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Paul Weller / November and December 2009 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 9th July 2009 at 7:17 pm

Paul Weller has announced another sizeable UK tour for the end of the year. The former Jam legend will be playing 14 UK shows.

Tickets go on sale on Friday (10th July) at 9am. Catch him at:

Wednesday 25th November 2009 – Derby Assembly Rooms
Thursday 26th November 2009 – Norwich UEA
Saturday 28th November 2009 – Preston Guildhall
Sunday 29th November 2009 – Glasgow Barrowlands
Monday 30th November 2009 – Dundee Caird Hall
Wednesday 2nd December 2009 – Halifax Victoria Theatre
Thursday 3rd December 2009 – Carlisle Sands Centre
Friday 4th December 2009 – Bridlington Spa
Sunday 6th December 2009 – Bradford St George’s Hall
Monday 7th December 2009 – Llandudno Venue Cymru
Tuesday 8th December 2009 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Thursday 10th December 2009 – Margate Winter Gardens
Friday 11th December 2009 – Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Saturday 12th December 2009 – Cambridge Corn Exchange


Preview: Hop Farm Festival

By on Tuesday, 19th May 2009 at 2:00 pm

The FratellisNow in its second year, The Hop Farm Festival has announced another strong lineup. After last year’s scoop of getting Neil Young to headline, I had a feeling it’d be a one time event, however it turns out that this year they’re back bigger and stronger, now a two day event on Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th. This year the event is headlined by The Fratellis (pictured right) and Pigeon Detectives on the Saturday night whilst Paul Weller headlines the Sunday.

Billed as the only major UK festival to be sponsorship free and without VIP areas, the event joins the long list of events that attempts to provide a higher quality experience than the usual “big names, small facilities” approach of some festivals, and this year builds upon its successful first year to come back bigger and stronger for 2009.

Joining the headliners are a raft of great bands that are doing the rounds of the festivals this summer – Florence and the Machine, Noah and the Whale, The Joy Formidable, Ladyhawke, Doves and Editors all playing across the weekend.

This year, Hop Farm adds a dance tent to join the ranks of their competitors, featuring Etienne De Crecy on Saturday night. Widely celebrated for his groundbreaking ‘French Touch’ sound, he will be sure to whip the crowd up into a euphoric frenzy to close the night, whilst 2ManyDJs are heading up the Sunday night set, bringing the dance stage to a euphoric finale.

Weekend tickets are £125.00 incl. camping and parking and with day tickets at £65.00, and are available now from Ticketmaster and See Tickets.

Top photo comes from *hoodrat*’s flickr stream under the creative Commons license.


Win tickets to see Paul Weller and Calvin Harris at Mini United

By on Wednesday, 13th May 2009 at 12:20 pm

Calvin HarrisIn 1959 the first ever Mini rolled off the production line. Now it’s 2009, and to celebrate Mini are holding a three day extravaganza at Silverstone circuit next weekend, Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th May. Called Mini United and featuring the likes of Paul Weller (pictured top), Calvin Harris (pictured right), Twisted Wheel and Raygun, the event offers some great music alongside a tonne of great activities.

On Friday night Calvin Harris will be curating the entire evening’s DJ line up from the hottest DJ’s and producers that he’s currently working with, whilst the Saturday sees long time MINI owner and enthusiast Paul Weller  headlining with a full two hour set. He’ll be supported by some of the best new British talent including Twisted Wheel who will be supporting both Paul and Oasis during their UK tours this year and Raygun who are supporting Pink on her UK tour.

So, do you want to go? Courtesy of the lovely people at Mini, we have not one, not two but THREE tickets to give away to one lucky person – that’s you and two friends. What do you have to do? It’s simple – answer the below question and fill in your details and we’ll get back to you ASAP. But besides the music, what else can you expect? Just for starters, you can expect:

  • MINI Stunt driving shows
  • Taxi rides in a MINI CHALLENGE racing car (on the Silverstone race circuit)
  • Track drives in your own classic Mini or new MINI if you come in one.
  • Dunlop ‘RunOnFlat’ slalom challenge
  • MINI Stunt driving shows
  • Mountain board ‘big air’ show (a cross between snowboarding and skate boarding)
  • Go karting (for ages 16+)
  • Tyre bowling
  • MINI Pulling

If you have any questions, email me at phil@tgtf and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

Sorry, this competition is now CLOSED. Of the 151 entrants, we’ve selected the lucky winner. Thanks to all that entered.

Minis in the top photo come from Keith@Fibonacci’s flickr stream under the Creative Commons License.


Paul Weller, Keane, Fratellis, Cat Stevens and Amy Winehouse for Island Shows

By on Wednesday, 11th March 2009 at 2:56 pm

Amy WinehouseJust about every muso will be drooling, begging and stealing over these shows. The legendary Island Records are celebrating their 50th birthday this year, and to celebrate they’re holding a week long series of shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, each night playing host to some of their most famous artists, past and present.

