If you are reading this in January 2013 it means that the warnings of mayhem and cataclysm were simply untrue. Sorry to disappoint those student doomsdayers that were stockpiling hobnobs and ample supply of beer in their rooms. So looking ahead, what can we look forward to in the year 2013? This article will look at the rejuvenation of talent in the music and film industries whilst also looking at gaming and lifestyle that will be with us in the New Year.
- Quvenzhane Wallis, actress
Well you might be asking yourself, who on earth is she? Well this 8 year old actress is incomprehensibly talented. Quvenzhane Wallis was just five years old when she auditioned for the low-budget critically-acclaimed film Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012). I was blown away by her intelligent, energetic and moving performance; this little actress is tipped to receive an Oscar making her the youngest Best Actress ever to receive the honour. You don’t know her now… but you will when she stars next to Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch next year.
- Willy Moon, musician
So it was a whole year ago when I heard Willy Moon’s I Wanna Be Your Man. I remember there being 618 views on this video with 64 likes on his Facebook page, fast-forward to now just under a million views and 20,000 likes and now this guy is being paraded by Apple’s iPod adverts. His hip-hop 50’s swing will be coming to a town near you when he starts touring this March.
- Tomb Raider & Grand Theft Auto V, Games
Lads, lend me your ears! Two of the most iconic gaming franchises are back next year. Enough said. Yet I refuse to get excited about Fifa 19 (I’ll still buy it though).
- Alt-J, Band
An awesome wave released earlier in May, went very much unnoticed in the media… A shame really, as for six months many Britons were strangely unaware of this smart euphoric indie sound. Their 2013 UK tour is imminent so get buying.
I do feel however obliged to mention other artists emerging in 2013: Jake Bugg, Angel Haze, The Strypes, Japandroids to name a few.
- One Direction, Concert
I really don’t understand the preoccupation and inebriation that fan girls and boys have for this band but I thought it would be helpful for those in the Toon to know what to look forward to in the New Year in terms of concerts and events. So visit the Newcastle & Gateshead websites for more to find your type of event.
There will be a lot to look forward to in 2013 and you will be informed of them all. These are only small titbits of up and coming people and what we can expect from them but there is a world brimming with talent, prospects of new technologies and trends that will shape this New Year and many more years to come.