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Rock & Roll Darts UK tour announced feat. Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor

Rock & Roll Darts UK tour announced feat. Phil 'The Power' Taylor

Relentless Promotions and Academy Events are pleased to announce the first Rock & Roll Darts tour featuring eight of the biggest names in the sport. The ultimate in darts action and entertainment, each evening will consist of four top players battling it out (exhibition style) including 16 times World Champion, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor appearing at every event, live music performed by our in-house band ‘The Dartness’, sports memorabilia auction, prizes and much more!

Not only will this grant the die-hard darts fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favourite players with our ‘meet & greet’ tickets, but this will also be a guaranteed great night out, even if you don’t follow the sport! Rock & Roll Darts will be held right across the country throughout 2017,...

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Mac Demarco live at o2 Academy Liverpool this November

Mac Demarco live at o2 Academy Liverpool this November

One of the biggest breakout successes of the past half-decade, hugely celebrated Canadian slacker rock singer-songwriter Mac Demarco visits Liverpool this May for his first ever gig in the city.

Set to release eagerly anticipated third LP This Old Dog on May 5th through much loved indie label Captured Tracks (Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils), album previewing singles My Old Man and the title track soared past 250,000 YouTube views within a week.

Bringing together classic singer songwriter influences: Paul Simon, James Taylor, John Lennon with the scruffy attitude of 1990s indie: Pavement, Blur, DeMarco’s mastery of the three-minute alt pop song has won him a burgeoning worldwide audience.

Trailed as the singer’s cleanest, smoothest set to date, many of the tracks on This Old Dog are first t...

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Grammy winning Dobet Gnahoré and Angolan icon Bonga head to Africa Oyé

Grammy winning Dobet Gnahoré and Angolan icon Bonga head to Africa Oyé

Africa Oyé – 25th Anniversary Festival
Sefton Park, Liverpool

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017
12:30pm – 9:30pm both days / Admission: FREE

Funded by Arts Council England & Liverpool City Council

Africa Oyé have added two of the festival’s finest alumni to their 25th Anniversary line-up ahead of the celebrations in June.

The first of the two newly announced acts returning to Sefton Park this summer is Ivorian singer, dancer, musician and Grammy-winner, Dobet Gnahoré.

Dobet, who first played the Liverpool festival back in 2005, sings in a range of African languages and covers a whole host of styles, including Congolese Rumba, Ivory Coast Ziglibiti, Cameroon Bikoutsi and Ghanian High-Life.

Joining her in this latest reveal is Angolan icon, Bonga, who played Oyé in 2011...

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The Wild Things release their latest single ‘Tell Me Why’

The Wild Things release their latest single 'Tell Me Why'

The Wild Things’ – are a four-piece alternative rock band from West London consisting of sister-brother team Sydney and Cameron White, Rob Kendrick and Pete Wheeler. 

Outside of the band, Rob and Sydney are also accomplished actors. Sydney is best known for her acting work in BBC 4’s ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ BBC’s Uncle & Young Dracula, whereas Rob is known for Sky 1’s After Hours and BBC’s The Syndicate. 

In 2015 they toured the US extensively using their time on the road writing for their next set of singles. The band’s work is an in-house creation, from writing and producing their own material to creating their music videos and managing their own art direction...

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Rag ‘n’ Bone man to headline MistaJam’s JamPacked at XOYO

Rag 'n' Bone man to headline MistaJam's JamPacked at XOYO

Tickets on sale now

Thursday April 2017 London, UK: Pioneering music tastemaker, MistaJam announces an additional night for his series of JamPacked nights this April.

Hosted and curated by MistaJam, JamPacked at XOYO on Thursday April 27 will feature a MC / DJ performance from UK Hip Hop collective Rum Committee x Rag’n’Bone Man alongside DJ sets from DJ Dobby (Represent Radio) and MistaJam.

JamPacked nights in Southampton and Portsmouth on Sunday 16th April will proceed the XOYO date. JamPacked at the Astoria inPortsmouth will feature MistaJam, Gotsome and Patrick Nazemi, while James Hype will join MistaJam at Switch in Southampton.

