Cam Cole

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)

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 »

Popes of Chillitown

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 »

King Nun

With Lamb, King Nun
are on their way to becoming one of rock’s vital voices

Alien Chicks

‘I really like this’ – Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6

County Pilots

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 Zutons


The Clause

The Clause are a four-piece from Birmingham who have been jamming together since childhood.

J Mahon

Raised in North Queensland, Australia, Jarrod Mahon is not one to shy away from bold new endeavours.

The Total Stone Roses

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 Xmas Showcase

In Good Company host their end of year showcase hosted by Chris Wilde

Inertial Sounds presents

Inertial Sounds presents Circus, Flux, The Baboon Room and The Sound Department.

Pat Sharp Boys

“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 Grungemass

A Very Merry Folk Grungemas curated by Kind Hearted with special guests Betty Kendrick, Harrison Rimmer & The Cherished Times

Parka Monkeys Xmas Party

Parka Monkeys Christmas Party – the Live indie disco is back at Bootleg Social for a hometown festive treat

Open Mic

In Good Company final open mic of the year!

Ginge Xmas Party

Ginge presents – A very ginger Christmas Party.

Worriers + PAWS

Co-headline tour of Brooklyn based punk duo Worriers and Scottish punk band PAWS

The Kairos

First formed in 2019 and with an impressive array of much critically acclaimed single releases already under their belts

Tuesday Night Whites

Following some impressive support slots it became impossible not to offer Tuesday Night Whites their first Blackpool headline.

Emma Taylor

Influenced by Wolf Alice, Tash Sultana and Holly Humberstone, Emma has quickly become one of Bootleg’s favourite emerging local acts in 2023

Angel Du$t – Powerplant – T.S Warspite

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.

The Telescopes

FFO – Jesus & The Mary Chain, Pink Floyd, My Bloody Valentine, bdrmm, psych shoegaze.

Riskee & The Ridicule

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

Apollo Junction live in Blackpool

Beans on Toast

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.

Personal Trainer

“An understated and slow burning joy – full of subtlety that you can’t help but return to”
So Young Magazine

Dirty Sound Magnet

The band’s DNA can be traced back to the ancestral ‘Golden Age of Rock’ (60s, 70s)

Naked Lungs

“[a] filthy thing” – Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music)

Hamish Hawk

Hamish Hawk returns to Bootleg this August Tickets on sale 10am Friday.

Lost Hills

Lost Hills will headline Bootleg this August for the first time!

Miles Kane

The legendary Miles Kane will stop by Bootleg next month for an intimate acoustic show. On sale 10am Wednesday

In Good Company Showcase No.3

You heard it here first… In Good Company’s showcase is back!

Detroit Cobras

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

Holiday Ghosts’ music manages to perfectly encapsulate their name

The Howlers

One of the UK’s must-see live acts

Open Mic

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

Octopus Montage

Blackpool locals Octopus Montage [Pop-Punk/Metalcore] are joined by Aleya [Metalcore] on the final date of their July Weekender.

Open Mic

No slots, just turn up and play

Electric Six

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

The Cherished Times

The Cherished Times return with fantastic support from Darwin and The Finches & GC Holmes

The Sherlocks

Over recent years The Sherlocks have become one of the most exciting live bands in the UK.

A.S Fanning

“…a brooding baritone worthy of Matt Berninger…” – Clash

Hotel Lux + 113

‘Undeniably infectious’ – Uncut

Retro Video Club

Retro Video Club have established themselves as one of the most promising indie bands in the UK


French post punk

Bill Shakes

Killa Tapes, in association with Audio Factory and Bootleg Social present Hip Hop’s 50th birthday.

Saul Adamczewski

Saul Adamczewski, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer with Fat White Family, Insecure Men; and collaborator with many of your other favourite artists

Emma Taylor & Daisy Atkinson

joint single release party for Emma Taylor and Daisy Atkinson with special guests New Divide & Space Drive

Dischord Album Launch

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!


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.

Cowboyy + Jekyll

art-pop four piece cowboyy + jekyll

SLAG x Reclaim Blackpool

Reclaim Slag: A Reclaim Blackpool fundraiser hosted by Skate Like A Girl Collective.

Ask Elliot + guests

Ask Elliot are a 4-piece indie band,

Indie showcase

An indie showcase of four North West artists

Pet Needs

The hotly hipped Pet Needs play Blackpool for the first time this November

The Meffs

Pulling no punches as ever, Lily calls out societal inequality at every opportunity over a wall of hard-hitting melodies

Spilt + Slo Cheetah

Unhinged and aggressive SPILTs music throws you into a frantic dervish, a frenzied pulpit of sonic rage

October Drift

One of our favourite live bands

The Style Councillors

The Style Councillors are the world’s one and only tribute to The Style Council.

