Monthly Archives May 2016

Jess & The Bandits announce summer schedule

Jess & The Bandits announce summer schedule

Jess & The Bandits

After a hugely successful 2015 on both sides of the Atlantic, Jess And The Bandits have enjoyed partying with their fans up and down the UK in 2016.

Having completed a number of tours and festivals, wowing the crowds from LA to London, and with their debut album Here We Go Again having reached number 6 on the official country charts, Jess and the Bandits returned to the recording studio in January to work on new material for their upcoming sophomore album. On their second headline tour in April, the band treated their fans to new material without the wait. With a deluxe edition of Here We Go Again having also entered the Official Country Charts, the band are ready and raring to go for festival season.

With their performance at Little Rabbit Barn having become the ven...

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 announce The Den line-up and Club Tent

Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 announce The Den line-up and Club Tent

Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

We’re pleased to announce another great line-up for emerging talent stage The Den this year and also the special Club Tent showcases. Full Weekend and Saturday tickets are now sold out. Book soon for remaining Thursday, Friday and Sunday Day tickets.

CLUB TENT SHOWCASES

Patch & The Giant (Fri)  ●  The Rheingans Sisters (Sat)  ●  Hattie Briggs (Sat) Kelly Oliver (Sun)  ●  Ninebarrow (Sun)

THE DEN LINE-UP

Thursday // Charlie Cunningham ● Echo Town Heg & The Wolf Chorus Solarference

Friday // Amythyst Kiah ●  Cardboard Fox ●  Mortal Tides Nathan Ball Nessi Gomes  ●  Ösp ● Reuben Hollebon ●  Sound of the Sirens ●  TEYRThe Daydream Club

Saturday // Dori Freeman ● Hattie Whitehead India Electric Co. ...

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T in the Park reveals stage splits and Hot new acts joining the bill

T in the Park reveals stage splits and Hot new acts joining the bill

T in the Park

With just over 5 weeks to go until the biggest party of the summer, T in the Park festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager today revealed the stage splits ahead of this year’s festival, to help T in the Parkers prepare for a weekend of enjoying the best music around, creating memories with friends old and new, and experiencing the magic of T in the Park.
Download the T in the Park 2016 stage split here
Also announced today were the exciting additions of T in the ParkIzzy Bizu, The Telermen, The Lapelles and Hey! Hello! to the T in the Park bill, joining headliners The Stone Roses, Calvin Harris, Red Hot Chili Peppers plus Disclosure, Courteeners, The 1975, Chase & Status, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jess Glynne amongst many others at Str...
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New Music Festival IRLAM LIVE Set To Rock Manchester This Weekend

New Music Festival IRLAM LIVE Set To Rock Manchester This Weekend

IRLAM LIVE

Irlam Live, the region’s brand new music festival bringing the best in original retro and soul acts to Prince’s Park in Irlam is set to rock Manchester this weekend.

From Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June three uniquely themed days: Fake Friday, Boohoo.com Soulfest Saturday and Party Delights Retro Sunday will entertain the crowds at Prince’s Park with something for everyone to enjoy.

Fake Friday features an evening of the UK’s best rock tribute bands, a perfect warm up to a fun-packed weekend. Supreme Queen will headline, busting out a whole host of Queen’s biggest hit records. They’ll be joined by Bon Giovi, State of Quo and the hugely successful Robbie Williams tribute act Tony Lewis.

The Boohoo.com Soulfest Saturday is the first full day of entertainment and ho...

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Saxon announce UK and Ireland Battering Ram Tour

Saxon announce UK and Ireland Battering Ram Tour

Saxon

NWOBHM icons Saxon have announced 10 dates for the UK leg of their upcoming Battering Ram World Tour. They will be joined by special guests Fastway and Girlschool for the much awaited shows, opening in Newcastle on 28th October.

 

“Gonna be a great tour with Fastway and Girlschool” – said frontman Biff Byford. “I think this line up is unique, you don’t wanna miss it.  Looking forward to battering some halls… Welcome to the metal church!”

