It was another successful year for Sports Relief
Coldplay have got in on the whole Spots Relief shebang by donating a hefty sum to Jo Whiley’s walking challenge, putting £260k toward the Radio 2 DJ’s running task. And lead singer Chris Martin has gone and joined The (American) Voice. Busy times.
Jo Whiley does her bit for charity
Many big stars have been exerting themselves physically in the name of charity, with Davina McCall’s effort sapping everything the presenter had. Jo said: "I have loved my challenge. It has had some highs and lows." It has truly been one of the most amazing experiences ever, but everything was worth it for Sport Relief.”
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"Get your wellies ready," says Win Butler who could be hinting at a Glastonbury show.
Arcade Fire's lead singer Win Butler has hinted that his band are gearing up to play at UK festivals in 2014. Speaking to BBC Radio 2's Jo Whiley, Butler cryptically advised that Arcade Fire's fans should "get [their] wellies ready." Asked if any festivals were lined up for next year, he said "Yeah, I hope so. It's a special experience."
Win Butler & Co. Probably Have Their Pick Of The Festivals Right Now.
Butler's teasing comments have sparked speculation that not only will Arcade Fire be present at 2014 festivals in the UK, that they may also be in talks to headline the jewel in the crown of British festivals, Glastonbury.
Continue reading: Arcade Fire Drop Huge Glastonbury 2014 Hint: Will They Headline?
Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor Who. The announcement was made on 'Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor', a special programme broadcast on BBC1 on Sunday 4th August. Celebrity guests included previous Doctor Who actors, their assistants and famous fans of the show.
Peter Capaldi at the 2013 BAFTA's held at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
The show, broadcast on BBC1 at 7pm and BBC America at 2.30pm, was hosted by Zoe Ball and featured appearances by the current Doctor Matt Smith, his assistant Jenna Coleman, Bonnie Langford, Anneke Wills, Katy Manning, Shappi Khorsandi, Professor Brian Cox, Professor Robert Winston, Jo Whiley, Daniel Roche, Lisa Tarbuck, Stephen Hawking, Bernard Cribbins and Rufus Hound. The cast members and celebrity fans discussed their favourite Doctor, the costumes and the process of regeneration.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi Revealed As The Next Time Lord
Emeli Sande has signed up to support Gucci Timepieces and Jewellery's new UK music fund, which aims to discover British talent and help them establish themselves in the industry.
Emeli Sande is supporting Gucci's UK Music Fund.
The 26-year-old singer joined forces with Jo Whiley at London's Soho hotel today (10.04.13) for the launch of Gucci Timepieces and Jewellery's new UK Music Fund, which aims to discover and nurture British music talent and help them make their way into the music industry.
Emeli said: ''It's crucial that young people today have the chance to express themselves through music and are given opportunities to do so.''
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R.E.M. had been planning their split since 2008, when they toured their 'Accelerator' album.
R.E.M. had been planning their split since 2008.
The 'Losing My Religion' rockers - Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe - first thought about the end of the group while touring their album 'Accelerator' in 2008, almost three years before they officially broke up in September this year.
Speaking on 'The Jo Whiley Music Show' on UK TV channel Sky Arts, singer Michael said: "It was on the 2008 tour that each of us arrived at the same idea. We started to talk about it [splitting up] then.
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Elbow, Marina and the Diamonds and Goldfrapp are among artists to sign up for this year's Little Noise Sessions.
The artists have the joined the bill for the annual intimate charity concerts, which see artists play special stripped back sets in London to aid charity Mencap.
Guy Garvey of Elbow - who will open the sessions, which are curated by radio DJ Jo Whiley - said: "We are dead proud to be added to the list of amazing bands that have done the Little Noise Sessions for Jo Whiley and Mencap.
Continue reading: Elbow And Goldfrapp Sign Up For Little Noise Sessions
Amy Winehouse has been remembered for her charitable nature, by radio DJ Jo Whiley.
Amy Winehouse has been remembered for her charitable nature.
The 'Back to Black' singer may have led a controversial lifestyle and struggled with problems including alcohol and drugs, but she also made a great deal of time for charities during her short career.
Radio DJ Jo Whiley, explained how she was touched by Amy's charitable side, telling BANG Showbiz: "I met her a few times, she was really lovely. The first thing she did was a charity show for MENCAP, one of the Little Noise sessions and you don't get paid for that kind of thing, but she turned up and did a really brilliant show in the Union Chapel, a beautiful venue, and she was really on form.
Continue reading: Amy Winehouse's Charitable Nature
Jay-Z is a fan of Elbow, after seeing them at Glastonbury festival this year.
The '99 Problems' rapper is a fan of the 'Neat Little Rows' indie group after seeing them from the side of the stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
Radio DJ Jo Whiley, who was hosting the first 'Persil Pass on the Love Picnic' at this year's Camp Bestival festival, explained to BANG Showbiz: "I watched Elbow with him at Glastonbury, he was just there at the side of the stage.
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Primal Scream closed Camp Bestival last night (31.07.11), playing their classic 'Screamadelica' album in full.
The 'Can't Go Back' dance rock band played their breakthrough album, 'Screamadelica', in full to close the four-day family friendly festival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset.
The band - led by singer Bobby Gillespie - played the tracks from 'Screamdelica' in a reworked and order, before launching into a host of their biggest hits from other records in their back catalogue, including 'Rocks' and 'Country Girl'.
Continue reading: Primal Scream Close Camp Bestival
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