TRUCK FESTIVAL 2019 GETS EVEN BIGGER WITH 
SECOND LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

TRUCK FESTIVAL 2019 GETS EVEN BIGGER WITH 
SECOND LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

TRUCK FESTIVAL 2019 GETS EVEN BIGGER WITH SECOND LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

Following on from the first line-up news for the 22nd edition of the festival, which saw Wolf Alice, Foals and Two Door Cinema club announced and 75% of tickets for the festival sold in just a month, Truck Festival has now unveiled even more exciting, big names for 2019.

Johnny Marr, Public Service Broadcasting and many more have now been added to the line-up of the UK’s longest running and most cherished small festival Truck Festival which takes place from July 25th – 28th at Hill Farm in Steventon, Oxfordshire.

Johnny Marr, the iconic singer-songwriter and guitarist who with his former band The Smiths, pioneered the indie rock sound and paved the way for alternative guitar music to dominate teenage bedrooms and the British charts alike. Whilst going on to play with influential bands such as The Cribs and Modest Mouse, Marr has now found his footing as a solo artist releasing three critically acclaimed albums and recently dropping brand new alt-disco-pop single ‘Armatopia’ which will no doubt soundtrack the festivals this summer from Glastonbury to Hill Farm.

Public Service Broadcasting combines an upbeat post-rock musical sound with spoken word public service broadcasting announcement vocals that give the band their name. Lifting these vocals from archival clips and announcements the London-based trio base their music on historical themes from inventions, space exploration, to industrial triumphs and fails. Creating something completely new from stories of old.  Last year’s four-track EP ‘White Star Liner’ focussed on The Titanic.  The band are no strangers to Hill Farm speaking of their excitement at returning for 2019, they commented “This is going to be our third time at Truck Festival and we’re very pleased to be heading back – it’s always been a fun one for us. See you in July!”

Other artists added to the line-up include youtuber and singer-songwriter Dodie whose debut album charted top five this year and who has already sold out venues such as The Roundhouse. The Japanese House, the solo project of Amber Bain who released her electronica-infused pop debut album this year via The 1975’s label Dirty Hit, rock act Mallory Knox andindie pop band Anteros.  Once again this year Hill Farm is very excited to welcome back The Oxford Symphony Orchestra who are always a highlight and have become somewhat of a resident band at Truck with their classical versions of well-loved tracks showcasing the best of local talent.

Truck Festival has also teamed up with local party starters SWITCH to announce the line-up for dance tent Palm City; which includes Macky Gee, Notion, Turno, MY NU LENG, Emerald, Ocean Wisdom, K Motionz w/ MC Skibadee, Switch DJ’s and the billing for This Feeling x Pirate Studios Stage which consists of Red Rum Club, Saint Agnes, Sugarthief, The Van T’s, Black Doldrums, The Estevans, Getrz, The Kicklips, Lacuna Bloome, Latenight Honeymoon, Vida, RATS and Young Garbo.

Festival organiser Matt Harrap commented, “We’re incredibly excited to finally share a huge wave of artists to our bumper Truck Festival 2019 line-up! Indie royalty Johnny Marr will be making his first trip to Hill Farm, with a setlist full of iconic Smiths’ material and awesome solo work, it is truly amazing to have one of music’s all-time greats to Hill Farm. I can’t wait for Public Service Broadcasting to close the Market Stage on Friday night – they’ve always delivered a mind-blowing show and to have them back for the third time this year is going to be awesome!

As we say every time, the whole team are truly overwhelmed with the response to our line-up so far, with 75% of all Weekend Tickets sold, we really don’t recommend hanging around! It will be the biggest and best Truck ever.”

Line-up for Truck Festival 2019 as follows (new additions in bold):