 

Battering Ram, Saxon’s 21st studio album, was released in October 2015 reaching the UK Top 50 and #12 in Germany. It was described by frontman Biff Byford as “a natural progression from Sacrifice” with “a bit less rock’n’roll and a bit more ‘heavy’ on it”...

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Kula Shaker celebrates the 20th anniversary of ‘K’ – UK tour

Kula Shaker celebrates the 20th anniversary of 'K' - UK tour

Kula Shaker

2016 marks 20 years since Kula Shaker exploded into the UK Britpop scene with their million selling debut album K. Their brand of rock with an esoteric mix of psychedelic riffs and ideas, full of Eastern mysticism and full-tilt performances made them the most unique (often termed eccentric) of the Brit Pop bands in the Nineties.

So far this year has seen the band back performing and every review of their live shows today, still revere their energy and intense live performances as witnessed at the Roundhouse earlier this year and subsequent dates. “Govinda” sung entirely in Sanskrit and the only Sanskrit top 10 UK single ever, is still chanted by the crowds that attend the shows...

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Afrojack and Sub Focus join line-up of MTV Crashes Plymouth

Afrojack and Sub Focus join line-up of MTV Crashes Plymouth

Afrojack and Sub Focus

MTV UK today announced Dutch superstar DJ and producer, Afrojack, and drum and bass hotshot, Sub Focus, are set to join the line-up for Day Two of MTV Crashes Plymouth. They will be joining Example and Tough Love for a massive anthem-packed finale for Club MTV on Plymouth Hoe, July 29th.

After the huge success of last year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth, which saw Tinie Tempah, Steve Aoki and Oliver Heldens whip up a crowd of over 30,000 into a frenzy on the sun-drenched Hoe, MTV are back with a double hit of live music from some of the biggest performers in world!

In 2014, Afrojack released his debut album ‘Forget The World’, charting high in Top 10’s around the world featuring artists such as Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg and Sting...

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Liverpool Sound City 2016 review: Day Two

Sound City 2016 Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods and The Dandy Warhols

Sound City 2016

Soundcity Liverpool is one of the rare festivals were the musicians and artists playing it, have a chance to speak candidly in a forum in front of the festival goers and give an insight into their lives and experiences. Such is the case with Alexei Sayle who was at the Tim Peaks Diner in to promote his new book and to allow members of the audience to ask questions. Speaking about his renting days in London with sophisticated but child like arabs to how he pretends to own an imaginary sandwich shop, Alexei was both very engaging and approachable. As a start of a second day of the festival, this was ideal.

Moving on from Alexei, we came across Crosby band, Red Rum Club, ripping up the Cavern Stage...

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Mark Anthony to release charity single “I Still Miss You”

Mark Anthony to release charity single "I Still Miss You"

Mark Anthony

As a follow up to the singles “An 80’s Vibe” & “London City”;  Mark Anthony’s new single “I Still Miss You”, is now available for pre-order on all digital outlets, ahead of the single’s official release date on Monday, 20th June 2016.

You can view the official music video for the single below.

This single will be a charity single and all proceeds from the single will be donated to the “Balls to Cancer” charity, who work tirelessly to spread awareness of improving treatments for all types of Cancer. You are able to view their official website atwww.ballstocancer.com.

You can also view Mark Anthony’s official website at www.markanthonymusic.net.

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DJ Premier and special guests to play Arts Club Liverpool

DJ Premier and special guests to play Arts Club Liverpool

DJ Premier

Legendary hip hop producer DJ Premier will be hitting Liverpool on Saturday 25 June, as part of a series of summer European dates. The intimate show at Arts Club Liverpool will be a chance to see the producer, pronounced one of the greatest producers of all time by Vibe magazine in 2010, up close and personal.

Starting out alongside emcee Guru, the pair made up the East Coast hip hop duo Gang Starr, who released what have become classic albums during the 1990s and at the height of hip hop, with titles including Step in the Arena, Daily Operation, Hard to Earn and Moment of Truth; all well respected amongst rap fans and critics alike...

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