The Week Ahead: Leeds/ Reading Festivals, Creamfields 2012, Kasabian, JLS, The Charlatans, Bombay Bicycle Club and more

Posted: 14th August 2012
From Monday 20th August 2012: Leeds/ Reading Festivals, Tennent's Vital, Creamfields 2012, Kasabian, JLS, The Charlatans, Bombay Bicycle Club, Mark Lanegan, All Time Low and many more

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


Soon the wait will be over and the much anticipated cocktail of headliners Foo Fighters (Fri), The Cure (Sat) and Kasabian (Sun) will be shaken to perfection for tens of thousands of lucky punters. Weekend and day tickets are still available, at £85 per day or £197.50 for the weekend.

We can't mention one without the other, even if tickets to the south-east partner of the above have almost sold out. There are only Friday tickets left at £85, a day which will feature Paramore, Bombay Bicycle Club and headliners The Cure.

Tennent's Vital 2012

On Tuesday, prior to their impending Reading and Leeds slots, Foo Fighters and Black Keys will fill Belfast's Boucher Park with power-riffs a-plenty, before handing over to The Stone Roses and Florence and the Machine on Wednesday. Both still available for £49.50 per day.

If rock ain't your thing and dance makes you swing, you'll be prepped already for a massive weekend of club legends in the south Midlands. There are now only Sunday day tickets left, but for £65 you get Deadmau5, Tiësto, Paul van Dyk and more.


Leicester's favourites will soon be lining up with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Dublin's Marlay Park next Thursday. Tickets still remain at €49.50. UK fans should try and head to Leeds for their fix of the former's anthemic rock on the Sunday night.

Get your 'jack the lad swing' on - JLS are coming to party next week. Starting from as far north as Inverness on Thursday and continuing as far south as Exeter and Hove, tickets for all shows (with Little Mix in support) are still available for £33.50 to £36.

Tim Burgess and co will be performing their #1 album "Tellin' Stories" in its entirety at two Scottish venues next week. Aberdeen's Music Hall has seats only for £25, while Edinburgh on Saturday has standing for the same price.

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Listen up, Bournemouth - this is your last call to see Bombay Bicycle Club perform a special post-Olympics, pre-Reading/Leeds headliner for you at the O2 Academy on Thursday. Tickets are still available for £13.50.

The incredible hickory-smoked baritone of ex-Screaming Trees vocalist Lanegan is worth hearing (and seeing) next week. For just £15, fans in Falmouth, Wolves, Aberdeen and Edinburgh should hurry and purchase before they sell out.

Also taking place next week are tours and shows for rockers All Time Low (Aberdeen and Edinburgh - still on sale at £19), American agit-folk outfit Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard (several dates from Friday onwards - £8) and a string of shows for Saves The Day (all from £10).

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

There are a few seats left to see the likeable Liverpudlian's Rollercoaster Tour Previews next week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday's shows in Bournemouth still have balcony seats for £25, for example, while Plymouth still has stalls.

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Newcastle's Town Moor will soon have this renowned Dutch circus installed for a week-long residency, starting on Thursday and finishing on 2nd September. Ticket prices start at £13.50 for adults or £11.25 for under-15s.

From Monday, London's Savoy Theatre will present this new musical inspired by the life and times of matrimonial soul legends Ike and Tina Turner. Due to run for just a month, tickets range from £35 to £57.50.

Paul Pledger