Tuesday 30 August 2016


FANCY watching the new episodes of Still Game before anyone else?
Jack, Victor and the rest of the Craiglang gang return to our screens for for some brand new Still Game frolics later this year.
The sitcom by ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill which sold out its live shows at the SSE Hydro is schedule for BBC One later in the year.
Now you can watch the episodes from the brand new series in advance as the show records audience laughter tracks. This is your chance to attend the screening and be part of this exclusive audience.
Tickets will be allocated by random draw after you click to apply here
You can register at any time until 5pm on Friday 2 September.
You can apply for a maximum of two tickets per screening and, should you be successful in the random draw you will only receive tickets for one screening.
Good luck!
All information is correct at time of publication.

- Posted with love from Scotland by theShowbizLion.com

Saturday 27 August 2016


IT looks like a collaboration could be on the cards for X Factor's North Weezey rapper Honey G and MOBO winner Stormzy.
Big Honey G aka Anna Georgette Guildford from North London's Harrow stormed the X Factor auditions with her posh rap rendition of Missy Elliot's Work It.
As fans almost broke the Internet after her performance, several contacted Stormzy to tell him about her performance.
Stormzy who was about to take the stage in Reading replied: "Who is Honey G and why do I need to collab with him/her ?"
He was told: "Tune into #XtraFactorLive on @itv2 right now and you will find out..."
Stormzy who was clearly enamoured by what he briefly saw said: "Ok lemme be a judge on your show, maybe not next year but 2018 lets do it... sick drop us an email late 2017/2018 and we'll chop it up, gonna catch up on the show later respect."
Honey G, who shops regularly in Sainsbury's and is a managing director at an IT recruitment company meantime has admitted she never expected to get so much response to her audition.
She said: "I never knew, I never expected to get this point, I never knew what to expect."
To those who thought her performance was fake she added: "There's a lot of haters out there and haters are going to hate. Don't play hate, congratulate. I am about positivity."
The jury is still out given her academic credentials in Linked In.


- Posted with love from Scotland by theShowbizLion.com


Scots X Factor contestant Caitlyn Vanbeck has been compared by Simon Cowell to US hit maker Kelly Clarkson.
In scenes just a few hours away in tonight's X Factor, Caitlyn, 18, from Tranent, outside Edinburgh will wow the X Factor judges with a rendition of Piece By Piece by Kelly Clarkson.
She even manages to make Nicole Scherzinger cry as she tells how she was bullied in her early life.
An emotional Caitlyn said: "Bullies didn't take to my singing."
Simon Cowell recalled at her Edinburgh
audition how he met a young American 15 years ago who later became one of the biggest selling artists on the planet. "That singer was Kelly Clarkson."
Grinning, he told her: "You are the best singer we've heard this season."
Caitlyn, who won Edinburgh's Got Talent several years ago, got past boot camp and reached the six chair challenge in last year's competition but wasn't given much airtime.
This year the hope is that she'll be getting a lot more and with all of Scotland behind her that looks like a distinct probability.

- Posted with love from Scotland by theShowbizLion.com

Friday 26 August 2016


SPICE Girl Mel B showed off her tighter than tight outfit at Edinburgh TV festival as she teased Professor Green about his newly single life.
The star was in cheeky mode as she presented a special edition of lip sync battle for top telly Chiefs at the EICC.
She asked co presenter Prof Green: "How are you these days Prof?"
He replied: "Single" referring to his recent split with Made in Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh.
She then gave him some banter adding: "Yeah right look at you. C'mon how is it really going?"
The Prof replied: "It is going alright really."

Mel who told the showbizlion.com she was wearing "PVC" enjoyed hosting the show admitting that telly execs were crazier than the rest of the population.
She didn't comment on the forthcoming Spice Girl Reunion plans which will see her team up with Emma and Geri for twentieth anniversary celebrations.

