GIGS and FESTIVALS

I've attempted to put together a list of all the gigs I've attended over the years. It's really tough to remember them all and I'm sure I'll add more as and when they come to mind. They're almost chronological (cannot find dates for all of them, but it's pretty close to being in order) and where I wrote articles about them here, I've included a link. But my memory is hazy for some of the older ones, so forgive me. Support bands are included where I've remembered them or found out via t'internet.



Act
(+support)
Venue Town/City Date Link to post
The Wedding Present
(+ Heart Throbs)
Great Hall Exeter October
1988
Read here
[Updated repost]
R.E.M.
(+ Throwing Muses)
Wembley Arena London June
1989
Read here
All About Eve
(+ Summerhill)
Hippodrome Bristol November
1989
The Wedding Present
(+ The Groove Farm)
The Studio Bristol January
1990
The Mission
(+ Something Happens)
Hippodrome Bristol March
1990
Read here
Pixies
(+ Barkmarket)
Great Hall Exeter October
1990
Read here
Ride
(+ Bleach)
Lemon Grove Exeter October
1990
The Charlatans
(+ Easy)
Great Hall Exeter November
1990
An Emotional Fish Lemon Grove Exeter August
1990
Birdland
(+ Chunk)
Lemon Grove Exeter March
1991
Ned's Atomic Dustbin
(+ Doughboys, Drop)
Great Hall Exeter March
1991
Inspiral Carpets
(+ Blue Orchids)
Great Hall Exeter April
1991
EMF Great Hall Exeter May
1991
Read here
All About Eve Great Hall Exeter November
1991
Levellers
(+ Sandkings)
Lemon Grove Exeter October
1991
Read here
James
(+ Thousand Yard Stare)
Great Hall Exeter October
1991
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
(+ Resque)
Great Hall Exeter October
1991
Read here
My Bloody Valentine
(+ Silverfish)
Great Hall Exeter December
1991
Read here
Hole
(+ Therapy?, Daisy Chainsaw, Spar)
Lemon Grove Exeter December
1991
Read here
Teenage Fanclub
(+ Royal Trux)
Lemon Grove Exeter January
1992
Read here
Ride
(+ Mercury Rev)
Lemon Grove Exeter March
1992
Chumbawamba
(+ Shudder To Think, Sweet Thangs)
Bierkeller Bristol June
1992
Read here
Youssou N'Dour HMV Oxford Circus London Summer
1992
Chumbawamba
(+ Papa Brittle)
The Anchor Westward Ho! August
1992
Read here
Chumbawamba
(+ Back To The Planet and six other acts)
Pannier Market Tavistock August
1992
Silverfish The Cavern Exeter 1992 Read here
Inspiral Carpets
(+ Real People, Family Gotown)
Great Hall Exeter October
1992
Pop Will Eat Itself
(+ Scorpio Rising)
Great Hall Exeter October
1992
Chumbawamba
(+ Papa Brittle)
Lemon Grove Exeter November
1992
Levellers
(+ Back To The Planet)
Brighton Centre Brighton December
1992
Read here
Radiohead Lemon Grove Exeter February
1993
Chumbawamba
(+ Credit To The Nation)
Kaos Barnstaple March
1993
Manic Street Preachers
(+ Blaggers ITA, Credit To The Nation)
Riviera Centre Torquay Summer
1993
Read here
Papa Brittle The Anchor Westward Ho! Summer
1993
Papa Brittle The Cavern Exeter September
1993
Tar
(+ Grotus, Naked i)
TJ's Newport November
1993
Read here
Levellers
(+ Back To The Planet)
Pavilions Plymouth 1993
Back To The Planet
(+ The Sea, Electric Orange)
Kaos Barnstaple 1993
Utah Saints Kaos Barnstaple 1993/4?
Therapy? Great Hall Exeter early
1994
Compulsion
(+ Naked i)
The Cavern Exeter March
1994
Blyth Power
(+ Atilla)
The Cavern Exeter June
1994
Hazel O'Connor Landmark Theatre Ilfracombe 1994
Senser
(+ Rub Ultra)
Lemon Grove Exeter 1994 Read here
Theatre Of Hate The Cavern Exeter 1994/5?
Chumbawamba
(+ Oyster Band)
Lemon Grove Exeter March
1995
Back To The Planet The Cavern Exeter March
1995
Tansads The Cavern Exeter March
1995
Blaggers ITA
(+ Naked i)
The Cavern Exeter April
1995
Read here
China Drum
(+ Electric Orange)
Burston Inn Bow
(nr. Exeter)
April
1995
Menswear
(+ Powder, Gotham City Gangsters)
The Cavern Exeter May
1995
UK Subs The Cavern Exeter May
1995
Read here
Weknowwhereyoulive
(+ Naked i)
The Cavern Exeter May
1995
Reef Marisco Tavern Woolacombe June
1995
R.E.M.
(+ The Cranberries, Del Amitri, Belly)
Cardiff Arms Park Cardiff July
1995
Longpigs & Northern Uproar Sherry's Bar Barnstaple August
1995
Read here
Blameless
(+ Star 69)
Golden Lion Tap Barnstaple August
1995
Read here
Chumbawamba
(+ Cardiacs)
Pyramids Centre Portsmouth November
1995
Read here
The Saw Doctors Great Hall Exeter 1995/6?
Lush The Cavern Exeter March
1996
Read here
Bis The Cavern Exeter June
1996
Read here
Feeder Sailor's Arms Newquay July
1996
Read here
Oasis
(+ The Prodigy and others)
Knebworth Park nr. Stevenage August
1996
Read here
Stiff Little Fingers
(+ Eddie & The Hot Rods aand others)
Plymouth Hoe Plymouth Summer
1996
Read here
Intastella Golden Lion Tap Barnstaple 1996
The Wedding Present Virgin Megastore Plymouth 1996
Space Lemon Grove Exeter 1996
Flyscreen
(+ Shrug)
The Cavern Exeter 1997
Rialto
(+ Shrug)
The Cavern Exeter 1997
Fun Lovin' Criminals Great Hall Exeter September
1998
Read here
Gene Cooperage Plymouth November
1998
Read here
R.E.M.
(+ Stereolab)
Earls Court London June
1999
Super Furry Animals
(+ Clinic)
Great Hall Exeter October
1999
White Stripes
(+ Von Bondies)
Anson Rooms Bristol November
2001
Read here
and
here
The Hives
(+ Von Bondies)
Cardiff International Arena Cardiff 2002
Flaming Lips
(+ Clinic)
Cardiff International Arena Cardiff October
2003
Read here
Pixies
(+ Graham Coxon)
Brixton Academy London June
2004
Morrissey
(+ Kristeen Young)
St. David's Hall Cardiff May
2006
Read here
Kristin Hersh Thekla Bristol March
2007
Read here
Editors
(+ Ra Ra Riot, The Kissaway Trail)
Newport Centre Newport October
2007
Read here
Arcade Fire
(+ Clinic)
Cardiff International Arena Cardiff October
2007
Read here
Imelda May The Point Cardiff February
2009
Read here
Elbow
(+ The Acorns)
Newport Centre Newport February
2009
Read here
The Wedding Present
(+ Ringo Deathstarr)
The Globe Cardiff November
2010
The Joy Formidable Solus Cardiff October
2011
Emmy The Great
(+ Stealing Sheep)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff October
