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June Gig Round-Up


Welcome to the first of my monthly gig posts! Having recently signed up to Jukely, I thought it would be a good idea to show you how much use I am getting out of it. Some gigs mentioned I had bought separate tickets to. Those with a * I got passes for through Jukely. I’d love to hear any feedback you have on this new regular post I’m planning on doing (more or less writing or photos?). Be sure to check  So, here goes…
Field Day @ Victoria Park
Field Day is a 2 day festival held in East London. We only went on the Saturday, which had a great line up across 10 stages, including Spector, Tune Yards, FKA Twigs and headlined by Caribo. You can see a full post on it here!
 Spector @ The Dome in Tufnell Park
This was mine and Amy’s 3rd time seeing Spector this year (1st at The 100 Club, and 2nd at Field Day). This was also my first time at The Dome in Tufnell Park, which is a pretty good venue! It’s spacious but also small enough to make it feel quite intimate. I’ve never seen a bad set from this band.
Jamie T @ Hackney Empire
This one was pretty special. It was an acoustic set compiled mainly of b-sides and songs that Jamie rarely gets to play live. He even suited up for the occasion! If you know who Jamie T is, then you’ll know that’s quite a rarity in itself!
The Strokes @ Hyde Park
The Strokes’ set was a little bit of a disappointment due to the sound. Temples and Beck, however, were brilliant! You can read the full post here!
Blur @ Hyde Park
This day at BST Festival was much more successful, despite the rain! Apart from Blur, a highlight of mine was Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – so talented! You can read the full post here!
Fleetmac Wood @ XOYO*
The first of the Jukely gigs having signed up earlier that day. This was a great introduction to this new service. You can read the full post here!
Idina Menzel @ Wembley Arena
My friend Russell had a spare ticket to see the voice of Frozen’s Elsa, so I thought, why not?! I’m a sucker for show tunes and Idina is all about them having made her name on Broadway in Wicked and Rent. She mixed it up a bit with a cover of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ and Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s ‘Give It Away’.
Mod All Dayer @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen*
A whole day of Mod music? Yes please! Most of the day was a variety of DJs playing a mix of Mod and Northern Soul, with bands starting from 6pm, including Sisteray and The Purple Heart?? I even dressed up for the occasion and you can read my full post here!
Rhiannon Giddens @ Islington Assembly Hall*
I grabbed passes for this gig on a bit of a whim, having only listened to 1 song. I liked what I heard (hello banjo) so decided to give it a go as me and Amy were both free and fancied doing something fun! Rhiannon was brilliant. Her music would be a very fitting soundtrack for a Western prison movie. Considering the reason behind why I go to so many live concerts, I never in a million years thought I’d meet my special someone at a random gig like this, but that’s exactly what happened on this particular night…

Check back for July’s gig round-up, very soon!

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