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All Saints, Atomic Kitten, East 17 and more confirmed for Another Time, Another Place UK tour

14 Apr 2014

The pop nostalgia fest will take place in November 2014; tickets are on sale now

All Saints, Atomic Kitten, East 17, Let Loose, Big Brovaz, and Jenny Berggren (Ace of Base) have united for Another Time, Another Place, a night of 90s and 00s pop taking place at London’s O2 on Fri 11 Apr. Expect to hear all the hits, from East 17’s…

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…

Michael Bublé announces two dates in London as part of 2014 world tour

1 Apr 2014

Tickets for the December dates at The O2 will go on sale from Fri 4 Apr

After ten sold out shows at The O2 last year, Michael Bublé is coming back to the venue to play two nights in December (Mon 15 & Tue 16) as part of his new UK arena tour. These dates, plus an already-announced show in Belfast, are his only confirmed…

Artist Graham Fagen and Hospitalfield's Lucy Byatt discuss plans for the 2015 Venice Biennale

31 Mar 2014

Fagen has been asked to represent Scotland in next year's event

‘I can tell you for definite that I’ll do something. I’m not sure what yet, but there will definitely be something.’ It’s understandable that Glasgow-born artist Graham Fagen is reluctant to discuss any specific ideas for his solo presentation at the…

Russell Crowe: the Noah story 'predates religion... it's more of a shared human experience'

31 Mar 2014

The A-list actor shares his opinion on the historical accuracy of Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic

Biblical blockbuster Noah made its UK debut at a handful of ‘fan screenings’ on Saturday, with star Russell Crowe making a personal appearance. The film, directed by Black Swan helmer Darren Aronofsky, is an adaptation of the story of the great flood…

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Graham Fagen to represent Scotland at the 2015 Venice Biennale

24 Mar 2014

The artist will present a solo exhibition commissioned and curated by Arbroath's Hospitalfield Arts

Visual artist Graham Fagen has been selected to represent Scotland at the 2015 Venice Biennale. The Glasgow-born artist, whose previous work has combined video, performance, photography, sculpture, text and even plants, will present a solo exhibition…

Pop princess Kylie Minogue announces UK tour dates for 2014

19 Mar 2014

Tickets for the tour, which will visit the UK in September/October, go on sale from Fri 21 Mar

Kylie Minogue will be touring the UK this September as part of her ‘Kiss Me Once' European tour. The tour will commence at Liverpool's Echo Arena in Liverpool on Wed 24 Sep and call at Manchester, London, Cardiff, Birmingham and Nottingham. Kylie will…

War and peace announced as themes for Edinburgh International Festival 2014

18 Mar 2014

Programme highlights includes works involving The Kronos Quartet and Handspring Puppet Company

War and peace, conflict and conciliation are the grand themes being tackled in Jonathan Mills’ final year as director of the Edinburgh International Festival. The 2014 programme, announced today, explores music, dance, theatre and other arts not just…

Interview: Edinburgh International Festival director Jonathan Mills on the 2014 programme

18 Mar 2014

The outgoing EIF director reveals what inspired his final festival programme

What are this year’s EIF themes? It’s put together partly to coincide with the Commonwealth Games, and partly to coincide with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. But there is a much broader dimension: the way in which artists have…

Programme announced for the Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

13 Mar 2014

The festival will feature works by the likes of John Byrne, Susan Hiller and Isa Genzken

Works and exhibitions by Isa Genzken, Susan Hiller and John Byrne are among the highlights of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2014 programme. The festival, which runs from Thu 31 Jul–Sun 31 Aug this year, celebrates visual art at a time when the…

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Jay and Silent Bob creator Kevin Smith plans UK tour for summer 2014

13 Mar 2014

The writer-director will be joined by Jason Mewes and Ralph Garman

American writer/director Kevin Smith is set to tour the UK in June & July 2014 with a series of comedy dates. Smith, whose credits include Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks I & II, will make five live appearances, accompanied variously by…

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…

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…

Shrek theme park to open in London in summer 2015

24 Feb 2014

The attraction will be run by Merlin Entertainment, who also operate Madame Tussauds

A new theme park inspired by the adventures of Shrek is set to open in summer 2015. Shrek’s Far Far Away Adventure will open just ahead of Shrek's 15 year anniversary, and will feature an interactive walkthrough adventure, a character courtyard where…

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Usher Hall manager Karl Chapman discusses the venue's 100th Birthday Concert

21 Feb 2014

Mogwai, Rufus Wainwright and the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra will help mark the occasion

Whether or not the queen’s custom of sending congratulatory messages to those reaching their 100th birthdays extends to concert halls as well as people remains to be seen, but it’s unlikely that Edinburgh’s Usher Hall will be short of birthday greetings…

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…

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…

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…

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Gravity and American Hustle win big at the BAFTAs 2014

17 Feb 2014

12 Years a Slave, The Great Gatsby, Blue Jasmine, Philomena, Captain Philips & Rush also recognised

The ceremony for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards 2014 took place last night, with Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity scoring six awards. The sci-fi blockbuster, which was shot in the UK, picked up awards for Director, Cinematography, Original…

Frankie Valli musical Jersey Boys to tour UK in 2014

14 Feb 2014

The jukebox musical features the hit songs ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ and ‘Bye Bye Baby’

The award winning musical Jersey Boys will embark on its first ever UK tour this September, travelling to Sunderland, Manchester, Birmingham, Stoke and Edinburgh. Backed by the original Broadway production creative team, Jersey Boys, written by…

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…

Philip Seymour Hoffman - a personal top 10

4 Feb 2014

Film journalist Niki Boyle lists his most memorable performances, good and bad, from the late actor

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died on Sunday aged 46, will be rightly remembered as one of the finest actors of his generation. There are numerous obituaries and 'best of' lists circulating the internet in the wake of his death, so rather than replicate…