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Kylie Minogue picks up O2 Silver Clef

Kylie Minogue will be picking up the 25th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef Award next Friday at the annual event at the Hilton, Park Lane that raises money for music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins.

Kylie said: ‘I am thrilled and honoured to be receiving the 25th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef Award from Nordoff Robbins. The work that Nordoff Robbins does, using music therapy to transform the lives of vulnerable children and adults is amazing. This will be a special event and I am delighted to be able to attend and reunite with many friends too.’

Do you think that we can get something up online this morning about her picking up the award?

Attendees to the O2 Silver Clef now include Kylie Minogue, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande, Conor Maynard, Tom Jones, Fatboy Slim, Manic Street Preachers, Michael Buble, Laura Wright. For more details and quotes from individuals please let me know and I will get them over to you as soon as possible.

Nero will unveil their first ever full live set at GlobalGathering 2011

The ‘Guilt’ dubstep-crossover band will play backed by live musicians for the first time at the festival which will also see performances from Tinie Tempah, Alex Metric, Swedish House Mafia DJ Steve Angello, Eric Prydz, Underworld and Pendulum.

Nero said: “GlobalGathering is the mother of all dance festivals, and we can’t wait to perform our full live show to what we know will be a really explosive crowd.”

Tinie will be taking to the stage for the second time in as many years, following his breakthrough show at last year’s festival ‘ which was at the time one of the biggest crowds he had ever played to.

Alongside the larger performers are a number of smaller stages showcasing some of the UK’s more underground talent including the Godskitchen, Metropolis and RISE Arenas.

GlobalGathering 2011 takes place on July 29 and 30 at Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-Upon-Avon in England. For more information or tickets please visit www.globalgathering.com

Tinie Tempah is heading back to the studio with Labrinth

Although Tinie is currently enjoying huge success in the US and is tipped to work with huge stars including Pharrell Williams and Usher, he’s first going back to the studio with Labrinth, who was behind his first two hits ‘Pass Out’ and ‘Frisky’.

Speaking at the Ivor Novello awards in London Ö where ‘Pass Out’ was named Best Contemporary Song Ö Labrinth told BANG Showbiz: “Tinie and I were just talking at the table and we’re actually going to be getting back into the studio very soon, so we’ll probably be getting another one of these next year.

“Tinie is a hard working dude man, he’s great at what he does, he’s a special guy and he’s doing brilliant.”

The ‘Let the Sun Shine’ star isn’t worried about other producers eclipsing him on Tinie’s second album however – when asked if the tracks he makes will be the alum’s best tracks he replied: “What do you mean? Of course!”

Labrinth – who is signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco label Ö also joked he would like to help modernise his label mate Susan Boyle’s sound.

He said: “I want to make her the sickest track in the world man Ö it would be Susan on dubstep!”

Labrinth’s debut album is set for release later this year.

Eminem, Foo Fighters and Coldplay to headline this year’s Lollapalooza festival



The US alternative rock event brings together three of the biggest acts on the planet to play in Chicago from August 5 to 7 this year. Organiser Perry Farrell, of the band Jane’s Addiction, told Rolling Stone magazine: “I wish I was 20, but unfortunately it’s my festival that’s 20. I just feel so fortunate that I was able to make something so wonderful for the musicians and the audience.

“It’s just astounding where it has evolved to. In 1991, we had seven groups and we were performing on dirt fields.”

Other acts confirmed for the festival include Cee Lo Green, Arctic Monkeys, Deftones, Tinie Tempah, deadmau5 and Muse.
Lollapalooza was one of the first events to offer a diverse bill to fans, with heavy metal, punk, dance and hip-hop acts all playing on
the same stage, and it has often found and championed upcoming bands, giving them one of the first breaks of their career.

Speaking of his eclectic choice of who plays, Perry added: “A lot of this music – we’ll call it festival music – it’s still not popular

“If you look at pop, pop is one thing. Festival music is another, and it still holds true that we’re looking to book acts that are
critically acclaimed and have credibility. It’s just very interesting that it’s become its own working organism.”

