Bookings

We've had quite an auspicious line up of bands playing in the stacks over the last few years. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a taste of what you can expect to come!

8 months 3 weeks ago

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Tickets for Misty Miller are available now!

1 year 4 months ago

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With supprt from Zibrahttp://www.seetickets.com/event/rat-boy/skelmersdale-library-skelmersdale/880770http://ticketlab.co.uk/event/id/136/Rat-Boy

1 year 5 months ago

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Since the release of her album Hinterland earlier this year, LoneLady has been busy playing a run of festivals, including a packed William’s Green tent at Glastonbury, and a Barbican residency for Doug Aitken’s Station To Station. Watch a short film on Station to Station, which includes LoneLady talking about her concrete-inspired residency, here: https://youtu.be/CJEL4uVC-aoReleased on Warp in March this year, LoneLady’s album Hinterland comes like a bolt from the dark, channelling dance and funk influences to explore the post-industrial ruinscape, brutalist architecture and psychogeography of her native Manchester.“A masterpiece” - The Quietus**** The Times**** The Guardian **** Q**** Mojo**** NMETickets for Lonelady are available now!

1 year 5 months ago

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The Guardian gives them 5 starts for their "perfect melodies". We give them the library stage for the night! Jack Cooper and James Hoare bring their acoustic indie pop to Lancaster in September. Formerly of Mazes and Veronica Falls respectively, they've produced an amazing debut album showcasing some really rather exceptional songwriting.Tickets for Ultimate Painting are available now!

1 year 5 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

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On 23 September, 2005, at the Joiners Arms in Southampton, Frank Turner played his last gig with his hardcore band, Million Dead. On the laminates that listed the tour dates, the entry for 24 September simply read: ‘Get a job.’ Deflated, jaded and hungover, Frank returned to his hometown of Winchester without a plan for the future. All he knew was that he wanted to keep playing music.Cut to 13 April 2012, over a thousand shows later (show 1,216 to be precise), and he was headlining a sold-out gig at Wembley Arena with his band The Sleeping Souls.Told through his tour reminiscences, this is the blisteringly honest story of Frank’s career from drug-fuelled house parties and the grimy club scene to filling out arenas, fans roaring every word back at him. But more than that, it is an intimate account of what it’s like to spend your life constantly on the road, sleeping on floors, invariably jetlagged, all for the love of playing live music.Promoting the release of the book, Frank will embark on a short book tour - including this intimate show at Liverpool Library on Saturday 28 March -  featuring reading extracts from the book; Q&As with rock journalist and author Ian Winwood; questions from the floor and a smattering of songs from his extensive catalogue.Tickets go on sale on Friday 27 February on SEE Tickets. We'll put the link here when we have it!

1 year 10 months ago

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2 years 2 months ago

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Tickets “One of those debut singles that is so sit-up-and-listen stunning, you find yourself playing it again and again” Sunday Times Culture “It's got an appealingly naive quality and yet somehow, simultaneously, an intangibly erotic essence.” Guardian New Band of the Day “Effortlessly charming... Perfect pop music” DIY Class of 2014 “Our favourite new guitar-pop band” Time Out's One To Watch 2014 Teleman – “Tele”, from the Greek for “distance” – are a band you're invited to, not inundated with. Their sparse, welcoming minimalist synth tones, gentle motorik beats and balloon-light melodies seeped quietly onto the radio last year and hypnotized the alt-pop nation. Their festival sets of 2013 (including Glastonbury and Latitude) drew an attentive, fascinated fanbase who already knew the words to unreleased songs. And their lyrics – stream-of-consciousness character tales and dream imagery – vividly invite your own interpretation. With two stunning singles under their belt, London”s Teleman are pleased to announce full details of their debut album “Breakfast”. Produced by Bernard Butler, “Breakfast” will be released on May 26th through Moshi Moshi Records. Listen to new track “Lady Low” – a limpid, sax-drenched portrait of the wreckage of an affair – and download it for free via Facebook. From the pared-back “Cristina”, to the modernist proposition of “Steam Train Girl” (both former singles which clocked up plays across Radio 1 and earned themselves Playlist spots on BBC 6Music and Xfm) and new track “Lady Low”, variety abounds on “Breakfast”. Elsewhere is the sweeping psych pop of “23 Floors Up” – a song of high-rise hotel passions and paranoia – and the startling 'Mainline', a warped, electro-fied chain-gang blues full of visions of burning seas, secret gangs and luminous lovers. “It's like visions from a dream in places,” singer Thomas Sanders explains. “I love really strong images. You hear a lyric and as soon as the lyric is said you see it in front of you.” “A lot of the lyrics are based on personal experience, but a lot of it, is story-telling and a lot of it is fiction,” says Thomas. “I really like double-meaning or other interpretations. I'm purposefully ambiguous. Sometimes you write a song and you don't think about the lyrics again for years until someone asks you what it”s about. I love listening to other people”s interpretations”. If that's what they”ve understood then that is a meaning in itself. In the same way as if you look at a painting and you see something, you've definitely seen it, it's definitely real for you.” As is fitting for the most understated yet enthralling new band in the country, Teleman came together almost by osmosis. Thomas, his keyboardist brother Jonny and bassist Pete Cattermoul found themselves adrift in London when the two guitarists left their previous band, Pete and the Pirates, but weren't ready to stop playing music together. As a three-piece working with a drum machine, they found far more space and freedom in the music they could make. “It was quite liberating, because smaller numbers have quite an interesting dynamic to them,” says Pete. Playing a few shows live with a drum machine made them feel “tied down”, however, until one key gig at the Old Blue Last introduced them to the support act's drummer Hiro Amamiya (“we poached him in an amicable way”). Having brought last year to a close by touring with Suede, the quartet supported Franz Ferdinand, Metronomy and Maximo Park at shows in Spring before they head out on this, their own headline tour. They are also confirmed for a string of festivals including Field Day, Green Man and Secret Garden Party.

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2 years 5 months ago

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TicketsDay of the Dog saw Ezra Furman progress from the dark chamber-pop and gorgeous balladry of his solo debut and emerging as a stylish, technicolor, pulse-quickening rock provocateur conjuring an intriguing selection of iconic vintage styles. With early singles My Zero and Tell 'em All to go to Hell all being playlisted on BBC 6Music, and with a five star Guardian review under his belt, Furman returns to the U.K off the back of a sold-out tour to play a string of festivals over the summer including Dot to Dot, End of the Road & Bestival. After selling out two dates at the 100 Club in London we are pleased to announce that Ezra will be playing Lancaster Library on the 27th August.Day of the Dog was recorded with the members of his regular touring band The Boy-Friends: Sam Durkes - drums, percussion; Ben Joseph - piano, miscellaneous; Jorgen Jorgensen - bass, miscellaneous; Tim Sandusky - saxophone. Furman supplied vocals, guitar, miscellaneous. Throughout the album, there is a sense of bold ambition and grand artistry in the tradition of songwriting giants of the past, but set apart by an undercurrent of deranged, ragged glory.Songs like My Zero and Been So Strange take the broad-stroke tunefulness 80's heartland rock, strip off the gloss, deconstruct it, and reassemble it along unsettling and far more potent lines. Tell 'Em All to Go to Hell, Anything Can Happen and And Maybe God is a Train, affect a lurid 70s glam stance - jittery drumming driving glitter-and-dirt smeared guitar, strategically gilded with leering sax lines. Meanwhile, the title track evokes the shock therapy of John Lennon's initial harrowing post-Beatles albums - stark piano chords reverberating over massive but minimalist drums. Through it all, Ezra sings in a uniquely stylized yet powerful voice that alternates between odd, tremulous beauty and startling, guttural viscerality.He formed his first band, Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, in 2006 while attending Tufts University. His lead singing and songwriting connected with listeners like a left hook to the jaw, a mix of stinging garage-rock and stripped-down acoustic numbers. He would write and record a total of four albums with this combo: Banging Down the Doors (2007), Inside the Human Body (2008), Moon Face (2009) and Mysterious Power (2011). Furman and the band toured extensively during this period, winning a cult of hardcore fans across the U.S. as well as in Europe.Ultimately, Ezra parted ways with that band, returned home to Chicago, holed up in an attic recording studio and wrote and recorded the cycle of ten songs, each assigned to particular months of the year, he titled The Year Of No Returning. His aim was the self-professed lofty goal of real protest. Initially self-released, The Year Of No Returning was picked up by Bar/None and released for the first time on CD in the Summer of 2013, in conjunction with a full band tour of the East Coast and MidWest.For Day of the Dog it's all about the rock 'n' roll with some punk panache thrown in. Ezra once again has re-invented himself , this time as an angry young man ready to throw himself on the pyre in search of the redemption that will follow.Tickets are available through Ticketlab and See Tickets from 9am on Friday 13th June.

