DURAN DURAN announced as the final BST Hyde Park headliner

DURAN DURAN announced as the final BST Hyde Park headliner

DURAN DURAN announced as the final BST Hyde Park headliner

Duran Duran are the final headliners for American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2020. One of the most iconic and ground-breaking bands to come out of the UK in the past four decades, Duran Duran will close this year’s BST Hyde Park in London’s greatest outdoor venue on Sunday 12th July. They are a group that defined a generation and continue to prove themselves timeless, always innovating and reinventing, while remaining ahead of the curve. 
Duran Duran, comprised of singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor, have sold over 100 million records, with 21 UK Top 20 hits and 18 US hit singles. Few bands have celebrated such huge global success and still hold major headlining status. This is their BST Hyde Park debut and their only London show for 2020, so a milestone in itself. Their much-lauded live shows blend the best of new songs and classics including “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Pressure Off,” “Rio,” “Girls on Film,” “(Reach Up For The) Sunrise” and “A View to a Kill.” 
Duran Duran’s last album, 2015’s Paper Gods, was the band’s highest-charting release in 22 years and was hailed by critics and fans alike as their best body of work in more than two decades. Produced by Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers, alongside Mr Hudson and Josh Blair, the record features collaborations with Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante, Kiesza and Jonas Bjerre (of Mew.)

A global sold-out arena tour over three years followed, including their most recent appearance in London at the O2 Arena. They brought the world’s attention to Hyde Park in 2012 with a special live concert celebrating the start of the London 2012 Olympics. Duran Duran are currently in the studio working on their follow-up to Paper Gods with several collaborators, to be announced soon. This, their fifteenth studio album, is slated for release in late summer this year and Hyde Park could expect a much-anticipated glimpse of new live music.

I look at film of The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park back in ’69 and think of all the great acts who’ve performed there since. It really is an honour to add the name Duran Duran to that roster, and to play our music at one of the world’s greatest inner city locations at BST Hyde Park.” – Simon Le Bon

John Taylor says, “On July 16th, 1980 Duran Duran debuted its latest line-up at the Rum Runner club in Birmingham. Locals Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor, were joined by a pair of new musical friends: Andy Taylor, who had come from Newcastle by train with only a suitcase, guitar and combo amplifier; and Simon Le Bon, from Middlesex, who had been attending drama classes at the University, and now found himself the frontman with a local band of futurist post-punkers. 

He adds, “It’s almost unbelievable to us that forty years later we are celebrating this anniversary with a show at BST Hyde Park. Making it all the more special is the presence of our old friend and collaborator Nile Rodgers, and Gwen Stefani, a favourite gal pal of ours since No Doubt.   It will be a special day for us, and, hopefully for our audience, who have followed us faithfully for so many years now. Please, come celebrate our long and ragged journey!

Gwen Stefani joins Duran Duran at Hyde Park as a UK exclusive for 2020. A multiple Grammy Award-winner, Stefani has achieved global success as a multi-platinum solo performer, songwriter, and the iconic frontwoman for rock band No Doubt.

The California born artist has sold more than 30 million records worldwide including her work with No Doubt and her four-times-platinum debut solo album Love.Angel.Music.Baby.— a 2004 sensation delivering the hit singles “Rich Girl,” “What You Waiting For?”, and the Pharrell Williams-produced No. 1 hit “Hollaback Girl.” With her 2006 album The Sweet Escape featuring UK top 10 single “Wind It Up,” Stefani released her third solo effort This Is What The Truth Feels Like in 2016 and most recently her first ever Christmas album You Make It Feel Like Christmas in 2017.

Known for her charismatic stage presence, Stefani premiered her exclusive Las Vegas headlining residency “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” in 2018. With its setlist comprised of fan favorites and iconic hits, the show unfolds as a visual marvel for fans, putting a fresh twist on classic Vegas theatrics. Now she’s bringing a taste of the spectacular to London for the first time ever!

The legendary Nile Rodgers will bring CHIC back to Hyde Park for first time in 5 years; he has played a formative role in Duran Duran’s career adding his production touch to seminal songs including “The Reflex” in 1983, “Wild Boys” in 1984 and “Notorious” in 1986 straight through to the band’s 2004 album Astronaut and 2015’s Paper Gods.

Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple Grammy-winning composer, producer and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain. As the co-founder of CHIC, and the newly elected Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rodgers pioneered a musical genre with hits like “Le Freak,” and “Good Times”. Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation with a body of work that’s garnered him an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

American Express® Cardmembers can take advantage of the presale from 10am Tuesday 10 March until 9.30am Friday 13 March 2020. Visit axs.com/bstamexpresale to book. Terms and Conditions apply.

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 hundreds of thousands of fans every year.

Already announced for 2020: Post Malone on 2nd July, Little Mix on 4th July, Kendrick Lamar on 5th July, Pearl Jam on 10th July and Taylor Swift on 11th July.

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

There was Celine Dion owning it, 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, including the delightful Chickenshed Children’s theatre.

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 @ 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 general sale from Friday 13 March 10am

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Mumford & Sons to headline Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary gig at the Royal Albert Hall

Mumford & Sons to headline Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary gig at the Royal Albert Hall

Mumford & Sons to headline Teenage Cancer Trust 20thanniversary gig at the Royal Albert Hall 

Teenage Cancer Trust has announced the final act set to headline its annual fundraising concert series at the Royal Albert Hall in 2020, which take place from March 23rd to March 29th.

Kicking off the week’s exciting run of shows is Mumford & Sons who will be making their Teenage Cancer Trust debut. To summarise their success within a few short sentences is to do the band a huge disservice to what can be broadly considered a global phenomenon.

The folk-rock band shot to success in 2009 with their multi-million selling debut album ‘Sigh No More’. The band have since released three more albums which have all debuted at the top of either the UK Albums Chart or US Billboard 200. In 2018, Mumford & Sons released their substantial fourth album, ‘Delta’. The critical consensus suggested that Delta is their finest work to date, finding Mumford & Sons at their most adventurous.

Mumford & Son’s immense popularity over the past 13 years has seen the band become one of Britain’s biggest success stories, winning two BRIT Awards and a prestigious ‘Album of the Year’ GRAMMY in 2013. A hot fixture on the global live and festival circuit, the band has played headlining slots at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds Festival and Bonnaroo, while regularly playing their own shows across Asia, Europe and North America.

Supporting them is The Big Moon. The Mercury Prize nominees recently released their broadly acclaimed second album, ‘Walking Like We Do’ – a charming and giddily melodic indie-rock record, which is already being heralded as an early contender for album of the year. The quartet’s thrilling live performances are also must-see events, with NME commenting on a recent London show, “If you didn’t already believe in these four ladies as the next great British band, you’d have a hard time denying them now.”

Also announced this week are the special guests joining John Bishop – Alan Carr, Paul Chowdhry, Russell Kane, Suzi Ruffell, Seann Walsh, Greg Davies, Joel Dommett & Rob Beckett – plus the news that Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are supporting Noel Gallagher, Ishmael Ensemble will be supportingGroove Armada and Dishy Tangent will be warming up the crowd for Nile Rodgers & CHIC.

2020 marks the 20th year of Teenage Cancer Trust’s phenomenally successful series of music and comedy events at The Royal Albert Hall, which were started by Roger Daltrey CBE, making this year all the more special. The gigs will also help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have now raised more than £30 million for Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist nurses, hospital wards and support teams that help young people through the toughest times of their lives.

Over the past 20 years, audiences at Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual gigs have witnessed some extraordinary, once in a lifetime shows, from Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus the likes of Oasis, Muse, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine and many more.

Other headliners previously announced so far are: An Evening of Comedy Hosted by John Bishop + Special Guests (24th March), Stereophonics featuring very special guest Paul Weller (25th March), Groove Armada supported by Ishmael Ensemble (26th March), Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds(27th March), The Who (28th March) and Nile Rodgers & Chic (29th March).

For additional line-up and ticketing information visit teenagecancertrust.org/gigs

Kate Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Teenage Cancer Trust, said: 
“The leap forward in care that Teenage Cancer Trust has been able to provide to young people facing cancer over the past 30 years has only been possible thanks to our generous supporters – including our Royal Albert Hall artists and audiences.  But much more needs to change, and we can’t wait another 30 years for that to happen.

“That’s we’re incredibly grateful for the amazing support from the artists getting involved in our 2020 gigs. It’s going to be an unforgettable experience and will help us support every young person with cancer who needs us.”Tickets on sale Friday 13th March at 9:30AM. For line-up and ticketing information visit:
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THOM YORKE JOINS THE BILL FOR  MASSIVE ATTACK

THOM YORKE JOINS THE BILL FOR MASSIVE ATTACK

THOM YORKE JOINS THE BILL FOR MASSIVE ATTACK

All Points East is excited to reveal that Thom Yorke will join the Massive Attack line-up as a special guest on Sunday May 24th, in what will be a special solo performance from one of music’s most eminent individuals. 

