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Feb
16

 

IN SUPPORT OF UNICEF
AT CLF ART CAFÉ, SOUTH LONDON

FEATURING
NOVA TWINS
BERRIES
THE RPM’S
NON CANON

On March 7th Rock For Refugees is coming to Peckham, to host an eclectic night of live music from some of 2017’s rising stars, all in support of UNICEF.

Based in the 120-year-old multi-level Bussey building and situated close to Peckham Rye Station, the CLF Art Café will open its doors to ticket buyers to enjoy four acclaimed new acts while raising money for a good cause.

Headlining the event is London’s feisty female duo Nova Twins, who have turned heads with their unique blend of grime, punk and hip-hop beats. Supporting them are riff-driven alt-rock trio Berries, whose electric live performances are jam-packed with charisma and energy from start to finish.

Also playing are one of Brighton’s most exciting up and coming bands The RPM’s, who last year headlined the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury Festival with their indie rock n roll, whilst opening the event is solo artist Non Canon playing acoustic music with an experimental twist.

Just minutes away from Peckham Rye Station, easily accessible by bus and a 10 minute train journey from Victoria this is a perfect opportunity for music lovers to enjoy some exceptional live music.

With events happening throughout the year Rock for Refugees works alongside UNICEF to ensure that the money raised goes directly to projects that help refugee children have a better future. These projects include funding access to water, housing and food to support families and help children access and remain in education.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite at £5 in advance or can be purchased on the door at £6. Doors will open at 7pm and is strictly 18+.
Feb
02

THE MOST CREATIVE FAMILY FESTIVAL EVER

BRINGS YOU:

LIVE SHOWS, TV STARS, AMAZING MUSIC

AND DJS FOR ALL AGES

WITH EVEN MORE LIVE MUSIC:

ANNE-MARIE / REVEREND AND THE MAKERS / SKINNY LISTER

LOUIS BERRY / THE SKINTS / LAURA OAKES / FLAMINGODS / T’PAU / THE CHRISTIANS

KIDS CREATIVITY & FAMILY FUN:

MISTER MAKER / THE BEAR & THE PIANO LIVE IN THE DINGLY DELL /

THE LOVE BOT / THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BOUNCY CASTLE

BESTIVAL INFLATABLE CHURCH & WEDDING DISCO /

SPINNEY HOLLOW / THE INSECT CIRCUS PRES. THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH /

CARAVANSERAI / ART TOWN: POP STARS & ROCK STARS CREATIONS /

MARAWA’S MAJORETTES / BESTIVAL BLUECOATS /

PLUS, BIG DISCOS WITH THE WORLD’S LARGEST DISCO BALL

LATE NIGHT DISCOS – FRIDAY: SARA COX PRESENTS JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH 80s /

CLINT BOON (INSPIRAL CARPETS) BIG BOONARMY BASH /

SATURDAY: BARRY PETERS’ HALIFAX HOSPITAL RADIO LIVE! /

SUNDAY: BEZ (HAPPY MONDAYS) INDIE DISCO TO HACIENDA HOUSE SET /

DAILY: BIG KIDS’ DISCO WITH DJs ROB DA BANK & FRIENDS /

TEEN BIG DISCO PARTY – GRIME, HIP-HOP, ROCK &POP WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJs

AND DJ SETS FROM:

EATS EVERYTHING (OLD SKOOL SET) / SHADOW CHILD /

GRECO ROMAN SOUNDSYSTEM / RAINDANCE: ALTERN-8, DANIEL BILLY BUNTER, SHADES OF RHYTHM, DJ FAYDZ, LIQUID, RACHEL WALLACE, 2 BAD MICE /

LADY JANE BONGO / JIM8TRACK / DJ DAPPER DAN / DR DJ & BOLLYWOOD DANCERS /

Firing up your imagination and getting creative is a big part of the Camp Bestival experience. From dressing up as Pop Stars & Rock Stars, getting your glitter on in Art Town and woodworking in Spinney Hollow to awesomely entertaining circus acrobats, wondrous theatre shows and the simple joys of cavorting with your nearest and dearest, the possibilities for creative play are everywhere in our tenth anniversary festi-holiday wonderland. So, delve into the innovative and inspirational and get creative and be free! And once your inner-artist is content, grab your dancing shoes and join us for record breaking disco ball action, lots more DJ love and fantastic live music with some proper pop stars too, from 27-30 July at Lulworth Castle.

