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Festival proves to be the best yet

Daily Echo: COMMANDING LOYALTY: Ex-Army captain turned balladeer James Blunt.

12:41pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN INTERNATIONAL superstar helped to make a Hampshire festival “the best yet”, according to organisers.

Indie-pop group group to appear on stage

Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author

12:23pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

IF there’s one gig you cannot afford to miss in September, it’s this rare appearance of New York City’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

Home-grown star releases latest album with band

Daily Echo: Alt-J with their Mercury Music Award

12:15pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HE’S the former Southampton school pupil preparing to release a new album with his prestigious prize-winning band.

Rocking band heads to city

Daily Echo: PLAYLIST: Twin Atlantic

11:57am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THEY’VE been making waves this year and Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic continue their quest for domination when they grace Southampton in November.

Musician to release third album

Daily Echo: Louise Jordan: ‘Veritas’ album launch tour

11:17am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A Hampshire musician described as a “rising star” is releasing her third album.

Motown legend books southern gig

Daily Echo:

3:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FANS of Motown can delight with the news that one of its biggest and most popular stars is performing at a venue in the south on Tuesday, September 16.

Seasick Steve wraps up Victorious Festival

9:46am Monday 25th August 2014

A LAZY Sunday atmosphere greeted the crowds when they came to see the headliners at a Hampshire festival.

Childhood coming to The Joiners

Daily Echo:

6:27pm Monday 25th August 2014

EXCITING indie band Childhood, pictured, bring their luminous brand of kaleidoscopic pop to Southampton in October.

Dizzee Rascal heads to Hampshire music festival

Daily Echo: HEADLINER Dizzee Rascal

12:10pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THOUSANDS are expected to hit a Hampshire music festival today to see one of the UK's best-loved rappers.

Win tickets to music festival

Daily Echo:

2:56pm Friday 22nd August 2014

IT IS one of the biggest festivals in the south and now two lucky readers will have the chance to win a pair of tickets.

Band announces UK tour

Daily Echo: The Unthanks Explore And Perform The Music of Robert Wyatt and Antony and The Johnsons, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Church Street, Saturday, December 17

10:16am Friday 22nd August 2014

A BAND with deep northern roots and bags of soul has announced their UK tour – including a Southampton gig.

Southampton's musicians raise £1,000 for Ebola charity

Daily Echo:

12:27pm Thursday 21st August 2014

TALENTED performers from across the arts took part in a charity concert to support Western African villages affected by the Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: Hundreds descend on Southampton city centre for boyband Union J

Daily Echo:

12:22pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

HUNDREDS of young girls have descended on Southampton this lunchtime as they eagerly await the arrival of their pop icons.

Pop icon to take to the stage during air festival

Daily Echo:

3:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE lead singer of a 1980s pop group is the high note of an air festival this month.

Chart toppers to appear at folk festival

Daily Echo:

3:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

PURBECK Folk Festival took to the airwaves on Saturday when BBC Radio Solent in Dorset previewed the festival on its Big Dorset Brunch show.

Chance to win tickets to Party in the Park

Daily Echo:

2:57pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE countdown has begun for this year’s Party in the Park at Poole where this year the theme is ‘Carnival Time’ for the August bank holiday event.

Pop star and wife of ex-Saint to appear on Strictly

Daily Echo:

9:24am Wednesday 13th August 2014

The Saturdays singer and wife of a former Saints favourite, Frankie Bridge, is the first star to join the line-up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Music festival gets underway tomorrow

Daily Echo:

2:24pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE BoomTown Fair gets underway on Thursday for four days of music, theatre, comedy, art, and Arcadia.

Rock star brings show to south

Daily Echo: Bryan Adams on stage at St George's Hall

2:11pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Bryan Adams has announced he will play the Bournemouth International Centre next month.

Organisers release 2,000 extra tickets for Hampshire music festivals

Daily Echo: James Blunt, who will perform at Dalby Forest

2:19pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

ORGANISERS of a Hampshire music festival are gearing up for their biggest event yet as they release 2,000 extra tickets.

Punk rockers to play city gig

Daily Echo:

12:24pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THEY’RE famed for their raucous brand of no-holds-barred punk rock.

Double delight as R&B legends head south

Daily Echo: The Manfreds will be performing at Epsom Playhouse

12:22pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

All-time great British R&B band The Manfreds are heading out on tour with dates in Bournemouth and Salisbury in October.

Music legend praises city songstress

Daily Echo:

4:04pm Monday 4th August 2014

SOUTHAMPTON songstress Charlie Macaulay was bowled over when Sex Bomb singer Tom Jones made a special request to meet her at the Osborne summer concerts.

Pop superstar looking for local support act for gig

Daily Echo: COMMANDING LOYALTY: Ex-Army captain turned balladeer James Blunt.

4:07pm Monday 4th August 2014

POP superstar James Blunt is searching for a local support act for his November show at the BIC.

Ex-Busted star to play intimate gig in city

Daily Echo:

4:45pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CHARLIE Simpson who rose to fame in the ranks of BRIT Award winners Busted is heading for Southampton to perform an intimate gig at the city centre HMV store next week.

