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Features

Festival Fashion | 06 Think outside the box with your festival fashion.

Ashley Roberts | 10 The new single ‘Clockwork’ is out now!

Nail Inspiration| 14 Your nails deserve a makeover too.

Summer Footwear | 18 Classics and jellies are back!

It’s Bikini Season | 20 Take your pick from our favourite bikini styles.

Jay ‘Bangs’ Brown | 24 The Youngers are back on Channel 4.

Dance Mania | 27 Commercial Camp and UK Championships.

Rough Copy | 30 Kazeem, Joey & Sterling talk about their future.

Festival Guide | 34 Your 2014 guide is right here.

Dates For Your Diary | 38 Keep your eyes open for these events..

Editor’s note Hi all and welcome to the twentieth issue of L’ART. This is set to be a very exciting issue as we had the pleasure of speaking to the UK’s much-loved group, Rough Copy. As the release of their debut single fastly approaches - June 29th - the boys are hugely excited about what the future holds for them. Plus, they let us in on the action behind-thescenes of their ‘Street Love’ debut video, future performances and a typical day in the life of Rough Copy. As this is a big month for music, we have also caught up with Ashley Roberts, as her debut single as a solo artist receives amazing reviews. ‘Clockwork’ is Ashley’s first single and she wastes no time in sharing what else she has in store for her past and new fans. There is no escape from the festival talk as festival season is now upon us! We give you a style guide of our top picks for you to reinvent in your festival wardrobe.

Contact @LARTMagazine Twitter LARTMagazine@gmail.com Email LART Magazine Facebook LARTMagazine YouTube lartmagazine.co.uk Web Credits Daniella Jones-Ellis Writer & Editor Letisha Jones-Ellis Writer & Editor Ishmael Jackson Graphic Designer

With fashion comes beauty, so why not try revamping your nails and add some summer hues to your sqaure or oval tips? We also have the follow-up to our site interview with Youngers star Jay ‘Bangs’ Brown, summer footwear, your very own festival guide, UK Street Dance Championship news and some future dates for your diary that you do not want to miss out on! Daniella & Letisha

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Festival Fashion There will always be lots of direction for you to take when it comes to festival fashion, but the truth is, YOU always have the final say. However, it’s always fun to take inspiration from our favourite celebrities. One of the biggest music festivals that took place this year was Coachella and the fashion stakes were high with musicians, models, dancers and reality stars seen wearing their best accessories, kimono’s, statement sunglasses and neon prints, bringing music and fashion together. Now, it’s your turn. As we await the arrival of V Festival, Wireless, Glastonbury, T in the Park and more, it’s time to start choosing your number one statement pieces for the big day. When it comes down to it, festival fashion has no boundaries. You can stick with floral, neon and fringe, but who says you can’t treat the day like an evening out? Who’s daring enough to pair a black LBD with a bright floppy hat? Or a playsuit with chunky wedges? Let’s see what you come up with this year.

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£50.00, River Island Photo Credit: Miss Selfridge, Topshop, New Look, Dorothy Perkins, Oasis, River Island, ASOS

Take festival fashion inspiration from your favourite celebrities and you’re guaranteed to be inspired by the incredible results.

£7.50, Miss Selfridge

£34.00, Topshop £24.99, New Look

£12.00, Dorothy Perkins

£32.00, Oasis

£18.00, Topshop

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Ashley Roberts: Her Words, Her Rules. Following her debut single release, the US artist discusses her solo album, Saturday Night TV and her decision to move to the UK.

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rom success with a US girl group, The Pussycat Dolls, and taking second place in the running for the UK’s Queen of the Jungle, to winning over audiences on ITV’s Dancing On Ice judging panel and accompanying Ant & Dec on Saturday Night’s Takeaway, Ashley Roberts is now launching her solo career.

