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Hidden Door Festival announces Early Bird tickets on sale

2 Feb 2015

Edinburgh's festival of new art, music and performance returns in May 2015

Hidden doors have always had an appeal; from the magical one in CS Lewis's wardrobe to the seriously creepy one in Neil Gaiman's Coraline, they're all about the promise of adventure. The Hidden Door Festival chose its name wisely, starting in 2010 as a…

Tickets for Udderbelly Festival 2015 now on sale

30 Jan 2015

The iconic purple cow returns to London's Southbank centre bringing with it a slew of cattle puns and a three month programme of live comedy, circus and kids shows. The Udderbelly Festival begins on 9 April and runs for a raucous three months until…

The Libertines set to headline T in the Park 2015

29 Jan 2015

Iconic British indie rockers the first act announced as headlines at new Strathallan Castle location

The Libertines have been announced as one of the headline acts at T in the Park 2015. The indie rockers are the first of the festival’s headline acts to be announced, and will be playing in what looks set to be a historic year for the festival, as it…

First Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 tickets on sale

29 Jan 2015

Fringe-goers can already buy tickets for Daniel Sloss, Jimeoin, Dick Gaughan and Janis Joplin

The first batch of tickets for this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe has gone on sale today. The annually-anticipated printed programme launches on Thu 4 Jun, but a selection of acts and tickets are already available to buy on the organisation's…

Sónar reveal 2015 festival line-up

29 Jan 2015

Barcelona festival to feature The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, FKA Twigs and Die Antwoord

Sónar, Barcelona's festival of progressive music and multimedia arts, has released a video to announce the latest wave of acts taking part. The typically eclectic line-up includes a number of British acts, including The Chemical Brothers, Duran…

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Kaiser Chiefs to headline Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

29 Jan 2015

The multi-million selling rock four piece are set to play the festival

Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as Saturday night’s headline act for this year’s Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. This will be the multi-million selling quintet’s first appearance at a Highland festival, with the band’s only other gigs in the…

Ghostbusters 3 cast announced

28 Jan 2015

Who you gonna call? Rumours of an all-female Ghostbusters cast confirmed

After years of speculation, a new Ghostbusters film is officially in the works. Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig confirmed recent rumours of an all-female cast of 'busters starring Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy…

Scottish Independent Film Awards announced

28 Jan 2015

Inaugural awards ceremony to debut at Tartan Features Film Festival

Tartan Features has announced that the first ever Scottish Independent Film Awards will take place at the Tartan Features Film Festival in October. Brought to you by the people behind the Write Shoot Cut monthly short film screenings in Edinburgh and…

Watch The Decemberists sing YouTube comments on Jimmy Kimmel

23 Jan 2015

Portland-based indie band break the talk show mould before heading off on European tour

The Decemberists scored big on Jimmy Kimmel's US talk show last night with a selection of hilarious YouTube comment renditions. Promoting their newly released sixth album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, the indie folk five-piece known…

Scottish bands headed to South by Southwest

23 Jan 2015

Seven Scottish artists to showcase their music at renowned industry conference in Austin, Texas

South by Southwest (SXSW) will once again be host to a mixture of talented artists from Scotland, it was announced today. Blues Singer/Songwriter Dave Arcari will be joined in Austin by the likes of experimental hip-hop group Hector Bizerk and…

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Glasgow Film Festival 2015 programme announced

21 Jan 2015

Noah Baumbach's While We're Young opens the festival's 11th year

Ten European premieres, 11 world premieres, an internet cat video festival, a 1970s roller disco and a ballroom extravaganza at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum – all these and plenty more form part of the 11th Glasgow Film Festival, whose programme…

Kazuo Ishiguro coming to Scotland

20 Jan 2015

Award-winning author of Never Let Me Go set to make rare Edinburgh appearance

Kazuo Ishiguro will be making a rare appearance in Scotland to discuss his highly anticipated brand new novel The Buried Giant at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh on Thu 5 Mar.

Edinburgh Film Festival appoint new Artistic Director

16 Dec 2014

Film critic and programmer Mark Adams to head Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival has appointed Mark Adams as its new Artistic Director. Adams has been Chief Film Critic and Reviews Editor for trade publication Screen International for four years and is also a critic for the The Sunday Mirror.

