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Saturday 23rd September

Yorfest w/ The Shires, Badly Drawn Boy, Dreadzone, Jason Manford’s Comedy Club & much more!

YORFEST presents the UK’s No.1 country act THE SHIRES for a special full band headline, festival style concert at York Racecourse on Sat 23rd Sept, alongside a host of other top names including BADLY DRAWN BOY, DREADZONE, CATTLE & CANE, JASON MANFORD’S COMEDY CLUB and many more!

Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes as The Shires formed in 2013 after Earle posted a “There must be a country singer somewhere” message on Facebook seeking a partner, to which Rhodes responded.

2015 debut album Brave became the first UK country act to chart in the Top 10 of the UK Album Charts. The group’s second album, My Universe, became the fastest-selling UK country album in history when it was released in October 2016.

Across their two albums so far Ben and Crissie have had 5 A-list singles at BBC Radio 2 and appeared on a string of high profile TV shows including Graham Norton, BBC Music Awards, Children in Need Rocks and many more. They are to date the most successful UK country music act ever.

Delighted to be presenting them in a unique outdoor environment headlining a packed and diverse bill of incredible music, featuring some of the best local, national and international acts York city has ever seen, all in one glorious afternoon!

In previous years Yorfest has delivered The Lightning Seeds, The Pigeon Detectives, Slow Readers Club, The Sunshine Underground and many more established artists, so be sure to join us in Bustardthorpe Field on The Knavesmire for a truly unforgettable family day out again this summer!

Fans of the enigmatic singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy will be delighted to hear that he’s heading to York for this year’s open air live music spectacular at the city’s Racecourse.

Announced as a special guest to The Shires, 2017’s UK country superstar headliners, Badly Drawn Boy – real name Damon Gough – will be bringing his genius alternative pop to the fields of Yorkshire once again, with yet more lineup surprises on the way.

It was June 2000 when the Mercury Prize-winning, seminal ‘The Hour of the Bewilderbeast’, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of the man himself.

Since then, Badly Drawn has gone on to release four subsequent studio albums, spawning a wave of chart-topping UK indie hits that include the likes of ‘Once Around The Block’, ‘You Were Right’ and the beautiful, melancholic ensemble that is ‘The Shining’.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, Badly Drawn Boy’s soundtrack to the 2002 film About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant, remains one of Badly Drawn Boy’s most critically acclaimed and successful albums (certified Gold in the UK) and spawned two hit singles, ‘Silent Sigh’ and ‘Something To Talk About’.

Opening the main stage at noon on the day will be The Ed Sheeran Experience – whilst you won’t be able to see Ed himself play in th UK until next summer at least, its the next best thing to get the day of to a singalong start. Massive tunes and an authentic experience to boot its a great way to ease into the day!

Dreadzone, formed from the ashes of Big Audio Dynamite will be bringing the electro reggae and dub party vibes later in the day.

Since their inception in 1993 Dreadzone have steadily been releasing underground storms of albums, progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub – mixed as it is with aspects of dance, sublime guitar riffs, folk roots sentiments and breakbeat bass styles – whilst bringing the party to every club, dancehall and field they’ve shown up at. Always blowing audiences away and steadily earning for themselves the best possible reputation as a live act in the process.

A UK exclusive, and a festival debut this summer, is Jason Manfords Comedy Club, which will be housed in a bespoke seated marquee, with three two hour comedy shows throughout the day.

Featuring a rotating line-up across the afternoon and into early evening there’s bound to be something to appeal to the laughter lovers out there, and you’ll still get to see the live stage headliners.

Manford’s Comedy Club was launched by comedian Jason Manford and his brother Colin just over two years ago. The idea was to bring comedians from the UK circuit to small towns and cities across the country for a night of live comedy. The shows feature well-known names on both the comedy and television circuit and are all personally chosen by Jason Manford.

Jason has this to say about Yorfest: “The aim of our pop up shows is to put top quality comedians in front of local audiences at a good price, so when I was approached about bringing a Comedy Stage to the Festival, I jumped at it. We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting and innovative festival and this will be the first major festival for Manfords.”

All in all, over thirty live acts and comedy shows, across four performance areas

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A diverse selection of fine food and drink for sale on site, along with traditional festival fare.

Festival goers can also expect local real ales, a Champagne and Pimms Bar, Prosecco van, Lounge Bar, traditional bars, candy floss, doughnuts, waffle Bar and more, as well as a kids’ play zone, glitter & face painting, various stalls and vintage fairground rides too!

In association with The Great Yorkshire Fringe offers its mailing list members & FB friends exclusive first come first served with comedy ticket options at Yorfest, Sat 23 Sept 2017 held at The Knavesmire, York.

Organisers of Yorfest held on the Knavesmire in York on Sat 23 Sept, have revealed the next wave of acts for this years event.

Ticket: £30 adult // £20 under-16 // £80 family (2 adult + 2 under-16) // under 5s FREE Buy Now
Doors: Gates open noon

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Tuesday 26th September

Blessthefall, Blood Youth, InVisions

One of the most respected frontrunners in the metalcore community, Arizona’s Blessthefall have spent a decade building a strong foundation and a legion of devoted fans.

On latest album ‘To Those Left Behind’, the band created a deeply personal, bold, and dark collection of tracks relating to life, coping, betrayal and revenge. A mindset of various characters with a touch of paranormal activity.

Known for their explosive live show with an impressive touring history that includes runs with As I Lay Dying, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, Asking Alexandria, multiple slots on the Vans Warped Tour and a heavy presence worldwide.

Blessthefall are Beau Bokan (lead vocals), Eric Lambert (guitar), Jared Warth (bass/vocals), Matt Traynor (drums), Elliott Gruenberg (guitar). Don’t hang around for tickets… ON SALE FRIDAY 9am!

Ticket: £14.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14

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Friday 29th September

The Omega Era, Part Time Miserables, Nauseous Skies, Pips

“We are THE OMEGA ERA and we believe in Rock and Roll, we believe that Rock isn’t dead and never will be and we are going to make damn sure you know it isn’t!” Influenced by Foos, Jimmy Eat World & RATM, you may have caught the lads here previously with The Amazons & Glass Caves.

Yeah, we like PART TIME MISERABLES – a bit of dirty old grunge and noise and rock and spunk never did anyone any harm. James Gaffney, Dan Jennings, Henry Willows & Jordan Richardson have already played serious London shows and Europe. Most definitely ONES TO WATCH…

NAUSEOUS SKIES share a passion for early nineties alternative indie, simple British punk melodies and the noise created from contemporary psychedelic bands. Chuck in an emphasis on skuzzy delays and raw guitar feedback blended with metronomic percussion and looping bass and you have the NS sound.

Kicking off proceedings quite splendidly and their Fibbers debut, welcome please PIPS – “…a funk rock medley best viewed through a 1990s style pair of disposable sunglasses”. Take your favourite old CDs, cram into a blender and slurp that mix of Chillis, RATM and all the rest. Chunky riffs, slap, chop and change to keep you on your toes.

Ticket: £5.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Thursday 5th October

This Feeling Alive: The Shimmer Band, Sheafs, Bang Bang Romeo, Blackwaters

Pretty damn special four band bill! Brought to you by and Metropolis Music and THIS FEELING.

THE SHIMMER BAND are “rolling in with the museum of the travelling light, under the rusky dusky neon moon. Radiation in sight, music in flight, echoing around the vast desert… Interweaving skulls and worn out souls a mishmash of riffraff for as far as the brain can see. Come one come all and watch the tigers brawl, stealing honey and examining money and counting down the days till we are human again”… “We’re massive fans of Creation Records and basically every band involved with that label. The fuzz-drenched wall of noise of Jesus And Mary Chain…The multicoloured hazy pop of Super Furry Animals…The ever-evolving boundary-less rock n roll of Primal Scream…The unshakable belief and melody of Oasis”.

“Searing and soulful blues tinged Rock ‘n’ Roll” – NME; such are BANG BANG ROMEO, all atmospheric soundscapes punctuated with powerful, soulful vocal hooks taking the listener on a dark and emotive journey that has seen them labelled a “hard-edged Fleetwood Mac”

Punk rock from Guildford? Yeah, sounds OK to us… BLACKWATERS are influenced by Fidlar / Dead Kennedys / Clash / Jonathan Richman / John Cooper Clarke / Ramones and want you to “Come to our shows, hang out, av’ a beer etc.”

This is going to be v busy; early ticket purchase recommended!

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.00pm
Age: 14

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Friday 6th October

Dragonforce, Power Quest – SOLD OUT!

International metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have revealed details of their forthcoming brand new studio album. ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ will be released via EarMUSIC on May 19th on CD, LP and a special edition CD and DVD.

Pure classic melodic and extreme power metal played with outrageous speed, high octane energy and eye-waveringly complex twin guitar wizardry. Apply imaginative songwriting, fantasy-themed lyrics and flair and it’s no wonder DRAGONFORCE are perennial festival headliners and huge-unit album shifters.

And it’s that retro video game-influenced sound that has made the London based-band, formed in 1999 by guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman, and their arpeggios and quick pitch-bends style, a massive draw worldwide.

For their seventh studio album, DRAGONFORCE have opened up their sound like never before, capturing the fierce, forlorn and fun with both menace and melody.

“I think we have proven that playing fast was something we were good at, so this time I wanted to bring even more diversity into our music.” Fred continues. “It’s great to challenge ourselves instead of staying in a comfort zone, and I really wanted to experiment with Marc’s vocals. I think people are going to be surprised at his brutality!”

You know this is going to sell out pretty sharpish… ON SALE FRI MAR 31 @ 10am!

Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 7th October

UK Foo Fighters

“Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome … Me!” – Dave Grohl

Not many tribute bands get invited on stage to perform with their heroes; and NEVER with one of the biggest rock bands in the world.

UK FOO FIGHTERS TRIBUTE frontman ‘Jay Apperley’ made history in September 2014 at Brighton’s Concorde 2 when he was personally asked on stage by none other than ‘Dave Grohl’ himself to perform ‘White Limo’ with the actual Foo Fighters!

“That was awesome!” – Dave Grohl

(See Dave’s dedication here)

Fans of the UK version have known for years, of course, that rarely has a tribute been performed with such obvious love and passion for the music; and lookalike and soundalike Jay Apperley becomes rock legend ‘Dave Grohl’ both vocally and slinging a guitar.

Their hugely successful UK tour ‘Sonic Motorways’ – a name cleverly derived from the title of the Foo’s new album, saw them sell out shows in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and many more as fans flocked in their thousands to see them last year.

Piling through hit after hit, the band perform set lists containing all the classics – such as ‘Everlong’ and ‘Best of You’ alongside brand new material from the Foo’s new album ‘Sonic Highways’ like ‘Something From Nothing’ and ‘Congregation’.  They absolutely nail the true vibe of a Foo’s live experience, playing all the singles with extra parts and the sing-alongs bits as well.

All performed down to the closest detail making it a truly unmissable show for any Foo Fighters fan.

Always an amazing show here – be sure to catch them live in 2017!

Ticket: £14.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Monday 9th October

Meadowlark, The Bronze, Kymberley Kennedy

Delicate, emotional, powerful songs, delivered beautifully from the minds of two incredible songwriters. MEADOWLARK‘s spine tingling live performances are umissable.

Debut 2015 single ‘Eyes Wide’ in 2015 was featured on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show and was played on ampire Diaries and Made in Chelsea. The guys played Glastonbury, The Great Escape, Paris’ MAMA festival, Dot to Dot and This song also .

Heavy UK touring commenced in 2016 Meadowlark alongside the release of 2nd EP ‘Paraffin’, and then later with their incredibly well received most recent single ‘Headlights’. Alongside this the band had another successful festival season which we are excited to build upon in 2017.

Their summer Bushstock performance received a glowing review from Popped Music who said “their vocals never ever miss a note and you could hear a pin drop”.

With their debut album set for release later this year through Believe Records campaign, 2017 is already shaping up to be the best yet for Meadowlark.

Ticket: £7.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Wednesday 11th October

Inglorious, Wayward Sons

INGLORIOUS – “a young Deep Purple & ‘the future of British rock” (Planet Rock) – we agree! And probably the most exciting classic rock band for bloody years – five young men with a mutual love and respect of the hard rock 70s classics and currently selling out every venue they roll in to.

Yes, the same 70s albums that have inspired generations of musicians and performers are obvious when you listen to the Inglorious debut album mixed by legendary producer Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith / Maiden / Zepp). This is the music they were born to play together – inspired by Purple, Zepp, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith, The Stones, to name but a few.

Formed in February 2014, fronted by Nathan James who made a name for himself with multi-platinum Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. Nathan was looking for like-minded musicians and thought to himself, “Why are those classic albums so awesome?” and realised it was because “the musicians were recording in an organic way; they could track it live and capture amazing energy”.

“Not only in rock but in Motown and even classical they tracked everyone in the room at the same time,” adds Nathan. “The air movement from a bass drum, that same excitement you get when you perform, and that’s exactly how I wanted the album to feel”. Nathan wanted all his fellow musicians in the room at the same time, no click tracks, no auto tune, no overdubs, no compromise!

He continues, “For so long people have been hiding mistakes, singers using auto tune to make them sound perfect, double tracking to make it sound bigger and using click to play in time. There is none of that on this album. This record is about vibe, feeling, excitement, energy and performance of songs we all wrote together. That’s how it came out that day and it will never be exactly the same again. We captured a series of moments that make up our debut album”.

Inglorious are also rhythm guitarist Drew Lowe, lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson, bassist Colin Parkinson, and drummer Phil Beaver.

The band completed their second album in summer of 2016 in between touring with The Winery Dogs, The Dead Daisies, Last in Line and Steel Panther.

The debut album attracted a lot of great press and praise. Queens Brian May said, “You guys really do look like a potent young Deep Purple but with a new slant – very Classic! And the musicianship is stunning. Amazing vocals, by the way!”

Classic Rock… (1) it’s CLASSIC and (2) it ROCKS…

Ticket: £12.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 13th October

The Phil Rudd (AC/DC) Band – TOUR CANCELLED

We’re gutted about this… refunds from point of purchase, statement below from Phil’s management:

“As you may be aware the Phil Rudd Band had to very reluctantly cancel and/or postpone the shows scheduled in the UK between 14th and 21st September 2017.

It is now with deep regret the we are forced to again cancel and/or postpone the remaining European shows booked in from 22nd September and 6th November 2017.

A key band member had a virus and with unforeseen key logistical & technical issues have resulted in the above action.

Both Phil Rudd and his band were very keen to perform again in Europe and hope this ambition can be fully realised in 2018.

Indeed the Phil Rudd Band were fully rehearsed and ready to travel.

Phil Rudd remains in good health and circumstances beyond his control have taken place for which we duly apologise for any & all inconvenience caused to all the fans”.

Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 14th October

Glass Caves (The “I Do” Tour) w/ Razz, Pura Vida, Alleyways

From busking in their student days to live sessions with Dermot O’Leary to nationwide sold out tours and high praise in the quality press. And GLASS CAVES are back here again at Fibbers, “It wouldn’t be a real Glass Caves tour without a stop off at our favourite York venue, the place where it all began”.

“Glass Caves quickly became a word of mouth phenomenon. Each song seemed to be carefully honed, with the band’s craftman-ship allowing them to gradually sand down rough edges, refining their voice on their travels” – Clash Music

“This classic, nostalgic sound is energising and exciting with heavy guitar riffs and a wonderfully northern vocal” – GQ Magazine

“Either way, their indie rock intuition will grab and shake you till you’re ready to dance it out on the dance floor” – The 405 Blog

“Glass Caves are going to be on everyone’s lips in the coming months with their blend of alt-rock mixed with electronics and good old Brit indie” – It’s All Indie Blog

And we say…

It’s quite a trick to pen great songs. Y’know, tunes that people remember and sing along to at the tops of their voices. Stuff that soundtracks their lives. Glass Caves are such a band. They have that knack of effortlessly yanking huge melodies out of the bag and making you think what a great song – who wrote it? Oh yeah … THEY did.

You already know this show is going to rammed, best buy a ticket sharpish then!

Ticket: £8.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Thursday 19th October

October Drift, Altar Flowers

When OCTOBER DRIFT appeared in 2015 with a beefy yet melodic noise, they had the confidence to win over all audiences and ever since then, from multiple sold out tours up and down the UK, to growing online hype around their sparse but eloquent releases, they’ve done just that, becoming a major success story on the independent circuit.

Despite the early success of their incendiary debut singles – receiving support from Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and Q magazine to name but a few – and string of sold-out gigs, this band still remain something of an enigma.

And the music is similarly ambiguous, characterised by their signature wall of sound guitars, soaring, soulful vocals and driving drums – reminding your correspondent of Longview.

‘Selling out some of the best small venues in Britain thanks to a flourishing reputation for live shows’ – The Independent

The band have gained a reputation for delivering blistering, high-energy live shows. Indeed, their first tour sold out before even releasing their first single, such is the buzz around their live performances.

‘Bellowing bluster of guitars and thumping instrumentation that should act as a vehement and fully-charged bridge in to wherever they might head next’ – Gold Flake Paint

With shows at BBC6 Music Festival, Dot to Dot, Tramlines and Camden Rocks already under their belts alongside a cult fan base spreading the word, and a focus too few peers in their position possess, the immediate future is very bright (and very loud).

‘A band we’re probably all going to know about very soon’ – Louder Than War

Ticket: £7.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 20th October

Ferocious Dog, Leather’o

FEROCIOUS DOG are the music business’ worst nightmare – a great band who are going to make it without anyone’s permission” – John Robb, Louder Than War

No way this band is following hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers. A band that has the talent and passion to go on to dominate the folk/punk music scene!

A full-on six-piece sound of folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibes. They can go in hard to get you moving and then slip in to blissful melody or dub-like fusion.

Dan Booth, on fiddle, and John Leonard, playing just about everything with strings, bring intricacy to a breakneck pace. Les Carter (ex Carter USM) on guitar and the rhythm section of Alex Smith and John Alexander tie the whole thing together, and with Ken Bonsall’s lyrics and, let’s be honest, sheer bloody likeability, you have a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

2016 was a defining year for Ferocious Dog. From playing Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury in front of a massive crowd, to sharing the stage with The Levellers on their sold out European and UK tour and many sold out shows in-between.

Last year’s show was ACE – get down here again!

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 21st October

True Grit Wrestling presents ‘Se7en Deadly Sins’

True Grit Wrestling presents ‘Se7en Deadly Sins’… 7 matches, 7 sins and a night of fun filled, over the top, pro-wrestling craziness featuring some of the UK’s best professional wrestlers including WWE UK’s Saxon Huxley and WCPW star Martin Kirby.

Witness the action up close and be a part of the incredible atmosphere as crowds cheers or boo these wrestling superstars. Body slams, suplexs, championships, chairs, tag teams, a street fight – this show will have it all!

Tickets cost just £10 for an adult, £8 for a child (under 14), £32 for a family saver (2 adults and 2 children) and£36 for a group (4 adults).

EARLY BIRD OFFER – Book your tickets before 31st August 2017 and you will receive whopping 30% discounts up to 30% off any ticket price!

