For the love of live music: Independent Venue Week

The Ticketmaster Blog team round up some of their favourite small music venues across the UK

Independent Venue Week is in full swing, celebrating the the spirit and culture of independent music venues with seven days spent shouting about how truly great small music venues across the UK are.

Here, the Ticketmaster Blog team round up some of their favourite small music venues across the UK, and tell us why they hold such a special place in their hearts.

Rising: Harry Keyworth shares his secrets for conquering stage fright

Check out the latest star performer as part of Ticketmaster Rising in association with Busk in London.

Introducing another latest star performer as part of Ticketmaster Rising in association with Busk in London.

Say hello to Harry Keyworth, the latest Rising star brought to us by Busk in Lonson. A songwriter, composer and session musician, Harry has developed his sound by blending a de-tuned acoustic guitar, piano, percussion and bass instruments.

Rising: Bethia Beadman talks influences and busking tips

Introducing another latest star performer as part of Ticketmaster Rising in association with Busk in London.

Introducing another latest star performer as part of Ticketmaster Rising in association with Busk in London.

Say hello to our latest unsung artist brought to us by Busk in London; Bethia Beadman is the enchanting singer-songwriter who's already caught the attention of Rolling Stone, Dazed and Confused, and The Quietus.

We get the lowdown on her influences, favourite venues and tips for new buskers...

Win! VIP family ticket for Disney On Ice Silver Anniversary Celebration

We're giving away VIP family tickets to Disney On Ice Silver Anniversary Celebration - enter here!

Win a VIP family ticket to Disney On Ice Silver Anniversary Celebration, plus the chance to be a part of the show!

This prize permits two adults and two children to experience Disney On Ice Silver Anniversary Celebration at a tour date of your choice.

Disney On Ice competition terms and conditions

Terms & Conditions INTRODUCTION 1.1. This Prize Draw is operated by Ticketmaster UK Limited company number 02662632, whose registered office is at 2nd Floor, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street,...

Terms & Conditions

  1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. This Prize Draw is operated by Ticketmaster UK Limited company number 02662632, whose registered office is at 2nd Floor, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7TS (“We”, “Our”, “Us”).

1.2. The following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) apply to the prize draw to win a VIP family ticket for Disney On Ice Silver Anniversary Celebration at venue of your choice.

. (“Prize Draw”).

Celtic Connections 2016: Part one

Don't miss our first report from Celtic Connections 2016, including Errors, Old Blind Dogs and more

2100 artists. 300 events. 20 venues. 1 festival.

Celtic Connections has grown, since its humble inception back in 1994, into not only the UK’s largest winter event of its kind, but also one of the world’s best annual exhibitions of Celtic, country, and world folk music.

Review: Slaves host punk rock extravaganza at O2 Forum Kentish Town

Slaves continue to shine as new rulers of British punk with headline show in the capital

Slaves recently finished off their first UK headline tour, and we headed out to join the party at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.

Rising: Muncie Girls release new video for Balloon

Check out Muncie Girls' new 'non-video' for Balloon

Exeter punks Muncie Girls have just unveiled a new song from their upcoming debut album, From Caplan to Belsize and it's brilliant.

The new 'non-video' for Balloon is as simple and clean as they come, with Lande Hekt holding a bright red balloon in front of a picturesque countryside backdrop.

From Caplan to Belsize is due for release on 4 March 2016 via Specialist Subject Records (UK), Uncle M Music (EU) and Animal Style Records (US).

https://youtu.be/nXBeO-VTSec

2016 preview: 10 must-see sporting events in the UK

Check out these 10 events to inspire you to see more live sport in 2016

Being at a live game is so much more than watching sport on the telly. From the highly charged atmosphere to the cheering crowds, you’re guaranteed an experience to remember.

And 2016 promises to be a year packed with pulse-pounding action in the UK. Here are 10 of the events to get you excited. To view a full schedule or net yourself some tickets, check out our Sports Guide.

West End Wilma: Theatre news from Chicago, The Book of Mormon & more

Our resident theatre blogger, West End Wilma, brings us all the latest from Chicago, Bend It Like Beckham and more

Get the latest theatre news from our blogger West End Wilma…

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Hello dears!

Hope you all had a wonderful festive time over Christmas and New Year. I spent most of it with family and friends, drinking copious amounts of champagne and wine (although that’s not much different to day to day life for me!)

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