Local Duo ‘The Duke & The Daisy’ Through To The Finals

Local duo talented singer-songwriters and performers ‘The Duke and The Daisy’ are in with a chance of winning the £10,000 prize, an album release and a priceless platform for their music, in a unique competition by The Convent, dubbed The Song 2014.

Event organised by The Convent.

Musicians who are fed up with formulaic, televised talent contests are in with a chance of winning. This competition is dubbed an ‘anti Voice-Factor’, the exciting competition is giving real songwriters a shot at getting their music produced and heard.

The unique format saw bands & solo artists enter two original songs, with the most talented acts being shortlisted going on to perform live in front of a studio audience, which was broadcast across the globe through Netgig. The Duke & The Daisy went live last night and for those people who bought a ticket, shared a status or wished them good luck I’m sure they are very grateful as they made it to the FINAL!

We are through to the finals of !!!! We are so overwhelmed THANK YOU so much to everyone who voted can’t thank you enough!!

The competition lets real music fans decide who wins by voting online, with the coveted prize including £5,000 cash; £5,000 worth of studio production time and artwork for an album; an edited version of their winning performance being uploaded to the Netgig archive; a profit-share of all paid-for downloads; and an album release on Convent Records.


We wish the duo the best of luck for the final and we ask that you ‘the public’ keep supporting them. These two are constantly pushing local music. Both Bash & Charlie work very hard at their music to be honest it seems like they have a new song written every week. They have been busy recording and writing and put so much dedication into their music.


SCUNTHORPE NIGHTS GIVEAWAY -Head To Our Facebook To Enter #Scunthorpe



Party In The Pines Scunthorpe have kindly given us TWO FREE TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY.

So it’s easy…There are two instructions…

  1. COMMENT THE ORIGINAL POST/IMAGE pinned to the top of our page to ensure entry. (commenting on someone elses re share may mean we can’t see your comment.)

When we say comment it can be a smiley face or a long explanation of why you want to go to Pines it’s completely up to you.

Please make sure you comment the original image pinned to the top of theScunthorpe Nights facebook page else we may not find your comment and then you won’t get a chance to save £40 and the best local festival experience. Remember #ADULTSONLY

Celebrate are also doing a share & win but this is a second opportunity so have ago at both and double your chances.

Good Luck & Thanks for Following us Watch out for more prizes to come just to thank you for sharing and liking our constant posts.

— with Party In The Pines Scunthorpe and Scunny Nightnday.





Interview: Peacock Sessions//Full Vibes – All Ages Event

Ok so this is a new event brought to you by Acid Peacock, so we thought to make it a little easier to understand what it’s all about and avoid confusion we would lay it out for you by asking Acid Peacock (Brad Dring-Hill) a few questions about his event idea. There are two separate posters for this event one is for the live music stuff and the other is for the Hardr:ve event upstairs but both are included in the ticket price. There is also a FAMILY HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. (Read More Below) This event will take place on August 24th 2014.

What is Peacock Sessions about and what’s going to happen?
This is an all encompassing bank holiday takeover of the biggest and best nightclub in scunthorpe.
Using Henry’s sound rig, A fearsome lineup of unsigned bands, an 8 hour dance event with headline slots in the main room and an afternoon acoustic session all included in the one ticket. The event will be hosted by martin morgan too, Scunthorpes number one entertainer and host.

What are the rules on under 18’s attending?
Under 18’s are allowed to enjoy the event from opening until 23:45, which is when the headline band will finish their set. There needs to be a responsible adult with all groups of minors but that can mean one in charge of a group. Obviously alcohol will not be on sale without i.d but there will be a range of soft drinks available.
I’m delighted to be able to include future crowds into this, as theres no other u18 event of this magnitude in the local scene.

What do people get for their money?
For the advanced ticket price of £5, you get 3 events. An afternoon jam and acoustic session hosted by legacy radio and Bash acoustic and finally “Full Vibes” a Trance, drum & bass event upstairs in Zebraz hosted by Hardr:ve and the Peacock Sessions hosted by myself. (Brad Dring-Hill).

This event will be a showcase, every band playing is outstanding and well regarded on their respective scenes. Full Vibes also promises to be something special as Hardr:ve are hosting the rave stage at Party in the Pines festival, so the upstairs line up promises to be a showcase of talent. 1210’s and cdj’s will be used for real mixing.

