Jools Holland

Culture: Bury Festival fever starts to kick in

The excitement is building as Bury Festival 2018 gets set for its official launch next month. Here Culture gets a sneak peak at a few of the artists …

Manchester

All-Star George Harrison Tribute Concert Gets Massive Vinyl Reissue

2002 concert featuring Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and more to be pressed on 180-gram LPs for first time<p>George Harrison's estate will …

Music

2002’s Concert For George Harrison reissued as a deluxe box-set

Features performances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and more<p>To celebrate what would have been <b>George Harrison</b>‘s 75th …

Ringo Starr

Tom Herbert | Riders

Biography<p>Tom Herbert is a bass player in Mercury Music Prize nominated bands The Invisible and Polar Bear, as well as vocal/double bass duo Moats & …

Polar Bears

Mavis Staples performs “Build a Bridge” on Kimmel: Watch

In November, Mavis Staples released <i>If All I Was Was Black</i>, a new album produced and written by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. The soul legend has since …

Music

Britain has plenty to be proud of in 2018, from crumpets to DIY hip replacements

In the spirit of Theresa May’s ‘renewed confidence and pride’, here is a list of items with which you are entitled to quibble angrily<p>“Terrified Theresa May giving New Year’s messages” is my favourite sub-genre of terrified Theresa May public appearances. There’s something about the combination of …

Opinion (UK)

How Chalga Became The Music of Bulgaria

On stage at the Arets Arena in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia, a musical spectacle is taking place. A nine-piece band of Roma musicians are playing …

Europe

Ruby, Jools and Marc will lead 47th arts festival

Stellar line-up announced<p>A stellar line-up was this week announced for the 2018 Perth Festival of the Arts.<p>The annual event is returning to the Fair …

Opera

New year goals for slimmed down DJ Khaled - Music News LIVE - BBC

Live Updates<p>Getty Images<p>New albums from Janelle Monae and Grimes, plus Bjork, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift live gigs all the make the list of things we should get excited about over the next 12 months.<p>Weird that a follow up Chris and Kem single isn't in there.<p>Have a look at what else made the …

DJ Khaled

Ed Sheeran Covers Eric Clapton's 'Layla' & Sings 'Perfect' on Jools Holland's 25th Annual Hootenanny

Before ending the year cozy on a couch, Ed Sheeran took his guitar to Jools Holland's 25th annual Hootenanny for a performance of his Billboard Hot …

Music

Book Notes - Will Dowd "Areas of Fog"

January 19, 2018<p><i>In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published …

Sufjan Stevens

Ed Sheeran, king of angsty love songs, absolutely crushes cover of Eric Clapton's 'Layla'

There's no song on earth that better captures the agony of unrequited love than Eric Clapton's "Layla".<p>And, Ed Sheeran—king of angsty songs about …

Entertainment

Why You Should Stay Awake To See In This New Year

Even the milkman and those of us who love our beds are likely to be awake at midnight on New Year’s Eve to see in the start of 2018. The promise of …

Parenting

Who is on Jools Holland’s New Year’s Eve Hootenanny this year?

Are you off out to a party this evening?<p>If you’d rather cosy up on the sofa and ring in the New Year in a quieter fashion, hopefully you won’t have …

Nina Simone

New Year's Eve 2017: Which channel and what to watch on TV, from Jools Holland to Alan Carr

The boardgames have run dry. The prosecco tastes sickly sweet. Turn to the warm, comforting embrace of TV - ready to swoop in and save the day on …

TV

Who is performing at London’s New Year’s Eve concert?

If you don’t fancy braving the cold tonight, it’s going to be a great night for television.<p>There’s the usual Jools Holland’s Hootenanny, The Graham …

Robbie Williams

Don't make West Brom a stupid sexy banana skin + scouting and live blog updates

It seems strange to play football on New Year’s Eve, but there you go. The TV companies call the shots and they’ve obviously earmarked West Brom v …

English Premier League

Why I'm Not Leaving London

No thanksTo paraphrase Humphrey Bogart, I left London once — it was the worst afternoon of my entire life.That's obviously a joke. That afternoon, I …

London

Alan Carr reveals all about celebrities getting off with the audience on his show

Dust off your dancing shoes, squeeze yourself into something that was less snug pre-Christmas and pop open the fizz – it’s the last night of the …

Chicken Tikka Masala

What is Hogmanay and what is the meaning behind it?

We all celebrate New Year’s Eve differently, whether it’s a cuppa in front of Jools Holland’s Hootenanny, or a wild party and plenty of bubbly.<p>In …

Edinburgh Festival

The 10 best things to do this week: Raymond Briggs’ The Bear and the Turner prize

Top up on festive cheer with Pins and Needles’ enchanting production and catch 2017’s best contemporary art before the exhibition closes<p>Podcasts<p><b>Still Processing</b><br>Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham present this New York Times podcast that discusses the big issues of the day – from sexual harassment to …

Award Shows

What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on New Year’s Eve

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the three best shows on New Year’s Eve<p>Antiques Roadshow, times vary, …

TV

What's Everyone Doing for New Year's Eve?

The question that's been following you like a bad smell for the past three weeks.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>There it is again. That question. Creeping up behind you at your Christmas dinner. Drifting into vision on the first nights of December. The ghost of unmade plans. It's the …

Midnight special: what to wear on New Year's Eve – in pictures

On New Year’s Eve, there are no hard and fast rules. Whether you’re out out at a house party fire or watching The Poseidon Adventure with a mug of warm milk, it is a fun excuse to dress up

Christmas

What's Everyone Doing For New Year's Eve Then?

The question that's been following you like a bad smell for the past three weeks.<p>There it is again, then. That question. Creeping up behind you at your Christmas lunch. Drifting into vision on the first nights of December. The ghost of unmade plans. The chill down the back of your neck. The voice …

Brecon Beacons

The biggest and best New Year's Eve events in Birmingham

How will you be saying goodbye to 2017?<p>Whatever you think of this year, soon it's all coming to an end.<p>There are some great places in Birmingham to …

London

Christmas TV guide 2017: 10 shows you won’t want to miss

It’s a Christmas ritual familiar in homes up and down the country. After a day of festive gorging on turkey, pigs in blankets, cheese and chocolate - …

Alan Partridge

Why 2017’s best headlines involved Liam Gallagher - Music News - triple j

How Liam Gallagher became the go-to content king of 2017.<p>The past 12 months have been dominated by some pretty scary headlines, it’s easy to look …

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher says he and Noel Gallagher have reached a truce

It’s a Christmas miracle: Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher have reached a “truce.”The brothers and former Oasis bandmates have been feuding publicly …

Liam Gallagher

21 things to make January brighter in Cornwall - Cornwall Live

Christmas has finished, you’re still nursing a hangover from New Year’s Eve, you got paid early and there’s a whole year ahead of you.<p>You need …

Joni Mitchell