Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

The Woore Comedy Club

Up-and-comers, established names, newbies – everything your comedy-loving heart could possibly desire.

Daniel O'Donnell

The man with a thousand jumpers performs a selection of classic hits from his astonishingly successful easy listening records.

Fun Lovin' Criminals

American hip hop and alt rock trio.

Gavin James

The singer-songwriter from Dublin performs pop and acoustic sounds.

Ginger Wildheart

Unpretentious rocking from the Britrock stalwart and Wildhearts frontman.

Mrs Brown Rides Again

Written by and starring BRENDAN O’CARROLL as the beloved “Mammy”, the classic ‘MRS. BROWN RIDES AGAIN’ follows Agnes Brown and her dysfunctional family romp their way through what seems to be the Mammy’s last days at home. After hearing a plot, by her children, to have her put into a home, Agnes decides to prove them…

Peter Hook & the Light

New Order's inimitable bassist fronts his own band to perform NO's back catalogue.

Tommy Fleming

Multi-platinum selling folk and easy listening singer from Ireland.

Bokassa

Norwegian black metal ensemble.

The Enemy

Typically laddish indie three-piece from Coventry who just about get away with their lack of originality with brute passion. The guys are off on a final tour, so this is the last chance to see them.

The Lathums

The fresh-faced foursome, Alex Moore, Scott Contepcion and Ryan Durrans, all 18, and 19-year-old Jonny Cunliffe, are making waves in the musical world with an “alternative sound” developed from a plethora of musical influences.

Mötley Crüde: Mötley Crüe Tribute

Tribute to the LA hard rockers.

The Panopticon Comedy Club

An evening of comedy at the venue where Stan Laurel made his stage debut.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.

Rhoda Dakar's LoTek Four

Ska from The Specials and Bodysnatchers vocalist.

FM

Veteran hard rock quintet.

The Front Bottoms

Delightfully named indie-folk-punk duo from New Jersey.

Chartreuse

Young quartet based in Birmingham who perform ambient dark-pop.

Crowbar

Sludge rock/metal quartet from New Orleans, home of sludge rock.

The Elevators

Blues-rock combo.

Rant

Four of Scotland's finest fiddle players (Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie) come together for a night of vibrant, evocative folk.

John McCusker

Fiddler and multi-instrumentalist McCusker performs with his band.

Peaness

Chester-based grunge-pop trio.

La Villa Strangiato

Tribute to the Canadian progressive and hard rock band Rush.

Tainted Love

Tainted Love - The Ultimate 80s Party

Music at the Multiverse

Well-known Scottish bands, DJs and local talent from Dumfries & Galloway play live over two days at the Charles Jencks’ amazing land-form installation.

Bonobo

Downtempo hip hop and ambient electronica from this LA-based DJ/producer.

The Darkness

The classic rock revivalists return from the wilderness.

Sepultura

Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte.

Never the Bride

Nickki Lamborn fronts this high-energy blues five-piece who are famous for their electric live shows and have supported The Who, ZZ Top and The Pretenders in their time.

Download Festival

Download Festival is the home of rock and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the '80s. The event attracts giants of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the hottest new acts in the world.ight or the Eco Camping. RIP Options are also available for an…

British Lion

Hard rock band formed by Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris.

Black Dyke Band

  • Directed by: Joseph Cullen (cond)

Yorkshire bred brass from the innovative band who have in the past collaborated with the likes of Paul McCartney, Tori Amos, Elton John and The Beatles.

The Movielife

The American rock and pop-punk band reunite.

The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band

Long-serving Bowie tribute act who used to trade under the name Tigers on Vaseline.

The Ruts DC

Punk-rock with reggae influences by the veteran band originally formed in London in 1977 but now re-formed with some original members.

Ryan McMullan

Northern Irish singer-songwriter.

The Coronas

Irish four-piece who have attracted comparisons to The Libertines.

Gilbert O'Sullivan

The big-haired piano man performs from his catalogue of doe-eyed 70s hits.

Slade

The classic rock/pop/glitter band led by founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell (but sadly no Noddy Holder) perform hits including 'Coz I Luv You', 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' and 'Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me'.

Slady

The world's only all-female Slade tribute.

The Unthanks

Eccentric Geordie folk sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank.

Jeramiah Ferrari

We're Jeramiah Ferrari. Its a weird name, and it has a story… ask us at a show and we'll enlighten you. We're a four piece alternative rock/reggae band from the North West of England, who over the years have garnered a solid reputation for our live shows. We've worked to take our music overseas on many occasions, and been…

The Streets

English rap music project led by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Skinner.

Then Jerico

Eighties pop band revisiting their brief heyday with entertaining conviction from frontman Mark Shaw.

YolanDa Brown

Smooth jazz sax from double MOBO award-winning YolanDa Brown who has worked with the Temptations and Jools Holland in the past.

Blue Man Group - Bluevolution World Tour

The theatrical phenomenon returns to the UK bringing its award-winning Bluevolution World Tour. At Blue Man Group, audiences of all ages will rock, laugh and party as three bald and blue characters explore the world and discover music, comedy and surprises at every turn. Blue Man Group’s Bluevolution World Tour will…

Thomas Truax

New York musician who performs using homemade instruments and sound sculptures and claims to be one of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' illegitimate brood.

Andrew Bird - Taken Seriously

After his TV appearance on "The Russell Howard Hour" Andrew supported Russell Howard on his massive national tour including six straight shows at The London Palladium. Everything is taken so seriously now. If it's going to be up to Andrew to point out how ridiculous it all is then he's willing to take that job on. From…

The Ninth Wave

Noise pop four-piece from Glasgow influenced by 80s new wave and goth-pop music.