The Cherished Times + guests

The Cherished Times, Cartoon Food & Betty Kendrick play Bootleg this March!

Sky Valley Mistress

After the world collapsing, Sky Valley Mistress finally return to the stage to break it down again

The Oozes

The Oozes are a London-bred, queer-punk four piece

Shredd + guests



One of the most exciting people in British music.


FFO – METZ, IDLES, Gallus, False Heads

Dirty Sound Magnet

Swiss vintage psych-rock power trio

This Will Destroy Your Ears

Formed in 2017 in the Landes region of south-west France by Magali

Bob Log III

Bob Log III, Fat Possum recording artist and one man band crown prince of punk blues from Tuscon, Arizona.

Definitely Oasis

Definitely Oasis returns to Blackpool

New Divide + Emma Taylor

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

Dub War

head-turning fusion of rock, punk, hip-hop and reggae dub

The Juice

This Feeling presents

Loose Articles

Manchester punks make their seaside debut

Skinny Living

Echoing Bill Withers, The Isley Brothers and Paolo Nutini

The Rills

The Rills return to headline as part of IVW

Tokky Horror

Unhappy hardcore trio Tokky Horror play Blackpool as part of Independent Venue Week.

Honey Moon

Expect luscious harmonies and intricate dreamy guitars blended with soulful motown grooves

Pip Blom

“Blom’s buoyant indie-rock proves hard to resist” – Uncut (4/5)

The Total Stone Roses

The UK’s BEST Stone Roses Tribute return to the stage

Boston Manor


Bad Nana

Hometown debut show

Ryan McCombs

Ryan McCombs from Soil & Drowning Pool

Kiwi, County Pilots, The Forensics

Kiwi return to Blackpool for their first headline show with support from Country Pilots & The Forensics

Huw & The Greater Good

FFO – Cage the Elephant, The Waterboy’s, The War on Drugs.

The Wave Pictures

Although they’re British, you’ll hear a cross between US artists Jonathan Richman, Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt

Joe & The Shitboys

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.

Jealous + Blow Up

Jealous is a powerhouse art-punk trio that has been a big part of Berlin’s contemporary music scene.

Yakumama, GEESE, The Pickups

Salford’s Yakumama bring their blues rock to Blackpool for the first time.

Stone Foundation

AGMP presents

Sarpa Salpa

Fresh off the back of their first USA dates, playing 8 shows in 5 days at the coveted SXSW Festival in Austin

The Skinner Brothers

Crosstown Concerts presents The Skinner Brothers

Group Listening

Group Listening is a new project by Stephen Black and Paul Jones

Harrison Rimmer + Sally Pepper

Bouncing between upbeat alternative rock to reflective and mellow acoustic ballads.

The Twang

Formed in 2014, The Twang are well regarded as one of the best bands of the 2000s indie boom.

The Ebeneze

Indie acoustic night

North West metal showcase

North West metal showcase featuring Asylum City Zoo, Bloodmores & Blacklist

Wolski Open Mic

Get in touch if you’d like to play

Casey Lowry

Tik Tok sensation Casey Lowry stops off at Bootleg

Ferocious Dog

Ferocious Dog are a six-piece band who deal in a vibrant vein of Celtic-folk infused punk rock

Coach Party

Big one to watch

Tide Lines

Tide Lines formed in Glasgow in 2016 but are deeply rooted in rural Scotland.

We Are Scientists

American rock band We Are Scientists debuted in the early aughts with the angular post-punk edge

Riskee & The Ridicule

Unofficial Rebellion opening party!

Kieff + guests

Post-punk minded quartet KIEFF combine their love for sonic onslaught, chaotic harmonies and the unusual to create exuberant and fierce songs

Spear of Destiny

Post-Punk/Goth icons Spear of Destiny perform live at the Bootleg Social in Blackpool

Open Mic

Monthly open mic sessions

Phoebe Green

“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

John Bramwell is perhaps best-known for his time as the songwriter and frontman of Manchester three-piece, I Am Kloot

The Blinders

The Blinders return to Bootleg as part of an exclusive three date album release.

The Heavy North + Geese

Returning to Blackpool in support of their debut album


Sydney alt rock band, for fans of The DMA’s, The Lemonheads & Oasis

Open Mic

Wolski’s open mic returns

Deja Vega

Deja Vega take it seaside!

Hollie Cook

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

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.

