SPECIAL EVENTSABBA THE CONCERT PERFORMED BY ABBAGAIN Germany: Koblenz (Sporthalle Oberwerth) Jan. 20, Sinsheim (Messe) Jan. 21, Karlsruhe (Europahalle) Jan. 22.

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL: featuring System of a Down, Avenged Sevenfold, others U.K.: Castle Donington (Donington Park) June 11-12.

GAUCHO POLO INTERNATIONAL U.K.: London (O2 Arena) Feb. 24.

HIGH VOLTAGE: featuring Judas Priest, more to be announced. U.K.: London (Victoria Park) July 23-24.

LATITUDE FESTIVAL U.K.: Beccles, Suffolk (Henham Park) July 14-17.

LEEDS MUSIC FESTIVAL U.K.: Leeds (Bramham Park) Aug. 26-28.

MATTHEW BOURNE’S “CINDERELLA” (ballet) U.K.: London (Sadler’s Wells) runs through Jan. 23.

MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS Germany: Mannheim (Kulturhaus) Jan. 20.

NATIONAL TV AWARDS U.K.: London (O2 Arena) Jan. 26.

PAUL MCKENNA — I CAN MAKE YOU THIN U.K.: London (Apollo Hammersmith) Feb. 19.

PLANET EARTH — LIVE, Music and film U.K.: London (O2 Arena) July 30.

READING MUSIC FESTIVAL U.K.: Reading (Little Johns Farm) Aug. 26-28.

THE BIG CHILL U.K.: Herfordshire (Eastnor Castle Deer Park) Aug. 4-7.

THE LOST LOVERS BALL U.K.: London (Battersea Power Station) Feb. 10-12.

X FACTOR LIVE 2011 U.K.: London (Wembley Arena) March 5, Manchester (Evening News Arena) March 12, London (O2 Arena) March 19, Nottingham (Nottingham Arena) March 22.

IN THE WINGSItaly: Soldiers Theater (Building 11, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza) presents musical comedy “Godspell,” March 4-20, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. DSN 634-7281 or 044-471-7281, or

Send mail submissions to European Stars and Stripes, Postfach 1980, 67607, Kaiserslautern, Germany; European Stars and Stripes, Attention: Editorial, APO AE 09211; or by e-mail to

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign up to receive a daily email of today's top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign Up Now