- Posted with love from Scotland by theShowbizLion.com

Wednesday 24 August 2016


OUTLANDER producer Ronald D Moore has heaped praise on Scots star Sam Heughan.
Speaking at the Edinburgh TV festival he said: "Sam's great. He takes it all in his stride. I don't think he takes himself too seriously. It's great people have such a response to him."
Ron revealed Sam and the cast will be leaving Scotland to go to the Caribbean.
He explained: "We are working on both third and fourth and seasons and third and fourth books. The third book starts in Scotland and we have a big extended story between Claire and Jamie seperately. And they will take a sea voyage across the Atlantic ending up in Jamaica and the Caribbean and eventually the New World. It'll be a whole new look for the show and a big epic adventure for season three. It'll be fun and there's always something new in the show. I like the fact that each season is different from what went before. It's a big challenge for the production but always something exciting."
Ron who says he not on set enough to have some funny stories about the production also claimed he'd love to drop some Klingons into the historical time travel series.
Asked if he'd add in anything if he were allowed free reign on the show he said: "You know it would be nice if the Klingons turned up every now and again, for sure."
Ron who wrote countless episodes of Star Trek as well as Battlestar Galactica also believes Sci fi allows writers to address contemporary issues in society without scaring viewers.
He said: "If you put these things in a science fiction context, you get a free pass, not just from networks, but from audiences as well, because you are allowing them to think about things in a way that doesn't threaten anybody. If you call them Klingons, it's different than if you call them the Soviets. In Battlestar Galactica, if they are the Cylons it's different than if you are saying it's al-Qaida."
Ronald also revealed that he is working on a Philip K Dick anthology series Electric Dreams. He said: "We are going to write some of the short stories that Dick wrote and there are over a hundred of those. Many of the short stories have not been read and some of them have never been turned into television shows. The idea is each writer will be inspired by a particular film or short story so each writer will realise a different show week after week so it will be like mini movies we are putting on every day."

Extracts of this interview were sold to the Scottish Sun.

- Posted with love from Scotland by theShowbizLion.com

Tuesday 23 August 2016


BIFFY Clyro might be avid football fans but frontman Simon Neil claims they aren't allowed to play the beautiful game any more.
The lads take to the stage for Glasgow Summer Sessions this Saturday and Simon revealed: "We don't play a lot of sports. We're denied playing sports in case we hurt our hands or our fingers. We love playing football but can't really do that in case we stave our fingers and then there's no show so don't ever join a rock band. It's really boring."
The band who can't wait to play Bellahouston Park also say they give so much on stage they've almost collapsed and suffer from great lows when they finish.
Ben said: "Normally we feel great coming off stage then you feel terrible for about half an hour cause all that adrenalin leaves your system and there's no longer people screaming mad being happy in front of you and you think what am I doing with my life? It's sad but it's true and slowly you get over that and we all sit together and have a good time."
Simon added: "Its like PGSD - post gig stress disorder. We're very much in the moment and there are times when you feel you could just collapse on stage it's so emotive and intimate and the music matters so much to us. It really courses through the whole body. The last few gigs I've been in a heap in the back and the boys have had to carry me because I've just been so out of breath and so spent."
Glasgow Summer Sessions also play host to Noel Gallagher this Friday and they want you to feel as safe as a High Flying Bird when you attend the event. To make sure everything goes to plan they've enlisted the help of Sound Boab - a new event information mascot.
Sound Boab wants to ensure that both he and everyone else who will be there is aware of all key information, stays safe and is respectful of the neighbours. Essentially, he’ll be encouraging everyone to be sound. Like him.
Ahead of this week's gigs Glasgow Summer Sessions, Sound Boab will be on hand to offer his fellow gig-goers information and advice on things like travel, being prepared and looking after yourself and others at the gigs.
Here's the first of his tips on this poster.

Tickets are available via www.glasgowsummersessions.com or by calling 08444 999 990 Travel and event information is available at www.glasgowsummersessions.com and by
following @GSSFestival on Twitter.

- Posted with love from Scotland by theShowbizLion.com

Monday 22 August 2016


THE Edinburgh International TV festival rolls into town this week and you're invited.
The fest, brought by YouTube and BT, is normally only open to Telly Big Wigs and a beautiful media crowd, but this year they are throwing open the doors of exclusive showings to punters.
The Filmhouse Cinema has a number of events happening on Wednesday and Thursday from a Sci fi masterclass with Ronald D Moore of Star Trek and Outlander fame to screenings and Q & As with writers like Doug Naylor from Red Dwarf and writer and actor Shane Allen and Kevin Bishop from Porridge. There are also screenings of People Just Do Nothing, Fortitude, The Fall and Poldark and for the first time in TV Festival history, access to see CEO of VICE Shane Smith speak at the MacTaggart, and Sharon Horgan be interviewed by Frankie Boyle in the Alternative MacTaggart.
The TV festival is one of the highlights of theshowbizlion.com Edinburgh festival diary and we love bumping into the colourful characters who attend.
This year stars appearing at the main event include Lee Mack, Russell T Davies, Mel B and Professor Green.

