KEVIN BRIDGES HOSTS AN EVENING OF COMEDY FOR THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

KEVIN BRIDGES HOSTS AN EVENING OF COMEDY FOR THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

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KEVIN BRIDGES HOSTS AN EVENING OF COMEDY FOR THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

An Evening of Comedy for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall returns for the event’s 19th year and is set to be another special one. As well as welcoming some of the UK’s biggest music stars, Teenage Cancer Trust also welcomes some of Britain’s best-loved comedians for an evening jampacked with laughter.

We are delighted to reveal that, long term supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust and one of the charity’s official ambassadors, Kevin Bridges returns as this year’s host and will guide the audience through an exciting evening of comedy, continuing the long tradition of the cream of British comedy joining forces for a unique and unforgettable night of laughs.

Joining Kevin for a night of laughter are British comedy heavyweights: John Bishop, Kerry Godliman, Romesh Ranganathan and Tommy Tiernan.

Since 2000, numerous well-known comedians have performed for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall raising almost £30 million for young people with cancer. Money raised by these shows supports Teenage Cancer Trust, the only charity dedicated to making sure young people diagnosed with cancer get the expert treatment and personalised support they need.

These incredible shows have played a vital role in helping the charity to provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK, making an incredible difference to young people diagnosed with cancer.

Kevin Bridges is a committed Teenage Cancer Trust Ambassador and Regional Patron for the West of Scotland and last performed the comedy night of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017. Bridges cemented his position as one of the UK’s most successful comedians last year when he was crowned the UK’s Ticket of the Year 2018 at the SSE Hydro by Ticketmaster fans – a remarkable feat given that no comedian has ever taken the top spot in the UK before. Bridges’ recent sold out tour earned him the Gie It Laldy award from the Glasgow arena, recognising his contribution to the live event industry, having sold more tickets than any other solo artist. His tour was record breaking, selling out 19 nights at Glasgow SSE Hydro arena.

He is also a well-known face on many television panel shows such as Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You and has performed on Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, as well as having his own television series Kevin Bridges: What’s the Story? 

Kevin Bridges said of hosting An Evening of Comedy and the Teenage Cancer Trust:The fantastic work Teenage Cancer Trust have done over the years to provide specialist care and support to young people with cancer across the UK is incredible and it is a great honour to be asked to return to host the comedy night at The Royal Albert Hall.

Having performed in 2011, 2014 and 2016, the Teenage Cancer Trust is thrilled to have the incredible John Bishop return to this year’s comedy stage. John has performed numerous sell out stand-up UK arena tours, as well as achieving huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including BBC’s John Bishop’s Britain, The John Bishop Christmas Show, John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure and John Bishop: In Conversation With…

Other TV work includes John’s one-off special for Sport Relief, John Bishop’s Week Of Hell, a stint as team captain on Sky One’s A League of their Own and his guest appearances on Live at the Apollo. John took the reins as director and star of his own comedy drama for Sky One’s Little Crackers season.  His other acting work includes working with director Ken Loach in the thriller Route Irish, Jimmy McGovern’s critically acclaimed Accused and ITV1’s Fearless. 

Charmingly, straight-talking, quick-witted Kerry Godliman will also be taking to the Royal Albert Hall stage. She is both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor. Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk, Celebrity Pointless and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and BBC’s Celebrity Pointless. Kerry is also a regular on Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed News Quiz, The Now Show and Just AMinute as well as her own series Kerry’s List.

Kerry’s acting talents have seen her receive critical acclaim for her role as Hannah in Ricky Gervais’ hit series Derek for Channel 4, ITV1’s Bad Movewhere she plays Nicky, as well as starring in the Netflix feature filmMascots and Sky’s Carter’s Get Rich and Save Me. She has also starred in Crackanory, Him And Her, Miranda, Getting On, Extras, Home Time, Our Girl and Channel 4’s Spoons, also appearing in several stage plays including England People Very Nice at the National Theatre.

The last few years have been incredible for Romesh Ranganathan with two series of his BAFTA and RTS Nominated series Asian Provocateur, his BBC Two series The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan and his own Sky One sitcom The Reluctant Landlord all receiving critical acclaim and making him a household name. 2018 also saw Romesh become the new regular on A League Of Their Own, take on a new role as Judge Romesh for Dave and even managed to squeeze in writing his autobiography Straight Outta Crawley: The Memoirs Of A Distinctly Average Human Being which became a Sunday Times Bestseller.