Musician, artist, composer, activist. Thom Yorke sits as one of the most respected names in UK culture, whose work both as the virtuoso lead singer/songwriter of Radiohead and via his solo offerings has seen him win countless accolades from GRAMMYs to Ivor Novello Awards to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame status – as well as garner a fanbase that extends across the globe. 

Although electronic music has always been an integral part of Radiohead’s tapestry, showcased on Kid A’s glitchy ‘Idioteque’ or the experimental ‘Fitter Happier’ – Thom’s three solo studio projects The Eraser (2006), Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (2014) and ANIMA (2019) has seen him delve deeper into his passion for left-of-centre dance music. His most recent LP ANIMA was described by Pitchfork as the “darkest and tenderest music he has released outside of Radiohead”, and was also accompanied by a short film (also titled ANIMA) directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Unlike his current Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour, where the Radiohead frontman is accompanied by Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barr, his set at Victoria Park will see him take the stage solo – performing tracks from his own back-catalogue as well as Radiohead’s in a never-seen-before way.

Thom was invited personally by good friends and fellow trailblazers Massive Attack to accompany them on May 24, and joins an already incredible billing of Nils Frahm, Young Fathers, Neneh Cherry, Sevdaliza, Fatoumata Diawara, TNGHT, GAIKA, Skinny Pelembe, Hotel Lux and Mad Professor. This is one not to be missed.

East London’s Alfa Mist started his musical journey as a grime and hip hop producer. Soon the self-taught pianist and sometimes rapper soon found himself drawn to the jazz, world music and film soundtracks he discovered through sampling, with the likes of Hans Zimmer and Miles Davis being key influences. His 2019 album Structuralism was a tight blend of the aforementioned styles and featured the likes of Jordan Rakei and Kaya Thomas-Dyke.

Jacques Greene began creating electronic music when a high school teacher introduced him to Aphex Twin, and he’s since established himself as one of the most exciting, original and enigmatic producers in the game. Known for his stellar house tracks, which often incorporate R&B and UK garage influences (see 2011 dance anthem ‘Another Girl’), he has also remixed the likes of Flume, Schlomo and Thom Yorke’s Radiohead.

Headlining the day will be Massive Attack. “An extraordinary collaboration connecting the dark, intense music and visual work of Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack with the thought-provoking vision of documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis.” – Massive Attack.

Other All Points East shows already announced are Bombay Bicycle Club (Friday May 22), Tame Impala (Saturday May 23), Kraftwerk (Friday May 29) and The Kooks & The Wombats (Saturday May 30).

Tickets are available now via https://www.allpointseastfestival.com/tickets.

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.

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ALL POINTS EAST CONFIRM BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB FOR 2020

ALL POINTS EAST CONFIRM BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB FOR 2020

ALL POINTS EAST CONFIRM BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB FOR 2020

Following on from the previous announcements – Tame Impala (Saturday May 23), Massive Attack (Sunday May 24), Kraftwerk (Friday May 29) and The Kooks & The Wombats (Saturday May 30), All Points East can reveal indie icons Bombay Bicycle Club as the latest headliners, performing on Friday May 22. 

The Mercury Prize nominees and Ivor Novello winners (Best Album for So Long, See You Tomorrow) recently returned for the first time in four years after announcing their hiatus in 2016, to much anticipation from fans and industry alike. The comeback track ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ was certainly worth waiting for, and offered an exciting glimpse into the sonic palette on new LP Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – described by The Independent as “an album that upholds Bombay Bicycle Club’s position as one of indie music’s most inventive bands.”

Last year saw Bombay Bicycle Club’s seminal album I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose turn 10 years old; they took to the road and played the album in full on a UK tour to celebrate, with all shows selling out in seconds. The indie rock band from London have a total of five incredible albums to their name, including So Long, See You Tomorrow, which topped the charts back in 2014. Expect to hear indie anthems such as ‘Always Like This’ and newer tracks such as ‘Is It Real’ and aforementioned single – ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ during their headline show in Victoria Park.

Also featuring is BRIT nominee Loyle Carner, one of the hottest hip hop artists the UK has to offer. The South London MC entered the scene with EP A Little Late back in 2014, following this up with his Mercury Prize nominated debut album, Yesterday’s Gone, in 2017. Both projects highlighted Loyle’s dexterous rapping prowess and his introspective, authentic and relatable lyrics – and last year’s Not Waving, but Drowning further reaffirmed his talent and solidified this status. Make sure to catch his massive energy at All Points East this summer.

British singer/songwriter/guitarist Lianne La Havas returned this week with her first new music since 2016. The song ‘Bittersweet’ was a timely reminder of her natural talent – a gorgeous, soulful track influenced by the 1970s Brazilian sounds of Milton Nascimento as well as the girl group harmonies and empowerment of Destiny’s Child. Expect even more music from the Grammy nominated artist to follow in the coming months, and All Points East will be one of the first times to catch this live.

Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello nominees Everything Everything are also set to perform. The indie-rockers from Manchester have never boxed themselves in when it comes to sound, exploring a range of genres, including afrobeat and R’n’B melancholia, as well as an extensive use of synth, guitars and a falsetto voice leading the way. Their latest release, Live with The No​.​6 Orchestra, was a collaboration with arranger and composer, Joe Duddell, seeing them create unique orchestral re-imaginings of songs from throughout their catalogue.

Nadine Shah captured the hearts of the nation via her Mercury Prize nominated 2017 album Holiday Destination, also winning several accolades including the AIM Awards ‘Independent Album of the Year’. She returned this month with new single ‘Ladies For Babies (Goats For Love)’ and announced that her highly anticipated forthcoming album Kitchen Sink will be out June 5. Not one to be missed.

Born in Washington, D.C., singer/songwriter and producer Nick Hakim  grew up in a household overflowing with musical diversity and cites influences ranging from Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, to Madlib and MF Doom, to South American folk and DC punk. His stunning 2017 debut LP Green Twins was described by Pitchfork as “soft-spoken love songs that erupt into psychedelic hymnals.”

Mercurial British singer/songwriter Nilüfer Yanya rode a series of soulful guitar-based indie pop EPs and singles like ‘Small Crimes’ and ‘Baby Luv’ to widespread acclaim in advance of her 2019 full-length debut, Miss Universe. Her eclectic style can partly be attributed to the music of her parents, who have Turkish, Irish and Bajan heritage. Rejected twice from a popular music degree she sought her own path, rising from the capital’s open mic nights to being nominated for the BBC Sound Of award in 2018.

Progressive pop trio The Orielles are already on their second record, earning plaudits for their inventive style of cosmic psychedelia, inspired by a variety of genres including Korean dance music, Turkish funk, and Italian experimental cinema soundtracks to name a few. The young band’s latest record Disco Volador is out today, with Q describing it as an “impressively idiosyncratic meeting of suddenly shifting rhythms, breezy toplines, old-school synths and imperious riffs.”

Forming back in 2013, indie rockers Gengahr made an immediate impression on fans and industry alike. Invited by Huw Stephens to play Glastonbury for BBC Introducing just a year later, the band haven’t slowed down since, and now have three fantastic albums to their name. January 2020 saw them release their most recent record, Sanctuary, defined by Dork as boldly more expansive and electrifyingly curious.” Make sure to catch their performance in Victoria Park on May 22. 

Also featuring is Liz Lawrence, who has toured alongside headliners Bombay Bicycle Club in the past as well as performed alongside them as a backing vocalist/instrumentalist. Her 2019 LP Pity Party (that was self-produced) showcased why she is held in such high regard, combining lo-fi guitar chords, subtle string motifs and her rich vocals to great effect. 

American Express® Cardmembers can take advantage of the presale from 10am Friday 28 February until 9.30am Tuesday 3 March 2020. Visit axs.com/apeamexpresale to book. Terms and Conditions 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

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Tickets on sale Tuesday March 3 at https://www.allpointseastfestival.com/tickets

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Additional acts announced for Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary comedy night at the Royal Albert Hall

Additional acts announced for Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary comedy night at the Royal Albert Hall

Additional acts announced for Teenage Cancer Trust 20thanniversary comedy night at the Royal Albert Hall

Teenage Cancer Trust has revealed further acts set to headline this year’s comedy night during the annual fundraising concert series at the Royal Albert Hall which take place from March 23rd to March 29th. Acts/artists may be subject to change.