Fancy going? Here's the link for you to get tickets:

To book tickets to see CEO VICE Media Shane Smith deliver this year’s James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, visit the Playhouse Theatre website: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-james-mactaggart-memorial-lecture/edinburgh-playhouse/

To see Sharon Horgan in conversation with Frankie Boyle in this year’s Alternative MacTaggart Lecture, visit the EventBrite website to book your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/frankie-boyle-in-conversation-with-sharon-horgan-tickets-26409302936

From Scotland with Love - theshowbizlion.com

Saturday 20 August 2016


BIG Angie came, saw and conquered Edinburgh - and after breaking the box office she's not ruling out a rerun next year.
Glasgow's Big Darling, the invention of the talented Scot KB Brannigan who is determined to play the SSE Hydro in the not too distant future, dared to shake it all about and escape the relative safety of online as she gave her Guide To The Gallowgate at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The audience who turned up to witness her showcase were in the palm of her hand by the Ibis hotel at Cowgate as she took them through her life story with a few sobs and chuckles along the way.
The show ended with her own song and a message to take some chips n cheese up the road.
Having performed at Glasgow Gay Pride on Glasgow Green, to an audience of 10,000, and amassed a strong online following as well as being hailed by the likes of Fred Macaulay, it won't be the last time we hear from her.
Full of Weegie patter, Big Angie said: "I love all these acts and the handsome men at the Fringe. It's fantastic. We got told the other night we broke the box offices at C Venues.
I saw a good psychic the other day and she says I'll be back next year. The future I s as bright as these lights."

- Posted from theshowbizlion.com with love from Scotland

Wednesday 17 August 2016


A drinks serving robot and Brazilian dancing girls helped Scotland’s bars and pubs celebrate in style at the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards.
The gongs were out in force as Scotland 's longest running licensed trade awards celebrated its twenty first anniversary last night (Tuesday August 16) into the Wee small hours with more than five hundred guests from the trade at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel.

Leith born businessman Kevin Doyle, owner of Edinburgh's Dome, who has over £100 million invested in the licensed trade, picked up the Flow Entrepreneur of the Year award while bars and pubs from around Scotland picked up the accolades, and received a bespoke Glencairn Crystal Trophy.

Joyce Arbuckle, director of sales at The Kingsmill in Inverness picked up the accolade Benromach Award for Success, while Glasgow’s Pot Still scooped the Wee Dram Whisky Bar of The Year.

Six other Glasgow establishments won awards too: Blue Dog's Matthew Ronald and Chris Ryder stealing Disaronno Cocktail Bar of the Year while Bar Bloc+ in Glasgow won Kopparberg Independent Bar of the Year and The Atlantic took the honours of The Wee Guide Best New Bar and Restaurant.

The Ben Nevis in Glasgow was highly commended in The Dram Dog Friendly category.

Loren MacGregor of The Busby Hotel in Glasgow was given the title of Mixxit Bar Apprentice of the Year while Boclair House in Bearsden, owned by Manorview, received the Glencairn Crystal award for Best New Venue.

Rose Woolen and Lewis Jenning of Manorview Hotel and Leisure Group, based in Howwood were also presented with the Bright Signals Social Media Award on the night.

Ayrshire bars also received recognition on the night with Stewarton's The Mill House picking up the BII Customer Service Award and Seamill Hydro in West Kilbride winning the Inverarity Wine By The Glass Award.

And Lanarkshire's Lisini Pub Co was awarded The Family Run Business of the year with Harry Hood, Lisa Wishart and the Lisini team collecting their trophy.

In Dundee, Gallery 48 took the title of Caledonian Brewery Innovative Business of the Year and nearby Kirriemuir bar The Airlie Arms was rewarded with the Tennent's Quality Award.

Speedwell, Old Anchor and The Royal Arch publican brothers Jeff and Jonathan Stewart from Dundee received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Sunday Mail Pub of the Year award also went to Broughty Ferry pub The Anchor and a delighted Jeff Stewart and his team collected their unique mirror prize.

