It‘s an exciting time to listen to Cam Cole and follow his journey. From the streets of Camden in London his songs, his guitars, his Farmer footdrums and most importantly his followers have taken him across the world. A cameo on Emmy winning TV show Ted Lasso, festivals in the UK, Sweden, Norway, the Belgium,… Read more »
THE BLUETONES (Acoustic) + Enjoyable Listens 7:30pm, Friday 12th April Bootleg Social, Topping Street, Blackpool, Fy1 3AQ The Bluetones frontman Mark Morriss and his partner in crime Adam Devlin are taking their ‘Bluetones Acoustic’ show back out on the road in spring 24 and will be making a ‘Slight Return’ to Bootleg Social in Blackpool… Read more »
👽 GREETING EARTHLINGS 👽 Extra-terrestrial joymongers – HENGE – have been delighting audiences in the UK and Europe since they landed on Planet Earth seven years ago. Their scintillating live performances earned them ‘Best Live Act’ at the Independent Festival Awards and they have since cemented their reputation with two acclaimed albums, numerous tours and… Read more »
Initially emerging from the UK ska/punk scene, Popes Of Chillitown quickly established themselves as keen to break conventions and incorporate wider influences into their sound. Impossible to tie down and with enough energy to power a small city, their songs drag you through punk, two-tone, rock, hip-hop, reggae, drum & bass, dub, metal and more…. Read more »
With Lamb, King Nun
are on their way to becoming one of rock’s vital voices
‘I really like this’ – Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6
County Pilots return to Bootleg following a string of impressive support slots over 2023 to headline their first Blackpool gig this February! Support from The Forensics
The Clause are a four-piece from Birmingham who have been jamming together since childhood.
Raised in North Queensland, Australia, Jarrod Mahon is not one to shy away from bold new endeavours.
The UK’s BEST Stone Roses Tribute return to the stage to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the eponymous Stone Roses Debut Album!
In Good Company host their end of year showcase hosted by Chris Wilde
Inertial Sounds presents Circus, Flux, The Baboon Room and The Sound Department.
“Ah no, I was going to write one about us being an actual band from the 80s but I had to do proper work.
Just call us the world’s most bearable 80s cover band made up of stars in their eyes rejects. Sponsored by Simon Cowell”
A Very Merry Folk Grungemas curated by Kind Hearted with special guests Betty Kendrick, Harrison Rimmer & The Cherished Times
Parka Monkeys Christmas Party – the Live indie disco is back at Bootleg Social for a hometown festive treat
In Good Company final open mic of the year!
Ginge presents – A very ginger Christmas Party.
Co-headline tour of Brooklyn based punk duo Worriers and Scottish punk band PAWS
First formed in 2019 and with an impressive array of much critically acclaimed single releases already under their belts
“Brighton’s new guitar heroes” – NME
Following some impressive support slots it became impossible not to offer Tuesday Night Whites their first Blackpool headline.
In Good Company presents
Influenced by Wolf Alice, Tash Sultana and Holly Humberstone, Emma has quickly become one of Bootleg’s favourite emerging local acts in 2023
Justice Tripp, vocalist / guitarist for Baltimore, Maryland’s Angel Du$t, has never been one for making rock albums, at least not in the traditional sense.
FFO – Jesus & The Mary Chain, Pink Floyd, My Bloody Valentine, bdrmm, psych shoegaze.
Riskee & The Ridicule return to Bootleg for a special midnight show following their Empress Ballroom show at Rebellion!
Rebellion pre-show with Svetlanas, Girls Like Us & Death Trails
Apollo Junction live in Blackpool
Captivating hearts and minds with his tales of love, politics and the human experience, Beans is unafraid to challenge the status quo with his irreverent wit and soul-stirring lyricism.
“An understated and slow burning joy – full of subtlety that you can’t help but return to”
So Young Magazine
The band’s DNA can be traced back to the ancestral ‘Golden Age of Rock’ (60s, 70s)
“[a] filthy thing” – Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music)
Hamish Hawk returns to Bootleg this August Tickets on sale 10am Friday.
Lost Hills will headline Bootleg this August for the first time!
