This Week in Live brings you numerous high profile artists, as well as a brief look at who you can catch at one of Britain’s biggest and most-loved festivals. With summer drawing to a close and Freshers Week just over a month away, there could be no better time to grab a bunch of your mates and go create some ‘Summer 2k15’ memories before it all ends.
Bars and Melody: Singing and rapping duo Charlie Lenehan and Leondre Deviries, better known as Bars and Melody, will be in Sheffield to play at the O2 Academy. The pair were finalists on the eighth series of Britain’s Got Talent and were Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer selection during the audition process. The pair went on to finish third overall and have since released three singles and a debut album – 143. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced between £20-£50.
James Morrison: Multi-platinum singer-songwriter James Morrison will be in the capital to play at Wilton’s Music Hall. The Rugby-born artist exploded onto the music scene in 2006 with his debut single ‘You Give Me Something’ and released his debut album in the July of the same year. Undiscovered topped the UK album charts and sold over 1.5 million copies, turning it into a 5x Platinum record. The following year Morrison won a Brit Award for the highly coveted Best British Male. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced between £22.50.
The Fratellis: Glaswegian rockers The Fratellis will be at The Borderline in London ahead of the release of their fourth studio album, Eyes Wide, Tongues Tied, which is due for release on the 21st August. The group are best well known for their 2006 hit single ‘Chelsea Dagger’, which appeared on their debut album Costello Music, which went triple platinum. The year after they won Best British Breakthrough Act at the 2007 Brit Awards. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced between £20.
Kasabian: Arguably the biggest thing to come out of Leicester since Gary Linekar’s ears, Kasabian will be travelling north of the English border to play in Edinburgh at the Corn Exchange. The four-piece rock band have thus far released five studio albums since their formation almost two decades ago in 1997. Their three most recent albums – 2006’s Empire, 2009’s West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, 2011’s Velociraptor!, and last years’s 48:13 – have all topped the UK album charts upon being released. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced between £39.50.
The Kooks: It’s been over nine and a half years since The Kooks released their multi-platinum debut album, Inside In/Inside Out, which featured hits such as ‘Naïve’ and ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’. On Friday they will be in the North West of England to perform at the O2 Academy in Liverpool. Since Inside In/Inside Out the four-piece from Brighton have released a further three albums which have all featured in the top 20 of the UK album charts, with their sophomore record, Konk, being their sole chart topping album. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced between £19.50.
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd
V Festival: The likes of Sam Smith, The Script and Hozier will be amongst those hitting the Virgin Media Stage at this year’s V Festivals at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire, before headliners Kasabian and Calvin Harris close their respective nights. Festival goers will also get the chance to catch the likes of Olly Murs, Stereophonics, Tom Jones and Clean Bandit on the MTV Stage, and Nero, Paloma Faith, Example and Duke Dumont in the Sure Arena. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link to the festival’s website.