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Bryan Adams announces guest for Carlisle show

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald will perform before Bryan Adams in the Get Up tour at Bitts Park Credit: Jasper

Canadian singer, Bryan Adams, has announced that he will be joined by Canadian artist Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at his show in Bitts Park, Carlisle.

The show, on Saturday 15 July, will conclude the UK strand of Adams's 'Get Up' tour.

Bryan Adams is well known for his 1991 track, Everything I Do, I Do it for You.


Scottish-German choir to give Dumfries concert

St John's Church, Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

An 80-strong choir made up of young people from Dumfries and Galloway and German twin-town Gifhorn are putting on a free concert.

The performance takes place at St John's Church in Dumfries at 6pm on Sunday

As part of their longstanding twinning relationship members of Dumfries and Galloway Regional Youth Choir are welcoming 40 young people from the Gifhorn Twin-Town Singers to Scotland to participate in a residential choral workshop in Stirling.

The choirs are working together on a variety of Christmas music over a four day period before heading to Dumfries for the concert.

As well as working on their music, the young people will participate together in various activities including quizzes, a ceilidh, and visits to a range of tourist attractions.

“This twinning relationship was first established in 2009. Since then, it has flourished with many long-term friendships made.

"Music is the common language that unites us. We really hope that a large audience comes along to St John’s on Sunday to enjoy what will be a fabulous choral experience.”

– Jamie Brand, Annan Academy

Rod Stewart concert confirmed for Carlisle

Rod Stewart is to perform in Carlisle. Credit: PA

Rod Stewart's UK tour is heading to Carlisle next year.

The legendary musician will play at Carlisle United's Brunton Park stadium on 21 June 2016.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 30 September.

We are delighted to be welcoming Rod Stewart to Carlisle United. This is fantastic news for the football club and the whole of Carlisle and surrounding area.

Rod takes a superb following wherever he goes - we have no doubt this is going to be a fantastic event and look forward to welcoming thousands of music fans to Brunton Park on the night."

– Carlisle United's Sales and Marketing Director Phil King

Joan Armatrading cancels Carlisle concert

Joan Armatrading Credit: Press Association

Singer Joan Armatrading has cancelled her concert in Carlisle tonight due to illness.

The three-time Grammy Award nominee had been set to appear at the Sands Centre this evening but the venue was contacted by the star's management this morning to say the gig was off.

“We were contacted early this morning by Joan’s management to advise us that she was unwell and therefore this evening’s show could not go ahead.

"We are clearly very disappointed, but wish Joan a speedy recovery. Our customers can claim a full refund by telephoning The Sands’ Box Office on (01228) 633766. Unfortunately it is unlikely that the date will be re-scheduled.”

– Jonathan Higgins, Sands Centre’s Arts and Events Manager


Organisers DELILAH-ted with Tom Jones ticket sales

Sir Tom Jones Credit: JASPER

Tom Jones fans have been quick off the mark today - snapping up 1,000 tickets within 10 minutes of sales opening for his show in Carlisle this summer.

The music legend is playing at Carlisle's Bitts Park on Friday 31 July as part of his 2015 European and US Tour.

“Ticket sales have been really strong. To have sold as many tickets within the first ten minutes exceeded our early expectations and is testament to Sir Tom’s reputation as a world-class performer.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with the response from fans and are working hard to make as many tickets available as possible. It’s going to be a great show!”

– Claire Kidger, Director of LCC Live

Tickets are still available for the show priced from £37 and can be purchased online at:; or by phone: 0844 888 9991.

Elton John booked for Cumbrian concert next summer

The singer last performed in Cumbria in 2007 Credit: ITV Border News

Elton John will be performing live in concert in Cumbria next summer.

The singer and his band will be at the Westmorland County Showground in June as part of his European tour.

It will be the first time the star, who has sold more than 250 million records, has appeared live in the Lake District. He previously performed at Carlisle United's Brunton Park ground in June 2007.