Fat Friday: Wireless Festival 2013, Belsonic 2013, Everything Everything, Gabrielle Aplin, The Who, Joe Bonamassa and more

Posted: 12th March 2013
Tickets on sale from Friday 15th March 2013 also include: Nickelback, One Direction, The Summer Series 2013, Magic Summer Live with Jamiroquai and Bryan Adams, james, Riverdance, Brian McFadden, Deep Purple, The Kooks, Electric Six and Tony Hadley

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.

Wireless Festival 2013

Disappointed that you couldn't get Wireless tickets to see Justin Timberlake or Jay-Z? How about seeing both on the same bill with rap-legends A Tribe Called Quest, Nas and A$AP Rocky? The Legends of the Summer show on the Sunday should help you out - from £75. As an added bonus, you will also be able to buy tickets for all three days from now.

Belsonic 2013

Belfast's annual music bash starts again on 16th August with a show from Basement Jaxx, followed by more from Ben Howard, The Lumineers, Jake Bugg, Suede, the Size Matters crew and Bullet For My Valentine with Bring Me The Horizon. From £27.50 upwards.

The Summer Series 2013

Almost two weeks of music has been confirmed for another season at London's stunning Somerset House starting with Alex Clare on 11th July, followed by Band of Horses, Lianne La Havas, Richard Hawley, First Aid Kit, Of Monsters and Men, Tom Odell, Jessie Ware, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Goldfrapp and Basement Jaxx. now from £47.50 - more acts to be announced.

Everything Everything

Their Top 5 album "Arc" and festival slots will be followed by headline shows in October, starting with Newcastle on 4th October, followed by Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and loads more until London's Forum on the 24th.

Gabrielle Aplin

Having almost sold out her entire spring tour (Sheffield still available though), Aplin has confirmed a full autumnal jaunt which will include stops in Newcastle on 29th October, followed by Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol etc until Nottingham on 16th November.

One Direction have added a fifth O2 Arena date to their already-rather-large spring UK arena tour. 6th April is the date for fans to add to their calendar, as is Saturday 16th March at 9AM - when tickets go on sale. They range from £25 to £35.50 and will no doubt sell out in minutes.

Magic Summer Live 2013

Replacing GuilFest is this two-dayer set in Guildford's Stoke Park during July. Jamiroquai and Bryan Adams are the internationally-acclaimed headliners, with Joss Stone supporting the former on Saturday and James Morrison backing up the latter on Sunday. £60 a day or £110 for both.

The Who

In aid of the band's Double O charity (rehab, domestic violence and emergency aid), this Wembley Arena show on 8th July will see the classic album performed in its entirety with hits and more. Priced at £60 - £70.


The Canadian chart-topping rockers are back, this time with a handful of shows simply-titled, The Hits Tour. Nickelback will perform four UK shows in the autumn, including Liverpool, London, Glasgow and Leeds at the end of November. From £37.

Joe Bonamassa

Billed as The Guitar Event of the Year, the guitarist's next UK jaunt will take place in the autumn. First stop is Cardiff on 18th September, followed by Manchester, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and more until Brighton on the 28th, priced from £35 upwards.


Another Forestry Commission Live Music 2013 concert, this time with Mancunian anthemists James who are currently gearing up for a tour with Echo and the Bunnymen. This one-off headline show takes place in Thetford Forest on 13th June, priced from £38.


After several years spent being performed as part of a farewell tour, Riverdance is now being primed to celebrate its 20th anniversary with shows across the UK in 2014. The demand will be incredible and prices will vary from theatre to theatre.

Brian McFadden

Ex-Westlife crooner McFadden is back with solo material and a run of shows throughout May that includes Glasgow on the 19th, then Newcastle, Birmingham etc until Liverpool on 29th. He will also support Ronan Keating etc at Falkirk's Rock the Stadium 2013 in June.

Deep Purple announced their first shows since 2011 last week, with dates in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London. Predictably, tickets for their "What Now" tour have been selling well, with the London date selling out fast. Now a second date has been added. Tickets for the second Roundhouse gig (17th Oct) will cost £35.

The Kooks

Before heading off to perform festival slots and shows in the Far East and Australia, The Kooks will perform an intimate show in Oxford on 13th April. Tickets on sale now, priced from £15.

Electric Six

Danger! High Voltage! And they might even take you to a Gay Bar etc etc The band will celebrate these and other hits as they take to the road in December, calling at Cardiff, London, Birmingham etc. Priced from around £14.

Tony Hadley

Bringing you his inimitable croon and a full orchestra with Anne Dudley, Hadley will perform Spandau Ballet classics back-to-back, as well as other key songs from his career. The three huge shows take place in Manchester, Birmingham and London during October.

Seasick Steve ("I just don't get on with boats") came to fame relatively late in life (he was 62 when his first album got a release). Normally accompanied by the most basic of instruments, his guitars are built from recycled objects such as car-parts, something that has inspired the title of his forthcoming album; 'Hubcap Music'. London, Edinburgh and Manchester make up his May tour (so far).

Gregg Allman - the founder of the Allman Brothers - will be joined by the Civil Wars' John Paul White for a special one-off London date. "Sundance London presents: The Music of Muscle Shoals: an evening with Gregg Allman and John Paul White" is how the April IndigO2 gig is billed. Tickets cost £25.

Wolf People

If you crave a musical hybrid of Jethro Tull, Focus, Tame Impala, Led Zep and Black Mountain with a sprinkling of Syd Barrett on top, Wolf People are right up your alley. Catch the acclaimed psychedelic-blues outfit as they add extra dates to their spring schedule.


In 2012, DMX returned with a new album "Undisputed" which he is following up with shows in 2013. London and Manchester are the first confirmed UK dates, with Manchester's Ritz on 6th May and London's IndigO2 on 7th May. Tickets cost £20 for London and £25 for Manchester.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger