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THE LIVE NATION FRESHERS GUIDE TO... LONDON!

Written by Megan Snell / September 13, 2018

Hello and welcome to The Big Smoke!

To help you settle in, we've put together this handy guide of some of the brilliant gigs your new city has to offer...

Bring Me The Horizon

WHO: BMTH are a Sheffield rock band fronted by the one and only Oli Sykes! Since forming in 2004, their sound has evolved from primarily deathcore to a more eclectic style of metalcore.

WHEN & WHERE: Thursday 29th November & Friday 30th November at Alexandra Palace

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Bullet For My Valentine

WHO: They've been hailed as one of the biggest British metal acts in music history! BFMV have released six studio albums, won Best British band at the Kerrang! Awards three times and have supported the legendary Metallica and Iron Maiden on tour.

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday 10th November at Alexandra Palace

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Jess Glynne

WHO: Jess is the MEGA talented singer responsible 'Hold My Hand', 'I'll Be There', 'Rather Be', 'Don't Be So Hard On Yourself', 'Ain't Got Far To Go' and more!

WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday 20th November at The O2

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Good Charlotte

WHO: Shot into fame by feelgood hits ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ and ‘Girls and Boys’, punk-pop band Good Charlotte have released seven albums, sold millions of records and toured the globe during their 20 years together.

WHEN & WHERE: Wednesday 20th February at Alexandra Palace

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Becky Hill

WHO: You might recognise Becky from the first season of The Voice UK or from huge tracks such as 'Afterglow', 'Overdrive' and 'Piece Of Me'.

WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday 16th October at Electric Brixton

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The Vamps

WHO: Tristan, James, Brad and Connor aka The Vamps' big breakthrough came in 2013 when they released their massive hit 'Can We Dance'. Since then they've toured the world and have released three albums!

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday 25th May at The O2

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Pale Waves

WHO: Pale Waves are an indie-pop four-piece hailing from Manchester. Describing their own sound as “nineties inspired indie-pop feels, drenched in reverb and glitter”, their music landed them a place on the coveted BBC Music Sound Of 2018 longlist, and caught the eye of The 1975’s Matt Healy who co-produced their first two singles and brought the band on tour.

WHEN & WHERE: Thursday 27th September at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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Hot Dub Time Machine 

WHO: Hot Dub Time Machine is the best party EVER! Dance the night away with Australian DJ Tom Loud as he plays one song from each year starting in 1954 going all the way to 2018.

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday 6th October at O2 Academy Brixton

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Skengdo X AM

WHO: Skengdo x AM are one of the UK rap/drill scene's hottest up-and-coming duo's right now.

WHEN & WHERE: Monday 10th December at Koko

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Evil Scarecrow

WHO: Evil Scarecrow are a parody metal band whose insanely good, and insanely funny science fiction inspired spoof-metal has taken them all the way to the Bloodstock main stage.

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday 26th January at Electric Ballroom

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Dark Rooms

WHO: Dark Rooms is the brainchild of American musician Daniel Hart! If you're into Sigur Rós, Four Tet, Zapp, or The Delfonics, you'll probably like these guys.

WHEN & WHERE: Friday 12th October at Oslo 

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Harvey Causon

WHO: Mixing soft electronica with contemporary R&B, Bristol-based Harvey Causon's output is in the same vein as Jamie Isaac and James Blake.

WHEN & WHERE: Wednesday 24th October at The Pickle Factory

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King Nun

WHO: London newcomers King Nun have garnered serious buzz for their fiery live shows and scuzzy indie output.

WHEN & WHERE: Wednesday 21st November at Camden Assembly 

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Lykke Li

WHO: Since the release of her debut album ‘Youth Novels’ in 2008, Swedish sensation Lykke Li has become a staple of the indie-pop world with four acclaimed albums under her belt and millions of Spotofy streams to her name.

WHEN & WHERE: Sunday 4th November at O2 Academy Brixton

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Tove Styrke

WHO: Tove Styrke was catapulted into the spotlight when she appeared on Swedish Idol in 2009! Since then she's toured with the likes of Katy Perry and Lorde.

WHEN & WHERE: Sunday 28th October at The Fleece

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Annabel Allum



WHO: Pairing folk-style storytelling with snarling fuzzy indie, Annabel has been backed by the likes of FADER, DIY, and The Line of Best Fit, and her track ‘Beat the Birds’ was handpicked for the Radio 1 BBC Introducing Playlist.


WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday 30th October at Moth Club

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