Music festival certain to return to Hampshire next summer

Daily Echo: Let's Rock 2014 on Southampton Common

11:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Let’s Rock Southampton! is definitely returning to the city in 2015.

City band set to call it a day

Daily Echo:

11:27am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AFTER playing American festivals and hometown venues a Southampton band is calling it a day after 14 years touring.

Hollywood star Steven Seagal plays Southampton after Vladimir Putin controversy

Daily Echo:

8:08am Friday 25th July 2014

Controversial Hollywood tough guy Steve Seagal played The Brook in Southampton last night after being dropped from a music festival for his support of Vladimir Putin.

Movie star Seagal at centre of political storm ahead of Southampton gig

Daily Echo:

10:25am Thursday 24th July 2014

ACTION hero Steven Seagal will be taking to the stage in Southampton tonight – days after being at the centre of an international storm over his friendship with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Band of Skulls release new EP

Daily Echo: Band of Skulls

4:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FRESH from their Glastonbury success Southampton rockers Band of Skulls will release a new record this weekend.

Music day for Chernobyl kids

Daily Echo:

3:56pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO local charities collaborated to create a music-making day for 17 children from the Ukraine affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster.

Frank Turner returns to Hampshire tonight

Daily Echo:

12:50pm Friday 18th July 2014

IT’S A big welcome back for Hampshire’s own Frank Turner and his briliant backing band The Sleeping Souls who play the main stage at the Larmer Tree Festival tonight (9pm).

Tom Jones to appear at Larmer Tree Festival

Daily Echo: Win family tickets to Hyde Park summer festival event!

YOU Can Keep your Hat on when living legend Sir Tom Jones headlines the opening night of the Larmer Tree Festival tonight.

We'll be back vow organisers of Let's Rock concert on Southampton Common

Daily Echo: Let's Rock 2014 on Southampton Common

7:26am Monday 14th July 2014

The organisers of a mass concert watched by 12,000 on Southampton Common have vowed to do it all again next year.

Live Festibelly 2014 - live blog

Daily Echo:

4:20pm Friday 11th July 2014

The Daily Echo's live blog from Festibelly 2014

Win weekend passes to see Tom Jones and Little Mix at Osborne House

Daily Echo:

2:22pm Friday 11th July 2014

HE’S the king of all British singers who is set to rock the former home of the Queen.

Southampton band on crest of a wave

Daily Echo:

2:18pm Friday 11th July 2014

IT has been a non-stop year for Southampton band, Brother Goose.

Future stars come out for Club NME

Daily Echo:

2:15pm Friday 11th July 2014

IT has been the best place to catch the hottest new bands for a decade.

A belly full of laughs at Festibelly

Daily Echo: Weekend in Pictures August 25th - August 27th. Festibelly.

6:33pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

FESTIVAL fever comes to the New Forest as the sixth annual Festibelly takes place.

Totton singer’s Sunny Day

Daily Echo:

6:12pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

SHE has dreamed of a career in music since she was a small child.

Eighties stars ready to flock to Common

Daily Echo:

10:34am Monday 7th July 2014

IT’S set to be one of the biggest parties that the city has ever seen.

Students in musical showcase

Daily Echo: The Moon acoustic guitar

4:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

STUDENTS from Southampton’s Academy of Music and Sounds are to host a sparkling musical showcase in aid of Cancer Research.

Singing contest back in search for a star

Daily Echo: Singing contest back in search for a star

4:28pm Monday 30th June 2014

NATIONAL singing competition ‘Open Mic UK’ is set to return to Hampshire to search for upcoming stars.

Hundreds enjoy back garden festival Bradfest

Daily Echo: Hundreds enjoy back garden festival Bradfest

4:18pm Monday 30th June 2014

Five hundred revellers at Hampshire back garden festival Bradfest also braved brolley-bashing weather to enjoy a fabulous line-up of talent.

Americana acts play double-bill at Netley

Daily Echo: The Paper Trains

4:12pm Monday 30th June 2014

JUST in time for Independence Day, two of the UK’s best Americana acts will be playing a ‘Chapel Session’ on Wednesday at the Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley.

Barrowman in Bournemouth in 2015

Daily Echo: Fireworks: John Barrowman will close the festival

8:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

MUCH loved entertainer John Barrowman has announced a 16-date tour for 2015 in support of his new album, You Raise Me Up.

Between the Scales

Daily Echo: The Temperance Seven

3:15pm Friday 27th June 2014

THE TEMPERANCE SEVEN AT THE CONCORDE CLUB...

Music Highlights

Daily Echo: The Enemy, Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

12:59pm Friday 27th June 2014

THE ENEMY AT THE WEDGEWOOD ROOMS...

Gary Numan at 02 Academy Bournemouth next week

Daily Echo: Gary Numan set for Cardiff dates

12:55pm Friday 27th June 2014

ELECTRO pop pioneer, Gary Numan, has influenced everyone from industrial band Nine Inch Nails to comedy duo The Mighty Boosh.

Charley to support the legend Tom Jones

Daily Echo:

11:32am Friday 27th June 2014

SOUTHAMPTON soul songstress Charley Macaulay is to support music legend Tom Jones this summer.



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