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BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL, Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 26-29 May 2016

Summer festival season starts this weekend with Bearded Theory

The sold-out Bearded Theory event at Catton Hall, Derbyshire gets the summer rock music festival season to a start 25-28 May.

Appearing this year The Alarm, Cast, Madness, Vintage Trouble amongst many others.

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The event is closely followed by the Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire, 2-4 June.  Amongst the acts appearing GRTR! favourites Martin Turner, Chantel McGregor and Nell Bryden along with Fairport Convention, Howard Jones and The Christians and many others.

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BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL, Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 26-29 May 2016

Forthcoming festivals 2017

We list here a selection of festivals/large events taking place in the first part of the year – if your event is not listed please contact us with the details.

Bearded Theory, Catton Hall, Derbyshire 25-28 May
including SKUNK ANANSIE, SEASICK STEVE, THE ALARM, CAST, MADNESS…

Review (2016)

The Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffs 2-4 June 2017
including HOWARD JONES, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, MARTIN TURNER…

Stone Free Festival, O2 Arena, London, 17 June
BLUE OYSTER CULT, RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW, SWEET, THE ANSWER, GUN and more…

Review (2016)

The Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale, South Wales 29-30 July 2017
including LAST IN LINE, KING KING, SAXON, BROKEN WITT REBELS, STONE BROKEN…

Review (2016)

Ramblin’ Man, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent 29-30 July 2017
including ZZ TOP, KANSAS, DOKKEN, GLENN HUGHES …

Review (2016)
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Gigs to go to

MAY – JUNE 2017 (UK)

IRON MAIDEN 4-28 May
PAUL RODGERS/Deborah Bonham
5-28 May
SNAKECHARMER 5-27 May
PANIC ROOM 6 May – 1 July
SARI SCHORR
(pictured) 18-27 May
ERIC GALES 27 May – 2 June
THEA GILMORE 30 May-13 June
VINTAGE TROUBLE 31 May-8 June
KING’S X 12-14 June

Check out our full listings!

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MOLLIE MARRIOTT Control

Mollie Marriott releases her debut single on 2 June.

Daughter of former Small Faces and Humble Pie singer/guitarist Steve Marriott and step-daughter to singer Joe Brown, Mollie will perform a rare concert at London’s Borderline on Thursday 1st June 2017.  Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office and www.thegigcartel.com.

Mollie has spent her music career in the wings, having worked mostly as a backing singer with numerous artists including Oasis and her stepfather Joe Brown.

JOE BONAMASSA This Train

Joe Bonamassa performs “This Train”from his forthcoming live CD/DVD/Bluray/Vinyl release “Joe Bonamassa – Live at Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening.” (Provogue)

Album review
Gig review (London, 20 April)

ALISON MOYET Reassuring Pinches

Prior to the release of her highly-anticipated new album ‘Other’ on June 16th via Cooking Vinyl, pop legend Alison Moyet has unveiled a video for the recent single ‘Reassuring Pinches’.

‘Other’ was again catalysed by Alison’s fruitful partnership with producer and song writing collaborator Guy Sigsworth, who (as well as having worked with Björk, Goldie and Madonna) also co-created her last album ‘the minutes’, which debuted at # 5 in the national charts and won critical acclaim.

Following the release of ‘Other’, Alison will embark on a worldwide headline tour, including UK and Irish dates from October 27th until November 28th. With Alison’s headline show at London’s Palladium now sold out, a second London show (also at the Palladium) has been added on November 15th, due to huge demand.



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