“It’s such an amazing place.” With a new released single ‘Clockwork’ and an upcoming solo album due for a 2014 release, Ashley is excited to share her new album with her fans, on a project she particularly enjoyed having a creative input on. “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to get to co-write on the album,” Ashley expressed. “I miss the girls and I’m very grateful of where I came from, but I’m excited to do my own thing, be an individual and talk about my own stories.” That she has certainly done, as her new album (its name is yet to be disclosed)

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boasts a woman’s anthem, a stripped back ballad, a remix and a re-work on a Dinah Washington classic and this new collection of tracks, bar one, were recorded in the world famous Metropolis Studio right here in the UK. Having the opportunity to work in a studio that has previously been the recording home of will.i.am, Rihanna, Amy Winehouse and Adele, Ashley was approached by the studio following her exit from the jungle (I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!) and was eager to take them up on their great offer. “It’s such an amazing place. They wanted to take me on to do an album and instead of flying back and forth, I wanted to take on the opportunity,” Ashley said of her decision to move to the UK, to pursue her solo career. “I had such a big platform coming out of the jungle. I was really excited that I got the opportunity and London just felt like the place. I feel creative. The buildings and the culture are different; inspire me.” Speaking of inspiration, there’s actually a great story behind the album title. Without wanting to give too much away, Ashley spoke of the original difficulty in finding the ‘perfect’ title for her new work. L’ART | Ashley Roberts | 11


“Something wasn’t clicking,” she explained. “I went away to think of visuals that inspire. I saw a visual of this girl and it kind of came to me. I wrote down something and my A&R wrote down something. We got together and actually ended up having the same thing, which is kind of crazy. I can’t wait to announce it!” ‘Woman Up’ is set to be the next single release from the album and is described as being the female anthem of the track listing. Although the track is a personal, fun one for Ashley, all singles mean something to her in some way.

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“‘All In A Day’ is definitely one I love,” Ashley expressed. ‘Wild Heart’ is a really cool one, it’s kind of got a different beat and ‘Face of Love’ is a really nice stripped down ballad. It’s not something I usually do, I just really enjoy singing it. I like them all for different reasons.” ‘All In A Day’ is actually the only single Ashley recorded over in Los Angeles prior to recording here in the UK. The Invaders had written a song she had heard and after clicking with this particular track, Ashley acted upon this connection with the lyrics when the opportunity arose. At the time the track spoke volumes to Ashley, particularly relating to the relationship she was dealing with at the time and the personal link led to

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the re-worked classic. With Ashley first becoming a household name through her role in The Pussycat Dolls, we wondered whether there would be a return to her dancing routes in the future. “I love dance, it’s been the heart and soul of me and my upbringing. I wouldn’t turn it down if something came across,” she revealed. It’s possible that Ashley will move forward with her passion and share her love for dance by creating projects that will get kids involved with the arts. “Dance is something I am passionate about and it was my saving grace; something I was passionate towards.” Currently remaining present on the promotion circuit with the single ‘Clockwork’, Ashley has been seen on chat shows This Morning and Lorraine, as well as being heard on the Bauer radio groups. “I’m going to be popping up a lot,” Ashley laughed and as for her popping up on our television screens with Ant & Dec on their Saturday Night Takeaway?.. “I do love the boys and it’s such an amazing place to work. I see us working together in the future.” ‘Clockwork’ is available to purchase today!

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LET YOUR NAILS DO THE TALKING THIS SUMMER Did you know that your nails can be your greatest accessory? Nail art can make a huge statement just as much as the prints on your clothes. Here’s how you can choose your own style.

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hoosing the colour of your nails is just as easy as deciding what colour clothes to wear. Focus on the shades that best suit your skin colour and then draw your attention to the detail of the nail shape and length and you’re already halfway there.

For a greater effect for your nails to pop, team it with some bright hues in your eye make-up and lip colour.

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Hot pinks, glossy red, metallic silver, lilac and classic white are just some of the popular colours of this season and you can make your nails that little more striking by adding some character. Added embellishments, odd block colours, matte finish, monochrome and leopard

print are just the beginning, as celebrities are pushing the boundaries with glitter tips, animation, animal print and floral designs. Plus, there’s no need to worry about whether your nails will match every outfit, because you’ll find that your nails will always compliment what you decide to wear. Even if you clash prints on your body with your nails, they’re guaranteed to blend in quite nicely, just be sure to create a nice balance when it comes to the colours. Let your nails do the talking this summer!

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THE SUMMER CLASSICS ARE BACK!

These shoes were made for walking: Which style will you be bringing back this summer?

