Fat Friday: Bruno Mars, Babyshambles, Bastille, Black Star Riders, Five, The 1975 and more

Posted: 2nd May 2013
Tickets on sale from Friday 3rd May 2013 also include: Blue, Travis, Paul Weller, The Strypes, Wiz Khalifa, Pitbull, The Magic Numbers, Doc Brown, Keith Sweat, Fat Freddy's Drop, Texas is the Reason, The Wonder Stuff and many 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.

Bruno Mars

Most of his preceding October shows have almost sold through hence new Moonshine Jungle tour-dates earmarked for the following month. New November dates include another London concert, plus Nottingham, Liverpool and Newcastle. Prices start at £38.50.


Billed as Sequel to the Prequel, their first tour in many years will be formed of two parts, one chunk starting in September, the other in October. September's portion will begin in Glasgow on the 4th and ends in Norwich on 16th while October's starts in Sheffield on the 12th and ends in Bournemouth on 21st. £23 - £25.


As a follow-up to their support slots with Muse and numerous festival appearances, Bastille will embark on a tour of their own during the autumn, including stops in Brixton on 15th Oct, followed by the likes of Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and more until Birmingham on 3rd Nov. From £16.

Black Star Riders

November sees Thin Lizzy's Ricky Warwick lead out his new band for a full UK tour which starts in Bournemouth on the 22nd and continues to Shepherd's Bush, Bristol and many more until Belfast on 15th Dec. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £22.50 upwards.


Brighton has been confirmed as first stop of their Greatest Hits tour on 18th November, followed by Blackpool, Cardiff and many more until the final pairing of Hammersmith and Oxford in December. Tickets on sale now, priced from around £27.50 to £37.50.


In support of their new album "Roulette", their first for eight years, the boys will tour the UK in the autumn. Due to demand, more shows have been added including Bristol, Oxford, Sheffield and more until Cardiff on 30th Oct.

The 1975

After issuing a handful of singles and EPs and selling out shows since last year, The 1975 are poised to clean up with more live action in the autumn including Newcastle on 16th Sept, then Birmingham, Nottingham and more until Dublin on 30th. Tickets are priced at £11 upwards, rising to £15.50 for London.

Travis have not played a date in London since 2008, but on Thursday 13th June, they will rectify that when they play Islington's Assembly Hall. Expect material from new album 'Where You Stand' (their seventh) plus their many hits. Tickets cost £22.50 and demand will be massive.

The Strypes

During what has become a busy year, the young r'n'b rockers will be performing a handful of new summer shows in and around their festival slots, including Bristol and Islington during June, plus more in July including Stoke, Preston, Oxford and Cardiff. Priced from around £10.

Wiz Khalifa

Returning with his sixth studio album in eight years, Khalifa will perform a string of shows in September, including Glasgow on the 25th, followed by Brixton, Manchester and Birmingham. Tickets are priced from £22.50 upwards.

Paul Weller has added Southampton and Brighton to his pretty-much sold-out summer schedule. The Modfather will play the Guildhall in Southampton on 27th June and the Dome in Brighton the following day on 28th June. Pre-sale tickets sold out on Thursday, but those who missed out will get a second chance on Friday. £37.50.

The Magic Numbers

Their acoustic Tour-dates kick off in September including stops in Exeter on the 6th, Falmouth, Gloucester, Stockton, Inverness, a few Irish stops then back to the UK for more shows until Kendal on 4th October. The venues aren't huge and tickets cost from £15.


August sees the return of the chart-topping American rapper with just two shows announced so far. These dates, in support of his recent "Global Warming" album, include Brixton on the 3rd and Manchester on the 6th with prices set at £29.50 - £32.50.

Fat Freddy's Drop

After performing summer shows in Dublin and London, the New Zealanders will head back to the UK in the autumn for another handful of dates in Oxford (1st Oct), Bristol, Manchester and finally Brixton for a huge show on the 5th. £27.50. Tickets are on sale now, priced at around £25.

Texas is the Reason

After reforming in 2012, it's time to say goodbye on their Grand Finale tour. Three UK shows will round-off the European leg, starting with Glasgow on2nd Aug, followed by Manchester on the 3rd and Camden on the 4th. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £16.50.

The Wonder Stuff

It's the return of the band's Sleigh the UK tour featuring support from chums Pop Will Eat Itself and Jesus Jones on a handful of dates across the country. A new show in Edinburgh on 17th December has just been added. Tickets are on sale Wednesday 2nd May 2103 at 9am.

Meltdown Festival 2013

Curator Yoko Ono has added Peaches (two shows), Julianna Barwick and Earl Slick to the line-up in June while, due to phenomenal demand, a second Siouxsie date has been added - 17th June. Tickets on sale now, at various prices.


As well as Hit the Deck and Y Not Festival appearances, the upcoming Oxfordshire outfit will headline their own tour in September, including Cardiff on the 25th, Southampton, Leeds and more until Norwich on 5th October. Shows start from well under £10.

Joshua Radin

Fans of the American singer-songwriter have just the one chance to catch him on his next UK stopover and predictably, it's in London. The Union Chapel show will take place on 4th June and will cost from £20.

Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Two 'Nedstock' events have been confirmed for November, including Shepherd's Bush on 22nd and Birmingham on 23rd. Support comes from Cud, Republica and Steve Lamacq and tickets cost from £20.

Toots and the Maytals

In addition to their previously announced summer tour, the reggae legends have added two more cities to the schedule. They include Birmingham on 3rd August, followed by Newcastle on the 6th. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £25.

Keith Sweat

A huge RnB star in the '90s and still able to haul in big audiences when he plays live, Sweat's only UK show for 2013 (so far) is at London's IndigO2 on 27th September. Ticket prices start at £28.50.

Doc Brown

Demand for the young sparky comedian has grown since his Comic Relief shenanigans with his new show Of Mic and Men set to stamp his authority on the comedy circuit. Dates for the autumn jaunt include Leeds, Winchester and Brighton with tickets keenly priced at around £14.

Broken Hands

The Canterbury blues and garage-rock outfit celebrate the release of their new EP "Down By The Current" with a September UK tour including stops in Birmingham on the 21st, followed by Manchester, Glasgow, Hoxton and Brighton. Tickets prices weigh in at less than a tenner.