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Chvrches, Django Django and King Creosote announced for Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2013

15 Oct 2013

The Rezillos and Fiddler's Bid will also join headliners the Pet Shop Boys on the New Year Line-up

We can’t lie, we’re a wee bit excited. As if it weren’t sufficient that electro-poppers Pet Shop Boys are headlining this year’s New Year’s Eve street party jamboree in Edinburgh, a clutch of darn fine local heroes have been added to the supporting mix.

Jason Derulo announces 2014 UK tour

8 Oct 2013

The R&B star will visit cities across the country in support of best-selling album Tattoos

Following the release of Tattoos, his most successful album to date, Jason Derulo has announced plans for his biggest ever UK and Ireland tour. This will be the first time Derulo has toured the UK since 2011, with a planned tour in 2012 eventually being…

New series of TV series 24 to be shot in London

4 Oct 2013

Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub will return as Jack and Chloe in 24: Live Another Day

Kiefer Sutherland is set to reprise his role as the seemingly immortal god of interrogation, Jack Bauer, in a reboot of the 24 series named 24: Live Another Day. The new series, which will see the exiled government agent pounding the streets of London…

Paul Muldoon, Carol Ann Duffy and John Burnside announced for StAnza 2014

3 Oct 2013

Sujata Bhatt, David Constantine, Tishani Doshi, Brian Turner and Menna Elfyn also to appear

StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival, has revealed the names of some of the poets who will be appearing at the festival from Wed 5–Sun 9 Mar 2014, including Paul Muldoon, Carol Ann Duffy and John Burnside. The full program, which will not be…

WATCH: New trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

1 Oct 2013

New trailer offers the first glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch's Smaug the Dragon

The new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has debuted, offering fans their long-awaited first glimpse of the titular dragon, as voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. The Star Trek Into Darkness and Sherlock star is joined in the trailer by…

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Edinburgh Zoo celebrate the birth of new koala

20 Sep 2013

The koala is the first ever to be born in the UK

Edinburgh Zoo has announced the birth of a Koala joey, the first instance of a successful breeding programme of the marsupial in the UK. Donald Gow, Senior Keeper at Edinburgh Zoo, said: “We are all immensely excited by the birth of the UK’s first…

A guide to Eurovision 2014

13 Sep 2013

5 things to expect from the next Eurovision contest, including modernity, passion... and confetti

In 2014, Denmark is going to take its rightful place as the pop capital of Europe, proving that the nation can do a joyful chart music party just as well as it does bacon, Vikings and moody crime dramas. Now that Eurovision HQ has confirmed the dates…

Jim Crace, Colm Toibin and Eleanor Catton on shortlist for Man Booker Prize 2013

10 Sep 2013

NoViolet Bulawayo, Jhumpa Lahiri and Ruth Ozeki also in running for prestigious literary prize

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2013 has been announced, with NoViolet Bulawayo, Eleanor Catton, Jim Crace, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ruth Ozeki and Colm Toibin all in the running for the prestigious literary prize. The six authors were chosen from a…

Where to buy Arcade Fire's new single, ‘Reflektor’

9 Sep 2013

The new song is being released on 12″ vinyl at limited UK locations - find your nearest store

Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire are set to release brand new single ‘Reflektor’ at 9pm on Mon 9 Sep. Glasgow’s Love Music and Mono will be the only Scottish record stores selling the single on 12″ vinyl. On Thu 5th Sep, the band released a…

Programme highlights of the London Film Festival 2013

4 Sep 2013

The capital film fest will feature new works from Richard Ayoade and the Coen brothers

Tom Hanks thriller Captain Phillips, Walt Disney biopic Saving Mr Banks and Steve McQueen's Shame follow-up 12 Years a Slave are among the highlights of the London Film Festival's 2013 programme. The festival, which takes place in several venues across…

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Profiles: Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson, stars of Fifty Shades of Grey

3 Sep 2013

We measure up the two newly-announced stars of the 'mommy porn' adap against the roles they'll play

Name: Charlie Hunnam Born: Newcastle, England, 1980 (33 years old) You'll know him from... Robots vs aliens blockbuster Pacific Rim, in which he played the pilot of a ginormo-bot tasked with punching the ruddy daylights out of behemoid…

Aidan Moffat, Cora Bissett and more contribute to Commonwealth Games 2014 arts programme

29 Aug 2013

Kieran Hurley, Janey Godley, Stephen Deazley, Random Accomplice and Paul Fegan also involved

As Glasgow launches its cultural programme for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, we round up a handful of highlights on the starting block

Opinion: Edinburgh Comedy Award 2013 announced

22 Aug 2013

Bridget Christie, Nick Helm, Aisling Bea, Romesh Ranganathan and Seann Walsh all nominated for gongs