Wolf Alice, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, You Me At Six, Don Broco, Johnny Marr, Public Service Broadcasting, Idles, Kate Nash, Shame, Lewis Capaldi, Macky Gee, Notion, Turno, MY NU LENG, Emerald, Ocean Wisdom, K Motionz w/ MC Skibadee, Switch DJ’s, The Futureheads, Hot 8 Brass Band, Palace, Dodie, Sunset Sons, The Japanese House, Mallory Knox, Sea Girls, Yonaka Ten Tonnes, Fontaines D.C., Spector, Clean Cut Kid, She Drew The Gun, Easy Life, Cassia, Fatherson, Whenyoung, Sports Team, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Milk Teeth, Puppy, Only The Poets, Island, Indoor Pets*, Pip Blom, Heavy Lungs, Vistas, Saltwater Sun, The Murder Capital, Gurr, Anteros, Feet, Lucia, Lady Bird*, Swimming Girls, Press To Meco, Sean McGowan, Hot Milk, Martha, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Marsicans, Alfie Templeman, Haze, Devon, The Mysterines, Kagoule, Zuzu, Annabel Allum, Fur, Apre, Deco, Inhaler, Spinn, Cassels, Cheerbleederz, Sunshine Frisbee, Laser Beam, Lacuna Common, Self Help, False Advertising, Red Rum Club, Saint Agnes, Sugarthief, The Van T’s, Black Doldrums, The Estevans, Getrz, The Kicklips, Lacuna Bloome, Latenight Honeymoon, Vida, RATS, Young Garbo, Mr Motivator and The Oxford Symphony Orchestra.Tickets & Prices
Weekend ticket prices are £120+bf
Thursday add on passes are £25+bf 
Watch Truck Festival’s 2018 after movie here:
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REWIND FESTIVAL ADDS ACTION-PACKED,  80s THEMED FAMILY PROGRAMME

REWIND FESTIVAL ADDS ACTION-PACKED, 80s THEMED FAMILY PROGRAMME

REWIND FESTIVAL ADDS ACTION-PACKED,

80s THEMED FAMILY PROGRAMME

Establishing itself as an unmissable family event on the festival calendar, Rewind is adding an array of 80s-themed fun activities especially for their younger audiences, ranging from costume design and crafts, to kids discos, family yoga and so much more!

After announcing their most diverse line up celebrating the 80s and beyond – featuring first-time Rewind headliners Bryan Ferry, Foreigner, Gloria Gaynor, Thin Lizzy, Michael Bolton and Four Tops – Katt Lingard, Rewind Festival’s Event Manager said the festival is growing their family entertainment: “Rewind is truly a festival for everyone; we have children from as young as three coming with their grandparents in their sixties! With a full family programme of entertainment, including cinema, a scavenger hunt, face painting, all sorts of arts and crafts, and even a Kiddy Disco, it’s the perfect way to show the next generation how to party like it’s 1989!”

Come down to the Family Area and re-create the magic of the 80s – literally – with hands-on arts and crafts. Here you can decorate your own Rewind tote bagscustomise your own big badges and key rings with iconic 80s designs and slogans. Not disco ready? No problem! Get down here in the afternoon to design your 80s costumes with an array of vibrantly coloured tutus, giant bows, boomboxes, gold chains, and plenty of glitter and face paint to complete the look. 

Feeling active? Why not go on a scavenger hunt? Put your heads together to solve puzzles and hunt for clues across the beautiful festival sites with extra-special rewards for those who complete all of the challenges! Party the day away at The Youngertones Disco, a lively space designed for young Rewinders to get into the classic hits, with prizes and inflatable props to complete the scene. Put away the smartphones and say ‘cheese’ to a classic 80s Polaroid camera to treasure your Rewind memories forever! There are also giant group games for everyone to get involved in, as well as crazy golf. And when you need a chill out moment – join in the family yoga sessions in the tranquil, leafy surrounds of the Family Camping area. 

This year, organisers promise to take Rewind to new heights with a jam-packed programme of comedy, cinema and interactive fun to thrill their audiences up and down the country. Stay tuned for more additions! For more information – visit rewindfestival.com.

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Florence  + The Machine and The National-New Special Guests Added!

Florence + The Machine and The National-New Special Guests Added!

Florence + The Machine and The National-New Special Guests Added!

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park add a host of very special guests to the bill for Florence + The Machine’s triumphant homecoming on Saturday July 13th, who headline alongside festival favourites and one of the most highly rated live acts around, The National. 

Joining these two iconic acts, as well as the already announced Lykke Li, Khruangbin and Nadine Shah, are Blood OrangeAldous HardingMarlon WilliamsLet’s Eat Grandma and Goat Girl.

It’s been a remarkable year for Florence, whose fourth album High As Hope already has the feel of a career-defining moment. Florence’s recent tour in support of the album was greeted with across-the-board five-star reviews. With the album also landing Welch the third Mercury Prize nomination of her career, Florence + The Machine’s live return to London this summer should not be missed. 

Sharing the stage are an American indie institution from Ohio, The National. With big plans this year, including a newly-announced album ‘I Am Easy To Find’ due out in May and an international tour, this will be their return to BST Hyde Park after their 2014 show with Neil Young. 

