2nd: Magic Gang – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

Brighton’s own The Magic Gang return to their hometown on their biggest headline tour yet, playing at The Hope & Ruin.

4th: High Tyde – Patterns, Brighton

After a somewhat cracking year for High Tyde, they play a huge hometown show at Patterns to end their most recent tour. The Brighton band, who I couldn’t really tie down to a single genre, have so far supported Little Comets on their February UK Tour as well as headlining their own tours and playing slots at plenty of festivals, including Boardmasters, round off their tour in their hometown at one of the city’s newest venues.

7th: The Kooks – Albert Hall, Manchester

The 3rd Brighton based band to feature on this list… The Kooks embark on a huge UK tour, starting at Manchester’s Albert Hall and ending with 3 dates at London’s The Forum. Luke Pritchard and his band will be sure to smash this show… It’s sold out!

8th: Jaws – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

The newest members of the b-town scene, JAWS, come to Brighton’s Hope & Ruin as part of their massive 21-date headline tour. If I were you, I’d get down to this because it won’t be long till they’re selling out venues 10x the size of this.

10th: Rocky Nti + Howland – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth

Rocky Nti isn’t necessarily the most well known artist at the moment, but will soon be a staple name in your iTunes library. Hailing from Milton Keynes, the songwriter is reminiscent of Jack Penate crossed with Bloc Party in their early days. He’s currently playing a load of shows, including this headline show at Bournemouth’s coolest venue for Bournemouth’s coolest promoters, We Broke Free. Support comes from Howland, the Brighton based quartet set to make a bang in 2016.

11th: Sean McGowan – The Joiners, Southampton

The soon-to-be Southampton legend, Sean McGowan, is playing at his own workplace as the last date on his first headline tour and it will certainly be something special.

13th: Don Broco – O2 Academy Brixton, London

The Bedford lads play their biggest ever headline show at Brixton’s O2 Academy, after releasing their second album to a great reception and headlining the Kerrang! Tour, the band will certainly give the biggest Academy venue a treat with an amazingly energetic set.

18th: Courteeners – O2 Apollo, Manchester

Liam Fray and co. are playing a record-breaking SEVEN dates at Manchester’s O2 Apollo and the hometown heroes are set to cement themselves as one of the bands of the century. With support on this particular date coming from Reverend And The Makers, anyone lucky enough to get a ticket is going to be treated to some absolute bangers.

19th: The Sherlocks – Plug, Sheffield

Sheffield’s biggest new band have been making absolute waves this year, having played Reading & Leeds, Isle Of Wight and Y Not Festival, getting slots supporting The Courteeners, James and The Libertines as well as selling out venues from North to South, the boys play their biggest headline show to date in their hometown at Plug, in what is sure to be a musical spectacle. In June, they played at The Leadmill and brought on the Reverend himself, John McLure, to play a cover of The Clash, so who knows what tricks they might have up their sleeves this time.

31st: The Rifles + The Enemy (Acoustic) – The Amersham Arms / Nambucca, London

Britain’s biggest indie club night, This Feeling, present to us a load of nights out for New Years Eve. They’re hosting parties at two venues in London, one North and one South. With live acts and DJ’s till 6am, these nights are not ones to miss.

Written by Tara Matthews


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