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British pop act OMYO to use Blingby’s ad technology to turn its music videos into unique shopping experiences

NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-21 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Blingby has today announced a cutting-edge partnership with emerging British pop act OMYO, which sees its patented advertising technology turn the band’s music videos, concerts and more into unique shopping experiences for consumers around the world.

As part of the deal, the innovative advertising and marketing omnichannel platform will curate a series of unique videos that lets viewers shop the stars’ styles as they see them with its ‘bbstream technology’ – a portable scrolling selection of fashion, products and destinations as seen in the videos. Viewers can watch and purchase the styles or book a flight or hotel inspired by the video with the click or tap of a button.

Oxfordshire-born urban pop act OMYO found fame last year when they provided the soundtrack to New Look’s Autumn/Winter fashion campaign with critically acclaimed single ‘Lady’. They have since gone on to become BBC Introducing favourites and receive plays from the likes of BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Charlie Sloth.

OMYO’s close links to fashion retailers – ranging from New Look to Ellesse – made the band a natural fit for Blingby’s advertising capabilities. As fans watch their music videos, live performances and more, they can simultaneously watch and shop interactively through the bbstream.

At a recent headline show in New York, OMYO also became the first band to use Blingby’s Live technology – the world’s first real-time consumer shopping experience designed for concerts, fashion shows and more.

OMYO and Blingby will also be collaborating on the duo’s next music video for their upcoming single, ‘Days With You’. The video will be bbTagged by Blingby and will feature items of clothing from fashion retailer River Island.

Founder and CEO of Blingby, Marcia Favale, commented on the partnership: “OMYO is right there fusing the boundaries of music and fashion. They have worked with some absolutely aspirational fashion brands – ASOS, Adidas, Ellesse, Blood Brother and more. They know exactly what their fans want to wear and OMYO is inspiring new trends. Through Blingby, OMYO can promote labels whilst maintaining creative integrity. Blingby is the platform designed to bridge that gap and make a connection between music fans and what the stars are wearing.”

OMYO added: “We are always looking for brand new ways of engaging with our fans and followers and Blingby adds a whole new dimension to our videos. Incorporating the Blingby videos into our Facebook page and posts is especially helpful as it is so difficult to stand out on social media these days, but having a video that doubles as an interactive browsing experience provides exactly that.”

SOURCE: EPR RETAIL NEWS

Norwegian rock legend Gudny Aspaas to launch her new album in Oslo on April 5 at the Rockefeller Music Hall

OSLO, Norway, 07-Jan-2017 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Tickets for the concert are now on sale, and can be ordered through www.gudnyaspaas.com which also features samples from “No Stranger”. The concert will also feature tracks from Gudny’s back catalog.

“The concert and album are the culmination of several months of work – and I’m thrilled with how “No Stranger” has turned out,” said Gudny. “I was lucky to work with some incredibly talented musicians and a wonderful team, and the result is, I think, the best work I’ve ever produced. I’m really looking forward to being back on stage, and I can’t wait for people to hear the new album in April.”

“No Stranger” is representative of the eclecticism of Gudny’s extensive career in music, with all of her – and her musicians’ – many talents represented in tracks such as the vocally complex “Galactic Child” (which allows her to show off her distinctive voice) through the eloquent piano/vocal piece “Hello Again” to the classic rock ‘n’ roll of “You Can Run”. From haunting simplicity to wall of sound, “No Stranger” fully demonstrates the breadth and depth of Gudny’s musical genius and her pioneering versatility as a composer and performer.

Gudny represented Norway four times in the Eurovision Song Contest, and fronted iconic progressive rock group Ruphus in the 1970s, returning for a reunion in the 1990s and again in 2010 – also at the Rockefeller Music Hall. Ruphus’s “New Born Day” was voted as one of the top 50 best Norwegian albums ever made. She has also released numerous solo singles and albums.

Originally from Meråker but now living in Oslo, Gudny comes from a musical family in which almost every member could play an instrument. Singing shyly for her family from the age of four, she and three friends formed “The Singing Goats” at the age of 12, supporting their vocals with guitars and tambourine. Having won a music competition, she released her first single in 1969.

Gudny is also a supremely talented creative artist, working mainly in silver jewellery. She graduated from the Statens Kunst og Håndverksskole (State Academy of Craft and Art Industry) and now has her “Silverland” gallery/workshop in the centre of Oslo near the Slottsparken.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

LondonTown.com: Top London Festivals in June 2015

Festivals of love, food, architecture and street theatre draw thousands to London

LONDON, June 04, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — June in London brings the month-long London Festival of Architecture, the City of London Festival, Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre and the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. See more information about these and 69 of the best London events highlighted by LondonTown.

Google’s office of the future, the National Trust’s Mobile Museum, and SelgasCano’s Serpentine’s Pavilion are amongst 220 events making up the city-wide London Festival of Architecture 2015.

