Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Unthank : Smith

Unthank: Smith are Rachel Unthank (The Unthanks) and Paul Smith (Maximo Park).

Peaness

Chester-based grunge-pop trio.

The Gathering

One day festival celebrating the best music, culture, food & drink from the Highlands & Scotland. The 2023 lineup includes Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Talisk, Torridon, Ho-Ro, Hannan Rarity and Beinn Lee, plus many more.

Big D & the Kids Table

Ska and punk and everything else from Massachusetts.

Easter Wonderland (Doors)

Join Centre Stage Productions at the Point Events Venue this Easter at the Alice in Wonderland Experience…

The Electric Swing Circus

Speakeasy-style swing with electrobeats.

Headshrinkers

Headshrinkers infuse the vulnerability of veracious poetry, backed by confrontational punk riffs and 60's jangly guitars. Taking influence from the likes of Joy Division, The Jam and The Stone Roses, they amalgamate these influences to create a whole new cacophony of sound.

Counterflows

Four days of live music from some of the most interesting artists working on the fringes today. This will be the 11th live iteration of the festival, featuring an international programme of performances, new projects, collaborations and commissions, club nights, hang-outs, discussions and more.

bbno$

Canadian rapper, singer and songwriter from Vancouver. He's pronounced "Baby no money".

Camden Rocks

All-night alt.rock bonanza.

Cassels

Punk rock band duo from Chipping Norton.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers returns with its trademark vitality.

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Interactive science show for the whole family, wherein Morgan and West conduct real experiments before the audience.

Sara Pascoe: Success Story

Sara decided she wanted to be famous at 14 years old. Since then, she has auditioned for Barrymore, scared Pete Burns and ruined Hugh Grant’s birthday – but look at her now… (please look, she needs you to look. And clap. And laugh. And then clap again).

The Hanging Stars

Blending folk pastoralism with swampy 60s Americana, The Hanging Stars sound like the missing link between the California desert sun and the grey skies of London Town. The album was recorded between LA, Nashville and Walthamstow, with each of these vastly different places leaving an indelible mark on the songs. Their…

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

The Edinburgh International Harp Festival (EIHF) returns for its 42nd year, showcasing an eclectic array of harp talent from across the globe.This popular annual gathering re-affirms Edinburgh’s status as a world-class centre for harping. Renowned musicians will come together to entertain, inspire and educate through a…

Jozef Van Wissem

Jozef van Wissem (born 1962 in Maastricht) is a Dutch minimalist composer and lute player.

Mandarin Bookbug

Fun, friendly sessions of Mandarin stories and songs for pre-school children and their families and carers. You don’t have to be a Mandarin speaker to enjoy the session, it’s a great opportunity to spend some time with your little one and learn something new together.

Tarren

Tarren is an ambassador for high quality, English Folk music. Through the incorporation of minimalist musical forms into traditional-inspired material, Tarren is producing music that draws the listener in, weaving intricate themes throughout tunes and songs that have the pulse of English music at its heart. Tarren is made…

Black Honey

Indie rock from the Brighton guitar band.

The Bonnevilles

Belfast based punk blues duo.

Macklemore

Seattle-born rapper

Altın Gün

Amsterdam-based Altın Gün are essential interpreters of the Anatolian rock and folk legacy and a leading voice in the emergent global psych-rock scene. They already made a name for themselves, especially in mainland Europe, with their hotly tipped 2018 debut album ‘On’, a hugely popular KEXP performance and hundreds of…

Amelia Coburn

BBC Radio Young Folk Awards Nominee, UKE Magazine Best Newcomer winner and now English Folk Expo Mentor Scheme participant, Amelia Coburn is a truly stunning solo performer who bears comparisons to Kate Bush and Nick Drake with beguiling original folk and jazz influenced songs (many of which have received national airplay…

Bethlehem Casuals

Manchester-based seven-piece groove merchants.

Brand New Heavies

Acid jazz and serious funk who gave us 'Midnight at the Oasis'.

It's Not Unusual

It's Not Unusual:the Tribute to Tom Jones Just help yourself to the night out you deserve and let’s really start to live, as we bring you the candy on the shelf you have been waiting for and celebrate the one and only, National Treasure that is Sir Tom Jones. Guaranteed to be loved by everyone – this time this crazy love…

The Lindisfarne Story

Former Lindisfarne members Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell perform the songs of the folk-rock band, with stories of its history.

The Undercover Hippy

Folk, hip hop and reggae singer-songwriter from Bristol.

Sad Cafe

Sad Café are an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1976, who achieved their peak of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for the UK Top 40 singles "Every Day Hurts", "Strange Little Girl", "My Oh My" and "I'm in Love Again", the first of which was their biggest hit, reaching number 3 in…

Your Aunt Fanny: Muff Said

Your Aunt Fanny Your Aunt Fanny are an all-womxn theatre company from the North East of England. Muff Said is their latest offering, a comedy sketch show that vividly captures a night out on the town with your wildest, oldest, filthiest friend. We will pull your leg then pat you on the back just like any trusty friendship…

MuddiBrooke

Alt-Rock/Grunge, female trio from Derby, UK

Wargasm

Nu-metal-loving, riot-grrrl-spirited U.K. duo.

XSLF

Reuniting Henry Cluney and Jim Reilly after more than 30 years, the ex-Still Little Fingers guys play all the punk hits.

Hay Festival

Internationally renowned writers come together for a 10-day event to share ideas, and enjoy stories, music, film and more with the arts loving public.

Grand National

The Grand National is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar, not just in England but across the world. It’s therefore exceptionally well attended and tickets sell out fast. Get your Grand National Tickets to ensure you don’t miss out on the action. The 2023 Randox Grand National Festival will take place from…

Wide Days

Scotland's annual music convention, featuring live performances, workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Band of Skulls

Southampton alt.rocker trio who scored big when 'Friends' was included on the Twilight soundtrack.

Conjurer

The future of British Metal lies in safe hands with Conjurer, who announce their long-awaited new album Páthos, to be released 1st July 2022 via Nuclear Blast. Páthos is not an album for the half-hearted or faint-hearted. Elements of sludge, death, doom, black metal and hardcore influences clash and collide throughout…

Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

The Britain's Got Talent finalist returns with a new hour of observational comedy, reflecting on the hellish year of 2020 and how he made lemonade out of lemons.

The Hara

Pop trio from Lancashire.

Hatful of Rain

Hatful of Rain, an acoustic music group from Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England, perform original material that combines English folk sounds with harmony singing and American bluegrass music.

His Lordship

His Lordship emerged from lockdown in a blaze of boredom and frustration late last summer and promptly blew the roof off the main stage at Red Rooster Festival then The Moth Club in London a few days later. The new project from guitarist James Walbourne (The Pretenders, The Pogues, The Rails) and Kristoffer Sonne (The…

Icarus

Techno and house duo from Bristol, Tom and Ian Griffiths, aka Icarus.

The Montagues

Chester Live are delighted to be working with Telfords Warehouse again in 2020. On Friday 19th June 2020 we welcome The Montagues to headline the venue. The Montagues are a four piece alt rock/indie band hailing from the North Wales coast. Since forming in late 2018 the band have been busy writing and recording at Orange…

Rival Sons

LA blues rockers who 'advocate veganism and spirituality along with classic rock'.

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

Immersive monster trucks experience.

Off The Rails Comedy Club

A selection of comedians served up fresh and champing at the bit to make you laugh.

Sona Jobarteh

Kora virtuoso from the prestigious West African Jobarteh Griot family.

Willie Nile Band

Folk rock with Willie Nile and mates.