Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

Tunbridge Wells Forum was recently crowned 'Britain's Best Small Venue' after NME and JD Roots ran a competition seeking out which venue you (and a small panel of experts) thought deserved the title. To celebrate their victory, Enter Shikari played an intimate show on June 5th.

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

A judging panel, consisting of Frank Turner, T In The Park and Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut promoter Geoff Ellis, Reading And Leeds Festivals mainman Melvin Benn, Jo Dipple, head of UK Music, Radio 1's Huw Stephens and NME's own Krissi Murison, Mike Williams and Luke Lewis cast their votes to decide the winning venue.

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

An intimate show, indeed - Enter Shikari played for 220 lucky fans.

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

Enter Shikari played classic tracks including 'Destabilise', 'Juggernauts' and 'Mothership'.

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

Frontman Rou Reynolds also performed an acoustic version of 'Stalemate', atop the venue's bar.

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

Enter Shikari closed their set with 'Sssnakepit' and 'Zzzonked'.

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

The Cribs also played an intimate hometown show in Wakefield as part of JD Roots' and NME's Small Venue campaign.

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

The Horrors and Twin Atlantic have already headlined stellar gigs in their respective hometowns.

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Enter Shikari are also playing at this year's T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross.

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

Following their Tunbridge Wells Forum show, Enter Shikari wrote on their official Facebook page: "cheers Tunbridge Wells. that was a sweaty one."

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

Enter Shikari playing at Britain's best small venue, Tunbridge Wells Forum.

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

Fans seemed to enjoy the show, with @AshhMoorr Tweeting "Such a sick night at Enter Shikari, SO GOOD".

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Enter Shikari get back to their roots at Tunbridge Wells Forum

Enter Shikari fan @FuckYesSpud Tweeted: "If you don't clap along to 'Sorry You're Not A Winner' by Enter Shikari then you aren't even human".

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