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Massive Attack to star in new Blackheath food and music festival

News Shopper: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, picture courtesy of Ben Morse

4:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (April 16) for the first ever music and food festival in Blackheath - with Massive Attack headlining.

Pledge to help Chislehurst Rocks return

News Shopper: Pledge to help Chislehurst Rocks return

4:35pm Monday 14th April 2014

Chislehurst Rocks is a firm fixture in the diary with its great variety of bands and family fun – and you can help it to return.

Lewisham rapper Professor Green delays UK tour after 'stressful' 18 months

News Shopper: Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, arriving at court

4:24pm Monday 14th April 2014

Lewisham rapper Professor Green has announced he will postpone his UK tour in May after a “stressful” 18 months.

Tom Jones, Little Mix and kids' stars sign up for Hyde Park festival

News Shopper: Sir Tom Jones

1:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Voice coach, Welsh singing legend Sir Tom Jones will headline a family-friendly day at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park.

Grace Jones to headline Kent festival

News Shopper: Grace Jones to headline Kent festival

1:12pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

POP culture icon Grace Jones will headline Sunday at the Hop Farm Music Festival on July 6.

Deptford band The Fruitful Earth's second album ready for harvest

News Shopper: Deptford band The Fruitful Earth's second album ready for harvest

10:58am Tuesday 1st April 2014

DEPTFORD based retro rockers The Fruitful Earth’s second album is ripe for release.

Black Sabbath to play British Summer Time at Hyde Park festival

News Shopper: LINE UP: Black Sabbath.

10:06am Monday 31st March 2014

THE PRINCE of Darkness is set to rumble the Royal Parks this summer.

Bexley's X Factor winner Sam Bailey tops album chart

News Shopper: Sam Bailey

9:43am Monday 31st March 2014

BEXLEY X Factor winner Sam Bailey has topped the charts with her debut album The Power of Lover.

'James is in love with Taylor Swift': The Vamps' drummer Tristan Evans spills the beans

News Shopper: 'James is in love with Taylor Swift': The Vamps' drummer Tristan Evans spills the beans

9:15am Monday 31st March 2014

TEENAGE pop-rock sensations The Vamps are going places. Literally. When I spoke to drummer Tristan Evans, the band was en route from Greenwich to Cardiff (and had the dodgy phone signal to prove it).

Welling's Kate Bush tickets sell out - and sell online for £1,500

News Shopper: Kate Bush

3:02pm Friday 28th March 2014

Tickets for Kate Bush's live comeback are being offered for sale to desperate fans for four-figure sums hours after they sold out.

Trading places with Miley Cyrus to twerk for his dinner: Elyar Fox in Greenwich interview

News Shopper: Trading places with Miley Cyrus to twerk for his dinner: Elyar Fox in Greenwich interview

10:43am Friday 28th March 2014

WHAT do the Queen and Miley Cyrus have in common? No, not inner lip tattoos – teen pop prince Elyar Fox would love to trade places with them for a day.

11 ways the world was VERY different when Kate Bush last toured in 1979

News Shopper: The world was a much simpler place when Kate Bush last toured in 1979

6:30am Thursday 27th March 2014

Welling-born singer Kate Bush delighted fans and caused a massive stir online last week with the surprise announcement of a series of live shows - 35 years after she retired from touring.

Boyband Five's Sean Conlon talks British Summer Time at Hyde Park and disagreeing with Simon Cowell

News Shopper: Newly-reunited 5ive – Pitsea boy Scott Robinson, Ritchie Neville, Abz Love and Sean Conlon

4:46pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

IT is now well over a decade since Five were Invincible or Slam Dunked the Funk but for a generation who grew up them, their sound will always bring raise a smile.

Andrea Bocelli books Greenwich O2 date

News Shopper: Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino

4:03pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

CLASSIC music’s biggest name is headed for Greenwich.

Welling's Kate Bush announces live comeback after 35 years

News Shopper: Singer Kate Bush is to return to the stage - 35 years after she retired from touring.

9:53am Friday 21st March 2014

WELLING-born singer Kate Bush is to return to the stage - 35 years after she retired from touring.

Gravesend X Factor star Tamera Foster signs with Simon Cowell's record label

News Shopper: Tamera Foster, who suffered elimination from the X Factor on Sunday night

12:44pm Monday 17th March 2014

GRAVESEND’S teenage X Factor starlet Tamera Foster has signed a major label record deal.

