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Saturday 25th February

The Smyths

One of the longest-established Smiths tributes and boy is that obvious every time they play here. And tonight celebrating the 30th anniversary of fourth album, ‘Strangeways Here We Come’ with some rarely heard live treats, plus all the crowd favourites throughout the Smiths career.

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

Two hours of classic Smiths material – truly A SMITHS BAND OF SMITHS FANS FOR SMITHS FANS!

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

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Friday 3rd March

Part Time Miserables, Bloody Mango, The Receivers, The Regime

Y’know what, maybe just maybe there’s another young guitar band revolution coming along. It’s been a while and bloody hell do we need one or what. Among the first in that queue for the tour bus are PART TIME MISERABLES one of our favourite locals distilling the early spit of punk with mid-2000s guitar thrash and, yes, TUNES. You’ve probably already caught them here with top touring acts Ming City Rockers and Vant and here’s their first top slot in the top venue.

BLOODY MANGO were, frankly, just a little bit special on their debut here with The Last Vegas and punky chanteuse Azia Carlyle caught us all on our heels with a spot-on update of Siouxsie Sioux (look her up, kids, she was there at the start). Folks – stop talking about liking punk (“Yeah dude, I’m really, like, in to my punk blah blah blah”) and come and actually see it.

Debut shows here for two ace little outfits, first up THE RECEIVERS with Nick Aldous, Alex Higginson, Harry Stables & Louis Bristowe and their indie take on pop and psychedelia. Their profile pic shows them in a restricted parking area somewhere, half of them happy half of them not. Love a bit of creative tension, lads – looking forward to the show.

And lastly but not least, York Uni band THE REGIME listing their likes as Libertines, Strokes, Smiths, Clash, Oasis, Stone Roses & Nirvana. And band interests as ‘Losing Plectrums and Breaking Strings’. Better have some chat ready between songs then, lads. On stage 8pm so rock up early for a bit of sneery, upfront, in-yer-face. ‘Hit The Ground’ here.

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

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Friday 3rd March

On & On – The Colour Festival (doors 11pm)

If you went to our Carnival Special in January, you will have seen how magical our parties are… Let’s take it to the next level at ON&ON‘s Colour Festival.

We always make sure our parties are unforgettable. Through the music, the people, colourful visuals, decorations and the added fun extras, this party is going to the most colourful night of your life. Grab a bag of paint powder and get on the dancefloor…

Non dancers not allowed.


We’ll supply the bags of paint powder for free for the first 300 people. If you want some more paint, just come and get some from our reps. There will be a stall in Bier Keller selling more bags for £2 each.

The paint powder supplied is fire-resistant and easy to wash out. The powder is made using cornstarch, so it’s fine if it gets in your drink. Please don’t aim for faces.

TICKETS // starting from £3 (see link)

Don’t miss them. Physical tickets will be available from our reps out and about. If it’s your birthday drop us a message and we’ll see what we can do.

More on the door – get down early to make sure you get yours!


Monki – DJ, Mak & Pasteman, New York Transit Authority, Low Steppa, Outboxx, TCTS, Krystal Klear, Space Dimension Controller, Hackman, Dan Shake, Pedestrian, Tommy Vercetti, Earl Jeffers.

Ticket: £From £3.00 Buy Now
Doors: 11pm
Age: 18+

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Saturday 4th March

The Guns N Roses Experience + The Minster Conspiracy

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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Monday 6th March

The Sherlocks, Oddity Road, Faux Pas

Bonding over a shared taste in British giants Arctic Monkeys / The Beatles / Libertines / Oasis / Jam, THE SHERLOCKS (two sets of brothers, Kiaran and Brandon Crook, Andy and Josh Davidson) follow up supporting The Libertines in arenas and a sold out tour of their own – with another headline UK and Ireland jaunt in 2017.

New single ‘Will You Be There?’ has been on rotation with Annie Mac and Steve Lamacq. Head of BBC Radio 1, George Ergatoudis – “This band have got it. LOVE this track”.

“It’s basically about the notion of when you’re doing well and everybody wants to know you and cling on to you,” drummer Brandon Cook says. “As opposed to when you’re going through a rough time and most people jump off board and forget you. Who will be the ones still with you because they truly believe in what you’re doing as much as you? ‘Will You Be There?’ seemed like the title to sum the whole meaning up really.”

Fibbers March 6 – it’s going to sell out, we know this. But will you be there?


Ticket: £9.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Friday 10th March

Bonafide, Tequila Mockingbyrd, Killer Bee

Look, do yourself a favour right now. Crack open a cold beer, plug in that air guitar and rock out with BONAFIDE like your life depends on it…

Sweden´s finest in low down, dirty mean rock´n´roll – AC/DC meets The Cult with roots in the electric blues and early R´n´B.

Produced by Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters / Nomads) this is one fist pumping, ass kicking, jaw-dropping monster of a band. Fill Your Head With Rock indeed…..NOW !!!!!

Proper rocking support bill too with CHASE THE ACE and KILLER BEE

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

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Saturday 11th March

Dub Pistols (20th Anniversary Tour!), Atomic Raygun, Vox Cornelious

Over an 18-year career the DUB PISTOLS have worked with legends like Rodney P, Busta Rhymes, Gregory Isaacs, Terry Hall, Lindy Layton, Akala and Horace Andy; while the band’s mainstays are fiercely loyal and dedicated. An unorthodox collective of musicians who each have their own personal interests and solo projects, when they come together to form the Dub Pistols some dubwise magic happens. 

They’ve burned through different members and hundreds of thousands of pounds on assorted capers and hedonism and it should have been a recipe for oblivion, but the band that started out in the mid-90s with Barry DJ’ing while musicians jammed over the top has metamorphosed into a mighty reggaematic bass-driven live machine, a super-tight festival regular that keeps winning over new fans at Glastonbury, Bestival, Beat-Herder and across Europe.

As they gear up to celebrate 20 years of riotous marauding, the Dub Pistols are prepping their seventh as-yet-untitled album in 2017 and there’ll be a documentary about the band dropping at some point in the year, too. And they’ll be out on the road, as usual, of course — the hardest working band in showbiz.

“The next album is actually a bit more chilled-out than the last two,” says Barry. “It’s still a classic Dub Pistols album, but ‘Return Of The Pistoleros’ and ‘Worshipping The Dollar’ were more club-orientated — leaning more towards peak-time bangers. This album is a bit more relaxed, with a smoked-out reggae vibe — although there are still a couple of bangers on there.”

A kinda 21st century equivalent of 2-Tone acts The Specials or The Beat, the Dub Pistols are the quintessential festival band. Coming over a bit like if King Tubby and The Skatalites bumped into Terry Hall at a Goldie gig, the Dubs have reached their two decade milestone with a lot of ups and downs along the way – ALWAYS A BRILLIANT NIGHT!!

Tickets on sale Friday!

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

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Monday 13th March

Mortiis, Pig, Seraph Sin

The Swine & Punishment Tour! After last year’s storming MORTIIS tour and the release of their critically acclaimed 9th Studio release ‘The Great Deceiver’ Norway’s finest industrial metal ghouls are back with a new remix album and another even larger UK tour.

This time with US allies PIG who return to the UK for the first time in decades, bringing their own old school industrial rock infused with a highly energised performance, PIG will provide the ‘awe’ to MORTIIS’ ‘shock’ keeping the audience enthralled and inspired with a rotating headline to keep fans guessing and on their toes!

PIG feature original frontman and 3/4’s of golden era KMFDM including Raymond Watts, En Esch and Guenter Schulz! Completing the PIG line up is ex Combichrist Z Marr and 16 Volt’s Galen Waling.

This tour is a rotating headliner tour with both headliners playing full sets so be sure to arrive early so as not to miss either set and brilliant support sets from special guests from Glasgow’s SERAPH SIN!

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

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Thursday 16th March

Theatre Of Hate

Seminal post-punk death rock still led by the seemingly indestructible and evergreen Kirk Brandon.

In 1980, KIRK BRANDON formed Theatre Of Hate from the ashes of heralded punk band The Pack. Joining Kirk on vocals were notable punk musicians Stan Stammers and Luke Rendall, along with old school friend, Steve Guthrie and Canadian born John “Boy” Lennard, who revolutionised the band’s sound with his haunting sax lines.

Debut double-A-side single, “Legon”/”Original Sin”, topped the 1980 independent chart and debut album “Westworld” (produced by Mick Jones) held the No 1 slot for twenty one weeks. The single, “Do You Believe In The Westworld?” has become an anthem and still widely played in clubs and on international radio, as well as featuring on numerous compilation albums.

Supporting the likes of The Clash, Ian Dury and Spizz Energi led to the band headlining major UK & European venues but they imploded in 1982, and Kirk took Stan forward to form Spear Of Destiny. However, the band has resurfaced over the years to play some very special shows, 2012 being the “Westworld” anniversary.

Original members Kirk Brandon, Stan Stammers and John ‘Boy’ Lennard alongside Adrian Portas (New Model Army) and Danny Farrant (The Buzzcocks) have re-ignited the fire lit by Deathrock band TOH in 1980. Expect new songs and all the classics including Legion, Do You Believe In The Westworld?, Original Sin and Rebel Without A Brain that have wowed music lovers across the UK.

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

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Saturday 18th March

Glass Caves, Faux Pas, Corella, In Sulks

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

This is one heckuva show, especially with FAUX PAS who recently stuffed Fibbers to the brim on their own account – “energetic performance provides an exciting and refreshing twist to the indie rock sound we know and love!” – J.A.M MAGAZINE

Manchester’s CORELLA (influences – Bombay Bicycle Club / Little Comets / Paul Simon / Foals / Hendrix / Maccabees) have a positive vibe with powerful vocals, funky guitars and energetic drums containing elements of funk and pop.

First up IN SULKS from Sheffield are “channelling rebellious teenage angst into musical endeavours to pass time until we are all sucked into the inevitable parasitic void that is death”. Not in to that? How about upbeat indie-punk with elements of ska/reggae to “move yo body”.

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

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Thursday 23rd March

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room, The Dead Cats

SARI SCHORR is a force of nature, a meteor, a comet. The blues speak through her. The real dirty sad funny wonderful blues, lives again! She’s got an amazing voice and sings with fire and grace. Go see her, and hear the living blues again, for the very first time.” – Dan Cohen

Welcome, folks, to Janis Joplin meets Tina Turner, all blustery vocals and emotionally-charged performances, a red-hot blues mama who rconnects with and inspires her audiences, leaving a lasting impression that’s larger than life itself.

Coming to light after several years of US/Europe touring with blues legend, Joe Louis Walker and renowned guitarist, Popa Chubby and now inducted in to the New York Blues Hall of Fame.

At times with her dark version of Black Betty, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds come to mind, Elkie Brooks at other times. And she can REALLY let go and rock as good as anyone with her take on Zeppelin…

Sari Schorr’s Manhaton Records debut, A Force of Nature, has been described as, “A hailstorm of an album sure to go down in blues history” by Blues Rock Review. Maximum Volume Music has given the album a 10/10 and exclaims, “The quality of the record frequently touches jaw-dropping. Sari Schorr & the Engine Room have just made one of the blues records of the year.”

A Force of Nature is produced by iconic blues pioneer Mike Vernon, whose credits include Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall & the Blues Breakers, David Bowie, Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Christine McVie and Ten Years After. The critically acclaimed album features her stunning guitarists Innes Sibun (ex Robert Plant), Walter Trout, Oli Brown (RavenEye) and keyboardist John Baggott (Massive Attack, Portishead).

Sari’s new band, The Engine Room, features stunning British guitarist Innes Sibun (former Robert Plant guitarist). “The Engine Room truly is a remarkable band,” says Sari. “Something magical happens when we’re on stage together. We’re fuelled further by the audiences’ reaction and everything’s possible. I love touring and enjoy the privilege of meeting so many like-minded people who share our love of the Blues.”


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

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Saturday 25th March

Sack Sabbath, DIRT (Alice In Chains)

Longtime Sabb fans were BLOWN AWAY when this trib appeared last time, “The guitarist and singer have it absolutely nailed” / “Reminded me of seeing them first time around” / “Amazing booking, best tribute I’ve seen for years!”

The wind, the rain, the tolling bell, THAT RIFF – Track 1 Side 1 of the album generally acknowledged as the birth of heavy metal as we know it – and still more powerful than anything churned out by many of today’s overproduced ‘metal’ bands.

