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Get your One Direction Tickets from BritEvents.com on Saturday 25 May at 10am!!

One Direction tickets from BritEvents.com this Saturday 25 May 10am!!

This young boy-band has become one of the newest world-wide hits after they competed against each other on The X Factor.

The boys didn’t qualify as solo artists, but an ingenious decision to put them through as a boyband has led to world wide domination!

Their debut album, which followed their success after the X Factor, Up all Night immediately shot to the top of the UK chats in the first week of its release.

Winning their first Brit Award, making music history in the US,  selling out at each of their concert tours and playing to packed out screaming audiences has shown that this young group of lads are already at the top of their career, and there is no time like the present to cash in on a world tour.

So, with massive hype and publicity the band have announced they will tour the world with their ‘Where We Are World Tour’ in 2014.

There is no doubt that tickets to see One Direction are going to be in high demand, but BritEvents will have 1D tickets available for  fans on Saturday 25 May at 10am.

They have confirmed four dates in the UK which include 28 May at the Stadium Of Light in Sunderland, Etihad Stadium in Manchester on 31 May, Murrayfield Stadium on 3 June and finishing at the Wembley Stadium on 7 June 2014.

Make sure you click on these links to receive ticket alerts,  latest One Direction news, great deals and special offers.

The band have been rumoured to have more dates up their sleeve, so make sure you keep a close eye on BritEvents.com for the release of more One Direction Tickets and UK tour dates.

A new album is to be released later this year and will be supported with their tour, the boys have been teasing fans about their new album saying  they have moved direction and have taken a slightly rockier tone with an edgier sound to it.

The Jonus Brothers did it and with much success, so why not One Direction!!

The lads are still very young, but have achieved  much success in their life so far, let’s all hope that they don’t go down the same road as JLS and fizzle out after a few years.

The boys have said that the music is growing with them, keeping their music fresh and up to date is a sure-fire way of keeping them band on trend.

Good luck to Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik on their worldwide jaunt!!

BritEvents.com for 1D tickets on 25 May at 10am!

Although 40 years may have passed since the release of Mike Oldfield’s ground-breaking and best-selling Tubular Bells album the music still has the power to inspire and amaze.

Tubular Bells tours the UK

If you listened carefully during the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony you will have heard a brief re-arrangement used in the piece celebrating the NHS.

Fast forward from 1973 and the three sequels Oldfield released in the 1990’s to 2008 and Australia. Picture two musicians, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth, who are long-time friends, sat around a camp fire, trying to play Tubular Bells the whole way through, using only their two guitars. That’s how Tubular Bells For Two, the multi-award winning musical show was born.

It took them nine months of rehearsal and the introduction of nineteen other instruments, but eventually the pair were able to perform the album live and its no exaggeration to say that their show has gone from strength to strength since. After wowing audiences Down Under and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Tubular Bells For Two is ready to hit London, with its premiere at Union Chapel in Islington on May 25..

When Mike Oldfield released his 1973 classic, it required more than 30 musicians to perform it. But now, exactly 40 years later, it just takes two musicians, albeit massively talented ones, to recreate the album on stage, in real-time and in a unique and compelling theatrical experience.

The original album shot to number one around the world, throwing its young composer into the international spotlight whilst kick-starting Richard Branson’s Virgin empire.

You really must get tickets to the show to witness the herculean feat of Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts racing from instrument to instrument , juggling pianos, organs, guitars, mandolin, drums, glockenspiel, loop pedals, synthesizers and, of course, Tubular Bells.

These amazing musicians  recreate the beauty and playful lunacy of one of the most important albums of the 20th Century … with just four hands and four feet.