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Just like a fine wine, these footwear trends never go out of style. Get your dose of jellies, block heels and gladiator sandals this season. These Babe Hi Juju Jelly Black Glitter’s are an exclusive and are a simple way to add some shimmer to your summer look. The Dylan Geek White Patent Leather’s have a vintage feel and will go perfectly with a pair of tailored shorts or ankle grazing chinos. Want Gladiator Sandals with a difference? Go metallic with these Silver Leather’s. These White Colour Block Contrast Strappy Sandals will have you bang on trend this season. The Light Pink Jelly Sandals are perfect for your super girly days. Maximan Jelly Black’s are the original jelly shoe. This staple piece is sure to be a best buy. White Leather Caged T-Bar Sandals will complete a beach look and feel great for a summer’s day stroll.

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It’s Bikini Season We take a look at some of this season’s muchloved styles, as holiday and bikini season has arrived. With inspiration from the past, extravagant prints, colourful shades and added details, which style are you going to choose?

The weather forecast may not be able to give us a coverage over their tummy, whilst making a bold steady flow of sun just yet, but that’s not stopping fashion statement at the same time. This style is us from updating our swimwear wardrobe! also favoured by women with a greater bottom and those who prefer shorts to briefs. In true SS season style, the fashion trends that have been dominating your favourite retail stores Neon brights are for the brave as you have to wear have also inspired the latest bikini designs with these colours with confidence. They are and will fringing, 60’s inspired bikini bottoms, ruffles and forever remain a summer favourite, because any even monochrome prints. bright colour is bound to brighten up anyone’s day and you immediately associate summer with These are all featured in our top swimwear choices brightness. The ruffled detail on the bikini top will also add a greater effect to your upper body. for the summer and they could also be yours! The fringe bikini is a great choice for ladies who want to boost the appearance of their upper body. For a fuller look, the tassels are a great accessory that will boost your confidence. The bright colours and intricate pattern on the bottoms will also best suit those with a slim bottom half, due to more detail being the main focus.

Lastly, you just cannot get away from monochrome and it has made its way from clothes, shoes, accessories and now to swimwear. Black and white match so well with every colour - even with each other - so it’s an all rounder where they are great colours to add balance, as well as fitting perfectly together.

You may have noticed that tropical prints and high-waisted bikini bottoms are making a breakthrough and this isn’t the first time that this style has come around. The high-waisted trend stems from the 60’s and the style is very ideal for women who feel more comfortable with a bit more

So with four different styles to choose from, which is your favourite? Whatever your choice, remember a few accessories can go a long way. Think of statement bags, huge jewels, chunky wedges, sunglasses and hats. Shine bright in swimwear this summer!

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Images from top left to right: Photo 1: Miss Selfridge | Photo 2: River Island | Photo 3: New Look | Photo 4: Dorothy Perkins

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Word On The Street Bangs is back as Jay Brown and the Youngers cast return to Channel 4.

“There’s a record launch and we’re all performing. We just had loads of jokes on set: a big club launch party scene, loads of extras, had a big party; was just mad.” It seems being called by his agent for the role of Bangs has been a great turning point for Jay in his acting career. After doing a few scenes, Jay soon secured the role and within a week and a half of originally getting the audition call, Jay was on set; a time frame he will never forget. “Within a week and a half my whole life turned around. You never know what’s around the corner.” As the series progresses, we’re promised to see a different side to Bangs, allowing us viewers to see more from his character than just ‘chasing Linkstar and keeping him away from my little sister’. This character development will not only be seen emotionally but physically, as Jay reveals he’s been hitting the gym.

Following a first series of what Jay describes as being a taster, this second series explores the main characters a lot more, with new characters With working out being a huge part of his already being brought into the mix. outside life, it came as no surprise that Jay’s hobby was written into his character’s profile. “The closeness really does show on screen,” Jay said as he commented on the family vibe on set. “I haven’t seen the scenes yet so I hope it pays “You really do see the chemistry between all off.” of the actors. It really wasn’t work, it was just fun.” So with the connected love for the gym, just how similar are Jay and Bangs? It seems his friends Despite the early 5am starts and finishes as late see more similarities between the two than he as midnight, it’s clear to see Jay loves his job and does. with a strong sense of belief in the show, great moments naturally follow. “I don’t have a tattoo on my neck for one,” Jay states, but being brought up in an environment With episodes seven and eight particularly around MC’s and DJ’s has enabled Jay to use his standing out as favourite recording moments for experiences for acting. Jay this season, the recording of a launch party celebrating a pivotal moment for characters “What I really love about Bangs is he really isn’t Yemi, Jay and Davina proved to be as much as a a bad guy. Really he’s an over protective brother party off screen as it was on. who wants to look after his little sister.”

