Festival season is sadly leaving us for another year. But, don’t despair, here’s a list of some of the most exciting events the rest of the year has to offer!

Or, if you’re feeling nostalgic and sad about Summer’s approaching death, have a look at our fantastic 2017 festival coverage here.

Sløtface UK Tour

On 12 dates across the UK, Born faves Sløtface’s month long tour is one you cannot miss. Their stunning debut album Try Not To Freak Out is sure to please crowds of die-hard fans and new listeners as well. Get tickets here.


Rough Trade East gigs and signings

Rough Trade is a household name for a reason and the tastemaker’s in-store gigs always live up to their name. With upcoming highlights including Swimming Tapes, Yassassin, The Horrors, Grizzly Bear, LA Witch as well as an album signing with Alvvays, bands at the Rough Trade East store are definitely worth checking out.

Check out what’s on here.


HMLTD + Dream Wife – October 14th @ Hare and Hounds Birmingham

Two of the very best up and coming bands about, together for one night only! Dream Wife and HMTLD will surely deliver a memorable night of new music goodness.

If you do miss out on this brilliant night, both bands will be at By The Sea Festival (ok festival season isn’t compleeetley over) and you can catch Dream Wife with LEECHES in Bournemouth on October 24th.

For details and ticket links, click here.


Diet Cig

Playing 14 UK dates, Diet Cig are a band you have to see live. They also make this list for the brilliant support acts they’ve got, including Goat Girl and The Spook School as well as the bands on the bill for the brilliant All Years Leaving and Simple Things nights in Birmingham and Bristol.

Get tickets here.


The Libertines Seaside Tour

Only The Libertines would hit the beach when Summer ends…

Get tickets here.



Over three nights in three cities, Punk Slime Recordings are holding their fourth annual PNKSLM Ball! With acts like Luxury Death, Holy and Beachtape on their roster, this set of gigs looks to be fantastic. The Slime Ball will be in Manchester, London and Birmingahm on the 28th, 29th and 30th of September respectively.

Go to their website here.



Brighton is always good for gigs and the next few months are no different. But remember to look out for Barns Courtney, Anteros, The Veils, Declan McKenna, Meadowlark, Yumi Zouma, Brooke Bentham and Francobollo in particular. Thank us later.


Of course there’s a whole load of other great live music out there, so for more top quality gigs, don’t forget to check our events listings here.