Dance and rock favourites line up for Ampthill festival

Music lovers in Bedfordshire will be donning their dancing shoes once again when AmpRocks returns this month.

The attraction is organised by the Philharmonia Orchestra

Virtual reality meets the thrill of orchestral music at new Bedford attraction

The world-famous Philharmonia Orchestra is giving families a the chance to experience a symphony orchestra up close for free this summer.

Tom Grennan

Grennan backin Bedford for hometown gig and signing to mark LP launch

Tom Grennan is returning to Esquires for a special album launch show and singing session next month to celebrate the release of his debut LP Lighting Matches.

Matthew Crampton and Jeff Warner

Storyteller and musician team up to tell tales of migration at Bedford venue

Acclaimed storyteller Matthew Crampton teams up  with American folk music legend Jeff Warner in a new show looking at migration.
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Bananarama's Keren looking forward to AmpRocks

It seems almost inconceivable that at the height of their fame in the 1980s, the original girl group Bananarama never went out on tour as a trio.

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Tickets for intimate Ash gig on sale this Friday

Alt rock trio Ash will play Esquires in Bedford this summer as part of a short run of UK dates before heading to America.

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Scouting For Girls will headline BetseyFest

‘Luv-er-leh’ Scouting For Girls to headline musical festival in Swanbourne

The Swanbourne Music Festival affectionately nicknamed #BetseyFest by its followers, has announced its 2018 line-up.

Lionel Richie will perform at Northampton

Spend all night long with Lionel Richie in Northampton

It’s just over a week until global superstar Lionel Richie kicks off his summer tour at Franklin’s Gardens.


VIDEO: Inspirational deaf Bedford teenager shines like a star in singing competition to become YouTube sensation

A teenager who is severely deaf is set to become a singing sensation on YouTube.

The Mersey Beatles performing at the Cavern Club in Liverpool

Fab Four fans get chance to star in historic Beatles tribute show coming to Bedford

Did you see The Beatles when they rocked Bedford back in the 1960s? Then you could play a starring role in a sensational show coming to Bedford Corn Exchange.

Chris Da Ambassada Grant on stage after receiving his reward, watched by his wife

Reggae star from Bucks scoops top honour at music awards

Buckinghamshire reggae artist Christopher Grant is celebrating after scooping the scene’s top award.

David Ferris is playing at the White Horse next week

Fresh talent heads to Bedford for town’s weekly jazz night

Two young stars will be the special guests at the next Monday Night Jazz session at the White Horse in Bedford on April 23.

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The orchestra is based at the Southbank Centre in London

Lush and romantic evening is promised by top orchestra in Bedford

Passion and Poetry is the title of a concert being performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra in Bedford next month.

Shonen Knife

Cult legends from Japan play Esquires date

Japanese punk trio Shonen Knife headline Esquires in Bedford on April 14.


REVIEW: Gary Numan gives a masterclass at Northampton gig

David Jackson reviews Gary Numan at the Roadmender in Northampton

The Philharmonia Orchestra. Picture: Camilla Greenwell

Power and melody combine in rousing Bedford concert

Trumpets and horns shout out in terror, the violins sob with longing – when Tchaikovsky wears his heart on his sleeve, there’s emotion in every note.

The Choir of Clare College have gained an international reputation

Soaring choral voices bring peace to Bedford venue

One of the leading university choral groups in the world will perform in Bedford this week.

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Matilda the Musical

23 shows coming up at Milton Keynes Theatre

Here are a few of the highlights coming up in Milton Keynes Theatre's new season.

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Enjoy a continental journey with Bedford Choral Society

Enjoy a continental journey with Bedford Choral Society

Bedford Choral Society will take the audience on a European Journey at the Corn Exchange this weekend.


Review - Therapy? warm up for Stranglers gigs with sell out Milton Keynes show

Therapy? returned to Milton Keynes for their first club gig in the town for about two decades this week ahead of heading out on tour with the Stranglers.

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