Ticket: £Early bird prices until Aug 31 only - £7 adult / £5 child / £21.50 family / £24 four adults Buy Now
Doors: 7pm doors, 7.30pm first bell
Age: None

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Tuesday 24th October

British Sea Power

BRITISH SEA POWER have always taken a broad and panoramic perspective drawing on historical events and mirroring the ageless wonders of the natural world. 

March 2017’s epic album Let The Dancers Inherit The Party covers everything from the stars at night to media manipulation; alluding to a world of chaos and disorder whilst answering with optimism and hope. Melodic, direct and urgent, rock muscle conjoins immediate pop like a crate of champagne exploding in a Marshall stack.

It follows on from 2013’s Machineries Of Joy (‘Their best record yet, a triumph of sophisticated rock engineering” – Q Mag) and since then the band have released two film soundtracks and recorded a third; delivered the theme to BT Sports European Championship; re-issued their classic debut album The Decline of British Sea Power and 2015 compilation Sea Of Brass (a kind of best-of-BSP recorded with the UK’s leading brass orchestras).

All the while enthralling fans by gigging in ever more bizarre and unconventional locations.

Let The Dancers Inherit The Party is a return to the exhilarating guitar music that has seen them nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and drawn praise from David Bowie and Lou Reed. Not to mention the National Maritime Museum, Doctor Who, Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes.

In a world of manufactured and formulaic pop, British Sea Power stand head and shoulders above all in a triumph of originality and pushing the envelope. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

On sale Monday 9am.

Ticket: £16.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Wednesday 25th October

Cud – The Singles Tour, w/ special guests Soma Crew

Emerging from the same art/design cauldron that produced fellow Leeds legends Soft Cell, Scritti Politti, and The Mekons, CUD were the pre-Britpop answer to doleful shoegazing bands – fun-loving, light-hearted, romantic and downright catchy.

Alternatively loved or loathed like a yeast extract, CUD are indie rock for the unpretentious pleasure seeker, boasting as they do the rich deep-lunged voice of Carl Puttnam, edgy guitars of Mike Dunphy and tight, funky rhythm section of William Potter, bass and Gogs Byrn, drums.

CUD were initially lauded for their quirky Peel session cover of ‘You Sexy Thing’ in 1987. They soon built up a huge live following and buffed up their repertoire with a string of unstraight pop beauties, best exemplified by the 1990 album ‘Leggy Mambo’. This led to a major-label deal with A&M in 1991, front-page NME coverage, massive sellout gigs and proper Top 30 hits, ‘Rich and Strange’ and ‘Purple Love Balloon’.

Misunderstood by record companies and press, CUD packed away their guitars and sticks in 1995 but, bolstered by a greatest hits anthology (‘Rich and Strange’) in 2006, they agreed to tread the boards again and found an army of ‘Space CUDets’ still eager to sing along, dance like fruitcakes and invade the stage.

Leeds art students form band, create cult indie-pop and funk sensation, tour with the Pixies and session with John Peel. The pre-Britpop answer to sad-eyed shoegaze, and bursting with originality, humour and a fuck-you-we’re-from-Leeds attitude. What’s not to love?


Ticket: £14.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Thursday 26th October

Bury Tomorrow, Loathe

Five-piece British metalcore band BURY TOMORROW formed in 2006; Dani Winter-Bates (lead vocals), Jason Cameron (rhythm guitarist/vocal), Davyd Winter-Bates (bass), Adam Jackson (drums) and Kristan Dawson (lead guitar) – who replaced founding guitarist Mehdi Vismara in 2013.

Determined to prove that ‘metal core’ is not a dirty word, Davyd Winter-Bates says, “Since day one we have been really proud and vocal about calling ourselves metalcore”.

Integrating the extreme and melodic elements in 2007 they self-released debut EP The Sleep of the Innocents and debut album Portraits was released two years later (Basick Records).

Following Portraits release in Japan and the United States in 2010, the band toured continuously across the USA, Europe and Japan supporting Asking Alexandria, Of Mice and Men, Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce the Veil

Their most recent album, Earthbound, was released in January 2016 (Nuclear Blast Records).


Ticket: £16.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 27th October

Alabama 3 Acoustic, Boss Caine

An unrivalled Marxist machine gun, ALABAMA 3 ACOUSTIC are on a mission to get you mashed!

Heeding Woodie Guthrie’s message, Alabama 3 have never feared the reduction of their technology, and are brave enough to hit the road armed only with battered acoustic guitar and harmonica, preaching Guthrie’s infamous phrase… ‘This machine kills fascists’.

In homage to classic delta blues slide players Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker and their own Rockfree Base, everybody’s favourite Brixton warriors present their own narco-acoustic slant on “Sweet Mutherfucking Country Acid House” – and the music that has inspired them along the way.

Complete with Larry Love’s gravelly ash-stained vocals and Nick Reynolds’ bank robber melodies on harmonica, prepare yourself for a helluva raucous show, in no way resembling the usual byword for an acoustic gig… BOR-ING!

Fresh from their full band recording of 2016’s ‘Blues’, fans are loving the acoustic arrangements along with that awesome back catalogue.

Welcome to The Presleyterian Church – lovin’ men, lovin’ women, loving ALL God’s creatures!!

Ticket: £17.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 28th October

The Mouse Outfit ft. Dubbul O, Dr Syntax & Ellis Meade w/ special guests Vox Cornelious & Mike Dennis

Proving it’s not always grim up North, Manchester-based production team THE MOUSE OUTFIT‘s jaw-dropping lyrical acrobatics and smooth grooves are a smorgasbord of soul, jazz, funk and reggae made all the better by not taking itself too seriously, putting a grin on your face.

This is one slick helluva hip hop production team from Manchester led by Chini (Producer/keyboards), Defty (Bass)+ Pitch (Producer/MPC/Percussion) featuring a 9-piece live band with drums, horns, bass, keys, percussion, guitar and a rotating roster of Manchester’s most talented MCs.

Expect an eclectic style of hip hop tinged with some extremely tight jazz musicianship from an extremely talented band gives them a very old-school golden age vibe before it was invaded by pop. A slick combination of quality samples and fiendish beats.

Their debut 19 track album ‘Escape Music’ was released in May 2013 featuring Black Josh, Dr Syntax, Dubbul O, Fox, Kosyne, Lyricalligraphy, Sparkz, DJ Sammy B-Side and Truthos Mufasa. It won the Wordplay magazine ‘Album of the Year’ award.

Their second album ‘Step Steadier’ was released in 2015 featuring Dr Syntax, Cutterz, Dubbul O, Ellis Meade, Jman, Fox, Verb T, Sparkz, Tman and Truthos Mufasa. It was included in the ABC News ‘Top 50 albums of 2015’.

This was such an ace show last time!!

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Tuesday 31st October

Itch (The King Blues) Unplugged

JONNY ‘ITCH’ FOX began The King Blues as a solo project on ukulele and vocals and evolved in to ‘rebel street music’ inspired by Public Enemy, Clash and The Specials fusing punk and hip hop together with influences from ska and spoken word.

Welcome to an exclusive intimate small venue show with Itch’s unique mix of King Blues and solo material, spoken word, poetry and social commentary!

New book ‘One Hundred and One Haikus’ out Sept 12.


Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 8pm
Age: 16+

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Wednesday 1st November

Coasts, Monico Blonde – rescheduled date!

On 18 August 2017, COASTS released their eagerly anticipated new album ‘This Life’ via High Time Records. Available to pre-order worldwide from 23 June, this record is the follow up to their self-titled debut chart album in 2016.

Packed full of poppy hooks, rocky riffs and big choruses, ‘This Life’ is the product of 12-months intensive studio work by the band, recording in collaboration with producers Dan Bryer, who has worked with Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and Niall Horan, Tim Larcombe, who has produced Lana Del Rey, Halsey and The Hunna, and Duncan Mills, who has been credited on The Vaccines and Jake Bugg’s releases.

Forming in 2011 as students in Bristol, COASTS have established a huge fanbase that has seen the band sell out venues across the globe, as well as massive homecomings, including an unforgettable night at Camden’s Roundhouse last year. Having clocked up millions of streams, 130,000 Facebook likes and over 100,000 sales thanks to singles such as Modern Love, A Rush of Blood, and the BBC Radio 1 playlisted You and Oceans, COASTS career has taken them to the very top of the game, with appearances at major festivals such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Lollapalooza.

Album opener Take Me Back Home instantly draws you in. The tight rhythm section, consisting of drummer Ben Street and bassist James Gamage, is complemented with finesse by guitarist Liam Willford and keyboardist David Goulbourn. With its powerful four-to-the-floor chorus, vocalist Chris Caines croons to the listener: “Take me back home, where the sky is glittering gold”, embodying the joys of the success the boys have had whilst touring the world.

‘This Life’ also explores themes of growing up and self-discovery. From falling in love on Heart Starts Beating, to feeling broken in the anthemic track Tomorrow, the release successfully portrays the expert songwriting ability the band has developed over time.

Following a sell-out UK club tour in May 2017, COASTS are touring the length and breadth of the UK in support of their new record. The 38-date tour will allow fans to get up close and personal to the band, as well as be some of the first people to experience the new material being performed live. The dates kick off on 15 September in Aberdeen, Scotland, come to London on 5 October, and conclude with a show on 29 October in Brighton, England.

Ticket: £8.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Thursday 2nd November

Serotones, Dvsk, Glass Traps, The MallRats

After several very very impressive supports sets, SEROTONES play their well deserved first Fibbers headline with an array of the most exciting bands coming through the York scene in support. Returning in style, with a new, extended set, to celebrate the release of their second, heavier EP.

