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British Summer Time The Cure, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Kasabian, Penn Festival and more

Posted on Thursday 14th December 2017 at 13:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell



The Cure

Enigmatic and beguiling, The Cure create music which can be tender, uplifting or downright sinister. From their post punk roots to their own unique interpretation of pop, The Cure have expertly balanced creative experimentation with massive widespread appeal to become defining icons of rock.

Next summer sees the Gothfathers celebrate their 40th anniversary with Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park - The Cure. The unmissable outdoor concert sees them supported by an unbelievable list of bands, including Interpol, Goldfrapp, Ride, Editors, Slowdive and The Twilight Sad.

The Cure tickets are released at 09:00 on Friday.



Catfish and the Bottlemen

Having already received a BRIT Award for Best Breakthrough Act, there can be little doubt that Catfish and the Bottlemen are the future of rock and roll. The play a huge homecoming show at Cardiff Castle on Sunday 29th of July. Set your personal reminder right now.

Catfish and the Bottlemen tickets are released at 10:00 on Friday.




Leicester lads Kasabian have grown to become one of Britain’s biggest rock bands. From topping the charts with record sales to headlining Glastonbury Festival, there are few who can match the sheer scale of their success.

Kasabian tickets are released at 09:00 on Friday.



Penn Festival

Penn Festival returns with the first night being topped by Kaiser Chiefs plus appearances from the likes of Feeder, Example, Gabrielle Aplin and many more. With another headliner yet be to be announced, you can be sure it a huge weekend!

Penn Festival tickets are currently available.



Simple Minds

Simple Minds fans are thrilled to hear that next year sees the release of their latest LP ‘Walk Between Worlds’. They are joined by The Pretenders for an extensive tour to promote the new material which takes them all around the UK during August 2018.

Simple Minds tickets are currently available.




On Sale This Week


The music of R&B sensation Billy Ocean has pioneered the sound of contemporary rock and pop. Join him for Live In Somerset 2018 – Party In The Park which takes place at Vivary Park in Taunton on Saturday 14th of July. Billy Ocean tickets are released at 10:00 on Friday.



Punk pin up Billy Idol is a defining icon of rebellion. He has just announced a handful of dates which includes O2 Apollo Manchester, O2 Academy Birmingham and O2 Academy Brixton in London. Billy Idol tickets are released at 10:00 on Friday.


With demand so high, it makes sense to set yourself ahead of the rest by setting a personal reminder with Gigantic which will alert you with a text message or an email just prior to their release.


Gigantic has an ever-expanding list of essential gig tickets with more being added every week. Check out the many new shows being made available this week:

The Ataris // The Script // Gundelach // Turnover // Astroid Boys // Shonen Knife // Dream State // Blitzen Trapper // Evil Scarecrow // Andrea Gibson // Savage Messiah // Gang of Youths // Dionne Warwick // The Mersey Beatles //  The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing







Each year, Handmade rounds up a stunning roster. They have really outdone themselves with Circa Waves, Idles, Little Comets and Dinosaur Pile-Up all performing in 2018.

Handmade tickets are currently available.



Kaiser Chiefs

Join Yorkshire cheeky chappies Kaiser Chiefs for their huge Live At Chelsea outdoor show – tickets about to be released!

Kaiser Chiefs tickets are released at 10:00 on Friday.



UK Tech Fest

Metal heads will flock to Country Showground in Newark to enjoy UK Tech Fest, taking place From Thursday 5th until Monday 9th of July.

UK Tech Fest tickets are currently available.



The Great Escape

Brighton is famed for being one of Britain’s creative epicentres and always attracts and incredible line up for The Great Escape.

The Great Escape tickets are currently available.




Don’t Miss


Last year saw Nathaniel Rateliff release his latest album ‘Wasting Time’. He once again teams up with The Night Sweats to hit the road in April to play thrilling shows around the UK.


The world’s greatest choonsmith Super Hans is back! Catch the DJ from the award-winning Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show when he embarks out on a Spring 2018 tour.


And finally, this may be your last chance to get a nice treat for your loved ones for Christmas. Take a look at these great acts currently on sale:

Suuns // SUSTO // Fastlove // Goat Girl // Lamont Dozier // The Pearl Harts // Oneness of Juju // Ladysmith Black Mambazo



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