South Tyneside Festival announced for 17th July https://t.co/3y8PxLih6R
Hundreds Of Revellers Were Caught Up In A Dramatic Crowd Crush During A Festival Appearance By Scottish Duo The Proclaimers On Saturday (11jun15).
The I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) hitmakers were performing at T in the Park in their native Scotland when a security barrier collapsed under the weight of an audience surge.
Security stewards reportedly had to remove barriers and close food stalls to help the huge number of festival-goers caught up in the crush.
A source tells Scotland's Daily Record newspaper, "It was horrific. Everyone was pushing and the next thing the barrier goes down. A girl got trapped and people started stamping over her. There was only one security man with his eye on it. I've never seen anything like that at T in the Park."
Continue reading: The Proclaimers' Festival Performance Marred By Crush
2013 was another successful year for Camp Bestival with performances from the likes of The Proclaimers, Richard Hawley, Grandmaster Flash and Billy Bragg.
Richard Hawley plays one of his many splendid guitars.
Camp Bestival 2013 took over the weekend (August 2nd - 4th) at Lulworth Castle in Dorset last week, with some superb live headline and DJ sets each day.
It was an eclectic line-up of artists both legendary and newly emerging and ranging from the underground cult favourites to the more chartworthy pop stars. Richard Hawley, formerly of Britpop band Longpigs and Pulp, played an awesome headline set on day one with an array of different electric guitars. He shared the stage with 'I'm Gonne Be (500 Miles)' hitmakers The Proclaimers as well as reggae veteran Max Romeo, Manchester trio I Am Kloot and folk punk activist Billy Bragg.
Are you ready to rock, Scotland? T in the Park ready to kick off a weekend of musical wonderment but not without a heavy police presence to cut drug use.
The sun is shining, the line-up is terrific; T In The Park 2013 is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary with thousands of fans and seven stages. Performers during the three day festival will include Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, The Killers, Ke$ha, Kendrick Lamar, Emeli Sandé, The Proclaimers, and many more massive mainstream names. The recently revived German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk will also be making their festival debut in a hotly anticipated set that is rumoured to include 3D visuals, as well as My Bloody Valentine.
Kraftwerk To Bring Their Machine-Like Electronica To T In The Park.
T must surely rival similarly huge English festivals Glastonbury and Download for the strongest line-up of the year, with Mercury Prize winning Alt-J, New York's Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Frank Ocean, Paloma Faith and Icelandic newcomers Of Monsters and Men also playing across the weekend to celebrate two decades of the Scottish event. Festival director Geoff Ellis said, according to BBC's Newsbeat, "It doesn't feel like 20 years since we started and it's a milestone." The festival, which has been held annually since 1994 has been held at Balado airfield in Kinross-shire since 1997 and now attracts 85,000 fans and 35,000 campers to the second largest greenfield event in the UK.
Continue reading: As Fans Gather For 'T In The Park,' Police Crack Down On Drugs
The former Doctor Who star has penned a heartfelt tribute for the duo's The Very Best Of compilation record, revealing he idolised the band as a teenager and even walked down the aisle to one of their songs when he married actress Georgia Moffett in 2011.
Tennant writes, "I fell in love with this music, and this odd, unstyled, unlikely duo with a passion that has never dimmed to this day. Nobody else sounds like the Proclaimers and nobody else writes songs like these... Joyful Kilmarnock Blues was my teenage anthem, I walked down the aisle to Life With You, every great night out I have ever had has included I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles). These songs have been the soundtrack to my life."
The I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) hitmakers - twins Charlie and Craig Reid - have been friends with the Little Britain star for years, and were happy for Lucas to oversee the promo for new single Spinning Around In The Air.
But the singers are worried because Lucas - famed for his outlandish characters - wants them to dress up as women for the shoot.
Lucas tells Scotland's Sunday Mail, "I've been a massive fan of the Proclaimers since I was a kid. I got to know them years ago...
Continue reading: Matt Lucas Lands Music Video Director Job
The Baker Street icon passed away in January (11) after suffering liver failure, and his achievements will be celebrated with a concert a year after his death.