Why did you decide to do this type of event and what are you expecting from it?
I chose to do an all-dayer purely because I believe Scunthorpe is ready for it. My indie Friday events at the abacus are proving to be extremely popular due to the calibre of bands I’m bringing to play in Scunthorpe. I’m aiming for a stadium gig inside a nightclub, and that’s what I’m delivering.
Due to the venue having two rooms, and noticing how popular our rave and acoustic aspects are at P.I.T.P I decided to include both of them in this event to give even more value for the meagre door charge.

Why is Henry’s your venue of choice?
I chose to do an event at henrys after local Dirty Sterling’s “get into trouble” event, I saw the potential the room would provide with an outstanding lineup so chose to do a bespoke event there, similar to my “latte live sessions” event at the Abacus on the 1st of february. I believe it deserves to be used for a tailor made, professionally run event.

What bands have you got and why should people come see them?
Everyone on this lineup is hand picked for being at the top of their game for both the live show and recorded. Be it puppet rebellion who are hotly tipped for success or the swiines who sell out venues like rock city for fun, every single act is a headliner and their live shows are incredible.

Check the event link out for more info and links, make sure you click attending too as there’s more exciting details yet to be announced..


You are having two separate genre events in the same venue on the same day for very different tastes, how are you going to work this and where will the events take place (i.e) both downstairs or one up one down?  It’s one combined ticket for the whole event, nothing is off limits so everyone’s musical tastes can be addressed. The main room’s capacity is 900+ and upstairs is 250+ so there should be room for everyone to see what they want. That being said, I’m hearing very positive things about all aspects from this event so it’s worth turning out early to make sure full vibes isn’t at “one in one out.”

It also gives partygoers the freedom to choose what they want to listen to, without having to leave the venue, something which I’m delighted to be able to offer.

There is a lot of competition out there at the minute for local venues and promoters what sets your event apart from the rest?
I think my event speaks for itself, you’ll be hard pressed to find an event of this magnitude for the door charge in a room as all encompassing as henrys. Due to the scale and the content I believe the door charge of £10 is very reasonable. But for those who purchase advance tickets the price is reduced to £5 for the entire event. Everyone involved is working extremely hard on this and would like it to become a regular format, when it proves as popular as it promises to.
We’re also using Henry’s state of the art sound rig in the main room, which is rated at 30k and hiring the b&m bins setup for full vibes, so this event will sound as good as the lineups deserve.

Theres also another incentive to purchase tickets, theres only going to be 400 released, and on the night one lucky number will be drawn to win a family holiday in either september this year, or may next year*

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is buy a ticket from Celebrate Partyshop in Scunthorpe, or from an authorised ticket reseller.
check Coastfields Holiday Village for site info.

Keep checking this event page and Acid Peacock Promotions for more prizes yet to be announced.

*t&c’s apply see http://www.coastfeldsleisure.com

Where can tickets be purchased from?
Limited tickets are available from the friendly people at Celebrate Partyshop on Robert street in Scunthorpe (next to Salvatore) in limited quantities and are available now. Why not pick up some American treats, Party supplies or a blyton ice cream while you’re there?




Hosted By Martin Morgan




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New Family festival launches on August 30th

New Family festival launches on August 30th.

Now we know we have Broughton Party In The Pines on August 9th catering for the Indie lover and the hardcore ravers but it is an over 18 event and more adult rated. We also get local Fake Fest every year on Winterton showground.

What is different about the new Slate Festival? Well it’s cheaper than Fake festival for a family day out and fake fest mainly uses cover bands. Slate Fest is providing an affordable day and over night stay for families to enjoy.

If you and your family want a close to home day out and a night in a tent then Slate Fest won’t set you back too much with reasonably priced tickets and 1 child under 10 free with every paying adult.

The Line Up So Far:


To add to the family fun there will also be:

  • Festival Face Painting
  • Best Dressed Festival Goer Competition
  • Inflatable Games Area (eg., bungie run, rodeo bull etc)
  • Pimm’s Tent
  • Trade stands (further enquiries welcome)
  • Ice Cream
  • Bar and Food on-site
  • Camping is FREE but MUST be pre booked.

Gates will open at 2pm. Anyone who has booked camping can arrive from 11am. Campers must leave the site (as they found it) before 2pm on Sunday.
Breakfast will be available in the morning.

Where will you find Slate Fest?
Get off at junction 4 of M180, head towards Scunthorpe on the A18 to the next roundabout (500 yards). At this roundabout continue on the A18 to Scunthorpe. As you drop down the hill from the roundabout, take first turn off to the left signposted Kirton Lindsey (B1398), then take the first right signposted for Holme and Bottesford. Continue for about half a mile until you see the Golf Club on the right hand side. Just past this take a left turn on to Holme Lane, go over the M180. Slate House Farm is the third entrance on the right hand side after you have gone over the motorway bridge.Alternately if you have ever been to the Carboot at slate farm (It’s there).

