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Royal Blood

Underplay Tour 2019

Royal Blood have announced details of an August underplay tour ahead of their sets at the Reading and Leeds Festival on bank holiday weekend. The shows represent their first UK gigs in almost two years and offer a rare chance for fans to catch Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher in intimate venues.

Royal Blood’s previous UK and Ireland arena tour included three sold-out shows at London’s Alexandra Palace, selling 30,000 tickets in the capital and more than 100,000 in total. A Q live review concluded, “Royal Blood’s show on a night like this is about as thrilling as rock ‘n’ roll gets.”

The dates are:


9th – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
10th – Newport, Centre
12th – Dundee, Caird Hall
13th – Nottingham, Rock City
14th – Margate, Winter Gardens

Royal Blood’s two albums to date – their self-titled debut and 2017’s ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ – both went straight to #1, establishing them as one of the world’s most vital bands. Along the way, they emerged as firm festival favourites following triumphant sets at Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

The duo’s acclaim has also extended to numerous high profile accolades including the BRIT Award for British Group; Best Live Band and Best New Band at the NME Awards; Best Live Act at the Q Awards; and Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards.

The tour features special guests The Mysterines (Southampton, Newport and Margate) and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (Dundee and Nottingham).

Tickets go on sale from 8am on Monday 8th July and will be available from

A portion of the ticket price will be donated to War Child UK. War Child UK, together with its partners, works in 15 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Latin America providing protection, education and standing up for the rights of children caught up in conflict.

Visit Royal Blood official website.

Uprising Festival

Returning for its fourth episode on 14th September 2019 and to say that we haven’t stood still is an understatement; what did that ever achieve?

Our venue for 2019 is the O2 Academy Leicester incorporating all of its stages plus ones it doesn’t even know it has yet(!)

With “Kings of the UndergroundNapalm Death headlining the show this year, being joined by Acid Reign who make a welcome return from the first Uprising with a brand new album (it would be rude to not have them back) along with Krysthla our Leicester favourites hitting the main stage this year.

We have managed to capture and convert lengthy riff sluggers OHHMS to join us too – we have been wanting these guys since seeing them smash the Sophie stage at Bloodstock Festival 2017!


Also as you have now all come to expect …our food stalls will leave you (not) hungry for more, we are catering for vegetarian and vegan diets this year, and for the beer connoisseur we have real ales and a Guinness bar, something to suit all pallets!

We will have relaxing indoor and outdoor areas with seating and only a short walk into the city centre should your need for culture be hungry too!

Age limit 8+ under 14’s to be accompanied by an adult.

O2 Priority tickets on sale Wednesday 26th June 10am

General release on Friday 28th June from 10am via Ticketmaster and Gigantic

Loads more bands to be announced over the next few weeks, we will also be giving details of our fringe events “THE NIGHT BEFORE …AND THE AFTERMATH” so stay tuned for details!

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Sheffield’s biggest all-dayer is back. . . .

The heavy music fest is back and taking place at The Leadmill, Sheffield 20th October 2018.. Also included in Festivile’s line up this year are:

Black Peaks, Crossfaith, The Skints, Trash Boat, Bleed From Within, Astroid Boys, Holding Absence, SHVPES, Napoleon, Bloody Knees, Cove, Heathens, The Temple, Dearist, Chamber, The Moods, The King Is Dead and Home Wrecked.

Now in it’s fourth year, festival organiser Lawrence Taylor (While She Sleeps) is proud to announce ‘Sikth‘ as this years headliner.

In addition to this impressive line up, there will also be a full street closure to host a huge Street Party which will feature all your favourite alternative stalls. Food will be handled by Sheffield’s finest Nether Edge Pizza Company & Twisted Burger Company, so be sure to bring your appetite with you aswell!

Tickets are on sale now at £25 available here: