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THE JOKERS + Special Guests – 13th July

The Jokers are a timeless, yet totally contemporary classic hard rock band who hails from Liverpool, England. Their last 2 albums were released under SPV worldwide – their first album was released independently in the UK. They have sold around 20,000 albums worldwide.
The band are continuously touring and have played many festivals in the UK, including Hard Rock Hell, Bull Dogs Bash, Guild fest, they have last year played the rock n bike festival in Germany.

They have supported Status Quo, Joe Elliott, The Sweet, Hayseed Dixie, Y & T, Hawkwind, Anvil as well as touring headline shows throughout the UK and also Europe.

The Band have received a lot of radio play worldwide including, Alice Cooper on his nights with Alice Cooper Show in the USA, BBC Radio 2,  Play listed on Joe Elliott’s & Alice Cooper’s radio show on Planet Rock, etc… And excellent reviews in Classic Rock magazine, Metal Hammer;

The band have just finished in the studio recording their 4th album due for release later this year.

Tickets on sale via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS + Special Guests – 29th Oct

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS features MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr.

The birth of PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS was at the legendary Wacken Festival in Germany, August 2016. Since then, the band have released a self-titled EP, played many headline shows and festivals around Europe and have completed 2 separate tours with SAXON throughout November/December 2016 and GUNS N’ ROSES in June 2017 where the band performed in front of hundreds of thousands of fans in some of the largest stadiums in Europe!

Tickets go on sale Fri 15th March at 10am via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

RAGING SPEEDHORN + Black Coast + Special Guests – 8th Aug

Since forming in 1998, Corby’s Raging Speedhorn have become infamous for their sledgehammer heavy albums and violent live shows.

The band split in 2008, but reformed in 2014, and have since toured steadily and appeared at numerous festivals across the UK including Download, Damnation and Sonisphere.

They’re playing at The Sugarmill on 8thAug to warm up for their up-coming set at Bloodstock. The current line-up is Gordon Morrison, Frank Regan, John Loughlin, Andy Gilmour, and Stoke’s own Jim Palmer and Dave Leese.

Tickets on sale via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

THE ORB – 30th Anniversary Tour – 11th May

One of the most pioneering acts in dance music history THE ORB are bringing part 2 of their 30th Anniversary to the UK in 2019!

To celebrate, the legendary outfit are heading out on the second part of a special tour that will see The Orb deliver a career spanning 30th Anniversary Greatest Hits set which stretches back as far as 1991’s ‘The Orb’s Adventured Beyond The Ultraworld’ all the way to the newest release, 2018’s ‘No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds’.

Hot off the back of part 1 of their tour which was received well by electronic enthusiasts across the country, now is your chance to throwback to the 90’s in a venue near you. The Orb are an act still very much at the top of their game 30 years on – don’t miss out.

Tickets go on sale Fri 1st March  via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

ANDY GOWER + Camp Stag + All The Best Tapes – 1st June

He’s back for a special show to commemorate his 50th birthday – the incredible Andy Gower returns to The Sugarmill for the first time since his hiatus began in 2008.

Support from: CAMP STAG + ALL THE BEST TAPES

Tickets on sale now  via  The Sugarmill  or Music Mania 

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VUKOVI + Superlove + Special Guests – 10th May

Andrew Lloyd Webber telling you to fuck off probably isn’t the start that most bands have, but then again most bands aren’t VUKOVI. In its formative phase, VUKOVI – (Serbian for Wolves, should you be wondering) began as a bunch of weirdo misfits finally finding a purpose – Hamish Reilly on guitar and Colin Irving on drums. It’s adolescence found it uniting with local lostling Janine Shilstone who really did get elbowed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, but that might just be another story.

When three became four, sparks flew. Although the words ‘riff pop from Scotland’ may never once have been uttered; it was now a thing. Rage Against The Aguilera, eat your heart out.

Their debut album, the technicolour self titled ‘VUKOVI’, written in full by the band in collaboration with longtime friend-in-the-studio Bruce Rintoul, and exploring subjects such as individuality, drugs, depression and reasons-to-stay-alive resonated enough to break the album charts (152 respectively – no mean feat for an unheard of band.) If it’s good enough for BBC Radio 1, Kerrang, Scuzz and MTV… and if it’s good enough for PVRIS, Nothing But Thieves, Don Broco and Lower Than Atlantis… well maybe, just maybe, VUKOVI is good enough for you.

At a time when art for arts sake is taken for granted, VUKOVI are the band we need. Unique. colourful, exhilarating and brilliant, VUKOVI stand atop of the pile when it comes to British bands and 2019 might just be their year.

Tickets go on sale Fri 22nd Feb  via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

YONAKA + Special Guests – 6th June

Yonaka headline The Sugarmill on 6th June.

Tickets go on sale Fri 15th Feb  via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

BLACK HONEY + Special Guests – 30th April

Black Honey are heading out on the road for a run of headline dates this spring.

 

Coming off the back of their critically acclaimed debut album, Black Honey are eager to get back out and invite people into their weird and wonderful world. Lead by Izzy B Phillips with her lovable but villainous, Milky-Bar-kid-meets-Debbie Harry persona the band have built up an incredible demand for their live shows, upping the ante with each tour. Last year ended with a packed-out headline gig at Electric Ballroom in London followed by supporting Wolf Alice at Brixton Academy. They’re heading more rural this time playing some of their favourite venues as well as brand new places and festivals in Europe.  They will be performing tracks from their album which is a collage of chaos, shot straight at the heart – honest, inspiring and deeply infectious.

Tickets for this show are on-sale now via our website, Music Mania, Skiddle or Gigantic.

A CERTAIN RATIO + Special Guests – 15th Nov

A Certain Ratio continue to tour, playing, arguably, the best shows of their 40-year career. A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion, but sounded like nothing else around them and refused to fit in. The band had various members throughout their career, and a core line-up of Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson.

Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as “punk funk” thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts.

They have gone on to influence generations of musicians – from LCD Soundsystem, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, ESG, Factory.

The Guardian’s Dave Simpson paid tribute to the band, once described as “James Brown on acid” in a recent Cult Heroes piece: “Once you start listening to A Certain Ratio, it’s difficult to stop”.

Tickets go on sale Weds 13th Feb via  The Sugarmill  

£1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Action Against Hunger.

HONEYBLOOD + Special Guests – 14th June

HONEYBLOOD are back with a new album, ‘In Plain Sight’ (due for release on May 24th) and a tour which stops off at The Sugarmill on 14thJune.

 

Tickets are on sale via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

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