Gerry and the Pacemakers returning to Dartford with 60s Gold

News Shopper: Gerry Marsden and his band

2:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Five decades have passed since they first hit number one and Merseybeat record breakers Gerry and the Pacemakers are heading back to Dartford.

Catford rapper ShaoDow follows in footsteps of Dr Dre

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2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Fiercly independent Catford rapper ShaoDow has taken a leaf out of Dr Dre’s book by selling a line of headphones.

'A lot of bridges were burnt': East 17 discuss new line-up and London gig next week

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10:48am Monday 21st July 2014

Everyone knows that the best boybands were made in the nineties and one of the grittiest is on the comeback trail.

South east London band Josh Flowers and the Wild discuss local music scene, festivals and Magners gig

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5:23pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Front man of Josh Flowers and The Wild talks the Great Escape festival, the band’s conception and the music community in London.

Wu Tang Clan's Raekwon, DJ Yoda and Scratch Perverts join Greenwich's Brooklyn Bowl line-up

News Shopper: Dan Le Sac (left) and Scroobius Pip. Picture by JoLi Studios

4:54pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The recently-opened Brooklyn Bowl bar-cum-venue at the O2 has announced list of cool new gigs following recent sets from the likes of Pharrell and The Dandy Warhols.

Actor Joe McGann talks about his Bromley-bound show April in Paris and sibling rivalry

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2:46pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

In April in Paris, a couple whose relationship is on the rocks when a weekend break on the continent reignites their zest for life and each other.

6 thoughts from British Summer Time family day at Hyde Park

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1:27pm Monday 14th July 2014

The Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park finished on a high, with a fantastic family day.

Linkin Park add second Greenwich date

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11:57am Friday 11th July 2014

In the End, it didn’t even matter if you didn’t get tickets to see Linkin Park at the O2 on November 23 because the band has added another date.

Dartford rocker denies being Brazil jinx

News Shopper: Brazil fans hold a poster depicting Rolling Stones singer Sir Mick Jagger wearing a Germany shirt before the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany (AP)

10:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

Despite being branded a jinx for the football teams he backs, Dartford's Sir Mick Jagger is refusing to take the blame for Brazil's World Cup thrashing on Tuesday, which he watched live in Belo Horizonte.

Linkin Park announce Greenwich show

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10:01am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Multi platinum rockers Linkin Park are heading to Greenwich on this autumn’s European tour.

Grace Jones joins Blackheath festival bill

News Shopper: Grace Jones to headline Kent festival

9:34am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Eighties icon Grace Jones will join Massive Attack at On Blackheath festival in September.

LeeFest close to selling out

News Shopper: Wonderland Beach at LeeFest

9:02am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A festival that was born in a Beckenham back garden and has expanded to take over a farm outside Bromley is on course to sell out.

Scouting for Girls, The Beat to headline Dartford Festival

News Shopper: Scouting for Girls will play at Hardwick Live

8:48am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Scouting for Girls lead an impressive bill at this year’s Dartford Festival (July 19 and 20).

VIDEO: Britain's Got Talent winners Diversity teach Vibe to dance

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1:59pm Monday 7th July 2014

Learn from the best, they say.

Neon Jungle's Bromley singer Jess Plummer buzzing about festival gigs, debut album

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10:19am Monday 7th July 2014

Fresh from their first big festival gigs, pop group Neon Jungle are raring to unleash their next single and debut album.

8 crazy stunts pulled by McBusted at British Summer Time at Hyde Park

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9:34am Monday 7th July 2014

Supergroup of the moment McBusted headlined British Summer Time at Hyde Park yesterday night (Sunday, July 6) and brought with them a whole bag of tricks to see them through their two hour set.

REVIEW: The Libertines reunite at British Summer Time at Hyde Park

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9:18am Sunday 6th July 2014

Pete barged into Carl, Carl tumbled into Pete and they both ended up sprawling and intertwined on the stage floor.

6 things we learnt as Black Sabbath headlined British Summer Time at Hyde Park

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8:59am Saturday 5th July 2014

Rock fans revelled at Hyde Park last night (July 4) as the Ozzy Osbourne fronted Black Sabbath performed the lead slot at the second night of British Summer Time at Hyde Park.

Beckenham event to remember David Bowie's Free Festival returns

News Shopper: Angie Bowie and Mary Finnigan at the Free Festival in 1969

4:17pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

David Bowie and The Beckenham Arts Lab organised a legendary Free Festival on August 16, 1969.

The Who begin 'long farewell' with 50th anniversary Greenwich gig

News Shopper: IN CONCERT: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend

3:40pm Monday 30th June 2014

Rock legends The Who will celebrate their 50th anniversary at the O2 in December.

Musicians tune up for Sydenham Arts Festival

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3:18pm Monday 30th June 2014

Musicians from around the world are preparing to line up for south east London’s biggest arts and culture spectacular.

Hard rockers The Carnabys release debut single

News Shopper: Applauded: The Carnabys are on their way

2:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

Twickenham band The Carnabys have released their debut single this week, as the four-piece plan an album for autumn.

Beach Boys pair to reunite at Kent festival

News Shopper: Life's a Beach For Brian

1:44pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson will be joined by a fellow ex-Beach Boy when he performs in Kent.

Dreadzone to headline 30th Lewisham People's Day festival

News Shopper: Dreadzone return to the Brewery

10:54am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Legendary dub reggae act Dreadzone will headline the 30th Lewisham People's Day in Catford next month.

Is Dartford man the World Cup bad-luck charm?

News Shopper: ROLLING STONE: Mick Jagger captured by Bob Carlos Clarke

10:12am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Could a 70-year-old Dartford man be the World Cup’s bad luck charm?

Music fan wins Twitter competition to name Wireless London stage

News Shopper: Kanye West by David Shankbone

12:09pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A music fan has won a competition to name a stage at a London festival headlined by Kanye West.

Bexley's Sam Bailey has pregnancy scare

News Shopper: Sam Bailey

11:02am Tuesday 24th June 2014

X-Factor winner and former Bexley resident Sam Bailey has revealed she had a pregnancy scare earlier this month.

McBusted's Dougie Poynter talks about collaboration, playing Hyde Park and One Direction

News Shopper: McBusted's Dougie Poynter talks about collaboration, playing Hyde Park and One Direction

5:09pm Friday 20th June 2014

When McFly and two of the three members of Busted decided to formally join forces last year to form McBusted, the excitement was palpable.

VIDEO: Watch the cheeky music video Taken Up the Shard

News Shopper: VIDEO: Watch the cheeky music video Taken Up the Shard

6:00am Friday 20th June 2014

South East London’s tallest building has received a touching tribute from a glamorous band of ladies.

11 people Reverend and the Makers' Jon McClure can't stand

News Shopper: Reverend and the Makers

10:01am Thursday 19th June 2014

Reverend and the Makers' Jon McClure believes in being honest.

Actress Natalia Tena talks about Game of Thrones, her band Molotov Jukebox and living on a houseboat

News Shopper: Actress Natalia Tena talks about Game of Thrones, her band Molotov Jukebox and living on a houseboat

5:09pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Season four of Game of Thrones was so gripping that even the actors starring in it were physically affected by it.

'I can’t lie': Reverend and the Makers' Jon McClure's frank views on The Libertines reunion, Radio 1 and Tom Odell

News Shopper: Jon McClure frontman of the Reverend and the Makers

2:33pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Arguably the most exciting festival announcement of 2014 was The Libertines reunion at British Summer Time at Hyde Park.

Dartford bassist dreams of UK tour

News Shopper: Talented musician: Jak Coleman

11:51am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A Dartford musician is savouring life in the spotlight after performing alongside up and coming acts including The Voice contestant Elesha Paul Moses.

Pharrell, One Republic, Enrique, Madness and Jack White set to appear in Greenwich

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12:59pm Friday 13th June 2014

A string of the world’s biggest stars are preparing to head to Greenwich in the autumn and winter.

Discounts for NHS staff at Kent festival

News Shopper: Ray Davies

9:45am Friday 13th June 2014

If you're feeling peaky, then you'll probably OK at The Hop Farm Music Festival this year, with plenty of doctors and nurses in attendance.

