Coldplay and Kasabian join Radio 1's Student Tour 2011 - tickets: Saturday 15th October

Posted: 12th October 2011

Sad news today for students. Not only is your BlackBerry on the blink but if you are going to get to one of the most exciting university gigs in years you're going to have to get out of bed. On a Saturday. Before 9AM.

The good people at Radio 1 have, through their Big Weekends and other exploits, earned a deserved reputation for delivering top class rock, pop and hip hop to new and unlikely audiences. They brought Gaga to Carlisle - they can do anything. And they're at it again.

The headline has to belong to Coldplay. Just four months after eclipsing U2 and silencing critics with a grandstand headline slot at Glastonbury, Radio 1 is bringing Chris, Jonny, Guy and Will back to student land with a one-off intimate gig at UEA in Norwich.

But if Coldplay are not for you or, more likely, if you can't get yourself to Norwich, worry not - there's plenty more on offer. Festival favourites Kasabian will be playing a hometown gig at the University of Leicester, while, as previously announced, Example is appearing at the University of Hertfordshire and Noah and the Whale are putting on a show in Aberdeen.

The Radio 1 staff will be on hand with Zane Lowe joining the tour and Fearne Cotton broadcasting her morning show from a student bar each morning that week.

Noah and the Whale are at the Music Hall in Aberdeen on Monday 24th October, supported by Ben Howard. We have tickets available now, priced £13.50.

Example plays The Forum at the University of Hertfordshire on Tuesday 25th October, supported by Flux Pavilion. The gig is sold out, with only resale tickets available.

If you want to see Kasabian in Leicester on Wednesday 26th October or Coldplay at UEA on Thursday 27th October, you can only purchase tickets in person directly from the venue from 9AM on Saturday 15th October. There'll be queues and everything, but at least you won't miss any lectures Bargain Hunt.

Tickets are limited to two per person and admission will be on a wristband basis to prevent tickets being sold on.

Seriously, Coldplay are playing the SU. Get out of bed.

Stewart Darkin