For more information on Tubular Bells for Two tickets go to www.britevents.com 

MAY 
WED 22 St David’s Hall Cardiff
THU 23 De Montford Hall Leicester
FRI 24 Royal and Derngate Northampton
SAT 25 Union Chapel London
MON 27 Eden Court Glasgow
TUE 28 City Halls Glasgow
WED 29 King’s Theatre Edinburgh
JUNE
SAT 1 Harrogate Theatre Harrogate
TUE 4 The Orchard Theatre Dartford
WED 5 South Hill Park Bracknall
THU 6  Palace Theatre Newark
FRI 7 Town Hall Birmingham
SAT 8 Corn Exchange Cambridge
SUN 9 The Anvil Basingstoke
TUE 11 Opera House Buxton
WED 12 The Stables Milton Keynes
THU 13 St Georges Bristol
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FRI 14 New Theatre Oxford
SAT 15 Venue Cymru Llandudno
SUN 16 The Lowry Salford Quays
TUE 18 Mill Voilvo Tyne Theatre Newcastle
WED 19 Grand Opera House York
THU 20 St Georges Hall Bradford
FRI 21 The Venue Leeds
SUN 23 The Grand Theatre Blackpool
TUE 25 Wonderground London
WED 26, Whire Rock Theatre Hastings
THU 27 Kings Theatre Portsmouth
FRI 28 Queens Theatre Barnstaple
JULY 
TUE 2 Hall for Cornwall  Truro
WED 3 Princess Theatre Torquay
FRI 5 Playhouse Norwich
SAT 6 Mike Oldfield Convention Reading
SUN 7 The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
MON 8 Theatre Royal Brighton
WED 10 Palace Theatre Southend On Sea
THU 11 The Hawth Crawley
FRI 12 Henley Festival Henley
SAT 13  Corn Exchange Ipswich
SUN 14 The Alban Arena St Albans
FRI 19 Deer Shed Festival Thirsk
SAT 20 Philharmonic Hall Liverpool
SAT 27 Arts Festival Galway
AUGUST
Lee Evans has announced a new 51 date arena tour for 2014
Brand new Lee Evans tour for 2014

Lee Evans announces brand new 2014 MONSTER tour

After his hugely successful Wired and Wonderful, Big and Roadrunner tours, Lee Evans is going even bigger and better with a MONSTER tour for 2014.

This will be the Bristolian comic’s most ambitious tour to date with over fifty nights in the biggest arenas in the UK and Ireland.

The MONSTER tour will kick off at the Bournemouth International Centre on 20 August 2014 before he travels the length and breadth of Britain in what will of course be a sold out tour.

Lee Evans will be playing an amazing four nights at the O2 in London, where he will film his tour DVD.

If you can’t wait until next year to see the award winning comic, then you can catch the stand-up at the Wyndam’s Theatre, where he will be starring alongside Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes in Clive Exton’s new play Barking In Essex which kicks of on 6 September. Tickets to see the West End show are available from BritEvents.com 

So, don’t miss out on what is going to be Lee Evans’ most successful and biggest tour he has ever done, by grabbing those Lee Evans tickets from BritEvents.com on Monday 20 May at 9am

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Color Run is 5K of running madness in the US and great news for the UK it is on it’s way over here!!
Only loveliest 5K run on the planet!!

Color Run’s Facebook page needs 500 shares before they will tell us they UK event news!!!

This unique paint race ”The Color Run’ is known also as  the happiest 5K on the planet and celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to your community.

This untimed race is not how fast you can run or what time you can do your mile in, but more about having fun and the time of your life.

This is a fantastic 5K run in which thousands of participants are drenched from head to toe in different colours at every kilometer , ending at the finishing line with an amazing “Color Festival” using even more coloured powder, including millions of vivid colour combinations, giving you the best post 5K party on the planet!

Since its debut in January 2012 in the US the Color Run has gone from 50 events and 600,000 participants in the US to over 100 events and over a million people taking part for 2013 all over the world.

Organisers focus on giving back to the community by choosing a charity for each city they visit, so far they have raised donations for over 60 local and national charities.

Love is in the air!

The Color Run caters for everyone from 2 years to 80 year olds, from beginners to professional athletes.