Grammy nominees celebrate half a century of blues at Fairfield Halls

News Shopper: Picture by Michael Weintrob

5:20pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A Theatre will celebrate 50 years of playing blues next month.

Dartford band The Pretty Things, who 'made The Stones look tame', to release 50th anniversary record

News Shopper: Dartford band The Pretty Things, who 'made The Stones look tame', to release 50th anniversary record

4:23pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A north Kent band that helped give birth to the swinging sixties, had Parliament worried and were name-checked by Bob Dylan are preparing to release a Live album to mark their 50th anniversary.

VOTE: Which World Cup song with a south east London link is best?

News Shopper: The Pythons – John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones

10:49am Tuesday 10th June 2014

By the time Monty Python takes to the stage in Greenwich for the first time on July 1, there is a fair chance England’s stars may be back to catch them.

Lewisham singer Femme set to win London Music Award

News Shopper: Upcoming artist FEMME will join Goldsmiths' students to launch PureGold at Southbank Centre

10:11am Thursday 5th June 2014

Lewisham pop singer Femme is set to win a major award at a London ceremony next week.

Orpington rap duo releases music video complete with a shotgun and Ferrari

News Shopper: AirForce Music

4:53pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

A gangster rap duo from Orpington has released a new music video, complete with shotguns, a Ferrari, and flat peak caps. 

Blackheath gets a beach for the summer as part of OnBlackheath festival

News Shopper: Crowds fill the beach at Keynes Country Park during the heat wave  WGRP0965H03                                (6585024)

1:11pm Monday 2nd June 2014

This summer the seaside is coming to the city, as a top venue is transformed into Blackheath's very own beach.

VIDEOS: 5 of the best England footie songs PLUS Blackheath man's World Cup song with BGT star

News Shopper: VIDEOS: Blackheath man's World Cup song with BGT star PLUS the 5 best England footie songs

4:24pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A Blackheath songwriter, known as the Andrew Lloyd-Webber of football anthems, has teamed up with a Britain’s Got Talent singer for a World Cup song.

Kent Music summer school open for applications

News Shopper: Kent Music summer school open for applications

2:42pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

Young musicians and singers from across the area have the opportunity to take part in residential courses over the summer.

X Factor winner James Arthur gives his verdict on England's World Cup hopes

News Shopper: X Factor winner James Arthur gives his verdict on England's World Cup hopes

6:30am Thursday 22nd May 2014

The controversial 26-year-old X Factor champion James Arthur was hopeful about England’s chances in Brazil when we caught up with him at the Soccer Six celebrity football tournament at Charlton FC's The Valley.

X Factor star Sam Bailey talks about coming home to Bexley, her career and the World Cup

News Shopper: Vibe's Jim Palmer with X Factor winner Sam Bailey

6:30am Wednesday 21st May 2014

Everyone knows that Bexley-born X Factor winner Sam Bailey knows her way around a stage, but not many people know that she played football for years.

Bexley's Boy George rejoins Culture Club for album and tour

News Shopper: National treasure: Boy George

2:20pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

Bexley’s Boy George has reunited with record-breaking band Culture Club for the first time in 15 years for a new album and tour.

Dance music's finest line up for Kent festival

News Shopper: DJ Carl Cox will have his own arena at SW4

4:39pm Friday 16th May 2014

Electronic music fans will want to get down to Kent this summer as High Definition returns for its fourth year at a new location.

Arcade Fire to headline opening night at British Summer Time Festival

News Shopper: Arcade Fire at MEN

4:19pm Friday 16th May 2014

Highly-rated live act Arcade Fire will open the first night of the British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park on July 3.

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke talks about The Bodyguard, new music and this weekend at Bluewater

News Shopper: 2008's X Factor winner Alexandra Burke singing on one of the live Saturday night broadcasts

2:23pm Friday 16th May 2014

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will be among the celebs at Bluewater this weekend as a giant sand sculpture is built in the centre.

Follow clues to win festival tickets

News Shopper: Follow clues to win festival tickets

5:12pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Tickets to one of the summer’s coolest music festival are up for grabs for a London sleuth.

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