Events


Gigs, festivals, tours and all that jazz

The clue’s in the title: live event news and reviews go here. To view an archive of all earlier events articles visit our Events Archive.

Netta

12/05/2018

Israel wins the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision divides opinion like no other music show. As the old saying goes: you either love it or hate it…

MC50

04/05/2018

MC5 announces UK leg of anniversary tour

Wayne Kramer brings his special show to the UK this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MC5’s classic album…

The Darkness Live At Hammersmith

28/04/2018

The Darkness to release ‘Live At Hammersmith’ album

Here’s your chance to have Lowestoft’s finest in your home, as the band gets set to release a live LP…

Britrock Must Be Destroyed

23/04/2018

Britrock Must Be Destroyed

BRITROCK WEEK: Before their playful UK tour celebrating mid-90s British rock, we hear from Reef, The Wildhearts, Terrorvision and Dodgy…

21/04/2018

Evolution Emerging Conference celebrates 10 years

This year’s event in Gateshead promises to be the biggest ever, including a seminar by independent music publisher Sentric Music…

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

04/02/2018

Cardiff’s Festival Of Voice returns for 2018

The Welsh capital’s international biennial arts festival announces headliners, including Patti Smith, Gruff Rhys, Billy Bragg, Nadine Shah and Passenger…

Americana Awards

03/02/2018

The UK Americana Awards 2018 results

Robert Plant scoops two prizes amongst a mix of worthy winners, proving 2017 was another strong year for the scene…

Jimmy Webb

16/12/2017

Roundhouse is back ‘In The Round’

The London venue’s series of intimate shows returns with another eclectic mix of artists, including Jimmy Webb and Beth Orton…

WWP Songwriting Miami

11/12/2017

Wounded Warrior Project veterans get creative

Army veterans attended a singer-songwriter Elsten Torres’ ‘Songwriting For Life’ workshop at a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) event in Miami…

Independent Venue Week

23/11/2017

Independent Venue Week returns for fifth year

IVW, the seven-day celebration of small music venues around the UK, is back for another year involving over 160 locations…

BBC Music Introducing... Amplify

23/10/2017

Live review: Amplify, ExCel London (6-8 Oct 2017)

Our columnist Lisa Redford reports back from BBC Music’s recent inaugural event for musicians hoping to break into the industry…

Feed The Fire songwriting retreat

07/10/2017

Behind the scenes: Feed The Fire songwriting retreat

Reporting back from a creative weekend at a country house in Somerset, with thoughts from the organiser, coach and participants…

Miranda Lambert

04/09/2017

2017 CMA Awards nominees announced

Miranda Lambert tops the list of finalists with five nominations, followed by Little Big Town and Keith Urban with four…

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

16/08/2017

Manchester Arena to reopen with benefit gig

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Courteeners and Blossoms are among the acts welcoming back live entertainment fans to the venue…

2017 Mercury Prize

27/07/2017

2017 Mercury Prize shortlist revealed

The dozen albums in the running for this year’s accolade are announced ahead of the winner being awarded in September…

Maverick Festival. Photo: Michael Kingston

23/07/2017

Live review: Maverick Festival 2017 10th Anniversary (30 Jun – 2 Jul ’17)

Our regular columnist Lisa Redford took in the outstanding musicianship provided at this year’s celebration of Americana and roots music…

Skin: Skunk Anansie singer

23/07/2017

Live review: Skunk Anansie at O2 Academy Bristol (25 May ’17)

We took in an evening with the veteran alt-rockers, as they performed a brilliant and triumphant set at our local…

Rag’n’Bone Man

03/07/2017

Rag’n’Bone Man announces ‘Overproof’ tour

The ‘Human’ hit songwriter also known as Rory Graham confirms seven live dates across the UK and Ireland this November…

Spotify

26/06/2017

Spotify’s Secret Genius celebrates songwriters

The digital music service launches awards show, playlists, podcasts and ‘Songshops’ to highlight the contribution songwriters make to the industry…

Zeamu Music

22/06/2017

Kids label joins National Unplugging Day

Record label for children, Zeamu Music, supports annual campaign asking British families to switch off their electronic devices this Sunday…

 


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