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McBusted announce two outdoor shows for June 2014

27 Jan 2014

Backstreet Boys, 5ive, Diversity and Scouting For Girls will also play the gigs

McBusted will play two outdoor concerts with support from Backstreet Boys and 5ive. The supergroup - made up of members from McFly and Busted - will also be joined by Diversity and Scouting For Girls at Weston-super-Mare Beach on June 28 and Ipswich…

Edinburgh's Picture House closes

24 Jan 2014

With JD Wetherspoon's now in charge, the capital loses its main mid-size music venue

The final gig has ended; the scaffolding is up; refurbishment is underway. With the closure of Edinburgh’s Picture House on 31 December, the Scottish capital has lost its main mid-size music venue. And with confirmation that previous owners MAMA &amp…

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…

Blythe Duff and The Killing's Sofie Grabol star in Edinburgh International Festival theatre trilogy

20 Jan 2014

The James Plays trilogy by Rona Munro brings Scottish independence debate back to 2014 festival

Following denials last year that the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival would go anywhere near the Scottish independence debate, a major trilogy of plays on the theme of Scottishness has been announced for this year’s Festival. The James Plays are a…

The stage adaptation of The Lion King to call at Sunderland's Empire Theatre

17 Jan 2014

Tickets for the run in autumn 2014 will go on sale from Tue 21 Jan

Julie Taymor's blockbuster stage adaptation of The Lion King is set to continue its tour around the UK with a run at Sunderland's Empire Theatre in autumn 2014. The musical version of Disney's epic 'Hamlet with lions' animation will visit the theatre…

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American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street among Oscar 2014 nominations

16 Jan 2014

Philomena, Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyers Club and Captain Phillips also pick up multiple nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2014 Academy Awards, with The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle picking up multiple nominations in several categories apiece. The list of nominees in the main categories is below - for…

Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus developing musical stage adaptation of Groundhog Day

10 Jan 2014

The Matilda collaborators are working with original screenplay writer Danny Rubin on the project

Following their massive success with the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda, comedian Tim Minchin and lyricist-director Matthew Warchus have turned their attention to iconic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day. The pair are reportedly working on the…

Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle among the BAFTA 2014 nominees

8 Jan 2014

Captain Phillips, Philomena and The Wolf of Wall Street also in the running for awards

The nominees for the 2014 BAFTAs have been announced, with Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Captain Phillips the main contenders for multiple awards. All four have received nominations for Best Film and Director, with Philomena also in the…

Airbourne, Alice In Chains, Ghost, Gojira, Karnivool, Mastodon and Slayer added to Sonisphere 2014 lineup

6 Jan 2014

The new acts join headliners The Prodigy, Metallica and Iron Maiden at the rock and metal fest

UPDATE: Airbourne, Alice In Chains, Ghost, Gojira, Karnivool, Mastodon and Slayer have been added to the line-up for Sonisphere 2014, which will take place at Knebworth Park on Fri 4–Sun 6 July 2014.

The Mighty Boosh confirm new tour and album NOT in the works

6 Jan 2014

Noel Fielding and Dave 'Bollo' Brown tackle rumours of a Boosh reunion

Members of The Mighty Boosh have stated that they will not be back on the road in 2014 (via Boosh fansite The Velvet Onion). The story, originally published by The Mail on Sunday and picked up by outlets including The Guardian and Chortle, had Boosh…

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Opinion: Why Edinburgh needs The Picture House

20 Dec 2013

The venue is at risk of being transformed into a yet another Wetherspoon's pub

If you asked music fans for a single word to describe the news that Edinburgh venue The Picture House is to become a Wetherspoon's, 'depressing' might be a popular choice. Another might be 'baffling'. Why would owners MAMA & Company sell a seemingly…

Miley Cyrus to visit UK as part of 2014 BANGERZ tour

11 Dec 2013

The twerk-happy controversy magnet will visit London, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham

Miley Cyrus is set to visit the UK in 2014 as part of her BANGERZ world tour. The Disney princess turned twerk-happy controversy magnet will visit London, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham in May 2014, in support of her best selling recent album…

Buy tickets to Neil Young & Crazy Horse and McBusted at British Summer Time Festival 2014

11 Dec 2013

Backstreet Boys and The National will provide support on two dates of the Hyde Park gig series

Neil Young & Crazy Horse and McBusted have been announced as the headliners for this year's British Summertime Festival at Hyde Park, London. The gig series, which takes place from Fri 4–Sun 13 Jul 2014, will also feature performances from The National…