Romesh will be back on tour in the autumn with his new show The Cynic’s Mixtape and tickets have already sold out at several venues.  This follows the success of his debut tour in 2016, Irrational, which sold over 100,000 tickets and resulted in him being awarded the Ents24 Hardest Working Comedian Of The Year.  The DVD/Digital release of the show is still flying high in the comedy charts with the highest sales of a debut in recent years.

It has been non-stop for one of the industry’s hardest working comedians. Last year also saw Romesh embarked on his career in America with the launch of his own series Just Another Immigranton Showtime which received critical acclaim selling across the globe and is currently airing on Sky One in the UK.  His time in America saw him appear twice on James Corden’s Late Late Show and debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Tommy Tiernan has been working as a stand-up comedian for the past twenty three years. He currently moonlights as a chat show host and newspaper columnist. A fearless force of energy, Tiernan is inspiring, and one of the few comics to take his audience on a genuine emotional journey elevating the soul through rich, honest laughs. Tiernan has an instinctive way of crafting words to bring his anecdotes to vivid life and make the jokes truly resonate. Performances are high intensity, high octane, a no holds barred roller coaster ride as Tommy continues his constant interrogation of the big ideas – Sex, Religion, Family through the lens of his quirks, personal demons and sense of outrage. Some TV credits include: Channel 4’s Derry Girls, Dave Allen at Peace, The Tommy Tiernan Show on RTE and Father Ted.

2019’s impressive line-up adds to an extraordinary legacy that has seen unique, once in a lifetime comedic performances from the likes of Jo Brand, Russell Howard and Michael McIntyre.

As well as welcoming comedy’s finest, Teenage Cancer Trust also brings you some of Britain’s biggest music stars: Rudimental and special guestskick things off at the Royal Albert Hall with their emphatic. hi-energy live show on Monday 25th March, Tom Grennan will perform for the first time on March 27th, followed by one of the most successful bands in British chart history, Take That, on 28th March. Alternative legends, Doves, who have just announced their return after a decade away, take to the stage on 29th March, pop/rock trio The Script on 30th March and English folk-rockers Levellers round off the week on Sunday 31st March.

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

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

Further incredible support is provided by media partners Absolute Radioand Metro.

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

Monday 25 March – Rudimental, Ghetts and Special Guests
Tuesday 26 March – An Evening of Comedy with Kevin Bridges and Guests
Wednesday 27 March – Tom Grennan
Thursday 28 March – Take That
Friday 29 March – Doves
Saturday 30 March – The Script
Sunday 31 March – Levellers “A Beautiful Night Out” featuring Dreadzone, Wildwood Kin & Don Letts DJ set

Tickets on sale 9am 12th February

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Y Not Festival 2019 line up announced!

Y Not Festival 2019 line up announced!

Y Not Festival 2019 line up announced!

Y Not Festival returns with the UK’s biggest indie line-up of 2019, featuring rising stars alongside a range of musical icons.

 

Crossing the Peaks to kick things off are local legends, Elbow. The critically-lauded Mancunian band, lead by frontman Guy Garvey, are known for their beautifully soaring anthems such as ‘One Day Like This’. With an array of hits; new and old you’ll be singing along with an entire crowd for this one.

 

Irish indie trio Two Door Cinema Club have some unfinished business for Y Not Festival. As returning headliners, they’re bringing their A-game this summer and some brand new bangers along the way. TDCC’s first EP was released in 2009 and grew into a triumph with the success of single “Something Good Can Work.” – a song that continues to be an essential summer anthem nearly ten years on!

 

Returning to the spotlight – rock heroes Foals will be finishing an unbelievable weekend of music, choosing Y Not to play as part of their limited run of UK shows in 2019. This year sees them release two albums, with the first arriving on March 8th and part 2 in the autumn. ‘Exits’, the first single from their upcoming twin albums, Everything Saved Will Not Be Lost. It’s a huge year for Foals and Y Not is in on the action.

 

Elsewhere on the bill, Wolf Alice are making their Y Not debut after a huge Grammy-nominated first album and Mercury Prize-winning second. Then there’s indie royalty in the form of Franz Ferdinand, ever-evolving pop-punk heroes You Me At Six, Salford legends Happy Mondays and band of the hour, IDLES. They are joined by White Lies, Gerry Cinnamon, Miles Kane, The Hunna and many more to round out the biggest UK indie-rock line-up of the year.