Joining previously announced host John Bishop on the bill are some of the UK’s finest comedians; Alan CarrPaul ChowdhryRussell Kane and Seann Walsh

With 16 series of Channel 4’s ‘Chatty Man’ under his belt, Alan Carr has become one of Britain’s most successful and treasured comedians. Alan’s unique sense of humour and effortless stage presence has won a multitude of awards including the publicly voted 2015 NTA and a prestigious BAFTA in 2013.

Paul Chowdhry is a multi-award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. His ‘Live Innit’ stand-up tour received two nationwide extensions, including five nights at Hammersmith Apollo and a sold-out show at Wembley Arena, making Paul the first British Asian stand-up to sell out the 10,000-seater venue. 

Russell Kane is best known for the BBC Sounds podcast, ‘Evil Genius’ which has become a flagship show and the best performing podcast on the platform. He recently finished his sell-out UK & Ireland tour ‘The Fast and The Curious’.

Regarded as one of the best up-and-coming acts, Suzi Ruffell won ‘Best Club Comic’ at the 2019 Chortle Awards. Suzi has also appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Roast Battle, Ultimate Worrier, Hypothetical, Stand Up Central and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.

Charming, charismatic and a natural motor mouth, Seann Walsh is the most precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years. A mainstay on British television Walsh has appeared on Virtually Famous, The Jonathan Ross Show, Tonight at The London Palladium, Celebrity Juice, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Live At The Apollo.

2020 marks the 20th year of Teenage Cancer Trust’s phenomenally successful series of music and comedy events at The Royal Albert Hall, which were started by Roger Daltrey CBE, making this year all the more special. The gigs will also help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Teenage Cancer Trust. 

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have now raised more than £30 million for Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist nurses, hospital wards and support teams that help young people through the toughest times of their lives.

Over the past 20 years, audiences at Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual gigs have witnessed some extraordinary, once in a lifetime shows, from Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus the likes of Oasis, Muse, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine and many more.

Other headliners previously announced so far are: Stereophonics featuring very special guest Paul Weller (25thMarch), Groove Armada (26th March), Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds (27th March), The Who (28th March) and Nile Rodgers & Chic (29th March). 

For additional line-up and ticketing information visit teenagecancertrust.org/gigs

Before Teenage Cancer Trust was established in 1990 there was no specialist cancer care for teenagers and young adults.   Those aged 13-24 were being treated on adult wards, or in children’s wards, and this could cause additional stress and trauma. Many felt alone and isolated, as it was likely they’d never meet another person their age with cancer.        

Today, around half of all young people with cancer are treated on 28 Teenage Cancer Trust wards across the UK, by specialist nurses and youth support teams. Almost every young person with cancer can get support from specialist Teenage Cancer Trust nurses wherever they live.

As Teenage Cancer Trust celebrates 30 years, the charity is focused on driving up survival rates for young people with cancer, championing their needs to ensure they have equal access to vital care and expanding its own services to be there after treatment ends, as young people rebuild their lives after cancer.

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NEW ORDER ANNOUNCE  ONLY UK SHOW IN 2020

NEW ORDER ANNOUNCE ONLY UK SHOW IN 2020

NEW ORDER ANNOUNCE ONLY UK SHOW IN 2020 

New Order are pleased to announce their only UK show of 2020, headlining The O2 on 10th October. 

Making their debut at the world’s most successful music venue, it will be the first time New Order have performed in London since their critically acclaimed Alexandra Palace show in 2018. 

Since the release of their 2015 album Music Complete, the band have continued to play sold out shows the world over, recent live dates have seen them headline a four-night residency at The Fillmore Miami Beach.

As previously announced today, New Order and Pet Shop Boys will embark on a co-headline tour this Autumn, playing a string of dates across the US. 

OCTOBER 10th 2020 – The O2 London

General Sale for The 02 show: Fri 28 February 09:30

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FIRST LOOK: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM TOUR

FIRST LOOK: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM TOUR

(20 January, 2020) – Today, BASE Hologram and the Estate of Whitney E. Houston give fans all over the world the first sneak peek behind the scenes of ‘An Evening With Whitney’ – the eagerly anticipated Whitney Houston hologram tour. Coinciding with news of Whitney’s induction into the illustrious Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, the tour is a celebration of Houston’s music, transcendent impact and influence.

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.

More than just a groundbreaking technological experience, the tour will be enhanced by live dancers accompanying Houston’s hologram with new choreography. In this first look behind the scenes, hundreds turned up to dance auditions in Los Angeles held by acclaimed director and choreographer Fatima Robinson alongside collaborative partner Adrian Wiltshire. The BTS video provides a first look at dance auditions, exclusively previewing what die-hard Whitney fans can expect when the tour commences. 

Whitney’s timeless 1987 hit ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ beams as the footage’s soundtrack as Fatima and Adrian run through the choreography that will accompany the digitized icon on stage. True to Whitney’s essence as performer who boasted a combination of technical precision, soul and personality, Adrian highlighted the need for dancers to have a healthy balance of all three to do the show and her iconic hits justice.

Robinson, who famously worked with the incomparable legend on set of the ‘I’m Every Woman’ video, confesses she wanted to get involved with the production as a chance to curate a singular experience where fans across the globe can once again bask in the presence and spirit of Whitney’s once in a lifetime talent.

Fatima says: “There is only one Whitney. No one will ever have that voice. Her music touched every generation. We’re going to take some movie magic and add it into our live performance. It’s going to be incredible.”

‘An Evening With Whitney Houston’ is produced by BASE Hologram, the leading live event producer of cutting edge holographic live entertainment tours and attractions worldwide, in partnership with The Estate of Whitney E. Houston.

Kicking off in Sheffield, the twelve date UK & IRL tour 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.”

“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 on sale now. To purchase tickets or to find more information, please visit ticketline.co.uk or the venues direct.

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AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM TOUR DATES:

Tuesday, 25 February, Sheffield, UK @ City Hall

Thursday, 27 February, Liverpool, UK @ M&S Bank Arena

Friday, 28 February, Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo

Saturday, 29 February, Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena

Sunday, 01 March, Glasgow, UK @ SEC Armadillo (Clyde Auditorium)

Tuesday, 03 March, Dublin, IE @ Bord Gais Theatre

Wednesday, 04 March, Birmingham, UK @ Arena Birmingham

Thursday, 05 March, Bournemouth, UK @ Bournemouth International Centre

Friday, 06 March, Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena

Saturday, 07 March, Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre

Monday, 09 March, Nottingham, UK @ Royal Concert Centre

Tuesday, 10 March, London, UK @ Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

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ALL POINTS EAST ANNOUNCES THE KOOKS & THE WOMBATS FOR 2020

ALL POINTS EAST ANNOUNCES THE KOOKS & THE WOMBATS FOR 2020

Following on from the previous announcements – Tame Impala (Saturday May 23), Kraftwerk (Friday May 29) and Massive Attack (Sunday 24 May) – All Points East can reveal the quadruple-platinum band The Kooks and revered award-winning The Wombats are next to hit the stage on Saturday 30 May.

Spanning a career of 15+ years, The Kooks are one of the UK’s most celebrated indie acts. Now, five albums in, the BRIT nominated band are bringing their host of hits to All Points East on May 30.

It’s been 14 years since their debut record, Inside In/Inside Out, which sold two-million copies and featured indie club anthem ‘Naive’ plus classics ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’ and ‘Ooh La’. This was followed by the no.1 2008 sophomore album Konk; ten years before The Kooks’ most recent offering. 2018’s Let’s Go Sunshine merges dreampop, retro funk and indie rock, and is seen as one of their best releases since their debut and brought in a brand new young fanbase.

The Kooks have stood the test of time by releasing five albums across two decades and are now a household name in their own right. Recently the band have been in the studio so, there could be some new material around the corner. The Kooks say, “We’re so excited to be performing at All Points East this summer! Can’t quite believe it! It’s one we have wanted to play for a long, long time. Just crazy how good the line-up is, we are so honoured to be part of it and we’ll be putting on our finest glad rags and pulling out all the old tunes along with some new ones. Get yourself over to Victoria park, it’s gonna be a big night!”

Forming in Liverpool back in 2003, The Wombats are now one of the UK’s beloved indie rock bands. It wasn’t long before they became the chart-quashing champions of the early noughties, with massive singles including ‘Moving To New York’, ‘Kill The Director’ and the signature hit ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’, which won them an NME award for Best Dancefloor Filler. Their platinum-selling debut record, A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation, arrived in 2007, and was just the beginning for The Wombats.

