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Posted on Monday 1st October 2018 at 17:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

As the leaves turn golden and fall to the floor, we find ourselves at the height of Autumn and look forward to all the delights of October. As you layer up and get your big jacket out of the wardrobe, you can look forward to the many bands and acts kicking off their tours.

So, don’t be tricked by other ticket companies and stick with Gigantic to treat yourself to the very best customer service helping you book for the most exciting gigs and events. Happy Halloween everyone!



Hockley Hustle

Hockley Hustle is one of the biggest independent music festivals in Nottingham and is set to return on Sunday 28th of October. Rounding up the city’s finest musical talent to play on over 35 stages housed in the bohemian streets of Hockley, the festival is a massive draw which is raising money for local charities including Emmanuel House, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum, Rethink Mental Health, Zephyrs and Equation.

Plus, Young Hustlers returns for a second year! Dedicated acts and activities for your wee folk, Young Hustlers is the family orientated front of the festival which includes the award-winning Big Fish Little Fish kiddies rave, a DJ masterclass, song writing workshop, a graffiti wall for everyone to get involved with and so much more!

Gigantic is a proud sponsor of Hockley Hustle and we cannot wait to see you all revelling in the streets of our hometown once again. Please donate generously and tag us in all your photos and include #GiganticGigGoer whilst enjoying the big day! (Instagram @GiganticTickets \ Twitter @Gigantic)

Hockley Hustle tickets are currently available.



The Invisible Orchestra

The Invisible Orchestra is a huge 16-piece ensemble, hand picked by band leader James Waring for their sheer audacious skill with performances encompassing such varied styles as jazz, soul, Afrobeat, Arabic punk, classical and even hip hop.

Their alumni include such incredible stars as Harleighblu, Percydread (The Naturalites), legendary and Natalie Duncan who have all provided vocals, infamous rapper Scorzayzee plus a guest appearance from world renowned DJ Mr Switch.

After selling out their hometown gig at new Nottingham venue Metronome taking place this weekend, we have just a handful of tickets left for their upcoming shows at The Borderline in London and Bristol Thekla. Do not miss your chance to see something truly spectacular!

The Invisible Orchestra tickets are currently available.



The Longcut

The Longcut are the Manchester three-piece formed in 2002 which continue to explorer the out fringes of rock-based electronica. Band members include drummer Stuart Ogilvie who also provides vocals and keys, guitarist Lee Gale and Jon Fearon on bass. Their latest LP is titled ‘Arrows’ and was released in April.

This month sees The Longcut hitting Nottingham to play The Chapel upstairs in the excellent pub The Angel Microbrewery on Saturday 13th which can be found just around the corner from the Gigantic offices where they will be supported by esoteric psyche wanderers Purple Heart Parade and intense art rockers The Holy Orders. Plus, they also takeover Sebright Arms in London on Saturday 17th of November.

The Longcut tickets are currently available.



Rolo Tomassi

Centred around siblings Eva and James Spence, Rolo Tomassi rose out of the independent music scene of Sheffield and quickly became a cult favourite with fans drawn to their complexed time signatures and the unadulterated post-hardcore power to create music which is both beautiful and ferocious.

Rolo Tomassi released their mathcore masterpiece ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’ back in March which they now present at a spooktacular gig at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms the night before Halloween. It is the first date of a tour which takes them to Cardiff, Norwich and London the following month.

Rolo Tomassi tickets are currently available.




Irish indie folk band Villagers quickly came to the fore when their debut album ‘Becoming A Jackal’ was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize in 2010 after judges were impressed by their endearing songs which blend a traditional feel with a modern pop sound.

Having just released their latest album ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’ last month, this month sees them commence a lengthy tour. Plus, they have already announced two dates at Manchester Cathedral and Wylam Brewery in Newcastle during March 2019.

Villagers tickets are currently available.



Bloody Knives

Bursting out of Austin, Texas – Bloody Knives are a solid hit to the solar plexus of densely packed heavy rhythm and pneumatic drum rolls, drawing together elements of acid house and hard rock to create a dark and atmospheric sound

Bloody Knives are yet another amazing band to be hitting The Chapel at The Angel Microbrewery. Joined by rising local stars Bone Cult and Future Shinjuku on Friday 19th of October, get your ticket right now and look forward to an intense evening of rave/rock action!

Bloody Knives tickets are currently available.


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