And so we welcome SACK SABBATH the UK’s most popular and established tribute to the Birmingham boys, Osbourne, Iommi, Ward and Butler.

Fronted by best Ozzy impersonator in the business, and check out this recommendation from of one of the actual Black Sabbath road crew …

“I worked for the real Sabbath and they are like the real thing, you don’t have to close your eyes, because their Ozzy has got it off to a tee. I go to their shows because it reminds me of all the fun I had with the real thing. A great night out, we love you all!” – Les Martin Stage & Production Manager, Black Sabbath 1970-78.

And delighted to add DIRT, a powerful Alice In Chains show based in Wales UK, bringing you the sound and feel of Seattles finest grunge metal band.

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 31st March

Pura Vida, MOM, Frames, Native City

Featured on BBC Introducing & BBC Radio 6, PURA VIDA are the latest in a growing movement of great guitar acts with homegrown ideas and fragmented storytelling. Here at Fibbers we haven’t had this spirit here since 1969, or at least the mid-2000s when DJs played at your mate’s wedding not arenas – and GUITARS RULED.

Influenced by Smiths / Last Dinosaurs / Districts / Arctic Monkeys / Catfish & The Bottlemen / JAWS and the like, Tom Hogan (Vox, guitar), Jack Ledger (guitar), Piers Mansell (bass) & Tom Ansell (drums) the boys have all but stolen the night at recent Fibbers shows.

November 2016 saw the release of their first EP ‘Sundae’ (iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon music, Google Play etc) and now March 2017 marks their one year anniversary and the month in which they release their second single ‘Sway’. What better way to celebrate it than with a headline gig at Fibbers?

Top support acts too, with all girl 4-piece alt-indie MOM (think Wolf Alice / Runaways / Haim / Fidlar / Pixies / Drenge) and FRAMES (Kings of Leon / Killers / Catfish & Bottlemen / Black Keys / Strokes) who recorded self titled debut EP at Sheffield’s 2Fly Studios (home of Arctic Monkeys debut).

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

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Thursday 13th April

The Quireboys, Last Great Dreamers, Souls Of Tide

With a sound that harks back to the 70’s heyday of The Faces, Stones, Slade and Mott The Hoople, THE QUIREBOYS have always remained true to their roots from the start. The boys’ mission is simply to keep the spirit of good time rock ‘n’ roll alive and kicking into the 21st century.

So… there’s a neat bourbon in your glass, a good woman on your arm and a long night of hard partying ahead. All you need is the band. And for those seeking a group of true Brit troubadours, capable of crafting the quintessential bar room experience with arena-style style hooks, look no further. Over 30 years and The Quireboys know how to keep the party going with no plans of stopping it anytime soon !!!

And with latest album, Twisted Love, is the sound of a band that’s been there, done that and bought the T-shirt – the torn and faded favourite with hundreds of tour dates on both sides of the Atlantic plastered across the back. “I don’t think there’s a harder working band out there,” concluded Spike. “And I’m proud of that. A record like Twisted Love doesn’t happen by chance. It happens because this band plays so many shows, spends so much time together and is incredibly tight – as songwriters and performers. There’s a song we recorded in Sweden that didn’t actually make the cut this time called Win Some Lose Some. That’s The Quireboys for you. And we’re all the better for it.”

See you at the front for good old rock ‘n’ roll!

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

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Friday 14th April

Scopyons, Hi-On Maiden (show starts 8pm!)

Formed 2011, SCOPYONS are the definitive tribute to the great German rockers. It was only after a solid nine months rehearsing before the first shows, but they were quickly acknowledged and Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs invited them to play at the opening of his Munich store, MJ Guitars. And it has gone from strength to strength from there!

All the BIG hits like Rock You Like A Hurricane, Big City Nights, No One Like You, Holiday etc are present but with added classic Uli Jon Roth era songs such as We’ll Burn The Sky and In Trance. This is the genuine Scorpions tribute, folks.

Joined here by our longtime faves and THE ONLY OFFICIAL IRON MAIDEN TRIBUTE SHOW HI-ON MAIDEN, the worlds longest running and ONLY Iron Maiden tribute band officially endorsed by Iron Maiden themselves. With a history spanning 13 years, and personal endorsements from Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith and Nicko McBrain, Hi-on Maiden are the closest tribute you’ll find to the real Iron Maiden!

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

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Saturday 15th April

King No-One

KING NO-0NE have been conquering stages, gaining bigger and bigger audiences with each show and blowing away crowds across the UK with an explosive live show.

They’ve played packed-to-the-rafters shows supporting Embrace on two sold-out UK Academy tours and also clocked up memorable appearances at festivals such as Reading and Leeds, The Great Escape (BBC Introducing Showcase), Live At Leeds, Dot-To-Dot and a headlining Club NME show at the iconic KOKO in Camden.

Having sold out their second UK headline tour last December, King No-One will be back on the road for a third headline run this March and April, due to fan demand. All shows are 14+ and the tour includes a show at London’s Thousand Island (formerly upstairs at the Garage) on Thursday March 30th.

Making an undeniable mark as one of the exciting, ‘must see’ bands for 2017, King No-One are set to be exploding across the musical landscape again this year. ON SALE WEDNESDAY!

Ticket: £7.50 general admission; £10 meet & greet (very limited) Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Sunday 16th April

Resurrection w/ Happy Mondaze, Oasish, Resurrection (Roses), Stereotonics

Annual event reliving the heady Madchester vibes of the infamous Hacienda with cult classics from tributes to the best bands of that era!


HAPPY MONDAZE capture the true essence of the originals with such dedication to re-creating these revolutionary tracks transporting you back to the birth of rave culture. Sing along with Shaun (Marc), Rowetta (Jocelyn), Bez (Peter) and the band to smash hits such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Wrote For Luck and many many more. From the dirt of Squirrel and G Man, the attitude of Bummed, slick grooves of Pills n Thrills and the hedonism of Yes Please, you’ll be amazed at the authenticity, “Spookily good” – Bez.

OASISH – well, just look at the press… “… got Liam Gallagher spot on! The next best thing and more enjoyable than their real-life counterparts performance at Glastonbury!!” – The Sun; “To see Oasish live is as good as seeing the real Oasis – only better!” – Sunday Times; “The attention to detail is quite incredible!” – The Culture Show BBC2. ‘Nuff said.