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ith the Channel 4 comedy drama, Youngers, now comfortably back on our screens, the complete return of Jay Brown’s character, Bangs, is yet to come.

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Summer Breaks Were Made For Dance: Training Camp With Studio 25! This protective trait is also visible in Jay’s day to day life. Being protective of his friends little sisters has come through on screen.

Jay has also produced his own short film, Echo Road, which focuses on the closure of death; a topic which is sure to touch society as a whole, with grief having affected everyone at some stage in their life.

“It’s great to play a brother looking after his sibling. The whole cast really are a family. We’ve all got each others backs and are extremely supportive of each other. We all want “As an actor, I’ve got my own stories and I’ve got to make sure we’re doing the best job possible.” my own tales to tell. This was something I really believe in. I’ve lost people in my life so it was kind of a self help film in a way.”

“I’ve got my own tales to tell.”

With so many favourite moments experienced on set with too many to pin point, Jay thanks you all for the support on social media, as without a doubt, he puts his return to the screen down to the fans.

You can catch Bangs on screen ‘bigger and As much as fans of Youngers are enjoying Bangs’ badder’ than ever alongside the Youngers crew return on screen, Jay has been busy with other every Wednesday on E4 at 7.30pm. projects during the show’s break from television; “Thanks for making season 2 happen!” giving you the chance to see him in different roles and Jay the chance to further showcase his If you missed it, you can read part one of Jay’s skills. interview on lartmagazine.co.uk. This summer, Jay will feature alongside Kelly Brook, Georgia Groome, Xavier Alcan, Femi Oyeniran and Scott Williams in a Bonnie & Clyde inspired film / Bridget Jones comedy drama, Taking Stock. Commending Kelly for her brilliant comedy timing, Jay admires the film’s ability to show a different side to London, with the small cast and 26 | Word On The Street | L’ART

Following exclusive workshops with dance greats Les Twins & Yanis Marshall, Innate Dance and Studio 25 Present Commercial Dance Camp.

Sisco Gomez, Yanis Marshall, Kenrick Sandy, Jonathan Bishop, Stephen Aspinall and more will be teaching and sharing their dance secrets at professional training camp this summer and you can reserve your spot today! For just £50 deposit, all aspiring and current commercial dancers can jump on the only professional CDC taking place in the UK, July 14th-18th and the 21st-25th, and you’re invited to join in at Manchester’s Studio 25. The July 2014 debut will see the UK’s finest choreographers train participants in audition technique, nutrition, how to brand yourself as a dancer and personal image. Plus, a technical class in Commercial Jazz will be on the daily rota, with mock auditions, an importance of being relevant and current session with Jason Harry, a make up tutorial for girls, styling, free studio space and a Friday night after party to end the week in style. Contact Abi Oliver on abi@studio25manchester. com or 0161 833 9937 for more information including accommodation offers.

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independent film showing the city’s inner beauty.

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The UK Street Dance Championships hit Wembley! Back bigger and better than ever, the XXL edition will hold not one but two events in one weekend.

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aking place at London’s Wembley Stadium from Saturday July 19th – Sunday 20th, this Summer will see the UK Street Dance XXL Championships, as well as the Global Championships come to the UK capital. Groups from all around the world will represent their country through dance, as well as being in the presence of special guest performances.

number one UK & Global Championship title and the chance to win big for your country, the want to apply is high. Plus, acting as a special touch, a cash donation to a children’s charity of the winner’s choice will be made. Past applicants and performers include some of your favourite UK Street Dance groups such as Diversity, Flawless and duo Twist & Pulse.

Applicants will have to get the viewers vote Hosted by KISS Radio, Sky 1 and Got To Dance on their side as the large number of entries winners Chris & Wes, the previously featured expected will be whittled down to a select few, who will qualify to compete live in Saturday’s Channel 4 (UK) event will see the weekend showdown. Subjected to an online video attract over 10,000 spectators during the summer weekend, making up the live audience qualifying round, the British public will then who will see first hand the stunts, new routines vote on social media platforms as part of the elimination process. and excitement had on stage by all qualifiers.

