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THE JANOSKIANS
Friday 4th September 2015

The Janoskians (Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation Skip) are an Australian web-based comedy group, based in Melbourne, Australia.

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FUTURE ISLANDS
Tuesday 8th September 2015

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers, William Cashion, and Samuel T. Herring. Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.

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THE POLYPHONIC SPREE
Wednesday 9th September 2015

Yes, it's true. The Polyphonic Spree began July 15, 2000 as one man's desire to hear a sound he dreamt about; before most bands over the last decade, that are often compared in sound and vision to the Spree, were formed.

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ALVVAYS
Thursday 10th September 2015

It's sun-splashed and twilit, precise and overgrown, a gorgeous glittering fuzz-pop from the city of Toronto. Two women and three men, a crate of C86 tapes, a love of hooks and jangle.

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LA GUNS' TRACII GUNS w/ RUDY SARZO
Sunday 13th September 2015

Two of the most acclaimed and beloved artists to emerge from the 80's Los Angeles Metal scene are joining forces to bring their dynamic live performances and many smash hits across the UK this September.

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TRAILER PARK BOYS
Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th September 2015

Just in time for the March 27th Netflix premiere of their brand new ninth season, Canadian cult-icons Trailer Park Boys announce their return to the UK with the EVEN MORE Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour: Featuring Ricky, Julian and Bubbles in Manchester.

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THE SWORD
Wednesday 16th September 2015

Every culture has its own set of cryptic texts. They're the forbidden tomes of wisdom which governing powers will deny knowledge of and ban. They're usually thought-provoking. They're typically dangerous. They're often revolutionary.

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GZA
Thursday 17th September 2015

Gary Grice, better known by his stage names GZA and The Genius, is an American hip hop artist and founding member of the seminal hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. Within the clan, he is known as the "spiritual head," being both the oldest and the first within the group to receive a record deal.

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THE WILDHEARTS
Friday 18th September 2015

The Wildhearts (formed in 1989) are a rock group from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. The band's sound is a mixture of hard rock and melodic pop; punk metal with as much attention given to melody and songcraft as the high density of riffs.

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PUBLIC IMAGE LTD
Saturday 19th September 2015

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time PiL's music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 Singles and 5 UK Top 20 Albums.

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HUNTER HAYES
Sunday 27th September & Thursday 1st October 2015

Listen closely to Hunter Hayes as he talks, that million-mile-an-hour voice, all rapid-fire energy and bustling passion. Not long ago he released his second album, Storyline. But the 23-year-old, mind always churning, ideas jettisoning from brain to hand and voice, can't help but wonder what lies ahead.

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WHEATUS
Wednesday 30th September 2015

Wheatus are an American rock group formed in 1995. The band are best known for their 2000 single "Teenage Dirtbag" which featured in the movie Loser. The single reached number 2 in the UK charts and their second "A Little Respect" peaked at number 3.

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PARADISE LOST
Wednesday 30th September 2015

Paradise Lost (formed in 1988 in Halifax, UK) began as one of the premier bands of the death doom metal genre (along with their former Peaceville labelmates Anathema and My Dying Bride) and pioneered the sound of early gothic metal.

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ELIZA AND THE BEAR
Thursday 1st October 2015

Eliza and the Bear are an up and coming indie rock band from London. Their line up consists of James Kellegher (lead vocals, guitar), Callie Noakes (vocals, keyboards), Martin Dukelow (vocals, guitar), Chris Brand (bass) and Paul Kevin Jackson (drums).

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HUNTER HAYES
Thursday 1st October 2015

Listen closely to Hunter Hayes as he talks, that million-mile-an-hour voice, all rapid-fire energy and bustling passion. Not long ago he released his second album, Storyline. But the 23-year-old, mind always churning, ideas jettisoning from brain to hand and voice, can't help but wonder what lies ahead.

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PEACE
Thursday 1st October 2015

Paradise Lost (formed in 1988 in Halifax, UK) began as one of the premier bands of the death doom metal genre (along with their former Peaceville labelmates Anathema and My Dying Bride) and pioneered the sound of early gothic metal.

