Thursday, 30 March 2017

Latitude 2017 - Comedy, Lake Stage & more announced for Latitude.


Comedy, Lake Stage & more announced for Latitude



Dara O Briain | Katherine Ryan | Simon Amstell

Chris Ramsey | Joel Dommett | Seann Walsh | Andy Parsons | Tim Key

Dom Joly | Angelos and Barry | Susan Calman | Andrew Maxwell | Barry Crimmins  

John Robins | Nish Kumar | Tiff Stevenson | Richard Herring | Marcel Lucont

Adam Hess | Daniel Simonsen | Katie Mulgrew | Lloyd Griffith | Michael Odewale

Marcus Brigstocke presents Princefest | Robin Ince’s Festival Shambles

Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown | Charlie Baker and The Hit Polishers 

Plus much more to be announced!




Milky Chance | Dan Croll | Gill Landry | Marika Hackman | Cabbage

Dream Wife | Idles | HVOB x Winston Marshall | Aldous Harding


plus much more announced!

Latitude 2017

Henham Park, Beccles
Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th July 2017

Latitude Festival has set the bar high with the line up for their twelfth edition, which takes place on Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th July 2017 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. 

Friday 14th July
The 1975

Saturday 15th July
Mumford & Sons
with special guest Baaba Maal
Jack Garratt

Sunday 16th July
Fleet Foxes
John Cale
Fatboy Slim
Loyle Carner




The Horrors | Glass Animals | Lucy Rose | Tinariwen

The Japanese House | John Cale | The Divine Comedy | Ward Thomas

Grandaddy Staples | The Very Best

Mount Kimbie | Declan McKenna | Ibibio Sound Machine

Imelda May | Kurupt FM | Beak> | Kevin Morby | Dave | Temples | Goat Girl

Joe Goddard | Pixx | Benjamin Francis Leftwich | Jorja Smith | Honeyblood

& many more 


Plus many more acts to be announced across all stages.


Strummerville Merch - End of Stock Clearance.

Strummerville Merch - End of Stock Clearance.

Everything on the store is a massive 65% discount, we really must sell it all!
All proceeds from this crazy end of stock clearance sale (however small) will go towards covering our manufacture costs, storage costs and stock purchase costs for our merch.

Our plan is to invest more in supporting projects and changing the way we produce our merch.

Click this link to read more about this change (and nab yourself a bargain before everything goes!)

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Lincoln Battle of The Bands 2017 Sunday 18 Jun 2017

Lincoln Battle of The Bands 2017 Sunday 18 Jun 2017 kicking off at 3:00 pm at Lincoln Drill Hall

The last census shows there are more professional musicians living in Lincolnshire than anywhere else in the country. 

Lincoln Drill Hall invites submissions by musicians of any genre to create a truly unique diverse battle of the bands that offers a mix of music and musicians showcasing new talent within Lincoln.

Your own gig at the Drill Hall in July, with runners-up as support act. Plus coverage in local media from sponsors.

Video entries to be submitted by weblink to by Friday 28th April.

Video must be no more than 3 minutes long and must feature the band playing live.

No entry fee for taking part, just entry to the venue on the day.

Tickets £8 & £5 for under 26’s.        Box Office 01522 873894

Sunday, 26 March 2017

A New Day Festival, Faversham, Kent, UK, August 2017.

Greetings. Announcing more ticket outlets and lots of ways to save money or spread the costs - or even get in free!
Until the end of March you can buy weekend tickets in 3 instalments, with or without camping.
Mail order tickets are free of booking fees (just a one-off handling fee) and, if you download the Skiddle app to your phone or tablet there are still a few tickets available with no booking fee.
Group tickets and Family tickets are also available at discount prices.
Really want to go but simply can't afford it? Working as a volunteer steward for a few hours over the weekend will enable you to enjoy the rest of the festival gratis. Please email to register your interest.
We now have more ticket outlets than Tesco has branches - please see full list on the website where you will also find full festival details, an ongoing list of food stalls, a comprehensive FAQ page, link to pre-pitched camping and glamping and, of course, links to online ticket purchases. In due course we will also be announcing our (all important) list of real ales, lagers and award winning ciders available at the festival, all at just £3.50 a pint :-)
3day tickets still just £96, day tickets from £32. Under 16's less than half price, under 10's go free.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Towersey Festival August 2017

Day tickets on sale now.  
FRI for KT Tunstall and Jon Boden. 
SAT for Newton Faulkner, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, The Blockheads, Flook. 
SUN for Show of Hands, Foy Vance, Lindisfarne, Gary Stewart's "Graceland".  
MON for our big Finale with Demon Barbers XL show, Coope Boyes & Simpson and the famous Roy Bailey concert.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Chagstock Music Festival 2017

Chagstock Music Festival 2017

Summer Season Saturday Sessions in Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe/Bar

Saturday Sessions in Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe/Bar feature mainly acoustic local musicians playingbetween 12 and 2 pm. Admission is free but you are able to make a voluntary donation in the 'Tip Bucket'. You can get a beer, hot drink and/or a bite to eat from the bar. All are welcom.

The Saturday Session Line Up for Summer 2017 is...

6th Michael Todd
13th The Way Out
20th Eva McDonald
27th Keith Luckey

3rd Double Take
17th Aidan Marshall
24th David Godfrey

1st Blind River
8th Double Take
15th Kate Anna
29th Nigel & Teri

5th Double Take
12th Pete Wray
17th Strummin’ Steve Jackson

26th Lil’ Ian Goodsman

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Glass House Acoustic Session, 26 March 2017, Key Theatre, Peterborough.

glasshouse acoustic sessions - peterborough

Check out Glasshouse Acoustic Sessions at the Key Theatre Peterborough...