Their follow-up album, This Modern Glitch, dropped in 2011, which brought another Top 40 hit for the band in the form of ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’. Then came Glitterbug, with lead track ‘Your Body Is A Weapon’ premiered as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record on BBC R1. The album charted at no.5 in the UK and was also The Wombats’ first album to chart on the US Billboard 100.

In 2018 The Wombats dropped their latest album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, which amassed over 250 million streams and achieved Gold status in the UK. Since the release, which included the popular single ‘Lemon to a Knife Fight’, The Wombats have teased fans with hints of new projects in 2020. Expect the classic Wombats’ hits, and perhaps some unheard songs, when they take to the stage at All Points East on May 30.

All Points East also welcomes Tom Walker, the winner of the BRITs British Breakthrough Act 2019, to the festival this year. His certified platinum single ‘Leave a Light On’ put Walker on the path to stardom, and he took the charts by storm with the release of his no.1 debut album, What A Time To Be Alive. Walker’s unique voice, together with the hope and optimism found in his song lyrics, prove him popular with fans around the world. Currently on tour in the UK and Europe, and with nearly 10 million monthly Spotify listeners, Walker is only just getting started.

Jake Bugg returned to the airwaves in late 2019 with the single ‘Kiss Like the Sun’, a promising sign that album number 5 was on the way. The record is rumoured to drop this year, his first since 2017’s Hearts That Strain, so there’s a possibility of brand-new music from Bugg onstage at Victoria Park. Bugg propelled himself into the limelight back in 2012 with his no.1 debut album, Jake Bugg, with a particular focus on the standout single ‘Lightning Bolt’. Bugg’s songs manage to pair weathered romanticism and a working-class swagger in a way that not many artists can achieve, making him a firm favourite with indie fans everywhere. The BRIT award and Mercury Prize nominee is on a UK tour this March, warming up for what is bound to be an explosive All Points East performance from the Nottingham-born showman.

Joining the All Points East 2020 bill are Australian indie rockers and ARIA Award winners, Gang of Youths. Entering the industry back in 2013, the band’s first single ‘Evangelists’ was met with instant praise. This led to their 2015 debut album, The Positions, which peaked at no.5 in the ARIA album charts and was praised worldwide for its sincerity; lead singer Dave Le’aupepe wrote the record after suffering some personal trauma, which is hugely reflected in the lyrics. Their second album, Go Farther In Lightness, arrived in 2017 and included ‘Let Me Down Easy’ which became their first top 50 single in Australia. Expect big things from Sydney’s hottest indie band when they play Victoria Park this May.

Gabrielle Aplin, once a YouTube star, now an established artist with three albums to her name, heads to All Points East this summer. Aplin was revealed as 2012’s John Lewis Christmas ad soundtrack artist, covering Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘The Power of Love’, reaching no.1 in the single charts. A year later, Aplin released her debut record, English Rain, which peaked at no.2 and is now certified Gold. Fast-forward to January 2020, Aplin presented her latest album, Dear Happy, described by the Independent as “expertly engineered for pop virality”. Expect to hear gentle tones from her early days of indie folk, as well as the edgier synth-pop vibes of her recent work – a perfect combination for a festival day in Victoria Park.

Also performing are BLOXX, indie-pop’s answer to a really great time. BLOXX fuse grungy undertones with alt-rock melodies, creating a unique sound which in turn makes for a massively fun live show. Praised by media and fans alike, they’ve been touring all over the UK and were a huge hit on the festival circuit last year; BLOXX are well on their way to becoming the next big indie sensation.

Featuring too are The Lathums, whose latest single ‘Fight On’ came out last month, prior to a support tour with Blossoms in March; this young band from Wigan are definitely ones to watch and All Points East is the place to catch them. Additionally, Lauran Hibberd heads to Victoria Park this May. Lauran is the rising star from Isle of Wight, bringing a charismatic and infectious sound to whatever stage she’s on. Currently on a UK tour, and with various support slots under her belt, this is just the start for this emerging indie elite.

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All Points East is also excited to announce further names for Saturday 23 May, headlined by Tame Impala:

Joining the bill is LÅPSLEY, the UK singer-songwriter with an electronica sound that’s full of soul. Her 2016 debut, Long Way Home, gained widespread praise, followed-up by 2019’s EP, These Elements. Expect a strong emotional performance from LÅPSLEY in Victoria Park this May.

Also supporting are renowned recording artists, The Avalanches. The Australian electronic geniuses created one of the best albums of the 2000s, their debut record Since I Left You, which laid the foundations for the future of sample-based music. Sixteen years later and their follow-up arrived in the form of 2016’s Wildflower, also met with worldwide critical acclaim. 

Watch out for fantastic sets from Yellow Dayssir WasCrumb, TOPS, Faye WebsterOTHERLiiNE and Jessy Lanza as well, on 23 May at All Points East.

These incredible acts join an already massive line-up including CaribouGlass Animals, Whitney, Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverKelly Lee Owens and Holy F.

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

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Reviews for All Points East 2019:

“All Points East might only be in its second year, but it has already made a name for itself as one of the very best in the capital.” – Evening Standard

“All Points East is a ten-day cultural expo” – GQ

“London’s biggest and best music festival” – Q

“If you’re a Londoner with your finger on the pulse, you’ll already know about All Points East” – Time Out

“Festivals were the original musical algorithms introducing you to something similar which ‘you might also like’.  All Points East operates on a similar principle…. Like a cleverly constructed symphony, each of the six days bring forth intriguing variations on a loose stylistic theme” – Metro

“In a city drenched in music festivals, nobody thought that we needed one more. All Points East is proving everyone wrong for a consecutive year” – Notion

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Two further headliners announced for the Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary gigs at the Royal Albert Hall

Two further headliners announced for the Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary gigs at the Royal Albert Hall

Two further headliners announced for the Teenage Cancer Trust 20thanniversary gigs at the Royal Albert Hall

Teenage Cancer Trust has announced two further acts set to headline its annual fundraising concert series at the Royal Albert Hall in 2020, which take place from March 23rd to March 29th.

John Bishop will be on hand to provide all the laughter during this year’s comedy gig. One of the UK’s biggest names in comedy, Bishop has achieved huge success with a number of comedy and documentary shows that have been broadcast across BBC One, ITV and Sky1. His best-known shows include ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…’. John has headlined numerous sell out UK arena tours. His 2015 tour, ‘Supersonic’ was watched by more than 500,000 people. His show at the Royal Albert Hall was recorded for release and became the fastest selling stand-up DVD in UK history.

The Who’s headline slot this year is certainly one for the books as they played the very first Teenage Cancer Trust show back in 2000 – marking one of the first times they had played together in over 15 years.

With over 100 million records sold in a career that spans across five decades, The Who are widely considered to be one of the most influential and important bands of the 20th century. Emerging as one of the frontrunners during the British Invasion of the 1960s, they quickly became one of Britain’s most exciting prospects, searing a new template for rock, punk, and everything after. The band’s magnum opus ‘Tommy’ has regularly been named as one of the most significant releases in the history of rock, with the album later being developed into a feature film, pioneering the ‘rock opera’.

Across their career, The Who have played over 2000 shows, gracing some of the world’s greatest stages including Woodstock, Monterey, Glastonbury, Hyde Park, Live Aid, The Superbowl and even the 2012 Olympics. Infamous for their lively performances, Rolling Stone magazine named the guitar-smashing incident at the Railway Hotel in 1964 as one of the “50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.

2020 marks the 20th year of Teenage Cancer Trust’s  phenomenally successful series of music and comedy events at The Royal Albert Hall, which were started by Roger Daltrey CBE, making this year all the more special  The gigs will also help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Teenage Cancer Trust. 

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have now raised more than £30 million for Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist nurses, hospital wards and support teams that help young people through the toughest times of their lives.

Over the past 20 years, audiences at Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual gigs have witnessed some extraordinary, once in a lifetime shows, from Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus the likes of Oasis, Muse, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine and many more.

Other headliners previously announced so far are: Stereophonics featuring very special guest Paul Weller (25thMarch), Groove Armada (26th March), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (27th March) and Nile Rodgers & Chic (29th March). 

For additional line-up and ticketing information visit teenagecancertrust.org/gigs

Roger Daltrey CBE, Teenage Cancer Trust Patron, said: 

“When we were asked to play the first Teenage Cancer Trust concert back in 2000, we would never have dreamed that we’d be headlining again in 2020…or could have possibly imagined the huge difference these shows would have for the charity and, on the lives of thousands of teenagers and young people with cancer.

“All the acts have given up their time for free, and this year the artists are absolute legends. It’s also incredible to have three artists who were at the very first gig – Kelly Jones, Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher – join us as headliners in our 20th year. 

