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Saturday 20th January

Professional wrestling – The TRUE GRIT championship!

The road to the True Grit Championship begins! Eight of the best pro wrestlers in the country today, including WWE UK star Saxon Huxley and former Super League player Luke Menzies, compete in a tournament to be crowned the first ever True Grit Champion.

True Grit Wrestling offers a truly interactive live professional experience.

Feel a part of the show as these larger than life characters slam, suplex and dropkick each other right in front of you.

See the action up close as they come of the top rope, hit each other with chairs or even fight it out on the street!

A show that is not to be missed – book now for an early bird discount for a limited time only…

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

Doors: 7pm
Age: All ages

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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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Wednesday 7th February

Live Dead 69

NOT A TRIBUTE! All star band LIVE DEAD 69 features original Grateful Dead pianist Tom Constanten, who played all the keyboards on the original ‘Live Dead’ recording.

Their seven winter shows last February have assumed a certain mythology amongst UK Deadheads … the London finale sold out and video of the performance has been widely circulated on the web. And, a recent U.S. performance has played all this week on “The Grateful Dead Hour” syndicated radio show.

And featuring:

TOM CONSTANTEN, original Grateful Dead pianist, who played all the keyboards on the original “Live Dead” recording, inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead’s first 2 ambitious/ experimental studio recordings “Anthem of The Sun” and “Aoxomoxoa.”

MARK KARAN, lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones.

SLICK AGUILAR, who played lead guitar in Jefferson Starship & KBC for 26 years and with David Crosby Band before thaT.

UK drummer RICHARD NEWMAN who just recorded Robert Plant’s new single, recently toured with Paul Rodgers, also played in Jefferson Starship, Rory Gallagher, Deb Bonham and many others.

And UK multi-instrumentalist TONY MORLEY, also of Jefferson Starship – round out the line-up.

All are fan favorites, especially in the UK.

Her performing the first 2 live Grateful Dead albums (“Live Dead” recorded in 1969, and “Skull & Roses” in 1971) in their entirety, with assorted other selections and truckload of improvisation. Their unique familiarity with Grateful Dead’s halcyon material implies an improvisational prowess on full display!

This is one awesome show for Deadheads everywhere!

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

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Friday 9th February

The Rumjacks, Part Time Miserables

When was the last time a folkpunk band did 44m YouTube views? With more subscribers than Dropkick Murphys, Rancid and Hellcat Records? THE RUMJACKS are a must for fans of Ferocious Dog, The Levellers and 3 Daft Monkeys!

Drawing nuts crowds at festival and club shows, frontman Frankie McLaughlin says, “We were raised on the Scottish and Irish music in our parents record collection, before colliding head-on with punk rock as we grew older and thought we knew everything”.

Their own brand of Celtic Punk earned them 24m YouTube views for breakthrough track ‘An Irish Pub SonG’ and their incendiary live shows and endless touring regime has seen them share the stage with acts as diverse as Dropkick Murphys, Anti Flag, Gogol Bordello, Ruts DC, GBH, UK Subs & The Aggrolites… “We’re at home on any lineup in front of any crowd, I think there are elements of what we do that must appeal to just about anyone”.

Indeed they do – from heavy Celtic roots to driving punk or ska/reggae rhythms, well-oiled sing-alongs and choking ballads.

“We draw on so many influences, but still it’s important for us to force the bounds of what we already do, play good solid Punk rock with a fat smear of Celtic folk right through”

Dancing and stomping boots, please…

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

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Friday 9th February

Bassmentality presents Skepsis + residents (11pm doors)

A name you’ve all been shouting about this year: SKEPSIS.

South London based producer and DJ Skepsis is no stranger to any fan of the UK bass sound.

Coming to public attention with a series of heavyweight originals and remixes, his gritty basslines and intricate rhythms have gained him support from both fans and acclaimed artists alike all over the world.

Fast forward to the current day, and the 21-year-old Londoner’s meteoric rise shows no sign of slowing.

A debut at Bassmentality sees him join the likes of TQD, Holy Goof, Macky Gee and Darkzy that have rammed Fibbers out time and time again.

A regular on the club circuit, armed with tunes and mixing skills which never fail to cause carnage in any venue, Skepsis is truly cementing himself as one of the biggest young talents in the scene.

The usual residents are out to play with ATYK, Mr Mac and George Rix back doing bits.

Ticket: £8.00 SUPER EARLY BIRD // £10.00 EARLY BIRD // £15 ONWARD Buy Now
Doors: 11pm
Age: 18+

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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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Sunday 11th February

The sound of BLACK UHURU (1977 – 1985) performed by MYKAL ROSE (w/ full live band)

If you are a true reggae fan, this is a show not to be missed! The legendary BLACK UHURU are one of the most successful reggae groups to ever come out of Jamaica, and the first reggae band to win a Grammy for the album ‘Anthem’.

