Geography of the United Kingdom

  1. Newport Festivals Foundation Announces Creation of Musician-Comprised Advisory Board

    September 30, 2011 12:41 PM EDT The Newport Festivals Foundation announced Wednesday that it has created the Newport Folk Festival Board of Advisors. According to the foundation, the board will serve to "further advance the dialogue with both established and budding musicia ...

  2. Newport Jazz & Folk Festivals Go Nonprofit

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST The founder of the celebrated Newport jazz and folk festivals is taking them nonprofit in an effort to make sure the events he's been producing for six decades live on after he is gone. George Wein, 85, said Tuesday he has established a new n ...

  3. Jay-Z 'Empire' Spoof Pulled From YouTube

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An Internet spoof version of "Empire State of Mind" that relocates the song to the South Wales city of Newport has been pulled from YouTube. The video and reworked version of the song, "Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind)," has ...

  4. Pledge Music Backs 3 Duke Special Releases

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pledge Music, the London-based fan-funded online investment platform, today launches its campaign backing the simultaneous release of three new records by Duke Special on March 1, 2010. The Belfast-based singer songwriter, previously signed to V2 ...

  5. Glasgow To Host Scotland's 'Final Fling'

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Glasgow venues the SECC, Clyde Auditorium and King Tut's Wah Wah Hut will stage concerts as part of the Homecoming Live - the Final Fling event celebrating Scottish music. Coinciding with Scotland's annual St. Andrew's weekend (Nov. ...

  6. BBC To Broadcast 'Muse Night'

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 is to broadcast Muse Night on Sept. 7, a five-hour special devoted to the alt-rock act. The broadcast will include highlights from the Sept. 5 homecoming show at the Den in Teignmouth, Devon and also fe ...

  7. MOBOs Head To Glasgow

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. MOBO Awards will be staged in Glasgow this year, the first time the ceremony has been held outside of London. Glasgow SECC will host the 2009 MOBOs on Sept. 30. The announcement was made today (April 17) by awards founder Kanya King, R&am ...

  8. Scotland's Homecoming Fest Cancelled

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Homecoming Festival, a new dance music event due to be staged in Ayrshire, Scotland next month, has been cancelled. The festival was to be held May 2-3 at Irvine Bay, with a line-up including indie-dance act Reverend and the Makers, Soul II So ...

  9. U.K.’s AMG Adds Glasgow Venue

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London-based venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) has increased its portfolio of venues to 13 with the acquisition for an undisclosed sum of the former cinema, ABC Glasgow. AMG has taken a majority stake in the ABC, previously operated as a co ...

  10. Sugarland Heads To Europe

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning duo Sugarland will embark on their first European tour throughout the month of March. Traveling to seven different countries they will perform in 11 different European cities. The dates are a mix of appearances at U.S. military inst ...

  11. New Home For BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) has revealed details of its new home. The 80-year-old orchestra will move to the BBC Hoddinott Hall at the £106m ($185m) Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff in January 2009. The state-of-the-art concert ...

  12. Hard Rock Sponsors Millennium Stadium

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales has signed a new sponsorship deal for its stadium tours with the Hard Rock Café. As well as being a major sporting venue, the Millennium Stadium has hosted performances by acts including the Rolling Stones, ...

  13. Arrests In Wales Piracy Operation

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Two men and a woman have been arrested in a series of major anti-piracy raids in Wales. Labels body the BPI, whose investigators assisted in the Cardiff Trading Standards-led joint operation, says the alleged criminals were major supplies to Briti ...

  14. In The City Heads Down Under

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event expands to Australia in November. In The City (ITC), the U.K.'s annual city-based A&R confab and music festival, is heading Down Under. Launched 15 years ago in Manchester, England's northern musical center, the ITC promotes th ...

  15. Two Million Fans Request Live 8 Tickets In London

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional concert planned July 6 in Edinburgh. Additional concert planned July 6 in Edinburgh. News ...

  16. AMG Buys Newcastle Venue

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New venue due to operate from October. London-based venue operator Academy Music Group has added a site in Newcastle, North East England, to its expanding portfolio. Financial details of the Gala Bingo Hall acquisition -- announced today (April 25 ...