The Week Ahead: Grimes, Grizzly Bear, Bingley Music Live, Sundown and more

Posted: 21st August 2012
From Saturday 25th August 2012: Grimes, Grizzly Bear, Cabaret with Will Young, Bingley Music Live 2012, Jim Jefferies, Taking Hayley, Sundown Festival 2012 and more

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All prices are exclusive of booking fees.

Bank Holiday events

Featured Bank Holiday highlights include Reading and Leeds Festivals, Creamfields and Notting Hill events.

Soon the wait will be over for Foo Fighters, The Cure and Kasabian to headline at Leeds and Reading. Leeds has weekend and day tickets still available, at £85 per day or £197.50 for the weekend.

Reading Festival 2012 now only has Friday day tickets available at face value (£85) - a day which will feature The Cure, Paramore, Bombay Bicycle Club, You Me At Six, The Maccabees, The Courteeners and many more. Weekend/ other day tickets are premium only.
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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.

This year's Notting Hill Carnival will also feature several parties in and around Brixton, including this one at Jamm featuring breakbeats from A.Skillz, Freestylers, Utah Saints and Deekline. Tickets for the Friday night will cost just £12.

Notting Hill Carnival Party Notting Hill Carnival Party
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Further Notting Hill and weekend events are listed in our Bank Holiday Weekend Clubbing Guide (see "Bank Hol Clubbing" button, below).


Another slice of action from electro starlet Claire Boucher as she continues to peddle the dreamy album "Visions" up and down the UK. Her next shows begin on Tuesday in Edinburgh, followed by Glasgow, Manchester (sold out) and two London gigs (the 6th is available). From £10.

There are two pre-Electric Picnic and End of the Road appearances planned for next week, starting with Cambridge on Tuesday and finishing in Nottingham on Wednesday. Prices start at £19.50 and if you can't make these shows, there's always their October tour.

From Saturday, the young rockers will be back on the road with another stream of concerts, starting in Birmingham and continuing to Nottingham (sold out), Newcastle and more until winding up in Bristol on 12th September. Tickets are dirt-cheap and great value - £6 upwards.

There are a clutch of shows for the jangly twee-pop outfit coming up, starting in Wakefield on Friday 31st August and continuing on to Derby, Bristol etc until finishing up in London on 13th September. Tickets start at £7.


For just £45 for a weekend ticket you get White Lies, Razorlight, DJ Fresh (Live), The Charlatans, Nero, Maverick Sabre, Martha Reeves, Kids in Glass Houses and many more from 31st Aug to 2nd Sept. There are also day tickets available at silly prices - £17.50 for Friday or £30 for Sat/Sun.

Another bargain-priced weekender, this time near Norwich and featuring Chase and Status, Olly Murs, Katy B, Labrinth, Sub Focus, Zane Lowe, Delilah and lots more. £55 for the weekend (1st and 2nd Sept) or you can grab day tickets for just £29.50.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Cabaret Cabaret, featuring Will Young and Michelle Ryan will soon be appearing at Bromley's Churchill Theatre for the first bout of performances from the stars. There are very few seats left, although Saturday 1st September does have some cheaper options.
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Moscow State Circus Moscow State Circus
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Continuing its trek across the UK, the MSC will be in Portsmouth's Southsea Common for the Bank Holiday, serving up its sensational Babushkin Secret show and sheer human strength and gymnastics. Tickets cost from under £10. Next stop is Tunbridge Wells from 5th September.

Netherlands National Circus Netherlands National Circus
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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.

Blunt, outrageous and straight-to-the-point, Jeffries is a comedy-keeper for sure and well worth seeing. Next shows are in Dunfermline, Newcastle and Glasgow, with more to come. Tickets are still available, priced from £19.50 upwards.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger