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Sugarhill Gang headline Green Meadows Festival this weekend

Legendary hip hop stars The Sugarhill Gang (Rappers Delight) will be joined by the likes of Reverend and the Makers and Stereo MCs at the annual Green Meadows Festival which features a wide range of live acts and DJs across four stages including Radio 1 legend Danny Rampling.

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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Ian Anderson and some of the band members

Frontman of rock band Jethro Tull to perform Christmas concert at Peterborough Cathedral

The frontman of rock band Jethro Tull is to perform a Christmas concert at Peterborough Cathedral.

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Peterborough Youth Orchestra rehearse at Ormiston Bushfield Academy for a concert at St John's churchEMN-160831-080743009

Music Matters: The sounds of summer continue

As Alice Cooper’s 1972 hit reminds us,- “School’s Out for Summer”, but Peterborough Music Hub remains busy, supporting this month’s Peterborough Youth Orchestra annual summer workshop programme.

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Original roots music night sets up home at Mama Liz’s

A new live music event, embracing the best in original roots based music, has been launched in Stamford.

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No flash in the pan as band heads for top UK festival

Peterborough-based Flashback Photograph are set to play Camp Bestival and Bestival this weekend.

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It’s a Slight Return to The Met

Record-breaking Met Lounge favourites The Bluetones are to play a special one off show at the Bridge Street venue next month.

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The healing power of music - Peterborough Music Hub Programme Manager Michael Cross

This past month has illustrated the power of music as a means of sharing experiences and bringing people together.

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Raising spirits at lunchtime this summer

Peterborough Cathedral’s popular series of free summer recitals has begun, on Wednesdays at 1.00pm.

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Band of the Royal Air Force College
 Photographed by Paul Saxby

Centenary concert for RAF charity

As the Royal Air Force approaches its centenary year, the Royal Air Force bands will be undertaking an extensive tour of the UK with concerts and other events to mark this special anniversary.

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Lance Ellington

Star Strictly Come Dancing singer to perform in Peterborough

Platinum award winning artist Lance Ellington, the voice of BBC Strictly Come Dancing, is coming to the Key Theatre on Thursday, October 19 with his new show, Lance Ellington Sings Broadway.

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Steve Hession with the PODS singers

Big band and special guests at charity concert

From Bublé to Broadway, The Steve Hession Big Band in association with PODS is presenting a gala concert in aid of The Young People’s Counselling Service, featuring very special guests.

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Two generous concerts in one at Peterborough Cathedral

This concert was not only the climax of Peterborough Cathedral’s Summer Music Festival, it was also everything a festive musical event should be! With a first half focusing on works for organ and orchestra, and a second half of music for combined choirs, this was really two generous concerts in one.

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Elton John concert at the ABAX Stadium. EMN-171106-214114009

PICTURE EXTRA: More fan photos from Elton John in Peterborough

While most had their eyes firmly fixed on the stage at the Elton John concert in Peterborough last night, our photographer David Lowndes turned his lens on the 13,000 strong crowd.

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Elton John concert at the ABAX Stadium. EMN-171106-213358009

PICTURE SPECIAL: Can you spot yourself in the crowd as Elton John hits Peterborough stage?

While most had their eyes firmly fixed on the stage at the Elton John concert in Peterborough last night, our photographer David Lowndes turned his lens on the 13,000 strong crowd.

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Elton John concert at the ABAX Stadium. EMN-171106-212929009

PICTURE SPECIAL: Elton John thrills huge crowd at Peterborough’s ABAX Stadium

A crowd of over 13,000 people welcomed music icon Elton John to the Peterborough stage for the fist time last night.

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The Elton John stage being built at the ABAX Stadium in Peterborough. Photo: Joe Dent

FIRST LOOK PICTURES: Peterborough gets ready to stage music icon Elton John

The stage is almost set, quite literally, for music legend Elton John to entertain at the ABAX Stadium in Peterborough this Sunday.

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Alexander Bone

Music is the hub of careers show - Michael Cross, Peterborough Music Hub Programme Manager

T his month sees Peterborough Music Hub gearing up to support The Skills Service at this year’s annual Careers Show. The free event will be held at the East of England Arena and Events Centre on Friday, June 23, with over 200 exhibitors and professional Careers Advisers on hand to guide young people aged between 14-24 into making informed choices and decisions about future training and careers options.

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“Unforeseen circumstances” leads to cancellation of The 80s Music Festival in Peterborough

“Unforeseen circumstances” leads to cancellation of The 80s Music Festival in Peterborough

The 80s Music Festival due to take place at Peterborough Arena in two weeks time has been cancelled.

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Cathedral summer music festival

Peterborough Cathedral’s 18-month organ restoration project to be celebrated with music festival

With a solo recital by virtuoso organist David Briggs, two new commissions and a concert for choir, organ and orchestra conducted by leading choral director David Hill, the Music Festival at Peterborough Cathedral in June is not to be missed.

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