Rob da Bank says: “The Camp Bestival story continues to hot up with Anne-Marie and Reverend and the Makers joining the party. We are also hiring a ruddy huge crane to bring you the World’s Largest Disco Ball, and not just with any old DJs, but with a stellar cast of late night party starters from Sara Cox and the Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon to our mate Bez and a brand-new teen night too… see you at the castle”.

He’s the king of kids’ TV when it comes to things to make and do, so we are super-excited to announce that Mister Maker will be making his debut at this year’s Camp Bestival. A wellspring of inventiveness and a master of colour and shapes, Mister Maker is a sure-fire source of inspiration when it comes to creative play and we can wait to see him.

We are also delighted to reveal The Bear & the Piano live in the Dingly Dell. Winner of 2016’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Best Illustrated Book, don’t miss this series of magical storytelling sessions, craft and musical workshops based on David Litchfield’s beautiful story of friendship.

We’ll also have jaw-dropping spectacles including our amorous automaton, The Love Bot, the return of the World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle and the Bestival Inflatable Church & Wedding Disco. And there will be craftsmanship and wood carving galore in Spinney Hollow, bugtastic acrobatics as The Insect Circus presents the Greatest Show on Earth, and the ramshackle wonders of Caravanserai.

You’ll be able to build your magnum opus and design the ultimate glam get up when you get involved with Art Town: Pop Stars & Rock Stars Creations. And you can marvel at Marawa’s Majorettes and join in off-the-wall fun and games with the Bestival Bluecoats. With so much more to explore throughout the weekend make sure you join in with all the creativity.

As part of our tenth anniversary celebrations we are thrilled that one of our biggest and best ever record-breaking creations, The World’s Largest Disco Ball will be coming to Camp Bestival. But that’s not all, we’ll have uninhibited entertainment at a brand new dance destination bathed in our mirrored globe’s glittering light with a series of ace Big Discos.

So, don’t miss our daily Kids’ Disco every evening, with Rob da Bank & friends getting the tots rocking. And there will be some proper late night disco action for mums and dads too. Friday night’s Big Disco action will come courtesy of Sara Cox presents Just Can’t Get Enough 80s with a luxuriance of big-haired dancefloor gems, and Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon with his Big Boonarmy Bash playing hits from the cream of the indie scene. Saturday will see misunderstood broadcasting genius Barry Peters (AKA The Cuban Brothers’ main man Miguel) taking yacht rock to improbable new heights with Halifax Hospital Radio Live, while Sunday’s refulgent rave-up will have us throwing shapes to Happy Monday’s legend Bez and his Indie Disco to Hacienda House Set. And making sure there’s dancefloor action for everyone, we’ll also have a Teen Big Disco Party – featuring grime, hip-hop, rock and pop with some special guest DJs.

Upping Camp Bestival’s tenth anniversary dance game big time, we’ll also have booty shaking sets from Eats Everything who will be going on an old skool tip, bass-led grooves from Shadow Child and Greco Roman Soundsystem, while hardcore behaviour is to be expected from Raindance who will be winding up the whistle posse with Altern-8, Daniel Billy Bunter, Shades of Rhythm, DJ Faydz, Liquid, Rachel Wallace and 2 Bad Mice. Plus, we’ll have hip-swinging manoeuvres from Lady Jane Bongo, Jim8track, DJ Dapper Dan and Dr DJ & Bollywood Dancers.

She’s queen of the charts having just spent nine weeks on the top spot with Rockabye her collaboration with Clean Bandit, so we are over the moon to reveal that Anne-Marie will be helping us to celebrate Camp Bestival’s tenth anniversary! An undeniable superstar, Anne Marie has a history of blowing crowds away whenever she plays, so hold on to your hats when she hits the Castle stage for what will be an unmissable set of sublime pop music! And ensuring there’s plenty more live music across the weekend there will also be performances from Sheffield quintet Reverend and The Makers, sea shanty super stars Skinny Lister, tastemakers’ top pick Louis Berry, Brit-reggae quartet The Skints, The Voice star Laura Oakes, exotic psychedelia from Flamingods, the veritable heart and soul of the 80s T’Pau and Liverpool’s finest The Christians.

