Video: Simple Plan backstage at Reading Festival 2015

Sophie Eggleton chats to Simple Plan backstage at Reading

Ticketmaster blogger, Sophie Eggleton, catches up with Simple Plan backstage at Reading Festival 2015.

Check out their interview below and head to for even more.

Win! A Ticketmaster gift card by helping us Stand Up To Cancer

Here's how you can win a £500 Ticketmaster gift card with #StandUpCheer

Ticketmaster is supporting Stand Up To Cancer to help raise money and beat cancer sooner, and now you can get involved with #StandUpCheer.

Last month we announced ways you can Stand Up To Cancer when buying tickets or simply by donating directly at

Against Me! talk about the importance of their live show

Against Me! tell Sophie Eggleton why they love playing live

Ticketmaster Blogger, Sophie Eggleton, has been talking to Against Me! about what makes their live show so integral to the band.

Speaking backstage at Reading Festival, frontwoman Laura Jane Grace and drummer Atom Willard told how their live show influences their time in the studio.

"I love this band so much because it's not just the live thing," explained Atom. "The live thing is a huge, important thing and really hammers it home but the songs are still that good, if I can say so!"

Sunset Boulevard opens at the London Coliseum starring Glenn Close

Glenn Close will make her West End debut in Sunset Boulevard

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard is to open at the London Coliseum for a limited 43-show run during April 2016.

Glenn Close will also make her West End debut, reprising her Tony-Award winning role as Norma Desmond.

Lonny Price (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) will return to the London Coliseum to direct the strictly the hotly anticipated show.

Review: Florence + the Machine are humble headliners in Birmingham

Did you catch Florence + the Machine on tour in the UK?

Talk of women on stage in recent months has been huge – why aren’t there more female-fronted or all-female bands, why aren’t more being put on festival bills, and so on – but what can never be taken away no matter the negativity being thrown around is the magic that is Florence Welch.

Gabrielle Aplin announces 2016 headline UK tour

Gabrielle Aplin will tour the UK in early 2016

Gabrielle Aplin will tour the UK throughout January and February 2016, including a headline show at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire.

Following rave reviews of her new album, Light Up The Dark, Gabrielle will head out on a massive 17-date tour of UK and Ireland early next year.

"Rather lovely… Gabrielle Aplin pens languid, soulful contemplation," says Mojo. While Q said, “She’s a real contender now," in their 4-star review. With GQ dubbing her "an acoustic queen for the digital age".

Nottingham venue guide: the best local music and comedy clubs

The ultimate guide to Nottingham's best venues: music, comedy and more. Find local gigs, stand-up and UK tours.

Notttingham is arguably the coolest city in the UK. Shopping, live music, pubs, clubbing, theatre, castles... TRAMS! Oh, and how about those caves?

It's a pretty great place to live. So whether you're a local or a newbie, here's a (by no means exhaustive) list of some of the top stuff going on this autumn/winter.

Rock City

Where: 8 Talbot St, Nottingham, NG1 5GG

Josh Groban’s six funniest online moments

Six more reasons to see Josh Groban live in the UK during his May 2016 tour

America’s finest ‘poperatic’ singer/songwriter and actor Josh Groban has announced a full UK tour in May 2016 based on his UK #1 album Stages.  

His music is earnest and heartfelt and, well, he’s likely to musically woo your ageing aunt with renditions of Pure Imagination (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Over The Rainbow (yeah, it’s tippy the cheesy scale), but there’s heaps more to Groban than meets the musical theatre eye.

Here’s what everyone thinks of Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour so far

Madonna has been receiving rave reviews for her Rebel Heart tour ahead of UK dates

Madonna has been receiving rave reviews for her Rebel Heart tour, which kicked off at the very end of August in North America.

The superstar's Madison Square Garden show was met with a 5-star review by the Guardian, who said 'there is no other performer like her'.

"Aged 57, Madonna is still palpably hungry, and her performance has an enduring rawness and truth," reads Alex Needham's review.

Premiere: A Mouth Full Of Matches unveil new video for White Flags

Watch A Mouth Full Of Matches' new video for White Flags first here

UK rockers A Mouth Full Of Matches have just unveiled their new video for White Flags, exclusively on the Ticketmaster Blog.

The Manchester mob have been threatening to mould their sound into something totally irresistible for a little while now and this new video is easily their most accomplished work to date.

Comprising Tom, Helen, Jane, Mark and Laura, AMFOM continue to build on the solid foundations of their 2014 EP Smoke - produced by Grammy nominee Matt Hyde (Bullet For My Valentine, Slipknot, Funeral For A Friend).

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