The festival has also greatly expanded during its twenty years and now boasts over 100 acts playing over its three days on its main and newly added dance stages.

Tinie Tempah wants to work with Cheryl Cole


Tinie Tempah
Tinie Tempah

The ‘Pass Out’ hitmaker is a huge fan of the ‘Promise This’ singer and keen to team up on record after meeting the 27-year-old beauty at the BRIT Awards earlier this month.

He told radio station Capital Yorkshire FM: “I wouldn’t rule out a collaboration with Cheryl on my next album. I gave her a quick kiss backstage – it’s like, ‘Man, I love you.’ ”

As well as Cheryl, Tinie – who won Best British Single and Best British Breakthrough at the BRITs – is keen to write a track with ‘Rolling In The Deep’ singer Adele, although he admits it’s unlikely to happen soon.

He said: “I would love to collaborate with her, it would be absolutely incredible, but it’s all about doing it on the right record.

“She’s just launched a new album she’s doing a new campaign and her album sounds a very certain way. I can’t see her coming away from that any time soon, but given the opportunity I would love to make that happen.”

On his debut album, ‘Disc-Overy’, Tinie had guest stars including female singers Ellie Goulding and Kelly Rowland.

The Saturdays, Roll Deep and Ellie Goulding complete line-up for T4′s Stars of 2010

The Saturdays, Roll Deep and Ellie Goulding complete line-up for T4's Stars of 2010

The Saturdays, Roll Deep and Ellie Goulding complete line-up for T4's Stars of 2010

The Saturdays, Roll Deep and Ellie Goulding complete line-up for T4′s Stars of 2010. With just over two weeks to go until Channel 4 stages its spectacular music event, T4′s Stars of 2010 with Samsung Galaxy Europa at London’s Earls Court, we can now reveal the final confirmed line-up which is full of chart-topping stars. Britain’s sexiest girlband The Saturdays promise to give the T4 crowd an unforgettable Sunday, as the girls go all out with hot dance moves sure to whip male fans into a frenzy. The UK’s leading grime artist collective Roll Deep join the stellar line-up to perform the tracks that propelled them to the top of the charts earlier this year. The Urban Music Award-winning group will storm the stage for a headline-grabbing, high energy performance. Hits like Starry Eyed and Under the Sheets made 2010 Ellie Goulding’s year, so we can’t wait to see her top it all off with a show stealing performance at Earls’ Court. 2010 has undoubtedly been the year when Grime dominated the UK music scene, so how better to celebrate than by having the cream of the UK’s hip hop and grime scene all come together for an exclusive collaboration. Tinchy Stryder will join fellow T4′s Stars of 2010 performers Tinie Tempah, Professor Green and Example plus two of the hottest names on the rap scene, Devlin and Giggs, for a performance specially created for T4′s Stars of 2010. Tickets for the event on Sunday 21st November are being snapped up fast, so those keen to celebrate 2010 in style with the T4 gang, should head to the T4 website www.channel4.com/t4 and grab theirs before it’s too late. As well as the stunning list of top musical talent, fans will be treated to appearances from a host of Channel 4 and T4 celebs, including the lads from Britain’s favourite comedy, The Inbetweeners, follically charmed funnyman Keith Lemon, fashion guru Gok Wan, and Commonwealth Games double gold medalist Tom Daley . T4′s Stars of 2010 has joined forces with Samsung Galaxy Europa, the new phone from Samsung, to search for T4′s ‘Chatstar’ – the UK’s fastest and wittiest social media star. If you think you’re the UK’s best tweeter, you’ve got to register at www.channel4.com/t4 then build a profile of tweets, images, comments and updates before rallying your friends and followers to support your campaign. Finalists will compete against each other live from the event, and live on the TV show, as the T4 crowd and T4 viewers cast their vote for who has the best ‘chat’. The ‘Chatstar of 2010′ will win the ultimate prize; gig tickets for events throughout 2011 which feature all the artists from T4′s Stars of 2010 line-up. The show also marks the last ever T4 appearance of Steve Jones, who will bow out from T4 after seven years presenting the flagship youth programme.

