Fat Friday: Paloma Faith, Enter Shikari, Bring Me The Horizon, Sigur Rós, Dead Can Dance, Kate Nash, British Lion, Ardal O'Hanlon and more

Posted: 16th January 2013

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Paloma Faith

As part of the ongoing Forestry Commission Live Music 2013 concert series, Faith will perform a magnificent seven shows from Thetford Forest on 14th June to Delamere Forest in Cheshire on 5th July. Tickets for all shows cost £32.

Enter Shikari

Their 'Return to Energizer' UK/ Ireland tour in April/ May will cover smaller intimate venues ranging from Dorking, passing through the West Country, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, before heading to Coventry on 5th May. Milton Keynes' Hacktivist to support. Tickets from £15.

Bring Me The Horizon

Sheffield's finest metalcore/ whatevercore outfit Bring Me The Horizon will enter their NINTH year in existence, armed with new album "Sempiternal" and a UK tour. Manchester starts it on 29th April, London ends it on 7th May and tickets cost from £15.

Sigur Rós

To follow their sold-out tour in March, Sigur Rós will perform under the Lovell Telescope as part of the acclaimed Transmission at Jodrell Bank series. The date is 30th August and the ticket price is £35.

Dead Can Dance

In the summer, Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry will return to London for another memorable show, this time at the Roundhouse in London. The date to remember is 2nd July and ticket prices start at £30.

Kate Nash

The former BRIT Award-winning songstress is back with a new album ("Girls Talk") and a tour to back it with. The April shows include Nottingham, Preston, York, Plymouth and London and tickets cost £12.50.

British Lion

First stop for Iron Maiden's Steve Harris' band is Islington's Academy on 26th March, followed by Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester on the 30th. Prices start at a very reasonable £16, rising to £17.50 for London.

Madness bring their new album 'Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da' to racecourses up-and-down the land in summer, with dates in Chepstow, Newark, Newcastle, Carlisle, Surrey, Newmarket and Merseyside. Topping it all of with a date at Northants CCC in September and a four night 'House of Fun' weekender in Butlin's in November!

My Bloody Valentine

Kevin Shields is still delaying the band's first new material since Noah built his ark, but the concerts keep on coming. Which is good. Birmingham is the latest lucky city with a show on 8th March. Tickets will cost £25.


Eardrums are under threat when Mudhoney hits these shores in June for a UK tour. The first stop is Brighton on the 4th, followed by Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, London, Bristol and finally, Birmingham on the 10th.From £16 upwards.

The Knife have not played a UK date in, ooh, absolute ages, so expect tickets to see the Swedish duo to be in high demand when they hit Camden's Roundhouse on 8th and 9th May with two special 'Shaking the Habitual Show'. Tickets cost £27.50 (now sold out).

Living Colour

Funk-metal makes its return to the UK in March in the form of purveyors Living Colour who have announced a London show on the 8th, in addition to the previously-available Glasgow gig. Prices for the KOKO show start at £22.50 - Glasgow is £20.

Sean Lock

8 Out of 10 Cats regular, Sean Lock will play a massive London date as part of his 2013 'Purple Van Man' UK tour, hitting the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday 28th September. Tickets on sale now, from £25 - expect massive demand.

Ardal O'Hanlon

Ireland's comical treasure continues to eschew his Father Dougal tag with a string of live stand-up shows in the autumn. Stops include Durham, Barrow, Inverness, Basingstoke, etc. Tickets on sale now, with prices starting from £18.

Paper Aeroplanes

The duo continue to build their fanbase with shows to support recent new material. Stops include Edinburgh on 12th May, followed by Glasgow, Manchester and many more until Oxford on the 25th. Prices start at £8, rising to £10 for London.

UK B-Boy Championships returns to these shores in autumn, giving UK and international B-Boys (and girls!) the chance to battle it out. The event features poppers, crews, DJs and more across two days - the first of which is the knock-out jam in Islington on Saturday 12th October, followed by the big one, the final on the 13th in Brixton. Hosts include Afrika Islam and Crazy Legs. Tickets for the World Finals are on sale now, costing £20.50.

Paul Pledger