Mandrake Handshake + The Pickups

‘Skittering rhythms, bloody synths and psychedelic harmonies’ – The Independent

Saloon Dion + Sugarstone

Saloon Dion formed in May last year from the remnants of some of Bristol’s most well-loved post-punk and surf-rock outfits.

Kind Hearted Thieves + guests

His powerful & haunting tones have been likened to musical greats Eddie Vedder & Nick Drake

Divorce + guests

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

Jamie Webster

Liverpool singer songwriter Jamie Webster

Ukraine fundraiser

Dischord, Eye Scream Men & Hot Pink Sewage takeover Bootleg

Ben Ottewell (Gomez)

Lead singer of Gomez on an intimate solo acoustic tour.

Beans On Toast

Culk folk legend

Jonny Brown (Twisted Wheel)

Jonny Brown of Twisted Wheel returns to Bootleg for a one off solo acoustic show!

The Illicits + Ivory Skies

4 piece Rock Band who have recently signed to Alan McGee’s Creation 23 Label.

Definitely Oasis

Definitely Oasis are regarded by many Oasis fans and promoters alike as the best Oasis tribute band there is!

Weekend Recovery

Receiving glowing reviews and airplay from the likes of NME, Music Glue, Radio X, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Kerrang

Pork Pie

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

The Royston Club

Welsh Indie quartet The Royston Club follow up their sold out 2021 dates with a nationwide headline tour kicking off in Blackpool

Sick Joy

Sick Joy’s ‘noise-pop’ blood is dirtied with echoes of Pixies and Nirvana among many others.

The Clause

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

Peeping Drexels

Steve Lamacq “A band I immediately like”

SNAYX + guests

“…They’ll rip a hole in the Space-Time Continuum…” – Jack Saunders

Wolski’s Open Mic Launch

Wednesday 16th February we’re relaunching our open mic night which will be hosted by our good friend Wolski 🎤

The Lounge Society + Honeyglaze

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

The Coral

One off intimate show with The Coral


A blistering, rhythmically intricate UK trio that flit between math-rock and post-punk

The Hara

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.

False Advertising + The C33’s

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

Molly Parden

Georgia native Molly Parden has been part of the touring band for artists such as Faye Webster, Sam Outlaw, and David Ramirez

The Total Stone Roses + Oaysis

The UK’s BEST Stone Roses Tribute return to the stage after a brief 16 month, covid-induced hiatus

Blacklist & Octopus Montage

Blacklist & Octopus Montage team up for the Xmas Co-Headline

Sumblime & Beast Decoys

Two of Blackpool’s finest tribute bands, celebrating the music of USA’s most versatile bands – Sublime and Beastie Boys.

Fauna + guests

Manchester-based indie 4-piece Fauna make their triumphant return to Blackpool for a long-awaited homecoming show

Strange Bones


The Psychotic Monks + guests

The band’s live shows are now renowned for their uncompromising nature

Narrow Head + Bloodmoon

“a catchy dose of ’90s shoegaze and grunge worship” BROOKLYN VEGAN

Parka Monkeys

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

The Sherlocks

Sheffield quartet The Sherlocks established themselves as key contenders in a new wave of British bands keeping alt-rock

The Smyths

The Smyths present “The Queen Is Dead“

Wolfgang Flur (Ex-Kraftwerk)

Wolfgang Flur a key member of German electronic pianoeers Kraftwerk

Enola Gay

“Pushing the boundaries, breaking the mould!” – Jack Saunders, BBC Radio1

Will & the People

Their music is nostalgic, colourful, both melodically and lyrically


Influenced by the hardcore punk and noise rock of the 80s and 90s

Daybreaker + guests

Daybreaker return to Bootleg Social after the release of their recent EP “Sanctuary”.

Sam Brookes

Folk-meets-jazz twisting and turning at the outer reaches of the singer-songwriter role, his music is confessional in the most explicit way

Hamish Hawk

“Post-punk-informed pop with whooping vocals and driving bass” MOJO

Seagoth – This Feeling

20 year old British, alt-pop producer & singer/songwriter

Chubby & The Gang

West London five-piece with a landslide of critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone for their debut album ‘Speed Kills’

Black Marble

Influenced by coldwave, early-’80s synth pop, and the mighty bass playing of New Order’s Peter Hook

False Heads + Deaddeaddead

“the future of Rock and Roll” Danny Fields (The Ramones manager)

The Goa Express

‘Brooklyn new-wave tinged with northern psych’


Coasting between ‘70s rock and blue-eyed soul

TV Priest + GENN

TV Priest are one of the most exciting new acts to step into a well supported and exciting punk genre

Egyptian Blue + Grandmas House

“Think Wire meets Joy Division distorted through an LSD wash.” – So Young Magazine