Signed to Island records, they produced seven hit albums which included the classics ‘Shine Eye Gal’, ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’, ‘Sponji Reggae’, ‘Sensimilla’ & ‘What is Life?’

The all star cast comprised of front man and lead singer, Mykal Rose, band leader and backing vocals, Duckie Simpson, Puma, and riddim twins Sly & Robbie, toured the world supporting acts like The Police and The Rolling Stones.

This UK tour represents the very best of Black Uhuru’s finest moments with Mykal Rose back as the leading frontman, delivering non-stop hits from their most popular period, 1977 – 1985.

One of Jamaica’s most distinguished singers, as a member of Black Uhuru, Mykal Rose was one of the foundation stones of the roots movement, before launching a successful career in the modern dancehalls.

For this tour Mykal will be singing some of Black Uhuru’s classic songs including hits like ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’, ‘Spongi Reggae’ ‘Shine Eyed Girl’ and ‘General Penitentiary’.

He will be backed by the UK’s best backing band, Mafia & Fluxy, who are also celebrating 30 years in the music business.

If you are a true Reggae fan, then this is a show not to be missed!

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

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Monday 12th February

Lydia Lunch & Weasel Walter: Brutal Measures (Voice and Drum), Flies On You

Brutal. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. True tales from America’s dark side…

LYDIA LUNCH is passionate, confrontational and bold. Whether attacking the patriarchy and their pornographic warmongering, turning the sexual into the political or whispering a love song to the broken hearted, her fierce energy and rapid fire delivery lend testament to her warrior nature.

Queen of No Wave, muse of The Cinema of Transgression, writer, musician, poet, spoken word artist and photographer, she has released too many musical projects to tally, has been on tour for decades, has published dozens of articles, half a dozen books and simply refuses to just shut up.

Brooklyn’s own Akashic Books have published her anthology Will Work For Drugs, as well as her outrageous memoir of sexual insanity Paradoxia, A Predator’s Diary, which has been translated into seven languages.

She performs in a variety of mediums, is a rabid collaborator and continues to release new music as well as re-issuing classic material such as her spoken word indictment against patriarchal idiocy, The Conspiracy of Women through Nicolas Jaar’s label Other People.

WEASEL WALTER (first name, last name) is a Brooklyn, New York based multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser best known for leading the seminal punk-jazz/no-wave/brutal-prog band The Flying Luttenbachers between 1991 and 2007 on 16 full-length releases.

Seamlessly uniting the intensity and abstraction of improvised music with the nihilist aesthetics of extreme rock forms, Walter is committed to violent momentum, idiomatic unpredictability and rapid articulation.

Expert in the underground music scene of the late 1970’s, Walter has lectured at various Universities including Bard, San Francisco Art Institute, University of Chicago in Paris, and penned the introduction for Marc Masters book NO WAVE, seen as the definitive history of the New York movement from which Lydia Lunch emerged in 1977 with her first group Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.

In 2012, Weasel Walter began working with Lydia Lunch as musical coordinator and lead guitarist for RETROVIRUS, a retrospective, which spanned the spectrum of her musical legacy from No Wave Skronk to bludgeoning Hard Rock and sleazy Jazz Noir to propulsive Psychedlia. RETROVIRUS has just released their second full length LP URGE TO KILL in the USA, Europe and South America.

BRUTAL MEASURES combines the dynamic spoken word histrionics of Lydia Lunch, one of the genres most controversial performers with the improvisational virtuosity of Weasel Walter to create an intimate, terrifying and even hilarious evening of musical verite.

PRESENTED BY TV’S OVER.

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

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Thursday 15th February

An Evening With Liverpool Legends McMahon, Nicol, Fairclough & Kennedy

These are just such good nights – full of great stories, frank and very bloody funny as well. Four of the LFC greats, players who graced the Anfield turf at the height of the club’s success and who all have a bagful of medals to show for it. Steve McMahon, Steve Nicol, David Fairclough and Alan Kennedy.

We are bringing these Liverpool legends to town in 2018 and in a room filled with Reds fans, like all our shows, the atmosphere will be like a mini Anfield! Fancy being there with us?

You’ll be able to hear them talk about their time at Anfield and all those trophies – and there are bound to be loads of laughs on what will be a night to remember for any Liverpool fan. There will also be a Meet and Greet with the players, a chance to shake their hands, get something signed and pose for a photo with them.

Ticket: £10.00 standard // £30.00 meet & greet Buy Now
Doors: 6.30pm
Age: All ages

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Friday 16th February

The Guns N Roses Experience, Tomorrow Is Lost

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, Novana, 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.

