The Wedding Present tickets

The Wedding Present Tickets

The Wedding Present + special guests West Wickhams Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton

Friday 10th January 2020
The Wedding Present Fan Reviews (12) 4.8
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"Fabulous gig, as always!"
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The Wedding Present, Rock City, Nottingham - 10th December 2019

Bizarro brilliance and great covers-made me actually like Magazine!!

Posted by H on 12/12/2019

"Cracking concert"
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The Wedding Present, Cambridge Junction, Cambridge - 4th December 2019

What night out
Great atmosphere
What a racket......in a good way
They played my favourite songs

Posted by Steve on 05/12/2019

"He's still got that voice!"
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The Wedding Present - Bizarro 30th Anniversary Tour, Keele University Students' Union, Newcastle Under Lyme - 15th June 2019

Gedge was brilliant. The band were tight. The crowd were up for it.

Sadly, the Student Union bar had doubled their prices since the Frank Turner gig in March- conference prices?

Posted anonymously on 16/06/2019

"Gedgetastic"
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The Wedding Present - Bizarro 30th Anniversary Tour, Keele University Students' Union, Newcastle Under Lyme - 15th June 2019

Really enjoyed the gig - excellent performance by the band. A pleasingly mixed age of the audience - not just old farts like me. The added advantage for us of being just a couple of miles from home.

Pleased that I was driving since the choice of beer/ale was very limited and uninviting. Perhaps KUSU could serve some decent local produce such as Lymestone or Titanic breweries?

Good chat with Dave Gedge after the gig - a good bloke.

Posted by Rebellious Jukebox on 16/06/2019

"Great"
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The Wedding Present - Bizarro 30th Anniversary Tour, Keele University Students' Union, Newcastle Under Lyme - 15th June 2019

Brilliant gig. We were at the same gig 30 yrs ago. Dave is still awesome and all the band were fab. Enjoyed the new record that was written last week along with the WP fact of the day.

Posted by Lynda on 16/06/2019

The Wedding Present see out the year by playing O2 Institute2 Birmingham in October then Salisbury Arts Centre, O2 Forum in London and Cambridge Junction during December 2019.

Nest year, they return to play Newhampton Arts Centre at Wolverhampton on Friday 10th of January 2020.

Artist Bio


The Wedding Present are known as purveyors of breathtakingly honest love songs. Their fast-paced indie rock is clearly a progression from their post punk influences which would see them categorised as part of the C86 scene, much to their chagrin despite appearing on the infamous free NME cassette that ushered in the era.

Highly influential and deeply cherished by fans, they have produced eighteen UK Top 40 singles and nine studio albums, the latest of which is entitled Going, Going…

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The band was originally formed in 1985 in Leeds, Yorkshire, and called themselves The Wedding Present purposefully because it did not sound like an appropriate name for a band. Their leader David Lewis Gedge would soon take a National Express coach to London with a suitcase packed with 500 copies of their self-financed debut single Go Out And Get ‘Em Boy!

They soon found a champion in the BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, known for his love of leftfield music, who invited them to make a live performance on one of his infamous sessions.

Their independent streak endured and they began working on their full length album before even being signed and eventually releasing it themselves without any label backing. Their first album George Best came out in 1987 and is considered by many critics to be the finest debut album of all time and dubbed “an unmitigated delight” by NME upon its release.

Despite being able to negotiate a contract on their own terms, they were accused by some of selling out when they signed to record label RCA. Their first release under the label was the 1989 album Bizarro which featured the single Kennedy which became the band’s first Top 40 single. Ensuring the band was on a major label but not of one, 1991 album Seamonsters was recorded by engineer Steve Albini - the scourge of all commercial music.

The band also decided to sign with a major label for the release of 1994 album Watusi with Island Records. Continuing to avoid being sucked into a mainstream sound the record took a warm lofi pop approach. However their next album Saturnalia came out in 1996 through the independent label Cooking Vinyl.

The band would go on a lengthy hiatus in 1997 and would only return in 2004. Since then the band have released the three records Take Fountain in 2005, 2008’s El Rey and 2012 release Valentina.

The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock 'n' Roll Era. You may dispute this, but I'm right and you're wrong!” - John Peel

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