Thirty Seconds to Mars Electrifies the O2 Arena with Unforgettable Performance!

Thirty Seconds to Mars’ performance at the O2 Arena in London was nothing short of spectacular, delivering an unforgettable night of high-energy rock and emotional depth. The band, fronted by the charismatic Jared Leto, captivated the audience from the moment the show had started which had the band make their way through the audience and shaking hands with fans who they met on their walk to the stage.

The evening kicked off with a thunderous performance of “Up in the Air,” instantly igniting the crowd. The band’s impressive light show and immersive stage design complemented the intensity of their music, creating a visual and auditory feast. Leto, with his magnetic stage presence and boundless energy, commanded the audience’s attention, engaging with fans and ensuring everyone felt a part of the experience.

One of the highlights of the night was the performance of “Kings and Queens.” As the anthemic chorus filled the arena, the audience’s unified voices created a powerful, almost transcendent moment. Leto’s vocal performance was impeccable, showcasing his range and emotional delivery. The song’s crescendo, accompanied by a dazzling light display, left the crowd in awe.

The setlist was a well-curated mix of the band’s hits and newer material. Songs like “This Is War” and “The Kill (Bury Me)” were met with roaring approval, each note resonating with long-time fans.

During the acoustic portion of the show, Jared saw a fan’s sign that had asked if he would chose one of the songs from 3 that were listed. Jared proceeds to play all 3 of the options.

Leto’s interactions with the audience were a standout aspect of the show. At one point, he invited a group of fans onto the stage, (including a member of Jedward) creating an intimate and inclusive atmosphere.
His genuine appreciation for the crowd’s support was evident, adding a personal touch to the grand spectacle. Later on he would run in the audience again, singing and shaking hands with more fans.

Shannon Leto’s drumming was another highlight, providing a solid and dynamic backbone to the performance. His precision and power drove the band’s sound, particularly during tracks like “Walk on Water,” where his skills were on full display.

The concert concluded with a rousing rendition of “Closer to the Edge,” with Jared inviting more fans on stage. The collective energy in the arena was palpable, a testament to the band’s ability to connect deeply with their fans.

Kudos to a band that truly shows their appreication to their fans!

Photography and review by Jo Pinner, Rock The View

A Night of Nostalgia and Raw Energy: Busted Rocks the O2 Arena

All photography by Jo Pinner, Rock The View
Review by Charlotte Wilce, Rock The View

Busted’s 20th Anniversary UK tour at the O2 Arena in London was nothing short of a whirlwind of nostalgia and electric energy. The arena was packed to the brim with fans, both old and new, ready to relive the magic that Busted has always been known for.
From the moment the lights dimmed and the first chords rang out, the crowd erupted in cheers and excitement. Busted opened the show with a bang, delivering hit after hit from their extensive discography. It was clear from the outset that the band had perfected the art of engaging their audience, effortlessly blending their signature pop-punk sound with an infectious stage presence.

There was undoubtedly the impeccable chemistry between the band members. Matt Willis, James Bourne, and Charlie Simpson demonstrated a remarkable synergy that only comes from years of performing together. Their camaraderie was palpable, and it translated seamlessly into their music. Each member brought their own unique flair to the stage, complementing one another in a way that elevated the entire performance.

The setlist was a carefully curated trip down memory lane, featuring beloved classics like “What I Go to School For”, “Year 3000” and “Air Hostess.” These songs, which defined a generation, were met with a wave of nostalgia that swept over the audience. It was heartwarming to see fans of all ages singing along with the same passion and fervour that they did years ago.

Joining them for 2 of their songs was Hanson with both bands performing Hanson’s 1997 hit MMMBop with an upgraded Busted spin on it. Hanson return the favour performing “Sleeping With The Light On”. If there needs to be a future collaboration, please get Busted and Hanson together!
One of the standout moments of the night was Charlie Simpson announcing to us all, “Is there an Ed here?”. Repeating the question over and over he then announces to the crowd “Please welcome Ed Sheeran!”. Ed joined them for one of Busted’s hits “Who’s David?” much to everyone’s delight. Ed even did a little thank you speech to them at the end of the song about how he was thankful to Busted for his own career and inspiration to pick up a guitar.
In addition to the classics, Busted also showcased tracks from their more recent albums, demonstrating their continued growth as musicians. The newer material seamlessly blended with the old, proving that the band has not lost its touch in evolving with the times.
Busted’s concert at the O2 Arena was a testament to their enduring talent and the indelible mark they have left on the music industry. It was a night filled with infectious energy, sing-along anthems, and a genuine connection between the band and their dedicated fanbase. For anyone looking to relive the glory days of early 2000s pop-punk or discover the timeless appeal of Busted, their concerts are an absolute must-see.

Air Hostess
Meet You There (2.0 Version)
Loser Kid (2.0 Version)
You Said No
Everything I Knew
MMMBop (Hanson cover) (with Hanson) (2.0 Version)
Sleeping With the Light On (with Hanson)
Good One
What I Go to School For (2.0 Version)
Who’s David (with Ed Sheeran)
Falling for You
Thunderbirds Are Go
She Wants to Be Me
Crashed the Wedding

Teenage Kicks (The Undertones cover)


It’s June and it’s the return of Black Deer Festival! This fantastic event that celebrates everything that is great about country and Americana music is held annually in the picturesque setting of Eridge Park, Kent, UK.

Bringing together some of the biggest names in the genre, as well as up-and-coming artists and local talent. The festival offers a fantastic blend of live music, delicious food and drink, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Past headliners over the years have include Iron & Wine,Passenger, Ward Thomas, Kiefer Sutherland (yes that Kiefer Sutherland) Band of Horses, The Shires, The Mavericks, Van Morrison, Wilco, The Waterboys and Imelda May.

The 2023 Lineup is packed with artists such as Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Pretenders, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Hawley, Far From Saints (Kelly Jones, Stereophonics) Brandy Clark, Steve Earle, Midlake, Damian Lewis (yes that Damian Lewis) Patty Griffin, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Allison Russell and many more!

Guests can enjoy a range of activities, including workshops, demonstrations, and talks on topics ranging from music to culture and beyond. One of the standout features of the Black Deer Festival is its commitment to sustainability and the environment. The organisers have taken great care to ensure that the event is as eco-friendly as possible, using compostable and biodegradable products and minimizing waste wherever possible.

Overall, the Black Deer Festival is an incredible experience, having attended the inaugural festival in 2018 and were impressed with the friendly atmosphere and well put together festival. It should not be missed by anyone who loves country and Americana music. With its stunning setting, fantastic lineup of artists, and commitment to sustainability, it is a true gem in the festival calendar. Highly recommended!

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Harry Styles is back with his 3rd solo album called “Harry’s House” where he invites us all to his latest house warming world.
You don’t have to be a “Harrie”, a term to describe his very loyal fans to enjoy this album. However Harry’s House is going to be a very much loved album of the Harries!

The album opens with a funky uptempo song ‘Music For A Sushi Restuarant’ a 70s vibe all over it. ‘Late Night Talking’, ‘As It Was’ and ‘Satellite’ will be the songs that will get stuck in your head.
‘Little Freak’, ‘Matilda’, ‘Boyfriends’ are the slower paced songs of the album the ones where you will listen to Harry showing his love and support .

Enjoy it for what is, an album that will defintely be on a playlist for the summer of 2022! An album that is refreshing and with the way the world has been in the past few months and even few years, it is something we all need.

Track Listing:

Music for a Sushi Restaurant’

Late Night Talking


As It Was


Little Freak




Keep Driving



Love of My Life