N-Dubz to headline 1Xtra Live 2010

N-Dubz to headline 1Xtra Live 2010

N-Dubz to headline 1Xtra Live 2010

N-Dubz to headline 1Xtra Live 2010.  Some of the biggest names in urban music have been confirmed to perform at the third ever BBC Radio 1Xtra Live, which this year takes place at London’s Wembley Arena on Saturday 25th September 2010. N-Dubz will headline the concert, which is the UK’s biggest free urban music event*. Tulisa from the band said: ‘We can’t wait for 1Xtra Live. It’s going to be one of the best gigs of the year. I hope everyone is ready to party!’ The band will be joined by fellow British No.1 acts Tinie Tempah, Tinchy Stryder and Roll Deep and US chart-toppers Jason Derulo and B.o.B. The exciting line-up also includes exciting new and emerging artists including Jamaican reggae singer Gyptian, grime lyricist Devlin and Katy B and Labrinth, who are bursting on to the scene at the moment. The artists will be performing to over 10,000 people and the event will be broadcast live on a special simulcast show on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra. Ben Cooper, Deputy Controller, BBC Radio 1Xtra says: ‘As a station we’re committed to bringing the very best live music to our audience and supporting both established and emerging artists. This incredible line-up reflects what has already been a great year for urban music and for 1Xtra’. The event was announced in Trevor Nelson’s Radio 1 and 1Xtra simulcast show on Saturday 28th of August. The full line up is as follows: N-Dubz Tinie Tempah Jason Derulo B.o.B Tinchy Stryder Roll Deep Gyptian Katy B Devlin Labrinth The event will be co-hosted by BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Breakfast Show presenters Trevor Nelson and Gemma Cairney. Tim Westwood and MistaJam will be DJing between sets. * Tickets will be available nationally from 7.30pm on Saturday 11th September. Entrance is free but ticket handling charges apply. See BBC 1xtra for further details.

Diana Vickers joins T4 On The Beach

Diana Vickers joins T4 On The Beach

Diana Vickers joins T4 On The Beach

Diana Vickers joins T4 On The Beach. T4 On The Beach, sponsored by Aygo by Toyota, returns to Weston-super-Mare on Sunday 4th July and today Channel 4 announces yet more of the dazzling chart-toppers who will be performing at the UK’s best beach party. X Factor finalist Diana Vickers will make her first appearance on the beach, following on from her spectacular success over the past month. This week, she celebrated her debut album ‘Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree’, which shot straight to the top of the UK album charts just a fortnight after her debut single ‘Once’ reached number one in the Official UK Top 40. Pop sensations The Saturdays will return to the beach for a second year after a stunning debut in 2009. The quintet will belt out hit tracks from their second album ‘Wordshaker’, including ‘Forever Is Over’ and ‘Ego’, as the girls get ready to get the crowd dancing in the sand.R’n’B king Taio Cruz will also be joining the line-up, fresh from his successful collaboration with pop diva Ke$ha. The ‘Dirty Picture’ star has had a good year, with his smash-hit single ‘Break Your Heart’ storming to number one in the US Billboard Chart and UK singles chart and he will showcase his unique talent to the T4 crowd for the second consecutive year.After receiving plaudits for his debut single ‘I Need You Tonight’ from pop princess Lily Allen, fast emerging English rapper Professor Green will make his T4 On The Beach debut. The singer will showcase his rapping skills to the bumper crowd, ahead of what is shaping up to be a promising debut year for the East London artist.There are very few tickets left so fans hoping to head to the beach to enjoy the action are advised to snap them up quickly to avoid disappointment. Tickets are priced at £37 and can be bought from Ticketmaster (0844 847 1743) and www.channel4.com/t4. Channel 4 has already revealed a number of acts who will be performing at the event with JLS, N-Dubz, Jason Derulo, Tinie Tempah, Alexandra Burke, Scouting for Girls, Pixie Lott, Chipmunk and Ellie Goulding already confirmed for the summer bill.  More acts and special surprises will be revealed over the coming months so fans are advised to keep tuning in to T4 weekends, the T4 website www.channel4.com/t4 social network profile pages for all the latest news and exclusives.

