The Week Ahead: Muse, A$AP Rocky, Camera Obscura, Slam Dunk Festival 2013, Roger Hodgson, The West End Men and more

Posted: 14th May 2013
The week ahead from Monday 20th May 2013 also features: Rush, Happy Mondays, Field Day 2013, Bohemian Rhapsody, Robert Newman, OsFest 2013 and more

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.



Along with Dizzee Rascal in support, this unlikely bill still has a few tickets available for the shows in Coventry (on Wednesday), the two London shows (Saturday's is selling very fast) and Manchester on 1st June. Prices start at £49.50. Bastille also support on all dates except the Sunday.

A$AP Rocky

As a prelude to his upcoming slots at Wireless Festival 2013 and Reading / Leeds, Rocky will perform two headline shows in London and one in Glasgow. Tuesday's Brixton gig has a few seats left while Glasgow only has balcony seats available, priced from £17.50 upwards.

Camera Obscura

Back after a lengthy hiatus and with a new album afoot, the dreamy Glaswegian outfit will perform a Primavera Sound warm-up in Carlisle on Wednesday, followed by a June tour finished off with a slot at RockNess. Edinburgh and London are sold out, the rest start from £11.

Roger Hodgson

His 'Breakfast in America' UK tour has sold out at a few venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham and Liverpool, but there are tickets left for Manchester on 29th May and Glasgow on the 30th. Ticket prices start at £36.50 - expect classic Supertramp tracks throughout.


Each show on the band's upcoming tour has limited availability left, with Wednesday's show in Manchester completely sold out. London, Birmingham, Sheffield and Glasgow still have a few tickets, priced upwards of £60.

Happy Mondays

Before the band begin their festival, racecourse and headlining season, Shaun Ryder and co will perform a special headline show at Brighton Centre on Sunday night with a DJ set from 808 State Soundsystem. Classic Manchester tunes are on the menu and tickets cost from £32.50.

Cancer Bats

Later in the summer Cancer Bats are set to perform at this year's Download but before all that, they're on a short tour from Thursday onwards when they'll hit Exeter. Next stop is Weymouth before joining the Slam Dunk Festival 2013 and then headlining shows in Ireland. From £13.50.


Slam Dunk Festival 2013

The Scottish leg with Four Year Strong etc starts the tour off in Glasgow on Friday night (£15), before the three English events kick off with All Time Low etc on Saturday. Only Wolverhampton has any spaces left at £34. Cardiff and Dublin (also with Four Year Strong) still have spaces from £15/€18 but are selling fast.

OsFest 2013

Starting on the Friday and running into the August Bank Holiday, Shropshire's annual bash has a veritable line-up of pop and indie faves such as JLS, Wiley, The Enemy, Lawson, James Arthur, The Pigeon Detectives and many more. Weekend camping costs £69.50, day tickets £34.50.

Field Day 2013

There's a cracking line-up confirmed for next week's Hackney-based one-dayer on Saturday. Expect top-notch slots from Animal Collective, Bat For Lashes, Django Django, Savages, F*cked Up, John Cooper Clarke and many similar acts. General tickets cost from £49.50.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Bohemian Rhapsody

Fans of Queen will love this stage spectacular featuring Nathan James, a full live band and dancers. All the classics will be performed on this tour which starts in Woking on Tuesday night until Saturday, before heading to Bristol, Manchester and more. Various prices.

The West End Men

Performers Lee Mead and Kerry Ellis star in this award-winning celebration of West End and Broadway musicals, directed by Mitch Sebastien (of Rat Pack Live fame). The month-long run starts on Saturday and runs until 22nd June with tickets costing from £20 to £65.

Robert Newman

The Little Angel Theatre in London will host several performances of Robert Newman's residency, entitled New Theory of Evolution. His first show will kick off on Monday night, followed by several more until 1st June - from £10.