The few weeks coming up to Christmas and afterwards into the New Year promise to be a busy and entertaining few weeks especially when it comes to the imminent music and sporting events that will be showing in London’s Wembley arena close to our Crown Moran Hotel base in Cricklewood, and no we are not talking about X-factor finals.
With the end of the year in sight many of the countries top artists are finishing their years’ tour in the last few weeks of December. And it was no surprise last Friday and Saturday night, when Wembley Arena played host to two perennial legends of British music, Paul Weller and Status Quo, both of whom needed very little introduction to music fans of all ages having produced between them some of the most iconic songs of the last 40 years.
Last weekends highlights began with the modfather of rock Paul Weller of The Jam and Style Council fame playing the last leg of his 2010 tour in style at Wembley arena last Friday night on December the 9th. And on the following evening Saturday the 10th , it was the turn of evergreen 70’s boogie rock stadium fillers Status Quo to take over the music legends theme when they played another of their many entertaining live shows in Wembley.
After last weekends extravaganza of old-school rock brilliance, showing the young generation there’s much more to music than what we see on mainstream tv, Wembley will continue to rock and carry on the classics theme. For on this upcoming Saturday the 18th December, Wembley will be transformed into an interactive and stunning setting as it stages another famous 1970’s music maker, when the live musical version of Jeff Waynes magnificent “War of the Worlds” takes over the arena in an atmospheric and brilliantly modern take on his haunting 1978 album.
And after all these large concerts leading up to the Christmas holidays, there is much to look forward to in the New Year with the emphasis on sport with the Masters Snooker competition, snookers most prestigious invitation tournament, kicking off the 2011 season at Wembley on Sunday 9th January 2011. This star filled competition will help ring in the first few shots of the new season with some thrilling matches expected from the superstars of snooker.
With concerts from the iconic and consistently brilliant rockers Paul Weller and Status Quo, the thrilling and unique spectacle of the Jeff Wayne acclaimed musical “War of the Worlds” all in December and the start of the snooker season kicking off in style with the first tournament Masters Snooker taking place in January, Wembley arena and the north west area of London is set for an exciting and event filled couple of weeks leading up to and continuing after the festive season, making it an ideal place to visit for some non traditional festive celebrations.