Some runners participate to remember loved ones who have passed away or to celebrate loved ones who are still with us or fighting diseases.

In the wake the Boston Marathon bombings what we need is a reminder of the love that the world has to offer. The Color Run events are all about love and since it started there have been approximately 10 marriage proposals and one wedding!

The Color Run have been using Facebook to advertise their Color Run UK, but as yet they are just teasing us!

Until they receive 500 shares, they won’t be releasing any dates….SO come on guys what you waiting for? Go to Facebook and get sharing.

As soon as the UK events are listed BritEvents will let everyone know of the towns and cities where you can join the colourful party!!

The Color Run is expected in the UK for 2013. Who's joining them?

Color Run UK!!!!!!!!!!

BritEvents.com have been busy helping OsFest to promote their fantastic  festival only the very BEST in Shropshire!!

JLS will be performing at OsFest 2013 Break For The Border

win tickets to see JLS perform at OsFest

Some of the biggest names in music will be appearing at this relatively  new festival including the mighty JLS, who will be headlining the event on Saturday 25 May.

The festival runs during May bank holiday and joining JLS will be X Factor aces James Arthur and Lucy Spraggan.

Osfest have only been running for three years and already they have had some top acts including Example, Razorlight, Tinchy Styder, Stooshie and Hard Fi.

The festival organisers also support a number of local bands, giving them the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the best acts around. The Taste, Portlights and The Fallows are among some of the local talent playing at OsFest this year.

OsFest have come up trumps with acts this year, joining JLS and James Arthur will be The Pigeon Detectives, The Enemy, King Charles, Wiley, Lawson, Chart topping A*M*E, I Am Tich, Waylayers, and Lewis Watson.

This year Osfest is in partnership with the £500,000 Appeal to help fund a £2 million Bone Cancer Centre at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Oswestry.

You can win tickets to see all the acts at OsFest this year as the organisers have given BritEvents 2 camping tickets to give away to our readers. To win this fab prize go to BritEvents Facebook page and answer the question about songwriter extraordinaire King Charles!

For more information on tickets and dates go to www.britevents.com or contact OsFest Box Office for tickets on 01691  680 468.

Osfest tickets up for grabs

Win tickets from BritEvents today!!

Members of the public will get a unique opportunity to test their ball skills and try to get one passed football ace David Seaman.
Now TV will transform Trafalgar Square this week

Test your ball skills against soccer ace David Seaman

Now TV will be bringing their Pop Up Pitch to Trafalgar Square in London for one day only on Thursday 4 April, offering football fans a unique opportunity to test their ball skills against English former professional goalkeeper David Seaman.

The Now TV Pop Up Pitch will be transforming Trafalgar square for just one day only to celebrate the arrival of Sky Sports on Now TV. Everyone will be given the chance to test their skills during a penalty shoot-out taking place throughout the day.

Football fans who would like to take advantage of this unique football day must register for their chance to take part on www.facebook.com/NOWTV.

A lunchtime drop in session will be available from 1pm – 2pm to members of the public on a first-come-first-served basis. Entry is subject to capacity.

So, make sure you check out BritEvents for more information for a great Easter holiday day out for all the family.

 

You can apply to take part in this totes amaze run, where you are literally running for your life through a 5Km course dodging the undead.

Run for your life

During this scary run, you will have to navigate your way around a multitude of obstacles, specifically designed to slow you down, while you try to escape from the Zombie horde who will be trying to run you down and eat your brains.

There are two ways to partake in this hilarious race. Either by escaping the dead or become one of the zombies hunting for their next meal.

The Zombie Evacuation Race takes the brave participants through a terrifying running journey of their lives. You will have to navigate through a 5k forest with a series of obstacles, whilst being chased by a relentless horde of Zombies.

Race participants will have to make strategic choices along the course to find the quickest and safest route to the finishing line.

