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The Human League, Art of Noise and A Certain Ratio

Three of the most influential British electronic artists of the modern era – The Human League, Art of Noise and A Certain Ratio, will perform at a one-off event in Liverpool this May.  

Headlining the event will be The Human League, a band with a remarkable career spanning five decades. Support comes from 80’s synthpop innovators Art of Noise featuring Dudley/Jeczalik/Lanagan. They will reboot their classic album In Visible Silence. This will be a world premiere reworking of this groundbreaking album and their first live performance in 17 years.

Completing the line-up are A Certain Ratio. A hugely important and influential band, ACR continue to innovate to this day.

Tickets for The Human League, Art of Noise and A Certain Ratio are on sale with See Tickets from 9am Friday 27 January

Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City has announced its 2017 line-up! The event, which has moved to a new, bigger home will be headlined by Metronomy on Saturday and The Kooks on Sunday.  

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Supporting The Kooks on Sunday will be White Lies, Local Natives, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Milburn, She Drew The Gun, Cabbage, The Sherlocks, The Vryll Society and a host of other diverse and exciting acts.

Tickets for Sound City will be on sale with See Tickets from 9am Friday 27 January 


Boardmasters Festival announce 3 huge headliners!

Boardmasters Festival has announced three huge headliners - Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J for 2017! The 5-day event from 9-13 August is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall - the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay.

Indie pop legends Two Door Cinema Club are on an all-time high with the release of their new Top 10 album 'Gameshow', seeing the band riding another massive wave of success. The band behind huge hits 'What You Know', 'Something Good Can Work' and more have soundtracked many a summer. Two Door Cinema Club never fail to deliver and are sure to kick-start Boardmasters in style when they headline the main stage on Friday 11.

The 'Space Cowboy' himself Jamiroquai will be bringing funk by the bucket load to Watergate Bay on Saturday 12. The multi-platinum groove masters have no shortage of smash hits like 'Virtual Insanity', 'Deeper Underground', 'Space Cowboy' and 'Cosmic Girl'. The star has more tunes under his elaborate hat than you can shake a bucket and spade at, and will whip the crowd into a funked up party in no time.

Sunday headliners Alt-J show no sign of slowing down as the eccentric, folktronic three-piece recently scored a number 1 with their second album 'This Is All Yours', which earned them a well-deserved Grammy nod. Chilled and electrifying all at once; the shimmering backdrop of Watergate Bay is the only place you'll want to be as Alt-J close the Boardmasters Main Stage on Sunday 13.

Boardmasters are also stoked to announce 16 more new acts including Slaves, Jake Bugg, Andy C, Wild Beasts, Patrick Topping and much more!

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Kew The Music 2017

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is delighted to announce that they have confirmed Passenger,
Haçienda Classiçal and James for their much celebrated Kew the Music summer concerts.

Kew the Music is a glorious week-long festival of summer picnic concerts set within the stunning
grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Returning once again with a fantastic line up that
offers something for everyone - whether you fancy being whisked back to the heyday of the
notorious Haçienda, or would love the chance to hear the recent hits from Passenger performed
live - book your tickets early to avoid disappointment, and look forward to a night in the most
magical setting in London. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink, or to enjoy the
open-air bars and tasty street food stalls. A sensational summers evening awaits.

Passenger - Tuesday 11 July

His 2012 hit single Let Her Go reached a staggering one billion You Tube views and launched UK based singer songwriter Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) as a global phenomenon. This year']s Kew the Music opens with a new departure for Rosenberg, for this concert he will perform not as a solo troubadour, but backed by a five-piece band showcasing songs from his latest album as well as breathing new life into many Passenger cult classics.

Haçienda Classiçal - Friday 14 July

Having sold out two dates at the Royal Albert Hall, Haçienda Classiçal returns to London for its
third ever concert with the new set updated for 2017 as the DJ's who shaped The Haçienda's
sound, Mike Pickering and Graeme Park perform with Manchester Camerata orchestra for a night
of iconic dance music and club anthems played by a full orchestra.

James - Saturday 15 July
One of the most influential British indie bands, propelled from the musical tinderbox of early 80s
Manchester and the 'Madchester' movement of the 90s into an enduring global career spanning
over 30 years with hit after hit including Sit Down, She's A Star, Laid, and Getting Away With It and
over 20 UK Top 40 singles and selling millions of albums worldwide. On top at the midway stage
of the chart week, their latest studio album Girl at the End of the World recently came close to
knocking Adele's 25 off the prized number 1 spot of the UK album chart.