On the back of playing Leeds O2 Academy, DUSK make their third main support appearance – more raucous than ever before, with a set packed with mosh-filled riffs.

THE MALLRATS once again hit Fibbs stage with their infamous grunge style, and with the trio releasing a new EP and single, it’s going to be an unmissable set.

Having played at Fibbers only a month previously, GLASS TRAPS open the evening up, boasting catchy riffs and iconic-to-be indie anthems.

Ticket: £6.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 3rd November

Day Of The Dead Comes to York 11PM Start

It’s time for Dia De Muertos – Day of the Dead! In the last few years, Day of the Dead has exploded in popularity and this year we’ve decided to go MASSIVE. Think carnival atmosphere, candy skulls all over the place, and real Latin American flair!

We’ve gone all out on providing an authentic Dia De Muertos experience for you: expect world-renowned aerial acrobats, theatrical circus performers, and professional Latin dancers performing throughout the night!

Day of the Dead just wouldn’t be the same without great music, and we’re pushing the boat out this year with live percussionist performances and a host of international DJs. Combined with Europe’s largest confetti cannons and CO2 guns, pyrotechnics and fire breathers, Day of the Dead is set to be the most insane spectacle of the year!

There will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with the Day of the Dead festivities – professional film makeup artists will be running a candy skull face painting station, and huge piñatas will be scattered around that will need teams of you to break open!
Make sure you don’t miss out on this year’s most spectacular event – Day of the Dead!

Day of the Dead tickets are expected to sell out up to six weeks in advance, so make sure to buy yours early to avoid disappointment!
Tickets for Day of the Dead can be purchased through Fatsoma, Day of the Dead’s primary ticket sales partner. The underworld awaits!

Ticket: ££12.90 Buy Now
Doors: 11pm till 3.30am
Age: 18 +

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Friday 3rd November

Vant – “The Last Days Of Punk” tour

VANT – the brainchild of Mattie Vant from the North East; born out of discontent and frustration at a fucked up world, with an arsenal of short, poignant and socially-aware remedies ignorant of most modern consumerist pop.

Completed by Henry Eastham (guitar), Billy Morris (bass) and Greenie (drums); think Kinks meets Pixes in two and a half minute onslaughts. Mattie’s lyrics are incredibly important, wanting to leave his mark with music to stir the mind as well as the heart.

After an industry feeding frenzy, the band signed to Parlophone, and released limited edition double-A side ‘Parasite’ / ‘Do You Know Me?’ (Dumb Blood Records) on baby pink vinyl.

Zane Lowe made ‘Parasite’ his Next Hype, playing it three times in one show; followed by Radio 1, Radio X and Amazing Radio with next release, ‘The Answer’ – named as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World and then added to Radio 1’s In New Music We Trust playlist.

VANT’s third single ‘Parking Lot’ built upon their growing acclaim, Annie Mac again gave a Hottest Record in the World accolade. Further Radio 1 support following with plays courtesy of Clara Amfo, Greg James and Gemma Cairney plus a blistering session for Huw Stephens.

VANT’s live shows have provoked UK-wide chaos with mosh pits and stage invasions, alongside Royal Blood, Fidlar, Hinds and The Bohicas; and busy storming summer festival schedules included Reading, Leeds, The Great Escape, Dot To Dot, Calling Festival, Secret Garden Party, Y Not and Bingley.

Throughout, reviewers glowingly compared the band with an eclectic array of classic bands – Manic Street Preachers, The Strokes, MC5, Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age and DFA 1979, to name but a few.

Over to Mattie Vant, “This summer we made our US debut in New York and Chicago at Lollapalooza, we’ve been all over Europe and last weekend we played the biggest shows we’ve ever done on the main stages of Reading & Leeds Festivals. This autumn we’re going back to the spirit of punk, back into intimate venues across the UK, many in places we’ve never played before, getting up close with our audience and bringing the Dumb Blood era to a hot and sweaty conclusion before starting work on our next album.”


Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 4th November

The Icicle Works 2.5 hour show performing the music of Ian McNabb and The Icicle Works

ICICLE WORKS first rose to prominence with two major hits “Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)” and “Love is a Wonderful Colour”, the eponymously titled debut album was also a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, achieving gold. And the scousers from the neo-psychedelia movement went on release four more Top 40 albums until splitting immediately after Blind.

The other two members of the band were Chris Layhe (bass & vocals) and Chris Sharrock (drums), the latter went on to enjoy great success playing in Oasis…

Ian went on to record one more album under the name ‘The Icicle Works’ signing to Epic in 1989 and using session musicians in place of the now departed Chris’s. Permanent Damage was released in March 1990, but fared badly in the midst of the then exploding ‘Madchester scene.’ Ian comes from Liverpool!

Great critical and commercial enduring success through the years, including Mercury nomination, has always followed Ian McNabb who, from personal experience, we can testify to being one of the loveliest people in rock and roll, his solo releases always making end of year ‘best-of’ lists as well.

Ian’s love for classic 60s/70s power pop and rock, with clear nods to the likes of Badfinger, Who, T Rex, Beach Boys etc shines through and Icicle Works anniversary tours always sell out.

Ian has been a professional musician since the age of fifteen, when he used to play at workingmen’s social clubs in the northwest of England, although he now reckons he’s only just getting started. Good start Ian…

Ticket: £17.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Monday 6th November

Embrace – SOLD OUT!

It seems like forever, but Embrace are excited to finally announce their new album, Love Is A Basic Need. And we’re delighted to welcome them as part of a short tour of intimate venues. You can pre-order the album now and get exclusive tour pre-sale access HERE

Brothers Danny and Richard McNamara, the forces behind West Yorkshire’s Embrace, once achieved Indie anthems of epic Coldplay proportions (who actually supported Embrace early in their career!).

From stadium classics like the top ten hits ‘All You Good Good People’ and ‘Come Back To What You Know’ to their three number one albums, sold out arena shows and well over a million album sales behind them, Embrace were on the crest of a wave when they suddenly vanished without a trace.

“In the end, the good doesn’t come out,” Danny reflects on former philosophies. “In the end, you die on your own. And what that does is it informs every moment you’re alive, in that it’s precious and finite and short. And that’s what’s informing this record – it’s almost the opposite…” He pauses, before concluding: “It’s like coming full circle from the first record…”

Embrace have come back, but what they know means more now than ever before – that being alive is one thing; living it is everything. Embrace it, always.

Ticket: £20.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Tuesday 7th November

Too Many Zooz

Utterly bloody sensational ‘brasshouse’ trio from the subways of New York City; TOO MANY ZOOZ will blow your mind.

Three years ago you had to pass through Union Square station to catch this amazing music but thanks to a passing stranger’s video they’re now smashing sales records at venues worldwide. Oh, and appearing with Beyonce…

It’s a relentless groove machine, a mishmash of jazz, Afro Cuban rhythms and funk crossed over with EDM and House, the kind that makes any animal, two legged or four, quite unable to stand still on its feet.

Leo P, Matt Doe and ‘The King Of Sludge’ are here to bump, beat and blow their way in to your world. It’s instrumental morphine, it’s deep sax grooves and blistering percussion, it’s ****ing AMAZING!

And early purchase is recommended…

Presented in association with BAMBAMBAM

Ticket: £14.00 LIMITED early bird; £18.50 second issue Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Thursday 9th November

DJ Format & Abdominal, Vox Cornelious, Mike Dennis

Soulful, funk-fuelled hip hop packed with infectious beats and lyrical dexterity, DJ FORMAT’s debut album “Music For The Mature B-Boy” was one of the slowburn success stories of 2003 and one of the most successful debut artist albums from the UK alternative/urban scene.

Drawing on ’80s & early ’90s hip hop and most music from the late ’60s & early ’70s of James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Ian Carr’s Nucleus, Soft Machine, Run Dmc, Beastie Boys, Juice Crew, BDP, Ultramagnetic Mc’s, DITC. Just to name a few.

And DJ FORMAT & ABDOMINAL just can’t stay away from touring the UK! After another incredibly successful tour earlier this year, the infamous hip hop duo head out once again to showcase their very first full-length album together, ‘Still Hungry’ – released in May and it saw the guys play live on BBC 6 Music with Lauren Laverne as well as London’s very own Soho Radio.

The first single from the album, ‘Behind the Scenes’ was 6Music playlisted with 50+ plays alongside 150k YouTube hits. Still Hungry hit the Top 10 in the iTunes Hip Hop Charts as well as hitting #1 in the overall Bandcamp album charts.

And, of course, we all know the amazing vids directed by Ruben Fleischer; yeah we’re talking rapping and breakdancing costumed animals of “We Know Something You Don’t Know” w/ Chali 2na & Akil (Jurassic 5) – an unforgettable piece of feel good hip hop.

The second part of the UK tour sees DJ Format & Abdominal reach towns and cities a lot of artists don’t care to reach proving the fact that the UK hip hop scene is thriving as much as ever!


Ticket: £12.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Friday 10th November

The Southmartins

Forming The Beautiful South after The Housemartins in 1988, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway went on to five million sales with a string of beautiful real-life vignettes and deservedly classic hits including Song For Whoever, You Keep It All In, A Little Time, Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her, Perfect 10 and many many more.

Aided in no small way by a succession of brilliant female vocalists – Briana Corrigan, Jacqui Abbott and Alison Wheeler!

Ever sardonic and witty, the band split in 2007 due to ‘musical similarities’.

And, of course, this brilliant tribute includes Hull’s greatest gift to the world (LONDON 0 HULL 4!) The Housemartins with Happy Hour, Caravan Of Love, Five Get Over Excited, Build, Me And The Farmer etc

Welcome, then, THE SOUTHMARTINS. The UK’s leading tribute to the music and songs of The Beautiful South and The Housemartins. Just check out these FAN REVIEWS and you’ll see why loads of music fans agree with the man himself, Paul Heaton on Radio 2… “They’re very good!!”

