Into dance? Rock? Jazz? Whatever your taste, there’s something for you in and around MK and a bit further afield over the next few days...
August 6, Bedford Park
Featuring special guests Blake. The Brit Award winners will be joined by soprano Rebecca Newman, the renowned London Gala Orchestra and the Bedford Choral Society performing popular classics and film scores. The evening will conclude with a spectacular firework finale wrapping the night up with a bang!
Dizzee Rascal & guests
August 5, Bedford Park
Prepare to go bonkers when the rapper brings his show to town as part of Bedford’s big weekend. The boy with a brilliant line in grime, hip hop and r’n’b will be joined by Kurupt FM, Wiley, Jaguar Skills and Ms Dynamite for the big bash. Are you ready to Dance Wiv Him? Grab a ticket with haste.
Terry Marshall & The Hounds
August 4, The Fox & Hounds
Join the stalwart Milton Keynes musicians in their seventh year as resident band at Stony’s watering hole. Expect to hear a mixture of the best in jazz and various other styles. Featuring guest singers and musicians, things get up and running at 8.30pm, and admission is free.
The Acid Ballet
August 4, Craufurd Arms
The Acid Ballet return to the Wolverton haunt this evening with a theatrical performance to back up
their record release. Not only that, but they’ve assembled a fine line-up to support them, too, with Solace in Nightmares, James Shaw and The Radio Decade all signed up.
Camden Underworld, Sept 9
It’s not only Capdown back in play and heading to the big smoke. earthtone9 - still featuring former MK fella Simon Hutchby behind the drum kit – are also back for more, and release their pent up alt-metal aggression with an Underworld date next month. Critically acclaimed and still musically suss.
Camden Underworld, Nov 12
MK’s punk rabble originally called time way back in 2007, but there have been reformations in recent years and the boys have been continuing the stage invasions in 2016. Maybe now is a good time to dip back into their trio of albums for old time’s sake?
Bedford Park, Sunday, August 7
With a career that has spanned more than half a century and with more than 100 million record sales generated by hits such as It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah and What’s New Pussycat, Tom Jones will entertain with all the hip-swivelling action.
His many accolades include a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement. Knighted in 2006, Tom has amassed 36 top 40 UK hits. His irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres, young and old, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge. Tom has always been about the power of the voice and the power of the song and is one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music who continues to have a vital recording and performing career.