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

Anvil

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.” (Music-News.com)

“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

Electric Six, Mutant Monster

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 w/ guests Criminal Minds

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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Tuesday 6th March

Fickle Friends

The essential new British indie-pop band of 2018, FICKLE FRIENDS release debut album March 2018 alongside headline UK tour.

Quirky anthems a la 1975, the brittle icy synth flourishes of Chvrches, a new era indie pop IT girl in singer Natti Shiner and 350 shows so far, the Brighton 5-piece have already established themselves as regular Radio 1 playlisters (Brooklyn / Glue / Hello Hello) and headlined a sold-out London Forum.

‘You Are Someone Else’ is an irresistible debut, effortlessly capturing the joy and uncertainty of growing up a 2017 millennial. Songs addressing social awkwardness, self-doubt, anxiety and the qualms of growing into young adulthood through a prism of perfect timeless pop.

Natti says, “The album mostly talks about the feeling that you don’t fit in your own life, forever craving something else. I felt like I was stuck in a perpetual nightmare of bad relationships and worry for so long and this collection of songs kinda pulled me out of that. We wrote and produced the bulk of everything between Jack’s bedroom, the tour van and LA so it’s been mostly DIY with an array of producers allowing us to get that extra 20%.  We always wanted to make a record that made people dance and think at the same time. If any of these songs help anyone feel cool, or strong or even just less alone then we’ll have achieved what we wanted”.

This is one awesome band with killer tunes, working hard and building a devoted fanbase the old fashioned way – playing and booking their own shows for little money, writing songs as they go.

With a dedication to great songs and great gigs, Fickle Friends look set to dominate in 2018, and with an amazing album.

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 7th March

Swingrowers

Freshly squeezed electro-swing SWINGROWERS with a smidge of jazz, hip-hop, electronica and gypsy swing, and whole dance floor full of… er… dance.  Look, you’re either in to this or you’re not (BUT YOU SHOULD BE) and fresh off a stack of sellouts in huge London venues – we’ve got them to York!

Known for a string of superb singles, incredible live shows, remixes of Caro Emerald and Millie Smalls and many more, as well as tour supports for Caravan Palace and Parov Stelar, welcome to one of the original pioneers of the electro swing sound.

An accomplished four-piece live, with tours of North America, Europe and India under their belts, Juno Download had this to say: “Phibes rendition of ‘Butterfly’ injects some nu-skool breaks (can you still call it that?) style flavour into it while Wolfgang Lohr’s remix throws down some brilliantly uplifting funky house shenanigans.”

Very cool show…

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

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Friday 9th March

Dub Pistols

One of the hardest working bands in showbusiness, Barry Ashworth and his motley crew of DUB PISTOLS have added a much-needed swagger to the UK dance scene in recent years and new album ‘Crazy Diamonds’ finds the band at their uncontrollable, bass-driven best.

A rampant mix of dub, reggae, ska, punk, breaks, beats and drum ‘n’ bass, the album is a full-on dub-quaking extravaganza, built for big fields and summer sound systems. It also happens to feature some of the biggest names in the game including Dancehall dons Beenie Man and Cutty Ranks, reggae singer Earl Sixteen, hip-hop act Too Many T’s, seminal MCs Navigator and the Ragga Twins, and long-time collaborator Lindy Layton.

Tracks like killer new single ‘Crazy Diamonds’ (ft. Too Many T’s) or summer-anthem-in-making, ‘Rise Up’ (ft. Earl Sixteen and Navigator), prove that the Pistols are one of the best around at rockin’ the joint. This is futuristic skank, complete with blazing horns, brazen brass and epic drums and bass.

Proudly working class as a band, the Dub Pistols have been tearing up venues and festivals throughout their career. Inspired by the Second Summer of Love, the band were founded by ubiquitous Londoner Barry Ashworth in 1996 and have been at the forefront of beats culture ever since.

Known for their rhythmical blend of bass, turntables and horns, their genre-mashing abilities has seen them work with some of their biggest heroes including The Specials, Horace Andy, Madness and Gregory Isaacs. They’ve also seen band members come and go, not to mention squander thousands on various capers that have now become legendary and that has taken them from the brink of multi-million-dollar international success to the edge of destruction and back again.

“The band’s reputation as an explosive live act has seen them turn into super-tight festival regulars, with the Dub Pistols headlining some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Glastonbury, Bestival and Beat-Herder. Their bass-driven live machine has seen them win numerous plaudits along the way and recent live guests have included vocalists Rodney P, The SpecialsTerry Hall and Neville Staple, rap wünderkid T.K., Sugardaddy horn-blower Tim Hutton & scratch maestro, DJ Stix.”

The Dub Pistols have also turned their hand to the world of remixing and have remixed the likes of Ian Brown, Moby, Limp Bizkit, Korn and Bono and worked with hiphop legend Busta Rhymes. The band’s music has been used by Playstation and major Hollywood films.

Ashworth is also a much sought-after DJ which has won him many fans around the globe over the last 15 years. Known for his eclectic sets, he was one of the first resident DJs at the influential club, Fabric, in London and has performed high-octane primetime sets internationally in such countries as Australia, Singapore, Serbia, Dubai, Thailand, Germany, Croatia, Italy and France, to name but a few. Additionally, he is founder of Westway Records, a London breakbeat and hip-hop label that’s put out releases from many currently-emerging artists from the UK dance music underground.

He is currently working on a warts ‘n’ all documentary about the band’s career; a mix of archive and new footage that charts the Dub Pistols’ strange journey from chancers to hot property to epic f**k-ups to unlikely triumph.

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

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Saturday 10th March

King No-One

It’s been a good year for KING NO-ONE; not only did they sell over 7,000 tickets on two sold out tours to an ever growing insatiable fan base, but they were also the first unsigned band to play the Radio 1/ NME stage at Reading and Leeds.

‘One of the most successful unsigned bands of their genre’ – TMRW

‘Selling out red hot show after red hot show’ – Clash

‘Another stage of their ascent towards indie pop royalty’ – Getintothis

2.5 million streams on Spotify along with 20 plays across Radio 1, 6 music, Radio 2 and XFM – proving once again that King No-One are one of the most exciting and in demand new bands in the UK right now.

You know this must-see band, conquering even more hearts and minds, is going to sell out – again – so early purchase is recommended!!

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

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Friday 16th March

Anti-Nowhere League, System Of Hate, Segregates

Setting out on the road in 1980 to prove they could be the worst band on God’s earth, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE were loud, violent and obnoxious yobbos with one mission… to get banned from every TV show, radio station and newspapers as possible just for a laugh…

They were hated by the general public as well as ‘real’ musicians who thought they were a disgrace to the music business.  Nothing to do with pulling more people to their gigs than they were, of course…

With numerous encounters with the authorities they have continued to play and release new material away from the public eye.

In this day and age it doesn’t seem quite as big a deal as it was back then when they stood alone now a few of the ‘real’ bands have taken up the ‘flag’ to be original with attitude.

Long may independent bands continue keeping the music live and real.  LONG LIVE THE LEAGUE!

PRESENTED BY TV’S OVER.

Ticket: £12.00 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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Wednesday 28th March

Tankus The Henge

TANKUS THE HENGE remind me of a mixture of early Kinks, Squeeze and a bit of Blur. So great – I love it” – Dave Davies, The Kinks

A dose of Dexy’s, a drop of Ray Davies and a pinch of Madness!

Tankus The Henge are that 5-wheeled, funk fuelled, open top, custom paint job, rock ‘n’ roll jalopy that comes careering round the corner on a tranquil summer’s day. Ruining the silence and disturbing the bats.

“Like The Clash from New Orleans” – Nikolaj Torp Larsen, The Specials

1000 worldwide shows later their live experience is something to behold. Wild showmanship and dexterity jamming rock up against funk, blues in to ska, roots with gypsy rhythms and songs and wonder and woe.

For fans of Urban Voodoo Machine, Levellers, Ferocious Dog!

Ticket: £8.00 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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Saturday 31st March

Sham 69 (Pursey, Parsons, Tregunna, Guy), The Struggle, Pink Candle

The real SHAM 69 – Jimmy Pursey, Dave Parsons, Dave Tregunna! Beware the snides and fakes, ignore the bitter slander, listen to the lyrics and the meaning, enjoy the Real Sham sound.

Formed in London in 1976 Sham 69 set out making pogo-friendly, anthemic punk with a fiercely working class agenda, issuing a statement of intent with the independently released ‘I don’t wanna’.

Signing to Polydor the band released ‘Borstal Breakout’ in early 1977, but what really took their terrace chant appeal to the masses was the subsequent trio of hit singles ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’, ‘If the kids are United’ and ‘Hurry up Harry’.

Now back playing occasional gigs the show is as full of energy as it always was.

What better way to spend a Saturday night!

Presented by Fibbers & TV’s Over

Ticket: £20.00 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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Friday 13th April

Roxy Musique

ROXY MUSIQUE –  the definitive tribute to Roxy Music.  Probably the “most influential band of all time”…

Mainly remembered for early 80s timeless hits More Than This, Avalon, Oh Yeah and Jealous Guy… but in the ’70s Roxy were truly cutting edge and paved the way for punk (Sex Pistols), gothic rock (Siouxsie and the Banshees, disco (Chic), new romantics (Duran Duran) and alternative rock (U2), not to forget Madness who booked Roxy Musique to perform with them at the Madness Weekender in 2017.