RESURRECTION formed in 1998 under the name The Complete Stone Roses, touring with many celebrities including Mani!

With an uncanny likeness to the voice of Kelly Jones, STEREOTONICS cover all the great hits from past to present. Seems they impressed the real thing as well, “They’re really good! They sound just like we did years ago!” – Kelly Jones; “You guys rock!! Keep spreading the good word!” -Richard Jones.

Ticket: £20.00 (early bird + after show now sold out) Buy Now
Doors: 5pm
Age: 16+

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Monday 17th April


Twenty dollar bill, I can set you straight… Meet me on the corner boy’n don’t be late.

It’s freak out time!

ZAPPATiKA are one of the worlds’ premiere Frank Zappa tribute shows and also play their own “Zappa-influenced” prog compositions, successfully touring Europe & the UK and playing many festivals, headlining Germany’s 2015 Zappanale Festival featuring five ex-Zappa musicians as special guests.

The April 2017 “Tour Brittania” will also feature special guests who have appeared on various Frank Zappa albums,including Craig “Twister” Steward (Harmonica,Guitar & Vocals) and Jeff Hollie (Saxophone & Vocals).

ZAPPATiKA begin 2017 with an incredibly dynamic new 6-piece line up and recently released the first self-penned track (The Pony Suite) from their forthcoming 2nd studio album. The Pony Suite was featured in the January edition of Terrorizer Magazine and currently tops various Prog-Rock charts.

Hot meat
Hot rats
Hot zits
Hot wrists
Hot ritz
Hot roots
Hot soots

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

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Thursday 20th April

While She Sleeps, In Hearts Wake, Fizzy Blood

Sheffield metalcore band WHILE SHE SLEEPS formed 2006 with vocalist Lawrence Taylor, guitarists Sean Long and Mat Welsh, bassist Aaran McKenzie and drummer Adam Savage.

Since the release of 2010 mini-album, ‘The North Stands For Nothing’, the band has been on a trailblazing path to become one of the fastest rising acts on the UK hard rock and metal circuits for some years.

From a sold out headline tour, their tent-swelling set at Sonisphere festival, venues on the prestigious Kerrang! tour having queues of people snaked around the block so that fans could get in to see Sleeps open the bill, to critical acclaim across the pages of Kerrang! Metal Hammer and Rock Sound and regular plays on Radio 1, Scuzz and Kerrang! TV, the Sheffield natives have rapidly and justifiably become one of the highest regarded rock bands in Britain.

While She Sleeps are a terrifying force to be reckoned with, a barrage of belligerent sound that straddles and combines a variety of genres they’d prefer you to just call “alternative rock”.

Tickets on sale 10am Friday November 25; it’s gonna be a VERY rapid sell-out…

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

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Thursday 27th April

The Phil Rudd (AC/DC) Band

For those about to rock… we salute you. Yup, that’s right – legendary AC/DC drummer PHIL RUDD, veteran of all but three of AC/DC’s 18 studio albums, Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and (previously) fully signed-up member of the rock’n’roll lifestyle club (“…after Highway to Hell went multi-platinum worldwide I headed straight down the road to buy my first Ferrari”) is coming to York!

“The real deal” – Malcolm Young

“The heart and soul of AC/DC” – Eric Singer (Kiss)

“AC/DC were my absolute heroes because they are simple and easy to copy. Though soon you find they are not so easy to copy” – Christoph Schneider (Rammstein)

Over to the man himself, “My hell raising days are over and I see a psychiatrist every week and I’m  closer than ever to my children. I still have all my flash cars but now I want to grow chillies”.

This gig with a genuine legend (fag-in-gob AC/DC version of Phil here Back In Black / River Plate) is going to rock like a b*st*rd, and if other shows on this tour are anything to go by it’s going to sell out real quick…

Ticket: £28.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Friday 28th April

The Lounge Kittens – ‘Bringing Up The Rear’ Tour!

Ladies and gentlemen, THE LOUNGE KITTENS: rock sluts in disguise.

“Loving it” – Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit

“I love your version – killer job!” – Corey Taylor, Slipknot

“You are the PARTIEST kittens I’ve ever lounged around with!” – Andrew W.K.

Big tunes with a twist… And from YouTube to Wembley in one nimble leap they keep surprising audiences with tongue-in-cheek covers, acid wit and the ability to swear in three part harmony.

In summer 2014 the girls knocked audiences for six at Glastonbury and Sonisphere festivals (among others) and were invited to open Limp Bizkit’s set on the main stage at Sonisphere!

UK and European arena tours followed with the bad boys of heavy metal Steel Panther and then rampaged through Download Festival, Graspop, Boardmasters and returned to Glastonbury for the second year in a row – proving they can hold the attention of the heaviest of metal fans armed with just a keyboard and voices.

Then came the videos. Spurred on by their live show success it was decided that a music video should be made. One sunny afternoon in February 2014 the girls commandeered a beautiful house and an even more beautiful Ferrari and filmed a ridiculous video to accompany their version of Limp Bizkit’s ‘Rollin’. What happened next was a surprise to everyone. With a personal endorsement from Mr Limp Bizkit himself (Fred Durst) the video sky-rocketed into the virtual stratosphere.

And now everybody’s favourite not-so-guilty pleasure are hitting the road again.

Their debut album ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’ features a whopping fifteen of their humorous, entertaining and technically-challenging covers tackling even more genres than before as they take on everything from Rammstein to Usher, passing briefly through Mumford & Sons and culminating in their first collaboration with a big band sound for Marilyn Manson’s ‘The Beautiful People’ and their now infamous Prodigy medley ‘Smack My Firestarter to Outer Space’.

These girls are no strangers to hard work, finishing their 2016 opening for the legendary Status Quo on their ‘Last Night of the Electrics’ tour and once again proving themselves arena-worthy as they conquer London’s O2.

And 2017 seems to be no exception as the foxy felines are eager to get back out on the road again. “We’re never happier than when we’re out playing shows” Zan, the Pink one beams. “This is what we’re here to do and our fans let us know we missed a few spots on the last tour so hopefully we can have a few more memorable nights in April”.

