The Week Ahead: Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, David Byrne, Alkaline Trio and more

Posted: 20th August 2013
The week ahead from Monday 26th Aug 2013 also includes: Ben E. King, Steve Vai, 65daysofstatic, Goldheart Assembly, Eleanor Friedberger, Carrie Rodriguez, Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three, End of the Road Festival, iTunes Festival London, Andrew Lawrence and more

We are certainly approaching the thick end of the summer festival season, with the weekend from 30th August featuring End of the Road, Live from Jodrell Bank's last few dates, Brownstock and the start of the iTunes September London festival amongst others.

Next week sees some heavy-hitters on tour, with Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, David Byrne and Alkaline Trio amongst those vying for your ticket money.

Funny-man Andrew Lawrence embarks on his new and lengthy 'There is No Escape' UK tour, Ronny Chieng is in town for a London residency, Will Young treads the boards again in Cabaret and Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance returns for a two month run.

Happy clicking!

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.

This week:


End of the Road Festival Featuring Sigur Ros, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Eels, Belle and Sebastian plus more from Fri 30th Aug - Sun 1st Sep. £175 for weekend camping.
iTunes Festival London Lady Gaga opens this year's festival on Sunday 1st. Tickets available from
Big Feastival Featuring Basement Jaxx, KT Tunstall, Rizzle Kicks, The Feeling and more from Saturday 31st Aug to Sun 1st Sep in Oxfordshire. £50/ £60 for day tickets, £100 for both days.
Live from Jodrell Bank Transmission 006/ 007, featuring Sigur Rós, Poliça, Nik Colk Void (Friday) and Halle Orchestra (Saturday) on 30th and 31st August. Tickets cost £35 (Sigur Ros)/ £29.50 (Halle).
Brownstock Festival Featuring Tom Odell, Rudimental (DJ set), The Fratellis, Mark Ronson plus more from Friday 30th Aug to Sun 1st Sep in Chelmsford. £74 for weekend camping tickets.
Fusion Festival Birmingham Featuring Jessie J, JLS, Ne-Yo, The Wanted and more on from Saturday 31st Aug and Sunday 1st Sep in Birmingham from £35.00 for day tickets, £60 for weekend tickets.
Bingley Music Live Featuring Primal Scream, The Human League, Chic with Nile Rodgers, The Cribs and more from Friday 30th Aug to 1st Sep in Bradford. Day tickets £17.50 (Fri), £30 (Sat/ Sun) or £45 for all three days.
Mash Up Festival Featuring Sonic Boom Six, B>E>A>K, Rossi Noise, The Algorithm and more on Saturday 31st Aug in and Morpeth. Tickets just £15/ £17.50 with camping.


Leonard Cohen from 26th August to 15th September in Bournemouth, Brighton, Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds and more from £25/ £40. Limited availability.
Robert Plant's Sensational Space Shifters Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters from 29th August to 31st October in Bristol, Wolverhampton, Manchester and London from £40. Limited availability.
Alkaline Trio from 26th to 29th August in Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh and London from £20. Limited availability.
David Byrne and St. Vincent 'Love This Giant' from 27th to 30th August in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and from £35.00. Limited availability.
Steve Vai from 28th August to 5th September in Londonderry, Belfast, Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff and more from £22 to £29.
Ben E. King 'Superstars of Soul', featuring Ben E. King and Jimmy James from 29th August to 20th September in Dunfermline, Dumfries, Wolverhampton, Warrington, Shrewsbury and more from £18 to £24.50.
65daysofstatic from 29th August to 26th September in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham, London and more from £12.
Eleanor Friedberger from 29th August to 3rd September in Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and London from £7.50 to £12.50.
Carrie Rodriguez from 29th August to 7th September in Shipley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Oxford, Tewkesbury, Bristol and more from £10 to £12.
Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three from 29th August to 13th November in Brighton, Oxford, Nottingham, Leeds, Belfast and more from £12 to £17.50.
Eleanor McEvoy 'A Woman's Heart' from 28th August to 19th November in Dublin, Sheffield and Derbyshire from £10.
Goldheart Assembly from 29th August to 1st November in Camden, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Leeds, Derby, Birmingham and more from just £3 (Derby) to £8.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Andrew Lawrence 'There is No Escape' from the funny Londoner when he tours his new show on a lengthy tour from Sunday 1st September to April 2014! Priced from £13 - £16.
Ronny Chieng Shows us 'The Ron Way' from 28th August to 7th September in London's Soho Theatre. From £10 (previews) to £15.
Will Young in Cabaret Will Young reprises his role as 'Emcee' in Cabaret from 28th August to 9th November in Dublin, Wimbledon, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol and more.
Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance The popular show returns for 2013 with brand new choreography and songs. From 30th August to October in Weston-super-Mare, Richmond, Blackpool, Dartford, Bristol and many more from £21 to £23.50.
Daniel O'Connell