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WIN / Tickets to see Formation live at London Village Underground, 25th October 2016

 
By on Tuesday, 24th May 2016 at 11:00 am
 

Formation have been heating things up this year, following on from their star turn at the NME / UK Trade and Investment night to close out their SXSW 2016. Twins Matt and Will Ritson come from a DIY / improvisation background, but there’s no mistaking their talent for knocking at floor-filling bangers. The hyped duo are booked for a whole slew of festivals from now into early September, a testament to just how desired their beats are to events all over the UK and Europe.

…but they’ll be returning to London in October (the 25th to be exact) to play a show at Village Underground in Shoreditch, and we’ve blagged 2 pairs of tickets from our friends at Gigs and Tours to give away to two lucky TGTF readers! Think of it as a special May bank holiday gift from us to you. Is there a friend, family member or significant other you’d like to treat with a special surprise this upcoming long weekend? Then you’ll want to enter our contest.

To do so, you’ll need to fill out the below form completely. First, give us your full name. Second, give us your email address. (We need a way to contact you if you win, naturally.) Third, to prove you’re not a robot and you actually follow the band on social media, answer this one question: what is the name of the most recent promotional video the band has released as of April 2016? You can locate this information by Googling, but let’s hope you won’t have to resort to that.

That’s it. Of all the correct entries we receive, we’ll choose two winners at random to receive a pair of tickets apiece to the concert on the 25th of October. All good? Be sure you get your entries in by 12 PM British time Thursday, the 26th of May, when we’ll close the contest. As mentioned above, we’ll contact the winners by email, so make sure you’ve entered your email address correctly. Good luck! If you’d rather not chance it and want to buy tickets to this show, you can buy them here.

Please note: this contest is open to UK residents only and you must be able to get yourself to London for the show at Village Underground. Please note that this show is 16+; all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult (these are the venue’s rules, not ours, and TGTF won’t be held responsible if you’re turned away at the door for being underage and not meeting the venue’s age requirement). All duplicate entries will be discarded.

This contest is now closed. The winners will be contacted by email.

 

WIN / Weekend festival and camping tickets to Beat-Herder Festival 2016

 
By on Monday, 25th April 2016 at 10:00 am
 

We did it last year, so we’re gonna do it again! It’s festival time – or at least festival preparation time! – and thanks for our friends at the event, we’ll be giving away a pair of weekend tickets to Lancs festival Beat-Herder 2016 this very week. Suffice to say, we’re super stoked!

Beat-Herder Festival, a festival set in Sawley, Lancashire, takes place this summer in the all too idyllic confines of Dockber Farm. In the past decade, they’ve brought all manners of electronic, reggae, drum ‘n’ bass, folk, psych rock and anything in between to their delighted punters, and in its 11th year in 2016, they are bringing a whole new raftload of acts to the farm for this summer’s event, to take place 15-17 July 2016. For starters, Primal Scream (pictured at top) will be headlining the festival; Bobby Gillespie and co. released ‘Chaosmosis’, their 11th album, in March.

Other big names appearing include Miike Snow (having released newest album ‘iii’ last month too), German house duo Booka Shade, reggae artist Chronixx and Zincfence Redemption and ’70s singer/songwriter / folk legend Donovan, who will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his chart-busting single ‘Sunshine Superman’ this year. (Yeah, that makes me feel old…) Further down the bill, you will recognise Clean Cut Kid, Formation and Haelos from our coverage of SXSW 2016, as well as Beans on Toast and Mr Scruff from other past features.

We’ve been kindly given a pair of weekend and camping tickets to Beat-Herder, plus car and camper van parking privileges, an incredible value of £345 before handling fees if you bought your tickets today. So what are you waiting for? Follow our instructions below and fill out the entry form for your chance to win festival and camping tickets for you and a guest.

First, give us your full name and email address. Second, tell us which act on the line-up you’re most excited to see at Beat-Herder this summer, and why. (We want to be sure you’re keen enough on coming along that you’ve taken the time to study the line-up poster, of course.) I’ll read through all the entries and choose the best one. Easy, yeah? Just be sure your entry is in to us before noon BST Wednesday 27 April, as that’s when we’re closing the contest to new entries. I will contact the winner by email before the week is up (the winner will need to confirm his/her availability to attend). Good luck!

