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THE KOOKS Playing Scunthorpe

The Kooks to perform at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.

Indie band The Kooks will visit Scunthorpe as part of their UK tour next year. The band – who went 5x platinum with their album ‘Inside In/Inside Out’ – visit The Bath Hall on Monday, 24 April. Tickets go on sale on Friday. Continue reading THE KOOKS Playing Scunthorpe


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Please send events via our Facebook by inviting our profile 
Scunnynightnday to the event, it will then automatically update to 
our web calendar and be pulled out for listings. We are also 
accepting submission via the website form and direct to our 
email scunnynights@gmail.com.

Venues/Promoters: We ask that you please try to include a list of 
your upcoming dates.Rather than sending them individual every month.

Please only send JPG image files as PDF are not very easy to work with.

GIG ALERT // BILLY BIBBY (EX-Catfish & the Bottlemen) // Lincoln Imp

XPLOSIV! Promotions

(EX-Catfish & the Bottlemen)

“Made in Lancashire and raised in the Welsh seaside resort of Llandudno.

Billy Bibby’s voice has all the traditions of a Lancashire hotpot churned together with the excitement of a trip to the beach. Possessing powerful melodic pipes and a set of songs to match. Bibby prides himself on making those records that everyday people will understand and resonate with. Influences from such greats as Elvis Presley, Noel Gallagher and Mark Knopfler most prominent but not defining on his singing and song writing style. Previous work consists of being one of the founding members of hugely popular Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Having toured extensively with them (Catfish) as lead guitarist over the past 7 years Billy is no stranger to the stage and is now looking to furrow his own way back to where he belongs. A live acoustic act with a bright future.”


Billy Bibby | SoundCloud


Plus supports to be announced.

THE LINCOLN IMP – Friday 31st July 2015

Tickets: On Sale 10am on 1st June 2015 – £6 advance / £8 on the door (subject to availability)

Scunthorpe Nights // Now In Print


If you haven’t already seen we have now joined the NEW printed newspaper publication to hit Scunthorpe brought to you by the guys over at MYSCUNTHORPE. The paper has been named SCUNTHORPE GAZETTE and is into it’s second issue. We were asked to join the team and as we pretty much give provide the content for our site anyway, we thought why not give it a go.

We will list events happening locally and selected reviews will be printed monthly. For any enquires or news regarding the paper please contact editor@mymediauk.com and for all entertainment news, review requests please contact scunnynights@gmail.com.

It really helps us if you have an event, to create a Facebook event. This is because we just don’t have enough voluntary time to search for every event or type out poster information. So our easiest method is downloading our google calendar which automatically updates when we accept your event on Facebook. So please invite us via our profile. https://www.facebook.com/scunny.whatson

We will miss events out from time to time as we do take this challenge on in our spare time and continue to provide our service free to you to advertise and publicise anything happening.

Thank you to everyone who has followed us for the previous 2 years we have been running and we hope you will continue to use Scunthorpe Nights. Please help by sharing our page or sharing any statuses that catch your eye to something going on.

Many Thanks

Leanne Gazi
(Scunthorpe Nights Creator)

Scunthorpe Nights Annual Event #AlterEgo Photo Album

A massive thanks to everyone involved from the bands to the staff at Cafe INDIEpendent. Not forgetting Dave Thorpe & Simon Barley for their incredible set up and sound.

Every band sounded top notch and the classic alt tunes went down well. It’s not very often we put events on so it was great to see us hit max capacity for a second year in a row to celebrate Scunthorpe Nights.

I would also like to thank Sam from SMB Management & Promotions and of course my wonderful voluntary team here at Scunthorpe Nights for all the support. Have a great festive period and we will see you sometime in the new year, perhaps with another event.

We hope everyone that came enjoyed their night and welcome any feedback, as we have seen about on facebook some great comments about the night already. Thanks for coming and giving the lads from Ameira a good send off.

Leanne G-M
(Scunthorpe Nights Main Admin & Creator)

Famous British sculptor’s work brings 40,000 terracotta figures to Scunthorpe

Press Release:

Anthony Gormley, Turner Prize winner and one of the UK’s best known contemporary artists who created Gateshead’s Angel of The North human sculpture, will exhibit one of his best-loved works of art – comprising a sea of 40,000 terracotta figures huddled together – at 20-21 Visual Art Centre in Scunthorpe.

Field for the British Isles is one of the major works of 20th century British sculpture. On loan from the collection of Arts Council England, the installation will fill the entire 300 square metres Nave Gallery at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. It will be on display between 14 March and 27 June 2015.

North Lincolnshire Council is giving people the chance to be part of this exciting exhibition by offering 20 people the opportunity to work as volunteers alongside technicians from the Arts Council England, to help install the clay figures.

Besides Angel of the North, Anthony’s famous sculptures of the human form also include Another Place consisting of 100 cast iron sculptures of the artist’s own body, facing towards the sea at Crosby Beach near Liverpool.

Gormley’s Field for the British Isles dramatic and moving installation promises visitors an unforgettable experience.


Originally exhibited at Tate Liverpool, Field for the British Isles was made in 1993. The figures were hand made by 100 people aged seven to 70, from a community in St Helen’s, Merseyside.

