Music fans, we’re here with your weekly Leicester music guide featuring news and interviews from across the local scene.
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Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – The Soundhouse
Friday 10 September
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, aka Sam Duckworth, began touring in a beat-up car with a laptop, guitar and a brace of catchy, heartrending tunes. He seeks influence in his Britpop heroes Blur, The Streets, Super Furry Animals and Gomez, with his music being full of big ideas, sing-a-longs and shouty punk refrains. TICKETS.
HOME presents CJ Pandit at East Street Lane
Friday 16 April
Cj Pandit is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and multi-disciplinary artist who writes pristine art-pop songs drenched in nostalgia but rooted in the present. His 2021 started extremely strong, featuring in The NME 100 essential artists for 2021. Now, this Friday you can watch him perform at Leicester’s independent boutique bowling alley, East Street Lanes, as part of Robot Needs Home’s HOME series. Watch via the Robot Needs Home website from 7pm.
If you missed music festivals during the pandemic, then don’t panic. Plenty of your favourites are planning to go ahead this summer including Leicestershire favourite, Glastonbudget. They’ve switched their usual May bank holiday date for August and tickets are on sale now.
Where else can you see The Beatles, ABBA, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys and Kylie in the same place? Ok, so it might not be the original acts but it’s about as close as you’re going to get. Glastonbudget bills itself as “The World’s Best Tribute Festival” and they’re not far wrong!
Following Covid restrictions the festival has moved from their usual May date to be held over August bank holiday from 27 – 29 August 2021. They’ve also managed to secure The Bootleg Beatles as one of this year’s headliners, without doubt one of the UK’s best loved tribute acts.
The festival, which is held annually in Wymeswold over towards Loughborough has become a much loved weekend in the Leicestershire music calendar, having run since back in 2005.
The line-up always includes a brilliant mix of the best tribute acts around along with some of the very best local talent. Glastonbudget hold annual audition showcase events, giving countless local acts a breakthrough opportunity to perform on the festival stage. It’s been a platform for numerous local bands on their musical journey.
The 2021 line-up includes the finest tributes to Amy Winehouse, ABBA, Pet Shop Boys, Arctic Monkeys, Guns n Roses, Kasabian, Oasis, Pink, The Police, Stereophonics, Ed Sheeran, UB40, The Who and more. Local acts are yet to be confirmed, but keep an eye out for audition opportunities via the Glastonbudget Facebook page.
Tickets for Glastonbudget 2021 are on sale now priced at £92.50 for adult weekend tickets. Day ticket options are also available, as well as VIP and camping upgrade packages.
Buy tickets online now from the Glastonbudget website.
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