Despite all the hype surrounding Susan Boyle, I’m afraid I haven’t been watching Britain’s Got Talent this year – which I’ve come to realise is a shame on my part. Everyone in the office has been talking about it non-stop this week, first about dance troupe Diversity’s shock victory and then about Susan’s sad admittance to the Priory. It must have been such a stressful few weeks for her having skyrocketed to fame so quickly, and I really hope she feels better soon.
In any case, the Britain’s Got Talent Live Tour looks like it’ll be a treat for BGT fans! I’ve seen clips of winners Diversity and fellow dancers Flawless, and I have to say that both groups looked fantastic so I bet they’ll really light up the stage. The tour begins next week in Birmingham and then travels all over the country, with highlights expected to be their London dates at Wembley Arena and the Hammersmith Apollo as that will be Diversity’s home turf.
Of course, if you can’t make it to the BGT Tour – or you’re just not really a fan of Britain’s Got Talent – there’ll be plenty of other things for you to do musically in the UK this summer. For starters, there’s Take That’s The Circus Live Tour, which will wow crowds at Wembley and many other arenas across the country over the season. Then there’s Blur’s Hyde Park dates at the start of July; I gather these have already sold out but it’s always best to keep your ears peeled for last minute tickets for these events.
If you live in London and can’t get to any major festivals outside the city – like Glastonbury, Reading or T in the Park up in Scotland – don’t worry, you’ve still got options. The Wireless Festival in Hyde Park is expected to feature some great acts, like Kanye West and – one of my personal favourites – Basement Jaxx.
Then there’s Hard Rock Calling also at Hyde Park from June 26th to 28th. I’m a little new to this festival but it looks amazing – The Killers, Fleet Foxes and Seasick Steve will all be playing there, and I love all those artists. Also performing will be the great Neil Young at the O2 Arena as part of the event on the 27th so if you’re a big fan, I would seize the opportunity as fast as you can.
And with such wonderful weather on the cards for the next few months, it really makes me think – I’m so lucky to live in a place where there are so many exciting events going on! At this rate, I won’t have to leave the country for a special travel experience all summer…