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New this week: Melanie C, Doctor Who, Parklife + more

Our weekly round up of this week's biggest new tours, shows and events.

Melanie C has announced three UK headline dates in support of her forthcoming self-titled album, due for release on 2 October 2020.

The former Spice Girl will also be performing a very special live stream the day ahead of the album’s release.

Announcing the record with the release of In And Out Of Love, the collection will also feature Blame It On Me and Who I Am, the latter hitting the top spot on the global iTunes chart.

Teaming up with the likes of Nadia Rose and Shura for the record, Melanie C has brought together her passion for disco, electronic music and pop on her eighth solo studio album.

She first rose to fame as one-fifth of pop megastars Spice Girls, adding multiple BRIT Awards, Ivor Novellos, Billboard and Olivier Awards to her name.

Her UK headline dates will kick off in Birmingham on 21 May 2021, and will also see Melanie C perform in Manchester and London.

From February 2021, London will host the brand new Doctor Who: Time Fracture immersive experience, inviting audiences to follow an original story travelling through space and time.

Presented by Immersive Everywhere in collaboration with the BBC, the experience is directed by Tom Maller (whose work includes previous Secret Cinema events), and written by Daniel Dingsdale.

“Drawing from the rich legacy of Doctor Who, which spans over half a century, we are creating an adventure that will entertain both fans that have immersed themselves in the show’s universe for years, and audience members who will walk in from the street having never seen an episode,” says Dingsdale. “It’s going to be an absolute blast.”

Tickets for Doctor Who: Time Fracture will be available from 10:00 on Thursday 20 August 2020.

Back in the world of music, Philadelphia rockers Grayscale have also confirmed headline dates, arriving in Manchester, London, Birmingham and Glasgow in May and June 2021.

The band released their sophomore album Nella Vita last year, containing their most personal songwriting to date and celebrating strong positive reviews.

Having confirmed Lewis Capaldi, Bastille and Snow Patrol, Latitude Festival have added Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit to their ever-growing line-up of music, comedy, theatre, spoken word and art.

The Platinum selling outfit most recently released their Tender Offerings full-length in 2018.


Discover more:

News: First Aid Kit confirmed for Latitude Festival
Feature: Here’s what happened at Latitude Festival 2019
Photos: The best sets from Latitude Festival 2019


Parklife Festival have confirmed their return, set to take place at Manchester’s Heaton Park from 12 – 13 June 2021. Fans can register their interest in tickets now to be one of the first to get full information once its revealed.

Veteran English singer-songwriter Marc Almond has added an extra date to his previously confirmed UK run, now also performing at Buxton’s Opera House on 23 May 2021.

Scottish indie outfit Glasvegas and British atmospheric rockers Black Foxxes have also confirmed UK headline runs.


Melanie C
She’ll celebrate the release of her eighth studio album with May 2021 headline dates and a very special live stream performance on 1 October 2020. Tickets are available from 9:00 on Friday 28 August 2020.
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Doctor Who: Time Fracture
Boasting an original story and created in close collaboration with the BBC, this immersive experiences transports audiences into the iconic and vivid world of Doctor Who from February 2021. Tickets are available from 10:00 on Thursday 20 August 2020.
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Grayscale
The Philadelphia pop-punks will headline in May and June 2021. Tickets are available now.
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Latitude Festival
Having already confirmed Lewis Capaldi, Bastille and Snow Patrol, Latitude Festival have now added Swedish duo First Aid Kit. Tickets are available now.
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Marc Almond
The veteran singer has added a show in Buxton to his previously confirmed UK tour, performing on 23 May 2021. Tickets are available now.
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Glasvegas
The Scottish indie outfit have confirmed headline dates for April and May 2021. Tickets are available from 10:00 on Friday 21 August 2020.
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Black Foxxes
Announcing their new self-titled album, Black Foxxes have revealed UK headline dates for March 2021. Tickets are available from 10:00 on Friday 21 August 2020.
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