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Summer Music Highlights...

Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr & Mrs - Win this summer's most hard-rocking sounds: the soundtrack to Mr & Mrs Smith, including KansasCali, Poision, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, and more. See details, below...

Somerset House

Summer's-set - Sommerset House is London's best summer concert venue - Bright Eyes, & Bloc Party have taken the stage, with Prodigy, Idlewild & more still to come!

Big Gay Out, courtesy Ticketmaster,

Guilfest - The 3-day family music festival is back at Stoke Park, with The Pogues, Paul Weller and more...

Top Five Gigs
(22 Jun - 13 July 2005

1)Get Loaded In The Park

2) Jazz Cafe Picnic - Royksopp/The Herbaliser

3) Rod Stewart
4) Big Gay Out
5) Backstreet Boys

Katie Melua
Kenwood House
27th August 2005

Katie Melua

Multiple platinum artist Katie Melua is coming to Kenwood House in the middle of her high-scale popularity push. The corkscrew-haired Georgian is known for her mellow, syrupy blues - a solid Saturday act.

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
KOKO, Camden
20 September 2005

Stephen Malmus

Former Pavement frontrunner Stephen Malkmus is back with his tequilla-swigging Jicks, only this time bringing a slightly darker and more surreal sound. Malkmus is touring the newest album of his solo career - Face the Truth - making for some of the most vibrant performances to his name. Not a show to miss...

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Prodigy
6-7 August; 1-3 December
Somerset House; Brixton Academy

Prodigy

The post-nineties goth-rockers are on their biggest UK tour, ever. A gig-rescheduling, due to London bombings, has set them up for August, and then back again in December. Will the ability to transform on the wave of technology.

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Will Young
30 July 2005
Kenwood House

Will Young

Cupcake-faced super-idol Will Young is offering a string of heart-thumping shows this summer, not least of which is at the respectable Kenwood House.

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Big Gay Out
Sat, 23rd July 2005,
1.00pm-10.30pm
Finsbury Park

The Bravery.  Image:  Heidi Hartwig

Big Gay Out - Riding on the success of last year, this year's festival hosts the likes of Jamelia, Sugababes, Natasha Bedingfield, Fun Lovin' Criminals and more. Click here for more info!

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Eminem & 50 Cent
9 September 2005
Milton Keynes

The Bravery.  Image:  Heidi Hartwig

Eminem & 50 Cent bring their co-rapper fury to Milton Keynes in September, at the height of their Anger Management Tour 3. The duo romp through the US before hitting-up UK soil, and is said to be the biggest rap show of the year.

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Momix Opus Cactus

Momix Opus Cactus, Dragon Side.  Image:  Don Purdue.

Humour and splendid innovation marks the American dance company Momix, who utilize poles and balance in this celebration of the desert.


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Top Classical
(22 Jun - 13 July 2005)

1) Swan Lake, Kirov Ballet

2) Buena Vista Social Club

3) Classic FM Live Opera Gala
 
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The Mr & Mrs Smith Competition

Mr & Mrs SmithMr & Mrs Smith, if nothing else, surely know how to rock & roll.

While they jostle between all-encompassing-ass-kicking, secret ninja moves from the government and heavy duty car stunts, the beats provided bring added punch.

So, in honour of LondonNet's Rock & Roll Summer, we are offering five copies of the Mr & Mrs Smith Soundtrack, which includes Soft Cell, KansasCali, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Righteous Brothers and more...

All you have to do? Answer the following question...

Question: The soundtrack includes a well-known song from the new band of a former member of The Clash. Who is this person? (Hint: see above)

How to Enter:
Send an email with the correct answer to "[email protected]"

More Necessary Info: NB Include email, telephone number and postal address (which will only be used for this compie - guaranteed). If you don't include your details we can't send you info about the prize! First correct answers out of the Editor's hat win the prizes, details will be sent to the winner. The Editor's decision is final.

Closing Date: Noon, Monday 8 August, 2005.

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