Next Big Thing Festival 2011

Next Big Thing Festival 2011

Friday 4th to Sunday 13th February 2011
various venues in London, W1D 1LL, England MAP
Last updated: Mon 7th Feb 2011

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 second annual Next Big Thing will run between Friday 4th and Sunday 13th 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.


Acts include altic Fleet, BabyDrum, Banjo Or Freakout, Bongolian, Burns, Caitlin Rose, Caro Emerald, Cassette Jam, Clare Maguire, Daughter, Diagram of the Heart, Dutch Uncles, Fenech Soler, The Fury, Futures, Gaggle, Gabrielle Aplin, The Japanese Popstars, Jodie Connor, Josh Weller, Lauren Pritchard, Little Dragon, Marcus Foster, Matt Corby, Matthew and the Atlas, Mighty Mouse, The Milk, Mike Marlin, Mike Pickering, Natalie McCool, Nathaniel Rateliff, Pete Lawrie, The Phoenix Foundation, Rachel Sermanni, Retro/Grade, Rival Sons, Rose Elinor Dougall, Saint Saviour, Sarah Blasko, S.C.U.M., Silvery, Spark, Stateless, Treetop Flyers, Trophy Wife, Virginmarys, Wretch 32, YasmIn, and YoaV.

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.

The following gigs have sold out:

Friday 4th Feb – James Blake @ The Borderline
Friday, 4th Feb @ Camden Barfly
Saturday, 5th Feb – The Milk @ Camden Barfly
Saturday, 5th Feb – Fenech-Soler @ The Relentless Garage
Sunday, 6th Feb – Sunday Girl @ The Relentless Garage
Sunday, 6th Feb – Jessie J @ Camden Barfly
Monday, 7th Feb – Memphis Industries Night ft. Dutch Uncles @ The Relentless Garage
Wednesday, 9th Feb – Brand New Music presents: Spark @ The Relentless Garage
Wednesday, 9th Feb – Katzenjammer @ Camden Barfly
Thursday, 10th Feb – Moshi Moshi Night ft. James Yuill @ The Relentless Garage
Thursday 10th Feb – Futures @ Camden Barfly
Friday, 11th Feb – Clare Maguire @ The Borderline
Friday 11th Feb – Caitlin Rose @ Camden Barfly
Saturday, 12th Feb – Communion ft. Matthew & The Atlas @ The Relentless Garage
Sunday, 13th Feb – Funeral For A Friend @ The Borderline
Sunday, 13th Feb – Sarah Blasko @ Jazz Café
Sunday, 13th Feb – Funeral Party @ Camden Barfly


Six London venues will host this live event: the Borderline, the Camden Barfly, Heaven, the Jazz Café, the Relentless Garage, The Picturehouse, and Institute. 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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