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Beyonce to bring Mrs Carter World Tour to UK in 2014

12 Dec 2013

The show will call at Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London in February and March

Beyonce has just announced that she'll visit the UK as part of her Mrs Carter World Tour in 2014. The singer will visit Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London in February and March next year, before going on to visit Dublin, Cologne, Amsterdam…

Jamie Jones, Tiga, Andrew Weatherall and Vitalic confirmed for Riverside Festival 2014

12 Feb 2014

The Glasgow dance music fest will also feature sets from Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Slam and more

The line-up for Glasgow's second Riverside electronic music festival has been announced, with Hot Creations boss Jamie Jones, Andrew Weatherall, Tiga and Vitalic (live) among the big names attending. Aphrohead aka Felix Da Housecat, Derrick Carter…

Hip hop legends De La Soul to celebrate 25 years with UK tour in May 2014

28 Jan 2014

The trio will call in at London, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, York and Leamington Spa

25 years after the release of their debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, hip hop trio De La Soul are set to visit the UK once again, visiting cities across the country in May 2014. Famous for their early hits 'Me, Myself and I' and 'The Magic Number'…

Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and Faith No More to play British Summer Time Festival 2014

1 Apr 2014

Presale tickets available from Wed 2 Apr; general sale available from Fri 4 Apr

Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and Faith No More are the latest names to be added to the British Summer Time series of gigs set to take place in Hyde Park this July. The metal titans will head up a line-up that also features Motorhead, Soulfly, Wolfmother…

Limp Bizkit, Anthrax and The Sisters of Mercy added to Sonisphere 2014 line-up

21 Jan 2014

Carnifex, Silverstein, Dropkick Murphys, The Virginmarys and Devin Townsend also added

Several new names have been added to the line-up for rock and metal fest Sonisphere, which will take place at Knebworth Park on Fri 4–Sun 6 Jul 2014. Limp Bizkit, Anthrax, Carnifex, Chas & Dave, Silverstein, Dropkick Murphys, The Sisters of Mercy, The…

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Chase & Status, MIA and A$AP Rocky announced for Lovebox Festival 2014

13 Mar 2014

Tickets for the London music festival go on sale Fri 14 Mar

UPDATE: The second wave of artists at Lovebox 2014 has been announced, featuring rapper Nas alongside dance acts Adam Beyer, Breach, Soul II Soul, Cottam, Craig Charles and more. Nas will be performing his debut album Illmatic, which is 20 years old…

The Specials to embark on UK and Ireland tour in November 2014

20 Feb 2014

The ska legends will visit Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, London and more

Legendary UK ska act The Specials will be heading out on a UK and Ireland tour in November 2014. The band will visit Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester and London, among others, playing some of their best known hits including 'Too Much, Too Young' and…

Deftones, Frank Turner and Reel Big Fish added to line-up for Sonisphere 2014

12 Feb 2014

The bands join Metallica, Iron Maiden, The Prodigy and Limp Bizkit at the rock and metal fest

Deftones, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Reel Big Fish are three of the latest additions to the Sonisphere 2014 line-up. Protest The Hero, Alestorm, Truckfighters, Kerbdog, Only Crime, Blitz Kids, Itch, Max Raptor and Hounds were also added to a…

André Rieu announces UK and Ireland arena tour for December 2014

6 Feb 2014

The classical violin star will visit 10 cities around the British Isles

Classical musician André Rieu has announced a series of ten tour dates to take place around the UK and Ireland in December 2014. The violinist (and his orchestra) will call at arena venues in Belfast, Dublin, Nottingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle…

Terry Gilliam, Richard Dreyfuss and Richard Ayoade to attend Glasgow Film Festival 2014

5 Feb 2014

Mark Millar, CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry and magician Ricky Jay will also be in attendance

The guest line-up for the Glasgow Film Festival 2014 has been announced, with actor Richard Dreyfuss and director/Python Terry Gilliam topping the A-list. Dreyfuss will be attending in support of his road trip comedy Cas & Dylan, which is directed by…

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Gogol Bordello – O2 Academy, Glasgow, Sun 15 Dec 2013

16 Jan 20143 stars

Eugene Hutz and his band of gypsy punks deliver a patchy but overall winning show

There have been a few recent changes to the so-called ‘familia undestructable’ that comprise Gogol Bordello – a many-limbed throng of globally-sourced gypsy punks led by charismatic Ukranian frontman Eugene Hutz. Guitarist Michael Bernard Ward has been…

Preview of 2014: 10 cultural events you won't want to miss

17 Dec 2013

Featuring the Commonwealth Games, Drake, Dark Behaviour and Only Lovers Left Alive

The big hitters Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Even if you were the ‘forget your PE kit’ sort when you were at school, there’s little chance you’ll be able to avoid getting swept up by Commonwealth fever when it hits Glasgow at the height of…