Tickets go on sale Friday 20th January at 10am.

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Open Air Season at Regent's Park

Jesus Christ Superstar

Following its overwhelming sell-out success in 2016, Jesus Christ Superstar is back! See it, or see it again, in its original home at Regent’s Park. Directed by Timothy Sheader (Artistic Diector of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) with choreography from Olivier Award-winner, Drew McOnie. It received great critical acclaim with Timeout giving it ★★★★ saying “Sheader caps a fine season with an excellent production”.

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A Tale Of Two Cities

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us"
Sound familiar? How much more do those in power think Europe's poor can take? When will the people take to the streets of the cities and roar enough is enough?
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Oliver Twist

Discover the original story of Victorian London's most famous child with Oliver Twist, created for everyone aged six and over. It will have you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. This fantastic production will be directed by Caroline Byrne (known most recently for directing The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare's Globe) and is especially for families.
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On the Town

New York, New York, it's a helluva town! With an incredible Bernstein score, Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie - celebrated for his choreography on Jesus Christ Superstar - directs and choreographs On The Town, our biggest dance musical yet.
In 1949, it was made into a classic MGM film that starred Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
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See the BBC Sound of 2017 Top 3 on tour!

The BBC Music Sound of 2017 poll winner has been revealed, and this year soulful R&B artist Ray BLK has taken the top prize over the 15-strong longlist of acts.

Already dubbed “the Lauryn Hill of the UK” and nominated for best newcomer at this year’s MOBO Awards, Ray BLK was crowned this year's first place ahead of Rag'N'Bone Man, who came in second place, and 18-year-old RAYE in third.

Check out tour dates for the top three below, and read up on the entire BBC Music Sound of 2017 longlist HERE on our blog.


XOYO, London
Thu 09 Feb 2017, 8:00 PM

2. Rag'n'Bone Man

O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
Tue 18 Apr 2017

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Wed 19 Apr 2017

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Thu 20 Apr 2017

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Sat 22 Apr 2017

O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham
Mon 24 Apr 2017

Rock City, Nottingham
Wed 26 Apr 2017

1. Ray BLK 

Village Underground, Shoreditch, London
Mon 27 Feb 2017

Whoopi Goldberg at the London Palladium: Extra Show Added

With her trademark dreadlocks, wide impish grin and piercing humour, Goldberg is best known for her adept portrayals in both comedic and dramatic roles, as well as her groundbreaking work in the Hollywood film industry as an African-American woman.

Get up close and personal as she brings her one woman comedy show to The London Palladium for one night only now with an added show at 11pm, doors open at 10pm to see this legend. Don't miss out again!

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Now on sale at the Vaults


The Fitzrovia Radio Hours "A Christmas Carol

Spectacular sound effects created live, cut-glass accents, sharp suits and of course a good helping of spooky ghosts combine to create a unique alternative festive entertainment, in the intimate surroundings of The Vaults under Waterloo station, specially adapted to include the option of cabaret seating for fearless audience members, and a festive welcome treat for everyone to get the traditional Christmas spirit flowing straight away.

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Alice's Adventures Underground

Fall deep into the Vaults, hidden beneath Waterloo station and lose yourself in a land far removed from our own. But this isn’t Alice's adventure, it's yours... Returning after a sell-out run in 2015, critically acclaimed theatre company, Les Enfant Terribles, in collaboration with ebp, bring their Olivier award nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground back in 2017!

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Great Gatsby

Be plunged into a world of red hot jazz, bootleg liquor and more than a little scandal. Expect music, cocktails, dancing and debauchery in this radical, immersive adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's seminal jazz-age tale. 1920s dress encouraged, dancing shoes mandatory.

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F*ing Men

Following multiple smash-hit, sell-out runs in London, the King's Head production of F*cking Men transfers to The Vaults Theatre in Waterloo. Inspired by classic play La Ronde, Tony Award winning writer Joe DiPietro transplants the interweaving tales of sexual power, discovery and exploration onto today's gay scene. 

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The Pretenders

Due to immense demand for their sold out Royal Albert Hall show on April 10 2017, the Pretenders are pleased to announce a full UK tour for Autumn 2017 which will see the band play 14 shows across the country in support of their new album 'Alone'.

'Alone' is the first Pretenders album for eight years and Chrissie Hynde recorded the album in Nashville with Dan Auerbach, from The Black Keys, who stood as captain, producer and multi-instrumentalist on the record, an album which sees Chrissie at her searingly honest, most incisive best.

Tickets for The Pretenders are on general sale with See Tickets from Friday 9 December at 10am