Blood Orange is the R&B and electronic-inspired project of musician, producer and regular Florence collaborator, Dev Hynes. Hynes has worked with a who’s who of modern music – with his latest Blood Orange album, 2018’s Negro Swan, featuring A$AP Rocky and Puff Daddy amongst many others. He’s also continued his work as an esteemed producer / songwriter, working alongside the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Britney Spears, Blondie and most recently with Solange on her standout album – When I Get Home. Hynes makes his exciting return to BST Hyde Park after he last supported his friends Florence + The Machine back in 2016. 

New Zealand’s folk singer-songwriter Aldous Harding is also on the tempting line up. Harding is set to release her third album Designer this April, and the current single ‘The Barrel’ perfectly highlights why she is held in such high regard. It is not just her studio outputs that have earned praise, with her captivating appearance on Later… with Jools Hollandoffering an exciting glimpse of what’s to come in Hyde Park.

Another New Zealander making up the bill is Marlon Williams. Incorporating folk, bluegrass, country and blues into his music, Marlon supported Bruce Springsteen on tour in 2017, and recently appeared in A Star is Born alongside Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. This year, he’s been touring Australia alongside Florence + The Machine, and the pair even performed a stunning duet of his track, ‘Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore’.

Let’s Eat Grandma are Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, a British duo hailing from Norwich who first met in primary school aged 5 and became bandmates at the tender age of 13. Both still in their teens, their 2018 album I’m All Ears was met with widespread acclaim – seeing Pitchfork brand it “future-pop at its best: kaleidoscopic production and incisive lyrics that swirl into marvellous, breath-taking songs”. Now is the perfect time to catch them in action. 

Goat Girl is an all-female post-punk band who chronicle the woes of modern British with undimmed ferocity. The quartet, who go by the pseudonyms L.E.D., Clottie Cream, Naima Jelly and Rosy Bones,released their self-titled debut last year. It was praised by critics and boasts their growling guitar sound and drooling vocals, which hark back to feelings of fiery teenage angst. They are one of the artists sprung from a burgeoning, close-knit south London scene, similar to Florence Welch herself. 

These acts join analready magnificent bill. Lykke Li is instantly recognisable with her sensuous, barely-there vocals, backed up by an electro dance sound. Released last year, her fourth album ‘so sad so sexy’ shifts away from the dream-poppy breakup ballads of 2014’s ‘I Never Learn’ toward airy, melancholic takes on trap and R&B. Khruangbin (Thai for airplane, or literally “engine fly”) are a jet-setting trio from Texas. Their dreamy sound comes from a blend of global music influences with soul, dub and psychedelia. Nadine Shah, whose third album, ‘Holiday Destination’ was this year nominated for a Mercury Prize. Finding her voice as a Muslim woman in music, Shah’s post punk insights make her one of the most unique and vital British artists performing today.

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

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

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

Headliners for 2019 are: Celine Dion (5th July), Barbra Streisand (7th July), and Florence + The Machine The National (13th July) and Robbie Williams (14th July). 

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 are on sale now
Ticket prices start at £65.00

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Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall is proud to announce special guests for the performances on the 26th, 27th and 28thMarch.
 
Additionally, extra seats will be released at 10am Friday 15th March for the following dates: 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th March. The seats will be in the choir section, either side of the hall’s majestic organ.
 
Two more comedians will be joining Kevin BridgesJohn BishopKerry GodlimanRomesh Ranganathan, and Tommy Tiernan for ‘An Evening Of Comedy’ on 26th March. A precocious talent who exploded out of the UK comedy circuit, Seann Walsh has appeared on countless TV shows and is set to come to Netflix with the game show Flinch. Seann released a comedy DVD in 2013, appeared on the US chat show Conan and starred in 2018’s Strictly Come Dancing.
 
Susie McCabe’s rise through the ranks of stand-up has been similarly meteoric. She has supported the likes of Ardal O’Hanlon and Stewart Francis on their national tours, and had four sell-out shows at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. 2019 will see her make a much-anticipated return to the Edinburgh Fringe with her show Domestic Disaster.
 
Joining Tom Grennan on 27th March will be Zuzu and Rose Gray. An offbeat singer-songwriter from Liverpool, Zuzu has rapidly been making a name for herself through her punky power pop. Singing unashamedly in her scouse accent, she writes songs in the indie tradition of bands like Bright Eyes and Pavement, and has supported Australian singer Courtney Barnett on tour. She released her debut EP Made On Earth By Humans in 2018, and has put out a series of singles, including ‘Dark Blue’ and ‘Can’t Be Alone’, since then.
 