Balquhidder business Mhor 84 celebrated winning Critic's Choice Gastro Pub of the Year and David Taylor and Jemma Anderson of The Wheel Inn in Scone received the Diageo Award for Social Responsibility and Community.

Lochgilphead venue Lord Of The Isles also barked with joy at receiving DRAM Dog Friendly Bar of the Year.

Molson Coors Craft Beer Bar of the Year went to Edinburgh bar Ox 184 and Isle of Arran Distillers awarded Island Bar of the Year to MacGochans of Mull.

Edinburgh cocktail bar Badger & Co was also highly commended in the Disaronno Cocktail Bar of the Year Category.

Four industry personalities were also inducted into the Scottish Licensed Trade HALL OF FAME - David Brown, Kathleen Hood, Alasdair Moore and Caroline Wright.

Said Awards organiser, Susan Young, “It was our 21st anniversary and we certainly managed to celebrate. The winners were voted for by customers and people in the trade, and each and every one deserved their accolades. Congratulations to them all.”

- Posted from Scotland with love - theshowbizlion.com

Tuesday 16 August 2016


HARRY Potter fans will be in their element when a live orchestra accompanies a giant screening of the film at Glasgow's SSE Hydro.
For the first time in the UK, audiences will experience a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history.
CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products teamed up for the UK premiere of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, which will take place next year.
Following on from the UK premiere of the series at the Royal Albert Hall, the tour presented by Senbla featuring Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,™ will kick off in Cardiff, going onto Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds before finishing up in Glasgow.
The tour which is bound to attract t the odd appearance from JK Rowling herself,  will feature a live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
As the conductor creates magic with his wand, audiences will be able to relive the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.
Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series explains, "The Harry Potter film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we introduce for the first time ever an opportunity to experience the award-winning music scores played live by a symphony orchestra, all while the beloved film is simultaneously projected onto the big screen. It will be an unforgettable event.”
Brady Beaubien of CineConcerts and Concert Producer for The Harry Potter Film Concert Series added, “Harry Potter is synonymous with excitement around the entire world and we hope that by performing this incredible music with the full movie, audiences will enjoy returning to this world, and to the many wonderful characters and adventures that inhabit it. “
This series begins with Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone.

Tour Dates:
12 - London Royal Albert Hall
13 - London Royal Albert Hall
14 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
15 - Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
16 - Manchester Arena
18 - Liverpool Echo Arena
19 - Leeds First Direct Arena
21 - Glasgow Secc Hydro Arena

Tickets Prices:
£25 - £65

From Scotland with love from theshowbizlion.com

Monday 15 August 2016


The Fringe is in full swing and one retailer is taking full advantage of the fact by opening up a new store in Scotland's capital.
Performers, as well as punters, always need new clothes and accessories - and the new TK Maxx in Edinburgh is sure to cater for Showbiz types as well as those who are a little less extrovert.
The brand new TK Maxx store is coming to the capital's St Andrew Square on August 18 creating 120 new jobs at the same time.
The new store will be situated on South St David Street and span 1,979 sq metres.
The showbizlion is a big fan of TK's as we like to call it and we recently enjoyed some amazing goodies at a pop up store ahead of the new store launch.
The new central location store  offers big labels and designer gems at up to 60% less than the RRP and at a significant discount to the price on the high street, every single day. for us fashionista types there's a huge selection of fashion, jewellery and accessories for women, men and kids as well as homeware. With several deliveries arriving every week bringing thousands of new items to store, there will always be something new and exciting to discover which means we will always have something to wear to our parties.
TK Maxx told theshowbizlion.com: “We’re very excited to be opening our fifth store in Edinburgh, this time bringing TK Maxx into the centre of the city. TK Maxx is a store that offers a huge choice of great value style for the wardrobe and home interiors all under one roof and all at up to 60% less. With new items arriving each week, it creates the treasure hunt experience our customers love and means they will always find something new, individual and special at a great price.”
If you are interested in applying for a position at the brand new TK Maxx store, please visit
www.tjxeurope.com/careers for further information.

