It’s about to get a little bit Bizzle

WITH two V Festival fixtures in their sights next month Sheffield’s globe-trotting Arctic Monkeys release The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala as the second single from their Suck It And See fourth album.

WITH 15 acts on the card the Bigga Fish Tour – which lands at Sheffield’s 02 Academy tomorrow – has no doubt proved a logistic challenge for promoters.

MOBO Award winner Lethal Bizzle, pictured right, heads up a list of UK hip-hop, grime and R&B names that includes recent Devlin touring buddy Ghetts, Brum lyricist RoxXxan, Dot Rotten, Political Peak and Lady Leshurr.

Lethal is working on his fourth album for release later this year following hits with Pow 2011 and Mind Spinning.

Guvna B is a Christan artist. “As a gospel artist, it’s a privilege to be on a tour like this and to be able to bring Gospel music outside of the church where it’s needed,” he says.

After establishing the largest street team in London for the past 12 years, Bigga Fish has partnered with Vinspired to roll out the National Street Team Leadership Programme to train and develop 220 14 to 18-year-old event managers in Sheffield, Bristol, Manchester and the capital.

Chair chaps unleash Hellcat

WITH two V Festival fixtures in their sights next month Sheffield’s globe-trotting Arctic Monkeys release The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala as the second single from their Suck It And See fourth album.

The follow-up to Don’t Sit Down Because I Loved Your Chair is out on August 15 amid a busy summer that has included festival headliners at iTunes, T In The Park and Oxegen so far and is book-ended by an arena tour from October. They top V’s pile on August 20 and 21.

Lion is on its fest behaviour

MOST of Sheffield may have only just recovered from three days of festival frolics but suburban Sheffield pub The White Lion is hosting a beer and music venture beginning tonight.

This gem of a watering hole at Heeley will not only have free live music in the form of 3FB tonight, Bad Penny, pictured above, on Saturday and Beatles tribute band Johnny And The Moon Dogs on Sunday, your hosts will be serving up some gratis snap.

“I will be supplying free food consisting of sandwiches and pork pies on all three days being served at 3pm, 6pm and 9pm,” says generous host Danny Grayson who has lined up 13 cask ales as well as ciders, lagers and freebie festival t-shirts, plus other goodies and free raffles.