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Fightstar / October 2009 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 4th June 2009 at 9:00 pm

London alternative rockers Fightstar have managed to do what many didn’t think they’d be able to: shake off the “Charlie from Busted”‘s band tag. Now rising stars, they have announced their biggest headlining tour dates ever.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday (6th June) at 9am.

Wednesday 21st October 2009 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – Exeter Lemongrove
Friday 23rd October 2009 – Oxford Academy
Sunday 25th October 2009 – Glasgow Barrowlands
Monday 26th October 2009 – Newcastle University
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – Manchester Academy
Thursday 29th October 2009 – Leeds Met University
Friday 30th October 2009 – Birmingham Academy
Saturday 31st October 2009 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
Monday 2nd November 2009 – Portsmouth Pyramids


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.


MySpace School Invasions competition…

By on Tuesday, 14th October 2008 at 8:36 pm

So I know a lot of readers of TGTF are avid MySpace users, and quite a few of you are still at school… so did you know about the MySpace School Invasions?

It’s basically a popularity contest for schools, with the school with the most votes from the MySpace School Invasions page winning an exclusive party.

The prize includes an all-expenses paid party with live performances from rock band Fightstar and DJ sets from Kate Nash, The Wombats, and DJ Ironik. The school that receives the most votes on the profile will host the event.

As well as winning their own exclusive party, the school will receive £10,000 worth of music equipment and a music masterclass with an established band. As part of the workshop, the band will share tales of how they got started and offer tips and advice about getting into the music industry.

Interested? Why not log into your myspace account, head on over to the School Invasions MySpace.


Fightstar / May UK tour

By on Friday, 28th March 2008 at 6:11 pm

FightstarFightstar have announced a tour in May around the UK.

Tickets for all dates are on sale now at £12.50 each, except London which is £13.50 and the Leeds festival which is £17.50.

Monday 19th May – Derby University SUB
Tuesday 20th May – Mansfield Intake Club
Thursday 22nd May – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Friday 23rd May – Liverpool Academy 2
Saturday 24th May – Glasgow Garage
Sunday 25th May – Leeds Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds University
Tuesday 27th May – Stoke Sugarmill
Wednesday 28th May – Manchester Academy 3
Thursday 29th May – London Islington Academy
Friday 30th May – Birmingham Academy 2


Kerrang! Tour 2008

By on Monday, 29th October 2007 at 5:19 pm

Coheed and CambriaCoheed and Cambria, Madina Lake, Fightstar and Circa Survive have all announced that they’ll be taking part in 2008’s Kerrang! magazine tour.

Tickets are on sale now, and are £15 a ticket for all dates.

Wednesday 23rd January 2008 – Belfast Mandela Hall
Thursday 24th January – Dublin Ambassadors
Saturday 26th January – Southampton Guildhall
Sunday 27th January – Bristol Academy
Monday 28th January – Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday 30th January – Cardiff University
Thursday 31st January – Norwich UEA
Friday 1st February – Manchester Academy
Sunday 3rd February – Leeds University
Monday 4th February – Glasgow Barrowlands
Tuesday 5th February – Newcastle Academy
Thursday 7th February – Birmingham Academy
Friday 8th February – London Brixton Academy

Photo of Coheed and Cambria is taken from their MySpace and was taken by Chapman Baehler.


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