And so, the Edinburgh Comedy Award nominations are in. And are we spitting blood with the outrage? Well, no, not really. The all-British main list features old-school stand-up (Seann Walsh, Carl Donnelly), a funny feminist (Bridget Christie), a bit of…

How Doug Segal made me a mentalist

7 Aug 2013

The mind-manipulating Fringe performer pulls prediction stunt with The List

There are two sealed envelopes in front of me, both signed and dated as shown above. Mentalist Doug Segal brought Envelope One to List HQ last week – it contains a prediction of something that's going to appear on page 18 of the next issue of The List…

Eels, Lou Hickey and Kris Kristofferson announced for No Mean City 2013

7 Aug 2013

The Glasgow Americana festival will also feature performances from Kat Men, Dawes and Caitlin Rose

The 2013 No Mean City line-up has been announced, with rockabilly band Kat Men and Glaswegian singer-songwriter Lou Hickey opening the series on Sun 1 Sep. Now in its third year, twenty artists will play across five venues with the concerts…

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The List has a new star-rating system too, and it's better than the Evening News's

5 Aug 2013

If we had to review our new star rating, we'd say it was worth ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●

Following Evening News' announcement of a long-overdue star ratings overhaul, we at The List are proud to announce we will also be redesigning our grading system for reviews. Rather than stand in Evening News' shadow though, we've decided to go one…

New Underbelly venue Topside hosts Doctor Brown, Alexander Masters and more

31 Jul 2013

The Fringe 2013 venue is also home to The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik and Le Gateau Chocolat

Here at List HQ we love a new venue, and are much excited by Topside, the Underbelly’s newest venture, to be found at the back of Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. Highlights heading for the 200-capacity theatre studio include the world premiere of…

High-flying start to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

30 Jul 2013

Aidan Moffat, Cora Bissett and Louise Welsh announced as part of Games culture programme

Aidan Moffat, Cora Bissett, Louise Welsh and Tam Dean Burn are just a clutch of the Scottish names taking part in a jam-packed line-up of cultural events to celebrate the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The year-long programme will be split into two…

Gravity, The Zero Theorem and Child of God at Venice Film Festival 2013

25 Jul 2013

The films from Alfonso Cuaron, Terry Gilliam and James Franco are among the festival highlights

The 70th International Film Festival in Venice includes films starring George Clooney, Sandra Bullock and Lindsay Lohan. The annual film gala is opening with Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller featuring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. The…

WATCH: Biffy Clyro choose Annie Lennox, Mogwai and Aereogramme for Scotland's Music Hall of Fame (video)

22 Jul 2013

The new project, set to open in 2015, will pay tribute to Scotland's rock and pop heritage

Biffy Clyro are the latest Scottish musicians to have nominated a few of their countrymen for Scotland's Music Hall of Fame. The new project, which aims to open in Glasgow in early 2015, will pay tribute to Scotland's rock and pop heritage, and has…

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T in the Park 2013: Essential travel info

9 Jul 2013

The most up-to-date travel details for getting to T in the park, including bus times and car share

Car / Carshare If you're planning on taking the car to T and haven't paid in advance for entry to the car park, it'll cost you £20 for a day or £30 for the weekend. Make sure to plan ahead - Traffic Scotland have set up a dedicated TITP mini-site, and…

Alice in Chains announce UK tour

9 Jul 2013

The tour will call in at London, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds and Newport

Rock giants Alice in Chains have announced a six date UK arena tour this November. The tour, in support of newest album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, will be the biggest the band has ever done on these shores, and follows selected worldwide summer…

Del Toro and Kaufman team up for Slaughterhouse-Five

9 Jul 2013

The Pacific Rim director and Eternal Sunshine scribe are rumoured to be adapting Vonnegut's novel

Kurt Vonnegut's seminal anti-war/sci-fi novel Slaughterhouse-Five is rumoured to be the source material for a new movie adaptation - with Pacific Rim/Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind/Synechdoche New…

The List launches a new free title for the Edinburgh Festivals 2013

25 Jun 2013

A free, weekly festival magazine is due to launch in August

We’re excited to announce that this year The List will be launching a free, weekly magazine for the Edinburgh Festivals. More than 75,000 copies of this dedicated publication will be distributed at venues, galleries, cafes, bars, hotels and hostels…

The Cannes award winners are soon to be announced, but what really happens in the jury room?

24 May 2013

Hannah McGill provides an insight into the inner workings of film festival juries

Film festival juries are variable beasts: some rigorously regulated, some sloppy; some amicable and some fiery as all hell. A few of my own experiences on juries around the world follow... 1. Festival 1. A fellow juror is a very elderly…