There's loads of great music, TV, movies and sport coming up in August, and as usual, we've got the rundown of all this month's highlights...
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All you need to do is select which subscription you think you’d love most to enjoy all the benefits – but with so many great tunes, shows and matches on offer, how do you choose? Here’s a few of August’s highlights to make your decision that little bit easier. What’s new this month in the land of entertainment? Let’s find out…
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This month’s must see is Nashville, which returns for its fourth season on Sky Living on 25 August. The series centres on the tumultuous lives and relationships of a slew of fictitious country and western superstars, and (without spoiling anything) anyone who knows how season three ended will no doubt have these new episodes in their calendar already. The big question on everyone’s lips: who flatlined at the end of series 3?
Flatlining aside, you can expect the usual romance, drama, and catchy, top-tapping country music from Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), and Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten).
And that’s aside from over 250 other on-demand Box Sets available to stream wherever you are!
Sky Sports Mobile TV
There’s only one thing on every sports fan’s calendar this month; 13 August marks the start of another exciting Premier League season.
That means there’s not long left to wait before we can fly our flags, don our team’s latest kit and head to hallowed ground to watch them play. But when you can’t be there in person? There’s always Sky Sports Mobile TV – live, exclusive and on your mobile.
And what better way to launch the league than by watching defending champions and underdogs-come-good Leicester City? Come on you Foxes! The first match sees them square off against and Hull City away, with kick off at 12:30.
Spurs fans, meanwhile, can also tune in on 13 August at 3pm to catch them go head to head with Everton. With Tottenham having fought their way to third place last season they’ll really be looking to get off to a strong three-point start this season, as will both Arsenal and Liverpool, who face each other on the Sunday (14 August). Monday night football on 15 August rounds off a strong opening weekend, as West Ham and Chelsea kick off their respective seasons.
But all that’s just the start of a long, glorious season of football ahead, which means couldn’t be in a better position with Sky Sports Mobile TV.
If you prefer your mobile entertainment piped directly into your lugholes, Spotify Premium is the obvious choice.
Its curated and user-made playlists, pioneering features like Spotify Running and its millions of tracks make it a one-stop-shop for music moguls.
And there’s a raft of top new releases this month to add to that already stellar catalogue. There are big hip hop rumblings coming from the other side of the pond, for example. 5 August sees the release of Dinosaur Jr.’s newest album ‘Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not’, while hip hip legends De La Soul’s latest, entitled ‘And The Anonymous Nobody’, will drop on 26 August.
The album is notable for being crowd-funded on Kickstarter, where Soul managed to raise over $600,000 from fans hungry for a new LP. It’ll feature guest appearances from Damon Albarn, Snoop Dogg and Usher.
If all of that delicious entertainment wasn’t enough and you’re still hungry for more screen time, there’s always Netflix.
Netflix has a mighty selection of award-winning original content that you won’t find anywhere else (such as Orange Is the New Black, Marvel’s Daredevil, and House of Cards) as well as shed loads of other movies and box sets.
Making its debut on Netflix 12 August is The Get Down, a musical drama following the lives of a 1970s gang living in the Bronx in NYC. It’s been created by Baz Luhrmann – he of Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby fame – so you can expect top notch visual flair and some creative song and dance numbers. And, as with any coming-of-age story, you can also expect lots of love, lies, trouble and strife. Check out the trailer here:
Also released on the same day is the much more family-friendly Project MC2, in which teenage spy McKeyla teams up with three other super-smart girls to become a secret agent team tasked with saving the world – in between classes, of course. Check out the trailer here:
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