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The Ivor Novello Awards

For British composers and songwriters there is no greater honor than receiving an Ivor Novello Award for their contributions to the music industry. The awards, also referred to as The Ivors, were established in 1955 and were named after the world renowned Ivor Novello, who was born in Cardiff and became a legendary entertainer. Each year at the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, or BASCA, Ivor Novello Awards are presented to the winners of that year. This year The Ivors will be held in Grosvernor House in London on 20 May 2010.

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Movement Electronic Music Festival 2010

Detroit will be filled with the sound of music and excited audience members at the Movement Electronic Music Festival, which will be held from the 29th to the 31st of May 2010. The festival is produced by Paxahau, and has been produced by them for the last five years. Previously known as the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, this music extravaganza has remained one of the most anticipated music events of the year, as it attracts thousands of visitors and musicians from all over the world. Having the festival in Detroit is symbolic to the fact that it is believed to be the city where the techno music genre originated from.

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Farewell Tour for Simply Red

Since their establishment in 1985, Simply Red has gained popularity and stardom through hit releases such as Money’s Too Tight To Mention, Holding Back The Years and Stars. Albums such as Picture Book and A New Flame saw to it that millions of copies flew off the shelves and secured the band’s position within the entertainment industry. Now, twenty-five years later, the band has decided to call it a day, with the Simply Red Farewell Tour being the last time they will be performing live in front of audiences.

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Vans Warped Tour 2010

The summer installment of the Warped Tour 2010, sponsored again by Vans Shoes, will take place for the 16th year and will kick off on 25 June 2010. It is a tour that consists of no less than 43 concert dates, and a variety of bands and artists have been confirmed to participate in this vibrant event. Over the years, the Warped Tour has gained popularity, as it brings numerous bands together and offers audience members a unique experience at each of the different stages. The tour will run until the 15th of August 2010, and three of the tour dates are in Canada, while the rest are spread across the United States.

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The Wall Anniversary Tour

The English rock bank Pink Floyd was established in the 1960s, and consisted of band members Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Syd Barrett and Nick Mason. Their progressive rock music took the world by storm, and they achieved fame through albums such as Animals (1977), The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967), Wish You Were Here (1975) and The Wall (1979). The original The Wall tour took place thirty years ago, but is still remembered with great fondness by fans all over the world.

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