 

2019 line up (more to be announced): Elbow, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, Wolf Alice, Franz Ferdinand, You Me At Six, Don Broco, Happy Mondays, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Hunna, Miles Kane, Gerry Cinnamon, IDLES, Dermot Kennedy, White Lies (Thursday headliner), Kate Nash, The Pigeon Detectives, Rat Boy, The Damned, Professor Green, Mahalia, The Subways, Lucy Rose, The Rifles, The Big Moon, Sunflower Bean, Sea Girls, Skinny Lister, Black Honey, Ten Tonnes, Fontaines D.C., Ade Suleiman, Easy Life, Sports Team, Samm Henshaw, Cassia, Indoor Pets, Laurel, Arkells, Demob Happy, Anteros, Lucia, Puppy, Orchards, The Snuts, Pip Blom, Fangclub, Only the Poets, The Murder Capital, Deco, Sophie and the Giants, Casey Lowry, Zuzu, Fuzzy Sun, Bitch Falcon, Hotel Lux, Baba Naga, Age of L.U.N.A, Twisted Wheel, Larkins, Glass Caves, The Hubbards, The Reytons, Kashmere, Raised By Owls, Dancehall, Spun, Dirty Little Liars, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, and Mr Motivator.

 

Y Not organisers have said “After an amazing 2018 festival, we’re so happy to have a 2019 line-up bursting at the seams. We’ve got a huge mix of new and old faces to the Derbyshire Dales, with massive returns from classic bands such as White Lies, plus the huge welcomes to the UK’s hottest emerging stars like Idles and Mahalia. Not forgetting 3 huge headliners.

 

Back for its 14th year this summer, Y Not will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire from 25th-28th July. Since 2005 Y Not Festival began life as an over-spilling house party in deepest Derbyshire. With panoramic countryside views, a fully stocked bar of local ales, a mouth-watering selection of food and more live music than you can shake a stick at…Y Not has all bases covered.

 

Last year’s festival included The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamiroquai, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and many more.

 

Tickets are on sale at www.ynotfestival.com/tickets

 

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Tickets & Prices

Tier 3 tickets are on sale at £129.50 (+fees & postage)

 

For media enquires:

The Outside Organisation: 020 7436 3633

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New Names Added To Bring Me The Horizon All Points East Festival Date

New Names Added To Bring Me The Horizon All Points East Festival Date

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All Points East have added four acts to the previously announced Bring Me The Horizon headline show.  The band who this week achieved chart success, scoring their first number one album with new record ‘Amo’ have curated their own day at the Festival to be held in London’s Victoria Park. Architects, While She Sleeps, Employed To Serve and Alice Glass have all been added.

Commented Bring Me The Horizon “We are extremely excited to announce the next round of acts on our very special day at all points east festival. Many of the bands are great friends of ours and we can’t wait to come together to play at Victoria Park.”

Brighton-based metallers Architects released their most recent record, late 2018’s Holy Hell, to phenomenal response. The album, which addresses the recent passing of guitarist Tom Searle, is wracked with grief, passion and a strong sense of mortality and was crowned as the group’s “finest album to date,” by the NME. Having previously performed at some of rock’s biggest events and stunning audiences at shows worldwide, both as headliners and alongside the likes of Parkway Drive and Enter Shikari, Architects have curated a live set that you wouldn’t want to miss.

Formed in 2006, While She Sleeps are no strangers to the stage. Having performed at Warped Tour, Rock im Park, UNIFY and Reading & Leeds among others, the group have rendered themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Their debut record, 2010’s ‘The North Stands For Nothing’ received critical acclaim from the likes of Kerrang and Metal Hammer, and the group have since gone on to release two more records. Their most recent offering, 2017’s ‘You Are We’, was released independently with the help of crowd funding from their fans, with the record itself described as “an album that bristles with hooks, crackles with power and almost overflows with passion.” Now, the group are set to bring that same passion and power to the stage at Victoria Park, delivering a set that will have audiences head-banging in unison. Their new single ‘THE GUILTY PARTY’ was just released and brand new album ‘SO WHAT?’ arrives 1st March. Sean Long from the band commented “The line up is clearly next level. We can’t wait to bring the Sleeps show to Victoria Park and prove we’re meant to be there.”