2011
The Wedding Present
(+ Toquiwa)
The Gate Cardiff October
2012
Read here
Masters In France
(+ Candelas, The Winters)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff February
2013
Read here
Primitives
(+ Josie Long, The Wave Pictures, Joanna Gruesome and others)
The Gate Cardiff March
2013
Read here
British Sea Power
(+ Milk And Biscuits)
Coal Exchange Cardiff April
2013
Read here
Public Service Broadcasting Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff May
2013
Manic Street Preachers
(+ Telegram)
Newport Centre Newport September
2013
Read here
The Jim Jones Revue The Globe Cardiff October
2013
Young Knives Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff November
2013
Public Service Broadcasting The Globe Cardiff November
2013
Frank Turner
(+ Flogging Molly, Beans On Toast)
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff February
2014
Read here
Shonen Knife
(+ Small Gang, Former Utopia)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff May
2014
Read here
Drenge
(+ The Bohicas)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff June
2014
The Joy Formidable The Globe Cardiff July
2014
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett The Globe Cardiff September
2014
Read here
First Aid Kit
(+ Jo Rose)
Colston Hall Bristol September
2014
Read here
Inspiral Carpets The Globe Cardiff December
2014
Gruff Rhys
(+ Martin Carr)
Sherman Theatre Cardiff December
2014
Read here
First Aid Kit
(+ Kimberley Anne)
St. David's Hall Cardiff January
2015
Read here
Future Of The Left
(+ The St. Pierre Snake Invasion, WaLL)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff January
2015
Royal Blood
(+ Mini Mansions)
Newport Centre Newport March
2015
Wolf Alice
(+ Magic Gang, Crows)
The Globe Cardiff April
2015
Read here
Super Furry Animals
(+ Magic Numbers)
Great Hall Cardiff May
2015
Laura Marling
(+ Gil Landry)
Colston Hall Bristol May
2015
Kizzy Crawford
(+ Ellie Makes Music)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff July
2015
Read here
Young Marble Giants
(+ Headfall, The Irascibles, Guto Pryce)
The Globe Cardiff August
2015
Darling Buds
(+ Helen Love, Thee Faction, Burning Ferns)
Le Pub Newport October
2015
Read here
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
(+ Dead Rat Orchestra)
Colston Hall Bristol October
2015
Read here
Slaves
(+ Wonk Unit, Spring King)
Great Hall Cardiff November
2015
Public Service Broadcasting
(+ François And The Atlas Mountains)
Y Plas Cardiff November
2015
Read here
Charlatans
(+ Frankie & The Heartstrings, Yucatan)
Tramshed Cardiff December
2015
Bob Mould
(+ Estrons)
The Globe Cardiff February
2016
Read here
Snuff
(+ Bad Cop Bad Cop, Spoilers)
The Globe Cardiff February
2016
Half Man Half Biscuit Tramshed Cardiff May
2016
Read here
Yak
(+ Cabbage)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff June
2016
Read here
The Wedding Present
(+ Such Small Hands)
Tramshed Cardiff September
2016
Read here
Pretty Vicious
(+ Fangclub, Hollow Nothing)
The Globe Cardiff September
2016
Read here
Le Butcherettes
(+ The Picture Books)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff October
2016
Read here
Teleman
(+ The Hearts)
The Globe Cardiff October
2016
Read here
New Model Army
(+ Mad Dog McCrea)
Tramshed Cardiff November
2016
Read here
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
(+ Felix Hagen & the Family, Esmé Patterson)
Great Hall Cardiff November
2016
Pixies
(+ FEWS)
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff December
2016
Read here
Placebo
(+ Minor Victories)
Newport Centre Newport December
2016
Read here
Super Furry Animals
(+ Goldie Lookin' Chain, Ffug)
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff December
2016
Read here
Future Of The Left
(+ USA Nails, Frauds)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff January
2017
Read here
Elbow
(+ C Duncan)
Newport Centre Newport March
2017
Read here
Grandaddy
(+ Amber Arcades)
Colston Hall Bristol March
2017
Read here
Saint Etienne Tramshed Cardiff June
2017
Read here
Public Service Broadcasting Ebbw Vale Institute Ebbw Vale June
2017
Read here
The Wedding Present
(+ Young Romance)
O2 Academy Bristol June
2017
Read here
Wolf Alice
(+ Head Noise)
Muni Arts Centre Pontypridd August
2017
Read here
Nadine Shah
(+ Life)
The Globe Cardiff October
2017
Read here
Public Service Broadcasting
(+ Palace)
Colston Hall Bristol October
2017
Read here
Estrons
(+ Chroma, Palomino Party)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff December
2017
Read here
British Sea Power
(+ American Mustard)
The Globe Cardiff February
2018
Read here
Belly Glee Club Cardiff June
2018
Read here
The Breeders
(+ Pip Blom)
O2 Academy Bristol July
2018
Read here
Ride
(+ Flowers)
Tramshed Cardiff September
2018
Read here
Idles
(+ Heavy Lungs)
SWX Bristol October
2018
Read here
Gwenno
(+ Adwaith, Halo Maud)
Tramshed Cardiff October
2018
Public Service Broadcasting
(+ Perfect Body)
Riverfront Theatre Newport October
2018
Read here
Shame
(+ HMLTD, Fontaines D.C.)
SWX Bristol November
2018
Read here
Courtney Barnett
(+ Laura Jean)
Great Hall Cardiff November
2018
Read here
Slaves
(+ Lady Bird, Willie J. Healey)
Tramshed Cardiff November
2018
Read here
Estrons
(+ Mellt, Y Sybs)
The Globe Cardiff December
2018
Read here
The Coral
(+ Cut Glass Kings, Marvin Powell)
Tramshed Cardiff March
2019
Read here
The Wedding Present
(+ The Flatmates)
Tramshed Cardiff May
2019
Goat Girl
(+ Pet Grotesque, Teddy Hunter)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff June
2019
Read here
Ash
(+ Novacub)
Tramshed Cardiff August
2019
Pixies
(+ The Big Moon)
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff September
2019
Read here
Pom Poko
(+ Orchards)
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff October
2019
Read here
New Model Army
(+ The Secret Faces)
Tramshed Cardiff November
2019
Marika Hackman
(+ Do Nothing)
The Gate Cardiff February
2020



