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FIRST NAMES UNVEILED FOR WOMAD FESTIVAL CHARLTON PARK’S 10TH BIRTHDAY

• 28-31 July 2016, Charlton Park, Wiltshire, UK • Line-up includes GEORGE CLINTON, BAABA MAAL, IBRAHIM MAALOUF and much more • Early-bird tickets sold out, general release on sale now This July, WOMAD Festival will be hosting its global party

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THE JOY FORMIDABLE, CRAIG DAVID’S TS5, FORMATION, ESKA, STORMZY AND MORE ANNOUNCED FOR THE GREAT ESCAPE

• 150 bands announced including the likes of Skinny Girl Diet, ESKA, Clean Cut Kid, Rag’n’Bone Man, Jambinai, Telegram, Rationale, Tiny Ruins, SWMRS • Third Spotlight Show announcement sees Stormzy supported by J Hus, WSTRN and M.O. • One and

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NEW DIORAMA THEATRE ANNOUNCES RADICAL ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME INCLUDING UK’S FIRST ‘BANK FOR THEATRE COMPANIES’

• London’s New Diorama Theatre announces the most comprehensive artist development scheme in UK theatre • Cash Flow Fund operates as first ever ‘Bank for Theatre Companies’, providing interest-free loans for companies to seize on opportunities • Extensive financial support

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ANDY ZALTZMAN, HAL CRUTTENDEN, TONY LAW & WI-FI WARS AMONG NEW ACTS SET FOR UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL

• Between The Sheets with Miss Polly Rae, Myra Dubois, Cabaret Whore & Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School set for London Wonderground (5 May – 15 September) • Pete Firman, James Acaster, Felicity Ward, Milton Jones, Ed Gamble, John Robins, Joel

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CIRCUS MEETS SHAKESPEARE’S ‘AS YOU LIKE IT’ IN AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE AT THE SAVILL GARDEN

• WATCH YOUR HEAD return after successful open-air ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ last year • Circus tricks, choreographed dance and live music compliment immersive experience • Celebrating special 400-year legacy of Shakespeare’s work at The Savill Garden, Windsor • Wednesday

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FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED AS UDDERBELLY AND LONDON WONDERGROUND RETURN TO THE SOUTH BANK FOR 2016

• Udderbelly Festival: 7 April – 17 July • London Wonderground: 5 May – 25 September • First tickets on general sale: 29 January, 10am • Part of Southbank Centre’s Summer Season Underbelly and Southbank Centre are delighted to announce

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100 NEW ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE GREAT ESCAPE 2016

• 100 new acts announced for 11th edition spanning huge variety of genres • Songhoy Blues announced as second Spotlight show at Old Market, supported by Fatoumata Diawara • Additions include Inheaven , Band of Skulls, Samm Henshaw, Nadia Reid,

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JEAN COCTEAU CLASSIC ‘THE HUMAN VOICE’ SET FOR THE TABARD THEATRE

• Written by critically acclaimed Jean Cocteau, celebrated for iconic works ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ amongst many others • Gripping one-woman monologue exploring love, loss and life-shattering moments • Tuesday 2 – Saturday 27 February 2016

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Rhum and Clay present Hardboiled: The Fall of Sam Shadow

• New Diorama Theatre, 9-27 February 2016 • From the acclaimed visual theatre experimentalists behind 64 Squares • Inspired by Film Noir classics including The Big Sleep and Chinatown • London premiere following previews at The Watermill Theatre Rhum and

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THE TRANSFORMATION OF INDIAN ELECTRO PRODUCER KARSH KALE

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST REACHES NEW HEIGHTS ON ALBUM ‘UP’ British-born Indian electro producer Karsh Kale has spent the last two decades zig-zagging the world, headlining major festivals and spinning records at the White House for Barack Obama. Now, the culmination of his

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THE GREAT ESCAPE 2016 ANNOUNCE FIRST WAVE OF ARTISTS

• Oh Wonder, Shura and Mura Masa announced as first Spotlight Show at All Saints Church • First acts include the likes of Dagny, Dilly Dally, Banfi, Isaac Gracie, salute, Declan McKenna and Pumarosa plus TGE alumni Mystery Jets return

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THE FACTION ANNOUNCE 21-PERSON RICHARD III: PART OF REP SEASON 2016 AT NEW DIORAMA THEATRE

• 5 JANUARY – 6 FEBRUARY 2016 AT NEW DIORAMA THEATRE, NW1 • 21-strong company reimagine The Faction’s first ever production: Richard III • Opens a year of productions commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death • Talawa Theatre founder

