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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

DEADLETTER

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

Planet

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

LIFE

“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

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

Audiobooks

“This is thrilling, possibly visionary pop” Uncut 8/10


The Coral

One off intimate show with The Coral

CLT DRP

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

The Hara

Scruff of the Neck presents The Hara

Blanket

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

STRANGE BONES HOMETOWN SHOW

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

FEET

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

DITZ

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’

Tempesst

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

Julia Bardo

Formally of Working Mens Club Julia Bardo now embarks on her debut headline tour!

Thumper

‘Cult heroes in their native Dublin, the band’s crunching sound and intense live shows are shot through with a dynamic, ultra-infectious sense of energy.’ CLASH Magazine

The Estevans + guests

Estevans are a 4 piece Alternative Indie band from Guildford

She Drew The Gun

“One of the must uniquely brilliant bands in the UK today” – Louder than War

Marlowe

“The most astonishing album of the year” – BBC 6 Music

Little Comets

As part of Revive Live Little Comets make their Blackpool debut! Limited capacity show.

Kashmere + guests

British indie pop quartet Kashmere formed from suburban Manchester towns

The Lottery Winners

The Lottery Winners can be found pottering somewhere in-between the blithe of the Beach Boys and the suffering of the Smiths

Pizzagirl

Plaudits from The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Vice, and NME confirm Pizzagirl’s status as a unique, quick-witted and vital energy

Blacklist + guests

thrash metal group Blacklist return to headline Bootleg Social alongside Hellfekted & Thrasherwolf

Sin Circus + Guests

Sin Circus return to the stage alongside long time friends Phantom Sea and Twisted Obsession!

Cam Cole

Multiple viral internet videos, a rapidly increasing following from all over the world, a well- received debut album and now playing Bootleg Social!

Shame

Socially distant show with one of Britain’s most celebrated new bands.

Beach Riot

Brighton based fuzzed out indie pop.

Kashmere

Manchester’s next breakthrough indie band.

Document

Evoking the noir, paranoid imagery captured within the spirit of early post-punk

Goan Dogs

“Very slick and stand out Bristol five piece” – BBC Radio 6 Music

Parka Monkeys

Two hours of the best Indie, Britpop and Rock and Roll anthems

PINS

Danceable alternative post-punk transmissions

Chris Helme (ex-The Seahorses)

Special intimate show with ex-The Seahorses frontman Chris Helme

Spilt

Socially distanced performance with psych grunge trio SPILT

Columbia + guests

Merseyside rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse

Baby Strange + guests

“Baby Strange are confrontational, cold-hearted and brilliantly unnerving” – NME

Jon Gomm (Socially Distant)

“Hands down the most amazing guitarist I have ever seen!” – Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)

The Empire Police + guests

“This band are extraordinary” – Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music

Jekyll + guests

“Best of 2019” BBC Radio One

The Smyths

The Smyths present “Meat is Murder“ is a 2 set / 2 hour show that will celebrate the album in it’s entirety alongside classics and hits by The Smiths.

IST IST // Jekyll

For fans of Interpol, Editors, Joy Division & New Order

Bethlehem Casuals // Askari

“All over the place in the best kind of way” – Marc Riley, BBC Radio 6 Music

Dirty Laces + guests

Three of Manchesters best new rock and roll bands.

BDRMM + guests

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – NME

POSTPONED: October Drift

Postponed due to COVID.
‘Selling out some of the best small venues in Britain thanks to a flourishing reputation for live shows’ – The Independent

Team Picture

BBC Sounds Of 2020 Winner – BBC Introducing In West Yorkshire

LUNAR C + guests

Don’t Flop Legend LUNAR-C makes his Blackpool debut with support from LCK DWN Studios

Fever + guests

Signed to Blossoms Very Clever Records FEVER make their Blackpool debut with support from RAE & Lost Hills.

Dirty Dike + guests

UK Hip Hop legend Dirty Dike makes his Blackpool debut with High Focus Dj Sammy B Side, DJ Woody, Amos, DJ Pro-P, Demloxx, NACS1, Barely Hyman and Rob Del Terror.

Definitely Oasis

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

Jon Gomm

Performing in his hometown for the first time in years we presents the incomparable, virtuoso guitarist Jon Gomm.

“Hands down the most amazing guitarist I have ever seen!” – Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)

Cut Glass Kings

Skeleton Key Records fuzzed out blues rock duo. Support from Liverpools The Heavy North & local favourites Du Pig.

METZ

“one of the planet’s most exhilarating live acts”

JOHN (TIMESTWO)

JOHN (TIMESTWO). London, UK. Four arms, four legs, two heads, wood, metal and plastic.

Red Rum Club

Red Rum Club 2021

Massively popular Sextet hailing from Liverpool channelling ‘Tarntino-esque’ wild western vibes.

Porridge Radio

Mercury Prize 2020 shortlisted album

Bon Iver Aftershow

The Bootleg team serving great drinks and playing great music till late, free entry.

Soul Food

The Soul Food DJ’s monthly session. Playing the best of Northern Soul, Funk, 60’s, Mod and Ska.

Tiger Tribe // Jacobi // Big Bear

Celebrating the BEST breakthrough bands of 2017. Pink Rabbit present: Tiger Tribe, Jacobi & Big Bear.

Dick Valentine (Electric Six) Acoustic

Electric Six front man Dick Valentine Acoustic show. Support from Owen Holt, Rhys Watkins & Megan Rowe.

Game Of Thrones Quiz Night

Pink Rabbit Events present their first ever PRE quiz starting with Game of Thrones.

ALT-J Aftershow Party

Unofficial after-show party, playing the best indie alternative hits from 10pm till 4am.