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Nirvana UK – (Saturday 22nd June ’24)

Nirvana UK – The Premier Nirvana Tribute band are coming to The Sugarmill ~ Saturday 22nd June ’24!

From the sound to the style, these guys are as close to the real deal as possible. Don’t miss this journey back to ’90s grunge!

Book tickets HERE!

RATS – (Thursday 2nd May ’24)

Coming to The Sugarmill ~ Thursday 2nd May 2024!

Liverpool’s future icons RATS have continued to go from strength-to-strength. Their raucous energy and swaggering charisma has seen them open for Liam Gallagher at the Royal Albert Hall as well as play shows with DMA’S and The K’s, while also hitting festivals all over the land!

Don’t miss out ~ Tickets available Friday 23rd February ’24 at 10:00 am HERE!

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FEBRUARY ALL-NIGHTER – Fireball vs Jagermeister (23rd February ’24)

Choose your player ~ FIREBALL vs JAGERMEISTER 👾

Only £1 a shot ~ All Night! 

Friday 23rd February ‘24

£6 Entry ~  Doors open 11:00pm ~ Last entry 3am

🔥 vs 🦌

Get an EXTRA £1 off entry to The Sugarmill for every drink you buy in @sugarcanestoke – collect your receipts at the bar ~ Start Your Friday Night RIGHT!

THE SMYTHS – (Friday 28th June ’24)

THE SMYTHS are coming back to The Sugarmill ~ Friday 28th June ’24 with ’84 – A celebration of “The Smiths” & “Hatful of Hollow” + best of and more!

For more than twenty years, THE SMYTHS have brought the music of The Smiths back to life on stages in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand as well as countless festivals including Glastonbury, The Isle of Wight and Bestival.

Acclaimed by Johnny Marr (on Radio 6) and Stephen Street (Smiths Producer), The Smyths re-define what a tribute is, caring less about the silly props and choosing to focus on the experiential, the fevered rush of a brilliant band playing the songs of a generation!

For anyone mourning the live absence of the original band, The Smyths are the closest you’ll ever get to being there.

Tickets available now HERE!

 

“Having had the very good fortune to have worked up close and personal with THE SMITHS, I can vouch that THE SMYTHS are the most excellent “tribute” to the Smiths’ music and legacy. The Smyths’ musicianship is undoubtedly of a very high standard enabling them to play every song from The Smiths and Morrissey’s catalog with incredible precision and feel. Go and see them live, you won’t be disappointed”

STEPHEN STREET, PRODUCER OF THE SMITHS

 

“Calling them a tribute act is an insult. I closed my eyes and I thought it was 1985″ 

JEREMY VINE, BROADCASTER

The Zutons – 2nd March 2024 – SOLD OUT!

Playing The Sugarmill on Saturday 2nd March 2024, THE ZUTONS have announced details of their first album together for 16 years. The Big Decider is out 26th April and was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with legendary songwriter and producer Nile Rodgers, alongside the band’s original producer Ian Broudie. The multi-platinum selling band released three studio albums between 2004 and 2008, scoring 9 UK Top 40 singles including two Top 10s with ‘Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?’ and the all- conquering ‘Valerie’, the latter a triple-platinum hit for Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse. Today they return to share the fruits of their extended time away.

The Big Decider comes into view as an album of stark significance to the band, completed by Dave McCabe (guitar, lead vocals), Abi Harding (saxophone, vocals) and Sean Payne (drums, vocals). Written against the backdrop of a decade and a half’s worth of lived experience, it is born under the weight of family tragedies, lives lost and created, reality checks, and home truths faced up to and stared down. Wrestled into shape under the kind of steam that only decades-long friendships – with all their messy fall-outs, make-ups, breakdowns and ultimately love – can muster, The Big Decider became the sound of water passing under the bridge, and love for music, love for each other, and love for creating together becoming the most important thing of all.

Talking about the new album, lead singer and guitarist Dave McCabe says: “Working with Nile was just an amazing experience, he gave me a confidence that I’ve never felt before making a record. He’s very laid-back as a person and a good listener. On the song ‘Disappear’ , I wrote a spoken word piece about The Zutons travelling the stars and galaxies asking the most powerful question in the universe, “Why?”. I asked Nile if he’d read it out over the top of the end section of the song, thinking he’d just say no. But he jumped in the vocal booth with his chain around his neck and his sunglasses on and did about 20 different takes, all in different styles of himself. It was mind-blowing! It was as though he really does travel around the universe in some spaceship and just makes music in his spare time. He’s just one of the coolest people I’ve ever met.

