11 alternatives to watching the World Cup this summer



So the World Cup is well under way. The biggest tournament on the planet. But do you care?

While some can’t wait to see how it will unfold, others will be dreading the back to back TV coverage, sight of St George Crosses everywhere and the weight of expectation that will hang over the country.

So rather than lock yourself in a darkened room, here are some alternative ways to spend the next five weeks:

Robbie-WilliamsRobbie Williams

Catch Robbie on his Swings Both Ways tour. He is on tour in support of his latest UK no. 1 album: which has seen Robbie equal Elvis Presley’s record for UK no. 1 albums.

 See Robbie live: 16-17 June Leeds first direct arena // 22-23 June Newcastle Metro Radio Arena // 29-30 June & 02 July Manchester Phones 4u Arena

 Get your Robbie Williams tickets here

Eric-Clapton-2014Eric Clapton

The legend that is Eric Clapton will be playing just 2 live shows in the UK this June.

See Eric Live: 21 June Glasgow SSE Hydro // 22 June Leeds First direct Arena

Get your Eric Clapton tickets here

kings-of-leonKings of Leon

Rock giants kings of Leon are back in the UK this summer. Playing big stadium gigs with some top drawer acts in support.

See KOL live: 18 June Machester Phones 4u Arena // 22 June Milton Keynes Bowl // 02 July Swansea Liberty Stadium

Get your Kings of Leon tickets here

calling-festivalCalling Festival Clapham Common

Saturday 28 June
Aerosmith | Thunder | Walking Papers | Joe Bonamassa | Richie Sambora | 3 Dudes

Sunday 29 June
Stevie Wonder | Jack Johnson | Paloma Faith | India Arie

Get your Clapham Calling tickets here

daptone-super-soul-reviewDaptone Super Soul Review 

Shepherds Bush Empire, 27 June 2014.

A night of spectacular soul from the best of Daptone’s stable.

Featuring: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings | Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires | Antibalas | The Sugarman 3 | With special guests Saun & Starr and Master of Ceremonies Binky Griptite

 Get Daptone Super Soul Revue tickets

jessie-j-ticketsJessie J

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, 25 June 2014.

Brit Award winner Jessie J, will be bringing her poptastic performance to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in June.

Jessie will take to the stage in the beautiful surroundings of Europe’s largest open air theatre.

Get your Jessie j tickets

Jay-&-Silent-BobJay & Silent Bob

Eventim Apollo, 01 July 2014.

One for the slackers! Screening of ‘Jay & Silent Bobs Super Groovy Cartoon Movie’ followed by the Hollywood Babble-On podcast Q&A featuring Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes.

Get your Jay & Silent Bob tickets here

mamma-mia-square-largeMamma Mia!

Novello Theatre London, 19.45 Mon – Sat plus Saturday matinee show.

If you are intent on avoiding the football and have a at least a passing interest in Abba then look no further. Night after night, audiences are having the time of their lives at  Mamma Mia!

Get your Mamma Mia tickets here

london-eye-ticketsLondon Eye

Since 2000, the 135m tall Ferris wheel on the banks of the river Thames has attracted over 34 million visitors and now boasts the first live action, spectacular 4D pre-show which offers an exclusive multi-sensory experience.  The London Eye offers jaw-dropping panoramic views of London.

Get your London Eye tickets here 

the-eagles-ticketsThe Eagles

Having sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five number one U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards, The Eagles are definitely worth going to see.

See The Eagles: 23 June Phones 4u Arena Manchester // 25 June first direct arena Leeds

Get your tickets to see The Eagles here

British Summer Time Libertines PosterBarclaycard Presents British Summer Time

Hyde Park 03 – 13 July

A massive line-up of some of the worlds biggest acts will be taking over Hyde Park this July. With a range of ticket options, a huge list of talent and on of London’s most picturesque parks,  BST is one of the best line-ups of the summer.

Headline shows from: Arcade Fire // Black Sabbath // The Libertines // McBusted // Neil young // Tom Jones

Get your British Summer Time tickets here



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