Growing up in a sprawling artistic family in East London, Rose Gray has put out two lush, affecting singles this year: ‘Blue’ and ‘Good Life’. Channelling the soulful vocals of Erykah Badu and Amy Winehouse as well as the atmospherics of Massive Attack, she combines the old and the new to stunning effect.
 
Headlining the evening will be BBC Introducing Artist Of The Year Tom Grennan. The singer-songwriter has had a phenomenal 2018, going from breakout star at the beginning of the year to a nationwide sold out tour in October, including a date at the O2 Academy Brixton. Tom released his Top 5 debut album Lighting Matches to huge acclaim, and performed at festivals all over Europe in the summer. With more appearances coming this year including at the Neighbourhood Weekender in May, his 2019 is set to be equally as big.
 
On 28th March, Take That will be joined by chart-topper James Arthur. Since winning the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, James has sold over 25 million records worldwide as well as touring both the UK and Internationally. As well as reaching musical milestones, he has also been nominated for two BRIT Awards and an American Music Award for ‘Best New Artist’.

James recently featured on the highly anticipated ‘Greatest Showman Reimagined Album’ with Anne-Marie and his most recent single, ‘Nobody’, was released earlier this month, seeing him collaborating with Martin Jensen.
 
Completing the headliners for the remaining nights are: Rudimental, DovesThe Scriptand Levellers.
 
Money raised by these shows supports Teenage Cancer Trust, the only charity dedicated to making sure young people diagnosed with cancer get the expert treatment and personalised support they need.
 
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.  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.  
 
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, Zuzu, Rose Gray

Thursday 28 March       Take That, James Arthur

Friday 29 March                      Doves, The Coral, The Fernweh

Saturday 30 March                 The Script, Wild Youth

Sunday 31 March                    Levellers “A Beautiful Night Out”, Dreadzone, Wildwood Kin, a DJ set from Don Letts
 
 
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Barbra Streisand announced as next British Summer Time Hyde Park headliner

Barbra Streisand announced as next British Summer Time Hyde Park headliner

Barbra Streisand announced as next British Summer Time Hyde Park headliner

Year after year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park brings the greatest artists to the stage in Hyde Park. This year, a true icon, pioneer and one of the most important artists of the last half-century will make her BST Hyde Park debut – Barbra Streisand

Known for her hit songs – ‘Guilty’, ‘Woman In Love’, ‘The Way We Were’, ‘No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)’, ‘Rain On My Parade’ and many more – Streisand is the epitome of original. She is just as famous for her hit film career, her activism and theatre stardom. She has won 2 Oscars, 10 Grammys (including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award), 5 Emmys, the Special Tony Award, American Film Institute Award, Kennedy Center Honors Prize, 4 Peabody Awards, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom and 9 Golden Globes.

In 1977, Streisand became the first female composer to win a best song Oscar for ‘Evergreen’ from “A Star Is Born”. The iconic film was most recently remade by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, which Streisand has shown great admiration for. 

Streisand has never forgotten her roots. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she struggled briefly as an actress and nightclub singer in New York during the early 60s before she shot to stardom on Broadway. She made a historic homecoming to Brooklyn in 2012 and again in 2016.

Last year she released Walls, her first set of original songs since 2005 and a comment on President Trump’s America.  The Guardian called it, “a fearless riposte to the White House.” The Independent commented, “Streisand lets loose her still resplendent voice, enunciating each word with such fervour that you can’t help but be swept up in her righteous indignation.”

Streisand has also worked with fellow BST headliner Celine Dion, as well as Ray Charles, Donna Summer, Neil Diamond and many more. She has had Number 1 albums in each of the last six decades – the greatest longevity for any solo recording artist with 11 US Number 1 albums, 6 in the UK and is simply one of the best loved and most decorated artists in any medium alive today. Now one of the world’s biggest stars will light up Hyde Park to bring the first sensational weekend to a close. 

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 Celine Dion (5th July), Florence and the Machine (13th July) and Robbie Williams (14th July). 

Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that have previously 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 LibertinesStevie Wonder playSongs in The Key Of Life and many more.

