Iconic live moments DVD launches alongside 'MUSIC IS GREAT WEEK'

May 14th

As part of the GREAT campaign a DVD compilation that celebrates the most iconic British live music acts through history is being released. It will include film footage and audio of legendary performances and will be available on May 14th to mark the start of Music is GREAT Week.  All profits will go to Save The Children.

The compilation spans three decades of unforgettable live moments; from David Bowie’s performance of Ziggy Stardust at Hammersmith in 1973, to Radiohead’s 1997 performance of Karma Police at Glastonbury, right through to 2011 when Adele performed Someone Like You at The BRIT Awards.

Music is GREAT Week also officially starts on May 14th and will involve seven days of musical celebration. It will be an opportunity for artists, bands and music fans to pay tribute to British music - past, present and future - through a number of exciting events and appearances. Details will be announced in collaboration with Music is GREAT partners, and via Facebook (www.facebook.com/MusicisGREATBritain).

Music is GREAT Week will be the platform for fans and critics to debate what's GREAT about British music and the amazing experiences that go with it: What was the best live show you’ve been to in the UK?  Which gig did you camp out at the night before in order to attend?  What ticket was your most sought after?
Talking about music in Great Britain, Jessie J says, “I’m so proud of being British, my accent says it all. I think it’s very important to be proud of where you’re from, and I don’t think anywhere is like the UK. I think music is a perfect way to celebrate and we make it very well.”

Jude Bridge, Director of Marketing and Comms at Save the Children, "We are very proud to be partnering with Music is GREAT. For each copy sold, Save the Children will receive all net profits. That money will go towards funding our vital work both in the UK and internationally. I would encourage all music fans to buy this fantastic album which will help save children's lives and give them a chance to fulfill their potential.
The DVD will be available digitally from iTunes and Amazon and on physical release from HMV stores.

Notes for editors:

Full Track Listing

01 David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust Hammersmith Odeon, 1973

02 The Who / Won’t Get Fooled Again Shepperton Studios, 1978

03 Queen / Radio Gaga Wembley Stadium, 1986

04 Orbital / Chime Glastonbury Festival, 1994

05 Pulp / Common People Glastonbury Festival, 1995

06 Spice Girls / Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are? BRIT Awards, 1997

07 Radiohead / Karma Police Glastonbury Festival, 1997

08 Robbie Williams / Let Me Entertain You Knebworth, 2003

09 Muse / Knights Of Cydonia Wembley Stadium, 2007

10 George Michael / Faith Earls Court, 2008

11 Blur / Tender Glastonbury Festival , 2009

12 Adele / Someone Like You BRIT Awards, 2011

13 Coldplay / Every Tear Is A Waterfall Glastonbury Festival, 2011

14 Take That / The Flood City of Manchester Stadium, 2011

Bonus track Amy Winehouse / Back to Black iTunes Festival , 2007 (available on iTunes download only)

For press enquiries please contact:

Richard Dawes - 020 748 45292 / richard.dawes@dawbell.com

Nicola Murray - 020 748 48761 / nicola.murray@dawbell.com

Andy Bell 020 748 46263 / andy.bell@dawbell.com 

The GREAT campaign is designed to promote the UK abroad, and aims to deliver long-term economic benefits from the unprecedented level of interest generated by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The campaign offers a chance for the whole world to discover everything that the UK has to offer, as one of the best places in the world to live, work, visit, invest and do business.

April 27, 2012 8:34am ET by Dawbell   Comments (0)

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