2 years 5 months ago

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It’s with regret that we’ve had to postpone the upcoming shows with East India Youth in Oldham and Kendal. Unfortunately the advance ticket sales weren’t sufficient to contemplate going ahead. Both East India Youth and Loud In Libraries extend their apologies to all ticket holders, and will work to reschedule these shows at a future date.

2 years 7 months ago

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It’s with regret that we’ve had to postpone the upcoming shows with East India Youth in Oldham and Kendal. Unfortunately the advance ticket sales weren’t sufficient to contemplate going ahead. Both East India Youth and Loud In Libraries extend their apologies to all ticket holders, and will work to reschedule these shows at a future date.

2 years 7 months ago

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Clean Bandit just hit No. 1 in the UK charts with their single Rather Be. What better time to hit a library for the first show of their tour? Coming to Lancaster Library on the 30th April, Clean Bandit will be playing their dance/pop magic at an all ages gig. This show is SOLD OUT. Sorry if you missed out!

2 years 9 months ago

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2 years 11 months ago

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Nick Mulvey is coming to Liverpool Central Library in March. This is the second gig that the recently refurbished library has put on, and we're excited to have the multi-instrumentalist grace the stage. Formerly a member of Mercury Music Award nominated Portico Quartet, Nick is now pursuing his own career with his own brand of acoustic guitar led tunes. If you've not heard him yet, then just switch on your radio! His latest single "Nitrous" has had quite a lot of air play of late - here's the video if you can't reach a radio right now: Tickets are available from our ticket page, Ticketlab or See Tickets

2 years 11 months ago

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Brooklyn three-piece The Lone Bellow will release their debut UK EP ‘The One You Should’ve Let Go’ on December 9th through Descendant Records / Sony Music. Born in Brooklyn, New York, with deep family and musical roots in Georgia, the fast-rising acoustic trio The Lone Bellow is proving, show by show, that the sounds and stories of Main Street resonate on Main Streets everywhere, winning fans across America and now around the world with their particular brand of ‘Brooklyn country’. Led by Zach Williams, the Lone Bellow’s lead singer and principal songwriter, the band begun with what was meant to be just a jam session with Williams’ old friend Brian Elmquist and fellow singer Kanene Pipkin at a Brooklyn diner. Williams recalls, “three songs in, I realized I should quit what I’m doing and just make music with these people.” The trio’s debut four-track EP is exuberant in its playing and welcoming in its attitude. Though the lyrics have a melancholic undercurrent, the rhythm tracks are more rave-ups than ruminations, with swelling three-part harmonies and rousing group choruses. ‘The One You Should’ve Let Go’ acts as the perfect introduction to The Lone Bellow in anticipation of their UK debut album release in spring 2014. The Lone Bellow released their self-titled debut album in the US earlier this year to unanimous rave reviews from everyone from USA Today, The New York Times, NPR and The Associated Press, to Paste, Forbes and Filter. The band subsequently appeared on both Conan O’ Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Since the US release the band haven’t stopped touring. They have recently completed a summer-long national tour of festivals, including Stagecoach, Austin City Limits, Outsidelands and Newport Folk Fest, as well as playing with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Robert Plant and The Civil Wars. They’ve also recently played their first run of headline shows, one of which drew a jubilant hometown crowd of over 3,000 on a rain-soaked Brooklyn night. Williams first came to songwriting via near-tragedy when his young wife was catastrophically injured in a horseback riding accident. Physicians initially told Williams that, at best, his wife would leave the hospital a paraplegic, but after pioneering treatment she ultimately regained the ability to walk. Having experienced a feeling of something close to a miracle, it revitalised Williams’ drive to be creative. Two years ago, following a soul-searching trip he’d taken with his wife, Williams re-emerged with a stack of deeply personal songs -- tender but frank tales of romantic rupture and hard-fought redemption -- rooted in the country, folk and gospel of his Southern youth. Having played in Philadelphia opening for their friends in The Civil Wars, Williams met with Grammy Award Winning producer Charlie Peacock who went on to record their debut album in three days at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall, capturing the spirit and the sound of these three closely-harmonized individuals, both at their most confident and their most vulnerable. The Lone Bellow tour the UK in Spring of 2014, hitting the intimate and atmospheric Kendal library on the 8th March. You can get tickets from our ticket page, Ticketlab or See Tickets