The City of London Festival (22nd June – 10th July 2015) sees the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform at St Paul’s Cathedral while the playful pop-up Bowler Hat creates a temporary performance space in Paternoster Square.

The Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love (Saturday 6 June until Sunday 31 August), takes its inspiration from Nelson Mandela. There are installations, exhibitions and performances for all the family in the theatre pop-up, Roundabout by Paines Plough. The Festival of Love culminates in the Big Wedding Weekend (29th & 30th August) when Southbank Centre welcomes all couples to marry in mass ceremonies in the Royal Festival Hall.

The nine day Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (26th June to 5th July 2015) opens with an epic outdoor spectacular by highly regarded French street theatre company La Compagnie Oposito presenting the UK premiere of Kori Kori, a processional theatrical journey through Greenwich.

Pop music festivals in London in June 2015 include Barclaycard presents British Summer Time which brings top performers including The Strokes, Blur, Kylie, The Who and Taylor Swift to Hyde Park. In between music acts there’s midweek comedy from Rich Hall, Ed Byrne and Ardal O’Hanlon as well as a family event featuring Union J, Justin Fletcher and other CBeebies favourites.

Returning for its 23rd year with 10 nights of concerts and comedy, the Hampton Court Palace Festival presents Jools Holland, John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Paloma Faith, Alfie Boe, Peter Andre, and Burt Bacharach. A first for the festival, there’s a double bill of comedy from Alan Davies and Paul Merton on 17th June, all in the open-air courtyard of King Henry VIII’s west London palace.

For more information on these and other great London events in June 2015, go to LondonTown.com where a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the latest London happenings.

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LondonTown.com: Best events in London in May 2015

Stormtroopers descend on the capital on 16th May 2015 when Star Wars – also the theme for Secret Cinema’s summer extravaganza in London – opens at Madame Tussauds, one of the best London events to look forward to in May 2015.

May 2015 begins with a Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 1st until Monday 4th May and the extra day off makes this a great time to visit London with the London Sketchfest, Breakin’ Convention, the free Canalway Cavalcade in Little Venice, and Grand Designs Live showing the great variety of events on offer in the city.

The London Coffee Festival, Pick Me Up graphic design festival continue throughout the May Bank Holiday weekend when the Wellcome Collection offers illumination in free festival ‘On Light’, the Southbank is transformed into the Streets of Spain, Vaisakhi Festival offers free entertainment in Trafalgar Square, and Land of Kings brings music, theatre and movies to Dalston on Sunday 3rd May.

Take inspiration from Richard Curtis’ movie and visit the Notting Hill May Fair on Saturday 9th May, part of the month-long Notting Hill MayFest. On Sunday 10th May the Dulwich Festival Fair, just one of the many Dulwich Festival events, comes to Goose Green, and the Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary. Later in the month Alchemy brings ten days of Indian culture to the Southbank Centre, and there’s more festival fun to feast on when the Foodies Festival comes to Syon Park.

London theatre highlights for new productions beginning in May include Simon Russell Beale starring in Steve Waters’ new play ‘Temple’ at the Donmar Warehouse, and Oscar nominated actor Bradley Cooper who reprises his acclaimed Broadway role as Joseph Merrick in ‘The Elephant Man’.

James Phillips’s new play ‘McQueen’ starring award-winning actor Stephen Wight, named Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards, premieres at St James’s Theatre on Tuesday 12th May. Gurinder Chadha brings her hit film Bend It Like Beckham to the London stage on 15th May 2015 when this season’s Regents Park Open Air Theatre programme launches with Peter Pan.

Major photography fair Photo London brings commissioned exhibitions and live events to Somerset House, Art15 attracts collectors looking for something new and different to Olympia, Clerkenwell Design Week includes Exmouth Market and its surrounds for the first time, and the new city-wide London Craft Week showcases work by top designer-makers in a specially created pop-up pavilion.

May’s live music highlights include Essex X Factor success story Olly Murs and throwback bands S Club 7 and Fleetwood Mac who welcome back former member Christine McVie after a sixteen-year hiatus. Texas, Belle and Sebastian, Maroon 5, and The Maccabees offer more memorable musical moments while Nick Cave and Eric Clapton both appear at the Royal Albert Hall. For a free classical music concert, catch the London Symphony Orchestra performing an open air concert in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 17th May.

London’s pop-up cinemas are back! The Rooftop Film Club returns to the Bussey Building, Hot Tub Cinema comes to a disused railway station in Shoreditch, and Pop Up Screens invites us to look at the science behind films like Alien at Chelsea Old Town Hall. From science to nature, the Chelsea Flower Show showcases stunning floral displays, and there are four days of fashion as Graduate Fashion Week sashays into the Old Truman Brewery from 30th May 2015.

Hundreds of museums, galleries and historic spaces across the UK and London open their doors late for Museums at Night. The Museum of Childhood marks the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with The Alice Look.

In dance, Wayne McGregor presents his first full length ballet for The Royal Ballet Woolf Works, and the full ranks of Tredegar Town Band accompany Rambert’s dancers in the world premiere of Dark Arteries at Sadler’s Wells.

