The Week Ahead: Santana, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Latitude, Scouting for Girls, Jahmene Douglas and more

Posted: 9th July 2013

Festivals dominate the week's events once again, with the mighty Latitude in Suffolk leading the pack, ably joined by Truck, Larmer Tree and Music on the Hill.

Tour-wise, Santana and axe-man Carlos Santana return to the UK for the first time in almost three years. The Mavericks - flushed with the success of their sell-out spring tour, they're back for a few more dates in July. Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band play dates in Ireland and England, with tickets sold out for the English dates. Yeah Yeah Yeahs returned with a new album this year and a one-off London date prior to their Latitude stint. It sold out in minutes, of course.

For shows and comedy you have the brand-new Levity Festival in Peterborough, which will feature Al Murray, Lee Nelson and many more, Sean Lock embarks on the first part of his 'Purple Van Man' tour from Sunday 21st July, Ireland's The Rubberbandits have a 12-date London residency and kids' show Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show hits UK arenas from Monday 15th July.

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.

This week:


Latitude Bloc Party, Kraftwerk (3D show), Foals, Bobby Womack and more to feature from Friday 19th July. Tickets available (Saturday day tickets now sold out).
Truck Festival Spiritualized, The Horrors, Ash, The Subways etc to feature. From Friday 19th July. Tickets available
Music on the Hill Jools Holland, McFly, Peter Andre and more to feature in this Kent-based festival from Friday 19th-Sun 21st July. Tickets available
Larmer Tree Festival Van Morrison, Dexys, Seasick Steve, Imelda May and more from Weds 17th July. Tickets available


Santana in Birmingham, Manchester, Wembley, until Friday 19th July. Tickets available from £35.80.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs in Islington until Saturday 20th July. Sold out.
Scouting for Girls in Westminster, then Key 103 Live and outdoor dates. London sold out, tickets available for others.
Jahmene Douglas at St James' Church in Piccadilly on Thursday 18th July. £25.
Josh Ritter Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band in Limerick, Dublin, Galway, London and more. Some tickets available (London sold out).
Mélanie Pain in London, Oxford, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin until Monday 30th September. Some tickets available (London sold out).
Visage in Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Brighton and more from Sunday 21st July. Tickets available from £15.
Fabulous Thunderbirds in London, Wolverhampton, Cardiff from Monday 15th July.
The Mavericks in Gateshead, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leicester, Plymouth and the Cambridge Folk Festival. Some tickets available from £34.50.
Grizzly Bear in Dublin and Galway prior to Latitude. Tickets available
Hot 8 Brass Band in Cardiff, Liverpool, Bristol and Dublin from 18th July. From £12.50.
Kate Rusby at Abbeyfest on 19th July, then Macclesfield, and Folk by the Oak in Hatfield. From £22 - £35.


Levity Festival in Peterborough, featuring Al Murray, Lee Nelson, Chris Ramsey, Stephen K. Amos from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July. Day tickets cost £25, weekend cost £40.
Sean Lock Purple Van Man in Sussex, Middlesbrough, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Some tickets available from £21.
Rubberbandits London residency at the Soho Theatre from 15th July. From £10.
Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show arena tour in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Salford, Liverpool, Aylesbury and many more. Tickets from £18 - £30.
Daniel O'Connell