Ed Sheeran fans warned of fake tickets and backstage passes for UK tour

Ed Sheeran fans warned of fake tickets and backstage passes for UK tour

Ahead of his three-night stint at Scotland’s Hampden Park this summer, Ed Sheeran fans have been warned about fake tour tickets and backstage passes being sold at massively inflated prices. Sheeran kicks off a huge UK and Ireland stadium tour in May – and those wishing to attend are urged to exercise caution after reports that fake tickets have been appearing online for the Galway Girl singer’s triple-whammy of shows at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium. “It’s been brought…

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Brit Awards 2018: Full list of winners

Brit Awards 2018: Full list of winners

The 2018 Brit Awards took place night at the O2 Arena in London last night. Granted, it won’t go down as one of the more controversial BRITs in recent memory, but there were still a few headline-making moments, such as south London grime star Stomzy blistering criticism of the Prime Minister’s handling of the Grenfell Tower fire. “Yo, Theresa May, where’s that money for Grenfell?” he rapped. “What, you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?”…

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Dua Lipa leads the BRITs nominations

Dua Lipa leads the BRITs nominations

New Rules hitmaker Dua Lipa leads the way with the most nominations at the 2018 Brit awards – even beating Ed Sheeran. The London-born singer, who was one of the biggest breakthrough artists of 2017, is also up for best female, best video, best single and British breakthrough artist. London-born Lipa narrowly beat Sheeran’s four nominations, while J Hus and Rag’n’Bone Man both have three each. They are all up for best British album, as is…

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Foo Fighters to perform at BRIT Awards for the first time

Foo Fighters to perform at BRIT Awards for the first time

Stadium-rock behemoth Foo Fighters have been confirmed to perform live at The BRIT Awards 2018. The multi-million-selling US band, who are four-time BRIT Award-winners, will play at the glitzy ceremony for the very first time next month, with this year’s awards show due to take place at The O2 in London on February 21. The Foos join UK heavyweights Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Stormzy as confirmed performers at this year’s BRITs, with Grohl…

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N.E.R.D. unveil new track featuring Andre 3000

N.E.R.D. unveil new track featuring Andre 3000

Hot on the heels of their Rihanna-featuring comeback single Lemon, Virginia Beach hip-hop, R&B, funk and rock fusion trio N.E.R.D. have unveiled another new single, Rollinem 7’s, which features Outkast’s Andre 3000. Prior to Lemon, The Pharrell Williams-led group last released new music in 2010 with the fourth album Nothing.  Now, serving up another slice of forthcoming new album ‘No_One Ever Really Dies’, N.E.R.D. have shared the studio version of Rollinem 7’s, which was given its first airing during a…

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Sampha beats Ed Sheeran and Stormzy to win Mercury Music Prize

Sampha beats Ed Sheeran and Stormzy to win Mercury Music Prize

South London soul singer-songwriter has won the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize, beating Ed Sheeran’s Divide and Stormzy’s Gang Signs & Prayer, as well as nine other shortlisted records. Sampha, full name Sampha Sisay, was awarded the prestigious prize for his mournful album, Process. “I feel like I’m dreaming!” said the singer, who for years was better known as a guest vocalist on other people’s records. Sampha then thanked his parents for giving him and his family “the best upbringing possible”….

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Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist announced

Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2017 has been announced – and Loyle Carner, The xx, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran and Alt-J are all in the running for the prestigious prize. Sampha, Blossoms, Kate Tempest, J Hus and Sampha have also been nominated for the annual award, which recognises the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland over the last year. Dinosaur, Glass Animals and The Big Moon complete the 12-album shortlist. The Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show…

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The Vamps tipped to knock Ed Sheeran off No.1 ahead of Edinburgh visit

The Vamps tipped to knock Ed Sheeran off No.1 ahead of Edinburgh visit

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh and Glasgow tomorrow, young British band The Vamps have been tipped to knock Ed Sheeran from the top of the album charts, where he has been for a phenomenal 14 weeks. The Vamps will be meeting fans and signing copies of their new album Night & Day at HMV Glasgow Argyle Street at 12 noon tomorrow (Tuesday 18), and HMV Edinburgh Ocean Terminal at 5pm. Night & Day, the band’s third album, is currently ahead of…

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Ed Sheeran announces huge Scottish show

Ed Sheeran announces huge Scottish show

Following his headlining set at Glastonbury, Ed Sheeran has announced he is to play a huge outdoor gig in Scotland next year. The show, which will be the singer’s biggest Scottish gig to date, will take place at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Thursday, 1 June. It is part of Sheeran’s 2018 European stadium tour, during which he will also perform in Cork, Belfast, Galway, Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle, London and Cardiff, as well as in…

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TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017 is out – who made the list?

TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017 is out – who made the list?

TIME magazine has released the 14th edition of its annual Most Influential People in the world list. This year’s list is segmented into five categories – Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Titans, and Icons. Among the Brits making the list are James Corden, Ed Sheeran and Theresa May. Sports stars include Barcelona forward Neymar and basketball superstar Lebron James. Much maligned US President Donald Trump has been included for the second time, while Chinese leader Xi Jinping makes…

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