Final word to the band, “We play songs by The Beautiful South and The Housemartins sometimes quite well. Paul Heaton says we’re “not too bad at all” apparently. We take that as high praise indeed. As you can see from our pics we’re not arsed about trying to look like the band and don’t do the “dressing up” thing. That’s fine for all the Freddies and Bongos out there just not for us. It doesn’t seem right. We just play the songs as if they were ours so we’re not afraid to play them fast and loose.”

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 11th November

Live/Wire – The AC/DC Show (7.45pm start!)

LIVE/WIRE – the ultimate AC/DC show! A unique six man tribute to rock music’s greatest band, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of high voltage rock ‘n’ roll.

And in this, AC/DC’s fortieth year, the band cover both eras with both ‘Bon Scott’ and ‘Brian Johnson’ present, taking you on the highway to hell for a night you’ll never forget…

Original and legendary front man, Bon Scott, was a wild man of rock and roll, whose untimely death shocked the world in 1980 – at a time when the band first sampled global success.

And singer Pete also dons the flat cap as Geordie vocalist Brian Johnson to whom AC/DC turned to fill the void. And, of course, Brian’s searing vocals iced Back in Black, one of the best selling hard rock albums of all time!

The show is bang up to date with classic tracks across the back catalogue and also from Black Ice.

A fantastic two hours of duck-walking, bedevilled rock and roll!!

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Monday 13th November

Syd Arthur, Televangelists

SYD ARTHUR have had a stellar 18 months. From playing huge USA arena shows, touring with fellow progressive-experimentalists White Denim as well as The Strokes to releasing their most successful album to date, Apricity, their reputation stands as a seriously creative force.

Formed out of their own home county’s forest party rave scene, and with a hard-won DIY self- sufficiency, Syd Arthur developed a sound and approach miles beyond their foursquare indie peers using swirling rock with psychedelic textures, guitar-based trance with a groove; adaptive and bold.

So here’s your three minute warning for a psychedelic jazz bomb, uniquely soulful and trippy but in the best possible taste. Steely Dan meets Todd Rundgren? Dynamic and prog-inspired with crunching chords and minor keys a la Tame Impala; unconventional time signatures and clever jazzy riffing. Oh my word, we bloody love this band. And so does the press…

“Modern-day cosmic rock from Canterbury band of brothers” – Mojo Album Of The Week | No: 18 Albums of 2017

“Unique, soulful and trippy in the best sense” – The Guardian

“As playful as they are serious and as innovative as they are traditional, this is surely what Syd Arthur set out to be.” ⋆⋆⋆⋆ – Q

“Super summery & nostalgia-tinged… sounds like it’s being played through an Instagram filter – very chilled and with this underlying theme of lost innocence” – The Independent

Syd Arthur is brothers Liam Magill (vocals, guitar, Joel Magill (bass, vocals), and Josh Magill (drums) and Raven Bush (violin, keyboards, mandolin). This is a show you really should be at.

Ticket: £8.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Tuesday 14th November

Toseland, Skarlett Riot

JAMES TOSELAND began his full-time music career by collaborating with Little Angels legend Toby Jepson to write an album packed with hard/classic rock and power ballads. He’s used the grit, determination and will to succeed that made him a double world superbike champion to focus on pursuing his first passion in life: music.

Toseland’s first three releases, from the album ‘Renegade’, (‘Life Is Beautiful’, ‘Crash Landing’ and ‘Renegade’) all made it on to the A list on national radio stations and the album has received outstanding reviews.

Being invited to Play ‘Download Festival’, as well as being the opening act for ‘The Darkness’ and ‘Little Angels’ provided an incredible kick start to the band’s career.

UK headline tours followed, along with special guest slots with ‘Status Quo’ and ‘Reef’, ‘Calling Festival’ with ‘Aerosmith’ and various appearances in Europe.

High energy ROCKING show, highly recommended!

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Thursday 16th November


London/Belfast hi-energy alt-rock pop sensational female duo Shauna Tohill and Collette Williams are REWS – “Fantastic – Like a female Royal Blood” – Mark Radcliffe.

Hooks you can hang your coat on, goosebumps that’ll slow traffic, fist-punching air-guitaring rock and, bloody hell, they’re girls too – giving the boys a proper run for their money.

“Like Breeders or Throwing Muses, if you’re not instantly foot-tapping then you must be clinically dead” – Joe Donnelly (TXFM)

Time for ear worms, time for bloody great big riffs and tunes, time for REWS…

“This is good, this is really fucking good” –

“Rews are all about conjuring up choruses that are ready to ride the airwaves” – Hot Press Magazine

Ticket: £6.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Sunday 19th November

Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill – Live On Stage

It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay; a free ride when you’ve already paid; ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife…

Alanis Morissette’s 1995 innovative stroke of artistic genius swept the world (33 million sales / 10x platinum in the UK / 145 wks in the charts / 5 Grammys) and JAGGED LITTLE PILL w/ full live band and the incredible Sophie deliver a staggering show including all the favourites including, of course, Hand In My Pocket, You Learn, You Oughta Know and the powerful Ironic.

Along with a FULL LIVE BAND Sophie, as Alanis, has the performance nailed, celebrating the critically and publicly acclaimed success of Jagged Little Pill – this show is part of a full UK-wide tour.

Yes, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you,
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out…

Recommended show!

Ticket: £12.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Monday 20th November

Ducking Punches, We Bless This Mess, Part Time Miserables

Folk-punk quartet DUCKING PUNCHES from Norwich with more than a bit of label-mate Frank Turner style and storytelling about them.

With nearly 1,000 shows under their belt their unique brand songs weaving between love and death, friendship and mental illness, underscore an amazing live show.

Joined here by Porto’s WE BLESS THIS MESS aka Nelson Graf Reis (Vocals/Guitar) influenced by Against Me!, Run River North, Frank Turner, Set Your Goals, Mumford & Sons, Red City Radio, Ignite, Neck Deep, Tim Vantol, Chuck Ragan and Worthwhile – check out ‘Joy’ here.

Ticket: £6.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Friday 24th November

Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction, The Idol Dead

Ultra-sleazy hard rock – big riffs and big choruses from the Prime Mover himself ZODIAC MINDWARP. Occasionally labelled biker rock parodying the post-apocalyptic “Mad Max” look but mainly outrageously camp and self-parodying suggestive lyrics and song titles alongside a kick-ass ROCK band.

Back Seat Education / Feed My Frankenstein / High Heeled Heaven and Trash Madonna illustrate the tongue-in-cheek approach as well as sending up cult worship and Zodiac’s self-proclaimed raging libido as ‘Love dictator’ and ‘High priest of love’. All wrapped up in Holy Gasoline, President of the United States of Love, Messianic Reprise, Planet Girl and Elvis Died for You.

If you want to revisit that time when rock meant rock and just rocked this is the night for you. For fans of Alice Cooper, Kiss, Motley Crue, Cheap Trick & New York Dolls!

Ticket: £14.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 25th November

Pretenders By Talk Of The Town, Simple Minded

We happen to think this is an ace double bill… PRETENDERS BY TALK OF THE TOWN are the UK’s only tribute playing the music of Chrissie Hynde & The Pretenders.

Hailing from Glasgow and covering the Pretenders back catalogue of hits throughout the 70s/80s, through to 2016 Album “Alone” and Chrissie’s solo album Stockholm, they also boast an original “Pretender” in keyboard player Rupert Black who recorded and toured the world with Chrissie playing Live Aid in 1985 at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia!

SIMPLE MINDED, also from Glasgow, have captured the sound and energy that Jim Kerr & co. brought out during the ‘New Gold Dream’ and ‘Tour du Monde’ tours; earning praise from the likes of original bassist Derek Forbes and Simple Minds manager Bruce Findlay as well as fans all over the world. Original drummer Brian McGee has been known to jump up there as well! Check ’em out at LIVE at Hard Rock, Glasgow.


Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Wednesday 29th November

Dar Williams

“One of America’s very best singer-songwriters, DAR WILLLIAMS‘ songs are beautiful. Some are like finely crafted short stories. They are, variously, devastatingly moving, tenderly funny, subtle without being in any way inaccessible, and utterly fresh, not a cliche or a clunker in her entire songbook” – high and deserved praise from The New Yorker…

Known for lyrical and evocative songwriting and singing, Dar has been a leading figure in the folk-rock world for nearly 20 years, but remains both ambitious and pleasingly plainspoken.

Collaboration with the likes of Jill Sobule, Richard Thompson, The Milk Carton Kids, Jim Lauderdale, Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Bryn Roberts, Trevor Gordon Hall, Angel Snow and The Hooters show the reverence in which this wonderfully talented performer is held.

We’ve bagged one of only a few UK dates this year; ladies and gents a genuine USA folk-country legend in the house…

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Friday 1st December

Cloudbusting – performing the music of Kate Bush

“If you missed Kate Bush in 2014, go and see CLOUDBUSTING; the next best thing” – Simon Mayo (R2)

Wuthering Heights, This Woman’s Work, Running Up That Hill, Wow, Babooshka, Hounds Of Love, The Man With the Child in His Eyes, Cloudbusting, Army Dreamers, The Sensual World… it’s no wonder Kate Bush was listed No.2 (after John Lennon) in the Telegraph’s best British Singer/Songwriter category.

In 2014 Kate returned to the stage after a thirty five year break, with record-breaking ticket sales whilst becoming the only woman to ever have eight albums simultaneously in the UK charts.