This crazy Halloween event uses Hollywood SFX makeup artists and pyrotechnicians in making this Zombie experience  as realistic as possible and an event that you’ll never forget!

I do?

If you are lucky enough to complete the course uneaten, than participants can celebrate at the Post Evacuation Party with  ‘Zombie Target Practice’ and other Zombie inspired games. The prizes, contests and delicious food will  make you feel glad to be alive.

If you feel that you’ll be too afraid to be chased but the undead  (to be fair who’d wouldn’t be), you could join the cast in various roles or simply attend as a spectator.

Race schedules and registration packages are available for individuals and teams on The Zombie Evacuation Race site for dates and times got to www.britevents.com

Happy running!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to phenominal public demand, Micky Flanagan has announced another date at the NIA as part of his ‘Back in the Game’ tour.
Extra date added for Micky Flanagan at the NIA

Micky Flanagan adds an extra date to the NIA

The British comedian has once again extended his tour to include Saturday 9 November at the NIA in Birmingham.

This ‘Back in the Game’ tour follows his very successful ‘Out Out’ tour which received massive critical and commercial success, and this extra date follows the announcement made earlier this year that the comedian will be playing the NIA in March and November.

The Londoner is really at the top of his game and seems to have appeared from nowhere, but winning the Best Breakthrough act at the British Comedy Awards and his appearances on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road show and Live at the Apollo, Micky has now become one of the top comedians in the UK.

Tickets to see Micky Flanagan are available from BritEvents now, tickets for the extra date  on 9 November at the NIA will go on sale on BritEvents on Saturday 16 March.

A family friendly festival in Gloucestershire

As  massive fans of the family music event Nibley Festival, BritEvents is looking forward to a fab weekend and this year is going to be a corker with some massive bands, big names and some up and comers in the music industry.
Size Of A Cow?

Let’s get Dizzy!!

Headlining this year’s Nibley Festival is alternative rock group The Wonder Stuff.

The Wonder stuff are Famous for their hit track ‘Size of a Cow’ and for teaming up with comedian Vic Reeves, with their successful hit single Dizzy which  went straight to the top of the charts. They have had 5 top 40 albums and 13 top 40 singles in the UK. The band have never been tempted to follow a celebrity image or lifestyle, but their gigs are  about having fun and delivering great music, what a perfect match for Nibley Festival!

A right Royal welcome goes to the next headliner King Charles.

This classically trained singer has been writing music from the age of 17. In 2009 King Charles was awared the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, which resulted in the Glam-Folk Pop artist being signed by Universal Republic/Island.  I, for one, am looking forward to seeing King Charles perform live at Nibley – what a treat!

All bow to the King

A right royal knees up at Nibley

Another band performing at this years festival is the first Ukulele Supergroup The Rinky Dinks.

Formed in 2006 the band’s philosophy has always been about borrowing songs and giving them a Ukulele twist. They have an eclectic mix of music from ska, swing, bluegrass and house. The band were called “one of the highlights of the year” when they appeared on BBC Radio 6 Music Breakfast show with DJ Shaun Keaveny.

The Three Kings are f*cking amazing said Craig Charles.

Heralded by Craig Charles, who called them ‘f**king amazing’ Three Kings High will be joining the Nibley line-up.  Even the band themselves are unsure of the genre of music they fall into, but as Nibley Festival say, think of bass slapping funk, lyrically rich hip hop mixed with a dash of indie, stir in some energy and fun and you may well have found the perfect summer music cocktail.

Joining King Charles in Three Kings High at Nibley!

These are just a few of the awesome bands that I am looking forward to seeing at Nibley festival this year. For the full line-up and more information on one of BritEvents top ten best Festivals in the UK then go to their website nibleyfestival.co.uk or check out the details on Nibley Sponsors BritEvents.com.

The dreaded February half term is upon us, and parents all over the UK will be scratching their heads for ideas to keep little ones busy.
Low cost half term fun ideas for children

Low cost half term fun ideas for children

February half term is always the most dreaded school break for parents as the weather can be dreadful, and kids are left to hang around the house bored and eating you out of house and home.

But with a bit of forward planning and careful thinking, there are loads of things up and down the country to keep kids occupied this February.

BritEvents.com have some great ideas for Half Term just for you. So no stressing… the sun is out, the sky is blue, grab your coat, perhaps a Zoo?

1. The Wheels on the bus go round and round.

Catching the bus doesn’t sound that interesting, but kids are so used to be ferried around in cars nowadays that taking a ride into town on a bus can be quite exciting. Do you need to pop in town during the week? Well, this will be a perfect opportunity to take the bus instead of the car. If it’s a dry day, why not plan your journey to arrive just before lunch time, taking a simple picnic with you to be eaten in the park.

If it’s raining, there are plenty of coffee shops that you could pop into and treat yourselves with a warming bowl of soup.

2. National Trust properties and days out

National Trust properties nearly always have half term events for children. These can include pond dipping, walks, snowdrop spotting, family trails, winter milling and baking or you could try your hand at bird box making.

Normal entrance charges apply, but if you are members of the National Trust children go free. There maybe a small charge for each event. Check out what’s on by clicking here.

3. Story time

Most libraries have craft, story telling or children’s events on during the week for the under fives. But during half term some libraries offer these craft or story telling events to older children. All these activities are normally free, but can get quite messy, so remember to get your kids to wear old clothes. Some libraries offer a games mornings, craft events and most offer a story time. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

4. Free football coaching in association with the FA and Tesco

During the school holidays FA Tesco is offering FREE football coaching at skill centres throughout England. This is a great way of introducing your children to try the programme for the first time. FA Tesco Skills holiday football coaching is a great way to develop football ability for girls and boys aged 5 – 11 and is available for all levels of abilities. Check out the FREE football coaching sessions by clicking here.

5. Splash sessions at local swimming baths

If you live in Wales, then you are very lucky as children in Wales swim free. Lots of leisure centres in the UK offer cheap ways of keeping your kids occupied in the holidays, and if it’s a rainy day, then at least you are under cover and don’t have to spend a small fortune.

Most centres have splash sessions in their swimming pools, which include fun packed sessions with fun shaped floats, toys and inflatables. There are some leisure centres out there offering crash course swimming lessons from just £10 per day or a whole week for £45. Check your local Leisure centre for more details.

6. On yer bike 

Another great idea on a dry day is to pack up your car with bikes, skates, scooters, skateboards, bats and balls and arrange to meet in the local park with some other mums and dads. Kids will be happy to spend time with their friends and enjoy trying out each others toys. Perhaps whilst they are busy playing you could grab a well-earned coffee!

7. Walking off the winter cobwebs

Even if you live in a town, there is always somewhere where you can walk. It is fun to wrap up warm in coats and wellies and see where your feet can lead you. It is surprising how much you miss by travelling by car day in day out! Look up! There are so many things we miss whilst going about our busy everyday lives. Even walking around a town and looking up at buildings, statues or bridges can teach your children so much about their surroundings and even takes their mind off how far you have walked!

8. Fun at home

Sometimes a day at home, just chilling out and recharging the batteries is what kids and parents need once in a while. Why not plan a day at home, either baking, drawing, painting or even a games day. Dust off those board games and enjoy an afternoon of competitive fun playing games such as Snakes and Ladders, Ludo or even simple card games such as snap. You could even enjoy making your lunch together, which is a great way of getting picky eaters to eat their lunch! Always try to finish off the day with some exercise perhaps a race around the garden or even get the Wii out for some fun zumba dancing!! Haven’t got a games console? Why not check out YouTube for exercise or dance clips you can all join in!

What ever you do, keep safe and warm and always enjoy the rare opportunity you get to spend time together as a family! For more ideas go to www.britevents.com for What’s On. When It’s On