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Enter Shikari / October 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 23rd June 2009 at 1:05 pm
 

St Albans’ finest, Enter Shikari have announced a huge October tour, stopping all over the UK.

Tickets go on sale on Friday (26th June) at 9am, or are on presale from tomorrow (24th June) for those on their mailing list. Catch them at:

Friday 2nd October 2009 – Belfast Mandela Hall
Saturday 3rd October 2009 – Dublin Academy
Monday 5th October 2009 – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 6th October 2009 – Southampton Guildhall
Wednesday 7th October 2009 – Bristol Academy
Thursday 8th October 2009 – Plymouth Pavillions
Saturday 10th October 2009 – London Roundhouse
Sunday 11th October 2009 – Oxford Academy
Monday 12th October 2009 – Manchester Academy
Tuesday 13th October 2009 – Birmingham Academy
Thursday 15th October 2009 – Sheffield Academy
Friday 16th October 2009 – Dundee Fat Sams
Saturday 17th October 2009 – Glasgow ABC
Sunday 18th October 2009 – Aberdeen Music Hall
Tuesday 20th October 2009 – Newcastle Academy
Wednesday 21st October 2009 – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – Liverpool Academy

 

Preview : BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

 
By on Wednesday, 22nd April 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

Looking for a review of the Saturday of the Big Weekend? Click Here.

KasabianBBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is an annual musical festival with bit of a twist. Every year, the 2 day event takes place in a different town, with past locations including Dundee, Preston and Maidstone. This 2009, Radio 1 will be bringing their Big Weekend to Lydiard Park, Swindon, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of May. Tickets to the event are free, and are obtained through a random lottery on Radio 1’s website (registration has now closed). Lucky winners will blag a pair of tickets to their selected day (Saturday or Sunday), with Swindon residents receiving allocation priority in order to make the event more accessible to locals.

Every year the event has boasted an impressive line-up (past artists include Madonna, Muse and Foo Fighters), and this 2009 is absolutely no exception. Snow Patrol (pictured top), Kasabian (pictured right)and Dizzee Rascal will be headlining the ‘Main Stage’ on Saturday, while Lily Allen, Akon and Franz Ferdinand will be taking over the top slots on Sunday. Other artists who will be featuring within the main arena over the weekend include The Script, Calvin Harris, The Wombats, The Saturdays, Scouting for Girls, Ne-Yo, Alesha Dixon and N-Dubz.

Meanwhile, headline acts hitting the smaller ‘In New Music We Trust Stage’ on Saturday include Basement Jaxx, Doves and Jack Penate, while Sunday will be tastily offering up The Enemy, Maximo Park and Gossip. Further impressive artists appearing on this stage across the May weekend include Friendly Fires, Florence and the Machine, Fightstar, Enter Shikari, Ladyhawke and White Lies.

Should you fancy checking out some new music while at the event, why not head over to the ‘Introducing Stage’, where you can get up and close with a range of upcoming talent including Stornoway, The Temper Trap, Bombay Bicycle Club, Thee Vicars, Gallop and Marina and the Diamonds. And if that’s still not enough, you can catch a wide-range of top DJs spinning the decks over at the ‘Outdoor Stage’, with Radio 1 favourites including Chris Moyles, Annie Mac, Tim Westwood, Zane Lowe and Rob da Bank all making an appearance.

Registration for tickets to the event has now closed, but never fear, as the BBC will be broadcasting highlights of the festival on Radio 1 and BBC Three across the weekend. You’ll also be able to catch footage online, as well as on your trusty red button. If you’d like more information on the event, along with a full line-up, head over to the Big Weekend’s website now.

Top photo comes from Radio 1’s Flickr Stream.

 

Enter Shikari / Autumn 2008 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 28th April 2008 at 8:23 pm
 

Personally not my favourite sort of band, Enter Shikari have announced a massive month and a bit tour around the UK and Ireland.

Tickets apparently go on sale next Thursday (8th May), of all days, at 9am. Though I’d check with the ticket companies, as I may be wrong!

Tuesday 30th September – London Camden Underworld
Thursday 2nd October – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Friday 3rd October – Hull University
Saturday 4th October – Nottingham Rock City
Sunday 5th October – Keele University
Tuesday 7th October – Oxford Academy
Wednesday 8th October – St Albans Arena
Thursday 9th October – Norwich UEA
Friday 10th October – Peterborough Cresset
Saturday 11th October – Hastings White Rock Theatre
Monday 13th October – Middlesborough Town Hall
Tuesday 14th October – Liverpool Academy
Wednesday 15th October – Dublin Ambassador
Thursday 16th October – Cork Savoy theatre
Friday 17th October – Belfast Mandela Hall
Sunday 19th October – Inverness Ironworks
Monday 20th October – Dundee Fat Sams
Tuesday 21st October – Edinburgh University (Potterow)
Thursday 23rd October – Newport Centre
Friday 24th October – Bath Pavilion
Sunday 26th October – Llandudno Arena
Monday 27th October – Bournemouth Solent Hall
Wednesday 29th October – Exeter Great hall
Thursday 30th October – Southampton Guildhall
Friday 31st October – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Sunday 2nd, Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th November – London Mean Fiddler

 

Ticket alert: Enter Shikari and Snow Patrol festival

 
By on Wednesday, 13th June 2007 at 11:46 pm
 

Enter ShikariTwo final announcements for this weeks on sales at Friday, 9am.

Enter Shikari have announced that they’ll play Brixton Academy, which they’ll surely sell out and have to add more dates for. They were only the second unsigned band to sell out the Astoria, so surely they’ll sell out Brixton now that they’ll have an album out too?

Secondly, those Irish bedwetters Snow Patrol have announced their own, one off festival in Ward Park Playing Fields, Bangor, County Down in Northern Ireland, which was where Gary Lightbody and Jonny Quinn grew up. They’ll be supported by Ash, The Dead 60’s, Simply Kid, Kowalski and finally We Are Scientists. Sounds like a fab festival. Oh, except Snow Patrol are headlining. Oh well, can’t have it all.

Photo taken from Vern’s flickr stream.

 
 
 

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