Category: UK News

Roadhouse Manchester to close.

Another UK venue bites the dust: The Roadhouse Manchester. While it hasn’t been confirm yet as to the exact reason, profitability and / or changes to planning laws are surely the cause. The Roadhouse Manchester, in the cities Northern Quarter, which has been open for 22 years, confirmed rumours yesterday that the venue is to …

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Download day tickets on sale

Day tickets have now been released for Download Festival 2015. Day tickets had been available for a short period at the end of last year, but that was before most of the bands had been announced.  Fridays special guests cliched it for me, as so far its looking like the only UK date for Judas …

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Anti ticket tout campaign claim victory

Put Fans First, the anti ticket tout campaign, has announced that the government are now backing the requested amendments to a consumer rights bill.  Arguably a little premature, they have posted to social media to say “This will be our final post. The Government is now supporting the amendments, which will help protect fans from ticket …

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End ticket touts grip on live events

One picture says it all. Ticket touts, aka ‘secondary ticket resellers’, turn a reasonably priced event into something out of reach for most people. With a 300% mark up the only ones benefiting are the touts. AC/DC’s UK dates sold out within 1 hour of going on sale. But it wasn’t the fans that cleared …

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Campaign to end ticket touts rip-off

An all-party group of MP’s is hoping to end the scourge that is ticket touts reselling tickets at hugely inflated prices. We’ve all seen it happen: a large gig gets sold out in minutes, then just as quickly these same tickets are offered for resale on the ‘secondary ticketing market’ for a huge mark up. …

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Bloodstock announces Black Label Society, Napalm Death & Wolf

Back in the saddle and the first news I heard today had me squealing. Black Label society, along with Napalm Death and Wolf, have been announced for Bloodstock 2015. Zakk Wylde and gang will be playing the special guest slot on the Sunday’s main stage, right before Rob Zombie. Fans can catch Black Label Society …

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Maiden campaign fails to make UK Xmas No 1

Iron Maiden for Christmas number one

The campaign to get Iron Maiden the UK Xmas No 1 spot has failed. The honour went to someone unheard of 3 months ago. The usual latest X Factor winner. In the final chart on Sunday 21st December 2014 ‘Number of The Beast’ failed to make the top 40 despite a concerted effort on Facebook. The Iron …

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Iron Maiden for Christmas No1 race starts

Iron Maiden for Christmas number one

The race is on and the ‘Iron Maiden for Christmas No1‘ team have released the links needed to get Number of the Beast to the top of the chart. At midnight Sunday a one page Iron Maiden for Christmas No1 website was revealed that contained links to all online purchases that would count towards the …

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AC/DC announce 3 UK & ROI dates

AC/DC announce 3 UK and Ireland shows for next summer. One each in Glasgow, London and Dublin, with tickets going on sale on Wednesday, December 17. Not much detail has been given so far, and it’s not been said yet whether there are more UK dates to be announced or who is supporting, if anyone. …

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Saxon UK tour postponed

Saxon postpone UK tour

Saxon have announced that the remaining dates of the Saxon UK tour have had to be postponed due to the ill-health of drummer Nigel Glocker. Glocker was rushed to hospital on Monday night. Biff Byford said in a statement on the Saxon website: “Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. …

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