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Noel Gallagher "really looking forward" to first Latitude Festival visit

Noel Gallagher is looking forward to performing in Suffolk this summer. Credit: PA

Ex-Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher says that he is "really looking forward" to headlining Latitude Festival in Suffolk this summer.

The 47-year-old will take to the main stage in the Obelisk arena on Sunday July 19.

“Well not only have I never played at Latitude before, but I’ve never even been there, ever.

So yes, I’m really looking forward to headlining the Festival on July 19th."

– Noel Gallagher

Among the other headliners are Cambridgeshire band Alt-J who will be appearing for the third time.

The band's debut album 'An Awesome Wave' won the British Mercury Prize in 2012.

Alt-J will be appearing for the third time. Credit: PA

"We are hugely excited to return to Latitude for the third time. Playing there has always been so memorable.

Latitude has always supported us, and to go from playing the smaller stages to this means it will be a night of celebration."

– Alt-J

Suffolk: Cambridgeshire band Alt-J and Noel Gallagher among Latitude headliners

Alt-J will perform at this year's Latitude Festival. Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire band Alt-J, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Portishead have been announced as the headliners for this year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

The festival at Henham Park is now in its 10th year and will take place from 16-19 July.

Alt-J will perform on the Friday night, while Portishead and Noel Gallager’s High Flying Birds will close on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Noel Gallagher will also play at Henham Park. Credit: PA

The likes of Manic Street Preachers, James Blake and Laura Marling will also take to the main stage in the Obelisk arena over the course of the three days.

Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Vaccines are among the acts who will perform on the 6 Music Stage.

“This year is the 10th Edition of the festival and we're celebrating with an event which, although it has evolved significantly from the intimate 4,000 attendees we started out with, I really feel has kept the special atmosphere and unique quality which sets it apart."

– Melvin Benn, Latitude founder

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Sam Smith announces " home" show

The Cambridgeshire singer is performing at Thetford

The Cambridgeshire singer Sam Smith has announced he'll play at a special East Anglian "home" gig in Thetford.

He'll perform at Thetford Forest on Friday 3rd July as part of Forest Live, the annual summer music series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Sam Smith’s album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ has sold over 5 million copies globally. He's also won four Grammy and two Brit Awards!

Tickets go on sale on Friday 6th March at 9.00am.

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Florence and the Machine confirmed as second act to play at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich

Florence and the Machine will play on the Saturday. Credit: PA

Florence and the Machine have been confirmed as the second act to play at this year's Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich.

The news was announced on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning.

Taylor Swift was confirmed at the first act. Credit: PA

The band, fronted by lead singer Florence Welch, join Taylor Swift in committing to the festival at Earlham Park on May 23 and 24.

They will appear on the main stage on the Saturday.

Newmarket Racecourse stunned by "unprecedented" Kylie demand as tickets sell out in just 30 minutes

All 22,000 tickets for Kylie Minogue's performance are sold out. Credit: PA

Staff at Newmarket Racecourse say that they've been stunned by the "unprecedented" demand for Kylie Minogue tickets.

All 22,000 tickets for the Australian singer's performance on June 19 sold out in just 30 minutes.

To put that in perspective, the previous record was the three weeks that it took to sell the same number of tickets for Jessie J's gig in 2012.

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"It's been an incredibly busy day.

It's been unprecedented demand for Newmarket Racecourse. We went on general sale, and we sold out in 30 minutes.

We've been doing these nights for 25 years, and we've never seen such a demand for an artist."

– Amy Starkey, Regional Director, Jockey Club Racecourses

Tickets for Kylie Minogue's Newmarket gig sell out in less than an hour

Tickets for Kylie Minogue's performance are now sold out. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Tickets for Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue's performance at Newmarket Racecourse have sold out - in less than an hour.

The tickets went on sale earlier this morning, but were quickly snapped up by excited fans.

46-year-old Minogue is opening this year’s Newmarket Nights concerts on Friday 19 June.

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