Last Minute Picks: The Best Gigs to See This Weekend (19/08/2022)

last minute picks: the best gigs this weekend

There's not long to go until the weekend again and if you've got some unexpected spare time that you want to fill, why not book to go to a last minute gig or event? There are still loads happening all over the UK, and we've picked out just a few that still have tickets left.

From indie to folk to rock, we're sure you'll find a genre that you enjoy. Don't worry, if you can't find anything from the selection below then give our website a browse for a full round-up of everything happening this weekend and book yourself a last minute gig ticket now.


Friday 19th August

Cafe Mambo - Classics At The Castle

Where: Castle Howard, York

For Fans Of: Armand van Helden, The Shapeshifters, Lovely Laura

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Where: The Venue, Dumfries

For Fans Of: Dream Wife, The Big Moon, Black Honey

Latest Release: 'In Plain Sight' (2019)

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Jack Botts

Where: The Deaf Institute, Manchester

For Fans Of: Nathan Hawes, Nick Cunningham, Fergus James

Latest Release: 'Mine, Mine, Mine' (2022)

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Where: The Cobblestones, Bridgwater

For Fans Of: Brave the Sea, Tidalwave, The Wages of Sin

Latest Release: 'Rum Song' (2022)

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Katey Brooks

Where: Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

For Fans Of: Linda Draper, Natalie Shay, The Dunwell Brothers Band

Latest Release: 'Live at Acapela Studios' (2020)

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Where: The Underground, Stoke

For Fans Of: Sins Of The Father, Outright Resistance, Sun Rai

Latest Release: 'Weapons of Mass Delusion' (2019)

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Paul Nixon

Where: Friars Court, Warrington

For Fans Of: Afflecks Palace, Twigs, She Drew the Gun

Latest Release: 'Do You Know?' (2022)

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The Bluebells

Where: The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh

For Fans Of: Bananarama, Dollar, Wet Wet Wet

Latest Release: 'Glasgow is a Rainbow' (2022)

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The Wedding Present

Where: Birdwell Venue, Barnsley

For Fans Of: Teenage Fanclub, The Charlatans, Super Furry Animals

Latest Release: 'Locked Down And Stripped Back, Vol 2' (2022)

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This Time Last Year

Where: The Key Club, Leeds

For Fans Of: Nothing Serious, Weatherstate, Summer Wars

Latest Release: 'the pact.' (2022)

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Saturday 20th August


Where: 229, London

For Fans Of: This Will Destroy You, Mogwai, Pelican

Latest Release: 'On Circles' (2020)

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Dancing On Tables

Where: The Tunnels, Aberdeen

For Fans Of: Retro Video Club, The Lapelles, Neon Waltz

Latest Release: 'How Do I Get Back to Her' (2022)

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Where: The Junction, Plymouth

For Fans Of: Strangeways, Alien, Danger Danger

Latest Release: 'Thirteen' (2022)

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Hells Bells

Where: The Tivoli, Buckley

For Fans Of: SHOOT TO THRILL, Dirty Deeds Indeed, Robin George

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James Yorkston and Nina Perrson

Where: Future Yard, Birkenhead

For Fans Of: This Is the Kit, Damien Jurado, Natalie Imbruglia

Latest Release: 'The Wide, Wide River' (James Yorkston - 2021)

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Machiner + support

Where: NE Volume Music Bar, Stockton-on-Tees

For Fans Of: Wu-Lu, Hot Chip, IC3PEAK

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Where: Venn Street Social, Huddersfield

For Fans Of: Shambolics, Fuzzy Sun, Riscas

Latest Release: 'Information Overload' (2022)

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The Once

Where: The Folklore Rooms, Brighton

For Fans Of: Madison Violet, The East Pointers, The Young Folk

Latest Release: 'Fall Awake' (2021)

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The Rumjacks

Where: Bedford Esquires, Bedford

For Fans Of: Flogging Molly, The Mahones, Flatfoot 56

Latest Release: 'Split' (2022)

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Where: Electric Ballroom, Camden, London

For Fans Of: Van Pletzen, Jan Blohm, Karen Zoid

Latest Release: 'Droombrief' (2022)

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Sunday 21st August

ABBA Symphonic

Where: Castle Howard, York

For Fans Of: ABBA, Bee Gees, Blondie

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An evening with Liam Frost

Where: Bask., Stockport

For Fans Of: Polytechnic, Roddy Woomble, Iain Archer

Latest Release: 'At The Boo (Live at The Boo, Waterfoot, 2019)' (2020)

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Cassandra Jenkins

Where: Summerhall - Dissection Room, Edinburgh

For Fans Of: Anais Mitchell, Fleet Foxes, Grace Cummings

Latest Release: 'Pygmalion' (2022)

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Where: The Asylum, Hockley, Birmingham

For Fans Of: Floral, toe, Delta Sleep

Latest Release: 'technicolor' (2020)

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Frankie and The Witch Fingers

Where: District, Liverpool

For Fans Of: Thee Oh Sees, The Murlocs, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Latest Release: 'Cookin' B/W Tracksuit' (2021)

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Kristin Hersh

Where: The Lexington, London

For Fans Of: Beth Orton, Suzanne Vega, Cat Power

Latest Release: 'Loud Mouth' (2019)

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Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Where: Junction 1, Cambridge

For Fans Of: Pond, All Them Witches, Tame Impala

Latest Release: 'Night Gnomes' (2022)

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Where: Dead Wax Digbeth, Birmingham

For Fans Of: Envy, Birds in Row, Portrayal of Guilt

Latest Release: 'Respire - Audiotree Worldwide' (2022)

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Where: The 1865, Southampton

For Fans Of: Scald, Reverend Bizarre, Malevolent Creation

Latest Release: 'Food for Thought' (2021)

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War On Women

Where: The Garage (Attic), Glasgow

For Fans Of: The Lawrence Arms, Iron Chic, White Lung

Latest Release: 'Wonderful Hell' (2020)

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