Rod Jones, Honeyblood and There Will Be Fireworks confirmed for Slowfest 2013

11 Dec 2013

The stripped back gig series will take place at Glasgow's Bar Bloc from Mon 16-Wed 18 Dec

Idlewild's Rod Jones, 'crunch pop' duo Honeyblood and indie post-rockers There Will Be Fireworks are among the acts confirmed for Slowfest 2013. The festival, which will take place at Glasgow's Bar Bloc from Mon 16–Wed 18 Dec, gives Scottish bands and…

WATCH: The trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending

10 Dec 2013

The sci-fi action movie stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis

The trailer for the Wachowskis' latest film, Jupiter Ascending, has just appeared online, with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis providing the human element in an effects-laden extravaganza. Or rather, humanaoid – Tatum plays alien warrior Caine, whose task…

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WATCH: The new trailer for George Clooney's The Monuments Men

4 Dec 2013

The WWII drama is the true story of a small team of soldiers tasked with rescuing works of art

The trailer for George Clooney's next directorial effort, The Monuments Men, has just landed, featuring a cast that includes Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin and Hugh Bonneville. You can watch it…

Have a tasty lunch at The List's Stop for Soup Day on Wed 18 Dec

3 Dec 2013

The charity event aims to raise cash for Edinburgh's homeless people

The List is hosting a Stop for Soup Day at our courtyard off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile from 1-3pm on Wed 18 Dec. The event, organised via the Bethany Christian Trust, will raise funds to help find accomodation for homeless and vulnerable people during the…

Robbie Williams announces Swings Both Ways European tour for summer 2014

26 Nov 2013

The tour will call at cities across Europe and the UK before ending in London's O2 arena

Robbie Williams has announced he'll be touring around the UK and Europe in summer 2014, in support of his latest album, Swings Both Ways. The tour will call at cities including Prague, Zurich, Amsterdam, Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester, before finishing…

WATCH: The unsurprisingly NSFW trailer for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac

22 Nov 2013

The sexually explicit film features performances from Charlotte Gainsbourg and Shia LaBeouf

The extremely Not Safe For Work trailer for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac has just landed, with plenty of nudity and a splash of violence for good measure. There's even hints of explicit sexual nature, although this could just be an effect of clever…

Top 5 things that excite us at the Glasgow Film Festival 2014

21 Nov 2013

The GFF has just unveiled the first of its programme details - here's what we're looking forward to

The Glasgow Film Festival unveiled the first part of its 2014 programme today, including some exciting new strands and screening details for its tenth edition. Here are the highlights we've managed to glean so far. Pop Up Cinema Following the…

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Monty Python unveil details for 2014 stage show at The O2, London

21 Nov 2013

The show will feature new and old material, animation and 'a tiny bit of ancient sex'

The surviving members of Monty Python – John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones – officially announced some details of their forthcoming stage show, which will take place at The O2, London on Tue 1 Jul 2014. Tickets will go…

Backstreet Boys and All Saints join forces for 2014 UK tour

21 Nov 2013

The two reunited pop groups will tour arena venues around the country in March/April 2014

Backstreet's back, alright! US boyband icons Backstreet Boys have announced a UK arena tour for 2014, with UK girlband counterparts All Saints providing support. The tour, which will take place through March and April 2014, is scheduled to call at some…

Extra date announced for Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience UK tour 2014

21 Nov 2013

The pop superstar has added an extra date at The O2, London on Tue 10 Jun 2014

New tickets for Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience tour will be available for purchase as of 9am on Thu 21 Nov. The new date at The O2, London on Tue 10 Jun 2014, was announced following phenomenal demand for the initial batch of tickets. In fact, all…

Hull named as UK City of Culture 2017

20 Nov 2013

The east coast English city beat off competition from Leicester, Swansea Bay and Dundee

After months of speculation and following some fervent bidding last week, Hull has been named UK City of Culture for 2017, fending off stiff competition from rival cities, Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay. Hull will follow Derry-Londonderry, which is…

Arctic Monkeys to headline T in the Park 2014

20 Nov 2013

The Sheffield indie boys are the first act announced for next year's festival

Arctic Monkeys are the headliners to be confirmed for T in the Park 2014. The announcement comes just days before tickets to the festival go on sale, at 9am on Fri 22 Nov. Arctic Monkeys have been riding high on the acclaim for latest album AM…