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Massive Attack gig: what it needs to go ahead

Bristol band Massive Attack have announced plans for an outdoor concert to mark their homecoming to the city - where they started their musical career.

The event is planned for The Downs in September. It will be is the first time a major concert has been held there in 15 years.

This would be the first time a major concert has been held on The Downs in 15 years. Credit: ITV News

However, some people have raised concerns about noise and traffic in the area - as yet some of the relevant permissions have not been granted.

A Bristol City Council spokesperson said: “The council has been asked to consider an event application for a large scale music event on the Downs in September. As with any event in this location, the application was first referred to the Downs Committee events sub group to discuss and decide whether or not permission be granted.Permission in principle for the event to take place was granted by the Downs Committee on the 11 April 2016."

Following this decision the organisers have begun a consultation with residents and relevant stakeholders. The event still requires premises licence and site permission approval.

– Bristol City Council spokesperson


Grammy Awards: Devon band Muse nominated for Best Rock Album

Devon band Muse have been nominated for the Best Rock Album at next year's Grammies. Credit: PA Images

Muse have been nominated for the Best Rock Album at the Grammy Awards for their seventh album Drones which was released earlier this year.

It's the third time the band that came together in Teignmouth have been nominated for the award, winning once for the album The Resistance back in 2011.

Drones topped the charts in the UK, Australia and the US in June 2015.

Lead singer Matt Bellamy Credit: PA Images

Will Young to play Somerset Rocks 2016

Will Young to play at Somerset Rocks Credit: PA: Myung Jung Kim

Will Young has announced today (1 Dec) he will perform a one-off show in Taunton in August 2016 and is the second artist to be announced as part of the Somerset Rocks line-up.

Will Young will take to the outdoor stage on Saturday 27 August 2016, the second evening of Somerset Rocks, the three-night music event being held in Taunton’s Vivary Park during the August bank holiday weekend (26 – 28 August 2016).

Performing is what I love to do. Hearing my fans singing back to my music and seeing their reactions when I perform some of my old favourites and new hits, makes it very special for me.

I can’t wait to get back on the stage in the summer – it’s going to be a fantastic show!

– Will Young, Singer
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