- The Showbizlion.com - With love from Scotland

Sunday 14 August 2016


GUN frontman Dante Gizzi says he's too much of a coward to even learn to drive never mind go on a funfair ride.
The Word Up frontman was with his kids after performing at McEwans Party At The Palace and made a point of spending some dad time with them straight after he came off stage.
He said: "I took them to have a shot of the funfair rides but I avoided it myself.
There no way I'm going to go on all of these rides. I hate that sort of stuff. I don't even drive.
That stuff makes me queezy. I remember doing it once at T in The Park and I threw up but that was cause I had a three quarter bottle of gin."
Jools added: "This was our first Party At The Palace and we were absolutely blown away."
Dante enthused: "Last week we had to cut our set short at Belladrum so we played a bit more here. It's a very family orientated festival but it's also about music lovers and I love the fact people can install that into their children."
The lads have just built a new studio and will soon be working on a new album.
Jools said: "The roof is almost finished and we'll be recording a new record by September and finished this year then ready to go for the start of next year. It will be typical Gun, rocking anthems."

- From Scotland with love from theshowbizlion.com


CHRISTOPHER Biggins fled the heat of London and the aftermath of Celebrity Big Brother by escaping to Scotland on a secret short break with his friends.
The larger than life TV personality apologised publicly after being at the centre of a racism and biphobia row following his time in the Big Brother house.
And straight after exiting the house he packed his case to take a holiday in Glasgow and get away from it all.
Biggins, who was removed from the house last week, was keen to get back to normality as he checked into the plush Hotel Du Vin in the stylish West end on Tuesday.
The hotel has been frequented by everyone from Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake to George Clooney and Simon Cowell.

He visited the neighbouring Hyndland restaurant Epicures for some late lunch before popping into a newsagent across the road to buy some comfort snacks.
Looking bright and breezy in his pink hued jacket he went out drinking for five hours with his his friends.
Returning from his evening out shortly before ten pm he was in a jovial mood as he emerged from the taxi.
His friends laughed: "It's Santa Claus without the beard."
Asked how he felt after exiting the Big Brother house he added: "I've been made a scapegoat. I've been stitched up like a kipper."
Questioned if he was getting abuse on the street he added: "People on the whole have been nice to me thankfully and I love Scotland. I'm very much having a lovely time here with my friends."

It's thought that Biggins then visited Edinburgh to catch up with Lady Colin Campbell who had jumped to is defende following the CBB controversy.
One Fringe enthusiast tweeted: "Super to see lovely @onebiggins, who kindly let me Q-jump at airport yesterday, on way back to @Gildedballoon to @LadyColinCampb show".

- With love from Scotland and Theshowbizlion

Saturday 13 August 2016


SUSAN Boyle claims she can relax with some visits to Scotland's festivals after finishing off her brand new album.
The singer was chilling with friends at McEwans Party At The Palace in Linlithgow when she bumped into The Showbiz Lion.
She said: "I've just completed an album which is due out in November and it's a bit of a surprise. I'm having a whale of a time here. I'm hoping to see the Proclaimers later on. I met them a few years ago and they are nice lads."
She added: "I'm also planning to go to the Fringe to catch a couple more shows there."
Susan normally releases an album to tie in with US Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays and after taking a break last year from the scene fans can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve.

- From the showbizlion.com with love from Scotland

Thursday 11 August 2016


GRAMMY nominated band The Lumineers have helped breathe some extra fire into new Disney film Pete's Dragon.
The US folk group who released their song Scotland in 2013 and have had hits with songs like Ho Hey and Ophelia were chosen by Disney Records alongside artists including Lindsey Stirling and Andrew McMahon and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy for the original soundtrack.
The album features The Lumineers singing Nobody Knows with extra tracks Something Wild and The Dragon Song by their peers.
The original score was composed by multi instrumentalist Daniel Hart (“Tumbledown,” “Comet”) who has worked on everything from The Polyphonic Spree to St. Vincent to his own projects. His upcoming scores also include upcoming FOX TV series The Exorcist.
The movie, directed by David Lowery, tells the story of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. The film which comes out tomorrow stars Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Karl Urban (Star Trek), Oona Laurence (Southpaw) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (Captain America: The Winter Soldier).

The Pete’s Dragon track list in full:

1. “The Dragon Song” Performed by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

2. “Something Wild” Performed by Lindsey Stirling featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

3. “Nobody Knows” Performed by The Lumineers

4. “Something On Your Mind” Performed by St. Vincent

5. “So Long, Marianne” Performed by Leonard Cohen

6. “Gina Anne” Performed by Bosque Brown

7. “An Adventure”

8. “Are You Gonna Eat Me?”

