Cool Britannia Day three of the inaugural Cool Britannia Festival brings the memories flooding back... Boasting some of the biggest names in British rock and pop from the last 30 years, the Cool Britannia Festival was a three-day event held at legendary venue Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire from Friday, 31st August (though the opening day showcased slightly lesser-known acts) to Sunday, 2nd September.


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The Head Atlanta rock band The Head officially release their new full length album Space his Autumn to coincide with an extensive run of shows. Currently on tour in the US, the band’s current run spans over 50 dates, including 14 cities across the UK.


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Camper Calling Back for a second year, on the hottest bank holiday for 10 years, Camper Calling Festival returns to Ragley Hall in Warwickshire for three days of great music, good food, and lots of family fun. On the Lakeside (Main) Stage, covering every genre of music, some of the brightest up and coming acts, and well established bands played to large crowds over the three day long festival. From Pop, Indie, Soul, R&B, Reggae, Funk to Acoustic, there was something for everyone.


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Star Shaped Festival The second ever Star Shaped Festival came to the o2 Institute for one afternoon and evening of 90s nostalgia as they seek to bring six of the best Britpop bands to a city near you - in this case Birmingham - featuring Salad (Undressed), My Life Story, Dodgy, Space, Sleeper and The Bluetones.


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Alabama Shakes!  New!  Improved!  Now with BIGGER venue! Yes. That's right people, remember you heard it here first (or maybe you were on the HMV Institute mailing list like me ;o) ) If you were upset that you missed-out on a Birmingham ticket to see the hotly tipped Alabama Shakes, then fret no more! They've been upgraded to the BIG ROOM! I know! But be quick as they're obviously selling fast HERE. The gig is still on Friday 11 May 2012, by the way.


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