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Rudimental perform at the 2017 Australian Formula One (F1) Grand Prix held at Albert Park - Melbourne, Australia - Saturday 25th March 2017

Rudimental - O2 Arena 3rd March Live Review

By Chloe Dobinson in Music Reviews on 07 March 2016

Rudimental played what felt like a homecoming show to a sold out O2 Arena on 3 March. The four-piece kicked off the first leg of their UK tour in support of their 2nd studio album We the Generation. Lead single Never Let You Go - which is somewhat of a slow starter - emerges into a traditional, upbeat Rudimental chorus that the crowd were more than happy to embrace.

Few people might know that Rudimental actually co-wrote Ed Sheeran's single Bloodstream (with Sheeran and Gary Lightbody), and their live adaptation - though not featuring Ed Sheeran himself - did not dampen the joyful atmosphere; the East London musicians' raw energy was more than enough to hold up their live show.

The band's stage presence could rival fellow world class musicians who have been in the game much longer than these relatively new boys, and this is all helped by a host of guest vocalists and proficient band members all filling the stage.

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Rudimental - Rudimental performing at the O2 Academy in Glasgow at O2 Academy - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Friday 26th February 2016

Rudimental - The Brit Awards 2016 (Brits) held at the O2 - Arrivals at The Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th February 2016

Now That's What I Call Pop! Album Review

By Ava Winters in Music Reviews on 26 October 2015

In the words of N'Sync, 'what's the deal with this pop life and when is it gonna fade out?' Well, if this three-cd compilation is anything to go by, then the answer is: not anytime soon. Ironically, the clean-cut American quintet isn't actually among the 66 artists featured across this album.

Kicking off with Little Mix's recent single Black Magic, the tracks here span almost a 10-year period, from present hits back to Take That's 2006 smash Rule The World. Pop as a genre arguably has been around for an awful lot longer than a decade, but perhaps the folks at Now! who put this together felt it was easier to focus on a specific time frame, or that the age of people they're expecting to purchase this record aren't old enough to remember anything prior to this period. Either way, this compilation demonstrates that there have been both a huge amount of both ridiculously catchy and ridiculously awful songs that have captured the public's attention in the past few years.

It's almost a prerequisite that Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk is included, and it certainly reminds you why the catchy hooks and memorable lyrics of pop songs help the genre dominate the music industry. Followed by Roar from Ms. Katy Perry, Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO, CeeLo Green's Forget You, Happy by Pharrell Williams and Lady Gaga telling us about her Bad Romance, there's certainly enough hits to get you smiling and singing along (however much you try to resist). There's also songs in this mix that are questionable as pop and could easily be classed in other genres - there's Lean On from Major Lazer x DJ Snake, a blend of dancehall/electronica; the dreamy indie synths of MGMT's Kids; and Rudimental ft. John Newman's drum and bass tones of Feel The Love to name a few. However, pop or not it's no bad thing these have been included, as they're all absolutely fantastic tracks.

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Rudimental Score Second Number One Album With 'We The Generation'

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 10 October 2015

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While over in the singles chart, Justin Bieber has knocked Sam Smith off the top spot.

Rudimental have scored their second number one album, with We The Generation topping the UK chart this weekend. The album follows the success of their 2013 debut Home and features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Bobby Womack and Lianne La Havas.

Image caption Hype Hotel is set to return to SXSW for 2015

Now heading into its fourth year, we can expect Hype Hotel to be full of yet more talented new bands and artists for 2015. Selected by a variety of different music blogs, the line-up is awash with the very best of all genres including indie, rock, pop, electronic, rap and R&B, who entertain fans of different ages and cultures for five days during the event, which this year takes place from March 17th to 22nd.

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T In The Park 2015 Announces Killer Line-Up For Its New Venue

By Ruth Buxton-Cook in Music / Festivals on 20 February 2015

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T's new Perthshire home will welcome a group of amazing acts.

Amazing acts have been announced to perform at this year's T In The Park including Kasabian, Avicii and Fatboy Slim. Despite notorious festivals to match up to, it is looking very likely that this year that T in the Park will blow people away.

Image caption Ed Sheeran topped the bizarre list.

The BBC told The Independent the list was chosen on the artists' 'quality of music' and 'impact across the wider industry', and was 'not about the colour of someone's skin'.

Continue reading: BBC Faces Backlash After Whitewashed 1XtraPowerList Names Ed Sheeran Most Influential In Black And Urban Music

Drake Cancels Wireless Appearance Due To Illness, Kanye West & Rudimental To Extend Sets

By Elinor Cosgrave in Music / Festivals on 03 July 2014

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Drake will not be appearing at this weekend's Wireless festival due to illness. The festival's website announced the cancellation on Thursday (3rd July), only a day before the festival held in London and Birmingham is set to begin.

Drake has cancelled his appearance at the Wireless Festival at the very last minute due to illness. He was set to perform in both festival venues this weekend (4th-6th July) but announced that he is not well enough to appear. The festival's website made the announcement on Thursday (3rd July).

Image caption Drake has pulled out of the Wireless Festival due to illness.

The festival's organisers, Live Nation, are attempting to remedy the loss of Drake by extending the sets of confirmed acts. In addition, those attending the Birmingham venue will be presented with £20 of 'Wireless Credit' when they arrive. The vouchers will be redeemable for food, souvenirs and fun fair rides. Live Nation has also offered refunds but they will only be available before the event and not at the festival itself.

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Amir Amor, DJ Locksmith, Kesi Dryden, Piers Aggett and Rudimental - The 2014 Master Card Brit Awards held at the O2 - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 19th February 2014

Rudimental - Isle of MTV 2013 concert - Valletta, Malta - Wednesday 26th June 2013