Feral hard-core quintet Employed To Serve have made it their mission to decimate every venue the UK and Europe throws in their path. Known for their relentless live charge, the group have made appearances at Damnation Festival, Incubate Festival, and have toured with the likes of Rolo Tomassi, Milk Teeth and Black Peaks. Their 2017 album ‘The Warmth of a Dying Sun’ was crowned Kerrang’s album of the year and boasted a heavier and darker feel than its predecessor ‘Greyer Than You Remember’, firmly establishing the groups sound and proving to be their strongest release yet.

Canadian singer and songwriter Alice Glass embarked on her solo career in 2014, breaking away from her co-founding position in electronic band Crystal Castles. Her debut solo single, ‘Stillbirth’, was released to increase awareness of domestic and sexual abuse, with all proceeds from the tracks revenue going to aid abuse victims. Following the 2017 release of her debut self-titled EP, Glass toured with Marilyn Manson. Glass has since released a string of singles and has grown to be known for her dedication to live performance, performing five months worth of shows on crutches after straining an already-injured ankle.

Taking place during All Points East’s second weekend Friday 31st May 2019, Bring Me The Horizon will be bringing an exciting diverse line-up to Victoria Park. The show will be the band’s first-ever festival headlining set and their only UK headline show for 2019.

Formed in Sheffield in 2004, Bring Me The Horizon have long been widely regarded as one of the most forward thinking heavy bands in the UK. The band released their sixth studio album ‘Amo’ on 25th January, which went straight into their first number one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR TRUCK FESTIVAL

FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR TRUCK FESTIVAL

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From July 25th – 28th, Truck Festival will once again return to its beloved Hill Farm in Steventon for the 22nd edition of the UK’s longest running and most cherished small festival.

 

This year Truck is thrilled to welcome local legends Foals back to Hill Farm – twelve years on from their last appearance at the festival where they played an iconic show in The Barn. The

2007 performance at the festival has gone down in Truck folklore. Fast-forward to 2019 and the band’s fan base now extends across the world, buoyed by the forthcoming release of their hotly anticipated twin albums, Everything Saved Will Not Be Lost. It’s been 5 years since they performed in Oxford, making this hometown show all the more special.

Speaking about their excitement to be returning to Truck, Foals commented:

“We’re coming home!”

 

Festival organiser Matt Harrap commented, “We’re extremely excited to announce our first wave of artists for this year’s show! Returning hometown heroes Foals is the icing on the cake; we’re over the moon to have them for their first Oxfordshire show in 5 years and their first at Truck since pre Antidotes! Having artists of the calibre of Two Door Cinema Club and Wolf Alice also coming to headline the event after many years of asking is truly humbling and their sets will no doubt live long in the memory.”

 

Last year Truck opened its doors for the first ever time on the Thursday, with Peace treating the early punters to an electric performance on the Market Stage. This time round, firm festival favourites Slaves will be headlining the opening night. 2018 saw the punk duo release their acclaimed third LP Acts Of Fear And Love, perform their biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace and launch their own record label, Girl Fight. With new music for 2019 confirmed by guitarist Laurie Vincent, expect the unexpected on Thursday eve.

 

Friday will see Wolf Alice headline the main Stage. The band, spearheaded by Ellie Roswell, captivated the nation via their 2017 album Visions of a Life – winning the 2018 Mercury Prize and featuring in countless publications’ top spot in best albums of the year. This will be one of the band’s few festival appearances this year, certainly not one to be missed. Commented the band “We’re honoured to headline the amazing Truck festival. Cheeky legends guaranteed attendance. Do not miss this.”

 

Closing Truck Festival is indie giants Two Door Cinema Club – who like Foals and Slaves have previously featured at the festival – and now return for a headline performance. After a brief hiatus, TDCC announced their awaited return in 2016 with third album Gameshow, a release that highlighted the band’s growth and experimentalism since their magnum opus LP, Tourist History. Their return to the stage has similarly been met with praise, and with indie anthems such as “Something Good Can Work”, “What You Know” and “Sun” in their back-catalogue, its easy to see why this will be one of Truck’s snapshot moments.

