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Win a Pair of Tickets To James Arthur UK Arena Tour 2017

After returning with his single Say You Won’t Let Go, James Arthur’s comeback shows no sign of slowing down. Now he returns with the announcement of his first arena tour, and we have a pair of tickets to give away!

Kicking off in Leeds on the 16th November 2017, Ella Henderson will support James Arthur on all dates as listed below.

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TOUR :: Alvvays {UK, February 2018}

To coincide with the release of their album Antisocialites, Alvvays have announced a UK tour for February 2018. The tour includes six dates, culminating in the band’s biggest UK headline performance at Roundhouse, London on Friday 23rd February. Tickets on sale here.

The tour follows a run of UK headline and festival dates to celebrate the release of Antisocialites, including a sold-out album launch at London’s Koko, and an appearance at End Of The Road Festival.

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LISTEN :: Lorde – Homemade Dynamite ft. SZA, Khalid & Post Malone

‘All the broken glass sparkling, I guess we’re partying…’ Melodrama set the tone for festival season 2017 – Lorde’s dark pop music and cutting lyrics introducing us to a familiar world, of intense highs and romanticised lows, in the heat of the summer.

Melodrama’s third single; co-written by the brilliant Tove Lo, has now been reworked with Khalid, SZA and Post Malone. Each artist has offered their own chapter in the story of Homemade Dynamite – but the essence of the original remains.

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TOUR :: Imagine Dragons {UK, February/March 2018}

Known for their energetic live shows, which has seen them play festival sets to massive crowds including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Big Weekend and more, Imagine Dragons have announced 5 UK & Ireland arena dates for 2018. Tickets available via Ticketmaster. 

Imagine Dragons 2018 headline tour includes 5 UK & Eire arena dates, including a show at the O2 Arena in London on 28th February, and Manchester Arena on March 3rd.

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TOUR :: Stereophonics {UK, February / March 2018}

One of Britain’s best festival bands Stereophonics will embark on a major UK arena tour in February 2018 after the release of their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’. Tickets on sale here.

Twenty years after their debut ‘Word Gets Around’; Stereophonics tenth studio album released on October 27th via Parlophone Records follows ‘Keep The Village Alive’ which went straight to #1 in 2015.

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TOUR :: Jessie Ware {UK, March 2018}

Off the back of celebrating her return with four sold out nights at Islington Assembly Hall in London, Jessie Ware has announced details of her 2018 headline tour which takes place throughout the U.K. in March. Tickets go on sale next Thursday (21st September) via Ticketmaster.

An exact release date for Jessie’s highly anticipated third studio album ‘Glasshouse’ is still TBA. Last night (13th September), the Londoner blessed us with her third track from the album. Pure and honest, ‘Alone’ is a song about craving intimacy and alone time with the person you love the most. Listen below.

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TOUR :: Sigrid {UK, March 2018}

In the past six months, Sigrid has gone from unknown to the most exceptional breakout star of 2017. With a defining debut Glastonbury performance, US TV appearances and two sold out Scala headlines in September, Sigrid’s arrival has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Taken from her debut Don’t Kill My Vibe EP, Plot Twist is another defiant anthem, twisting through melodic highs and expansive production. Watch the official video below.

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LISTEN :: Jordan Rakei – Goodbyes

Recalling BadBadNotGood at their laid back best, ‘Goodbyes’ marries Jordan’s exceptional soul vocal with airy strings, under-pinned by an understated funk.

“‘Goodbyes’ is about totally investing your love and energy into someone in the early stages of a relationship, but those feelings might not be reciprocated”, he explains.

Credit: Hollie Fernando

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Spotify Presents ‘Who We Be’ with Bugzy Malone, Dizzee Rascal & more

Spotify is set to host its first ever live music event in the UK this November 30th at London’s Alexandra Palace. Who We Be is curated by Spotify’s in-house urban music team, led by Senior Editor, Austin Daboh, and is one of Spotify’s most listened-to playlists in the UK, with over 140,000 followers.

The event will bring to the stage some of Who We Be’s most popular and exciting urban artists: Bugzy Malone, Cardi B, Dizzee Rascal, Giggs, J Hus and Stefflon Don, who between them have had over half a billion streams on Spotify. Tickets on sale now.

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TOUR :: Clean Bandit {UK, Oct/Nov 2017}

Clean Bandit have announced a nationwide UK tour, which will take place throughout October/November 2017. The dates kick-off in Glasgow on 29 October and will include a show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 2 November. Tickets on sale via Ticketmaster.

The band are nominated for ‘Best British Group’ at this year’s BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, which will take place at the SSE Arena, Wembley on 22 October. Stay tuned for further announcements!

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BBC Music Introducing Live :: Nao, Blossoms, George Ezra & more

Last night, BBC Radio DJs announced that George Ezra, Blossoms, Nao, Slaves, The Big Moon and more TBA, will take to the stage for BBC Music Introducing Live – a special gig to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BBC Music Introducing, held at the O2 Academy Brixton on 4th October 2017.

BBC Radio 1 DJs Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Phil Taggart, along with BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson will host the night of live performances. Tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster.

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Printworks London Issue 002 :: Gorgon City, Jamie Jones & more

As the final raves of summer play out across the Capital, we’re reminded there’s much to anticipate from the changing season as Printworks London reveal their November events schedule, with shows hosted by Afterlife, The Hydra, Relentless and Paradise.

November kicks-off with cutting-edge production duo Tale Of Us bringing their Berlin-based label Afterlife to Printworks London for a special showcase. Tale Of Us will be joined by live sets from Recondite, Flaminia and Woo York.

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TOUR :: Everything Everything {UK, March 2018}

Everything Everything have announced their biggest tour to date in 2018. Already this year the band have played a secret show at Glastonbury Festival as well as selling out four UK shows in the build up to the release of their new album “A Fever Dream”.

They play Reading & Leeds Festival this weekend. The 2018 headline tour includes a special show at Alexandra Palace in London on March 8th. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday 1st September at 9am via Ticketmaster.

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LISTEN :: Sub Focus X Rudimental X Chronixx & Maverick Sabre – Trouble

When four of the UK’s best loved artists come together on a track, you know it’s a latecomer for song of the summer. ‘Trouble’ adopts a darker tone than Sub Focus’ previous summer smash, ‘Don’t You Feel It’ featuring Finnish breakthrough act ALMA.

‘Trouble’ shows off Sub Focus and Rudimental’s ability to produce huge anthems ready for festival season, packing real energy from start to finish. Boasting the elevated vocal performances of Chronixx and Maverick Sabre.

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