UK chart-toppers Scouting for Girls join T4 On The Beach

UK chart-toppers Scouting for Girls join T4 On The Beach

UK chart-toppers Scouting for Girls join T4 On The Beach

Their new album’s called Everybody Wants To Be On TV… and we’re going to put them on TV. Coincidence? Who knows. Exciting? Yes. Scouting For Girls are everywhere right now. Three wide-eyed lads from Harrow who seem to have stumbled on the formula for perfect pop: pop that gets in your head and stays there; winning pop.
Roy, Greg and Peter’s self-titled debut album went platinum and with EWTBOT hitting the charts at number one, it’s not ridiculous for us to suggest this one could go further. We look forward to watching their meteoric rise, and then watching their live show on July 4th. Oh, and a big salute to the Wolfcubs! Welcome to the beach… we’re glad to have you.  Scouting for Girls join T4 On The Beach. T4 has unveiled UK chart-toppers Scouting for Girls as the latest act to join their annual summer music event T4 On The Beach. After hitting Number One with This Ain’t A Love Song, the band will return to perform for a second time after making their debut in 2008.  The boys join an already-illustrious list of acts including JLS, Alexandra Burke, Tinie Tempah, N-Dubz and Jason Derulo, who have already been confirmed to perform at the event.   T4 On The Beach takes place on Sunday 4 July in Weston-super-Mare. Tickets are on sale now at selling fast at www.channel4.com/t4

The 1Xtra Breakfast Show hits the road

trevor-nelsonThe BBC 1Xtra Breakfast Show, presented by Trevor Nelson and Gemma Cairney, is going on tour for the first time ever between Monday 16th March and Friday 20th March, broadcasting live each day from five different cities across the UK.

Starting on Monday 16 March in Glasgow, the tour will be stopping off at Manchester, Belfast and Birmingham and ends in a live show from Bristol University on Friday March 20th, featuring performances from special guests including Tinchy Stryder and K.I.G Family.

The Breakfast Show will broadcast live between 8am and 11am each day on BBC 1Xtra. Throughout the week there will also be videos, photos and online updates at www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra

The details are as follows:

Monday 16th March, Glasgow – As The X Factor Live Tour hits Scotland, Trevor and Gemma go behind the scenes and catch up with some of 2008’s contestants.

Tuesday 17th March, Manchester – Football stars Rio Ferdinand and Micah Richards will be on the show telling Trevor and Gemma where to go and what to do in the City. The team also sneak onto the set of Corrie and catch up with The Street’s stars.

Wednesday 18th March, Belfast – It’s the morning after St Patrick’s Day. Will Trevor and Gemma be fresh and full of energy after their St Patrick’s Day adventure?

Thursday 19th March, Birmingham – It’s Gemma’s Birthday and she’s in the town where she was born, recapturing her early days in Brum musically.

Friday 20th March, Bristol – Trevor and Gemma will be broadcasting the Breakfast Show from Bristol University. The show will feature special live performances from K.I.G Family, Tinie Tempah, Tinchy Stryder and Kano.

Listeners can catch up with all the news from the Breakfast Show tour throughout the day on 1Xtra as Trevor and Gemma will be popping up on the shows to talk about their adventures on the road.

Highlights of the week will also be played on Trevor Nelson’s Radio 1 and 1Xtra Simulcast Show on Saturday 21st March (7pm-9pm).

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