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If you're gutted you can't make it to this year's Reading and Leeds festival, or if you're just desperate to see your favourite acts from the line-up outside the festival field, then don't worry, as we've got a whole bunch of them hitting our doors in the coming months.

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Rae Morris

Rae Morris has been wooing fans across the globe with her love letter-turned second album, Someone Out There recently. Morris’ heart-warming lyrics, ethereal vocals and electro-pop sensibilities make her a must-see in 2018, so if you can’t catch her during the festival season, you can enjoy her mesmerising show later in the year.

O2 Ritz Manchester: Friday 5 October Buy Tickets

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Tom Grennan

Tom Grennan has an undeniable talent, and has become one of the most talked about artists of 2018, but with soulful, indie smash singles like ‘Royal Highness’, it’s easy to see why. With the release of his debut full-length, Lighting Matches imminent and over 14 festival appearances this summer alone, he's truly making his mark, and he’s going to be rounding off what will be an incredible year with a string of career-defining shows.

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Lewis Capaldi

If there is one artist who is blowing everyone out the water in 2018, it’s Scottish balladeer, Lewis Capaldi. With just four songs, he’s managed to sell out three headline tours and bagged a support slot on Sam Smith’s arena tour. Once he’s done toying with people’s emotions at festivals this summer, he’ll back on the road breaking hearts on his biggest headline tour to date.

O2 Academy Bournemouth: Tuesday 30 October Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 3 November Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Leeds: Wednesday 7 November Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: Tuesday 13 November Buy Tickets

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Neil Hilborn

To say that Neil Hilborn has a special way with words would be a gross understatement. After going viral with his poem ‘OCD’ back in 2013, This College National Poetry Slam champion has continued to write and perform his spoken-word stories across the globe, exploring complicated emotions and connecting with millions through his work. Though a must-see at Reading and Leeds festival, he’s also touring the UK not long after, so put the dates in your diary.

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Saturday 20 October Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Liverpool: Thursday 25 October Buy Tickets

O2 Ritz Manchester: Friday 26 October Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Oxford: Friday 2 November Buy Tickets

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Shame

Invigorating, impassioned and brilliant are just some of the words used to describe the five young punks known as Shame. The band are taking the world by storm with the release of highly accoladed album, Songs of Praise, and have quickly earned a reputation as an exhilarating live band, so it’s no surprise that Reading and Leeds snapped them up.  If you’re not able to make the festival, or if you just want to re-live it, come and join the hotly tipped newcomers this November on their unmissable headline tour.

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The Magic Gang

Riding the sweet, sunshine wave that their debut album has created, The Magic Gang have become one of the UK’s most exciting emerging bands of the past year. Their characteristic cocktail of uplifting pop hooks, sweet harmonies and melancholy lyrics has seen them gain a whole lot of love from BBC Radio 1, as well as tours with Wolf Alice and Sundara Karma. If you're looking for the soundtrack to your summer, this is it.

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The Night Café

The Night Café have had an extraordinary twelve months, having already notched up tours with The Wombats and Sundara Karma and releasing a debut EP full of wavy, sun-drenched anthems. They’re the perfect addition to any festival, and with a summer full of them, by the end of the season you’ll be gagging to see them again.

O2 Academy Oxford: Tuesday 25 September Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Sunday 30 September Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Sheffield: Wednesday 3 October Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Liverpool: Friday 5 October Buy Tickets

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The Used

Few people, let alone the scrappy foursome who make up The Used, would have thought that a group of bored teenagers in Utah would be touring internationally with their 17th album 17 years later. The band have earned a dedicated, global following with their high-energy live shows, hard rock melodies and gut-wrenching lyrics, and with new album The Canyon, they’ll continue getting up in the faces of festival and venue crowds alike.

O2 Academy Bristol: Monday 27 August Buy Tickets

O2 Ritz Manchester: Thursday 30 August Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: Friday 31 August Buy Tickets

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Spring King

Making a triumphant return to the Reading and Leeds festival stages this year are Spring King, the unpredictable and energetic quartet from Manchester. Emerging from the studio with new single, ‘Animal’, the first since their acclaimed debut album, the band are back on form and will be taking on their biggest headline shows to date in September.

O2 Academy Liverpool: Saturday 22 September Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Thursday 27 September Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Friday 28 September Buy Tickets

O2 Ritz Manchester: Saturday 29 September Buy Tickets

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Nines

Nines is a man of many talents. Not only has he created a second album full of gritty realism and playful wit that shines a light on London’s estates, but he’s also directed a film to coincide with the record, which includes star performances from J Hus, Ghetts, Mostack, Kurupt FM and many more. See it all come to life at festivals and at his headline dates over the coming year.

O2 ABC Glasgow: Friday 14 September Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Sunday 16 September Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Thursday 20 September Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Friday 21 September Buy Tickets

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Hudson Taylor

Ireland’s favourite duo have recently been whetting their fans’ appetites with the release of EP, Feel It Again, their first new music since their 2015 debut album. With a whole bunch of new delightful folk songs to perform for you, they’re ready to take on both festival stages and venues across the country, where you’ll fall in love with their music all over again.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Tuesday 27 November Buy Tickets

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Nothing, Nowhere.

Breaking all boundaries in the rock, emo and rap world is the enigma known as nothing,nowhere. Signed to the label owned by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, his music brings together many different elements that makes for a truly intriguing listen. Not convinced? Experience it for yourself this October.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 20 October Buy Tickets

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Fickle Friends

Fickle Friends deliver a lovable, quirky and unique, coming of age sound that will see them on the Reading and Leeds festival stage for the third year in a row this summer. Hot off the release of debut album, You Are Someone Else, this proudly millennial group have become a must-see band for 2018, with their sparkling performances and irresistible indie-pop anthems spreading joy both on and off the stage.

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: Friday 19 October Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Friday 26 October Buy Tickets