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Eighteen more acts join the line-up for Bingley Music Live 2016

Eighteen more incredible acts, including Sigala, Lightning Seeds, All Saints, Black Grape and We Are Scientists, are the latest acts to join the line-up for Bingley Music Live 2016. The Myrtle Park festival, which takes place 2-4 September, already boasts headliners Tinie Tempah, Travis, Echo and the Bunnymen and Sigma. The headlining act on Friday 2 September are Echo and the Bunnymen, who are set to thrill the crowd with hits such as Nothing Lasts Forever, The Cutter, The Killing Fields and Bring On The Dancing Horses. Joining them are…

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SUGGS: My Life Story in Words & Music

Madness front-man Graham McPherson brings his show Suggs: My Life Story to King’s Hall, Ilkley on Monday 25 April. Tickets have nearly sold out for this hilarious, yet moving, one-man tour de force, which has played to rave reviews. The death of Suggs’ beloved cat on his fiftieth birthday triggered a personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew. Stunned by what he learns Suggs is taken back to his childhood on the tough streets of 1970’s Soho and his first appearance on Top Of The…

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Loving Grannies Music! Reviving the origins of South Asian folk music

Womenzone has recently secured a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £69,900 for an exciting heritage project, Loving Grannies Music, in Bradford. Led by volunteers from the local community, the project focuses on the origins of South Asian folk music, a tradition that has changed over time in modern day Britain. Traditionally women recited folk songs and passed them down from generation to generation and there is a wide range of folk songs for every occasion from birth and weddings to festivals, fairs and religious ceremonies. Thanks to National Lottery…

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Kascarade unveil new album cover and launch gig details

Bradford Indy band Kascarade are gearing up to launch their new album “The start of it all” at a gig at the Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, Great Horton Road, on Saturday 30th April. The band, formed five years ago, will be playing the full list of tracks from the album which has been made possible thanks to funding support from Brighouse-based metalworking firm Arkoni. The new album cover has been released and features a night time view of Godwin Street in Bradford City Centre looking towards the Odeon building….

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Bingley Music Live 2016 – the countdown begins

The big countdown to Bingley Music Live 2016 has begun with the launch of new ticket deals and, for the first time ever, on-site camping. This year, organisers of the Bradford Council-run festival, held on 2-4 September, in Bingley’s Myrtle Park, are operating a two-tier ticketing system. This will apply to adult, teen and child weekend tickets. It means that the earlier people buy their tickets, the less they pay. A limited number of Tier 1 weekend tickets (access to all three days) are now on sale. These are priced…

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Hip Hop history is back at Leeds City Museum

Music-lovers will get a lesson in Hip Hop history this weekend during a free event at Leeds City Museum. Taking place this Saturday, November 14, the event will celebrate 41 years of Hip Hop culture and 42 years of the Universal Zulu Nation, the founding family of Hip Hop culture, formed by legendary artist Afrika Bambaataa. This weekend’s event follows on from last year’s successful celebration, which attracted almost 3,000 people. As well as live performances from local and national artists including Donald D, Dynamax (Ice T’s Rhyme Syndicate), DJ…

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Jesus Christ Superstar set to rock Alhambra

Fans of hit TV talent show X Factor will get the chance to hear one of last year’s success stories, Rachel Adedeji, performs live later this month as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s legendary musical Jesus Christ Superstar rocks the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford. Fresh from the UK and European tour of Thriller Live, Adedeji takes on the role of Mary Magdalene in this explosive new production of the ground-breaking rock opera, alongside seasoned performer Glenn Carter who returns as Jesus, a role he has played in the West…

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KODHTV: “Acknowledging talent in the community and beyond”

James Guy is from Bradford and he is the Media Executive Director of KODHTV, (King of Da Hillz TV) which is an online promotional media channel for up-coming artists. The channel started promoting up-coming artists in West Yorkshire giving them a platform to showcase their talent, and has now expanded its credential to different areas in the UK. KODHTV has interviewed international Hip-Hop artists, such as Method Man, Red Man, Mob Deep; UK artist Big Nasty by Presenter Sophia Ray and recorded music concerts featuring artists such as Rick Ross,…

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Be a hero for a day at Bingley Music Live

Audiences at Bingley Music Live (BML) are being encouraged to don capes and masks to channel their inner superhero. The theme of this year’s Bradford Council-run festival, at Bingley’s Myrtle Park on 4-6 September, is superheroes, whether it’s those who appear in comic books and Hollywood blockbusters, or some original creations. Organisers are encouraging people to follow the festival on twitter @BingleyFestival using #pantsovertrousers. Photographers will be roaming the festival site, looking for the best-dressed or most original ensembles and posting pictures on the BML website. Some of those who were…

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Online exhibition celebrates local live music scene ahead of Leeds Festival

Music-lovers in Leeds will get a special backstage pass thanks to three short films that give a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the local gig circuit. With thousands of fans set to flock to Leeds Festival later this month, Leeds Museums and Galleries are launching the special online exhibition to celebrate the hard work of the city’s many bands and venues. Recorded predominantly in 2013, the films focus on The Brudenell Social Club in Headingley, Eiger Studios in Hunslet and The Cockpit in Leeds city centre- three venues that have acted…

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