Since its acquisition, over one million people have seen the display from one end of the country to the other.

Gormley has described Field for the British Isles as ‘twenty-five tonnes of clay energised by fire, sensitised by touch and made conscious by being given eyes…a field of gazes which looks at the observer making him or her its subject.’

The exhibition has been made possible through support from North Lincolnshire Council and Arts Council England, and is sponsored by Clugston Group.

Stephen Martin, Chief Executive of sponsors Clugston Group, said:

“The Clugston Group is delighted to be part of this prestigious exhibition and excited that visitors to this exhibition will experience what Scunthorpe has to offer.”

Cllr John Briggs, cabinet member for Asset Management, Culture and Housing at North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“We are very excited about our events programme for 2015 and feel very proud and privileged that one of the UK’s best known contemporary artists is to bring his work to 20-21 Visual Art Centre in Scunthorpe. His work will provide a spectacular display filling the entire Nave Gallery. It is one certainly not to be missed.”

Jill Constantine, Acting Director, Arts Council Collection, said:

“The Arts Council Collection, managed by the Southbank Centre is one of the foremost collections of post war British Art. We are delighted that this very special art work continued to travel to new galleries and exhibition spaces across the country.”

For more details about the new exhibitions programme, visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/20-21.


Christmas Panto//Annie Fanny returns to The Plowright Theatre

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<h2><Font color="#5D87A1">Dick WhittingtonAnnie Fanny returns to The Plowright Theatre to star in Dick Whittington! Prepare for all the usual mirth and mayhem in a way only Annie Fanny knows how!

FROM 1 Oct: Adult £15, Concession £12, Family £49, School £8.50.

Continue reading Christmas Panto//Annie Fanny returns to The Plowright Theatre

Scunthorpe Nights & SMB Management Present #AlterEgo

Welcome to the press release for our ONLY event this year. Who knows when we will do one again. We have hosted ONE OFF events before but since the live music scene kick started we have been behind the scenes helping other people promote their events and music.

It’s now time for our Annual appearance. This will be a limited capacity event. We are pleased to announce the event will be held at Cafe INDIEpendent, a place to enjoy music in the town centre with a real community feel and great gig atmosphere down in the basement. This will be an intimate gig, with plenty of energy. Music to jump around to.

Please join us to celebrate us nearing almost two years up and running as your local non profit community organisation Scunthorpe Nights.

This is will be a NO TICKET event, so it’s payment on the door only! Show up early to avoid the risk of not getting in. Once capacity is full, it’s full. £3 ON THE DOOR.

The event will be open to ages 16+ 

As the name #AlterEgo suggests, it will be primarily alternative bands. Not heavy metal but a little more rocky. If you haven’t heard of the bands in the line up it is recommended you check them out as you never know they might turn you into an alt rock lover.

Our main headline is pretty special to us and their fans. They have had  airplay on BBC Introducing a number of times and also featured as BBC RADIO ONE’S track of the week. Where there track was played prime time for a whole week. They are also special as it was announced of their split due to the lead vocalist and guitarist leaving. So we bring you their FINAL GIG. If you haven’t guessed by now…please welcome our headline band:


Join us in wishing the boys farewell as this will be Ameira’s FINAL gig.

‘An epic chunk of heavy, Anthemic alternative rock which easily keeps pace with the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Don Broco and Twin Atlantic.’ -Tom Young

Next up


THE SPECIAL GUESTS we cannot name due to this being quite an exclusive to get them. We can say they’re a signed band undergoing a new image from out of town. So this has to stay Hushed for now.


Odd Rival is a Indie Rock band based in London. The band is fronted by brothers Patrick (bass/voices) & Chris Smith (guitar) alongside Alastair Batchelor (drums). They came together early 2014 and are building a solid following with their ferocious and energetic live show.

“Odd Rival- power trio but not only in a metal sense- groovy wah wha licked, imperious Verve like droney sub psych songs and a nice feel with it all…then they explode with a scream and overdriven bass into something hard and yet yielding..early Verve, the harder end of Kasabian, and when they rock out a bit of Mars Volta even Cream. Good band” – Bugbear Promotions


To support the event you can use this facebook banner.



NEW// Our 1st & Only Event This Year

Scunthorpe Nights are teaming up with SMB Management for a gig Collaboration.

Reserve 20th December in your diary as we bring you a gig special.

We have kept behind the scenes for over a year now helping others promote their music and event efforts but as we near two years of offering you free and non profit help, advice, designs and promotion we think it’s about time.

We had a success with Our first ever event as Scunthorpe Nights back in 2013 at The Wortley House Hotel saw our Black & White Party sell out and even got a  full page article published in Inspire Magazine about it. See Photo Gallery

Read more about other previous one off events we have done here.

We like our smaller intimate venues and especially ones built for the purpose of enjoying music. The identity of the event and the line up we have will be released soon. But assuming if you look up SMB Management on Facebook you may guess one band at least. There’s a venue in particular bands keep asking to play in the town centre and as we like to help as much as possible, Here we go 🙂

We will be back over the weekend with more info on this event. #AlterEgo or #SupportYourScene if you can’t find it.