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THE FACTION ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF REP SEASON 2016: ‘REPTEMBER RELOADED’ AT NEW DIORAMA THEATRE

• 10 JANUARY – 6 FEBRUARY 2016 AT NEW DIORAMA THEATRE, NW1 • English premiere of Dario Fo and Franca Rame’s An Arab Woman Speaks • World premiere of play by pre-eminent South African playwright Jessica Siân: My Last Duchess

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QDOS ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS GLITTERING 2015/16 PANTOMIME SEASON

24 NOVEMBER 2015 – 31 JANUARY 2016, NATIONWIDE Stars of theatre and screen take to the stage next month for this year’s gilt-edged line-up of Qdos Entertainment pantomimes, 24 of which will come to life across the UK this winter.

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WILTON’S MUSIC HALL MAKES ITS PANTOMIME DEBUT WITH ROY HUDD’S ‘DICK WHITTINGTON’

Ladies and gentleman! Boys and Girls! Listen carefully…what an East-End treat we have for you! The enchanting DICK WHITTINGTON and his trusty cat Tommy return to the heart of London from 1 – 31 December 2015 – and where could

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BRAZILIAN SINGER DOM LA NENA INFUSES OLD-TIME SAMBA AND FOLK RHYTHMS IN NEW SOPHOMORE ALBUM ‘SOYO’

Brazilian singer-songwriter Dom La Nena has broken international ground with her exciting multi-lingual new album ‘Soyo’, released in the UK on 23 October shortly before her showcase at St. Pancras Old Church, London on 28 October. Born in the sunny

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BOB FORREST TO RELEASE FIRST SOLO ALBUM

“…a misfit even by SoCal punk standards — a strangely dressed character who leaned more toward Bukowski and Lenny Bruce than Sid Vicious.” The Hollywood Reporter Who is Bob Forrest? According to actor and musician Johnny Depp, he’s “the coolest

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THE SESSIONS – LIVE RE-STAGING OF THE BEATLES’ ABBEY ROAD RECORDINGS ANNOUNCES UK TOUR

The Sessions – A live re-staging of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios will embark on an eleven-date UK Arena Tour in spring 2016. Following an open-doors charity preview in the Beatles’ home city, Liverpool, and the show’s already-sold-out world

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LAURA MVULA, TIKEN JAH FAKOLY, MAHMOUD AHMED, GHOSTPOET AND SOUAD MASSI JOIN THE BILL AT WOMAD CHARLTON PARK 23-26 JULY 2015

Hot on the heels of the first announcement of artists confirmed for this year’s WOMAD Festival, we’re delighted to reveal a further 25 acts who’ll be appearing at Charlton Park on the last weekend of July. LAURA MVULA has had

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ANDREW W.K., IN FLAMES, TESTAMENT, WE ARE HARLOT AND L7 SET FOR DOWNLOAD 2015

• L7’s first confirmed UK live date in over 15 years • HELLYEAH, ALL THAT REMAINS, FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, ACE FREHLEY, TREMONTI, BLACK STAR RIDERS, THUNDER, THE GHOST INSIDE, KING 810, DEFEATER, CHELSEA GRIN, EVIL SCARECROW, BOMBUS, GNARWOLVES, HANDS LIKE

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HEAR THE FUTURE: THE GREAT ESCAPE ANNOUNCES FIRST 150 ARTISTS FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

• Alabama Shakes, who played to a crowd of 400 in 2012, return to play Brighton Dome, the festival’s biggest stage • Django Django, Slaves, Soak, Dan Bodan, Girl Band, Mapei, Songhoy Blues, Rat Boy, Pretty Vicious, Seinabo Sey, Tobias

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FLORENCE + THE MACHINE AMONG THE FIRST ARTISTS CONFIRMED FOR FLOW FESTIVAL 2015

Florence + The Machine, Major Lazer, Alt-J, Flying Lotus, Todd Terje, Run the Jewels, Future Islands and Foxygen will perform at the 12th Flow Festival. Flow Festival, Finland’s leading music and arts festival, will return 14th-16th August 2015 with another

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Billy Idol, Lamb of God, Black Veil Brides and Rise Against set for Download 2015

• GODSMACK, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, MALLORY KNOX, CLUTCH, DRAGONFORCE, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, BODY COUNT, EVERY TIME I DIE, PARKWAY DRIVE, BACKYARD BABIES, H.E.A.T, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, CROWN THE EMPIRE, NORTHLANE AND MADBALL ALSO ANNOUNCED • DOWNLOAD 2015 TAKES PLACE FROM

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EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR WOMAD 2015 ON SALE TOMORROW