“It is an honour to be a patron of this charity, and to have helped raised millions that have paid for Teenage Cancer Trust nurses, support teams and special hospital wards right across the UK.

“I’d like to dedicate this 20th anniversary gig to the incredible people who care for young people with cancer each and every day.”

Before Teenage Cancer Trust was established in 1990 there was no specialist cancer care for teenagers and young adults.   Those aged 13-24 were being treated on adult wards, or in children’s wards, and this could cause additional stress and trauma. Many felt alone and isolated, as it was likely they’d never meet another person their age with cancer.        

Today, around half of all young people with cancer are treated on 28 Teenage Cancer Trust wards across the UK, by specialist nurses and youth support teams. Almost every young person with cancer can get support from specialist Teenage Cancer Trust nurses wherever they live.

As Teenage Cancer Trust celebrates 30 years, the charity is focused on driving up survival rates for young people with cancer, championing their needs to ensure they have equal access to vital care and expanding its own services to be there after treatment ends, as young people rebuild their lives after cancer.

Kate Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Teenage Cancer Trust, said: 

“We’re so proud that The Who are playing this year, and to have the support of so many other amazing bands and artists for our 2020 shows. 

“We can’t thank Roger enough for organising all of our gigs over the past 20 years and for his patronage of our charity. Thanks to his passion and dedication, Teenage Cancer Trust nurses and support teams have been able to help and guide young people with cancer through some of the toughest times imaginable.”

Around 100 young people who’ve been supported by Teenage Cancer Trust will enjoy the charity’s Ultimate Backstage Experience during the 2020 gig series.  Thanks to support from The Royal Albert Hall’s Education and Outreach Team, this will see them write and perform their own song, backed by a live band.  Then as part of an unforgettable night, the young people will meet with performing acts and appear on stage alongside Roger Daltrey, and other stars, to thank audiences for their support.   

Tickets go on sale Friday 21st February at 9:30AM. For line-up and ticketing information visit:

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Love Classical at the Royal Albert Hall

Love Classical at the Royal Albert Hall

Love Classical

Love Classical at the Royal Albert Hall

London’s most iconic venue the Royal Albert Hall welcomes its fourth year ofLove Classical, the spectacular concert series between 17th April – 6th May.Sir Bryn Terfel will headline and return to the iconic stage on Friday 17th April.

The Welsh bass-baritone – whose stellar 30-year career has seen him win two GRAMMYs and four Classic BRIT Awards – will draw on his extensive and celebrated repertoire as he performs alongside stars of stage and screen. This is his first headline show at the Royal Albert Hall since his memorable 50th birthday concert in 2015. He will be joined by the conductor Paul Bateman and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, plus a host of special guests to be announced.

Meanwhile, the talented classical stars Isata Kanneh-MasonEldbjørg HemsingPeter Holder and Moritz Gnann will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary on 18th April with a specially-curated concert featuring two of the composer’s most indelible works alongside music from those he influenced.

Plus the Royal Albert Hall’s own organ custodian Michael Broadway will play his 1914 Pianola in the Elgar Room. To accompany on this unique instrument requires the same musical skills as any ensemble music making. The Pianolist interprets the music with the same flexibility and empathy, and is able to control his playing to accommodate his musical partners just as any accompanist playing an ordinary piano would do. Michael Broadway’s skill as an accompanist has been received with much critical acclaim and his live performance on Friday 17th February will show us why.

And the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will spotlight choral classics by Verdi, Handel and Mozart with help from the City of London Choir.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sir Bryn back to the Hall for another headline show, following his spectacular 50th birthday show in 2015. This one-off concert promises an evening of magnificent entertainment in the company of one of the world’s best-loved voices.

“Love Classical is also about providing a platform for the next generation of classical stars – and we’re bringing together four of today’s finest young musicians for a unique celebration of Beethoven to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth.”

The event, BeethovenMendelssohn and Saint-Saëns, will feature Beethoven’s Egmont Overture conducted by Moritz Gnann, before Kanneh-Mason – a protégé of Elton John – takes centre-stage with the Piano Concerto No. 3. In the second half, Eldbjørg Hemsing will play Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, and the current Westminster Abbey sub-organist, Peter Holder, will perform Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3.

Beyond the auditorium, the season features theatre, intimate recitals and family events. Already confirmed are the children’s show, I Piano – an interactive adventure running the gamut from Beethoven and boogie-woogie – and JS – The Life and Passion of Bach, a mixture of drama and recital from writer-director Tama Matheson and musician Davina Clarke.

Sir Bryn Terfel has appeared at the Hall 46 times. His 50th birthday celebration in 2015 was his fourth headline performance and saw him appear alongside special guests Sting, Michael Sheen, Danielle de Niese and John Owen-Jones.

Tickets for the season are on sale now via www.royalalberthall.com. Love Classical is in association with Cunard.

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American Express presents BST Hyde Park announce Post Malone for 2020

American Express presents BST Hyde Park announce Post Malone for 2020

American Express presents BST Hyde Park announce Post Malone for 2020

American Express presents BST Hyde Park is bringing an incredible BST first for 2020. The triple platinum superstar Post Malone will headline his show on Thursday 2nd July – with special guests to be announced. 

Post Malone gained worldwide acclaim for his distinctive voice and innovative blending of hip-hop, pop and trap. His debut album Stoney catapulted him into the spotlight in 2016 and he spent a whopping 77 weeks in the top 10 of US Billboard charts.

Following the instant success, Malone released ‘Rockstar’ with 21 Savage and ‘Psycho’ with Ty Dolla $ign, two singles that amassed over 2 billion combined streams and went 13-times platinum. ‘Rockstar’ became one of the year’s biggest songs on both sides of the Atlantic. It held the top spot in the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 weeks and No.1 in the UK charts for 4 weeks.

To date, Malone has been nominated for six Grammys, and this year had his first BRIT award nomination for International Male Solo Artist. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music – from working with Kayne West on his The Life Of Pablo album to opening for Justin Bieber on his Purpose World Tour – all before he even released his first album!

In 2018, Post Malone released his biggest selling record, Beerbongs & Bentleys. This earned him an American Music Award for Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop album, where he also picked up a prize for Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist. The album smashed Spotify records for ‘most streams of songs on an album in the US’, racking up nearly 48 million plays in the US on the first day.

Post Malone makes his debut at BST Hyde Park this July, his biggest UK festival show since his headline sets at Reading and Leeds festival in 2019. Get ready for newer hits ‘Goodbyes’ ft Young Thug and ‘Circles’ from his latest album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, the unforgettable Grammy nominated track ‘Sunflower’ and perhaps some unheard material, after Malone hinted that he may have a new record out this year.

With incredible UK chart success and more global hits under his belt than we can count, Post Malone is one of the hottest artists of 2020 and BST Hyde Park is the place to catch him. 

Eligible American Express® Cardmembers can take advantage of priority booking from 10am Tuesday 11 February until 9.30am Friday 14 February 2020 . Visit axs.com/bstamexpresale to book. T&Cs apply.

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 hundreds of thousands of fans every year.

Already announced for 2020: Little Mix on 4th July, Kendrick Lamar on 5th July, Pearl Jam on 10th July and Taylor Swift on 11th July.

Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that has seen The Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, Carole King play her classic album ‘Tapestry’ in full for the first time ever, comebacks for The Strokes and The 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, including the delightful Chickenshed Children’s theatre.

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 @ 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 from 9am, Friday 14 February.

Ticket prices start at £65 + booking fee

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ROCK EN SEINE ANNOUNCES RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

ROCK EN SEINE ANNOUNCES RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

ROCK EN SEINE ANNOUNCES RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE 

It has to start somewhere, It has to start sometime, What better place than here, What better time than now…
10th Feb 2020 – Rock en Seine have announced Rage Against the Machine as the first headliners for 2020, returning to the festival for the first time in 12 years.

Joining Rage Against the Machine on the line-up will be El-P and Killer Mike collaboration Run The Jewels, with other artists to be announced soon.

Last November RATM announced they were reforming and playing dates in the USA. The group made the announcement by publishing a photo of last October’s demonstrations in Chile, proving their political commitment is as strong as ever. Values that are shared by the spirit of Rock en Seine, a festival that has its foundations in liberty and civic responsibility.

From the very start, the festival has shown its independence through its artistic programming choices, line ups that stand out from the crowd and an innovative artistic range.

Rock en Seine have always worked hard to preserve and protect its location. Every year, even more environmental measures are put in place, from preserving the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, limiting greenhouse gas emissions, managing energy consumption, reducing waste and regulating recycling.
The festival welcomes non-profit organisations who educate our festival-goers about the important causes of our times and organise events that promote debate on societal issues that go beyond music. Plus, every year the festival strives to be even more accessible to all, making Rock en Seine a place for meeting, sharing and commitment.

