There's loads of great music, TV, movies and sport coming up in September, and as usual, we've got the rundown of all this month's highlights...
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There’s only one catch: you have to decide which one to go with. And with so much cool stuff on the horizon, that’s a tough choice. To help make things a little bit easier, we’ve pulled together highlights from each, so you can figure out what you can’t afford to miss out on.
And this month we’re kicking things off with Spotify. Why? Simple: with our Red Value Bundles you can get up to 24 months’ access to the streaming giant’s ever-expanding music catalogue, saving you up to £239.76 in subscription costs! And that’s better than any other network’s music offering, EE’s included…
September is a massive month for new albums, and that’s great news for music fans with a Spotify Premium account. So where to start? Well, let’s kick off with one that’s already landed: James Vincent McMorrow’s new album ‘We Move’ hit Spotify earlier this week (on 2 September), and is a must-listen for fans of his unique mix of laid-back falsetto vocals and gentle electro goodness.
Then, on 9 September, ‘Wild World’ by Bastille drops – the band’s second proper studio album. In a recent interview with the Independent, singer Dan Smith says of Wild World that it “flows like a mixtape and has different quotes from films and documentaries and jumps around in styles a lot.” We can’t wait.
Further down the line there are also new album releases from the likes of M.I.A, Of Mice And Men, Pixies and Bon Iver, the latter of which already has two new tracks available to stream. Check out (the incomprehensibly titled) ‘22 (OVER S∞∞N)’ below:
NOW TV Entertainment
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So what’s hot in September? The main thing on the horizon for fans of big budget, water cooler drama will be the return of The Walking Dead next month. But what if you’ve not caught up? Fear not; there’s still time to do just that – even while a fresh set of zoms is currently shuffling into view. That’s because NOW TV Entertainment currently has every episode from seasons 1-6 available to stream – that’s a whopping 83 episodes of frantic apocalyptic action to soak up.
Beyond that there’s a ream of other standout dramas to get stuck into, with big hitters like Outcast, Nashville, and James Franco’s time-travelling epic ‘11.22.63’ all available to burn through at your leisure.
Sky Sports Mobile TV gifts on-the-go access to Sky Sports 1 and 2, which means football fans can catch all the action from the newly-blooming 2016/17 Premier League, as well as the rest of the world’s biggest sporting fixtures.
The first half of September is a big one for footie fans, with a huge derby in the north as Manchester Utd and Manchester City square off at old Trafford on 10 Sept. United won 1-0 the last time they faced their hometown rivals, but it’s always been a famously close match.
Other big games on the calendar include Chelsea vs Liverpool on 16 September and Arsenal vs Chelsea on 24 September, among 31 other Premier League matches throughout the month.
Not into the beautiful game? Sky Sports is also host to world class cricket, golf, F1 and rugby throughout the month. So what’s on? Well, England’s cricketers face Pakistan in the ODI Series on 1 September, for one – the same day the Omega European Masters tees off four days of glorious top flight golf.
There’s more golf later in the month, too, with the Ryder cup starting on 30 September at the Hazeltine course in Minnesota. Europe has won the faceoff three times running now, so the US team, headed up by Davis Love, will be looking for revenge.
And speaking of all things American: the new NFL season kicks off on 8 September as the Denver Broncos, this year’s Super Bowl champs, play host to the Carolina Panthers. Sky Sports is the UK home of the NFL, so be sure to stay tuned as the season progresses.
Remember, sports fans: if you’ve got your Sky Sports Mobile TV entertainment pack on your Red Value Bundle but you need more a little bit more, we’re here to help. You can get access to Sky Sports 3, 4, 5 and F1 channels from your phone for just £5 a month, which means you don’t have to miss a second of the action. Click here for more info.
And finally, as an addition to our top entertainment partners, there’s always Netflix – the online streaming giant with an ever-expanding catalogue of award-winning homegrown shows and awesome movies.
September on Netflix is all about the return of one such original show: Narcos. The much-anticipated second season of the gritty Colombian drug drama landed earlier this week (2 September), meaning fans of Pablo Escobar’s gritty exploits can get stuck into all 10 episodes right now. Forgotten what’s happened in season one? Read our full recap here.
And later on in the month, on 30 September, Netflix’ amazing collaboration with Marvel continues with the arrival of the standalone Luke Cage series. We’ll have lots more on that here on Vodafone Social soon, so stay tuned!
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