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Rammstein Cancel UK Tour Dates

Rammstein have regrettably announced the cancellation of their UK & European tour dates this summer. The band released the following statement:

“Due to local event restrictions related to COVID-19, which now affect almost all planned dates, the band's 2020 stadium tour can unfortunately not take place. We are currently checking whether it is possible to reschedule the dates and will communicate any updates as soon as possible!

All tickets will remain valid until then. Thank you again for your understanding and patience."

The cancelled UK dates would have included shows at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, as well as dates at Coventry's Ricoh Stadium and Belfast's Boucher Road Playing Fields.

Frontman Till Lindemann actually tested positive for Coronavirus back in March, and was reported to be in intensive care before making a full recovery. Hopefully we will see the band back out on the road in 2021.

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Kraftwerk Co-Founder Florian Schneider Passes Away, Aged 73

One of the original Members of the popular German Electronic Group Kraftwerk, passed away last night (Wednesday 6th May). Florian Schneider is not believed to have contracted Coronavirus, with the following statement being released shortly after the time of his passing: “"Florian passed away from a short cancer disease just a few days after his 73rd birthday".

Alongside Co-founder Ralf Hütter in 1970, Kraftwerk quickly established themselves as one of the most genre-defining and influential bands of the 70s and 80s. Popular songs such as The Model, and Autobahn, would go on to influence a wide range of artists from Daft Punk, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, New Order, Depeche Mode, Rammstein and Enter Shikari to name but a few. As you can see, the band had a huge influence over a range of artists spanning 5 decades. Both Coldplay and Jay-Z have sampled their work, and the band reportedly turned down Michael Jackson’s advances to collaborate on a number of occasions.…

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Why it May be Worth Planning Your Christmas Party Early This Year

There is no hiding it, this year has been absolutely mental so far. As it stands, there are no gigs or private events taking place in the UK (and many other countries of course), and that doesn’t look like changing any time before the end of Summer at the earliest. So instead of worrying about what you can’t control, why not start planning for something a little more realistic? If you work in a small team, a start-up or a small business, it may be worth considering booking in for your pick of Shared Christmas Parties.

These events are perfect for businesses with 30 members of staff or less (or more specifically – the amount that will be attending). With teams of this size, it isn’t really always worth hiring out a venue just for yourselves. This is for two reasons. A) You will often still have to pay the same room hire fee as a company with 100+ staff, and B), it’s a little harder to create that high-energy atmosphere on the dance floor with smaller numbers.

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We have been online since January 1999 and provide information for Professional AND Semi-Professional AND Amateur Bands.

Our aim is to provide up-to-date details of events, music festivals and gigs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with the help and information supplied by everyone in the music industry and to provide a simple and effective database to enable bands and businesses in the music industry to list and manage their information. Bands, Wedding Bands, Tribute Bands, Music Venues and Music Related Businesses such as Recording Studios and Music Shops can submit a listing to a selection of categories and manage their information online.

Our music venue category includes pubs and clubs and our band categories include a wedding and function bands section and a dedicated tribute band category.

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