Roxy Musique deliver a two set show, with set one exploring Roxy Music’s daring and creative repertoire from ’72-’75 and set two targeting the later hit singles and giving the audience the chance to “dance away the heartache”.

And fans of Roxy Music’s early period will be treated to such sonic delights as Virginia Plain, Pyjamarama, Street Life, All I Want is You and Love is the Drug and fans of the later period will be thrilled with tracks like Angel Eyes, Same Old Scene, Over You and Take a Chance With Me.

Great show – recommended!

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

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Friday 20th April

Super Hans – Big Beat Manifesto

“What you need to do is create a powerful sense of dread” – Super Hans… So light up a f**king HUGE crack pipe, release the snakes, it’s all about to get a bit messy as Croydons most renowned drug addled cracked up maniac Matt King aka SUPER HANS is once more Fibbers-bound to pound some of the biggest beats possible into your skulls – and you know it’s going to be packed AGAIN!

“People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can’t trust people” – Super Hans

One of the nation’s most beloved comedy characters Super Hans is renowned for his love of drugs (he once took 4 grams of coke to relax himself for a speech) and his musical prowess (his sound was stolen by The Chemical Brothers).

Matt King spent fifteen years as a stand up comedian in Australia before returning to the UK to be cast as the legendary Super Hans. Since then he has starred in and co-wrote Starlings (Sky1) and Whites (BBC2) as well as starring in a whole host of films including Bronson, Rocknrolla, Made In Dagenham, London Boulevard and even kid’s classic Paddington.

He has also appeared in The IT Crowd, Skins and Doctor Who and most recently played the co-lead in AMC pilot White City.

“Already the stuff of legend” NME. Agreed. Get on it.

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
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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Friday 27th April

Shonen Knife, Sewage Farm

Over to Kurt Cobain, “When I finally got to see SHONEN KNIFE live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert”.

“Objectively, they can only play in a rudimentary fashion, their songs are ludicrously simple and it’s not new. Objectivity can fuck right off, because Shonen Knife are brilliant” – Artocker

Ground-breaking all-female Japanese pop-punk rock trio formed in Osaka in 1981, inspired by late ‘70’s punk-pop particularly The Ramones. Inspired, the band crafted their own idiosyncratic songs, fashioned brightly coloured outfits and DIY albums and signed to Sub Pop.

“Rocks like Motorhead designed by Hanna-Barbara” – Uncut

“There are two types of people: those in to thrashy Japanese girl-punk, and those with something wrong” – The Independent

“Pumping out prototype riot grrrl, thrashing together early punk sounds with pop melodies” – Music OMH: 8/10

The cream of the of the alt. rock scene (Sonic Youth / L7 / Redd Kross) covered their favourite Shonen Knife songs on the tribute album ‘Every Band Has A Shonen Knife Who Loves Them’ and the girls toured with Nirvana (on the ‘Nevermind’ tour), The Breeders and as part of Lollapalooza. They even recorded sessions for John Peel and appeared on MTV’s ‘Beavis and Butthead’.

fast forward to 2009 and appearances at Matt Groening’s curated ATP, Summer Sundae festival, Incubate, Le Guess Who? Handmade Festival and, quite literally, worldwide touring alongside acclaimed albums Supergroup, Freetime, Osaka Ramones, Poptune and Overdrive. Oh, and regular BBC6 Music sessions for Marc Riley and Gideon Coe.

Recently celebrating thirty five years in rock, Shonen Knife show no signs of slowing down!

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

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Saturday 28th April

Salad, Mark Morriss (Bluetones)

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 boy are we looking forward to this…

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

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Wednesday 2nd May

The Undercover Hippy

“Beautifully-produced agitprop reggae-flavoured rap, like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest and The Sleaford Mods” – Tom Robinson, BBC6Music

Yup, as usual Tom has it spot on for Billy Rowan (and band) aka THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY and a high energy, interactive show for which his loyal fanbase travels the length and breadth of the UK for shows.

“This is about as real as music gets!” – Andrew Marston – BBC Introducing

Skiiled drum ‘n’ bass MC turned singer-songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, ain’t your average singer songwriter! Mixing soul vocals, reggae rhythm and supersmart, provocative lyrics, think Natty meets Eminem… on a protest march… at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Tracks from 2017 album ‘Truth & Fiction’ were on heavy rotation with David Rodigan (BBC 1Xtra) and the aforementioned Tom Robinson (BBC Introducing Mixtape and Tom Robinson Show 6Music).

Social comment and politics – but still playful and uplifting – covering everything from fake news and internet privacy to nappy-wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum.

Music for the thinking man to shake his arse to!

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

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Friday 4th May

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 – 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).

Amazing show last time – this will sell out!

