POP BITS. Those Rizzle Kickers Harley and Jordan are a very talented duo. Not only are they very good popstars, but also plan to become TV and film stars too. They’ve just come back from supporting Ed Sheeran in America and did a very good job presenting ITV2′s backstage coverage of the Brits last month. But they’ve also gone and written a sitcom. “So we had kind of like a pilot in the works and then another idea surfaced. So we’ve had to rethink, like, a lot of things”, said Harley. They’re aware of the hassle with being those singers that did that TV thing though, “we just want to get it right and not make it seem gimmicky,” said perfectionist Jordan.
Speaking at Russell Brand’s Give It Up for Comic Relief gig last night, the boys also admitted they’d asked Plan B for advice about writing a film. “It’s very early stages but I’ve always had these ideas but I’ve started to be able to write scripts a little bit better and I’m just working on it.” Wow! It’s wonder they have time for all these projects. POP B ITS OUT.
Rita Ora brought the house down at London’s Scala last night, in her first headline show in the capital. Amongst the packed crowd of fans and media were some of the singer’s celeb pals including Rizzle Kicks and poster boy Conor Maynard. The party continued well into the night as Rita and friends headed to hotspot Mahiki for aftershow festivities!
There’s likely to be more celebrations this weekend as Rita is on course to top the charts with her newly released debut album ORA (clever title!) – if she makes it, the album will be her 4th number one, following the smash successes of her first three singles.
Sounds like a great excuse for a big old party (and bullsh*t, and party, and…) to us!
What: Key 103 Live
When: 19:30, 22nd July, 2012
Where: Manchester Arena
Who: One Direction, Little Mix, Alexandra Burke, Tulisa, Cover Drive, Rizzle Kicks, Pro Green, Labrinth, DJ Fresh
Tickets: Buy tickets
What: Olympic Torch Relay Finale finale, presented by Coca-Cola
Featuring: Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, Eliza Doolittle, You Me At Six, Rizzle Kicks, Wretch 32, Mark Ronson & Katy B
When: July 26, 2012
Where: Hyde Park, London
Full details: MP! Pop Diary
Next Sunday, July 1st – sandy knickers, sunscreen and pop stars. It’s T4OTB and we’re going to be causing trouble backstage and bringing you all the snaps, videos and gossip from the day. It’s just like being there apart from we get to touch The Wanted and you do not. Sorry.
Even better, we’ve just found out that The Midnight Beast, Tyler James, Lonsdale Boys Club, Josh Osho, Esmee Denters and The Enemy have been lined-up to perform The Session Stage. They join the never-ending line up of pop talent which includes *deep breath* The Wanted, Rizzle Kicks, Marina and the Diamonds, Dappy, Wretch 32, Taio Cruz, Tulisa, Rita Ora, Alexandra Burke, Cover Drive, Conor Maynard, Professor Green *second deep breath* Lawson, Labrinth, Stooshe, Skepta, DJ Fresh and Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey. Phew.
Follow us on @maximumpop to track all the backstage gossip from the day.
Don’t worry if you can’t be at the Sport Relief concert in London’s O2 Arena this Saturday. BBC3 are broadcasting a huge hour and a half of the show, so you won’t miss JLS, Rizzle Kicks and Olly Murs performing a whole host of their biggest hits. Set an alarm for 21:20 on Saturday 24th March, or just keep a bookmark of our Pop Diary, because you don’t want to miss this. Hit like below if you’ll be watching.
MTV have announced the line-up for their MTV Presents Titanic Sounds event. Olly Murs, Sean Paul and Rizzle Kicks will be performing directly across from the new Titanic Belfast attraction on Friday 13th April, as part of the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the iconic ship’s launch. Tickets are free, although subject to a £5 admin charge, and you can grab them from 9:00am on Monday 12th March via Ticketmaster. If you’re under 16, you’ll need an adult to come with you – and if Belfast is a bit of a treck for you, the whole show will be broadcast on MTV UK on the 5th of May. We’ve added both dates to our Pop Diary. Hit like below if you’ll be attending.
The clock is ticking down to the release of tickets for this summer’s V Festival, so we thought we’d better give you the details of why you’ll want to be there on August 18th and 19th. Sharing the bill below headliners The Killers and The Stone Roses are a whole load of poptastic acts including Nicki Minaj, Olly Murs, Ed Sheeran, Tinie Tempah, Example, Labrinth, Rizzle Kicks, Dappy and Pixie Lott. The festival takes place at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park near Birmingham, switching their line-up across the two days so you won’t be missing out on anyone. Check out the full line-up on the V Festival website. Be awake at 10 am on Friday, 2nd March to grab your tickets from any of the official outlets linked on the website. Check out how the dates look in our Pop Diary, and hit like below if you’ll be attending.
This year’s Wireless Festival just got even more exciting. Joining headliner Drake on Saturday are Example, Tulisa (we assume she’ll have some solo material by then), Professor Green and special guest Nicki Minaj. Warming the crowd up for Rihanna on Sunday will be Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Cher Lloyd, Calvin Harris and new girlgroup Stooshe. Check out the dates in our Pop Diary, and head to the festival’s website for the full line-up, tickets and VIP packages. Hit like below if you’ll be attending.
Jonathan Ross has got the boys in this Saturday night. Chart toppers JLS and youngsters Rizzle Kicks will be joining him in the studio for chat and performances. We’ve added the date to our Pop Diary; hit like below if you’ll be watching.