London may be a stop-off on every big band’s tour, but for Give a Gig Week, we have plenty of awesome fundraising gigs happening outside the capital! So in no particular order, here are 10 great events coming to a place near you.
1. Ziggy Stardust (Hull)
Progressive skiffle band Black Kes are paying tribute to Bowie on 24 March in Hull. The bad news is… it’s already sold out. But, for lucky ticketholders, it’s going to be an incredible night.
2. Fretless – youth project showcase (Lincoln)
In Lincoln? Why not get down to this gig organised by Fretless - local young musicians aged 12-25. The event will consist of rock, metal and indie performances from members of the group as well as other young artists.
3. Aztec Temples (Leicester)
Why have one band when you can have four? That’s right, this indie rock night will have four fabulous bands: Aztec Temples, Idolising Nova, Saltlake and Restless all performing to raise money for Give a Gig Week.
4. Birkenhead Choral Society (Liverpool)
This gig brings together Birkenhead Choral Society, Formby Choral Society, Merchant Taylor School and Liverpool Philharmonia for a beautiful performance of the classic oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn.
5. Jasper Høiby (Dorking)
You’ll be in for a treat at this gig by bassist Jasper Høiby and his band Fellow Creatures, with music that’s sure to get you into the groove (it is jazz, after all!). Jazzwise magazine described the band as ‘masters of evolving energy’.
6. UVG (Portsmouth)
If you love lounge-style gigs then this is the event for you. The Urban Vocal Group Re-Covered is a night filled with a mixture of original music, covers and a full house band! Urban Vocal Group is one of the many music-making projects for young people we support nationwide, so we can’t wait for this one.
7. Still Crazy (Guildford)
For the best in rock, pop and jazz, Guildford is the town to visit on Friday 23 March. Still Crazy have five instrumentalists, three vocalists, and many great tunes.
8. Caper Parade (Suffolk)
For some top-class indie and rock, come down to Stowmarket to see three amazing acts: Caper Parade, Giamatone and Murray Smart. They’re supporting Give a Gig Week in a fantastic venue named in honour of legendary DJ John Peel.
9. Princess Slayer (Surrey)
Proof that gigs can take place anywhere: live electronic act Princess Slayer are having a house party! The night will include live music, prize competitions, and lots of dancing.
10. Paul Oakenfold (Singapore)
In case you fancy travelling further afield - Give a Gig’s going international! The Godfather of Electronic Dance Music Paul Oakenfold is on a journey to discover inspiring locations for the perfect mix. Mount Everest is first on the list but the party starts at Attica Singapore.