The lovely Lauren Pritchard will headline the HMV’s Next Big Thing Festival at the London’s Borderline on the 8th Feb.
Next Big Thing annual music festival, which, with the valued support of Ted Baker and Gaymers Cider and media partners Time Out and Xfm, aims to showcase and celebrate the very best new and emerging talent drawn from all genres across the music spectrum tipped to make it big or to breakthrough in 2011.
Clare Maguire, Fenech-Soler, Dutch Uncles, Lauren Pritchard among headline acts, more names tba; Deconstruction, Transgressive, Communion and other label nights add to eclectic mix.
The second hmv Next Big Thing festival will run for over a week between 4th and 13th February 2011 at six HMV/MAMA-owned venues in London: the Borderline, Camden Barfly, Heaven, the Jazz CafÃ©, the Relentless Garage and Upstairs at the Relentless Garage, while, in an exciting development, it will also be staged outside of the Capital for the first time with gigs at Birmingham’s hmv Institute and at the hmv Picturehouse in Edinburgh.
Each venue will host up to three acts per night and, in keeping with the remit of introducing new music to as many people as possible, entry to the gigs and label nights will be for the bargain price of a flat Â£10 (incl. booking fee), whoever the artist and whichever the venue.
Tickets are again priced just Â£10 (no booking fee), and will go on general sale at 9.00am, Friday, 3rd December, with 3 ways to buy: Online at www.hmvnextbigthing.com; by phone to the hmvtickets call centre on 0843 221 0100 or in person at hmvtickets box offices at selected HMV stores nationwide.