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

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents, comments:
“Barbra Streisand is without question one of the most influential and decorated artists in history. She is a global icon and a pioneer across the entire entertainment industry. It is an honour to have an artist of her stature performing at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.”

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships for Barclaycard, says:
“We are really looking forward to the super talented Barbra Streisand headlining this year. With a career spanning six decades, she has achieved major success in multiple fields of entertainment and we are honoured to have her perform on The Great Oak Stage this Summer. I cannot wait to hear some of her classics at an ‘ever-green’ Hyde Park as we all reminisce back to a time – when a true star was born!”

Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events and Filming at The Royal Parks, says
“Barbra Streisand is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time and so we are incredibly excited that she will be performing on the Great Oak Stage in Hyde Park this summer. Streisand will be joining a line-up of some of the world’s best vocalists including Celine Dion, Florence and the Machine and Robbie Williams. As a charity, these events are vital to The Royal Parks to provide the funds required to help maintain these beautiful London parks.”

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

TICKETS
Sign up for the BST Hyde Park Presale (live from Monday 11th March) 
https://www.bst-hydepark.com/presale-sign-up

Barclaycard Presale:Friday 8th March 9am 
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General Sale:Thursday 14th March 9am 
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General Admission – from £69.95
Primary Entry – from £89.95
Gold Circle – from £159.95
Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden – from £249.95
The Terrace – from £299.95
Diamond – from £299.95
Child 2-9 yrs  / Guardian Ticket – £65

*general on sale prices may differ
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CARRIE UNDERWOOD ANNOUNCES UK HEADLINE ARENA TOUR

CARRIE UNDERWOOD ANNOUNCES UK HEADLINE ARENA TOUR

CARRIE UNDERWOOD ANNOUNCES UK HEADLINE ARENA TOUR

Multi-platinum superstar and seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood has announced a major UK arena tour for Summer 2019, The Cry Pretty Tour UK, following the release of her acclaimed sixth studio album Cry Pretty. Underwood made the announcement this morning in a personal video to her fans:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BulIL3hlQ-P/

She will be joined on tour by special guests, The Shires, the biggest selling UK country act of all time.

Underwood has made numerous visits to the UK over the course of her career. She helped establish UK and Ireland’s Country To Country Festival, the biggest celebration of country music outside North America, with headline performances during its first year in 2013, and again during its fourth year in 2016, which included a sold-out show at London’s O2 Arena.  Underwood’s first UK concert performance included a sold-out night at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall in 2012.

Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. Carrie has amassed over 100 major honors, sold 64 million records worldwide, and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that has been streamed nearly 3 billion times worldwide. 

Carrie’s latest album Cry Pretty debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album Charts and was the biggest all-genre debut by a female in 2018. The debut earned Underwood a place in music history as the only woman to land four country albums at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, as well as the first female country act to top the Billboard Artist 100 Chart.  The critically-acclaimed, US gold-certified album, was the best-selling Country album debut of 2018, as well as the biggest Country album debut since 2015 and the biggest female Country album debut since 2012. The album’s lead single and title track, “Cry Pretty” was released in April 2018 and debuted as the #1 song in the U.S. all-genres chart. The song also topped download charts in 38 countries around the world and amassed over 3.5 billion social impressions across 66 countries during its first week.  

Carrie Underwood’s accolades are nothing short of incredible. She is the first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year.  In addition to seven GRAMMY® awards, she has won seven CMA Awards, 18 CMT Music Awards, 13 American Music Awards and numerous other awards and honours.  She also took home her 14th career ACM Award for Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter,” her collaboration with Keith Urban. 

Carrie Underwood was also recognized by Pollstar as the top female country touring artist for each of her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, 2012 and for 2016’s “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round.”  Carrie topped Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of 2016 as the leading female country artist and was the leading female artist on Country Aircheck’s top country radio performers list for her success in both 2015 and 2016. Her first five studio albums, Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, Blown Away and Storyteller – are certified Platinum or multi-Platinum, each winning an American Music Award as Favorite Country Album and tallying an incredible 40 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.  

Last Spring, Carrie celebrated her 10th anniversary as a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, and she returned in the Fall for her sixth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football.  In November 2018, Carrie and Brad Paisley co-hosted the CMA Awards for the 11th consecutive year.

Carrie Underwood will be performing in arenas across the U.S. and Canada before heading to the UK this summer. Tickets go on sale Thursday 7th March at 9:00 am via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Underwood has arranged for a donation of £1 from each ticket sold for The Cry Pretty Tour UK to be contributed to Danita’s Children, which provides a safe haven for abandoned and vulnerable children in Haiti, while encouraging families to stay together through their education and malnutrition programs.