Dance Inspiration: The Street Dance Championships served as inspiration for Street Dance 3D the movie back in 2010. Photo Credit: Downtown Independent.

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Judges will not only be looking at the performance perfected skills and flawless routines on the floor, but will also be marking on presentation, costumes and music interpretation.

The UK finalist will then go onto represent the UK globally against visiting nations in Sunday’s competition. There’s certainly no rest for the wicked where this dance showcase is concerned.

All eager applicants are encouraged to apply and with the incentive of a cash prize, the

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On The Rise: Rough Copy Are Here To Stay We sit down with Kazeem, Sterling and Joey, as they talk ‘Street Love’, their debut album & their future plans to make a name for themselves.

“We’ve waited for this moment.” L’ART: How does it feel to have your very own debut song? Rough Copy: Amazing! It feels really good. We’ve been together for so long. We’ve waited for this moment and now it’s come and we can’t believe it’s actually here. It’s so surreal. L’ART: What made you choose Anita Baker’s ‘Sweet Love’ as the inspiration for your track ‘Street Love’? Rough Copy: Bridging the gap. A lot of people know us for Rough Copy-ing a lot

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of covers, so we didn’t want to lose that fan base. We wanted to bring them on our journey. Everybody knows Anita Baker ‘Sweet Love’, and at the same time for the younger people – the X-Factor crowd who don’t really know about Anita Baker – the verses are our own, so it takes you on a new journey and you grow to love it. L’ART: What was it like filming the video for the song? Rough Copy: It was long! It was a long day of hard work and fun. L’ART: What can we expect from your debut album? Rough Copy: It’s going to be a lot of hit songs. The first album is going to be the setting stone for us. L’ART: Is there anyone in particular you would like to work with? Rough Copy: It’s so hard. From the UK we would have to get Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande, Adele, Craig David, Damage, Gabrielle; the people who paved the way for UK music. If we’re going for American artists, we’ll be here all day!

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Rough Copy have certainly been working hard since their latest appearance on the UK X-Factor. The term ‘hard work pays off’ is perfect for them, as they were signed to Sony this year. Now as they count down to the release of their debut song ‘Street Love’, they’re working harder than before.

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Rough Copy: We actually have our second headlining gig at Fairfield Halls (Croydon) on the 29th of June, the same day our single comes out. We’re all over the place; Uni gigs, press events, different clubs, gigging up and down, because currently we’re on our promo tour for our single. We’re trying to get our name and brand out there. L’ART: How involved have you been with the songwriting and producing? Sterling: I always get involved with songwriting. If there are certain things that can be done better or that we can add. We all like to put our creative input in, because at the end of the day no one can write you something and you don’t feel it. It’s not going to work. I did put a couple of creative inputs into that single (‘Street Love’). You can expect features on the album and you’ll see my name on a couple of tracks. L’ART: Describe a typical day in the life of Rough Copy. Rough Copy: Car, motorway, smile, sleep, sing, dance, party and KFC. Busy days. We need more busy days. L’ART: When you’re not focusing on your music, how do you like to spend your time? Kazeem: With my son and my girlfriend. 32 | On The Rise: Rough Copy Are Here To Stay | L’ART

Sterling: In my room, in my bed all day. Or in my studio and burning the house down with bass! Joey: Sitting in and watching movies, seeing family and friends and hanging out. It’s nice to do other things. L’ART: How do your friends and family feel about where you are now? Rough Copy: They’re very proud and very excited because they’ve seen our journey from the beginning. Some didn’t like that we went back on the X-Factor, but they’re very proud. Sterling: One thing that I do love is the fact that I’m able to give back to the family and be able to help one another, especially as I’ve had that help a lot. L’ART: What are your plans for the rest of the year? Rough Copy: Predominantly we’re trying to get the single to the best place it can get. We’re working on our other songs and getting a catalogue of songs, different producers and different artists and being creative. The single is out 29th of June. Go on to Gigs and Tours now (online) and buy a ticket to come and see us for our headline gig. Make sure you get your dose of ‘Street Love’. Also, congratulations and good luck to the new contestants on the X-Factor. Enjoy yourselves.

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L’ART: Do you have any plans on any future performances or tours?