V&A Dundee hit the road in 2015

11 Dec 2014

All aboard the art bus! Museum of Design to embark on first national exhibition tour

The V&A Museum of Design Dundee kicks off 2015 in pimp-my-ride style, with the deployment a custom-built, mobile art bus thanks to its collaboration with the Travelling Gallery. Part of the new museum's national pre-opening campaign, the Design in…

Glasgow Film Festival announce more events for 2015

10 Dec 2014

Strictly Ballroom, Paul Merton and British Sea Power provide major programme highlights

A glitter-strewn homage to Australian director Baz Luhrmann and a festival of internet cat videos are among the first events confirmed for the 2015 Glasgow Film Festival, it’s been announced today. The grand hall of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and…

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Turner Prize 2014: Duncan Campbell wins

2 Dec 2014

Artist's challenging video tackling African masks and consumerism culture earns highest acclaim

Duncan Campbell has won the 2014 Turner Prize. The Glasgow-based conceptual artist has earned the prestigious contemporary art honour, worth £25,000, with his video exploring history through dance and African art...

New investment set to spur growth of leading UK events guide – The List

27 Nov 2014

New investment, editor, editorial focus, List-programmed events and move to free publications

The List is pleased to announce it has received significant new investment from two digital entrepreneurs in London alongside further investment from existing shareholders. The new investors are the principals of Blue Compass, a portfolio of opportunity…

BFI London Film Festival: a pick of the 2014 programme highlights

3 Sep 2014

Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch among the stars of this year's line-up

As BFI Chief Executive Amanda Nevill pointed out today, for UK filmgoers the London Film Festival marks the start of awards-season, acting as it does as a showcase for many of those films that will feature heavily in this year's BAFTA and Academy Awards…

Lee Nelson to tour UK in 2015 with Suited & Booted tour

2 Sep 2014

Tickets for the comedy creation's new show will go on sale from Fri 5 Sep

Comedy character Lee Nelson is set to travel across the country as part of his 2015 Suited and Booted tour. Nelson (the creation of stand-up Simon Brodkin) will play indigo at The O2, London on Sat 9 May 2015, with further dates to be…

Maroon 5 announce London, Birmingham and Manchester arena dates for 2015

2 Sep 2014

Tickets for the group's summer 2015 UK tour dates go on sale from Fri 5 Sep

Chart-topping 'Moves Like Jagger' posse Maroon 5 are heading to the UK as part of the their 2015 European tour. The arena dates in London, Birmingham and Manchester will take place in late May/early in June next year, and will feature material from…

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Sven Vath to host Cocoon night at London's Building Six in November 2014

2 Sep 2014

Tickets for the techno titan's winter event are on sale now

Techno boss Sven Vath will headline another of his legendary Cocoon nights at Building Six, London on Sat 22 Nov. As well as label boss Vath, the event will feature an as-yet-unannounced line-up of some of Cocoon's biggest hitters – and, considering the…

Lily Allen to headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens 2014/15

15 Aug 2014

The Sheezus singer is the first name announced for Edinburgh's New Year's Eve celebrations

Lily Allen has been announced as the headliner for this year’s Concert in the Gardens on New Year’s Eve for Edinburgh's Hogmanay. Allen follows in the footsteps of a stellar line-up of previous headliners, including the Pet Shop Boys, who were last…

Israeli theatre company Incubator perform silent protest show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014

11 Aug 2014

The show, which receives public state funding, attracted attention from pro-Palestine protesters

A ‘silent’ protest performance by Jerusalem-based Incubator Theatre was itself the focus of pro-Palestinian protests in Bristo Square on Saturday. Hip hop opera The City had been cancelled by Underbelly following noisy protests outside the McEwan Hall…

Basement Jaxx announce UK tour in winter 2014

10 Jul 2014

Tickets for the tour, in support of new album Junto, will go on sale from Fri 11 Jul

Dance-music duo Basement Jaxx have announced a UK wide tour on the back of revealing a new album, which is to be released this August. Junto (which means together in Spanish) will come out on 25 August and will be the groups seventh studio album. The…

Linkin Park announce UK dates for November 2014

9 Jul 2014

Tickets for the dates, in support of new album The Hunting Party, go on sale from Fri 11 Jul

Linkin Park have announced they'll be playing The O2, London on Sun 23 Nov in support of latest album The Hunting Party. In writing the album, multi-instrumentalist and singer Mike Shinoda was inspired by a blog post titled ‘Rock Sucks Right Now and its…