2 years 11 months ago

£8.00
London based band Wolf Alice have just released their debut EP Blush. Yes, there’s nudity on the cover, but beyond that are four breathtaking, guitar driven, lovelorn tracks. The title track Blush with it's delicate and wandering guitar chords initially sounds like an XX song but as soon as Ellie Rowsell’s sugary and heartfelt vocals start it takes on a life of it's own; the track gently builds and warms to a crescendo, creating a whirling wall of sound. Watch the video here Wolf Alice’s sound is shoe gaze fuzz meets twitchy guitars and I like it. We’ve booked them for two shows this December – you can check them out at Lancaster Library on Friday 6 December and Liverpool Library on Saturday 7 December. Get your tickets here

3 years 2 months ago

£6.00
London based band Wolf Alice have just released their debut EP Blush. Yes, there’s nudity on the cover, but beyond that are four breathtaking, guitar driven, lovelorn tracks. The title track Blush with it's delicate and wandering guitar chords initially sounds like an XX song but as soon as Ellie Rowsell’s sugary and heartfelt vocals start it takes on a life of it's own; the track gently builds and warms to a crescendo, creating a whirling wall of sound. Watch the video here Wolf Alice’s sound is shoe gaze fuzz meets twitchy guitars and I like it. We’ve booked them for two shows this December – you can check them out at Lancaster Library on Friday 6 December and Liverpool Library on Saturday 7 December. Get your tickets here

3 years 2 months ago

£6.00
What Would Beyonce Do is the phenomenal word of mouth smash hit. From a room above a pub to 4 sell out runs at Soho Theatre Main stage & 2 extensions at this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival. Get it Loud in Libraries presents Luisa Omielan’s What would Beyoncé do?! ALL MY SINGLE LADIES, you know when you spotted your BABY’S FATHER FATHER, and you fall CRAZY IN LOVE but it all goes tits up and you’re all ME, MYSELF AND I, then you GET ME BODIED, and you’re like hold up, he’s the BEST THING I NEVER HAD, I must have bumped my head because WHO RUNS THE WORLD? Well, if like me you’re an INDEPENDENT WOMAN who still lives with your mumma, come check out WHAT WOULD BEYONCE DO?! I want you to say HELLO and let’s get this party JUMPIN’ JUMPIN’! "Feel good factor so pronounced they should prescribe it on the NHS." **** Telegraph "Uplifting, intense and fearless...the ‘Queen B’ of comedy." ***** WhatsOnStage “Omielan is crystal-clearly a mainstream star in the making.” The Guardian “Fast-talking, smart-mouthed delivery... The kind of show that puts a spring in your step as you leave.” The Observer “So fresh, so original, so funny that you should expect a full on rearrangement of your insides" Vogue Tickets available at our ticket page, on See Tickets or at Ticketlab

3 years 2 months ago

£10.00
Drenge have burst onto the scene in magnificent style this year. Want to know what all the fuss is about? Check them out at Lancaster Library this October! Tickets available from our ticket page, Ticketlab or See Tickets.

3 years 4 months ago

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After a year away, Get it Loud in Libraries is back with a special gig at Kendal Library: Tim Burgess, singer and author, will be taking the stage to play a mix of old favourites and new tunes. The lead singer of legendary Manchester indie band The Charlatans has had an exciting and varied career and life which is reflected both in his music and his writing. This is a show not to be missed, so head on over to our ticket page. Tickets can also be found at See Tickets or over at Ticketlab.

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