Bauer Media has today launched their new magazine title “Planet Rock”, an extension of the UK’s successful commercial radio and live events brand. Mags Direct, as a partner of Bauer, have a huge stock ready to post out, as always free postage in the UK!
Issue 1 features a mirrored and embossed collectors’ cover, and celebrates the remarkable rise of Motörhead via a gargantuan 17-page cover story which includes eye-witness accounts and a new interview with legendary guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke.
As a magazine, Planet Rock will combine the editorial depth, bespoke design – art edited by Russell Moorcroft, a member of the award-winning MOJO team – and collectibility of Bauer’s market-leading music title, MOJO, with the humour, insight and passion of the Planet Rock brand. The title will be aimed at 30-50 year old music-lovers, and will add context to Planet Rock’s on-air programming and bring some of its key franchises to life. A key focus is to ensure that the brand supports artists on-air, on-line, via events and in print, which will also create a unique opportunity for those acts and their labels to reach Planet Rock’s unique audience which stretches to over a million ardent rock fans.
Commenting on the launch, Ric Blaxill, music and content director of Bauer Radio, said: “As Planet Rock continues growing audience on-air, on-line, on mobile and on social, to be able to now launch a high quality Planet Rock magazine is a truly exciting development for the station. It gives the brand a new and strong platform for listeners to enjoy our content, get more insight into the station, the artists we play and our presenters. And as well as supporting rock music even more, it gives us a great chance to push our station mantra of ‘converting the unconverted’ even further!”
Phil Alexander editor in chief of MOJO, Q, Kerrang! and Planet Rock, added: “The idea for Planet Rock Magazine came last year when Ric and I were talking about the incredible community of fans that listen to Planet Rock. We got excited about creating a magazine that reflected how they use and discover music, and which also reflected their conversations. That’s how we ended up shaping Planet Rock magazine: by listening to that community and creating a magazine for rock fans like us, featuring the artists that we all love. We hope they’ll enjoy what we’ve come up with.”
Mags Direct are privileged to have Haymarket as a partner, who are the publishers of the official FA Cup programmes. We are now able to put the 2017 Emirates FA Cup programmes up for pre-order, to allow fans who wish to own a piece of footballing memorabilia to receive a pristine copy. If you are an Arsenal or Chelsea fan who cannot make the game, we are one of the only official sources of the footy programme outside of the stadium on the day. We also do NOT charge postage, and the price is exactly the same as you’d pay on the day (£10), not inflated Ebay prices!
Get your FA Cup programme here, and if you missed them, we also have the official Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea, and the Arsenal vs Manchester City semi-final programmes for sale at just £5. Check out our sports programmes section where we also have the 2016 cup final programme!
2017 Emirates FA Cup Final Info
Fans’ ticketing allocations for the Emirates FA Cup Final will remain consistent with 2016. Last season The FA took the step of increasing the allocation of the two clubs competing in the Emirates FA Cup Final to approximately 28,000 fans each, equivalent to 80 per cent of the available seating.
Tickets are priced at £45, £65, £85 and £115 for adults. A concessions policy in conjunction with the competing clubs will apply for the match.
The stadium ends have also been allocated for both fixtures. Following the agreement of both clubs, Arsenal fans will occupy the east end of Wembley Stadium whilst Chelsea will be in the west end.
Despite Chelsea qualifying for the final first, Arsenal are designated as the “home” team as they come first alphabetically in The FA’s register. Arsenal will be appearing a record 20th FA Cup Final and would be looking to regain the record for most FA Cup wins by winning their thirteenth in this match. Manager Arsène Wenger also jointly holds the record as the most successful manager in the FA Cup having won it six times previously. Chelsea had won the FA Cup four times since 2003. The match is a repeat of the 2002 FA Cup Final, where Arsenal won 2–0 due to goals from Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg.
Once a year BBC Gardeners World releases a very special issue – the May issue featuring their “2 for 1” card, which usually sells out due to it being such a great offer.
We have worked with the publishers Immediate Media to ensure we have a huge stock – and they are available to buy NOW, shipping worldwide.
Enjoy huge savings at over 400 gardens
Whether you’re planning days out or a holiday, your exclusive BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 Entry Card will make you substantial savings on entrance fees at magnificent gardens throughout Great Britain and Ireland. This year we’ve packed 417 gardens into the biggest-ever guide. The 2017 guide features 34 gardens participating in the scheme for the first time, giving you even more great days out.
We’re now making the 2-for-1 guide available to browse online, but don’t forget – to claim your 2-for-1 entry you’ll need a card. Your 2-for-1 card is available with the May 2017 issue of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, available in the shops on Tuesday 25 April. Alternatively, you can order your copy online.
You’ll find just a selection of the 2-for-1 savings to be made on the Gardeners World site here.
How to use your 2-for-1 card
- Check the garden opening times before you set off, to make sure your card is valid on the day of your visit
- Present your entry card at the garden to receive your discount
- Keep your 2017 card in a safe place – you can use it until Thursday 12 April, 2018
These are the classic car magazines with the most drive and the best staying power. Let’s stay on cruise control as we wheel out the most road-worthy titles…
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Following on from our partnership with Haymarket Publishing who produce fantastic programmes for many official sporting events and teams (including the FA Cup programme), we are very pleased to announce we will be receiving stock of the programme for the coming Natwest T20 Blast finals at Edgbaston.