And inspired by Bush’s groundbreaking theatrical concerts, CLOUDBUSTING perform this astonishing music with emotional detail and stimulating visuals.  The five piece band have been gaining critical acclaim not only from audiences around the country but also radio, press and even Kate Bush’s own musicians and collaborators:

“Mandy’s vocals were so good, I could have been listening to Kate herself!” Preston Heyman – Kate Bush Band, Tour of Life

“Absolutely surreally brilliant” – Mick Wall (Classic Rock Magazine)

There can only be one Kate Bush but those who missed out on her live shows will love Cloudbusting, the UK’s longest running and most applauded tribute.

Bringing Kate’s music to a new live audience. The uninitiated will fall under the spell of familiar songs they never knew were written by Kate. Long-time fans will hear favourite album tracks played live for the very first time.

And the final word to Mandy Watson as ‘Kate’…

“The minute I saw her on Top of the Pops back in ’78 I was fascinated by Kate’s vocals – no-one else ever sounded like this! But when I bought The Kick Inside, I discovered there was so much more to her than ‘that voice.’ Her lyrics evoked stories and imagery that entwined effortlessly with unbelievably beautiful and challenging melodies. Ever since then I’ve been in awe of her. I still pinch myself that I get to sing songs from such a diverse repertoire, with a great bunch of guys who all share the same passion for Kate’s music. I get to play Tibetan Bells on Wild Man!”

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Friday 8th December


SALAD have reformed and they’re playing the ’90s hits, plus a few new numbers too! Full electric and full band show, of course.

Formed ’92 in London by Marijne van der Vlugt, Paul Kennedy, Pete Brown and Rob Wakeman, they released three albums (2nd one ‘Drink Me’ debuting at No.16) and toured extensively, notably supporting Blur in 1994. The first two singles came out on their own Waldorf label with subsequent releases on Island.

And all Salad members are on board, including Charley Stone (who joined Salad in 1997), but sadly not drummer Rob (writer of Drink The Elixir), however he hopes to contribute a song or two for the new album in 2018.

Donald Ross Skinner (Julian Cope guitarist and producer of Salad’s last album Ice Cream, 1997), has joined the band on drums.

After three albums, six years and extensive touring, Salad split in 1998 to pursue other interests BUT have recently reformed (!) and we have a pretty exclusive warm-up show. Awesome…

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 9th December

Dust Junkys, Gimp Mask

Mancunian rap-rock revolutionaries with unfinished business feat. original members including audacious frontman Nicky Lockett (aka MC Tunes), guitarist Sam Brox, Stephen “OJ” Oliver on bass and drummer Mykey Wilson PLUS Manchester DJ Vince Vega; featuring all the classic Done & Dusted album and brand new material due for 2018 release.

A big-beat bar band with old-school smarts, DUST JUNKYS are headed by the former MC Tunes (Nicky Lockett), a rapper who fronted 808 State for the Top 20 singles “The Only Rhyme That Bites” and “Tunes Splits the Atom.”

Boasting top tunes and an enviable live reputation touring with Fun Loving Criminals & Black Grape, turning heads on TFI Friday, cover splashes across leading pop culture mags, rampant festival sets at Glastonbury and Reading Festival followed and soon enough the rest of the nation caught up.

And a fan in Fatboy Slim, the superstar DJ would in turn provide the band with their biggest hit when sampling their Rinse (Beatbox Wash) as the backbone for his global smash “Gangster Tripping”.

Lockett formed Dust Junkys by 1995 and struggling to be signed the band hit the road and were signed by Polydor debuting with the single “WHAT TIME IS IT?” (from album Done and Dusted) followed by NOTHING PERSONAL & NON STOP OPERATION.

Capturing the mood of the recent 2016/17 shows, Clint Boon said, “The Dust Junkys were, quite simply, one of the best live bands I ever saw. It felt like they were pioneers of something we’d not had before. Rappers just weren’t fronting rock bands in 1996. Nicky Lockett was. Great to have them back. Rinse it boys!”.

“Loved the Dust Junkys, Manchester got it. But London didn’t… That’s our loss” – Alan McGee

“… probably were the best band in the country at that time” – Graham Massey (808 State)

“Absolutely brilliant live” – Terry Christian


Ticket: £15 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Monday 11th December

Bad Manners

Lip up fatty, ah lip up fatty, for the reggae… two tone ska legends BAD MANNERS featuring of course the one and only Buster Bloodvessel who formed the band, spending 111 weeks in the UK singles chart between 1980-1983.

You really don’t need much more info, do you?


Ticket: £17.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Thursday 14th December

Mason Hill, Morpheus Rising, Deever (ex-Inglorious)

IS THIS A BIG OLD **** OFF ROCK SHOW OR WHAT. They know how rock in Glasgow; think Alterbridge meets Blackstone Cherry meets Foo Fighters and you’ll know what MASON HILL are all about.

A mix of classic and modern, anthems and massive heavy riffs, spin the vid behind the pic and you’re in it.

The brainchild of former Inglorious guitarist Wil ‘Billy’ Taylor, DEEVER sees Billy step up to vocal duties and create musical alchemy with his friends Phil Appleton (bass), Dan ‘Higgy’ Higgins (drums) and Stevie Stoker (guitars).

As showcased on searing debut song FIRE AT WILL, the band serve up a heady onslaught of abrasive riffs, captivating hooks and instantly catchy melodies.

Directed by Samuel Andrew Fenton, alongside the band bashing out the anthem, the accompanying ultra-violent video sees a cloned Billy take a good pummelling from a mysterious shadowy figure.

Big hair – check. Bigger riffs – check. Bloody massive ROCK – check…

Ticket: £8.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Friday 15th December

Resurrection Xmas Special w/ The Courtbetweeners, Pulp’d, Blur 2, Melting Pot

After a succession of sell out shows, Resurrection returns with a real Christmas treat. Featuring sets from the UK’s best tribute bands to the Courteeners, Pulp and Blur, expect like-for-like sets, attitude, tunes and stage shows.

After seeing the Courteeners smash T in the Park, Reading and the 2016 support slot to the Stone Roses the lads couldn’t believe that there wasn’t a tribute to this amazing band, they decided to do something about it.

Featuring songs from St Jude, Falcon and Anna enjoy the massive anthems of Courteeners with tracks such as The Opener and Are You In Love With A Notion, re-live the first album with Bide Your Time and Fallowfield Hillbilly and go crazy to crowd favourites like Not Nineteen Forever and What Took You So Long.

Pulp’d are the Worlds number 1 tribute to Pulp! An authentic and explosive tribute to one of the biggest acts of the Britpop era!

Featuring all the hits such as Can You Remember The First Time, Common People, Disco 2000 and Babies with all the legendary attitude of Jarvis Cocker!

Blur2 are the ultimate and definitive live blur tribute band. a complete recreation of the Britpop icons. Currently touring with the Britpop Reboot Tour.

Yorkshire-based 5-piece 90’s nostalgia covers band, bringing you the cream of the decade’s Indie and Britpop favourites.


Ticket: £10 super early bird // £15 early bird // £20 Buy Now
Doors: 7.00pm
Age: 14+

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Monday 18th December

Uli Jon Roth, The Ali Clinton Band

The musical career of ULI JON ROTH spans an amazing five decades; a unique and multi faceted phenomenon with an international reputation as a musical visionary and innovator, and inventor of the ‘Sky Guitar’ which featured a much extended fingerboard and the ability to play much higher top notes – copied by several companies almost immediately.

During his five year tenure in The Scorpions (appearing on albums Fly To The Rainbow, In Trance, Virgin Killer and Taken by Force) Uli built the foundation for his guitar legend status establishing himself as one of the main songwriters and soon gained an international reputation as one of the most important innovators of the electric guitar.

Uli was the first to significantly introduce a whole armoury of classical techniques and know-how earning him the title “Father of neo-classical” and as early as 1976, was playing fast and exciting diminished arpeggio runs during songs like Catch Your Train and the iconic Sails of Charon.

This had never been heard before in rock music and many of Uli’s ground-breaking techniques, his runs, phrasings, arpeggios – even dive bombs – became a blue-print and stepping-stone for legions of younger guitarists, who tried to emulate his style and ideas. This included younger players like Eddie van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, who – before embarking of successful careers of their own and becoming famous in their own right – have named him as a major influence.

Uli’s fast arpeggios, which encompassed several octaves, and his highly melodic, sometimes unorthodox runs and ingenious use of phrygian and myxolydian modes have helped to spawn a generation of so-called “shredders”. Eddie van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen also used a lot of Uli’s arpeggios and phrases as inspiration, speeding them up and creating their own styles of superfast playing.

Over the years, Uli has gained a reputation as being an accomplished improviser on the guitar, able to play virtually anything unpremeditated and completely off the cuff.

Because of this rare ability, Uli has often been invited to spontaneous guest appearances with other artists, appearing and jamming several times with Deep Purple, The Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Jack Bruce, Rick Wakeman, Michael Schenker, Paul Gilbert, Doro, Avantasia, Rachel Barton-Pine, Robbie Krieger, Leslie West, Gamma-Ray, Richie Kotzen, Angra, Gus G, UFO and many others.

Genuine guitar legend in the house…

Ticket: £20.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Friday 19th January

Absolute Bowie

If you’re going to pay tribute to The Thin White Duke, you may as well get the best one around. ABSOLUTE BOWIE have been touring the UK & Europe for years, consistently selling out venues and we don’t expect this show to be any different AND THEIR LAST SHOW WAS PACKED…

Woody Woodmansey (Spiders from Mars) said, “Absolutely wicked. As one who was there, watching AB put me back there again. For anyone who missed it or fans who want to relive it I definitely recommend it. As close to the real thing that you’ll get. Enjoy.”