The contest is now closed, and the winner has been contacted.

 

WIN / Weekend festival and camping tickets to Beat-Herder Festival 2015

 
By on Friday, 3rd July 2015 at 11:00 am
 

Following on from our ticket giveaway last month to Soundwave Croatia 2015, we’ve been offered another pair to another great music festival this summer, and we can’t wait to award them to a lucky TGTF reader!

Beat-herder Festival is a festival in Sawley, Lancashire, nestled in the idyllic confines of Dockber Farm. In the past 9 years, they’ve brought all manners of electronic, reggae, drum ‘n’ bass, folk, psych rock and anything in between to their delighted punters, and in its 10th year in 2015, they will be continuing that trend at the event taking place 17-19 July 2015. High up on this year’s bill are electro stalwarts Basement Jaxx (pictured at top), DJ Erol Alkan and Neil Barnes aka Leftfield (who has just released the amazing ‘Alternative Light Source’). For those of you who are more rock inclined, ’90s indie rockers The Levellers will raise a smile, as will Martha Reeves and the Vandellas for those of you nostalgic for a bit of ’60s doo wop (and let’s face it, their song ‘(Love is Like a) Heat Wave’ would be really appropriate right about now).

For this contest, we’ve been given a pair of weekend and camping tickets, which would set you back about £295 before fees if you bought the tickets today from Ticketline. So this is a very sweet prize. And I bet you’re wondering, how do I get my little mitts on these tickets? Stay calm and follow all the directions as outlined below!

First, we’d like you to please give us your full name and email address. Second, tell us which act on the line-up you’re most excited to see at Beat-Herder, and why. (We want to be sure you’re keen enough on coming along that you’ve taken the time to study the line-up poster, naturally!) I’ll have read through all the entries and choose the best one. This is almost too easy, yeah? Just be sure your entry is in to us before noontime Monday 6 July, as that’s when we’re closing the contest. Good luck!

Please note: this contest is only for tickets for entrance to the festival and does not include travel or accommodation, though the camping fee will be included. So please only enter if you will be able to make your own to the festival site if you win. For a feel of what Beat-Herder has to offer, watch the promotional video from 2014 under the entry form.

This contest is now closed. The winner will be contacted by email.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DZqfK54nqs[/youtube]

 

WIN / Festival tickets to Soundwave Croatia 2015

 
By on Monday, 8th June 2015 at 11:00 am
 

Header photo by Dan Medhurst at Soundwave Croatia 2014

One of the best things I found about Europe in the summer is that there are music festivals happening everywhere. And I mean everywhere! Soundwave Croatia, held on a site called The Garden in Tisno on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, offers something a bit different from the summer UK festivals. Not only is it by the seaside, but the probability of your time at the festival being sunny, dry and warm is much higher than what you might encounter in Britain (read: you don’t need to pack wellies or jumpers, which is always an amazing thing in my book after getting drenched the first day of the Great Escape 2015).

Musically, it’s always got a little bit of something for everyone, and this year is no exception: Jay Electronica will be headlining the 2015 event taking place the 6th to the 10th of August, joined by names such as Detroit hip hop act Slum Village, tea-drinking Mancunian DJ and producer Mr Scruff, legendary drum ‘n’ bass musician and producer LJT Bukem and Suffolk soul singer Alice Russell, just to name a few of the other stars filling the top end of the festival bill. Sun, sea, fabulous music…sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? Well, the amazingness doesn’t stop there here on TGTF.

The kind organisers of Soundwave Croatia have been absolutely lovely and given us a pair of tickets to this fantastic festival to give away to a lucky TGTF reader! If you went and bought a pair of tickets to Soundwave today, that would set you back £265, including fees. I’m gonna bet you’re keen on surprising your partner or your best mate with a brilliant experience this summer, and I’m going to make it really easy for you to enter for your chance to win too.

First, please give us your name and email address. Second, tell us who you’d like to surprise with this pair of Soundwave Croatia tickets and why. I’ll have read through all the entries and choose the best appeal. Easy, yes? Just be sure your entry is in to us before noontime Thursday 11 June. Good luck!

