Gig preview: Paramore, Usher Hall

Gig preview: Paramore, Usher Hall

Paramore will perform in Edinburgh tonight, following the tenth anniversary of their breakthrough album, Riot! The gig comes just days after the Nashville rockers performed one of their biggest headline shows to date at London’s Royal Albert Hall, during which they played songs from Riot! and their latest album, After Laughter. Frontwoman Hayley Williams recently sat down for an in-depth interview for popular web series Behind the Brand, during which she discussed the band’s turbulent…

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Foo Fighters announce ‘biggest sounding’ album yet

Foo Fighters announce ‘biggest sounding’ album yet

Foo Fighters have announced that they’ve spent the past six months secretly recording their ninth studio album. The rock band have been working with pop music producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Pink) on the album, which frontman Dave Grohl has already described as being “the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever.” In an open letter, Grohl said: “Remember that ‘break’ we were taking? Well…we lied. We just spent the last six months secretly making a gigantic…

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TRNSMT Festival ‘after party’ shows announced

TRNSMT Festival ‘after party’ shows announced

The organisers of TRNSMT Festival have announced that a series of official festival after-parties will be held in Glasgow next month. King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and the o2 ABC will play host to a number of live gigs and DJ sets to further shine the spotlight on some of the hottest up-and-coming acts in the country over the course of the festival weekend. The events will offer fans the chance to party late into…

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Review: Penn and Teller, Glasgow Armadillo

Review: Penn and Teller, Glasgow Armadillo

They’re as synonymous with Las Vegas as scantily-clad showgirls and blinding neon lights so it was no surprise to see a full house of excited fans turn out in force to see Penn and Teller perform in Scotland for the very first time last night. The iconic duo brought countless illusions and jokes with them but their most impressive trick was the way in which they were able to play their audience –revealing their ‘secrets’…

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Edinburgh International Book Festival programme launched

Edinburgh International Book Festival programme launched

It has been announced that Sir Chris Hoy, Simon Callow, Judy Murray and US writer Paul Auster are just some of the headliners set to appear at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. The programme for the annual event, which takes place from Saturday 12 until Monday 28 August, was launched earlier today in Edinburgh. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the festival, this year’s event will feature two new venues on George Street –…

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Robbie Williams returns to Murrayfield

Robbie Williams returns to Murrayfield

It’s been 14 years since Robbie Williams brought his Escapology tour to Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium but tomorrow night the superstar will return to give the Capital another night of world-class entertainment. The show, which is part of the European leg of his Heavy Entertainment Show tour, comes less than a week after Robbie performed alongside the likes of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Take That, Liam Gallagher and Katy Perry at the One Love Manchester…

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Review: The Wedding Singer, King’s Theatre

Review: The Wedding Singer, King’s Theatre

Nothing brings out the best, the worst and the downright ridiculous in people more than a good wedding. It’s an ideal premise, then, for an upbeat, laugh-a-minute musical about love, heartbreak and the skewed idea of living happily ever after. The UK tour of The Wedding Singer has a lot to live up to in order to satisfy its excited audience, most of whom probably spent their formative years rooting for Adam Sandler and Drew…

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EIFF announces 2017 programme

EIFF announces 2017 programme

The full programme for the 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) was released this morning, with a host of stars including Kevin Bacon and Oliver Stone expected to attend. At the launch, EIFF Artistic Director Mark Adams announced that this year’s festival will showcase a total of 151 features from 46 different countries including 17 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, 9 European Premiers and 69 UK Premieres. This year, the festival will host in-person events…

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Casting announced for UK tour of Sunset Boulevard

Casting announced for UK tour of Sunset Boulevard

Hollyoaks star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Danny Mac will lead the cast of Sunset Boulevard when it arrives in Edinburgh this later this year. The actor, who has previously performed in both Wicked and Legally Blonde, has been cast as male lead Joe Gillis in the upcoming UK tour of the popular musical. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning production of Sunset Boulevard, which opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday 3 October, tells the…

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EIFF announces Opening Night Gala

EIFF announces Opening Night Gala

God’s Own Country will open this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. The British drama, which is written and directed by Francis Lee and stars Josh O’Connor (The Riot Club), Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), Gemma Jones (Spooks, Bridget Jones’ Diary) and Alec Secareanu, will have its UK premiere at the Festival Theatre on Wednesday 21 June. It has been confirmed that key cast members will be in attendance on the night. The gala screening will…

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