Cathy Dennis Returns For First Live Appearance In 20 Years

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Mighty Hoopla Announce Cathy Dennis For 2019 Line-up

Celebrating 30 Incredible Years In The Music Business


Mighty Hoopla announce the latest addition to its incredible 2019 – the legendary Cathy Dennis, making her first live appearance in twenty years.

Having won six Ivors, numerous ASCAP awards, been nominated for 4 Grammy’s and 3 Brit Awards, it is little wonder Q Magazine hailed Cathy Dennis “one of the most influential people in the music industry.” She has, after all, penned global hits for Kylie (‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’), Britney (‘Toxic’), Katy Perry (‘I Kissed A Girl’) alongside songs for the likes of Celine Dion, Pink, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, and Little Mix to name just a few. 

This year Cathy is celebrating an incredible 30 years in the music business. Having landed four top 10s in the US and released three acclaimed solo albums along the way, Mighty Hoopla marks Cathy Dennis’ return to the public eye and a rare opportunity for one of the most influential people in British pop history to take their rightful place centre-stage.

Cathy Dennis is the latest peek of Mighty Hoopla’s extraordinary 2019 line-up, which is topped by multi-million-selling headliner Chaka Khan. Where else are you as likely to witness iconic acts like All Saints or Bananarama as you are RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ winner Trinity The Tuck? Or, to find names such as Tove Lo, Kate Nash, or Confidence Man side-by-side with London’s most subversive club-nights? Since its inception in 2016, Mighty Hoopla has led the charge to become not only the most colourful party in the town, but a thrilling space in which all walks of life (not to mention pop royalty) stand side-by-side with London’s most thrilling alternative nightlife. And it’s this fine balance which is the essence of Mighty Hoopla, the singular festival in which truly anything is possible and truly everyone is welcome. A festival that celebrates pop and club culture in completely equal measure.

The A-Z of acts and club-nights confirmed for Mighty Hoopla 2019 are as follows:

- Alice Chater

- All Saints

- Artful Dodger

- Bananarama

- Basement Orchestra

- Bongo’s Bingo

- Buttmiztvah

- Cathy Dennis

- Confidence Man

- Crystal Waters

- Fleetmac Wood

- Frame

- Gay Garage

- George Michael Disco

- Goldierocks

- House Gospel Choir

- Hungama

- Jamelia

- Karoke Hole

- Kate Nash

- Liberty X

- Livin’ Joy ft. Luzahn

- Masseoke Musicals

- Old Dirty Brasstards

- Pluma

- Push The Button

- Ryan Ashley

- Samantha Mumba

- Savage Disco

- Sink The Pink

- Some Voices

- The Chateau

- The Cocoa Butter Club

- The Glory

- Tove Lo

- Trinity The Tuck

- Ultimate Power

- We Love Pop


ABOUT MIGHTY HOOPLA

Mighty Hoopla was founded in 2016 by the collective minds of Jamie Tagg, Glyn Fussell (East Creative/ Sink The Pink), Sean Rowley (Guilty Pleasures), Ally Wolf (The Grand) and John Burgess (Bugged Out).

Originally starting it’s life at Butlins in 2016, Mighty Hoopla then moved to Victoria Park a year later before finding its home in Brockwell Park in 2018. Now lead by the team at East Creative, an Warholian umbrella of LGBTQ+ artists and events including Sink The Pink and Savage Disco, have given Mighty Hoopla something they felt was missing in London.

Working with artists, creatives, designers and most importantly the community, East Creative ain to bring everyone together under the wider manifesto of inclusivity, equality, and change. “This is,” says Tagg, “a new ecosystem for LGBTQ+ events. We had to invent it because no one else had.”

And at a time when the watchwords for London nightlife over the last few years have been closure and prohibition, Mighty Hoopla appears to mark – almost entirely by accident – A Real Moment. “Everything we’ve been working towards,” says Fussell, “felt like it came to fruition at last year’s Mighty Hoopla. It was the happiest day of my life.” The mission now, then, is to push even further in against conservative convention. To make a space in which the margins take a rightful march towards the mainstream, cascading from the night-time into the sun-kissed day of a London festival. In a bleak world, the Peacocks will always win.

TICKETS / SOCIALS

Subject to license Mighty Hoopla will take place in Brockwell Park on June 8th 2019. Early-bird tickets are on sale now at: www.mightyhoopla.com

Louise Announces The Heavy Love Tour

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Today Louise announces her ‘Heavy Love’ Tour 2020, in support of her brand new album 'Heavy Love' which will be released via ADA / Warner on 18th October 2019.

Taking in 11 venues across the UK in March 2020, the tour will be Louise’s first full UK tour since her sell out 'Intimate and Live' mini tour at the start of 2018 and her 2017 comeback show at Under The Bridge in London. 

The tour will see Louise performing all of her greatest hits plus songs from the new album. 

Louise says: “Making this new album has been a real emotional and honest process for me. I love performing live and touring and I can’t wait to take the new album on tour and perform all these new songs for everyone.”

