T&Cs apply.

Warner Music announces two Factory Records 40th anniversary boxed sets and new exhibition

Warner Music announces two Factory Records 40th anniversary boxed sets and new exhibition

Warner Music are proud to announce the release of two boxed sets and a special exhibition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of iconic independent label Factory Records.  The two boxed sets (Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979 – The first 10 numbered records and objects and Factory: Communications 1978-92) gather together rare, unheard and classic material, while the exhibition (Use Hearing Protection FAC 1 – 50 / 40) showcases the label’s hugely influential design heritage.

“It is rewarding to see that the legacy endures and that there is such appreciation of the artefacts”  
Peter Saville  

Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979 contains facsimile editions of the first 10 numbered Factory items: 4 vinyl records, 3 posters, a short film, Factory stationery and an egg-timer design. The early history of the label is traced in a 60 page book with text by James Nice, photos by Kevin Cummins and archival interviews with Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton, Joy Division and more. Oli and Isobel Wilson (Tony’s children) are executive producers.

‘Factory Records is one of the most influential record labels of all time and defined culture. 
It’s an Honour for Rhino records to help celebrate the legacy along with Oli and Isobel Wilson’
Dan Chalmers, President Rhino UK

All 3 original Factory posters are contained in the box as well as the first 4 records: The Factory SampleEP (Fac 2), All Night Party by A Certain Ratio (Fac 5), Electricity by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (Fac 6) and classic album Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division (Fact 10).  

Bonus items include a white label 12” single by The Tiller Boys (originally intended as Fac 3 but ultimately not released), and a lengthy audio interview with Joy Division, Tony Wilson and Rob Gretton, conducted in August 1979 by journalist Mary Harron, never before heard and now restored across two CDs. Also newly restored, and seldom seen since 1979, is evocative 8mm short No City Fun (Fac 9), featuring music by Joy Division.

The Use Hearing Protection box is strictly limited to 4000 units worldwide and will be released on 11thOctober..

To commemorate the ground breaking early works and on-going influence of Factory there will be an exhibition Use Hearing Protection FAC 1 – 50 / 40, taking place at Chelsea Space. The exhibition will tell the story of its formative years from 1978 to 1982 through the first 50 numbered Factory artefacts, including works by Peter Saville, Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, Durutti Column and Linder Sterling. Supported by rare and unseen materials from personal archives, as well as non-Factory period items of influence, these combine to describe a period from which Factory Records was proposed and realised, underpinning its revolutionary cultural impact on the music, art, design and ideas of our times.

Curated by Jon Savage and Mat Bancroft, the Factory exhibition is being featured in this year’s London Design Festival and will be free entry, running from 13th September until Friday 25th October.

More information HERE

An expanded exhibition, with the Use Hearing Protection, FAC 1-50 objects at its core is being developed by the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. This exhibition will build on the Chelsea Space display and is due to open July 2020, telling the story of Joy Division and the founding of Factory Records in the city.

The second box set, Factory: Communications 1978-1992, surveys the entire 15 year history of the iconic label, with 63 tracks spread over 8 newly remastered vinyl albums. As well as classic cuts from New Order, Joy Division, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Electronic, A Certain Ratio and Section 25, this definitive overview delves deep into Factory’s rich and occasionally wayward recorded catalogue, with X-O-Dus, Marcel King, 52nd Street, Quando Quango, Northside, James, The Railway Children and even Crawling Chaos also included.

Originally issued as a 4 CD box set in 2009, Communications 1978-92 is curated by Jon Savage, with booklet notes by Paul Morley and James Nice.

Factory: Communications 1978-92 will be released on 8th November. Full details below.

Purchase both boxed sets here: https://store.rhino.co.uk/uk/factory.html