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the LondonNet Newsletter | 5th May 2006, Issue 33 | www.londonnet.co.uk

Rock and Pop

Wireless Festival

The O2 Wireless Festival returns to London's Hyde Park in June 2006 for five more days of musical frolics. Tickets are available to each day separately, and with such a wide range of musical styles on offer, there's sure to be something to suit every music lovers' taste. Acts include Depeche Mode, David Gray, Massive Attack, The Strokes and The Who.

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Girls Aloud

Girls AloudGirls Aloud shot to fame in 2003 on TV talent show Popstars the Rivals. Their first single set the record as the fastest debut to hit number one. They have continued to have success with singles such as Jump, Love Machine, The Show and Iíll Stand By You (Children In Need's official single of 2004).

Girls Aloud are coming to Wembley Arena on 3 June so make sure you Jump at the chance to see the famous five and get your tickets for The Show now .

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Will Young

Will YoungThe original Pop Idol winner has carved out his own unique and funky little niche quite a way up the mountain from his origins. Will has managed to combine commercial success with critical applause, which just goes to prove that not all reality TV talent show winners are destined to fade away with the final credits. Catch up with the lovely boy here...

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Gomez

Will YoungThe award-winning indie-Blues outfit have squeezed in a run of nine dates around the release of How We Operate ( out May 29 in the UK and Ireland ) . Strong support acts include Tunng, The Elected , featuring Blake from Rilo Kiley , and Clayhill.

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Classical

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly , a captivating story of innocence, love and betrayal , unfolds in the picturesque gardens of a Japanese Villa to the soaring melodies of Puccini's emotive score , all interspersed with traditional Japanese music. Similarly, classical ballet is blended with Japanese-style dancing, capturing the pain and passion of the conflict between Lieutenant Pinkerton's America and Madame Butterfly's Japan.

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