Next Big Thing Festival 2010

Friday 5th to Sunday 14th February 2010
various venues in London, W1D 1LL, England MAP
Last updated: Mon 8th Feb 2010

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.

The inaugural Next Big Thing will run between Friday 5th and Sunday 14th February 2010. It will be hosted by HMV/MAMA owned venues in London, including the Borderline, Heaven and the Relentless Garage, and will feature up to 50 artists representing different genres, from singer-songwriters and indie-rock bands to urban and pop through to crossover classical talent.


Over twenty artists are already confirmed, and more will be added to the bill progressively over the coming days. Acts include Miike Snow, Ellie Goulding, Marina and the Diamonds, Mystery Jets, Two Door Cinema Club, Little Comets, Rox, Eliza Doolittle, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Lights, You Me At Six, Young Guns, This City, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, The Soft Pack, Tinie Tempah, Jesca Hoop, Lissie, Cate Le Bon, Hamel, Leddra Chapman, Hadouken!, Unicorn Kid, The Slow Club, The Low Anthem, The Wave Pictures, Johnny Flynn, Paloma Faith, Ian King, Example, Cosmo Jarvis, The Miserable Rich, Plastiscines, Chew Lips, Alex Gardner, First Aid Kit, Jersey Budd, Band Of Skulls, Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principles, and Joshua Radin.

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


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.


Six London venues will host this live event: the Borderline, the Camden Barfly, Heaven, the Jazz Café, the Relentless Garage and ULU. However, more dates and venues may be added as the number of confirmed artists grows.


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

More information will be here when available.

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