9. “Brown Bunny”

10. “Reverie”

11. “Tree Fort”

12. “North Star”

13. “Bedtime Compass”

14. “Timber”

15. “Breathe”

16. “Gavin Knows What He’s Doing”

17. “You Are Not Alone”

18. “Elliot Gets Lost”

19. “Takedown”

20. “It’ll Be Just Like It Used To Be”

21. “Follow That Dragon”

22. “Elliot at the Bridge”

23. “Abyss”

24. “Go North”

25. “Saying Goodbye”

26. “The Bravest Boy I’ve Ever Met”

27. “The Dragon Song Revisited” Performed by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

28. "Candle On the Water" Performed by Okkervil River

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Monday 8 August 2016


SCOTS rockers Biffy Clyro are offering you a piece of the action in the UK’s first immersive music video using virtual reality technology.
The band have teamed up with tech giant Samsung to make a Virtual Reality video for their new track Flammable and you can take part in it during their gig for Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park on August 27.
The video allows fans to be at the heart of an action packed, epic performance within a giant experiential structure, the specially-created “Hypercube”, which will also be at V, and Bestival.

The three and a half storey high cube allows festivalgoers to feel so incredibly close, they will expect to feel the sweat flying off the trio as they step inside a moment of music history.
Samsung used the latest in VR technology, 360-degree cameras and the Galaxy S7 smartphone to create the ultimate audio-visual VR experience. It is a music video concept which has never been seen before in the UK.
Once inside the Hypercube, up to 50 festival goers at a time can use the Samsung Gear VR headset and instantly find themselves beside frontman/guitarist Simon Neil and his bandmates James Johnston (bass) and drummer Ben Johnston, suspended in a Perspex box above an abandoned warehouse.
As the band begins to play, viewers can experience the explosive buzz as the pyrotechnics and the laser lighting erupt around them and mercilessly target the box from all directions, complementing the rousing riffs and weighty lyrics of the song to get hearts racing and give users the ultimate all round experience.

Simon Neil, lead singer of Biffy Clyro said, “We’ve worked with Ross before and knew he was the right person to capture us live and we’ve always wanted to get involved in VR so we’re really pleased to Samsung have given us this opportunity. It’s great to create such an amazing experience for our fans – the result is awesome.”
Ross Cairns, Creative Director at Samsung comments, “This project was born out of a desire to bring the best parts of live music to an audience so people can feel closer to the band than ever before. Biffy were the perfect partners for this. From inception we focussed on marrying music and technology to appear effortlessly synchronised. We’re delighted to bring the wonders of virtual reality to a generation of music fans in this way and demonstrate how we are empowering people to use technology in a way that allow them to experience the extraordinary. As a brand, we will continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, merging virtual reality with the real world.”
The Samsung Hypercube experience not only gives users an unprecedented first-hand experience of VR, but also gives them an exclusive look at Biffy Clyro’s new video. It is not due to launch publicly until later in the year.

- Posted with love from Scotland

Sunday 7 August 2016


David Coulthard took time out of the fast lane to meet some of Scotland's bravest sick kids and give them a shot of his F1 car.

The racing champ, who has been appearing at the Ignition Festival at Glasgow's SSE Hydro complex took the special pit stop to meet kids from the Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation today.
Amongst the kids who got a chance to speak with the star were little Arran Paterson, 8, who desperately needs a liver transplant.

Arran's dad Derek from Baillieston said: "Arran has had twenty five procedures and it really brightened him up to meet David today. It gives him a wee boost. He has an underlying heart condition and needs a liver transplant and we got the call last week but the match was not suitable for his age and size."

Ben Baikie, 6 from Lenzie has leukaemia and loves racing cars.
Dad John said: "He loves Ferraris big and was so excited to be up so close. Ben had his Ferrari outfit on and David gave him a wee hug too. It takes his mind off things and gives him good memories and happy times."

Grangemouth lad David Carr, 7, who was with his mum Laura also loved the cars.
Laura said: "Carr by name, Car by nature. David likes any type of car from American muscle to Formula One. He can tell you a car just by looking at its front lights."
David was diagnosed with a brain tumour in August 2014 and often gets tired. He was thrilled when David Coulthard asked him about his condition and what his tube was for. He went very quiet because he was in awe."
Charity man Les Hoey said: "We were thrilled David gave us his precious time today. It really helps the kids to have such a great day out."

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