From artistry and imagination to rocking out and cutting loose, we’ve got it all at Camp Bestival, the ultimate family festival.

Keep checking www.campbestival.net and our Facebook and Twitter for all the latest info

Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2017 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

WEEKLY PAYMENT PLAN

The Camping Bestival 2017 Weekly Payment Plan is on sale now. Use our 25-week payment plan from £7 per week. Book online via Ticketline only.
CAMP BESTIVAL 2017 WEEKEND TICKET PRICES

Adult Weekend Ticket –  £197.50*

Student Weekend Ticket – £185* / Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket – £125*

Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket – £98.75* / Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket – £45*

Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket – £15*

Babes in Arms (1 & Under) – FREE (but ticket required)*
*All tickets include camping from Thursday / Please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions below
Car Parking – £20 in advance / Campervan Ticket (Field A) – £95

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket (Field A) – £105

Please read T&Cs here before booking

Jan
28

Nigella Lawson and Jeremy Paxman to speak at 2017 festival

Food writer and broadcaster Nigella Lawson, pictured right, and the doyenne of Italian cookery Anna del Conte will join forces to explore the art of food writing and reflect on their fascinating lives and careers.

Lawson recently paid tribute to del Conte in a BBC documentary, The Cook Who Changed our Lives.

Jeremy PaxmanMeanwhile, Britain’s bravest and most incisive interviewer Jeremy Paxman, pictured left, makes what is certain to be a popular return to the festival to talk about ‘post-truth politics’ and the art of the interviewer.

Former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine speaks about the evolution of the garden at his Thenford estate.

Tickets are already selling fast for the festival, which includes appearances by novelists Hilary Mantel,  Vikram Seth, Alexander McCall Smith, Paul Auster and William Boyd; poet Simon Armitage; Nobel-winning scientist Paul Nurse; international cellist Steven Isserlis; actors Toby Jones and Simon Callow; and Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill.

The 2017 festival takes place between Saturday March 25 and Sunday April 2. You can book online at oxfordliteraryfestival.org, at our new telephone box office on 0333 666 3366*, or in person at Oxford Visitor Information Centre*, Broad Street, Oxford.

* A £1.50 agent’s booking fee applies to all bookings made by phone and at the visitor information centre.

Creative writing course returns

Jem PosterThe festival sees the return of our popular one-day writing course, this year titled Only Connect: A One-Day Writing Workshop.

Designed by and featuring two professional writers with long experience of teaching at university level, Jem Poster, pictured left, and Sarah Burton, the programme will address the writer’s art and craft in practical and thought-provoking ways, involving both writing and the discussion of writing.

Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes

Award-winning historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes tells the story of Istanbul – of the three great cities of Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul.

Alberto Angela

Alberto Angela

Bestselling Italian writer and host of Italy’s most popular history and science programs Alberto Angela follows the money to explain the reach and power of the Roman Empire.

Garth Nix

Garth Nix

Bestselling author Garth Nix makes a rare visit to the UK from Australia to celebrate a brand new novel, Frogkisser, a brilliantly funny take on fairytales and quests.

Gemma Cairney

Gemma
Cairney

Television and radio personality, journalist and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney opens up about how magic and messed up life can be.

Sian Williams

Sian Williams

Well-known television journalist and presenter Sian Williams talks about her life-changing experience of breast cancer and looks at the science of resilience.

Iain Martin

Iain Martin

Financial commentators Iain Martin and Ivan Fallon assess the continuing impact of the 2008 banking crisis and discuss what the future holds for the economy.

Jan
27

DEBUT NEW TRACK ZERO FUCKS GIVEN
WITH VOLCOM.COM

VIA ANOTHER CENTURY RECORDS 
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

The Picturebooks are excited to announce that they have teamed up with Volcom, one of the leading lifestyle brands for skate, swimwear, snowboarding and more, to release a brand new track titled ‘Zero Fucks Given‘.

Check out the track here:
http://www.volcom.com/news/listen-the-picturebooks-new-song-zero-fucks-given/

Skating is a passion for both members of The Picturebooks, who met at a skate park, leading to the band’s formation. This is the duo’s first piece of new music since Imaginary Horse (2014), and is the debut track off their forthcoming album, ‘Home is a Heartache’, set for release on March 10, 2017 via Another Century Records.