Meet crocodile Joe and Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick when the London Pet Show comes to London’s ExCeL centre on 9th & 10th May.

See a star studded comedy cast at Channel 4’s Comedy Gala including Michael McIntyre, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne and Jonathan Ross, and book in for the splendid London Wonderground Spiegeltent which launches on 7th May with headline show Scotch & Soda, bringing Coney Island-style attractions and cabaret performed in the shadow of the Southbank Centre.

For more information on these and other great London events in May 2015, go to LondonTown.com where a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the latest London happenings.

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LondonTown.com: The City of London Festival returns for its 52nd year in 2014

For three weeks this summer the City of London will be taken over by live music, visual arts, film, walks and talks for the 52nd City of London Festival. The festival takes place at numerous venues across the City, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Drapers’ Hall and Devonshire Square. Festival goers travelling from outside of London can find a great selection of cheap hotels in London on LondonTown.com.

The festival runs from 22nd June to 12th July and commences with a Festival Service at St Paul’s Cathedral. Directed by Andrew Carwood, the Cathedral Choir’s Director of Music, the morning service will provide an uplifting start to the three-week programme.

This year’s festival pays homage to the former uniform of the City with a giant inflatable Bowler Hat. Located in Paternoster Square, next to St Paul’s Cathedral, the pop up venue will host a large percentage of the festival’s events, including children’s theatre, cabaret, comedy and circus. Highlights include Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, brought to life by London’s Little Angel Theatre; live comedy from Professional Grumpy Old Woman, Jenny Eclair; a discussion on Smallness with Russell Kane; and Richard Herring’s Lord of the Dance Settee.

Visit LondonTown.com for more information on the festival and all of the other best events taking place in London this summer.

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LondonTown.com: Victoria Park set for The Pixies as Field Day returns

Now into its eighth year, Victoria Park’s Field Day Festival has become something of an institution in London’s live music calendar and one of the capital’s best loved festivals.

Taking place over the weekend of April 7th and 8th, this year’s Field Day returns to Victoria Park in East London with arguably its finest line-up yet. As ever the festival prioritises indie credibility over mainstream pop and it doesn’t get much more indie or credible than Sunday’s headline act, Boston’s proto-Grunge legends the Pixies.

Having just release Indie Cindy, their first full album since 1991’s Trompe le Monde, the Pixies are reportedly in the finest live form of their hugely influential career and promise to deliver blistering renditions of much-loved classics like Where Is My Mind?, Debaser and Bone Machine as well as numbers from their hugely anticipated new record.

Joining the Pixies on the Field Day bill will be Saturday’s headline act Metronomy, who return to the festival after a memorable main stage performance in 2012 in support of new album Love Letters. Psychedelic rock outfit Temples, livewire rapper Danny Brown and Drenge, NME’s recently crowned Best New Band, are among a wonderfully eclectic array of acts filling out the bill.

Tickets are available at £48.50 for Saturday, £38.50 for Sunday or £78 for a weekend pass. Attendees looking for handy accommodation in the area will be pleased to learn thatLondon events and hotels specialist LondonTown.com is supporting the festival by offering a selection discounted hotels within easy walking distance of Victoria Park.

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LondonTown.com: The Eagles Bring their Story to London

Rock stalwarts the Eagles are bringing their ‘History Of’ tour to London with a hotly-anticipated one night stand at the O2 Arena on June 16th. The show will feature original members Glenn Frey and Don Henley trawl their considerable back catalog, interspersing hits such as ‘Desperado’ and ‘Witchy Woman’ with anecdotes about their long, fruitful career.

The tour has attracted widespread critical acclaim for the intimate approach it takes to the Eagles’ canon. Henley and Frey open the show with nothing but a pair of acoustic guitars and stools. The two perform early hits and explain the founding of the band and the introduction of key members. The excitement builds with each addition to the stage: Timothy B. Schmit, a small drum kit, Joe Walsh, a bigger drumkit – so it goes on until the stage is filled with the supporting musicians and lavish sound associated with the Eagles’ hitmaking latter 70s heyday.

The live performance is accompanied by video content charting the evolution of the band, and the Eagles do what they do best, bringing the show to a thrilling climax with two encores. For eager British audiences, the £ 50+ ticket prices are well worth it to see bona fide 20 th century rock aristocracy in action.

Many will travel from across the country (and beyond) to see their heroes, and a number of London hotels have teamed up with LondonTown.com to offer fans the chance to stay close to the 02 without paying full room rates.

Some of the best hotels in the capital are situated in the Docklands area, close to the arena, and LondonTown.com is offering special rates on many of them, exclusively for guests who book through the site.

For more information on the 02 Arena, the History of the Eagles Tour, and to see moreLondon hotels, visit LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: The Spitalfields Music Summer Festival livens up London

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival brings together world class artists and local people to celebrate music in all its forms. The festival transforms the iconic and hidden spaces of east London through a range of quirky and diverse musical experiences.

The festival offers over forty different musical events, from contemporary and classical music to jazz and folk. Performed at an array of contrasting venues, the festival’s diverse programme has brought music to Tower Hamlets since 1976, and this year, music lovers are again spoilt for choice. A sample of the programme shows just how eclectic the festival is: visitors are invited to climb into Folk in a Box for an intimate, one-to-one performance from a surprise artist, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment play at Shoreditch Church, the Seavaigers ensemble bring a fresh perspective on Scottish music, and Wilton’s Music Hall hosts the 5-piece minimalist folk collective, Firefly Burning. Adventurous fans of classical music can visit Toynbee Studios to watch Death Actually, an irreverent and invigorating celebration of death. The festival organisers have also put together a number of talks and debates, walks and visits, and interactive workshops. For example, Uluzululalia allows children aged 6-11 to experiment with and invent new sounds and how to explore the sounds their voices can make and the science behind it. There are numerous cheap London hotels in the East End so music lovers can stay in the area for several nights and enjoy the eclectic mix of shows and events on offer.

The festival will run from 6th to 21st of June 2014. Visit LondonTown.com for more information on the festival and about Spitalfields.

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LondonTown.com: Join the man from UNKLE as Meltdown hits 21

The Southbank Centre is set for another summer of eclectic musical adventuring in the company of a true cultural icon. This year’s curator is Mo’Wax impresario James Lavelle, a massively influential voice in Electronic music and Hip Hop over the last 20 years and a figure who embodies the eclecticism and innovation of the Meltdown Festival perfectly.

The 21st Meltdown sees Lavelle following in the footsteps of Patti Smith, David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker and Yoko One by curating an idiosyncratic selection of performances that offer an insight into a distinctive oeuvre that combines creative entrepreneurship with a radical artistic approach that spans music, fashion, art, design and film.

Much of Lavelle’s best known work draws on a collaborative approach that thrives on eclecticism and knows no cultural bounds. Fittingly his Meltdown line-up exhibits all the diversity of projects like UNKLE, with a mindboggling wide array of acts ranging from the iconic Chrissie Hynde, playing her first gig in London in five years to legendary Punk Funk pioneers ESG.

Other performers include techno innovator Jeff Mills, drum and bass hero Goldie performing with the Heritage Orchestra and a special audiovisual performance from UNKLE, Lavelle’s most famous project.

LondonTown.com are offering a great selection of discounts on London hotels in close proximity to the South Bank Centre so anyone visiting London take in one of Lavelle’s Meltdown events should have no trouble finding handy location at a reasonable price.

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LondonTown.com: Elvis Spotted Live in Hammersmith

The legend of Elvis Presley lives on at the Hammersmith Apollo this May with a two remarkable concerts that will give London a taste of the great man in his prime. Elvis Presley – On Stage promises to wow modern audiences with a technology-driven taste of prime-time Elvis.

With live musical backing from Presly’s band these innovative concerts will take video recordings of some of his most incendiary concerts and strip them back so all that remains is Elvis’ voice. The rest of the performance comes courtesy of a live band, singers and an orchestra, giving the audience a unique flavour of Vegas-era Elvis at his most thrilling.

Utilising innovative multi-media technology and brilliant concert footage from the Las Vegas–shot documentary “Elvis: That’s the way it is” to create the impression that Elvis is actually on stage, these concerts will recreate the epic razzmatazz and musical drama of Elvis at the height of his Vegas pomp, complete with hits like That’s Alright Mama, Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel, All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes, In The Ghetto.

Elvis Presley – On Stage, which hits the Apollo on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May, is certain to draw fans of The King from far and wide. London events and accommodation experts LondonTown.com are doing their bit to make finding accommodation in the area as easy and affordable as possible. Visitors to the website will find a broad selection of hotels in London at discount prices, including many within easy walking distance of Hammersmith Apollo.

The Novotel London West Hotel is just five minutes from Hammersmith Apollo and similarly convenient for the Earl’s Court Exhibition centre. With a 26% discount rooms start at just £75. The ibis London Sheperds Bush Hotel is not much further afield and currently offers rooms from just £44 thanks to a 25% discount.

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Bruce Springsteen encabezará el Hard Rock Calling 2013

El Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, en pleno corazón del parque olímpico de Stratford (Londres), albergará su primer gran evento desde los Juegos del año pasado. Hard Rock Calling, uno de los festivales más importantes de Londres, regresa este año con un cartel realmente atractivo.

De este modo, el festival se traslada al este de Londres tras siete años celebrándose en Hyde Park. Para celebrar la ocasión, la edición de este año contará con un gran elenco de leyendas del rock durante el fin de semana del 29 y 30 de junio.

La sola presencia de Bruce Springsteen y la E Street Band en el cartel de este año debería ser suficiente para que los fans del rock pongan a punto sus guitarras imaginarias, pero este año el Hard Rock Calling subirá el volumen unos decibelios con un cartel que también incluye a Paul Weller, Kasabian, Alabama Shakes y The Black Crowes. No es de extrañar que este festival atraiga a más de 150.000 melómanos a la capital cada año.

