"It's kind of kicking off," said Radio 1's Matt Edmondson, half an hour into his preamble to the annual Teen Awards that had already seemed to last for three days. "This is amazing, there are pop stars literally everywhere," panted his co-presenter Jameela Jamil, as if she had just clapped eyes on the Virgin Mary and not Jade from Little Mix.
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Friday 05 March 2010
Saturday 13 February 2010
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Hammersmith-born James DeGale makes his London homecoming on Saturday. The 2008 Olympic middleweight champion makes his long-awaited return to the capital a year after turning professional when he meets Matthew Barr in his sixth paid fight at Wembley Arena.
Monday 18 January 2010
Mark Selby produced a stunning comeback at Wembley Arena last night to regain the PokerStars.com Masters title he lost to Ronnie O'Sullivan a year ago. In a thrilling final of high quality, the world No 1 established a lead in the afternoon session that he did not relinquish until Selby won the penultimate frame to take the game into a decider.
Friday 15 January 2010
Ronnie O'Sullivan was again thoroughly underwhelmed with his performance after beating Peter Ebdon 6-3 in their Masters quarter-final at Wembley Arena yesterday afternoon.
Thursday 19 November 2009
Sunday 15 November 2009
McIntyre has at last found his métier: playing arenas where the audience wants to be entertained and non-believers stay away.
Wednesday 07 October 2009
Tuesday 21 April 2009
Monday 19 January 2009
Ronnie O'Sullivan admitted he was a long way from his best after coming through a tough final to beat defending champion Mark Selby and claim The Masters title at Wembley Arena last night.
Tuesday 09 December 2008
"If I pull back this curtain you can see the rest of the venue. It's massive, and at the end of it there's a big picture of Lee Evans." So went Russell Howard's self-deprecating take on a concertinaed Wembley Arena and previous comics who filled the full version. Nevertheless, the gig rounds off a sold-out 70-date tour that has included a number of nights like this where Howard's audience has topped 3,500.
Sunday 07 December 2008
Sunday 26 October 2008
Monday 30 June 2008
Led Zeppelin chose the relative glitz of the O2 Arena for their comeback. But in Wembley Arena's shed of a rock venue, where old-fashioned fans feel more comfortable, Def Leppard are carrying on regardless.
Monday 09 June 2008
Eight years ago, I took my then 12-year-old daughter to see Boyzone for the fourth time. Their songs formed the soundtrack to her pre-pubescent life. Those concerts were fun, apart from the screaming girls with their ear-piercing whistles and huge banners. They were also notable for the number of self-conscious small daughters, with slightly embarrassed mothers in tow, who took a vicarious pleasure from the whole thing and gradually let themselves go as the evening wore on.
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