Please note: this contest is only for tickets for entrance to the festival and does not include travel or accommodation. So please only enter if you will be able to make your own to the festival site if you win. If you’d rather buy your festival tickets to Soundwave Croatia 2015, we welcome you to visit the official festival Web site to do so. Under the form, you can watch the teaser video from the festival that shows you just the kind of fab time you’ll be having if you win. So get those entries in!

This contest is now closed. The winner will be contacted by email soon.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo57xGQrT0Q[/youtube]

 

WIN / Tickets to see Brandon Flowers at London Brixton Academy, 22nd May 2015

 
By on Thursday, 23rd April 2015 at 1:30 pm
 

May is almost upon us: that wonderful month that brings us Live at Leeds, The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City, not to mention two delectable bank holiday weekend. It’s all about to kick off!

Thanks for our mates at Gigs and Tours, we have a way to make your second May bank holiday weekend even sweeter. How about if we offered up three pairs of tickets to see the man, the legend that is Brandon Flowers performing at London Brixton Academy on Friday the 22nd of May to start the second holiday weekend? Are you game? You are? Then you’ll want to enter our contest below, naturally.

You’ll need to fill out our form below completely. First, give us your full name. Second, give us your email address. (We need a way to contact you if you win, silly.) Third, give us your postal address. (These are hard tickets, so we need to be able to post you your tickets if you win.) Finally, to prove you’re not a robot or maybe even one of those evil touts, answer this question any self-respecting Killers / Brandon Flowers fan knows the answer to in their sleep: what major American city is Brandon Flowers from? Couldn’t be easier, right?

That’s it. Of all the correct entries we receive, we’ll choose three winners at random to receive a pair of tickets apiece to the concert on the 22nd of May. Sound good? Be sure you get your entries in by 5 PM British time Friday, the 24th of April, when we’ll close the contest. As mentioned above, we’ll contact the winners by email, so make sure you’ve entered your email address correctly. Good luck! If you’d rather not chance it and want to buy tickets to this show or any of the other’s on Brandon’s UK/Irish tour, all the details are here.

Please note: this contest is open to UK residents only and you must be able to get yourself to London for the show at Brixton Academy. Please note that this show is 8+, and all under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (these are Brixton Academy’s rules, not ours, and TGTF won’t be held responsible if you’re turned away at the door for being underage and not meeting the venue’s age requirement). All duplicate entries will be discarded.

This contest is now closed. Winners will be contacted by email.

 

WIN / Tickets to see The Airborne Toxic Event at London Koko, 14th April 2015

 
By on Thursday, 9th April 2015 at 10:00 am
 

Photo by Tim Mosenfelder

Happy Thursday! We have a brand new contest for you this morning, courtesy of our lovely friends at Gigs and Tours. American rockers The Airborne Toxic Event are starting a short UK/Irish tour next week to support ‘Dope Machines’, their fourth studio album released this past Monday on Sony. And we’ve blagged two pairs of tickets to give away to their show next Tuesday, the 14th of April, at London Koko to give away to two lucky readers. Fancy your chances? Then by all means, enter our contest below.

In the form at the bottom of this post, please fill in your full name and your email address so we can contact you if you win. Then, to prove you’re not a robot and you’re a living, breathing TATE fan, you need to tell us who is The Airborne Toxic Event’s lead singer. Of all the correct entries we receive, we’ll choose two winners at random.

Get your entries in by noon British time Friday, the 10th of April (we’re running this as a quick contest). We’ll contact the winners by email. Good luck! Please note: this contest is open to UK residents only and you must be able to get yourself to London for the show at Koko. Please note that this show is 14+ and all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult (these are Koko’s rules, not ours, and TGTF won’t be held responsible if you’re turned away at the door for being underage and not meeting the venue’s age requirement). All duplicate entries will be discarded.

If you’d rather buy your tickets to any of the upcoming dates on their UK/Irish tour, the full list of shows is below. Visit the Airborne Toxic Event‘s official Web site for additional ticket buying links.

Tuesday 14th April 2015 – London Koko
Wednesday 15th April 2015 – Manchester Sound Control
Thursday 16th April 2015 – Leeds Stylus
Saturday 18th April 2015 – Glasgow Garage
Sunday 19th April 2015 – Dublin Academy

This contest is now closed. Winners will be contacted by email soon.

 
 
 

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