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

APASIONATA Germany: Munich (Olympiahalle) Jan. 8.

O2 CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR featuring Rhydian Roberts, Ruthie Henshall, more U.K.: London (O2 Arena) Dec. 23.

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

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

LATITUDE FESTIVAL acts to be announced. 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: Frankenthal (Congress Forum) Jan. 1, Mannheim (Kulturhaus) Jan. 20.

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

PANTOMIMES The following pantomimes — m Musical-comedy theater productions traditionally performed during the holiday season: U.K.: Cambridge (Arts Theatre) “Aladdin,” through Jan. 16, Harrogate (Harrogate Theatre) “Dick Whittington” through Jan. 15, Leeds (Grand Theatre) “The Adventures of Pinocchio” Dec. 17-31, Oxford (Playhouse) “Cinderella” through Jan. 16, Bury St. Edmunds (Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds) “Mother Goose” through January, Norwich (Theatre Royal Norwich) “Jack and the Beanstalk,” through Jan. 16, York (Theatre Royal) “Jack and the Beanstalk” through Jan. 29.

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

SCHWANENSEE (Russian ballet) Germany: Mannheim (Rosengarten) Dec. 27.

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

THE BLUES BROTHERS MUSICAL Germany: Mannheim (Rosengarten) Dec. 25, Freiburg (Konzerthaus) Jan. 4, Stuttgart (Liederhalle) Jan. 5.

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.

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