Kasabian, Pretenders, Peth – free gigs this week (begins June 8)

Your guide to the best free live music around the UK

Welcome to NME.COM‘s guide to this week’s free gigs (week beginning June 8).

From record shop in-stores to one-off events and signing sessions, we feature the best free live music in the UK.

Check back every Monday to see what free live events are happening near you.


This weeks free events are listed below (all times are BST).

June 8:
Koopa, Chelmsford HMV (1pm)
Madensuyu, London Pure Groove (1.15pm)
Koopa, Colchester HMV (5pm)
Little Boots, London HMV, 150 Oxford Street (6pm)
Kasabian, Manchester HMV, 90 Market St (6pm)
Wave Machine, London Pure Groove (6.30pm)
The Drones, London Rough Trade East (7pm)
Billy Vincent, London The Flowerpot (10pm)

June 9:
Curly Hair, London Pure Groove (1.15pm)
Battant, London Rough Trade East (7pm)
Rose Elinor Dougall, London Pure Groove (6.30pm)

June 10:
Fol Chen, London Pure Groove (1.15pm)
The Pretenders, London Rough Trade East (7pm)

June 11:
Copy Haho, London Pure Groove (1.15pm)
The Peth, Cardiff HMV (5pm)
Julie Feeney, Cork HMV (6pm)
Black Lips (DJ Set), London Rough Trade East (7pm)

June 12:
ZoeyVanGoey, London Pure Groove (1.15pm)
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool? & Young Fathers, London Cargo (6pm-3am)
Kasms, London Pure Groove (6.30pm)


June 13:
The Words, Stockport The Blue Cat Cafe Bar (9.30pm)

June 14:
Acoustic Ladyland, London South Bank Centre (Meltdown 2009) (5.30pm)

If you want your free event listed here, email with ‘Free Gigs’ as the subject.


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