The legendary Miles Kane will stop by Bootleg next month for an intimate acoustic show. On sale 10am Wednesday
You heard it here first… In Good Company’s showcase is back!
Blurring the lines between R&B and R&R and soul, The Detroit Cobras are the go-to party band for those in the know.
Holiday Ghosts’ music manages to perfectly encapsulate their name
One of the UK’s must-see live acts
Two preston indie bands
No slots, just turn up and play.
Saturday 26 August we welcome Sleeper to Blackpool in conjunction with the Music Venue Trust
Sleeper enjoyed huge critical and commercial success in the mid 90’s
Blackpool locals Octopus Montage [Pop-Punk/Metalcore] are joined by Aleya [Metalcore] on the final date of their July Weekender.
No slots, just turn up and play
Danger! Danger! We are very excited to be bringing Detroit legends, Electric Six to Bootleg Social as part of an intimate run of shows across the summer.
The Bristol-based rock outfit made waves in 2018, garnering support from Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and the Radio 1 Rock Show surrounding the release of Goodbye Dinosaur
Raising Money and Awareness for SUDC UK
The Cherished Times return with fantastic support from Darwin and The Finches & GC Holmes
Over recent years The Sherlocks have become one of the most exciting live bands in the UK.
“…a brooding baritone worthy of Matt Berninger…” – Clash
‘Undeniably infectious’ – Uncut
Retro Video Club have established themselves as one of the most promising indie bands in the UK
French post punk
Killa Tapes, in association with Audio Factory and Bootleg Social present Hip Hop’s 50th birthday.
Saul Adamczewski, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer with Fat White Family, Insecure Men; and collaborator with many of your other favourite artists
joint single release party for Emma Taylor and Daisy Atkinson with special guests New Divide & Space Drive
AGMP presents LONDON CALLING PLAY THE CLASH
In support of their 5th album ‘Cotton Famine Road’ seaside punks Dischord will take to Bootleg Social to celebrate it with support from Snatch Game & Death Trails!
Stacked line up of local talent
they’ve made their name gigging tirelessly across the UK, with word of mouth praise of their chaotic, life-affirming show travelling far and wide.
art-pop four piece cowboyy + jekyll
Reclaim Slag: A Reclaim Blackpool fundraiser hosted by Skate Like A Girl Collective.
Ask Elliot are a 4-piece indie band,
An indie showcase of four North West artists
The hotly hipped Pet Needs play Blackpool for the first time this November
Pulling no punches as ever, Lily calls out societal inequality at every opportunity over a wall of hard-hitting melodies
Unhinged and aggressive SPILTs music throws you into a frantic dervish, a frenzied pulpit of sonic rage
One of our favourite live bands
The Style Councillors are the world’s one and only tribute to The Style Council.
The Cherished Times, Cartoon Food & Betty Kendrick play Bootleg this March!
After the world collapsing, Sky Valley Mistress finally return to the stage to break it down again
The Oozes are a London-bred, queer-punk four piece
SHREDD ARE A PSYCHEDELIC/GARAGE/FUZZ BAND FROM GLASGOW
No slots, turn up and play.
One of the most exciting people in British music.
FFO – METZ, IDLES, Gallus, False Heads
The first In Good Company local talent showcase.
Swiss vintage psych-rock power trio
Formed in 2017 in the Landes region of south-west France by Magali
Bob Log III, Fat Possum recording artist and one man band crown prince of punk blues from Tuscon, Arizona.
Definitely Oasis returns to Blackpool
Swiss & American punk
𝕹𝖊𝖜 𝕯𝖎𝖛𝖎𝖉𝖊 is an emerging Alt-Pop band from Manchester
Taking inspiration from acts such as Fontaines D.C., Parquet Courts and Car Seat Headrest
head-turning fusion of rock, punk, hip-hop and reggae dub
This Feeling presents
Manchester punks make their seaside debut
Echoing Bill Withers, The Isley Brothers and Paolo Nutini
The Rills return to headline as part of IVW
Unhappy hardcore trio Tokky Horror play Blackpool as part of Independent Venue Week.