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WALK OFF THE EARTH
Friday 2nd October 2015

Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional, multi-talented five-piece musical phenomena that is currently taking the world by storm. Based in Burlington, Ontario (just outside of Toronto).

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LIFEHOUSE
Friday 2nd October 2015

Lifehouse is a post-grunge band pioneered by lead singer and songwriter Jason Wade. In the last 14 years, Lifehouse has released six albums, debuting with the multi-platinum album No Name Face in the year 2000. They have sold upwards of fifteen million singles and albums worldwide to date.

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HAYSEED DIXIE
Friday 2nd October 2015

Barley Scotch is on lead vocals, fiddle and guitar. The Reverend Don-Wayne Reno is on banjo, Deacon Dale Reno is on mandolin and guitar and Jake ‘Bakesnake' Byers is on acoustic bass. Hayseed Dixie are an awesome live band, who have released a plethora of albums.

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LETHAL BIZZLE
Saturday 3rd October 2015

Maxwell Ansah, known by his stage name Lethal Bizzle is an English musician and actor. Speaking about his Dench Party Tour, Bizzle tells fans: “Gonna be my most exciting tour to date. Doing tracks from old to new & exclusive new music from the new album. You know it's gonna be Dench!".

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XENTRIX
Saturday 3rd October 2015

Xentrix are a British thrash metal band of the 1980s. Xentrix were one of the leading lights of the British Thrash movement.

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RALEIGH RITCHIE
Sunday 4th October 2015

Raleigh Ritchie (a.k.a. Jacob Anderson) is a British artist from Bristol. Now based in London, his debut release entitled The Middle Child EP came out in July 2013 as a free download together with a video for the lead track Stay Inside.

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BEAR'S DEN
Tuesday 6th October 2015

Having whet the appetites of audiences all around the UK & Ireland recently supporting the likes of Of Monsters & Men, Smoke Fairies and Matt Corby, Bear's Den  embarked on their debut headline tour in February 2013.

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GEORGE THE POET
Wednesday 7th October 2015

George The Poet is George Mpanga (born 1991) is a British spoken word artist with an interest in social and political issues. 

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NORTHLANE
Wednesday 7th October 2015

They are named after the song "North Lane" by Architects. Northlane has released two full-length albums, Discoveries (2011) and Singularity (2013), as well as a 2010 EP, Hollow Existence. They are expected to release their third studio album, Node, on July 24, 2015.

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GAZ COOMBES
Thursday 8th October 2015

Gaz Coombes has announced his UK headline shows this autumn. He is set to follow his hugely acclaimed second solo album Matador ("his masterpiece" Q), with a series of phenomenal gigs

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HOFFMAESTRO
Thursday 8th October 2015

Hoffmaestro is a Swedish ska, electronic and alternative pop band. Their music is a mix of Ska with reggae, Techno, New Orleans-funk and Country.

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BOYCE AVENUE
Friday 9th October 2015

Boyce Avenue, a Florida-based band popular for its strong acoustic roots and melodic rock sound, consists of the three brothers Alejandro, Fabian, and Daniel Manzano.

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SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS
Friday 9th October 2015

Scott Weiland has become one of music's most highly respected and prolific artists. As the front man for Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland has remained a dominant force in rock music since the group's inception.

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KWABS
Sunday 11th October 2015

London-based neo-soul singer Kwabs went from posting covers on YouTube to a contract with Atlantic in three short years, thanks to tips from the media and the willingness of some hot producers to believe in his talent.

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ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE
Friday 16th October 2015

The Anti-Nowhere League is a UK Punk band formed in 1980, by lead singer Animal (real name Nick Kulmer) and rhythm guitarist Magoo (real name Chris Exall), with Bones on Drums and Baggy Elvy on Bass.

