It's August 16 at a mystery Manchester venue, and NME.COM has tickets to give away...

STARSAILOR are to play a tiny V2002 warm-up – and NME.COM has tickets to give away.

The band are due to perform at V2002 in Chelmsford and Stafford over the weekend of August 17-18, and NME.COM can reveal that to warm up for that date, the group will play a 400-500 capacity show in Manchester on August 16. Tickets will not be put on general sale and the location is being kept a secret until the day of the show.

NME.COM has five pairs of tickets to give away. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is email your name, address and contact telephone number to

Starsailor‘s next release will be a DVD. ‘Love is Here (Live)’ has been given a tentative release date of September 9, and will feature a live show recorded at the London Forum in November 2001. Other features include a documentary on the recording of their debut album, a tour film and the videos to the singles from ‘Love Is Here’.