The Great Escape unveils its First Fifty for 2021

Posted on 20 Nov 2020 at 10:04am
Arlo Parks, Baby Queen, The Magic Gang and Oscar Lang are part of The Great Escape’s First Fifty.

The road to the Great Escape festival is underway literally and figuratively this week with the announcement of the festival’s initial 50 artists as it hopes to return next year.

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Arctic Monkeys share 505 from Live At The Royal Albert Hall album

Posted on 20 Nov 2020 at 6:53am
A live staple of the Arctic Monkeys is previewing their new charity album.

Arctic Monkeys have shared the version of 505 which will feature on their Live At The Royal Albert Hall LP when it’s released in December to raise funds for War Child.

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Shame confirm new album Drunk Tank Pink, socially distanced UK tour dates

Posted on 19 Nov 2020 at 6:39am
Shame’s follow-up to Songs Of Praise is finally here.

If 2021 already can’t come soon enough, Shame have just given us one of the first reasons to be wishing away the days for the new music it’s going to bring too.

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The Flaming Lips add second World’s First Space Bubble Concert

Posted on 17 Nov 2020 at 8:46am
The Flaming Lips held their first bubble concert a little earlier this year.

At the start of this year, the sight of a band and audience cocooned in their own bubbles would’ve seemed like a particularly dystopian episode of Black Mirror.

Alas, this being 2020, it’s glorious reality and one of the few ways anyone can hope to take in some live music right now.

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The Twilight Sad to broadcast stripped back Glasgow concert

Posted on 17 Nov 2020 at 8:02am
Band members James Graham and Andy MacFarlane will be performing some favourites from The Twilight Sad back catalogue.

The Twilight Sad will broadcast a concert film on December 5th featuring new, stripped back versions of songs from their five studio records.

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Blossoms to play live-streamed gig from Brixton Academy in London

Posted on 17 Nov 2020 at 7:03am
Blossoms become the latest band to sign up with MelodyVR.

Virtual reality has claimed another convert as 2020 and its block on live music drags on.

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James to be supported by Happy Mondays on UK and Ireland arena tour

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 at 8:03am
James will be joined by their Manchester contemporaries on seven dates next year.

James have detailed a UK and Ireland arena tour for the end of next year with Happy Mondays providing back-up throughout.

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The Weeknd will be performing the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Posted on 13 Nov 2020 at 7:22am

The Weeknd is following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga, Prince, Beyonce and many more.

The Weeknd will be providing the half-time entertainment at the Super Bowl next year.

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Gerry Cinnamon premieres new single Ghost

Posted on 13 Nov 2020 at 7:04am

Ghost will feature on a new edition of Gerry Cinnamon’s 2020 album The Bonny.

Gerry Cinnamon has premiered a brand new single which will sit along side fresh recordings of Kampfire Vampire and Fickle McSelfish on a ‘definitive version’ of his second LP The Bonny.

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Music Venue Trust launches ‘traffic light system’ to highlight venues still in danger of imminent closure

Posted on 12 Nov 2020 at 8:40am

The fight continues for Music Venue Trust.

There was some good news amidst the gloom of 2020 last month when it was revealed that 89% of grassroots music venues which had applied for aid via the UK government’s Cultural Recovery Fund were successful.

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