Independent Venue Week show of blues rock
Expect luscious harmonies and intricate dreamy guitars blended with soulful motown grooves
“Blom’s buoyant indie-rock proves hard to resist” – Uncut (4/5)
The UK’s BEST Stone Roses Tribute return to the stage
free party with tons of special guests
Hometown debut show
Ryan McCombs from Soil & Drowning Pool
Kiwi return to Blackpool for their first headline show with support from Country Pilots & The Forensics
Alright are an unsigned indie-rock band, originating in Blackpool
FFO – Cage the Elephant, The Waterboy’s, The War on Drugs.
Although they’re British, you’ll hear a cross between US artists Jonathan Richman, Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt
Joe & the Shitboys are four bisexual vegan punks holding a mirror up to the world with a nod, a wink and a fuck you to conservative society.
“One of the most important bands in Melbourne” Rolling Stone
Jealous is a powerhouse art-punk trio that has been a big part of Berlin’s contemporary music scene.
Salford’s Yakumama bring their blues rock to Blackpool for the first time.
blackpool music run pre-show
Fresh off the back of their first USA dates, playing 8 shows in 5 days at the coveted SXSW Festival in Austin
Crosstown Concerts presents The Skinner Brothers
Group Listening is a new project by Stephen Black and Paul Jones
Bouncing between upbeat alternative rock to reflective and mellow acoustic ballads.
Formed in 2014, The Twang are well regarded as one of the best bands of the 2000s indie boom.
Indie acoustic night
North West metal showcase featuring Asylum City Zoo, Bloodmores & Blacklist
Get in touch if you’d like to play
Tik Tok sensation Casey Lowry stops off at Bootleg
Daisy Atkinson, Emily Rhodes, Emma Taylor
Ferocious Dog are a six-piece band who deal in a vibrant vein of Celtic-folk infused punk rock
Big one to watch
Tide Lines formed in Glasgow in 2016 but are deeply rooted in rural Scotland.
American rock band We Are Scientists debuted in the early aughts with the angular post-punk edge
Rebellion Fringe Festival
Unofficial Rebellion opening party!
Post-punk minded quartet KIEFF combine their love for sonic onslaught, chaotic harmonies and the unusual to create exuberant and fierce songs
Post-Punk/Goth icons Spear of Destiny perform live at the Bootleg Social in Blackpool
Monthly open mic sessions
“In a world that attempts to make young women feel small, Green finds the fuel to make herself sound huge.” – Pitchfork
Hailing from Yorkshire, now South London rooted, DEADLETTER channel the droll fury of The Fall and the lopsided rhythms of LCD Soundsystem into a strain of vehement post-punk, exploring the darker side of existence through a lens of narrative-driven levity. With members being firm friends from birth, there is an instinctive understanding of movement and… Read more »
John Bramwell is perhaps best-known for his time as the songwriter and frontman of Manchester three-piece, I Am Kloot
The Blinders return to Bootleg as part of an exclusive three date album release.
Returning to Blackpool in support of their debut album
Sydney alt rock band, for fans of The DMA’s, The Lemonheads & Oasis
Wolski’s open mic returns
Deja Vega take it seaside!
Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent with charming charisma to craft her own dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes
“Every song LIFE put their name to has electricity coursing through it’s veins’’ CLASH
Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison have been tipped by Radio 1, BBC Introducing and This Feeling for big things
SHEAFS are a post-punk five-piece from Sheffield.
‘Skittering rhythms, bloody synths and psychedelic harmonies’ – The Independent
Saloon Dion formed in May last year from the remnants of some of Bristol’s most well-loved post-punk and surf-rock outfits.
His powerful & haunting tones have been likened to musical greats Eddie Vedder & Nick Drake
A night of experimental/psych music in Blackpool’s favourite basement
Freshly signed to tastemaker London label Hand In Hive (TV Priest, Wyldest, Blackaby), Nottingham newcomers Divorce fizz into life with their debut single coming soon
Liverpool singer songwriter Jamie Webster
Dischord, Eye Scream Men & Hot Pink Sewage takeover Bootleg
Lead singer of Gomez on an intimate solo acoustic tour.