 

Also performing is a cherry-picked array of names at the forefront of their scene, including pop punk royalty You Me At Six, recent BRIT nominees IDLES, heralded indie-pop singer Kate Nash, South London five-piece Shame, The Futureheads – who recently announced their first album in 7 years, four-piece DIY indie/punk Martha, party pop-rock festival titans Don Broco and many more.

As ever, the festival also welcomes a host of local bands. “We have brilliant up and coming local talent such as Lacuna Common and Self Help”, says Matt. “Mix in the likes of You Me At Six, Nothing But Thieves and Shame and the soon to be announced epic Switch takeover of Palm City then we’ve got a real party! With ticket sales well ahead of this time last year, we really recommend not hanging around!”

 

First announced acts for Truck Festival 2019 as follows:

Wolf Alice, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, You Me At Six, Don Broco, IDLES, Kate Nash, Shame, Lewis Capaldi, The Futureheads, Sea Girls, Ten Tonnes, Fontaines D.C., Spector, Clean Cut Kid, She Drew The Gun, Easy Life, Cassia, Whenyoung, Sports Team, Milk Teeth, Puppy, Only The Poets, Pip Blom, Saltwater Sun, Vistas, The Murder Capital, Lucia, Swimming Girls, Lady Bird, Press To Meco, Martha, Gaffa Tape Sandy,

Heavy Lungs, Haze, Devon, The Mysterines, Kagoule, Zuzu, Annabel Allum, Cassels,

Cheerbleederz, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam, Lacuna Common, Self Help, Mr Motivator

 

Tickets & Prices
Weekend ticket prices are £  £105+bf
Thursday add on passes are £25+bf
Watch Truck Festival’s 2018 after movie here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yg41uOs-yA

 

For media enquires:
SARAH VALENTINE – 07825 439010
sarah.valentine@outside-org.co.uk

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall  FURTHER ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall FURTHER ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

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Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall are happy to announce Dreadzone, Wildwood Kin and Don Letts as support acts for “A Beautiful Night Out” featuring and curated by English folk-rockers Levellers.

 

They are the newest additions to an already jampacked week of entertainment at the Royal Albert Hall. Multi award-winning collective Rudimental kick off the week of shows on 25th March with special guests including grime artist Ghetts. Following An Evening of Comedy on 25th, Take That take to the stage on 26th, Tom Grennan on 27th, alternative legends Doves the following day, and the pop/rock trio The Script on 30th March.

 

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

 

Dreadzone are arguably one of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene. Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and refining their unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. The band’s 8th studio album Dread Times stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release in 2017 – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years. The album also made the Top 10 in the Indie and Dance charts. Still going strong after 25 years they have also long been considered one of the UK’s best live bands and Beautiful Days festival favourites.

 

Devon family trio Wildwood Kin’s sound is characterized by extraordinary harmonies. Their brilliant debut album, while influenced by their early folk leanings delved deeply into other genres and boasted inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their hypnotic three-part harmonies. Guitarist Emilie, her bouzouki/keyboard-playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann all sing, swapping leads and joining forces on harmonies. Most recently they have been in the studio working on their second album due out in May 2019.

 

Performing a classic DJ set spanning reggae, ska, punk and more is film-maker, broadcaster and founder member of Big Audio Dynamite Don Letts, who first spun reggae tunes between punk acts way back in the seventies. Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70s through the 80s, 90s and well into the millennium. He came to notoriety in the late 70s as the DJ that single-handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae.

 

Levellers will end the night with a full electric set as part of the “A Beautiful Night Out”, a one-day version of their award-winning grass roots festival Beautiful Days. Levellers have had 11 Top 40 albums, including a number one with 1995’s Zeitgeist, and 14 Top 40 singles. Their landmark 1991 album, Levelling The Land, spent 38 weeks in the Top 100 album charts over a three year period. The band released We The Collective produced by John Leckie (Radiohead, The Stone Roses) in Spring 2018 which entered the Top 20 on release – the band’s highest chart position for over 20 years. This very special show at the Royal Albert Hall follows the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations this year.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

 

Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

 

Monday 25 March                   Rudimental, Ghetts

Tuesday 26 March                 An Evening of Comedy

Wednesday 27 March            Tom Grennan

Thursday 28 March                Take That

Friday 29 March                      Doves

Saturday 30 March                 The Script

Sunday 31 March                    Levellers “A Beautiful Night Out”, Dreadzone, Wildwood Kin, Don Letts (DJ set)

 

 

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The Strokes COMPLETE THE OPENING WEEKEND’S HEADLINERS OF ALL POINTS EAST 2019

The Strokes COMPLETE THE OPENING WEEKEND’S HEADLINERS OF ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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The Strokes COMPLETE THE OPENING WEEKEND’S HEADLINERS OF ALL POINTS EAST 2019

All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlet’s Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London. Today, All Points East is excited to announce the full line up for weekend one – an unmissable three days at Victoria Park showcasing the world’s finest alternative acts.

