Fat Friday: V Festival 2013, Bruno Mars, Jack Whitehall, Meat Loaf and more
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V Festival 2013
Beyoncéand Kings Of Leon were announced as headliners this week to go with Stereophonics, The Script, Emeli Sandé, Beady Eye, Jessie J, Calvin Harris, Paloma Faith, Two Door Cinema Club, The Courteeners, Jason Mraz, Fun, Kendrick Lamar, James Arthur etc. £180 with camping or £155 without.
His Moonshine Jungle tour will touch down in the autumn with Belfast the first stop on 2nd October, followed by Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Sheffield on the 12th. Prices weigh in at £38.50 - £39.50. These will sell out.
Three massive dates have been added to his 2013 schedule, starting with Birmingham on 22nd November, then Manchester on 23rd and finally London's O2 Arena on the 26th. Prices start from around £24.50. No doubt they'll sell out just as quickly.
His new show entitled "Gets Around" will be unveiled in 2014 with stops that include Aberdeen on 5th March, followed by Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and many more until Wembley Arena on the 15th. Tickets on sale now, priced from around £25 to £28.50, depending on venue.
In late summer, David Byrne and St. Vincent will bring their intriguing mix of sassy tunes to the UK for a handful of shows. The first stop is London's Roundhouse on 27th August, followed by Birmingham on 28th and Glasgow on the 29th, with a slot at Salisbury's End of the Road Festival on 30th August (on sale now). Tickets for Glasgow on sale now - others to be confirmed.
Even though this tour is in 2014, you can bet that tickets to see Dutch goth-rockers Within Temptation will sell very quickly. Shows include Birmingham, Wembley, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle and tickets cost from £20 upwards.
As well as Wembley and Dublin, Pink Floyd's Roger Water will also build his newly-improved Wall spectacular in Manchester's Arena on 16th September. Spaces are still available at the other two concerts, from £60 upwards.
First stop on his "All That Echoes" tour is London's O2 Arena on 14th June, followed by Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow and finally Dublin on the 23rd. Tickets priced from around the £42.50 mark (€52 for Dublin) - demand will be pretty high.
This year's big names are The Prodigy (only UK performance for 2013), David Guetta, Avicii, Above & Beyond, Steve Angello, Skream, Tiësto, Sebastian Ingrosso, Paul van Dyk, Richie Hawtin, Groove Armada, Sub Focus, Ferry Corsten, Annie Mac and many more. Tickets on sale now, costing £65 for day tickets and £100/ £120 for 2/ 3 day camping.
Alton Towers Live is a huge one-day festival on 6th July, headlined by Olly Murs and also featuring Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Little Mix and Conor Maynard. And of course all those rides. The concert will cost £55.
This year's Forestry Commission Live programme is shaping up nicely with The Charlatans the latest act to be confirmed. Their one show will take place at Northwich's Delamere Forest on 7th July, priced at £34.
In addition to appearing at London's 'Baroque Remixed' on 11th March, the Norwegian singer will perform headline shows in the UK during November. The 'Songs 2013' dates include London on the 14th and Manchester on the 15th.
As part of his farewell tour, Meat Loaf has now announced two shows across the Irish Sea, starting with Belfast on 14th May and Dublin on the 17th. His earlier shows in the UK are selling fast - tickets cost from £45.
Cited as a major influence on '90s grunge and very much a part of today's broader rock-scene, The Melvins have two shows in Brixton to show you why. Four of their albums will feature across two nights on 19th ("Lysol" and "Houdini") and 20th May ("Bullhead" and "Stoner Witch"). £22.50 each.
Tegan and Sara
The alt-folk duo recently notched up their first UK Top 40 album with "Heartthrob" which means these four shows in Manchester, Glasgow, London and Birmingham are likely to sell pretty sharpish. Tickets are £18 - £22.
So Solid Crew
Creators of grime-pop anthems "21 Seconds" and "They Don't Know", the '90s collective have regrouped for a London show (sold out) and, due to demand, a UK tour in April. Brighton is the first stop on the 17th with tickets upwards of £13.50.
Y & T
Still going strong after forty years, American hard-rockers and Mean Streak composers Y&T continue to play live across the globe. Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol and Islington will join the already available Nottingham, York and Manchester.
After a few years of touring, festival slots and covering Nirvana's iconic "Teen Spirit" for a Kerrang cover-disc, Arcane Roots are finally ready with a debut album and a headline tour from Cardiff to Bristol. Prices start at £8.
The 2012 X-Factor performer has announced a full UK tour in the spring in support of her first major album release, including stops in Bristol (25th April), London (30th) and more until Newcastle on 11th May.