The first-ever capacity crowd at Charlton Park, glorious weather…this was a classic WOMAD….an exceptional festival.” The Guardian 5 Star Review The Guardian WOMAD Festival organisers are delighted to announce a limited number of Early Bird tickets for the 2015 Festival

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KISS TO CLOSE DOWNLOAD 2015

• MÖTLEY CRÜE ARE SUNDAY MAIN SUPPORT FOR THEIR LAST EVER UK FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE • ENTER SHIKARI TO HEADLINE SECOND STAGE KISS will bring Download 2015 to a close when they headline the main stage on Sunday 14 June. The

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MUSE ANNOUNCED AS SATURDAY HEADLINER FOR DOWNLOAD 2015

● FAITH NO MORE ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT ● MARILYN MANSON AS SECOND STAGE HEADLINER Muse will make their debut at Europe’s biggest rock festival as Saturday’s main stage headliner at Download 2015. Considered by many to be the greatest

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SLIPKNOT ANNOUNCED AS FRIDAY HEADLINER FOR DOWNLOAD 2015

• JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT • BLACK STONE CHERRY AS SECOND STAGE HEADLINER Here we go again: the mighty cogs of Europe’s biggest rock and metal music festival are turning and the production line of epic live performances

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Grimm Tales for Young and Old by Philip Pullman: An Immersive Fairytale

GRIMM PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS Grimm Tales for Young and Old by Philip Pullman: An Immersive Fairytale adapted and Directed by Philip Wilson “…Nibble, nibble, little mouse, Who is nibbling at my house? Don’t be frightened, my little dears! Just come inside,

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HighTide Festival to move to Aldeburgh in 2015

HighTide Festival Theatre is delighted to announce that the HighTide Festival 2015 will take place in the Suffolk town of Aldeburgh from September 10-20. “Eight years on from when we first founded it at The Cut in Halesworth, the HighTide

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SPILL FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE BRINGS LIFE TO IPSWICH CHURCH CLOSED FOR 30 YEARS

• SPILL Festival of Performance runs October 29th – November 2nd • Includes first events to be hosted in newly opened Ipswich Arts Centre • Over 100 uncompromising events across live performance, installation, film and discussion over 5-days with a

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DO WE DO THE RIGHT THING?

• New production from BeFrank Theatre Company following 2013’s acclaimed Like Enemies of the State • Mini tour 3-10 November coming to New Diorama Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse, The BikeShed Theatre • Further performances in 2015 tbc, including Old Fire Station,

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ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE COMPLETES 21st BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS WITH NATIONWIDE PROGRAMME

• English Touring Theatre celebrates its 21st anniversary this year • 21 popular plays honoured nationwide • Including full productions, rehearsed readings and measures to introduce new people to theatre English Touring Theatre, the country’s leading touring company, celebrates its

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NEW DIORAMA THEATRE 2014/15 SEASON UNDERWAY

New Diorama Theatre’s 2014/15 season is underway, offering a high-calibre, wide-ranging and captivating programme of theatre between now and June 2015. Since 2010 New Diorama Theatre has provided a highly professional, dynamic and welcoming platform for some of the most

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WOMAD 2014 – A record breaking year

WOMAD 2014, which took place in Charlton Park, July 24 – 28 was a record breaking year with tickets selling out for the first time since its move from the original site in Reading. 40,000 festival-goers brought the site to

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HIBROW HOUR AT THE ODEON – THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE IS COMING TO A BIG SCREEN NEAR YOU

Hibrow, the digital arts pioneers, will join forces with big screen giants, ODEON, to take the world’s biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, out of its cobbled confines and into a cinema near you with a series of special

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Society of Sound Stage set for WOMAD 2014

Real World and Bowers & Wilkins are presenting the Society of Sound stage at WOMAD 2014. Over the weekend the stage will feature an eclectic array of sound pioneers and musical adventurers celebrating the art of listening through live performances, DJ sets

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RICHIE SAMBORA ADDED TO DOWNLOAD 2014 BILL

Turbowolf, Cytota, Drenge, Baby Godzilla, The Temperance Movement, Nothing More, Dead City Streets and Goldray also join line-up Celebrated rock icon Richie Sambora has been added to the line-up for Download Festival 2014. His performance will feature special guest, Australian

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YOUSSOU NDOUR, BOBBY WOMACK, MANU DIBANGO, TROMBONE SHORTY AND OTHERS ADDED TO WOMAD CHARLTON PARK 2014 BILL

Importing music from the four corners of the globe, and all points in between, WOMAD Charlton Park is how UK festival-goers get to hear the widest selection of music on the planet. And, with the announcement of more artists appearing

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THE GREAT ESCAPE COMPLETES 2014 LINE-UP

OVER 100 FURTHER ARTISTS ANNOUNCED TODAY JUST OVER ONE MONTH TO GO UNTIL THE GREAT ESCAPE KICKSTARTS FESTIVAL SEASON EXAMPLE, WILD BEASTS & KELIS DOME SHOWS AND 1&2 DAY FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS SELLING FAST Returning to Brighton this May 8-10, The

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18 MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR DOWNLOAD 2014 AS DAY TICKETS GET SET TO GO ON SALE

Against Me!, Monster Magnet and The Wildhearts among latest acts to be added to the bill Day tickets to go on sale 9am Friday 28 March  Other acts announced: Chevelle, Arthemis, Orange Goblin, Lawnmower Deth, Page 44, Royal Blood, The

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EXAMPLE JOINS THE GREAT ESCAPE 2014 LINE-UP

1 and 2 day festival wristbands also on sale today Today, The Great Escape, 8th-10th May 2014, is delighted to confirm that EXAMPLE will perform on the festival’s biggest stage, at The Brighton Dome, on Thursday 8th May. The rapper,

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Jools Holland, Simple Minds, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Scouting for Girls, Arrested Development, Mel C and Nina Nesbitt all confirmed for ‘Poshstock’

Eleventh Year of the Cornbury Music Festival QI tent set to return for second year running Friday July 4 – Sunday July 6 2014   Following on from such a memorable tenth anniversary year, the Cornbury Music Festival will once

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Ludlow Arts Festival 2014 announces its spectacular closing concert featuring David Essex, Showaddywaddy and Les McKeown’s legendary Bay City Rollers

Milton Jones & Paul Zerdin will also perform at Ludlow Arts Festival in the Big Top Theatre Ludlow Shakespeare and Arts Festival 2014 has finalised this year’s exciting line-up by announcing its biggest show ever, ONCE IN A LIFETIME. This

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ALICE RUSSELL, NITIN SAWHNEY, MULATU ASTATKE, FAT FREDDY’S DROP AND BASSEKOU KOUYATE AMONG THE FIRST CONFIRMED ARTISTS FOR 2014 FESTIVAL

The wraps are off, the news is out. WOMAD Charlton Park 2014 is primed and ready for action – and these are the first artists heading to a country estate in deepest Wiltshire come late July. After she was forced

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LUDLOW ARTS FESTIVAL 2014 ADDS JAZZ & BLUES SUNDAY AT THE CASTLE, JIM DAVIDSON, MARTY WILDE & THE WILDCATS AND THE SOOTY SHOW TO LINE-UP!

The 2014 Ludlow Shakespeare & Arts Festival continues to shape up to be one of the most vibrant celebrations of British culture and entertainment in the country this summer, with a host of fantastic new acts added to the line-up.

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BRING ME THE HORIZON SET A COURSE FOR DOWNLOAD 2014

Within Temptation and Twisted Sister also jump aboard Trivium now in second stage headline slot in response to Download fan requests Stage and day splits announced Other acts announced: Behemoth, Sepultura, Skillet, Fozzy, We Came As Romans, Zebrahead, Winger, Reignwolf,Radkey,

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150 ARTISTS JOIN THE GREAT ESCAPE 2014 LINE-UP

Wild Beasts and These New Puritans confirmed to play Friday night Dome Show, co-hosted by lead charity partner War Child Lead international partner Music Finland artist line-up completed 3 day saver tickets and Kelis show selling fast Today, the organisers

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PHILIP PULLMAN’S GRIMM TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD: AN IMMERSIVE FAIRYTALE

Something strange is brewing in the labyrinth beneath Shoreditch Town Hall: A witch surrounded by golden hair blinds a prince. Seven beds are left unmade. An old woman and her granddaughter gasp for air as they clamber from the entrails

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE TO PLAY DOWNLOAD 2014 IN EUROPEAN FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE

THE PRETTY RECKLESS AND SKINDRED ALSO BOUND FOR DONINGTON   Other acts announced: Seether, September Mourning, American Head Charge, The Used, Joe Bonamassa, Crazytown, Quicksand, Kill Devil Hill, Emmure, King 810, Upon A Burning Body, Anathema, The Charm The Fury,

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First shows go on sale for the 2014 Ludlow Arts Festival

It may only be January, but as the days get longer and summer inches ever closer, the 2014 Ludlow Arts Festival is beginning to take shape. This year’s Ludlow Arts Festival will run from 28 June to 6 July and

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