First of all, I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the NCTJ for scheduling my exams on the same days as Radio 1 Rock Week. No, really, you shouldn’t have.
Second, how exciting does this line-up look? The Radio 1 Rock Week has a great reputation for creating awesome live gigs – last year, for instance, included great acts such as Enter Shikari, Frank Turner, Mallory Knox and Don Broco.
This year the annual celebration of rock music takes place over three nights, with three acts playing an exclusive set per night. The line-up is as follows:
Monday 9 June:
- Of Mice & Men
- Bury Tomorrow
Tuesday 10 June:
- Lower Than Atlantis
- Mallory Knox
Wednesday 11 June:
- Lonely The Brave
- Wolf Alice
Personally, I like the look of Monday’s line-up best – Of Mice & Men are one of my favourite bands at the moment. However, Mallory Knox are returning to Rock Week for the second year in a row, which just goes to show how awesome they are to have beem given the honour again. Plus, Lower Than Atlantis’s new single is awesome, and I’d love to hear it live.
The worst thing about these gigs is that there are only 60 pairs of tickets up for grabs at each event. That means only 120 people will be able to witness these awesome nights, and because of my exams I won’t be one of them. Sad face.
Thankfully all three gigs will be broadcast live from the legendary Maida Vale studios on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show, so I can listen along in my bedroom whilst pretending to revise.
If you’re lucky enough to be available during the Radio 1 Rock Week, there’s still time to apply for tickets! More information can be found here.