El Hard Rock Calling se situará en el recinto ocupado el verano pasado por la pista de hockey. De este modo se trata de reconvertir el legado post-olímpico del Queen Elizabeth Park en un flamante nuevo espacio para eventos de este tipo en la capital.

Aquellos que planeen una visita al este de Londres no tendrán problema en encontrar alojamiento en esta rejuvenecida parte de la ciudad. Además, el portal de reservas de hoteles y eventos en Londres más importante de Internet, LondonTown.com, ofrece en su página una gran selección de hoteles en Londres a precios reducidos durante el fin de semana del festival.

The RE London Shoreditch hotel está situado a 3 kilómetros del parque olímpico y ofrece además excelentes conexiones con el centro de la capital. Reservando a través de LondonTown.com se obtiene hasta un 68% de descuento en habitaciones con dos camas individuales, con precios desde las 74 libras.

Por su parte, el Holiday Inn Express Stratford, sito a sólo 11 minutos del Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ofrece ofertas muy similares: hasta un 63% de descuento disponible a través de LondonTown.com, con precios desde las 91 libras.

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Michael Bublé ofrecerá diez actuaciones en el O2 Arena

El canta-autor canadiense Michael Bublé volverá al Reino Unido a finales de junio para instalarse en el O2 Arena de Londres durante 10 días. Estas actuaciones, desde el domingo 30 de junio hasta el sábado 13 de julio, será la vez que ningún cantante masculino actúe tanto tiempo, solo excedido por Prince.

El cantante galardonado con premios Grammy y número uno en las principales listas, interpretará temas de su último álbum “To Be Loved”, además de los clásicos de su amplio catálogo de álbums; “It’s Time” (2005), “Call Me Irresponsible” (2007), “Crazy Love” (2009) y “Christmas” (2011). Bublé ha vendido más de 30 millones de discos en todo el mundo y esta es la oportunidad perfecta de presenciar al melódico cantante en vivo con temas como “Haven’t Met You Yet”, “Some Kind of Wonderful” y “Me and Mrs Jones”.

En lo referente al auditorio para tal estrella, el O2 Arena de Londres es realmente la opción número uno. Como pieza central del reformado Millennium Dome, el O2 es el primer auditorio de música de Londres construido para tal efecto, y tiene un aforo de 23.000. Durante estas fechas Bublé hará historia al intentar igualar previas actuaciones continuas de las leyendas de la música. Prince alcanzó el récord de 21 noches en el 2007, el fallecido Michael Jackson iba a hacer un maratón de 50 días en el 2009 pero no pudo llevarlo a cabo, y Roger Waters actuó seis noches como parte de su gira “The Wall Live” del 2011.

Encontrar un Londres hoteles para alojarse después del concierto no supondrá ningún problema con las ofertas que LondonTown.com tiene junto al O2. Ahora se puede reservar una doble con un fabuloso descuento del 64% en el Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf desde 217 libras la noche. Si se busca algo más módico, el Ibis London Docklands, a unos diez minutos del auditorio, ofrece dobles con dos camas desde tan solo 73 libras la noche (incluye un descuento del 33%).

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LondonTown.com anuncia la llegada de The Vaccines y su “Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)” al O2 Arena de Londres

La nueva sensación de la escena indie, el grupo británico The Vacciones, dará otro paso más en su ascenso al éxito mundial con un concierto en el O2 Arena de Greenwich, Londres, el jueves 2 de mayo. Con su actuación en la enorme sala londinense, en la que ya ofrecieron recitales leyendas del rock como The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin o Radiohead, el grupo marcará un antes y después en su breve pero meteórica trayectoria. En 18 meses no sólo han publicado dos álbumes sino también han logrado premios como el de Mejor Grupo en Directo en los Brit Awards 2013.

En el O2 Arena sonarán temas de su álbum “Come Of Age”, número uno en ventas, y su predecesor, “What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?”. Además, el grupo promete incorporar a su repertorio nuevo material que formará parte de su tercer trabajo. Tan sólo unas semanas después del show en el O2, el grupo hará de telonero de los mismísimos Rolling Stones en Hyde Park, en otra oportunidad para ver a los londinenses en la cima del éxito.

El O2 Arena se ha convertido, desde su construcción, en una de las salas de conciertos más importante de Londres. Pieza central del denominado Millennium Dome, el recinto tiene capacidad para 20.000 personas y alberga todo tipo de eventos, por lo que la oferta hotelera en la zona es abundante. Fans de los The Vaccines que busquen un hotel en Londres podrán encontrar en el portal LondonTown.com grandes descuentos en establecimientos cercanos al O2 Arena para la noche de la actuación.