March 2020

Thu 12                  Southampton 1865

Sat 14                   Cardiff Tramshed 

Sun 15                  Bristol SWX 

Mon 16                 Birmingham Institute 

Wed 18                 Nottingham Rock City 

Thu 19                  Manchester O2 Ritz 

Sat 21                   Leeds Beckett Uni 

Sun 22                   Glasgow SWG3 

Mon 23                 Newcastle Boilershop 

Wed 25                 Cambridge Junction 

Thu 26                   London Shepherd’s Bush Empire


Pre-sale this Wednesday 3rd April, general on sale this Friday 5th April from myticket.co.uk


Louise Returns With First New Music In 16 Years!

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15 Million Records Sold So Far

New Album 'Heavy Love' Released 18th October 2019

First Song 'Stretch' Premieres Tuesday 

Today Louise announces her first new music in 16 years, a brand new album 'Heavy Love' released via ADA/Warners on 18th October 2019.

Recorded in Sweden, London and LA, 'Heavy Love' is Louise's first album in 18 years. She has worked on the album with a sensational collection of music luminaries including Clean Bandit, RAYE, Eg White, Sinead Harnett and Karen Poole.

The first song from the album to be premiered, 'Stretch', will released tomorrow Tuesday March 26th.

'Stretch' is slick slice of mid-paced electric funk pop featuring her unmistakable sweet vocals that make the song instantly 'Louise'. The track is sure to excite fans of Louise's previous pop smashes, alongside igniting a whole new legion of fans that love pure pop music.

The incredible video for 'Stretch' will premiere this Friday.

Louise says: “Making this album has been a real emotional and honest process for me. It’s been 18 years since I went into a recording studio, and with no expectations I’ve come out with a body of work which I am so proud of. I can’t wait for you all to hear it!” 

Louise rose to fame as one quarter of pop supergroup Eternal, the first girl band ever to sell over 1 million copies of an album with their 1993 debut ‘Always & Forever’. 

As a solo artist Louise has had 18 consecutive top solo 20 singles, 6 with Eternal and 12 Solo. Her debut solo album 'Naked' sold over 1 million copies and overall she has sold over 15 million records worldwide and 5 million records in the UK. Her last single 'Pandora’s Kiss' was Top 5 hit in 2003. Louise has released three studio albums to date including the Platinum selling 'Naked' (1996), 'Woman In Me' (1997) and 'Elbow Beach' (2000). In 2001 she released a greatest hits collection ‘Changing Faces - The Best Of Louise’.

In 2018 she returned to music with her 'Intimate and Live' comeback tour with the entire run of dates selling out in 3 minutes! In summer 2018 Louise played some of the biggest summer shows in the UK including the legendary Isle of Wight Festival, The Mighty Hoopla, as well as supporting Britney Spears at the Iconic Brighton Pride.


Jesy Nelson To Film BBC Mental Health Documentary

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Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson shares her struggles with mental health in new BBC documentary

Jesy Nelson, member of the world’s biggest girl band Little Mix, will explore body image and mental health in a brand new documentary for the BBC.

Jesy Nelson: My Story (w/t) will look at how growing up in a social media-fuelled age of selfies, body shaming and trolling is having a profound impact on the mental health of young people.

Having lived in the spotlight and under the intense scrutiny of the media for the past seven years, Jesy will bring this unique insight and passion to the documentary, as she shares her very personal experiences and talks to young people who have been affected.

Jesy says: “This is a project really close to my heart, and I’m delighted to be working with the BBC on a documentary that will both challenge me personally and also highlight a hugely important issue affecting young people today”.

Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, says: “BBC Three has a rich history of delivering impactful films and we’re really pleased that we can provide a platform for Jesy to tell her story. As a young female in a successful girl band where intense scrutiny from the public is the norm, Jesy offers a unique perspective on the impact social media can have on an individual and their mental health. It promises to be an eye-opening watch, full of universal themes which will no doubt resonate with our audience.”

David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment at the BBC, says: We’re delighted to be working with Jesy on what promises to be a very personal film. We hope her encounters whilst making the documentary will be helpful both to her and millions of others around the country who are going through similar experiences.”

The documentary will premiere exclusively on BBC Three before it airs on BBC One. It is an October Films production and the Director is Adam Goodall. The Executive Producers are Richard Cook, Adam Bullmore and Matt Robins and the Producer is Candace Davies. It was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three and David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. The Commissioning Editor is Max Gogarty.






HRVY Returns With Future Smash 'Told You So'

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"Pop's new teen dream, he's on the right track to achieving world domination." - Notion Magazine

The UK's hottest rising pop star and one of 2019’s BBC Radio 1 Brit List artists, HRVY, today releases his brand new single 'Told You So'.

‘Told You So' is an unstoppable and unforgettable slice of dance pop, featuring piano chords and smooth synth riffs, all wrapped up in HRVY's dreamy vocals.