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CRADLE OF FILTH
Thursday 22nd October 2015

Cradle Of Filth are an extreme metal band formed in 1991 in Suffolk. Their lyrical themes and imagery are influenced by golthic literature, poetry, mythology and horror films. Their biggest single was "Babalon A.D. (So Glad for the Madness).

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NOTHING BUT THIEVES
Thursday 22nd October 2015

Nothing But Thieves are a Southend five-piece that are at once thunderous yet delicate, raw yet methodical, evoking the profound dynamics of music's more creative imaginations.

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GARY NUMAN
Saturday 24th October 2015

Returning to the Manchester Academy for an exclusive 25th Anniversary showstopper, we are overwhelmed to announce that synth pioneer and industrial mastermind: GARY NUMAN will bring his phenomenal live show to the venue to for the celebrations.

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FOXES
Saturday 24th October 2015

Foxes is in actual fact just one – Louisa Rose Allen. With ‘Youth' (and its mournful b-side ‘Home', and resulting remixes) having so far garnered over a million combined Soundcloud and YouTube plays, and 1,250 Hypemachine ‘likes' between them.

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DAPPY
Tuesday 27th October 2015

Costadinos Contostavlos better known by his stage name of Dappy, is a British singer-songwriter, rapper, actor of Greek descent. He is best known for being the lead singer of the Camden-based Grime/hip hop/R&B trio N-Dubz.

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PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT
Friday 30th October 2015

Peter Hook is an English bass player, musician, singer, DJ, nightclub owner, record company boss and author. He is currently lead vocalist and bassist for Peter Hook and The Light.

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DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN
Saturday 31st October 2015

Homemade Sin were originally set up as a backing band for ex-Georgia Satellites singer/songwriter/guitarist Dan Baird.

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HEAVEN 17
Saturday 31st October 2015

Heaven 17 are a new wave synthpop band that originated from Sheffield in the early 1980s. Hit singles for the group include "Temptation", "Come Live With Me" and "Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry".

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BARS AND MELODY
Monday 2nd November 2015

Bars and Melody (B.A.M) are a British singing/rapping duo consisting of rapper Leondre Devries ("Bars") and singer Charlie Lenehan ("Melody"). Their biggest single to date has been "Hopeful" which reached Number 5 in the UK.

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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Death Cab for Cutie is a Grammy-nominated American indie rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. Their biggest hits have been in the US Alt chart with hits including "You Are a Tourist" and "Soul Meets Body".

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THIRD EYE BLIND
Thursday 5th November 2015

Ahead of the release of their first album in six years, ‘Dopamine', Third Eye Blind are pleased to announce details of a UK and European headline tour, which will kick off on November 5th.

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YELAWOLF
Friday 6th November 2015

Yelawolf is an avid skateboarder and made attempts at a professional skateboarding career but was forced to abandon due to injuries. Yelawolf began releasing mixtapes independently in 2007. He was briefly signed to Columbia Records in 2007 and left the label the same year.

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LEAVES EYES
Saturday 7th November 2015

Leaves' Eyes was formed by Liv with her husband, Alexander Krull, and members of his band, Atrocity. The band combines atmospheric metal and classical elements.

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MS MR
Saturday 7th November 2015

MS MR are a New York based duo consisting of female vocalist Lizzy Plapinger and male producer Max Hershenow. Their sound has been compared to the likes of Florence and the Machineand Lana Del Rey.

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MEXRRISSEY
Sunday 8th November 2015

Delving into Mexico's unlikely obsession for all-things-Morrissey, Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara has formed a super-group of Mexico's leading contemporary musicians, paying homage to the iconic Smiths frontman.

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TOVE LO
Tuesday 10th November 2015

Tove Nilsson aka Tove Lo is a female singer and songwriter from Stockholm, Sweden whose style can be defined by her indie-pop mood, her minimal beat with some stringy-synths, without forgetting her agile yet witty lyrics.

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MY LIFE STORY
Saturday 14th November 2015

A cross between a pop group and a chamber orchestra, the band's sound was heavily oriented toward orchestral instruments.