We now know the four semi-finalists who will duke it out on Finals Day;
The Notts Outlaws booked their place with a crushing win over the Essex Eagles, while the Northants Steelbacks dominated Middlesex to book their place at Edgbaston.
There was an upset as Durham Jets turned over Gloucestershire, who topped the South Group, while Yorkshire Vikings being the last team to progress after defeating Glamorgan, to make it an all North Group Finals Day.
Finals Day takes place on the August 20th, in front of a sold out Edgbaston crowd.
If you cannot make the day, we are the only official suppliers of the programme, and you can order your copy from us now! We will be posting them out after the finals weekend, due to them only being printed just before the event!
Here is the semi-final draw:
Notts Outlaws v Northants Steelbacks 1100 BST
Durham Jets v Yorkshire Vikings 1430 BST
Notts Outlaws v Northants Steelbacks
Notts Outlaws have never lost a game to Northants Steelbacks and they are currently 4 from 4 in the form book. This is the third time the Notts Outlaws have qualified for Finals Day, although they have lost out in both previous attempts to Leicestershire Foxes and Somerset.
The Steelbacks have now qualified for the Finals Day three times in the last four seasons. Previously, they qualified in 2013 and 2015.
The Steelbacks won their last two semi-finals in the NatWest T20 Blast and both times they did so chasing. Notts Outlaws have nine wins on the trot ahead of the semi-final. On the other hand, Northants have seen defeat in four out of their last six games.
Durham Jets v Yorkshire Vikings
In the matches between Durham Jets and Yorkshire Vikings, each team has won an alternate fixture in the last six games. The most recent encounter was won by Yorkshire Vikings. Between 2005 and 2007, Yorkshire Vikings won five games in a row against Durham Jets. However, since then they have failed to record back-to-back wins.
Durham Jets have reached Finals Day for the second time. Previously, in 2008, they lost to Middlesex in the semi-final. Similarly, Yorkshire Vikings have also reached the semi-finals for the second time. The last time, they lost to Hampshire in the final. Ten out of the last 11 games involving Yorkshire has seen the side batting first win.
Out of these games, Yorkshire Vikings have won eight games. At Edgbaston, Yorkshire have lost both of their T20 matches. Similarly, Durham have seen defeat in three out of their four games at this venue.
Our stock of crafting magazines has really expanded in the last month or two, and sales craftshow that you really appreciate that fact!
Crafts such as home sewing, quilting, cross stitching, knitting and papercrafts are as popular as ever, and we know that quality crafting titles are in big demand.
Many issues are selling out, and we are responding by ordering in more stock, as we love to hold back-issues for our customers to be able to order when they cannot find them anywhere else.
Super-star titles in the past couple of months have been;
Crafter’s Inspiration – a big bumper pack of free goodies with a magazine containing 70 projects to make. The pack goodies is worth around £50, and includes leaf dies & vine embossing folder, coordinating stamp set, papercraft CD & Sheena Douglass tutorials DVD. Everything you need to be inspired to make Halloween and Christmas cards and much more!
Sew Inspired – this is absolutely flying at at the moment. Many crafters have been inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee, and this magazine captures the spirit of that sewing movement! Put together by sewing author and TV presenter Debbie Shore – you’ll never be short of inspiration! We are increasing our order for future issues to meet your demand.
Simply Crochet – crochet is riding a real boom in popularity, just as knitting is. This great magazine is full of creative ideas for anyone who loves – or would love to learn – crochet. Full of patterns to make, it’s great for yourself or as a gift.
Todays Quilter – The back issues are selling out quick of this mega-popular title. You only have to touch this magazine to know it’s a quality title. Written by some of the real experts of the field, every issue is packed full of projects for intermediate to experienced quilters, beautifully inspiring photography, in-depth technique features, a ‘block of the month’, interviews with the biggest designers, news and events from the quilting world. We are increasing our order for future issues to meet your demand.
Mollie Makes – this is a fantastic magazine for the summer holidays, full of projects in every imaginable crafting style. It’s a great magazine for creative people, who may already be familiar with some crafting techniques, but want to learn what else is out there.
The Knitter – this classy magazine is for the confident knitter who are looking for beautiful, original patterns from the world’s best designers. One of our highest quality titles, it’s a real joy to turn the pages. It has just celebrated it’s 100th issue with a special supplement.
With the 2016 Tour de France starting next month, we are once again proud to be able to stock an official sporting programme. The official Tour de France programme details every team and rider, and the special box comes with lots of extra goodies;
- Deluxe art prints: Tour Icons
- Official fold-out route map
- The Cycling Anthology
- Giant Stages Wall Chart
Mags Direct are proud to be able to sponsor one of its own staff, ‘Loz’ Hoefling, as he drives around Europe in a 10 country, 2,500 mile, 4 day rally in cars bought for less than £500 – hense the “rust bucket” aspect. Although looking at the BMW Loz has got for the event, we’re not 100% that’s an apt description!
This adventure is all in aid of a charity called ‘Ups n Downs’ who support children with Downs Syndrome in Northamptonshire, one of them being Loz’s own little brother Charlie.
Loz is our finance man, so he’s good with numbers – hopefully that will be a skill needed as he counts up the sponsorship money!
If you would like to support this worthy cause, you can of course donate using this link – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LaurenceHoefling.