Best small and boutique UK festivals for 2016

Fed up with endless queues for the bar, trekking miles to the campsite and needing binoculars to make out the tiny shapes on stage? For a more satisfying (and cheaper) experience, then a small or boutique festival may be the answer, and luckily there are more than a few to choose from in the UK. …

December gig guide: This month’s must-see live music

Though December is typically brought grinding to a halt by Christmas shopping and lax public transport timetables, the live music touring machine is still in full swing. So here’s a round-up of what we’re looking forward to in the final month of 2015. From aggro rap/punk crossovers to a pop megastar, there’s something to suit …

Gig Guides November 30, 2015

Chvrches announce London and Glasgow shows

Chvrches have revealed details of their biggest headline shows to date, in London and Glasgow. The synth-pop trio, who recently released their second album Every Open Eye, will play London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 31 and a hometown show at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on April 2. Fellow Scots, The Twilight Sad, will provide support for …

Gig Tickets Music News November 27, 2015

Savages announce 2016 UK tour dates

Savages have announced a 2016 world tour that will include eight dates in the UK. The four piece will tour in support of their forthcoming album Adore Life, which will be released on January 22 next year. The tour will kick off shortly after the album release and UK dates will include shows in London, Bexhill, …

Gig Tickets October 28, 2015

12 gigs and tours to get along to this October

With festival season but a distant memory, it’s left to the touring live music machine to grind into gear and get that Autumnal gig season chugging along nicely. That’s exactly what we’re getting in October, which sees bands jumping into their tour vans and embarking on a number of high profile jaunts. Here are our picks …

Gig Guides October 1, 2015

The Libertines announce UK 'club dates' tour

After pushing back the release of their new album and promising a “week of shenanigans”, it seems we may finally know the reason for the delay of The Libertines‘ comeback album Anthems For Doomed Youth. Fresh from headlining last weekend’s Reading and Leeds festivals, the band have announced a handful of (relatively) small gigs. Their first in over …

Gigs Music News September 1, 2015

The best gigs, tours and festivals in August

While it’s safe to say that July is the heavyweight of the festival season, August is still packed to the gunnels with outdoor music events. In fact, the festival scene actually seems to be hogging some of our favourite acts, before they then jet off to embark on American or European tours. So, take this as …

Gig Guides July 31, 2015
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