Guitarist/Vocalist Fynn Claus Grabke explains of the track, “Like every other song on this album, ‘Zero Fucks Given‘ was recorded in our motorcycle garage next to our studio. We played the music live with just two room microphones to utilize the natural reverb of the stony garage, and later overdubbed the vocals in the same manner. We were looking for some additional percussion for that specific song and found that the huge old and rusty chain that we lock up our motorcycles with was probably perfect. We set up a little wooden platform, and Philipp would just drop the chain in a certain style to create a great pumping percussion. The song has a lot to do with the way we live our lives – we created everything we are and do ourselves. We wouldn’t have it any other way, zero fucks given!”

The German duo — featuring Fynn Claus Grabke [vocals, guitar] and Philipp Mirtschink [drums] — performs enticing blues-saturated heavy rock, with Fynn playing on obscure vintage guitars he bought from thrift shops around the world, while Philipp beats a drum set that consists of the largest possible drums that he hits with heavy duty felt beaters. The set has no cymbals whatsoever and instead includes a few self-made percussion instruments with huge chains, bells, and more.

‘Home is a Heartache’ will serve as the band’s sophomore release and Another Century label-debut. The 14-track album was recorded in the band’s garage, where they regularly refurbish and repair motorcycles and choppers. The album captures a raw, rich, and real energy evoking the room’s natural reverb, industrial aura, and spiritual spark.

Pre-orders for Home is a Heartache are available now and fans who pre-order the album through iTunes or Amazon will receive an instant download of ‘Zero Fucks Given’.
THE PICTUREBOOKS LIVE
(supporting MONSTER TRUCK):

13.03. Limelight 2 – Belfast, United Kingdom

14.03. Academy 2 – Dublin, Ireland

15.03. Marble Factory – Bristol, United Kingdom

17.03. O2 Institute2 – Birmingham, United Kingdom

18.03. Club Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom

19.03. O2 ABC – Glasgow, United Kingdom

21.03. Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, United Kingdom

22.03. Electric Ballroom – London, United Kingdom

24.03. La Batterie – Guyancourt, France

25.03. Cafe Charbon – Nevers, France

26.03. Luxor – Cologne, Germany

28.03. Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands

29.03. Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany

30.03. The Floor – Luxembourg, Luxembourg

01.04. White Trash – Berlin, Germany

02.04. Uebel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, Germany

03.04. Theaterfabrik – Munich, Germany

05.04. Schuur – Lucerne, Switzerland

07.04. Bikini – Barcelona, Spain

08.04. Caracol – Madrid, Spain

09.04. Cafe Antzokia – Bilbao, Spain
THE PICTUREBOOKS:

http://www.thepicturebooks.com

http://www.facebook.com/ThePicturebooks

http://www.twitter.com/ThePicturebooks

http://www.instagram.com/ThePicturebooks

Jan
26

BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS

IN THE SUNSET SLOT BEFORE LEFTFIELD & OUR FIREWORK SPECTACULAR

PLUS LIVE MUSIC FROM:

RAY BLK / KATE NASH / THE CUBAN BROTHERS / BECKY HILL / MEXRRISSEY /

DUB PISTOLS / DJ YODA / ELVANA: ELVIS FRONTED NIRVANA /

THE BLOCKHEADS / NORMAN JAY MBE / LOS PACAMINOS FEAT PAUL YOUNG / RAGHU DIXIT / CIRCUS RAJ / DISNEY RASCAL / THE SMITHS LTD /

FUNKY LITTLE CHOIR / INDIAN QUEENS / RAJASTHAN HERITAGE BRASS BAND /

THE SHELLAC COLLECTIVE / THE SKA VENGERS

Set to be truly unforgettable, Camp Bestival’s tenth outing at Lulworth Castle this 27-30 July just keeps on getting better with even more glamorous Pop Stars & Rock Stars joy in store for kids of all ages at the greatest family show on earth. Joining Madness and Mark Ronson, our Sunday night headliner is true pop music royalty and we’re adding a whole heap of good time treats to keep you dancing throughout the weekend, too!