“Yeah, plus if we spend too much time apart we realise that we can’t cope separately anymore. It’s a bit like Stockholm Syndrome. So we’d better get back in that van” says Timia (Blue).

“TLK are the most amazing group of singers. Funny, talented and sexy. I think one day we will be opening for them” – Michael Starr, Steel Panther


“You have the makings of a very interesting act. The music industry is crying out for something different” – Danny Bowes, Thunder

“The three of you sing better than anyone I know” – Mark Thomas, Black Spiders

“Your voices blend really well – it’s great! I love the concept of doing Alice Cooper and Toto in that style. Very cool” – James Willard, Brother & Bones

Ticket: £8.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Thursday 11th May

Colour Of Noise

Steeped in the late 60’s British blues boom and early 70’s stadium rock, Brighton’s COLOUR OF NOISE deliver songs with steam locomotive power. There are no ballads…

CoN’s founder, guitarist Bruce John Dickinson, played in the charting hard rock band Little Angels between 1988-1994. Little Angels’ album ‘Jam’ went to number one in the UK album chart in 1993 with the band enjoying 11 Top Forty hit singles, which still get well-deserved airplay on Planet Rock today. Little Angels opened for Guns N’ Roses at the Marquee Club in ͚88 and went on to tour with Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top, Aerosmith and other heavyweight acts. The band played their final gig to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in 1994. They would, however, reform in 2012 for the Download Festival.

Steeped in the late 60’s British blues boom and early 70’s stadium rock, Brighton’s COLOUR OF NOISE deliver songs with steam locomotive power. There are no ballads…

CoN’s founder, guitarist Bruce John Dickinson, played in the charting hard rock band Little Angels between 1988-1994. Little Angels’ album ‘Jam’ went to number one in the UK album chart in 1993 with the band enjoying 11 Top Forty hit singles, which still get well-deserved airplay on Planet Rock today. Little Angels opened for Guns N’ Roses at the Marquee Club in ͚88 and went on to tour with Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top, Aerosmith and other heavyweight acts. The band played their final gig to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in 1994. They would, however, reform in 2012 for the Download Festival.

The reunion revived Bruce’s determination to perform again, leading him to form Colour of Noise in 2015 with friends linked and gathered throughout the years: vocalist Matt Mitchell from Furyon; and’ Silent’ Ben Daniels on bass. CoN’s current line-up reunites Bruce John Dickinson with fellow Little Angel Mark Richardson (also of Feeder and Skunk Anansie) on drums.

The band’s most recent single, ‘Medicine Man’ (an exclusive from RAK Studios) was produced by Luke Postashnick of The Temperance Movement, whilst the song’s heady psychedelic video was directed by Mikee W Goodman (not only a member of progressive metal band SikTh, but also an award-winning director).

Over to the band, “The songs we write deal with issues of permanence, holding on to what is great in our lives (people and music), coming to terms with change (broken dreams, relationships) whilst trying to retain a sense of yourself in a mad world. More than anything else, they deal with escapism through rock ‘n’ roll”.

“The noise we make is mostly powered by highly cranked vintage equipment. Not because we’re that stuck on a principle, it just sounds better to our ears”.

Colour Of Noise have toured with with Thunder, featured at Download and Steel House festivals, Hard Rock Hell IX and Ramblin’ Man Fair 2017 to come.

CoN artists? More like the real thing…

It’s all about the live show. CAN’T BLOODY WAIT!

Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 12th May

U2-2 (performing The Joshua Tree)

The Joshua Tree, U2’s classic 25 million-selling album, is thirty this year and to celebrate U2-2 will be performing the album in its entirety at a series of special shows featuring, of course, those singles ‘With or Without You’, ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ and ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’

U2-2 are the only tribute to have performed alongside U2 at the same football stadiums (“We’re flattered by what they’re doing” – Bono) and, established for 24 yrs, the rave reviews keep on coming:

“Seen them a few times, they’re the best, quite stunning” – Aaron Govern, U2 staff member

“You guy’s rock. The best in the world” – Ciara Lawrence, The Edge’s cousin

“The greatest U2 tribute in the world” – Suggs, Madness

“I toured with U2 on The Joshua Tree tour and played Live Aid, you guy’s have it all” – Rupert Black, The Pretenders

So unless you fancy paying fifty times face value from a secondary ticket company to see the real Bono from a mile away in the stands… the world’s best tribute to one of Ireland’s greatest exports is here tonight. And what a night in store.

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

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Saturday 13th May

MC Devvo, DJ Oscar Kane, MC Fitch

I am Darren Devonshire. Devvo for short. MC DEVVO for when I’m rapping and shit.

I dun loads of stuff for TV and internet and that.

I do stand up comedy gigs when I can be arsed.

You can see my videos HERE.

I like getting mashed out me mind and jail cells.

I had all the awards and then melted them down for chains and that.

Devvo as owt.

Gunna to be dead busy and that; best get a ticket mate. IT’S DEVVO TIME!

Ticket: £7.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 16

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Sunday 14th May

An Evening With Luke Haines

LUKE HAINES was the man behind Baader Meinhoff and Black Box Recorder who sprang to prominence in 1992 with his band The Auteurs and the Mercury Music Prize-nominated album New Wave (lost out by one vote…) and inadvertently kicked off Britpop in the process.

The music ‘biz’ doesn’t produce nearly enough of these belligerent buggers… Haines is a supremely gifted and far-sighted songwriter, the king of brio and bile, the avant-garde Arthur Scargill, and possessed of an almost obsessive “**** off, it’s my way or not at all” attitude that, frankly, we could do with a heckuva lot more of.

Look, just come and bloody well see this show and this man. Or at least get one of his books, Bad Vibes, in which our hero tells of knuckle-headed musos, baffling tours and his own swiftly unravelling personal life. And what it’s like to be on the cusp of massive success, attack anyone within rifle range, and be more than happy to turn the gun on himself.

A ridiculously entertaining individual – all those adjectives are SPOT ON.

Immensely chuffed to drag another legend kicking and screaming in to York!

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

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Wednesday 17th May

Chameleons Vox Magical History Tour 2017 – Chapter 2

A career-spanning set chosen by the fans from their entire back catalogue…

CHAMELEONS VOX is the continuation of The Chameleons, arguably the most influential band ever to come out of Manchester, featuring Chameleons vocalist, bassist and principle composer Mark Burgess, longtime collaborators Yves Altana on drums and guitarists Neil Dwerryhouse and Chris Oliver.

