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Arab Strap

Koko, London
Friday 24 May 2024
Arab Strap's music features frank, unflinching narratives about sex and drugs spoken/sung in a thick Scottish brogue, often backed by drum machines, electronic loops, and sparse guitar melodies. A major part of the Glasgow music scene that ...

UK Subs

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
Saturday 25 May 2024
Making their final tour, U.K. Subs are London punk rock band, among the earliest in the first wave of British punk, enjoying Top 40 hits in 1979 and 1980 with Stranglehold, Tomorrow's Girls, Warhead, Teenage, and Party in Paris. The UK ...

Amyl and the Sniffers

Scala, London
Monday 27 May 2024
Punk animals Amyl and The Sniffers have risen up from the sticky carpets of Melbourne's underground music scene to storm the world stage. Renowned for their chaotic, ball-tearing live show, Dec Martens (guitar), Bryce Wilson (drums) and Gus...

L.S. Dunes

New Cross Inn, London
Tuesday 28 - Wednesday 29 May 2024
Emo supergroup fronted by Circa Survive vocalist Anthony Green, with My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, Coheed and Cambria guitarist Travis Stever, and Thursday bassist Tim Payne and drummer Tucker Rule. ...

Barrington Levy

Fox And Firkin, London
Saturday 1 June 2024
Universally acclaimed reggae legend Barrington Levy has penned countless albums and scored an almost endless number of hits in his time, including the UK Top 40 hit "Here I Come (Sing DJ)." Born in Jamaica in the mid sixties, he soon went...

Barrington Levy

Fox & Firkin, London
Saturday 1 June 2024
Universally acclaimed reggae legend Barrington Levy has penned countless albums and scored an almost endless number of hits in his time, including the UK Top 40 hit "Here I Come (Sing DJ)." Born in Jamaica in the mid sixties, he soon went...

La Dispute

The Garage, London
Thursday 6 June 2024
Jazz, blues and spoken word influenced post-hardcore band La Dispute create honest and emotional music. The five-piece from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is responsible for some of the most uncompromising, experimental hardcore music of the last...

The Wildhearts

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
Thursday 6 June 2024
For 3 decades The Wildhearts have remained at the forefront of the British rock scene. From their classic debut album 'Earth Vs' (voted number one album of the year in Kerrang! back in 1993, and number 20 in the best rock albums of all time...

Section 25

The Slaughtered Lamb, London
Saturday 15 June 2024
Originally formed in 1977, Section 25 were a duo of brothers Larry and Vincent Cassidy. After several reincarnations, in 2024 the band are once again a duo consisting of Vincent Cassidy and long-time collaborator Steven Stringer. Section 25...

Dub Pistols

Dutch Master Party Boat, London
Saturday 15 June 2024
Barry Ashworth's merry gang of outlaw reprobates are simply unstoppable.  The former Ibiza original, Madchester club promoter and his London collective have added a much-needed swagger to the UK dance scene in recent years and they remain...

Billy Talent

Troxy, London
Thursday 20 June 2024
The multi-Platinum selling Toronto-based band take punk to new heights, amplifying the explosive energy and earnest lyricism that has made them an international sensation. Powerful songs like "Red Flag", "The Ex" and "Devil In A Midnight M...

Green Day

Wembley Stadium, London
Saturday 29 June 2024
Enduring power trio - Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool & Mike Dirnt - are back and remain devoted to their defiant craft that has fueled their career-long destruction of every boundary bestowed on the genre, and landed 3 East Bay punks in the...

Green Day

Wembley Stadium, London
Saturday 29 June 2024
Enduring power trio - Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool & Mike Dirnt - are back and remain devoted to their defiant craft that has fueled their career-long destruction of every boundary bestowed on the genre, and landed 3 East Bay punks in the...

John Lydon - I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right

Union Chapel, London
Saturday 29 June 2024
He's a legend and an icon, a revolutionary and an immortal. John Lydon - aka Johnny Rotten - changed the face of music and sparked a cultural revolution. The frontman and lyricist of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL) caused a poli...

Otoboke Beaver

Electric Ballroom, London
Wednesday 3 July 2024
Japanese punk rock band Otoboke Beaver (おとぼけビ~バ~) perform a fast-paced and aggressive style of punk-rock, with frequent changes in rhythm and tempo, accompanied by gang vocals. ...

The Skatalites

EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), London
Saturday 6 July 2024
More than a band, the Skatalites are an institution, an aggregation of top-notch musicians who didn't merely define the sound of Jamaica, but were the sound of Jamaica in the 1950s and '60s. Frequently credited as the originators of ska - t...

