“The Cult, The Mission and Killing Joke have today announced that their UK tour, due to take place this September, is to be moved to smaller venues to provide a more intimate experience for fans. The tour promises to deliver a very special night of music.

Ticket vendors will be in touch with customers to confirm ticketing arrangements for the new venues.


Monday 10th, O2 Apollo Manchester

Tuesday 11th, O2 Academy Newcastle

Wednesday 12th, O2 Academy Sheffield

Saturday 15th, O2 Academy Birmingham

Sunday 16th, HMV Hammersmith Apollo

Tickets on sale now priced at £35.00 REGIONALLY / £37.50 LONDON (subject to booking fee) and are available from

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GuilFest – The award winning family festival is celebrating its 21st anniversary on 13th-15th July 2012, and with only a month to go until the event the wonderfully eclectic line up is nearing completion!

The first day of the festival, Friday 13th July, has a distinctly 80’s and classics theme this year.   Headed up by the legendary Jools Holland with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, featuring vocal talent from Fine Young Cannibals frontman, Roland Gift; the day also has performances from ABC, Heaven 17, The Straits, newly confirmed The Doors Alive (easily the finest Doors tribute band around!), The South, (performing classic hits such as “A Little Time”) and cult punk band Buzzcocks

Saturday 14th July really is party day this year.  A superb mix of fantastic acts all over the festival, topped by the amazing Olly Murs headlining the Main Stage! Tulisa, Jimmy Cliff, Cher Lloyd, Republica, Bjorn Again, Gary Numan, Tim Minchin, Bastille, The Beat, Skindred, Andy C, Brookes Brothers and many more will ensure that there really is something for everyone, and the festival is firing on all cylinders for what will definitely be one heck of party!  It’s guaranteed to be a day of fun not to be missed!

On Sunday 15th July, the Main Stage plays host to some brilliant 70’s classics with a headline performance from the one and only Bryan Ferry, supported by disco legends CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Candi Staton and one of the real originators of rock and roll, Alvin Stardust! The Good Time Guide stage on the other hand has more of a 90’s theme, with headliners Ash supported by Dodgy and The Wonderstuff (acoustic).  

Elsewhere on the site throughout the weekend you can also catch a truly eclectic line up of StooShe, The Undertones, The Wurzels, The Beat, Kids In Glass Houses, Young Guns, Sub Focus (DJ set), Black Spiders, Rubberbandits, Benga, Friction, Levi Roots, Sigma, The Skints, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer and even the fattest Take That tribute act around, Take Fat! This is just a small snapshot of what is on offer however, for full details see the GuilFest official website –

GuilFest is also home to arguably the best festival children’s area in the UK – The Kidzone.  The Kidzone is aimed solely at under 12’s and has a wealth of activities and entertainment on offer including children’s theatre, circus workshops, refreshments, amazingly talented performers, balloon makers, fun rides, face painting, costume making and much more besides.  The weekend culminates in the annual themed parade around the festival on Sunday, where kids get a chance to show off what they’ve been making.  As well as all of this you can expect VIP guest appearances from well known children’s icons Postman Pat on Saturday 14th July, and Zak and Panzee from The ZingZillas on Sunday 15th July.

Remember GuilFest is about so much more than just music!  With an amazing comedy line up in the eFestivals Cosmic Comedy Lounge, featuring Jarred Christmas, Mitch Benn and Simon Evans amongst scores of others; the brilliant Man in the Moon Theatre tent, with its biggest line up to date of everything from Cabaret to Shakespeare – as well as brilliant attractions such as The GuilFest Vintage Fayre, The Acoustic Lounge, La Discotheque, Farmer Giles Barndance, The Eden People’s GuilFest Gallery, and The Plantation Zone, and arts and craft exhibitions, food and drink from around the world, cocktail bars, real ale bars, boutique camping and a wonderfully relaxed family friendly vibe.

Don’t forget that right next door to the festival is Guildford Lido – Guildford’s 50 metre outdoor swimming pool.  Many festival goers visit for a swim or a sunbathe and use the showers in the morning, heading back to the festival for when the bands start at midday!

Tickets prices range from £35 – £135, with Under 12’s going completely free (as long as they are accompanied by an adult) and reduced fares for Under 16’s. Tickets are available from – make sure you get them quick though, organisers are happy to announce that this is one of the fastest selling years ever!  Be sure not to miss out!

The festival sees the return of the Vive Le Rock Stage, after a triumphant debut at the festival last year, with a stellar line-up including headliners the Buzzcocks, The Beat and The Undertones, as well as VLR-friendly bands, old and new, including The Skints, TV Smith, Dragster, The Ramonas, Tyrannosaurus Alan, New Town Kings, The Sex Pistols Experience and Stone Foundation.

