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Good Charlotte join Jimmy Eat World as Slam Dunk joint headliners

Slam Dunk has revealed pop-punk titans Good Charlotte as joint-headliners of this year’s festival.

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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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Alexisonfire, Body Count and Parkway Drive among latest additions to Download line up

Post hardcore legends Alexisonfire, Body Count, Parkway Drive and Marilyn Manson are among the latest additions to the Download Festival which returns to the region next year.

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WATCH: Milton Keynes mayor David Hopkins has the X Factor as he belts out rock and roll number

Mayor of Milton Keynes councillor David Hopkins showed an unexpected talent for rock and roll recently.

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REVIEW: Rock duo Royal Blood captivate 15,000 fans in Birmingham

David Jackson reviews Royal Blood, At The Drive-In and Black Honey at Arena Birmingham
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Therapy?

Therapy? to headline Craufurd Arms in March

Therapy? have announced a one-off headline gig at The Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes next year.

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Samantha Fish

Rock, blues and folk acts all head to The Stables to headline

The Stables is gearing up for another busy week of gigs with a host of classic rock, folk and blues acts headlining over the next seven days.

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Imelda May

Irish superstar Imelda May brings LP tour to the region

A limited number of tickets remain for Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May who is back in the region on Friday to headline The Corn Exchange in Bedford.

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The LaFontaines

The LaFontaines to headline MK11 as part of Common Problem tour

The LaFontaines are on the road touring in support of their latest album Common Problem and headline MK11 in Milton Keynes this week.
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Guns 'N Roses' debut album sold 30 million copies

Guns N’ Roses revealed as final Download Festival headline act

The legendary Guns N’ Roses have been revealed as the final headliners for next year’s Download Festival.

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Avenged Sevenfold

US metallers Avenged Sevenfold announced as second Download headliners

Avenged Sevenfold have revealed as the second headliners for next summer’s Download Festival.

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Ozzy Osbourne

Midlands metal icon Ozzy revealed as first Download Festival headliner

Ozzy Osbourne has been revealed as the first act to headline next year’s Download Festival.

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REVIEW: Metallica rock the Midlands with a heavy-hitting spectacular

John Steven reviews Metallica at the Genting Arena, Birmingham

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Theatre of Hate. Picture: Simon Drake

Theatre Of Hate to headline Craufurd Arms

Seminal post-punk band Theatre Of Hate headline The Craufurd Arms next week as part of their latest European tour.

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Amy Macdonald, who had sold more than 12 million records worldwide by the age of 30

Amy Macdonald speaks ahead of intimate acoustic show at Royal & Derngate

In 2007, Amy Macdonald was asked where she saw herself in a decade. Her answer then remains the same as it does today – as long as she’s writing music and playing live, she’s happy.

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Wildwood Kin

Folk trio Wildwood King bring LP tour to Wavendon

Acclaimed alternative folk trio Wildwood Kin bring their UK tour to The Stables next week.
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Do you have a fortune hiding in your vinyl collection?

Could you have vinyl worth thousands in your collection?

A rare vinyl recording of cellist Jacqueline Du Pre originally being sold for £1.99 by an Oxfam shop in Thornbury, S Glos is now being offered online by the charity for £2,000.

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Nick Cave. Picture: David Jackson

REVIEW: Nick Cave conjures a night of searing ecstasy at arena show

Peter Ormerod reviews Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

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The Jesus and Mary Chain. Picture: David Jackson

Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain captivate Northampton with Damage and Joy

Yoshe Watson reviews The Jesus and Mary Chain at The Roadmender

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Ute Lemper

Review: Heartwarming, heartwrenching and life-affirming music from Ute Lemper at Stables

Peter Dennis reviews Ute Lemper at The Stables, Wavendon
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