Gig Guide Friday 17th – 24th June


Tonight Six Towns perform at The Full Moon with support from Electric Shock Therapy. Following the gig DJ SweetJayne takes to the decks until 2am. Entry is £2 from 8pm.

Elsewhere acoustic artist Sheena Bratt headlines The Nag’s Head in Crewe from 9:30pm. Expect a mixture of original tunes and well loved covers, and entry is free.

Breaking Satellites headline The Underground in Hanley from 7pm. Tickets are £4.55 and are available from Music Mania in Hanley on 01782 206000.

Cheshire based indie rockers The Dusk return for their second gig at The Box in Crewe from 8pm. The five-piece headline a quality night of live music with Crewe-based alternative rock outfit Dimension also on board. Not Penny’s Boat and Stoke outfit Friday St complete the line-up. Doors open at 8pm, tickets are £5.


The Smiths Ltd are the UKs most authentic tribute to The Smiths. The band, who hails from Manchester, play The Moon on Saturday from 8pm. Tickets are £5 and are available from See Tickets via the ticket line on 0871 230 0010, are available from the bar for pick up prior to the gig on 07789 534 951 or on the door for £6.50.

Over at The Green Star in Smallthorne, Punks Not Ted Promotions present legends of the punk scene, The Business. The band return to Stoke following last years successful gig, and will be supported by street punks finest, Argy Bargy and Hooligan UK. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Doors open at 8pm.

Elsewhere Motown Magic, who are proving themselves to be one of the UK’s greatest live bands, with performances astounding audiences across the country, headline The Box in Crewe from 8pm. Featuring songs by The Temptations, James Brown, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5, entry is £5.

Part 2 of Forever Funky takes place at The Fat Cat Café Bar in Hanley from 9pm. Saturdays offering includes 3 guest DJ’s from the Forever Funky team in Manchester playing the best in disco house, dance anthems and old school tunes. Entry is free.


On Sunday the Alton Towers Resort is staging an amazing music extravaganza featuring some of the biggest names in pop. The gig will feature JLS, McFly, The Saturdays and Eliza Doolittle as they take to the stage in the massive concert to be held at the UK’s favourite theme park. A limited amount of tickets are still available from Alton Towers official website for £55. Tickets include entrance to the UK’s number one theme park, the amazing concert and parking at the Resort. Premium Annual Pass holders may buy concert tickets for £36. The concert starts at 4.30pm, finishes at 10.15pm and the theme park is open from 10.00am.

The Underground hosts Cloud 9’s battle of the bands competition, with the winner bagging the chance to share the same stage as The Futureheads, Ed Sheeran and The Sunshine Underground on August 6th. Entry is free and voting takes place live on the night.

Elsewhere The Full Moon host their weekly open mic jam night from 9pm. The night features an open mic where you can play alone, acapella, acoustic, electric, and if you like, with your whole band. This week the event will be hosted by Deano. Entry is free and the bar is open until 12am.


On Wednesday Punks Not Ted Promotions bring two great Dorset based bands to The Green Star in Smallthorne. Asbestos and Minotaur Explode have received a lot of backing from music press including Rocksound and Kerrang. Doors open at 8pm.


Synthpop duo, Erasure, are one of the biggest British acts to hail from the 1980s and 1990s, and will be playing at Cannock Chase Forest on Friday 24th as part of their Total Pop! Tour. The band will be supported by UK chart topper Sophie Ellis Bexter. Tickets for the show cost £34.50 and go on sale at 9am this Friday from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400.

Gravities play their debut headline slot at The Sugarmill from 7pm. Support comes from The Hiding Place and From Within. Tickets are available from Music Mania for £4.55.


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