FACILITIES will include Toilets (including disabled)
A variety of quality food and drink outlets are available (alcoholic and soft drinks will be on sale using a token system (which can be purchased on the day).

Early Bird Tickets available up to 16th August, either on-line or at our local outlets.

Early Bird Ticket Prices:
Adult: £12.00 \ 10-17 Years & Students: £10.00 \ Second Child: £5.00

Need to know more? Check out their colourful website @ www.slatefest.co.uk

So if your looking for a fun day out with the family get yourself to Slate Fest. But If you are looking for a child free crazy party check out Party In The Pines tickets are also still available. Or why not do both?

Slate House Farm, Holme Lane, Holme, Scunthorpe DN16 3RE

Review: Words Are Weapons – The Clash


Saturday 19th July saw us review the Words are Weapons rap / grime event at Henry’s in Scunthorpe Town centre.

Words Are Weapons – The Clash is the UK’s largest growing MC Clash event. The event is currently touring the country, pitting local rap and grime artists against each other, as well as bringing larger names from the rap battle scene to fans across the Country.

The event was held in the Zebras upstairs at Henrys. This provided an intimate setting for the crowds that were already arriving when the doors opened at 2pm.
It was good to see an excellent turnout for this kind of event in Scunthorpe, which is as far as we know, the first of its kind in the area.
2014-07-19 15.16.59Warming up the event on the decks was TT, playing an excellent selection of urban music which really added to the atmosphere in the room.

The clashes followed after. Clashes are split in to 3 rounds, with each rapper having 90 seconds to out-perform the other. At the end, the nominated judges for the event decide who the best artist was.  In the interest of fairness, rappers not from the local area will have their battles judged online, to remove any bias.

The calibre of all the contestants involved was impressive. These guys have clearly spent a lot of time and effort perfecting their craft, with all showing decent timing, well thought-out lyrics, witty insults, references to the local area and humour which had the crowd cheering and laughing.

The event didn’t go strictly to plan, as some of battlers from out of town failed to turn up. This was handled in the best way possible by the organiser despite the set back, organised an ad-lib royal rumble 3-way clash, so everyone on the bill got to participate at the event.
Despite the setback, everyone we spoke to afterwards had thoroughly enjoyed it, and were pleased this kind of event was catered for locally. We hope to see more of the same in the near future as it was a pretty popular genre.

Thanks to WAW for inviting Scunthorpe Nights along and we hope to see Words Are Weapons in the area again soon.

Guest Reviewer: Casper Croft

Community Champion Awards 2014 – Sponsors and Awards

Community Champion Awards 2014 – Sponsors and Awards

Nominations now open- Online Nomination Form Here

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for the time they dedicated to volunteering or for overcoming barriers or excelling in a sport of the arts? Is there a community group that deserves recognition for its work in the local community, or do you know someone who is a true inspiration to others? If so, nominate them today!

Community Champion Awards online nomination form

You can nominate people by completing the online form above, request a nomination form by emailing community.recreation@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297270. You can also pick up a nomination form at any local link or library in North Lincolnshire. The deadline for nominations is Sunday 21 September 2014.

A full list of the awards and the criteria to be met is available in the Community Champion nomination leaflet.

The awards are split into four categories – Volunteer, Achievement, Community, and Inspiration. Across these, there will be 22 individual awards presented, each sponsored by a local business. See list of sponsors below:

  • Young Volunteer of the Year – Jotun Paints (Europe) LTD
  • Adult Male Volunteer of the Year – Ongo
  • Adult Female Volunteer of the Year – Ongo
  • Anti-Bullying Champion – North Lincolnshire Council
  • Personal Courage – Clugstons Construction
  • Sports Achiever of the Year – Scunthorpe United FC
  • Young Sports Achiever of the Year – North Lindsey College
  • Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year – North Lincolnshire Council
  • Adult Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year – The Baths Hall
  • Outstanding Achievement Young – North Lindsey College
  • Outstanding Achievement Adult – Quality Solicitors Bradbury, Roberts & Raby
  • Community Champion of the Year – Scunthorpe Telegraph
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community Neighbourhoods Team
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Learning Community – NLC Adult Community Learning
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community – Humberside Fire & Rescue
  • Community Project of the Year – GS Kelsey LTD
  • Community Sports Team of the Year – Humber Sports Partnership Ltd
  • Young Carer of the Year – Kapil Care Homes
  • Adult Carer of the year – Marjara Care Homes
  • Services to School Governance – North Lincolnshire Council
  • Fresh Start – Fresh Start
  • Lifetime Achievement – Pepperells Solicitors

We will be nominating for who we believe have achieved greatly for the local community to improve the area and bring something different to Scunthorpe. So why don’t you do the same. If you download the Community Champion nomination leaflet. It will explain to you the categories clearly.