Rob da Bank says: “There’s been so much talk of musical icons recently and I’m very proud that we’ll be presenting one of the most legendary figures in song-writing, music production and, maybe, the ultimate anti-pop star, Brian Wilson. Having made so many incredible records with the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds is a real solo foray into psychedelic rock, introspective lyric writing and a beautiful wall of sound concept album that still blows people away 50 years on. Whether you’re a stalwart Wilson supporter or maybe it’s the first time you’ve heard his name, I hope you’ll be there in the moment for the Sunday headliner in his full majesty”.

Hallowed as one of the all-time greats in the pantheon of pop music, we’re giddy with excitement to reveal that due to phenomenal public demand in the UK, Brian Wilson returns one last time to present ‘Pet Sounds’ in its entirety, plus his greatest hits. Universally hailed as one of pop music’s most important recordings, Brian will be bringing his majestic masterpiece to Camp Bestival for a headline sunset performance, captivating the crowds with intricate harmonies and breath taking melodies. An absolute must-see as part of an epic Sunday finale that will feature Leftfield bringing the main stage to a close before our fireworks spectacular, Brian Wilson’s genius and his most influential musical treasure are sure to be a historic part of our tenth anniversary celebrations.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also have unmissable appearances from BBC Sound of 2017 top tip, Ray BLK, pop chanteuse Kate Nash, Camp Bestival heroes & rum-funk faves The Cuban Brothers, and chart topper and former Oliver Heldens, Wilkinson & Rudimental diva, Becky Hill. There will be more glorious commotion with Morrisey’s greatest songs getting some Mexican spice courtesy of Mexrrissey, the ultimate Mancunian tribute band The Smiths LTD making a real difference, dancefloor sluggers Dub Pistols getting their skank on, audacious turntablist DJ Yoda getting his game on, the King goes grunge with Elvana: Elvis fronted Nirvana, and new wave funk powerhouse The Blockheads giving us reasons to be cheerful.

We’ll also have Norman Jay MBE hitting the decks and delivering into the good times like only he can, and amazing music from Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young, Raghu Dixit, Circus Raj, Disney Rascal, Funky Little Choir, Indian Queens, Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, The Shellac Collective and The Ska Vengers.

We’ve still got plenty more family entertainment, relaxing spa treatments, delicious food, kids’ treats and more to announce so keep checking www.campbestival.net and our Facebook and Twitter for all the latest info.

 

FRIDAY:

Mark Ronson / All Saints

SATURDAY:

Madness / Holly Johnson (Special Guest)

SUNDAY:

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds / Leftfield

Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2017 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

 

WEEKLY PAYMENT PLAN

The Camping Bestival 2017 Weekly Payment Plan is on sale now. Use our 25-week payment plan from £7 per week. Book online via Ticketline only.
CAMP BESTIVAL 2017 WEEKEND TICKET PRICES

Adult Weekend Ticket –  £197.50*

Student Weekend Ticket – £185* / Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket – £125*

Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket – £98.75* / Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket – £45*

Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket – £15*

Babes in Arms (1 & Under) – FREE (but ticket required)*
*All tickets include camping from Thursday / Please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions below
Car Parking – £20 in advance / Campervan Ticket (Field A) – £95

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket (Field A) – £105

Please read T&Cs here before booking

Jan
25

Icon Travels With PETA to Refugee Camp in France

Dunkirk, France – PETA took a special ambassador to a Dunkirk

camp today: Pamela Anderson, who delivered warm vegan hats and gloves, along with hundreds of animal-themed activity books and coloured pencils, to children who have been forced to flee their home countries.

The trilingual educational activity books (in English, Farsi, and Arabic and French, Farsi, and Arabic) are full of child-friendly facts about animals, pictures, quizzes, and other activities, allowing children to improve their language skills as well as their knowledge of other living beings in a fun way. PETA has donated hundreds of the colouring books to refugee day centres across the UK and France,

“As a mother and a longtime animal advocate, Pamela Anderson has a huge heart for those in need”, says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “She was eager to deliver vegan knitwear and educational activity books that will provide a little warmth and comfort to these children who have lost so much.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – named Anderson its 2016 Person of the Year for her efforts to encourage vegan eating, for her opposition to circuses that use animals, and for speaking out about fur, among many other actions for animals.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.