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THE WEDDING PRESENT
Saturday 14th November 2015

The seminal alt-rock unit, The Wedding Present, will bring their ferocious live show to the Academy stage once again.

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THE FRATELLIS
Monday 16th November 2015

The Fratellis are an indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Fratelli, bass guitarist Barry Fratelli, and drummer and backing vocalist Mince Fratelli).

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FUSE ODG
Monday 16th November 2015

Urban Music Award Best Afrobeats Artist of 2012 Fuse ODG is a UK based musician who has set the music scene alight! In March 2013, Fuse reached the number one spot in the iTunes World Chart, cementing his status as the first Ghanaian musician in history to achieve such a feat.

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BRANTLEY GILBERT
Wednesday 18th November 2015

Brantley Gilbert is an American country rock music singer-songwriter. He has released two albums, both on the Average Joe's Entertainment label. His songs have also been recorded by Colt Ford and Jason Aldean.

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OF MONSTERS AND MEN
Wednesday 18th November 2015

Of Monsters And Men are an indie folk band which formed in 2010 in Reykjavík, Iceland. The band released their debut album 'My Head is An Animal' in September 2011. The album's single 'Little Talks' peaked at #1 in Iceland, and became successful in the United States

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HAPPY MONDAYS
Thursday 19th & Friday 20th November 2015

Manchester's legendary Happy Mondays have confirmed a eighteen-date tour for November and December 2015 to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the band's classic album 'Pills 'n' Thrills And Bellyaches' - with the band set to perform the album in its entirety, in addition to other hits.

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PORTICO
Thursday 19th November 2015

Newly signed to Ninja Tune, Portico's new music is born of a desire to create newness out of the ideas of loss and change. Bordering on the hallucinatory, their music moves forwards towards distant places, arriving somewhere between structured pop songs and a disintegrating ambience.

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KREPT & KONAN
Thursday 19th November 2015

Krept and Konan, two very talented up and coming artist from South London killing the UK underground scene with their music. With punchlines and metaphors beyond comprehension, they bring together a dynamism unseen in this country, creating variations of good music.

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COCKNEY REJECTS
Friday 20th November 2015

Cockney Rejects are an English punk rock band that formed in the East End of London in 1978. Their 1980 song "Oi, Oi, Oi" was the inspiration for the name of the Oi! music genre.

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STRIKING MATCHES
Friday 20th November 2015

Made up of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, Striking Matches came to Nashville simply to play music. Their influences range from Jerry Reed to the Beatles, John Mayer to Patsy Cline, and back again.

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MEGADOG
Saturday 21st November 2015

The legendary Megadog returns to Manchester. As the night that always demanded that you 'Feed Your Head', this pivotal club nightreturns to its spiritual home in the North to nurture the needs of electronic renegades and beat-hungry clubbers.

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FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS
Monday 23th November 2015

He is now one of the country's most cherished songwriters, a man who plays the biggest venues in the land and whose records reach the higher echelons of the charts but who has never lost sight of his original MO: write, record, tour, repeat.

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AREA 11
Wednesday 25th November 2015

Area 11 are a four piece rock band from Bristol, UK, formed in 2011. 2015 sees the band making its first tentative steps into a bigger world, which started with a short run of summer shows and the announcement of their second full-length album.

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THE INTERNET AND THUNDERCAT
Wednesday 25th November 2015

The Internet is a soul band created by producer Matt Martians and lead vocalist Syd “The Kyd” of Odd Future. The two met via Myspace in 2008, and later became good friends when Matt moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles in February of 2011.

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SCOUTING FOR GIRLS
Friday 27th November 2015

With a repertoire full of infectious melodies, catchy tunes and toe-tapping beats. They are the perfect package of piano-based indie pop. Hits include "She's So Lovely", "Heartbeat", "It's Not About You" & "Elvis Ain't Dead".

