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The Red Stripe Camden Crawl 2008

March 5th, 2008

camden-crawl-2008.jpgAnother festival to add to the never-ending list and this time it’s in Camden, one of indie and rock music’s biggest scenes.

The Camden Crawl has seen some fantastic acts play in previous years including Dirty Pretty Things, The Fratellis, Klaxtons, Air Traffic and Kate Nash so we can only look forward to more in the future. So far the line up looks set to unleash some hot new bands including One Night Only. April 18th and 19th, Two days set in twenty five different venues, the Camden Crawl is certainly two dates that should be in your diary.

Visit the Camden Crawl website for more information about the event and for tickets. A one day pass is priced at £29.70 and a two day pass costs & £49.20.

The New Carling Academy – Sheffield

March 5th, 2008

carling-academy-sheffield.jpgExcitements are high in Sheffield as Carling Academy are opening a new venue which was once known as Roxy Nightclub.

Since the demise of Gatecrasher last year Sheffield could really benefit from a new venue, especially one that hosts gigs. Look forward to seeing the likes of KT Tunstall, Good Charlotte, The Charlatans, The Kooks, The Pigeon Detectives and Air Traffic. Along with some of the best musical artists of the moment there will also be club nights – perfect.

Visit the Sheffield Academy website for ticket and future gig information. The Carling Academy will be open in April 2008. Gig nights are for ages 14 and over and clubs nights are aged 18 and over.

Global Gathering 2008

March 1st, 2008

global-gathering-2008.jpgAnother huge dance festival to add to your list of plans for the summer would be Global Gathering 2008.

The massive dance festival is held in an airfield in Stratford-Upon-Avon and boasts 16 state-of-the-art sound systems, an adrenaline village including bungee jumps, an outdoor cinema, hot air balloon rides and a campsite. To add to the magic, numerous amounts of stages with live dance acts playing, such as Paul Van Dyke, Faithless, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Roger Sanchez and Basement Jaxx.

The event will take place on Friday 27th of July through to Saturday the 28th of July. Book your tickets through the festival website costing £115.50. For more information about the event visit www.globalgathering.co.uk.

Cartier International Polo 2008

March 1st, 2008

cartier-international-polo-2008.jpgOnce again, the annual Cartier International Polo will be held in Windsor and this year it will be on the 27th of July.

Renowned the biggest polo event in the world, join celebrities, royalty and leading polo players and then a huge audience and you’ll be at one of the biggest social events of the year. Last Year’s Cartier Polo saw Diane Kruger, Sophie Anderton, Pierce Brosnan and Sean Bean all in attendance an each year the calibre of celebrity is raised. Beginning at 10am and finishing at 6pm enjoy the retail village, The Prince of Wales Team v Hurlingham for The Golden Jubilee Trophy followed by the presentation ceremony and England v Australia for The Coronation Cup followed by another presentation ceremony. After the days festivities you can join the evening entertainment hosted by either Chinawhite or Smyle which must also be booked.

Tickets go on sale in April to members and in May to non-members. Keep updated for ticket sales and for more information on the event at the website.

Benicassim Festival 2008

March 1st, 2008

benicassim.gifI’ve got festival fever this year and that might be the result of having far too many festivals to choose from.

The Benicassim Festival is from what I hear one of the best for hard core dance/electro fans and indie/pop fans. Think about it, this is the perfect place to take a vacation with your friends, located between Valencia and Barcelona in a small beach town called Coast De Azahar in Spain. Enjoy the sunshine and lazing on the beach during the day and get down to some immense partying in the evenings through till dawn. Expect performances from dance acts such as Armand Van Helden, Simian Mobile Disco and The Rapture to indie acts such as The Klaxtons, Arctic Monkey’s, Muse, Kings Of Leon and The Hives.

The festival takes place between Thursday 19th of July through till Sunday the 22nd of July with a huge free beach party on Monday the 23rd. Get your tickets through Seetickets.com costing £140.05 plus a transaction fee for a four day ticket with camping. Visit the festival website for more information and day ticket options.

Torvil & Dean’s Dancing On Ice Tour 2008

February 26th, 2008

Dancing on Ice LogoIt’s become a Sunday ritual for me now, to tune in to ITV at 18.25 to watch Dancing On Ice and I’m sure it’s become one for many others too.

Watching Chris Fountain, Suzanne Shaw, Gareth Gates, Zaraah Abrahams, Greg Rusedski and, before she was voted off last Sunday, Linda Lusardi has brought great entertainment to Sunday night television, so why not catch them live as they embark on a tour around the UK. The tour kicks off on the 4th of April 2008 in Sheffield visiting Nottingham, Newcastle, Birmingham, London, Liverpool and Manchester. If you don’t fancy the live version keep watching on Sunday’s, it’s all very tense now and the celebrities left have certainly become amazing skaters!

Tickets are available online through the Torvil & Dean Dancing On Ice Tour website starting at around £32.50.

Warehouse Store Event – London

February 11th, 2008

warehouse-london-store-event.jpgCelebrate London Fashion Week by visiting the Warehouse store on Argyll Street in London on Wednesday 13th February.

As part of the celebration Warehouse will be offering a free glass of bubbly while you shop for your perfect Valentines date outfit. Along with the champers you’ll receive £10 off if you spend £50 or £20 if you spend £100 on full price merchandise. To add to your excitement pick up a free goody bag with your purchase (available while stocks last). So go ahead and enjoy!

The store is open from 10am until 8pm and champagne is offered after midday to all those over 18. Visit the website for more information.

Glastonbury Festival 2008

January 27th, 2008

Like V Festival and the Carling Festival, Glastonbury Festival will be returning this year and will hopefully be better than ever.

Glastonbury LogoThe festival will happen on the weekend of the 27th, 28th and 29th of June 2008 but to be in with the chance of acquiring a ticket you must register online between the 1st of February and the 14th of March 2008. This is due to a successful system that began last year to combat ticket touting. A good thing when you think how much tickets have been sold for in the past. Last year saw some great acts take to the stage including the Arctic Monkeys and The Killers.

Visit the Glastonbury website in February and register to be in with the chance of purchasing a ticket that will go on sale on the 6th of April 2008. You must upload a photo as each ticket will feature a photograph of the person registered to it.

The V Festival 2008

January 27th, 2008

V Festival LogoWhoop … Festival time is approaching! Last years festivals were such a success and I am looking forward to more of the same standard.

The V Festival returns this year on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of August in both Chelmsford and Staffordshire. According to the website the line up is ‘pretty darn exhilarating’ but it’s being tight lipped on possible acts who will take to the stage this year. Last years acts included the amazing Snow Patrol and The Killers so we hope to see more top acts return!

Tickets will go on sale soon but keep up-to-date with all festival information at the official website.

The Royal Ascot Races 2008

January 27th, 2008

HorseOne of the horse racing events of the year is approaching and tickets have gone on sale already!

The Royal Ascot Races return this year starting on Tuesday the 17th of June finishing on Saturday the 21st of June 2008. The famous social event dates back to 1768 and after a fabulous refurbishment is better than ever! The popular and friendly event accompanied by Pimms is defiantly worth a visit, even if it’s just to see all the glamorous hats.
Tickets start at £54 for general admission unless booked for groups of ten or more or before May 1st 2008 and £15 for the silver ring unless also booked for groups of ten or more or booked before May 1st 2008. They are available online now.