You’ll be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Station to Station in between. Costume changes, all the best bits you remember from Brixton’s David Robert Jones; unquestionably one of the finest contemporary artistes of our times – we will never see his like again.

Ticket: £13.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 27th January

Van Hailen, Obsession (UFO tribute)

VAN HAILEN – a tribute to the music of Dave Lee Roth-era Van Halen and boy do you have to be good to reproduce that classic era – thankfully they are; and more.

So reach down between your legs, ease the seat back and get ready for the ride!!!

Longterm UFO fanatic Andy Greig gathered a group of like-minded UFO obsessives to quickly establish a top UK tribute consisting of all of the tracks from UFO’s iconic “Strangers in the Night” album plus a sprinkling of UFO and MSG classics. That band is OBSESSION and this is one helluva night of Flying-Vs and classic rock!

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm

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Saturday 10th February

Limehouse Lizzy (show starts 8pm!)

Renowned for an action-packed pyrotechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, LIMEHOUSE LIZZY continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and Thin Lizzy alive!

Attention to detail, a thundering live sound and playful audience interaction leaves you with that feeling of witnessing the real thing, audiences and critics alike hailing the show as ‘beyond tribute’.

With incessant UK and European touring, this is one of the most highly rated acts on the circuit and Limehouse shows are always PACKED…

Whiskey In The Jar// The Boys Are Back In Town // Jailbreak // Don’t Believe A Word // Dancin’ In The Moonlight // Rosalie // Waiting For An Alibi // Do Anything You Want To // Sarah // Chinatown // Killer On The Loose // Cold Sweat… the list goes on and on…

Early ticket purchase advisable, as usual!

Ticket: £14.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 16th February

The Guns N Roses Experience

As close as it gets …

THE GUNS N ROSES EXPERIENCE have the only singer able to deliver the exact same unique vocal style and stage show synonymous with classic Axl Rose.

They have the only tribute band guitarist OFFICIALLY ENDORSED by MARSHALL AMPS, decease just like the legend SLASH himself.

And together with 4 other Guns n Roses clones, these guys deliver a sound and look that is unequalled by any other band.

Since their very first gig the Guns N’ Roses Experience train has been rolling at an incredible pace, visiting various Middle Eastern countries, mainland Europe, Cyprus, Ireland and all of the major venues and theatres in the UK.

With a true Guns and Roses sound and stage show, The Guns N’ Roses Experience meticulously recreates every visual detail and every musical note to capture that reckless spirit of the original Guns’N Roses legendary live performances.

In a bone crushing two hour set all the essentials are covered with breath-taking accuracy including Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain, Sweet Child O’Mine, Paradise City, Mr. Brownstone,You Could Be Mine, Night Train, Rocket Queen, Knocking on Heaven’s Door and so much more!

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 17th February

‘ADOLESCENT’ feat. The Antarctic Monkeys, Jilted Generation, Hot Red Chili Peppers, Viva La Coldplay, Serotones, Cambramos

Brand new indoor all-dayer with a real festival vibe – ADOLESCENT!

From the release of the ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’, the Monkeys phenomenon swept the UK. The original band played Fibbs and sold it out in 24 hrs, and THE ANTARCTIC MONKEYS became a tribute phenomenon in their own right, armed with a setlist of almost 30 songs, and are now booked up on tours worldwide.

The world’s only full live Prodigy band JILTED GENERATION have been tearing it up for years with two great front men, guitars and keys – you can’t go wrong. All the favourites are there – Out of Space, Voodoo People, Breathe, Firestarter and Smack My Bitch Up – and so much more!

HOT RED CHILI PEPPERS don’t just look and sound like the real deal but capture that ultra cool SoCal spirit. Oh, and they make any room bounce from front to back…

Over ten years Europe-wide touring in front of crowds up to 20,000 (plus the occasional TV appearance) should tell you how good these guys really are. Melodic rock and worldwide anthems – VIVA LA COLDPLAY – an ideal way to start of the tributes.

And opening up, a big welcome back to the very excellent and highly tipped in all the right places SEROTONES and covers trio from Selby CAMBRAMOS.

Presented by James Edwards.

DOORS OPEN 3.30pm!!

Ticket: £16.50 Buy Now
Doors: 3.30pm
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 21st February


PROUDLY presenting Canadian legends ANVIL – Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow’s frenzied guitar playing and drummer Robb Reiner, childhood friends, brandished what was then a new form of very fast, very raucous heavy metal.

The band’s ground-breaking second album, Metal on Metal (“KKKKK – a work of genius” – Kerrang!) featured Tap-esque gems “Butter-Bust Jerky” (detailing an exotic practice involving dairy produce and an ample lady) and “Show Me Your Tits” which, Lips insisted, was a political song celebrating women’s freedom of expression.

Anvil were contenders. The band’s ultra-heavy, proto-thrash sound would prove influential on numerous acts from Metallica to Guns N’ Roses. But, while their disciples laughed all the way to the bank, Anvil sank into obscurity.

They had gone from playing gigs in front of 20,000 people to playing in Detroit in front of one person. And that was a diehard fan for whom they had waived the entrance fee. It never occurred to Anvil to cancel the gig…

And then, a miracle…

Rescued from obscurity by acclaimed Hollywood director Sacha Gervasi’s documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil (often described as ‘Rocky with Marshall Amplification’) which followed the 80s Canadian heavy metal pioneers on a disastrous ‘comeback’ tour – men in their fifties doggedly pursuing their music for paltry return.

“It was that “yet” that got me”, said Sacha. “What was 25 years of humiliation and setbacks? Lips and Robb were now in their fifties, family men. But they were still optimistic about fulfilling their ambition to be rock stars”.

Anvil have spent decades chasing dreams. But if you’ve dedicated all that time to the thing you love, maybe that’s not chasing the dream. Maybe that’s living it…

“The true majesty of Anvil”, says Lips, “Has not yet been recognised, dude.”

You’ve read about them, watched the film – now catch legends in the flesh!

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 24th February

The Smyths

One of the longest-established Smiths tributes and boy is that obvious every time they play here. Two hours of classic Smiths material – truly A SMITHS BAND OF SMITHS FANS FOR SMITHS FANS!

The crowd – and what a BIG crowd – went wild …

“You’ll never see The Smiths again, but THE SMYTHS are the next best thing.” (

“Amazing…just like The Smiths” (XFM)

“The Smyths give you just what you want”, Rob Hughes, journalist and broadcaster (Uncut/BBC Radio 6)

“The Smyths are indeed the BEST Smiths tribute band in the world”, Phil Gatenby, Author, ‘Panic on the streets of London’

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Monday 26th February


Announcement from Dick Valentine

“Kate and I are expecting the arrival of our second kid in mid-to-late November and this of course makes it impossible for me to commit fully to the entirety of our UK/Europe tour at the end of the year, thusly, we are postponing the whole year-end tour a few months, into February and March of 2018.. We’re happy for us. You should be too. However if you are determined to take the low road here, to be obstinate, to be selfish, to refuse to accept that Electric Six will not be there for you this holiday
season as it has been for so many years….then I am willing to schedule a fight with you so this bullshit can be settled once and for all. Each fight will take place at a time and venue that is mutually agreed upon between us. Contact my FB page and we’ll set up the fight via personal message. We’ll set up a time and place and I will be there, buddy. I don’t care if you got a whip, I don’t care if you got a chain, I don’t care if you got a shotgun. Just so you know, my personal preference is to fight at Primark…it’s usually well-lit in there, and thusly, the fights are more fair”.

So there you have it; Electric Six has been put back to Feb 2018 and Dick Valentine is happy to fight you in Primark. All tickets remain valid!

Warning! Danger! High Voltage! They want to take you to a gay bar, gay bar, GAY BAR…

Back once more in York for your annual dose of the ELECTRIC SIX raucous, funny, slicked-back pop juggernaut. Utterly joyous.

And who the heck else other than Detroit’s Electric Six can write about their favourite cleaning fluid, the joys of being a graphic designer – or just Switzerland?

Dick Valentine’s genre-flipping Top 10 gatecrashers just wanna take you to a disco, synth pop, glam and arena rock heaven; and all wrapped up in macho flippancy and tongue-in-cheek pomposity so be warned … High Voltage!

Over to the band…

Mortality. It’s the primary reason we don’t live forever. If not for our mortality, the number of years each of us would have to roam this earth would be as infinite as the sands of time running through the earth itself. When extraterrestrials eventually make first contact with us within the next twenty years, the first glaringly obvious thing they will notice…is that we die. They will come to our planet with sinister intentions and they will immediately have the upper hand because we die…and they don’t. It’s a simple as that. And it’s all because of our mortality.

While aliens (and the government!!!!!) will always be there to kill us, we have for generations used our cold dead hands to clutch onto whatever silver lining we could sew into the dark cloud of our everlasting mortality. Specifically, we tell ourselves that we can live forever, not in corporeal form, but through our creations of art…and our expressions of love.

Thusly, art and love are more important than ever, because they are now the conduits that preserve our life forces. If you don’t create art and you don’t love nobody…well then, you will be forgotten, rather quickly. No one wants to be forgotten rather quickly. No one more so…than Electric Six.

Electric Six understands all this stuff as it prepares to unveil its eleventh studio album Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die!, which will be released on October 6 on Metropolis Records. The album is steeped in themes of mortality, death, discorporation and discoloration…all while it tries to convince you it is actually a work of art, a labour of love.

From the pounding, driving opener, “Drone Strikes”, through the 1970s guitar anthem “Two Dollar Two”, Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die! reveals that Electric Six knows that it is going to die, but will not go out quietly. From there, the album moves through the pop goodness of “Kids Are Evil” and “A Variation of Elaine”, the prog-rock showmanship of “Slow Motion Man”, and even a tribute to Elvis Presley in his more rotund years with “Dime Dime Penny Dime”.

