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Rock & Metal Gig Guide – August 2014

Here at HTF, we love going to gigs, but with so much going on, it’s difficult to keep track. So, here’s a guide to where you should be and when this month.

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Here at HTF, we love going to gigs. Up and down the country, there’s evidence of a thriving music scene, as various venues from local bars to Internationally-renowned arenas open their doors and play host to the best talent on offer. With so much going on, it’s difficult to keep track of it all, so here’s a concise guide to where you should be and when this month. [divider]

Finch – Camden Underworld, London – Weds 13th August

Finch are well and truly back on the circuit, and they’re stopping off at the intimate The Underworld in Camden in mid-August, warming up for their headline slot at Hevy Festival on Sunday 15th. Sorry to break it to you, but if you’ve only just heard about this, you’ve missed out – it completely sold out a long while ago. If you have tickets safely under your pillow, well done you, you’ve done good. [divider]

Young Guns – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – Tuesday 19th August

Another warm up show, this time for Reading & Leeds festival. Young Guns are set to destroy the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth before their forthcoming Main Stage performances, and they’re bringing along Blitz Kids and Only Rivals to join in the fun. There’s still tickets left for this one, and they are only £12, so cancel your plans and go to this instead. [divider]

Don Broco – The Haunt, Brighton – Weds 20th August

…And another warm show, again for Reading & Leeds festival. Bedford’s Don Broco need no introductions, and neither does The Haunt in Brighton. If you live down South, and have any sense, you will be there. [divider]

Reading & Leeds Festivals 2014 – Fri 22nd-Sun 24th August

This festival pretty much dominates August’s gig calendar. It’s the biggest event of the month, and every act there is warming up somewhere around the time. Headlined by Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, and Blink-182, this year’s line-up has a wide variety of Rock & Metal to suit all tastes. Plus, you can live like a slob for a weekend, drink beer at 7:30am, and it’s actually encouraged. It’s all sold out as well, so the bumper crowds will create a huge atmosphere! [divider]

A Day to Remember – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff – Tuesday 26th August.

This show should have taken place back in February, but illness forced the Floridians to cancel shortly before the doors opened. The rescheduled show has been a long time coming, but they’ve just announced that Architects and letlive. will grace the stage before them, and that more than makes up for the disappointment of postponing. [divider] You might need a bit of a rest after all that, but rest quickly, because September will be just as busy!

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