Following on from the previously announced headliners – The Chemical Brothers (Friday 24th May), Bon Iver (Sunday 2nd June), Christine and The Queens (Sunday 26 May) and Bring Me The Horizon (Friday 31st May) – All Points East can reveal the latest headliner joining the bill is the iconic New York rockers The Strokes, who will perform on Saturday 25th May 2019 – the band’s first performance in the UK for 4 years.

Also announced are further special guests making up the opening weekend’s stellar line up. From the experimental sounds of James Blake, Jon Hopkins (Live) and Róisín Murphy to the most in-demand DJs such as Peggy Gou, Moxie and Andrew Weatherall – plus of course the outstanding headliners in The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes and Christine and The Queens – All Points East has once again positioned itself as one of London’s finest festivals.

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

Few bands since the turn of the 21st century have been so influential and illustrious as The Strokes, a group whose 2001 debut album Is This It still remains one of music’s most celebrated long players – featuring at the top of countless publications’ lists of best albums of all time.

The group’s subsequent four LPs (Room On Fire, First Impressions Of Earth, Angles, Comedown Machine) and headline shows across the globe has seen their profile continue to rise – also buoyed by their respective individual projects and collaborations – with lead singer Julian Casablancas even linking up with French electronic pioneers Daft Punk on their UK #1 album, Random Access Memories.

It has been the UK who has arguably most embraced The Strokes and their music throughout the years, making their ‘homecoming’ performance at Victoria Park all the more special and anticipated.

The Raconteurs made their long overdue return in December with two new singles – “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone” – both highlighting why the band’s past work is held in such high regard. Now they are set to make their first UK performance since 2008 at All Points East, with their forthcoming album sure to be showcased. The group’s frontman Jack White also has a strong connection to The Strokes, even joining them onstage in 2002 for a special performance of The Strokes’ classic hit  “New York City Cops” – a moment that has gone down in rock folklore. Here’s hoping for a repeat at Victoria Park…

Like headliners The Strokes, Interpol are another iconic New York band that emerged from the post punk revival of the 2000s. The group, spearheaded by Paul Banks, recently released Marauder, their first album in 4 years – and expect to hear singles such as “Number 10” and “The Rover” alongside hits from their extensive back-catalogue.

Also performing is Johnny Marr – best known from The Smiths fame and is considered one of Britain’s finest ever guitarists, Rough Trade signees Parquet Courts, who are no doubt one of many bands that take inspiration from headliners The Strokes, English musician, actor, presenter and former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and the ever-eccentric and prolific Connan Mockasin.

They’re joined by Anna Calvi – whose 2018 album Hunter was one of the year’s most celebrated releases – Bakar, dubbed “the next-gen rockstar” by i-D and counts fans in the likes of Skepta and Elton John, rising psych-rock band The Nude Party and unapologetic punk outfit Viagra Boys – who left their mark in 2018 via their excellent debut release, Street Worms.

All Points East is also excited to announce further names to the opening weekend’s bill.

Joining The Chemical Brothers on Friday 24th May is another electronic maestro Jon Hopkins – who will be bringing his immersive, multisensory live show to Victoria Park – as well as Peggy Gou (Presents Gou Talk), Róisín Murphy, David August, Lane 8, Optimo, Petite Noir, Maurice Fulton, Josey Rebelle, Ge-ology and DMX Krew.

On Sunday 26th May, Christine and the Queens will be joined by James Blake – who’s just stunned the world with his fourth LP Assume Form – plus Kamasi Washington, Princess Nokia, Bob Moses, Andrew Weatherall, Yves Tumor (full band), Joy Orbison, Moxie (Presents On Loop), Octo Octa, Galcher Lustwerk and Paquita Gordon.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music and Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.
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Reviews for All Points East 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Strokes on sale Friday 1st February, 9.00AM
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Seven Decades ‘The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World’

Seven Decades ‘The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World’

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Guitar fanatics started 2019 with an exciting weekend at an iconic setting with Seven Decades shows running from 11th-13th January at The V&A Museum.