“Big Red Arthur” is the anchor track of the album, as it emits a rock-opera bombast that is reminiscent of Radiohead sodomizing David Bowie in the center of his mind. It, like most of the songs on this record, is about death…but it’s kind of funny because it’s only about the death of a fake, out-of-shape drunk Santa Claus who is too fucking stupid to make it down the chimney correctly. In this case, we just end up laughing at death. And that’s uplifting.

To summarize, mortality is everywhere, and this fall, thanks to their new record Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die!, Electric Six will be everywhere too. Everybody gonna die someday, but with Electric Six’s new album, you no longer have to worry about any of it. Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die is Electric Six’s brand new record for 2015 and it is available on Metropolis Records on Oct. 2.

Electric Six is:

Dick Valentine – Vocals
Da Ve – Guitar
Johnny Na$hinal – Guitar
Smorgasbord – Bass
Tait Nucleus? – Keyboard
Percussion World – Drums

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 3rd March

LONDON CALLING play THE CLASH – ‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’ 40th Anniversary Tour

LONDON CALLING, The UK’s Premier Tribute to THE CLASH play their 1978 album in full!

The Clash released their acclaimed second album “Give ‘Em Enough Rope” in 1978. It went to Number 2 in the UK Charts and was the first album by the band to be released in the USA. Sounds Magazine named the album as the ‘Best Album of the Year’. NME voted it the ’87th Greatest Album of All Time’ retrospectively in 1993.

London Calling, The UK’s premier tribute to The Clash will be paying homage by playing the album in it’s entirety in sequence.

They will then go on and play the best of the rest including all the hit singles and more such as “Should I Stay Or Should I go”, “Rock the Casbah”, “I Fought the Law”, “White Man in Hammersmith Palais”, “Complete Control”, “Police On My Back”, “Clash City Rockers”, “Train in Vain”, “White Riot” and, of course, “London Calling”.

Presented by AGMP.

Ticket: £12.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 17th March

The Surfaris, Laramie Dean

WIPE OUT! Amazing UK chance to experience classic SoCal surfer international dudes THE SURFARIS who toured with The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Jan and Dean, The Righteous Brothers, The Turtles, Dick Dale and The Ventures; and are still touring worldwide even today alongside the aforementioned as well as The Motels, The Surf Punks etc

And supported here by surf punks LARAMIE DEAN featuring the son of DICK DALE on drums… Check out the frankly awesome Laramie doing MISIRLOU with Agent Orange! WORTH THE ADMISSION PRICE ALONE.

Most famous for surf staples WIPE OUT / SURFER JOE / POINT PANIC / SIMILAU, all of which feature regularly in classic 100 song lists everywhere.

Surf’s up so bring your beach bunny and start ripping the swells; the Neptune Cocktails are on us…

Ticket: £18.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 24th March

Motorheadache, Metallica Reloaded

Top class authentic tribute MOTORHEADACHE to the late, great Lemmy Kilmister and 40 yrs of Motorhead featuring lifelong Motörhead fan Rob Campbell on Rickenbacker bass and vocals, capturing the essence of Lemmy in voice, stage clothes and that grinding mid-range bass sound.

Rob plays a custom built Rickenbastard made By Lemmy’s own luthier, and fitted with the pickups and tuners removed from Lemmy’s own Rickenbastard when it was serviced. Rob also has a custom Lemmy ‘Murder One’ Marshall Super Bass wired to the same specification as Lemmy’s and two Marshall 4×15 cabs with 4×12 cabs either side of the stage.

Motörheadache tour the UK and Europe extensively – this is not a pub band! – including prestige festival and biker rally dates.

After showcase O2 Academy shows later in the year as part of the band’s “The Curse Still Rings True” tour, in January 2018 Motörheadache will headline at the Lemmy Dutch Memorial concert in Amsterdam.

Expect lots of Fast Eddie Clarke-era tunes, regarded by many Motörheadbangers as the classic era from 1975 to 1982, including Ace of Spades / Bomber / Overkill / Iron Fist / The Hammer / Damage Case and the thunderous Motörhead – the last song Lemmy wrote for Hawkwind and the one that gave his new band its name.

Expect, also, material from ’83 to 2015; also Brian Robertson’s short stint and the ’84 re-launch as a four piece with Wurzel and Phil Campbell on guitars and finally, the longstanding Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee era from 1995 to 2015 – Killed by Death / In the Name of Tragedy / Sacrifice / Ramones / Burner and Victory or Die from the last studio outing, Bad Magic.

Also on the bill – METALLICA RELOADED, of whom James Hetfield said, “…you guys are the ultimate sign of musical respect”. Praise from the source…

With over 40 years gigging experience amongst them, this band isn’t some kids trying to sound like their idols, they know what they are doing and take their approach and sound very seriously, playing exactly the same guitars and music gear as Metallica themselves. Check out these reviews:

“They play all the major venues including the 02 Academy group to sell out audiences all over Europe night after night, WHY? Well that’s simple, they have the best sound and Metallica show that money can buy” – O2 Academy Review.

”…you can’t argue with anyone that finishes with Seek and Destroy” – Metal Hammer Magazine

Top top night of metal and hard rock in store…

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 30th March

Martin Turner ex-Wishbone Ash & band (classic Wishbone material and more plus full performance of ‘There’s The Rub’

Classic WISHBONE ASH material and more by co-founder MARTIN TURNER EX-WISHBONE ASH & BAND, plus a full performance of classic album ‘There’s The Rub!

Formed by Martin Turner and Steve Upton who envisaged the band’s innovative twin-guitar hallmark sound, recruiting guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell along the way.

That original partnership forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music’s best loved works and influence numerous successful bands and result in millions of album sales and concert attendances. Wishbone Ash would become one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts and its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock.

As lead vocalist and key creative force, founding original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums, with his passionate vocal delivery, songwriting ability, keen melodic sense and production values being a key ingredient in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up and says, “I have had a wonderful time over the past few years re-discovering the wider Wishbone Ash catalogue and taking this to the people. When I go to see an artist live, I want to hear the songs as I remember them from the records and I believe that is true of the Wishbone Ash audience too”.

Over four decades later, the enduring music of the classic marks of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans.

The tour will feature classic album tracks and stage favourites from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as new music that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Sunday 1st April

Resurrection ​Easter Special w/ Oasish, Stereotonics, Kazabian, James & Total Stone Roses

These shows are always RAMMED, so early purchase is recommended as ​The Resurrection Team return with their yearly Easter spectacular featuring the best UK tributes to OASIS, STEREOPHONICS, KASABIAN, JAMES AND THE STONE ROSES!

This crammed all dayer looks set to be another wall to wall celebration of the best indie music across the last thirty or so years.

If you’re after a festival on your doorstep this really is it…

Ticket: £15.00 early bird // £20 laters Buy Now
Doors: 4pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 21st April

Dirt Box Disco, Geoffrey Oi!Cott

Formed from the malfunction of a terrible musical laboratory experiment. Are you ready to rock n’ roll with DIRT BOX DISCO?

The phenomenon gathers pace from humble beginnings of forming to play a charity show, to now headlining their own shows across the UK and Europe with other markets firmly in their sights.

The band have cut their touring teeth playing anywhere and everywhere, filling big support slots with ease alongside the likes of The Misfits, The Wildhearts, Stiff Little Fingers and many more – and easily held their own on stages of all sizes.

Now a firm favourite at festivals such as Rebellion, Nice and Sleazy and events across the UK, the sea of Dirt Box Disco t-shirts is testimony to the band’s success and the tide shows no sign of ebbing.

Always a show visually and aurally and audience singalongs galore, as the bands early EP states… Are You Ready ?

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 5th May

Whitesnake UK, Scopyons

Formed 2005, WHITESNAKE UK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale’s Whitesnake, from the early classic Moody/Marsden line-up to the present day USA incarnation, faithfully reproducing classic songs such as “Fool For Your Loving”, “Is This Love” and “Here I Go Again”.

With a combined musical experience of over 100 years Whitesnake UK can proudly boast of having some of the most accomplished personnel in any tribute band and concentrate purely on reproducing the classic sound of Whitesnake without the aid of backing-tracks, gimmicks or wigs. “ARE YOU READY & WILLING?”

“So why are they called sCOPYons? Hopefully the capital letters method of spelling the name will explain the name

The embers of The Scopyons were formed in late 2011 when 5 North West based musicians decided to get together a definitive UK based tribute to the great German Rockers The Scorpions.

The band spent 9 solid months rehearsing until playing their first full shows in September 2012 and were quickly acknowledged as the premier UK Scorpions tribute and were subsequently offered the opportunity to go and play in Munich, Germany alongside Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs at the 5th Anniversary of his MJ Guitars Store in march 2013.

Scopyons have a leaning toward the post Matthias jabs era (1978 Lovedrive up to the present day) All the BIG hits like Rock You Like A Hurricane, Big City Nights, No One Like You, Holiday etc are there but we have added classic Uli Jon Roth era songs like We’ll Burn The Sky, In Trance & Pictured Life to the set now to appease the old school fans.

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 27th July

Mainly Madness – 2Tone & Ska! (new date)

Hey You! Don’t watch that, watch this, this is the MAINLY MADNESS sound!

2Tone & ska lovers bringing not only the Madness experience but also a celebration of the greats – Specials / Bad Manners / The Beat to name a few!

A brilliant internationally-acclaimed all-action dancin’ show and definitely ONE STEP BEYOND!

Lip up fatty, ah lip up fatty, for the reggae
Listen to the music, shuffle up your feet
Listen to the music of the fatty beat!!!

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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