Still touring hard to a huge and dedicated growing fan base, the band has recently completed sold out tours across Europe and the USA.

Some eloquent and heartfelt words from the eminent Dave Simpson, writing in The Guardian…

“There’s a wonderful – if apocryphal – story about the major-label A&R team that was dispatched to Manchester in the 1980s with instructions to sign the band that was making enormous waves in the north-west. The industry bods took one listen to the sounds at the Hacienda, and Geffen signed the Chameleons. The story goes that it wasn’t until much later that someone told them they’d actually been sent to secure the Stone Roses.

The tale underlines the peculiar seductiveness of four lads from Middleton, Manchester, who should have shook the world. Sadly, just when they were on the verge of massive US success, they split in 1987 after the death of manager Tony Fletcher.

The oddest thing about the Chameleons’ comeback is that they’ve carried on exactly where they left off, with their devoted fanbase still intact (the Verve and the Gallaghers reputedly among its members).

In the old days, their elemental anthems came from somewhere deeper than a record company balance sheet, and this hasn’t changed. When singer Mark Burgess loses himself in the still awesome Soul in Isolation, you wonder what on earth went on in those mysterious lost years.

The Chameleons may have missed the commercial boat in 1987, but they have still made a fascinating voyage”.

Early ticket purchase recommended…

Ticket: £17.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Thursday 18th May

Foy Vance: The Wild Swan World Tour, w/ special guest Ryan McMullan

FOY VANCE knows how to write a song. It’s a naturally finessed skill that led to collaborations with such diverse artists as Plan B, Sheryl Crow and Rudimental; syncing on multiple TV shows from Grey’s Anatomy to the Sons Of Anarchy finale, and beguiled some of the biggest players like Elton John and Ed Sheeran.

So in the run-up to the new album release, Vance travelled a long way from home (born in Bangor, N Ireland and now living in Aberfeldy, Scotland) to Nashville and, for an incurable songwriter, Music City is an irresistible draw where Vance can work with the best of the best.  Not, Vance clarifies, for himself or his own material as he has already completed The Wild Swan featuring twelve brilliant songs of such high calibre there’s no need for any outside assistance!

“I’m not snobby about it, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable writing with other people for myself. That feels like it’s my own private joy,” adds a man who craftedThe Wild Swan entirely to his own vision, in Nashville’s Blackbird Studios, aided by Jacquire King, who recorded and mixed one of his favourite albums, Tom Waits’ Mule Variations.

“And I used to steer clear of writing with other people altogether until I started doing it just by chance. And then I realised that even when it goes shit, it’s still a learning curve,” Vance notes with a smile. “Every wrong path is a way to the right path. I keep it pretty lean. But when good people come up, I give it a go.”

One of those good people is Ed Sheeran. Vance co-wrote “Tenerife Sea” and “Afire Love” from 2014’s multi-million- selling X, and he wrote “Make It Rain”, which Sheeran sang over the final episode of cult biker drama Sons Of Anarchy.

“Ed’s like a wee song machine,” Vance notes approvingly. “He would always go places lyrically that I wouldn’t go myself, so he makes me think about the lyrical choices I make. Working with Ed made me a better writer.”

Now, with the impassioned, rootsy, rousing The Wild Swan – an album that makes nods to, and takes cues from, proper heroes ranging from Noam Chomsky to Ziggy Stardust to WB Yeats – the pair’s relationship moves to another level. Sheeran has signed Vance to Gingerbread Man Records, the label he launched in 2015 with Jamie Lawson and his self-titled, chart-topping debut album.

But in fact, Vance and Sheeran’s relationship goes back way further than that.

“Ed’s dad used to bring him to my gigs when he was 13,” begins Vance, a born hobo-raconteur (and he has the storyteller’s hat and showman’s moustache to prove it). “He only told me this after we’d done a couple of gigs together, but he’d been to something like 48 gigs of mine before we’d ever met.”

As an up-and-coming artist always keen to honour his formative influences, as soon as he started to have some success, Sheeran sought to pay it back.

“He reached out and said, ‘do you want to come on tour with me?’ And I’m thinking: ‘When else is a thirty-something, white, baldy Irishman single father who lives up in the mountains gonna get to on a bona fide pop tour?’ So I said, ‘yeah, I’ll go and do it.’

“And that tour was tough! I thought I’d just go in and do my own show. But I realised very quickly that, even though he hadn’t fully broken through at that time, his crowd of screaming teenage girls was ferocious – I spent more time bombing than I did anything else,” laughs Vance. “They just looked at me as if I was Ed’s demented uncle wheeled on for the craic, singing about heartache and cancer.”

Still, the Sheeran/Vance relationship flourished, with the pair emailing each other works-in-progress songs and Vance supporting Sheeran on the closing, Antipodean leg of the mammoth X tour. There was even a night trading riffs and rhymes with Sheeran, Jay Z and Beyoncé in the basement of Snow Patrol’s New York bar. But that’s another story for another biog.

One of the impetuses behind Sheeran founding Gingerbread Man Records was to give musicians he truly believes in complete artistic freedom, and so he made his friend an incredible offer: the chance to make a new album with an Artist-led record company, with full support and without constraint.

“Ed said, ‘go and make the record you want to make.’” Vance took him at his word. Similarly, he made sure Jacquire King was fully onboard.

“Mule Variations is not only an exquisitely-written record but a wonderful sounding record. I actually flew out to meet Jacquire in person before agreed to work with him because I wanted to look in the whites of his eyes and make sure we’d be on the same page. I didn’t want something too clean and polished and commercial.”

That said, there’s no denying the infectious beauty of The Wild Swan. It opens with “Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution”, a rock’n’blues celebration of a roll-call of musical, philosophical, literary and polemical insurrectionists. It stops off with “Coco”, a tender, campfire song written for the young daughter of good friend Courtney Cox (Coco is a friend of Vance’s own daughter, Ella). And it ends with a dash of uillean pipes and “The Wild Swans On The Lake”, astop-you-in-your-tracks breath of Celtic balladry inspired by WB Yeats’ poem The Wild Swans At Coole.

