UK Gigs

This Group Of Young Women Is Fighting To Stop Groping At Gigs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A group of young women has launched a campaign to stop sexual harassment at gigs, after one of its teenage members was groped at a concert. Girls A...

You Realise You're Getting Old When You Find Yourself Knocking Back Rennie at a Gig

Alfie Evers | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

I take another glance at the unwarranted queue at the bar and breathe a heavy sigh at the thought of queuing twenty minutes for a bog standard lager served in a plastic cup. And then, it happens. I reach into my pocket and remove the packet of fruit flavoured ant-acid tablets.

Getting Out

Naomi Hefter | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So for now, it's back to my temp job ( I'm sat here now with nothing but this computer, my phone and people walking past this reception desk either ignoring me or being told "I smell delicious" by an old man), and some good comedy gigs to look forward to. Have a good weekend and if you don't enjoy your job, walk out. NOW (you won't regret it).

Safe Gigs for Women - How Do We Get There?

Tracey Wise | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tracey Wise

So now it's out there, how do we achieve Safe Gigs for Women? Writing this in the week we've seen debate on whether women only carriages on the tube, it feels like the debate around achieving safe spaces for women is difficult at best. But here's my ideal.

Kings of Warwick Castle - Kaiser Chiefs Gig Review

Roger Crow | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

When offered the chance to see Kaiser Chiefs at Warwick Castle as part of the Sounds in the Grounds festival, I didn't need to think twice. My last ...

15 Years of Attitude is Everything

Suzanne Bull MBE | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Suzanne Bull MBE

Clearly, promoters and venue owners who embrace accessibility are attracting a whole new audience, eager to join their friends and share their passion. In fact, these days, I hardly recognise anybody on the viewing platforms - which is perhaps the ultimate sign of progress.

Challenge The Live Music Industry, Turn the Lights Off: Pitchblack

Pippa Moyle | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Moyle

Stood in the darkness, with only the occasional sighting of a silhouette or a small stream of light through the cardboard covering the windows, I foun...

Live Review: The Dodos Orchestral, Village Underground

Peter Yeung | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

The Dodos rehearsing with the stargaze orchestra (Image: Emanuel Florakis) The Dodos are a band of two, clean-cut halves. One of the duo was a st...

Dara O Briain: Crowd Tickler - The Gig Review

Roger Crow | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

With 1,900 people in one venue, I imagine my wife and I weren't the only ones who trekked to see the Mock the Week host in action.

Almost Famous: Big In Japan - The Harajuku Girls

Piney Gir | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Piney Gir

Okay, I know, it's slacker and 'Oh-So-Western' to go to Starbucks when we should be eating the more traditional okayu (rice porridge), tamagoyaki (an omelette type of thing), tsukemono pickles (random pickled things), nori (dried seaweed) & natto (fermented soy beans).

Winning Fans One Living Room at a Time

Adam Hamdy | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I've previously written about Josh Savage a very talented singer songwriter. In addition to possessing prodigious talent, Josh has to be one of the h...

The Fear of Missing Out

Dipo Faloyin | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dipo Faloyin

On the surface of things, it appears too easy to experience all the experiences, to feel all the feels, to dance all the dances, drink all the drinks, to gig all the gigs - to generally consume until your heart's content. But what happens when you think your heart is fully content?

Top Ten Gigs Not To Miss in 2015

Georgina Langford | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

The British festival circuit may have more options on offer than ever before, but before everyone starts readying their wellies for the summer months,...

Why Go to Small Live Music Venues?

Chloe Bevan | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chloe Bevan

Over recent years the likes of Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, as well as, London have all since some of their smaller music venues lost to time and the lack of an audience, but why? When the underground rock music scene is healthier than it has ever been, with even more great and unique bands coming up the ranks.

Enjoying Live Music Is Not Always Easy When You Have a Disability

Vicki Dennis | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Vicki Dennis

About ten years ago, I tried to book tickets for the Reading Festival. I had to go through a long process to prove I was disabled so they would give me a ticket. And when I looked into it further, I found that the viewing platforms for wheelchair users would have given me a restricted view, so it put me off going.

Finding Secret Adventures in London

Ashwin Bhardwaj | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashwin Bhardwaj

After the concert finished we packed up, headed back to the boats and motored out onto the canal proper. As we moored up at the towpath and re-joined the London we knew, it was like returning from Narnia.

Save Live Music in the UK, Support Independent Venue Week 2015 

Andy Parker | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Andy Parker

Why are music venues in the UK dropping like flies? Is it due to abatement notices and local council bureaucracy? Is it down to young people now believing that music careers are achieved by attending auditions for TV shows? Thanks a bunch, Simon Cowell!

Professor Green Closes Music Cube at Westfield Stratford : INTERVIEW

Sophie Eggleton | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Eggleton

After taking in the stunningly pure vocals of Ava Lily, who helped you block out the horrendous choas of a shopping centre on the weekend, I got to sit down and chat with the Headliner, Professor Green.

Lee Mack - Hit the Road Mack - Review

Roger Crow | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

Pacing the stage like a caged animal, it wasn't hard to see why he's among the best comedians working in the UK today. Mack does a great job of creating comedy waves, and then surfing the crest.

The Moment You Realise You're the Oldest Person at the Gig

Amy Baker | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Baker

It was then I realised why being double the average age in that venue was such a shock to the system. The disdain I felt was merely a thinly veiled disguise for my jealousy. I was just envious that I haven't got the energy to get that excited on a Wednesday night.

The Libertines at Hyde Park Was a Much Needed Injection of Rock and Roll

Lisa Higgins | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Higgins

There were crowd crushes, there were flares, there were naked guys climbing up towers and there were bloody noses. But aside from all the ominous scenes and injured gig goers that have dogged the headlines since Saturday, The Libertines at Hyde Park was a much needed injection of much-missed rock and roll.

Blackbeard's Tea Party: THE Band to See at Glastonbury

Roger Crow | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I'm a bit bored with generic bands these days. Everything seems to have been done, so thank heavens York-based musical troupe Blackbeard's Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music recently.

The Society of the Golden Slippers: Is This the Best Night Out in London?

Sara Bran | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Bran

I'm at the Society of the Golden Slippers, an intimate music showcase, and am lucky enough to be watching Elvis' daughter sing in a space the size of your front room. It is so crowded I have to contort my body into shapes I learned at yoga to just-about-see Lisa Marie's feet.

Lucy Sherriff

I'm The Captain Of This Ship | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ska punk was big in the nineties. Huge, even. And now, with the fashion world firmly focusing on the revival of dungarees, tartan and crop tops, is it...

Sounds From the Hungarian Underground: The Carbonfools Take on the UK

Jennifer Walker | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Walker

At a time when many talented Hungarians are abandoning their home country with promises of fame and success abroad, The Carbonfools may have an international outlook, but Hungary remains their home.