Mogwai, Hudson Mohawke, Optimo and Numbers join forces for the East End Social's Last Big Weekend

26 Mar 2014

The two-day music festival will take place in Glasgow on Sat 30 & Sun 31 Aug

Mogwai, Hudson Mohawke, Optimo and Numbers have been announced as acts at the East End Social's Last Big Weekend, a new two-day music festival to be held in Glasgow in August 2014. Mogwai will headline the first day of the festival on Sat 30 Aug, while…

The Notwist, with Jel – Mono, Glasgow, Sun 16 Mar 2014

19 Mar 20144 stars

The long-running German alt.rockers team up with the Californian hip hop electronicist

Given The Notwist’s (comparatively) recent move towards electronica, it’s not too surprising to see Jel join the long-running German alt.rockers on this European tour. The co-founder of alternative electronica/hip hop label Anticon, he’s carved a niche…

The LaFontaines, New City Kings and Fizzy Blood lined up for ListLive

13 Mar 2014

The latest edition of our live gig series explores the various subgenres of rock

Our next ListLive event is shaping up to be yet another genre-crossing affair, this time exploring the various subgenres of rock. Scottish quintet The LaFontaines specialise in combining danceable indie rock with a lyrical hip hop overlay (not to…

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Disclosure with Joey Bada$$ - Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Wed 5 Mar 2014

6 Mar 20144 stars

Poor sound quality can’t hamper a night of near-perfect pop-house

Given that the Corn Exchange is used as much for wedding fayres and corporate events as for live music performances, it’s not surprising that it lacks the decent acoustics of purpose-built gig houses. Tonight’s support act, Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$…

Fatboy Slim and Jamie Cullum announced for Alex James and Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival 2014

28 Feb 2014

Find out more and get tickets to the music and foodie festival

Foodie friends Jamie Oliver and Alex James are once again throwing their annual Big Feastival, taking place at James’ Oxfordshire farm from Fri 29-Sun 31 Aug. As well as stages dedicated to food events and kids’ entertainment, there’ll also be an…

Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone's World Tour to call at The O2, London in December 2014

27 Feb 2014

Tickets for the concert on sale from 9am on Fri 28 Feb

Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone will be appearing in concert at London's O2 on Wed 10 Dec 2014, as part of his world tour. The composer, who made his name collaborating with former classmate Sergio Leone on several spaghetti westerns (notably…

Arctic Monkeys and One Direction among winners at BRIT Awards 2014

20 Feb 2014

David Bowie uses speech to pick a side on Scottish independence

The 2014 BRIT Awards ceremony took place in London last night, with Arctic Monkeys and One Direction the only winners to take away more than one award apiece. The Sheffield foursome picked up Best British Group and British Album of the Year for AM…

Scottish indie-pop group Camera Obscura announce UK and Ireland tour for May 2014

20 Feb 2014

The band will tour in support of latest album Desire Lines and forthcoming Sessions EP

Scottish indie-poppers Camera Obscura are set to tour the UK and Ireland in May 2014, calling at Belfast, Dublin, London and Birmingham before finishing off with a hometown show in Glasgow. The band will most likely be playing material from their latest…

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Chart-topping pop star John Newman to tour UK in October 2014

20 Feb 2014

The 'Love Me Again' singer will visit Edinburgh, Manchester, London, Plymouth and Wolverhampton

John Newman, the pop singer behind chart-topping hits 'Love Me Again' and 'Cheating', has announced he'll be embarking on a UK tour in October 2014. The singer will visit Edinburgh, Manchester, London, Plymouth and Wolverhampton in support of his 2013…

WATCH: Six 2014 music festival playlists, featuring Bestival, Coachella and more

4 Feb 2014

Songs from artists playing the Isle of Wight, Wireless, Green Man, Reading & Leeds also featured

Although it might not look it, February is quite an important month for summer music festivals. The January slump is over, and people are more likely to have proper spending money again for the first time this year. It's still freezing outside, so those…

Lady Gaga adds UK dates to artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour

29 Jan 2014

The 'Poker Face' singer will visit London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester in October 2014

Pop icon Lady Gaga has announced dates for the European leg of her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour, including three dates in the UK. Gaga will visit London, Manchester and Glasgow in support of her latest album ARTPOP, which we described as an 'unwieldy…

Calvin Harris, Irvine Welsh, Jay Z and Will Smith linked to new TV series Higher

23 Jan 2014

The half-hour comedy series, set in the world of electronic music, is due to be screened on HBO

Calvin Harris and Irvine Welsh are to collaborate on new TV series Higher, a half-hour comedy series to be screened on HBO (as first reported by Deadline). The series will be 'set in the world of electronic music', and will count Jay Z and Will & Jada…

Hot 100 2013: 79-70

11 Dec 2013

Peggy Hughes, Freya Mavor and Dominic Hill among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.