Ticket: £13.50 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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Sunday 13th May

Lower Than Atlantis, Boston Manor, The Faim

LOWER THAN ATLANTIS – purveyors of infectiously crunchy, melodic and spring-loaded hardcore; and their rise in status to one of the UK’s hottest rock acts has been steady and, with hindsight, inevitable.

Since debut EP ‘Bretton’ in 2008, through two more self-funded albums (2010’s ‘Far Q’ and 2011’s ‘World Record’) and a Biffyesque commitment to touring, LTA have earned a fearsome live reputation, fast rising to prominence with media acclaim and with an often terrifyingly devoted fanbase.

And with new album SAFE IN SOUND the boys from Watford are set to go stratospheric.

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Ticket: £16.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Tuesday 15th May

Bonafide, Killer Bees

Hard rock from Sweden, BONAFIDE formed 2006 with a mission to play hard rock the way it’s supposed to be – true to it’s roots in electric blues and RnB.

Classic rock influences all over the place! AC/DC // Guns N Roses // Thin Lizzy // Bon Jovi // Motorhead // UFO with wicked riffs and great big choruses!

Will the York city walls still be standing after this?

Cracking support from KILLER BEES – get down early…

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

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Friday 18th May

The Bluetones

Mark Morriss and the boys continue to go from strength to strength… a tight but lithe sound, with a nod towards psychedelia, classic pop and Madchester swagger.

Formed 1994 in Hounslow; Adam Devlin and Eds Chester with brothers Mark and Scott Morriss gained considerable ink as the “next big thing” in Britpop and 1996’s BLUETONES debut album Expecting to Fly, which included the classic “Slight Return”, was a huge success.

As the Britpop backlash later gained momentum, instead of rehashing old Beatles melodies like their contemporaries, the band instead took a more sensible approach: disregard the press and simply focus on their craft.

Touring and recording superb studio albums including Return to the Last Chance Saloon, Science & Nature and Luxembourg, cemented a diehard fanbase focused on enduring quality and performance. And tunes…

Mainman Mark Morriss remains a prolific songwriter and comsummate performer, a real man of the people and The Bluetones are as relevant now as they have ever been.

ON SALE FRIDAY 10am.

Ticket: £21.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 19th May

Twisted Wheel – The Snakes & Ladders Tour! with guests The Resonance, Serotones

From the backwaters of Oldham, TWISTED WHEEL roared on to the scene with bloody great big indie anthems ‘You Stole The Sun’, ‘She’s a Weapon’ and ‘Lucy The Castle’.

Fronted by the feral and precocious Jonny Brown, that sheer energy and dirty rock’n’roll got them on tours with Oasis, Kasabian, Paul Weller, The Courteeners, Happy Mondays and Ian Brown.

And now the newly reformed Oldham four-spoker (Harry Lavin, James Highton, Richard Allsopp & Jonny Brown) is back like a dirty rock’n’roll Lazarus with tunes and spunk to make up for time lost.

New album and tour ‘Snakes and Ladders’ is closer to the bone than ever before. The band has grown up and Brown’s song structures and lyrics are on another level, beyond haggard experience now, worn in with wisdom and wit.

As Johnny says, “The song ‘Smash It Up’ epitomised me. I set out to do things and was on the road comfortably and then I turned off and smashed it to bits. I get stuck into things with a passion and then I have to destroy it when the passion’s gone. Mess everything up so that I’m free again to reinvent, create”.

And ‘Snakes and Ladders’ is frankly about the band blowing the ladders of opportunity they were given – and the snakes which led to them falling off the board. It’s a tour about getting back in the game, finding opportunity again and avoiding those slithery serpents.

Twisted Wheel built a great foundation through grassroots venues such as Fibbers, one the genuine ladders for Twisted Wheel’s success. A decade later, and those spaces are still how Twisted Wheel gain access to the game – this time avoiding the pitfalls.

Twisted Wheel were the hardest working band in 2009, gaining the PRS Award for playing the most gigs of any young band. They are grafters, rock n rollers but with the edge of genuine poetry; few can forget Jonny’s ‘Bouncing Bomb’ or ‘What’s Your Name?’ but audiences will be hungry for his more poignant blues numbers on this tour.

He says, “We’re not just in a rock ‘n’ roll, punk box. I write a range of songs. This time, more of my poetry will focus on things that matter, a commentary on what’s going on in the world. Bands play it safe because they don’t want to upset people. But your job as an artist is to say what others can’t, to speak the truth”.

Twisted Wheel – it may have been bad, bent and broken but it’s back!

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

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Wednesday 23rd May

Tragedy – All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees And Beyond

The greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco-meets-Grease party ever…

Born from the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, great York via New York favourites TRAGEDY bust the 1977 Disco/Metal Peace Accord of 1977 and criss-crossed the globe with spectacular live shows.

