You don’t have to have a rubbish weekend; we have searched high and low for some of the best events coming up which haven’t yet sold out.
There’s plenty going on so don’t sit about staring blankly out of the window waiting for Monday to come back around. Go out, have some fun and enjoy some of these cracking events coming up.
World Class Boxing: Hall v Butler at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena
Saturday 07 June
If all the drama around Carl Froch’s sensational knockout of George Groves has wet your appetite for some world class boxing, then look no further than Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena this weekend.
The IBF Bantamweight Championship of the world will be decided. Stuart Hall will look to retain the title he claimed with a thrilling points win over South Africa’s Vusi Malinga last December when he takes on the undefeated challenger Paul Butler.
Hall said of his challenger:
“Paul’s a good young fighter but this opportunity has come too soon for him. I’m too big and strong for him and it will show on the night.”
Graham Parker and the Rumour at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 07 & Sunday 08 June
Stardom never quite happened for Graham Parker, although his band’s spiky sound has echoed through artists from Elvis Costello to REM.
However, 33 years since he dissolved the Rumour for a solo career in the US – and after they reunited to appear in last year’s Judd Apatow film, This Is 40 – they have returned to a heroes’ welcome.
You can catch tunes like Black Honey, originally performed just once, at the Roundhouse in 1976, and the Springsteenesque Watch the Moon.
Tom Jones at the Chesterfield Proact Stadium
Saturday 07 June
What’s New Pussycat? This! Multi-million selling artist and the finest Welsh crooner of his generation, Sir Tom Jones will be live at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium for one night only this Saturday 07 June 2014.
Get down to the Proact to hear The Voice judge’s iconic full-throated baritone voice. And give it a little Carlton Banks style dancing whilst you are at it.
Charlotte OC at Preston 53 Degrees and London’s Field Day
Thursday 05 June 53 Degrees Preston
Saturday 07 June Field Day Victoria ParkUp and coming singer Charlotte OC brings her soulful voice and dance floor ready pop to Preston 53 Degrees and London’s Field Day. Charlotte channels the bewitching allure of Stevie Nicks and the big-throated finesse of Alicia Keys, her music is a sultry blend of minimalist bluesy soul with funk-edged bass lines and synths.
She counts Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed and Joni Mitchell among her influences.
Find out more about London’s biggest weekend of live music, Field Day, here.