Jan
23

 

– SJM Concerts & Live Nation present Sigma Live as part of the Albert Sessions, Royal Albert Hall

 

SATURDAY 27 MAY 2017

LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Kensington Gore

London, SW7 2AP

TICKETS ON SALE: Friday 27 Jan 2017 – 10:00 via www.gigsandtours.com

£35/£27/£22/£15  U14 accompanied by adult

 

Sigma have announced a landmark live show at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the Albert Sessions. Taking place on Saturday 27 May 2017, the milestone ‘Sigma Live’ performance will make Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie (plus band) the first drum & bass act to headline the world famous venue.

 

Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday 27 January via www.gigsandtours.com. With previous sell-out shows at the likes of O2 Brixton Academy and The Roundhouse under their belts, Sigma have promised something special for the iconic Royal Albert Hall. Set within a truly unique live music space, the duo will showcase exclusive material from their forthcoming new album, alongside their extensive run of hits that have made them Britain’s biggest dance music duo.

 

Sigma said:

“Every show we do is special but to play live in a venue like the Royal Albert Hall is something every artist dreams of. We can’t wait to perform on that iconic stage and we hope it’s something our fans are going to enjoy just as much as we will. For one night only we’re going to turn the place into a giant rave and celebrate the culture that we’ve come from.”

 

Recent single ‘Find Me’ (feat. Birdy) is the first track to be taken from Sigma’s second artist album; the as yet untitled album is due for release later this year and is the follow-up to their 2015 debut, ‘Life’. Featuring Birdy, the song’s music video stars Millie Bobby Brown, the young British actress from the hit series ‘Stranger Things’. The video received worldwide acclaim from Pitchfork, NME, Rolling Stone, Dazed & Confused, Stereogum, and many more. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec92Wa8zJs8

 

Currently in the studio finishing further new material, Sigma (aka Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie) have been able to catch their breath after a two and a half year whirlwind that began with their first No.1 single. As it stands, Sigma have now sold over 300,000 albums in 10 months, with over 4 million singles sold in total, including 8 hit records (2x Platinum, 1x Gold, and 3x Silver).

 

Sigma’s live performances in 2016 confirmed them as one of the most in demand bands in the UK. They bookended an incredible summer season with a sold out headline gig at O2 Brixton Academy, while one of their many festival highlights included Reading Festival in August, when thousands of fans had to stand outside a packed tent while they performed on the NME/BBC Radio 1 stage. In between, their full live shows and DJ sets saw them smash We Are FSTVL, Isle of Wight Festival, Parklife, Ibiza Rocks, Exit Festival, EDC UK Wireless, Boardmasters, V Festival, Bassline Festival, and many more.

The Sigma Live Royal Albert Hall concert is part of the Albert Sessions, which encourage up-and-coming acts to play the venue, attracting younger audiences through lower ticket prices, and featuring unique masterclasses in which the headline acts share their expertise with young people from schools across London. Previous headliners have included Chvrches, The Tallest Man on Earth, Lianne La Havas, Kacey Musgraves, Jake Bugg, Foals and First Aid Kit.

 

 

 

www.sigmahq.com www.facebook.com/sigma

www.instagram.com/sigma www.twitter.com/sigmahq www.soundcloud.com/sigmahq

Jan
22

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Jan
22

Tour dates:

Leicester – Thursday 2nd March – Leicester Athena

London – Monday 6th March – Indigo at The O2

Liverpool – Friday 9th March – Echo Arena

Kong Events based in Leicester, have been working on something very special and are excited to announce that they will be bringing undefeated boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather to Liverpool on March 10 2017.  

 

The Echo Arena shall play host to the evening as part of ‘The Undefeated Tour 2017’. The event features a 45-minute question and answer session, with the boxing legend himself, which will be hosted by Sky Sports’ Johnny Nelson. There will also be the chance of a VIP experience, to get up close and personal with a meet and greet opportunity. Tickets also include a 2-course meal and entertainment.

 

Boxing fans will also get the opportunity to pose questions to Floyd himself, maybe the all-important question of ‘Will he fight Conor McGregor?’ will be answered…

 

Floyd Mayweather Jr, an American former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2015, many of us will regard as one of the all-time greats. Undefeated as a professional, Mayweather won 15 world titles across five divisions and was undefeated throughout his impressive career. To add to his historical accolade, Mayweather won several sporting and boxing awards, most recently being ranked the greatest pound for pound boxer of the last 25 years by ESPN earlier last year.

