Fat Friday: Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jake Bugg, T in the Park, Wireless Festival and more

Posted: 20th February 2013
Tickets on sale from Friday 22nd February 2013: Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jake Bugg, T in the Park 2013, Wireless Festival 2013, South West Four 2013, Splendour 2013, Jessie J, Greg Davies, PiL, Bellowhead and more

Tickets on sale Friday at 9am unless otherwise stated. For ticket availability, click on the 'Buy Tickets' buttons below, on or after the on-sale date and time. Prices quoted are exclusive of booking fees.


In light of huge interest in her Mrs Carter Show tour-dates, London now has six dates, Manchester has three and two for Birmingham. The newly-added dates are: 27th April and 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th May. Tickets on sale now, and priced from £55 to £85.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

His previously-announced shows have pretty much sold out of face-value tickets - but wait, what's this? It's (officially) the first ever show at the Leeds Arena, it's from Springsteen and it's on 24th July. Prices start at £65.

Jake Bugg

Another headline UK tour has been confirmed for the young songwriter, this time for the autumn. Confirmed so far are October and November shows in Bournemouth, Plymouth, Brighton, Brixton, Swindon and more. Tickets on sale now, priced from £17.50 to £20.

T in the Park 2013

Headliners for this year T in the Park are Kraftwerk, The Killers, Mumford and Sons and Rihanna, with Stereophonics, Chase and Status, CHVRCHES, Disclosure, Dizzee Rascal, Editors, Frank Turner, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora and more, all descending on Balado in July.

Wireless Festival 2013

Stratford's Olympic Park will kick off its first Wireless with Justin Timberlake headlining Friday with Snoop Dogg, John Legend, Miguel and Frank Ocean while Jay-Z will head up Saturday with Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Fresh, Calvin Harris and Miguel again. £110 for both days, £57.50 for each.

South West Four 2013

London's premier clubbing weekend has declared a massive headline announcement for August - Dutch master Armin van Buuren will round-off the first day's events with his biggest appearance in the capital to date. Special guest: Carl Cox. Weekenders are priced at £90 and Saturday tickets will sell for £45.

Splendour 2013 has announced Jake Bugg as the homecoming headliner for this year event at Wollaton Park in Nottingham on 20th July. He'll be joined by Squeeze and KT Tunstall on the main stage with Maximo Park announced as headliners on the second stage. £27.50 - £37.50 for the day.

Billy Bragg

After his summer shows and a slot at Kew the Music 2013 with Bellowhead on 14th July (still available - £43.50), Billy will return to the UK with his band for a full Tooth and Nail UK tour in November. Stops include Cambridge, Exeter, London, etc. - from £20.


After racking up more awards and a Top 20 album with "Broadside", the folkers will return with a full UK tour in the autumn. Stops include Bury St Edmunds, Warrington, Cheltenhametc and will cost from £21.50.

Steve Winwood

He will be performing his first shows for ages in the summer, beginning with Cambridge on 17th June, followed by Brighton, Shepherd's Bush, Bristol, Salford and Margate on the 30th. There is a reasonable chance that he'll announce a few more shows, given the gaps in the schedule. £27.50 to £32.50

Jessie J

Joining Paloma Faith, Blondie, Paul Weller, etc. for some Forestry Commission Live outdoor action is The Voice judge Jessie J. Her show at Westonbirt Arboretum on 19th July should sell out with tickets priced at £35. Guests TBC.


John Lydon and co. will follow-up a triumphant comeback album with live dates in June, beginning with Oxford on 9th June, followed by Leicester on the 10th, Brighton on the 27th and Manchester on the 28th. £25 - £26.50.

Deacon Blue

Ricky Ross and co. have announced a mammoth UK tour for the autumn, their first of its size for over a decade. The September leg includes Preston, London and York, the December leg Manchester and Liverpool and tickets cost around £29.50.

Greg Davies

He's the largest comedian in the land, the star of BBC 3's Cuckoo sit-com and creator of the hilarious stand-up show, The Back of My Mum's Head. Davies has added more tour-dates for summer and autumn, including Derby, Coventry, Manchester and many more. Tickets range from £20 - £26.


Back for another short stream of shows, Glenn Danzig's classic heavy outfit will perform three summer shows in Manchester, Wolverhampton and London (the Roundhouse). Tickets cost £22.50 (£27.50 for the Camden one).

The Toy Dolls

With arch punk-poet TV Smith in support, these long-awaited UK shows by the cartoon-punksters could be a sell-out in the autumn. Glasgow, Camden, Bristol and more have been confirmed, with tickets at £15 - £20.

Ben Harper

A rare one-off UK show for Ben and his co-writing partner on the new "Get Up!" album, Charlie Musselwhite, will take place at Shepherd's Bush Empire on 16th July. At £26 for a ticket, there's a good chance this will sell out fast.

Michael Nyman

One of Britain's key modern-classical and soundtrack composers will be airing some of his most familiar and important pieces on a short autumnal audio-visual tour in Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and Bristol. Prices cost £27.50 to £29.50.

Noah and the Whale

As well as their London Palace Theatre residency during the spring (selling fast - grand circle and balcony seats remaining for £27.50), the lads are also sneaking in a few select tour-dates in Bournemouth, Coventry and Manchester. £17.50 or £18.50.

Emmylou Harris

Joining the award-winning country star on a short tour in May will be Rodney Crowell. The calling points are large concert halls in cities which include London, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin (on sale now) and Glasgow. Prices average around £34.50.

Mike Dignam

Preston's acoustic-pop hopeful has a new EP "Young" recently unleashed as the follow-up to last year's "Paint". With more new material in the pipeline, now's the time to catch him on tour (after supporting FutureProof, that is). Autumn dates include Oxford, London, Nottingham, etc., priced at £10 or less.

The Rifles

After negotiating some acoustic gigs last year, The Rifles return with more of the same in the spring in preparation for their new album. Bedford, Reading, Leicester, St Albans, Wolverton and Southend are the first shows announced for March through to May. Prices average around £14.

Treetop Flyers

As well as the already-available pairing of Edinburgh and York, Treetop Flyers have added a handful of further shows in Camden (30th April), Bristol (1st May), Newcastle (9th) and Stockton-on-Tees (10th). Shows start at a very reasonable £7 (even London is only £9).

Paul Pledger