Hot on the heels of yesterday’s release of ‘Call My Name’, Girl’s ALoud solo star Cheryl has announced that she is tour this October. She will play 8 dates around the country, starting at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena.
She will also release her third studio album, ‘A MIllion Lights’, next Monday 18th June which features tracks written by Calvin Harris, Taio Cruz and Lana Del Rey.
Tickets go on sale Friday 15th at 9am.
October 6 – Nottingham Capital FM Arena
October 7 – London O2 Arena
October 9 – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
October 11 – Liverpool Echo Arena
October 12 – Birmingham LG Arena
October 13 – Manchester Arena
October 15 – Glasgow SECC
October 17 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
This years Camden Crawl is nearly upon us, which means that festival season will be well and truly open for business! The Camden Crawl has been running in its’s current form since 2005 and is MigMag’s favourite way to start festival season. What could be better than two days of hopping around the bars and venues of Camden, all soundtracked by the hottest new emerging artists in music alongside some surprise guest performances from some very established acts? The Crawl stretches over two miles, taking in some 50 venues and features artists from all spectrums of music. The Crawl has a great reputation for hosting acts before they make it big, such as Amy Winehouse, Florence & the Machine, Adele, Crystal Castles, Friendly Fires and Metronomy. The Crawl also manages to pull in big names like Kasabian, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Graham Coxon, Calvin Harris and Biffy Clyro often performing in small venues that offer music fans the chance to get much closer to the music.
Last years Crawl was bathed in sunshine and saw landmark performances from Odd Future (OFWGKTA), The Guillemots, Miles Kane, Ultrasound and Tinchy Strider. The ticket gives you unlimited access to all the venues, the outdoor arena and after show parties, running from Midday through to 4am, so don’t expect to get too much sleep!
This years Crawl will feature over 300 acts, covering live music and comedy and will feature Death In Vegas, The Futureheads, Glasvegas, Baxter Drury, D/R/U/G/S, Icona Pop, Dutch Uncles and Chew Lips and will take place over the first weekend in May. New acts are still being announced each week, so it will prove to be another great year. Even more good news is that if you head over to 7digital.com there are 3 free 16 track mixtapes of some of this years acts to listen to! They can’t guarantee great weather, but unlike other festivals you will not be traipsing through mud all day and can get away from the rain! Get your tickets now at www.thecamdencrawl.com
Yes, you have read that right! Supermarket chain Morrisons have announced that they are to enter the already overcrowded festival circuit this year with their own offering. Running 7-8 July in Leeds, MFEST is billed as “a delicious mix of fantastic music, comedy, children’s entertainment and sport – all served up with an incredible fresh food experience”. Past their prime music acts such as Texas, The Human League, Bob Geldof, Paul Heaton, The Levellers, Beverley Knight, Heaven 17, Inspiral Carpets, Secret Affair, Glen Matlock, Soul II Soul and The Farm will share the stage with chart favourites Cher Lloyd, Matt Cardle and Scouting for Girls during the two day event.
There will also be live food demonstrations from top UK chefs, such as Aldo Zilli, Nigel Haworth, Atul Kochhar, Pierre Koffmann and Bryn Williams. Tickets are £49.50 for adults, £25 for 11-16′s and under 10′s go free. Tickets go on sale from March 9th. Morrisons also hope to raise £500,00 for charity Save the Children from the event.
The NME Awards Tour rolled into Brixton Academy last night for it’s final show and filled the historic venue with four strong acts. Azealia Banks, Tribes, Metronomy and Two Door Cinema Club made up the bill. Azealia Banks took to the stage first and confidently belted out her tunes at breakneck speed, she delighted the audience mid-set with an a cappella version of Amy Winehouse’s version of The Zuton’s ‘Valerie’ and rounded up her time on the stage with an enthusiastically greeted version of ’212′ before ending with a cover of The Prodigy’s ‘Firestarter’. Azealia Banks exemplifies the rapper with attitude role perfectly, right down to the continuous steam of expletives, but delivered with the sense that she is enjoying herself. Which makes her more of a joy to watch than many of her peers.
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The biggest British music bash in the year took place last night, yes we’re talking the Brit Awards. As usual there were no shortage of controversies and no we don’t mean Chris Martin joining Noel Gallagher on stage, yes we are talking about Adele’s one-fingered salute to “the suits” after having her acceptance speech for album of the year being cut short. Ah well, that’s how it goes sometimes.
James Corden took to the presenting duties for a third time and pulled in 7.2 million viewers, nearly double last years audience numbers and a great result. Adele was the big winner of the year with her two awards for Best Sole Female Artist and Album of the Year. Ed Sheeran also took home two awards for British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act, putting a nice end to a very successful 12 months for him.
Lana Del Rey, Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Foo Fighters picked up the international artist awards, whilst British Rock band Coldplay took home British Group, although they didn’t have much competition… Super Producer Paul Epworth added to to his ever growing trophy cabinet.
The show was rounded off with a 5 song set from the brilliant Blur, who also took home the Outstanding Contribution to Music award. They opened their set with ‘Girls & Boys’, before launching in to an energetic rendition of ‘Song 2′. Phil Daniels joined them for ‘Parklife’ and a huge Gospel choir filled the stage for ‘Tender’.They ended their set with the classic ‘This Is A Low’.
That’s it for another year!
The award season is now officially open with the long and star-studded Grammy’s taking place last night (Sunday 12th) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It was our very own British comeback kid, Adele, who stole the show with her first live performance since undergoing throat surgery last year and taking home a staggering six awards including; Best Song, Best Album and Best Solo Performance of the year.
Foo Fighters were Rock’s big winners of the night with five awards, including Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album. The award magnet that is Kanye West added another four trophies to his ever growing collection. Bon Iver were the big Indie band winners taking two trophies for Best Alternative Album and Best New Artist, which is a bit odd as it’s been 5 years since the release of their first album. Three awards were given to hot producer of the moment, Skrillex, including Best Dance Recording and Best Dance Album.
Awards also went to British talent; Paul Epworth, Corinne Bailey Rae & the late, great Amy Winehouse. The British are back!
Next week we can look forward to the Brits, our own version of the Grammy’s.
The summer festival season may seem like a long way off on these sub-zero days, but the lovely Josie and Rob da Bank have decided to give us a taste of the summer to come by releasing the line-up of this years Bestival. Running over four nights from 6th to 9th September at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, the da Bank’s look set to top last years amazing line-up.
There are lots of hotly tipped newcomers such as; Azealia Banks, Emeli Sandé, Delilah & Michael Kiwanuka. All mixed up with some legendary acts, such as; Sister Sledge, De La Soul, Orbital, Earth, Wind & Fire, Adam Ant, Spiritualized & Gary Numan. The xx will be making their only UK festival appearance this year and they’ve also bagged exciting acts like; Two Door Cinema Club, Justice, Hot Chip & Rizzle Kicks. There’ll also be some DJ sets from The 2 Bears, Four Tet B2B Caribou and LTJ Bukem.
I’d line your tix up now if I were you!
Staying in tonight? Well you couldn’t do much better than tuning in to the Arctic’s website (arcticmonkeys.com) for a live webcast of their sold out show from the Olympia in Paris!
They will be taking the stage at 8.15pm UK time, so tune in and watch them rock the house down.
Yes, it’s the news you’ve all been waiting for! Cher Lloyd has announced an extensive 12 date UK tour to promote the release of “Sticks + Stones”, in March & April 2012.
Tickets will be go on sale from 9am on Friday 25 November.
Get your Swagger Jagger on…