Source: http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/tourism-museums-and-the-arts/whats-on/community-champion-awards-sponsors-and-awards/

How To Get Priority Free Promotion & Review #Scunthorpe #SupportLocal

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How To Get Priority Free Promotion & Review #Scunthorpe #SupportLocal

Scunthorpe Nights offer Free promotion and advertising including event/band/gig/theatre reviews.

We try to include every event we find online.Our service is free but why? Because we support local and we believe promoting and helping out is more worthwhile than trying to make money. We do it as a hobby along side full time jobs and we enjoy it.

How can I get my event posts priority?
We can pin/highlight your event on our Facebook page and give it featured Pre promotion beforehand on our media websites.

How do I get my band/event/show reviewed & why bother?
If we are asked to review it’s more likely we wont forget to keep sharing and promoting your event. Just drop us a message and we will see if one of our team is free to attend.All we ask is that in return for…

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Get Priority Free Promotion & Review With #Scunthorpe #SupportLocal

images How To Get Priority Free Promotion & Reviews #Scunthorpe #SupportLocal Scunthorpe Nights offer Free promotion and advertising including event/band/gig/theatre reviews. We try to include every event we find online.

Screenshot of our page stats (21/09/2014)

Our service is free but why? Because we support local and we believe promoting and helping out is more worthwhile than trying to make money. We do it as a hobby along side full time jobs and we enjoy it.

How can I get my event posts priority? We can pin/highlight your event on our Facebook page and give it featured Pre promotion beforehand on our media websites

How do I get my band/event/show reviewed & why bother? If we are asked to review it’s more likely we wont forget to keep sharing and promoting your event. Just drop us a message and we will see if one of our team is free to attend.All we ask is that in return for the free Pre promotion & review you help us out by either adding Scunthorpe Nights to your guest list or adding your friends to like our page. Guest list means our reviewer won’t be charged to get in as in most cases we will be attending just for the review. We have expanded our team so we can cover more and as a thank you to them for giving up free time to promote for you. It’s a little give and take. Even if it is a one off event a review can be useful for those who couldn’t attend or want to attend something similar you do in future. We usually take along our camera and capture a few photos and video clips for our YouTube and to add some interest to the article.

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Tickets/Giveaways: Ticket and giveaway competitions usually get a pretty good reach for in demand events. We can give away tickets/goodies depending on your event/company. This pushes your reach promoting your brand/event and in return lets us give our loyal followers something back for all the shares,likes, tags & comments they do. Alternatively you can become (In association with) Sometimes we will team up with local events adding our logo and pushing their promotion further and helping out in other ways which include graphic design/act assignment/logos & a string of pre promotion. (Please contact us via scunnynights@gmail.com) for further info about this option. On request to events we are reviewing we can also add our Facebook friends we think would be interested in your event. How many followers and subscribers do Scunthorpe Nights have? We will sometimes post our stats to show you how far we reach, it can vary with the new Facebook as they are pushing people/organisations to pay to push promotion.This is just not something we can do as we offer our services free so your liking and sharing is what keeps us going.We have just hit over 1,500 unpaid likes on Facebook and hitting a weekly unpaid reach in the 1000’s week on week. Our own website along with our news partners http://www.thescunthorpeindependent.com subscribed email followers increases weekly into the 100’s and our loyal twitter followers keep #FF for us. How long have we been around now? It’s almost been 2 years now and it all started with one twitter account and doing a few free posters. facebook like button Help us out and invite your friends to like us, also add us to your followed interests on Facebook. image

Please note: Scunthorpe Nights do not work in money, all we ask is we give and you give a little back in means of promotion/giveaways/guest list reviews/shares etc

PRIORITY EVENT: American Frat Party @ Lincoln Imp


On Saturday 25th we have been invited to review and video some of the acts on the line up for the American Frat party at The Lincoln Imp.

Over 10 acts throughout the day will take to the stage including the headline band “Blink 182 Tribute”. The full line up is as below on the act poster. It will be a first for us to see The Recruits the new North Lincs Alt Rock band. If you like Ameira then The recruits are probably going to be right up your street.

Tickets are £10 or £12 on the door

3pm till late


Search Scunthorpe Night on Youtube/Google for our videos.

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Some acts of the day will be reviewed by Scunthorpe Nights. This is one of our Priority events.


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