This year the Gibraltar Calling Music Festival is back, bigger and better than ever, with an abundance of talent taking to the main stage including Enrique Iglesias, Liam Gallagher, Sigala, Goldierocks, Take That, Rick Astley, Melanie C, King Calaway and Tom Walker. Plus, an impressive collection of promising new names also making an appearance. Held at the Europa Sports Ground in Gibraltar, this two-day event runs over Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of September.
It has been promised to be the biggest festival the rock has ever seen and by the look of the line-up, it seems easily achievable. Iconic British band Take That have gone from strength to strength since returning in 2005. Originally formed in Manchester in 1989, Take That now consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen; following the departures of Jason Orange and Robbie Williams. Internationally the band have had an astounding 56 number one singles and 39 number one albums and the have received eight Brit Awards including Best British Group and Best British Live Act. Their song, ‘Shine’ won the 2008 Ivor Novello Award for most performed work. Take That have garnered critical acclaim and popularity as accomplished live performers. Their concert tours have been described as "some of the most flamboyant, imaginative and extravagant pop tours around” and we are sure their performance on The Rock will be equally as impressive.
We couldn’t discuss the upcoming Gibraltar Calling without delving into the world of our infamous cover star, one of Britain’s best-known rockers, Liam Gallagher. Liam has achieved both fame and notoriety as the lead singer of Oasis and also as a well-respected solo artist. Born in Burnage, Manchester in 1972 to Irish parents Thomas and Peggy Gallagher, Liam is the youngest of three boys. Having suffered abuse at the hands of their father, Liam and his brother Noel, went on to have troubled teenage years. In 1994 Liam, Noel, Paul Arthurs, Tony McCarroll and Paul McGuigan became Oasis securing a record deal and releasing their debut album, Definitely Maybe. Upon its release it became the fastest-selling debut album in Britain to date, however as the band began making headlines, so did Liam. The press speculated over drug use and volatile behaviour with Liam’s name generating more interest as the band’s popularity grew.
To date Oasis have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums. They have won 17 NME Awards, nine Q awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Despite announcing numerous times Liam had no plans to pursue a solo career, things changed in May 2017 when his solo debut single, ‘Wall on Glass’ was released. In the same month he performed his first solo concert at the Ritz in Manchester with all the proceeds going to the victims of the Manchester terror attack. In October 2017 his solo album, ‘As You Were’, was released to positive reviews. The album debuted at number one in the UK and achieved the highest single week vinyl sales in 20 years with 16,000 copies sold, it has since been certified Platinum in the UK. In February 2018, Liam once again performed as a tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack at the Brit Awards as Ariana Grande could not perform due to illness. This year Gallagher is back with his second solo album, ‘Why Me? Why Not,’ and his performance at this year’s Gibraltar Calling will no doubt feature his most recent releases.
To enjoy the sounds of Liam Gallagher, Take That and all the other notable performers taking to the stage, book your tickets for Gibraltar Calling now by visiting www.gibraltarcalling.com. Tickets start from £85 for a one-day general admission with VIP packages also available offering viewing access from the raised VIP stand, hot and cold food and an open bar.
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