Tickets for all the shows below go on sale on Friday morning (13th March) at 9am.

Tuesday 26th May 2009 – Sly & Robbie & the Compass Point All Stars
Wednesday 27th May 2009 – The Fratellis
Thursday 28th May 2009 – Cat Stevens / Yusuf
Friday 29th May 2009 – Paul Weller (pictured top)
Saturday 30th May 2009 – Keane / Tom Tom Club
Sunday 31st May 2009 – Amy Winehouse (pictured top right) logoTo find tickets, we suggest you try using Needtickets. offers you the most comprehensive ticket service in the UK. With one click you can search every nationwide online ticket agent and as a result you can find tickets for any live music event that can be booked online. Every ticket is 100% guaranteed as only offers links to official agents.


The Brit Awards 2009 – The Nominations

By on Monday, 26th January 2009 at 4:42 pm

Coldplay's new album cover

Ahh…The Brits. Perhaps more famous for Jarvis Cocker’s stage invasion, or Arctic Monkey‘s drunken speeches rather than for it’s showcasing of the best of British music. Either way, every year it certainly proves an interesting watch and this 2009, the controversial show will be presented by disco diva, Kylie Minogue and Gavin and Stacey stars, Mathew Horne and James Corden. There will be performances from Kings of Leon, U2 and Take That to name but a few. You can catch all the action live on ITV1 on February 18th, but if you can’t wait till then, There Goes The Fear is here to tell you about the successful nominees that were announced earlier this week.

The artists leading the way with the highest amount of nominations this year are Welsh songstress, Duffy and Coldplay – both tallying up a total of four nods. Both artists had number 1 albums last year – Duffy with ‘Rockferry‘ and Coldplay with ‘Viva la Vida‘ (pictured right) – so are unsurprisingly up for Mastercard’s Best British Album alongside Elbow, Radiohead and The Ting Tings. Duffy’s ‘Mercy’ and Coldplay’s ‘Viva la Vida’ will also be going head to head in Best British Single category alongside the likes of Estelle‘s ‘American Boy’, Adele with ‘Chasing Pavements’ and the X Factor Finalists’ ‘Hero’.

Duffy also features in the Best British Female Solo Artist category alongside Adele, Beth Rowley, Estelle and MIA, while the nominees in male counterpart include Ian Brown, James Morrison, Paul Weller, Streets and Will Young. Best British Group has seen the nomination of the ever-popular Coldplay, Elbow, Radiohead, Take That and Girls Aloud.

New music recieving nods in this year’s Best British Breakthrough Act include Last Shadow Puppets and Scouting For Girls, while 2009’s Best British Live Act showcases everyone from Iron Maiden and The Verve, to Elbow.

Singer-songwriter, Florence and the Machine (who we featured here), is tracing the footsteps of 2008 winner Adele through gaining the coveted Critics Choice Award which recognises upcoming music talent. Meanwhile, Pet Shop Boys have been intriguingly awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award, following on from Beatle Sir Paul McCartney’s win last year.

Band’s receiving nods in the international categories including Best International Group and Best International Album are Kings of Leon, The Killers, AC/DC, MGMT and Fleet Foxes. Solo artists featuring in the categories honouring oversea talent include Katy Perry, Gabriella Cilmi, Seasick Steve, Beck and Kanye West.

To see the nominations in full, check out the official Brits website.


Paul Weller / June 2009 UK Forest Shows

By on Monday, 12th January 2009 at 12:17 pm

Paul WellerThe legendary Paul Weller has announced a string of dates for this summer around the UK’s forests.

The Modfather of rock will be playing six shows, having first played the Forestry Commission’s shows in 2004. Expect a great setting, some great support acts, and great music from the legend himself.

Tickets are £33.00 each and are available from 9.00am this Friday (16th January) from the usual outlets, plus the Forestry Commission Box Office (tel: 01842 814612), or from the local venues.

Friday 5th June 2009 – Thetford Forest, Near Brandon, Suffolk
Friday 12th June 2009 – Delamere Forest, Delamere, Cheshire
Friday 19th June 2009 – Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Near Edwinstowe, Notts
Saturday 20th June 2009 – Westonbirt Arboretum, Near Tetbury, Glos
Friday 26th June 2009 – Cannock Chase Forest, Near Rugeley, Staffs
Saturday 27th June 2009 – Dalby Forest, Near Pickering, N Yorks logoTo find tickets, we suggest you try using Needtickets. offers you the most comprehensive ticket service in the UK. With one click you can search every nationwide online ticket agent and as a result you can find tickets for any live music event that can be booked online. Every ticket is 100% guaranteed as only offers links to official agents.


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