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Cult Canadian band to play Leeds Festival

Alexisonfire have announced they will come together for a series of summer festivals including this year's Leeds Festival.

The classic lineup of George Pettit, Chris Steele, Wade MacNeil, Dallas Green and Jordan ‘Ratbeard’ Hastings will come back to British soil for the first time since they briefly reunited for a worldwide 10th anniversary tour in 2012.

One of the biggest bands to come out of Canada’s underground music scene, Alexisonfire released four successful albums internationally, and amassed a legion of fans all over the world.

Alexisonfire will play the Main Stage on Sunday at Leeds, joining headliners Metallica alongside Bring Me The Horizon, Royal Blood, Pierce The Veil and Marmozets.

Mumford & Sons and The Libertines will also headline the Festivals this August Bank Holiday.


Tickets go on sale for Sir Tom Jones' Scarborough performance

Tickets go on sale on today for an open air concert this summer in Scarborough starring Sir Tom Jones.

Sir Tom Jones Credit: Press Association

The Welsh superstar will headline a show at the resort's at the Open Air Theatre on Wednesday July the 29th.

Sir Tom is the third chart-topping act to be announced to appear at Scarborough's open-air venue this summer following Jessie J and Boyzone.

Keighley's Peter 'Chewbacca' Mayhew tweets support to Harrison Ford

The actor who famously played Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies has tweeted his support for co-star Harrison Ford after his plane crash.

Ford is being treated in hospital after a World War Two plane he was piloting crashed during an emergency landing on a California golf course.

Mayhew, who is from Keighley, tweeted that he hoped his college emerged from the crash with "just another scar to match his crooked smile".

Marc Almond announces new tour dates

Former Leeds student and 80's pop icon Marc Almond has announced he is to tour our region to coincide with the release of his first studio album in five years.

Marc Almond Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The former Soft Cell singer will play 12 dates at venues across the UK, including Leeds, Bridlington and Lincoln.

His new album 'The Velvet Trail' will be availabe to buy from March 9, 2015.


Let your voice be heard - urges Ella Henderson

Ella at the Brit Awards Credit: Doug Peters/ Empics Entertainment

Grimsby singing sensation Ella Henderson is urging everyone's voices to be heard as loud and clear as her own.

In a national newspaper, she urges voters to register before the General Election. The 19-year-old, who will be voting for the first time herself, says she cannot wait to take part in the democratic process.

The former X Factor star was recently up against the likes of FKA Twigs, Jessie Ware, Lily Allen and Paloma Faith for solo British female.

She has received a gold record for sales of her smash-hit single "Ghost" and has recently released her new single "Mirror Man".

Emmerdale star honoured in Westminster ceremony

Emmerdale actor Bhasker Patel is celebrating after receiving an award at a ceremony at the House of Commons.

Mr Patel, who plays Rishi Sharma, was voted Actor of the Year by the magazine Asian Voice.

Describing himself as a 'jobbing actor', Mr Patel has infact appeared in more than 100 feature films, alongside the likes of Robin Williams and Harrison Ford.

Jessie J to perform at open air theatre

Jessie J has announced she will perform at Scarborough Open Air theatre in July as well as Whitby in February.

She has sold over 3 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide to date. Credit: Jessie J

Tickets are £37 are will go on sale next weekend.

We’re delighted that Jessie J has agreed to come back to the Open Air Theatre for a second time; the lure of the Yorkshire Coast proving too hard for her to resist!

The setting is a massive wow factor, we get the most enthusiastic audiences and our team really knows how to look after our visiting stars; it’s a great recipe for success.

– Cllr David Chance, Scarborough council Cabinet Member for Tourism and Culture
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