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Blazin’ Squad star talks about Love Island stint ahead of 90s gig

Blazin’ Squad star Marcel Somerville believes his stint on reality TV show Love Island has played a big part in the 90s band’s revival.

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Thousands flock to NEC for final leg of annual Slam Dunk festival

Thousands of punk, rock and metal fans from across the region descended on the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on Monday for the final day of this year’s Slam Dunk Festival.
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Sean Paukl

Jamaican rap star Sean Paul to play headline show in region

Chart-topping Jamaican rapper Sean Paul, American hip-hop star Fatman Scoop and BBC 1’s Charlie Sloth will be heading to the region this summer.

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Joshua Hedley

New acts announced for Leicestershire music festival

Brand new country, Americana and roots festival The Long Road announces a second wave of artists today for its inaugural event at Stanford Hall in September.

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Lionel Richie will perform at Northampton

Spend all night long with Lionel Richie in Northampton

It’s just over a week until global superstar Lionel Richie kicks off his summer tour at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Review: Manic Street Preachers keep the passion alive at Birmingham show

Phil Moore reviews the Manic Street Preachers at Arena Birmingham
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Blazin’ Squad added to line up at StepBack 90s concert in Coventry

Blazin’ Squad have been revealed as the final act to be added to a revival concert which heads to the region this autumn.

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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean speaks about headlining 80 concert

Global music star Billy Ocean is preparing to unleash waves of nostalgia when he joins other 80s acts in the region this summer.

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The Wandering Minstrels

Operettas to be performed in Crick

The world of Gilbert and Sullivan will be bought to life at a village church next month.

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Victoria Jones stars as Cilla Black at the Benn Hall

Five of the best things to do in and around Rugby in the next seven days

From a celebration of Cilla to Sting's new musical, there's lots to enjoy...
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Jasper Carrott with Bev Bevan

Live music dates announced for Kilworth House Theatre.

Tributes to The Eagles, The Bee Gees and Lionel Richie are among the line up for a series of one off shows which have been announced by Kilworth House Theatre.

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The view from the stage at Fairport's Cropredy Convention

22 acts lined up to appear at Fairport's Cropredy Convention

The full line up for this year's folk festival has been revealed
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Billy Bragg

New music festival announced for Stanford Hall

Billy Bragg and US country star Lee Ann Womack are among the headline acts announced for a new music festival coming to Stanford Hall

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Revellers enjoying Napton Festival

Festival fun at Napton, Catesby and Cropredy

With the snow finally gone, there is a spring in the step and it means that summer music festivals are just a matter of months away.

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REVIEW: Gary Numan gives a masterclass at Northampton gig

David Jackson reviews Gary Numan at the Roadmender in Northampton

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State Champs

Slam Dunk Festival reveals acoustic stage line up

In another line-up announcement, the organisers of this year's Slam Dunk Festival have revealed details of the acoustic stage.

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Moose Blood

Moose Blood and Astroid Boys among latest additions to Slam Dunk line up

With only two months until its return, Slam Dunk has added more acts to its already stellar line-up.

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Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson to play Pet Sounds LP at Cropredy Convention

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson will be performing the iconic album Pet Sounds at Cropredy Convention this summer.
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Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts

Rolling Stones announce Coventry date

The Rolling Stones have announced they are performing at the Ricoh Stadium in Coventry on June 2.
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The Lunar Festival. Picture: Jolyon Holroyd

Big-name acts and cult heroes heading to Warwickshire: all you need to know about the 2018 Lunar Festival

Basement Jaxx, Goldfrapp and The Stranglers have been named among the acts heading to Warwickshire this summer for the Lunar Festival.

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