It was great to reconnect with Ian Broudie on this record as well. He told me the demo of Big Decider brought a tear to his eye and that’s why he said yes to working with us again. It was one of the first songs we wrote for the album so getting that reaction from Ian made me feel like we were doing something right. The song spoke for itself.”

Long-anticipated, authentically hard-won, scorchingly self-aware and truly worth the wait, The Big Decider is the sound of a band channelling what Abi Harding describes as a lifetime of “great chemistry and great connection”. Or, as Sean Payne puts it: “We had a genuine feeling of a shared vision. In the past we haven’t really said how we feel, or we’ve taken each other the wrong way. But this album was different. We really didn’t feel good until it was just how we wanted it.”

As sunny as it is poignant, as heartfelt is as it triumphant and – for the band – as liberating as it is cathartic, The Big Decider reminds us that the magical songwriting smarts of The Zutons has been absent for too long. They are The Zutons, they are back, and they’re here to uplift your 2024 with their ‘Creeping On The Dance Tour’.

Pre-order new album The Big Decider HERE 

Anyone looking to resell tickets is encouraged to use Fan-to-Fan resale platforms – in this case See’s Marketplace HERE

Andrew Cushin – (Thursday 21st March ’24)

Making his Sugarmill debut ~ Thursday 21st March ’24

Already being tipped to follow fellow Geordie Sam Fender to the top, Andrew Cushin has a distinctive artist identity that echoes the generational themes of Declan McKenna, the bruised soul of Jake Bugg, the unifying appeal of Noel Gallagher and the timeless melodies of Damien Rice. However, it was his passion for football that inadvertently ignited his career as a musician. While playing as a goalkeeper for Newcastle Benfield’s youth team, Andrew and his coach bonded over their shared interests in music, his coach first encouraging him to explore his creativity before further nurturing his career by becoming his manager. It was a naturally humble start for a singer-songwriter whose ability to paint big moments from everyday experiences sets him apart from the pack.

Tickets available HERE from Friday 2nd February at 10am!

 

Twin Atlantic – (Saturday 23rd March ’24)

Formed in Glasgow in 2007, Twin Atlantic is an alternative rock band with an album that was certified silver, a top 20 UK single with “Heart and Soul” and a top 10 album with “Great Divide”.

With Twin Atlantic, their success was and still is growing exponentially. The band started in Glasgow, building a reputation on the local scene and even landing a support slot with Circa Survive before recording their debut EP entitled “A Guidance from Color”.

Tickets available HERE from Friday 8th December ’23 at 10 am.

IDOL 아이돌 – KPOP Clubnight – (Saturday 20th April ’24)

The Sugarmill’s very own regular K-POP Club Night Returns! 🦄

On Saturday 20th April ’24 from 10pm until 2am ~ our Main Room will be filled will the biggest and best in K-Pop bangers from all five generations 🌸

A REAL K-pop Night ~ From Genuine K-pop Stans 🫰

£6 On The Door – 1:30am Last Entry ⏱

Adv tickets (£4.50 stbf) available HERE 🧑‍💻🎟

Country Fest – (Sunday 12th May ’24)

Country Fest is coming to The Sugarmill Stoke on Sunday 12th May! A massive night of country music and Nashville anthems! With a live country band and DJs playing all the hits!
Expect to hear the music of Luke Combs / Morgan Wallen / Dolly Parton / Zac Brown Band / Luke Bryan / Miranda Lambert / Taylor Swift / Johnny Cash / Shania Twain / Tim McGraw and loads more!
Live country band playing 90 mins of country classics! Country dress-up welcome! Country venue decor and themed drinks! Try your hand at Cornhole!
Tickets on sale Wednesday 14th February at 10am HERE!

REVIVAL – Clubnight – (Saturday 4th May ’24)

Dare to join a night of twisted entertainment at Revival – the UK’s only theatrical alternative club night experience!

On Saturday May 4th 2024, plunge into an evening of macabre spectacle and metal tunes at The Sugarmill, Stoke.
With buckets of gore and headbanging floor-fillers like never before!

Revival will have you screaming – with SFX, fake blood, strobe lights, and props transforming the stage into a nightmarish cabaret of horrors.

Unleash your inner ghoul at Revival!

Advance tickets £6 stbf available HERE!

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