LATITUDE FESTIVAL RETURNS this summer with the likes of Noel Gallagher, Portishead and Alt-J topping a bill jam packed with arts and culture – and you can win tickets to the event with travel and boutique camping in a Podpad. Sky Arts, who will be covering the event with highlights, acoustic performances and backstage interviews, have teamed up with MOJO to give away a pair of tickets to the event – which takes place 16-19 July – plus the winner will also receive Sky TV for a year and a Wi-Fi enabled Sky+ HD box.
Latitude – see the full bill at Latitudefestival.com – is just one of a host of festivals that will be screened this summer on Sky Arts. Their cameras will also be at The Isle Of Wight Festival (on air June 20-21), Download (on air June 27-28) and The Cambridge Folk Festival (on air July 8-9).
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Coverage of this summer’s best festivals is just one part of Sky Arts’ new music package as the channel is reborn on Tuesday, June 9. The new channel will feature the very best from some of the world’s most iconic stages and biggest artists – from brilliant live performances to music documentaries and interviews that get under the skin of some of music’s finest. Here are some highlights:
Finally guitarists have a next big thing TV talent show of their own. Guitar Star, which launches on the new Sky Arts on June 9, is the nationwide search for a new guitar hero. With the auditions and mentoring having begun in April, Edith Bowman will host the competition, which covers a range of genres – rock, acoustic, classical and jazz – with the help of experts Nitin Sawhney, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, classical guitarist Helen Sanderson and Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ Huey Morgan. The winner will get to perform at Latitude Festival. Guitar Star starts on June 9, at 8pm (BST).
Every weekend, Sky Arts’ In Concert strand will bring you some of the best live performances – catch Prince, Coldplay and Cream this weekend (on the current Sky Arts 1 – Sky channel 129) and the Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day concert followed by a Led Zeppelin documentary on the new Sky Arts (Sky 121, Virgin 281) on Sunday, June 14. Plus there are more music documentaries and interviews throughout the week – just to keep you going until the weekend. Check out the R.E.M. documentary on Thursday, June 4.
And there’s more… On demand
Sky Arts has a new dedicated area in Catch Up with lots of music programmes available to watch whenever you want.* It has over 1000 hours of music and arts programmes, all curated by the team at Sky Arts, with featured sections like Guitar Heroes, as well as great classic rock performances across rock, pop and festivals. (*Sky TV customers – you can access Catch Up TV by connecting your compatible Sky+HD box to your broadband router)
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