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WIN / Tix to see Happy Mondays in Manchester -OR- London

 
By on Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 at 11:00 am
 

Massive fan of the Happy Mondays? Is Shaun Ryder your heroes? Do you still have your hippie clothes from the acid house days? But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a Baggy fan to get in on this. We’ve blagged two pairs each to the Happy Mondays’ shows at Manchester Arena (5th of May) and London Brixton Academy (19th of May) and we want to give them away to four lucky TGTF readers.

To enter, fill out the form below completely. First, enter your name and email address. Second, choose the gig you want to win tickets for (Manchester or London). Third, correctly answer this question: who is the lead singer of the Happy Mondays? We’ll close the contest on Monday the 9th of April at 5 PM British time and pick two winners each for Manchester and London from all the correct entries. Good luck!

This contest is now closed. The winners will be contacted by email; if you receive an email from Mary saying you’ve won, please email her back ASAP with your postal address as we need this information to post you your tickets.

 

Preview: V Festival 2009

 
By on Wednesday, 18th March 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

Oasis (live, V Festival, credit)It’s undeniable that V Festival is a lot more commerical than other music festival’s across the country, and while the bash has certainly recieved the odd bit of criticism for it’s uber radio-friendly line up, the fest is no less fun in our eyes. Certainly – going by the awesome line-up, it’s unsurprising that the event managed to sell out in just two hours this year.

The summer bash – which is happening on Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd August – will be taking place across it’s two usual sites this ’09: Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Oasis (pictured right) and The Killers are the two big name headliners confirmed to be playing the festival’s top spot this year. Other major acts gracing the fest’s main stage (aptly titled ‘V Stage’) across the weekend include Razorlight, Snow Patrol, The Specials, Elbow, Biffy Clyro, Lily Allen, James, Seasick Steve and, intriguingly, Taylor Swift.

The smaller sized ‘4Music’ stage will also be featuring further super cool artists including Fatboy Slim, Pendulum, The Ting Tings, The Wombats, Keane, The Enemy, Katy Perry and Dizzee Rascal.

If nothing has still managed to catch your eye (or ear!), why not head over to ‘The Arena’ where you can check out a varied selection including MGMT, Lady GaGa, Happy Mondays, The Streets, Pete Doherty, and latest girl band sensation, British Sea PowerThe Saturdays.

If that’s still not enough, the festival has another 50 acts up its sleeve to announce in the coming few weeks. Exciting!

As I told you earlier, tickets for the Chelmsford leg have sadly sold out. There are still some available for the Staffordshire event, however. For more information regarding ticket outlets, check out V Festival’s website.

Top photo comes from stevec77’s flickr stream, and side photo from John Griffiths’ flickr stream under the Creative Commons License.

 

A Very Musical Christmas #2: More Music Books

 
By on Thursday, 13th November 2008 at 9:37 pm
 

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a really hard time this Christmas finding books within budget for my friends and family… Following on from our previous post about musical gifts, those lovely people at Virgin Books have been in touch to offer you 35% off their range of music books and free postage and packing this Christmas – what more could you ask for?

To get the 35% off AND free P&P simply enter the code VIRGINXMAS into the coupon box at the end of the checkout.

Have a browse around on the links below, and maybe and buy something – they’re actually cheaper than Amazon at the moment on a fair few books, and there really is something for everyone, from your Dad (Meatloaf perhaps?) to your Gran (BB King?) via your older cousin who you always knew was a tad strange (David Bowie!)

(Please note: I don’t get any comission from these book sales, nor am I affiliated in any way with Virgin Books – I just thought you might be interested in some Christmas ideas!)

Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies How to Make it in the Music Business How to Make Music in Your Bedroom
Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called “Pixies”
RRP: £7.99
Offer price: : £5.99 Inc. P&P
How to Make it in the Music Business

RRP: £8.99
Offer price: : £6.74 Inc. P&P
How to Make Music in Your Bedroom

RRP: £7.99
Offer price: : £5.99 Inc. P&P
Music: The Business - The Essential Guide to the Law and the Deals Hallelujah!: The Extraordinary Story of Shaun Ryder and "Happy Mondays" Strange Fascination: David Bowie - The Definitive Story
Music: The Business
RRP: £25
Offer price: : £18.75 Inc. P&P
Hallelujah!: The Extraordinary Story of Shaun Ryder and “Happy Mondays”

RRP: £8.99
Offer price: : £6.74 Inc. P&P
Strange Fascination: David Bowie
RRP: £12.99
Offer price: : £9.74 Inc. P&P
The B. B. King Treasures "Cream": How Eric Clapton Took the World by Storm The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles
The B. B. King Treasures
RRP: £30
Offer price: : £22.50 Inc. P&P
“Cream”: How Eric Clapton Took the World by Storm

RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles

RRP: £20
Offer price: : £15 Inc. P&P
Billy Bragg: Still Suitable for Miners The Lost Beach Boy: The True Story of David Marks, One of the Founding Members of the "Beach Boys" Willie Nelson: The Outlaw
Billy Bragg: Still Suitable for Miners
RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
The Lost Beach Boy: The True Story of David Marks, One of the Founding Members of the “Beach Boys”
RRP: £17.99
Offer price: : £13.49 Inc. P&P
Willie Nelson: The Outlaw
RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
To Hell and Back: An Autobiography Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of the "Who" 1958-1978 Cash: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
To Hell and Back: An Autobiography
RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of the “Who” 1958-1978

RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
Cash: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
RRP: £8.99
Offer price: : £6.74 Inc. P&P
Liverpool - Wondrous Place: From the Cavern to the Capital of Culture Changeling: The Autobiography of Mike Oldfield  
Liverpool – Wondrous Place: From the Cavern to the Capital of Culture
RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
Changeling: The Autobiography of Mike Oldfield
RRP: £8.99
Offer price: : £6.74 Inc. P&P
 
 
 
 

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