Here's a competition Ex-Stagger-ganza (there's not really a pun there...) for you all. You've got a chance to win tickets (and booze if you live in London) to the multi-venue Stag & Dagger festivals, taking place this week.
S&D returns for its second year bigger, better and in more places having branched out oop North to Leeds and North of the border to Glasgow. That is, of course, in addition to East London.
There's far, far too many bands playing to list them all - including the awesome Abe Vigoda (pictured), but here's a few highlights.
LONDON – THURSDAY 21 MAY:
Venues include Old Blue Last, 93 Feet East, Cargo, Macbeth, Favela Chic, Spread Eagle, Queen Of Hoxton, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, Horse & Groom.
Cold War Kids, Evan Dando, Wild Beasts, Ungdomskulen, Andrew Weatherall, Micachu & the Shapes, Blue Bambinos, Battant, Joe Gideon & the Shark, Temper Trap, Let’s Wrestle, Tubelord, The Virgin Passages, Pens, Sex Beat DJs, Times New Viking, Everything Everything, Dananananaykroyd, The Twilight Sad, We Have Band, Phantom Band, ZNTN, Plugs, No Pain in Pop DJs, Abe Vigoda, The Mae Shi, An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump, Blank Dogs, Wet Dog, Factory Floor, The Spolkestra, Navvy, Plan B DJs,Cursive, Singleton, Duchess Says, Wintersleep, Dag for Dag
LEEDS – FRIDAY 22 MAY:
Venues include Brudenell Social Club, the Faversham, TJ’s Woodhouse Club, Packhorse and Upstairs at The Library.
King Creosote, The Twilight Sad, Pictish Trail, Player Piano, Cursive, Girls, Beth Jeans Houghton, Micachu & the Shapes, Telepathe, Dananananaykroyd, Vivian Girls, Wavves, Cold War Kids, The Mae Shi, White Denim, Abe Vigoda, Wintersleep, Crystal Antlers, Tubelord, Phantom Band, Male Bo, nding, Miles Benjamin-Anthony Robinson, Screeming 66Casiokids, Delphic, Everything Everything, Youth Attack, Raised by Wolves, Mumdance, Tomb Crew
GLASGOW - SATURDAY 23 MAY:
Venues include Art School, Nice N Sleazy, ABC1, Stereo and Captain's Rest.
David Barbarossa, Meursault, Jacob Yates and the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers, White Denim, Phantom Band, KONX-OM-PAX, Tim Exile, Clark, Lemonade, Joy Formidable, Chew Lips, Record Playerz DJs, Art of Parties DJs, DOLBY ANOL, Boycotts, Findo Gask, Gay Blades, Cursive, Hot Club DJs, Over the Wall, Paper Planes, Tubelord, Miles Benjamin-Anthony Robinson, French Wives, Dananananaykroyd, The Mae Shi, BMX Bandits, The Aliens, Men & Machines, JD Twitch (Optimo), Secret Guest, The Twilight Sad, Cold War Kids
Here's what's up for grabs:
Four tickets for the London event plus £100 worth of drinks vouchers for you and your mates (only at The Old Blue Last).
Four tickets to the Leeds event.
Four pairs to the Glasgow event.
To enter, simply send your name, address, which city you'd like to tickets for, and your best East London, Leeds or Glasgow inspired cocktail recipe* to me (Luke Slater), in a Private Message/note. You'll need to sign up to do so. You can do this by clicking on my name at the top and sending a note. Or just clicking my profile here and doing the same.
London winners will be notified Thursday morning
Leeds and Glasgow will be notified Friday morning
For those of you who don't win or can't be arsed to enter, you can still buy tickets for £15 advance from SeeTickets, WeGotTickets and Gigantic. Tickets can also be bought from Firetrap stores in Leeds and London. More info on the Stag & Dagger website
*N.B I may or may not be trying out these cocktails for my own amusement.