The one weekend only limited run consisted of five sold-out shows, which included two matinee performances, and three evening shows. All performances ended with standing ovations from the audience.

The first performance on the evening of 11th January, was a unique extended performance, and included an exclusive panel discussion on the electric guitar’s enduring impact on popular culture.

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

Discussing with Will Hodgkinson in front of a live audience, the panel shared anecdotes from the stage and wisdom and tips for budding guitarists. Johnny Borrell talked about writing his first song when grounded in his brothers bedroom, Kevin Brennan MP took a break from on-going Brexit drama to talk about how Conservatives love heavy metal, Brix spoke about how the guitar empowers and Bill Curbishley spoke about replacing Pete Towsnhend’s guitars.

‘You don’t have to be technically proficient to start… there’s loads of people that are technically really good (at guitar) they tend to work in guitar shops!’ Johnny Borrell

‘The first guitar I ever bought… it was a Gibson that Pete Townshend hit the monitor man over the head with and then smashed – I had to replace that for the next show!”Bill Curbishley

‘I play in a cross party band with a Tory drummer, an SNP keyboard player and a labour bass player and a labour guitarist and singer, but funnily enough most Tories seem to be into heavy metal!’ Kevin Brennan MP

‘The guitar is a way to express myself and infect peoples minds, standing up there and holding a guitar is like holding a lightning bolt throwing machine whoooooosh’ Brix Smith-Start

Looking back on the performances creator Phillip Hylander commented:
‘Thank you to the 1,700 + of you who came out on the weekend to support our show at the V&A museum. We had such an incredible time playing to five brilliant audiences and truly appreciated five consecutive standing ovations! Seven Decades is planning a major theatrical release soon, watch this space.’

Watch the panel footage here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dYua_wSXRk&feature=youtu.be

Celine Dion To headline BST Hyde Park for her only European date of 2019

Celine Dion To headline BST Hyde Park for her only European date of 2019

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Celine Dion To headline BST Hyde Park for her only European date of 2019

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces a titanic headliner to kick off the 2019 event – the legendary Canadian vocal powerhouse – Celine Dion.

 

Celine Dion has sold over 240 million records worldwide (more than any other BST Hyde Park headliner to date) and is renowned for incredible live shows and a monumental vocal range. She will be one of the most unforgettable acts to have ever graced the Great Oak Stage in Hyde Park.

 

Her headlining performance will come just a month after the end of her second record-breaking Las Vegas residency Celine on 8 June 2019.

 

“It’s my first time doing a show in beautiful Hyde Park…. I’m so excited.  I love London, and it’s a great honour for me to be part of the Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park concerts. I can’t wait…. summertime in London, here we come!”

 

One of the most successful female artists of all time, she has been performing and recording music for over 35 years and possesses one of the most powerful and moving voices in popular music history.

 

Celine achieved worldwide fame after releasing several best-selling albums such as Falling Into You and Let’s Talk About Love, both of which were certified diamond in the US. She also scored a series of worldwide number ones, including The Power of Love, Think Twice, Because You Loved Me, It’s All Coming Back to Me Now and Titanic’s iconic soundtrack My Heart Will Go On.

 

She has built her reputation as a trailblazer and era-defining live performer with her now legendary Vegas residency A New Day…, which remains the highest-grossing concert residency of all time – closely followed by her second headlining residency Celine, which kicked off in 2011 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

 

Celine Dion has won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Billboard named her the “Queen of Adult Contemporary” and in 2003, Dion was honoured by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for selling over 50 million albums in Europe. Celine Dion remains the best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time. In 2016, Celine received the Billboard Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Icon Award.

 

In the summer of 2017, Celine embarked on a European tour, with 25 sold-out shows in 15 cities across Europe and the UK. She broke records across the United Kingdom as the highest-grossing artist at each UK venue and garnered critical acclaim. She also topped the US Dance Club charts in July 2018 with the remix of her single Ashes from the film Deadpool 2.

 

This year Celine Dion is returning to the UK and will headline Hyde Park for the very first time on the Great Oak Stage on Friday 5th July 2019 – her only European show of the year. Tickets go on special fan pre-sale on 23rd January 2019 at 9am (check celinedion.com for details), Barclaycard presents British Summer Time fan pre-sale Friday 25th at 9am (check www.bst-hydepark.com/) and on general sale on 29th January 2019 at 9am.

