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Reggae legends Sir John Holt and Freddie McGregor announce O2 date for Aug 2014

18 Jun 2014

Tickets for the gig go on sale from 9am on Friday 20 June

Following his sold-out show at the indigo2 last year, reggae icon Sir John Holt has announced a follow-up performance. The star, most famous for penning ‘The Tide is High’ (later covered by Blondie and Atomic Kitten), will be joined by fellow…

Steel Panther announce UK tour for March 2015

18 Jun 2014

Tickets for the hair metal gigs will go on sale from 9am on Friday 20 June

Steel Panther have announced a UK-wide tour to take place in March 2015. The American hair metallers, having just played a set at Download festival this weekend, will return to the UK next year for huge shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Wolverhampton…

Jack White announces November dates for UK leg of Lazaretto tour

11 Jun 2014

Tickets go on sale from Friday 13 June at 9am

Jack White has announced a European tour which will be taking place from Sun 16–Wed 19 November. His four headline shows include Glasgow, Leeds and Brussels, as well as a night at the O2 Arena in London which will be White’s biggest UK solo show to…

Michael McIntyre announces Happy & Glorious UK and Ireland arena tour for 2015

9 Jun 2014

Tickets for the tour will go on sale from 9am on Fri 13 Jun

Michael McIntyre has announced he will be making a new tour of the UK and Ireland at the end of next year. Starting in September 2015, the Happy & Glorious tour will call at Aberdeen, Birmingham and Dublin, as well as six nights at the London O2 and…

Arcade Fire, Jake Bugg, and more announced for British Summer Time Festival 2014

21 May 2014

Presale tickets for the gig will be available from 9am on Wed 21 May

Arcade Fire have confirmed that they will be playing at London’s Hyde Park on 3 July. The Canadian band’s return to Hyde Park will follow UK dates at Earl’s Court arena in London on Fri 6 & Sat 7 Jun, as well as their headlining performance at…

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Pharrell Williams announces UK leg of Dear G I R L tour

21 May 2014

Tickets for the UK dates will go on sale from Fri 23 May

Pop king Pharrell Williams has announced details of his upcoming UK/European tour, 'Dear G I R L' which sets off in September 2014. Despite his tendency to produce and collaborate with other big names in pop and hip hop, Pharrell will be travelling…

Jazz, Juliette Binoche and a calendar change on cards for Edinburgh International Festival 2015

8 May 2014

Incoming director designate Fergus Linehan outlines his plans for change at the EIF

Fifteen months before the start of his first event, Edinburgh International Festival director designate Fergus Linehan has taken the unusual step of revealing some of his thinking behind the 2015 programme – as well as sharing details of a few of its…

Kaiser Chiefs announce UK arena dates for 2015

22 Apr 2014

Tickets for the indie rockers' large-scale gigs will go on sale from Fri 25 Apr

Indie rock titans Kaiser Chiefs have announced details of two large-scale arena gigs in 2015, following a series of festival and racecourse-based gigs in 2014. Tickets for the gigs, which will take place at The O2, London and the Leeds First Direct…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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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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…

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…

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…