Fat Friday: Hard Rock Calling 2013, Atoms for Peace, Blur, Jake Bugg, Boyzone, Craig David and more

Posted: 6th March 2013

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Hard Rock Calling 2013

Headlining the Saturday will be Kasabian with support from Paul Weller, Miles Kane, The Cribs, Klaxons, etc. while Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will lead the pack on Sunday with Alabama Shakes and The Black Crowes supporting. Tickets are £45 (Kasabian) and £62.50 (Springsteen).

Atoms for Peace

New album "Amok" has broken the Top 5 so demand for Atoms for Peace's three Roundhouse headliners in the summer will be huge. The back-to-back shows take place from 24th to 26th July and cost £49.50 per show.


In addition to their headline slots at Sziget, Primavera Sound and Optimus Primavera Sound, Damon and co have confirmed a date a little closer to home. Dublin's Royal Hospital Kilmainham will host a show on 1st August. Tickets on sale now, priced from €62.50.

Jake Bugg

Some more 2013 shows have been confirmed by the young singer, including Doncaster, Birmingham, Blackpool and a third date in Manchester, all taking place in November. Tickets are priced from £17.50, available on pre-sale now.

Tom Odell

In response to his BRIT Award, Odell will be performing at several festivals over the summer and then another headline tour in the autumn. Stops include Southampton, Cardiff, two shows in Shepherd's Bush and more - from £12 upwards, available on pre-sale now.

Alison Moyet

Her first headline tour for over three years will commence in Cork on 30th September, followed by stops in Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London and loads more until winding up in Bournemouth on 31st October. Tickets on sale now.

Live from Jodrell Bank 2013 have announced New Order as curators for Sunday 7th July (Transmission 005). The day will feature Johnny Marr, The Whip, Jake Evans, Hot Vestry and of course New Order themselves. Tickets cost £39.50.

Global Gathering 2013

This year's line-up includes Example, Plan B, Katy B, Rudimental, Disclosure, Jamie Jones, Art Department, Steve Aoki, Seth Troxler, Hardwell, Solomun, Sub Focus, DJ Fresh/ Live, Dash Berlin, 2 Many DJs and the queen of 2013 festivals, the ubiquitous Rita Ora.

Channel 4's Comedy Gala will feature Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jo Brand, Jonathan Ross, Josh Widdicombe, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Paddy McGuinness, Rhod Gilbert and more at the O2 Arena in London on 18th May for a fundraising gala for Great Ormond St hospital.

Miranda Hart

Due to unprecedented demand, Hart's first stand-up tour for a decade has had to be expanded to accommodate another London show in spring 2014. The tour will now conclude at a third O2 Arena show on 11th April - from £28.50.

Craig David

Primed and ready with a new album, "Following My Intuition", the chart-topper has confirmed dates in Birmingham on 19th May, followed by Manchester (20th), his hometown Southampton (21st) and London's IndigO2 (22nd). Tickets on sale now, priced from £27.50 - £45.


In response to huge demand, Boyzone have added another BZ20 Anniversary show to their tour. Bournemouth's first date has almost sold out so this newie on 5th December should go down well. This and other UK dates cost from £35.50.

Deep Purple

Their first shows since 2011 will begin in Manchester on 12th October, followed by Glasgow on 13th, Birmingham on 15th and London's Roundhouse on the 16th. All "What Now" shows are priced from around £35 upwards.


2013 is proving to be a busy month for London's indie-folkers - they release latest album 'If You Leave' on 18th March, embark on a spring tour and then an extensive autumn tour. Tickets for their spring tour are now in short supply, but you can get tickets for their autumn tour now.

David Byrne

Talking Heads supremo Byrne and kooky singer Annie Clark aka St. Vincent will bring their acclaimed brassy "Love This Giant" shows to the UK in August, including London and Birmingham. From £35 - Glasgow is on sale now.


It's been a while since they played a headline date in the UK, but they're back with a new album to boot. 'Roulette' is the name of the album (out now), and to celebrate they will play a solitary Shepherd's Bush date on Friday 3rd May. Tickets on sale now, costing £25 - expect massive demand.

John Wilson Orchestra

This November and December, the ever-popular John Wilson Orchestra will present "A Tribute to the Golden Era of MGM Musicals" across UK concert halls, including dates in Manchester, Birmingham, Gateshead, Glasgow, Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Brighton and a grand finale at the Royal Festival Hall on 5th December in London.

Rufus Wainwright

This summer sees the return of the flamboyant performer on a whistle-stop visit of the UK. Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall and Leicester's De Montfort Hall will host shows on 1st and 3rd July respectively. Priced from £29.50 upwards.

De La Soul

ATP have announced a London headline show for those "3 Feet High and Rising" superstars, De La Soul. Following up 2012's "First Serve" album, the gig will take place at The Forum on 8th May with guests TBC. Tickets on sale now, priced at £22.50.

Anti-Flag will celebrate 20 years with a one-off special gig at Camden's Electric Ballroom on 4th July. Tickets to see Justin Sane and his boys cost £15 and the night will also feature Sharks and Gnarwolves.

Lucy Spraggan

The X Factor star has already sold out many of her spring UK dates - including both London's Borderline gigs. She has now added new dates in Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Tickets cost £8.

Paul Pledger