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WIN: Meet rock superstars Kings Of Leon at Sheffield Arena

Sex Is On Fire chart-toppers Kings Of Leon will rock Sheffield Arena this summer and we are giving you the chance to win tickets and meet the band.

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Joe Bonamassa's 'lightning fast fingers fly effortlessly around the fretboard'. Photo: Paul Rodgers.

AUDIO PREVIEW: Guitar king Joe Bonamassa promises 'two hours of blues rock fun' at Sheffield Arena

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and BB King trip off the tongue when asked to name the greatest guitar players of all time - but make way for Joe Bonamassa!

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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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Tickets selling well and rehearsals not yet begun

Tickets selling well and rehearsals not yet begun

Rehearsals may not yet have started but tickets for Halifax Musical Theatre Company’s (HMTC) Music of Stage and screen in June/July are already selling well.

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Society show is the tops

Society show is the tops

Members of Halifax Amateur Operatic Society are well into rehearsals for their next production, the ever- popular Cole Porter musical ‘Anything Goes’, which is to be presented at the Victoria Theatre from April 19 to 22.

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More floral tributes forty years after big hit

More floral tributes forty years after big hit

It’s four decades since Derek Broadbent’s magnificent arrangement of The Floral Dance stormed the pop charts winning over legions of new fans to brass band music.

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New songs, new album from festival favourites

New songs, new album from festival favourites

Bringing vibrant new songs from their brand new album Year of the Clown, which is released in April, festival favourites 3 Daft Monkeys will be performing a brand new set of quirky original upbeat fiddle-driven tunes to Hebden Bridge Trades Club (April 7, 8pm).

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All routes lead to Orange Box

All routes lead to Orange Box

Now in its fifth year, Routes Festival returns presenting a day of music with some of the best unsigned musicians around Calderdale at Orange Box young people’s centre, Halifax.

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G&S Society finds ‘Patience’ is a virtue

G&S Society finds ‘Patience’ is a virtue

Halifax Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be singing favourites from the repertoire at their popular spring concert on Friday, March 24.

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Still time to see musical Goodnight Mr Tom

Still time to see musical Goodnight Mr Tom

Here’s a couple of likely lads who are inviting anyone who hasn’t yet booked a ticket for Goodnight Mr Tom to come along to Hebden Bridge Little Theatre before the end of the run on Saturday (March 18).

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Tramlines 2017 headliners Primal Scream

ANNOUNCEMENT: Primal Scream to headline at Sheffield Tramlines festival

Indie rockers Primal Scream are to headline the Saturday night main stage at Sheffield's Tramlines 2017 music festival, it was announced today.

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Katy Perry is heading for Hull this summer.

Pop superstar Katy Perry is heading for Hull... and she can't wait to try our Yorkshire puddings

Katy Perry joked about her "English boyfriends" as she announced she will headline Radio 1's Big Weekend.
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PREVIEW: Yorkshire dates for hotly tipped bands Broken Witt Rebels and Bad Touch

Hotly tipped bands Broken Witt Rebels and Bad Touch kick off their Planet Rock Roadstars UK tour with two big Yorkshire dates.

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Joe Bonamassa to play Sheffield Arena on Monday, April 24. Photo: Laurence Harvey.

WIN: Joe Bonamassa signed guitar and Sheffield Arena tickets

Guitar king Joe Bonamassa will play Sheffield Arena next month and to celebrate we have one of his signed guitars, tickets and more to be won.

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Sheffield bands battle it out at O2 Academy Sheffield on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

PREVIEW: Bands battle for Pogues Irish Whiskey title at Sheffield O2 Academy

Seven unsigned bands from the area will battle it out in the regional heat of a competition to find the UK's next big rock band.

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The Clone Roses play Sheffield O2 Academy on Saturday, April 1, 2017

PREVIEW: The Clone Roses at Sheffield O2 Academy April 1

Don't be fooled on April 1st at Sheffield O2 Academy - the band on stage that night is not The Stone Roses but the next best thing...The Clone Roses.
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Bob Marley's sound machine The Wailers on a 14 date UK tour playing Legend - the biggest selling reggae album of all time.

AUDIO PREVIEW: Bob Marley band The Wailers on Legend UK tour

The Wailers drummer Aston Barrett Jr today revealed he is so spiritually in tune with reggae king Bob Marley's backing band that he sometimes feels possessed on stage.
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Iron Maiden's Book Of Souls tour artwork to celebrate their homecoming to Sheffield Arena on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

EXCLUSIVE: Iron Maiden celebrate Yorkshire homecoming with unique Sheffield Arena artwork

Rock superstars Iron Maiden are celebrating their Yorkshire homecoming with this unique tour artwork which really does raise the roof at Sheffield Arena.
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The Sherlocks frontman Kieran Crook 'a terrific storyteller of age old quandaries'. Photos: Glenn Ashley.

REVIEW: The Sherlocks wow fans with homecoming at The Foundry in Sheffield

It had been too long – that’s how Yorkshire indie stars The Sherlocks described waiting to play Sheffield again after nine months away...but they came back with a bang taking their biggest UK tour to new heights.
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Godfather
of the 
blues

Godfather of the blues

He is one of the most iconic and prolific British musicians of all time in any genre, let alone that which has given him the title of ‘The Godfather of the Blues’.

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