BBC ANNOUNCE MORE TOP NAMES FOR ITS FIRST EVER FAMILY FESTIVAL

Max and Harvey, Sophia Grace, KIDZ BOP and more join the line-up Having previously announced a range of international music acts including Union J, Johnny Orlando, Mackenzie Ziegler and Matt Terry alongside CBBC favourites Mr Tumble, Swashbuckle’s Cook and Line, Andy Day, and Sam and Mark, to name a few, brand new festival CBBC Summer Social has added a second wave of incredible artists…

Festival Close-Up: COMMON PEOPLE 2018

Set to bring you electrifying music, entertainment and arts in the heart of two cities this spring bank holiday, Common People is back for 2018 with headliners Lily Allen and James on Saturday and The Jacksons on Sunday in Southampton and The Jacksons on Saturday and James and Ride on Sunday in Oxford. Rob da…

BEAT-HERDER FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SECOND WAVE OF ACTS FOR 2018

Beat-Herder, the weirdest, wildest and most wonderful party in the UK festival calendar, announces more big names for 2018. Running from July 13th – 15th, Beat-Herder will once again transform Lancashire’s Ribble Valley into a technicolour party and escapist’s utopia, with an array of 20+ whimsical stages, world-class DJs and surprises aplenty. Having recently announced…

CREAMFIELDS UNVEILS ALL NEW STRUCTURE FOR 2018 – SILO

When it comes to innovative and cutting-edge production, no festival in the world leads the way like Creamfields, and the 2018 edition is no exception, as the fields of Daresbury welcomes a new landmark this year as the award winning festival has just unveiled SILO – the first truly 360 degree, stadium-like structure and the…

MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE ANNOUNCES ITS UGLY SISTERS!

Manchester Opera House has announced the first stars joining the line-up for Manchester’s ultimate family pantomime this festive season, with Coronation Street bad boys Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis swapping the cobbles for their clutch bags as the Ugly Sisters in Cinderella. Connor McIntyre is best known for his current role in ITV’s Coronation Street….

‘Manchester Icons’ artist set to debut new ‘Psych Icons’ exhibition in Manchester’s Northern Quarter next month

Manchester based illustrator and collage artist, Dunstan Carter is launching his new exhibition of psychedelic music portraits on Thursday 10th May. The exhibition features twelve portraits of icons from the golden age of Psychedelia. The collection includes legends such as, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Syd Barrett, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Grace Slick and Mama Cass,…

First images of world premiere musical An Officer and A Gentleman

Images have been released offering a first look at the world premiere production of An Officer and a Gentleman, which plays at Manchester’s Opera House from Monday 13th – Saturday 18th August as part of its UK and Ireland tour. Directed by Nikolai Foster with choreography from Kate Prince, the cast features four-time Olivier nominated actress Emma Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mrs Henderson…

BIFFY CLYRO ANNOUNCES MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE DATE FOR MTV UNPLUGGED TOUR

MTV’s iconic Unplugged sessions from the mid-1990’s are to be revived as Scottish band Biffy Clyro announces an acoustic album and subsequent tour. Biffy Clyro will play the Manchester Opera House on 22nd September and tickets will go on sale from May 11th. The MTV Unplugged tour presents a chance for a wider audience to see…

HAIRSPRAY CAST VISIT ALL STAR LANES

Smash hit musical Hairspray has returned to Manchester’s Opera House for an extended two week run and, yesterday, some of the cast enjoyed a ‘60s themed afternoon at All Star Lanes. Rebecca Mendoza, who stars as the show’s heroine Tracy Turnblad, Edward Chitticks (heartthrob Link Larkin), Monifa James (Little Inez) and Aimee Moore (Amber Von Tussle) visited the stylish Great Northern venue for an…