The show will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in January (12) as part of the city's Celtic Connections festival, and it will feature The Proclaimers, Ron Sexsmith and Barbara DICkson.
The gig will be curated by Rafferty's daughter Martha and his long-time friend Rab Noakes, according to the Bbc.
Continue reading: The Proclaimers To Play At Gerry Rafferty Tribute
The Baker Street icon passed away earlier this month (04Jan11) after suffering liver failure, resulting from a long battle with alcoholism.
Hundreds of devotees turned up to honour the songwriter at St Mirin's Cathedral in his hometown of Paisley.
Funnyman Billy Connolly, who formed folk group the Humblebums with Rafferty, was unable to attend the ceremony due to touring commitments in Australia and was said to have been "devastated" to have missed the funeral.
Continue reading: Rafferty Laid To Rest In Scotland
The Scottish actor, who played lovable Hobbit Peregrin 'Pippin' Took in the trilogy, is planning to walk down the aisle with Ali MCKinnon, the mother of his four-year-old son Jack.
And Boyd, who is currently touring with play Sunshine On Leith based on songs by The Proclaimers, is hoping to have some extra special wedding singers at the ceremony.
He tells Scotland's Daily Record, "As the Proclaimers say, 'It's just a piece of paper but it says I love you'. Me and Ali would just go off and do it but we want friends and family to be there. We are really, really trying to do it this year. I'm a huge Proclaimers fan and I would love them to play. That would make us do it."
Continue reading: Boyd To Wed
Punk idol John Lydon became embroiled in a vicious brawl with music rival JIMMY PURSEY in London's US Embassy, according to the SHAM 69 frontman himself.
Former SEX PISTOL Lydon, also known as JOHNNY ROTTEN, was queuing for a US visa in the British capital, when he was spotted by Pursey.
Keen to put rivalry of the past few decades behind them, 50-year-old Pursey approached Lydon to shake his hand and was rudely rebuffed.
Continue reading: Lydon 'Clashes' With Pursey In Us Embassy
South Tyneside Festival announced for 17th July https://t.co/3y8PxLih6R
Look forward to playing at both Carfest North & South this year https://t.co/EE6LH0Oo8F
27 date USA & Canada Sept/Oct tour announced https://t.co/7AZXGrkcet
Confirmed for last UK show of 2016 at Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham on Sept 4th https://t.co/Q2HJUBm1FC
A big thanks to our lovely Cathay Pacific dancing stewardesses https://t.co/anofqqwvXx
Had a great day at the fabulous Hong Kong Sevens https://t.co/Pr0B1paeYx
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Great to meet David Hasselhoff in HK today https://t.co/Yy5biZCktK
Fantastic to do first show of the year in Hong Kong for the Rugby Sevens https://t.co/qntqwZXQlc
Great to be playing at Kneistival in Belgium on 29th July https://t.co/skcMiV7gnI
Added Dubai and Doha shows for April 28th & 29th on way back from Aus/NZ tour https://t.co/9SE009wP0V
We're playing The Big Feastival on Sun 28th August, held at Alex James Farm, The Cotswolds https://t.co/Izo4fq5anr
Looking forward to returning to perform at Beautiful Days at Escot Park in Devon on Saturday 20th August. https://t.co/kxzpkUafZj
Looking forward to playing at Hong Kong Sevens in April https://t.co/1td6PCAKzH
We'll be headlining Lechlade Music Festival, Riverside Park, Gloucestershire on Saturday 28th May. Info at https://t.co/s9GSQlCZZ7
Yeovil, Worthing, Bury, Warrington, Scunthorpe, Chesterfield, Peterborough summer shows https://t.co/4Y83ZlQSD7
Croydon gig had technical issues over the weekend, sorted now and tickets on sale https://t.co/yjl5Xakivu
Castell Roc at Chepstow Castle & Purbeck Valley Festival nr Corfe Castle, Dorset appearances announced https://t.co/Gfq8eT211O
Truro, Weston-Super-Mare, Croydon & Chatham gigs announced https://t.co/BLESb7Fsx6
Village Pump Festival in Trowbridge confirmed https://t.co/uZBh1OuDeB