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Charlie XCX (pictured below) has announced a special show at Brighton’s Concorde 2 as part of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour. News of the August 31 gig came as a slew of new acts joined the initiative, including Rae Morris, Callum Beattie, Nimmo, The Twang, CVC and The XCERTS.
Speaking about performing as part of the tour, which supports the recovery of the grassroots music community, Charli XCX said, “I love playing in Brighton and I’m so happy to be going there to support Concorde 2 and bring energy and fun back into the space.”
More than 20,000 tickets – or around half the capacity of these shows – will be gifted to National Lottery players who have already bought a ticket to the gig to bring a friend for free. All they need to do to qualify for this offer is to show a National Lottery ticket or Scratchcard purchased in-store or online via the National Lottery app when they attend the gig. It gives music fans the opportunity to enjoy great music in their local venue at an affordable price.
Paolo Nutini, Sleaford Mods, The Amazons and The Coral will also perform special shows this summer as part of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour. Other artists performing under the Revive Live banner include Jamie Webster, Everything Everything, Enola Gay, Superlove and the Twang.
Sleaford Mods have chosen Nottingham’s 100-capacity Chameleon Arts Cafe for their Revive Live gig on July 29, 2022.
Speaking about the importance of the tour, Sleaford Mods’ frontman Jason Williamson said, “Independent venues were the only places we played for the first 2 years of Sleaford Mods. They hold the histories and stories of all the great bands that have passed through so playing at these places isn’t just about your gig, it’s also about experiencing the venue and its particular piece of history. Andrew [Fearn] and I met at The Chameleon and played our first gig, and many more after, at The Chameleon. Without it we wouldn't be where we are now. It encouraged us to never give up and never lied to us. It’s a realism we can’t lose.”
The third instalment of The National Lottery Revive Live Tour will also feature shows curated by champions of the grassroots music scene including Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford and radio presenter Steve Lamacq. The latter has selected 2 bands to join the tour – Goa Express and Deadletter.
Steve said, “I jumped at the chance of being involved in these Revive Live gigs because I’ve always loved seeing bands at small grassroots venues. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere else in live music.”
He added, “The venues have been through a massively difficult time and it’s thanks to The National Lottery that we can help support live music at this level. Goa Express’ recent London gig was an absolute joy and Deadletter are tight, lyrically fascinating and provoking and their performance is incredibly compelling to watch.”
The third phase of The National Lottery Revive Live Tour follows the overwhelming success of Revive Live Tours in 2021 and early 2022 when headline artists including Sir Tom Jones, Sam Fender, Enter Shikari, Bastille and Frank Turner returned to their roots. Across the country 247 acts played 457 shows in front of more than 118,000 music fans with National Lottery players able to bring a friend for free.
Details of the full lineup and how to get tickets is available HERE
Originally published 16th June 2022. Updated 8th July 2022
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