 

In anticipation of the event, Shane Whitfield, owner of Kong Events, says;Our aim has always been to bring A star sporting legends to the UK, with an excellent value for money experience … and this one ticks all the boxes. Mayweather is an absolute highlight in our calendar for this year, and an achievement which I’m particularly proud of’. With the excitement building by all involved, the evening is not one to be missed. 

 

Following the triumph of previous Kong Events evenings, which have seen the likes of Mike Tyson, Alan Shearer and Anthony Joshua, Mayweather’s appearance hopes to further highlight the fact that Kong Events are the experts at securing high profile names at exclusive events.  

 

As one of the most talked about Boxers in boxing history, the night promises to be one to remember.  

 

Tickets can be bought individually or per table. For further information and to purchase tickets, search ‘Floyd Mayweather’ on www.echoarena.com or visit www.kongevents.co.uk.  

 

Mayweather will also be making appearances at the following cities on the below dates:

 

Leicester – Thursday 2nd March – Leicester Athena

London – Monday 6th March – Indigo at The O2

Jan
11

Announce details of the release of ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ and UK & European tour.

 

Listen to the track here:

 

https://soundcloud.com/templesofficial/strange-or-be-forgotten-1/s-mmiLt

 

Temples have announced details of the release of Strange Or Be Forgotten, the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming second album, Volcano, which is due for release on Friday March 3rd 2017 on Heavenly Recordings.

 

Talking about the track, Tom Walmsley said:

 

“We’re continually inundated with pressure in modern life to have to make something of ourselves and leave behind a legacy in this world. ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ is our way of questioning the necessity of having to be all so individual and unique – when really it’s our true selves that should be celebrated.”

 

The track was self-produced and recorded at the band’s home studio in Kettering and follows the release of the first track to be taken from the album, Certainty, which racked up well over a million plays on Spotify and Soundcloud, bagged an A list on 6Music and a #1 spot on Hype Machine for 3 days straight at the end of last year.

 

Additionally, having played a very special, sold-out show at Oslo in Hackney in October of last year, the band have announced a run of UK and European shows in Spring of this year. The dates are as follows:

 

MARCH

26th                             Newcastle                              Riverside

27th                             Sheffield                                 Leadmill

28th                             Manchester                            Academy 2

30th                             London                                   Brixton Electric

31st                             Brighton                                 Concorde 2

 

APRIL

1st                                Derby                                      2Q Festival

2nd                               Birmingham                           O2 Institute 2

7th                               Cologne                                  Gebaude 9

8th                               Munich                                   Strom

9th                               Prague                                    Palac Akropolis

10th                             Berlin                                      Festsaal Kreuzberg

11th                             Hamburg                                Knust

12th                             Copenhagen                           Pumpehuset

18th                             Brussels                                  Botanique

19th                             Tourcoing                               Le Grand Mix

20th                             Lausanne                                Les Docks

21st                             Zurich                                     Plaza

22nd                             Lyon                                        L’Epicerie Moderne

24th                             Paris                                        Elysee Montmartre

27th                             Bristol                                     Trinity Centre

 

Tickets for the London show are currently on sale via www.axs.com. Tickets for the remaining UK shows go on sale at 10am on Friday 13th January via www.axs.com (Brighton, Birmingham and Bristol) and www.gigsandtours.com (Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester).

 

Temples released their debut album, Sun Structures, in February 2014. Bagging the prestigious top spot in Rough Trade Shops Albums of the Year list, Sun Structures also charted in eighteen countries, including a top-10 spot in the UK, and became the year’s biggest-selling vinyl album in independent British record shops, with early pressings of first single Shelter Song changing hands on Discogs for up to £150.

 

Less than a month after its release, the group played to a packed Shepherds Bush Empire and would later sell-out the Forum in London, make a number of festival appearances over the summer including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Primavera Sound and Lollapalooza and perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

 

Temples are: James Bagshaw (vocals & guitar), Tom Walmsley (bass & backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums) & Adam Smith (keys)

 

 

www.templestheband.com

 

www.heavenlyrecordings.com