The theme of the 18th edition of Rock en Seine is Rock Your Body! Celebrating all bodies, each and every one, no matter what its gender, age or morphology.

A fitting theme as on 1 September thousands of energised bodies will be moving, jumping, sweating and dancing to the sound of Killing in the Name or Guerrilla Radio

TICKETS:

PRE-SALE – 9AM GMT – 11 FEB
GENERAL – 11AM GMT – 12 FEB

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A Jewellers Launch New Flagship Store In Hatton Garden With A Celeb Filled Bash

A Jewellers Launch New Flagship Store In Hatton Garden With A Celeb Filled Bash

A Jewellers Launch New Flagship Store In Hatton Garden
With A Celeb Filled Bash

Weds 5th February saw the launch of A Jewellers beautiful new flagship store in Hatton Garden. The Mayor of Camden was present to cut the ribbon to officially open their new premises in the heart of the London’s jewellery quarter and the centre of the diamond trade.
 
For the past decade, founder and director Abtin Abbasi has grown his brand to become the go-to jewellers for A listers, rap and grime scene artists  (AJ Tracey, Aitch, Headie One) and top footballers, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. 
 
The glamorous shop opening and afterparty was attended by a mixture of celebrities including music artists, footballers, and reality TV stars and some of his most loyal customers, friends and family such as Krept & Konan, AJ Tracey,  Patrick van Aanholt, Draya Michelle, Anna Vaili, Jack Fowler, Francesca Allen, K Trap and more.
 
A Jewellers launched in 2008 with the company launching an Instagram account in 2010, and then their first office in Hatton Garden in 2014, establishing itself as the jewellery company for celebrities across Europe. The expert team provides craft custom luxury watches, along with diamond jewellery and pieces crafted from precious mental and stone.
 
The opening of the new shop will see A Jewellers expanding and solidifying their spot in Hatton Garden.
 
Mayor Of Camden “I’m delighted to come along and celebrate the opening of 46 Hatton Garden. This is a day of celebration, I want to congratulate my friend Abtin who has put in so much time and effort getting this venture off the ground. I wish him every success.”


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Justin Bieber Announces special intimate London fan show and new single

Justin Bieber Announces special intimate London fan show and new single

Justin Bieber Announces Special Intimate London Fan Show And New Single

Superstar Justin Bieber has announced an exclusive fan event in London to celebrate the release of his 5th studio album “Changes” – released via Def Jam / Virgin EMI Records on 14th February 2020.

He has also confirmed that new single “Intentions” featuring Quavo will be released tomorrow (Friday February 7th).

The one off event will be held at London’s Indigo at The O2 on 11th February and is an evening with Justin featuring acoustic song performances and Q&A.

Fans can get exclusive access to be in with a chance to buy tickets to the event by pre-ordering the new album from his official store before 4PM GMT on Saturday 8th February.

Tickets go on sale via AXS on Monday 10th February at 9AM GMT.

More details can be found on his official store here

CHANGES – already receiving early buzz as “futuristic R&B/pop,” “trap-soul jams,” and “a new vocal plateau” – is available now for pre-order/presave with the new track “Get Me” featuring Kehlani,and will be released to all DSP partners on February 14th. 

In step with the premiere of the “Justin Bieber: Seasons” YouTube Originals docuseries (which set a new record as the most watched first week premiere on the YouTube Originals platform, with 32.65 million views of Episode 1 alone),  Justin is once again ruling the airwaves and dominating the charts.  He made radio history when his new single “Yummy” netted the highest number of official adds ever in a debut week. The track has now surged to over 300 million streams globally.

Over the course of his career, Bieber has amassed over 50 billion streams and over 60 million album equivalent sales worldwide. Justin’s Grammy Award®–winning 2015 album Purpose has sold over 21 million copies worldwide. The Purpose Tour sold out 64 U.S. and 52 international tour dates, thrilling fans around the world with Justin’s dynamic, must-see live performance.

SECOND ANNUAL NILE RODGERS BRIT AWARDS VIEWING PARTY TO BENEFIT THE BRIT SCHOOL AND WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION

SECOND ANNUAL NILE RODGERS BRIT AWARDS VIEWING PARTY TO BENEFIT THE BRIT SCHOOL AND WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION

SECOND ANNUAL NILE RODGERS BRIT AWARDS VIEWING PARTY TO BENEFIT THE BRIT SCHOOL AND WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION 

The legendary multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers,  will host the second annual Nile Rodgers BRIT Awards Viewing Party at London’s Historic The Ned on February 18, 2020.  The exclusive party will be limited to 400 people and will kick off at 6:30 pm with a reception hosted by Nile which will then be followed by food and drinks – lots of drinks! – while viewing the BRIT Awards telecast from 8 pm to 10 pm. The culmination of the evening will be a special performance by Nile Rodgers & CHICand special guests before everyone heads for the after parties at midnight!

The party is held to celebrate and in aid of the incredible work of The BRIT School and

We Are Family Foundation. 

The BRIT School welcomed Nile back last autumn to thank him for the incredible financial support he and his manager, Merck Mercuriadis, made possible for the School from the inaugural BRIT Awards Viewing Party – which raised over £258,000 – as well as the guidance and opportunities he has given many students, which included inviting them to perform last summer at the critically acclaimed Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre. 

To acknowledge Nile’s efforts on their behalf the BRIT School unveiled the naming of the Nile Rodgers Music Wing on their campus.

Nile Rodgers and his manager Merck Mercuriadis said, “We are delighted to be bringing our friends from music, film, entertainment and the city together again to celebrate The BRIT Awards at The Ned.  Last year’s inaugural party was launched with our friends in the City in mind. In our work with our Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd we’ve learned that there is a tremendous passion for music in the square mile and this is our way of being able to give everyone access on music’s biggest night of the year while supporting the important work of The BRIT School and We Are Family Foundation”.

Tickets are available here:  https://link.dice.fm/nile-rodgers-brits-viewing-party

Y Not Festival 2020 Line Up Announced

Y Not Festival 2020 Line Up Announced

Y Not Festival 2020 Line Up Announced

Y Not Festival returns in full force for 2020! With a mix of music’s newest stars and treasured legends, this year’s bill is set to go down in Y Not history. Brighton-based rock duo, Royal Blood will take to the stage on Saturday 25th July. They smashed onto the scene in 2014 with their iconic self-titled record, including hit single Figure It Out, and have since gone on to win multiple BRIT Award, Kerrang! and Q Awards. Bring it on!

The legendary Richard Ashcroft is our Sunday headliner and will be bringing 30 years’ worth of hits to the Y Not stage. Rising to prominence in the early 90s as frontman for the seminal band The Verve, Ashcroft has since carved out a very successful solo career. To date he has scored five top 10 albums and he’ll bring a mix of new and old on the final day of Y Not – including his latest album ‘Natural Rebel’. 

Flying the flag for R&B and UKG lovers is none other than renaissance man Craig David. His resurgence over the last 5 years has shown no signs of slowing down. Armed with a bevy of classics like ‘Fill Me In’ and ‘7 Days’ in addition to more recent hits ‘When The Bassline Drops’, Y Notters can expect an energetic TS5 DJ set combining everything from dance anthems, 90s R&B to Garage and Bashment bangers. 

Bombay Bicycle Club continue their reunion activity this summer for their debut Y Not appearance. Having just released ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’, their first album in six years, hardcore fans are in for an exciting treat. After a period of time focusing on solo endeavours, the band is returning to the live circuit where they will no doubt smoothly pick up where they left off. Welcome back, lads!

Rag’n’Bone Man shot to success in 2016 and has the fastest-selling debut album by a male artist of the 2010s. With a cracking voice that gives classic soul belters a run for their money and an eclectic sound, fusing rock, blues and Hip-Hop, Rag’n’Bone Man is the definition of an authentic artist. His rise to prominence has been epic, earning three BRIT awards and praise from Gorillaz and Calvin Harris along the way. 

The iconic names on the bill are endless – from rap royalty Eve to the universally acclaimed indie outfit Sundara Karma, the euphoric Annie Mac, punk veterans Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and the quirky Lucy Spraggan. They are joined by Shed Seven, The ZutonsDJ Fresh, DJ Yoda, Dinosaur Pile Up, Jade Bird, Futureheads, Terrorvision, Dream Wife and many more to round out one of the biggest music festivals in the North. More artists to be announced, including Thursday and Friday headliners. 

Y Not organisers have said “It’s officially Y Not time again! Each year, we have found that the atmosphere and line-ups have continued to get bigger and better. This year is hands down going to be one for the books.”

