The Week Ahead: Reel Big Fish, Annie Mac,Wilderness 2012, Steve Cradock and more

Posted: 31st July 2012
From Monday 6th Aug 2012: Reel Big Fish, Iced Earth, Bloodstock, Annie Mac, Wilderness 2012, Steve Cradock, Hue and Cry, Oliver!, Great British Beer Festival and lots more....

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


There are just a few available dates left from their UK tour which kicks off on Monday in Brighton, including Folkestone, Coventry, Northampton and Oxford, all priced from £14.50. Remaining dates have sold out.

Hugely-successful and always guaranteed quick sales, Florida rockers Iced Earth have shows in Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow before heading to Bloodstock in Derbyshire on Friday night. Headliners cost £18.50 upwards.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2012
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Talking of which, Catton Hall's weekender of blazing metal and ferocious rock begins on Thursday with Alice Cooper, Behemoth, Sepultura, Iced Earth and Dimmu Borgir amongst the bigger names. The whole weekend costs just £115 with camping.

After blasting all and sundry off the Bloodstock stage on Friday, the Brazilians will torment Belfast ears with a show at the city's Limelight venue on Sunday. There are still tickets available priced from £22.50.

Wilderness 2012

Spiritualized, The Temper Trap, Wilco and Rodrigo y Gabriela will be lining up to bring joy and colour to the Oxfordshire sunshine and hopefully scare off the dismal rain. It's £129 or £139 for a three-day camping ticket, depending on how quick you are booking!

Annie Mac Presents... Annie Mac Presents...
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KOKO in Camden will be hosting another AMP night with Madeon, Monki, Alunageorge and Karma Kid in tow and a whole raft of great tunes throughout Saturday night. Tickets for the late-starter are still up for just £16.20.

These shows by the brothers Kane feature 'Hot Wire' 'stripped down' with special guests and take in the likes of Stockton, Sale, Blackburn, Bristol and York. The Blackburn date has little more than twenty seats available and all shows cost £18-£20.

Ocean Colour Scene's nifty guitarist and songwriter has a handful of August shows that start in Putney on the 9th and continue to Cardiff and then the Able 2 UK bash at London's Roundhouse on the 20th Aug with Friendly Fires and Frank Turner on the bill.

The Welsh operatic quartet are back with a foursome of headlining shows throughout their homeland, starting in Aberdare on Wednesday night and continuing to Neath, Bangor and Carmarthen. Tickets cost from £25.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Cameron Mackintosh's superlative theatre production of the classic Lionel Bart musical comes to Plymouth from Tuesday onwards. A few nights have already sold out with the first available night being Monday 13th, priced at £20-£50.

Angelina Ballerina - The Mousical Angelina Ballerina - The Mousical
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Billed as a magical show with singing, dancing and a feast of family entertainment, the pirouetting mouse enters a Dancing With Mice competition with all her friends. York has three nights from £11 still available from Tuesday onwards - Manchester follows next week from the 17th.

Now based in Olympia in Kensington, the GBBF is now a major entry on the international beer calendar. It all starts on Tuesday night, lasts for five woozy days, features 800 tipples and costs just £8 a day (or £23 if you can last the pace).

Paul Pledger