Video PUBLISHED: 11:42 10 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:42 10 May 2019 Crowds enjoy the sunshine at Let's Rock Norwich 2018. Picture: LEE BLANCHFLOWER Blanc Photography 2013 You're in for a rocking weekend as chart-toppers from the 80s to Norwich for an unforgettable weekend of music. 15,000 fans turned out for the Let's Rock festival at Earlham Park last year. Picture: Let's RockLet's Rock takes place in Earlham Park on Saturday May 25 with some of the biggest names from the decade taking to the stage.From timings to travel, here is everything you need to know ahead of the event. What are the timings at the event? Marc Almond with the Inspiration award at the 2013 Ivor Novello awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Credit: Ian West/PA WireThe gates open at 11am and the music starts at 12pm and finishes at 10.30pm. The running order for the festival will be available on the day and not in advance so make sure to get there early so you don't miss out on any acts.What can … [Read more...] about All you need to know ahead of Let’s Rock Norwich 2019
Chart toppers of the 80s
Pink, Elton John, Spice Girls and The Killers are among the fantastic line-up of singers and bands performing in Wales this spring and summer. Many are sold out, but not all, and gigs are taking place from Cardiff to Swansea to Pembrokeshire, via Caerphilly and Colwyn Bay, so there's no excuse not to get out and party. The shows kick off in May with Noel Gallagher at Cardiff Castle and don't stop until the end of August. These are all the big names in music coming to Wales. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds The Oasis star and his band will kick off a summer of music at the iconic city centre location in the heart of the Welsh capital. Support will come from former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes and Cardiff's fast-rising stars Boy Azooga. When: Friday, May 24 Where: Cardiff Castle Ticketmaster.co.uk Spice Girls It's the reunion we've all been waiting for - Spice Girls are back (but minus Posh). And after initially announcing a handful of UK stadium dates that didn't include Wales, … [Read more...] about Pink, Elton John and all the huge gigs in Wales this spring and summer
Summer is coming. And whether you prefer donning a flower crown or a mohican, there's a festival for you right here in Leicestershire. From folk to funk, there's a brilliant band booked to visit a field near you over the coming months. Here's some of the highlights, who's playing, and where you can book tickets. So dust off those tents and read on. Handmade Thursday 2- Saturday 4 May Coming to the city of Leicester on May bank holiday weekend, this is Handmade Festival’s sixth year and promises to be the biggest yet, appearing across ten stages in music venues around the city. The festival boasts a range of different upcoming indie and electronic music outfits as well as popular veterans of the live music industry. Headliners include: Metronomy, The Futureheads, The Sherlocks, Ibibio Sound Machine, MONO, and Black Honey. For tickets and more information go to: http://handmadefestival.co.uk/ Glastonbudget Friday 24- Sunday 26 May No it may not be Glastonbury, but … [Read more...] about Our pick of the best music festivals coming to Leicestershire
PUBLISHED: 16:08 16 March 2019 Steve Russell Bananarama: Still going strong Picture: Raph_PH Archant Which 1980s pop songs bring back memories for you? Did ‘Don’t You Want Me’ float your boat, or ‘The Look of Love’ get your pulse racing? Blondie. Brilliant. Picture: NEIL MUNNS/PAI used to know where I stood. Musically, I was a child of the glamtastic 1970s. The era of Ballroom Blitz, Dancing Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody – and pulsing disco that brings a sequin-hating colleague of mine out in a rash. (The Trammps’ Disco Inferno will do it.) Then another workmate knocks me flying.She slides a five-CD boxset onto my desk. “NOW’s 100 Hits of the 80s”. My discombobulation is partly because the apostrophe is missing (strictly speaking, it should be ’80s) but mainly because of the track listing. Far from being a child of the 1970s I was, it was clear, an adult (ish) of the free market-loving … [Read more...] about Just how brilliant was pop music in the 1980s?
In May 2018, this newspaper published a review of a three-track EP released by Mansfield singer-songwriter Georgie (24) who one music critic described as having a voice like a "cup of freshly brewed black coffee".So an invitation to make a 90-minute journey along the A52 and A60 to Nottingham's Trinity Church for a live performance by Georgie was an invitation too good to turn down.Georgie, whose real name is Georgia Rose Howe, is marking ten years since she gave up on a chance to be a professional footballer overnight after picking up her dad's guitar at home.The result of that life-changing decision was witnessed by a sell-out crowd at Trinity Church, Nottingham, who soaked up the most promising 80 minutes of acoustic and piano-led music to be found on the East Midlands side of the M1 motorway.Speaking before her show, Georgie said: "Everyone at the church is lovely, I've got a lot of friends here and it's my home city."Trinity Church is a beautiful building and it was perfect for … [Read more...] about CONCERT REVIEW: Second coming of Stevie Nicks, with a touch of David Gray for good measure