Entre las ofertas anunciadas, destaca el 53% de descuento en el hotel de cuatro estrellasRadisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf, a menos de 10 minutos del O2, y el 72% de descuento que se ofrece en el Ibis London Docklands, con habitaciones dobles disponibles desde tan sólo 54 libras.

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La aclamada obra La Bohèmecautivará el Coliseo

El Coliseo de Londres será el escenario de una de las óperas más exitosas desde mayo hasta junio. La Boh è mede Puccini es sin duda alguna una de las óperas más famosas de todos los tiempos y la producción de Jonathan Miller para ENO se ha convertido en clásico desde su debut en 2009. Los amantes de la ópera que visiten la ciudad, o cualquiera atraído por una noche de romance y drama, no podrían estar en mejores manos.

La interpretación de Jonathan Miller reubica la historia de amor de Rodolfo,el poeta, y Mimi, la costurera, en París inspirado por la fotografía del margen izquierdo de Brassai en la década de los 30 y, según Miller, por la película Withnaily Yo. El resultado es un ambiente bohemio descarnadamentemodernizado de desvanes helados, sucias calles y un glamur gastado, todo con gran detalle cinematográfico gracias a la diseñadora del decorado IsabellaBywater.

Con dichas credenciales – incluida la tan cacareada soprano Kate Valentine y el conocido tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones con el papel de los amantes desafortunados – seguro que La Bohèmeserá un éxito de ventas en el Coliseo.

En reconocimiento a la gran popularidad de este show, LondonTown.com, la principal web de reservas hoteleras y eventos, ofrece una selección de Londres hoteles a poca distancia del Coliseo y a precios especiales.

Entre las ofertas está el hotel de cinco estrellas StMartinsLane (A Morgan Original), a unos pasos del Coliseo y considerado como uno de los hoteles con más estilos y opulentos de Londres. Las dobles se pueden reservar a través de LondonTown.com con un descuento del 26%.

Y un descuento todavía más impresionante del 48% se ofrece en el Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square Hotel, con una ubicación igualmente conveniente y fácil acceso a lo mejor del West End.

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London’s South Bank is Set to Offer Londoners an Exuberant Programme of Events and Entertainment for Summer 2013

The minute a ray of sunshine envelopes London, the South Bank is transformed into the capital’s hub of al fresco comedy, theatre and variety performance. At the centre of this is the Udderbelly Festival, which will return in 2013 for its fifth year.Open in spring and running throughout the summer, Udderbelly plants a giant upside-down purple cow outside London’s Southbank Centre and stages a diverse programme of entertainment. Ranging from classic stand-up to intriguing fringe, the iconic fixture hosts a number of award-winning London events and one of the biggest outdoor bars in central London.

Also returning to the South Bank is London Wonderground. Following its inaugural year in 2012, Wonderground will stage five months of cabaret, circus and sideshow within its outdoor playground and giant Spiegeltent. Its headline show will be Limbo, which combines a heady mix of heart-stopping illusions, meticulous manoeuvres and breath taking dance moves.

Further down the Thames, opposite the Tower of London, the Scoop at More London’s outdoor amphitheatre will offer another summer of free theatre, film screenings, live music and community events.The ‘king of al fresco venues’ splits its summer season into four months, with each dedicated to a specific genre. More theatre can be found within The Shed, the Southbank Centre’s temporary performance venue. The Shed’s summer programme features Bullet Catch, a dark and exhilarating one-man show that will test audiences’ nerves; Mission Drift, award-winning New York ensemble The TEAM combine mythic and contemporary stories; and Romeo and Juliet, a contemporary family-friendly celebration of Shakespeare’s much-loved romance drama.

Titling its 2013 season ‘A Season of Plenty’, London’s Globe Theatre promises a bold and vibrant programme throughout the summer and the rest of the year. Among the fifteen shows there will be three world premieres: Gabriel, Blue Stockings and The Lightning Child, while classics such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew will offer special midnight matinees.

The Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival returns to London for 2013 and this year cultural icon Yoko Ono is taking the reins.This will be the 20 th anniversary of the festival and Ono, who celebrates her own 80 th birthday this year, will bring a lifetime of achievement in music, visual art and peace activism to the occasion. Another anniversary is being celebrated at BFI Southbank, with monthly screenings of past Doctor Who episodes to celebrate the Doctor’s 50 th anniversary.

Serving up its annual dose of world class literature, the London Literature Festival brings an exuberant mix of spoken word performances, exciting new collaborations, workshops and talks from international writers and thinkers.

Keep up to date with all of London 2013’s summer events by downloading a free copy of London 2013: The Annual, the best London events, openings, anniversaries & experiences for 2013.

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From Live Music To Al Fresco Dance And Aliens To Sailors, Greenwich Is Set For A Busy Summer Of Activities

This summer the O2 Arena’s programme is undoubtedly diverse, from golden oldies to contemporary pop and soulful swing to gritty rock. Kicking off the season is veteran rocker Rod Stewart. Part of his Live the Life Tour and on the back of his latest studio album Time , Stewart will perform two nights of live music. In contrast, former burlesque performer Paloma Faith will take to the stage the following night to perform tracks from her latest album Fall to Grace, which has just reached Platinum status in the UK . For visitors hoping to stay near the arena, a wide variety of hotels in London can be found on LondonTown.com.