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MATT BERRY & THE MAYPOLES
Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Matt Berry is a British actor, writer, comedian and musician known for his charming style and deep, booming voice. As a musician, Berry composed all the music for Snuff Box as well the music for AD/BC: A Rock Opera, which he co-wrote with Richard Ayoade.

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AYNSLEY LISTER
Friday 4th December 2015

When explosive natural ability collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions, the result is Aynsley Lister; an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that's missing from so much modern music.

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NEW MODEL ARMY
Saturday 5th December 2015

New Model Army are an English rock band, who were formed in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 1980. New Model Army's earliest material on their debut album Vengeance (1984) was described as "crusty-punk",albeit more melodic than the works of many of their classic counterparts.

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LISSIE
Saturday 5th December 2015

Lissie is an American folk rock artist whi was naked Paste magazine's No. 1 best new solo artist of 2010. Singles include "When I'm Alone", "Go Your Own Way" and "Cuckoo".

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SIKTH
Sunday 6th December 2015

SikTh's style of music is hard to categorize and as they incorporate many different elements of technical metal, metalcore, death metal, groove metal, rock and hardcore. They are commonly categorized as progressive metal due to their unorthodox approach.

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THE ZOMBIES
Wednesday 9th December 2015

The second UK group following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America, The Zombies infiltrated the airwaves with the sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs of their 1960's hit singles like "She's Not There" and "Tell Her No".

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THE STORY SO FAR
Wednesday 9th December 2015

The Story So Far is a five piece pop punk band from Walnut Creek, California, formed in 2007. The lineup consists of Parker Cannon on vocals, Will Levy on guitar, Kevin Geyer on guitar, Kelen Capener on bass and backup vocals, and Ryan Torf on drums.

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THE DARKNESS
Thursday 10th December 2015

The Darkness are an english classic hard-rock band. Their highly retro style of music was influenced by rock bands like Queen, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, Sparks, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, T. Rex, Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy.

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THE DEAD DAISIES
Thursday 10th December 2015

The Dead Daisies sound is created around the tracks written by Stevens & Lowy which is based on the music they both love – classic late ‘70s early ‘80s hard rock, in that soulful Bad Company meets Foreigner via The Faces kind of vibe – big choruses, powerful melodies, and strong hooks.

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SHED SEVEN
Friday 11th December 2015

The acclaimed five piece and live favourites will be returning to the road to perform their greatest hits and fan favourites including the ever popular hit singles 'Going for Gold', 'Disco Down" and 'Chasing Rainbows'. Special guests at all dates will be the legendary Manc band Inspiral Carpets.

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EVIL BLIZZARD BLIZZMAS BALL
Saturday 19th December 2015

A SINGING DRUMMER AND 4 BASSISTS.... THE END!!!

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RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS
Saturday 16th January 2016

He is a hugely talented New York based singer, gifted guitarist and prolific songwriter with an incredible bluesy voice. He's also an Internet sensation.

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THE FRONT BOTTOMS
Thursday 4th February 2016

The Front Bottoms are an American indie rock band from New Jersey. Since forming in 2007 the group have released 4 albums with a further one "Back on Top" due in mid-September.

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BOWLING FOR SOUP
Friday 5th February 2016

Bowling for Soup is a pop punk band based in Denton, Texas. They're known for their often humorous lyrics, upbeat guitar riffs, and Jaret's distinctive voice. They are best known for their singles “Girl All The Bad Guys Want”.

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SNUFF
Thursday 18th February 2016

Snuff are a British punk rock band formed in Hendon in 1986. Their name reportedly came about after a long discussion about names ended up with one of them claiming "That's Enough", which was then shortened to Snuff. 

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SABATON & ALESTORM
Saturday 27th February 2016

Sabaton is a symphonic power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles. Lyrical content drawn from World War I, World War II and other conflicts. Also featuring Alestorm.

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THE RIFLES
Saturday 12th March 2016

The Rifles are an indie rock band formed in Chingford, London, England in 2004. They are heavily influenced by The Clash, The Jam and 90s Britpop.

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