HAIM As the crowd entered Manchester Apollo it was American singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers who kept them entertained before HAIM stormed the stage.


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Lionel Richie It’s hard to believe 2018 marks 50 years since Lionel Richie burst into the music industry as lead singer of Commodores.


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The New Power Generation In the backstage area of Oxford's Common People Festival we had the delight to catch up with the legends that are Tony Mosley, Damon Dickson, Sonny Thompson of The New Power Generation and the newest member to join the 'Celebrate Prince' legacy shows Mackenzie Green making his debut in the UK this weekend.


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DAY ONE - Common People Festival Oxford's South Park was a-washed with vibrant colours and culinary aromas as people flocked to spend their bank holiday at Common People. From the same family as Bestival, the team created this two day family friendly extravaganza filled with good music and excitement for all ages.


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Rita Ora In the five short years since last touring the UK Rita Ora is back with a bang on her comeback 'Girls' tour. Whilst many will remember her wit and charisma on tv as a mentor on both The Voice and X Factor, the hiatus from touring has shown how much the international superstar has to offer, from modelling and designing a colourful Adidas collection, philanthropy work and being cast as Mia Grey in the 50 Shades films. Manchester were in for a treat as this girl is on fire.


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Rat Boy The lights beamed outside The Brixton Academy for the completion of Rat Boy’s 2018 tour, fresh from supporting Liam Gallagher and new EP ‘Civil Disorder’, the sell out crowd braved the snow and rain to catch a glimpse of upcoming starlet Rat Boy.


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Steel Panther Queues snaked around the Manchester Apollo of both young and old ready for the treats that behold inside. A flurry of Lycra, leather and big hair it was pretty obvious which Californian Glam rock 4 piece they were ready to be 'Community Property' for... Welcome Steel Panther!


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Louise Redknapp The nostalgic buzz of the O2 Birmingham filled the air as the couple of hundred fans gathered eager to give 90’s favourite Louise their 'undivided love' and attention.


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The Prodigy Torrential rain and snow didn't stop the masses gathering at Manchester’s O2 Apollo for the opening night of dance superstars The Prodigy’s winter tour.


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Alice Cooper When the announcement came through that Alice Cooper, the man, the myth, the legend was coming to the Birmingham Arena it was a moment similar to the classic scene in 'Wayne's World' falling on the floor and shouting "We're not worthy" so you could tell this was an electrifying moment.


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Herbie Hancock From composer, band leader and also an actor it was with great pleasure EFG London Jazz Festival announced American pianist Herbie Hancock to play the distinguished Barbican Centre in London, packed by an incredible talent of musicians the crowd were wowed as he appeared on stage for a two night residency.


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My Name Is Prince Gig Junkies popped along to the preview for the My Name Is Prince Exhibition at London's The O2 Arena. As you go up the escalators the excitement builds like a kid at Christmas waiting for their favourite Christmas film, you know the likes of Home Alone, Gremlins, or Wonderful life. Floor to ceiling displays incorporating the different looks and styles showcased by the Minneapolis icon greet you alongside ones of Elvis who shares the exhibition space next door as you enter into the merchandise shop.


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I Love The 90s As an eighties baby I was always too young to see any of the I Love The 90s stars when they came to the UK, the teasing of car radio adverts for the US leg of the tour days after I was due to leave the Florida sunshine didn’t consolidate me either. So when the UK dates were announced the little girl inside of me was more excited than the Pointer Sisters with a Crunchie! And boy was it everything I’d expected and more in the final show of the UK dates!


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Blink-182 It was summer 2001 and the sun shone down on the Spanish isle of Lanzarote, the cool young lad with his baggy shorts and trucker cap lent me his headphones and thus began the journey of enlightenment that is Blink-182. The holiday romance fizzled out but the love of the punk-rock cheeky ditties did not and here we are sixteen years later, older, wiser and at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.


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