7 Days On The British Music Scene

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
Freddie Matthews writes from London about  entertainment The British music scene The Rolling Stones Mumford & Sons Robbie Williams Paul McCartney Paloma Faith Isle of Wight Festival Stone Roses Rolling Stones Olly Murs kick off this week with one of the oldest bands in rock ‘n’ roll, The Rolling Stones. After their gig last weekend at London’s O2 Arena overran by just 35 minutes, they were hit with a £200,000 fine. Great news this week if you’re a fan of the UK music festival scene. The Isle of Wight Festival has announced The Stone Roses as its first headline act for 2013.
Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams
After the success of the first single from the brand new Take The Crown album Robbie Williams has announced a tour for summer 2013 and all around Europe too. It’s Robbie’s first full tour for over six years and he’s roped in the equally cheeky, or should that be cheesy, Olly Murs, as the support act for the entire 15-date tour. Robbie said: ‘I’ve got such a buzz out of playing live again this year.
Mumford and Sons
Mumford + Sons
Mumford & Sons Prepare For Tuesday Webcast (y98.cbslocal.com) rock band Mumford & Sons may well be selling multi-millions in the new album stakes with Babel but at a recent concert about 100 fans were turned away from their Portsmouth gig after buying fake tickets.

The government really has to get on to the secondary ticketing scandal as it’s only getting worse.  Mumford and Sons fans sold fake tickets (itv.com) is now working with police to investigate the incident. Mumford & Sons Working on Elton John Sounding Third Album (contactmusic.com) statement from Mumford & Sons said, ‘We sincerely hope that not too many of you good honest Mumford & Sons fans have been affected.

Remember to always purchase tickets from official vendors only.’ Which is all well and good but it’s a well-known fact that fans go to any lengths How Mumford & Sons Became Number One (dualshow.com) see their favourite bands. Ticket touts should be shot on sight in my opinion. Mumford & Sons star on success of band and label (thesun.co.uk) They get tickets at face value and sell them on with up to 1000 per cent profits or in this case produce totally fake tickets and sell them.

Mumford & Sons match One Direction's transatlantic success (contactmusic.com) 'Lock them up and throw away the key’, I say. That’s not a business model it’s an outright fraud scandal. I’d be surprised if they are quite as popular the second time around because public opinion changes but stranger things have happened at this time of year. A post made earlier today over on Stirring Trouble Internationally (www.stirringtroubleinternationally.com)

The Last 7 days On The British Music Scene have 150k pre-release sales. Artists featured on the song include: Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Mel C, Rebecca Ferguson, Paloma Faith, Beverley Knight and many more have come together to perform a charity song in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

The song is released on Monday 17 December.
the military wives
The Military Wives
 Another Christmas number 1 tip from last year’s 650,000 sellers, The Military Wives’ Choir they are also entertainment The British music scene The Rolling Stones Mumford & Sons Robbie Williams Paul McCartney Paloma Faith Isle of Wight Festival Stone Roses Rolling Stones Olly Murs Now one year later, choir master Gareth Malone’s ladies’ choir are attempting the double. Could the new 600 strong group of Military Wives achieve the feat once more and raise another £500k plus for forces’ charities, with ‘Stronger Together’?