Vance’s rich, rich voice also gets up close and personal on the hymnal “Burden”, then digs deep for “She Burns”, a song and a performance evocative of Bruce Springsteen’s “Tunnel Of Love”.

There are other, equally deeply felt glories too, like the ancient-but-modern “Be Like You Belong”, Vance’s soulful rasp weaving through pedal-steel and simple piano chords, or “Ziggy Looked Me In The Eye”. The latter is a piano-based, strings-buoyed soul-stirrer that compresses anthemic cri de coeur into four minutes of dignified tribute to, says Vance, “various people who I think have been part of a revolution. I’m not talking about Che Guevara or Ghandi or even Russell Brand for that matter – I’m talking about personal revolution. I like that idea constantly revolting against your own parameters.”

This thinking no doubt informs Vance’s embracing the opportunity of a summer tour with Elton John. Ever attuned to passionate artists, and forever intent on giving audiences the best possible night, Elton has invited Vance to support him on the British and European legs of his Wonderful Crazy Tour. But Elton’s enthusiasm for Vance goes deeper, still, than that – he’s Executive Producer of The Wild Swan.

“I feel so privileged to be a part of this remarkable artist’s first album on Gingerbread Man Records,” says Elton. “He is an extraordinary writer and singer.”

As seals of approval go, they don’t come much better than the imprimatur of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

Referring to the album’s penultimate song, the “antsy”, agit-folk “Fire It Up”, this tyro-troubador sets straight his goals: “|t just has to be real. You go back to ancient Irish music, or Native American music, or people out on the plains of Africa – those people who are struggling for food, sometimes not eating for weeks on end, and having to hydrate themselves by piercing the neck of a wildebeest. But every single night the drums are out, and they’re singing around the fire.

“That tells you something about what music actually is. Whereas we’ve turned into a commodity – it’s become something to sell, a vehicle to get money or fame,” Foy Vance says with cheerful distaste. “That’s not what has ever interested me. It’s the music itself that matters. It has to be real.”

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

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Sunday 21st May

King King

“Hot, Blue and Righteous” – Classic Rock.

Having scored three radio hit singles on Planet Rock with Crazy, Hurricane and, most recently, Rush Hour, KING KING were nominated for Best New Band (2015 Classic Rock Awards) and followed that with a UK arena tour supporting Thunder.

“King King are the living, breathing, here and now of classic rock music”…

A multi-award winning rock/blues band with a brilliant back catalogue to die for; this is a wonderfully talented bunch with a reputation for chemistry not only between band members, but the audience as well – working them like stadium pros but keeping it intimate and genuine so the whole crowd feels part of the show.

King King are just not ordinary. A powerhouse rhythm section (Wayne Proctor/drums and Lindsay Coulson/bass) with a dazzling keyboard player (Bob Fridzema) underscoring Alan Nimmo, a virtuoso frontman possessed of an almost impolite level of charisma and the talent to back it up.

Nimmo’s full-blooded style, technical brilliance and impassioned vocals are infectious and instantly recognisable. No smoke and mirrors, just killer songs performed with true passion.

“In footballing terms, King King are the musical equivalent of Real Madrid or Barcelona; supremely talented individuals who come together to produce a compelling performance” – Lancashire Telegraph.

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

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Monday 29th May

An Evening with Liverpool legends John Barnes, John Aldridge & Jan Molby

Fancy meeting THREE Liverpool players who were part of some of the strongest and most successful sides in football history?

JOHN BARNES, JOHN ALDRIDGE & JAN MOLBY are coming to Fibbers on a night that will be one to remember for any Liverpool fan.

You’ll get the chance to meet the trio beforehand – shake their hands, get your photos with them, have them sign something for you – and then you’ll be able to see them live on stage in a hilarious show as they talk about their time at the club.

These events are hugely popular so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Ticket: £25.00 general admission // £45.00 meet & greet Buy Now
Doors: 6pm (meet & greet); 7.30pm (general admission)
Age: All ages

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Friday 2nd June

Elvana: Elvis-fronted Nirvana

ELVANA – THE WORLD’S FINEST ELVIS-FRONTED TRIBUTE TO NIRVANA! Smells like cheeseburgers and teen spirit, daddy-o…

From the bowels of Disgraceland, rock ‘n’ roll icons of the afterlife are raised from the dead!

Rock ‘n’ roll meets grunge as Elvis fronts Nirvana and gives the band the front man it’s been missing since ’94.

Elvana tear through Nirvana’s catalogue whilst splicing in grunged-up sections of the king of rock ‘n’ rolls finest moments, culminating in an audible orgasm of overdrive and old school rockabilly.

Elvana’s short lifetime has already seen them support NYC titans ‘Tragedy: A Heavy Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees’, Drive Thru-Metal’s finest – LA’s ‘Mac Sabbath,’ as well as tearing up venues throughout the UK.

“Elvana – they’re as awesome as they sound.” – the Clown, Mac Sabbath

Please welcome Elvis ‘The King of Tourettes’ Presley (vocals, shaking, rattling, rolling, swearing) // Captain Doom (bass, vocals, doom) // The Bray Bros – guitar, vocals, drums, shared DNA).

Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 3rd June


COASTA are back! And fifteen years later you can catch the second wave.

April ’98 and four lads with nothing but guitars, enthusiasm and a love for real music served an apprenticeship based on hard graft; turning tunes in to songs, making grooves out of beats and putting on a great show for the fans.

The result was two years of relentless gigging, their infectious vocal harmonies and rocking riffs travelling the length and breadth of the country; from Fibbers to ‘Night and Day’ in Manchester to ‘The Sound Republic’ in London’s Leicester Square.

After recording their debut E.P., ‘Just Like You’ (produced by Alan Leach from Shed Seven), they finally reaped their rewards, landing a slot at the Leeds Carling Festival in 2000.

One more E.P. followed (‘Meet Your Match’) before the lads parted company to follow other pursuits. Now they are back to relive the glory days and release the album they never did.

Matt Appleton, Kev Barnes, Paul Downes and Ian Peacock are back – catch the 2nd wave!

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

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Saturday 17th June

Van Hailen, Strangers In The Night

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 STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT and this is one helluva night of Flying-Vs and classic rock!