Festivals

I've not been a big festival goer, and the last one I attended was, well as you'll see below, a very long time ago. But here are the ones I did go to with, where applicable, links to my ruminations on them.


Festival Acts Date Link to post
Glastonbury Festival Blue Aeroplanes
Tom Jones
Primal Scream
Lou Reed
Youssou N'Dour
June
1992
Read here
Reading Festival Nirvana
Public Enemy
Bjorn Again
L7
and others
August
1992
Part 1

Part 2
Glastonbury Festival Rolf Harris
The Kinks
The Ukranians
Velvet Underground
June
1993
Read here
Glastonbury Festival Peter Gabriel
James
Rage Against The Machine
Johnny Cash
June
1994
Part 1

Part 2
Glastonbury Festival PJ Harvey
Oasis
John Otway
Pulp
June
1995
Read here
Fire & Steel, Torrington Back To The Planet
(+ Electric Groove Temple, Funkabubble, Middle Earth
Electric Orange, Saturday Night Beaver, Annalise, Rug
Athletics, Jellybabes, E-Type, 4 Desperate Men
Hiphoperation, Equus, Shrug, Full Tilt Boogie Band)
August
1995
Summer Daze, Langtree Hawkwind
(+ Trip, Captain Rizz, Bates Motel + about 30 other bands and DJs
July
1996
Read here



1 comment:

  1. This is a great list. I knew that I'd seen Chumbawamba in Westward Ho, and wanted to confirm the date. I was at loads of the same gigs in the early 90s in Exeter.

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