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YOUR 2014 FESTIVAL GUIDE IS HERE Following on from last issue’s Wireless Festival round up, comes your guide to live music and more in & outside of the UK.

PRIMAVERA AND PORTO (NOS PRIMAVERA SOUND) June 5th-7th www.optimusprimaverasound.com

traditional festival conditions, then Camden Crawl is for you. Promising mud free and portable living fun, CC14 returns after an extended break, with diverse acts in areas of Synth, Base and Techno to Grime.

Why not enjoy the sounds of live music in Portugal’s second biggest city, Porto? Situated by the Atlantic Ocean, the city’s largest urban park, Parque de Cidade is the perfect festival location with guaranteed sun and sea!

Pre- Glastonbury, independent venues, clubs and DJ’s get involved for the weekend, which will see each night kick start in the late afternoon and continue until the hours of the early morning.

From the people that brought you Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, international artists as well as those on the Portuguese music scene will be included on the line up, including Kendrick Lamar, Speedy Ortiz, Pixies, Jagwar Ma and HAIM.

Mumdance, Ghetts and Krept & Konan are just a few of the many artists on the weekend’s line up and as long as you keep your wristband nearby, you will gain free entry into all venues, along with a lanyard guide and a compilation album.

Ticket Information: 105 euros

Get your full list of venues online today.

CAMDEN CRAWL www.thecamdencrawl.com June 20th-21st

Ticket Information: Weekend (2 day pass) - £45.00 Friday 20/6 (1 day ticket) - £26.50 Saturday 21/6 (1 day ticket) - £26.50

‘More than 25 venues spanning the two mile stretch of NW1 will play host to over 250 live artists’.

SOMERSET HOUSE SUMMER SERIES July 10th- 20th www.somersethouse.org.uk

For all you festival lovers who enjoy live music but don’t particularly like the

‘In one of London’s most spectacular settings’, the Summer Series hosts a 10

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Jaccuzzi time: Things were starting to heat up nicely at last year’s Wilderness Festival.

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In partnership with American Express and taking place at London’s Somerset House, (Strand, London WC2R 1LA) you can join Kelis, Sam Smith and headliners who collectively boast BBC Sound Poll wins, a Danish music award, a best selling new British Act and a Platinum selling artist. The UK’s singer and songwriter of the moment, Sam Smith, will headline July 18th, with performances on the day including MNEK and L’ART feature Ella Martini. Four piece group, Clean Bandit, will also headline July 19th, with their soaring strings, and their likening to Basement Jaxx with a twist bringing the evening to a close. Your full list of headlining acts for the Summer Series include: July July July July July July July July July July July

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DAUGHTER KODALINE AGNES OBEL THE CAT EMPIRE KELIS BASTILLE FRANZ FERDINAND CHVRCHES SAM SMITH CLEAN BANDIT LITTLE DRAGON

Doors open each night at 7.30pm.

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This four day festival not only offers live music, but also has contemporary arts, theatre and great dining experiences on offer. Plus you will also find relaxation facilities in the form of yoga and a spa on site!

Ticket Information: £28.50 plus booking fee £48.50 plus booking fee A limited number of Summer Series GA. Enhanced tickets are also available for an additional £20.

Victoria Park, London is the place to be July 18th as Chase & Status will be headlining Lovebox Festival right in their hometown.

Locally held at Oxfordshire’s Cornbury Park, Wilderness Festival will also be catering towards your dining needs with banquets, feasts and gastronomy being a highlight, with guests J Sheekey Fish & Chips and St John Dining Room on hand to treat ticket holders over the diverse weekend.

Now if that wasn’t enough, M.I.A. will be headlining on Saturday with her highly anticipated show and Nas will be performing a special set in light of his debut album, Illmatic, celebrating an incredible 20 years.

Live theatre will be on hand from Shakespeare’s Globe and The Royal Court Theatre and live music acts include Jessie Ware, Sam Smith and The Wilderness Orchestra.

MBE DJ David Rodigan will also be performing over the weekend, as well as A$AP Rocky, Katy B, Soul II Soul, Annie Mac, Kiesza and more!

Relaxation, live music and food; now this sounds like our kind of festival!

LOVEBOX FESTIVAL July 18th-19th www.loveboxfestival.com

Ticket Information: Tickets are available from £5+.