They add, “This year, in order to help the planet and the beautiful Peak District, we’re planting a tree for everyone who attends Y Not Festival, and that includes our fantastic 2020 line up! 

We’re delighted to announce Richard Ashcroft and Royal Blood as headliners by giving them their own trees – plus we have Bombay Bicycle Club, Rag N Bone Man, Levellers, Eve, Annie Mac and many more. 

The thousands of trees planted will help us develop a more sustainable future – and now, these amazing acts are rooted in Y Not’s history in more ways than one.”

Entertaining adults and children of all ages, Y Not Festival has established Derbyshire as a musical hub of its own, hosting acts from all genres since 2005. An environmentally conscious festival too, Y Not works to implement initiatives helping the planet, planting trees for every person who attends as part of their #TeamTrees initiative. This year, they have named a select few after the 2020 artists! Read more about #TeamTrees here: https://ynotfestival.com/teamtrees/

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

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Tickets & Prices

Adult Weekend Camping Tickets                                           £104.50 + booking fee                         

Youth Weekend Camping Tickets (aged 13-17)                    £104.50 + booking fee     

Family Weekend Camping Tickets                                        £104.50 + booking fee     

Child Weekend Camping Tickets (12 and under)                  FREE

Thursday Upgrade – £30

VIP – £70                                                         

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JANET JACKSON, LOUISE & ADAM KAY  SHOW THEIR SUPPORT AT  THE GATSBY GALA: IN AID OF PREMATURITY RESEARCH AT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

JANET JACKSON, LOUISE & ADAM KAY SHOW THEIR SUPPORT AT THE GATSBY GALA: IN AID OF PREMATURITY RESEARCH AT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

JANET JACKSON, LOUISE & ADAM KAY 
SHOW THEIR SUPPORT AT 
THE GATSBY GALA: IN AID OF PREMATURITY RESEARCH AT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

The Gatsby Gala was held at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London; an all singing, all dancing charity ball to help raise vital funds for premature birth research at Imperial College London. Special guests included Janet Jackson, Louise and Adam Kay – who all wowed on the red carpet as they arrived to show their support for the vital cause.

The art-deco venue, home to the London Cabaret Club brought their Gatsby Band to the event to immerse guests in the 1920s theme.

Pioneering health professor and obstetrician Prof. Tiong Ghee ‘TG’ Teoh hosted the sensational charity gala. TG is one of the best in his field – and was even on the specialist team for the birth of the Duchess of Cambridge’s three children, Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte. He is also a close friend of Janet Jackson, and delivered her son Eissa in 2017. TG had her support as a guest of honour on the evening.

On Janet attending the gala to show her support, TG said, “It’s amazing to have the support of Janet Jackson. I was looking after her when she was pregnant, and it developed into such a great friendship.”

The evening helped raise money towards a succession plan for TG and partnering professor Phil Bennett, so research can continue beyond their eventual retirement. Prematurity is the leading cause of death in under fives globally and one million children die every year from preterm birth complications. Therefore this research is vital and requires £2.5 million to cover all costs to continue the prioritisation of research.

The event kicked off with a sensational set from Louise, playing smash singles including ‘Stay’, ‘Hurt’ from her new album ‘Heavy Love’, and finished with everybody getting on their feet and dancing to ‘Let’s Go ‘Round Again’.

When on stage, Louise shared her support for the charity; “Being a mum, I know how much having children has changed my life. It’s an honour to be here and support something I believe in.” 

A moving presentation was given by Professor TG, who was joined on stage by a former patient, Michelle Dillenseger. Michelle was personally affected by prematurity with the birth of her daughter, Faye, and so she shared her touching experience with guests. Michelle named her second child Tommy George, TG for short, after the doctor. She said, “From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.”

James Knight of Bonhams hosted a show stopping auction with incredible prizes, including a generous donation from Richard Branson; flights and a cruise on his new liner, The Scarlet Lady.

The penultimate set of the evening was a side-splittingly funny routine from ex-doctor and former student of TG, Adam Kay, the award-winning comedian and bestselling author of ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ and ‘Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas’, who showed immense support for the charity. 

The evening drew to a close with an Americana Twist from duo Broken Bones Matilda, bringing a captivating set and the perfect ending to the night. With the funds raised from this evening, Imperial College London will be able to continue the prioritisation of research into this issue that affects so many families, and will benefit countless lives.

To donate to the cause, please visit:
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/giving/donate/endowed-chair/  

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TRUCK FESTIVAL FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED

TRUCK FESTIVAL FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED

TRUCK FESTIVAL FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCEDF

From July 30th – August 2ndTruck Festival will once again return to its beloved Hill Farm in Steventon for the 23rd edition of the UK’s longest running and most cherished small festival. 

This year Truck is thrilled to have Bombay Bicycle Club gracing the main stage. The Mercury Prize nominees recently returned for the first time in three years, after announcing their hiatus in 2016, to much anticipation from fans and industry alike. The comeback track ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ was certainly worth waiting for, and offered an exciting glimpse into the sonic palette on new LP Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – described by The Independent as an album that upholds Bombay Bicycle Club’s position as one of indie music’s most inventive bands .

2019 also saw the band’s iconic album I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose turn 10 years old; they took to the road and played the album in full on a short UK tour to celebrate, with all shows selling out in seconds. Bombay Bicycle Club will play on Friday night, this being their first ever appearance at the festival – they’re a headliner you won’t want to miss.

Festival organiser Matt Harrap commented: “We’re extremely excited to announce our first wave of artists for this year’s show! Having artists of the calibre of The Kooks and the forever requested Bombay Bicycle Club coming to headline the event after many years of asking is truly humbling. Their sets will no doubt live long in the memory. And over the moon to have indie heroes Catfish and the Bottlemen return to Truck to close off Sunday night! I’m also thrilled to have Shame back in 2020 after being unable to perform last year, La Roux closing our Market Stage and, of course, indie royalty The Pigeon Detectives in the Nest.”

Truck’s recent tradition of opening its doors on this Thursday will continue to this year, with even more artists on bill. Headlining the Market Stage on the opening night are Truck festival favourites Blossoms, who release their third album, Foolish Loving Spaces, on 31st January. Also featuring are indie-rock turned psychedelic-pop outfit Swim Deep and up-and-comers The Lathums.

Saturday will see The Kooks headline the main stage, performing tracks that span over their 16-year career, from 2004’s debut two-million selling album Inside In/Inside Out, the no. 1 2008 sophomore record Konk, to 2018’s Let’s Go Sunshine. The quadruple-platinum band got together in Brighton when they were still in school, and signed a record deal a mere three months after forming. They’ve since been a household name for indie rock fans, standing the test of time by releasing five albums across two decades – now the MTV Europe Music winners and BRIT nominees play Truck for the first time. Expect to hear indie club anthem ‘Naive’ as well as classics ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’, ‘Always Where I Need To Be’ and ‘Ooh La’. The band say: “We’ve been waiting a long time for this one… What an immense party it’s gonna be. Truck Festival is where we belong.”

Closing Truck Festival 2020 are one of the biggest indie bands the UK has to offer. Catfish and the Bottlemen have ruled over the scene since they released their debut album The Balcony in 2014. Over the past six years they’ve picked up a BRIT Award, had a no.1 album with their second release The Ride, had The Balcony go platinum and travelled all over the world for shows and festivals. They’re the band from Wales who catapulted themselves to global stardom and they’re not slowing down any time soon, with their third album The Balance out just last year and receiving 2.4 million Spotify listeners each month. Catfish headlined Truck back in 2016 and fans have been begging for them back every year since; it’s bound to be a set they won’t forget in a hurry.

Also performing are a hand-picked selection of some of the best acts from the UK and beyond including: Grammy winner and synth-pop star La Roux, NME Under the Radar winners Pale Waves, Mercury Prize nominees The Big Moon, BBC Sound Poll runners-up Easy Life, sporting success Sports Team, South London five-piece Shame, platinum-selling band The Pigeon Detectives and many more.

It wouldn’t be Truck Festival without support for local acts; As ever we have great up and coming local talent including the absolutely brilliant Rhys Lewis. With ticket sales 4 times ahead of this time last year, we really recommend not hanging around!” says festival organiser, Conor Burns. Truck’s Band App, where artists can directly apply to play the festival, will open very soon.

