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Posted on Monday 5th December 2022 at 16:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell


Gigantic is passionate about music; we love to support breakthrough bands and rising stars on their way to the top. Check out our choice gigs and festivals, featuring the crucial acts you need to know in 2023!



Plastic Mermaids

Isle of Wight trippy indie pop quintet Plastic Mermaids are riding a colossal wave of approval from such tastemakers as Dork, DIY, Gigwise and Louder Than War. Come see them make a splash at Wedgewood Rooms when you grab a ticket with Gigantic.


📆 January

31/01   Plastic Mermaids – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Plastic Mermaids tickets are currently available with Gigantic.



The Heavy Heavy

Brighton based band The Heavy Heavy were quick to catch the ear of the critics, with the unique amalgamation of 60s inspired folk, blues and psyche as head of debut EP Life and Life Only. Catch them at The Blues Kitchen before the soon move on to much bigger venues.


📆 May

17/05   The Heavy Heavy – The Blues Kitchen, Manchester

The Heavy Heavy tickets are currently available with Gigantic.




Enigmatic French folk rock songwriter Pomme (AKA Claire Pommet) has impressed once again with latest LP Consolation – her best-selling record to date! Catch her playing a special London show at KOKO next year.


📆 April

14/04   Pomme – KOKO, London

Pomme tickets are currently available with Gigantic.



SG Lewis

When deep house producer/songwriter SG Lewis isn’t collaborating with the likes of Dua Lipa, Tove Lo, Jessie Ware and LANY, he’s busy dropping his own killer tracks as head on debut album Times. Currently gearing up to release second record AudioLust & HigherLove, he announces promotional headline dates.


📆 March

30/03   SG Lewis – New Century, Manchester

31/03   SG Lewis – O2 Academy Brixton, London

SG Lewis tickets are currently available with Gigantic.



Dot to Dot Festival

Dot to Dot Festival is an essential festival, showcasing the freshest talent about to break through. Headliners Yard Act and Alvvays preside over an awesome line up, which includes Heartworms, Opus Kink, Personal Trainer, Beka, High Vis and more!


📆 May

27/05   Dot to Dot Festival (Bristol) – Various Bristol Venues, Bristol

28/05   Dot to Dot Festival (Nottingham) – Various Nottingham Venues, Nottingham

Dot to Dot Festival tickets are currently available with Gigantic.



DIY Now And Next Tour

Presenting the very best of the cutting edge: DIY Now And Next Tour sees queer electro provocateur LYNKS and Glaswegian post punks VLURE team up with such essential rising acts as Circe, No Windows, CIEL, Gag Salon and DAMEFRISØR.


📆 February

23/02   DIY Now And Next Tour (Leeds) – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

24/02   DIY Now And Next Tour (Newcastle) – The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne

25/02   DIY Now And Next Tour (Glasgow) – Stereo, Glasgow

28/02   DIY Now And Next Tour (Brighton) – Komedia Brighton, Brighton


📆 March

02/03   DIY Now And Next Tour (Birmingham) – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

03/03   DIY Now And Next Tour (Bristol) – Exchange, Bristol

DIY Now And Next Tour tickets are currently available with Gigantic.

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