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

 

Already announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 are Florence and the Machine (13th July) and Robbie Williams (14th July).

 

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

 

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

 

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents comments:

“Celine’s record-breaking career has seen her perform her many iconic songs on the globe’s most iconic stages, yet never before in Hyde Park. It is therefore with the utmost excitement that we are bringing Celine Dion to Hyde Park for her only European show of 2019.”

 

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships for Barclaycard, says: “We are incredibly proud to be hosting such a huge icon this year. Celine is one of the most celebrated and respected musicians of all time and it will be a privilege to have her perform alongside what is shaping up to be a fantastic set of headliners. We are looking forward to seeing her bring some of her biggest hits to Hyde Park and it remains to be seen whether there will be a dry eye in the house after such a titanic performance.”

 

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

“This summer we are very excited to be welcoming Celine Dion to Barclaycard presents British Summer Time. Celine is one of the world’s most recognised female artists, with a multi award-winning career spanning several decades and her performance in Hyde Park will certainly delight her huge amount of loyal fans. The line-up this summer for the two weekends of concerts is phenomenal with world renowned artists taking to the iconic Great Oak stage. These major events provide important funds to help The Royal Parks charity manage and maintain the much loved London parks.”

 

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

Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TICKETS

Barclaycard Presale: 9am Wednesday 23rd Jan

https://www.theticketfactory.com/default/online/tickets/bst-hyde-park/celine-dion/

 

General Sale: 9am Tuesday 29th Jan

http://axs.com/uk/events/357625/celine-dion-tickets/promopage/15694?skin=bst

 

General Admission – from £69.95

Primary Entry – from £89.95

Gold Circle – from £159.95

Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden – from £229.95

The Terrace – from £249.95

Diamond – from £299.95

Child 2-9 yrs  / Guardian Ticket – £65

 

*general on sale prices may differ

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Somebody give The Blaze an Oscar already” – Fader

“Their lucid electronica dazzles” – NME

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

“An angelic offering with distinctive beats…” – Clash

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

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


Tickets on sale at doctormusicfestival.com

Doctor Music Festival announces first wave of artists

Doctor Music Festival announces first wave of artists

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information and ticket sales at doctormusicfestival.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jimmy Buffett Announces UK Show for 2019

Jimmy Buffett Announces UK Show for 2019

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

For Further Information Contact;

Julian Stockton at The Outside Organisation

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

JAMES ANNOUNCE MARCH 2019 UK TOUR

JAMES ANNOUNCE MARCH 2019 UK TOUR

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JAMES ANNOUNCE MARCH 2019 UK TOUR

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

LIVING IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES TOUR

Supported by JAMES – A SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SET

 

Wednesday 06 March          Margate Winter Gardens                              

Thursday 07 March               Bath Forum                                                                    

Saturday 09 March               London Royal Albert Hall                              

Monday 11 March                Cambridge Corn Exchange                            

Tuesday 12 March                Nottingham Royal Concert Hall                                

Thursday 14 March               Southampton O2 Guildhall                           

Friday 15 March                    Stoke-On-Trent Victoria Hall                        

Sunday 17 March                  Newcastle City Hall                                       

Monday 18 March                Edinburgh Usher Hall                                    

Wednesday 20 March         Carlisle Sands Centre                                    

Thursday 21 March              Birmingham O2 Academy                             

Friday 22 March                    Hull Bonus Arena                                          

 

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

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

Praise for ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’:

 

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

 

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

 

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

“James remain urgent and contemporary” – MOJO

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

 

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

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

“They’re sparkling” – Q

‘A vibrant statement of continuing intent’ – Financial Times

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

“Undeniably impressive” – Evening Standard

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Reviews for All Points East 2018:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

All Points East

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www.allpointseastfestival.com

 

Tickets

On sale Friday 7th December 9am

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

 

Ticket Prices: 

£59.95                   General Admission

£99.95                   All Points VIP

 

Multi-day pricing – via AXS & Festicket only

£54.95                   General Admission

£94.95                   All Points VIP

 

Notes To Editors

Press Contacts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS HEADLINE ALL POINTS EAST 2019

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS HEADLINE ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS HEADLINE ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reviews for All Points East 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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