Shed Seven announce two festival warm-up dates for summer 2012

Posted: 16th May 2012
The indie mainstays from York are playing two shows ahead of a few key festival slots this summer, tickets on sale Friday 18th May
Shed Seven

Since reforming in 2007, Shed Seven have been resolutely inactive in the songwriting department, focusing instead on giving their legion of fans exactly what they want, which is sets packed only with sing-along indie gold.

Formed in 1990, it was the Britpop era which saw Shed Seven, led by Rick Witter's epic vocals, finally blossom into indie thoroughbreds. The fickle music press may have fawned endlessly (and still) over Blur and Oasis, and understandably so, but in the Britpop book, Shed Seven get their own chapter. In fact, in 1996, at the very zenith of the Britpop boom, they scored more Top 40 hits than both Blur and Oasis (five). But, still, Shed Seven were never the bride, always the wedding co-ordinator.

Five years after reforming, with numerous reunion tours already under their belts, Shed Seven are a regular fixture in the gig and festival calendar. Once again, this summer will see some high profile festival slots and the boys have scheduled a couple of warm-up dates to give Dolphin, Ocean Pie, Disco Down and all the rest a dusting down before the festival hordes get their larynxes around them.

Shed Seven are playing the Leadmill in Sheffield on 6th July and then Islington Academy on 17th August. We will have tickets available from 9am on Friday 18th May 2012, priced £16.50 and £17.50 respectively. Shed Seven's appeal endures and these shows are expected to sell well.

The warm-up dates are for Rick and co's sets at T in the Park 2012 on 7th July, Kendal Calling 2012 (28th July) and then two V Festival 2012 appearances (18th/19th August). We have a range of tickets available for all three - see below.

Stewart Darkin