Mumford & Sons among new additions to Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Mumford & Sons among new additions to Radio 1’s Big Weekend

The full line-up for this year’s BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend has been announced, with Mumford & Sons, Iggy Azalea, Chvrches, Tame Impala and The Weeknd among those confirmed. The two day event will take place between May 28-29 at Powderham Castle in Devon, with 25,000 free tickets for the weekend allocated to local fans. Coldplay, Bring Me The Horizon, Ellie Goulding, The 1975, Chase and Status, Craig David and Jake Bugg had previously been confirmed, with new additions now…

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Brit Award winners enjoy sales surge

Brit Award winners enjoy sales surge

Adele’s success at the 2016 Brit Awards has seen the singer enjoy a substantial spike in sales of her comeback album, 25, which remains at the top of the Official Albums Chart. The Hello hitmaker, who will play two nights at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena on March 25 and 26, scooped four awards at the ceremony on Wednesday night – including British album of the year for 25. The album has now spent nine non-consecutive weeks at No.1. Adele’s…

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Five Tracks: BBC Sound of 2016

Five Tracks: BBC Sound of 2016

‘TIS the season to be tipping music’s biggest stars of tomorrow (well, next year at any rate) and, as has become the norm in recent years, the BBC got the ball rolling this week with the unveiling of the longlist for its Sound Of 2016 poll. Last year’s victors, synth-pop trio Years And Years, have enjoyed a phenomenal year. Their debut album, Communion, went straight to the No.1 spot when it was released in July. Previous winners who…

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