Every year at Leeds/Reading festival there are thousands of people who don’t go anywhere near the main arena. Of course, seeing Rage Against the Machine or Blink 182 rake in money whilst doing substandard covers of their own work is ill-advised, but paying close to £200 to sit at the Carling stage is equally so. Over the past few years, however, the smaller festival has positively bloomed, meaning there’s rarely a summer month goes by without a major city hosting it’s own little get together of small and medium sized bands. Manchester has recently had it’s own little flourish, topped off with Parklife this weekend, but there’s arguably been nothing in the area that has come close to the line-up that The 1234 Shoreditch has lined up. Wavves, Dum Dum Girls, Rolo Tomassi, Vivian Girls, Civil Civic, Bitches, Mazes, Spectrals, La Shark, Veronica Falls and Fucked Up are only some of the bands on show, making everybody north of the Watford Gap absolutely sick with envy. You can have a look at the full line-up yourself here. It’s the third time the event has been held, and even the hipsters of London will struggle to find something to grumble about with this.
The festival takes place in Shoreditch Park, and tickets are a paltry £20 – about the price of a pint in London. If that’s too much for you and you still want to get down on Saturday July 24th, then fear not – there are two pairs of tickets up for grabs from these very pages. In order to get your name in the hat, all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org and with the name of the artist that perform the track below. There won’t be any extra points for the title of the song, but there will be if you book them to play Manchester.
The competition will be closing on June 24th, giving you a full month to get tickets if you miss out from the festival’s official website, below.
So, identify whoever made this track and email the answer to email@example.com for your chance to win a set of tickets.
(originally posted on pitchfork)