Rock and Pop

Dock Rock Concerts: Jim Kerr of Simple Minds © Bob ThackerDock Rock Eight big names over eight nights are set to light up the east London riverside in this year’s Dock Rock.

A-Ha, Van Morrison, UB40, Roxy Music, Simple Minds, Sugababes, Katherine Jenkins and Jools Holland are to play this July at the water‘s edge outside the Excel centre.

Unlike some other big festivals where you need a telescope to see the talent, each Dock Rock audience is limited to 6,500 people.
Take part in our competition and win tickets for the event

Get Loaded in the Park: Pete DohertyGet loaded in the Park: Get Loaded in the Park rock 'n' rolls its way to a field near you this summer as the award-winning festival touches down on the grassy plains of Clapham Common for a third consecutive year. Acts include Babyshambles, De La Soul, Buzzocks, The Slits. Get loaded with tickets here.

Corinne Bailey: The Somerset House ConcertsSomerset House Concerts: The Time Out Award-nominated Summer Series of gigs in the Courtyard of Somerset House returns for a sixth year in 2006 - this time with an extended programme running from 6-16 July and featuring such diverse acts as The Divine Comedy, José Gonáles, Robert Plant, Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, Corrine Bailey Rae, Elbow, Fat Freddy's Drop and Erykah Badu.

Tower of London Music Festival: Jamie CullumTower of London Music Festival: A truly magnificent music festival in the heart of Londons historical Tower. No matter what your music preferences are, there is a wide choice of renowned artists. Whether you are a Jamie Cullum fan or a Madeleine Peyroux devotee, all performances are from world renowned artists, fitting for the Ghosts of England's Kings & Queens.

Top Rock and Pop Sellers:

1. The Kooks
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Black Eyed Peas
4. Fall Out Boy
5. Take That


Nixon in ChinaNixon in China: ENO revives Peter Sellars's powerful production of Adams's Nixon in China for the first time since its London stage premiere in 2000. Nixon in China remains the greatest contemporary work in the Company's repertoire. It is an original piece of musical theatre that captures Richard Nixon's historic encounter with Mao Tse-tung in 1972.

Top Classical Seller:

1. The Nutcracker
2. Kenwood House
3. Die Fledermaus, Glyndebourne Festival Opera
4. Turandot, Kirov Opera
5. Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte


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Dock Rock Concerts Competition.

To win: a pair of standing tickets to each of the following concerts

Dock Rock Concerts: A-HAA-HA – Wednesday 19th July
Van Morisson – Thursday 20th July
UB40 – Friday 21st July
Roxy Music – Saturday 22nd July
Simple Minds – Monday 24th July
Sugababes – Tuesday 25th July
Katherine Jenkins – Wednesday 26th July
Jools Holland – Thursday 27th July

Where is the event taking place?

1. Brixton Academy
2. Excel
3. Royal Albert Hall

How to Enter: Send an email with the correct answer and the name of the performer you would like to see to [email protected], with the Subject "Dock Rock Concerts Competition." You must include your name, email address, telephone number and postal address, to be considered for the prize.

More Necessary Info:
- NB MUST include name, email, telephone number and postal address (which will only be used for this compie only - guaranteed). If you don't include your details we can't send you info about the prize!
- First correct answer out of the Editor's hat wins the prize
- Details will be sent to the winners
- LondonNet is not responsible for prize distribution
- The Editor's decision is final

Closing Date: Noon, Wednesday 8 June 2006.

X-Men Competition Winners:
Iain Whittle, Isle Of Wight, PO30 2BE
Helen Laverty, East Kilbride, G75 0HD


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