Also beginning Thursday 7th March, a limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will be available at www.sjm-vip.com which include an amazing selection of tickets, Meet & Greet, autographed memorabilia, and custom merchandise.

The biggest selling UK country act of all time, The Shires will join Underwood on her UK arena tour this Summer. The duo released their debut album Brave in March 2015, which became the first British country album ever to enter the UK top ten. Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes have been going from strength-to-strength ever since, and released their highly anticipated third album Accidentally on Purpose earlier last year.

Fri        28 Jun 19        Birmingham Resorts World Arena
Sun      30 Jun 19        Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Tue      02 Jul 19         Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Wed     03 Jul 19         Manchester Arena
Thu      04 Jul 19         London Wembley The SSE Arena


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Fusion Presents Kings of Leon- UK Festival Exclusive

Fusion Presents Kings of Leon- UK Festival Exclusive

Fusion Presents Kings of Leon- UK Festival Exclusive

Fusion Presents which will take place on Friday 30th August, will be headlined by American, alternative rock band, Kings of Leon; who will be performing a UK festival exclusive set, with songs from all seven of their albums, in the heart of Liverpool.
 
The multi award winning and internationally acclaimed band will be supported by a stellar line up of talent including Franz Ferdinand, Echo & The Bunnymen and BRIT award winning artist Sam Fender; with more to be announced.
 
Event Director, Damien Sanders says ‘Liverpool is an iconic city, entrenched in music heritage and we’ve wanted to launch a new event for the last couple of years. The biggest challenge has been finding the right artist for the job. We’re over the moon that we were able to secure one of the world’s most successful rock bands to launch Fusion Presents and we cannot wait to see them perform in our new home, Sefton Park.’
 
Tickets for Fusion Presents will be on sale from 9am on Friday 8th March 2019. Pricing will be;General Admission – £54.50 + BF (£4.95)VIP – £165.00 + BF (£9.95) 
Tickets can be purchased from The Official Ticket Store – www.fusion-presents.com
 
Local residents in post codes L8, L15L17 and L18 will have access to a limited number of General Admission tickets at half price – £27.25 + BF (£2.95).
These resident tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis. To purchase the half-price tickets, please use promo code RESIDENT2019 on the following link www.fusion-presents.com/residents
 
Fusion Presents
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Friday 30th August 2019
Website: www.fusion-presents.com
 
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GLOBAL MUSIC ICON JANET JACKSON ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY METAMORPHOSIS AT PARK MGM

GLOBAL MUSIC ICON JANET JACKSON ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY METAMORPHOSIS AT PARK MGM

GLOBAL MUSIC ICON JANET JACKSON ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY METAMORPHOSIS AT PARK MGM

Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-Platinum selling artist, the incomparable Janet Jackson, is taking over the Las Vegas Strip with her headlining residency Metamorphosis beginning Friday 17 May at Park Theater at Park MGM resort.  

Members of Janet’s fan club will receive access to an exclusive presale beginning Wednesday 27 Feb at 10AM PST (6PM GMT). 

Metamorphosis peels back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global Icon. The centerpiece of this all new thought-provoking show, will be Janet herself, captivating you through your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favourite deep cuts. The show also features a special 30-year anniversary celebration of her ground-breaking album ‘Rhythm Nation’. Fans will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood and activism, amidst the challenges faced along her personal journey. She encourages her audiences to find their own light within themselves through her Metamorphosis.
Citi is the official presale credit card of Janet Jackson’s residency at Park Theater. As such, Citi card members will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday 27 Feb at 12PM PST (8PM GMT) until Friday 1 March at 10PM PST (Saturday 2 March 6AM GMT) through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details, visit citiprivatepass.com

M life Rewards loyalty members as well as Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will receive access to a presale beginning Friday 1 March at 10AM PST (6PM GMT). To join the M life Rewards program, or for more information, visit mlife.com

All presales end Friday 1 March at 10PM PST (Saturday 2 March 6AM GMT). Tickets starting at $79 go on sale Saturday 2 March at 10AM PST (6PM GMT). Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at ticketmaster.com. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8PM.

The 15 dates going on sale are:
May 2019: 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26
July 2019: 24, 26, 27, 31  
August 2019: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10

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

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)

 

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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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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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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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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

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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

 

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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
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