Bands invited to apply for Crystal Palace Festival slot

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10:33am Tuesday 11th March 2014

BANDS seeking exposure should look no further than Crystal Palace.

Kinks legend Ray Davies, comedy stars added to Hop Farm Festival bill

News Shopper: Ray Davies

9:53am Tuesday 11th March 2014

MORE big names have been added to the bill of Kent’s biggest music festival.

Bexley X Factor winner Sam Bailey expecting third child

News Shopper: Sam Bailey

10:06am Thursday 6th March 2014

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has admitted she is expecting a third child - and discovered she was pregnant while in a supermarket toilet.

Telegraph Hill arts festival returns in April

News Shopper: Telegraph Hill arts festival returns in April

2:36pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

A DIVERSE arts, music and performing arts festival is returning to New Cross next month.

Names added to British Summer Time at Hyde Park bill

News Shopper: Neil Young

11:53am Wednesday 26th February 2014

MORE acts have been added to the bill to join Neil Young and Crazy Horse at Hyde Park in July.

Festivals: Nile Rodgers and Chic added to Bestival line-up

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3:25pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

IF you like a boogie, then it’s well worth travelling down to the Bestival at the end of the summer.

More big names added to Hop Farm Festival bill

News Shopper: Headlining slot: Maximo Park will be performing at the Ringmaster Festival.

3:20pm Monday 24th February 2014

THE REVAMPED Hop Farm Music Festival has announced another raft of top names to ensure its comeback is a success.

Goldfrapp, Jools Holland and Russell Watson line up for Greenwich Music Time festival

News Shopper: Alison Goldfrapp

9:38am Monday 24th February 2014

GREENWICH is to host a four night music festival with big names performing at the World Heritage Site of the Old Royal Naval College.

Star names including Nina Nesbitt added to free south London gig

News Shopper: Pop singer Nina Nesbitt talks new album, Lily Allen and Kodaline collaborations at Charlton's Greenwich gig

10:29am Friday 21st February 2014

A FREE gig for youngsters in south London has been boosted by another batch of chart-storming names.

Free south London gig with chart stars Neon Jungle to celebrate inspirational young people

News Shopper: What's On module top link image

10:16am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A FREE gig featuring some of the biggest up-and-coming names in pop will celebrate inspirational young people.

New names added to Wireless Festival bill

News Shopper: Picture by Andrew Whitton

9:30am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A FURTHER raft of big names have been added to the line-up for one of London’s biggest festivals.

Up and coming bands set for Dartford showcase

News Shopper: The Desolate

10:30am Tuesday 18th February 2014

LISTEN to the sound of the future at a showcase for five up and coming bands in Dartford.

SXSW Festival slot for Erith rocker's band The Standards

News Shopper: SXSW Festival slot for Erith rocker's band The Standards

1:20pm Monday 17th February 2014

AN ERITH indie rocker has won a spot at one of the world’s biggest music festivals with the band he put together while living in Thailand.

Singer hopes for success in competition to launch music career

News Shopper: Singer hopes for success in competition to launch music career

12:37pm Monday 17th February 2014

A SINGER songwriter from south east London is hoping his years of practice will help him to win a competition to launch his music career.

Gig review: Lawson and Nina Nesbitt at Charlton Athletic Community Trust's show at IndigO2

News Shopper: Gig review: Lawson and Nina Nesbitt at Charlton Athletic Community Trust's show at IndigO2

9:52am Monday 17th February 2014

LAWSON were always another pop band as far as I could see, on a par with One Direction, The Wanted and new kids on the block, The Vamps.

Pop singer Nina Nesbitt talks new album, Lily Allen and Kodaline collaborations at Charlton's Greenwich gig

News Shopper: Pop singer Nina Nesbitt talks new album, Lily Allen and Kodaline collaborations at Charlton's Greenwich gig

8:45am Monday 17th February 2014

FOUR years of love and heartbreak are given a unique twist on Nina Nesbitt’s debut album, according to the young Scottish pop princess herself.

Catford rapper ShaoDow turns efforts up to Gas Mark 10 in bid for success

News Shopper: Catford rapper ShaoDow turns efforts up to Gas Mark 10 in bid for success

2:40pm Friday 14th February 2014

MORE than any other genre, rap music carries a lot of baggage.

Composer and former Soft Cell singer to showcase album in London

News Shopper: Composer and former Soft Cell singer to showcase album in London

3:13pm Thursday 13th February 2014

SOFT Cell vocalist Marc Almond has teamed up with Ivor Novello-winning composer John Harle for an album on London’s dark history, which tours the country next month.

James Blunt, Squeeze join Beach Boy Brian Wilson on Kent festival bill

News Shopper: BIC GIG: James Blunt will appear at the BIC on April 20

4:23pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A STELLAR line-up is building for the rebooted Hop Farm Music Festival in July.

Blur legend Damon Albarn announces Brockley show

News Shopper: Damon Albarn

9:53am Wednesday 12th February 2014

GORILLAZ and Blur front man Damon Albarn is heading to Brockley as he prepares to release his debut solo album.

Thousands expected to flock to eighth Crystal Palace Overground Festival as summer dates revealed

News Shopper: Even more revellers are expected this year

2:36pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

THOUSANDS are expected to flock to the eighth annual Crystal Palace Overground Festival this year as preparations get underway.

Summer's coming: The best music festival line-up announcements for 2014 so far...

News Shopper: Andre 3000

10:25am Tuesday 11th February 2014

SUMMER seems a way off when you are curled up on your sofa and the rain batters your window, but we are already looking forward to it.

Neon Jungle star and ex-Hayes School pupil Jess Plummer talks Valentine's Day, festivals and the Fresh Prince

News Shopper: Girl band Neon Jungle were at the launch

4:14pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

IF you want to date a pop star, you’ll have to be funny and confident – and it’ll help if you take her somewhere hot.

Singer Frank Turner on the O2, the road, hating football and Celebrity Mastermind

News Shopper: Picture by Brantley Gutierrez

2:21pm Friday 24th January 2014

IT SEEMS at face value an uncomfortable fit for a folk singer to be playing the O2, where Miley and Beyonce are more at home. But when you have become as successful as Frank Turner it’s only logical.

Bexley's X Factor winner Sam Bailey still hasn't met Simon Cowell

News Shopper: Bexley's Sam Bailey races straight to Christmas number one

3:42pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

BEXLEY'S Sam Bailey has admitted that she still hasn't met X Factor supremo Simon Cowell weeks after she won the ITV show.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play Bacharach for Valentine's

News Shopper: Burt Bacharach brings 50 years of hits to the Bournemouth Pavilion

2:12pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

FEEL romantic listening to the sounds of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing Burt Bacharach at Fairfield Halls on Saturday, February 15.

David Bowie bags two Brit Award nominations

News Shopper: David Bowie: 25th album is the best comeback of all time

9:23am Friday 10th January 2014

VETERAN star David Bowie is up for two Brit Awards in the wake of his comeback - three decades after he first won a prize at the annual music bash.

VIDEO: Garage rock bluesmiths Wolf Club Lunar Society to release debut single

News Shopper: VIDEO: Garage rock bluesmiths Wolf Club Lunar Society release debut single

1:31pm Monday 6th January 2014

A FRANTICALLY filthy concoction of dirty, raw, garage-rock blues is how south east London band Wolf Club Lunar Society describe themselves.

Bumper 2013 for Greenwich's O2

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9:41am Monday 30th December 2013

GREENWICH’S O2 Arena has celebrated a record-breaking 2013 in which it welcomed more than nine million visitors through the doors.

Bexley's Sam Bailey crowned Christmas number one

News Shopper: Bexley's Sam Bailey races straight to Christmas number one

9:20am Monday 23rd December 2013

The 36-year-old’s X Factor winner’s single shot straight to the top spot this week, selling twice as many copies as closest rival Pharrell Williams.

Former glamour model from Bromley becomes pop sensation in Japan

News Shopper: Charlie Jacks has had nine number one singles and six number one albums in Japan.

5:02pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

DESPITE being relatively unknown in the UK, a Bromley make-up artist has become a pop sensation in Japan, recording numerous chart-topping songs and performing sold-out gigs that have played to thousands.

Nights out made easier with smartphone app

News Shopper: Nights out made easier with smartphone app

12:45pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

FOR anyone that has ever traipsed around London late at night with no idea which club they should end the night in and then found only gargantuan queues, there is an app for you.

Bromley panto balloons reach Italy

News Shopper: Relaxed panto is perfect for parents of babies or those with autism

11:10am Wednesday 18th December 2013

BALLOONS released from Bromley on National Panto Day reached as far as Italy.

Chamakh For Good: Football fan reworks Take That classic song for Palace striker

News Shopper: Jim Daly

10:10am Wednesday 18th December 2013

A Palace fan has gone to new lengths in praising in form striker Marouane Chamakh.






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