Listen here:

https://HRVY.lnk.to/ToldYouSo

At just 20 years old, HRVY is already a global star. He has 4.1 million Instagram followers, over 2 million YouTube subscribers and more than 500 million combined streams to his name. In December he sold out his biggest ever UK headline gig at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

HRYV's recent single 'I Wish You Were Here' was a UK airplay hit playlisted by Radio 1 and Capital FM. It offered the perfect introduction to HRVY's cool, concise pop sound and was a worthy follow-up to his 2017 smash ’Personal’, which has now amassed more than 250m streams. Last summer, he joined huge dance producer Jonas Blue on stage at Capital's Summertime Ball. He also teamed up with Cuban-American rising star Malu Trevejo for the bilingual bop 'Hasta Luego', which became a No.1 hit in nine markets worldwide.

In 2018 HRVY was nominated for both a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award & a BBC Radio 1 Teen Award. He also headlined the Radio 1 Teen Awards in October performing two track s to the sell-out crowd and becoming one of the most watched performances from the event. He was also one of the faces of JD Sports Christmas advertising campaign featuring in a National TV campaign and instore activity across the country.

For HRVY, 2019 will bring more great music, more live shows including a current European Headline Tour, supporting The Vamps on their UK tour this May plus a debut performance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

"Music's become much more global in the last few years and I want to be part of that," he says. "I want people all around the world to know the name HRVY stands for a really big, amazing show."


Louis Premieres 'Two Of Us'

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Brand New Single Out Now

Louis Tomlinson returns with his first new music of 2019, a brand new single 'Two Of Us', released today Thursday March 7th.

Louis says 'Two Of Us' is a song he “absolutely needed to write”. From its opening bars, it’s clear that this is no ordinary pop ballad. “You’ll never know how much I miss you, the day that they took you, I wish it was me instead,” he sings on the first verse.

But while 'Two of Us' is Tomlinson’s response to the untimely death of his mother, Johanna, from leukemia in December 2016, he says it’s ultimately supposed to be a hopeful song.  “I

will be the best of me, always keep you next to me,” he sings stirringly on the chorus. “I'll be living one life for the two of us.”

“I just feel like musically, I almost needed to get this song off my chest,” the 27-year-old explains. “People say writing is a part of therapy and in a way, I feel like I’d been avoiding writing this song because I knew I only had one chance to get it right. I don’t mean to be too soppy about it, but if “Two of Us” can help just one other person who's going through the tough time that I went through, then that would make me really happy.”

Listen to 'Two Of Us' here:

http://smarturl.it/LT-TwoOfUs

Louis says that because 'Two of Us' is so deeply personal, it’s the perfect song to spearhead his return to music following last year’s successful stint on The X Factor. Tomlinson’s unaffected and constructive judging style stood out during his first year as a judge, seeing him win the series. 

He already has two hit solo singles to his name, the club-ready Steve Aoki collaboration “Just Hold On” and brooding Bebe Rexha duet “Back to You”. These two singles alone have gathered over a BILLION streams. 

In 2018 Louis won an iHeart Award for 'Best Solo Breakout', and an EMA Award for 'Best UK & Ireland Act' in 2017. He was ranked No.5 on Billboard’s emerging artists of 2018 and has over 60 million combined followers on social media. As a member of One Direction, Louis has sold over 100 million records. 

 The thrillingly raw pop of “Two of Us” offers the clearest signpost yet of where he’s going as a solo artist.  “My number one mission this year is to get my album out,” he says. “I won't feel content until I've got the album out, because it's been a long time coming now. I've written a lot of songs - too many for an album. But the most important thing is for the album to feel like it makes sense when you play it from start to finish. It's going to be an album that really builds a narrative – an autobiographical one.” 

James Arthur Teams Up With Martin Jensen on 'Nobody'

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“I’m freaking out just tryna play it cool I can’t believe I’ve never seen nobody like you” 


Superstar DJ Martin Jensen teams up with global smash singer-songwriter James Arthur for a brand new surefire hit, 'Nobody'. 

Written by Philip Plested and Scott Harris with Martin himself, the song is an uplifting slice of dance pop featuring acoustic guitars and exhilarating vocals. 

Listen here: 

https://lnk.to/MartinJensenJamesArthurNobody

Martin Jensen is an ambitious, driven and hard-working DJ and artist with a special ear for big tracks and catchy choruses. He is behind official remixes for acts such as Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry and has been ranked highly on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list for the last three years. In record breaking time Martin has managed to establish his name among the most popular DJs. 

Martin's biggest single, 'Solo Dance', has been streamed more than 500 million times on Spotify and has gone multi-platinum in over 14 countries. Overall, Martin's singles have been streamed over one billion times on Spotify. 

The last few years have been remarkable for James. He was recently awarded a disc for reaching a billion streams on Spotify with his No.1 global hit 'Say You Won't Let Go'. Only 18 records have achieved a billion streams on Spotify in history, and James is one of 10 artists globally to do this including Drake, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. 

His recent duet with Anne-Marie 'Rewrite The Stars' from The Greatest Showman Reimagined has been streamed an amazing 251 million times, whilst his 2018 song 'Empty Space' has already hit over 86 million streams. His 2016 album "Back From The Edge" went straight to No.1 in the UK charts and has gone multiplatinum worldwide. In total James has now sold over 25 million records globally.