“Back in the dark days of disco, the Bee Gees were the shit, despite having massive teeth, bigger hair and a falsetto only dogs could hear…with the righteous power of heavy metal, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong mixes Guns ‘N’ Roses swagger, the Scorpions’ sense of pomp and Judas Priest-esque vocals to create a sound that is exactly like The Darkness!” – Kerrang

Full length albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco Metal, The Solo Albums and The Joy of Sex  spread their glittered wings to also take on non-Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams.

Oh, and they broke the internet with viral videos You’re the One That I Want and Stayin’ Alive.

“Camp as a row of tents, and with more hooks than hell’s cloakroom, Tragedy guarantee it.” – Metal Hammer

“Hard riffs, tight white flares, and even tighter octave-scraping harmonies…essential listening.” – The Sun

“Not the leather jacket-wearing 50s greasers from the ’50s, but rather a modernized hard rock band of brothers attending the Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation high school.” – Loudwire.

“Decked in their hair-metal finest, with no can of Aqua-Net spared, Tragedy frolic on the beach, woo their ladies and then unleash their thrash chops in the most anarchistic pep rally this side of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The result is hilarious and arguably even more heartwarming than the original, not least for the visual pun unleashed on the line ‘it’s electrifying.” – Billboard

“Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond has indeed pulled off a spot-on hair-metal spoof of the song, complete with a locker-room scene that takes place at Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation High School.” – Guitar World

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

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Saturday 2nd June

Pink Floydian – ‘Floyd Through The Ages’

PINK FLOYDIAN are one of the most accurate Floyd tribute bands in the UK today. Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest’s Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two and a half hours of classics.

The band sound extremely close to the original recordings, replicating the incredible sounds of Gilmour, Wright, Mason and Waters with precision and dexterity. The band are almost obsessive in their attention to detail, performing each song with note for note renditions of the original recorded album versions or Pink Floyd’s live versions.

2018 will see them delve further into Floyd’s back-catalogue to deliver some early classics to go along with the most famous of Floyd songs.

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

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

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Tuesday 5th June

Tequila Mockingbyrd, Renegade Twelve

No lemon. No salt. No chaser. Melbourne’s TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD (Louisa Baker, Jacinta Jaye & Josie O’Toole) are a shot of straight-up rock n roll.

“Feisty as fuck and hugely entertaining” – Classic Rock Mag

Explosive live shows, punk’n’rock’roll, and a whole arsenal of big riffs and bigger choruses and party anthems.

“That is incredible; those girls are so talented… what a voice… I love it!” ‐ Lzzy Hale, Halestorm

Multiple tours with the likes of The Darkness and Nashville Pussy, Cherie Currie and Ritchie Ramone (handpicked by the bands) alongside Hard Rock Hell and other big festivals. Or maybe you caught them opening for Bonafide earlier in 2017.

Well worth getting here early for RENEGADE TWELVE!

Yeah, girls CAN rock – with the best of them!

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

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Friday 22nd June

“PILE-UP FESTIVAL!” feat. co-headliners A Wilhelm Scream & Oceans Ate Alaska w/ Napoleon, Kingdom of Giants, InVisions, Death Remains, Skarlett Riot, Ravenface, Veridian, Chapter and Verse, Bellevue Days, Black Orchid Empire, Tenements

Riff Media proudly present the very first PILE-UP FESTIVAL – from punk to metal and everything in between. Let’s be honest, it’s a pretty ****ing awesome line-up…

DAY TICKETS AND WEEKEND TICKETS AVAILABLE (SEE TICKET LINK ABOVE)

Friday’s co-headliners are A WILHELM SCREAM – melodic hardcore from New Bedford, Massachusetts referencing Strung Out and Hot Water Music -and Birmingham’s OCEANS ATE ALASKA “fusing unpredictable polyrhythms and a sporadic partnering of melodic and dissonant passages”.

And what a support line-up as well…

NAPOLEON – “Melodiposipassiongroove” from Exeter.

KINGDOM OF GIANTS – 6-piece metalcore from SoCal.

INVISIONS – “They’re hitting us round the face with cataclysmically heavy music. Just as we like it” – Alex Baker, Kerrang!

DEATH REMAINS – New album ‘Destroy/Rebuild’ out now.

SKARLETT RIOT – female-fronted, think Bullet For My Valentine, Shinedown, Alterbridge, Asking Alexandria.

RAVENFACE – Blackpool R.O.C.K.

VERIDIAN – Kerrang Fresh Blood regulars, toured with Arcane Roots and King Blues.

CHAPTER and VERSE – East London alt-rock, “A turbo blast of raw emotion” – Rock Sound.

BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE – Ferocious riff-monster trio for fans of QOTSA / Deftones / Royal Blood; played alongside Biffy Clyro, Skunk Anansie and Editors.

