Around The Campfire

Posted: Tuesday 7 November 2017

The days are getting shorter, the nights are drawing in and all we want to do is go somewhere warm and cosy! Come and join us, as we go ‘around the campfire’ and introduce you to some of the finest singer-songwriters on tour this autumn/winter.
If that doesn’t warm you up, courtesy of Carlsberg, you can also win tickets to an O2 Academy gig of your choice this November!
Wrap up and read on for more.

Fleet Foxes

It's been six long years for Fleet Foxes' UK fanbase, but the Seattle-based indie folk band finally return for a two-night residency at O2 Academy Brixton on the heels of their latest opus, Crack-Up. The album, which has received praise from fans and critics alike, is their third studio album and features their latest compelling track, 'Fools Errand'. You'll also be able to catch Nick Hakim in action as support for Fleet Foxes, as the young singer continues to put a modern spin on classic soul.

See them here: 

O2 Academy Brixton: Sunday 26 November - Buy Tickets 

O2 Academy Brixton: Monday 27 November - Buy Tickets

Marika Hackman

2017 saw Marika Hackman find a lot of freedom in her music, with new album I’m Not Your Man tackling subjects such as femininity, sexuality and the perils of being young in a fast-paced world. The record saw her progress from the intimate folk sound that established her and revealed an uninhibited artist set out to make a statement. Raw with emotion and a grungier aesthetic, this is the start of a whole new era for the singer.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Thursday 23 November - Buy Tickets 

Angus & Julia Stone

Brother and sister duo, Angus & Julia Stone are coming to the UK this autumn for their biggest headline tour to date, where they’ll be performing material from their mesmerising new album Snow. Their authentic and hypnotic take on folk-pop has cast a spell across listeners all over the world and Snow is yet another chapter in their enchanting journey. Come along and prepare to be swept up by their wistful stories.

O2 Academy Brixton: Tuesday 7 November - Buy Tickets 

O2 Ritz Manchester: Wednesday 8 November - Buy Tickets 

Mighty Oaks

Heavily influenced by tales of love, loss and beauty, Mighty Oaks’ latest album Dreamers is full of honest and authentic songs that tug on your heartstrings. In a night filled with indie and folk music, be sure not to miss out as you just might discover your new favourite band in support act Giant Rooks.

O2 Academy Islington: Monday 27 November - Buy Tickets 

Vance Joy

Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy has racked up millions of Spotify streams since the release of his debut album Dream Your Life Away in 2014. His smooth voice makes for easy listening, while the gentle guitar melodies are as dreamy as they come. Having supported Taylor Swift on tour and sold out many of his previous headline dates in the UK, his upcoming shows are a must-see for anyone who enjoys losing themselves in song. 

O2 Academy Brixton: Wednesday 7 March 2018 - Buy Tickets 

O2 ABC Glasgow: Thursday 22 March 2018 - Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Bristol: Saturday 24 March 2018 - Buy Tickets 

O2 Ritz Manchester: Sunday 25 March 2018 - Buy Tickets

First Aid Kit

Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg have been making music as First Aid Kit for 10 years now, and in that time they’ve released three albums, with a new one expected to land in January 2018. Known for pouring their heart and soul into their music, their glistening folk-country anthems such as ‘My Silver Lining’ will have you lusting for long journeys and crisp winter walks. Listen to latest single ‘It’s A Shame’ and come and surround yourself with their music when they come to the UK this February.

O2 Academy Glasgow: Saturday 24 February 2018 - SOLD OUT

Jamie Lawson

Jamie Lawson’s 2015 self-titled album was the first to be released by Ed Sheeran’s own label and saw him reach the number one spot and win an Ivor Novello Award, much due to single ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’. The follow-up, Happy Accidents, was released earlier this year and builds upon the acoustic songwriters’ heartfelt, but chirpy sound that reflects the changing seasons. Jamie hits the road in March, so book your tickets now and join in the sing-a-longs. 

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Monday 12 March 2018 - Buy Tickets 

O2 Institute Birmingham: Tuesday 13 March 2018 - Buy Tickets

Lord Huron

Blossomed from the mind of Ben Schneider, Lord Huron took inspiration from the landscapes of Michigan and transformed them into stunning indie-folk anthems. Single ‘The Night We Met’ was even used in the hit Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’. Now two albums deep, the band are heading to the UK to remind fans of the beauty their music holds.

O2 Ritz Manchester: Friday 19 January 2018 - Buy Tickets 

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Tuesday 23 January 2018 - Buy Tickets

O2 ABC Glasgow: Saturday 27 January 2018 - Buy Tickets 


This Is The Kit

Releasing her accomplished fourth album Moonshine Freeze earlier this year, folk artist This Is The Kit - otherwise known as Kate Stables – continues to write poignant and honest words and embody them amongst delicate guitars and atmospherics. Though she’s spending much of the next few months on the road with The National, she’s taking some time out to play a string of headline dates this winter. 

O2 ABC Glasgow: Friday 19 January 2018 - Buy Tickets 

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Thursday 25 January 2018 - Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Oxford: Sunday 28 January 2018 - Buy Tickets

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