Renowned for his soulful voice that makes women swoon and his charm that makes men weep, Grammy Award-winning and chart-topping Michael Bublé will come to London to perform at the arena for six nights in June, which is the third longest run of dates performed at the venue by a male solo artist – beaten only by Prince and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.

The month will also see rock of two different ages from Kings of Leon and The Who, while later in the year iconic band Fleetwood Mac come to the O2 for a much anticipated tour. Marking 35 years since the release of their classic album Rumours , the London performances will see original members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie joined by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who both joined in 1975.

Away from the music, Eddie Izzard will take off his trainers and embark on a marathon of another sort. Part of his Force Majeure (force of nature) tour – the most extensive comedy tour ever with 25 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal and The Far East on the schedule – Izzard will be dropping by London for two nights.

Returning for their second spellbinding show in London this year – the first being Kooza in January – Cirque Du Soleil present Alegria in July. A classic Cirque Du Soleil production, Alegria is one of the company’s most popular performances and has received international acclaim since its 1994 premiere in Montreal . Later in the summer it will be the public’s turn to test their strength and stamina with Run to the Beat, London ‘s official music half marathon.

London ‘s leading festival of free outdoor performing arts, the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival is back for 2013 with nine days of theatre, dance and street arts. This year’s festival opens on midsummer’s day (21 st June) and is attempting to recapture the spirit of Olympic London.Part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals, the Greenwich Dances festival brings a vibrant celebration of dance to the area with a six week programme of workshops and dance performances. Popping up in streets, parks, libraries and museums, the festival will bring dance to unexpected places and offer an unexpected moment of entertainment.

Questioning whether we are alone in the universe or if aliens really do exist, The Royal Observatory Greenwich will be continuing its Alien Season. Along with talks, exhibitions and interactive entertainment, the season will also include a number of SciFi movie nights, with screenings of classic science fiction movies that feature aliens.

Families will be treated to a summer of fun on the recently restored Cutty Sark. With a number of ‘Summer at Sea’ events to choose from, the ship will also invite its longest serving master, Captain Woodget, to tell tales of his voyages across the high seas. While John Simmons: A Sailor’s Trafalgar Story will be an interactive performance that explores what is was like to be a black sailor in Nelson’s navy.

Stay informed onall of London 2013’s summer seasons by downloading a free copy of London 2013: The Annual, the best London events, openings, anniversaries & experiences for 2013.

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Shake it up in Camden with one of the hottest bands of the year

One of this year’s most talked-about acts come to London in mid-November as part of an extensive European tour which also takes in other legendary rock venues such as La Cigale in Paris and the Glasgow Barrowlands.

Alabama Shakes, a blues-rock four-piece fronted by the throaty, full-voiced former postwoman Brittany Howard, combines horns and jazz sensibilities with classic rock patterns and instruments.

A real taste of the American south, and a band whose debut album Boys & Girls has garnered plenty of fans, including fellow musician Bon Iver.The four-piece come to Kentish Town ‘s HMV Forum on November 17th, playing another exclusive date at Elephant and Castle’s The Coronet theatre the night before.

The HMV Forum on Kentish Town Road is one of London ‘s premier mid-size music venues, playing host to cult bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor alongside audiovisual nights from DJ Yoda and even an evening with Chris Moyles.

Ever keen to keep fans happy, London experts and the number one internet for all things London, LondonTown.com has sourced some excellent cheap London hotels for the period, and Alabama Shakes fans can find themselves a bargain bed in a luxury location for the evening.

Get 68% off at the Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel, staying right on the canal and overlooking the famous Camden Lock Market, from £135 for a double room on the Friday 16th November. It’s a 4* hotel just a short walk to the venue.

Or fans can stay at the 4* Thistle Euston Hotel London for £118 per night (a discount of 74%) and put themselves in an excellent position to travel down to Elephant and Castle on the Friday and north to Kentish Town on the Saturday to catch both gigs.

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Notting Hill Carnival promises 2012 extravaganza

Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest and longest-running street party; and with 2012 already being a special year for London, it has been rumoured that this year’s celebration is going to be absolutely spectacular.

And LondonTown.com, the number one internet site for all things London, has teamed up with some of Notting Hill’s leading hoteliers to offer a selection of great London hotels at low prices.

Finding a great place to stay could make or break a Notting Carnvial Weekend; the area is always really busy, and walking is the easiest way to reach the celebrations. LondonTown.com reports that this year’s festival is expecting more than its regular haul of 1 million visitors over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

So LondonTown.com is offering 78% discounts on hotels such as the Abbey Court Notting Hill, with doubles or twins from as little as £89 a night. You can walk to the carnival soundsystems in ten minutes, along Pembridge Villas or down Portobello Road and across. Alternatively the nearby Hilton London Kensington Hotel is offering a massive 79% discount, meaning double rooms start at just £79.

