Festival Fever this Summer!
As the summer approaches we are looking forward to fine weather and great music from festivals all through the next few months.
Zooropa - the Derby Assembly Rooms
Market Drayton - Rock and Bowl Festival
First festival of the summer will be the Rock and Bowl at Market Drayton – whatever the weather the Bank Holiday weekend promises great music throughout from folk and blues bands on Saturday to Rock bands on Sunday and Monday. We are honoured to be headlining the event on Sunday, our first festival of 2013. Rain or shine it’s an event not to be missed and we are really looking forward to our first outdoor show of the year!
Amsterdam - Buttonpop Festival
Following on through the summer we are very excited to be going off to The Netherlands again after five years for a show at the Buttonpop Festival, a superb tribute event located in the beautiful grounds of Kasteel Keukenhof in Randstad, centre of the famous Bulb Region. The festival began last year and was such a huge success that a second is planned for this year and we are priviledged to be invited to play at this fantastic event. We are proud to say that this weekend U2UK will be played performing their own live versions taken from last years Derby Assembly Rooms of Beautiful Day and Zooropa, across the Netherlands on national radio in preparation for the event!
The Azores Islands - Fringe Festival
In July we find ourselves in Portugal for the first time, for The Azores Fringe Festival on Pico Island in The Azores. This is a new location for us and we are really looking forward to visiting these beautiful islands and bringing a taste of the Mighty U2 to the Portuguese music lovers.
The Algarve - Annual Seafood Festival
Later on in August we visit Portugal again, this time to the mainland and the town of Olhao, location of The Algarve Seafood Festival 2013. Both of these big stages will be showcasing U2’s music to its best and we can’t wait to be a part of them!
Conkers' 10 year anniversary show double header
Our own U2UK mini festival in August celebrates our tenth show at Conkers, Moira, where we mark the decade with Nigel Atkins, U2UK’s drummer 2002 – 2003, bringing his own band Rockaholics along to support U2UK. This is shaping up to be a fantastic event and we recommend early booking to ensure you don’t miss out. It is always a show to remember, the amazing waterside amphitheatre is an awesome setting for what has come to be a superb show filled with great highlights of all U2’s greatest songs, and those closest to our hearts, from past to present. The usual format of Bar and Barbeque is planned so bring all the family to our summer mini festival at Conkers for a night to remember.
Cumbria - Lazonby Live Festival
September we are thrilled to be returning to Cumbria for a festival which is new to us, Lazonby Live. There is a brilliant lineup there and we are very excited to be joining some great bands and playing on the edge of the Lake District. We have always had a great reception to our gigs up north and Cumbria, it’s a very picturesque place and has been home to some of our best gigs so it really is special to be going back up there.
The Beachcomber - Cleethorpes
Also this year we return to Cleethorpes after a four year break in August for a show at the Beachcomber, always a sell out so book your tickets quickly, then in September we’re back to the Flowerpot in Derby for our second show there. Last year was an amazing sell out night, hot, live, loud and kicking and we can’t wait to get back there for another gig!
Wolverhampton, Bristol and more..
More new venues later in the year as we look forward to gigs at the Range in Wolverhampton, and to The Bierkeller in Bristol. We’ve always pulled a massive crowd in Bristol so hope all our fans down south will come and support us at this venue new to us, it promises to be a great night. Dates are being added all the time so keep an eye on the gig list for further details.