Movements

Islington Assembly Hall, London
Sunday 7 July 2024
Movements have constantly reinvented themselves since forming in 2015 and the California post-hardcore quartet take their sound to expansive and sometimes unexpected places. Fusing post-hardcore and punk influences with a healthy dose of po...

Spanish Love Songs

Lafayette, London
Monday 8 July 2024
Los Angeles based punk band Spanish Love Songs are self-described as "grouchrockers" making "music for fans of boxed wine, divorce, and crushing self-doubt", tapping into the emotions we all seem to feel but harbour. ...

Hot Mulligan

O2 Academy Islington, London
Wednesday 10 July 2024
Michigan's youthful and relentless Hot Mulligan write songs for people to sing as loud as possible, combining elements of emotional rock and fierce pop-punk riffs. Their music is the cathartic outcry for growth from a generation of forward-...

Electric Six

Bush Hall, London
Thursday 11 July 2024
Detroit's fun-loving alternative garage rock collective Electric Six celebrate 20 years of their UK Top 10 debut album "Fire" in 2003. The high-octane collection, mixing garage rock, disco, punk, new wave, and metal into cleverly dumb, in-y...

The Vapors

229 The Venue, London
Friday 12 July 2024
The Vapors are a UK New Wave band formed in the late 70s in Surrey. Discovered by The Jam Bass player Bruce Foxton playing in a local pub The Vapors were invited to tour with The Jam on the Setting Sons tour in 1979. Foxton along with Paul ...

Alkaline Trio

O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
Tuesday 16 - Friday 26 July 2024
With multiple world tours and numerous chart successes under their belts, Chicago's high-energy melodic cult rockers Alkaline Trio have cemented their legacy as one of dark punk's greatest forces. They have scored UK Top 40 singles with "Me...

John Otway

The Lexington, London
Sunday 21 July 2024
From the age of 9, the cult Buckinghamshire folk punkster knew he wanted to be a pop star. But even at that young age, having listened to his sister's Beatles and Stones records, he knew he would never be able to do what they do. However, w...

The Blockheads

Bush Hall, London
Saturday 3 August 2024
Performing a large selection of their classic songs spanning over 5 decades. Formed in 1977 to promote Ian Dury's album New Boots and Panties on the first Stiff Records tour of the UK. The Blockheads are now fronted by one of Ian's best fri...

PJ Harvey

Gunnersbury Park, London
Sunday 18 August 2024
UK chart-topping Dorset punk blues rocker and poet Polly Jean Harvey builds a sonic universe somehow located in a space between life's opposites, and between recent history and the ancient past. Scattered with biblical imagery and reference...

Rise Against

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
Wednesday 21 August 2024
The chart-topping, critically acclaimed Chicago band offer a gritty combination of hardcore punk and melodic hardcore which continues to defy the status quo of modern rock, scoring four UK Top 40 albums in the process. They are also known f...

Nirvana Tribute

The T.E Dingwall Building, London
Saturday 7 September 2024
Nirvana Tribute is the world renowned No.1 international touring tribute that has toured more than a dozen countries including the US, Europe and Asia. They have been featured in magazines & on television & radio across the globe. Regarded ...

Stand Atlantic

Electric Brixton, London
Friday 20 September 2024
After early incarnations under other names, pop-punk outfit Stand Atlantic formed in 2014 with a desire to be inventive, take risks and push boundaries. Hailing from Sydney, their music features the dynamic vocal talents of Bonnie Fraser ba...

The Selecter

Koko, London
Friday 27 September 2024
Get on down to see The Selecter - Celebrate the Bullet at Band On The Wall, Manchester, on 17th November 2022...

Mudhoney

Electric Ballroom, London
Wednesday 2 October 2024
Having emerged in 1989 and become a mainstay of the American alternative scene, Mudhoney may not have achieved the household name status enjoyed by a handful of their contemporaries but the band maintained a strong following, and the admira...

KULT

O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
Saturday 5 October 2024
Over the last four decades, Polish rock band, Kult, led be singer and songwriter Kazik Staszewski, have become one of the most popular acts from the scene; fusing their roots in punk and new wave, to inspiration from psychedelic rock, jazz ...

Joe Jackson

Alexandra Palace, London
Thursday 17 - Friday 18 October 2024
With his Two Rounds of Racket 2024 tour, Joe Jackson makes an unprecedented two-part performance. First, he performs songs from his solo catalogue, and then Mr. Joe Jackson presents the music of Max Champion, featuring a nine-piece band. Jo...

Tom Robinson

Islington Assembly Hall, London
Thursday 17 October 2024
Musician and broadcaster Tom Robinson presents an evening of songs and stories spanning five decades of adventures in the music industry. Tom's musical journey began in 1974 when his first band was discovered by Ray Davies, and included a B...

