Photos: State Champs and Knuckle Puck at O2 Islington Academy

See Juliette Carton's snaps from State Champs' headline show in London

It's official, State Champs' first ever UK headline tour went without a hitch.

Photographer Juliette Carton caught the penultimate show in London last week, with all the actions from the headliners and main support, Knuckle Puck...

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Download Festival 2016 is go! Early Bird Tickets announced

Everything you need to know about Early Bird tickets for DL2016

Download Festival have just announced details of Early Bird tickets for 2016 festival. Hurrah!

2016 Early Bird tickets will be on sale from 09:00 on Friday 2 October - these will be available for a limited time at this price until Friday 30 October.

Video: New Found Glory backstage at Reading Festival 2015

Sophie Eggleton chats to New Found Glory backstage at Reading

Ticketmaster blogger, Sophie Eggleton, chats to New Found Glory backstage at Reading Festival 2015.

Check out their interview below and head to youtube.com/sophlet for even more.

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 youtube.com/sophlet 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 Ticketmaster.co.uk/standuptocancer.

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

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