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It’s all about jazz at London Jazz Festival

For the 18th year in a row, the London Jazz festival is back for another year of amazing live performances and guest appearances by musicians from all over the world. Jazz lovers will be able to enjoy concerts from brassy big bands acts to intimate solo performances.

The festival has been known to bring the world’s best contemporary jazz artists to London and this year is no exception. Veteran saxophonist Sonny Rollins will be celebrating his 80th birthday with a concert at the festival and other concerts this year will include flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía, Esperanza Spalding, Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman, Paolo Conte, Marital Solal and much more. For us Scandinavians, who would like to see some fellow countrymen perform, the festival has 3 Danish and 6 Norwegian acts visiting this year.

A must see if you’re into vocals, is Guy Barkers opening concert at the Barbican – Jazz Voice: Celebrating a Century of song. In this act a wide range of vocal stars from the worlds of jazz, rock and soul will be showcasing a programme of songs, films, singers and songwriters down the decades.

The London Jazz Festival takes place Friday 12 – Sunday 21 November 2010 at several venues around London. Tickets range in price, but if you want to go I suggest you hurry. Some concerts are already sold out. For further information and booking, please visit www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk.

If you can’t make it to the festival, View London has put together some great lists of jazz clubs and jazz bars in London for you to check out.

– Towe

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RockNess Music Festival

Any plans for next weekend? No? Well, why not be spontaneous and visit the RockNess Music Festival in Scotland with the great Loch Ness as backdrop! You’ll get to see artists like Blondie, The Cuban Brothers, Annie Mac and many more. The festival last three days and starts Friday 11th and ends Sunday 13th of June.

How to get to RockNess
Travel directly to Aberdeen (recommended), Edinburgh or Glasgow. Either way, wherever you arrive there will be direct shuttles taking you to RockNess. You can also find directions to the venue on our Britain map The festival fees varies from what type of tickets you choose, from £55.00 up to £180.00.

Bring your tent, boots, mosquito spray and experience this popular Scottish music festival. Sing along to Fatboy Slim’s ”The rockafella skank”, put your lighters up to “The tide is high”, or show off your air guitar moves to The Strokes.

Read more about RockNess here.

/Siska

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