First announced acts for Truck Festival 2020 as follows:

Bombay Bicycle Club, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Kooks, Blossoms, Sundara Karma, DMA’S, La Roux, Pale Waves, The Big Moon, Easy Life, The Pigeon Detectives, The Hives, Swim Deep, Shame, Sports Team, The Magic Gang, , Dinosaur Pile Up,  The Lathums, Matt Maltese, The Hara, The Snuts, Chappaqua Wrestling, Fickle Friends, The Murder Capital, Lazarus Kane, Lauran Hibberd, Vistas, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, The Orielles, Kawala, Genghar, Working Men’s Club, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Rhys Lewis, The Pale White, Noisy, Lola Young, The Goa Express, Aaron Smith, Abbie Ozard, Mr Motivator, Barryoke presented by Shaun Wiliamson and The Oxford Symphony Orchestra.Tickets & Prices
Weekend ticket prices are £120+bf
Thursday entry add-on passes are £25+bf 
Watch Truck Festival’s 2019 after movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk5PoJ1KqqI

Massive Attack to headline All Points East – plus Nils Frahm, Young Fathers, Neneh Cherry and more

Massive Attack to headline All Points East – plus Nils Frahm, Young Fathers, Neneh Cherry and more

Massive Attack to headline All Points East – plus Nils Frahm, Young Fathers, Neneh Cherry and more

Following on from the previously announced headliners – Tame Impala (Saturday May 23rd) and Kraftwerk (Friday May 29th) – All Points East can reveal the latest headliner joining the bill is iconic Bristolian group Massive Attack, who will close out the opening weekend on Sunday May 24th.

“An extraordinary collaboration connecting the dark, intense music and visual work of Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack with the thought-provoking vision of documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis.” – Massive Attack

Joining Massive Attack is German producer and composer Nils Frahm. Nils’ unconventional yet distinctive approach to the piano, played contemplatively and intimately, and on a mesmerising scale through his vast stage shows, has seen him garner support from across the globe. 2018’s stunning album All Melody released via Erased Tapes showcased why he is held in such high regard – and followed this up last year with All Encores, a stripped-back, introspective sibling to the aforementioned LP. Nonetheless, it was another celebrated release, with Loud & Quiet stating, “this is no companion piece, but a thoughtful progression all its own.”

Young Fathers have a close relationship with headliners Massive Attack – having previously toured together and also collaborating on the track ‘Voodoo In My Blood’, off Massive Attack’s 2016 EP, Ritual Spirit. Like the headliners, their music is filled with political and humanitarian messages, most recently showcased on the critically acclaimed album Cocoa Sugar, which was named the Scottish Album of the Year. This will be a worldwide exclusive performance for 2020 – and their first UK date since their epic, sold-out Brixton Academy show back in December 2018.

Another artist who has worked closely with Massive Attack is Neneh Cherry. She was part of Massive Attack’s journey right at the start, featuring on their iconic debut LP, Blue Lines. More recently, Massive Attack’s 3D co-produced (alongside Four Tet) Neneh’s dubbed-out protest song, ‘Kong’, off her 2018 album, Broken Politics. Her debut album, Raw Like Sushi, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, so expect to hear iconic hits like ‘Buffalo Stance’ and ‘Manchild’ amongst more contemporary numbers.

Also featuring is Sevdaliza, an autodidactic singer, songwriter, director and composer from Iran. Her music has been described as a fusion of trip hop, experimental pop, and alternative R&B, while incorporating influences from various other sources. Her debut full-length LP, ISON, perfectly showcased her eclectic sonic palette and was described by Pitchfork as “an album that gets under your skin and lingers in your thought”. Her first single for 2020 ‘Oh My God’ comes out this week, and expect more to drop in the buildup to the festival.

Gaika Tavares, better known simply as GAIKA, is a British artist and writer from South London, signed to Warp Records. Named “Britain’s most vital rapper” by Guardian, GAIKA combines his Jamaican and Grenadian heritage with a sonic blend of grime, dancehall, garage, hip hop and R&B. With harsh and urgent vocal flows roaring, he explores ideas on contemporary black British music and reinterprets the sounds of South London in fearless and futuristic manner.

Skinny Pelembe is quickly become a festival-favourite, partly due to his relentless touring schedule combined with his dazzling musical prowess. It was Future Bubblers, a Gilles Peterson / Brownswood, Arts Council-supported programme for unsigned artists, that provided the platform for his rise. His debut LP Dreaming Is DeadNow came out last year via the aforementioned indie imprint, described by The Line of Best Fit as “purposefully flawed diamonds drawn from the world of soul and psychedelia.”

Hailing from Portsmouth and now based in South-London, Hotel Lux are part of an exciting and thriving post-punk scene bubbling away in London. Like fellow contemporaries Shame, Black MIDI and IDLES, their music encapsulates the gritty, raw and often bleak city surroundings, combining this with clever (and often humorous) wordplay. With their debut EP Barstool Preaching coming later this year, expect to hear a whole bunch of new music during their anticipated performance in Victoria Park.

A disciple of Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mad Professor was at the forefront of dub reggae’s second generation of talent. Simultaneously drawn to electronics and music, he grew up building radios, reverb units, and mixing boards. In his early twenties (1979), he opened a four-track studio from the living room of his South London apartment. Since this, he’s gone on to work alongside some of the most exciting and unpredictable names in music, such as Sade, The Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode and headliners Massive Attack – remixing their second LP No Protection in its entirety.

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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 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 Projectto 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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Reviews for All Points East 2019:
“All Points East might only be in its second year, but it has already made a name for itself as one of the very best in the capital.” – Evening Standard
“All Points East is a ten-day cultural expo” – GQ
“London’s biggest and best music festival” – Q
“If you’re a Londoner with your finger on the pulse, you’ll already know about All Points East” – Time Out
“Festivals were the original musical algorithms introducing you to something similar which ‘you might also like’.  All Points East operates on a similar principle…. Like a cleverly constructed symphony, each of the six days bring forth intriguing variations on a loose stylistic theme” – Metro
“In a city drenched in music festivals, nobody thought  that we needed one more.  All Points East is proving everyone wrong for a consecutive year” – Notion

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Bananarama announced as final headliners for Kew the Music 2020

Bananarama announced as final headliners for Kew the Music 2020

Bananarama announced as final headliners for Kew the Music 2020

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announce Bananarama as the final headliner for Kew the Music 2020. They will be joined by legendary vocalist Gabrielle and X-Factor alumni Rebecca Ferguson on Tuesday 7th July – making Kew the Music the ultimate night out in London this summer!

Headliner Bananarama say, “We’re incredibly excited to share that we’ll be performing at the iconic Kew Gardens! In honour of the occasion, the audience can definitely expect a fun packed show from us. We can’t wait to bring that warm nostalgia with everyone’s favourite songs, as well as some tracks from our new album In Stereo”

With over 30 million copies sold worldwide, multiple BRIT-Award nominations and an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most chart entries by a female group with 32 Top 40 UK hits, Bananarama are an era-defining group whose legacy and influence continues to endure.

Originally formed as a trio in 1981, Bananarama became an omnipresent staple of the British pop music scene in the 80s consistently producing hit after hit. Timeless classics including ‘Shy Boy’, ‘Cruel Summer’ and ‘Really Saying Something’. Their staying power would ultimately be solidified when they released ‘Venus’ which topped the US charts in 1986.

Since their transition to a duo in the early 90s, Bananarama have shown no sign of slowing down, releasing a further six studio albums with their most recent project ‘In Stereo’ arriving in 2019. 

Famed for her raspy tones, Gabrielle redefined what a female pop star in the 90s could be. Using her sweet vocals and gift for songwriting as an anchor, Gabrielle has been responsible for some of the UK’s most pre-eminent hits. ‘Dreams’ and ‘Out Of Reach’ still resonate with audiences worldwide today. 2020 marks 20 years since her iconic record Rise. Plus, her UK shows this year follow the release of her sixth studio album Under My Skin, which was released last year, her first in 11 years. 

Best known for her appearance on the seventh series of the X-Factor in 2010, Rebecca Ferguson and her vintage vocal stylings has released four critically-acclaimed albums, all reaching the UK Top 10 and receiving praise for their modern spin on soul, blues and jazz.

Rebecca says, “I’ve wanted to play at Kew gardens for so long I’m really excited to see you all there”

Gabrielle adds, “I can’t wait to perform at the beautiful Kew Gardens this year. With it being the 20th anniversary of ‘Rise’ this year, I can’t imagine a better time to get on that stage and take fans on a journey celebrating all the incredible songs we’ve shared together”

Bananarama, Gabrielle and Rebecca Ferguson will be bringing a night of fun and nostalgia to Kew Gardens with their biggest and best hits – so music lovers… get ready to sing your heart out!

Kew the Music 2020 headliners are: Bananarama (7 July), James Blunt (8 July), Jack Savoretti (9 July), Will Young + James Morrison (10 July), DJ Spoony (11 July)  and Gipsy Kings (12 July). 

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 Friday 31st January

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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