Culk folk legend
Jonny Brown of Twisted Wheel returns to Bootleg for a one off solo acoustic show!
4 piece Rock Band who have recently signed to Alan McGee’s Creation 23 Label.
Definitely Oasis are regarded by many Oasis fans and promoters alike as the best Oasis tribute band there is!
Receiving glowing reviews and airplay from the likes of NME, Music Glue, Radio X, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Kerrang
Sell out shows throughout the UK and headliners at the official Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party, this is a night you DO NOT want to miss
Welsh Indie quartet The Royston Club follow up their sold out 2021 dates with a nationwide headline tour kicking off in Blackpool
Two of Ska Punks best emerging bands
Sick Joy’s ‘noise-pop’ blood is dirtied with echoes of Pixies and Nirvana among many others.
The band have been featured on Radio 1, 6, X and XS and honoured to play on Radio 1’s Big Weekend this year. Two singles have reached No. 1 in the iTunes rock chart
Steve Lamacq “A band I immediately like”
“…They’ll rip a hole in the Space-Time Continuum…” – Jack Saunders
Wednesday 16th February we’re relaunching our open mic night which will be hosted by our good friend Wolski 🎤
Hailing from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, they are the next to emerge from the contagious ‘Calder Sound’, alongside Working Men’s Club, The Orielles and WH Lung
“This is thrilling, possibly visionary pop” Uncut 8/10
Recently signed to Alan McGee’s new label, Creation23
One off intimate show with The Coral
A blistering, rhythmically intricate UK trio that flit between math-rock and post-punk
Scruff of the Neck presents The Hara
As part of Independent Venue Week and in celebration of their second album Blanket will be returning to Bootleg for a special hometown show.
Emerging from humble DIY beginnings in Manchester, having spent years honing their craft by self-recording and self-releasing their own take on alternative, grungy alternative rock
Georgia native Molly Parden has been part of the touring band for artists such as Faye Webster, Sam Outlaw, and David Ramirez
The UK’s BEST Stone Roses Tribute return to the stage after a brief 16 month, covid-induced hiatus
Blacklist & Octopus Montage team up for the Xmas Co-Headline
Two of Blackpool’s finest tribute bands, celebrating the music of USA’s most versatile bands – Sublime and Beastie Boys.
Manchester-based indie 4-piece Fauna make their triumphant return to Blackpool for a long-awaited homecoming show
STRANGE BONES HOMETOWN SHOW
The band’s live shows are now renowned for their uncompromising nature
“a catchy dose of ’90s shoegaze and grunge worship” BROOKLYN VEGAN
Parka Monkeys performing 2 live sets
London-based indie/punk outfit Feet went from their post-punk leaning early singles to taking a slanted view on Brit-pop revivalism
Sheffield quartet The Sherlocks established themselves as key contenders in a new wave of British bands keeping alt-rock
The Smyths present “The Queen Is Dead“
Wolfgang Flur a key member of German electronic pianoeers Kraftwerk
“Pushing the boundaries, breaking the mould!” – Jack Saunders, BBC Radio1
Their music is nostalgic, colourful, both melodically and lyrically
Influenced by the hardcore punk and noise rock of the 80s and 90s
Daybreaker return to Bootleg Social after the release of their recent EP “Sanctuary”.
Folk-meets-jazz twisting and turning at the outer reaches of the singer-songwriter role, his music is confessional in the most explicit way
“Post-punk-informed pop with whooping vocals and driving bass” MOJO
20 year old British, alt-pop producer & singer/songwriter
West London five-piece with a landslide of critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone for their debut album ‘Speed Kills’
Influenced by coldwave, early-’80s synth pop, and the mighty bass playing of New Order’s Peter Hook
“the future of Rock and Roll” Danny Fields (The Ramones manager)
‘Brooklyn new-wave tinged with northern psych’
Coasting between ‘70s rock and blue-eyed soul
TV Priest are one of the most exciting new acts to step into a well supported and exciting punk genre
“Think Wire meets Joy Division distorted through an LSD wash.” – So Young Magazine