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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.

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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!!

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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.

Justin Bieber will be wooing his beleibers this month as he kicks off his UK tour at the Manchester Arena on 19 February.

Justin Bieber tickets for UK gigs available from BritEvents.com

Still only a teenager…really?  Justin Bieber is about to kick off the UK leg of his world tour when he will delight the  Beleibers with three dates at the Manchester Arena on 19, 21 and 22nd February.

Support for the teen bopper will be from Cody Simpson and Carly Rae Jepson.

Tickets to see Justin Bieber are available from BritEvents.com now. Being a price comparison site we have shopped around and got you the best possible price for your favourite artist!

Although he is about tour the UK, fears are growing for the Canadian singer as stardom has hit him hard. Following the latest news of Bieber’s insults to The Black Keys drummer, the recent death of his paparazzi follower and his alleged affair with Rihanna, the singer has been warned by Take That star, Robbie Williams that it is ‘inevitable’ that he will hit a rough patch.

Robbie is said to be concerned that the 18-year-old is too young to be able to cope with the success and fame.

The Take That singer, who has himself battled with stardom and turned to drugs and suffered with severe depression, told The Sun, “There is a list longer than my arm of f***-ups. It’s inevitable that someone like Justin Bieber will hit a hard time.”

Maybe the Canadian teen should take heed of what Robbie has said. This week Justin has been acting very spoiled, after missing out on a Grammy nomination this year. He hit back after hearing comments from The Black Keys drummer, who told TMZ,com that Bieber should be happy as he makes a lot of money from his career, even though his music isn’t good enough to win.

Beiber childishly used Twitter and replied with: “The Black Keys drummer should be slapped around haha.”

Justin!…Just because you add a ‘haha’ following your comments doesn’t hide how spoiled and childish this comes across!

So, if I were you I would grab some Justin Bieber tickets before the kid goes off the rails!!

 

Tickets to see the Irish heart-throbs Boyzone are available from BritEvents.com on Valentine’s Day.
Boyzone tickets available on BritEvents.com on Valentine's Day

Ronan and Shane announced a 2013 tour to celebrate 20 years in the music industry. Tickets available on BritEvents.com on Valentine’s Day

If you are lucky, then you will normally receive flowers or chocolates for Valentine’s Day. But this year why not give a big hint to the one you love, and ask for tickets to see Boyzone, which will be available on BritEvents this Thursday on Valentine’s Day (14 February).

Last month during his solo performance at the O2 Arena in London, Ronan Keating asked his band mate Shane Lynch to join him on stage. Fans were on the edge of their seat longing to hear the news that they have been waiting for since their 21 date ‘Brother’ tour in 2011.

Their fans were rewarded for their patience  and loyalty when the two band members announced on stage together that they will be touring Ireland and the UK at the end of this year in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

Tickets will be available from BritEvents this week, and as Shane told his fans: “Ladies, it’s the time of year you usually get flowers and chocolates. But now you can also get Boyzone tickets”.

Keith Duffy, who is now just as famous for his role in Coronation Street, has said that the tour in 2013 will also include a new album, which is going to be recorded at the O2 Arena in London, which is where they will play two of their tour dates during December.

Boyzone are the second most successful  boyband in Britain. They have released four studio albums and seven compilation albums in their 20 years in the music industry.

This will be a celebration for the band but will also have a sombre feeling as the band will be missing Stephen Gately, who died in October 2009 whilst on holiday with his civil partner, Andrew Cowles.

Their last album ‘Brother’ which was supported in their last tour was dedicated to their band member and included two new songs that were performed by Stephen before his death.

So, ‘No Matter What’ get your man to buy you some Boyzone tickets from BritEvents.com this Thursday!!

Back to Broadway the musical will be hitting the bright lights of Derbyshire on 30 January at the Buxton Opera House and will make their way around the UK until 28 March where they will say goodbye from the Palace Theatre in Newark.
A great show for all the family!!!

A great show for all the family!!!

Heralded as the UK’s leading touring musical theatre shows, Back To Broadway will be bringing all of the magic of Broadway to venues around Britain.

This show is a celebration of all that is best about musical theatre, from the heartbreaking beauty and power of Memory, Music Of The Night and Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, to the feel good energy of Summer Nights and Footloose.

This mesmerizing show will take you on a journey through the world of musicals, its drama, its beauty and its sheer joy.

With 30 of the best-loved tunes from your favourite musicals including Cats, Phantom Of The Opera, Chicago, Les Miserables, Lion King, West Side Story, and many, many more Back To Broadway will delight fans of musicals, which has grown ever more popular since the film Les Miserables starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway hit the screens.

Each of the songs performed in Back To Broadway is interwoven by a narrator who gives the audience a bit of the history surrounding the plot-line of each musical.

The show has been proclaimed as ‘one of the top 25 touring Musical Theatre productions to see’ by Musical Theatre news.

With eight of the country’s most exciting singers and dancers from a host of leading touring Musicals, this is a show that you  and your family can enjoy and never forget.

For more information on Back To Broadway tickets and dates go to http://www.britevents.com

Counting Crows announce UK tour

Posted: January 24, 2013 in Concerts
The Californian American rock band Counting Crows have announced they will be touring Europe and will kick-start their UK leg of their long-awaited tour at Birmingham’s O2 Academy on 19 April.
Us rock band Counting Crows announce UK tour

At last the Counting Crows come back to the UK for spring tour

From there the ‘Mr Jones’ band will call in at Colston Hall in Bristol, London’s Hammersmith Apollo, O2 Apollo in Manchester and O2 Academy in Glasgow.

This tour is in support of their latest release, Underwater Sunshine. The album cover was created by the band’s fans who were asked to help design it. Due to it’s  success, the band decided to  use their fans to create a special poster commemorating their return.

Lead Vocalist, Adam Duritz posted a short statement on their website this week saying: ” All I could say when I saw the plans for a UL/EU tour was ‘It’s about time’. It’s hard to explain to fans why bands occasionally let so much time pass between visits. The truth is sometimes life just gets in the way and, before you know it, it’s been a few years. Personally, I’m just glad we’re going back. I have a lot of great memories of past tours. Remembering where we’ve been always gets me excited about where we’re going.”

Their amazing début album from  1993, and one of my all time favourites, ‘August & Everything After’ which features their hit track ‘Mr Jones’ has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and received an Academy Award nomination in 2004.

In August 2011 the album ‘August & Everything After – Live at Town Hall’ was released and featured live recordings of the songs from the début album.

For more information on the Counting Crows tickets and UK tour, go to http://www.britevents.com.