Plus, Lovebox After Dark will see parties being held at many a venue, with The Finale taking place as all comes to a close. Ticket Information: £35 per ticket WILDERNESS August 7th-10th www.wildernessfestival.com or call 0844 8718819

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day special with the intimate live music festival playing host to ‘typically eclectic and impressive array of headline artists alongside hotly tipped acts’.

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Dates For Your Diary Here are some live shows, music releases and entertainment news not to be missed!

DONELL JONES & KELLY PRICE LIVE Saturday June 21st

grants you access into the after party.

Pharrell Williams and John Legend for Best Male RnB, Jhene Aiko for Viewers Choice, Future for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Iggy Azalea for Best Female Hip Hop Artist and Rita Ora for Best International Act: UK.

SWV, Jon B and Meelah of 702 will be providing the classic tunes of the 90s, with DJ’s on the night including Jiggs, Firin’ Squad, Frisky DJ, Ronnie Herrel and more.

US audiences can catch the show live on June 29th.

Kojo, the voice you love to hear every morning on Capital Xtra, will be performing a stand up comedy set, as well as Mr Cee, Slim and Dizzle the Comedian.

TANK SOLO ALBUM RELEASE July 2014

Doors open at 8pm and you can purchase your tickets today.

US singer, songwriter and producer Tank has a new album! Stronger is set for a July release and follows his 2013 release Three Kings with his group TGT. Together Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese made the number 1 spot in the US RnB Charts. Bringing a more upbeat sound, his new single ‘You’re My Star’ acts as the first official release from the album and can be heard today.

ROUGH COPY IN CONCERT Sunday June 22nd and Sunday June 29th

You have not one but two opportunities to catch If you’re into your 90s RnB then The Show Rough Copy live following their video release RnB Roadshow will be right up your street. for ‘Street Love’ and upcoming single release. Performing past and present hits, US singers Adding to their tour experience (X-Factor Live Donell Jones and Kelly Price will be at London’s Tour and supporting TGT’s UK show), you can Indigo2 for one night only. catch the boys at this year’s Summer Festiball alongside Katy B, Pendulum and Mistajam at Comedian and radio personality Eddie Kadi will o2 Academy Leicester and their tour date at be your host, Frisky DJ will be on the decks Fairfield Halls in Croydon. Expect to hear their and the UK X-Factor’s Jahmene Douglas will be new track live, covers and more. supporting! 2014 BET Awards Tickets are available today. Sunday June 29th

Music Is Live present a night of comedy, music and partying, for a weekend full of fun and variety.

The 2014 BET Awards will take place this month with Chris Rock as your host and if Chris Tucker and Cedric The Entertainer’s roles in the past are anything to go by, we’re set for a great night.

The event will take place at LA’s Nokia Theatre and Beyonce and Jay Z are the power couple of Providing three events in one, the 90s RnB the moment with several nominations. Beyonce Comedy Takeover comes to London’s Indigo2 as is nominated for Best Female RnB, Video Of The they host a great comedy show line up. As well Year for ‘Partition’ and the pair are up for Best as providing plenty laughs, US stars are joining Collab with ‘Drunk In Love’. the music concert and just in case you wanted to continue the night elsewhere, your ticket also Other nominations include Justin Timberlake,

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Big Boi is currently working with hip hop’s first billionaire, Dr Dre, ahead of taking part in an international tour! Working on his studio album, the US artist who represents one half of Outkast, signed with Epic Records to release his new material following his first weekend at Coachella.

Images from top to bottom: Photo 1: Music & comedy unite for a 90’s takeover | Photo 2: Tank’s new album Stronger drops this July

With a trusting and understanding relationship with LA Reid, Big Boi sees the businessman as a mentor and plans to release several singles before the end of the year. Not wanting to rush the album, the completed project may also be released sooner than you think. Photo Credits: Twitter & Essence

RNB COMEDY LIVE Saturday June 28th

BIG BOI AND DR DRE COLLABORATE AUTUMN 2014

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Cover Stars: Rough Copy - Kazeem Sterling & Joey. Photo Credit: Rough Copy - Sony Music

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L'ART Issue 20, June 2014  

Welcome to issue 20 of L'ART where we have the UK's Rough Copy as our front cover feature. The boys have already been on a journey with the...

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