The Week Ahead: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Iron Maiden, Standon Calling 2013, Regina Spektor, Lee Nelson and more

Posted: 23rd July 2013
The week ahead from Monday 29th July 2013 also includes: Oxegen 2013, Heaven 17, Pitbull, The Damned, Monster Magnet, Texas is the Reason, Howard Marks and many more

With the heat still lingering across the country, there is still an array of hot entertainment out there, both outside and indoors. Capital cities fare well with events next week - if you're in Edinburgh at any point during August, you'll run into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Dublin will treat you to Ireland's huge Oxegen 2013 festival and London boasts a huge comedy gathering called Phoenix Fringe.

Staying with London, Iron Maiden will perform two huge shows at the O2 Arena, while further afield you can see Texas is the Reason on the last ever tour plus shows from The Damned, Monster Magnet and Heaven 17. Audley End and Lytham also have outdoor concert events, starring the best in pop and classical.

For light relief, why not take the kids to see Wizard of Oz? - a great show at any time of year. The adults can chortle at Lee Nelson or Howard Marks…

Happy clicking!

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.

This week:


Edinburgh Festival Fringe August heralds the start of the UK's biggest arts and music festival. Tickets available.
Oxegen 2013 from 2nd to 4th August in Kildare. David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, Example, Snoop Dogg - tickets available.
Phoenix Fringe from 3rd to 11th August in London from £5.00 to £8.00. Alan Davies, Isy Suttie, Robin Ince and more.
Standon Calling 2013 from 2nd to 4th August in Hertfordshire from £99.00. De La Soul, Band of Skulls, Digitalism, Bastille and more.

Tours and Concerts

Iron Maiden from 3rd to 4th August in Greenwich. Some higher tier tickets available for Sunday from £60.
Regina Spektor from 29th July onwards in Sussex, Dublin and Glasgow from £25.00. Some tickets available
Texas is the Reason 'The Grand Finale - the final tour' from 2nd to 4th August in Glasgow, Manchester and London from £16.50 upwards. Some tickets available.
Pitbull 'Global Warming Tour 2013' from 3rd to 6th August in Brixton and Manchester from £29.50 to £32.50. Tickets available for both shows.
Electric Six from 31st July onwards in Plymouth, Reading, then Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin and many more in the autumn from £12.00 to £15.00. Tickets available.
Heaven 17 from 3rd to 17th August. Headline shows in Holmfirth and Leamington Spa from £18.50 to £26.50.
The Damned from 1st August onwards in Kendal, Glasgow, Middlesbrough, West Yorkshire, Reading and many more from £16.00 to £22.00. Some tickets available.
It's a Beautiful Day from 2nd to 17th August in Kinross, Chichester, Southsea, Leicester, Wolverhampton and more from £8.00 to £15.00.
Monster Magnet from 4th to 5th August in Bristol and Brighton from £18.00. Tickets available.
We Were Promised Jetpacks from 2nd August onwards in Manchester, Leeds and Bristol from £10.00 to £15.00. Some tickets available.
Lytham Proms Festival Weekend 2013 2nd to 4th August in Lancashire from £22.50 upwards. The '80s Strike Back, Russell Watson and Rita Ora. Tickets available.
Audley End 2013 from 3rd to 11th August in Saffron Walden at various prices. Kim Wilde, ABC, Katherine Jenkins, Michael Ball, Ronan Keating.


Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 the Musical from 30th July to 24th August in Liverpool, Brighton, Glasgow and Manchester. Some tickets available
Wizard of Oz from 31st July onwards in Blackpool, Folkestone and (in December) Blackburn from £10.00. Tickets available
Howard Marks 'An evening with Howard Marks' from 31st July onwards in Camden, Guildford, Poole, Glasgow, Aberdeen and many more from £8.00 to £15.00. Tickets available.
Lee Nelson 'Work in progress' shows from 3rd August onwards in Cambridge, Teddington etc Kingston has sold out.
Paul Pledger