Next Big Thing Festival 2012

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 12th February 2012
various venues in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham & Manchester, England
£10
last updated: Thu 2nd Feb 2012

Next Big Thing Festival is an annual festival from hmv and MAMA Group. The festival offers a platform for a new generation to showcase and celebrates breakthrough artists drawn from across the music spectrum in the UK and internationally to play at some of London's historic live music venues.

2012 sees the third annual Next Big Thing expand to include nearly 200 artists to perform at 9 UK venues and run between Friday 2nd and Sunday 12th February 2012. The event extends nationwide to more hmv/MAMA owned venues including Manchester's hmvRitz for the first time, and Birmingham' hmv Institute and Edinburgh's hmv Picturehouse and features artists representing different genres, from singer-songwriters and indie-rock bands to urban and pop through to crossover classical talent.

Line-up

Acts include Sound Of Guns, We Are Augustines, Reckless Love, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny, Loick Essien, Eugene McGuinness, Hadouken!, Bluey Robinson, Belleruche, The Heavy, Missing Andy, Murkage, Marlon Roudette, Yasmin, DJ Fresh, Juan Zelada, Chimp Spanner, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, The Virginmarys, Atticus Anthem, Fatoumata Diawara, Field Music, TOY, Little Comets, King Cha, Tom Williams & The Boat, All The Young, Dry The River, Sonic Boom Six, Emeli Sandé, Delilah, Foy Vance, 22, Young Guns, The Dunwells, The History Of Apple Pie, Clement Marfo & The Frontline, Evile, Elephant, Jake Morley, The War On Drugs, Cloud Control, and more with more acts to be announced.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

Tickets

Each venue will host three acts per night and all gigs will be priced at £10, whichever the venue and whoever the artist bill. To buy tickets, click here.

Venues

Nine HMV/MAMA-owned venues around the UK: six in London – the Borderline, Camden Barfly, Heaven, the Jazz Café, the Garage and Upstairs at the Garage, and also outside of the capital at Birmingham's hmv Institute, the hmv Picturehouse in Edinburgh and, for the first time, Manchester's hmv Ritz.

Next Big Thing's charity partner this year will be Teenage Cancer Trust.

Accommodation

This festival does not provide accommodation, there are plenty of accommodation options throughout the London area.

More information will be here when available.

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 12th February 2012
various venues in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham & Manchester, England
£10
last updated: Thu 2nd Feb 2012


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