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Birmingham's Fusion Festival to add new acts to lineup today

Justin Bieber is headlining the Birmingham based festival. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Birmingham's Fusion Festival will announce further acts for this year's event later on today.

So far, Justin Beiber, The Vamps and Ella Henderson are part of the lineup.

The festival takes place in August 28 - 30 at Cofton Park.


Global Gathering cancels 2015 festival

Organisers of the Warwickshire dance festival Global Gathering say it will not be on next year.

Global Gathering festival will be on a 'break' in 2015 Credit: PA

The event, which has been running for 13 years at Long Marston Airfield near Stratford, will take a break in 2015.

Festival bosses say that they will spend the time revising the event to guarantee that it keeps it's place at 'the heart' of the dance music market.

Pop singer Passenger performs impromptu set in Birmingham

Hundreds of people turned out to Rotunda Square by the Bullring in Birmingham city centre yesterday as pop singer Passenger performed an impromptu set.

Pop singer Passenger performing in Birmingham Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

It was the latest of his shows he is performing across the country to raise the profile of the Big Issue magazine and its vendors.

Hundreds watched the singer perform in Rotunda Square Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

The singer, said: “The Big Issue is a wonderful thing, it helps so many people in different ways."

“I don’t need to play on the street with my guitar case out to try and live any more, so it’s the least I can do to try and help Big Issue vendors across the country.”

The performance was held to raise the profile of the Big Issue magazine Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)


Sam Bailey hoping for Mother's Day hit

Sam Bailey Credit: PA

According to this morning's Official Charts Company sales data, X Factor winner Sam Bailey could be number 1 in the album charts this weekend. Her album, "The Power of Love" looks likely to knock George Michael's "Symphonica" off top spot.

Today's sales update puts her almost 4000 copies ahead of the second best selling single, Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey’s "Going Back Home". If Sam maintains her lead, The Power Of Love will be the highest charting X Factor winners’ album since Alexandra Burke in October, 2009.

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World famous pianist returns to Midlands - to thank the Staffordshire people who made it all happen

A young Palestinian has never forgotten the generosity of the people of Staffordshire who helped to launch his career as a classical pianist. When he was just 11-years-old they clubbed together £10,000 to buy him a grand piano so he could develop his talents.

Tomorrow, to say thank you, Bishara Haroni, is playing a special concert. And he'll be meeting some of the people who had faith that one day he'd do well.

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