The Pistols + Ramonas + Buzzkocks (Punk Tribute Bands)

O2 Academy Islington, London
Friday 18 October 2024
Get ready for an explosive night of punk with The Pistols, The Ramonas and Buzzkocks. The Pistols are the definitive Sex Pistols tribute band performing all of the original material from one of the most influential punk bands of our time. ...

Skating Polly

Oslo Hackney, London
Saturday 19 October 2024
Fusing elements of '90s-inspired alt-rock and riot grrrl with classic D.I.Y. punk and indie pop, savvy Oklahoma siblings Kelli and Kurtis Mayo, with step-sister Peyton Bighorse found national exposure in the early 2010s, earning both critic...

Shelf Lives

MOTH Club, London
Wednesday 23 October 2024
Pairing hardcore punk's brief bursts of energy with electroclash's minimal and sleazy sonics, Canadian-British post-punk Shelf Lives raise themes of societal collapse and hyper-consumerism with a warped smile. The London-based band - made ...

Bodega

Village Underground, London
Thursday 24 October 2024
With widescreen multi-tracked guitars and a giant sounding rhythm section complementing sharp songwriting and yearning vocal melodies, the Brooklyn art-punk incendiaries attempt to interrogate the external factors that make them who they ar...

Beartooth

Alexandra Palace, London
Saturday 26 October 2024
A pure distillation of rage - weaponizing a deceptively radio-ready bombast to deliver stone cold truth missives, each packed like a bomb with noisy rock chaos - Ohio hardcore band Beartooth revel in the darker underbelly of traditional me...

The Libertines

The Roundhouse, London
Wednesday 30 October - Friday 1 November 2024
Volatile rock 'n' roll revivalists fronted by the mercurial Pete Doherty. A plethora of 'The' bands dominated the magazine covers and airwaves of the '00s. The Strokes flew the skinny tie flag for NYC, The White Stripes held the bluesy encl...

Dream Wife

The Underworld, London
Thursday 31 October 2024
Since forming in 2015 as a college art school project, Dream Wife - a name chosen as commentary on society's objectification of women - have become one of the foremost up-and-coming bands out of the U.K. They have garnered praise for their ...

UB40

OVO Arena Wembley, London
Friday 1 November 2024
Formed in 1978, UB40 and named themselves after the unemployment benefit form. Their debut album, Signing Off, was released in 1980 and is considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band. That coll...

Bob Vylan

Electric Brixton, London
Thursday 7 November 2024
Bob Vylan are a two-piece band that mix punk, rock, grime, and rap amongst other genres, to create a unique style of poetical political music that speaks openly on a wide range of topics. After releasing their critically acclaimed album 'We...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

The O2 Arena, London
Friday 8 - Saturday 9 November 2024
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist-vocalist Blixa Bargeld. They were formed after the break-up of the Birthday Party and...

Paul Weller

Eventim Apollo, London
Friday 8 - Saturday 9 November 2024
Few people have had as great an influence on the British music scene as Paul Weller. As frontman of The Jam, Weller spearheaded the Mod revival in the late '70s and early '80s, scoring a string of hits, including Going Underground and A ...

The Black Charade + Fell Out Boy

O2 Academy Islington, London
Friday 8 November 2024
A night of My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy tribute bands who both sound like the real thing. ...

Adam Ant

The Roundhouse, London
Saturday 9 November 2024
Pop icon Adam Ant returns with his UK Antics tour, with a set list that promises to get everyone on their feet. Performing his classic chart-topping singles and personal favourites, audiences will be thrilled with the return of live musi...

Wednesday 13

Electric Ballroom, London
Saturday 9 November 2024
Theatrical horror punk alter-ego of Murderdolls frontman Joseph Poole Wednesday 13 is the stage name of Joseph Poole, frontman of Murderdolls, the theatrical metal outfit that also includes members of Static-X and Slipknot. Starting off in ...

Jimmy Eat World

Alexandra Palace, London
Friday 15 November 2024
Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band formed in 1993 in Mesa, Arizona. The band is composed of lead vocalist and lead guitarist Jim Adkins, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch, and drummer Zach Lind. They...

Punk Rock Factory

Electric Brixton, London
Friday 15 November 2024
High energy, punk rock powerhouses Punk Rock Factory make easy work of their special brand of punk covers - including a UK no.48 album consisting entirely of Disney classics - gaining an online following of over a million fans across the m...

Yellowcard

O2 Academy Brixton, London
Sunday 17 November 2024
Florida pop punk rockers Yellowcard are recognised for having a distinct sound in its genre, primarily due to the prominent use of a violin in their songs, and are best known for their 2003 single "Ocean Avenue", which went double platinum ...
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