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm

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Friday 7th July

The Real People, Psyence, Barry Sutton (La’s, Cast) + aftershow ’til 3am w/ DJs Dave Booth (Stone Roses/Hacienda), Dermo (Northside), Nick Cope & Nikki Eccentric

THE REAL PEOPLE were Britpop before Britpop was invented, an inspired and fun rehash of the 60s British Invasion, and Liverpudlian brothers Tony and Chris Griffiths put together an influential brew of psychedelic rock, ’70s funk, and late-’80s dance music (“Window Pane” / “Open up Your Mind’) wooing modern rock radio listeners in the early ’90s.

Credited by many bands as an influence, most notably Oasis, The ‘Realies’ are also successful Top 40 hit songwriters for the likes of Cher, Ocean Colour Scene, BB Mak and Atomic Kitten. Still going stronger than ever with a new album Monday Morning Breakdown out now The Real People are STILL on fire.

Blues rock-inspired heavy alt-rockers PSYENCE could only come from Stoke… Already being lauded NME, Q, Clash, Quietus and The Guardian, they’re blurring the lines of early 70’s blues rock and modern-day psychedelia, so expect an intense chemical reaction of face-melting riffs, spacious vocals and groove-based rhythms that have been locked away up north to slowly mature far away from the London scene.

BARRY SUTTON (The La’s/Cast) will treat us to some of the classics alongside his own solo work!

DJ DAVE BOOTH was the Stone Roses’ DJ, working Spike Island, Blackpool, Alexandra Palace, and all the great Roses gigs that have now become the stuff of pop culture legend. Djing for over 30 years now from Manchester to Ibiza at legendary clubs such at Pips, Hacienda and Garland he still has the heart & soul for music he was born with.

And introducing DERMO (Northside), signed to Factory in ’91 and very much a part of the Madchester/baggy/indie-rave scene. Currently Djing countrywide with a mix of indie & old school classics.


Ticket: £10.00 EARLY BIRD Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14 (18+ aftershow)

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Wednesday 12th July

The Dickies 40th Anniversary Party, In Evil Hour, Segregates

Clown princes of punk! In contrast to the snotty, intentionally offensive humour of many comedically-inclined punk bands, THE DICKIES were winningly goofy, inspired by trashy movies and pop culture camp.

Their covers were just as ridiculous as their originals, transforming arena rock anthems and bubblegum pop chestnuts alike in to a signature loud, speed-blur punk-pop — Ramones crossed with L.A. hardcore!

As the band got older, their music slowed down slightly, but the sound and sense of humour stayed the same, and they were an avowed influence on new-school punkers like Green Day and Offspring.

Inspired by the first wave of 1977 London/New York punk, they became the first L.A. punk band to score a major-label deal in 1978 with A&M on the strength of one demo.

That year their debut single featured a warp-speed cover of Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’ and originals ‘Hideous’ and ‘You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla); the latter, of course, reigned as their signature song for many years after.

In early 1979, debut album, The Incredible Shrinking Dickies, racked up significant UK sales and their cover of the ‘Banana Splits‘ cartoon theme song became a Top Five hit.

By the end of that year, the Dickies were able to put together a follow-up, Dawn of the Dickies, which featured fan favourites ‘Attack of the Mole Men’ and ‘Manny, Moe and Jack’ plus a jokey, rocked-up cover of ‘Nights in White Satin’. And in 1980, a single version of ‘Gigantor’, the theme from a Japanese cartoon series.

An amazing opportunity to catch long-standing legendary L.A. punk vets – the oldest surviving punk band still recording new material by the new millennium. One banana, two banana, three banana, four…

Presented by TV’s Over.

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

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Thursday 20th July

The Jam’d

THE JAM’D show includes the only replica of Rick Bucklers ‘Great White’ drum kit AND features their own brass section!

No wonder they’ve built a huge following and have gained a reputation for being the finest tribute to ‘The Jam’ gigging countrywide estivals, scooter rallies and some of the UK’s top venue.

Plus! The Jam’d are the only Jam tribute to play at Claridges, one of the most reputable hotels on Mayfair…

The brilliance of Paul Weller is laid bare in their energetic performance all of the classics – Going Underground, Down in the Tubestation at Midnight, Strangetown, A Town called Malice, The Beat Surrender and many more are all included in a varied and extensive set.

The Jam’d are totally committed to giving an unforgettable, authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, allowing the audience to relive the experience of one of the most influential bands of the British music scene.

Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 22nd July

Pink Floydian

PINK FLOYDIAN are one of the most authentic Pink Floyd tribute bands in the UK today.

All Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver well over two hours of material covering nine albums sounding extremely close to the original recordings, replicating Gilmour, Wright, Mason and Waters with precision and dexterity.

From the lush landscapes of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” to the haunting refrain of “The Great Gig in the Sky”, journey with the band on a magical journey through the illustrious recording career of the world’s most successful progressive rock band.

Coupled with spectacular lighting, lasers and video Pink Floydian create an atmosphere which brings memories of this great band flooding back.

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

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Friday 18th August


Just can’t get enough Depeche Mode?

Even Johnny Cash and Marilyn Manson covered the most successful technopop group of all time. But who can play live, original versions apart from Depeche Mode themselves?

REMODE are one of Europe’s biggest Depeche shows and nothing else comes close to the power and passion of the boys from Basildon as this band from Bielefeld.

What started as a fan project for a single concert in January of 2006 has continuously developed. The reaction of the crowds to the band’s stage debut was so fantastic that the group decided to expand and perfect the Remode project.

Under the motto “the original is the holy grail” and a solid foundation of bass, guitar and drums, Remode quickly developed a loyal fan base that continues to grow.

This was just such a fantastic show this time last year; and you can expect all the hits again and more NEW LIFE // JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH // SEE YOU // THE MEANING OF LOVE // EVERYTHING COUNTS // PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE // MASTER AND SERVANT // PERSONAL JESUS // I FEEL YOU // DREAM ON // PRECIOUS oh the list just goes on and on… (!)

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

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Saturday 26th August

Whitesnake UK, Pure Purple

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?”

Specialising in the classic Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Roger Glover and Ian Paice (MKII Deep Purple years), the PURE PURPLE press speaks for itself…

“The most authentic sounding Deep Purple Tribute Band in the UK”

“Your singer looks and sounds exactly like Ian Gillan in 1993- Come Hell Or High Water era!!!”

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
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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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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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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Sunday 19th November

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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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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