And with all eyes on London in 2012, it’s been hinted that those visitors might be in for something very special from the parades and sound systems. Classic soundsystems like King Tubby’s and Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues are sure to bring some special guests for this bumper London year.

And whilst things are always kept under wraps until the last minute, there is a huge buzz about the scale and design of the floats and costumes for the Bank Holiday Monday (August 27 th ).

It’s proof that the city’s residents and regular parties have just as much to offer as the Olympics. And as London lovers, LondonTown.com is making it easier to enjoy the city’s favourite party.

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South West Four Weekender vuelve a Clapham Common con un fabuloso programa

South West Four Weekender es el mayor, más establecido y querido evento urbano de danza del Reino Unido. Este año vuelve a Clapham Common con un programa todavía mayor y más prolífico a lo largo de dos días durante el fin de semana festivo de agosto.

Habrá actuaciones en ocho escenarios de los mejores DJ del mundo con actuaciones de baile incomparables y los mayores sistemas de sonido, luz y efectos visuales de alta tecnología. El enorme e impresionante programa del 2012 incluye Chase y Status en directo, Carl Cox – en exclusiva del festival del Reino Unido para el 2012 – Knife Party, Benny Benassi, Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez – incluido en otro festival del Reino Unido para el 2012 – Paul Van Dyk, John Digweed, Andy C live, Pete Tong, Maya Jane Coles, Sasha, 2 Many DJs, Simian Mobile Disco, Skream & Benga y Public Enemy en directo – parte del tour mundial del 25 aniversario, también en exclusiva para el festival del verano del Reino Unido.

No hay instalaciones de camping en Clapham Common por lo que LondonTown.com aconseja a los asistentes al festival reservar hoteles en Londres anticipadamente.LondonTown.com cuenta con los hoteles a mejor precio cerca de Clapham Common para el 25 y 26 de agosto.

La primera elección es el Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth. Este hotel de tres estrellas está disponible a 62 libras la habitación por noche gracias a un descuento exclusivo del 80% obtenido por LondonTown.com. Este hotel de mediana categoría es básico pero frece toda la comodidad posible para una buena estancia, incluida la posibilidad para que los asistentes al festival se refresquen y recarguen las pilas para disfrutar de la segunda ronda del segundo día del South West Four Weekender.

Más hacia Londres está el Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel que es de estilo y calidad similar al Holiday Inn. Este moderno hotel también tiene tres estrellas y está disponible desde 82 libras la habitación por noche, disfrutando así de un descuento del 67%.

Ambos hoteles ofrecen la posibilidad de salir tarde el último día, hasta las 11 am, algo muy práctico para aquellos que se hayan acostado tarde.

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El carnaval de Notting Hill garantizará exuberancia en el 2012

El carnaval de Notting Hill es el más grande de Europa y además del más establecido, y como el 2012 ya de por sí es un año especial para Londres se rumorea que las celebraciones de este año van a ser súper espectaculares.

LondonTown.com, la web número uno para todo lo relacionado con Londres, ha conseguido que los especialistas de alojamiento de Notting Hill colaboren con su exclusivo HotelMapde Londres para así ofrecer fabulosos hoteles en Londres a bajos precios.

Encontrar un lugar para alojarse puede ser un factor importante para disfrutar del fin de semana del carnaval de NottingHill; esta zona siempre está muy concurrida y la mejor forma de llegar al carnaval es caminando. LondonTown.com informa que este año se espera todavía más gente que el millón de visitantes de otros años durante el fin de semana del festivo de agosto.

Así que LondonTown.com ofrece un descuento del 78% en hoteles como elAbbeyCourtNotting Hill, donde la habitación doble con cama de matrimonio o dos individuales cuesta tan solo 89 libras la noche. Desde este hotel se puede pasear hasta el centro del carnaval en tan solo diez minutos con solo tomar Pembridge Villas o bajar por Portobello Road. El cercano Hilton London Kensington Hotel ofrece un enorme descuento del 79% con lo que el precio de las habitaciones dobles comienza a tan solo 79 libras.

Y como en el 2012 todas las miradas están puestas en Londres, se ha comentado que los visitantes disfrutarán de algo muy especial en los desfiles y con la música. Habrá actuaciones musicales de clásicos como King Tubby’syGaz’sRockin’ Blues que seguro que sorprenden con artistas invitados en este año de Londres.

Y aunque el programa no se da a conocer hasta el último minuto, se rumorea que el tamaño y diseño de las carrozas y disfraces será espectacular en el desfile del festivo lunes 27 de agosto.

Todo esto es prueba viva de que los residentes de Londres y sus fiestas tienen tanto que ofrecer como las mismísimas Olimpiadas. Y como representante de los amantes de Londres, LondonTown.com facilita que todos disfruten de la fiesta favorita de esta especial ciudad.

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