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Strummer Of Love Single Day Tickets Now On Sale

10th August 2012

The Strummer of Love festival organisers have now released the day tickets for this special event commemorating 10 years since the passing of legendary punk singer Joe Strummer.Standard weekend tickets for this family friendly event...

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Roots Manuva Headlines Tramlines

22nd July 2012

Roots Manuva closed the second day of Tramlines festival last night (21.07.12).The 'Witness (1 Hope)' rapper brought the Nokia Lumia Live stage at the event in Northern England to a close, following sets by Ms...

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Reverend And The Makers Open Tramlines

21st July 2012

Reverend and the Makers opened Tramlines festival in Sheffield last night (20.07.12).The 'Heavyweight Champion of the World' band took part in the Nokia Lumia Live showcase at the three-day free event, with a homecoming show...

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Conor Maynard's Vegas Party Track

18th July 2012

Conor Maynard's new single is a ''party track.''The song 'Vegas Girl' is about the US gambling city in Nevada - renowned for its relaxed attitude and wild parties - but he claims you don't actually...

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Reverend And The Makers To Open Tramlines

21st June 2012

Reverend and the Makers will open Sheffield's Tramlines festival.The band have recently returned from a two year hiatus and are headlining the opening day of the event, in Northern England, playing the Nokia Lumia Live...

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Britain's Golden Down Festival Axed For 2012

26th May 2012

A British festival set to feature performances by reggae icon LEE 'SCRATCH' PERRY, rapper Roots Manuva and dubstep stars Dub Pistols has been cancelled.The Golden Down Festival was to take place in Hampshire, England from...

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We Are Scientists Back In The UK For Five 2012 Festivals

16th May 2012

We Are Scientists will be playing live in the UK this year for the first time since the release of their last album 'Barbara' in 2010 in five summer festivals plus a UK tour.After performing...

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Aussie Festival Scrapped After Downpour

29th February 2012

An Australian music festival due to feature headline performances from Roots Manuva and Nile Rodgers has been cancelled due to torrential rain.Organisers have "reluctantly" called off the Playground Weekender event over fears the venue would...

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Roots Manuva And Ghostpoet To Perform At Beacons Festival

15th February 2012

Beacons Festival returns in 2012 with the first wave of acts announced, as well as a change of venue. A statement by the organisers of the festival said: 'Last year, due to extreme flooding, Health...

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Benji Boko Wants Gorillaz Collaboration

10th August 2011

Benji Boko has his sights set on collaborating with Damon Albarn.Following the release of his debut album, 'Beats, Treats, and all things Unique' in June - the dance musician is working on his ultimate musical...

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Rage Against The Machine Play Free Show

7th June 2010

Rage Against The Machine performed a free concert for 40,000 fans in London yesterday (06.06.10).The US rockers agreed to perform in the city's Finsbury Park as a thank you gesture for supporters after their 1992...

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Tinie Tempah Leads Uma Nominations

1st June 2010

Newcomer Tinie Tempah has received a record four nominations at this year's Urban Music Awards.The London rapper has been nominated for Best Newcomer, Best Collaboration for his single 'Pass Out', Best HipHop Act and Best...

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Maccabees Fame Surprise

1st February 2010

The Maccabees are surprised they're being called the next big thing. The Brighton-based indie rock band - who have been named as headline acts for the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2010 - are likely to...

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Fleet Foxes Take Album Artwork Award

5th January 2009

Folk rockers FLEET FOXES have beaten COLDPLAY and British rapper ROOTS MANUVA to win the Best Art Vinyl Award 2008 for the CD cover of their self-titled album. The disc's artwork features parts of Pieter...

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David Gilmour Performs Tribute To Late Richard Wright

24th September 2008

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has performed an emotional tribute to the band's late keyboardist Richard Wright.Appearing on BBC2's Later… with Jools Holland, Gilmour sang the 1968 song Remember the Day, written by Wright, who...

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Jazz Fans In Mobo Protest

20th September 2006

Furious jazz fans are staging a protest outside tonight's (20SEP06) Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards after the genre was sensationally scrapped from the prize categories. The peaceful public protest will see hundreds line the...

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Gorillaz's Demon Days Goes Live In New York

1st March 2006

DE LA SOUL, IKE TURNER and HAPPY MONDAYS singer SHAUN RYDER will join GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN to pay tribute to the animated rock group he formed with cartoonist JAMIE HEWLETT. NENEH CHERRY and ROOTS...

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Albarn Fears All-star Show Might Not Work

31st October 2005

BLUR star DAMON ALBARN is terrified this week's (begs1NOV05) gigs with virtual supergroup GORILLAZ may be too much of a logistical nightmare to pull off. DE LA SOUL, ROOTS MANUVA, HAPPY MONDAYS star SHAUN...

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Gorillaz Sell Out Five Nights At Opera House

10th October 2005

An all-star tribute to BLUR star DAMON ALBARN's virtual supergroup GORILLAZ has become one of the most successful sell-outs in Manchester, England's history. DE LA SOUL, ROOTS MANUVA, HAPPY MONDAYS star SHAUN RYDER and...

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Gorillaz Unmasked

21st September 2005

The musicians behind animated band GORILLAZ will unveil themselves for the first time at a forthcoming British gig. Until now the group - led by BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN - have only performed live...

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Rockers Sing For Sudan

3rd September 2004

Top rockers REM, ASH, PRIMAL SCREAM and BADLY DRAWN BOY have joined forces to record an album to help Sudanese refugees fleeing violence in the country's Darfur region. ROOTS MANUVA, FAITHLESS, DAVID GRAY and...

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