- 26th March: John Bilboa & Graham Cleaver / Stacey Lowth / Paspatou

Glasshouse Acoustic

Imelda May UK Tour 2017

Imelda May UK Tour 2017

Just over a month until Imelda and her amazing band hit the road!
Get your tickets here: 

The Boobonyx at the Punch Bowl, Spalding, UK, 24 March, 2017.

The Boobonyx at the Punch Bowl, Spalding, Lincolnshire, UK.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

HANS THEESSINK & BROOKS WILLIAMS - 'Steady Rolling Blues' Tour May 2018

HANS THEESSINK & BROOKS WILLIAMS - 'Steady Rolling Blues' Tour UK Dates May 2018   Hans Theessink, is one of the fiercest acoustic players in Europe
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HANS THEESSINK & BROOKS WILLIAMS - 'Steady Rolling Blues' Tour UK Dates May 2018

Hans Theessink
Brooks WIlliams photo by Graeme Oxby-2 websize
Brooks Williams
Hans Theessink, is one of the fiercest acoustic players in Europe and one of the top acoustic blues stars worldwide, a man who has played with the best and is one of the best, American or European, black & white, old and young, since The 1960s.This guy is the real deal, just a bluesmaster who is as good as it gets on every level. He is literally an international blues treasure.
"One Helluva Guitar Player" - Bo Diddley
"Hans Theessink is an international blues treasure. He is one of the world's pre-eminent pickers and his warm baritone expresses blues" - Blues Revue, USA
"A killerpicker with a magical voice" - Midwest Record, USA
"Hardly anyone gets everything so relaxed and focused on the point ... "
- Bluesnews
"Six-string finesse, vocal brilliance and the deepest southern feeling can not be expressed in any measure" - Global-mojo
"Mr.Theessink sings the blues with a voice the texture of black molasses and plays guitar as if he were born to it. The overall feel of the music is devastating" - The Living Tradition, UK
Hans Theessink
Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks' music is the love-child of country-blues and Americana. fRoots says, "Soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves. He really rocks!”
He got his start in the clubs and bars in Boston USA (the same music scene that years earlier sparked the careers of Bonnie Raitt and Chris Smither) and from there he has toured in ever-widening circles for nearly three decades. In 2013 Williams was nominated best male vocalist by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, “he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into.” He’s also ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. Over the years he has picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.
His massive repertoire reads like a roots music Hall Of Fame. Classic blues ranging from Bessie Smith to Memphis Slim, to compelling covers from the likes of Dave Alvin, Buddy Miller and Mose Allison. “On top of all this,” writes American Roots UK, “is his songwriting which stands comparison with virtually any of his peers.” Rooted in tradition his songs are timeless. Utterly contemporary they are wryly observed and relevant.
With twenty-two albums to his name, including “Brooks’ Blues” (2017), “My Turn Now” (2016) and “Shreveport Sessions” (2014), and a vigorous touring schedule, Williams is one of acoustic roots music’s guiding lights. From festival stages to listening rooms, from Newport to Philly, Boston to Glasgow, Cambridge to Belfast, London to Detroit, Brooks Williams is, says the San Antonio Light, “a fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!”
"At the top of his game, setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues." - Blues In Britain
"Soulful Americana, full-on blues, and tasty rootsy grooves."- fRoots
Brooks Blues CD cover


For all booking enquiries and details on availability please contact:
07905 952374

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Lloyd Cole's solo journey 'In New York' is captured in new Box Set

Lloyd Cole's solo journey 'In New York' is captured in new Box Set

Nobody oozes more laid-back cool then Lloyd Cole and this new limited edition box set of his early solo years, shows off his true songwritering prowess.
Featuring all four solo albums Lloyd released after his time with The Commotions between 1988 and 1996 ['Lloyd Cole' ('90), 'Don't Get Weird On Me Babe' ('91), 'Bad Vibes' ('93) and 'Love Story' ('95)] plus 'Smile If You Want To', the 'unreleased' fifth album (including one previously unreleased track), and 'Demos '89-'94', 20 recordings from home and studio made public for this release.

We've uncovered these three hidden video gems and launched them especially to coincide with the new 'In New York' box set.

Frank Turner & Joe Strummer Foundation arrive in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Frank Turner & Joe Strummer Foundation arrive in Freetown, Sierra Leone 
Setting off from Heathrow
We've just had news that the crew have arrived safe and sound in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

We'll have more updates to follow but if you want to see what's happening (as and when it happens) follow this hashtag #FTJSFWO - the boys will be posting from the ground whenever possible via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
This is a B.I.G. deal for us and it would not have been possible without your support.

More information about the campaign - why we're doing it and what the objective is can be found on the main campaign page.

Into The Ark Summer 2017 Gigs.


Into The Ark Summer 2017 Gigs.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

King King/Bad Touch Tour, April and May 2017

King King Live Tour

April and May Tour announcement

Bad Touch added to Tour

Bad Touch band
Robin Sold Out

We are delighted to announce that we have added 'Bad Touch' as our tour support for our April and May dates. We are 99% sure you will love them - what a great track. We are also really enjoying their new song Heartbreaker Soulshaker too - this tour is going to rock!

Our recent dates were a sell -out, so you don't want to miss these shows. The Robin show was reviewed by Ramzine Magazine here, as well as Maximum Volume Music too. Our Belfast show was reviewed by Uber Rock here. Some great photos as well!

Buy Tickets Now

Tickets available now from The Gig Cartel

We look forward to seeing you on tour!

Alan, Lindsay, Wayne & Bob

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