For the full line-up, tickets and more info on the festival, head to GUILFEST.CO.UK

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Original 1972/73 posters, flyers and memorabilia of rock icons David Bowie, Iggy & the Stooges and Lou Reed feature in a new exhibition in Clerkenwell, London, from the end of June.


It celebrates a remarkable period in the capital’s musical heritage: the birth of Bowie alter ego Ziggy Stardust; the now legendary, one-and-only UK concert by Iggy and The Stooges at the King’s Cross Cinema (now the Scala), while they were recording the album Raw Power in London; and Lou Reed’s performance at the same venue, when he first performed tracks from the classic, Bowie-produced album Transformer, which was released at the end of 1972.


The month-long Iggy, Ziggy and Lou exhibition is at Bamalama Posters, 55 Leather Lane, EC1N 7TJ, and will also feature a selection of original posters and images from the same 1972/73 period including Roxy Music,Marc Bolan,MC5 and the NY Dolls.


John Brett, of Bamalama Posters, said: “In rock terms, it’s fair to say that the Seventies started in 1972, thanks in no small measure to Bowie’s astonishing Ziggy Stardust creation – while the music made in London that year by both Iggy Pop and Lou Reed influenced entire generations of rock bands and rock genres, and continues to this day”.


John is also keen to speak to anyone who may want to contribute items to the exhibition.



Iggy, Ziggy and Lou runs from Thursday 28 June to Thursday 26 July 2012, 12noon-7pm daily (closed Sundays), at Bamalama Posters, 55 Leather Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1N 7TJ.  Nearest Tubes: Chancery Lane and Farringdon.


For more info, visit or phone 020 7404 6512 & 07930 451210.




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 ::The Ramones School of Punk Comes to Bristol!::

   Marky Ramone took time out of his relentless touring schedule to discuss his 40 year career in an up close and personal fashion with a lucky group of students at the Bristol Institute Of Modern Music. As a legendary rock 'n' roll survivor he talked the students through the importance of developing new tastes, keeping current, considering all of the opportunities that life presents and how to be smart with your money to ensure longevity. Marky also talked about the fascinating early days of punk, meeting Andy Warhol, David Bowie Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed at iconic CBGB's in the mid 70s. Having played with Richard Hell on the seminal Blank Generation single Marky then reminisced about his punk peers including Blondie, Talking Heads, the New York Dolls, and his 14 year service, 1700 gig tenure as drummer for the Ramones.  To find out more about BIMM's full time courses in music management and for bassists, guitarists, drummers, vocalists, song writers and this year's rock and metal summer schools; call: 0844 2 646 666, email: or visit:   Here's What The Industry Think Of BIMM:  "BIMM gives students the chance to become fully skilled, trained and able to deal with anything that they may come across once they get out there into the industry." Craig Jennings (Manager: You Me At Six, Twin Atlantic, Lethal Bizzle, Bullet For My Valentine, Kids In Glass Houses)  "BIMM Courses offers everything you could possibly need to know to get started in the music world. I wish someone had laid stuff out like this for me when I was starting out!" Frank Turner  "BIMM courses are an invaluable insight into the workings of the modern UK Music Business." Julie Wier (Visible Noise Records/Lost Prophets)  "The BIMM Course delivers anything and everything you need to survive in an ever changing music business. " Colin Doran (Hundred Reasons)  “BIMM is on the money! To get first hand advice and experience in so many aspects of the Musical World is something that most professional musicians would have killed for in their early years. Me included!” Arya Goggin (Skindred)  “Need a roadmap for the success in the music business? BIMM will definitely point you in the right direction and ensure you don't get lost on the way!” Jason Bowld (Axewound, Killing Joke, Bullet For My Valentine, Fightstar)  BIMM's tenth anniversary album is now available online
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New-wave heroes Squeeze have added an exciting summer festival date to their packed 2012 UK schedule, with an outdoor performance at Hampton Court Palace Festival on 19 June.


This must-see show will be a taster for fans who will see them tour the UK extensively this November and December with the Squeeze Pop Up Shop tour.


In June and the band return to the USA for an extensive tour of the country, co-headlining with new-wave rockers The B52’s. The US tour will visit California, Colorado, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia and feature renowned venues such as the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (30 June 2012).


Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook (vocals / guitar) stated: “Between the Hampton Court Palace Show on the 19 June and the B52’s US tour we are going to be pretty busy. We can’t wait” 


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