TENEMENTS – Glasgow post-hardcore (UnderOath, FFAF, Senses Fail, Killswitch Engage).

Ticket: £23.00 (weekend ticket £35.00) Buy Now
Age: 14+

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Saturday 23rd June

“PILE-UP FESTIVAL” feat. Teenage Bottlerocket (UK exclusive!) w/ Our Hollow Our Home, Silent Screams, Siamese, Falling Red, Palm Reader, Wars, Cove, Woke Up Dead, Bury The Traitor, Kill The Ideal, DeadAudioSaints, 76 Calling

Striding in to Day 2 of the very first PILE-UP FESTIVAL from Riff Media, and today is headlined – AND A UK EXCLUSIVE – by Wyoming punks TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET now back on Fat Wreck Records and you can be sure of plentiful Ramones, Screeching Weasel, Green Day, Bouncing Souls and Misfits type mayhem…

DAY TICKETS AND WEEKEND TICKETS AVAILABLE (SEE TICKET LINK ABOVE)

And another ACE supporting bill…

OUR HOLLOW OUR HOME – melodic metalcore from the South Coast, watch latest vid ‘Web Weaver

SILENT SCREAMS – tour supports w/ Bring Me The Horizon, Your Demise, For The Fallen Dreams, Emmure & Parkway Drive; Coventry metal/hardcore/prog/melodic.

SIAMESE – from Copenhagen, “We sing about life and love, deadly sins, failing society and doing drugs. And we are not about to stop. Except that drug thing”.

FALLING RED – “Potential genre champions, venomous anthems unleashed in a speeding flood of riffs & hooks” – Kerrang!

PALM READER – “Excellent hardcore” – Rocksound; “What hardcore should be” – Metal Hammer; “Sick, Sick, Sick, Sick, Sick… That’s what you guys are” – Kerrang!

WARS – 5 piece Rugby-based hardcore, “We are all wars. A fervent collection of coping mechanisms, toiling away at what often seems to be a hopeless, futile endeavour etc etc…”

COVE – Alternative hardcore from London.

WOKE UP DEAD – Yorkshire-based ferocious punk fronted by champion pro-wrestler Sean Only, and steadfastly resisting any social media presence hence no links, sorry. Send us a postcard lads, eh?

BURY THE TRAITOR – Melodic/heavyness from Derbyshire a la Parkway Drive, Devil Wears Prada, In Flames, Lamb Of God, Bury Tomorrow.

KILL THE IDEAL – “Massive pop rock” – Ideal Mag; “Hold on to your seats, this is massive” – BBC INTRODUCING

DEADAUDIOSAINTS – Masterfully crafted electronic-infused-rock trio, consists of brothers, both by blood and by longtime friendship.

76 CALLING – Classic punk covers – SLF, Pistols, Buzzcocks, Cocksparrer, Dead Kennedys, The Damned, UK Subs, ANL, Ramones, Ruts, Clash, Johnny Thunders.

Ticket: £23.00 (weekend ticket £35.00) Buy Now
Doors: 2pm
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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Saturday 15th September

Sack Sabbath, Saxonised

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.

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!”

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.

Joined here by SAXONISED – Brighton based tribute to the Barnsley Bashers, the legendary SAXON. They’ll be blasting through a set list featuring the 80s classics 747, Wheels Of Steel, Never Surrender etc and coming right up to date with Saxon’s newer songs such as Sacrifice, Witchfinder general and Made in Belfast.

EARLY START TO THE PROCEEDINGS 8pm!

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

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Thursday 18th October

Evil Scarecrow

Soul-ripping wildly aggressive and downright passionate metal but with an almost Pythonesque absurdity.

Such, then, are the contradictions of EVIL SCARECROW; stunning musicianship and piss funny; tooled-up extreme metal monster magnets and frighteningly hilarious crowd interaction; chaotic, anarchic and brimful of melodies.

You may have even caught them here with RSJ a couple of years ago – show not to be missed!

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

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Friday 21st December

Too Petty – A Tribute To Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

One of music’s truly legendary figures worldwide selling out huge tours in minutes, Tom Petty sold 80m records with a Greatest Hits that shifted 10m on it’s own.

TOO PETTY – A TRIBUTE TO TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS recreatE the classic songs, musicianship and incredible live shows including, of course, all the classics such as Free Falling, Refugee, Into The Great Wide Open, American Girl, Don’t Come Around Here No More, Mary Jane’s Last Dance, I Won’t Back Down, Running Down A Dream, Learning To Fly and many more.

Featuring members of the UK’s first and best Fleetwood Mac tribute act, Fleetwood Bac, Too Petty has the same attention to detail, and commitment to authentically recreate the live experience of a Petty show.

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

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