Covering Radio 1’s flagship primetime weekday evening show, MistaJam has continued to see his a...

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Polar States from Liverpool are back with a brand new single called “Gold”

Polar States from Liverpool are back with a brand new single called "Gold"

Championed by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, up and coming Indie four-piece Polar States from Liverpool have exploded locally and nationally, selling out the Liverpool o2 Academy twice and completing a 10 date UK tour in support of their previous single Elizabeth, which was added to the BBC Radio 1 ‘Best Of Introducing’ playlist and the Topshop playlist.

Now the band is back with a fresh new offering called “Gold” taken from their soon to be released debut EP “Electric”. The song embodies everything Polar States stand for: Huge melodies, sparkling guitar riffs and smart lyrics. According to the band the song is about valuing what you have.
“The ‘million in my heart line’ was basically a way of saying you should see wealth not in terms...

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Liverpool artist Pixey reveals first track of 2017, “Hometown”

Liverpool artist Pixey reveals first track of 2017, "Hometown"

PIXEY returns with her much-anticipated first track of 2017 ‘Hometown’ – mastering effervescent indie-pop from her bedroom.

Her sound, inspired by a love for hip-hop blended with a passion for electronic production is created through her multi instrumental talent. ‘Hometown’ is the first in a series of tracks from the ascending 21 year old and can be streamed via Soundcloud here

 Erupting on to the scene late last year with the release of ‘Young’, PIXEY was propelled through BBC introducing Merseyside on to the BBC Introducing National playlist. She will release her debut four-track EP in April after signing to new Northern independent record label ModernSky Entertainment.
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Loyle Carner – new UK tour dates announced for 2017

Loyle Carner - new UK tour dates announced for 2017

Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut ‘Yesterday’s Gone’, a sold out UK and European tour, Loyle Carner announced to fans he’d be playing O2 Academy Brixton on the 6th October. Today Loyle confirms a fresh run of other UK headline dates which fans can pre-order tickets for on Wednesday 5th April before they go on general sale Friday 7th April – sign up to the pre-sale here.

Loyle has also recently released a live video for next single ‘Ain’t Nothing Changed’; the footage for which was shot by Billy Bull who accompanied Loyle on his recent ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ tour. ‘Ain’t Nothing Changed’ which will impact 28th April follows single ‘The Isle Of Arran’, which featured on the A List at BBC 6Music and B List at BBC Ra...

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Nas announces UK headline shows including Mountford Hall Liverpool

Nas announces UK headline shows including Mountford Hall Liverpool

One of hip-hop’s all times greats, Nas has today announced that he will be headlining three UK shows around his appearance at this year’s Wireless festival in July. 23 years and 11 full length albums into his career, Nas has come a long way since he changed the face of hip-hop with his ground breaking debut album ‘Illmatic’ and now he’ll be bringing his poetic yet incendiary take on the genre back to UK shores. Starting his run at London’s Wireless Festival alongside artists such as The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper and Skepta he will then take in three headline shows across the UK where he will be showcasing material from his now illustrious career.

Full UK Dates

July 2017

Sunday 9th                    Wireless Festival          London

Monday 10th   ...

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People Powered #OurNHS – O2 Academy Liverpool

People Powered #OurNHS - O2 Academy Liverpool

Rocksalts Events have announced details of People Powered #OurNHS, a gig in support of the NHS in Liverpool on Saturday June 10th 2017.

The concert takes place at the O2 Academy in Liverpool and is headlined by local legend Michael Head. The bill also includes fellow Merseyside acts Hooton Tennis Club and Edgar Jones alongside Kathryn Williams and Steve Pilgrim.

The show is aimed at raising awareness of the current plight of the NHS. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Health Campaigns Together group for their continuing campaign promoting issues with regards to the NHS.

Alan Taman, the organiser of Health Campaigns Together, said about the organisation, “Fighting what is happening to our NHS has to happen everywhere...

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